Sunday, June 13, 2010

Some Random Thoughts For Sunday...!


None of these quotes are earth shattering, but they all make a lot of sense!

Isn't it funny how sometimes other folks can say just what we are thinking, but do so better? This is one of those cases, in my humble opinion!

Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
Kurt Vonnegut

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.
Kurt Vonnegut

I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.
Kurt Vonnegut

I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival.
Kurt Vonnegut

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
Kurt Vonnegut

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.
Kurt Vonnegut

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Kurt Vonnegut

We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.
Kurt Vonnegut


They may not seem too deep, but to me they are so full of common wisdom! Wise things said in a way that everyone can understand! You just gotta love that!

Now, my friends, how about some coffee on the patio this morning? Sounds good to me!

23 comments:

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Great quotes! Very true too, especially that one where our high school class is running the country :-) :-) :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
Yeah I kinda liked that one also! And I have to say, it is a scary thought!

I appreciate you coming by today!

Ken said...

...first one's the best... .02

HermitJim said...

Hey Ken...
Kinda strikes a chord with many of us, my friend!

So many versions of the same dream out there!

Hey, thanks for coming by today!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Goor morning HJ..we're having our coffee in bed on a lazy Sunday morning. The Vonnegut quotes started the day off right)besides the coffee that is)My favorite was the one about saving the earth if we weren't so cheap...how true!
Showers forcast here on and off so it seems like we will get some of that rain you had earlier this week. Enjoy your Sunday.

HermitJim said...

Hey Beatrice...
Sounds like a good way to start the day, for sure!

I hope that you don't get more rain than you really need, but a little at a time does make the garden happy!

You have a great Sunday!

Did it MY way said...

No-If my high school class was running the country it would still be 1959. Yes sir and no sir. Doors un-locked, keys in the car, kids safe to play outside alone, women respected, need I continue.

See Ya.

JoJo said...

Good Morning My Special One
Great quotes from Vonnegut and yes understandable.
Coffee on the patio sounds wonderful as always. Its a bit nippy here had to pull out electric heater again. LOL But did manage to put in some flowers yesterday.
Maybe look into some veggies today.

HermitJim said...

Hey Tony...
It was pretty much that way still when I was in high school in the early '60's. Much better shape security wise than today!

Hey buddy, thanks for coming by this morning!


Hey JoJo...
Glad you got some flowers in, and hope you can get a few veggie's in the growing stage as well!

At least, try to get a few tomatoes going in containers!

Sweetie, thanks for coming by today!

Mechanic in Illinois said...

My favorite is "Nothing beats a Smith and Wesson". Thanks for another great lesson.

HermitJim said...

Hey Mechanic...
Good to see you this morning!

Yep, ol' Smith and Wesson has been a comfort to many a good folks for a while!

Nothing like the comfort and reassurance of a loaded gun close by! You know, just in case!

Hey, thanks for the visit today, my friend!

Bob Mc said...

The way this country is going, number 1 just may come to pass.

Ben in Texas said...

Jim,, you aid "True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country." yep and they all got old~!!!!
That's why I ain't been to no schuel reunions

HermitJim said...

Hey Bob...
I'm thinking you're right, my friend! Getting closer every day!

Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Ben...
Now that's a scary thought, isn't it? Wonder why they are all getting older, and we aren't?

Thanks for dropping by, my friend!

Diane-Sage said...

LOVED THEM...but you knew I would. *smile*

HermitJim said...

Hey Diane-Sage...
Glad you liked them! Gotta try and keep you young ladies happy, ya know?

I sure do appreciate you coming by today!

commoncents said...

NICE! Love visiting your blog Jim!

Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

ps. Link Exchange??

HermitJim said...

Hey Common Cents...
Glad you like it and glad you could stop by today!

Argentum Vulgaris said...

There's a whole lot of truth there.

AV

HermitJim said...

Hey AV...
Right you are about these sayings containing a lot of truth!

Plainly stated and easy to understand.

Thanks for coming by today!

!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Seems I like this man's opinion, Uncle...

HermitJim said...

Hey Cyg...
You would probably enjoy his books as well, if you have never read one!

Makes for an interesting story telling experience...believe me.

Thanks for coming by today!

Tatersmama said...

Wise things, said simply. Or is that "simple things said wisely"?
Either way, you can't argue with any of those quotes!