Today's topic is Quotations. Today's theme is Mark Twain. The following quotations are taken from the "Directory of Mark Twain's maxims, quotations, and various opinions." Jane Austen and cat get twice as many lines as the rest because I like Jane Austen and cats. Twain liked cats but despised Jane Austen. I think his … Continue reading Q Is for Quotations & Mr. Twain: #atozchallenge
In came a fiddler with a music-book, and went up to the lofty desk, and made an orchestra of it, and tuned like fifty stomach-aches. ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
To do two things at once is to do neither. ~ Publilius Syrus, in Moral Sayings (1st Century B. C.) What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. ~ Ecclesiastes 1:9, Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV) * … Continue reading So What Else Is New?
Acting is not an important job in the scheme of things. Plumbing is. ~ Spencer Tracy
"I think the biggest myth that writers might have about themselves is that we're somehow more important than we really are. I always cringe a little when I hear a writer say it's our duty to make social commentary, expose social injustice, etc. I don't think it's my duty at all. My duty as a … Continue reading The Biggest Myth
Two quotations from the film Dean Spanley, adapted from Lord Dunsany's novel, My Talks with Dean Spanley: Only the closed mind is certain. The trouble with cats is that they have no idea of the rules.