Archive for January, 2010

That Wine I declare

Sunday, January 31st, 2010
That Wine I declare
In color, in beauty
And grace
Do compare
With the Ladies of Paris
And those of the Thames.

-by Giovanni Battista Michiel

trouble with us in America

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

The trouble with us in America isn’t that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy. -by Louis Kronenberger

Dost thou love life?

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. -by Benjamin Franklin

A man who couldn’t make things go right could at least g

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

A man who couldn’t make things go right could at least go. -by William Least Heat Moon

There aren’t enough days in the weekend

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

There aren’t enough days in the weekend. -by Rod Schmidt

Paris is the rich old aunt

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

If Paris is the rich old aunt you saw for tea every Sunday who told you to sit up straight, Rome was the aunt who had partied with the Stones and snuck you into R-rated movies. I knew which one I preferred. -by Christine Cantera

If God wanted us to fly

Monday, January 25th, 2010

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets. -by Mel Brooks

in dreams awake

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. -by Henry David Thoreau

Grandfather Adams preferred canal to rail travel

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

To the end of his long life, my Grandfather Adams preferred canal to rail travel. All he asked was a good, reliable four-mile-an-hour Erie packet behind a tandem of stout horses. … As for trains, he always said tartly, every last one of them was dirty, sooty, bumpy, uncomfortable, dangerous, and faithless to its schedule. The seventy-six miles between Rochester and Auburn took the train three hours and forty minutes if on time, which was improbable. -by Samuel Hopkins Adams

it will eventually be one world

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

The truth is that our world – a world for all men, black, brown, yellow, and white – will either be all rational or totally irrational. For better or worse, it will eventually be one world. -by Richard Wright