Friday, June 12, 2009

Since we're in the midst of our Summer Kick-off Sale, we'd like to offer some fabulous quotes revolving around some activities you may or may not be participating during the next couple of months. Hopefully we hit all of 'em. So with no further ado, we give you....

Dirty hands, iced tea, garden fragrances thick in the air and a blanket of color before me, who could ask for more? —Bev Adams
Gardening requires lots of water—most in the form of perspiration —Lou Erickson
Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it
The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses —Hanna Rion
God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done
Don't wear perfume in the garden, unless you want to be pollinated by bees —Anne Raver
Gardens are a form of autobiography —Sydney Eddison
Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden —Orson Scott Card
You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed —Walt Whitman
One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides —W.E. Johns
The best fertilizer is the gardener's shower
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken —James Dent
I always thought a yard was three feet, then I started mowing the lawn —C.E. Cowman
A weed is no more than a flower in disguise —James Russell Lowell
To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves —Mohandas K. Gandhi
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered —Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule —Micheal Pollan

A bad of fishing is better than a good day of work
May the holes in your net be no larger then the fish in it —Irish blessing
The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad —A.K. Best
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after —Henry David Thoreau
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles — Doug Larsen
Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it's disgusting —Dave Barry
I love fishing. You put that line in the water and you don't know what's on the other end. Your imagination is under there —Robert Altman
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot —Steven Wright
Fishing is a...discipline in the equality of men — for all men are equal before fish —Herbert Hoover
Even if you've been fishing for three hours and haven't gotten anything except poison ivy and sunburn, you're still better off than the worm.
Good things come to those who bait.
Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn —Chuck Clark

Camping: nature's way of promoting the motel industry —Dave Barry
The ultimate camping trip was the Lewis and Clark expedition —Dave Barry
Camping: the art of getting closer to nature while getting farther away from the nearest cold beverage, hot shower and flush toilet
It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent —Dave Barry
How is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp —Raymond Duncan
Is that weird, taking my Louis Vuitton bag camping? —Jessica Simpson
I thought YOU packed the toilet paper.

I've just concentrated on rodeo and put the horse business on the back burner —Trevor Brazile
Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction
Don't squat with your spurs on
Behind every successful rancher is a wife who works in town

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play —Friedrich Nietzsche
Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions —Mark Twain
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do —Mark Twain
One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards —Oscar Wilde
It is better to play than do nothing —Confucious
Life must be lived as play —Plato
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all —Theodore Roosevelt
You can do anything with children if only you play with them —German Proverb
It is essential to our well-being, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life. Every single day do something that makes your heart sing —Marcia Wieder
Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man's being —Orison Swett Marden
The creative mind plays with the object it loves —Carl Gustav Jung
When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we're given —Barbara Sher
Letting your mind play is the best way to solve problems —Bill Watterson

Is it so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun? —Matthew Arnold
Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach —Michelle Held
In every grain of sand there is a story of the earth —Rachel Carson
A real friend is someone who takes a winter vacation on a sun-drenched beach and does not send a card —Farmer's Almanac
The cure for anything is salt water—sweat, tears, or the sea —Isak Dinesen
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each —T.S. Eliot
My life is like a stroll on the near to the edge as I can go —Henry David Thoreau
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever —Jacques Cousteau

It just wouldn't be a picnic without the ants
If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer's crop, who are we to say it shouldn't rain? —Tom Barrett
We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics —Bill Vaughn
Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods —Georg Brandes
If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics? —Marie Dressler
Never eat more than you can lift —Miss Piggy
The picnic's not over until someone starts eating the blanket —Hayden R

Zoo: an excellent place to study the habits of human beings —Evan Esar
I've actually gone to the zoo and had the monkeys shout to me from their cages, 'I'm in here when you're walking around like that?' —Robin Williams
I think the monkeys at the zoo should have to wear sunglasses so they can't hypnotize you —Jack Handy
My parents used to take me to the pet department and tell me it was a zoo —Billy Connolly
Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo —Paul Simon
Life is a zoo in a jungle —Peter De Vries
And now here in this cage is a beast most ferocious / Who's known far and wide as the spotted atrocious / Who growls, howls and yowls the most bloodcurdling sounds / And each tooth in his mouth / Weighs at least sixty pounds —Dr. Suess

Lazy Days
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired —Jules Renard
I like the word "indolence." It makes my laziness seem classy —Bern Williams
Efficiency is intelligent laziness —David Dunham
People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly lazy —Bob Hope
It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance? —Ronald Reagan
There's no cure for laziness but a large family helps —Herbert Prochnov
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy —Charlie McCarthy
It's hard work—bein' lazy
The time will come when winter will ask you what you were doing all summer —Henry Clay
Some folks can look so busy doing nothin' that they seem indispensable —Kin Hubbard
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good —Thomas Kempis
Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberating how it shall be spent —Dr. Samuel Johnson

No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap —Carrie Snow
People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one —Leo J. Burke
It's a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it's light out —Bill Watterson
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book —Irish proverb
Life is too short to sleep on low thread-count sheets —Leah Stussy
Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience—unless they are still up —Ellen Goodman
Consciousness: that annoying time between naps
Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow —Charlotte Bronte
People who snore always fall asleep first
Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds —JoJo Jensen
O bed! O bed! Delicious bed / That heaven upon earth to the weary head —Thomas Hood
Fatigue is the best pillow —Benamin Franklin
I'm not asleep...but that doesn't mean that I'm awake
The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more —Wilson Mizener
The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bead, and can't get there, is the meanest feeling in the world —Edgar Watson Howe

Repair work
The fellow that owns his own home is always coming out of a hardware store —Kin Hubbard
There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house —Joe Ryan
Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner
This is a honeydew day. That is when you get a day off and the wife says, "Honey, do this," and "Honey, do that" around the house —Jim Lemon
Old houses mended / Cost little less than new before they're ended —Colley Cibber

Family Reunions
I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich —Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, M*A*S*H
The family is a haven in a heartless world —Attributed to Christopher Lasch
If you don't believe in ghosts, you've never been to a family reunion —Ashleigh Brilliant
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold —Ogden Nash
When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses —Joyce Brothers
An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship —Spanish Proverb
When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them —George Bernard Shaw
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one —Jane Howard
Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie—not perfect but who's complaining? —Robert Brault
Friends are God's apology for relations —Hugh Kingsmill
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family —Anthony Brandt
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future —Gail Lumet Buckley

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