Quotation Saturday: On Sunday, and From Hoosiers

quotationsaturdayflag Mamacita says:  I just got back from BlogIndiana a couple of hours ago, and I think I’m going through withdrawal. Hanging out with a large group of awesome people who understand the jargon and purpose of social media and blogging is such a wonderful experience, and I firmly believe that bloggers NEED each other and the affirmation of similar goals and experiences just as much – if not more -as any other profession. Doctors, lawyers, teachers, accountants, golfers, comic book fans, and bullfighters all meet occasionally to talk shop and share ideas, and so should bloggers. I mean that sincerely and very, very seriously.

Getting back so late has made Quotation Saturday late, but better late than never, I hope.  I did decide, however, to feature quotations from Hoosiers this time, so sit back and enjoy.  Some of you won’t be familiar with some of these people, and some of the quotations will be new to some of you, too.  Open your mind and learn, Ed Gruberman. Approach, students. Close the circle at the feet of the master. You have come to me asking that I be your guide along the path of tae-kwon-leep, but be warned. To learn its ways, you must learn the ways of your own soul. Let us meditate on this wisdom now.

1.  I wasn’t afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure. –Anne Baxter

2. The most important thing a father can do for his children is love their mother. –Father Theodore Hesburgh

3. The only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform. –Alfred Kinsey

4. Damn the sword! When Virginia wanted a sword, I gave her one. Now she sends me a toy! I require bread! The sword is very handsome. I am too old and infirm, as you see, to ever use a sword again, but I am glad that my old mother state has not entirely forgotten me. — George Rogers Clark

5. The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence. –Eddie Rickenbacker

6. I can well remember the day when the Delaware Indians came suddenly to our house. . . I remember that they took me. . . on their backs through the bushes. I believe the rest of the family had fled, except my mother. . . I was always treated well and kindly; and while I lived with them I was married to a Delaware. He afterwards left me and the country, and went west of the Mississippi. The Delawares and Miamis were then all living together. I was afterwards married to a Miami, a chief, and a deaf man. His name was She-pan-can-ah. After being married to him I had four children- two boys and two girls. My boys both died while young. The girls are living and are here in this room at the present time. . .No, I cannot (return to the white man’s world). . . I have always lived with the Indians; they have always used me very kindly; I am used to them. The Great Spirit has always allowed me to live with them, and I wish to live and die with them. –Frances Slocum

7. I believe that a long step toward public morality will have been taken when sins are called by their right names. –Billy Sunday

8. I received thousands of letters of support from all around the world, all because I wanted to go to school. –Ryan White

9. Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. –Twyla Tharp

10. If you go long enough without a bath, even the fleas will leave you alone. –Ernie Pyle

11. If we die, we want people to accept it. We are in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life. –Virgil Grissom

12. It is light that gives mystery to shadow, vibration to atmosphere, and makes all the color notes sing together in harmony. –Theodore Clement Steele

13. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. –John Wooden

14. My best traveling was done during winter months when the cold has settled in and my feet are bared; the icy earth quickens my step. -John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed)

15. Most gentlemen don’t like love, they just like to kick it around. –Cole Porter

16. I don’t think I’ll ever be president of anything. –Hoagy Carmichael

17. When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong. –Eugene Debs

18. I’ve always been proud of being a Hoosier. When I talk to people, I tell them that. —
Robert Wise

19. Between the war movies I’ve been in and the heavies I’ve played, I have about 1,000 dead behind me. I’ve been killed a good many times, but I took a lot of guys with me. –Claude Akins

20. I live by a man’s code, designed to fit a man’s world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman’s first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick. — Carole Lombard

21. Many, many of my paintings have come from the first chapter of Moby Dick. — Robert Indiana

22. What we’re doing is important for the future, for our children and our children’s children. –Kenneth Bowersox

23. The world itself looks cleaner and so much more beautiful. Maybe we can make it that way – the way God intended it to be – by giving everyone, eventually, that new perspective from out in space. –Roger B. Chaffee

24. I think we always move from imitation to assimilation to innovation, but I can’t name you 20 people outside those we’ve already recognized who ever got to point three: innovation. –David Baker

25. All my life I wanted to be a bank robber. Carry a gun and wear a mask. Now that it’s happened I guess I’m just about the best bank robber they ever had. And I sure am happy. — John Dillinger

26. In those days, it didn’t take much imagination to come up with something that required great lyric development skills. You just thought of an experience that you might have gone through, and write it down. — Phil Harris

27. The worst tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong. — David Letterman

28. I personally believe that each of us was put here for a purpose — to build not to destroy. If I can make people smile, then I have served my purpose for God. — Red Skelton

29. Education is the mother of leadership. — Wendell Willkie

30. Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them. –Jim Davis

31. By laughing at me, the audience really laughs at themselves, and realizing they have done this gives them sort of a spiritual second wind for going back into the battles of life. —
Emmett Kelly

32. There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard. — Madame C.J. Walker

33. Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance. — Kurt Vonnegut

34. No one in the whole world knows all a man’s bignesses and all his littlenesses as his wife does. –Gene Stratton Porter

35. Oh, the moonlight’s fair tonight along the Wabash,
From the fields there comes the breath of newmown hay.
Through the sycamores the candle lights are gleaming,
On the banks of the Wabash, far away. –Paul Dresser

36. When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered, you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago – since that time he has been toiling, working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery. — James Whitcomb Riley

37. If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with. — Michael Jackson

38. Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet. — Kin Hubbard

39. I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day. –Abraham Lincoln

40. Memories, important yesterdays, were once todays. Treasure and notice today. –Gloria Gaither

41. As a rule, there is no surer way to the dislike of men than to behave well where they have behaved badly — Lew Wallace

42. Semicolon, you dolt! –Jean Shepherd

43. When in doubt, wear red. — Bill Blass

44. Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you’re ready to play as tough as you’re able to, you’d better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you’re not giving it all you’ve got. — Larry Bird

45. I used to get letters from girl reporters saying that their lives were nowhere near as exciting as Brenda’s. I told them that if I made Brenda’s life like theirs, nobody would read it.
— Dale Messick

46. Only the gentle are truly strong. –James Dean

47. Most of the time I played mothers. That’s acting! –Marjorie Main

48. I’m out of the Midwest. It was a good place to come from. It gives you a sense of right or wrong and fairness, which is lacking in our society. –Steve McQueen

49. Unemployment is sky-rocketing; deflation is in our future for the first time since the Great Depression. I don’t care whose fault it is, it’s the truth. — John Mellencamp

50. . . . because a known fact is better than an unknown fact. –Mark Spitz


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