Archive for the ‘Thought of the Day’ Category

Truth about the Human Tongue

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Sad truth about the human tongue – It takes only three years to learn how to use it, but it takes a lifetime to learn where and when to use it.

— Anonymous

The human tongue - It takes a lifetime to learn where and when to use it. www.walled-in-berlin.com

The human tongue – It takes a lifetime to learn where and when to use it. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com Walled-In is my story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

 

 

 

 

Best Argument against Democracy

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

 

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

— Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965). www.walled-in-berlin.com

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965). www.walled-in-berlin.com

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com Walled-In is my story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

Recognizing the True Value of a Moment

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

 

Often, we don’t recognize the true value of a moment until it has become a memory.

— Anonymous

 

Savoring the True Value of a Moment, Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2017. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Savoring the True Value of a Moment. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2017. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com Walled-In is my story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

Ultimate Politician’s Credo when clueless

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

 

The ultimate politician’s credo when clueless is: “If you can’t figure out what’s important, pick something trivial and pronounce it critically important.”

— Anonymous

 

The dyed-in-the-wool politician's credo at work. www.walled-in-berlin.com

The ultimate politician’s credo at work. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com Walled-In is my story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

Do people really hunger for truth?

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it’s served up.
— George R.R. Martin

There must be some TRUTH in broccoli? www.walled-in-berlin.com

There must be some TRUTH in broccoli? www.walled-in-berlin.com

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com Walled-In is my story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

Powers once assumed are never relinquished

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

 

Powers, once assumed, are never relinquished, just as bureaucracies, once created, never die.

— Charley Reese

Powers are never really relinquished. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Powers are never really relinquished. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com Walled-In is my story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

Life is Nature

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Life is nature. The rest are details. Isn’t that what it comes down to?

 

Simply nature. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2016. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Simply nature. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2016. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com Walled-In is my story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

It’s in the Timing of the Test

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

In school, you are taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you are given a test that teaches you a lesson. That’s the difference between school and life.

–Tom Bodett

It's all in the timing of the test. www.walled-in-berlin.com

It’s all in the timing of the test. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com Walled-In is my story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

 

Caterpillar to Butterfly – Life Rhythm

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Just when the caterpillar thought that life was over, he became a beautiful butterfly.

— Anonymous

From Monarch caterpillar... Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2015. www.walled-in-berlin.com

From Monarch caterpillar … Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2015. www.walled-in-berlin.com

.. to Monarch butterfly. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2015. www.walled-in-berlin.com

… to Monarch butterfly. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2015. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com Walled-In is my story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

Trust is like paper

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Trust is like paper. Once crumpled, it will never be perfect again.

— Anonymous

Trust is like paper. Once it is crumpled, it will never be perfect again. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Trust is like paper. Once crumpled, it will never be perfect again. www.walled-in-berlin.com

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com Walled-In is my story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.