Reflecting on what others have said or written is humbling & amazing to me.
" A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it. " Bob Hope ( 1903-2003 )
" The glass I drink from is not large, but at least it is my own. " Alfred de Musset ( 1810-1857 )' La Coupe et les levres '
" Nobody sees a flower - really - we haven't time - and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time. " Georgia O'Keeffe ( 1887-1986 )
" I mix them with my brains, sir. " John Opie ( 1761-1807 ) when asked with what he mixed his colours.
" Necessity often mothers invention. " Ovid ( Publius Ovidius Naso 43 BC-AD 17 ) Ars amatoria.
" Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody. " Samuel Pepys ( 1633-1703 ) Diary November 9 1665.
" Be silent, unless what you have to say is better than silence. " Salvator Rosa ( 1615-1673 ) motto on self-portrait about 1645.
" There are three things I always forget. Names, faces, and - the third I can't remember. " Italo Svevo ( Pen name of Ettore Schmitz 1861-1928 ) ( attrib. )
" I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year. " William Makepeace Thackeray ( 1811-1863 ) Vanity Fair.
" There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels I hope they are organized along the lines of the Mafia. " Kurt Vonnegut ( 1922 - 2007 ) The Sirens of Titan 1959.