For our people, butterflies are a symbol of hope. It's said that if you capture one in your hands and whisper your dreams to it, it will carry them up to the heavens so that the wish can be granted.
In his first year in office, President Obama pulled us back from the brink of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression and worked to lay a new foundation for economic growth. The president identified three key strategies to build that lasting prosperity: innovation, investment, and education.
What you see before you is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.Additional note: Quoteland has received the following communication from John Philip Dayton regarding this quotation: I knew Katharine Hepburn well - produced her last three movies - not sure where you got the quote What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate - but it does not sound like Kate - she might have said it, but without the my friend. This is a phrase I have never, ever, heard her utter, and it would be highly uncharacteristic of her to do so - as far as the chocolate part goes, that, indeed is Kate - Sincerely, John Dayton
But we are so fond of life that we have no leisure to entertain the terror of death. It is a honeymoon with us all through, and none of the longest. Small blame to us if we give our whole hearts to this glowing bride of ours, to the appetities, to honour, to the hungry curiosity of the mind, to the pleasure of the eyes in nature, and the pride of our own nimble bodies.
I must acknowledge an interest, or rather a dismay, in discussing this 'family memoir,' for from experience and observation I have come to regard the American Nuclear Family in the last 50 years as the enemy of individual determination, of personal autonomy--in short, as a disease.