Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Meet Einstein (The Rooster)

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."

And meet, Lisa, the film taker, who was too busy filming to help with the chasing (much to Dan's annoyance). We eventually ushered the old bird (Einstein, not Dan) back toward the henyard, where I really did throw my camera in my pocket and open the gate just in time for Einstein to gratefully run back in with the hens where he belonged.

Below: You can see more of the chase right up to where I figured I'd better help or Dan would start chasing me...

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

Other Quotes from Mr. Albert Einstein:

"I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice."

"God is subtle but he is not malicious."

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."

"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."

"God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically."

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."

"No, this trick won't work...How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?"

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." (Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton)


GrandmaK said...

Einstein appears to be a handsome rooster. It was quite an adventure. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for sharing!!! Cathay

Diana said...

Great post Lisa, I love Einstein but even more, I love chickens.
Love Di

Natalie said...

Haha! Funny Rooster!

Sarah - Kala said...

Love the rooster.
Love the quotes. :)

Kim H. said...

I'm thinkin' chicken salad anyone?....

Okay, I know that's awful -- but that was one feisty (but handsome) chicken!

Linda Higgins said...

And he needed to be chased back into the hen house because????? He probably would have found his way back had you turned your back..hehehe. Gotta love those roosters! He is a proud and purty bird! LOL

MightyMom said...

we do know how to push our husbands just about (but not quite) to the limit don't we????

and is there any such thing as a quiet little boy?

(didn't think so)

SQUELLY said...

So much catching up to do! Both Einsteins cheered me up no end!