Sunday, June 22

Quotes of Note + a cartoon

(stolen from someone.....?)

Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.

Louis L'Amour, novelist (1908-1988)


Are you a:

Quidnunc (noun)Pronunciation: ['kwid-nĂȘngk]

Definition: A busybody, a nosy person, especially one who is always asking questions that are none of his or her business. (Mr. kenju will LOVE this one! Guess who he will apply it to?)


The best portions of a good man's life, -
His little nameless, unremembered acts
of kindness and love.

William Wordsworth, Poet


Endeavor to be patient in bearing the defects and infirmities of others, of what sort soever they be; for thou thyself also hast many failings which must be borne by others.

Thomas A Kempis

Edit: You'll notice a new widget on the right sidebar - the Italian word of the day. If you click on it and go to the main site, you can also see the word of the day for six other languages, and hear them spoken. Enjoy!



Thank you for your wisdom and humor. Michelle sent me.

Granny Annie said...

Before I read this post I had been watching a movie and decided to become a busy body. My only problem is that we are so isolated I dont' know who to "busy body" over, but I shall try now that I can say I am a Quidnunc.

Carmi said...

Wordsworth's words hit me in a very profound place, Judy, and I'm so glad you shared them here.

I come from an extended family where success is measured by the big things that everybody notices. Much back-patting and facadism ensues whenever everyone gets together. It's difficult for me to be a part of the scene, as I'm the only fly-below-the-radar member of this group.

All this makes me quite the bete noire, but it's a role I relish. For when I quietly get onto the floor and intently watch my kids play, the last thing that matters to me is whether anyone will ever read the ensuing headline.

Anna said...

Great cartoon! Sorry I have been an absentee commenter lately...I am glad to say I have been busy working.

I miss you!

Ginnie said...

Ciao, Judy....that's my Italian for today!
Where the heck do you find all the clever pictures and words that you post???? They are wonderful.
(PS: sorry to say that it is Harry Reid in the cartoon...I'm still a died in the wool Democrat but it tests my faith !)

Bear Naked said...

Thank you for the word for a busy body. "Quidnunc"

I used to work with a quidnunc, sounds a little better than calling her a busybody.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL...a "quidnunk"....! I love how you put the message about Mr. Kenju in Teeny Tiny!

These are great quotes Judy!

Carletta said...

Loved the Wordsworth quote! It really is so true.

Thanks for visiting my Indian Mound post today. In answer to your question it is in Romney, WV.

Nancy said...

Well, Judy now you've done it!

I was all booked to take a trip to Italy in September but now that I know an Italian word I am going to cancel those plans and make new reservations for February!

How can I know a phrase like "Addosso" and not use it? And how can I use a phrase that means "Put on a warm coat" in September?

So, now I have to wait for February so I can say to everybody in Roma,"Addosso,Senora", "Addossa bambino"

I hope I don't run into the Pope; he always seems to have his long white warm coat on, Darn it!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I just introduced myself to potential new neighbors by saying I was the "Mrs. Kravitz" of the neighborhood. LOL.

Shephard said...

Wordsworth quote is priceless.