Tuesday, November 27

Quotes of Note

Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.

Laurens van der Post, explorer and writer (1906-1996)


That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not.

James Kern Feibleman, philosopher and psychiatrist (1904-1987)


To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior "righteous indignation" -- this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.

Aldous Huxley, novelist (1894-1963)


Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid. Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate (1875-1965)

Decor today at the Governor's Mansion:
No photos, yet. We haven't gotten far enough along for pics, but maybe tomorrow. We had a GREAT lunch today, sitting around the very long dining room table, amid gorgeous surroundings. The chef sets up a buffet everyday for people who work in the Mansion: pork loin or chops (your choice), white and brown rice, fried okra that was to die for, salad and about five desserts to choose from. One of my neighbors brought dinner in for us tonight and it was pork chops, white and brown rice, green beans and apples. All of it was good, and I was so tired that I didn't mind eating almost exactly the same meal twice.

The theme in the Mansion this season is North Carolina Art. They have brought in many items from various museums and private collections all over the state, to be on display during the week of public tours, starting next week sometime. As we sat around one end of the table at lunch today, at the other end of the table were about seven pieces of art glass - one of which is said to be worth $75,000. Guess who kept her distance?? I can just imagine klutzy ole me getting anywhere near that piece!!


Seamus said...

That's my favorite t-shirt so far this year. ;)

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Judy can you believe I once touched a painting from the 17th century? It wasn't one of the "classics" and no one saw me do it....I don't know what got into me, I just wanted to say I had touched something that was that old.

Please don't sic the painting police on me, please! ;-)

Beverly said...

Lunch sounds wonderful. That's nice that you get treated to lunch while you're working so hard.

Maya's Granny said...

I love the t-shirt!

Changes in the wind is said...

A to die for T-shirt:)

moon said...

What a great opportunity for you to be part of decorating the mansion! And be well fed at the same time lol.
As for art ...we are hoping to go to Paris in spring to see my inlaws so I hope to go to all the terrific museums while there. I also have the benefit of having my husband as guide all over paris..no better guide then one who grew up there!!

Bob-kat said...

These are great and the first one especially so :)

Thanks for sharing them.

rosemary said...

Yup, I would have whacked the glass with my handbag. The t-shirt saying is so very true

Kristi said...

Love that t-shirt. LOVE IT! And according to that first quote, I am frightening quite a bit. ;)

Shephard said...

Oh, I can't wait to see, Judy!
Love the quotes.

My decorations are up.
As are some photos of them.

PI said...

idea of bliss- great food and beautiful pieces to look at - at the same time.

Jamie Dawn said...


LOVE that t-shirt!!

Try not to work too hard.

Awareness said...

great quotes Judy. I love the van der post one.