As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.– Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other...– Mark Twain
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are...– P.G.Wodehouse
If one watches television enough, one begins to perceive the texture with which...– John Gielgud
Quote of 2011 →
I heard this on Christian radio ( Mission Network News on Wednesday 5/25/11 ) and this is going to be the quote of the year. I have no doubt. Here it comes….. Get ready….. “Believe it or…
Cacophonous Bling: Gastronomic Delights 1:... →
Here’s a link to a recipe for the great Tournedos Rossini. Yum yum in the tum. Cacophonous Bling: Gastronomic Delights 1: Tournedos Rossini Enjoy.
Beautiful as that wonderful work of nature [Niagara Falls] is, it would be more...– Lord Kelvin
Alone until she dies, Bessie Bighead, hired help, born in the workhouse,...– Dylan Thomas
The only possible conclusion the social sciences can draw is: some do, some...– Ernest Rutherford
Praising the Lord and passing the ammunition are mutually exclusive ideas.– Phil Donahue
People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven’t got the...– Peter Ustinov
How many things by season season’d are, To their right praise and true...– Shakespeare - “How sweet the moonlight sits upon this bank”.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s...– Richard Feynman
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when...
Taller. Ask me anything
"If I could, I'd make stupidity illegal." Then you...
Ouch! That’s what passes in your mind for a witty riposte? Sometimes it is there, sometime not. A bit like your pants. Ask me anything
Before I came here I was confused about this subject. Having listened to your...– Enrico Fermi
Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and...– Marcus Aurelius
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and...– John Keats
So much has happened →
Oh boy. So much has happened since I updated the Olde Travails Page, that I feel what’s about to come your way is going to be some seemingly random stream of consciousness nonsense that’s gonna…
If you could rid the world of one thing, what...
That Old Time Religion. Ask me anything
What's the best way to relax after a long day?
With a bottle of Wild Turkey and a loaded .38 Ask me anything
You seem to think that the only genuine existence evil can have is conscious...– Gene Wolfe
Who was the best teacher you've ever had?
Mrs Cooper Ask me anything
What's your favorite quotation?
Ten thousand cuts an awful lot of family ties. Ask me anything
It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters...– Doris Lessing - novelist
The worst of being a Communist is the parties you may go to are - well - awfully...– Nancy Mitford
Nothing tests the limits of the Constitution more than human stupidity.– Me. For it is I and no other.
Put three grains of sand inside a vast cathedral, and the cathedral will be more...– James Jeans
Do you believe in angels?
Only if they are weeping. Shakespeare movies
I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy eyes.– Willy “The Bard”
If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my fellow-creatures is to be a...– William Wilberforce
Sometimes attaining the deepest familiarity with a question is our best...– Professor Brian Greene
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.– Brian Clough
Would you rather be the best player on a losing...
I’d rather be the only player from my team in the bar drinking beer and watching all the other exert themselves Ask me anything
The gods do not protect fools. Fools are protected by more capable fools.– Larry Niven
Tomorrow Lies In Ambush– Robert Sheckley - title of a short story collection