Words of Wisdom

Meanderings across the fields of my mind
Festina Lente "Make Haste Slowly"

One of my favorite sayings from my wise old grandmother is
“Life is a journey, not a destination.
Enjoy the journey.”
That means to have fun!

Life is a special occasion
Start each day with a greatful heart

Death is God's way of saying "slow down."

If you want bright eyed and bushy tailed, go find a squirrel

A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others. ~Wizard of Oz

As I've grown older
I realize that pleasing everyone is impossible,
but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake!

I'm retired,
so every day
is a weekend

It's a good day to have a good day

Been there, done that
but don't remember any of it

"Life is too short to drink cheap wine."

I was born a genius and have been getting smarter ever since.......
.. I am the second most interesting man in the world,
after the guy in the beer commercial.

I may not be perfect
but parts of me are excellent

People may not remember what you say, but will always remember how you make them feel.

I'm not saying I'm Spiderman,
I'm just saying
noone has ever seen us in a room together

"Friends are kisses blown to us by angels."

Imperfection is Beauty.
Madness is Genius,
and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring~~~Marilyn Monroe

I'm a simple man with a simple plan ....
I'm not in a hurry and I try not to worry ...
(God bless us all .. :)

Across my dreams with nets of wonder I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love

Laughing is good exercise
.. It's like jogging on the inside.

Shoot for the moon
even if you miss
you'll be among the stars

Don't let yesterday take up too much of today

The impossible just takes a little longer

It's never too late to dream a new dream

I' "The question is not what you look at
but what you see!"
-Henry David Thoreau

As I grow older , I regret to say that a detestable habit of thinking seems to be getting a hold of me.

I see no good reason to act my age

Don't let the Muggles get you down

"may you live as long as you want to,
and want to as long as you live"

The trouble with trouble is,
it starts out as fun

Life wouldn't be so hard if we weren't Muggles

I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap.

There are three kinds of men:
The ones that learn by reading.
The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence.-- Will Rogers

whether you think you can,
or think you can't, you're right ~~~ Henry Ford

I am who I am,
and I don't need your approval

l do no harm
(but take no shit)

1 "Laissez le bon temps rouler"
(Let The Good Times Roll)

Too much of a good thing
is just enough

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

“There is no exercise better for the heart
than reaching down and lifting people up.”--John Holmes

When the power of love
overcomes the love of power,
the world will know peace~~Jimi Hendricks

Yes, I can spell well. I just can't type worth a dran.

I type faster than I think -
and no, I am not a fast typist, just a slow thinker.
So please excuse grammatical errors and typos

My cat,
who likes to sprawl on my keyboard,
gets the credit for anything I write that makes sense

Don't fart in an elevator
That's so wrong on many levels

Don't take life so seriously,
it's not like you're getting out alive

Laughing is good exercise.
. It's like jogging on the inside.

When you are don't know that you are dead. It is difficult only for others.
It is the same when you are Stupid!

"There is only one way to avoid criticism
: do nothing,
say nothing,
and be nothing." -Aristotle

Worry looks around
, sorry looks back,
Faith looks up.

Doon't look back,
you're not going that way

If it weren't for people like me, nobody else would have an above average IQ.

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

"Life is a great big canvas, throw all the paint on it you can"

People who say money can't buy happiness obviously don't know where to shop

Money doesn't buy happiness, but it makes for an extravagant depression'

Each morning we are born again
what we do today is what matters most

The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return

A day without laughter
is a day wasted

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.

One shoe can change your life.~~Cinderella

growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.

I am OLD.
I'm, so old, I can't die young and can't get old....just older

older than yesterday, younger than tomorrow...God willing

I'm older than the internet

I'm 81 yrs old and still don't know everything yet.

Today is the oldest i've ever been
and the youngest I'll ever be again

The older I get, the slower I go
. the slower I go, the more I see
. the more I see, the happier I am.
why couldn't I have been young and slow?

My body is a Temple, really old and totally ruined

Middle age
is when you finally get your head together
but your body falls apart

I haven't been everywhere yet, but it's on my list

There are three things that will kill you...
Stupidity, Bad luck and Time

I'm very pleased to be here
. Let's face it, at my age
I'm very pleased to be anywhere. (George Burns)

I live in my own little world but that's ok, they all know me here!

The Road Ahead is Much Shorter Than The Road Behind'.

I;m so old, I fart dust

QUESTION: What do I do all week?
Answer: Monday through Friday, NOTHING..... Saturday & Sunday, I rest.

"Sometimes I sit and think
and sometimes I just sit!"

When I works, I works hard...
When I rests, I rests hard...
When I thinks, I falls asleep!

Even when I have nothing to do
it takes me all day to get it done.

of all the things i've lost i miss my mind the most!

Have an attitude of gratitude

I would rather be sorry for something I did rather than be sorry for something I didn't do.

Be true to yourself,
only you know who you are.

There are old pilots, & there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots.

Old Age Ain't For Sissies!
~ Do Not Resent Growing Old
... Many Are Denied The Privilege.

Remember, "a leopard doesn't change it's spots", but you can do it in PhotoShop.

Great photos make the walls, but snaps make the memories.

"Our truest life
is when we are in dreams awake."
--Henry David Thoreau

Live every day as if it were your last,...eventually you'll be right.

"Growing old is mandatory,
Growing up is optional"

Life may not be the party we hoped for
- but while we are here
- we might as well dance!

Live your life and forget your age

I feel more like I do now than I did this time yesterday.....

Nothing happens unless first a dream~~Carl Sandberg

If you want the answer you want, don't ask me the question.

Ya know, you only get so many thoughts per brain, and if you think them all up, you don't get any more, and it could leave you empty headed.

pi r not square - - pi r round
Cornbread r square!

We do not stop playing because we grow old.
We grow old because we stop playing."

I don't believe God put us on earth to be ordinary

"Karma is only a B***h if you are."

..... there was an elderly gentleman that used to say to me in German "zu bald alt zu spät klug" ..... the English translation is "too soon old, too late smart" ..... I miss that guy

Yesterday is history
tommorow is a mystery

Never give up dreaming of the future
or you will have no future.
Keep doing the same and you will get the same.

I do what my Rice Crispies tell me to do.

Don't underestimate the Force!

"Courage doesn't always roar.
courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day
saying, I will try again tomorrow"

It ain't easy being me, but someone's gotta do it.

“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone,
but they've always worked for me.”

older than yesterday,
younger than tomorrow...God willing

Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories

There are no "dumb" questions-
just sometimes "dumb" answers.

I live in my own little world, but it's ok, they know me here.

I am always home, unless i have gone somewhere

As I hurtled through space,
one thought kept crossing my mind
- every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder. ~ John Glenn

You don't need a parachute to skydive.
You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

The things you do for yourself die with you,
the things you do for others live forever.

A man's worth should be judged,
not when he basks in the sun, but how he faces the storm.

Friends are kisses blown to us by angels

I'd rather live my life as if there is a God then die and find out there is not, than to live my life as if there is no God, then die and find out there is.

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
Dalai Lama

I'm not afraid of dying,...I just don't want to be there when it happens.

Take lessons from the weather
. It pays no attention to criticism

If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know?

You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

t doesn't matter what temperature the room is, it's always room temperature.

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

" 1/2 of all Americans can't add fractions;
the other 2/3 can't subtract them.

"Five out of four people have trouble with fractions."

The nice thing about a poor memory is
you get to meet someone new everyday

"Ignorance is bliss"
- i'm happy with that...

"and I think to myself....
.what a Wonderful World!"
Louis Armstrong

The things that come to those who wait,
may be the things left by those who got there first.

The 50-50-90 rule:
Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right,
there's a 90%probability you'll get it wrong.

If the shoe fits,
get another just like it.

God gave you toes as a device for finding furniture in the dark.

Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.

I may not be perfect,
but I am always me.

I was just told I'm apathetic
but I don't care.

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do

Old photographers never die, they just go out of focus.

"If your pictures aren't good enough,
you aren't close enough."

"When I'm good, I'm very good;
when I'm bad, I'm even better."~~Mae West

Good isn't enough, when better is possible.

I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

I don't believe God put us on earth to be ordinary

Always remember you're unique.
Just like everyone else.

'You can observe a lot just by watching

I'm 80 and still don't use glasses,
it's easier to just drink straight from the bottle

When I read about the evils of drinking ....I gave up reading.

With age comes wisdom.
I'm expecting mine to arrive next week
. I hope I'm home.

One day your life will flash in front of your eyes.
Make sure it's worth watching.

Life goes full circle.
.you're born with no hair, no teeth and you piss your pants,
you live, get old,have no hair,no teeth, and you piss your pants

Keep the mind busy, or it will go to sleep on you.
You can tell this is happening,
your hair gets gray or it falls out.
Damn, I just looked in the mirror

i love talking about nothing.
it is the only thing
i know anything about
~Oscar Wilde

The light at the end of the tunnel may be an oncoming train


If there is a problem there is a solution,
if there is no solution then there is no problem.

if it wern't for time,.
...everything would happen all at once.

Never give up hope.
When hope is replaced with hopeless you're close to a tragedy
, while there is hope, happiness is a short distance away! (Anon)

I'm so bright, my father calls me son

My mother thinks I'm a flower,
she calls me a bloomin' idiot

Happiness is not a destination
it's a way of life

I came into this world with nothing,
...and still have most of it.

No one is promised tomorrow.

No wind is favorable if you don't know where you're headed

"Fame is fleeting but obscurity is forever" Napoleon.

It’s not happy people who are thankful,
it’s thankful people who are happy.

Keep it simple;life is easier that way.

Whatever doesn't kill you makes for a good story later.

If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.

They said 'join the Navy see the world.'
They didn't tell me that 80% of the world was water.

How can I soar with Eagles, when I'm surrounded by turkeys ?

I 'm not suffering from mental illness
I enjoy it.

I used to believe in reincarnation, but that was long ago, in another life.

Don't worry about tomorrow
God is already there

Love the life you live
Live the life you love

Do not follow where the path may lead..
Go, instead, where there is no path, and leave a trail.

The road ahead is much shorter than the road behind us!

A good friend is cheaper than therapy

Apathy is the world's worst problem....but, who cares!

You don't climb a mountain just to sit there .
.. you look around for other mountains to climb

There's no mountain so tall it can't be climbed

Isn't it nice to know that today is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?

The early bird gets the worm,
but the second mouse gets the cheese.

You cannot do a kindness too soon
because you never know how soon it will be too late."-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is like peeing in your pants
everyone can see it
but only you can feel the warmth

Friendship isn't a big thing -
it's a million little things.

Stop thinking too much
it's alright not to know all the answers

Life is like a piano,
what you get out of it
depends on how you play it

Never argue about things you can prove,
Never argue about things you cannot,
It's more important to be kind

The older I get,
the better I was..

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."

"We have met the enemy and he is us"

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes;
he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.

Simplicity is elegance

The secret to life
Keep your mind open and your mouth shut

Every day is a good day,
some are just better than others

everyone brings joy in to my heart.
most when they arrive, some when they depart.

If you see the light at the end of the tunnel
make sure it ain't a train coming your way

Across my dreams with nets of wonder
I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love
~sung by Bob Lind

Emily Dickinson
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without words,
And never stops at all.

There are no mistakes
only happy accidents

We are, each of us, Angels with one wing
We can fly only if we hold tightly to each other

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
-- Mae West

Like the poet ee cummings said,
‘once you know the rules
, you can break them.’

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work.
I want to achieve immortality through not dying. (Woody Allen)


Níor bhris focal maith fiacail riamh (Irish Gaelic)
A good word never broke a tooth.

Have fun and spread the Karma.

If earth didn't suck, we would all fall off

What is, IS
What ain't, AIN'T
What never was, will never be.

"We can do no great things
, only small things with great love"
~~Mother Theresa

"Great things are not done by impulse,
but by a series of small things brought together."
--Vincent Van Gogh

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
-- Oscar Wilde

It doesn't matter where you go in life,
it's who you have beside you

I’m definitely not where I want to be yet.
But I’m much closer than I’d be if I hadn’t kept going.

The more you know the more you know how little you know.

Criticism is easy
; achievement is difficult.
W.S. Churchill

Growing old is not for sissys

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” -- Marilyn Monroe

Friends are kisses
blown to us by angels

Live simply, love generously, care deeply and speak kindly.

" Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them,
but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead".~~Louisa May Alcott

"Faith is not about everything turning out okay.
Faith is about being okay no matter how things turn out."

live life in the present,
enjoy the life you've made for yourself,
live out your dreams

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think."
~ Winnie the Pooh

Don't cry because it's over,
smile because it happened~~Dr. Seuss

Enjoy the little things,
For one day you may look back
and realize they were the BIG things...

Be happy for this moment,
for this moment is your life

Do what makes you Happy!
Collect what makes your heart Smile!
Be Creative… even if is for an audience of one.
Do You!

The more things you do,
the more you can do. Lucille Ball

Ask yourself two questions
what do you love to do?
Why aren't you doing it?

The secret of staying young is to live honestly,
eat slowly,
and lie about your age. Lucille Ball

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work.
I want to achieve immortalitythrough not dying. (Woody Allen)

Don’t let your victories go to your head,
or your failures go to your heart.

Sometimes you just gotta be a cool cat,
crack open a box of wine and deal with it.

Be the change you want to see in the world!

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."~~- T.S. Eliot

I gotta believe in something....I believe I'll take another photo !

"Feel the Fear - Do it Anyway"

Enjoy the journey
...dream on the way.
..awaken your imagination..
.unleash your creative soul!

