Posts Tagged 'Carl Sandburg'

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/14/21

Carl Sandburg, People's Poet – The Shoeleather History Project

To see a fool, you lock yourself in your room and smash the looking-glass.”   —   Carl Sandburg

(Okay, folks.  I’m going to need your help in understanding this quote!  I’m just not getting it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy Pi Day, folks!

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/27/13

English: I took photo with Canon camera in Her...

English: I took photo with Canon camera in Hereford, TX. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.”   —   Carl Sandburg

English: Frontispiece of the 1922 edition of R...

English: Frontispiece of the 1922 edition of Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg. Illustration by Maud and Miska Petersham. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This is why we shouldn’t fear making mistakes.  Perfection – especially on the first attempt – is an unrealistic expectation.  Live, laugh, learn . . . repeat.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  I wish our leaders would take this quote to heart!   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/07/12

Cover of 1922 edition of Rootabaga Stories, by...

Cover of 1922 edition of Rootabaga Stories, by Carl Sandburg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m an idealist.  I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”   —   Carl Sandburg

(I’m sure this quote helped inspire Paul Simon, when he was writing “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard“!  But then again, what the heck do I know?!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/20/12

 

English: I took photo with Canon camera in Her...

English: I took photo with Canon camera in Hereford, TX. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Life is like an onion.  You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.”   —   Carl Sandburg

 

Cover of 1922 edition of Rootabaga Stories, by...

Cover of 1922 edition of Rootabaga Stories, by Carl Sandburg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Very poetic, and it has a lot of truth to it.  Life can definitely make you weep, and so can onions, but it’s the cutting and/or chopping of onions that causes the tears.  Peeling an onion shouldn’t make you cry.  I’m certainly no wizard in the kitchen, but I’m betting old Carl wasn’t either.  Maybe Rachael Ray, Giada De Laurentis, Anthony Bourdain or any other chef-type, can back me up/clarify this for us?  Be well, do good . . . and don’t hold back those tears, guys!  Except for John Boehner.  He cries at the strangest things, and just a little too often.  Politics aside . . . get help, John.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/04/10

Frontispiece of the 1922 edition of Rootabaga ...

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Time is the coin of your life.  It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.”   — Carl Sandburg

(Looks like old Carl never crossed The Man!  Apparently, dis mofo never had to DO time!)   — YUR 🙂

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/14/10

To see a fool, you lock yourself in your room and smash the looking-glass.”   — Carl Sandburg


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