Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Quotes: Shakers.


Shakers              555         " …had joined in the sacred dance, every step of which is believed to alienate the enthusiast from earth, and bear him onward to heavenly purity and bliss." Hawthorne: “The Shaker Bridal”

Shakers              556          "Martha…thin and pale, as a Shaker sister almost invariably is, and not entirely free from that corpse-like appearance, which the garb of the sisterhood is so well calculated to impart. "Hawthorne: “The Shaker Bridal”

Shakers              560          "…when the mission of Mother Ann shall have wrought its full effect,--when children shall no more be born and die, and the last survivor of mortal race, some old and weary man like me, shall see the sun go down, never more to rise on a world of sin and sorrow." Hawthorne: “The Shaker Bridal”

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Quotes: Sex.


Sex      250         " Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable." Lord Chesterfield.

Sex      250          "Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble." John Barrymore.

Sex      252         " Sex is the biggest nothing of all time. "Andy Warhol.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Quotes: September (4)


September       254          September. "Goldenrod fades, Queen Anne’s lace is worn and tattered…". Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

September       257          September. "The sun now rises almost due east, sets almost due west…the week of the autumn equinox when, briefly, daylight and darkness are almost equal." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

September       261          September. "The chill of dawn seems even colder when one remembers the hot days of only a month ago." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

September       265          September. "Days when the sky is clear and clean, when the air is crisp…". Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

September       265          September. "Late cicadas buzz in early afternoon; field crickets fiddle in the tall grass at the country roadside; at dusk the katydids set up their clamor; crows caw with less than usual raucousness; bees still hum over fading heads of goldenrod."  Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Quotes: September (3)


September       247          September. "This is gossamer season, when a dozen different strands glint and glimmer in the sunlight…gossamer strands, strong as steel, light as feathers…at sunrise, a lacing of silver threads over grass and bushes, glinting with dewdrops.…" Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

September       251          "September. …the golden mildness of early autumn comforts the land." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

September       251          September. "Crickets, briefly silenced by the first frost, trill the warm afternoons toward the dusk when the last, loud katydids join the chorus." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

September       253          September. "Life now begins to relax into the annual pause that is a kind of biological Indian summer, a time of relative ease and quiet." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

September       254          September. "…a countryman…plucks and cans his tomatoes, brings in his winter squash…has picked his beans, pickled his beets, chopped his cabbage and peppers into relish." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

Monday, May 10, 2010

Quotes: September (2)


 September         242          "Deliberate September, in its own time and tempo, begins to sum up another summer." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

 September         243          September. "Dusk melts into moonlight." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

September         244          "September. …wild asters spangle our landscape." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

September         246          September. "The bumblebee waits for midday warmth to seek his breakfast and crickets chirp all afternoon in the roadside grass." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

September       246          September. "You walk with the measured rhythm of the year, unhurried, and you become a part of it." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Quotes: September.


September         240          September. "Summer thins away." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

September         242          "After summer’s heat and haste, [September] even brings a sense of quiet and leisure…. " Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

September         242          September. "Asters frost the roadsides, reminder of frosty mornings ahead…." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

September         242          September. "Fireflies are gone, but the stars begin to glitter in the deepening dusk." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

September         242          September. "The cicada is stilled, but cricket and katydid are loud in the lengthening night." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Quote: Selling


 Selling                119          "To them, the Romantic Hero was no longer the knight, the wandering poet, the cowpuncher, the aviator, nor the brave young district attorney, but the great sales-manager, who had an Analysis of Merchandising Problems on his glass-topped desk, whose title of nobility was, 'Go-getter,' and who devoted himself and all his young samurai to the cosmic purpose of Selling—not of selling anything in particular, or to anybody in particular, but pure Selling." Lewis, Babbitt.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Quotes: Self-Reliance.


Self-reliance      77            "He that relieth upon himself will be oppressed by others with offers of their service." Marquess of Halifax. Late 17th century. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Self-reliance      131          "Fortune soon tires of carrying anyone long on her shoulders." Graci├ín. 1647. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.