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Color

Almost all words do have color and nothing is more pleasant than to utter a pink word and see someone’s eyes light up and know it is a pink word for him or her too. – Gladys Taber – Any color, so long as it’s black. – Henry Ford – Artists can color the sky red because they know it’s blue. Those of us who aren’t artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we’re stupid. – Jules Feiffer – Besides, I’ve been feeling a little blue – just a pale, elusive azure. It isn’t serious enough for anything darker. – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of the Island – Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones… it will always stay blue; whereas yellow is blackened in its shades, and fades away when lightened; red when darkened becomes brown, and diluted with white is no longer red, but another color – pink. – Raoul Dufy – Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding …

Golf

An interesting thing about golf is that no matter how badly you play; it is always possible to get worse. – Author Unknown – Anyone caught collecting golf balls will have their balls removed. – Sign somewhere – Columbus went around the world in 1492. That isn’t a lot of strokes when you consider the course. – Lee Trevino – Duffers who consistently shank their balls are urged to buy and study ‘Shanks – No Thanks’ by R.K. Hoffman, or in extreme cases, M.S. Howard’s excellent ‘Tennis for Beginners’. – Henry Beard – Fifty years ago, 100 white men chasing one black man across a field was called the Ku Klux Klan. Today it’s called the PGA Tour. – Alex Hay – Golf can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle, followed by a good bottle of beer. – Author Unknown – Golf is a game where white men can dress up as black pimps and get away with it. – Robin Williams – Golf is a game …

Photography

Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes. – Henri Cartier-Bresson – Actually, I’m not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I’m not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren’t cooks. – Henri Cartier-Bresson – Buying a Nikon doesn’t make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner. – Author Unknown – Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don’t have film. – Author Unknown – Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop. – Usman B. Asif – He had a photographic memory which was never developed. – Author Unknown – If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera. – Lewis Hine – If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event… what kind of film would you use? – Author Unknown – I gaze …

Books, Writing and Reading

A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking about what to write. – Author Unknown- Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. – P.J. O’Rourke – A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion. – Ludwig Wittgenstein – And then Satan said, “Put the alphabet in math.” -getfunny.net – ‘Bookworms’ are now almost exclusively known in the secondary and derivative meaning of the word as porers over dry books; but there was a time when the real worms were as ubiquitous as our cockroaches. They would start at the first or last page and tunnel circular holes through the volume, and were cursed by librarians…. They were dignified, like other disagreeable things, with fine Latin names…. The most audacious beast of our days is the cutter-out of plates…. Towards him we feel a ferocity that is merciless. We should like to extract a tooth without anæsthetics for every plate he has purloined. – “The Sufferings …