3 June 2011

May and June Musings

30 June 2011
Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage 
or by removal of the patient from the influences 
under which he incurred the disorder. 
(Ambrose Bierce)

29 June 2011
Further advice: don't lose 
your mobile the day after you lose your camera ...

28 June 2011
My advice to everyone is - don't lose your camera on the last day of your holiday 
when you could have spent the whole time away enjoying experiences 
instead of photographing them for the future ...

27 June 2011
The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift - is taxes 
(William Feather)

26 June 2011
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
(Charlie Chaplin)

25 June 2011
Saving is a fine thing. 
Especially when your parents have done it for you 
(Winston S Churchill)

24 June 2011
Better to do something imperfectly than 
to do nothing flawlessly

23 June 2011
The things you own end up owning you. 
(Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, 1996)

21 June 2011
We learn from experience. A man never wakes up his second baby just to see it smile (Grace Williams) 

19 June 2011
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple
But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas 
(George Bernard Shaw)

18 June 2011
'Be Yourself' is the worst advice you can 
give to some people (Tom Masson)

17 June 2011
I wrote a short story because I wanted to see something of mine in print other than my fingers (Wilson Mizner)

15 June 2011
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness (Bertrand Russell)

10 June 2011 (Duke of Edinburgh's 90th Birthday)
It is never too late to be what you might have been 
(George Eliot)

8 June 2011
What's the difference between a Taxidermist and a Tax Collector - the Taxidermist takes only your skin. (Mark Twain).

5 June 2011
The harder I work the more luck I seem to have 
(Thomas Jefferson).

4 June 2011
In theory, there is no difference between theory and 
practice, but, in practice, there is. 
(Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut)

3 June 2011
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much (Oscar Wilde)

25 May 2011
I'm extraordinarily patient - so long as I get my own way. (Margaret Thatcher)

24 May 2011

(Jack and Dorothy's Anniversary, 1949)

The creative person basically has two kinds of jobs. One is the creative kind - the second is the kind which pays the bills.  Sometimes the task in hand covers both bases, but not often.  This tense duality will always play central stage.  
It will never be transcended. 
(Hugh Macleod)

12 May 2011
Well it's a busy week with work with lots of people to see by Friday!  They are all lovely people and I enjoy seeing them and having a chat about them and their lives.  
This week they're all much younger than me and I realise how fast time goes and that 
we need to make the most of life, recognising and grabbing opportunities when they arise.
"They are not long, the days of wine and roses: out of a misty dream our path emerges for a while, then closes, within a dream." (Ernest Dowson)
Someone wise once said it's often not what we've done that we regret later, but what we haven't done.  So will now go and do ...

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