Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

From an Orwell essay

The next time someone insists on using "politically correct" language, think of this quote from George Orwell:

"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Kids say the darndest things

We were driving in the car, yesterday. It was a warm, sunny day and we were outside for the first time that day. We were driving through the city with the windows rolled down, and I said, "Isn't it nice to have some fresh air?"
Dexter (age 2) said, "No, how 'bout pizza?!"

Another time we were driving along and passed a business that had a gate with bars. Geneva (age 4), said, "I can fit through that. Dang, little girls are smart!"

Last week, Ravenna (age 14), put a pricetag on her forehead and said, "I am no longer priceless."

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Proverbs and Edison Quotes

I like to think of these two proverbs together:

“He who fails to plan, plans to fail,”

“We plan, God laughs.”

I also like these quotes from Thomas Edison:

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

"Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress."

"It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work."

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves."