Quote of the day

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”    – attributed to Mark Twain

Quote of the day

“That’s what I guess we all are; explorers in time, searching for that perfect moment when we know we belong when and where we are. And when we find it, we try and hold on and enjoy it as long as we can, because it may not last forever.”

from I Just Had to Go Back to Di Island by Anthony Bjorklund

Quote of the day

“My father started to cry and I realized that he never had cried when we listened to that carol before, when my grandfather was still with us. ‘Why are you crying?’ I once asked him and he said he cried because he was the oldest in our family, that he remembered how it was when he was in the pack, singing those beautiful carols, and he cried because he was the next man in our family to die.”

from The Pigs Slaughter by Florin Grancea

Quote of the Day

“Kids will learn anything they want to learn, anything they have a use for. But to make them learn things they don’t have any use for, you have to send them to school. We need schools to force kids to learn things they have no use for.”

“Which in fact they do not learn.”

“Which in fact, when it’s all over and the last bell rings, they have not learned.”

Daniel Quinn, My Ishmael