Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A Smattering of Quotes

The Muley family is getting ready to embark on a long-anticipated Spring Break trip, so I won't be around to check my blog for awhile. And since I've been so busy this week trying to "get ahead" at work, I've not allowed the contemplative, goofy part of my brain to have much of a chance to mull over something that could be crafted into a well-written, witty post.

In place of said well-written post, I'd like to offer you a few quotations to ponder. As I've said before, I collect quotations and enjoy reading them. Here's a few of the ones I've collected in the past few weeks I'd like to share:
"There is not one square inch of the entire creation about which Jesus Christ does not cry out, 'This is mine! This belongs to me!'"

--Abraham Kuyper
"Unless we can bring men back to enjoying the daily life which moderns call a dull life, our whole civilization will be in ruins in about 15 years...Unless we can make daybreak and daily bread and the creative secrets of labor interesting in themselves, there will fall on our civilization a fatigue which is the one disease from which civilizations do not recover."

--G.K. Chesterton
"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way."

--Charles Bukowski
"The world is changing. Those of us who automatically deal out politeness words in suitable contexts are becoming uncomfortably aware that we earn less credit for it than we used to. It is becoming obvious that we are the exception rather than the rule, and that our beautiful manners fall on stony ground. People who serve the public are becoming impervious to rudeness, either because they are young and don't care, or because they are older and have learned to toughen up or suffer a nervous breakdown. Either way, if you attempt to sympathise with a shop-worker who has just served a rude customer, the response is rarely the one you expect. Mainly you will get a blank shrug, which carries the worrying implication: this person doesn't care whether customers are polite or not. This makes it quite hard to go through the ensuing politeness display without feeling self-conscious, or even quaint."

--Lynne Truss
in Talk to the Hand
"I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it."

--Edith Sitwell
"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"

--Abraham Lincoln


sarahgrace said...

"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way."

--Charles Bukowski

Love this quote. So true.

Crazy and lovin' it said...

Oh good quotes!! What a difference from that gross yet hilarious MEME.

EmmaSometimes said...

I love good quotes!!!

The one that always gets me by A.W. Tozer:

"You only love Jesus as much as the person you love the least."


Jenn said...

have a nice vacation!

EmmaSometimes said...

Have a GOOD ST. Patrick's Day!!!

Nettie said...

When waqs that Chesterton onme said?

Paige said...

Oh that Abe, what a man!

Muley said...

Sarah: I like that one, too. However, I think I'm all too often neither an intellectual nor an artist. I'm sometimes a dimwit, who is content to slum and settle for saying easy things in an easy way.

Crazy: Gross but hilarious is my true gift, if you please. You've hit the nail on the head.

Emma: Thanks for the great quote. I guess I'd probably have to include terrorists and child molesters, hmmm? Ouch is right.

Jenn: Thanks. I saved you a bag of cotton candy.

Nettie: Take the cotton out of your mouth, I can't understand you.

Paige: I agree! Thanks for visiting Muley's World. Hope you'll come by again when I actually have something original to offer.