calvary (Large)  “Can America get back to a point where politicians are honest? Not unless that point is the tip of a sword.” ~ Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life  old mountain man  "There ain't no cloud so thick that the sun ain't shinin' on t'other side." ~ Rattlesnakean 1870S Mountain Man  ma and pa  "Elizabeth Parker: You know, Ma, I bet you once had an hourglass figure. Ma Kettle: Yeah, but the sand sure shifted." ~ Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm  (1951)  danielle-1  “I can assure you that no kingdom has ever had as many civil wars as the kingdom of Christ.” ~ Montesquieu, The Persian Letters : Danielle, People, horses, things 
flag-bearer  “There’s truth and honor in a mustache. And that’s why I started flying one on the flagpole outside of my house.” ~ Jarod Kintz, The Titanic would never have sunk if it were made out of a sink.  FIRE!  “To a mankind that recognizes the equality of man everywhere, every war becomes a civil war.” ~  Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, Out of Revolution: Autobiography of Western Man  Battle Dead  “Why do they call them civil wars when they always are so extraordinarily uncivil?” ~  Elizabeth Fitch, Yang Shen: The God from the West, Book I  War is hell on the homefront, too  “And when there is the possibility of peace, a new fight erupts, based on an old complaint, and which some people call justice and others madness.” ~ Nuruddin Farah, Links 
Courtney  “I only sing in the shower. I would join a choir, but I don’t think my bathtub can hold that many people.
” ~ Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life  Determination  "A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work." ~ Colin Powell  Girls Night Out  "Racing: The only time you're doing something you love and yet trying to spend the least amount of time doing it." ~ Unknown  Dont Give Up  “If you are going through hell, keep going.” ~ Winston Churchill 
collage  "True champions aren't always the ones that win, but those with the most guts." ~ Mia Hamm  Band  “I want to start a band called "Friday Have Been Cancelled" and then hold open auditions every Friday. The sign will read, "Auditions For Friday Have Been Cancelled." I sure hope nobody shows up because I certainly won't be there.” ~ Jarod Kintz, I Want Two apply for a job at our country's largest funeral home, and then wear a suit and noose to the job interview.  old man  “Nothing is more dishonorable than an old man, heavy with years, who has no other evidence of his having lived long except his age." ~ Seneca (Roman philosopher, mid-1st century AD)  old man 2  "Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man." ~ Leon Trotsky (Lev Davidovich Bronstein), Diary in Exile, 1935 
juggler  "When I hear people talk about juggling, or the sacrifices they make for their children, I look at them like they're crazy, because 'sacrifice' infers that there was something better to do than being with your children." ~ Chris Rock  Cap'n Jack  “Some pirates achieved immortality by great deeds of cruelty or derring-do. Some achieved immortality by amassing great wealth. But the captain had long ago decided that he would, on the whole, prefer to achieve immortality by not dying.” ~ Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic  Indian Maid  (I add these quotes because they say something that the photos make me think of. In this case, the quote just made me sad that someone could think that way.) "I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves." ~ John Wayne  Joker  "It doesn't matter what size or shape you are. Burlesque is about feeling positive about who you are, about knowing how to shake what you have and being proud of it." ~ Baby Doe 
In The A--  "We'll fight them, sir, 'til hell freezes over, and then, sir, we will fight them on the ice." ~ A Confederate soldier at Gettysburg, in The Civil War by Shelby Foote  Dead Soldier  "They do not know what they say. If it came to a conflict of arms, the war will last at least four years. Northern politicians will not appreciate the determination and pluck of the South, and Southern politicians do not appreciate the numbers, resources, and patient perseverance of the North. Both sides forget that we are all Americans. I foresee that our country will pass through a terrible ordeal, a necessary expiation, perhaps, for our national sins." ~ Robert E. Lee, May 5, 1861  Painted Faces  "But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of." ~ Lord Byron  Fast-pitch  "When we’d play softball, I’d steal second base, feel guilty and go back." ~ Woody Allen