“He Saw It, He Loved It, He Ate It”

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Art, Books, Quotes | No Comments

Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily—but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved […]

More Wisdom From Rick Santorum

Posted by on Jan 7, 2012 in Politics, Quotes | No Comments

You just can’t make this shit up: For the second time in as many days, Rick Santorum waded into the issue of gay marriage, suggesting it was so important for children to have both a father and mother that an imprisoned father was preferable to a same-sex parent. As I read someplace Santorum seems so […]

Picasso On Inspiration

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011 in Quotes | No Comments

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. — Pablo Picasso

This Is Kind Of Disheartening

Posted by on Sep 8, 2010 in Quotes | No Comments

We can suggest what you should do next, what you care about. Imagine: We know where you are, we know what you like. Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google

Smack Down Of The Week

Posted by on Dec 17, 2009 in Politics, Quotes | No Comments

Dick Durbin (D-IL)  as said to Mitch McConnell (R-KY): Sen. Dick Durbin has a holiday invitation for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other critics of a plan to move Guantanamo detainees to a prison in Illinois: Before you sound alarms about security, come visit the prison yourself. In an open letter to McConnell, the […]

Deep Thoughts, Simple Question

Posted by on Nov 18, 2009 in Politics, Quotes | No Comments

A reader at Talking Points Memo (TPM) today asked: How is it that it will take “decades” for history to judge the Bush administration yet we know already that the Obama administration is a failure? That is a pretty darn good question.

Great Opening Lines From Sci-fi Novels

Posted by on Jul 26, 2008 in Books, Quotes | No Comments

IO9’s has done a nice little roundup of their favorite opening lines from science fiction novels. Two I like include: “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” — William Gibson, Neuromancer. “Physicist Leonardo Vetra smelled burning flesh, and he knew it was his own.” — Dan Brown, […]

The Importance of “Effortful Study”

Posted by on Jul 11, 2008 in Business, Quotes | No Comments

Ericsson argues that what matters is not experience per se but “effortful study,” which entails continually tackling challenges that lie just beyond one’s competence. That is why it is possible for enthusiasts to spend tens of thousands of hours playing chess or golf or a musical instrument without ever advancing beyond the amateur level and […]

Daily Quote

Posted by on May 2, 2008 in Quotes | No Comments

“Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.” – Blaise Pascal

Resourcefulness Quote

Posted by on Apr 17, 2008 in Quotes | No Comments

“Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.” – Richard Byrd