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without words,
And never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson

"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow
. Don't walk behind me I may not lead
, just walk beside me and be my friend ,
or just bug off and leave me alone

Ring the bells that can still ring
Forget your perfect offering
There’s a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in

Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it

when everyone thinks alike, no one thinks very much.
- walter lippmann

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy!

My future starts when I wake up every morning ...

"life moves pretty fast-
if you don't stop and look around once in awhile you could miss it"
~~~Ferris Bueller

I may be old,but I got to see all the cool bands

" I'm growing older,, but not up "~~Jimmy Buffett

if you smile when no one else is around
you really mean it

I I have a Simple Philosophy.
Fill What's Empty. Empty What's Full.
And Scratch Where it Itches

Wish not so much to live long as to live well~~Benjamin Franklin

Fair Winds & Following Seas.
A sailor's prayer

Live for the moments you can't put into words

“We say we waste time,
but that is impossible.
We waste ourselves.”
~~ Alice Bloch

Follow your own Yellow Brick Road

Welcome to Life
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totally used up and worn out, shouting
'..MAN,what a ride!'
George Carlin

People are more passionately opposed to wearing fur than leather
because it is safer to harass rich women than bikers.

Don't take life too seriously; you'll never get out of it alive.~~Elbert Hubbard

There is only one happiness in Life,
to love and be loved.~~ - George Sand

Wasn't it Groucho Marx who once remarked
"I find TV very educational -
as soon as someone turns it on,
I go and read a book."

“Real happiness
lies in that which never comes nor goes,
but simply is.

Life is pleasant.
Death is peaceful.
It's the transition that's troublesome.

A smile can be as contagious as a yawn,
and remembered more fondly when it's gone.

Today's moments are tomorrow's memories

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all~~Helen Keller


"You can't wait for inspiration.
You have to go after it with a club.~~Jack London

Be a good example.
If you can’t be a good example
then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning.--Catherine Aird

Be yourself...everyone else is taken!

Take my advice,
I don't use it anyway

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined"

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself.
Any direction that you choose.
~~-Dr. Seuss

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them
~~- Walt Disney

Life doesn't fly by,it dances

Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Not all treasure is silver and gold~~~Jack Sparrow

Do the hard jobs first.
The easy jobs will take care of themselves. Dale Carnegie

Those who say it cannot be done
should not interrupt those who are doing it."

What would you do....
if you knew you couldn't fail?

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose,
for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down,
but the staying down.
~Mary Pickford

Don't let aging get you down
, it's too hard to get back up

Far away, there in the sunshine, are my brightest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them and try to follow where they lead.
~Louisa May Alcott

What lies behind us and what lies
before us are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left
and could say,
I used everything You gave me... -
Erma Bombeck

~ I sure wish I knew today
what I know I'm going to regret knowing tomorrow.

Good judgment comes from experience.
Experience comes from bad judgment.

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain,
and most fools do."~~~-- Dale Carnegie

I'll drink no wine before its time..
..It's time!

Time exists so that everything doesn't happen all at once

Knowledge speaks
wisdom listens

I asked for a miracle... I got one... it was not what I asked for, but it was just what I needed......anon

~ Life Is Short ~
Break the rules ..
. Forgive quickly .
.. Kiss slowly .
.. Love truly .
.. Laugh uncontrollably
... Never regret anything that made you smile.

Someday you will be old enough to read Fairy Tales again~~~CS Lewis

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” -- Dr. Seuss

“If you want your children to be intelligent,
read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent,
read them more fairy tales.”
-- Albert Einstein

"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight"

When hearts listen, angels sing

You must learn one thing..
..the world was meant to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds...
except the one to which you belong.
-David Whyte

Life's rules
#1 Play nice
#2 If in doubt, see rule #1

Life is like a coin....
.you can spend it any way you like
, but you can only spend it once!

Striving hard to be the man that my dog thinks I am.

Life is tough, but it's tougher if you're stupid.
-John Wayne as Sgt. Stryker in Sands Of Iwo Jima

It's not stupid; it's advanced.

Great pictures are taken with the mind..
.the problem lies in getting the dang camera to take the same picture

A good picture is knowing where to stand~~~Ansel Adams

"If your photos aren't good enough, you're not close enough"

"Get as close as you can, and then take a step closer."

Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.

Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect.
It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections

Perfection is overrated!
It’s the memories that count.

Youth is a wonderful thing.
What a crime to waste it on children.~ George Bernard Shaw

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up"~~~French poet, essayist & critic, Paul Valery (1871 ~ 1945)

I'm not a photgrapher,
I'm just a guy who takes pictures

'Someday I'll take a better photo, right now I'm just taking Snapz'

Use what talents you possess:
the woods would
be very silent
if no birds sang
except those
that sang best.
-Henry Van Dyke

We do not stop playing because we grow old
We grow old because we stop playing.

'I am what I am and that's all I am' ~~~Popeye,
Favorite famous Hollywood celebrity.

Everywhere I go
I find a poet has been there before me

I really am smart, stupidity is holding me back.

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

'The future has already arrived. It's just not widely distributed.'--William Gibson

"Success isn’t about achieving something in the future,
but about doing something right now that you love."

"It's not enough that we do our best,"
"sometimes we have to do what's required."

This too shall pass.... (Hebrew advice to Solomon)
until that which passes is life itself' -

~ Life ~
“Sure ,today is the first day of the rest of your life,
but so was yesterday & look at how that turned out”

Age doesnt matter...
.Friendship does

Give wings to your dreams

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass
-It's about learning to dance in the rain

If you want the rainbow,
you've got to put up with the rain

Let all that you do be done in Love

