December 5th, 2006


Quotes of the Day

It's Tuesday, so it must be time for more quotes! Number 2 has a particular poignancy for me at the moment and Dan Quayle always seems to manage to find a truism in the mangled English. [I have added a few more than the usual 4 today, to make up for not posting any for a few days - enjoy!]


Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it.
Dan Quayle (1947 - ), 5/20/92 (reported in Esquire, 8/92)

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902), The Way of All Flesh, Chapter 77

I'm going to stay in show business until I'm the last one left.
George Burns (1896 - 1996)

Her virtue was that she said what she thought, her vice that what she thought didn't amount to much.
Peter Ustinov (1921 - 2004)

Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.
Arnold Lobel

Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.
Lao-tzu (604 BC - 531 BC)

Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again - this is the brave and happy life.
J. E. Buchrose

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Age is opportunity no less
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

(no subject)

Choosing "Four Weddings and a Funeral" as the DVD to watch this evening was probably not my best choice :) but I enjoyed it even if the emotional bits made me ... emotional.

I've actually been a bit adjectiverous (if there is such a word) as I got a package from Dell at work - lots of geeky goodness, squeeing, and oh and ahing over it! My poor old Palm Pilot is on its last legs - it doesn't seem to be able to hold the charge in its battery now - so a replacement was ordered. The new "toy" is a Dell Axim X51. I'll tell you more about it once I actually get to play with it. The first task is, of course, to charge the battery up for 8 hours, so I have only read the first bit of the manual (gasp of shock from the readers) and will actually transfer all the information from the backup of my Palm over the next few days.

Right, I have a few things to do on-line then I'm off to bed. Hope life is good for you all.