Archived Quotes from August 2019

A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness.  Bad manners.  Lack of consideration for others in minor matters.  A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot. ~~ Robert A. Heinlein [Friday]


Every horse thinks his own pack heaviest. ~~ Thomas Fuller



In my experience, cats and beds seem to be a natural combination. ~~ Dr. Louis J. Camuti



One reason why the big apples are at the top of the basket is because a lot of little apples are keeping them up there. ~~ Joe Moore



Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you.  Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself. ~~ Alice Walker



Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for unchanging dreams. ~~ Roger Kahn



Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience … from generation to generation.  In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation. ~~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn



What dreadful hot weather we have!  It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance. ~~ Jane Austen



The prairies are all right.  The mountains are all right.  The forests and the deserts and the clear clean air of the heights, they're all right.  But what a bewitching thing is a city of the sea.  It was good to be in Seattle--the hear the foghorns on the Sound, and the deep bellow of departing steamers; to feel the creeping fog all around you, the fog that softens things and makes a velvet trance out of nighttime. ~~ Ernie Pyle



Life is too short to bother with tasteless tomatoes. ~~ Cindy Pawlcyn




It's the heart that's afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. 


It's the dreamer that's afraid of waking that never takes a chance. 


It's the one that won't be taken that cannot seem to give. 


And it's the soul that's afraid of dying that never learns to live.


~~ Amanda McBroom [The Rose]



My philosophy from day one is that I can sleep better at night if I can improve an individual's knowledge about food and wine, and do it on a daily basis. ~~ Emeril Lagasse



People need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies. ~~ Morgan Freeman



It's not true that nice guys finish last.  Nice guys are winners before the game even starts. ~~ Addison Walker



We struggle to compose an itinerary, but life insists on remaining a mystery tour. ~~ Edna Franklin



An idealist believes the short run doesn't count.  A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter.  A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run. ~~ Sydney J. Harris



What people say behind your back is your standing in the community. ~~ Edgar Watson Howe



I try to teach my heart to want nothing it can't have. ~~ Alice Walker



Some mysteries are not worth solving, but I've never known in advance which ones they are. ~~ Edna Adair



There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. ~~ Kahlil Gibran



Make no mistake:  the weeds will win; nature bats last. ~~ Robert M. Pyle



We can never catch up with life… We shall always be eating the soft part of our melting ice and meanwhile the nice hard part is rapidly melting too. ~~ M. P. Follett



There is at least one good thing you can say about punctuality -- it is a sure way to help you enjoy a few minutes of complete privacy. ~~ O. A. Battista



We have all got our "good old days" tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~~ Brian Carter



You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces--just good food from fresh ingredients. ~~ Julia Child



There are no answers, only cross references. ~~ Joe Moore



Parents are like shuttles on a loom.  They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go. ~~ Fred [Mr.] Rogers



Life to me is like boardinghouse wallpaper.  It takes a long time to get used to it, but when you finally do, you never notice it's there.  And then you hear the decorators are arriving. ~~ Derek Marlowe



Words not only affect us temporarily; they change us, they socialize or unsocialize us. ~~ David Riesman



You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it's all right. ~~ Maya Angelou



The end of summer stares us in the face. ~~ Jeor Mormont [George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones]