31 December 2010


If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
-George Bernard Shaw

30 December 2010


Faience statuette of a hippopotamus, Middle Kingdom, c. 2000–1700 BC 

Our intentions make blackguards of us all; our weakness in carrying them out we call probity.
-Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

29 December 2010

28 December 2010


Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. 
-Edgar Bergen 

27 December 2010


The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
-Bill Watterson

26 December 2010


Happy Boxing Day!
A man who views the world the same way at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-Muhammad Ali

25 December 2010


Merry Christmas, everyone!

24 December 2010


It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves.
-George Eliot

23 December 2010


Obstacle Jump - Eadweard Muybridge

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
-Helen Keller

22 December 2010


When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?' 
-Don Marquis

21 December 2010


New post... Drink report to be filed shortly.

20 December 2010


There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
-Josh Billings

19 December 2010


He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
-Friedrich Nietzsche

18 December 2010


Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
-Yogi Berra

17 December 2010


How unfair the fate which ordains that those who have the least
should be always adding to the treasury of the wealthy.

16 December 2010


Winter, Manzanar Internment Camp - Ansel Adams
If a person never contradicts himself, it must be that he says nothing.
-Miguel de Unamuno

15 December 2010


Money may buy you one fine dog, but only love will make it wag its tail.
-Kinky Friedman

14 December 2010


Christine de Pizan Presenting a Copy of her Works to Isabeau of Bavaria, by the Master of the Cité des Dames
It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
-Henrik Ibsen

13 December 2010


Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.
-Pierre Corneille

12 December 2010


Happy Birthday Hank & Scherfig

First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.
-Branch Rickey

11 December 2010


Happy Birthday, Bitterweed!
 He has a profound respect for old age.  Especially when it's bottled.
-Gene Fowler 

10 December 2010


After Lunch - Patrick Caulfield
Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today.
Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution.
-Gustave Flaubert

09 December 2010


Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
-Lao Tzu

08 December 2010


Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.
-Rabindranath Tagore

07 December 2010


The Triangulum Galaxy

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.
-William Osler

06 December 2010


It is easy to be nice, even to an enemy -- from lack of character.
-Dag Hammarskjöld

05 December 2010


There are two insults no human being will endure: 
that he has no sense of humor, and that he has never known trouble.
-Sinclair Lewis

04 December 2010


An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
-René Descartes

03 December 2010


Just Living in a 2D World - Yoshitomo Nara
 Minute attention to propriety stops the growth of virtue.
-Mary Wollstonecraft

02 December 2010


There is something that Governments care for far more than human life, and that is the security of property, and so it is through property that we shall strike the enemy.
-Emmeline Pankhurst

01 December 2010


Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.

30 November 2010


Self-portrait - Lavinia Fontana

Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind.
-Walter Bagehot

29 November 2010


Every day is a journey and the journey itself is home.

28 November 2010


Craspedodiscus coscinodiscus Ehrenberg - Stephen Nagy, M.D.
People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
-Elizabeth Gaskell

27 November 2010


Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
-Søren Kierkegaard

26 November 2010


Nulthamalth (fool dancer) mask from the Kwakiutl, 19th Century

Only the educated are free.

25 November 2010


Freedom from Want - Norman Rockwell
I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude. 
~Benjamin Disraeli

24 November 2010


If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.

-Kurt Vonnegut

23 November 2010


Pillars of Society - George Grosz
Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
-Aldous Huxley

22 November 2010


Some days it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.
-Emo Phillips

21 November 2010


I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them. 
-Jane Austen

20 November 2010


There is a strength in the union even of very sorry men. 

19 November 2010


The eternal silence of these infinite spaces fills me with dread.
-Blaise Pascal

18 November 2010


If you drink, don't drive.  Don't even putt.
-Dean Martin

17 November 2010


If you want to know your past, look into your present condition.
If you want to know your future, look into your present actions.
-Chinese Proverb

16 November 2010


We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people. 
-Arthur Schopenhauer

15 November 2010


Winter - Bertha Boynton Lum

The unspoken word never does harm. 
-Lajos Kossuth

14 November 2010


Girl with Cherries - Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis

All Faith is false, all Faith is true:
Truth is the shattered mirror strown
In myriad bits; while each believes
His little bit the whole to own. 
-Sir Richard Francis Burton 

13 November 2010


I worry that the person who thought of muzak might be thinking of something else.
-Lily Tomlin

12 November 2010


The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance. 

11 November 2010



And still they come and go: and this is all I know --
That from the gloom I watch an endless picture-show,
Where wild or listless faces flicker on their way,
With glad or grievous hearts I'll never understand
Because Time spins so fast, and they've no time to stay
Beyond the moment's gesture of a lifted hand.

And still, between the shadow and the blinding flame,
The brave despair of men flings onward, ever the same
As in those doom-lit years that wait them, and have been ...
And life is just the picture dancing on the screen.

-Siegfried Sassoon

10 November 2010


Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
-Barbara Jordan

09 November 2010


It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
-Jiddu Krishnamurti