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.