Friday, October 26, 2007

Theresa G. Runstedtler in "Journeymen: Race, Boxing, and the Transnational World of Jack Johnson" wrote:

"...“sparring” contests between Western nations over their relative levels of racial tolerance are by no means new, and in particular, African Americans have long served as important ciphers in these debates......

It is no longer enough to point the finger elsewhere, for the challenges we face require us to acknowledge the global routes of racial discourses."

for full text, pls click here.

Po Bronson in "What should I do with my life?: The true story of people who answered the ultimate question" wrote:


photo by ArchanaR

Monday, October 22, 2007

In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen wrote:

"An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do."

(father talking to daughter)

photo by the moment

Stanley Karnow in "In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines" wrote:

"Dissimilarity also characterizes the Philippine people. They speak eight languages and some 70 dialects, and the linguistic jumble is only one clue to their variety."

Friday, October 19, 2007

Theresa Garcia-Runstedtler dedicating her dissertation to a fighter niece:

Dedicated to little Naomi,

who fought for her life and

inspired me to be a better person.

more quotes from her, pls see here .

Peter Williams & Roger Warwick, Editors of Gray's Anatomy in its 35th edition preface wrote:

"It is customary to eulogize the patience of wives- faint praise which is scarcely galante. Far from tolerating our preoccupation, our wives have supported us unfailingly with true and critical interest and sympathy in our labours."

photo by tanakawho

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Dorothy Leeds in "Powerspeak" wrote:

Never underestimate the power of warmth.

photo by discoodoni

Friday, October 12, 2007

Tom Hodgkinson in "How to be Free" wrote:

Learning to live within limited means gives a great sense of security because you become free of wanting more and therefore free of struggle.

photo by Dazzie D

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sydney Finkelstein in"Why Smart executives Fail" wrote:

Some things are by their very nature quite complex...while others are made complex...unnecessary complexity is a warning sign because it tends to create bigger problems than it solves.

Dr. Bowen F. White in "Why Normal Isnt Healthy" wrote:

We can avoid changing by coping.

On death and dying, Maya Angelou in "Wouldnt Take Nothing for my Journey Now" wrote:

"I can accept the idea of my own demise, but I am unable to accept the death of anyone else." photo by Laszlo

David Gamon and Allen Bragdon in "Boost Your Brain Power" wrote

The more words heard, from infancy on up, the higher the verbal test scores.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

On Change, Barrie Sanford Greiff, MD (in "A Life Worth Living", Regan Books, Harper Collins Publishers) wrote:

There is age change and work change and parents and kids change, success change, and failure change, too. And if you dont take change by the hand, it will surely take you by the neck.

photo by Lin Pernille

Friday, October 5, 2007

Dominique Grele in "Places with a Heart, Philippines" wrote:

The only way to survive in a megalopolis is to escape from it as often as you can.

photo by Squeezyboy

Agata, 15 year old high school student (as quoted in Watchtower magazine Nov 1, 2007) :

Who of us would dare to board an airplane if we did not think that the laws of aerodynamics were absolute truths?

photo by James Gordon

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Andrew A Rooney in "Not that you asked" wrote:

A lot of people assume that we live in an orderly world where every event has a meaning and every problem has a solution. I suspect, however, that some events are meaningless and some problems insoluble.

Jim Collins in "Good to Great" (Harper Business) wrote:

The purpose of a compensation system should not be to get the right behaviors from the wrong people, but to get the right people on the bus in the first place, and to keep them there.

Jim Collins and Jerry Porras in "Built to Last" wrote

Myth 1: It takes a great idea to start a great company.

photo by norasun