Monday, December 19, 2011

Betty White on Perspective

It isn't anything I accomplished; it just happened.

Betty White
In response to audience applause for turning 90 in January, 2012 on The Daily Show

Movie Wisdom: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen): You're not the man I knew ten years ago.
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford): It's not the age, it's the mileage.

Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981
Written by Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas, and Philip Kaufman
Paramount Pictures

Bob Schieffer on Listening

All the stories I missed was when I was talking instead of listening.

Bob Schieffer
attributed by Tom Friedman

Stephen Colbert on Technology

No computer tells me what to do. When my Garmin GPS tells me to turn right I turn left - I haven't been home in five years.

On the new voice-command computer Monopoly game.

Stephen Colbert
The Colbert Report
Comedy Central

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Goethe on Progress

The day is committed to error and floundering; success and achievement are matters of long range.



Etta James on American Music

I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture.

Etta James