from a "click and hope" photographer


“Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.”


“Don't approach a goat from the front,

a horse from the back,

or a fool from any side.”
~Yiddish Proverb~


Bees that have honey in their mouths have stings in their tails.

~Scottish Proverb~


“We need 4 hugs a day for survival.

We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance.

We need 12 hugs a day for growth.”
~Virginia Satir~


“I feel sorry for people who don't drink.

When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.”
~Frank Sinatra~


Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.

~Ruth E. Renkel~


“It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth,

and if we can teach our children to honour nature's gifts,

the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.”
~Jimmy Carter~


“England is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity,
heresy, anomalies, hobbies, and humors”
~George Santayana~


If you give a man a fish he will eat for a day.

If you teach a man to fish he will eat for a lifetime.

If you teach a child to fish he may feed the world.

~Chinese Proverb~


“Our love cannot be measured, it just is.”
~John Paul Stevens~


“Man is flying too fast for a world that is round.

Soon he will catch up with himself in a great rear end collision.”

~James Thurber~


“Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family,

but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.”

~Margaret Mead~


“The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something

that you forget to be afraid”

~Claudia Lady Bird Johnson~


“Spring is nature's way of saying,

"Let's party!"”
~Robin Williams~


“The right time is ANY time that one is still so lucky as to have.”
~Henry James~


Little Johnny was eating breakfast one morning and got to thinking about things.
“Mommy, mommy, why has daddy got so few hairs on his head?” he asked his mother.
“He thinks a lot,” replied his mother, pleased with herself for coming up with a good answer to her husband's baldness.
Or she was until Johnny thought for a second and asked, “So why do you have so much hair?”


“Even as wisdom often comes from the mouths of babes,

so does it often come from the mouths of old people.

The golden rule is to test everything in the light of reason and experience,

no matter from where it comes.”

~Mohandas Gandhi~


"Did you hear about the supermodel who stared at the orange juice carton
because the label said concentrate!"
~Dennis Pennis~


“You have to be completely deaf, dumb and blind to think that anything with '.com' on it is your ticket to fame and fortune.”
~Bill Meehan~


“Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little,

to cure diseases of which they know less,

in human beings of whom they know nothing”



Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill

and a laxative on the same night”

~Dave Barry~


“Love is the exchange of two fantasies and the contact of two skins.”


“Life isn't a tiptoe through the tulips.”
~ Shannon Hoon~


“Sticks and stones may break your bones when there's anger to impart.

Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.

Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.”



“The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping-stones
is the way you use them”


“Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten”
~Origin Unknown~


“The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower,

share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's,

smile at someone and receive a smile in return,

are to me continual spiritual exercises.”

~Leo F. Buscaglia~


“If you cannot find peace within yourself,

you will never find it anywhere else”
~Marvin Gaye~


“We can see a thousand miracles around us every day.

What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?”

~S. Parkes Cadman~


“Focus on the journey, not the destination.

Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
~Greg Anderson~

Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich, as if you were about to shed tears. Your eyes are full of tears, and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche