Quote of the day

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”

–Lewis Carroll

Apparently I am on that exact road.  At 55 I still wonder what I want to be when I grow up.  Also, I should look up how often I post this exact sentence.  Sheesh.

Quotes of the day

If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.

Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.

–Leo Tolstoy


Also – My grandbaby, BigFoot:



They will love, love, love you.  As do we all. xxxoooo

I’ve got a sit-down meal Thursday evening with some people who want me to do a website for them, right after your winning interview.  I want you to get your job WAY more than I care about mine.

I am all about StudioPress for business clients, now.  Good stuff.  Good SEO, updated under the covers.  And not very hard if you know a little bit about … everything.  Like me!


Without work all life goes rotten.
– Albert Camus, 1913 – 1960

There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work.
– Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834 – 1892

Where Labor stands idle … there is a demonstrated deficiency, not of Capital, but of brains.
– Horace Greeley, 1811 – 1872

Employment gives health, sobriety, and morals. Constant employment and well-paid labor produce, in a country like ours, general prosperity, content, and cheerfulness. Thus happy have we seen the country.
– Daniel Webster, 1782 – 1852

Nothing is more dangerous than discontinued labor; it is habit lost. A habit easy to abandon, difficult to resume.
– Victor Hugo, 1802 – 1885

Even in the meanest sorts of Labor, the whole soul of a man is composed into a kind of real harmony the instant he sets himself to work.
– Thomas Carlyle, 1795 – 1881

The safe and general antidote against sorrow is employment.
– Samuel Johnson, 1709 – 1784

free me from the chains …

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
– François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire), 1694 – 1778
[paraphrases for today’s environment: Change is Hard.]

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
– Mark Twain, 1835 – 1910

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.
– Simone Signoret, 1921 – 1985

Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
– Thomas Dekker, 1577 – 1632

If we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls.
– Maya Angelou

Before man can be free, and equal, and truly wise, he must cast aside the chains of habit and superstition; he must strip sensuality of its pomp, and selfishness of its excuses, and contemplate actions and objects as they really are.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792 – 1822

Maria Mitchell – first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.

Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned — not to see what is not.

Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.

I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.

Question everything.

The eye that directs a needle in the delicate meshes of embroidery will equally well bisect a star with the spider web of the micrometer.
All from Maria Mitchell, 1818 – 1889

from Van’s Quote of the Day

4th of July

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
– Charles A. Beard, 1874 – 1948

It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever.
– Daniel Webster, eulogy for John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, 2 August 1826

Independence? That’s middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
– George Bernard Shaw, 1856 – 1950

When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.
– Martin Luther King, Jr, 1929 – 1968

I often warn people: Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.’
– George Carlin, 1937 – 2008

I valued my independence from an early age and was always something of a individualist. Well, a show-off anyway.
– Alice Roosevelt Longworth, 1884 – 1980

All via the Quotemaster


I like the way this woman thinks.  I had never heard of her until today, when Van sent out his quotes of the day about Mignon McLaughlin.  I keep wanting to call her Filet.


Courage can’t see around corners, but goes around them anyway.

Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.

The hardest learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind.

What you can’t get out of, get into wholeheartedly.

What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.

Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.

Nobody really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you’ll see why.

Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets.
All from Mignon McLaughlin, 1913 – 1983

Never say never

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.
– Aaron Burr, 1756 – 1836

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
– Albert Einstein, 1879 – 1955

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
– Babe Ruth, 1895 – 1948

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.
– Benjamin Disraeli, 1804 – 1881

Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
– Clementine Paddleford, 1898 – 1967

Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.
– Cordell Hull, 1871 – 1955

Never judge someone by who he’s in love with; judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people. Take a cool, appraising glance at his pals.
– Cynthia Heimel

Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies won’t believe you anyway.
– Elbert Hubbard, 1856 – 1915

Cowboy wisdom

Don’t write a song unless you have something to say.

I like myself better when I’m writing regularly.

I take it not only a day at a time, but a moment at a time, and keep it at that pace. If you can be happy right now, then you’ll always be happy, because it’s always in the now.

If I had the chance to do it all over again, I’d do it exactly the same. Wrong or right, it’s my life. Sounds like a song, doesn’t it?

Ninety-nine percent of the world’s lovers are not with their first choice. That’s what makes the jukebox play.

Sometimes you’re fooling around on the guitar and suddenly you just played a piece of a new song and it wakes you up. You think, What was that? I just wrote a song. Of course, then you can’t remember it.

My doctor tells me I should start slowing it down — but there are more old drunks than there are old doctors so let’s all have another round.

All from Willie Nelson