Found Words – David Elkind

January 26, 2011

“Every child is like all other children, like some other children, and like no other child.”

 

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Found Words – Mark Oppenheimer

January 26, 2011

“Somebody who truly does not care what other people think—we might call her an eccentric—is not a snob, even if she bears traces of elitism. My friend George, for example, is famous for wearing bowties and blazers everywhere, even to casual brunches. He attended all the fanciest schools, was a fencer in college, and is a partner in a white-shoe Boston law firm. But he is so clearly more interested in self-expression than in what other people think of him that nobody would dare call him a snob. He’s not trying to prove anything by how he lives; he just cannot imagine living otherwise. A man who wears a bowtie to brunch on a Sunday morning is almost inviting derision, and it is a sign of his supreme self-confidence that he persists in doing so. The snob, by contrast, can never quite forget what other people think of him.”

-“The Unholy Pleasure: My life-long recovery from snobbery,” Slate Magazine


Found Words – St. Basil

January 24, 2011

“The bread which you do not use is the bread of the hungry; the garment hanging in your wardrobe is the garment of him who is naked; the shoes that you do not wear are the shoes of the one who is barefoot; the money that you keep locked away is the money of the poor; the acts of charity that you do not perform are so many injustices that you commit.”

-hat tip//TD


Found Words – Robin McKinley

January 23, 2011

“All the best stuff in the books–and sometimes in history too–gets done by people who have nothing left to lose and so aren’t always looking over their shoulders for the way out after it was over.”

-Sunshine


Found Words – Robin McKinley

January 23, 2011

“What we can do, we must do: we must use what we are given, and we must use it the best we can, however much or little help we have for the task.”

-Sunshine


Found Words – Rick Reilly

January 23, 2011

You either wear their jersey or burn it.


Written Words – Your Name Here

January 23, 2011

The song made him want to write a love story
not the kind he wrote as a teenager
where a guy meets a girl
not falling in love
a simpler story
about two people
loving living together everyday
a story of holding hands on the walk back from work
of bumping into each other cooking dinnero
f smiling during a favorite line in a move

its the little things that you remember

For a man that was always writing
it was a new story

but one he felt helpless to tell