Category Archives: ART

When the head rope of a net is pulled up, all the meshes open. Chinese original: 纲举目张

When a key problem is solved, the rest of the issues relating to it will also be unknotted.

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Mother, Mother
Mother, Mother, I am ill

Call for the doctor over the hill.

In came the doctor,
In came the nurse,
In came the lady with the alligator purse.
Measles, said the doctor.
Mumps, said the nurse.
Nothing, said the lady with the alligator purse.
Out goes the doctor, out goes the nurse,
Out goes the lady with the alligator purse.

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The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), Saturday 12 November 1910,

A SUPPRESSED POEM BY TENNYSON

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Every rope gat two ends.

Guyana.

http://www.guyana.org/proverbs.html

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Rope Rhyme

Get set, ready now, jump right in
Bounce and kick and giggle and spin
Listen to the rope when it hits the ground
Listen to that clappedy-slappedy sound
Jump right up when it tells you to Come back down, whenever you do
Count to a hundred, count by ten
Start to count all over again
That’s what jumping is all about
Get set, ready now,
jump
right
out!

Eloise Greenfield

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Franklin D Roosevelt

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

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Not Last Night but the night before.
Twenty-four robbers came knocking at my door,
They called me out for the world to see,
And this is what they said to me–
‘Spanish dancer turn around,
Spanish dancer touch the ground,
Spanish dancer do the kicks,
Spanish dancer do the splits!

http://www.homeschool.co.uk/jump-rope-songs-and-skipping-rope-rhymes/

I am Psmith,” said the old Etonian reverently. “There is a preliminary P before the name. This, however, is silent. Like the tomb. Compare such words as ptarmigan, psalm, and phthisis. P.G. Wodehouse, Psmith, Journalist

 

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THE PTARMIGAN IS STRANGE
AS STRANGE AS HE CAN BE
NEVER SITS ON PTELEPHONE POLES
OR ROOSTS UPON A PTREE
AND THE WAY HE PTAKES PTO SPELLING
IS THE STRANGEST THING PTO ME.

Anonymous

In our home, something like being a poet would be thought of as putting on airs

KAY RYAN

http://kellyrfineman.livejournal.com/318827.html

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They are not devious, and they fear lies as they fear fire. They don’t tell lies even in the most trivial matters. To lie to someone is to insult them, and the liar is diminished in the eyes of the person he lies to. Civilized people don’t put on airs; they behave in the street as they would at home, they don’t show off to impress their juniors.

From a letter to Nikolay Chekhov, March 1886
― Anton Chekhov, A Life in Letters

Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives. – Stephen Baker

http://www.catquotes.com/catquotes4.htm

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Foreign Kittens
 
Kittens large and Kittens small,
Prowling on the Back Yard Wall,
Though your fur be rough and few,
I should like to play with you.
Though you roam the dangerous street,
And have curious things to eat,
Though you sleep in barn or loft,
With no cushions warm and soft,
Though you have to stay out-doors
When it’s cold or when it pours,
Though your fur is all askew–
How I’d like to play with you!

 

A Selection of Kitten Verse by Oliver Herford

http://clatterymachinery.wordpress.com/2007/11/11/a-selection-of-kitten-verse-by-oliver-herford/

“There’s a difference between playing and playing games. The former is an act of joy, the latter — an act.”

― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

 

 

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“We’re actors — we’re the opposite of people!”
― Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Even if your words are a lie, your eyes always tell the truth.

Libby Saumur.

http://www.midnightangel308.com/eye_quote.htm

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It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

― C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, and Other Addresses

 

 

Art hurts. Art urges voyages – and it is easier to stay at home.”

― Gwendolyn Brooks

 

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“Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”

– Pat Conroy

Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.”

-Rene Magritte

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“Sometimes paper is only paper,” my mother says. “Words are just words. Ways to capture the real thing. Don’t be afraid to remember that.”

I know what she means. Writing, painting, singing-it cannot stop everything. Cannot halt death in its tracks. But perhaps it can make the pause between death’s footsteps sound and look and feel beautiful, can make the space of waiting a place where you can linger without as much fear. For we are all walking each other to our deaths, and the journey there between footsteps makes up our lives.”

― Ally Condie, Reached