Saturday, October 10, 2020

New York: Tough, Resilient, Unbowed

There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless - Simone Beauvoir

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting. – Peter Shaffer

Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand - Stevie Wonder

New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed… a race for rent - Frank Lloyd Wright

Living in California adds ten years to a man's life. And those extra ten years I'd like to spent in New York- Harry Ruby

Anytime four New Yorkers get into a cab together without arguing, a bank robbery has just taken place.- Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show

When you leave New York you ain’t going anywhere. – Jimmy Breslin

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Carnival of Animals

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Mahatma Gandhi

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France

A horse is worth more than riches. – Spanish Proverb

Histories are more full of the examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. – Alexander Pope

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
-Cecil Frances, 1848

You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us. – Robert Louis Stevenson

All knowledge, the totality of all questions and answers, is contained in the dog. – Franz Kafka, Investigations of the Dog

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Grace and Grit

When we’re young we have faith in what is seen, but when we’re old we know that what is seen is traced in air and built on water. – Maxwell Anderson

Stronger by weakness, wiser men become
As they draw near to their eternal home.
Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view
That stand upon the threshold of the new.
– Edmund Waller

The great secret that all old people share is that you really
haven’t changed in 70 or 80 years.  
Your body changes, but you don’t change at all.
– Doris Lessing

Grow old along with me.  The best is yet to be.  – Robert Browning

It takes a long time to become young.  –  Pablo Picasso

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. –  Frank Lloyd Wright

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. – Mark Twain, Following the Equator

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.  – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. – Garson Kanin

Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. - Plato

Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth. – W. Somerset Maugham

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Indian Railways

There's no better way to enjoy India's outback, cities, coastal towns and regional areas in comfort.

There’s something about the sound of a train that’s very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful. – Paul Simon

The train is a small world moving through a larger world. – Elisha Cooper, Train

Railway terminals are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them, we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return. – E. M. Forster

Life is a train that stops at no stations; you either jump aboard or stand on the platform and watch as it passes. – Yasmina Khadra

A train is a vehicle that allows residence: dinner in the diner, nothing could be finer… – Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar