Friday, August 24, 2012

"Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art." 

-- Tom Stoppard

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

"The family is the cornerstone of our society. More than any other force it shapes the attitude, the hopes, the ambitions, and the values of the child. And when the family collapses it is the children that are usually damaged. When it happens on a massive scale the community itself is crippled."

-- Lyndon B. Johnson

Monday, August 06, 2012

"I had sooner play cards against a man who was quite skeptical about ethics, but bred to believe that 'a gentleman does not cheat,' than against an irreproachable moral philosopher who had been brought up among sharpers." 

-- C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

Monday, July 30, 2012

"The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it."
-- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Stoop and you'll be stepped on; stand tall and you'll be shot at."  

-- Carlos A. Urbizo

Monday, July 23, 2012

“The miracles of Jesus were the ordinary works of his Father, wrought small and swift that we might take them in.”

-- George MacDonald

Thursday, July 05, 2012

"Ye know, doan't ye, what it feels like when ye burn yer hand . . wi' a match when ye're lightin' one of they godless cigarettes? Aye. It stings wi' a fearful pain, doan't it? And ye run away to clap a bit o' butter on it . . . Ah but there'll be no butter in hell!"

-- Amos Starkadder, in the novel Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons, author)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

"Character is what you have left when you've lost everything you can lose."  
-- Evan Esar

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
-- Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, May 13, 2012

“Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts...”

-- C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Saturday, March 10, 2012

"My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
-- Jean Rostand

Sunday, February 26, 2012

"The graveyards are full of indispensable men." 

-- Charles de Gaulle

Monday, February 06, 2012

"What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music."

-- Soren Kierkegaard

Sunday, January 22, 2012

"He observed that the people drinking alcohol would just get drunk and sing and be jolly, whereas the people drinking coffee remained sober and plotted against the government."

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom."

-- Soren Kierkegaard

Monday, January 09, 2012

"Papa used to tell me as a little child,
the only reason we're here is to make 'em smile." 

-- Wendy Waldman, Vaudeville Man

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

“The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.” 

-- Blaise Pascal
"When I was young, I believed in three things: Marxism, the redemptive power of cinema, and dynamite. Now I just believe in dynamite."

-- Sergio Leone, Italian film director

Sunday, January 01, 2012

"A principle isn't a principle until it costs you something."

-- Bill Bernbach