Tag Archives: culture

That song has the full extent of my mandolin abilities; I’m not a good mandolin player at all. –

John Fogerty

z listofattraction00phip_0051

Bind me-I still can sing-
Banish-my mandolin
Strikes true within-

Slay-and my Soul shall rise
Chanting to Paradise-
Still thine.”

― Emily Dickinson, Final Harvest: Poems

Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.

(Pearl S. Buck)

http://quote.robertgenn.com/getquotes.php?catid=108#.UXZxxtfI9ok

1 1 breakingintomovi00emeriala_0067

“It’s not the face, but the expressions on it. It’s not the voice, but what you say. It’s not how you look in that body, but the thing you do with it. You are beautiful.”

― Stephenie Meyer, The Host

A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.

Charles and Ann Morse

http://www.quotegarden.com/grandparents.html

1 1 atseaside00shei_0027

“We would also have to say goodbye to the joy of watching this next generation soak up the massive quantities of love their grandmother would have given them, and seeing them learn that there was someone in the world who loved them as much as their parents did: a grandmother who was delighted by all their quirks and who thought they were the most amazing creatures on earth.”

― Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club

Do I think well of myself, think myself a nice chap? WEll, I am afraid I sometimes do (and those are, no doubt, my worst moments)…”

― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

z surprisingadvent00croc_0011

Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.  There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught.  J.C. Watts

http://www.quotegarden.com/integrity.html

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

-James A. Froude

z topsyturvyland00zwem_0008

“The two limits of every unit of thinking are a perplexed, troubled, or confused situation at the beginning, and a cleared up, unified, resolved situation at the close.”

― John Dewey

You think Yoda stops teaching, just because his student does not want to hear? A teacher Yoda is. Yoda teaches like drunkards drink, like killers kill.

Yoda

z lilysscrapbook00barkiala_0125

Ed McMahon

God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world.

 

“By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.”

― Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential

z seasidewalksana00houggoog_0076

“One of the greatest challenges I’ve faced as a mother-especially in these anxious, winner-takes-all times-is the need to resist the urge to accept someone else’s definition of success and to try to figure out, instead, what really is best for my own children, what unique combination of structure and freedom, nurturing and challenge, education and exploration, each of them needs in order to grow and bloom.”

― Katrina Kenison, The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir