Friday, December 29, 2006

Tending to Love


Love doesn't just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new. ~Ursula K. Le Guin

A Happy and Safe New Year's Eve to All! ~GZ

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Character


The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back. ~Abigail Van Buren

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Gerald R. Ford


The three-martini lunch is the epitome of American efficiency. Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful and a snootful at the same time? ~Gerald R. Ford

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Godfather of Soul


I hope you live 200 years, and that I live 200 years minus one day, so I never know beautiful people like you passed away.
~James Brown

Friday, December 22, 2006

Winter Hope


Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Happy Holidays to All! ~GZ

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Dance is for Everybody


Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people. ~Alvin Ailey

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Windstorm


I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. ~Willa Cather

Footnote: This is a tree that fell outside my office during the PNW Storm that hit late Dec. 14th. I was one of the lucky ones who had power. Many people I know are still without it.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Be Understanding


Be understanding of one another. Be willing to compromise. ~Yoko Ono

Friday, December 15, 2006

Fragile


The beast in me is caged by frail and fragile bars. ~Johnny Cash

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Improvisation


The genius of our country is improvisation, and jazz reflects that. It's our great contribution to the arts. ~Ken Burns

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Poor Sex Life?


I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was 'the man goes on top and the woman underneath.' For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds. ~Joan Rivers

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

War - a Winner?


One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one. ~Agatha Christie

Monday, December 11, 2006

Marriage Brimming


To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.
~Ogden Nash

Friday, December 08, 2006

His name is 'Today'


We are guilty of many errors and many faults but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the fountain of life. Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, and his senses are being developed. To him we cannot answer 'Tomorrow.' His name is 'Today’. ~Gabriela Mistral

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Hammering


If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. ~Abraham Maslow

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Speak Your Mind


Well, a lot of people within government and big business are nervous of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists, because they speak their minds. They talk about what they see and what they feel and what they know. They reflect what's around them. ~Afrika Bambaataa

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Loving


When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one. ~Leonard P. Matlovich

Monday, December 04, 2006

Asunder


The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. ~Virginia Woolf

Friday, December 01, 2006

Put into Practice


Like a beautiful flower that is colorful but has no fragrance, even well spoken words bear no fruit in one who does not put them into practice. ~Buddha

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Freedom


Who ever walked behind anyone to freedom? If we can't go hand in hand, I don't want to go. ~Hazel Scott

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Writing


When you use words, you're able to keep your mind alive. Writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence. ~Gao Xingjian

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Have We Made It?


When Harvard men say they have graduated from Radcliffe, then we've made it. ~Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Monday, November 27, 2006

Find Your Place


Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there. ~Gary Snyder

Friday, November 24, 2006

Wise One


Cats always seem so very wise, when staring with their half-closed eyes. Can they be thinking, "I'll be nice, and maybe she will feed me twice? ~Bette Midler

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving


An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. ~Irv Kupcinet

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A Gift


When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept it as a gift, and it is your lifelong commitment to preserve it and build on it. ~Yo-Yo Ma

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Friendship


I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
~Katherine Mansfield

Monday, November 20, 2006

If it happens....


If it happens, it happens... We can't stop living ~Walter Reed

Friday, November 17, 2006

Roots and Wings


There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings. ~Hodding Carter

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Waste


You can tell how high a society is by how much of its garbage is recycled. ~Dhyani Ywahoo

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Sincerity


You can play a shoestring if you're sincere. ~John Coltrane

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Overcome


Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. ~Helen Keller

Monday, November 13, 2006

Brood


Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever. ~Leo Buscaglia

Friday, November 10, 2006

Real Facts


I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts. ~Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Agreeing


One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds. ~Frank Zappa

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Vote


Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process. ~Hillary Clinton

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Forgiveness


The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, November 06, 2006

Cleaning House


Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
~Phyllis Diller

Friday, October 27, 2006

Right


Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?
~Jane Austen

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Peace and Ease


He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows nor judge all he sees. ~Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Mistakes


Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from. ~Al Franken

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Change


There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
~Nelson Mandela

Monday, October 23, 2006

As I Am


When I began as a model, everybody tried to remold me: I was too fat, too little, they tried to re-shape my teeth - I am very proud that I have stayed as I was. ~Laetitia Casta

Friday, October 20, 2006

Hearts


Gird your hearts with silent fortitude, suffering yet hoping all things. ~Felicia Hemans

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Art For Art's Sake


Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.
~Frank Lloyd Wright

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Motherhood


Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

Monday, October 16, 2006

Eventually


…so castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.
~Jimi Hendrix

Friday, October 13, 2006

Smile


A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ~Phyllis Diller