Ten Illustrated Quotes: Humor
There are those geeky types who love to collect interesting quotations. I’m one of them. Collecting humorous quotes is always a laugh out loud moment well spent. Well, I’m always advising people to live out loud… Humor seems to be as difficult to illustrate well as philosophy. I’m always up for a challenge to prod, poke and stretch how I think about the world.
Second in a series of illustrated quotes this is proving more time consuming research than you would think. Hours of pouring over flickr photos, painstakingly flipping through the database, selecting several possibilities, then narrowing it down to choose only one. Decisions about art are never easy as there are so many that are worthy of praise.
Promoting my fellow photographers - as much as my fellow writers - is, well, a lot of fun. That’s how my seven blogs came to be. I saw interesting articles or photos and wanted to promote them for more reads and views. These blogs keep evolving. It looks like they are evolving into my own fantasy world of article directories!
Now that I’ve collected about 3,000 favorites on flickr there is plenty of material to keep me writing and you reading. Hope you enjoy the grins and the interesting thoughts!
New Year's Day swim by Polar Bear Club at Coney Island
From Zig Ziglar
People often say that motivation doesn’t last.
Well, neither does bathing - that’s why we recommend it daily.
How many kids did you say?
From John Wilmot
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.
Hmmm... social comment about cloning fruit?
From Oscar Levant
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.
Nothing like ticking off your enemies, yay!
From Oscar Wilde
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
(From Denny: I knew there was a really good reason to be a forgiving person! Finally, validation! )
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Recognize any of these famous faces clowned?
From Carl Sagan
Just the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses.
They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, and they laughed at the Wright brothers.
But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Who is going to remember this 100 years from now?
From Lily Tomlin
Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
Makes me soooo glad I passed on becoming a psychiatrist after all!
From Richard Lewis
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
K Street in Washington, D. C.
From Anonymous (now there's a bizarre attribution!)
If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.
Line up the usual suspects!
From Norm Crosby
When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.
Can you hear me now???
From H. L. Mencken
All men are frauds.
The only difference between them is that some admit it.
I myself deny it.
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Other hubs on Quotations and Humor:
Writing Love Poetry: Part 2 - Poem: The Interesting Man, about a real dog of a man, a cad, he's a Greyhound!
The Social Poets - poetry, politics and writing
The Soul Calendar - science, math and life's oddities
Visual Insights - photography, mine and flickr friends
The Healing Waters - restore, heal and learn
Romancing The Chocolate - amusing light-hearted blog for the unabashed chocolate lover!
Comfort Food From Louisiana - culture and great food!
Beautiful Illustrated Quotations - mind refreshment after a long day
15 blogs and counting...!
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