Tuesday, April 30, 2013

E. F. Schumacher: Quote for April 30, 2013

How can we disarm greed and envy? Perhaps by being much less greedy and envious ourselves; perhaps by resisting the temptation of letting our luxuries become needs; and perhaps by even scrutinizing our needs to see if they cannot be simplified and reduced.
from: Small is Beautiful (Book 1973)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Naomi Judd: Quote for April 29, 2013

I don't think we spend enough time in reflection and introspection. We don't know who we are as individuals in this culture anymore.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Victor Borge: Quote for April 28, 2013

Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Rachel Carson: Quote for April 27, 2013

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Richard Pryor: Quote for April 26, 2013

When you ain't got no money, you gotta get an attitude.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bettie Page: Quote for April 25, 2013

I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer. I wasn't trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time. I didn't think of myself as liberated, and I don't believe that I did anything important. I was just myself. I didn't know any other way to be, or any other way to live.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pablo Picasso: Quote for April 24, 2013

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lewis B. Hershey: Quote for April 23, 2013

Between a fellow who is stupid and honest and one who is smart and crooked, I will take the first. I won't get much out of him, but with that other guy I can't keep what I've got.
Lewis Hershey was a four-star United States Army general.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Harold Bloom: Quote for April 22, 2013

In fact, it is Shakespeare who gives us the map of the mind. It is Shakespeare who invents Freudian Psychology. Freud finds ways of translating it into supposedly analytical vocabulary.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

J. K. Rowling: Quote for April 21, 2013

You lose your individuality a huge amount when you have no money, and I certainly had that experience.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Peter F. Drucker: Quote for April 20, 2013

We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Jonathan Winters: Quote for April 19, 2013

I was talking to a businessman, and I said, "Don't you think most men are little boys?" And he said, "I'm no little boy! I make seventy-five thousand dollars a year." And I said, "Well, the way I look at it - you just have bigger toys."

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mark Shuttleworth: Quote for April 18, 2013

Tribalism is when one group of people start to think people from another group are “wrong by default”. It’s the great-granddaddy of racism and sexism. And the most dangerous kind of tribalism is completely invisible: it has nothing to do with someone’s “birth tribe” and everything to do with their affiliations: where they work, which sports team they support, which linux distribution they love.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Stephen Hawking: Quote for April 17, 2013

We must continue to go into space for humanity, We won't survive another 1,000 years without escaping our fragile planet.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

James Thurber: Quote for April 16, 2013

Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Alfred Hitchcock: Quote for April 15, 2013

I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Margaret Thatcher: Quote for April 14, 2013

What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Jiddu Krishnamurti: Quote for April 13, 2013

Governments want efficient technicians, not human beings, because human beings become dangerous to governments and to organized religions as well. That is why governments and religious organizations seek to control education.

Friday, April 12, 2013

John Dryden: Quote for April 12, 2013

Better to hunt in fields, for health unbought,
Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught,
The wise, for cure, on exercise depend;
God never made his work for man to mend.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rufus Wainwright: Quote for April 11, 2013

There's no life without humour. It can make the wonderful moments of life truly glorious, and it can make tragic moments bearable.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gerald Ford: Quote for April 10, 2013

A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take from you everything you have.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Roger Ebert: Quote for April 9, 2013

I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Norman Thomas: Quote for April 8, 2013

I'd rather see America save her soul than her face.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Fran Lebowitz: Quote for April 7, 2013

In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Pope John Paul II: Quote for April 6, 2013

Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.