QOTD: the equality of two numbers

If one proves the equality of two numbers a and b by showing first that “a is less than or equal to b” and then “a is greater than or equal to b”, it is unfair, one should instead show that they are really equal by disclosing the inner ground for their equality. – Emmy Noether I couldn’t resist an equality and math quote. I think, as a whole, we don’t really understand either. Continue reading QOTD: the equality of two numbers

Quote of the Day – Mel Brooks on Joking

Mel Brooks has always cracked me up as a writer. Seeing a quick peek into his process is funny to me. This reminds me of the quintessential fish story. It was really, “THIS BIG.” or not. 🙂 I realised that all one really had to do was just observe. Observe and slightly exaggerate, and you had comedy. Instead of creating a mythical premise for a stupid joke, I found playing off truth got the best result. Mel Brooks Continue reading Quote of the Day – Mel Brooks on Joking

Quote of the Day – Robert Schuller on Believing in Yourself

This is my 600th quote/photo of the day post. Who would have thought that this would have proven to be a fun as it has been. Things I’ve learned? I’ve become a little bit better photographer, no longer do I “luck into” as many photos, I actually see them as they should be. It’s been fun. It continues to be fun. That’s why I do it. Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me. – Robert H. Schuller Used under creative commons, thanks Stephen Poff! Continue reading Quote of the Day – Robert Schuller on Believing in Yourself

Quote of the Day – George Burns on Happiness

Today’s a good day for a little levity. George Burns was an icon for my entire youth, passing away in 1996, he was smart, funny and the personification of snarky. So, how much happiness do you want? 🙂 Happiness? A good martini, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman. Or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle. – George Burns Continue reading Quote of the Day – George Burns on Happiness