Thursday, April 26, 2007

“There are two kinds of light--the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.”

-- James Thurber

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"I love my church, and I'm a Catholic who was raised by intellectuals who were very devout. I was raised to believe that you could question the church and still be a Catholic. What is worthy of satire is the misuse of religion for destructive or political gains. That's totally different from the Word, the blood, the body, and the Christ. His kingdom is not of this earth."

-- Stephen Colbert of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

"The very fundamental issue is, they don't know where the hell they're going."

-- Retired Marine Gen. John Sheehan, explaining why he turned down White House feelers to become "war czar" for Iraq and Afghanistan.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

"Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

-- Elwood P. Dowd, from "Harvey"

Thursday, April 19, 2007

"I feel so miserable without you;
it's almost like having you here."

-- Stephen Bishop

"He is a self-made man and worships his creator."
-- John Bright

"I've just learned about his illness.
Let's hope it's nothing trivial."

-- Irvin S. Cobb

"He is not only dull himself;
he is the cause of dullness in others."

-- Samuel Johnson

"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up."
-- Paul Keating

"He had delusions of adequacy."
-- Walter Kerr

"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?"
-- Mark Twain

"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."
-- Mae West

"Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others, whenever they go."

-- Oscar Wilde

Saturday, April 14, 2007

"We can not have all things to please us,
no matter how we try.
Until we've all gone to Jesus,
we can only wonder why."

-- Gillian Welch

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Predation, is a biological interaction between species where a predator kills and eats its prey. Predators are either carnivores or omnivores. Herbivores are usually treated separately, but from an ecological perspective, the activities of the herbivorous species that kill the organism they feed on is functionally the same as predation.”

-- Wikipedia

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if Labor had not first existed. Labor is superior to capital, and deserves much the higher consideration."

-- Abraham Lincoln