THIS EDITION: discover

Quoted In The Grove:
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
~Aldous Huxley

Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.
~Erol Ozan

I’ve made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I’m convinced of the opposite.
~Bertrand Russell

Discovery is the journey; insight is the destination.
~Gary Hamel


Exercise Prompt, 07/05 (on, or about): storm

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Having soon discovered to be great, I must appear so, and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society, and wrapped myself in mystery, devoting my time to fasting and prayer.
~Nat Turner

I feel by posing for Playboy I’ve discovered my own sexuality and beauty, and I feel more confident than ever.
~Heather Kozar

After a few months in my parents’ basement, I took an apartment near the state university, where I discovered both crystal methamphetamine and conceptual art. Either one of these things are dangerous, but in combination they have the potential to destroy entire civilizations.
~David Sedaris


You know when you read that someone has to leave a show or a tour because they had ‘nervous exhaustion’? Well, I had one of those and discovered that I was quite close to death. I always assumed that my lifestyle was going to take me at an early age, but when it was actually occurring I was, ‘Not yet!’ I pulled back.
~David Johansen

You can have a spiritual awakening and discover a new side of you at any age. And best of all, love can happen at any age. Life can just start to get exciting when you’re in your 40s and 50s. You have to believe that.
~Salma Hayek


A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
~James Allen

Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius.
~Robert Breault

A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are portals of discovery.
~James Joyce


We’re living in a time when the world has suddenly discovered India because it’s run out of raw material for its imagination. The raw materials for imagination are inexhaustible here.
~Deepak Chopra

I want to kick-start your imagination and let you discover the places it can take you.
~Terry Brooks

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.
~William Ralph Inge

Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors.
~Paul Cezanne

The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
~Samuel Smiles

His imagination conceived and bore – worlds; but nothing in these worlds became alive until he discovered its true and living name. The name was the breath of life; and, sooner or later, he invariably found it.
~Algernon H Blackwood

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Posted From The Grove

I was looking for something like baseball, where there’s a lot of data and the competition was pretty low. That’s when I discovered politics.
~Nate Silver

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
~Kurt Vonnegut


In Nicaragua, liberty, equality and the rule of law were the stuff of dreams. But in Paris I discovered the value of those words.
~Bianca Jagger

No matter where I go – London, Beirut, Jerusalem, Washington, Beijing, or Bangalore – I’m always looking to rediscover that land of ten thousand lakes where politics actually worked to make people’s lives better, not pull them apart.
~Thomas Friedman


We campaigned on the fact that we were going to have to take difficult decisions because of the state of the public finances. When we got into government we discovered that actually the public finances were in an even worse state than we thought.
~Theresa May

Maybe that first, gigantic deficit the Reaganites piled up was an accident, just a combination of deluded “supply side” tax cuts and a huge bag of good stuff for the Pentagon. But pretty quickly conservatives discovered that deficits, when done correctly, did something really cool: deficits defunded the Left.
~Thomas Frank

If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love, we find out who we want to be; in war, we find out who we are.
~Kristin Hannah

Time discovers truth.
~Lucius Annaeus Seneca


So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.
~Milton Friedman

Socialism, on the contrary, extends its function to the description of society as it should be, and the discovery of the means of making it what it should be.
~Benjamin Tucker

To my utter despair I have discovered, and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.
~Mikhail Bakunin (Russian anarchist)


If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along – whether it be business, family relations, or life itself.
~Bernard Meltzer

A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action.
~David Seabury

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.
~Alexis de Tocqueville


If we are to negotiate the coming years safely, we may need a new kind of leadership. To put it more precisely, we need the rediscovery of an ancient kind of leadership that has rarely been given the prominence it deserves. I mean the leader as teacher.
~Jonathan Sacks

Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.
~Arnold Schwarzenegger


The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that’s why it’s so essential to preserving individual freedom.
~Milton Friedman

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
~Will Durant

America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal – to discover and maintain liberty among men.
~Woodrow Wilson

Even in the darkest regions, people have discovered their right of freedom.
~Javier Bardem

To put the issue as simply as possible: we maintain freedom not in order to indulge error but in order to discover truth.
~George Washington


A good leader is one who can tell another how to reach his or her potential; a great leader is one who can help another discover this potential for him or herself.
~Bo Bennett

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
~Henry Ford

Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities.
~Marshall McLuhan

Let the public discover that 5 per cent of your advertising is exaggeration, and it immediately suspects the other 95 per cent.
~Walter E Weld

The ’60s morally superior idealists became the generation that chose money over the planet and their children’s future. This is not hypocrisy, but to rediscover human nature.
~author unknown

Some years ago there was a study to discover the most stressful occupation. It turned out not to be the head of a large business, football manager or prime minister, but rather: bus driver.
~Jonathan Sacks


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It was less a literary thing than a linguistic, philosophical preoccupation… discovering how far you can go with language to create immediate, elementary experience.
~Robert Morgan

Education is the process in which we discover that learning adds quality to our lives. Learning must be experienced.
~William Glasser

Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience.
~Roger Bacon


Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
~Will Durant

We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.
~Maria Montessori

In high school, I discovered myself. I was interested in race relations and the legal profession. I read about Lincoln and that he believed the law to be the most difficult of professions.
~Constance Baker Motley

I went whole hog at the actor’s lifestyle – really embraced it. I had by then known how much I loved acting already, because I discovered acting from a teacher in the seminary – that’s the first place I ever did it, in the seminary.
~Peter Jurasik

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
~Mark Van Doren

Discovery requires courage and acceptance that we are not in control, and that the future is uncertain.
~Bryant H McGill

We need to find the courage to say no to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.
~Barbara de Angelis

It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self-discovery, rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.
~Marianne Williamson



Acting is a very personal process. It has to do with expressing your own personality, and discovering the character you’re playing through your own experience – so we’re all different.
~Ian Mckellen

I discovered early on that some performers live their life in order to act, so all their relationships are simply an experience that they can feed back into their work. Which I find vampiric.
~Cate Blanchett

The excitement for me lies not so much in interviewing the hard-to-get famous person, but the person whom you are about to discover. You know, like maybe the character actors who are just coming into their own and you’re realizing how great they are.
~Terry Gross


I never felt cool growing up. I was a bit of an outsider, but I discovered theatre very early on, which got me through.
~Eric McCormack

When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I’d discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater.
~Morgan Freeman


I first wanted to be a psychiatrist. I decided against that in medical school when I discovered that psychiatrists didn’t, in reality, do what they did on TV.
~Benjamin Carson

In the theatre, people talk. Talk, talk until the cows come home about journeys of discovery and about what Hazlitt thought of a line of Shakespeare. I can’t stand it.
~Anthony Hopkins

I have this embedded faith in the process through which films of a certain type get discovered on longer timelines.
~Edward Norton


A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
~Albert Camus

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
~Leon Battista Alberti


~Omeleto: Sock and Buskin (14:16) just shy of maudlin


~Jack Dunphy: Brontosaurus (8:19) mature, animated, the difference of two dinosaurs


~MagnetFilm: Widdershins (11:16) steampunk hijinx meets hapless love, animated


~Omeleto: Unicorn Code (11:05) safety in captivity?


Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
~L Frank Baum

Young men! I invite you to honest, prayerful heart-study. Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul!
~Rev T L Cuyler


One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
~Blaise Pascal

A wise man travels to discover himself.
~James Russell Lowell

The world won’t discover you until you find yourself.
~Arnold H Glasow

You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.
~Barbra Streisand

Yes, I worry that somebody will discover the truth about me — and not tell me what it is.
~Robert Brault


I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there.
~Billy Corgan

You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.
~Alan Alda

The delights of self-discovery are always available.
~Gail Sheehy

The only history is a mere question of one’s struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do.
~David Herbert Lawrence

My first care the following morning was, to devise some means of discovering the man in the grey cloak.
~Adelbert von Chamisso

I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That’s because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.
~Tobey Maguire

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
~William James

There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.
~Joyce Grenfell

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
~Pearl S. Buck

I have discovered the secret of happiness – it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.
~John Burroughs


We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
~Samuel Smiles

It’s true that by blundering about, we stumbled on gold, but the fact remains that we were looking for gold.
~Francis Crick

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I discovered music, I knew what I wanted to do.
~Rick Springfield


I loved the Cure and Bauhaus and the Smiths. The people in my town weren’t privy to that kind of music and I got abused. I discovered the microphone to get out some of that angst.
~Fred Durst

If one more ‘journalist’ makes a cavalier statement about me and my band, I will personally or with my fans’ help, greet them at their home and discover just how much they believe in their freedom of speech.
~Marilyn Manson


My music must reflect whatever’s going on in my mind, and my life needs to evolve for me to discover who it is I’m becoming.
~Shania Twain

My sister and I shared a bedroom our entire lives and I believe she discovered the Beatles when she was about 11 and I’m four years younger. So from the age of 7 until 17 we had nothing but Beatles paraphernalia in our room, even those little stuffed Beatles that went on stands that are dressed as the Sgt. Pepper band.
~Christina Ricci

We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design.
~Steve Albini


But my strength was in singing and songwriting, which was a new discovery for me when I was 18. And I decided if I pursued songwriting, which is what was closest to my heart, then there would be no competition. I would just live my life being myself and living my dream.
~Jason Mraz

I heard Nirvana, and discovered that songs could be like poetry, but a little bit more refined: you didn’t have to have 20 verses to get your point across.
~Justin Townes Earle

What I’ve discovered is that in art, as in music, there’s a lot of truth ‒ and then there’s a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth, but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It’s the moment that the audience falls in love.
~Lady Gaga


Dis•Covers: Classics and Olde Anthems

~Bob Dylan’s: Don’t Think Twice

~Monica Martin (3:58) woman taking her soulful time with a classic


~Jack and Daisy (3:02) young talents mastering the mountain of an old masterpiece


~Motley Fool: Mike Shade (3:14) takes the song another direction, a worthy detour


~Bette Midler: The Rose, feat. First Aid Kit (3:29)


~Nora Jones: Turn Me On, feat. Lessismore (2:53) home-crafted, with feeling


~Paul Simon: eTown Finale, w/ Over The Rhine & The Lone Bellow, Slip Sliding Away (6:17) taking musical turns at the coveted mic


~Louis Armstrong: What A Wonderful World, feat. Meryl Streep, Bette Midler, Cher, Olivia Newton John, Goldie Hawn (3:51) ya wanna believe


~The Beatles’: In My Life

~Sara Niemietz, W G Snuffy Walden (3:16) a second, layered delivery of the music to be found in her eyes, divine fret-work backing her


~Madison Cunningham (3:21) sweet, reverential rendering


~Judy Collins (2:54) w/ a pure, effortless voice, the lyrics emerge


~Bette Midler (4:16) her bigger-than-life magic on display


~Sean Connery (2:30) the lyrics read as the poem it is


The basic discovery about any people is the discovery of the relationship between men and women.
~Pearl S Buck

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
~Alexander Smith

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
~Jiddu Krishnamurti

Women will not talk about football unless one of them is in love with a football player, and then suddenly you discover that they know everything that is to be known about it.
~Jeanne Moreau

When two people first meet, they can only have a very ordinary kind of friendship. But when you begin to understand each other, when you get close to them, you discover that you’re suddenly eager to know him or her even better.
~Zhang Ziyi


The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband’s bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.
~Pearl S Buck

The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.
~Joseph Conrad

You’d think that in this age, especially in the 21st century – especially with all the technology and all the discoveries that we’ve made – that we would figure out how to tackle abuse.
~Tori Amos


We must declare ourselves, become known; allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself.
~Gore Vidal

I’m a hopeless romantic and I believe that you can find love in many different places and be very conflicted. I’ve discovered as I’ve grown up that life is far more complicated than you think it is when you’re a kid. It isn’t just a straightforward fairytale.
~Rachel McAdams

Unfenced by law, the unmarried lover can quit a bad relationship at any time. But you – the legally married person who wants to escape doomed love – may soon discover that a significant portion of your marriage contract belongs to the State, and that it sometimes takes a very long while for the State to grant you your leave.
~Elizabeth Gilbert

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
~Thomas Moore

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
~Nafisa Joseph

A few years ago, kids from poor areas in France were asked to draw items of food. For a chicken, they drew a drumstick. For a fish, they drew a fish stick. Those are extremes, but there is a lot that needs to be done to help children discover good food.
~Joel Robuchon

After my pregnancy, I discovered I have an allergy to yeast. Problem is, all the food I love has yeast in it. So I have to relearn how to cook.
~Tia Mowry

The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.
~Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin


She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
~Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I had a very supportive family environment that gave me room to explore and discover things about myself.
~Brad Pitt

We need to rediscover the idea of the common good and work together to build a home.
~Jonathan Sacks

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
~Joseph Addison



Researchers have discovered that chocolate produced some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two, but can’t remember what they are.
~Matt Lauer

Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity‒ but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money.
~Earl Warren

It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol was a food well in advance of modern medical thought.
~P G Wodehouse

Great moments in science: Einstein discovers that time is actually money.
~Gary Larson

I discovered something amazing, which has caused a lot of controversy – the fountain of youth. I have to keep it a secret!
~David Copperfield

For some reason I can’t explain, artist and musicians tend to look younger than our age. Being in music, you need this youthful sense of discovery and wonder for what you’re doing and keep your imagination open. That’s a youthful way of looking at life and I think that reflects in how you age.
~Joshua Bell

I think I’ve discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it.
~Charles M Schulz

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
~Henry David Thoreau

Strange, is it not? That of the myriads who
Before us pass’d the door of Darkness through,
Not one returns to tell us of the Road
Which to discover we must travel too.
~Edward Fitzgerald

The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.
~Clarence Darrow

Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
~Carl Sagan

Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.
~Chuck Palahniuk

You ride off into the sunset and discover it’s the sunrise.
~Robert Brault


Bear Creek Forest (The Entrance)
© David Lorenz Winston


There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you’ve made the discovery. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you’ve made a discovery.
~Enrico Fermi

The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures.
~Humphrey Davy

It is a profound mistake to think that everything has been discovered; as well as think the horizon the boundary of the world.

