All posts tagged: Quip Cards

Bird Quotations

A wonderful bird is the pelican His bill will hold more than his belican. He can take in his beak Food enough for a week, But I’m damned if I see how the helican. – Dixon Lanier Merritt – Bluebirds have taught me a few things. First, the more you think you know, the more you have to learn. Second, never say never because they will fool you every time! Third, they have taught me to stop sweating details in my life and learn to enjoy the simple things. There are things far greater than ourselves out there, going on unnoticed right before our eyes. – Malinda Matsuko, Bluebirder, 2005 – Despite their having one wing trimmed, some ravens do in fact go absent without leave and others have had to be sacked. Raven George was dismissed for eating television aerials, and Raven Grog was last seen outside an East End pub. – The Ravens, Tower of London – Eagles may soar in the clouds, but weasels never get sucked into jet engines. – Jason …

Death and Cemetery Quotations

Funeral, Burial and Cemetery According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two! Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy. – Jerry Seinfeld – Amazing tradition. They throw a great party for you on the one day they know you can’t come. – Michael Gold (Jeff Goldblum), The Big Chill (1983) – Being president is like running a cemetery: you’ve got a lot of people under you and nobody’s listening. – William J. Clinton – Cemetery: (n) A marble orchard not to be taken for granite. – Author Unknown – Don’t carry me off in a brass-handled coffin With a wreath on my chest I won’t be ‘at rest’ There’s nothing much worse than a ride in a hearse To a hole in the ground with just strangers around No! bury me deep in the compost heap Or pop me right under a nice floribunda Its …

Differing Opinions, Honest Conversations

Fannie Flagg’s book, ‘Standing in the Rainbow’, was published in 2002. One of the central characters is a politician who appealed to a similar electorate as President Trump did – people who felt powerless and voiceless. One of her characters spoke for marginalized older white men when he said: What bothered him and other men his age and older was that the things that they had been willing to die for were no longer appreciated. Everything he had believed in was now the butt of jokes made by a bunch of smarty-assed late night-TV so-called comedians making a salary you could support a small country with. All he heard was people saying how bad we were, how corrupt we had been, and how terrible white men were… He had never knowingly been mean or unfair to another human being in his life. Now it seems he was the oppressor, responsible for every bad thing that have ever happened in the history of the world. – Fannie Flagg, Standing in the Rainbow – While the postmodernist …

Dog Quotations

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. – Robert Benchley – A well-trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it. – Helen Thomson – By and large, people who enjoy teaching animals to roll over will find themselves happier with a dog. – Barbara Holland – Does the name Pavlov ring a bell? – Author Unknown – Dog – a kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world’s worship. – Ambrose Bierce – Dogs remember faces, cats places. – Author Unknown – Dogs teach us a very important lesson in life: The mail man is not to be trusted. – Sian Ford – Every boy who has a dog should also have a mother, so the dog can be fed regularly. – Anonymous – From the dog’s point of view, his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog. – Mabel Louise Robinson …

Chocolate Quotations

After about 20 years of marriage, I’m finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate. – Mel Gibson – Among life’s mysteries is how a two-pound box of chocolate can make a person gain five pounds. – Unknown – As with most fine things, chocolate has its season. There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes: any month whose name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate. – Sandra Boynton, Chocolate: The Consuming Passion – Because I am an awesome parent, I’m currently helping my kids search for their chocolate that I ate last night. – Author Unknown – Carob works on the principle that, when mixed with the right combination of fats and sugar, it can duplicate chocolate in color and texture. Of course, the same can be said of dirt. – Sandra Boynton – Chocolate: Here today …. Gone today! …

Best Dr. Oz Interview Ever: Jordan Peterson

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a Canadian professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of the the bestseller book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. His books, lectures and videos are designed to advance the modern understanding of creativity, competence and personality. This is a long interview, but it is an excellent introduction to the man and his ideas. Dr. Oz does an excellent job of conducting this interview. When you have something to say, silence is a lie. – Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos – Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities. Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself. Take care with yourself. Define who you are. Refine your personality. Choose your destination and articulate your Being. As the great nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche so brilliantly noted, “He whose life has a why can bear almost any how. …

Age Quotations

30 is a nice age for a woman – especially if she happens to be 40. – Author Unknown – Age doesn’t always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone. – Author Unknown – Age is not important unless you’re a cheese. – Helen Hayes – Age lets you be the person you would have been, if you hadn’t been so busy being the person you were earlier in life. – Margy – Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. – Douglas MacArthur – Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. – Jim Fiebig – Age is like the newest version of a software — it has a bunch of great new features but you lost all the cool features the original version had. – Carrie Latet – An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have: the older she gets, the more interested he is in her. – Agatha Christie, news summaries, 9 March 1954 – As a graduate of the Zsa …

Cats Quotations

A cat, our new Maine friends claimed, is always on the wrong side of the door. – Allen & Ivy Dodd – After scolding one’s cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference. – Charlotte Gray – A kitten is so flexible that she is almost double; the hind parts are equivalent to another kitten with which the forepart plays. She does not discover that her tail belongs to her until you tread on it. – Henry David Thoreau – A tortoise-shell cat having a fit in a platter of tomatoes…(description of Turner’s painting ‘The Slave Ship’) – Mark Twain – Am writing an essay on the life-history of insects and have abandoned the idea of writing on ‘How Cats Spend their time’. – W.N.P Barbellion – Anybody can herd cattle, but holding together ten thousand half-wild shorthairs – well, that’s another thing altogether. – EDS Commercial – As a kitten, this cat never slept on the outside of …

Mike Rowe – Not all Knowledge Comes from College

If you don’t know who Mike Rowe is, please  make it your ‘job’ today to find out. He is perhaps the most down to earth, profoundly intelligent, practical person in the world. Yes, in the whole world.  This is his bio: About Mike. In this video, Mike Rowe talks to Ben Shapiro about many things, including the skills gap that exists because young people are being educated for jobs that don’t exist while the jobs that are available go unfilled. (Don’t get upset because Ben inserts advertising – someone has to pay so you can watch this!) We’ve become slowly and inexorably and profoundly disconnected from a lot of very basic things that, when I grew up, I was really connected to – like where my food comes from, where my energy comes from, basic history, basic curiosity, you know? The things that fundamentally allow us to assume a level of appreciation that, in my view, is the best way to bridge those gaps. … if we don’t have appreciation… If we’re not blown away …