Monday, April 29, 2013

Interesting Quotes By People With Flower-Inspired Names

"Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness 
in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it 
seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent."  
~  Sharon Tate, actress

"Opinions differ most when there is least 
scientific warrant for having any."  
~  Daisy Bates, civil rights activist

"I think if you're an actor you kind of 
have to be willing to look stupid."  
~  Heather Graham, actress

"Love is the difficult realization that 
something other than oneself is real."  
~  Iris Murdoch, writer

"It is a full time job being honest one moment at
a time, remembering to love, to honor, to respect. 
It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment." 
 ~  Jasmine Guy, actress

"I always wanted to be somebody, but now 
I realize I should have been more specific."  
~  Lily Tomlin, comedienne

"My childhood may have been more demented 
than most, because I learned to read very early
 and was allowed to read whatever I wanted."  
~  Poppy Z. Brite, writer

"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel 
as free to delight in whatever remains to them?"  
~  Rose Kennedy, philanthropist

"I like being in love, but loving is what is 
crucial to me. Loving is the reason to live."  
~  Saffron Burrows, actress

"If I were to say you are crazy, what part 
of that would you find unacceptable?"  
~  Daisy Donovan, actress

"Never regret anything you have done with a sincere 
affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart."  
~  Basil Rathbone, actor

"We have learned how to do a lot 
of things. We must try to relearn why."  
~  Flora Lewis, journalist

"My youth is escaping without 
giving me anything it owes me."  
~  Ivy Compton-Burnett, writer

"There's been lots of coming home 
in the early mornings after funny nights
out, having bizarre sandwiches in bed."  
~  Neneh Cherry, singer/songwriter

"If we all tried to make other people's 
paths easy, our own feet would have 
a smooth, even place to walk on."  
~  Myrtle Reed, writer

"If anyone at my funeral has a long 
face, I'll never speak to him again." 
 ~  Stan Laurel, actor

"Justice is such a fine thing that 
we cannot pay too dearly for it."  
~  Alain Rene Le Sage, writer

"To have an opinion about somebody 
you've never met before is pretty superficial."  
~  Heather Mills, activist

"Age is like a coat that you can put on 
or take off. I prefer to not have that coat on."  
~  Bud Cort, actor

"Why do we kill people who are killing people 
to show that killing people is wrong?"  
~  Holly Near, singer/songwriter

Things I Find Fascinating: Books With Ridiculously Long Titles, Vol. 2

Part two of two, as promised. No preamble necessary. Just enjoy!  ~  JH

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Things I Find Fascinating: Books With Ridiculously Long Titles, Vol. 1

Don't let the "Vol. 1" part scare you. This is only going to be a two-parter. I just had too many good book titles to share to fit into one post, so I'm splitting it in half. How many of these, if any, have you read? Any suggestions (before or after I post "Vol. 2") of ones that I may have missed? Let me know.  ~  JH