A Nice Little Change of Pace

Last night I spent some time with my husband. Imagine that! The past few nights I’ve been on the computer, poring over blogs, writing, or brainstorming my website redesign. So it was a very nice, relaxing break. We watched Proof, a movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Jake Gyllenhaal (so cute!), and Anthony Hopkins, but one I’d never heard of until I read a little snippet in my husband’s Popular Science magazine. It was about mathimaticians and was, I thought, quite good…funny. Gwyneth’s character was one of those you have mixed feelings about. She’d taken care of her father but was bitter; she was horrible to her sister, but said sister was intrusive and irritating. She was stand-offish and rude, but still, you were rooting for her. I thought it very interesting, and a nice change.

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of good, quotable quotes–the pithy, humorous kind that leave you with that, ‘so true’ feeling. But once I read them, they disappear from my memory almost instantaneously. I won’t wear any CafePress gear emblazoned with the sentiments, I don’t put little plaques up around my house, I don’t keep a journal, so what is there left to do but read them and forget them? But wait…this is a journal…maybe this blog should be the future depository for these witty quotes! Here’s a sample…

“She is too fond of books, and it has addled her brain.” -Louisa May Alcott

“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, always paddling like the dickens underneath.” –Michael Caine

More to come…you’ve been thusly warned.

Posted in Uncategorized on 07/27/2006 06:04 pm


  1. I guess if something really resonates then it sticks in your brain – maybe not the actual words, but the sentiment.

  2. I love quotes, but like you…. in one ear and out the other….

    I don’t know that film at all – but great cast. I’ll look out for it.

  3. Christina Phillips

    I can never remember quotes. Most of the time I can’t even remember what people told me less than an hour ago!

  4. Alyssa Goodnight

    I think for me to remember it, the quote needs to be short and sweet. Rhyming would help too ;).

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