Saturday, April 19, 2014

Q is for Quotes about (What else?) Quotations

Life itself is a quotation.  Jorge Luis Borges

A quote is just a tattoo on the tongue.  William F. DeVault

I've compiled a book from the Internet.  It's a book of quotations attributed to the wrong people.  Jerry Seinfeld

He wrapped himself in quotations--as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.  Rudyard Kipling

Proverbs are potted wisdom.  Charles Buxton

Life is like quotations.  Sometimes it makes you laugh.  Sometimes it makes you cry.  Most of the time you just don't get it.  Author Unknown

Now we sit through Shakespeare, in order to recognize the quotations.  Orson Welles

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food.  Arabic Proverb

The proverbs of a nation furnish the index to its spirit and the results of its civilization.  J.G. Holland

People will accept your idea more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.   David Comins

Aphorism:  A concise, clever statement you don't think of until too late.  James A. Thom

It's such a pleasure to write down splendid words--almost as if one were inventing them.  Rupert Hart-Davis

It's a strange world of language where skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.  Franklin P. Jones

Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted. Hesketh Pearson

After all, all he did was string together a lot of old well-known quotations. H.L. Mencken about Shakespeare

Aphorisms are light-towers along the journey of life.  Johnson

He repeated to himself an old French proverb that he had made up that morning.  F. Scott Fitzgerald

Friday, April 18, 2014

P is for Quotes about Procrastination

If you don't have time to read these quotes today, you can always do it tomorrow...or the next day...


Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. ~Don Marquis

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday. ~Author Unknown

 The  sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up. ~Author Unknown

If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done. ~Author Unknown

Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment. ~Robert Benchley

  The two rules of procrastination: 1) Do it today. 2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow. ~Author Unknown

One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow. ~Vincent T. Foss

  Someday is not a day of the week. ~Author Unknown

 Don't fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. ~C. Northcote Parkinson, 1958

  If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. ~Olin Miller

What may be done at any time will be done at no time. ~Scottish Proverb

There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house. ~Joe Ryan

Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow. ~Gerald Vaughan

I've been looking over the list of spring chores I made up last fall, and darned if they aren't fall chores, after all. ~Robert Brault,

The best way to get something done is to begin. ~Author Unknown

  You know you are getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate. ~Author Unknown

I do my work at the same time each day — the last minute. ~Author Unknown

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. ~Spanish Proverb

  Eventually, time takes care of everything. The trouble with procrastination is that people give up on it too soon. ~Robert Brault,

  Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. ~Mark Twain

  A year from now you may wish you had started today. ~Karen Lamb

One of these days is none of these days. ~H.G. Bohn

If you have any good procrastination quotes, please leave them in the comments section....maybe next week...maybe whenever.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

O is for Quotes about Optimism

The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser — in case you thought optimism was dead. ~Robert Brault

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute. ~Gil Stern

  An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~Bill Vaughan

 An optimist is the human personification of spring. ~Susan J. Bissonette

  An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. ~Irv Kupcinet

 Optimists are nostalgic about the future. ~Chicago Tribune

  An optimist is someone who figures that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's the bluebird of happiness. ~Robert Brault,

  The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. ~James Branch Cabell, The Silver Stallion, 1926

 A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are. ~Chauncey Mitchell Depew

 It can be said of optimism that while sometimes mistaken, it is never sadly mistaken. ~Robert Brault,

 Always borrow money from a pessimist, he doesn't expect to be paid back. ~Author Unknown


If you know any great or weird quotes on optimism, feel free to add them in the Comments section.  Have a happy, aka optimistic, day.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

N is for Quotes about Nostalgia

Longing for the good old days, the bad old days, or just the old days?  Enjoy these quotes about nostalgia.....
 Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect! ~Owens Lee Pomeroy

If you're yearning for the good old days, just turn off the air conditioning. ~Griff Niblack

People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of things they weren't so crazy about the first time around. ~Author Unknown

It's never safe to be nostalgic about something until you're absolutely certain there's no chance of its coming back. ~Bill Vaughn

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past. ~Robertson Davies, A Voice from the Attic

  Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days. ~Doug Larson

Things ain't what they used to be and probably never was. ~Will Rogers

Nostalgia is a seductive liar. ~George Wildman Ball

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory. ~Franklin Pierce Adams


Feel nostalgic about the way things used to be?  Tell us about it in the Comments section.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

M is for Quotes about Math

If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.  ~John Louis von Neumann

Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky - or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.  ~Carl Sandburg

  Black holes result from God dividing the universe by zero.  ~Author Unknown

  I never did very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.  ~Calvin Trillin

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.  ~Phil Pastoret

  It is a mathematical fact that fifty percent of all doctors graduate in the bottom half of their class.  ~Author Unknown

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.  ~Author Unknown

 Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head.  ~Carl Sandburg, "Arithmetic"

 If equations are trains threading the landscape of numbers, then no train stops at pi.  ~Richard Preston

  Trigonometry is a sine of the times.  ~Author Unknown

  A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. ~Paul Erdos

 Sometimes it is useful to know how large your zero is.  ~Author Unknown

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.  ~Eric Hoffer, Reflections On The Human Condition

 How many times can you subtract 7 from 83, and what is left afterwards?  You can subtract it as many times as you want, and it leaves 76 every time.  ~Author Unknown

  You may be an engineer if your idea of good interpersonal communication means getting the decimal point in the right place.  ~Author Unknown

 The four different branches of Arithmetic - Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.  ~Lewis Carroll

 Infinity is a floorless room without walls or ceiling.  ~Author Unknown

  In the binary system we count on our fists instead of on our fingers.  ~Author Unknown

There are 10 types of people in this world:  those who understand binary and those who don't.  ~Author Unknown

  A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars.  That's subtraction.  ~Mae West 

Monday, April 14, 2014

L is for Quotes about Lemons...and What to Do if Life Gives you Some

When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.  Cathy Guinusewine

When life gives you lemons, chunk it right back.  Bill Waterson

When life gives you lemons, give them to me.  I love lemons.  Unknown

When life gives you lemons, ask why not limes?  Unknown

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.. and try to find someone whose life gives them vodka, and have a party.  Ron White

You may be given a load of sour lemons, why not try to make a dozen lemon meringue pies?  Maya Angelou

When life gives you lemons, invite your friends and ask them to bring salt and tequila Unknown

When life gives you lemons, make grape juice and sit back and watch the world ask how you did it.  Tori Truax

If you have some great lemon quotes, feel free to add them below.  One can never have too many quotes.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

K is for Quotes about Kissing

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~Albert Einstein

A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That's basic spelling that every woman ought to know. ~Mistinguett (Jeanne Bourgeois), Theatre Arts, December 1955

  Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can't see anything wrong with each other. ~Rene Yasenek

 A  kiss that speaks volumes is seldom a first edition. ~Clare Whiting

I am in favor of preserving the French habit of kissing ladies' hands — after all, one must start somewhere. ~Sacha Guitry

In trying to get our own way, we should remember that kisses are sweeter than whine. ~Author Unknown

Stolen kisses require an accomplice. ~Just One Fool Thing After Another: A Cowfolks' Guide to Romance

The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Professor at the Breakfast-Table

 It takes a lot of experience for a girl to kiss like a beginner. ~Ladies Home Journal, 1948 I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children they just about throw up. ~Barbara Bush



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