Thursday, May 31, 2007

CERTIFIED WALL

“Today, no walls can separate humanitarian or human rights crises in one part of the world from national security crises in another. What begins with the failure to uphold the dignity of one life all too often ends with a calamity for entire nations.”

Kofi Annan (Ghanaian diplomat, seventh secretary-general of the United Nations, 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

ASSORTED VEGETABLES

“All our progress is an unfolding, like the vegetable bud, you have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

DRIED SUNDRIES

“In all institutions from which the cold wind of open criticism is excluded, an innocent corruption begins to grow like a mushroom - for example, in senates and learned societies

Friedrich Nietzsche (German classical Scholar, Philosopher and Critic of culture, 1844-1900.)

Monday, May 28, 2007

CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND

“It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents.”

Eric Hoffer (American Writer, 1902-1983)

Sunday, May 27, 2007

UPROOTED TREE ON THE BEACH

“He whose wisdom exceeds his works, to what may he be likened? To a tree whose branches are numerous but whose roots are few. The wind comes along and uproots it and sweeps it down.”

The Talmud

Saturday, May 26, 2007

WATER METER GAUGE

“Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.”

Lou Erickson

Friday, May 25, 2007

FRESH POTATOES

“Experts in ancient Greek culture say that people back then didn’t see their thoughts as belonging to them. When ancient Greeks had a thought, it occurred to them as a god or goddess giving an order. Apollo was telling them to be brave. Athena was telling them to fall in love.
Now people hear a commercial for sour cream potato chips and rush out to buy, but now they call this free will. At least the ancient Greeks were being honest.”

Chuck Palahniuk (American freelance Journalist, Satirist and Novelist. b.1961)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

A CLUSTER OF MESS

“When we talk about settling the world's problems, we're barking up the wrong tree. The world is perfect. It's a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives.”

Joseph Campbell (American prolific Author, Editor, Philosopher and Teacher, 1904-1987)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

WATER POOL

“I do not want a friend who smiles when I smile, who weeps when I weep; for my shadow in the pool can do better than that.”

Confucius (China's most famous teacher, philosopher, and political theorist, 551-479 BC)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

OFFICE CUBICLE

“The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.”

Mark Twain (American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910)

Monday, May 21, 2007

SUNDAY MARKET

“Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.”

Joseph Addison (English Essayist, Poet, Dramatist and Statesman, 1672-1719)

Sunday, May 20, 2007

STEEL AND GLASS ARCHITECTURE

Courage is to feel the daily daggers of relentless steel and keep on living.”

Douglas Malloch

Saturday, May 19, 2007

COMFORT ZONE


“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about”

Charles Kingsley (British Anglican Clergyman, Teacher and Writer whose novels, widely read in the Victorian era, influenced social developments in Britain. 1819-1875)

Friday, May 18, 2007

SPACIOUS HALLWAY

“Even the wildest dreams have to start somewhere. Allow yourself the time and space to let your mind wander and your imagination fly.”

Oprah Winfrey (American television personality,Actress and Producer, b.1954)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

SERENITY GARDEN

“And you would accept the seasons of your heart just as you have always accepted that seasons pass over your fields and you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.”

Kahlil Gibran (Lebanese born American philosophical Essayist, Novelist and Poet. 1883-1931)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

PORTABLE LAPTOP COMPUTER

Wisdom is perishable. Unlike information or knowledge, it cannot be stored in a computer or recorded in a book. It expires with each passing generation.”

Anonymous

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

PC REPAIR SERVICE WORKSHOP

“All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.”

Napoleon Hill (American author, 1883-1970)

Monday, May 14, 2007

WHITE CASTLE ON HILLTOP

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. There is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.”

Henry David Thoreau (American Essayist, Poet and Philosopher, 1817-1862)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

TRANQUILITY

“When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere

Fran├žois de la Rochefoucauld (French classical author, leading exponent of the Maxime, 1613-1680)

Saturday, May 12, 2007

WHITE GARLIC

“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.”

Alice May Brock (American Author, b.1941)

Friday, May 11, 2007

RABBITS NURSERY PEN

“People's dreams are made out of what they do all day. The same way a dog that runs after rabbits will dream of rabbits. It's what you do that makes your soul, not the other way around.”

Barbara Kingsolver (American Writer and Activist. b.1955)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

HALF PRICE SHOES

“The true artist has the planet for his pedestal; the adventurer, after years of strife, has nothing broader than his shoes”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882)

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

GREEN GRASS FIELD

“To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882)

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

FISHING FOR OPPORTUNITIES

“Opportunities, many times, are so small that we glimpse them not and yet they are often the seeds of great enterprises. Opportunities are also everywhere and so you must always let your hook be hanging. When you least expect it, a great fish will swim by.”

Og Mandino (American Essayist and Psychologist, 1923-1996)

Monday, May 7, 2007

TRAYS OF EGGS

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.”

C.S. Lewis (British Scholar and Novelist. 1898-1963)

Sunday, May 6, 2007

VIEW FROM THE TOP

“We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It's just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there. Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn't have expected.”

Ben Okri (Nigerian author who uses magic realism to convey the social and political chaos in his country, 1959)

Saturday, May 5, 2007

DRIED ANCHOVIES

“I know I'm an acquired taste - I'm anchovies. And not everybody wants those hairy little things.”

Tori Amos (Pop Rock Singer, b.1963)

Friday, May 4, 2007

LITTLE COTTAGE STATUE

“I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read”

Thomas Babington Macaulay (English Historian, 1800-1859)

Thursday, May 3, 2007

PRAYER AT THE MOSQUE

“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.”

Kahlil Gibran (Lebanese born American philosophical Essayist, Novelist and Poet. 1883-1931)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

CROWDED SHOPPING

“It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude

Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882)

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

BOMBAY ONIONS

“Onion soup sustains. The process of making it is somewhat like the process of learning to love. It requires commitment, extraordinary effort, time, and will make you cry.”

Ronni Lundy