THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 08-21-09)

This is the coolest end of July I can ever remember experiencing in any summer in my life. I wonder why no one ever talks about Global Cooling?! Well, here are very cool quotations for this week. They’re pretty hot, too, depending on which idiom you prefer! 😉

Patrick

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 08-21-09)

Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home, sweet home
For there the heart can rest.
–Henry Van Dyke

Silence is argument carried out by other means.
–Ernesto “Che” Guevara (1928-1967)

Well done is better than well said.
–Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

The average person thinks he isn’t.
–Father Larry Lorenzoni

Heav’n hath no rage like love to hatred turn’d, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn’d.
–William Congreve (1670-1729)

A husband is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.
–Helen Rowland (1876-1950)

Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.
–Lewis Perelman

Dogma is the sacrifice of wisdom to consistency.
–Lewis Perelman

Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required.
–Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.
–Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

There is a country in Europe where multiple-choice tests are illegal.
–Sigfried Hulzer

Ask her to wait a moment – I am almost done.
–Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), while working, when informed that his wife is dying

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
–Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

FABULOUS BOOK JUST FOR YOU!

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It’s time. You know it is. Time to read a really fabulous book. And to read the most fabulous book ever written about trains and High Speed Rail. And I got it for you. It’s called FAST TRAINS. And it covets your fabulous eyeballs!

Check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00847FNNK

Two Great Feel-Good Songs by Wings‏

WINGS AT THE SPEED OF SOUNDListen to these two great, feel-good classic hits by the only band in history with seven No. 1 albums.  Then, after you listen to these two swell songs, Thursday will be really awesome!

Patrick The Poet

SONG NO. ONE:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBX2dySWGew

SONG NO. TWO:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_kkp9S9a3w

Veteran of The Year

Veteran Army Ranger 
You could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw whothey were talking about…I had no idea…wait
till you see who it is. What a simple but mostsincere and moving acceptance speech. Loved his recommendation
for all our politicos.
Many people may have forgotten about his time in the U.S. Army. He is the son of an Air Force General,
and an accomplished Golden Gloves boxer, and he graduated from Pomona College with a B.S. degree,
and then became a Rhodes Scholar from Oxford University.

He joined the U.S. Army at the prompting of his father. After graduating from Officer Candidate School he
attended and graduated from both Army Airborne and Ranger training in the very top of each class. He
was selected for U. S. Army Special Forces Training but refused so that he could attend pilot training where
he earned his wings, and became an accomplished U.S. Army helicopter (gun ship) pilot, and achieved the
rank of Captain.

He was about to be promoted to the rank of Major, and appointed to teach at West Point when he resigned
his commission from the Army to go into music and acting. You can tell in this video that his time in the
military means a lot to him. I won’t give away who it is. You should just watch.

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 08-14-09)

Here are some profound bar quotes to rock everyone’s world!

Patrick The Poet

 

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 08-14-09)

IN THE 1960’S PEOPLE TOOK ACID TO MAKE THE WORLD LOOK
WEIRD, NOW THE WORLD IS WEIRD AND PEOPLE TAKE PROZAC
TO MAKE IT LOOK NORMAL.
–ROBIN WILLIAMS

A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually.
–Abba Eban (1915-2002)

To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me.
–Charles William Stubbs

Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
–George Santayana (1863-1952)

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
–Fred Allen (1894-1956)

Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
–Mark Twain (1835-1910)

In America, anybody can be president. That’s one of the risks you take.
–Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)

Copy from one, it’s plagiarism; copy from two, it’s research.
–Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)

Why don’t you write books people can read?
–Nora Joyce to her husband James (1882-1941)

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
–T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
–Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.
–Karl Wallenda

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
–Sun Tzu

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
–Lao-Tzu (570?-490? BC)

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
–Alan Kay

Never mistake motion for action.
–Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

Hell is paved with good Samaritans.
–William M. Holden

The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.
–George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

TRUE LOVEThe best kind of love is the loyal and fidelity kind.  It is someone you can always trust to always be honest and true.  And never doubt it!  Such people exist, many in fact.  If not most!  For such qualities denote true love.  And true love denotes happiness!

Patrick The Poet

 

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
A little night music and then some time spent in the dark
Might accommodate and dissipate your grief-filled hours!
Then blot out the morning that brings sunlight without a spark,
And all that’s left of human warmth from what death devours.
But do not hope to find love again–do not seek it out.
For then such memories of a sparkling truth will fade!
And once where there had been true love and no lingering doubt,
Will become a graveyard where all but sorrow has decayed.
So let a little night music and then some time alone
Alleviate and mitigate the darkness in your soul!
Some sunlit warmth may come again and let the truth be known:
Love is a god over whom we have no strength or control.
And though forgetfulness comes to you like it did in youth,
Then with time yearns to see all your memories wilt and fade,
Somewhere in the darkness…someone is whispering the truth
About someone who loved someone whom they never betrayed.

