Monday, January 18, 2010

That's a Quote

I read some quotes today that I would like to share.

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. -Pearl Buck
(I loved all of her books and would never consider them needless paperwork....has anyone ever read East Wind West Wind?)

Imagination is more important than knowledge -Albert Einstein
(do you think that parents today put too much emphasis on their children's school work and not enough emphasis on their ability to imagine?)

Noise is an imposition on sanity, and we live in very noisy times. -Joan Baez (amen)

My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. -Diane Arbus (I love exploring! Just getting in the car and driving down roads I've never driven....stopping to take photos of interesting doing this!)

and finally my favorite quote of the day is:

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do. -Anonymous


  1. My mother-in-law commented not too long ago about the children in a family that we both know -- she said, "They know how to play." Such an insignificant little statement but I've mulled it over tremendously since she said it. To know how to play one must have an imagination and the creativity to apply it. While knowledge is important, I believe that it's more important to have an imaginative foundation on which knowledge can be built.

  2. I agree about the imagination quote...and not just in school but at play and at games, dvd's in the car, tv on constantly...when do they ever just sit and dream and imagine?
    I wonder what our future of inventions will be like from this generation?

  3. They are all great, but the second one is my favourite.;) He also said: "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."

  4. i collect quotes so i love these - the Einstein quote has always been a favorite of mine.

    hope you're having a beautiful day.

  5. I too love that last one. Here's a silly one for you:
    "I like long walks,
    especially when they are taken by people who annoy me". - Fred Allen
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great quotes, all of these. I like the Diane Arbus one and of course Einstein's. Ironic, coming from such a genius.

    Jeanne x

  7. I love quotes too and I especially liked your last one!
    I found a gem in The Irish Times newspaper last Thursday in an article written by a well known American broadcaster and writer Garrison Keillor, - "War requires well-brought-up people to do vicious things which they are able to do efficiently because the recipients of their viciousness are unknown to them".

  8. Yes, there's too much noise in this world, for sure...

    I think our kids need more TIME - empty time...if they've been read to or read for themselves, then you give them free time, their imaginations go wild!

    MK "stomped grapes" out in a mud puddle the other day - love it!

    You know my fave quote: "Novelty is a vitamin for the brain" -Donalee Markus

  9. I practiced that last quote today as I kept my cool waiting 3 hours for a thyroid sonogram...grrr. The radiology department was overbooked.

    Loved Diane Arbus quote --I feel the same.

    Pretty frost etchings in the prior post!

  10. Growling... ha ha! I lurve that one!

  11. Good colection, after reading Diane Arbus' the quote is funny.

  12. A fine collection of quotes. I think Joan has the right idea.

  13. I think I am going to start writing all my favorite quotes down...I'll start here:)

  14. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do

    love it .. I am stealing it ..


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