~ Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) – An Irish writer and poet who loved little more than poking at the prevailing paradigm! An untimely death in his 40’s robbed the world of a more extensive library of his work.
Bill Citara, in the S.F. Examiner 8/25/99. Somehow, this quote reminded me of something Will Rogers would say, so I added it to this compendium of my favorite toasts and quotes!
“Quando omni flunkus moritati” (When all else fails, play dead)
~Unknown, Contributed by Tim Owens.
“Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to survive on nothing but food and water.”
~ W.C. Fields (1880 – 1946), U.S. Comedian, actor and professional curmudgeon.
“The true measure of a civilization is not the census, nor the size of its cities or its crops, but the quality and quantity of wine, women and song that the country turns out!”
Attribution: Ralph “Wally the Party Animal” Emerson (1803-1882)
Quote contributed (and attributed) by Tim Owens, who is well known for his artistic license.
“I was fourteen years old the night my daddy died. He had a vision he was able to convey even lying in an ambulance, dying – as a black girl, I could do and be anything, that race and gender are shadows, and that character, determination, attitude are the substances of life.”
Marian Wright Edelman (1939 – ) Founder, Children’s Defense Fund
Bill Moyers (1934 – ). American Journalist, Commentator, Former Press Secretary to President Johnson, talk show host.
Rita Mae Brown, American Writer (1944 – )
Agnes De Mille, American dancer and choreographer (1905-1993). I love this quote, but it reminds me of an old Calvin and Hobbes cartoon, wherein young Calvin decides his life would be better with a soundtrack…