Entries in the ‘Quotations’ Category:

The Man who built Himself a House for Peanuts

  This post was first published almost two years ago when visitors to my new blog were so scarce, I often dropped by myself to check if it was still on-line. So for those that never saw it, here is that post about Thoreau with a few changes. There once lived a man who was, […]

Celebrating July 4th in a Year of Revolutions

Thomas Jefferson could have been talking about activists in the Middle East and their recent revolts against corrupt, repressive regimes when he said, “The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” America’s own tree of Liberty has been flourishing since 1776 when our forefathers signed […]

Going AWOL and Memorial Day Quotes

I know someone whose father went AWOL during World War II. Drafted into the US Army and promoted to Corporal, he was working in an Army camp office in New Jersey when a huge piece of news hit his desk. Just before the weekend he learned his unit was to be sent to Europe on […]

Spring Quotes and Fifth Avenue Flowers

Spring has finally sprung in New York. Hallelujah! In celebration, here are some spring quotes along with photos of cherry blossoms in Central Park and tulips on Fifth Avenue. “I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face” — Langston Hughes “Give me the splendid silent sun […]

Thanksgiving Quotes Beyond Top Turkey Day

Why confine expressions of gratitude to Big Turkey Day? Here are some well expressed quotes on thankfulness for every season, day and hour of the year: “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” –Thornton Wilder “When our perils are past, shall our gratitude […]

Upper East Side Ghosts and Halloween Quotes

    Not once in the twenty plus Halloweens I’ve lived in this Upper East Side brownstone have any Spidermen, Batmen, or little sparkly princesses knocked on my door, trick or treating. Nor have I ever seen any costumed kids canvassing for candy on my block. And why should they? They get far richer pickings […]