Monday, December 31, 2007

Be Thankful

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. ~Buddha

Friday, December 28, 2007


Once you accept the fact that you're not perfect, then you develop some confidence. ~Rosalynn Carter

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Piece of Music

When I don't like a piece of music, I make a point of listening to it more closely. ~Florent Schmitt

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
~James Baldwin

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ~Washington Irving

Monday, December 24, 2007


The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. ~Maya Angelou

Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Winter Solstice

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Man's Heart

Anybody who believes that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach flunked geography. ~Robert Byrne

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

For Love

The Eskimo has fifty-two names for snow because it is important to them; there ought to be as many for love. ~Margaret Atwood

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Rush Hour

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves? ~Robin Williams

Monday, December 17, 2007


Because the mask is your face, the face is a mask, so I'm thinking of the face as a mask because of the way I see faces is coming from an African vision of the mask which is the thing that we carry around with us, it is our presentation, it's our front, it's our face. ~Faith Ringgold

Friday, December 14, 2007


In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. ~Ansel Adams

Thursday, December 13, 2007


How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time. ~Fred Brooks

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


I don't talk about success. I don't know what it is. Wait until I'm dead. ~Imogen Cunningham

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Both Ends

Even the best needles are not sharp at both ends. ~Chinese Proverb

Monday, December 10, 2007

African Women

African women in general need to know that it's OK for them to be the way they are - to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence. ~Wangari Maathai


Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. ~Ruth Gordon

Friday, December 07, 2007


When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, December 06, 2007


If you caricature friends in your first novel they will be upset, but if you don't they will feel betrayed. ~Mordecai Richler

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tea a religion of the art of life. ~Okakura Kakuzō

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Inner Voice

That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something. ~Meredith Monk

Monday, December 03, 2007


Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based on a solid foundation of social and political realism. ~Claude McKay

Friday, November 30, 2007

As A Woman

As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world. ~Virginia Woolf

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Like Grasses

The art music of the West has developed through out its history by means of individual geniuses, and out of the soil supporting them; non-Western musicians were born, and grew like the grasses of the field. ~Toru Takemitsu

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained. ~Nikki Giovanni

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these. ~Dr. Robert H. Goddard

Monday, November 26, 2007


A very subtle difference can make the picture or not. ~Annie Leibovitz

Friday, November 23, 2007

Social Change

Thinking about profound social change, conservatives always expect disaster, while revolutionaries confidentially expect utopia. Both are wrong. ~Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

Thursday, November 22, 2007


As long as man eats animals how can cruelty to animals be removed? ~Morarji Desai

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The World

You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon.' Need I say more?
~Chris Rock

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. ~Carl Sagan

Monday, November 19, 2007

Hope and Fear

Hope and fear cannot alter the season. ~Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Friday, November 16, 2007


Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it. ~Alice Walker

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Different members of different cultures will think that some things are beautiful. ~Jock Sturges

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Giving Birth

Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head. ~Carol Burnett

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A Fool

There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions. ~Charles P. Steinmetz

Monday, November 12, 2007


Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
~Madame de Stael

Friday, November 09, 2007


I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given. I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness. ~Denzel Washington

Thursday, November 08, 2007

To Love

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love. ~Anais Nin

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

For Justice

Because we have suffered, and we are not afraid to suffer in order to survive, we are ready to give up everything - even our lives - in our struggle for justice. ~Cesar Chavez

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

A Friend

The verb "to love" in Persian is "to have a friend." "I love you" translated literally is "I have you as a friend," and "I don't like you" simply means "I don't have you as a friend.
~Shusha Guppy

Monday, November 05, 2007

All Your Love

Sometimes it's hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man. ~Tammy Wynette

Friday, November 02, 2007

Sex Object

My wife is a sex object. Everytime I ask for sex, she objects.
~Les Dawson

Thursday, November 01, 2007

What Art Is

I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is. ~Jean-Michel Basquiat

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A Symphony - Halloween

October is a symphony of permanence and change.
~Bonaro W. Overstreet

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Leaf Speaks

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.
~Emily Bronte

Monday, October 29, 2007

Trees Stand

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long. ~e. e. cummings

Friday, October 26, 2007

Autumn Sunshine

I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thursday, October 25, 2007

A Torch

Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees. ~Faith Baldwin

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Autumn wins you best by this, its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay. ~Robert Browning