Category Archives: quote

Stolen Quote: Front Page

The sports page records people’s accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man’s failures.

Barbara Walters

I think she’s referring to something from the olden days that people called a “newspaper.”

Stolen Quote: Wilderness

There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm.

Theodore Roosevelt

I’ve visited Yosemite only once in my life, when I was 15. We traveled the scenic, Tioga Road. But it was night, so not very scenic for me.

My wife and I are soon heading for Yosemite National Park on a vacation, but this time we plan to experience it during daylight hours. We’ll be back in a week or two. Or maybe a month or so. Or maybe never. One never knows what perils they might encounter while traveling. Such as bears. Yosemite has bears. Egads.

But with any luck, I’ll be back soon. See everyone later! (maybe)

Stolen Quote: Work

My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group–there was less competition there.

Indira Gandhi

But why not try to be in both groups?

Stolen Quote: Good and Bad

You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.

Lou Holtz, American Football Coach

So I won’t brag about my 35 million intergalactic followers, which I’ve posted inconspicuously at the top of my sidebar. Nor will I disparage Jim Borden for his non-astronomical amount of just 1,714 Earthling followers.

Stolen Quote: Schlemiel

Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel.

Bella Abzug, U.S. Congresswoman

Just what we need, a doubling of the schlemiel pool.