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All zoos are both beguiling and repellent. ~ Thomas French




The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. ~ William Morris, writer and poet


“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”  ~ Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine



No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. ~ Christopher Morley


The federal government has sponsored research that has produced a tomato that is perfect in every respect, except that you can’t eat it. We should make every effort to make sure this disease, often referred to as ‘progress’, doesn’t spread. ~ Andy Rooney


The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed. ~ Albert Einstein, Living Philosophies


What if a cactus felt really bad?
Hurt and depressed and truly quite sad?
Feeling unwelcome or feeling unliked,
Not feeling like dealing with being all spiked…”

~ Could You Hug a Cactus, by Phillip Van Wagoner, 2016



The morning glories and the sunflowers turn naturally toward the light, but we have to be taught, it seems. ~ Richard Rohr


He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. ~ Agnes Repplier


The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of its tail. – Amitendranath Tagore