Off Topic

This is a “feel good” page where I can share things that I hope you will enjoy too. It has nothing to do with my art and craft, hence the title Off Topic.

The images on this page come from my photo albums. I will be uploading more over the next few weeks, after which you will be able to click on any thumbnail below to see a larger version.

gazanias flowering butcher bird in a Pride of India tree dewdrops on tulips

Philosophical Musings

Always having what we want
may not be the best good fortune.
Health seems sweetest
after sickness, food
in hunger, goodness
in the wake of evil, and at the end
of daylong labor sleep.
Heraclitus of Ephesus; translated by Brooks Haxton.

Favourite Quotations

See what will happen if you don't stop biting your fingernails? Will Rogers to his niece, on seeing the Venus de Milo.

My cat does not talk as respectfully to me as I do to her. Colette.

Life is too short. Death seizes us while we are still full of our miseries and our good intentions. Marie de Sevigne.

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More Images from my Photo Albums

agapanthus flowering steam train Cooktown orchid peace lilies ferns waterdragon lizard

More Thoughts to Ponder

Too many people seem to think life is a spectator sport. Katherine Hepburn.

Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't. Pete Seeger.

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka! (I found it!) but rather, 'hmm.... that's funny...' Isaac Asimov.

While we are postponing, life speeds by. Seneca.

Computers aren't intelligent, they only think they are.

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours. Richard Bach.

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. Emile Zola.

Nothing that is worthwhile is ever easy. Indira Gandhi.

Lead me not into temptation (I can find the way myself). Anonymous.

When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. Enrique Jardiel Poncela.

I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde.

I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need. Rodin, describing how he carved his statues.

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Thomas Edison.

Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right. Henry Ford.

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford.

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