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance ‒ it is the illusion of knowledge.
~Daniel J Boorstin


The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
~Albert Einstein

Discovery is always rape of the natural world. Always.
~Michael Crichton


No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
~Sir Isaac Newton

Very few recognize science as the high adventure it really is, the wildest of all explorations ever taken by human beings, the chance to glimpse things never seen before, the shrewdest maneuver for discovering how the world works.
~Lewis Thomas

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
~Sir Isaac Newton

No man ever made a great discovery without the exercise of the imagination.
~George Henry Lewes

It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.
~Henri Poincare

Nearly every great discovery in science has come as the result of providing a new question rather than a new answer.
~Paul A Meglitsch

Through the unknown, we’ll find the new.
~Charles Baudelaire

A new principle is an exhaustible source of new views.


Printing, gunpowder, and the mariner’s needle (compass), these three have changed the whole face and state of things throughout the world.
~Francis Bacon

I do not much wish well to discoveries, for I am always afraid they will end in conquest and robbery.
~Samuel Johnson

But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction.
~Joseph Rotblat

I don’t believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it.
~Christiaan Barnard


Of course, Einstein was a very great scientist indeed, and I have enormous respect for him, and great admiration for the discoveries he made. But he was very committed to a view of the objectivity of the physical world.
~John Polkinghorne

Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and unalterable as those by which the universe is regulated and governed. Man cannot make principles; he can only discover them.
~Thomas Paine

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’
~Isaac Asimov


Discovery, they believe, is inevitable. So they just try to do it first. That’s the game in science.
~Michael Crichton

Discovery is exciting, no matter how big or small or close or distant
~Mike Brown

New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure.
~Herbert Hoover

There is no better high than discovery.
~E O Wilson


Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things.
~Noam Chomsky

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.
~Arthur Koestler

Seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them.
~Joseph Henry

The discovery of the power of our thoughts will prove to be the most important discovery of our time.
~William James


It was a shock to people of the nineteenth century when they discovered, from observations science had made, that many features of the biological world could be ascribed to the elegant principle of natural selection.
~Michael Behe

It is a shock to us in the twentieth century to discover, from observations science has made, that the fundamental mechanisms of life cannot be ascribed to natural selection, and therefore were designed. But we must deal with our shock as best we can and go on.
~Michael Behe


The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief.
~Michael Crichton

Greater even than the greatest discovery is to keep open the way to future discovery.
~John Jacob Abel


Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
~Aleister Crowley

People wouldn’t even go into science unless there was something much bigger to be discovered, something that is transcendent.
~David Eagleman


A great discovery is a fact whose appearance in science gives rise to shining ideas, whose light dispels many obscurities and shows us new paths.
~Claude Bernard

I was discovering that if you just set people in motion, they’ll heal themselves.
~Gabrielle Roth


If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist.
~Stephen Hawking

The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself.
~Jacob Bronowski


@Writers Platform

From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
~Helen Hayes

…when you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before. A lesser book on rereading often reveals new subtleties. A great one is more like an instrument of self-discovery.
~Clifton Fadiman


There are numerous cases of that, where one of our writers discovers another writer whom he likes, and we then take that book on. So it’s a very close relationship. We can do that because we’re so small.
~James Laughlin

There is a great discovery still to be made in literature, that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write.
~Thomas Carlyle


You know, the process of making a documentary is one of discovery, and like writing a story, you follow a lead and that leads you to something else and then by the time you finish, the story is nothing like you expected.
~William Shatner

When you write biographies, whether it’s about Ben Franklin or Einstein, you discover something amazing: They are human.
~Walter Isaacson


Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
~Boris Pasternak

Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction.
~George Murray

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
~Paul Valery

Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward; it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge


The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
~Gustave Flaubert

To sit down to write is to discover you have things to teach yourself
you did not know you knew.
~author unknown

It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.
~Aldous Huxley


Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
~Oprah Winfrey

It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.
~Robert Benchley

Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
~Virginia Woolf


Prewritten Prompt: discover


Young man, the secret of my success is that an early age I discovered that I was not God.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth, is to discover the truth about myself: and if I have been in error, this first step to truth is the discovery of my error.
~Thomas Merton

It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.
~Pearl S Buck


The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.
~Paul Kurtz

Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life.
~Lionel Blue


To discover the original plan of God is to manifest the work of creation.
~Sunday Adelaja

The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.


There are two sorts of hypocrites: ones that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion; and the others are those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevation; which often cry down works, and men’s own righteousness…
~Jonathan Edwards


The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
~Henry Ward Beecher

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
~Soren Kierkegaard

Dreams are where we visit the many lands and landscapes of human possibility and discover the one where we feel at home. The great religious leaders were all dreamers.
~Jonathan Sacks

I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.
~Malcolm Muggeridge

When trying to remember my share in the glow of the eternal present, in the smile of God, I return to my childhood, too, for that is where the most significant discoveries turn up.
~Herman Hesse


§ The Exercise:


clouds are kids that play the sky
swept by currents, beyond knowing why
swayed by winds of drift and change
uncertain future, shape and range
roughed up, buffeted by raging storms
discover lightning, strikes that harm
full at the mercy of outside forces
when earth and heaven stage divorces


revelation #21

to discover your uncovering
torrid lust hot and sweltering
revenge porn and your ruining
truth online of your adultering
drooling interest come and gone
having seen you, nothing on



stymied by a hexed duality
discovered, an exotic sexuality
beauty’s come-hither complexity
reclining curves’ defining sensuality
but love is best encountered distantly
lust burns for you, just not close to me
you might all be had if loved platonically



belatedly, the discovery of eyes
the light they’re receiving
their secrets revealing
the sights that they’re seeing
believers perceiving
the rest unbelieving
tattletale micro-expressions
simpering love to probing aggression
caught in the act when first realized
nothing compares to a mirror surprised


5s ‘n 7s

undiscovered nude
uncovered beauty of you
too good to be true
goddess at bath hidden view
blinded by sight, worth it tho


discover the blue
turn burning red at sunset
sky was the limit
rainbow promise against flood
self-kindled flame contract void


wet discovery
squishy brown ooze between toes
park picnic croquet


discovered serenity
took just you and me


chocolate hazelnut
ground coffee mix, toast muffin
a discovery


The Olio and Salmagundi of Quotes

A lawyer I once knew told me of a strange case, a suffragette who had never married. After her death, he opened her trunk and discovered 50 wedding gowns.
~Marguerite Young

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
~Soren Kierkegaard


We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
~Martin Luther King, Jr

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
~Lewis B Smedes


It’s easy to be lazy when there’s food lying around backstage or there’s a fast-food joint a couple blocks away. But if you walk a little further, ask around a bit, of course there are exciting things to discover.
~Alex Kapranos

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
~Andre Gide


We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
~Marcel Proust

It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
~Napoleon Hill


What I learned on my own I still remember.
~Nassim Nicholas Taleb

I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process.
~Shelby Foote


There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.
~William Barclay

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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THIS EDITION: fool :: ignorance :: excuse

Quoted In The Grove:
Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.
~Alfred North Whitehead

Life teaches us that we are never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
~Anatole France

Things that I felt absolutely sure of but a few years ago, I do not believe now. This thought makes me see more clearly how foolish it would be to expect all men to agree with me.
~Jim Rohn

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it.
~Ursula K Le Guin


Exercise Prompt for 06/21: discover


The pleasures of ignorance are as great, in their way, as the pleasures of knowledge.
~Aldous Huxley

Greatest fools are the most often satisfied.
~Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

Often I look back and see that I had been many kinds of a fool ‒ and that I had been happy in being this or that kind of fool.
~Carl Sandburg


I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can’t go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance. I wish to goodness we still had a few fools left.
~Jack Worthing

Ah! I prefer a gentlemanly fool any day. There is more to be said for stupidity than people imagine. Personally I have a great admiration for stupidity. It is a sort of fellow-feeling, I suppose.
~Oscar Wilde

I have met with some of them – very honest fellows, who, with all their stupidity, had a kind of intelligence and an upright good sense, which cannot be the characteristics of fools.
~Giacomo Casanova

To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye, nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task.
~William Congreve

Too many men are afraid of being fools.
~Henry Ford

For God’s sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
~James Gibbons Huneker

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
~Charlie Chaplin

Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.

I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.
~Billy Joel

If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.
~Angelina Jolie

My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!
~Marquis de Sade

Fools give you reasons, wise men never try.
~Oscar Hammerstein

Of all Excuses this is most forbid:
I did the Thing because the Others did.
~Arthur Guiterman


The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance.
~Michael Korda

I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.
~Billy Joel

A fool is like other men as long as he is silent.
~Jacob Cats

Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

A wise man may look ridiculous in the company of fools.
~Thomas Fuller

A fool’s paradise is a wise man’s hell!
~Thomas Fuller

If ignorance were bliss the world would be a fool’s paradise.
~Poor Richard Junior’s Philosophy

Only a fool would refuse to enter a fool’s paradise when that’s the only paradise he’ll ever have a chance to enter.
~Jessamyn West

Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes, fools by their own.
~H G Bohn

The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.
~Charles Caleb Colton

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
~Bruce Lee

Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.
~Marcus Porcius Cato

Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
~Benjamin Franklin

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
~Baltasar Gracian

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey’s end.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Posted From The Grove

The idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone,
All centuries but this, and every country but his own.
~W S Gilbert

You can’t talk sense to people who oppose it on principle.
~Robert Brault


I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty.
~James A Garfield

I would be a fool to put my feet down in a position where I can’t accommodate metamorphoses.
~Jack Kemp


You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
~Abraham Lincoln

You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.
~George W Bush

It may be true that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.
~Will Durant

You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
~James Thurber


Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
~George Bernard Shaw

It’s a terrible thing when a fool with power fools with power.
~Kelly Barnhil

DESTINY, n. A tyrant’s authority for crime and a fool’s excuse for failure.
~Ambrose Bierce


The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master’s ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose.
~Walter Lippmann

It is a fool’s prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.
~Neil Gaiman

An unemployed court jester is nobody’s fool.
~Kevin Hart


There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
~Isaac Asimov

Controversy equalizes fools and wise men – and the fools know it.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool.
~Charles Simmons


A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
~Baltasar Gracian

A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.
~Louis L’Amour


This age thinks better of a gilded fool
Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom’s school.
~Thomas Dekker

Who is more a fool: the fool, or he who follows the fool?

I don’t want to give too much ink to foolish men.
~Tori Amos


We think that democracy can change a lot of things, but we’re being fooled, because democracy is not the election. We’ve been taught that democracy is having elections. And it isn’t. Elections are the most horrendous aspect of democracy. It’s the most mundane, trivial, disappointing, dirty aspect.
~Gael Garcia Bernal

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
~Ambrose Bierce

For Forms of Government let fools contest;
whatever is best administered is best.
~Alexander Pope


Freedom means the freedom to behave coarsely, basely, foolishly.
~George Will

Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise.
~Alexander Meiklejohn


To pursue a so-called Third Way is foolish. We had our experience with this in the 1960s when we looked for a socialism with a human face. It did not work, and we must be explicit that we are not aiming for a more efficient version of a system that has failed.
~Vaclav Klaus


More people, especially young people, are realising that if they want change, they’ve got to go about it themselves – they can’t depend on a particular person, i.e. me, to do all the work. They are less easy to fool than they used to be, they now know what’s going on all over the world.
~Aung San Suu Kyi


You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what’s happening in Africa, and if we’re honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else.


Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
~Thomas B Macaulay

In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.
~George Santayana


A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
~John Updike

To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.
~Thomas Carlyle

Any lazy or biased fool can have opinions; making judgments is the hard work of responsible and compassionate people.
~Lewis B Smedes


Is there in all the history of human folly a greater fool than a clergymen in politics?
~Pat Robertson

We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak.
~Martin Luther King, Jr

Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
~Charles Caleb Colton


Those who the wise consider fools are often better tuned to speak before a crowd.

Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right.
~Igor Stravinsky

Anyone who says they’re not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both.
~Anderson Cooper

A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past.
~Elizabeth I

The learned is happy, nature to explore;
The fool is happy, that he knows no more.
~Alexander Pope

Whenever people attack not the idea — but its source — you know they’ve hit the brick wall of their intellectual limitations.
~Dr Idel Dreimer

-or, poetically-

Ad hominem attacks
Betray an absence of facts.
~Dr Idel Dreimer


Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyed – chased and hunted down as long as fun or a dollar could be got out of their bark hides, branching horns, or magnificent bole backbones.
~John Muir

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.
~John Muir

You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
~Donella Meadows

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
~Honore de Balzac

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
~Richard P Feynman

Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it.
~Archibald Alexander


~Philip Larkin: The Old Fools (3:46) a perspective, a poem


~Quina Aragon: Foolish Vine (1:50) wall embracing, a poem


~ElliottOnline • Leopold von Seckendorff: The Fool (2:56) all for safety and security, a poem


~Dick Cavett Show: Dudley Moore, Peter Cooke, et al (8:47) light banter, easy going, good fun interview


A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
~Douglas Adams

I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things.
~Alan Coren


Men don’t and can’t live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They don’t live by trade, but by work. Give up that foolish and vain title of Trades Unions; and take that of laborers Unions.
~John Ruskin

There are two kinds of fools. One says, ‘This is old, therefore it is good.’ The other says, ‘This is new, therefore it is better.’
~William Ralph Inge

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
~E F Schumacher


Men would not live long in society, were they not the mutual dupes of each other.
~François VI de la Rochefoucault

Let us be thankful for the fools; but for them the rest of us could not succeed.
~Mark Twain

Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn’t be any fun living in it, or profit.
~Josh Billings


I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. If it’s somebody else’s secretary, fine.
~Barry Goldwater

A fool and his money are soon parted.
~Thomas Tusser

A fool and her money are soon courted.
~Helen Rowland

A fool and his money are soon elected.
~Will Rogers

A fool and his money get a lot of publicity.
~Al Bernstein

A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.
~Stanley Weiser


There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.
~Adlai E.Stevenson

Money and fame made me believe I was entitled. I was wrong and foolish.
~Tiger Woods

Always remember, money isn’t everything – but also remember to make a lot of it before talking such fool nonsense.
~Earl Wilson


Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor.
~Henry Fielding

The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.
~Kin Hubbard

To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man.
~Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Always the dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wits.
~William Shakespeare


Be willing to use yourself to get out there and put the company on the market. If you have to make a fool of yourself, make a fool of yourself, but make sure that you end up on the front pages, not the back pages. In time, it’s possible that your company will stand out from the crowd, and you’ll be successful.
~Richard Branson

You’d be a fool or a deluded idealist to think ethics would be prominent on Wall Street. That is not a statement against people in the money business, just a fact.
~Steven Levitt

A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.
~Henry Fielding

And, I believe that if a man dies with a single penny still sitting in the bank, he’s a fool.
~Dan Aykroyd

More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars and motorcycles are in the works.
~Brock Yates

Anybody who can drive and doesn’t come out of it a rich man is a fool. ~Mario Andretti

The fool inherits, but the wise must get.
~William Cartwright


I mean any fool can hurl themselves at a climb that is beyond their abilities to safely negotiate. You may get away with such an approach nine times, but the tenth time you don’t come back.
~Jeff Lowe

The loser, the fool, is embraced in England because there is a recognition of silliness there that allows a person to keep his ambitions and desires at a certain distance. Just being in the race is enough.
~Roger Rees


You pity the fool because you don’t want to beat up a fool! You know, pity is between sorry and mercy. See, if you pity him, you know, you won’t have to beat him up. So that’s why I say fools, you gotta give another chance because they don’t know no better. That’s why I pity them!
~Mr T

You fool around with different pitches playing catch, but it’s not the same when you’ve got to face some guy with a bat in his hand.
~Chili Davis

Yes, I know that you feel you are not strong enough. That’s what the enemy thinks too. But we’re gonna fool them.
~Knute Rockne

It’s hard to argue with a coach who says, ‘I just want you to work.’ What can you say to that without making a fool of yourself?
~J B Bickerstaff



With fools forbear to argue ‒ better strive to wake the dead.

Arguing with a fool proves there are two.
~Doris M Smith

There is little anyone can do with fanatics. Reasoning with them is a fool’s errand. Avoiding them is mandatory.
~Bill O’Reilly

I do not attack fools, but foolishness.
~Jacques du Laurens

I don’t argue with fools; I educate.
~Shannon L. Alder


If there is one tree that man needs to eat of, it is the forbidden tree of the knowledge of good and evil; and if any knowledge will keep him alive and make him happy and perfect, it is just this knowledge which God forbid him to acquire. We are dying today from ignorance, not from knowledge…
~Lemuel K Washburn

We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man’s estate, is the gift of education.
~Jean-Jacques Rousseau


It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.
~Arnold H Glasow

Everybody is ignorant. Only on different subjects.
~Will Rogers


Whatever tends to prolong the existence of ignorance or to prevent the recognition of knowledge is dangerous to the well-being of the human race…
~Lemuel K Washburn

History shows that there is nothing so easy to enslave and nothing so hard to emancipate as ignorance, hence it becomes the double enemy of civilization. By its servility it is the prey of tyranny, and by its credulity it is the foe of enlightenment.
~Lemuel K Washburn


A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
~George Bernard Shaw

Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
~William Hazlitt

The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
~William Osler

An erudite fool is a greater fool than an ignorant fool.


The fool has set in his heart that he can get more money through the tiring of his muscle and the starvation of his brain ‒ but he can’t.
~William D Hoard

I know a lot of people think I’m dumb. Well, at least I ain’t no educated fool.
~Leon Spinks


Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
~Karl Kraus

A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out.
~Saul Bellow

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
~Charles Caleb Colton

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
~Ambrose Bierce

I’ve never been a disciple of any school. I’ve lived too long. I’ve seen all the schools, I’ve seen people say, I’m sorry… You can only do that about three times in your life; after that, you begin to feel like a fool!
~Stuart Hall

But don’t you know, there are some things that can beat smartness and foresight? Awkwardness and stupidity can. The best swordsman in the world doesn’t need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn’t do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn’t prepared for him; he does the thing he ought not to do: and often it catches the expert out and ends him on the spot. Well, how could I, with all my gifts, make any valuable preparation against a near-sighted, cross-eyed, pudding-headed clown who would aim himself at the wrong tree and hit the right one?
~Mark Twain

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
~William Blake

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
~Robert A Heinlein

A fool must now and then be right, by chance.
~William Cowper

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
~Winston S Churchill

The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.
~Josh Billings

A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.
~Miguel de Unamuno

Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.
~Sacha Guitry

He is no fool
If he would choose
To give the thing he cannot keep
To buy what he can never lose
~Twila Paris

To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution.
~Marcus Aurelius (the reverse, perhaps, equally true. ed. note)

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
~Richard P Feynman


What are men the readiest to dub stupid? The cleverness which they cannot understand.
~Marie Dubsky, Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach

Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.
~Thomas H Huxley

The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
~William Blake


Fools, through false shame, conceal their open wounds.

The fool wonders, the wise man asks.
~Benjamin Disraeli


~Tomasz Aleksander: Fool’s Errand (14:04) recapturing love


~Omeleto: La Loteria (8:28) three regrets of a fool, then… (subtitled)


When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
~William Shakespeare

I wasn’t born a fool. It took work to get this way.
~Danny Kaye (comedian)

I don’t think people are fools, and I think they deserve a good attitude and smart entertainment.
~Tatyana Tolstaya


There is only a finger’s difference between a wise man and a fool.

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
~Cynthia Heimel

As soon as you become afraid to make a fool of yourself, you’re in trouble. I decided I may as well just see if I can live with myself making millions of mistakes and learn something from it.
~Gelsey Kirkland (ballet)

I am a performer. I go on stage and make a fool of myself.
~Mikhail Baryshnikov

We’re fools whether or not we dance, so we may as well dance.
~author unknown

People who think they’re making a fool of themselves on the dance floor usually do.
~Cyd Charisse


The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
~Miguel de Cervantes

Only a genius can play a fool.
Michael Rapaport

Anyone who works is a fool. I don’t work ‒ I merely inflict myself upon the public.
~Robert Morley

There’s a thin line between catering to the masses and making a fool of yourself; I try to walk that line.
~Samantha Akkineni


It’s fun to explore behavior that you can’t explore in your own life, so you fool around with it in acting.
~James Spader

I think I always resented the fact that people thought I was trying to entertain them with my multifaceted, chameleon-like character changes. Although I liked doing that, I wasn’t out to fool people and say ‘Guess which one is me.’
~Cindy Sherman

Look, at the same time that I don’t want to be a celebrity, I understand that when you make movies you put yourself out in the public eye. I’d be a baby and a fool to be like, ‘Why are there cameras taking pictures of me?’ when I’m on a billboard for a movie. I think that’s a very absurd concept.
~Jonah Hill

I’m not going to be caught around here for any fool celebration. To hell with birthdays!
~Norman Rockwell

I won’t fool anybody by saying, ‘Oh! I’m a private person.’ I love people, flashbulbs and the paparazzi.
~Sameera Reddy


You can’t control how you are perceived, and you are a fool if you waste any energy trying to do so. Vanity will get you nowhere.
~Dave Blood

That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke.
~Mike Tyson


Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.
~Bruce Lee

Diets are a fool’s errand.
~Evangeline Lilly

You need talent, dedication, skills, perseverance and so many other things to become successful. If you think you are very talented but someone needs to unveil your talent, then you are living in a fool’s paradise. You have to prove yourself every day.
~Rituparna Sengupta

That fame monster’s a fool, man. It really is.
~Gucci Mane

Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn’t do to upset one’s own vanity.
~Dylan Thomas

God give them wisdom that have it; and those that are fools, let them use their talents.
~William Shakespeare

A lot of times, somebody will say something and it will give you a good title. So you carry a pencil with you and jot that down. You don’t just write a song right quick, though. You fool around and work with it. You have to keep going over and over it and see if you can’t write a song that means something.
~Gene Autry

I’m blessed with a good pair of ears. That’s how I fooled my piano teacher. I’d watch his fingers and I’d listen to it, and I just kind of basically learned it by myself.
~Eddie Van Halen

My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.
~Bob Marley



Everybody is somebody’s fool.
~Michael O’Hara

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
~George Bernard Shaw

Saw a wedding in the church. It was strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.
~Samuel Pepys

A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.
~H L Mencken

That’s what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he’s wise.
~George Eliot

Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.
~Sydney J Harris


He’s a fool that marries, but he’s a greater that does not marry a fool; what is wit in a wife good for, but to make a man a cuckold?
~William Wycherley

Personally, I don’t like a girlfriend to have a husband. If she’ll fool her husband, I figure she’ll fool me.
~Orson Welles

The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
~William Hazlitt

You give me nothing during your life, but you promise to provide for me at your death. If you are not a fool, you know what I wish for!
~Marcus Valerius Martial


Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.
~Joey Adams

I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
~Jonathan Swift


Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
~Samuel Johnson

I don’t care what consequence it brings, I have been a fool for lesser things.
~Billy Joel

Almost everybody’s happy to be a fool for love.
~Jack Nicholson


Some women can be fooled all of the time, and all women can be fooled some of the time, but the same woman can’t be fooled by the same man in the same way more than half of the time.
~Helen Rowland

The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband’s bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.
~Pearl S Buck

If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish.
~H L Mencken


A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible.
~William Makepeace Thackeray

The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time… love lavished on absolute fools. Love’s a charity ward, you know.
~Lawrence Durrell

Fortune makes a fool of those she favors too much.