God determines who walks into your life.....
it's up to you to decide who you let walk away,
who you let stay,
and who you refuse to let go.'

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly,
our whole life would change

A change in perspective will change a barren wasteland to a field of opportunity

“Fairy tales are more than true;
not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
-- G.K. Chesterton

"A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes"

Love stories have no ending


Each day I know something special is waiting for me....

I'm beautiful in my way
'cause God makes no mistakes

“All you need is love
. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” -- Charles M. Schulz

“There is nothing better than a friend,
unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
-- Charles Dickens

J.K. Rowling “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
-- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
-- Abraham Lincoln

A heart is not judged on how much you love...
but how much you are loved by others

'It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
what is essential is invisible to the eye'

Some of us have a great deal of experience, but little taste

I rejoice in keeping my mind open to pursue the simple, attainable things

Murphy's Lesser Known Dictums:
Light travels faster than sound.
This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

Murphy's Lesser Known Dictums: He who laughs last, thinks the slowest.

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Groucho Marx

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it." Goethe

"If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."

If you want a prettier picture, bring me a prettier face!

Trust that the wind knows where it's going

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are for.

Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning Satan shudders and says 'Oh sh!t, he's awake!'!

Normality is just a coffee away

Decaf is the root of all evil...

Luck favors the prepared

Time is Free...yet PRICELESS!

I've learned a lot since I knew it all.

Ride hard
stay home~~~Wild Hogs

If you can't make sense, go make nonsense. It's better than no sense at all.

I've taken a vow of poverty. To annoy me send money.
I accept Paypal, cash, gifts, expensive dinners and foreign vacations.

“Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.”

Nothing is impossible;
the word itself says, "I'm possible!"
Favorite quote of Audrey Hepburn

If I never had a bad day, how would I know whether I was having a good day?

'Life is something that happens to you while you're making other plans'.
John Lennon

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
-- William Shakespeare, As You Like It

If you want to know what a man's like,
take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
-- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“To live is the rarest thing in the world.
Most people exist, that is all.”
-- Oscar Wilde

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
Steve Martin

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
-- Mother Teresa

-- ' You don't have to have the best of everything to get the best out of what you do have'.

make a life - not a living


It's not the men in your life that count,
it's the life in your men."
Mae West

the greatest fact of life I have found-
-if you live long enough, you slowly fall apart until you stop working all together

There are three kinds of people, those that can count, and those that can't

I used to think I was indecisive, now I'm not too sure

The hardest part of accepting criticism is realizing I am not perfect...

Whatever happened to Preparations A thru G?

I have not yet begun to procrastinate

To err is human, but to really screw things up takes a computer.

Be kind whenever possible~~~~It is always possible

Don't use a big word when a diminutive one will do

Always proofread carefully to see if you any words out

Give me ambiguity or give me something else

As I said before, I never repeat myself

Drugs have help teach an entire generation of American kids the metric system

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.-Harlan Ellison

The only thing that's pure, true, natural, and untainted
is the inescapable fact that
nothing is pure, true, natural, and untainted

The difference between genius and stupidity
is that there is a limit on genius.

Vote for the

As they say,
" There are two types of people in the world.
Those that are Irish and those that wish they were!"

If I live long enough I may get better,
if not I will have fun trying!

Wrinkles don't hurt

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over..
it became a butterfly

Remember that practice makes perfect -
As long as you practice correctly
you will be able to do it WRONG better than anyone else!"

Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

Take the scenic route!
Life is too short to do otherwise.

'Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.'

Take the time to live!!!
Life is too short.
Dance naked.
but stay home,
No one wants to see that!

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.

“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
-- Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

There no right or wrong -
there are just instances of individuality and individual choice

The definition of luck : When skill meets opportunity!!!

Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone

Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way;
but NEVER forget the blessings that come each day.

It's frustrating when you know all the answers
but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.

Time may be a great healer,
but it's a lousy beautician.

Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
Speak kindly

Life is God's gift to to you
What you do with life is your gift to God

"Not all who wander, are lost!"......... J R R Tolkien

It's not so much that my mind wanders -- it's that I keep following it...

Anybody who isn't confused does not really understand what's going on.

If everything happens for a reason, what's the reason?!

Everything happens for a reason
. #1 reason: poor planning

I feel the need
the need... for Speed~~~Maverick

I taught Maverick all he knows~~Cloud dancer

'Trying, the first step to failure'- Homer Simpson

Stupid should hurt

"An asp in the grass is a snake,
but a grasp in the ass is a goose."

Enjoying life one moment at a time.

"Be kind whenever possible...It is always possible.

There's no such thing as a stupid question,
but there are many inquisitive idiots.

The scientific reason things get lost
"When you drop a tiny thing like a screw an incredible amount of energy is released and the item actually goes ahead in time via a time warp. Eventually the energy is used up and you catch up to it and find it."

In primitive society, when native tribes beat the ground with
clubs and yelled, it was called witchcraft; in today's society, it is called golf.

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

'It is better to have and need not
than to need and have not'

'you don't take a photograph, you make it' (Ansel Adams)

Retreat, hell...>Reload!
~~~ Sarah Palin ( 2010 )

