Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Eliza Cook

How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start,
When memory plays an old tune on the heart.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Irish Proverb

Laughter is brightest, in the place where the food is.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Arna Bontemps

Yet would we die as some have done,
beating a way for the rising sun.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Henry Constable

My lady's presence makes the roses red,
because to see her lips they blush for

Friday, November 26, 2010

Allen Ginsberg

Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A man may devote himself to death and
destruction to save a nation; but no
nation will devote itself to death
and destruction to save mankind.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dante Alighieri

Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a
pupil imitates his master; thus your art must
be, as it were, God's grandchild.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Milton Babbit

The new limitations are the human ones of perception.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bliss Carman

Indifference may not wreck a man's life at any one
turn, but it will destroy him with a kind of dry-rot
in the long run.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Matthew Arnold

Journalism is literature in a hurry.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Bob Leslie

An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can't
buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Francois Rabelais

Half the world does not know how the other half lives.

Violet Fane

Let me arise and open the gate,
to breathe the wild warm air of the heath,
And to let in Love, and to let out Hate,
And anger at living and scorn of Fate,
To let in Life, and to let out Death.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lao Tzu

Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lui Xiaobo

The (Chinese) government has already turned the
Nobel Peace Prize into a political storm that
we never imagined could be so big. It is not
only nationwide, but it has gone global

Robert Creeley

Don't name it, as they say, because instantly
you offer it to this peculiar authority

Keith Moon

I was a rust repairer. I was a rust repairer
and full-time survivor. I survived all the
major earthquakes, and the Titanic, and
several air crash.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Aung San Suu Kyi

Peace as a goal is an ideal which will not be
contested by any government or nation, not
even the most belligerent.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

John Dryden

And love's the noblest frailty of the mind.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Jack Paar

Looking back, my life seems like one long obstacle
race, with me as the chief obstacle.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Robert Bly

It is surely a great calamity for a human
being to have no obsessions.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dylan Thomas

Dylan talked copiously, then stopped.
'Somebody's boring me,' he said,
'I think it's me.'

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Palden Gyatso

“This is a responsible act. We ask the
IOC to take the opportunity to push the Chinese
government to improve human rights.”

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bill Cosby

Civilization had too many rules for me, so I
did my best to rewrite them.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Kahlil Gibran

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer
than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far
more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to
one passing through the valley than to those who
inhabit the mountain?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sean O'Casey

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately

Friday, November 5, 2010

Antonio Machado

Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

W. C. Fields

A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even
have the decency to thank her.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pietro Aretino

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure,
because, of all the things granted us by wisdom,
none is greater or better than friendship.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Stan Laurel

If anyone at my funeral has a long face,
I'll never speak to him again.

Arthur C Clarke

CNN is one of the participants in the war.
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected
president but refuses because he doesn't want
to give up power.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Maya Angelou

Courage is the most important of all the virtues,
because without courage you can't practice any
other virtue consistently. You can practice any
virtue erratically, but nothing consistently
without courage.