Wednesday, July 11

Quotes of Note ~ Plus

(Not you......of course!)

I knew there was a good reason I have always loved Charlie Gibson!


The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.

Madeleine L'Engle, writer (1918- )


I Learned Something New this week!

Word of the Day: Digamy (Noun)

Pronunciation: ['di-gĂȘ-mi]
Definition: A second marriage after a divorce or the passing of a spouse, deuterogamy.

Usage: Bigamy is marriage to two spouses simultaneously; digamy is marriage to two spouses in succession. Polygamy is marriage to several partners simultaneously—"polygyny" refers to having several wives while "polyandry" refers to having several husbands. The adjective for today's noun is "digamous" and sounds like "bigamous."
by Dr. Language,


Language is more fashion than science, and matters of usage, spelling andpronunciation tend to wander around like hemlines. -Bill Bryson, author(1951- )


Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life.

Jesse Lee Bennett


The man who thinks he can do without the world is indeed mistaken; but the man who thinks the world cannot do without him is mistaken even worse.

Francois, duc de La Rochefoucauld, writer (1613-1680)


shoeaddict said...

Hello, Michele sent me to tell you that I love all these. I'm working on an essay about "words". My love for them and all that jazz. These are great. I love learning new ones. Thanks!
Have a great day

Jay said...

Black hole of need, haha!!!

I like that pronunciation can wander around - I tend to be all over the place myself.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Some realy good ones, Judy! I have always loved Charles Gibson, too...He seems to have such integrity...I say 'seems' because these days, one never!

LZ Blogger said...

Judy ~ Charley Gibson's quote was great, but I LOVED Francois, duc de La Rochefoucauld quote! ~ jb///

Laura said...

re: the camp you mentioned in the post below, I'd like to send my oldest daughter there for a year or two. Unfortunately, she is 18.... lol


great quotes!!

Michele said...

The Maxine quote made me laugh out loud, however, much like lzblogger I love the Francois, duc de La Rochefoucauld quote - it is so true!

Anna said...

I love that first one Judy! It reminds of a few friends I have....nice huh?

PureLight said...

I loved all of your quotes and would like to share one of my favorites with you:
If you really feel that you want to have an off-the-shoulder blouse and some big beads and thong sandals and a dirndl skirt and a magnolia in your hair, do it. Even if you're wrinkled.
Maya Angelou

rosemary said...

Ok, so solve my word dilema....married 4 times, twice to my second husband. You lost me at definition...I am laughing.

leslie said...

Love Maxine, those things are so funny. I guess I learned some new words today too!

PI said...

Hey I'm a digamist!

Badabing said...

Great words, Judy.

Ginnie said...

Hi Judy; How about the wonderful one by President Kennedy.....
"Ask not what your country can do for you...ask what you can do for your country."
In this day and age when everyone seems to feel entitled to only what they want, I think it's very poignant.

Paul said...

Good stuff, Judy. Didn't know those things. But now people can ask me anything and I'll know all the answers. ;) I wonder when somebody will ask me about plural marriages?

Jamie Dawn said...

That last quote is so true. The world would go on just fine without any one of us... even Paris Hilton or Tom Cruise or EVEN Oprah.
It's not that each person has no value, it's just that there are SO many people in such a huge world that no matter how important one may think he is, the world would recover quite quickly from his loss.
Of course, the grief of those closest to the one who is lost would be real and long lasting, but the world would not skip a beat.

mckay said...

i met charles gibson at some award show. we were both outside waiting for our cars. he was the nicest man.

oh, wait. that was the other good morning america guy...whatshisname.
david hartman. HE was a pure gentleman. kind and very sincere.

never mind. carry on.