Posts Tagged 'Cryptoquote'



Cryptoquote Spoiler 10/10/13

 

President Abraham Lincoln was descended from S...

President Abraham Lincoln was descended from Samuel Lincoln, and was of English and Welsh ancestry. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.”   —   Abraham Lincoln

 

US Postage Issue: Abraham_Lincoln_Airmail_1960...

US Postage Issue: Abraham_Lincoln_Airmail_1960_Issue-25c.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Sounds like a pretty good poilcy to me!  I’d like to think that I do, but I know that very often I just mail it in.  Doing your best, on a daily basis, is tough work!  But, keeping the concept in the back of your head – each and every day – has got to be a positive!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Happy Birthday, to my friend Ellen!  (aka: Hellen)  When we were kids we used to get these word game books, where there were these short little stories with fill in the blanks that had things like:  Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb, Number, Color, Boys name, Girls name, and things like that.  The one reading would just ask the other person for the kind of words the blanks called for and write them in, in pencil, of course.  Then they’d actually read the story aloud, with the random response words in the blank spots, and you’d end up with a fairly silly story.  I can’t remember the name of those books.  Do any of you guys remember them???   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/09/13

 

AK with Dalai Lama

AK with Dalai Lama (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”   —   Dalai Lama

 

Law Library Golf, 2008

Law Library Golf, 2008 (Photo credit: College of William & Mary Law Library)

(I once caddied for the Dalai Lama.  Big hitter, the Lama.  So we finish the 18th and he’s gonna stiff me.  And I say, “Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.”  And he says, “Oh, uh, there won’t be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.”  So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.   —   Carl Spackler     Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/08/13

 

Gathering at UU church in Cortland 8

Gathering at UU church in Cortland 8 (Photo credit: citizenactionny)

Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.”   —   Fred Brooks

(And, you’ve got to break a few eggs if you’re going to make an omelet.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/07/13

 

Rollins signing an autograph while on a United...

Rollins signing an autograph while on a United Service Organizations tour in Iraq in 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.”   —   Henry Rollins

 

Un-know [ Fairy Tail ]

Un-know [ Fairy Tail ] (Photo credit: exxp)

(This can probably happen a couple of ways.  One way is when that person becomes a big success, and you’re still little old you.  That person might think it’s not worth their time knowing you anymore.  That’s definitely sad . . . for both parties, actually.  The other, more frequent way, is when you simply grow apart from one another.  It can be a matter of distance, time, change of jobs, marital status, change of lifestyle, etc., or any combination of these kind of things.  Sad as well, but at least, with this way, it’s more a matter kismet . . . and not a matter of conscious and intentional un-knowing.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/06/13

Samuel Butler, by Pieter Borsseler (floruit 16...

Samuel Butler, by Pieter Borsseler (floruit 1665-1684). See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch have a known author with unknown death date, but according to the NPG’s website the author was floruit (known to be active) prior to 1859, and so is reasonably presumed dead by 1939. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A great portrait is always more a portrait of the painter than of the painted.”   —   Samuel Butler

English: The Burgomaster's Family, Dutch oil o...

English: The Burgomaster’s Family, Dutch oil on canvas painting, c. 1640. Possibly by Gerard Donck (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(You definitely could not go for too much realism back in those days.  They had to be more attractive than they actually were, and with paintings that had more than one person they very often all had to look pretty much alike.  You had to play up to the guy who was paying for the painting, or else you just might not work again.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Easy) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/05/13

Josh Billings

Josh Billings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.”   —   Josh Billings

Sam Elliot -The Big Lebowski

Sam Elliot -The Big Lebowski (Photo credit: Cowgirl111)

(One of my favorite 19th Century quotists!  A great American!  I love on the job training.  Beats book learnin’!  Know what I’d like to see, folks?  A Josh Billings one-man show starring Sam Elliot!  Wouldn’t that be perfect casting???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/04/13

English: "Marianne came hastily out of th...

English: “Marianne came hastily out of the parlour apparently in violent affliction” – Willoughby leaves Marianne in a strange and surprising manner. Austen, Jane. Sense and Sensibility. London: George Allen, 1899, page 8x. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.”   —   H.G. Wells

(Be well and do well, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/03/13

Henny Youngman

Henny Youngman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I told my doctor I couldn’t afford an operation, he offered to touch up my x-rays.”   —   Henny Youngman

(Patient:  Hey, Doc.  It hurts when I do this.  Doctor:  Then don’t do that.  I think that was another of Henny’s.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/02/13

 

The American country singer/guitarist Taylor S...

The American country singer/guitarist Taylor Swift, with her Taylor acoustic guitar made of Acacia koa wood, at the Maverick Saloon & Grill in Santa Maria, California, June 16, 2006 by Dwight McCann / http://www.DwightMcCann.com. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All of my favorite people – people I really trust – none of them were cool in their younger years.”   —   Taylor Swift

 

Cool emoticon

Cool emoticon (Photo credit: wstera2)

(They weren’t In with the In Crowd???  Yer uncle was a bit of a malcontent when he was a teen.  Didn’t dig the cliques!  I was just too cool . . . to be cool.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/01/13

 

ArnoldToynbee1961

ArnoldToynbee1961 (Photo credit: cesarharada.com)

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.”   —   Arnold J. Toynbee

(That’s what’s been lacking in my life!  Hope you all have had better luck in this regard.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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