" Never admit to anyone, especially yourself, that 'you did the best you could.' In the first place it probably isn't true, and secondly you are saying that your best is not good enough, you are admitting defeat. Many people feel that such a remark justifies them before the world. I claim that it merely proclaims incompetence."
-Arthur F. Petersen
( * This quote is an excerpt from a letter Arthur Petersen wrote to his grandchildren. Arthur F. Peterson (1893-1978) was the son of Danish immigrants on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.After dropping out of school to help support his family by working in the mines, he was persuaded to return and earned a scholarship to study metallurgical engineering at the University of Wisconsin. You can read the complete letter by visiting Nellie Blog. It's quite a good read. Thanks to his grandson, Mike Petersen for posting!)
"You just try to do everything that comes up. Get up an hour earlier, stay up an hour later, make the time. Then you look back and say, "Well, that was a neat piece of juggling there -- school, marriage, babies, career." The enthusiasms took me through the action, not the measuring of it or the reasonableness."
"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next."
"I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride on."
Side note: We just bought a new vacuum . . . one of those Dysons. It was pricey but Wow. . . it's one amazing machine. I can't believe how much STUFF that thing is sucking up. Or maybe I should say I can't believe how much stuff our old machine WASN'T. . .
"Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee."
-cartoonist, Stephanie Piro
Besides having her own Strip T's Design company, being the creator of the cartoon panel "Fair Game", being a cartoon illustrator and being the Saturday Chick cartoonist of the King Features comic strip, "Six Chix", Stephanie is one of my good buddies.