Sunday, April 18, 2010

Today Dada is honored to assist 'Famous Quotes' authors update their legacies left for us all to enjoy and take inspiration from!

I. If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. And if that fails, open the dam floodgates.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Dada)

II. Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up. And if the dawn never shows up, you're probably working in a cave or some other place of unenlightenment, like the United States maybe. (Anne Lamott and Dada)

III. Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be. And, by the way, where'd all these damn windmills come from? (Don Quixote and a very exhausted Dada)


Eileen said...

Wow, Great quotes and your added quotes so apropo. Loved them. Keep em coming. Humanistward

D.K. Raed said...

Your emendments are perfect dada!

Here's one of my faves that was already pre-emended (by Mark Twain):
"It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it."

And BTW, I'd like to see MORE damn windmills ... even if a few of them get tilted at by knights with lances riding mules.

D.K. Raed said...

Did I imagine or actually see a new post yesterday that has now disappeared? something about the meaning of life?

Oh well, guess I'll just comment how much I like you newest addition to your art gallery, The Discovery! Perhaps it's not new, perhaps I only just discovered it? Whatever ... I like the sand-level feet-first perspective!

Dada said...

Deke: You're right on. You weren't seeing things. It was a blog hastily written and posted, such that when I read it from the iPod in the middle of the night, I decided to it take down. (It was also on my FB page, since removed from there also).

I had a blog up for a few brief hours a couple of weeks ago that explained the growth in popularity of Dada's that became irritating whenever I'd see why, apparently from a Photoshop I did of Dana Perino looking gaunt after being busted in MN as part of "The Shrinking World of George Bush." Apparently for many of those Googlers, it was images of Perino as "hot" that brought them to Dada's and upset many (if the occasional strongly negative comments were to be taken as any indication).

I finally had had enough of my increased "popularity" and took that blog down. But it didn't stop there. Feeling quite stale of late, I analyzed all of my posts back to last Dec. 1st and removed many of those as well. Note in the archives list on left of front page, March has gone totally missing -- all taken down! I hope to complete this ethic cleansing by DD's 5th anniversary, leaving only "quality stuff" (~grin~IMHO)...with the result being a leaner meaner Dada's.

Oh, and also, you're right again about the detail from "The Discovery" you discovered. TY for your kind words. I had just put that up and will likely add a few more in days to come.

D.K. Raed said...

oh good, I thought for second I must've been seeing things that weren't there!

I had noticed you've been blog-cleansing ... paring down to the essential dada ... sorry to hear about the douches upset with a peri-perino image. For me, when I stop blogging even a few weeks, the chinese radical sex spam shows up ... at least I assume it's sex spam ... for all I know it's the secret formula for immortality off which I could make a killing! Tired of deleting spam, I was forced to do a blog about a pet tiger yesterday (long but true story) ...

I LOVE The Discovery! It achieves a 3-D look without the dorky eyeglasses. You really captured the boy bending away from the viewer. Looking forward to other gallery additions, even tho' I feel like I'm sneaking in to your art gallery with a phony ticket.