Out of the bosom of the Air, Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare Over the harvest-fi...





Out of the bosom of the Air,
Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent and soft and slow
Descends the snow.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Snow-flakes"

Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of th...








Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little s...









What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. -

- Crowfoot




The night is darkening round me,
The wild winds coldly blow ;
But a tyrant spell has bound me,
And I cannot, cannot go.

The giant trees are bending
Their bare boughs weighed with snow ;
The storm is fast descending,
And yet I cannot go.

Clouds beyond clouds above me,
Wastes beyond wastes below ;
But nothing drear can move me :
I will not, cannot go.

- Emily Bronte, "The Night is Darkening Around Me"


A wedding is a start of togetherness... of walks in the rain, basking in the sunshine, shared meals, caring for one another an...








A wedding is a start of togetherness... of walks in the rain, basking in the sunshine, shared meals, caring for one another and sensing the love that a marriage carries.

- Unknown

The customers go for it - it's so old, it's new. We got the television too. We run movies. What can I offer you? ...








The customers go for it - it's so old, it's new. We got the television too. We run movies. What can I offer you?

- Touch of Evil

Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue. - Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (March 16, 19...








Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.

- Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (March 16, 1945)

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. - Norman Vincent Pea...









Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.

- Norman Vincent Peale











Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!

- Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836


'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stocki...








'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

- The Night Before Christmas

He's Mister White Christmas, he's Mister Snow. He's Mr. Icicle, he's Mister 10 below. - The Year Without...








He's Mister White Christmas, he's Mister Snow. He's Mr. Icicle, he's Mister 10 below.

- The Year Without Santa Claus


There is nothing half so sweet in life As love's young dream. - Thomas Moore








There is nothing half so sweet in life As love's young dream.

- Thomas Moore

Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly, Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams go, L...








Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly, Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams go, Life is a barren field, Frozen with snow.

- Langston Hughes

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas With every Christmas card I write May your days be merry and bright And may all yo...








I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

- "White Christmas"

The older generation thought nothing of getting up at five every morning - and the younger generation doesn't think much o...








The older generation thought nothing of getting up at five every morning - and the younger generation doesn't think much of it either.

- John J. Welsh

Yeah, I never seen anyone lookin' so fine Man, I gotta have her, she's a one-of-a-kind I'm goin' once, goin' t...




Yeah, I never seen anyone lookin' so fine Man,
I gotta have her, she's a one-of-a-kind
I'm goin' once, goin' twice, I'm sold!
On the lady in the long black dress
Well she won my heart it was no contest
With her ruby red lips, blond hair, blue eyes
Well I'm about to bid my heart good-bye!

- John Michael Montgomery, "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)"

Time takes it all whether you want it to or not, time takes it all. Time bares it away, and in the end there is only darkness....








Time takes it all whether you want it to or not, time takes it all. Time bares it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.

- Stephen King


Heaven doth with us as we with torches do; not light them for themselves. - William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure&qu...






Heaven doth with us as we with torches do; not light them for themselves.

- William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure"

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake? - Leonardo da Vinci








Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?

- Leonardo da Vinci

I rearrange furniture at home all the time, at least three or four times a year. It gets boring if you don't. - Lilli...








I rearrange furniture at home all the time, at least three or four times a year. It gets boring if you don't.

- Lillie White

Oh, no. This story is going to be immortalized into family history, isn't it? Told and retold at Thanksgiving dinner, year...








Oh, no. This story is going to be immortalized into family history, isn't it? Told and retold at Thanksgiving dinner, year after year.

- Must Love Dogs

The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth. - Andre Segovia








The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth.

- Andre Segovia

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on y...








You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go.

- Dr. Seuss


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Soon the bells will start, And the thing that will make them ring is the...








It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas;
Soon the bells will start,
And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart.

- It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Seemingly without further thought without question or doubt they stood when he called left their homes, their lives their nets...








Seemingly without further thought without question or doubt they stood when he called left their homes, their lives their nets on the shore and moved with him into the countryside to begin their work with him; but all because he called them to follow him, to be fishers of men.

- Raymond Foss, "They Followed"

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live. - Morti...








The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.

- Mortimer Adler

Stockings hung by the fireplace with care in hopes that St Nick would soon be there... "Careful, ...









