A Touch of Madness

“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.” 

~Mark Twain

A portrait of the American writer Mark Twain t...

A portrait of the American writer Mark Twain taken by A. F. Bradley in New York, 1907. http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/publications/siycfall_05.pdf http://www.twainquotes.com/Bradley/bradley.html See also other photographs of Mark Twain by A. F. Bradley taken in March 1907 in New York on Mark Twain Project Online. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Hindsight is 20/20

“The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say.” 

~Mark Twain

A portrait of the American writer Mark Twain t...

A portrait of the American writer Mark Twain taken by A. F. Bradley in New York, 1907. See also other photographs of Mark Twain by A. F. Bradley taken in March 1907 in New York on Mark Twain Project Online. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On Civilization

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” 
~H.G. Wells, The Outline of History

“Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.” 
~Mark Twain

And the wind shall say “Here were decent godless people;
Their only monument the asphalt road
And a thousand lost golf balls.”
~T.S. Eliot

Poking Fun

April’s here, and the fools are out to play. In case you all missed the fun of April Fools yesterday (and I must admit, I wasn’t seeing any great internet trolls occuring yesterday–for shame, internetz), I thought it only good and right today to begin the week and smack our quotes about with a few more comical bits of wisdom…

“Let us be thankful for the fools.  But for them the rest of us could not succeed.” 
~Mark Twain

“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” 
~Douglas Adams

“Suppose the world were only one of God’s jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one?” 
~George Bernard Shaw

Spring Fever

While many of you may have been living the good and bountiful life the past little while, I can assure you spring is only just recently hitting Michigan…this past week marked the first time it’s stayed consistently and comfortably above freezing even in the darkest hours since winter kicked off.

Naturally, I’ve been loving it. Everything is green and blooming and warm…the world has opened its arms in invitation, and how can one but accept such a generous offer? As a result, this week’s quotes are in celebration of this beautiful time…and the pictures are from one of my fresh new adventures…

“It’s spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
~Mark Twain

“And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant”

All photos, copyright Chris Galford.