Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

This quote appeared in Vol 39 no. 5 of Ornament magazine’s article “Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture” reporting on exhibits of clothing from the 60s & 70’s

“…its clothing and jewelry no longer worn, becoming archival material, but it reflected an Earth-based spirit that was tolerant, kindly and welcoming. Its better nature expressed a sort of mantra deeply woven into the American origin narrative. (my emphasis) We the people are here to form an ever more perfect union, rising above and fixing our flaws, and that noble work is constant and never ends. It was a vigilant, passionate search fifty years ago that continues to this day.”

“You’ve got to believe in small. No pebble splash starts with the outer ripple.” – Barack Obama

“If evil is contagious, so is goodness. Let us be infected by goodness and let us spread goodness!” – Pope Francis @Pontifax

Quote of the Week

Posted: June 1, 2017 in Quotes
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“Life calls the tune, we dance.” – John Galsworthy

After yesterday’s horrendous act of violence in Great Britain, I’m sure many people want vengeance. This morning I came across a quote from Pope Francis. He said it during his Angelus Address on Feb 19. It reflects on Jesus’ teaching about turning the other cheek and how the law of love overcomes that of retaliation; it describes the difference between justice and vengeance:

“We are allowed to ask for justice; it is our duty to practice justice. On the other hand, we are forbidden to revenge ourselves or to encourage vengeance in any way, insofar as it is an expression of hatred or of violence.”

 

When reality collides with fiction

 

This quote was uttered by a fictional character on the ABC TV series Quantico, May 1st episode:

 

“It’s a post truth world. Nobody wants a boring fact. They want a good story and

the better the story the more faith they have in the person who tells it.” – Henry Roarke, Speaker of the House

 

On the colorful use of language:

“Modern poultry has done wonders in making it possible to grow a fine-looking chicken in record time and sell it at

a most reasonable price, but rarely does anyone in the country discuss flavor. If you are interested in price alone, you will often end up

with something that tastes like the stuffing inside a teddy bear.” – Julia Child in her Mastering the Art of French Cooking