May 31, 2012


"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
~William Butler Yeats

May 30, 2012


"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
~Marilyn Monroe

May 29, 2012


"I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. "
~Simone de Beauvoir

May 28, 2012


"There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American dream."
~Archibald MacLeish

May 27, 2012


"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."
~from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

May 26, 2012


"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will."
~Jane Eyre from Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

May 25, 2012


“If they give you lined paper, write the other way."
~William Carlos Williams

May 24, 2012


“If there is a book you want to read but isn't written yet, write it."
~Shel Silverstein

May 23, 2012


“That age is best which is the first, / When youth and blood are warmer..."
~from "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" by Robert Herrick

May 22, 2012


“Life is just a big extended improvisation."
~Jane Lynch

May 10, 2012


 In memory of Maurice Sendak
 (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012)
“Let the wild rumpus start!"
~from Where the Wild Things Are~

May 8, 2012


“A poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet."
~Bob Dylan

May 7, 2012


“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love."
~Christopher Morley

May 6, 2012


“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."
~from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

May 5, 2012


“Never let anyone shame you into doing anything you don't choose to do. Keep your identity."
~from Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

May 4, 2012


“Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed"
~William Blake

May 3, 2012


“We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves."
~Rita Hayworth

May 2, 2012


“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important."
~from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

May 1, 2012


“Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."
~from Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne