Friday, August 31, 2007

There is no frigate
like a book
To take us lands away.
-Emily Dickinson
(HT:Kyrie...for reminding me of My Father's Dragon)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

If your ship doesn't come
in, swim out to it!
-Jonathan Winters

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Consider the postage stamp:
its usefulness consists in
the ability to stick to one
thing till it gets there.
-Josh Billings

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith

Philosophy begins
in wonder.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Cultivate the habit of
early rising. It is unwise
to keep the head long on
a level with the feet.
-Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, August 26, 2007

illustration by Peter Max

Love covers over a
multitude of sins.
-1 Peter 4:8

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Plunge boldly into the
thick of life!

Friday, August 24, 2007

painting by Caitlin Schwerin

I was so naive as a kid I used
to sneak behind the barn and
do nothing.
-Johnny Carson

Thursday, August 23, 2007

TIGER, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
-William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

illustration by sam brown

Finish each day and be
done with it.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Andy Warhol

Courage is being scared to death,
but saddling up anyway.
-John Wayne

Monday, August 20, 2007

Aim at heaven and you will get
earth thrown in. Aim at earth and
you will get neither.
-C. S. Lewis

Sunday, August 19, 2007

By the fear of the Lord,
one turns away from evil.
-Proverbs 16:6

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Life is a great big canvas;
throw all the paint on it
you can.

-Danny Kaye

Friday, August 17, 2007

I told my psychiatrist that everyone
hates me. He said I was being ridiculous –
everyone hasn’t met me yet.
-Rodney Dangerfield

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Picasso, Three Musicians

Music produces a kind of
pleasure which human nature
cannot do without.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

photograph by Jill Greenberg

The most wasted of all
days is one without

-e. e. cummings

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

photograph by aubren sienna

The real voyage of discovery
consists not in seeking new
landscapes but in having
new eyes.

-Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Whoever gossips to you will
gossip about you.
-Spanish Proverb

Sunday, August 12, 2007

In Christ are hidden
all the treasures of
wisdom and knowledge.
-Colossians 2:3

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Say what you will about the Ten
Commandments, you must always
come back to the pleasant fact that
there are only ten of them.
-H. L. Mencken

Friday, August 10, 2007

Either that wallpaper goes or I do.
-last words of Oscar Wilde

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Rock journalism is people who
can't write interviewing people
who can't talk for people who
can't read.
-Frank Zappa

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

illustration by daniel johnston

You can't break a broken heart.
-Daniel Johnston

This little ditty from the legendary artist and songster
goes out to Lowen who'll be seeing Daniel perform
in Nashville this Friday. Here's hoping Lowen will be
inspired enough by the experience to post a new entry
on his blog.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

photograph by annie huntington

Nature is but a name for an
effect, whose cause is God.
-William Cowper
(1731 - 1800)

Monday, August 06, 2007

grandma moses, pond

Paintin’s not important.
The important thing is
keepin’ busy.
-Grandma Moses

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Avoid the irreverent babble
and contradictions of what
is falsely called knowledge.
-1 Timothy 6:20

Saturday, August 04, 2007

I can last two months on a
good compliment.
-Mark Twain

Friday, August 03, 2007

illustration by Tim Gough

No one is free.
Even a bird is chained
to the sky.
-Bob Dylan

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Ellis Wilson, Funeral Procession (1899 - 1977)

They say such nice things about people
at their funerals that it makes me sad to
realize that I'm going to miss mine by
just a few days.
-Garrison Keillor

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Wine is bottled poetry.
-Robert Louis Stevenson