Monday, March 31, 2008

Fun Monday # 7

If you came looking for the Rescue story, CLICK HERE.

Pensieve is hosting this week's Fun Monday. Our assignment:

  • please share words that inspire and motivate you--brief or bloviatory, silly or serious, from great world leaders to last night's Comedy Central...from a Hallmark greeting card to your favorite book. Choose one, choose many; let the quotes stand on their own or tell where you first read or heard them and how they affected you. There's a lot of leeway with how this topic can be handled.
I love quotes. I am a quotaphile. I so love good writing. To capture something powerfully universal in a few finely crafted words is to get a glimpse of Heaven.

Without further ado!

[First the dog quotes. This is a dog blog.]

My own:

  • In the eyes of a dog I see God.

I wrote a story about this. I will post it here someday.

I was fortunate - hugely so - to have been able to meet Roger Caras, and to get to know his lovely family a little. He has two of my favorite quotes

  • Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

  • If you don't own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.

And Abraham Lincoln gave us:

  • I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

And then there is Mark Twain. I adore Mark Twain.

  • It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.

  • Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

  • Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.

  • Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

  • Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.

Don't you just love Mark Twain? I do. I just love him.

go visit the rest of the Fun Monday participants Pensieve 's blog for some more great quotes!


  1. A personal favorite:

    Humankind. Be both!


  2. I like Mark Twain too, but I really like that AL quote. Nicely done.

  3. I really like the dog quotes...I guess that would be expected.

  4. Yes, love Mark Twain. I like yours, too. In the eyes of a dog, I see God. That is so true.

  5. I love the dog quotes..I have been had the pleasure to have a dog every day of my life has been complete!! I am going to have to come back and read your stories.

  6. Great quotes. Dogs truly are man's best friend and Mark Twain was definitely full of wisdom.

  7. Fun stuff. I'm really enjoying the variety of goodies we're getting with this fun Monday...

  8. Mom loves quotes too, the only ones I know are those deep thoughts quotes by Jack Handy.

  9. Boy, those dog quotes are terrific! As bad as it sometimes is, the world would be lot worse place without dogs. Just imagine all the people that we cheer up.

    I know much my family loves me every time one of them looks at me or speaks to me. Without me, they would be so lonely and unhappy. That's how they were after Koobus III died and before I arrived.

    Love and Koobuss Kisses,

  10. Great quotes. I too have always enjoyed Mark Twain and I always knew I should have got another dog!

  11. We love quotes as much as you do, Patience! Those are some real goodies!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  12. "Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast" (Oscar Wilde)

    It's not dog related, but I love it :)

  13. Love the quotage! Is that even a word? Can't do dinner during the week. Too time consuming to bake bread after work! Can't wait until Thursday! THANK YOU in advance! What is she going to do to me? Give me a heads up! Serious about the dinner thing! Need to get with you about the Economy Lot at Nashville airport soon!

  14. I love the quotes and I do enjoy Mark Twain's humor. I remember one of his from a trip to Missouri... we must've been at the museum or gift shop or something...
    "Golf is a good walk, spoiled" ! :-)
    Thanks for the wise words and smiles, Patience!

  15. We love to read meaningful quotes too.


  16. The 1st Roger Caras quote you posted is also my favorite quote! Great post.

  17. I love Mark Twain also. We own two dogs and have one cat that owns us.

    Be blessed.


  18. OH - and we rescued a dog this week! We took it to my mom, and I'll tell you, I would almost rather be her dog than her daughter. This dog-guy is going to have a good life!


  19. I love Dorothy Parker, who was occasionally (OK, often) risque. One of my favorites:

    "I like to have a Martini,
    two at the very most,
    three I’m under the table,
    four I’m under my host!"

  20. The "Patriotism" quote is fabulous. I think A LOT of people should try to pay attention to that quote a bit more, especially in the situation we find our country in presently. Great list of quotes!

  21. I really like the Roger Caras quotes...he's got it, doesn't he?!

    Hey...just received your love LOVE it! xox

  22. "In this world you must be oh, so smart or oh, so pleasant. Well for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant." - Elwood P. Dowd.
    This comes from one of Grammie's very favorite movies. Harvey.

  23. "Light is not created by working on darkness. Uncover the Light and the Light
    will dissipate the darkness." -unknown

    A have a wonderful therapist who has been helping me work through my grief over the death of my son. She handed this to me one day and the clarity of it was so simple and helpful in all aspects of my life.

    Mary H

  24. Great choices! I'm off now to read your rescue posts....


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