Happy blogiversary!!

I just noticed that it’s my one year anniversary for my blog!! I had no idea when that was coming up. In celebration, here are my week of quotes!!

Sunday, January 22-What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left. Oscar Levant-entertainer (Very entertaining indeed! And agreed!)

Monday, January 23-How old are you?-Mathematician Augustus De Morgan: I was x years old in the year xsquared. (Math humor-gotta love it!!)

Tuesday, January 24-There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. Douglas Adams-writer (I think this is a little silly, but then again, perhaps I’m just not smart enough to really take it seriously!)

Wednesday, January 25-We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine. H. L. Mencken-editor (I think he makes a good point!)

Thursday, January 26-If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. Maya Angelou-writer (So true!! I embrace my differences from other people. Normal people are boring!!)

Friday, January 27-Q: What is your I.Q.? Physicist Stephen Hawking: I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers. (Hehe! Gotta feel good as a quadriplegic to call people losers and be right!!)

Saturday, January 28-Forget whatever should be forgotten, so that you can remember what should be remembered. Bing Xin-writer (Absolutely necessary when you have limited capacity, which we all do to some extent or another!)

I hope you’re enjoying these quotes as much as I am!! Now if only I can make some sense of the Mensa brain puzzlers…


Quotes again!

I am still wrangling my office (this is now a 5+ day job!!) For some reason I’m finding it hard to wrap it up! It’s probably because I have less and less time to devote to it and the end game is some of the harder stuff. Anyway, got some great quotes this week!!!

Tuesday, January 17-It is just as foolish to complain that people are selfish and treacherous as it is to complain that the magnetic field does not increase unless the electric field has a curl. Both are laws of nature. John von Neumann-mathematician (I would like to take issue with this quote. Just because it is a law of nature for people to be this way, doesn’t make it right. I tend to complain when things aren’t right.)

Wednesday, January 18-They Feynman Problem-Solving Algorithm:  1 write down the problem; 2 think very hard; 3 write down the answer. Murray Gell-Mann-physicist (Another quote I would like to respond to as it is incomplete. First of all, I don’t think you need to write it down to contemplate solutions. Next, he leaves out the possibility of research, very important for some problems. And finally, it should be answer/answers. I think it important to recognize the possibility of multiple options, some better than others.)

Thursday, January 19-Always do whatever’s next. George Carlin-comedian (Sometimes a straightforward undertaking, sometimes not so much!!)

Friday, January 20-Men are not disturbed by things, but the view they take of things. Epictetus-philosopher What about things like bullets? Herb Kimmel-psychology professor in response to above quote. (Yes, even things like bullets. If a bullet is used to stave off an intruder, or kill a violent criminal/dictator, not many people would claim to be disturbed.)

Saturday, January 21-I always have a quotation for everything-it saves on original thinking. Dorothy L. Sayers-writer (A great idea, as long as we don’t get bogged down by cliche.)

Do you have any thoughts on these quotes? I, for one, feel it is important to analyze things of this nature no matter how “smart” the source.

Special MLK Day quotes

This is my last personal day:( I did manage to get all my paperwork under control (quite the momentous task!) My office took 5 days to clean and it’s soooo much better! I think I will be much more productive in my neater environment.

That being said, I want to start with an inspirational blog post with quotes from my calendar!

Sunday, January 15-I imagine that one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, that they will be forced to deal with pain. James Baldwin-writer (I think this is true of anger sometimes too.)

Monday, January 16-The time is always right to do what’s right. Martin Luther King Jr. (I don’t think anyone can argue with that! Of course some folks wouldn’t know what’s right if it smacked them in the face!!)

I hope everyone celebrates this beautiful person who left us way too soon! We must carry on his work until there is truly a level playing field for everyone, everywhere!!!


So obviously I have failed miserably to post a quote a day, so I will play catch up again (fun!!)

Sunday, January 8-There is always a little more toothpaste in the tube-always. Think about it. Bill Bryson-writer (I guess smart and deep are 2 different things!)

Monday, January 9-You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. Harper Lee-writer (This comes naturally to some of us, others need it pointed out to them.)

Tuesday, January 10-What do you care what other people think? Richard Feynman-physicist (I’m conflicted over this quote! On the one hand, I embraced it early in life because I’m not like most people {read weird.} On the other hand, as a believer, I don’t wish to make my heavenly Father look bad! What a conundrum!!)

Wednesday, January 11-Before you can think out of the box, you have to start with a box. Twyla Tharp-choreographer (I LOVE this one!! I collect boxes for physical objects, but can’t stand any other box! There is no box!!!)

Thursday, January 12-Life is like underwear, should be changed twice a day. Ray Bradbury-duhh writer ( A little much for underwear, perfect for life!! Not sure about the grammar;)

Friday, January 13-You can’t plan for the future, because some guy’s going to land in a spaceship with three heads and a big beak and take over everything. Paul Kantner-rock musician (Not sure how he’s so sure or what substance he was on. Does he know when? Thinking this is more amusing than anything else;)

Saturday, January 14-It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing. Gertrude Stein-writer of course (Is she saying that thinking, meditating, etc. is nothing, or are we talking nothing for real? It does make you think!)

A great batch this week, I hope you enjoy! Feel free to weigh in on your thoughts! (BTW, hope you had a good Friday the 13th!)


So I got myself a calendar, one of those one-a-day jobbies, where you peel a page off each day to reveal, in this case, a new quote! These are dubbed “The smartest things ever said.” Not sure how smart they are, but some are quite comical!!

In the future, I will attempt to post 1 a day. Today I will catch up on the last week.

Sunday, January 1-New Year’s Day-Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Mark Twain (I had to explain this one to my 11 year old.)

Monday, January 2-Nothing, of course, begins at the time you think it did. Lillian Hellman (Brilliant of course as the beginning is a thought which is almost never recorded.)

Tuesday, January 3-The future is always beginning now. Mark Strand (A good thing to keep in mind.)

Wednesday, January 4-It is an impressively arrogant move to conclude that just because you don’t like something, it is empirically not good. I don’t like Chinese food, but I don’t write articles trying to prove it doesn’t exist. Tina Fey (Not sure how smart this one is, but pretty funny!)

Thursday, January 5-I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it. Garrison Keillor (This is great cause we’re not talking about ignoring reality, we’re talking about taking ownership!)

Friday, January 6-Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure. They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful. David Lynch (This one is pretty obvious but great nonetheless!)

Saturday, January 7-I have complete faith in the continued absurdity of whatever’s going on. Jon Stewart (Definitely apropos! And funny!!)

I’m noticing there have already been a couple comedians. I’m going to like this calendar!!!