Stockings hung by the fireplace with care in hopes that St Nick would soon be there...











"Careful, you might start an avalanche." "With what? There's no fucking snow!"

- Farce of the Penguins


You meet new people. We just spent two hours with people we didn't know before, just talking about the Badgers. - Ste...








You meet new people. We just spent two hours with people we didn't know before, just talking about the Badgers.

- Steve Bartlett

Hunger is the best sauce in the world. - Cervantes








Hunger is the best sauce in the world.

- Cervantes

We now know a thousand ways not to build a light bulb. - Thomas Alva Edison








We now know a thousand ways not to build a light bulb.

- Thomas Alva Edison

We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned to expect.... but, as photogra...








We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned to expect.... but, as photographers, we must learn to relax our beliefs.

- Aaron Siskind

I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all. No... not the artful postures of love, not playful and...








I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all. No... not the artful postures of love, not playful and poetical games of love for the amusement of an evening, but love that... over-throws life. Unbiddable, ungovernable - like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture. Love - like there has never been in a play.

- Shakespeare in Love

Deck the halls with boughs of holly Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la 'Tis the season to be jolly Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-l...






Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
'Tis the season to be jolly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Don we now our gay apparel.
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
Troll the ancient Yuletide carol.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

- Deck the Halls

Whenever it's just snow, you're usually OK if you drive slow. But anytime you add sleet or freezing rain into the mix,...








Whenever it's just snow, you're usually OK if you drive slow. But anytime you add sleet or freezing rain into the mix, traction on your car goes to bust. It takes a lot longer to stop, and that's when we run into problems.

- Victor Cruz

This house is so full of people it makes me sick. When I grow up and get married, I'm living alone. - Home Alone








This house is so full of people it makes me sick. When I grow up and get married, I'm living alone.

- Home Alone

Well, I can hear the whistle from a mile away, It sounds so good But I must stay away That train is a beauty, makin' ev...








Well, I can hear the whistle from a mile away,
It sounds so good
But I must stay away
That train is a beauty, makin' everybody stare
But its only destination is the middle of nowhere;

- Josh Turner, "Long Black Train"

The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any huge meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it and then chopping and cooking...








The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any huge meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it and then chopping and cooking and braising and blanching. Then it takes 20 minutes to eat it and everybody sort of sits around in a food coma, and then it takes four hours to clean it up.

- Ted Allen

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. - Pearl Buck








If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.

- Pearl Buck

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it ...









The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.

- Charles Dickens











An old broom knows the dirty corners best.

- Irish Proverb


No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. - Christopher Morley








No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.

- Christopher Morley

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward. - Spanish Proverb




How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.

- Spanish Proverb

I do believe that when we face challenges in life that are far beyond our own power, it's an opportunity to build on our...









I do believe that when we face challenges in life that are far beyond our own power, it's an opportunity to build on our faith, inner strength, and courage. I've learned that how we face challenges plays a big role in the outcome of them.

- Sasha Azevedo











Music conveys moods and images. Even in opera, where plots deal with the structure of destiny, it's music, not words, that provides power.

- Marcel Marceau


No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. - Lin Yutang



No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.

- Lin Yutang

Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?? I'm halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God....I could be eating ...





Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?? I'm halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God....I could be eating a slow learner.

- Lynda Montgomery


If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple thing...

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.

- Eleanora Duse

What are men to rocks and mountains? - Jane Austen, "Pride and Prejudice" "Uh-oh.&...









What are men to rocks and mountains?

- Jane Austen, "Pride and Prejudice"











"Uh-oh."
"Don't tell me. We're about to go over a huge waterfall. "
"Yep. "
"Sharp rocks at the bottom? "
"Most likely."
"Bring it on."

- The Emperor's New Groove





my love is building a building
around you, a frail slippery
house, a strong fragile house
(beginning at the singular beginning
of your smile)a skilful uncouth
prison, a precise clumsy
prison(building thatandthis into Thus,
Around the reckless magic of your mouth)
my love is building a magic, a discrete
tower of magic and(as i guess)
when Farmer Death(whom fairies hate)shall
crumble the mouth-flower fleet
He'll not my tower, laborious, casual
where the surrounded smile hangs breathless

- E.E. Cummings, "My Love is Building a Building"