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Wisdom & Humor

Every now and then I run across something that offers a new angle on an old thought.  Other times something just makes me grin or laugh out loud.   Sometimes I remember to write them down. 
Here are some I remembered.

  • "People speak of decades as if they form natural endings, when in fact they seldom end anything cleanly.  Human survivors are dragged into new slices of time with which they feel no harmony and in which they are often exposed to rasping change."  - Opening sentences of chapter 23 in Tesla - Man Out Of Time by Margaret Cheney

  • "Every artist was first an amateur." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."  - Lewis Carroll

  • A woodturner is often measured, not by what they can do when everything goes right, but how they recover when everything goes wrong.  - Rick

  • A nice bowl is just the tip of a woodturning ice berg... an achievement resting on a lot of knowledge, skills, practice, and lessons learned. - Rick

  • The older I get the better I was.

  • Never put off 'til tomorrow what you can do today, because if you do it today and like it, you can do it again tomorrow.

  • Always try to make the inside smaller than the outside. - Friends at Apple Ridge Woodturners

  • I think anyone who is self-taught actually has just had a lot of nontraditional teachers. - Rick

  • If you work for NASA in orbital mathematics, a Celtic knot moebius design is a no-brainer. - Rick

  • Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. -Ann Landers

  • Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. - Unknown

  • If you think you might be doing something stupid, you probably are doing something stupid. - Unknown

  • Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance. - Unknown

  • The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. - Anonymous

  • The older I get the less important it is to do something that strokes my ego and the more important it is to help others become the best they can. - Rick

  • How did I get into carving?  A whittle bit at a time.

  • Each time I mount a piece of wood on the lathe a new treasure hunt begins. - Rick

  • Once woodturning becomes a passion plan on spending the rest of your life perfecting your craft.

  • I'm starting to be a bit forgetful.  When I go to the other side of the shop for something I don't remember what it was.  I'm not woried, though,  I can usually figure it out.

  • The Paradox of Our Age

  • Sandra's Journey

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