On dogs

Monday, June 22, 2009


The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him
and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
~Samuel Butler, Notebooks, 1912

creatures, great and small

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings,
it is, for that reason, to be of no account?
~Jean Paul Richter

Zoom zoom

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

On vast blue skies

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


The poetry of the earth is never dead.
~John Keats

A man is his castle

Monday, June 15, 2009


A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air.
A psychotic is the man who lives in it.
A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent.
~Jerome Lawrence

A feather for my freedom

Sunday, June 14, 2009


God loved the birds and invented trees.
Man loved the birds and invented cages.
~Jacques Deval, Afin de vivre bel et bien

On parenting

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Your children need your presence more than your presents.
~Jesse Jackson

Home sweet home

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


No man but feels more of a man in the world
if he have but a bit of ground that he can call his own.
However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep;
and that is a very handsome property.
~Charles Dudley Warner

Sweet eccentricity

Sunday, June 7, 2009


It's always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting.
~Jean Paul Gaultier

On best friends

Saturday, June 6, 2009


A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.
~O.A. Battista


Friday, June 5, 2009


Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

On liberty

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
~Moshe Dayan

The cat with no hat

Monday, June 1, 2009


There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat.
~Tay Hohoff