The heart is forever making the head its fool.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld


It’s easy to fool the eye but it’s hard to fool the heart.
~Al Pacino

A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
~Minna Antrim

It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
~Helen Rowland


The truth is, I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let men sometimes fool themselves.
~Marilyn Monroe

Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he’s in love with her.
~Agatha Christie


Speaking is the one trait in which woman is superior to man. Consider what happens when a couple argues. The man tries to talk to the woman. The stupid fool ‒ he can never win.
~Harry Harlow

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
~Rudyard Kipling

For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons, fools, and idiots, especially during youth.
~Honore de Balzac

The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love.
~Theodor Reik

The heart is forever making the head its fool.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld


The truth is, I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let men sometimes fool themselves.
~Marilyn Monroe

Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he’s in love with her.
~Agatha Christie

Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
~Spiro T Agnew

I’m interested in women’s health because I’m a woman. I’d be a darn fool not to be on my own side.
~Maya Angelou

You give me nothing during your life, but you promise to provide for me at your death. If you are not a fool, you know what I wish for!
~Marcus Valerius Martial

Women’s liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It’s men who are discriminated against. They can’t bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.
~Golda Meir

I’m not denyin’ the women are foolish. God Almighty made ’em to match the men.
~George Eliot


~Freddy Cole: I Am A Fool To Want You (6:15) complete w/ unfolding love story


~Fool’s Gold: Surprise Hotel (4:32) goofy old guys, tropical sound, bouncy fun


~Cavetown: Fool (3:53) dream-like melancholy


~Villagers: Fool (3:24) heaven, what he’s here-after


~Laikeu Fool: Showreel 2015 (2:26) banquet of images to music


~Playing For Change: Teach Your Children (6:14) preempting fools


The ‘good’ mother, with her fixed smile, her rigidity, her goody-goody outlook, her obsession with unnecessary hygiene, is in fact a fool. It is the ‘bad’ mother, unafraid of a joke and a glass of wine, richly self-expressive, scornful of suburban values, who is, in reality, good.
~Rachel Cusk

Every success story has a parent who says, ‘over my dead body.’ Every success story has an old person who walks up to you and says, when you’re acting the fool, ‘you know I worry about you sometimes.’
~Bill Cosby

Mom spent the time that she was supposed to be a kid actually raising children, her younger brother and younger sister. She was tough as nails and did not suffer fools at all. And the truth was she could not afford to. She spoke the truth, bluntly, directly, and without much varnish. I am her son.
~Chris Christie


Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.
~Jean de La Fontaine

Real friends are those who, when you’ve made a fool of yourself, don’t feel that you’ve done a permanent job.
~Erwin T Randall (paraphrasing Laurence J Peter)

A true friend sees past your excuses to the real reason it’s not your fault.
~Robert Brault


The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
~Samuel Butler

I really love pets. They’re like children. They know if you really love them or not. You can’t fool them.
~Donna Douglas



I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it.
~Jack Handey

The older we grow the greater becomes our wonder at how much ignorance one can contain without bursting one’s clothes.
~Mark Twain

My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool.
~Jonathan Swift

Dopeler effect: the tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
~Greg Oetjen

A naked woman in heels is a beautiful thing. A naked man in shoes looks like a fool.
~Christian Louboutin

Part of it went on gambling, and part of it went on women. The rest I spent foolishly.
~George Raft

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.
~W C Fields

Light travels faster than sound. That’s why most people seem bright until you hear them speak.
~Author unknown

The APRIL FOOL was born this month,
A simple man but clever;
And tho’ 6,000 years have passed,
He’s as big a fool as ever.
~Josh Billings

…for the gods too love a joke…


Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals — except the weasel.
~The Simpsons

A joke is at most a temporary rebellion against virtue, and its aim is not to degrade the human being but to remind him that he is already degraded.
~George Orwell

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
~Elbert Hubbard


I’m dealing with fools and trolls and soft targets. It’s just strafing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee. I don’t have time for these clowns.
~Charlie Sheen

The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy.
~Oliver Goldsmith

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
~Edgar Allan Poe

New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
~James Agate


I would rather have my ignorance than another man’s knowledge, because I have so much more of it.
~Mark Twain

Humanity is a parade of fools, and I am at the front of it, twirling a baton.
~Dean Koontz

Humor is such a wonderful thing, helping you realize what a fool you are but how beautiful that is at the same time.
~Lynda Barry

Wine has made me bold, but not foolish;
has induced me to say silly things,
but not do them.
~Duff Cooper

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
~Ernest Hemingway

A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn’t afterward.
~Frank Lloyd Wright


When you start fooling around with drugs, you’re hurting your creativity, you’re hurting your health. Drugs are death, in one form or another. If they don’t kill you, they kill your soul. And if your soul’s dead, you’ve got nothing to offer, anyway.
~Paul Stanley

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
~James Russell Lowell

Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.
~Edward Young


The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes, but in peace are only fit for fools.
~Benjamin Disraeli

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
~George S Patton


The Simpletons

© SCFaber


A fool is his own informer.
~Yiddish Proverb

Justifying a fault doubles it.
~French proverb

Bad excuses are worse than none.

The fool is always beginning to live.

Learned fools are the greatest fools.
~German Proverb

He who is born a fool is never cured.

He who excuses himself accuses himself.

Fools and scissors require good handling.
~Japanese prover

Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.
~English Proverb

Don’t do what you’ll have to find an excuse for.

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes.
~Proverbs 12:15

No one is a fool always, everyone sometimes.
~Roman Proverb

Only a fool leans upon his own misunderstanding.
~Jamaican Proverb

If a fool could keep silent he would not be a fool.
~Swedish Proverb

One fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.
~French Proverb

Fools are like other folks as long as they are silent.
Danish proverb

If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.
~Welsh proverb

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
~African Proverb

As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
~Proverbs 26:11

If you don’t want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.
~Yiddish proverb

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

Young people tell what they are doing, old people what they have done and fools what they wish to do.
~French Proverb

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
~Chinese Proverb

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@Writers Platform:

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool. Writers, alas, have to be fools in public, while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
~Erica Jong

A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.
~Roald Dahl


And I love the twist. I love to fool you once, I love to fool you twice, and on the very last page, quite often – very last paragraph sometimes – I like to just play with your perception one more time in a way that makes everything that came before just a little bit different.
~Harlan Coben

Eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white.
~Ambrose Bierce

The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned; but still ’tis nonsense.
~Benjamin Franklin

Come along, Fool
A direct hit of the senses, you are disconnected
It’s not that it’s bad, it’s not that it’s death
It’s just on the tip of your tongue, and you’re so silent
~Chan Marshall

You go from these high hopes when you’re writing to just a desperate want of not making a complete fool of yourself by the end of it.
~Rian Johnson

If you’re going to publish a book, you probably are going to make a fool of yourself.
~Annie Dillard

Don’t let expertise fool you into seeing false boundaries or underestimating those with wild dreams.
~Naveen Jain


Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dealer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts.
~Alfred Lord Tennyson

[A] man who scarcely ever allows a thought to work his brain, has no right to stand up with an air of importance and authority and try to strangle my little work.
~James Gillingham

Don’t let expertise fool you into seeing false boundaries or underestimating those with wild dreams.
~Naveen Jain


The hardest thing about being an unpublished writer is that there’s always that voice in your head that asks if you’re really being a fool. You might just really stink and not know it. You have to have a lot of blind faith in the process. You have to like it so much that you’re going to do it anyway.
~Watt Key

I’d be a fool to be in this for the money.
~Benny Hinn

The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself.
~Pauline Kael


I’m ashamed to say, I’ve done hideous pen portraits of people I don’t like in my novels. And they’ll say, ‘Oh, that person was hideous,’ and I’m nodding, and I’m thinking, ‘It’s you, you fool!’
~Sandi Toksvig

There is an increasing market for mental hospital stuff. I am a fool if I don’t relive it, recreate it.
~Sylvia Plath

I would be a liar, a hypocrite, or a fool – and I’m not any of those – to say that I don’t write for the reader. I do. But for the reader who hears, who really will work at it, going behind what I seem to say. So I write for myself and that reader who will pay the dues.
~Maya Angelou

These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I’d be a damn’ fool if they weren’t.
~Dylan Thomas

People have the power to redeem the work of fools.
~Patti Smith


I think we fool ourselves and really negate a great deal of history if we think that the oral history of poetry is shorter than the written history of poetry. It’s not true. Poetry has a longer oral tradition than it does written.
~Saul Williams

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.


§ The Glass Table:*

 Never Truly

Rainbowed shadows of life
flickering pale images
winding walls within my mind
the only life they breathe
soft sighs and murmuring cries
the language of loneliness and loss
dreams that never die, yet
never, truly live


*Glass Table on Writers Platform, There.com


We all know how we can be turned around by a magic place; that’s why we travel, often. And yet we all know, too, that the change cannot be guaranteed. Travel is a fool’s paradise, Emerson reminded us, if we think that we can find anything far off that we could not find at home.
~Pico Iyer

It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.
~William Hazlitt

The fool wanders, a wise man travels.
~Thomas Fuller

Travel is for reaching known destinations. Touring is for cameras and memories. The fool wanders and trusts the unknown for his education.
~author unknown

I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!
~William Shakespeare


No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
~Hunter S Thompson

God save me from him who studies but one book.
~Italian proverb

If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
~George Byron

I admit my ignorance, as the best of men will, and the port hole through which we look is narrowed with the best of us when we compare the known to the unknown.
~James Gillingham

It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality.
~Og Mandino

He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.
~Albert Camus

There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
~Charles Caleb Colton


Oh, my dear sir… Bless your heart and hide, you are ignorant of the very A B C of meanness! ignorant as the unborn babe! ignorant as unborn twins. You don’t know anything about it! It is pitiable to see you, sir… making such an enormous pow-wow here about a subject concerning which your ignorance is perfectly ghastly!
~Mark Twain

Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man.
~Carroll O’Connor

If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
~Carl Jung

People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.
~Andre Maurois

People sometimes turn out to be almost the opposite of how they present. It isn’t because they’re trying to fool you or because they’re hypocrites. It’s because they badly want to be that thing, and so they’ll try to be it.
~Mary Gaitskill


Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.
~Jean Paul

Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
~Alexander Pope

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
~Elbert Hubbard

Oh sir, we’re all fools for most of our lives. It’s unavoidable.
~Jean Valjean

If you would avoid all fools go into a dense forest and there refrain from gazing into still pools.
~Austin O’Malley

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
~Benjamin Franklin

The world is full of fools, and he who would not see it should live alone and smash his mirror.
~Claude Le Petit

Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
~Thornton Wilder

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
~Thomas B Macaulay

Maybe we’re all fools and none of it matters.
~Jack Crabb


Prewritten Prompt: fool


I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others.
~John Woolman

Remember that the fool in the eyes of the gods and the fool in the eyes of man are very different.
~Oscar Wilde

People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can’t fool the neighbors.
~Francis Bacon

I’ve never been a disciple of any school. I’ve lived too long. I’ve seen all the schools, I’ve seen people say, I’m sorry… You can only do that about three times in your life; after that, you begin to feel like a fool!
~Stuart Hall


Ah, well, I am a great and sublime fool. But then I am God’s fool, and all His work must be contemplated with respect.
~Mark Twain

If God had intended me to make excuses for who I am, He would have given me better excuses.
~Robert Brault

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee,
And I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.
~Robert Frost


What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
~Anatole France

Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.
~Albert Einstein

Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway,
And fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.
~Oliver Goldsmith

I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool.
~Katharine Whitehorn

He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.
~William Drummond

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
~Sholom Aleichem

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
~Ambrose Bierce

The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.

A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
~Joseph Roux

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
~Elizabeth Gaskell

Every vice has its excuse ready.
~Publilius Syrus

The moment I make an excuse, I confess to many things.
~Muriel Strode

The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse.
~Author unknown

You can make excuses or you can get the job done, but you can’t do both.
~Hap Holmstead

Sometimes the fool who rushes in gets the job done.
~Al Bernstein~

There is no such thing as a list of reasons. There is either one sufficient reason or a list of excuses.
~Robert Brault

Excuses are reasons with a streak of jaundice.
~Henry Stanley Haskins

The trouble with always leaving yourself a way out is that you always take it.
~Robert Brault

If you always make excuses to not follow through you deserve the weight of anxiety on your chest.
~Daniel, @blindedpoet

Excuses are the tools with which incompetents build to themselves great monuments of Nothing.
~author unknown

We weave our excuses around events.
Thin, poor quality cloth of justification
Poor substitutes for the heavy tribal blankets
Once we wove to wrap our children.
~Phillip Pulfrey

The things you want to do are all up to you‒
Excuses are sabotage.
~Terri Guillemets


And besides, he added, forgetting that several excuses are always less convincing than one…
~Aldous Huxley

The explanation is always longer when there isn’t any.
~Robert Brault

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
~Jonathan Swift

If your armor against the world is laziness and excuses, you’re not protecting yourself from battle and injury — you’ve trapped yourself inside with them.
~Terri Guillemets


It is always too hot or too cold for the man who wants to quit.
~Poor Richard Junior’s Philosophy

Intensity of desire will always find a way, just as weakness of purpose will always find an excuse.
~Muriel Strode

There is always a perfectly good excuse, always a reason not to. The hardest freedom to win is the freedom from one’s excuses.
~Robert Brault

If there is a hard-won ability I would wish to take into a second life, it is the ability to recognize tomorrow’s regret in today’s excuse.
~Robert Brault

The truly free man is the one who will turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
~Jules Renard


Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
~Kimberly Johnson

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they make a good excuse.
~Thomas Szasz

Of all Excuses this is most forbid:
I did the Thing because the Others did.
~Arthur Guiterman



the dream

nothing so quaintly dear and deep
watching loved ones breathe in sleep
dreaming their other dreams exclusively
a foolish wish to enter alternatively
their door to another world
with only one key


cycle #7

young man in love
a fool caught in brambles,
alone in life
the cripple who stumbles,
eternal love
a commodity to sample,
death’s dictates
the prime example,
rocks of faith
pumice that crumbles
celebration of life
its tumble and scramble,
preordained end
keeping it humble



a fool lost in the folds of love
like grey in the crease of clouds
the wavering space between leaves
show depth in their wealth of range
showing stealth in realms of change
is merely fool and not deranged


a surety

the common mutt believes his nose
while a soaring hawk will trust his eyes
as words cannot capture rose
love’s unfit to penetrate disguise

one down below, another high above
whichever view there’s nothing new
a fool, as fool, will fall in love
as I indeed must fall for you


gone fishin

is it luring a fish
teasing a fish
baiting a fish
or fooling a fish
pretending love



this’ll warn ya
thistles harm ya
the sly confound ya
fools abound, yeah
wars alarm ya
but arms can warm ya
hold and charm ya
wrap around ya
lost and found ya


5s ‘n 7s

servant finger to failed fates
heartshot, open road, thumb out
blank agenda for a fool
out on a discovery
reach and search for destiny


humble yellow dye
deadly TNT
crucible rulers
compounding errors
dying tapestries
flowers for the fool
echo history


fool for the night life
cheer the music, cheer the dance
i am audience


a fool with no plan
a man soon slated for pain
will do it again


happy-at-home love
wanderlust pining away
scourges of a fool

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The Olio and Salmagundi of Quotes

He is a fool who leaves things close at hand to follow what is out of reach.

Even a fool knows you can’t touch the stars, but it won’t keep the wise from trying.
~Harry Anderson


Thus we play the fools with the time, and the spirits of the wise sit in the clouds and mock us.
~William Shakespeare

The real fool, such as the gods mock or mar, is he who does not know himself.
~Oscar Wilde


Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
~William Shakespeare


The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the older man who will not laugh is a fool.
~George Santayana

He who laughs at everything is as big a fool as he who weeps at everything.
~Baltasar Gracian


Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of ’em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
~William Congreve

Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
~Charles Baudelaire


Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
~Alexander Pope

Time makes fools of us all. Our only comfort is that greater shall come after us.
~E T Bell


Hurry is the weakness of fools.
~Baltasar Graciàn

The haste of a fool is the slowest thing in the world.
~Thomas Shadwell


Innocence and ignorance are sisters.

It’s innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn’t.
~Mignon McLaughlin,


How strange to use You only live once as an excuse to throw it away. ~Bill Copeland

Many talk like philosophers, and live like fools.
~H G Bohn


There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
~Soren Kierkegaard

There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t.
~Josh Billings


A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
~Edward G Bulwer-Lytton

My pungent and burning wit hath expression at both ends, and I save the arse end for fools.
~author unknown


You can fool people. You can fool anybody anytime of the day, but you can’t fool yourself. At night, when you go home, you’ve got to be straight up with you.
~Whitney Houston

You can fool a lot of yourself but you can’t fool the soul.
~Mary Oliver


Any fool knows that bravado is always a cover-up for insecurity. That’s the truth. And on that note, I’ll say goodnight. God love you.
~Bobby Darin

And here, poor fool, with all my lore
I stand no wiser than before.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Quoted In The Grove:
Farmers only worry during the growing season, but townspeople worry all the time.
~E W Howe

Hope and fear cannot alter the season.
~Chogyam Trungpa

Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you’re signed up for a season, see it through. You don’t have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
~Jim Rohn

The rat stops gnawing in the wood, the dungeon walls withdraw, the weight is lifted your pulse steadies and the sun has found your heart, the day was not bad, the season has not been bad, there is sense and even promise in going on.
~Bernard DeVoto


Exercise Prompt for 06/07: fool

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What you’re going to be eating in the next year is decided by chefs. If the consensus is that pot-bellies are in next season, that’s what’s on your plate. And I think that’s a good thing, because we know, obviously, about food.
~Anthony Bourdain


To this day, I hate walnuts and I hate onions because on weekends when the walnuts and onions were in season, we were out there first thing in the morning and out there until the sun went down topping onions or picking walnuts.
~Scott Brooks

We would load up the yellow Cutlass Supreme station wagon and pick blackberries during blackberry season or spring onions during spring onion season. For us, food was part of the fabric of our day.
~Mario Batali

I love the simplicity, the ingredients, the culture, the history and the seasonality of Italian cuisine. In Italy people do not travel. They cook the way grandma did, using fresh ingredients and what is available in season.
~Anne Burrell

You know, when you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash, or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook’s year. I get more excited by that than anything else.
~Mario Batali

Strawberries are like tomatoes for me; I just won’t eat them year round. I’ll happily wait for them to come into season, then I gorge like a brown bear eating salmon before hibernation.
~Brad Leone


In order to have good fried chicken, you should wash and season the bird the morning you’re preparing it for dinner. Don’t wait and do it right before you start cooking. Throw it in the refrigerator, seasoned, that morning, and give it a chance to soak up all the salt and pepper and goodness.
~Paula Deen

I add a lot of citrus to my food and I think that flavors it. And, to me, that what makes it healthier, lower in fat, lower in calories. It adds lots of flavor. Spices, of course. But citrus is definitely kind of my go-to to season and really to really make those flavors, make that food come alive.
~Cat Cora

I made lemon spaghetti in an early season of ‘Everyday Italian,’ and to this day people still come up to me and say they love it. It’s very, very simple. Basically, you cook the pasta and mix together Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice and zest and pour it over the pasta.
~Giada De Laurentiis

My food is Louisiana, New Orleans-based, well-seasoned, rustic. I think it’s pretty unique because of my background being influenced by my mom, Portuguese and French Canadian. There’s a lot going on there.
~Emeril Lagasse

Every morning, I eat one fat-free yogurt with a sliced peach when peaches are in season, and one thin slice of whole-wheat bread. The same thing. I don’t want to get fat. And I want to keep my fitness. ~Leonard Lauder Cardigans.

I don’t have a favorite fruit. There are things that thrill me each turn of the season.
~Bill Pullman

A person with a positive attitude is like a fruit of all seasons.
~Shiv Khera

When I was growing up on our 53-acre dairy farm, we were obsessed with food; it was the center of our lives. We planted it, grew it, harvested it, peeled it, cooked it, served it, consumed it ‒ endlessly, day after day, season after season.
~Bobbie Ann Mason


For every gardener there is a minimum level of engagement that is needed to sustain and develop the relationship. There is no magic figure to this and it will vary from person to person and season to season, but it is there.
~Monty Don

With the advent of spring and beginning of the new harvest season the creators of abundance, our peasants, come out to the fields to sow with good aspirations and hopes.
~Islom Karimov

The return from cows and sheep in cheese is worth much money every day in the season, without calves and lambs, and without the manure, which all return corn and fruit.
~Robert Grosseteste


Let’s be honest: you can’t celebrate fall without it’s leading role ‒ pumpkin! You can incorporate this flavor of the season in so many ways, from candles to lattes, pies to decorations.
~Rachel Hollis

Sugaring season is the season when you tap the trees for sugar that turns into maple syrup. I’ve married someone from Vermont, so it’s an expression I kept hearing, and I’m like, ‘What is that? That’s just so beautiful.’ I like the idea it’s the very, very first murmurings of spring.
~Beth Orton


One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought.
~Daniel Boone

Nearly every season, I make the acquaintance of one or more new flowers. It takes years to exhaust the botanical treasures of any one considerable neighborhood, unless one makes a dead set at it, like an herbalist.
~John Burroughs

Mathematical discoveries, like springtime violets in the woods, have their season which no man can hasten or retard.
~Janos Bolyai


To me it seems that youth is like spring, an overpraised season ‒ delightful if it happen to be a favoured one, but in practice very rarely favoured and more remarkable, as a general rule, for biting east winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.
~Samuel Butler

Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes.
~Thomas Carlyle

I like these out-of-season crossings. When you’re young you prefer the vulgar months, the fullness of the seasons. As you grow older you learn to like the in-between times, the months that can’t make up their minds. Perhaps it’s a way of admitting that things can’t ever bear the same certainty again. Or perhaps it’s just a way of admitting a preference for empty ferries.
~Julian Barnes

Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.
~Sinclair Lewis

Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.
~Paul Theroux


summer leads into autumn
autumn leafs into winter
winter leans into spring
spring leaps into summer
~Terri Guillemets

Spring is a lover
Summer, a partier
Autumn, an artist
Winter, a philosopher
~Terri Guillemets

Seasons depart peripherally.
~Terri Guillemets

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Posted From The Grove

I try not to tune in to politics until it’s two or three months before the election. Till then, it’s like watching preseason football.
~Trey Parker

Britain in 2018 has the feel of a Netflix drama approaching its season finale. It’s the classic ‘how on earth does anyone get out of this one?’ kind of cliffhanger, with all of the key protagonists confronted by their nemesis.
~Owen Jones

Not a season passes without new disclosures showing Nixon’s numerous attempts at criminal use of his presidential powers and in fact the scorn he held for the rule of law.
~Bob Woodward

I got hooked to American news like a great TV season. It plays like fiction. I would come home from work, and I would put it on, and I would stay up until 2 in the morning watching it and get up in the morning and watch it.
~David Thewlis


Global warming would increase the rate of evaporation from the oceans. This would increase rainfall worldwide. In addition, global warming would lengthen the growing season, thereby increasing still further the bounty of both agriculture and nature.
~Robert Zubrin

I felt slightly superior to student politics, for instance. I had no reason to think this, but I thought of myself as slightly more seasoned. I became quite cynical talking to my student friends.
~Kazuo Ishiguro

Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable.
~Diane Ackerman


Tax season always means a deluge of tax advice. Unfortunately, most of it is futile and lightweight.
~Robert Kiyosaki

The rich, by unfair combinations, contribute frequently to prolong a season of distress among the poor.
~Thomas Malthus


The holiday season can be an especially trying time for our service men, women, and families. Military service and deployment create empty seats at holiday tables, religious services, and celebrations.
~Geoff Stults

The law increasing and organizing the military establishment of the United States has been nearly carried into effect, and the Army has been extensively and usefully employed during the past season.
~Martin Van Buren


Mitt Romney’s primary season embrace of the social and economic agenda of the more rabid elements of his party doomed him, especially the shrill immigration rhetoric and the harshly insensitive theory that no additional sacrifice or contribution should be sought from those at the top.
~Eliot Spitzer

There’s more than a few remnants left in German welfare policy today. Many Germans eagerly condemn Hitler’s fascism but won’t examine the other reasons why the Third Reich succeeded for a season.
~Suzanne Fields


I’m the antidote to Lindsay Lohan. I know she misbehaves terribly, but sometimes it just seems like it’s open season on her.
~Raquel Welch

You never make fun of anybody with a club foot or a withered arm, but it’s open season on anybody who stutters.
~Joe Biden

It seems to me that election season is just a Petri dish for anger and cynicism.
~Max Lucado


Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.

It is easy to criticize, particularly in a political season. But to lead is something altogether different. The leader must live in the real world of the price that might be paid for the goal that has been set.
~Norm Coleman

I’m not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
~Adlai E Stevenson

Whatever kind of seed is sown in a field, prepared in due season, a plant of that same kind, marked with the peculiar qualities of the seed, springs up in it.
~Guru Nanak


Obviously, we have a political season in the United States, and there’s always different winds that blow on that.
~Bill Haslam

In our passage from the Cape of Good Hope the winds were mostly from the westward with very boisterous weather: but one great advantage that this season of the year has over the summer months is in being free from fogs.
~William Bligh


~Morgan Maasseen: Water III (6:12) textures of water, a different perspective


~Tierce Green: Seasons (2:25) a spoken word injunction


~Reisinger Studio: Pollen (5:21) pollens in pastel to the soothing drip of music


There’s an old adage of, ‘This is what I do, it’s not who I am.’ There is a line that gets blurry at times because you sometimes become your work, or you sometimes put so much into your work that you can’t separate from it. It swallows you up. It really happens during the season and it’s a difficult line to manage.
~Brad Stevens

A man’s worth has its season, like fruit.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld


My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry ’til a more convenient season.
~Mary Todd Lincoln

Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It requires you to connect today’s actions to tomorrow’s results. There’s a season for sowing a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which.
~Gary Ryan Blair

Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.
~P T Barnum


The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
~Paramahansa Yogananda

Every day, every year, every new season is a reset from the last, and you are still hungry for success, to do things better and better.
~Fernando Alonso

A revised schedule is to business what a new season is to an athlete or a new canvas to an artist.
~Norman Ralph Augustine

Every season has its peaks and valleys. What you have to try to do is eliminate the Grand Canyon.
~Andy Van Slyke

Everybody has their due season. And it’s all about what you do in your season.
~Deontay Wilder

It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.
~Edmund Burke


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Losing streaks are funny. If you lose at the beginning you got off to a bad start. If you lose in the middle of the season, you’re in a slump. If you lose at the end, you’re choking.
~Gene Mauch

Ball teams do not always run true to form in a short series. In a season’s campaign, class will tell; the best team will invariably win, unless disaster overtakes it. In a short series, some freak situation, same unusual play, may prove to be the turning point.
~Billy Evans

Last year was a lifetime, a whole career in one season. We went from being the dregs to winners.
~Damon Hill

You look at 2001, we were third in points and no one gave us much of a chance when the season started. We came back last year and had the same team, the same everybody and led points.
~Sterling Marlin

So in fact the only thing you can judge in this sport its the longterm. You can judge a career or a season, but not one race.
~Alain Prost


People don’t realize the amount of stress you put on your body both physically and mentally from just the wear and tear of a season.
~Grant Hill

During the season, the teams play every third day. That’s a huge workload with some long journeys. I think, in football, we need more time to rest and recover.
~Toni Kroos

You love the game, but it’s hard to do the things you do when you’re feeling like you’re a leg down all the time, literally. Or you’re always beat up, even coming into the season. So it’s just not as fun when you’re down, and you got to work your way up. And you can’t really get there because you’re so beat up.
~Calvin Johnson

