October 2017

Food For Thought

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Peanuts by Charles Schultz first published October 2, 1950

“I’ve developed a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time.”
– Charlie Brown

“Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Some of us have gears we never use.”
Linus

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”
– Lucy

“Doing a lot of barking if you don’t really have anything to say.”
– Snoopy

“In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.”
– Charlie Brown

“Most psychiatrists agree that sitting in a pumpkin patch is excellent therapy for a troubled mind.”
– Linus

“When you love what you have, you have everything you need.”
– Charlie Brown

World Teacher’s Day

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
– Henry Brooks Adams

“The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.”
– Dan Rather

“Compassionate teachers fill a void left by working parents who aren’t able to devote enough attention to their children. Teachers don’t just teach; they can be vital personalities who help young people to mature, to understand the world and to understand themselves. A good education consists of much more than useful facts and marketable skills.”
– Charles Platt

“The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.”
– Anatole France

Halloween

“Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.”
– Mason Cooley

“Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.”
–Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.”
– Unknown

“There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask.”
– Collette

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
– L.M. Montgomery

“Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to.”
–Richard Harris Barham

“Eat, drink and be scary.”
– Unknown

“Eye of newt, and toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble, like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn, and caldron bubble.”
– William Shakespeare

“October proved a riot to the senses and climaxed those giddy last weeks before Halloween.”
– Keith Donohue

“I preferred to trick-or-treat as a vampire, which I felt was much scarier. The problem was the plastic vampire teeth. I have a powerful gag reflex, so when people opened their doors, instead of being terrified by the awesome bone-chilling specter of the Prince of Darkness, they’d see this short, caped person, retching. Their only terror was that I might throw up on their shoes.”
– Dave Barry

“Poorly aligned eye holes are an ancient Halloween tradition dating back to at least my childhood. My early Halloween memories consist of staggering around disguised as a ghost, unable to see anything but bed sheet, and consequently bonking into trees or falling into brooks.”
– Dave Barry

“The older you get, the harder it is to find someone willing to share a horse costume with you.”
– Anonymous

Dictionary Day – Noah Webster born October 16, 1758

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
– Rudyard Kipling

“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”
– Patrick Rothfuss

“Some people have a way with words, and other people…oh, uh, not have way.”
– Steve Martin

“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.”
– Annie Proulx

“Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.”
– Stephen King

“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennium an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”
Carl Sagan

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