THE BENEFITS OF HSR ARE LOVELY AND WONDERFUL!

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A new California HSR Authority report discusses the huge environmental benefits of HSR. It’s fabulous and groovy, and complements our book FAST TRAINS, wherein you can read about all of HSR’s immense benefits…and then become smart and beautiful.  As HSR will make all of us!

Read it here: http://www.progressiverailroading.com/high_speed_rail/news/California-report-outlines-environmental-benefits-of-highspeed-rail–36748

CARDSTACKING!

Bryan Berg is a professional “cardstacker” who builds houses of cards on a
very large scale.
Trained as an architect, Bryan Berg is the only known person to make a
living building structures with freestanding playing cards. He uses no tape,
glue, or tricks; and his method has been tested to support 660 pounds per
square foot.
Berg has stacked cards for corporate special events, public relations
campaigns, and science and children’s museums in many U.S. cities, Canada,
Europe, and Asia. Berg’s clients have included Walt Disney World, a Lexus
commercial, Procter & Gamble, American major league baseball and hockey, and
the San Francisco Opera, among others. He also participated in a music video
by The Bravery, playing a lonely man who builds a fantasy world out of cards.
In 2004, Guinness created a record category for World’s Largest House of
Freestanding Playing Cards to recognize a project Berg built for Walt Disney
World, a replica of Cinderella’s Castle. (6th photo down)
In 2010, the record was renewed by himself using 4051 sets of cards, over
218,000 cards, and built in 44 days, a replica of the Venetian Macao.
Talk about a Steady Hand!?!?!

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 07-31-09)

A LITTLE ASSIt’s not the end of the month, and I can only hope these adages are worthy of it being the middle of the month!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 07-31-09)

Our firmest convictions are apt to be the most suspect, they mark our limitations and our bounds. Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries.
–José Ortega y Gasset

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.
– Revelation 6:8

Attention to health is life’s greatest hindrance.
–Plato (427-347 B.C.)

Plato was a bore.
–Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
–Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

I’m not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.
–Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

Hemingway was a jerk.
–Harold Robbins

Men are not disturbed by things, but the view they take of things.
–Epictetus (55-135 A.D.)

Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber on Sunday.
–Woody Allen (1935-)

Nothing is wrong with California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn’t cure.
–Ross MacDonald (1915-1983)

Men have become the tools of their tools.
–Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
–Mark Twain (1835-1910)

It is now possible for a flight attendant to get a pilot pregnant.
–Richard J. Ferris, president of United Airlines

I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying.
–Woody Allen (1935-)

Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives.
–Abba Eban (1915-2002)

DESTINY

Bogart-Bacall-PhotographIf you ever loved someone and knew there was no one else for you, and there never possibly could be and never will be, then you might think that such a love was your destiny to find and live and hold.  A match made in heaven is another name for it.  Certainly it is two people created for each other and inseparable and destined to be together.  Forever.

 

DESTINY
 
You finish my sentences, I complete your smile.
Your bring forth a candle, and I furnish the flame.
We watch the world together, and for a short while,
Our lives are joined forever and share the same name.
 
You read me a poem I had written for you.
The words ring out like you had written it for me.
Then we stroll the evening shore as lovers will do.
And our lips find each other…as sand does the sea!
 
Then the joy of the morning arrives with the dawn,
As once more your loveliness takes my breath away.
And though we pray such mornings will continue on,
There is no tomorrow–there is only today!
 
Like the synergy of nature that beats with one heart,
Like the sun that brings nourishment to the soul-starved land,
No matter the moments, how few they be, or apart,
Ah, no matter where we go our souls walk hand in hand!
 
For the world is endless, the mathematics are great!
The sand is infinite…as are droplets in the sea!
Yet despite the frailty of chance, and odds against fate,
Ah, this life we found together was our destiny!
 
For it was written in the stars and forged by the sun
That two distant but exact hearts would conjoin as one!
So let the cynics eschew–for they haven’t a clue,
There is love in this cosmos that is destined and true!
For if it be not holy how the sand finds the sea,
If our lives have no cosmic meaning or destiny,
Then how in the world did I find you and you find me?

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