Category Archives: Quotations

Reminiscing … My West Coast Trail Experience

When was the last time you did something for the first time? ~ John C Maxwell The West Coast Trail, originally called the Dominion Lifesaving Trail, is a 75 km (47 mi) backpacking trail following the southwestern edge of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It was built in 1907 to facilitate the rescue of shipwrecked survivors along the coast, part of the treacherous Graveyard of […]
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Reprise …

“Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember.” ― Spirited Away, Reprise . . . Mamoru Fujisawa (藤澤 守, Fujisawa Mamoru, born December 6, 1950), known professionally as Joe Hisaishi (久石 譲, Hisaishi Jō), is a Japanese composer and musical director known for over 100 film scores and solo albums dating back to 1981.[1] Hisaishi is also known for his piano scores. – […]
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Hope for Our Future …

“Tomorrow is another day. Years from now we will have passed through this fearful foggy swamp of the unknown unknowns into the daylight where we can see clearly the facts of the known knowns. We will know what we passed through once again. We will have survived. We will have prevailed. And we will go on. Because there […]
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Easier Done Than Said?

“Well done is better than well said.”  ~ Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin FRS FRSA FRSE (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading writer, printer, political philosopher, politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic […]
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Those Crazy “Canucks” …

“Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer we’d have frozen to death.”  ~ Mark Twain ~~~ Book Your Flight: Canada’s International Hair Freezing Competition Is Here BY MICHELE DEBCZAK TAKHINI HOT POOLS If you’re looking to instantly transform your hairstyle, head to Takhini Hot Pools in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The natural hot springs there make it possible […]
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Speaking Too Soon …

“A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.” ~ Winston S. Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to […]
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Long Time No See, Bri …

“There are certain things that happen to you as a human being that you cannot control or command, that will come to you at really inconvenient times and where you have to bow in the human humility to the fact that there’s something running through you that’s bigger than you …”  ~ Elizabeth Gilbert (The […]
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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas …

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped in each other.” ~  Burton Hillis William E. (“Bill”) Vaughan (October 8, 1915 – February 25, 1977) was an American columnist and author. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, he wrote a syndicated column for the Kansas City Star from 1946 until his death in 1977. He […]
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I Don’t Speak Licence Plate …

And neither do you, most likely. At least you probably don’t speak it in the literal sense, because there is no such language. But I don’t use “license plate” when writing or texting either. Maybe you do, but to each their own, eh? The quote I have chosen for today’s post is … It takes less […]
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In Flanders fields …

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.   We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie, […]
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