"I plan to live forever. So far, so good."

There are many things in life that will catch your eye
but only a few will catch your heart
..pursue them

A lifetime is not too long to live as friends

"What do we live for if not to make life a little easier for another."

'In this life we cannot do great things
but we can do small things with great love' Mother Theresa

There are angels among men and we need to treat all with respect for we know not who the angels are

Let light shine out of darkness

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. -John Barrymore

'When one door closes...... Another opens!'

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens;
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” -- Helen Keller

'Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it...
albeit probably in colour the second time around.'

I can spell, really . . just can't type

The solution is always simple. Getting there is the hard part.

Life is uncertain
eat dessert first

If beer and women aren't the answer,
you're asking the wrong question

You could be wrong when you agree with me.

'I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.'

'Life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain.'

It's always more helpful to me to judge people
by what they do
rather than what they say!

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

The most wasted day of all
is that in which we have not laughed

'Dance like no one is watching.
Sing like no one is listening.
Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on earth.' --Mark Twain

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky

Only when we are no longer afraid
do we begin to live

. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.~~~Groucho Marx

Men Make Plans.
The Gods Laugh.

Being blessed with sight,does not bestow seeing.

If you always do what you've done - you'll always get what you've got.

'If you don't know where you are going, any road will lead you there.'

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do

Keep learning;
share knowledge;
think seriously about outcomes;
seek wisdom.

We all know we have to grow older,
but it doesn't mean we have to grow up

It's never too late to live happily ever after

If it seems too good to be true - then it isn't. If you cannot believe your eyes - then don't.

Why do you have to 'put your two cents in'.. but it's only a 'penny for your thoughts'? Where's that extra penny going ?

'Being rich is having money;
being wealthy is having time

The gear itself is sometimes less important than knowing how to use it.

Even if you are on the right track,
you will get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

Attempt your dreams

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss

"Me? i always tell the truth....even when i lie"

"Never, never, never, never give up" - Winston Churchill

I think,therefore,I am
I am, therefore, I do

... "to be is to do" Descartes;..
. "to do is to be" Satre ;
. ............................"DoBeDoBeDo" Sinatra.

"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing."

'At my age, if it's over 100 feet from the truck, it ain't photogenic.'

"I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection.
Excellence I can reach for;
perfection is God's business." --Michael J Fox

Good, fast, cheap.
Everything in this world has 2 of these qualities, but not 3.

If it's good and fast, it ain't cheap.
If it's fast and cheap, it ain't good.
If it's good and cheap, it ain't fast.
Reminds me of a girl I met at a bar the other night.

I like pigs
. Dogs look up to us.
Cats look down on us
. Pigs treat us as equals

Money can buy you a pretty good dog,
but it can't buy the wag of his tail...

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

From now on,
ending a sentence with a preposition
is something up with which I will not put

"Try not.
Do or do not, there is no try."

Keep an open mind,but not so open that your brains fall out."

Everyone is entitled to my opinion

If you have a passion,
why not dream?

