Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Quotes of Note



If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur.

Doug Larson, Olympic Gold Medalist (1902-1981)

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I believe I found the missing link between animal and civilized man. It is us.

Konrad Lorenz, ethologist, Nobel laureate (1903-1989)

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One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment.

Hart Crane, poet (1899-1932)


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The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.


Anatole France, novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate (1844-1924)


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There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble, it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor.


George Santayana, philosopher
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He that uses many words for explaining any subject, doth, like the cuttlefish, hide himself for the most part in his own ink.
John Ray, naturalist (1627-1705)

25 comments:

Greg Finnegan said...

"I was not pleased that Hamas has refused to announce its desire to destroy Israel." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., May 4, 2006

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Peter said...

TESTY today aren't you, good quotes Judy.

Raggedy said...

The picture you linked was awesome!
I enlarged yours and saw a trifecta of gulls in yours.
Great quotes!
I especially liked the "cat" apostrophe one.

PS. I switched to new blogger and I seem to be doing okay so far...fingers crossed

Have a wonderful day!
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sage said...

Good quotes and a great picture! I love watching the sun come up over the ocean.

Beverly said...

Oh, blogger! i love the first quote about a catastrophe being an apostrophe with fur. Your sunrise is nice as well.

Beverly said...

I'll try for the third time. I like the catastrophe quote. Nice sunrise, as well.

srp said...

Wow! I love your sunrise. The summer Nyssa and I went down to the beach at 5AM to see the sunrise, it was more pastel... I think because there was a thin bank of clouds off at the horizon, so the light came a bit before the disc. Perhaps it was the time of year. It always amazes me how different and unique, each sunrise and sunset are.... oh, yes and each moonrise as well. Gorgeous... thanks for the link.

I discovered that Blogger no longer resizes the pictures like Picasa and BloggerBot did in Hello. So when I post a picture to be large on the page, the saved picture (the one you click on to get bigger) is the full size. This takes up the alloted space at Blogger and made my picture look funny, grainy and it wouldn't fit on the page. So I've been changing it from 1600 to 800 in the HTML after it is posted... hope that works, at least most of the time.

Now.... how to get the Tag List on the sidebar...

srp said...

Wow! I love your sunrise. The summer Nyssa and I went down to the beach at 5AM to see the sunrise, it was more pastel... I think because there was a thin bank of clouds off at the horizon, so the light came a bit before the disc. Perhaps it was the time of year. It always amazes me how different and unique, each sunrise and sunset are.... oh, yes and each moonrise as well. Gorgeous... thanks for the link.

I discovered that Blogger no longer resizes the pictures like Picasa and BloggerBot did in Hello. So when I post a picture to be large on the page, the saved picture (the one you click on to get bigger) is the full size. This takes up the alloted space at Blogger and made my picture look funny, grainy and it wouldn't fit on the page. So I've been changing it from 1600 to 800 in the HTML after it is posted... hope that works, at least most of the time.

Now.... how to get the Tag List on the sidebar...

Blitz Krieg said...

When we lived in Chesapeake, we didn't catch many sunrises in Va. Beach. We loved to drive down to Sandbridge and watch the sun come up. I'm going to have to dig all those out now.

Blitz Krieg said...

KJ: We lived in Chesapeake from 1989 thru 93 when I got out of the Navy. We lived just down the road and across from the Chesapeake City Hall in the Pines of Warrick. Our favorite house ever and the neighbors were great. I tried to find a job with Virginia Power when I got out so we could stay but had no luck. We really loved it there.

Cris said...

Beautiful!!! I love sunrises and sunsets, they make me think that the spectacle of life is there every day for free for us to admire! And we sometimes miss them...

mar said...

Lovely sunrise!! and great quotes, love the apostrophe with fur... :)

Pat said...

To John Ray:- you can sat that again!!!

Anna said...

Nice sunrise....

I am wishing right now that I knew more quotes Judy. I always love reading these...thanks for finding them and sharing.

Greg Finnegan said...

Judy, Bush muddled the Hamas comment. Unlike the rational people you quoted.

utenzi said...

The Lorenz quote is funny but a little too close to the mark, I think, Judy.

Good luck with your Blogger travails. Give me a call if you need to be walked through anything.

Maya's Granny said...

Living where I do, the sun sets over the ocean. Even when we lived in Puerto Rico, we lived on the west side of the island. I have never seen sunrise over the sea and would like to.

I also liked the apostrophe with fur.

Do you suppose, what with Cooks in both of our families, that we are related? The Cook part of my family is one that I know very little about.

Kentucky Gal said...

Your pic is very pretty...I saw a sunset on the ocean which was awesome...I was never up early enough to see the dawn...I'm glad I have blogging friends that do though...lol!!
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kenju said...

TEST

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Wonderful quotes, Judy. And a Beautiful picture, too. I love that you and SRP have these "views" for us all to see!

David said...

kenju on your "test" hope you got a good grade...
i love the quotes

Shephard said...

That's teh first quote I've ever read about a cuttlefish. lol Love it.

~S :)

Kay Dennison said...

Love the photo. Love Virginia Beach! Love the quotes.