The football season is like pain. You forget how terrible it is until it seizes you again.
~Sally Quinn


Any player over 40-50 games per season will have moments of fatigue, let alone a 22-year-old who has a lot to learn on how to control games and pace himself throughout 90 minutes.
~Massimiliano Allegri

Usually older players, late in the season, start to get cold.
~Bill Parcells

During the offseason, I didn’t take any time off. And I played this game for over 20 years. So right after the season, I would go right back into my regimen.
~Jerry Rice

The more minutes you play and the more grind and physical play you endure through the course of a season, you have to re-charge and get your body right for the next season. Be in that weight room and conditioning and that kind of deal.
~Stephen Curry

We gotta show up and pay attention to details, embracing the process of hard work, and developing our bodies and minds to get ready for the season.
~Antonio Brown

If someone thinks, ‘I’ll spend the off season working on my fitness and I’ll come back a better cricketer,’ I don’t think that’s enough. You need to spend a lot of time working on your skills and honing your skills.
~Rahul Dravid

Once you know what to expect, it gets easier and easier. And now I know what I have to do to prepare for each season and what to expect through each season.
~Sue Wicks

From a logistical standpoint, I learned about when to peak, when to push, when to recover throughout the season.
~Nathan Chen

I’m very stubborn. I feel like I’m going to play this season.
~Candace Parker

A month before the season, I don’t order fries with my club sandwich.
~Mario Lemieux


I don’t just think regular season. I think playoffs. World Series. That’s how I think.
~Mariano Rivera

I don’t think any guy goes into a season worrying about the next season.
~Blake Griffin

I think about the next season right away.
~George Steinbrenner


And this year is going to be the 25th anniversary of the 17-0 team, the only undefeated season.
~Don Shula

I’ve won everywhere that I’ve been. I’ve never had a losing season in sports from the moment I was five-years-old. I’m not a loser.
~Joe Burrow

In the game of life, it’s a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
~Bill Vaughan


I didn’t cost the Series. I cost a game in the regular season.
~Keith Hernandez

In the beginning I used to make one terrible play a game. Then I got so I’d make one a week and finally I’d pull a bad one about once a month. Now, I’m trying to keep it down to one a season.
~Lou Gehrig

In some ways, that’s the story of my season ‒ when I wasn’t making big mistakes, I was winning races and being on the podium. And when I made mistakes I was still fourth or fifth, just off the podium.
~Bode Miller

Because after my first year I had a lot of success, took everybody by storm, came back the next year thought it was easy and didn’t have near the season I had the previous year. It was kind of a wake-up call. And so, life goes on.
~Brett Favre

I’m going to try to enjoy the All-Star break, hope my players reflect on what happened the first half of the season, come back with a different attitude, try to find our solution on how to win it.
~Don Baylor


I needed some stability, which is why I chose not to change from HRC for this season, which was an option that we had. Apart from being the best team in the world, I also needed some consistency.
~Sete Gibernau

Every team deals with obstacles throughout the course of the season, and it’s as a unit that they need to be worked through. Injuries are part of the game, just like facing tough teams on the road or having one of your best players get into foul trouble.
~Scottie Pippen


At the end of the day, it is a very long year. The tennis season is pretty much ten months of the year.
~Alex de Minaur

We are on the road for 300 days in a year, no off season.
~Mandy Rose (pro wrestler)

It’s always difficult, especially the U.S. Open, the last of the Grand Slams. It’s always tough because you know, the season is very long. I really played a lot this year. Sometimes it’s really hard to stay focused all the time because you’re really tired after the whole season.
~Agnieszka Radwanska

Playing 82 games is a haul, and with eight or nine exhibition games, it’s a long process. You’ve got to take care of your body and make sure you’re getting your work in and staying healthy throughout the whole season.
~Blake Griffin

During a packed season, maintaining fitness becomes tough because you can’t put too much effort into it. You’re constantly monitoring workloads.
~MS Dhoni


At the end of the day, the last thing I want to do is – well, anything. I just want to sleep. I crash out hard every day at Common Law. I definitely lost a couple years of my life just on the fatigue factor on the first season.
~Michael Ealy

Sleep is huge. That’s your biggest way of recovering. In baseball, it’s such a hard sleep schedule during the season, but you try to do the best you can. Because you can take all the protein drinks, you can do all these things, but your recovery is your sleep.
~Bryce Harper


There’s not much time to unwind, but you know what, it’s because I love what I do. I look forward to the season. I look forward to playing games. It doesn’t ever feel like work.
~Tom Brady

You need a lot of leaders, but a hockey team needs a voice, not only in the community, but more importantly between the coaching staff and the players. There are always ups and downs in a season; the captain is the guy players look to in those situations.
~Joe Sakic

You see how can you help your team, help yourself improve, and that’s what I try to figure out throughout the season.
~Russell Westbrook


Every opportunity to win is sacred. It’s sacred to us inside the organization, and it should be sacred to the fans as well. They deserve our best efforts to do what we can to improve the club and put the club in position to succeed in any given season.
~Theo Epstein

The fan is the one who suffers. He cheers a guy to a .350 season then watches that player sign with another team. When you destroy fan loyalties, you destroy everything.
~Frank Robinson

Some of the fans here were not too sure about their club signing a player from their biggest rivals. Fortunately, we had a great season and won the League title for the first time in four years. Now, I think, everyone can say it was good business.
~Luis Figo


Because it is my second season with the team, no time has been wasted in getting to know the people I’m working with. I am aware of what the team is capable of and how the organisation works, and they are familiar with what makes me tick.
~Damon Hill

We cannot change absolutely everything in one season.
~Pep Guardiola

Once the season starts for me, there isn’t a change in my focus, just a change in my tactics and strategies.
~Bode Miller


If I test the car for a year I can be quite competitive the next season.
~Valentino Rossi

One of my biggest problems this season was with the clutch at the start of the race. I hate to risk the car.
~Alain Prost

Motorsport is very expensive. No one cares if you had a good season two years ago and then you have an injury. It is a very dodgy investment.
~Sebastian Vettel

There is no other way to start the season than to win the Daytona 500.
~Jimmie Johnson


We have had more sales for this year’s grand prix than any other, and we have been helped in that by the fact that Jenson had 10 podiums last season and looks like a winner. It is good for British motor racing if he is there and doing well.
~Jackie Stewart

We literally had all 10 teams alive for a playoff position in the final week of the season. That outstanding balance and those close races created a major surge in attendance in the last month of the season.
~Lamar Hunt

When the Sacramento Kings, when I was there, we win 29-30 games ‒ that was a successful season. And it would be packed from start to finish. You couldn’t get a seat.
~Kenny Smith

It’s the fans that need spring training. You gotta get ’em interested. Wake ’em up and let ’em know that their season is coming, the good times are gonna roll.
~Harry Caray


A season is a season, regardless of the number of games.
~Joe Cronin

Certainly toward the end of the season, you and I could be in a ballpark and they might say the crowd is 30,000, and we could look around and see that there was no more than 10,000.
~Fay Vincent

We can’t keep playing catch up as we have done for every season I’ve been here.
~Paul Ince


Shortly after the end of last season, I felt that I probably would not return for the 1999-2000 season. I also felt that I should take as much time as possible to sort through my feelings and make sure that my feelings were backed with conviction.
~Barry Sanders

You’re never guaranteed about next year. People ask what you think of next season, you have to seize the opportunities when they’re in front of you… With each game I play, each season I play, everyone would agree with me, I’m running out of chances.
~Brett Favre

I have been around football all my life, and it doesn’t happen. It never enters my mind. I don’t think, ‘Oh, what’s going to happen to me at the end of the season?’ Whatever happens to me, happens.
~Harry Redknapp


~Omeleto: The Hook (10:20) when the teacher gets taught


~TheCGBros/Aude Danset & Carlos De Carvalho: Premier Automne (10:33) when seasons reach to touch, animated


~Omeleto: Training Wheels (15:10) awkward entrance ramp to dating


Baseball is the president tossing out the first ball of the season. And a scrubby schoolboy playing catch with his dad on a Mississippi farm.
~Ernie Harwell

There’s nothing like Opening Day. There’s nothing like the start of a new season. I started playing baseball when I was seven years old and quit playing when I was 40, so it’s kind of in my blood.
~George Brett

That’s one of the great gifts of this, the greatest of all games, baseball: it allows you, still, to lose yourself in a dream, to feel and remember a season of life when summer never seemed to die and the assault of cynicism hadn’t begun to batter optimism.
~Mike Barnicle

Son, we’d like to keep you around this season but we’re going to try and win a pennant.
~Casey Stengel


The math works. Over the course of a season, there’s some predictability to baseball. When you play 162 games, you eliminate a lot of random outcomes. There’s so much data that you can predict: individual players’ performances and also the odds that certain strategies will pay off.
~Billy Beane

I don’t think I’m a home run hitter. Most of my home runs are line drives. If I hit it, thanks God. But it’s not the kind of thing that I think about. I just go out there and try to have a better season than I had before. Home runs are not in my mind.
~Robinson Cano

People talk about that catch and, I’ve said this many times, that I’ve made better catches than that many times in regular season. But of course in my time, you didn’t have a lot of television during the regular season. A lot of people didn’t see me do a lot of things.
~Willie Mays


Every player should be accorded the privilege of at least one season with the Chicago Cubs. That’s baseball as it should be played ‒ in God’s own sunshine. And that’s really living.
~Alvin Dark


To me, baseball is as honorable as any other business. It is the most honest pastime in the world. It has to be, or it could not last a season out. Crookedness and baseball do not mix. It has become immeasurably more popular as the years have gone by. It will be greater yet. This year, 1919, is the greatest season of them all.
~Charles Comiskey (year White Sox threw the Series)

I thought that the league-imposed restriction on drinking had expired at the end of the regular season.
~Josh Gordon

I set myself high standards on the pitch and I know I have not always lived up to them this season.
~Rio Ferdinand

What we’ve seen this season is that if something that will enhance performance is available, some players will indulge… unless the penalty is an absolute deterrent.
~Michael Wilbon

We must send the message that if you use illegal drugs, you will pay the ultimate price by not playing an entire season. And if you get caught again, you will be banished for life.
~Jim Bunning


No one respects the umpire’s job more than I do; but, if I were a manager, I would probably be ejected three or four times a season fighting for my team.
~Jim Evans

I’m mad at Hank Aaron for deciding to play one more season. I threw him his last home run and thought I’d be remembered forever. Now, I’ll have to throw him another.
~Bill Lee


Baseball presents a living heritage, a game poised between the powerful undertow of seasons past and the hope of next day, next week, next year.
~John Thorn

When I step onto the mound for the first time in a game, I remove my cap and look under the brim to read a message I write to myself with a Sharpie each season. It’s a private reminder to stop and reflect on how lucky I am to play professional baseball.
~Sean Doolittle

You have so much fun playing games. We all love basketball, so we never want the season to end, ’cause then it’s five months of sitting around and watching the playoffs.
~Stephen Curry

I have this set-up at my house where I have one big movie theater screen that’s 9 ft. by 16 ft. Then, I have nine 63-inch monitors around it; four on either side and one underneath. So I get all nine one o’clock games, and I can switch them onto the big screen. That’s what I do on the Sundays during the season.
~John Madden

There’s two times of year for me: Football season, and waiting for football season.
~Darius Rucker

The calendar and the clock are all set by football season and the offseason.
~Tom Coughlin Prev

When it’s football season, I’m all football.
~Hayden Fry

Thank you… preseason football, for having all the excitement, commercials, and time-outs of the regular season, but with none of the mattering. I appreciate it. Thank you.
~Jimmy Fallon


I think there is no defending a title. You don’t go into a season with a points advantage over anyone. So I don’t think it’s ever a title defence. I think you’ve got a different number on your bike, if you choose so, but everyone starts at zero again.
~Casey Stoner

I think the NFL season starts with the first three or four games and all the predictions come out. You’re either great on offense, bad on defense, great on defense, bad on offense. You’re either going to have a Super Bowl chance or you won’t. And I think after that, people kind of think everything’s set in stone.
~Devin McCourty

There is no future. This is the season. Get to the Super Bowl.
~Troy Vincent


A child who plays a game of football for one season without any documented concussion ‒ several months after that season, if you subject his brain to sophisticated psychological testing and radiological testing, functional MRIs, there is evidence of brain damage.
~Bennet Omalu

It makes common sense that children, whose brains are rapidly developing, should not be hitting their heads hundreds of times per season.
~Ann McKee


I think one of the great things about a football season is that you see teams play in all types of environments, and if you can’t handle one of them, you probably don’t deserve to win anyway.
~Bill Simmons

Mickey Mantle was a very good golfer, but we weren’t allowed to play golf during the season; only at spring training.
~Yogi Berra

Honestly, I was a troublemaker. The environment I grew up in, my mom and my sister, they decided they were going to sign me up in every single thing to keep me busy. I played football, basketball, baseball. Anything, whatever was in season, I was signed up for it. Basketball was one of the things that just stuck.
~Lou Williams