Work as if it were your first day.
Forgive as soon as possible.
Love without boundaries.
Laugh without control
and never stop smiling.

I love it when a plan comes together~Hannibal Smith

You can always depend on Plan B

The easiest day was yesterday~~US Navy Seals

"For those who believe, no proof is necessary
. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.

Attitudes are contagious,
Is yours worth catching?

'Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... 'Wow! What a ride!'

To become old and wise,first you have to be young and stupid!

'It may be that your purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.'

Life's Lessons
Chapter 33
'You can't please everyone,
you just have to please yourself'
~~Rick Nelson (Garden Party )

Be excellent to each other ~~~Bill&Ted

Go there together with thankful heart

Fly with the angels
Dance with the stars

When life gives you a thousand reasons to cry,
show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile

In movement there is life,
and in change there is power.

Life is not a dress rehearsal,
it's the main event.

Take the scenic route!
Life is too short to do otherwise.

The journey is its own reward

Be sincere,
even if you don't mean it

he secret of happiness is freedom.
The secret of freedom is courage.

The artist is nothing without the gift,
but the gift is nothing without work." - Emile Zola (1840-1902)

If you don't expect too much from me, you might not be let down.

Question: What do I do all week?
Answer: Mon to Fri. Nothing,
Sat & Sun I rest!

What's another word for "thesaurus"?

"Twenty years from now
you will be more disappointed by the things you didn´t do
than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor
. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.~~~ -- Bertrand Russell

"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances but a person with a certain set of attitudes."

You never go wrong by doing the right thing.

'It may be that your purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.'

I have a photographic memory, but ran out of film

I have not lost my mind - it's backed up on disk somewhere

Knowledge is of two kinds.
We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it." Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.~~~Yogi Berra

I believe a birth certificate shows that we were born;
a death certificate shows that we died;
pictures show that we lived!

i am beginning to suspect that those who say i have snapped are not referring to my photography.

Dogs have masters, cats have servants.

Beauty is through the eyes of the photographer...

Sometimes I feel like a nut,
sometimes I don't.

Progress is not possible without deviation from the norm - Frank Zappa

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." ~ Scott Adams ~

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -- Thomas A. Edison

Failure is success, if we learn from it.

Aim for the moon, even if you miss you'll be among the stars.

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

Don't eat cookies in bed

When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

'One's relations and the sun are best avoided'.

"One today is worth two tomorrows" - Benjamin Franklin

Tears are words the heart can't express

I believe
for every drop of rain that falls
a flower grows

the handshake is stronger than the fist.

Some people are legends in their own minds.

Those who think they know it all
Upset those of us who DO!

'87.6% of all statistics are made up on the spot'

A waist is a terrible thing to mind. ~ Jenny Craig

Birthdays are good for you
the more you have
the longer you live

Old too early.....Smart too late.

Alfred Eisenstaedt said "f/8 and be there."

" 'Capture that 1/500th of a second in your life.'

Take many pictures - a few are keepers, the rest are are lessons

A picture is worth a thousand words, but which ones?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many megapixels is it?

Words have Wings,
say Nice Things!

Why Not Help Someone to Feel A Little Better Every Day?

'I don't necessarily believe everything I say'!

A man has to know his limitations ~~~ Harry Callahan

As you travel down the highway of life
Remember one thing;
No matter where you go
There you jolly well are
Aren't you?

The power of the wand is not its size,
but in how it is used ~~~ Harry Potter

'Well, sometimes the magic works. . . Sometimes, it doesn't.'

Never put off until tomorrow. . .
that which you can avoid doing altogether.

Do it now! Today will be yesterday tomorrow.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory..

Only regret mistakes you didn't learn from.

Its great to be alive.
Look for the goodness in others and you shall surely find it.

Handle things like a dog does
If you can't eat it
and you can't play with it
Pee on it and walk away.

-- 'A man is a success
if he gets up in the morning
and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do. '

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Remember . . . always keep your receipt, the box, and EVERYTHING that came in it!

Better to burp and taste it, than to fart and waste it

People who claim to be open minded never see it my way.

It Ain't Bragging If You Can Do It

Hardly education
All them books I didn't read
They just sat there on my shelf
Looking much smarter than me

Crickets have ears on their legs.

Nov shmoz kapop~~~ hitchhiker

If you don't stand for something,
you'll fall for anything

'Not all those who wander are lost.'~~~ J.R.R Tolkein

Remember: It takes a big man to cry, but it takes an even bigger man to laugh at that man... Jack Handy - Deep Thoughts

Art is the expression of imagination,

I was always taught to respect my elders, but at my age it keeps getting harder to find one

When a man speaks at sea where no woman can hear,
is he still wrong?

