THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 04-02-10)

Great quotes we have for this sunny Monday throughout the world!  Even one from my namesake Marcel.  Can you believe it?  :-O

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 04-02-10)

Things don’t change, but by and by our wishes change.
–Marcel Proust (my namesake!)

Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
–Vladimir Nabokov

Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.
–Norman Schwarzkopf

An associate producer is the only guy in Hollywood who will associate with a producer.
–Fred A. Allen

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory.
–Paul Fix

In business for yourself, not by yourself.
–Ray Kroc

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
–Elizabeth Bowen

I have seen gleams in the face and eyes of the man that have let you look into a higher country.
–Thomas Carlyle

I have little patience with scientists who take a board of wood, look for its thinnest part, and drill a great number of holes where drilling is easy.
–Albert Einstein

The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.

May memory restore again and again
The smallest color of the smallest day:
Time is the school in which we learn,
Time is the fire in which we burn.
–Delmore Schwartz, “Summer Knowledge: New and Selected Poems (1959)”

The best way to make happy money is to make money your hobby and not your god.
–Scott Alexander

Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

Even virtue is fairer when it appears in a beautiful person.




I discovered David Gray in 2004, at a time of loss and sadness in my life.  This song here is one of the very first I heard by this remarkable singer/songwriter, and it almost became my favorite song ever.  It’s impassioned, poignant and sensitive–just like a great song should be.  Were it I could have sailed away with my one true love back then. 

But at least now and forever there’s this song to listen to, and this poem I wrote to accompany it…and her.

Patrick The Poet





I fold my arms around you,
You slip into my embrace.
While the anguish of my tears
Seems mirrored upon your face.

So I imagine them there,
Like sunlight on rainy days;
My lips kissing memories,
Like sweet lies the truth betrays.

Still I savor one last kiss,
Then lift you into your grave.
One last kiss to court the past,
And the life love failed to save.

Gone is the warmth of your lips,
Gone the treasure of your breath.
And though everything is gone,
You are beautiful in death!

For a faint smile lines your face.
Sunlight lingers in your hair.
And though life seems present still,
It’s as lifeless as despair.

Were it I could steal away
And give even one more kiss.
Instead of embracing death,
And giving more tears to this!

Yet such are life’s memories
Death scars with tears and regret:
Too painful to remember.
Too beautiful to forget.








Space Monkeys


Space Monkeys


NASA decided to send a shuttle into space with two monkeys and an astronaut. They trained them for months. Then when they thought they were ready, they placed all three in the shuttle and got ready to send them up into space.

As the moment came closer NASA’s mission control center announced, “This is mission control to Monkey One. Initiate!”

At that the first monkey started typing like mad and suddenly the shuttle’s engines ignited and the shuttle took off.

Two hours later NASA’s mission control center announced, “This is mission control to Monkey Two. Initiate!”

At that the second monkey started typing like mad and suddenly the shuttle separated from the empty fuel tanks.

Another two hours later mission control announced, “This is mission control to the astronaut…”

At this the astronaut responded “I know, I know. Feed the monkeys and don’t touch anything.”


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THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 03-26-10)

No boring, humdrum bar quotes here anywhere, that’s for sure!  Enjoy.

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 03-26-10)

Why indeed must God be a noun? Why not a verb–the most active and dynamic of all.
–Mary Daly

Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
–Chinese Proverb

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
–Count Leo Tolstoy

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
–John Morely

Such subtle Covenants shall be made,Till Peace itself is War in Masquerade.
–John Dryden

An army of deer would be more formidable commanded by a lion, than an army of lions commanded by a deer.

You have to expect that if you cuss out the world, The world is going to cuss back.
–Andrew Young

A pessimist is one who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
–Oscar Wilde

An epigram is only a wisecrack that’s played at Carnegie Hall.
–Oscar Levant

It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
–Benjamin Franklin

If this is philosophy, it is at any rate a philosophy that is not in its right mind.
–Georg C. Lichtenberg

No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.
–Lyman Beecher

A great man stands on God. A small man on a great man.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Napoleon affords us an example of the danger of elevating one’s self to the absolute, and sacrificing everything to the carrying out of an idea.
–Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
–Isaac Disraeli

Good Sam News!

NEWS FLASH! — Touched by Hannah film update!

After an amazing meeting with the executive board of the Good Samaritan Hospital in the Bay Area, film producer Chris Hennessy is excited to say that the hospital wants to work with us!  Good Sam wants to assist and contribute to our film Touched by Hanna!  And we’ll be negotiating the finer details over the next couple months to be able to shoot the recreated film scenes at the Good Sam Hospital!

They are also letting us use their logo and written text in our upcoming Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

Meanwhile, Stanford Hospital is letting us mention them.  But both these events will definitely help our outreach to local media for publicity.

We’re currently working with getting some major local media publicity that includes coverage for TV, radio, newspaper and online media outlets.  When we get dates set in stone with media then we will FINALLY announce the date of the Indiegogo launch.

So stay tuned!  And please visit our Touched by Hannah website for further information and updates.  We can’t wait to see you at the movies!

Touched by Hannah website:

Hannah on the Rollercoaster!



Our lovely Hannah loves to ride the rollercoaster.  But she doesn’t love it more than we love her!  What we also love is the movie Touched by Hannah we are working on and can’t wait to produce and create later this year.  And we hope all of you can’t wait to see it!

Meanwhile, please visit our promo video to give you a sneak preview of the epic feature film that is coming.  it’s going to be inspirational and emotionally uplifting.  And we can’t wait to share it with everyone!  Visit the promo video here and please leave a like:

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