Archive for the ‘Quote’ Tag

Churches Are Businesses, So Tax Them   1 comment

George Carlin — Source: The Milwaukee Independent

“I don’t know how you feel, but I’m pretty sick of church people. You know what they ought to do with churches? Tax them. If holy people are so interested in politics, government, and public policy, let them pay the price of admission like everybody else. The Catholic Church alone could wipe out the national debt if all you did was tax their real estate.”

— George Carlin

A Secure Landing   1 comment

Brown Pelican Landing — HDR Image by kenne

“To put it still more plainly: the desire for security and the feeling of insecurity are the same thing.
To hold your breath is to lose your breath. A society based on the quest for security is nothing
but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet.”

— from The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan W. Watts

Plains Coreopsis Wildflowers   1 comment

Plains Coreopsis Wildflowers (East End Park, Kingwood, Texas) — HDR Image by kenne

“Wildflowers aren’t meant to be cut & tamed.

They’re meant to be loved & admired.”

— Anthony T. Hincks.

Pipevine Swallowtail   3 comments

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly On a Mexican Bird of Paradice. — Image by kenne

“When words become unclear,
I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate,
I shall be content with silence.”

— Ansel Adams.

Taliesin West   Leave a comment

Taliesin West, Home of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona — Panorama by kenne

“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything.
It should be of the hill. Belonging to it.
Hill and house should live together with each the happier for the other.”

– Frank Lloyd Wright

Red (Flame) Skimmer   2 comments

Red (Flame) skimmer (Libellula saturata) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock:
each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing,
only when everything is in place does the door open.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly   2 comments

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly On Mexican Bird of Paradise — Image by kenne

“There is nothing in a caterpillar

that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”

— Buckminster Fuller 

Mother’s Boy   5 comments

Mother’s Boy (August 26, 2006) — Image by Joy

In the summer of 2006, we spent three months trying to get rid of a systemic infection that resulted from hip surgery.
Mother passed away on September 8, 2006, only a couple of weeks after Joy took this picture.
Everyone had convinced me that she was ready to stop fighting —
the pain was too much.

— kenne

*****

Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.

— C. S. Lewis

Vermillion Cliffs National Monument   1 comment

Vermillion Cliffs National Monument — Images by kenne 

“I think the American West really attracts me because it’s romantic.

The desert, the empty space, the drama.”

— Ang Lee

Cactus Blossom Art   Leave a comment

Cactus Blossom Art by kenne

I feel that a real living form is the natural result
of the individual’s effort to create the living thing
out of the adventure of his spirit into the unknown
— where it has experienced something — felt something —
it has not understood — and from that experience
comes the desire to make the unknown — known —

Making the unknown — known — in terms of one’s medium
is all absorbing — if you stop to think of form — as form
you are lost — The artist’s form must be inevitable — 
You mustn’t think you won’t succeed —

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Eastern Bluebird   Leave a comment

Eastern Bluebird (Kingwood, Texas) — HDR Images by kenne

“If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh, why can’t I?”

— kenne

Bonsai Tree   Leave a comment

Bonsai Tree (The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens) — Image by kenne

There are no borders in bonsai,

the dove of peace flies to palace

as to a humble house,

to young as to old,

to rich and poor.”

— John Naka

 

Raven In Cienega Creek   Leave a comment

Raven In Cienega Creek Natural Preserve In Davidson Canyon East Of Tucson — Image by kenne

“Obviously the raven with the unquenchable itch was at it again,
playing tricks on the world and its creatures.
Once by air, he thought, and now by water.”

― Mordecai Richler

Coyote Buttes Panorama   1 comment

Coyote Buttes in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument — Panorama by kenne

“Ask yourself: “Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream?”

-Ansel Adams.

Death Of A Tulip   Leave a comment

Death Of A Tulip — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“To be a Flower, is profound
Responsibility —”

— from Bloom by Emily Dickinson

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