In Others' Words

From my blog, Take It EasyFor today I thought I'd do something a little different. Instead of just giving you my words I'd like to share with you some quotations by others. For me, a good quotation has to do one, several or all of the following:be funny or amusing;make me think;say something meaningful;be clever in its use of words;...more

What's Your Favorite Civil Right's Quote?

A friend of mine posted this question on Facebook today.  Immediately I thought of a quotation by Martin Luther King, Jr. which I first saw etched into a rock outside the Seattle Center."Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that"I like this quotation (taken from part of a speech) on so many levels and think it is very relevant in today's political environment....more

"Attack with what? Noodle soup?"

In Cast a Giant Shadow (1966), Kirk Douglas as Col. Mickey Marcus urges the fledgling Israeli army to attack rather than hold. "Attack!" he says, pushing aside the little problems of no tanks, few guns, no airplanes, and an combat force made up of several untrained, disorganized groups who hate each other. "Attack," says Kirk Douglas, clenching his dimple. Yul Brynner as an Israeli staff officer laconically replies "Attack with what? Noodle soup?" ...more