Wednesday, May 22, 2013


…Bob Dylan's birthday is tomorrow, Thursday.  Happy birthday, Bob.  I think you're the greatest.  Really, I do.  You're still kicking it hard at 72.

…I had this story up at Barleby Snopes:

…and this at Cease, Cows:

…Here are some things I like mid-week:

"I believe that one of the characteristics of the human race - possibly the one that is primarily responsible for its course of evolution - is that is has grown by creatively responding to failure." Glen Seaborg

“Perhaps love is the process of my leading you gently back to yourself. " Antoine De Saint-Exupery

"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else." Henry Ward Beecher

"There are thoughts which are prayers.  There are moments, when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees." Victor Hugo
"Winning isn't everything, but wanting to is." Andrea Metcalf
 "Our greatest weakness is giving up.  The most certain way to success is to try one more time." Thomas Edison

"Let's put our mind on pause and our heart on play (it's a beautiful day)." Joseph Quintela

"I'm going to love Wisdom. Love her deep and hard. We may not come up for air for hours." Seedy Johnson

“There is a fissure in my vision and madness will always rush through.” Anaïs Nin

"I am willing to remain and play the man's game if there are not enough boats for more than the women and children… Tell my wife I played the game straight out and to the end.  No woman shall be left aboard this ship because Ben Guggenheim is a coward." Benjamin Guggenheim, Final words of millionaire traveler aboard the ill-fated Titanic.  As the boat began to sink, Guggenheim changed into formal dress and calmly faced death.

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet." Kojiro Tomita

"Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle never know." Charles Kingsley

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