I played football for a team called the East Dragons on the east side of town. We only had six regular season games. And six games I played tail back and I had 18 touchdowns in six games. That’s when I knew I had some athletic ability.
~LeBron James

Some people don’t understand that after football season, I’ve got to go to baseball.
~Jameis Winston

I thought I was better at basketball, but obviously people didn’t think so. But I loved them equally, whether it be baseball season, basketball, football, golf, I liked them equally.
~Adam Thielen


In the rainy season, sometimes to get to the first lesson we had to run really quick, because we had to cross the river to school and we’d have to go up and down the bank to find a place to cross because there is no bridge.
~Haile Gebrselassie (Olympic marathon winner)


§ TELEVISION (in lieu of MUSIC)

One of the most beautiful things about Shakespeare’s Hamlet is when he stops in the middle of the play to ask, ‘To be or not to be?’ Then, right at the end, he decides to ‘let be.’ The first season of ‘Stranger Things’ was Hopper asking whether ‘to be or not to be’ and the second is to ‘let be.’
~David Harbour

At the end of Season 1 of Cheers, it was the lowest rated show in all of network television… So we turn to Bill Cosby; when he came to Thursday night, he just exploded. And once the audience was there, we said, ‘Hey, by the way, we also have this other great show. It’s called Cheers.’
~Warren Littlefield

You just pour your heart and soul into a project, and everyone pays their dues, and everyone on the crew, everyone works so hard. Then you just don’t know how the show ends up. You just hope that it turns out great, and you hope that people respond to it, and you hope that the network accepts a Season Two.
~Jamie Chung


I loved True Detective so much in Season 1, and then when the Season 2 monstrosity came around, I was like, ‘What is this show? What have you done to this show?’
~David Harbour

I think that episode in the third season was great. I’m really glad that we did that. He got to sleep with Sydney and kill Evil Francie and go on a mission and pretend he’s a rock star.
~Bradley Cooper

I watched season four of The Wire. They have subtle performances that they do through their eyes. You could watch season four with the audio off and still understand what’s happening through their eyes.
~John Boyega

Frank Sobotka in The Wire on HBO was one of the greatest characters I’ve ever played. They cut his throat at the end of that season. There’s something about creative coupling that seems to go with great characters, and the fact that you can never play them again once you’re done.
~Chris Bauer

I think that in itself is kind of an amazing achievement to be able to say that your full-time career is in any creative arts, let alone a show that has kept people interested for coming on four seasons and hopefully more.
~Anna Paquin


The reason I’ve never gone for pilot season even as a younger actor, and wouldn’t entertain that sort of thing now, is the idea of signing a piece of paper that binds me for six or seven years.
~Martin Freeman

As for Twin Peaks, I’m happy to have been a part of something that was a success. The only time I was concerned was during the second season when it started to lose its focus, and I was thinking, ‘What if I get stuck here for five years? I would go crazy.’
~Sherilyn Fenn

Season number seven! It’s been so exciting for us. When we first began, we were like the little train that could… and we did! We’re terribly excited! It will be an interesting season for us, I think.
~Roma Downey

I wanted to only do one season when I came onto Vampire Diaries ‒ because I thought there was only so much to explore.
~Joseph Morgan


Pilot season in L.A. is just this blood bath. They make so many pilots, and such a small percentage are picked up. And then if you are picked up, there are so many variables. You have to get a good time slot, and you have to get promoted. And then you have to thrive in that time slot.
~Michaela Conlin

Pilot season tends to be grueling, because you can be thrown all of these auditions at once ‒ last-minute, always ‒ and you’re going on three a day, especially back in the day.
~Kim Dickens

It might take me an hour to get to feel at ease with somebody. I don’t find it easy to go into a room full of 10 people and give it all away. In the pilot season in Los Angeles I’ve done that a couple of times.
~Aidan Gillen

Coming in and out of Hollywood for pilot season, I may have to thicken my accent or hear that, physically, I’m not Latino. I not only am, but there’s another 50,000 people who look exactly like me.
~Carlos Ponce

Every first episode of a season has been crafted like another pilot.
~Anna Torv


I left Saturday Night Live without a film to go to, and I’d filmed Old School while I was in my last season of the show, and that hadn’t come out yet. I was a free agent, in a way, but I knew it was time to leave the show and test the water.
~Will Ferrell

I have no intention of lingering through a season, just to have a chance to be an alternate on a relay. I don’t want that.
~Carl Lewis

One of the difficulties of not knowing for so long whether we were doing a fifth season or not was that we weren’t really allowed to go out shopping for work.
~Claudia Black


The entire season, the show had never been aired for more than three weeks. You can’t get an audience that way. They would never promo the show for the next week.
~Jeri Ryan

You know, when it was done originally, they always had to fight to keep it going at the end of each season. Now, The Odd Couple has become part of our language and culture.
~Brett Somers

We made a deal that was acceptable to us. We got paid very handsomely for our final season.
~Jason Alexander (Cheers)

We now have contestants who will not let anything get in their way of victory. Some contestants have thrown each other under the bus this season.
~Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)

Some people think that my shows are just for shock value, but the provocation makes those classic pieces look different every six months. You don’t need to see the same gray suit every season. But surrounding it with 40 really interesting ideas makes it feel new.
~Thom Browne


I had kissed a girl in the second season of Community, but that was my first time kissing a girl ever, and I was so nervous, I almost knocked Brit Marling’s teeth out.
~Gillian Jacobs

John Cleese was my personal favorite because he played my husband for a whole season ‒ and Minnie Driver. We almost had our own, like, show all living in a house together. And Gene Wilder was just so dear.
~Megan Mullally

There is something to be said for one vision and following one vision through. I do think it’s something TV will catch up to at some point and realize, ‘Wow, we’re in the Golden Age of Television right now; we’ve taken television to another level, but now let’s take it to an even higher level where it is one vision throughout a whole season.’
~Reed Morano

Clearly the success of the Netflix model, releasing the entire season of House of Cards at once, proved one thing: The audience wants the control. They want the freedom. If they want to binge as they’ve been doing on ‘House of Cards’ and lots of other shows, we should let them binge.
~Kevin Spacey


I think most people who were involved with television will tell you, if given a season or given a 13-episode order and getting those episodes on the air, and if viewers don’t come, I think most people will tell you they’d walk away. They feel they were given a fair shake, and if viewers didn’t come, they didn’t come.
~Tom Cavanagh

The number of elements that have to go into a hit would break a computer down. the right season for that play, the right historical moment, the right tonality.
~Arthur Miller

When we shoot 24, there are so many things I have to worry about, from the script to technical things to my performance, that I don’t have a second to be bored or take anything for granted. We produce 24 hours of film a season, which is like making 12 movies.
~Kiefer Sutherland

They’ve got to deliver twenty-six episodes a season and they’re not going to beat their heads up against a wall if they feel something didn’t, like, pan out the way they had hoped.
~Rene Auberjonois

We do 32 episodes a season and will have shot 267 episodes by the end of the ninth season… It’s impossible to sell that many episodes in the foreign market.
~Aaron Spelling

And what could be a hotter ticket than the improbable triumph of The Book of Mormon, the musical-comedy moon shot of the season? Its creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, of Comedy Central’s South Park, are the most unlikely Rodgers and Hammerstein team ever to bowl a thundering strike.
~James Wolcott

You know, it’s kind of a shame in a way but the more seasoned directors a lot of times have more difficult getting a job than first time guys. New kid on the block kind of thing.
~Jeff Bridges


There’ve been many a season where I couldn’t get work, and I think that you learn character development and you learn how to really want what you do in life when you can’t really do it.
~Anthony Michael Hall

Pretty much from 1979 through 1988, the backbone of my career was the theater. Working on Broadway a couple of times, working off-Broadway, and also doing a lot of regional theater. Make no mistake, I lived very frugally. I had an apartment that was real cheap. I would get two or three jobs per season, and in between I’d be on unemployment.
~Delroy Lindo


I could program a ‘fabulous, I love it’ kind of hit season right now. I’m more interested in breaking boundaries, telling a story, defying a truth that has been accepted.
~George C Wolfe

We have a conversation before every season now and we just take inventory. Are we having fun? Can we do things? Can we push the envelope still? Can we evolve the show still? Are people still watching?
~Sal Vulcano


~Carol King w/ James Taylor: Sweet Seasons (4:05) for Boston Strong


~Donovan: Season of The Witch, feat. Hole (3:29) cast for TV


~STROMAE: Fils De Jour (4:04) pure spectacle in honor of a cocotte (in French, without irony)


~Love & Roar: Seasoning (2:56) rueful, tuneful, w/ dance


~Olly Murs: Seasons (3:35) price of love, cost of misbehaving


~Matchbox Twenty: Mad Season (4:38) celebrity crush, or the crush of celebrity


~K D Lang: Season of The Hollow Soul (7:13)) reflective, bluesy


~SHAGGY: Seasons, feat. OMI (3:39) tropical celebration


~Paul Weller: 5th Season (6:21) seasoned rockers gettin’ it on


~Hall and Oates: Change of Season (6:30) plaintive plea for change


~violent femmes: 4 Seasons (2:53) clever clay cast accompanying


~Johnny English: A Man For All Seasons (3:49) w/ Rowan Atkinson providing suave drama


Some animals utter a loud cry. Some are silent, and others have a voice, which in some cases may be expressed by a word; in others, it cannot. There are also noisy animals and silent animals, musical and unmusical kinds, but they are mostly noisy about the breeding season.

There is much more to seasonality, though, than breeding or migration. Virtually every internal process alters… We humans were clearly highly seasonal beasts until the coming of electric light but traces remain.
~Brian Follett

We are reflexive creatures, and the seasons play a large part in human culture and in making our psychology and social behaviour what it is…. The adaptations of our ancestors that enabled them to survive and reproduce by anticipating the seasonal vagaries of the climate still reside deep within our metabolism and life histories.
~Russell G Foster and Leon Kreitzman

I am a very good shot. I have hunted for every kind of animal. But I would never kill an animal during mating season.
~Hedy Lamarr

It more or less has the shape of a love song, but ‘Crescent Moon’ reflects more my longing for an ancient romantic context that includes wild animals, fire, danger of death, stellar navigation, and seasonal intuition.
~Frank Black

Sweet as sweetest Grecian honey will my song be when I sing,
O Beloved, in the season of the Spring!
~Ruben Dario

The course of the seasons is a piece of clock-work, with a cuckoo to call when it is springtime.
~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


If people were seasons, she’d be monsoon. After every downpour, the garden laughed like her, wild and free.
~Meeta Ahluwahlia

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
~Mother Teresa

I know I am but summer to your heart,
And not the full four seasons of the year…
~Edna St Vincent Millay

The flowers anew, returning seasons bring;
but beauty faded has no second spring.
~Ambrose Philips

A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring.
~Jane Fonda

I think that to one in sympathy with nature, each season, in turn, seems the loveliest.
~Mark Twain

My fashion has no time, no season. It doesn’t go out of style. If someone decides that clothes can go out of fashion, then you are deciding a woman can go out of fashion.
~Sonia Rykiel

Love has its own time, its own season, and its own reasons from coming and going. You cannot bribe it or coerce it or reason it into staying. You can only embrace it when it arrives and give it away when it comes to you.
~Kent Nerburn


No jealousy their dawn of love overcast,
nor blasted were their wedded days with strife;
each season looked delightful as it past,
to the fond husband and the faithful wife.
~James Beattie

It makes no sense to try to extend a friendship that was only meant to be a season into a lifetime.
~Mandy Hale

I think of love and marriage in the same way I do plants: We have perennials and annuals. The perennial plant blooms, goes away, and comes back. The annual blooms for just a season, and then winter arrives and takes it out for good. But it’s still enriched the soil for the next flower to bloom. In the same way, no love is wasted.
~Glennon Doyle Melton


Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime,
nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
~John Donne

Regardless, we are a two career household, and it’s Dario’s season, and I’m really excited about going racing.
~Ashley Judd


What I find most disturbing about Valentine’s Day is, look, I get that you have to have a holiday of love, but in the height of flu season, it makes no sense.
~Lewis Black

I love cuffing season. It’s a very inspiring season for those who want to be inspired.

