It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. 



Famous Quotes – Life is Like a Race

Famous Quotes – Life is Like a Race

Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the least manageable and the most likely to stray from the course. Great abilities have always been less serviceable to the possessors than moderate ones.
– Oliver Goldsmith 1728-1774, Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

Famous Quotes – Goethe

Famous Quotes – Goethe

The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don’t understand; no wonder they come to grief.

— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Christmas Quotes – Dr. Suess – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Christmas Quotes – Dr. Suess – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. 

– Dr. Seuss

Famous Quotes – Presidential Quotes – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy

A Purple Cow

A Purple Cow
I never saw a Purple Cow,
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I’d rather see than be one.
– Frank Gelett Burgess

Purple Cow is also now a book “about transforming your business by being remarkable”  by Seth Godin

Purple Cow

Purple Cow

My mother actually has a purple cow creamer, a ceramic cow in a purple hue which has a hole in the back to fill it with cream or milk and the tail is a handle and you pour the cream from it’s mouth.  I will try to remember to get a picture to post here when I visit her next.

Until then, here is one which is similar.

Purple Cow

By the way, today is the day that Basil the Donkey is supposed to be arriving in Scottsdale Arizona after spending last week in Mesa Arizona with Easton EllsworthBasil was hitchiking and has not yet arrived as of this moment.

Greatest Quotes of All Time – Great Quotes – Movie Quotes

Greatest Quotes of All Time – Great Quotes – Movie Quotes

AFI – The American Film Institute issued a list of the Top 100 Movie Quotes of all time.  This Greatest Quotes list was topped by this one:

Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn
There is a story here: AFI’s Greatest Quotes of All Time and the entire list can be seen here: Great Movie Quotes
The rest of the top five greatest quotes from films include:

2 I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.

3 You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
4 Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.
5 Here’s looking at you, kid.