• The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. – H. L. Mencken
  • I do not believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. – Galileo Galilei
  • When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty, I only think about how to solve the problem.  But when I am finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. – Buckminster Fuller
  • Too many people are ready to carry the stool when the piano needs moving. – Unknown

“To do is to be.” – Descartes

“To be is to do.” – Voltaire

“Do be do be do.” – Frank Sinatra


While at college, my daughter (Christin) began to keep a book of her favorite quotations, and over time it grew. It contains thoughts from the silly to the profound. I enjoyed them and have added some of my own. A few years ago I shared some of them online and several others said they looked forward to them. So, I’m reviving “Christin’s Book of Quotations.”