Life is too short to worry about how short life is

Shoot lots of pictures, always fill the frame

Better to regret the things you did than those you didn't

"Trouble with looking back is that you don't see what was in front of you until after it has passed you by."

I don't get it wrong, I just do it differently

Overprepare,then go with the flow

"My life Motto has always been "to always bite off more than you can chew - then chew like bloody hell"

Dont live to live, live for life

In order to experience your dreams you must believe they are necessary.

Criticism is easy; achievement is difficult. W.S. Churchill

'I tried being reasonable,
I didn't like it.'
~ Clint Eastwood

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

What we do next has to be better than what we did before

It's the friends that you can call at 4 am that matter...Marlene Dietrich

Do it now! Today will be yesterday tomorrow.

Mark Twain: I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
-Mark Twain (1835-1910)

What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Dilbert

Better to ask a stupid question than to make a stupid mistake

The grass is greener on the other side because there's more cr@p over there...

Eschew Obfuscation, Espouse Elucidation

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

Don't dream your your dreams...

'Live for today, but plan for tomorrow.'

The Earth is our Mother... We must take care of her....

Happy moments,Praise God
Difficult moments,Seek God
Quiet moments,Worship God
Painful moments, Trust God
Every moment, Thank God

' "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you've imagined." by Henry David Thoreau

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass,
it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Life is short,
break the rules,
forgive quickly,
kiss slowly,
love truly,
laugh uncontrollably,
and never regret anything that made you smile.

Character is what you have left when you've lost everything you can lose."

Life is not defined by the destination, but by the journey

Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.

Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does

Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

My mind not only wanders, sometimes it leaves completely !

Procrastinate now

I smile because I don't know what the hell is going on.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!
Life is too short and friends are too few!

I have butterflies in my stomach.
I really need to stop eating cocoons.

That which matters least, should never give way to that which matters most

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life:
It goes on." - Robert Frost

"A pessimist sees a difficulty in every opportunity,
and an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." ~~~Winston Churchill

~ 'I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.'~~~ Wimpy

The Rule of Thirds is meant to be broken, but only 1/3 of the time.

One in 4 is mentally unbalanced.
Take a look at 3 close friends-if they seem OK-then you're the one
My friends seem OK - it must be me

You can't control the wind, but you can adjust the sail.

Everything I write is a personal opinion
. Even when I quote facts, they are the facts I personally choose to accept

My opinion is just that.
(and it should be yours as well)

'When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change!

Joy is not in things
it is in us

Sometimes the best helping hand you can get
is a good firm push

Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future

'He who hesitates is not only lost - he's miles from the next Exit.'

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

Time flies like an arrow
Fruit flies like bananas

Be gentle, My life's a work in progress.

He who laughs last doesn't get it

'Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.'

Life was simpler before technology made life easier.

The best things in life aren't things

I can't identify when, but I know it happened.

It's probably worth noting that I have no idea what I'm doing

To Err is Human,
To really foul things up you need a computer.

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes

I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather...
NOT screaming in terror like his passengers.

Remember… insanity only strikes those sane enough to recognize insanity!

'Did you ever get the feeling that the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes?'---George Gobel, 1969

Without passion, what's the point?

"You can't always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes ,well you just might get what you need "

When a hammer is your only tool, all problems begin to look like nails.

Aspire to inspire before you expire

If we don't change direction soon
we'll end up where we're going

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with ketchup

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away

Never start vast projects with half vast ideas

Every thing works out in the end.
If it hasn't worked out, it's not the end.

It's what we learn after we know it all that really counts

The less you know, the more you think you know,
because you don't know you don't know

Any day above ground is a good day

If every thing is coming your way you may be in the wrong lane

I'm not as smart today as I will be tomorrow

If you think you're perfect,
try walking on water

With age comes wisdom and dementia,
so we forget how wise we really are

'Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life'

Too bad youth is wasted on the young

'I can look at a fine art photograph and sometimes I can hear music.' - Ansel Adams

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do

Imagination is only intelligence having fun

Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken

Life is too short to worry about how short life is

Life is short. Therefore I say
let's live life fully and completely.

If you're not pushing the boundaries, you're being strangled by them.

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

Seek elegance rather than luxury

Be warned! Out there be monsters

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus

Any insults, implied anger, bad grammar and bad spelling, are entirely unintentional

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"Those are my principles
. If you don't like them, I have others." - groucho marx

I accept Paypal, cash, gifts, expensive dinners and foreign vacations.

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"Now wasn't that special!!!"
The Church Lady

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