quotations for an afternoon

looking for inspiration?

looking for inspiration?

Here are some more quotations from my collection– which takes up little space and requires no dusting.  These make me smile when I read them.

“If I could find a way to deep-fry chocolate, my life would be whole.” — Rhonda Pollero’s Knock Off

“There is a pleasure sure in being mad which none but madmen know.” — John Dryden

“I don’t mind dying; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” — Woody Allen

and, of course, the motto of Car Talk: “Non Impediti Ratione Cogitationis”  [unencumbered by the thought process]


And the ones that strike me in a darker mood:

“Silence like the poultice comes to heal the blows of sound.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes’s The Organ Grinders

“Medio de fonte leporum surgit amaré aliquid in ipsis floribus angat.” — Lucretius [ from the heart of this fountain of delights wells up some bitter taste to choke them even among the flowers.]

“Had we but world enough and time.” –Marvell

“The ambushes laid by a hastening twilight… the cold menace of winter.”  — Laurie R. King’s The Beekeeper’s Apprentice  (one of my favorite writers!)

Ok– I can’t end on the depressing ones… here’s one of my favorites.

“I want the fantasy, the fairy tale.  I want to fall in love, and have someone fall in love with me, and live out our happy days together.  Of course, I also want to win the lottery, get tenure, write an inaugural poem for someone I really want to be president, have a late onset growth spurt getting me to my true height of five-eight, and learn to speak Italian one night in my sleep.  It is good to want things.”  –Stacey Ballis’s Inappropriate Men

Ok, your turn, my dear folks– add a comment with one of your favorite quotations.


One response »

  1. ‘You can hear the whole of Human history in the sound of a cello’ – H. Bishop

    No, seriously, Harold off neighbours – so wise..Im devastated he’s left….

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