Bessie-isms and Quotable for July 29 & 30, 2017


*Living in the modern world we have lost all concept of things our ancestors had to live with, like encountering a snake when you get up to pee in the dark of night.

*The stars are beautiful, but remember, they were just as beautiful when your ancestors were living in caves.


Birds are taken with pipes that imate their own voices, and men with those sayings that are most agreeable to their own opinions.

Samuel Butler

Bessie-isms and Quotable for July 28, 2017


*It’s a sad day when you can’t find anything in the house you want to eat, but when you consider going out, you can’t decide on any place you’d like to go, so you end up eating stale chips and leftover hotdogs.

*You become an adult when you finally realize that your parents were right about most things.


They talk most who have the least to say.

Matthew Prior

Bessie-isms and Quotable for July 27, 2017


*Speak boldly, even if you feel like peeing in your shoe: even a timid and terrified human will seem strong if their voice sounds assured.

*Beauty attracts many, who end up burned in the harshness of the beautiful one’s nasty personality.


So long as a man enjoys prosperity, he cares not whether he is beloved.

Marcus Anneus Lucan


Bessie-isms and Quotable for July 26, 2017


*You can plan a vacation for months, but the minute you get back, you’ll think of several other places you wish you’d gone.

* Nothing makes someone less eager to do something than having their spouse insist they do it.


We live in the midst of alarms: anxiety becolouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each new newspaper we read.

Abraham Lincoln