Saturday, May 28, 2011

My kind of fashion

Check out this fantastic purse made from the book cover to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. Now that is just my style of accessory! For years I've been saying that quotes are always in fashion, but this is the first time I've meant it literally. It is the creation of Linda Sienkiewicz of Rokki Fashion Handbags. Visit her website at for more book and album cover purses.

"Far more seemly were it for thee to have thy study full of books, than thy purse full of money." ~John Lyly

Friday, May 13, 2011

Short history of grammar: quotemarks

A few months ago I found this cute cartoon drawn by Eric (a.k.a. Odysseus) titled "Short history of grammar: quotemarks" and being the quote addict that I am, I of course loved it! Graciously, his works are under the Free Art License which grants the right to freely copy, distribute, and transform creative works without infringing the author's rights. Click the image below to view in full size. You can visit Eric at his new website, an introduction to free software for beginners (in French, but Google Translate is helpful)!

Quotemarks by Eric

"Collecting quotations is an insidious, even embarrassing habit, like ragpicking or hoarding rocks or trying on other people's laundry. I got into it originally while trying to break an addiction to candy. I kicked candy and now seem to be stuck with quotations, which are attacking my brain instead of my teeth." ~Robert Byrne

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

An addendum to games with quotes

An addendum to my games with quotes posting from last year: I found this book on called Quote-doku by Henry Hook. The description is "Now, puzzle fans can get their sudoku fun and their word fix, too! A quote-doku begins with a sudoku grid where solvers enter numbers into cells, some with small letters in them. When all the cells are filled correctly, the anagramming begins - and the sweet payoff is an amusing quotation." I've never played sudoku but I have friends who do; looks like an interesting and creative book for puzzle and quote lovers!

"Our whole life is solving puzzles." ~Erno Rubik

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I tried tai chi this morning for the first time, and it helped me start the day much calmer than usual. Still feeling grounded and peaceful just an hour or two later, coincidentally someone shared this quote with me. It's too long to tweet so thought I would post it here.

"Calmness is a huge gift. And once you master it, you will be able to respond in a useful way to every difficult situation that decides to walk into your heart." ~Geri Larkin

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Some thoughts are life-altering

"Why be saddled with this thing called life expectancy? Of what relevance to an individual is such a statistic? Am I to concern myself with an allotment of days I never had and was never promised? Must I check off each day of my life as if I am subtracting from this imaginary hoard? No, on the contrary, I will add each day of my life to my treasure of days lived. And with each day, my treasure will grow, not diminish." ~Robert Brault

Happy new year, one and all!