15JUL2018 – Quote of the Day

Let’s call this W. C. Fields Week

I beg your indulgence over these specialty quotes but I am a big fan of Fields so I like to spoil myself sometimes.

“I always made up my own acts; built them out of my knowledge and observation of real life. I’d had wonderful opportunities to study people; and every time I went out on the stage I tried to show the audience some bit of true human nature.”

W. C. Fields

11JUL2018 – Quote of the Day

Determining who has style may be too subjective, but I get his meaning about men who have lived and thought as opposed to just scribblers.

“To be well informed, one must read quickly a great number of merely instructive books. To be cultivated, one must read slowly and with a lingering appreciation the comparatively few books that have been written by men who lived, thought, and felt with style.”

Aldous Huxley

09JUL2018 – Quote of the Day

But sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish between belittling and sane caution.

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that but the really great make you feel that you too can become great. When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly be that kind of a friend for your friends.”

Mark Twain