Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Quotes of Note and a Couple of Jokes

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.

George Baker (1877-1965)


It is with words as with sunbeams, the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.

Robert Southey (1774-1843)

For every ten people who are clipping at the branches of evil, you're lucky to find one who's hacking at the roots.

Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.

Jacques Deval, writer and director (1895-1972)


Even in the worm that crawls in the earth there glows a divine spark. When you slaughter a creature, you slaughter God.

Isaac Bashevis Singer, Writer, Nobel laureate (1904-1991)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The math teacher saw that little Davie wasn't paying attention in class. She called on him and said, " Davie, what are 2 and 4 and 28 and 44?"

Little Davie quickly replied, "NBC, CBS, HBO and the Cartoon Network

Little Davie's kindergarten class was on a field trip to their local police station where they saw pictures tacked to a bulletin board of the 10 most wanted criminals. One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person.

"Yes," said the policeman. "The detectives want very badly to capture him."

Little Davie asked, "Why didn't you keep him when you took his picture?


Jay said...

Little Davie is what we call a "smart aleck" in our house :)

bluemountainmama said...

i really like the quotes- especially the thoreau one. the first david joke could probably really happen with the amount of tv most kids watch these days.

Alan G said...

Really enjoyed the quotes. Some profound wisdom there.

Of course, seems little Davie already understands part of the problem with our justice system. :)

Seamus said...

Bwahahahahaha! Little Davie nailed it on the last one - child logic - gotta love it! :)

srp said...

Sometimes little kids come up with the greatest insight! Very good. said...

I keep thinking about that poor little bunny I ran over.....

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Fun! I'm just catching up on my blog reading. I love the Good Hair Day, and also the pictures of Rome! I was in all those spots you pictured 15 years ago. It seems like yesterday. Thanks for the memories.

vicki said...

Hello there, Judy. This post reminds me of this (true) story: I was giving an intelligence test to a seven year old and I asked him if he could name the four seasons of the year. He screwed up his face in concentration and said, "Ah...deer. Hmmm, duck. Trout! That's one! Trout! And, ah...bear? Is that right?" What could I say?

Beverly said...

I love those..Vicki's comment too.

Shephard said...

The Henry D.T. Quote is brilliant.
So appropriate for today's United States, esp.

sage said...

I like the quote about god loving birds and creating trees and man loving them and creating cages.