Archive for the "Quotes" Category

12.Jan.2011 FOR YOU, O DEMOCRACY (Walt Whitman)

FOR YOU, O DEMOCRACY Come, I will make the continent indissoluble, I will make the most splendid race the sun ever shone upon, I will make divine magnetic lands, With the love of comrades, With the life-long love of comrades. I will plant companionship thick as trees along all the rivers of America, and along […]

21.Dec.2010 Quote – That’s why their called lessons…

`That’s the reason they’re called lessons,’ the Gryphon remarked: `because they lessen from day to day.’ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Chapter 9) by Lewis Carroll.  Read it for free at

16.Dec.2010 Quote, Walt Whitman: “What is all else to us?”

The oath of the inseparableness of two together, of the woman that loves me and whom I love more than my life, that oath swearing, (O I willingly stake all for you, O let me be lost if it must be so! O you and I! what is it to us what the rest do […]

10.Dec.2010 Leaves of Grass: “Outward and outward and forever outward.”

I open my scuttle at night and see the far-sprinkled systems, And all I see multiplied as high as I can cipher edge but the rim of the farther systems. Wider and wider they spread, expanding, always expanding, Outward and outward and forever outward. My sun has his sun and round him obediently wheels, He […]

07.Dec.2010 Leaves of Grass

Man or woman, I might tell how I like you, but cannot, And might tell what it is in me and what it is in you, but cannot, And might tell that pining I have, that pulse of my nights and days. Behold, I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give […]

Quote – When you Win…

When you win, say little. When you lose, say less Bill Belichick, New England Patriots head coach

08.Nov.2010 I <3 dilbert

It’s better to have the right person ask the wrong question than the wrong person ask the right question. Wally, from Dilbert 11/4/07.

12.Oct.2010 Quote – Michael Pollan

That such a diet makes people sick and fat we have known for a long time.  Early in the twentieth century, an intrepid group of doctors and medical workers stationed overseas observed that wherever in the world people gave up their traditional way of eating and adopted the Western diet, there soon followed a predictable […]

29.Sep.2010 Ever notice…

Ever notice that ‘What the hell’ is always the right decision? The Little Big Things by Tom Peters (free on DailyLit)

23.Sep.2010 Quote – “I am not praising China…”

I am not praising China because I want to emulate their system. I am praising it because I am worried about my system. In deliberately spotlighting China’s impressive growth engine, I am hoping to light a spark under America. Thomas Friedman, Too Many Hamburgers? in the NYTimes