Thursday, December 31, 2009

Walt Whitman

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

I do not understand how anyone can live
without one small place of enchantment
to turn to.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Wayne Dyer

Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible
intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful
fashion is also flowing through you.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Anne Scott-James

There is more pleasure in making a garden than in contemplating a paradise.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thomas Moore

And oh if there be an Elysium on earth. It is this, it is this.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Emily Dickinson

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church,
I keep it staying at Home -
With a bobolink for a Chorister,
And an Orchard, for a Dome.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christian Wiman

Nature poets can't walk across the backyard without tripping over
an epiphany.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Anne Scott-James

There is more pleasure in making a garden than in contemplating
a paradise.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gautam Nadkarni

Winter evening -
a beggar's corpse
is carted away

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mike Garofalo

All the cabbages in our garden are robust and green to the core;
All the peppers are dead and black, not red anymore.
The onions are thriving, the tomatoes all gone,
The lettuce is rising, the pecans all stored;
It's wet now in Red Bluff, Winter's knocking at the door.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Lou Holtz

Ability is what you're capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bob Marley

You ain't gonna miss your water until your well runs dry.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A.S. Kline

Awareness is the enemy of completeness, the mind is anxious

Friday, December 18, 2009

Rabindranath Tagore

Life, like a child, laughs, shaking
its rattle of death as it runs.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sara Stein

It's the flock, the grove, that matters. Our responsibility is to species,
not to specimens; to communities, not to individuals.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Don Van Vliet

MENTAL HEALTH: The largest flying land mammal is the absent mind.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lao Tzu

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world
belongs to you.

Monday, December 14, 2009


God for his sevice needeth not proud work of human skill;
They please him best who labour most in peace to do his will.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Anna Holley

Answering the door
no one there
the swirling snow

Saturday, December 12, 2009

James M. Barrie

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from

Friday, December 11, 2009

Pablo Neruda

Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Clint Eastwood

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline.
When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Maya Angelou

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Jerry Garcia

Constantly choosing the lesser of the two evils is still choosing evil

Monday, December 7, 2009

Norman Rockwell

I had a couple million dollars' worth of...stock once. And now it's not
worth much more than wallpaper. I guess I just wasn't born to be rich.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ambrose Bierce

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the
ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his
failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Willie Nelson

Nintey nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their
first choise.That's what makes the jukebox play.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter,
but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet)

DRUGS: It's not worth getting into the bullshit to see what
the bull ate.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Men honor what lies within the sphere of their knowledge,
but do not realize how dependant they are on what lies
beyond it.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Issa (Kobayashi Yataro)

in first snow
digesting his rice cake
the crow.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Edith Sitwell

Poetry is the deification of reality.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Julie Hill Alger

At least I've learned this much
Life doesn't have to be
All poetry and roses Life
can be bus rides, gritty sidewalks,
electric bills, dishwashing,
chapped lips, dull stubby pencils,
with erasers chewed off,
cheap radios played too loud,
the rank smell of stale coffee,
yet still glow
with the inner fire of an opal,
still taste like honey.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Whoever has not learned to let Nature have her way
is not fit for a gardener, or, for that matter, for a contented soul

Friday, November 27, 2009


Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Shunryu Suzuki

Without accepting the fact that everything changes,
we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately,
although it is true, it is difficult to accept it. Because
we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dalai Lama

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes an incredibe
stroke of luck.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Baruch Spinoza

Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Karlheinz Stockhausen

It is true that the eyes dominate the ears in our time.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy;
if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher

Friday, November 20, 2009


By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which
is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by
experience, which is the bitterest.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lao Tzu

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Denis Waitley

Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best
ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it.
That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Joan Baez

Action is the antidote to despair.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Micheal McClure

Despite fascination
Do not be concerned
that form is emptiness
and emptiness is form,
a brown
falling leaf
no different from

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Nelson Henderson

"The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit."

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Otani Kubutsu

Gazing at falling petals
a baby almost
looks like a Buddha

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thomas Merton

Before we can become who we really are, we must become conscious
of the fact that the person who we think we are, here and now, is at
best an imposter and a stranger.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Alfred Adler

War is not the continuation of politics with different means,
it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community
of man.