Friday, May 9

Quotes of Note

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)

William Shakespeare


Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.

Steven Wright, comedian (b. 1955)


There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else. General Peyton C. March (1864-1955)


The louder he talks of honour, the faster we count our spoons.

Ralph WaldoEmerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)


Since when do we have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?

Lillian Hellman, playwright (1905-1984)



Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Yikes, I never thought about how busy you florists are on Mother's Day. I love your new nameplate and look,by the way.

Tabor said...

That rose is breathtaking. I can hardly wait to get a handle on how to handle these deer and then I am starting my rose garden!!!!

Nancy said...


Your quote by Lillian Hellman reminded me of those terrible days of McCarthy and the infamous Un-American Activities Committee.

She was blacklisted by those people and neither she nor her companion, Dashiell Hammett, could find work as playwrights for many years. On being questioned by the committee, Hellman said:

" To hurt innocent people whom I knew many years ago,in order to save myself is, to me, inhuman and indecent and dishonorable."

She was blacklisted and Hammett went to jail....

On a lighter note, your roses are gorgeous......

Diane Mandy said...

I'm surprised you even want to look at flowers pre-Mother's Day! The roses ARE beautiful, however

VitaminSea said...

LOVE that flower on the header! gorgeous ;)

Hang in there with all the floraly chaos this Mother's Day!

And I hope you have a wonderful one yourself. ;)

Blonde Goddess said...

I can't help but love Steven Wright. Mr.Man finds him annoying but I don't understand why.

JeanMac said...

Beautiful, beautiful roses.

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Just dropping by to wish to you a wonderful Mother's Day!

The flower is gorgeous and the header too!

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Just dropping by to wish to you a wonderful Mother's Day!

The flower is gorgeous and the header too!

tiff said...

Ah - "Little Foxes." What a great play.

Thanks for the insightful quotes - lots to think about there.

Anonymous said...

Lillian Hellman had a terrific head on her shoulders. Unfortunately, too often we humans treat those we "like" (or with whom we agree) much more openly than we do those whom we "dislike" (or with whom we disagree). This is so evident, not only in our personal dealings, but in our treatment of those in the public eye.
Cop Car

PI said...

I know where Steven Wright is coming from:)

Jamie Dawn said...

I love the one about forgetfulness. That's funny!

A rose WOULD smell just as sweet even IF we called it a turd, wouldn't it?
Yes, it would.
Such wisdom in that quote, but let's keep on calling it a rose.


Shephard said...

Love Emerson.