“You never soar so high as when you stoop down to help a child or an animal” (Jewish proverb).

“Fame isn’t what it used to be. Now everyone has a camera in their pocket. You’re out there in a world where if you make a mistake, it echoes in a digital canyon forever” (Alec Baldwin)

“It’s OK to talk to yourself, it’s even OK to answer yourself...but when you ask yourself to repeat what you just said – you have a problem!” (Unknown).

And finally ... on dogs:

“I can’t think of anything that brings me closer to tears than when my old dog – completely exhausted after a hard day in the field – limps away from her nice spot in front of the fire and comes over to where I’m sitting and puts her head on my lap, a paw over my knee, and closes her eyes, and goes back to sleep. I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve that kind of friend” (Gene Hill).

“Dogs do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love and their faith” (Eugene O’Neill).

“I used to look at my dog and think “if you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking” and he’d look at me like he was saying “if you were a little smarter, I wouldn’t have to” (Fred Jungclaus).

“Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks” (Roger Caras).