Let sleeping dogs lie.
~ Robert Walpole (August 26, 1676 – March 18, 1745)
One of those quotes that I never knew who got the credit for it.
August 26th also happens to be International Dog Day.
My dog, Rickie certainly would never want to miss an opportunity for a walk through the local conservation area. His perma-smile lights up his face so often I almost forget that not all dogs smile. Rickie was one of 268 dogs in a Tampa Bay shelter that was scheduled to be euthanized. A local radio station decided to sponsor the over crowded shelter and had all the dogs on “special” for $20. So my $20 dog joined our family. He was very ill with a severe case of Kennel cough, anemia and ear mites. The initial vet bill cost me 10 times what we paid for him. He instantly became ingrained in our family and still charms everyone he meets. Sometimes it seems as if he knew we saved him from the needle.
This is the merit and distinction of art:
to be more real than reality,
to be not nature but nature’s essence.
~ William Ernest Henley (August 23, 1849 – July 11, 1903)
Arbor Day is not like other holidays.
Each of those reposes on the past,
while Arbor Day proposes for the future.
~ Julius Sterling Morton (August 22, 1832 – April 27, 1902)
The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way
as to do the least damage or destruction to them,
and he leaves them whole,
undamaged and fresh,
just as he found them.
~ Saint Francis de Sales (August 21, 1567 – December 28, 1622)
I want to be able, as days go by,
always to look myself straight in the eye.
Edgar Guest (August 20, 1881 – August 5, 1959)
Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
~ John Dryden (August 19, 1631 – May 12, 1700)
The length of exposure (one minute in sunlight) is still too long for the portrait.
It was fifteen minutes when I first began my work.
Progress may continue.
~ Gabriel Lippmann (August 16, 1845 – July 13, 1921)
Almost 100 years later and progress continues. Shorter exposure times (shutter speed) allows us to stop action and make time stand still as dancers pose mid-air.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte (August 15, 1769 – May 5, 1821)
An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.
~ Letitia Elizabeth Landon (August 14, 1802 – October 15, 1838)
Art is expression,
and to have high expression you must have something high to express.
~ Goldwin Smith (August 13, 1823 – June 7, 1910)