Thursday, April 29, 2010


If you hear a kind word spoken
Of some worthy soul you know,
It may fill his heart with sunshine
If you tell him so.

If a deed, however humble,
Helps you on your way to go,
Seek the one whose hand has helped you,
Seek him out and tell him so.

If your heart is touched and tender
Towards a sinner, lost and low
It might help him do better
If you'd only tell him so.

Oh, my sisiters, oh my brothers,
As o'er life's rough path you go
If God's love has saved and kept you,
Do not fail to tell men so.

Author unknown.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Quinterssential Quote For Today

In Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House".

Trovald ( Husband ): I would slave night and day for you, Nora - I would endure sorrow and poverty for your sake. But no man would sacrifice his honor even for the one he loves.

Nora ( Wife ): Thousands of *women have done that.

Trovald: You're thinking and talking like a stupid child.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Quinterssential Quote For Today

I've very seldom heard people mention their consciences, except to observe that their consciences were clear.

Mrs.Cargill in "The Elder Statesman " by T.S.Elliott.

Monday, April 26, 2010


The couple had spent their honeymoon at a smart continental hotel.
On the morning of their departure the husband looked over the bill.
"What is the meaning of this item - fruit, 200 francs?" he demanded.

"Quite" admitted the manager, "but fruit was placed on your table every day while you were here. It was not the fault of the hotel that you did not eat it."

The husband counted out the amount due and then, looking the manager in the eye, said calmly: " I am deducting 100 francs - for kissing my wife."

"Monsieur" cried the manager. "I have not ever kissed your wife."

"No?" said the husband. "But she was here - it wasn't my fault if you didn't kiss her."

Quinterssential Quote For Today

There are more things in heaven and earth Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Quinterssential Quote For Today

There is a tide in the affairs of men which taken at the flood leads to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life,
Is bound in shallows and miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.

Brutus contemplating the murder of Julius Caesar.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Quinterssential Quote For Today

Pride, lust, fear, anger, passion consumes itself, runs itself dry, burns itself out.

Harold Bloom.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Quinterssential Quote For Today

The strong must learn to be lonely.

Ibsen's "Enemy of The People"

Quinterssential Quote For Today

In a storm, there's one thing to remember. It will pass.

Ibsen's "Enemy of the People."

"This too will pass."

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Quinterssential Quote For Today

"Every performer goes for the audience that applauds him most."

Arthur Miller's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's " Enemy Of The People."

" Henrik Ibsen who could make a play as men make watches, precisely, intelligently, and telling not merely the minute, and the hour but the age."

Arthur Miller

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Gold In Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs Charged with Fraud
Just in time for the financial-reform debate: The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil suit against Goldman Sachs on Friday, charging the bank and one of its vice presidents with securities fraud. The lawsuit focuses on a specific financial instrument that Goldman created called the Abacus 2007-AC1 after hedge-fund manager John Paulson—who made $3.7 billion in 2007 by correctly predicting that the housing bubble would burst—approached them wanting to make a bet against mortgage bonds. Goldman allowed Paulson to select the bonds he wanted to bet against, then it packaged those bonds in the Abacus 2007-AC1 and sold them to investors like pension funds. Those investors eventually lost billions of dollars on the bond when the bubble burst while Paulson raked in a profit. The Times writes, “[T]he deck was stacked against the Abacus investors, the complaint contends, because the investment was filled with bonds chosen by Mr. Paulson as likely to default.” The suit is the first time regulators have targeted a Wall Street deal that allowed investors to make money off the financial crisis.
Read it at The New York Times


Tiger's Next Show

Andrew Redington / Getty Images Tiger Woods is all set to follow up his fourth-place finish at the Masters with another showing in two weeks at the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina. On April 29, Woods will tee off on the event he won in 2007 and missed in 2008 while recovering from knee problems. His second tournament since his return will also mark his first time in front of a general ticket-buying audience since his November sex scandal, though tighter security may keep the hecklers out. After the last round of Sunday’s Masters, Woods said he was planning to “take a little time off and kind of re-evaluate things,” but this new commitment is a signal that he is back on the golf track and into a more normal routine. Earlier this week, Woods sent in his entry form for this summer’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

Read it at Orlando Sentinel

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Quintessential Quote for Today

I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.

August Strindberg.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Elizabeth Taylor - Male Version?
Larry King Divorces for Eighth Time

Looks like the eighth time wasn't a charm for Larry King, 76, who has filed for divorce from his wife Shawn Southwick, 50, with whom he has two children. The divorce papers cite "irreconcilable differences." King has seven prior divorces under his belt, two of which were from the same woman. The pair has been married since 1997, and Southwick has joked in the past about being the only one of King's wives to make it into "the two digits."

Read it at

Quinterssential Quote For Today

"Death ends a life, not a relationship."
Morrie Schwartz in " Tuesdays with Morrie."

For better or for worse?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


The Anti-Tiger

Phil Mickelson won the Masters. Tiger Woods tied for fourth. But certain sportswriters peered at the leader board and saw something more profound: “The good husband, the good son, the good man actually got rewarded,” wrote ESPN’s Rick Reilly. Deadspin’s Tommy Craggs takes a nine iron to this notion: “I'm not sure Reilly…possesses any more special insight into Mickelson and the quality of his domestic life than any of them did into Tiger Woods and the contents of his Blackberry, and I'm not sure they're doing anything here except swapping one unicorn for another and setting themselves up to look like suckers all over again.” Clip and save for golf’s next scandal.

Read it at Deadspin

Quinterssential Quote For Today

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his/her influence stops.

Morrie Schwartz in "Tuesdays with Morrie"

Monday, April 12, 2010

Quinterssential Quote For Today

Hands that help are holier than the lips that pray.

Sai Baba.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Quinterssential Quote For Today

Our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own.



What can you do if your 401 K is down and out.

Senior Citizens Nabbed in Bank Heist

Apparently there’s no retirement age for bank robbers. Officials in Chicago arrested three aging mobsters this week. Aged 69, 71, and 73, the three men had spent months casing a bank and were planning to break into the home of a late local mob legend, Angelo “The Hook” LaPietra. Thirty years ago, two of the three would-be robbers, nicknamed “The Monk” and “The Genius,” pulled off a major diamond heist from a London jewelry store. Their prize? A 45-carat Marlborough diamond. The three men will have a hearing next Wednesday. "No matter how old they are, they're still dangerous. What you have to realize is these guys don't have a pension,” said a former FBI agent.
Read it at Chicago Sun-Times

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Quinterssential Quote For Today

Grandma's Birth Day:

Dear grandma, with what we give
We humbly pray that you live
For many, many happy years:
Although you bore us all to tears.

Hillaire Belloc.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Quinterssential Quote For Today

Brutus reasoning why Caesar should be killed for the good of Rome:

"... and therefore think him as serpent's egg,
Which, hatched, would as his kind grows mischievous,
And should be killed."

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Quinterssential Quote For Today

The Duke banished to the Forest of Arden finds peace and enlightenment here.

Sweet are the uses of adversity, which like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head;
And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
I would not change it.

As You Like It.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Quinterssential Quote For Today

People are only mean when they're threatened.

Morrie Schwartz in "Tuesdays with Morrie"

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Quinterssential Quote For Today

It is in crisis that leaders are tested, that we get to see if they succumb to their worst instincts, or summon their better angels.

Maureen Dowd on the Pope and the child abuse scandal.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Quinterssential Quote For Today

Appetite comes with eating. And yet...
An empty bag will not stand upright.