...to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. -H D Thoreau

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be
to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -
T. S. Eliot


A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living.
The world owes you nothing.
It was here first.

If at first you don't succeed, try again. After that, give up. No sense making a fool of yourself.

If there is an easier way, way bother?

-Mark Twain ( at different moments. )

Fodder for thought.
I do not necessarily agree with it all,
even though he does look real sharp in his robe. -J


  1. yeah, defintiely a thought...a fool only continues to try the same way...gotta think of a new approach...nice robe...

  2. whenever i read Twain i laugh and laugh, his humor is so dry you can't read him without a glass of water.

  3. lol, jayne! he does look real sharp!!

  4. And Never The Twain Shall Meet?

  5. he probably needed the robe for warmth
    wasn't he the one who said
    "the coldest winter i ever spent was a summer in San Francisco"?

  6. great thought...the world owes you nothing

  7. Who started this whole "owes you something" anyway? ; (

  8. I do love your reaction to Twain's verbiage! -J

  9. I have always been fond of the Samuel Beckett quote - "Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better".

  10. yeah quite spiffy! and nice disclaimer!!!LOL!

  11. I love reading Mark Twain's descriptions. He was a man of his own convictions.

  12. These things, we forget when we most need to remember.