I like sugar, be it candy, this season’s pumpkin chocolate chip bars, or wine. Sugar is bad for me. It just sits on my tummy, causing my middle child Esme to ask if we are having a fourth baby. Rude!
~Alicia Coppola

Children live in close touch with the seasons. Only a few years have been marked in their memories; they are still surprised by the miracle of spring, the hush of falling snow, autumn’s glorious blaze of color.
~Ethel Pochocki Marbach

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
~Fred Rogers


During the season, most of my time to unwind is in my car ride home. When I get home, it’s being with my kids.
~Tom Brady

My wife and two children traveled with me on locations all last season.
~Martin Milner

After the season I always go back to my country and try to make the kids happy. That’s the best feeling for me, when I see those smiling faces on the kids and you know how excited they are.
~Zaza Pachulia



As with most fine things, chocolate has its season. There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes: any month whose name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate.
~Sandra Boynton

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
~David Letterman

Sometimes the only way to make palatable that which is appalling and apprehensive is to season it with some humor.
~Terrence Howard

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.
~Dave Barry


The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to.
~P J O’Rourke

Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.
~Desiderius Erasmus


When I was ten, I wrote an essay on what I would be when I grew up and said I would be a professional soccer player and a comedian in off season.
~Will Ferrell

The joke I wanted to put into one of the promos for this new season, was to have a guy come up to me and say, Hey! Tony! I love your show, I’ve watched you every night since you started! And then I’d say, Ah! You’re the one!
~Tony Danza

When we won the league championship, all the married guys on the club had to thank their wives for putting up with all the stress and strain all season. I had to thank all the single broads in New York.
~Joe Namath

I got one letter at the very beginning, like, in the first season, saying – from a woman who was very religious, very Christian, saying how wrong she thought the show was, but she thinks it’s the funniest show on television.
~Sean Hayes

This season is a lot funnier, not as dark, mainly because, well, she has accepted the fact that she is dead. She knows she cannot go back to where she was when she was alive.
~Ellen Muth

Plays close, movies wrap and TV series eventually get cancelled, and we were cancelled in three season.
~George Takei

Destroying is a necessary function in life. Everything has its season, and all things eventually lose their effectiveness and die.
~Margaret J Wheatley

Men pass in front of our eyes like butterflies, creatures of a brief season. We love them; they are brave, proud, beautiful, clever; and they die almost at once. They die so soon that our hearts are continually racked with pain.
~Philip Pullman

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
~Charles Dickens

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die.
~Ecclesiastes 3:1

Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.
~James Madison


Autumn Hills, Study
© Silvia Trujillo


During a panic attack, I remember that today is just today and that is all that it is. I take a deep breath in and I realize that in this moment I am fine and everything is okay. More importantly, I am reminded that my A.P.C. jeans are so perfectly worn in that they are appropriate for any season and I am suddenly at ease.
~Max Greenfield

You want to look fashionable and put-together, not like you hit every sale rack this season.
~Tommy Hilfiger

Our look and image never change dramatically from one season to the next, so we need an edge.
~Tommy Hilfiger

My job ranges from creating the initial overall theme of the season, to developing fabrics and sketching to sampling and fitting.
~Nicole Richie


The bit that I’ve always loved about modeling is show season: the hype, the chaos, the calm just before you walk out. It’s your moment ‒ especially when there’s no one before you.
~Adwoa Aboah

I’ll never forget that show season. It was completely mad. I was staying between Christy and Naomi’s rooms and it was all limos and the Ritz Hotel and all that kind of business.
~Kate Moss


A lot of the time, we’re shooting summer campaigns in winter because they have to come out the next season. It’s the hardest to feel great in a bikini when it’s cold… so I appreciate a swimsuit shoot that’s in warm weather.
~Gigi Hadid

I think tights make a comeback out of necessity every season: you can only go so far with naked legs in the cold! You’ve got to protect yourself. I remember going to a fashion show and saying, ‘And it’s okay if I wear nude tights with this?’ to the designer, who looked at me like I just killed his dog or something.
~Anna Kendrick


Seasons are really annoying. You get a really great pair of shoes or a beautiful pair of boots, and then you try to get them again four months later, and they say, ‘Oh no, that was last season.’
~Daphne Guinness

My favorite event of the season is the Costume Institute Gala at the Met in May. To that I’ll wear custom Vera Wang.
~Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

Some women think that if the look this season is minis, they have to wear minis. If you don’t have great legs, there are plenty of alternatives.
~Ralph Lauren


In fashion design, you can divide people into two groups. You have people who come with an aesthetic that is there forever, even if it evolves. Then you have people I call ‘jumpers.’ One season it can be this; the next season it’s completely something else. I always knew I am more of a jumper.
~Raf Simons

Every season has its lipstick trend, and just because your perfect color is a pinky beige, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear deep burgundy.
~Bobbi Brown

I became intrigued with colour theory. The absurd pronouncements of the Colour Institute, a group that decides what colours are hot each year or season, amused me.
~John Barton

I have a problem with fashion magazines sometimes ‒ they seem to have these dogmas or uniforms. ‘This is the way you must look; this is this season’s must-have.’ I really resent the phrase ‘must-have.’ I prefer to decide for myself what I think is beautiful or fashionable.
~Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

I’m not that interested in fashion… When someone says that lime-green is the new black for this season, you just want to tell them to get a life.
~Bruce Oldfield

I always do things that are not the flavour of the season. And that’s why people like me.
~Sonam Kapoor

I have never had anything to do with the kind of fashion that is influenced by the press or identified with the spirit of the season. My clients come for me; they come back each season for my spirit. That’s the reality.
~Giorgio Armani

With couture, you feel obligated to design something modern each season, but with Theyskens Theory, I don’t question anything. I’m thinking of what I’d like to wear.
~Olivier Theyskens


I think more and more that I get to challenge myself and kind of raise the standard for myself every season. Even the term ‘fashion’ is about change. It’s about newness. And what that newness means is different every 10 years, every five years.
~Narciso Rodriguez

I like cool jackets – a nice fall or winter coat. You can get a lot of use out of it, and you’ll wear it frequently, so it can really set the tone of your uniform for the season.
~John Legend

I’ve had to adapt my wardrobe to my various roles, both at the office, as a mom, and for television. When I shop for the season I look for pieces that will suit every facet of my daily life, not just one single occasion.
~Nina Garcia

Aficionados of Slow design and Slow fashion use ethical and green materials to make objects — furniture, clothes, jewellery — that lift the spirit and last a lifetime rather than one catwalk season.
~Carl Honore

I think of each new season as an evolution, not a change in style.
~Manolo Blahnik


Hollywood and fashion are symbiotic partners, especially during awards season.
~Brad Goreski

Award season is such an exciting time of the year and I enjoy seeing who is nominated, who wins and — like most women — the fashions.
~Camille Grammer

While I try to keep my fitness regimen consistent, during awards season, I’m especially conscious of what I’ll be wearing and plan my workouts accordingly.
~Kate Hudson


I don’t know if anybody’s ever ready for another award season. It’s kind of like Christmas.
~James McAvoy

My season 2 Good Wife wrap gift was this deluxe package of Mortal Kombat. I played it for, like, two weeks straight.
~Matt Czuchry


It’s nice to win a trophy every season and say every year, ‘OK, I won something.’
~Thibaut Courtois (soccer)

For me, a good season is one that ends with a trophy.
~Wojciech Szczesny (hockey)

All round the room my silent servants wait,
My friends in every season, bright and dim.
~Bryan Procter


Famous people come up to me, but I don’t know who they are because my sight is so bad. It’s always at the pool of the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills when I don’t have my lenses in and my glasses are in my room.
~Helena Bonham Carter

I don’t think I realized that the cost of fame is that it’s open season on every moment of your life.
~Julia Roberts

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@Writers Platform:

Early in the second season of The Andy Griffith Show, I ventured a suggestion for a line change to make it sound more ‘like the way a kid would say it.’ I was just 7 years old. But my idea was accepted, and I remember standing frozen, thrilled at what this moment represented to me.
~Ron Howard

I was promised on a time –
to have reason for my rhyme;
From that time unto this season,
I received nor rhyme nor reason.
~Edmund Spenser


A Poem does not grow by jerks. As trees in Spring produce a new ring of tissue, so does every poet put forth a fresh outlay of stuff at the same season.
~Wilfred Owen

A grain of poetry suffices to season a century.
~José Martí


I don’t have a writer’s room. I write all the shows myself. Ninety-one episodes a season, I’m sitting there at the computer writing and writing and writing because I want the voice to be authentic so that the audience is hearing from me and not other writers.
~Tyler Perry

Walking is the natural recreation for a man who desires not absolutely to suppress his intellect but to turn it out to play for a season. All great men of letters have therefore been enthusiastic walkers.
~Leslie Stephen

I get intrigued by a puzzle, and writing a book is the best way to solve it.
~Anthony Storr


At last, the newspapers discovered the Bears. I kept writing articles about upcoming games, and by reading the papers, I learned editors like superlatives. I blush when I think how many times I wrote that the next game was going to be the most difficult of the season or how a new player was the fastest man in the West.
~George Halas

They say you don’t want to know how sausage is made. Book coverage is like sausage in that way: better not to know exactly how the gatekeepers of mainstream media choose which books to crown as must-reads each season ‒ just swallow it down with a cold beer and call it a night.
~Camille Perri

Typically, a book is published and gets one season in the sun.
~Raina Telgemeier

What’s great about Game of Thrones is they change the perspective, the POV, all the time. So you will have one story told by one character and you’ll go, ‘Oh my God, horrible’, and then maybe the season after you have the same story told but from the person you thought was just the most horrible, vile creature.
~Nikolaj Coster-Waldau


Prewritten Prompt: season


Even private persons in due season, with discretion and temper, may reprove others, whom they observe to commit sin, or follow bad courses, out of charitable design, and with hope to reclaim them.
~Isaac Barrow

The way to be with God in every season is to strive to be near Him every week and each day.
~Thomas S Monson

I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.
~Charles Spurgeon


There are a lot of Grinches out there that would like nothing better than to take any references to religion out of the holiday season.
~Ernest Istook

A season of suffering is a small assignment when compared to the reward. Rather than begrudge your problem, explore it. Ponder it. And most of all, use it. Use it to the glory of God.
~Max Lucado

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.
~Sarah Ban Breathnach

Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes.
~Thomas Carlyle

To me it seems that youth is like spring, an overpraised season — delightful if it happen to be a favoured one, but in practice very rarely favoured and more remarkable, as a general rule, for biting east winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.
~Samuel Butler

I like these out-of-season crossings. When you’re young you prefer the vulgar months, the fullness of the seasons. As you grow older you learn to like the in-between times, the months that can’t make up their minds. Perhaps it’s a way of admitting that things can’t ever bear the same certainty again. Or perhaps it’s just a way of admitting a preference for empty ferries.
~Julian Barnes

The seasons long for each other, like men and women, in order that they may be cured of their excesses.
Spring, if it lingers more than a week beyond its span, starts to hunger for summer to end the days of perpetual promise.
Summer in its turn soon begins to sweat for something to quench its heat, and the mellowest of autumns will tire of gentility at last, and ache for a quick sharp frost to kill its fruitfulness.
Even winter — the hardest season, the most implacable — dreams, as February creeps on, of the flame that will presently melt it away. Everything tires with time, and starts to seek some opposition, to save it from itself.
So August gave way to September and there were few complaints.
~Clive Barker




calendar dates delineate
like fences, separate
but seasons bleed into each other
as a great liking may into love
and ambitions into affordable wars
sharing fates may mean sparing hate
building bridges instead of walls


Update #24

Betting season is for gambling
The bedding season is for gamboling
Adventure seasons are for Rambo-ing

Network ratings are from sampling
Vote results are for tampering
Constituencies are for pampering

Progress made is lumbering
Sane intent gone slumbering
Hopes for peace beyond numbering

Polling numbers gone tumbling
Promises dashed are humbling
Faith undiminished yet crumbling


spin cycle

season of the spitting rain
a soaking drizzle
the daily news
seeds of questions planted
answers earned
truth’s honor ungranted
a too-delicate rose
layered. center midst thorns ‘n thistles
opposing lies ‘n blowing whistles
voting’s past once-sure routine
main ones and those between
hourly contested
sourly threatened
fault the numbers
fear’s volatile weapon
cancered views
facts abused
makes reliving history
interesting news


Bad Hair Day

Strike-out season
it wasn’t baseball
Thrown out reason
pleas don’t play well
Pitch thrown off
harmonic rejection
Voted out of house
no election
Game called off
no ejection
Came in last
there was no race
Extraneous needs
there was no love


History #24

“Reasonably well” ‒ “Unseasonably warm”
Repartée ‘mongst the stately swarm
Whilst probing eyes uncovered the room
Pre-Guy Fawkes Day, threats of a bomb
Grand Parliament Halls planned for a tomb
But deep underneath caught with aplomb
Intent was damage but no harm done
Infamy certified and promptly hung
Man with a name a holiday soon



leaves of the season
seasonal teasings
seeding to growing
greening to glowing
budding to shedding
falling like love
in the way it leaves


5s ‘n 7s

dun gone red with foreboding
pearl white moonrise in eclipse
blue, the sky gone dark with night
shadows of smoke in the mist
bald lies, bold truths, both accuse

virgin states and moons
come of age, complete a year
may the thirteen shine
brotherhood out of season
humanhood’s faith in reason


The Olio and Salmagundi of Quotes

Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
~Pearl S Buck

Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks.
~Thomas Fuller


I never want to feel like I’ve achieved my goal. It’s like Chinese farmers. They never admit that it’s a good season. They feel like they’ll be punished.
~Heath Ledger

You don’t want to be outside during blackfly season.
~Shania Twain


We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.
~Marcus Aurelius

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good.
~Joe Paterno


We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.
~Carl Jung

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
~Jim Rohn


Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.

It is always in season for old men to learn.


All months, all days, all hours,
All sister seconds even, oh, all seasons
Beautify the world and bless
The walkers on it…
~Mark Van Doren

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