Quotes on which to meditate...
"Trust in God, but tie up your camel." --Indian proverb
"Nothing brings people together like a bad software program."
--Terry Wilcox, ILL Librarian, Wisconsin Reference & Loan Library
"The world is full of buttons, but none of them are mine." --Jen Smith
"It feels like we're being pecked to death by ducks." --Capt. Janeway of the Voyager,
on the threat of attack by the Kaazon
"A young woman who is not only a college graduate with library school training and
experiences....[she] must be able to get along with Western people, ride and drive,
as well as pack a horse, follow a trail, shoot straight, run an automobile, and be
able to 'rough it' whenever necessary."--Mabel Wilkinson on the requirements for
librarians interested in moving West to take a library job, quoted in Cultural
Crusaders: Women Librarians in the American West, 1900-1917 by Joanne E. Passet
I can't shoot straight, but I think I could powwow with Injuns if I had to.--Jennifer
"And furthermore...let the chickens GO!" --Marie Vogel, North Dakota State Library
cataloging technician, on what to do when your chicken coop door is stuck open during
"I tried that experiment where you carry around a sack of flour 24 hours a day, to test
whether you're ready to be a parent. But I was taking it way too seriously. Every
night I had a nightmare where my sack of flour was abducted--and the kidnappers kept
mailing me muffins." --from a gag on Frasier
"It's always okay not to give up on a relationship...unless you're stalking someone."
--Bonnie Denmark Friedman's sage relationship advice
"I know how well I don't fly." --Peg Allen on her worries about plane travel
"I cannot emphasize enough how inappropriate it is to offer someone bacon from your
coat pocket." --Matthias from the #SCA IRC channel
"Tomorrow will be a splendid day full of happy poetry followed by the gross inebriation
of the Autocrat. Looking forward to it all." --Lady Roxelana, mka Jonalee Crabb,
autocrat (event coordinator) for Bardic Madness X, Feb. 12, 2000
"Japanese politics are not as interesting as Japanese seismic activity." --Lady Rochl,
mka Emily Benwitz, writing from Japan
"Rosenberg's First Law of Reading: Never apologize for your reading tastes."
--from the e-mail signature file of Lee Harris, Sunriver, OR Public Library
Chandler: "I dunno, I just am not someone who cries."
Joey: "What, even when Bambi's mother died, you didn't cry?"
Chandler: "Yes. Yes, I cried when the man stopped drawing the deer."
--from a gag on Friends
"Women! They want your attention on them every waking minute...and
when they fall asleep, you should sketch that."
--Ray Romano on David Letterman, 7/13/00
"Everything has value relative to the amount of effort and heart put
into it. The most valuable of all things is being wanted: for any
reason, or none at all."
--Lord Cu'gan on the Northshield Hall mailing list, 8/15/00
"I'll just drape myself in this old bed sheet, hoist my boobs up with
a piece of leather and I'll be all set."
--Sarra of Rokeclif, on how some people prepare their costumes for
the Renaissance Faire, 9/11/00
"All of us necessarily hold many casual opinions that are ludicrously
wrong simply because life is far too short for us to think through
even a small fraction of the topics that we come across."
"To my mind the single greatest strength of the SCA is its humor.
When the wit dies, the wisdom goes with it. Fun is where you find it."
--Jon Larsen/Fiskr, imploring us not to take ourselves too seriously,
from Northshield Hall e-mail list, 2/17/01
"It's like when you lure in a timid woodland creature with breadcrumbs and then hit him on the head with a hammer."
--Adelaide de Beaumont on the PBardic listserv, describing the effect that well-meaning but overzealous people can have
"I just love to sing. What can I say? It makes me feel like I'm being gently chucked under the chin by God."
--Character on "Will and Grace"
"Ambrosius, I don't know you, but I have scotch. You can have some."
--Dray Pillbiddit of Schattentor, neatly summing up one of the basic philosophies of the SCA, 8/8/2002
"Next door, a rope-frame bed creaks.
Envy and amusement vie."
--portion of the long poem made at the renga party at Pennsic XXXI, describing Pennsic, cited in an e-mail by Ana R. de Guzman, 8/28/2002
"I don't claim to be unbiased, but my prejudices are amazingly well-informed."--Cecil Adams
"For risk of life and limb, the SCA rewards us with glory and coveted
position. For the risk of *self* that a bard gives, the rewards are more
intangible but so much closer to the heart."--Muskrat (mka Mark S. Morley), a bard from Calontir, in an e-mail 3/30/04
"I cannot understand why there would ever be LEFTOVER SHORTBREAD!"--Orakeja Oattarson, a bard from Calontir, in an e-mail 3/9/06
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