11 June 2011

endorphinjunkie(z7bAlabama)June 11, 2011

"The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody's guess. "

James Thurber

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lilod(NoCal/8)

I like that one, don't pay too much attention to the ominous ticking sound, I consider it background noise.
Thank you, Michael, for a weeks good quotes, some made me think,, some made me smile and some made me do both at the same time!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2011 at 9:25AM
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kathyjane(z6VA)

Michael, thank you for an interesting week---I really enjoyed the Abbey quotes!
Hope your weekend is a good one.
KJ

    Bookmark   June 11, 2011 at 9:45AM
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mwoods

James Thurber had such a strange little outlook on life and his stories always make me laugh. This quote makes a lot of sense to me. The past for me is definitely a comfortable armchair and I've pretty much forgotten about the unpleasant things that have happened and think back over the good. I do at times see the present as a ticking clock,meaning..I need to do this,I need to do that,will I get it done in time etc. etc. etc. Kind of like Alice's rabbit. I agree..good quotes all week long.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2011 at 9:56AM
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anneliese_32(6)

Loved all your quotes and grinned a lot. I also tend not to hear the ticking, not much I can do about that and since I am an optimist by trade, I don't worry too much about the future either. The past is definitely that armchair, except that mine is not in the attic, I sit in it quit comfortabely.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2011 at 8:04PM
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west_gardener

Thanks for the quotes this week, endorphinjunkie. They were thought provoking.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2011 at 9:36PM
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mawheel

Thanks for stretching my brain, this week!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 6:08AM
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don_socal

Thanks Michael, good stuff.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 11:05AM
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husky004_(z5 NY)

Great quote week, Michael and yes i agree it was a brain stretcher!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 9:17PM
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