Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Quote for 4/30/08

"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude."
Friedrich Nietzsche

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Blogger One Wink at a Time said...

Great quote. Just dawned on me that you're always coming up with these. What's your source?

As I always say, Nietzsche is Peachy.

Ahem.

7:37 PM  
Blogger M+ said...

Wink;
Well, this particular quote came in my weekly e-mail from quoteland.com. Typically they're not so great. Bits-n-pieces of poetry, or other some such tripe that I find to be overly sentimental or blandly provacative. They're seldom found to be as profound a tid-bit as this one.
However, others I either stumble upon in my day-to-day meanderings, or else I do a keyword search at brainyquotes.com (see the link in my sidebar). And of course, I'm sure you've noticed that occasionally I'll post quotes from myself, my friends or acquaintances. Some of our greatest quotes come up in the simplest conversations.

So, Nietzche is peachy, huh? Perhaps you'd enjoy reading this post in my archives;
http://mx777.blogspot.com/2004/12/annotation-for-todays-quotation.html

3:25 PM  
Blogger One Wink at a Time said...

Oh my goodness! Confession time: Not only did I not know why this dude is famous, or infamous, rather, I was joking about saying what I said I say. I saw it once on a graffiti wall on an old Laugh-In show and it stuck in my head.
You just taught me a valuable lesson about spouting off about things I know nothing about!

5:35 PM  
Blogger M+ said...

Actually, he's famous for being a brilliant philosopher. His views on God, notwithstanding, I do agree with many of his quotes. And, strangely enough, some of his quotes reflect a deeper sense of spirituality than his "God is dead." quote might imply. Check for yourself here:

http://mx777.blogspot.com/search?q=friedrich+nietzche

You may also appreciate my adaptation of the last one found here:

http://mx777.blogspot.com/2004/07/quote-for-73104.html

Laugh-in? I loved that show.
And how intriguing that we both recall Nietzche from a graffiti scribbled wall. Talk about coincidences...

6:44 PM  
Blogger One Wink at a Time said...

I thought you would get a kick out of that (graffiti)...
I swear, one day we will figure out what this crazy connection is all about.
I will save the research for when I can give it my full attention. Thanks for making it easy for me!
I was mildly taken with the show(Laugh In). You must have been very young. I remember watching it and hoping my parents were thinking that most of the humor was going over my head. Some of it did, I'm sure. It's funny to me now that, at the time it was considered risque. By today's standards, it was quite tame!

8:11 PM  
Blogger M+ said...

Of course I did.
Someday we will figure out what all of the coincidences are all about.
Research? What research? They're all old blog posts...
Laugh-In was one of those shows that had an appeal to a wide range audience. I don't know how much of the humor went over my head. But I do remember a lot of the really funny stuff. They used a lot of slapstick and sight gags between (and sometimes with) the risque bits. I think Arty Johnson had some of the best character parts of all. I would love to have a Fickle Finger Of Fate Award.

3:19 PM  
Blogger One Wink at a Time said...

I loved Arte Johnson on there. I thought Flip Wilson (Geraldine)was pretty funny but detested Sammy D's "Here come da judge" bit. I loved Ruth Buzzi in all her glory, especially the Walnetto thing she did with Arte. And Edith Ann and the Operator, Ernestine that Lily Tomlin did. I liked when they did the psychedelic-painted wall with the doors that opened but I hated the body-painted bikini-clad dancing. I remember Henry Gibson standing with a flower and love beads, but only bits and pieces of his monologue. Seems to me he was always reading "Odes" so somethings or others. "By Henry Gibson," he would always say in a Southern accent.
Remember how Judy Carne was always getting plastered with a bucket of water?
Believe it or not, I still have a copy of a Laugh In magazine. Lord knows what year it's from. Sadly, the cover is missing.
Say "Goodnight Dick..." ;-P

5:03 PM  
Blogger M+ said...

I remember all of those things. Goldie Hawn got her start on Laugh-In. I used to have a deck of Laugh-In playing cards. The backs looked like the psychedelic wall and the fronts had all the really popular lines and corny jokes from the show.

5:14 PM  

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