Posts Tagged ‘Quotes’

I’ve Got the Blues

I have a case of the blues today…The color blue! Blue is my favorite color and for today I decided to share with you, my dear readers, photos of the color blue! Ready to start? Let’s go!

“Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true” L. Frank Baum

Over the rainbow

Over the rainbow

“Oh! `darkly, deeply, beautifully blue’, / As someone somewhere sings about the sky.” Lord Byron

Sing about the sky

Sing about the sky

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if the simplest things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.”

Soaring through the sky

Soaring through the sky

“Thou blossom bright with autumn dew, And colored with the heaven’s own blue. . . .” William Cullen Bryant

Heaven's own blue

Heaven’s own blue

“And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge…” From the Bible

Blue around the edges

Blue around the edges

“A wonderful drink, wine. . . . Did you ever hear of an Italian grape crusher with athlete’s foot?” W.C. Fields

The Italian grape

The Italian grape

“There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow. It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance.” William Sharp

Clothed in snow

Clothed in snow

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.” George Carlin

The howling moon

The howling moon

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope that you enjoyed your visit with me! Have a wonderful day!

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“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever…” Isak Dinesen

As we get older…

Enjoy your Tuesday!

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My favorite author from days of old is Mark Twain. He had an incredible sense of humor, which made reading his books enjoyable. If you want to laugh through a book then I suggest you try “Innocents Abroad,” which is a series of stories that he wrote as articles for Harper’s magazine. It is about his journey to Europe and the Holy Land.

He was also a man of wisdom. So, let’s have have a visit with Mark Twain, shall we?

Twain on the porch

“Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.”

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”

“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”

Serious Twain

“There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.”

“Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.”

“The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop”

“A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation”

Twain relaxing

“All generalizations are false, including this one.”

“The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become.”

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.”

And my favorite quote, which comes from his book “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.”

“Words cannot possibly describe, nor vivify to you, that which the words try to describe, unless you have suffered within your own person that which the words try to describe.”

Now go and have a great Wednesday!

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Celebrating 100!

I started this blog in late June of this year and find that I am hooked on blogging! Who knew? So what does one write on their 100th post? I wracked my brain trying to figure out what to write…I decided to give to you today quotes from the top 100 list of all time best quotes.

** “If you would be loved, love and be lovable.” Benjamin Franklin

** “The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” Theodore Roosevelt

** “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” Napoleon Hill

** “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” Vince Lombardi

** “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.” Will Rogers

** “Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.” Albert Einstein

** “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain

** “One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.” Jane Austen

** “An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” Mahatma Gandhi

** “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” Henry Ford

** “Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

** “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” Albert Einstein

** “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10, 000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas A. Edison

** “Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” John Wooden

Do you have a favorite quote? Please leave it in a comment!

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Yogi Berra – real name is Lawrence Peter Berra – a baseball legend and one of the most quoted personalities! I thought that I would share with you some of his most famous quotes.

Yogi Berra

*”When you come to a fork in the road, take it!”

*When asked what time it was, Yogi replied, “You mean now?”

*”You can observe a lot just by watching.”

*”You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.”

*”I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.”

*When asked if he had been to a particular restaurant he said, “Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.”

*Once, Yogi’s wife Carmen asked, “Yogi, you are from St. Louis, we live in New Jersey, and you played ball in New York. If you go before I do, where would you like me to have you buried?” Yogi replied, “Surprise me.”

*In reply to “Hey Yogi, I think we’re lost,” he said, “Yeah, but we’re making great time!”

*Upon receiving a check from Jack Buck made out to “bearer,” Yogi said, “How long have you known me, Jack? And you still don’t know how to spell my name.”

*”You should always go to other people’s funerals; otherwise, they won’t come to yours.”

*”You give 100 percent in the first half of the game, and if that isn’t enough in the second half you give what’s left.”

*At a party, “It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was talking too much.”

*”You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.”

*”This is like deja vu all over again.”

*”Baseball is 90% mental — the other half is physical.”

*”A nickel isn’t worth a dime today.”

*”90% of the putts that are short don’t go in.”

*George Bush stated that Texas was important to the election campaign when he was running for office. Yogi said, “Texas has a lot of electrical votes.”

*Someone told Yogi that he looked cool. Yogi replied, “Thanks, you don’t look so hot yourself.”

*”The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.”

And finally, Yogi said, “I didn’t really say everything I said.”

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