Friday, January 31, 2014

“The man who never reads lives only once.”

        — George R. R. Martin

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

“A vegetarian is a person who won’t eat anything that can have children.”

        — David Brenner

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

“It’s not that I’m afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”

        — Woody Allen

Monday, January 27, 2014

“To many people virtue consists chiefly in repenting faults, not in avoiding them.”

        — Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Friday, January 24, 2014

“People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.”

        — Peter Drucker

Thursday, January 23, 2014

“What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.”

        — Yiddish Proverb

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”

        — Albert Einstein

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

“Dig the well before you are thirsty.”

        — Chinese Proverb

Monday, January 20, 2014

“Interpretive dance, when it succeeds, is still a failure.”

        — Toby Hede, “Things I have learned from a lifetime of failure” Ignite Melbourne 2010

Friday, January 17, 2014

“I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, ‘Mother, what was war?’”

        — Eve Merriam

Thursday, January 16, 2014

“When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.”

        — Abraham Joshua Heschel

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

“Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.”

        — Spanish Proverb

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

“The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.”

        — Georges Bernanos, The Last Essays of Georges Bernanos (1955), “Why Freedom?”

Monday, January 13, 2014

“I shall never use profanity except in discussing house rent and taxes.”

        — Mark Twain

Friday, January 10, 2014

“Then what are we fighting for?”

        — Winston Churchill in response to a suggestion of cutting arts funding to support the war effort

Thursday, January 9, 2014

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

        — Carl Bard

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

“Did St. Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.”

        — Rebecca West

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

“Everybody wants to eat at the government’s table, but nobody wants to do the dishes.”

        — Werner Finck

Monday, January 6, 2014

“The illiterate of the 21st Century won’t be those can’t read and write, but those who can’t learn, unlearn and re-learn.”

        — Alvin Tofler

Friday, January 3, 2014

“I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashion.”

        — Lillian Hellman

Thursday, January 2, 2014

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

        — George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

“It always seems impossible until it is done.”

        — Nelson Mandela