Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple." - Woody Guthrie

Monday, 10 September 2012

Words to live by ...

During our visit to Deal we came across this poster.  I immediately considered adopting it as a manifesto for life, but wasn't too sure about the fighting and the chances of finding a hoping machine in these parts are pretty slim.

With grateful thanks to the anonymous owner of the poster, I was inspired to research Woody Guthrie.  I rapidly discovered that I have reached this ripe old age without fully appreciating Guthrie's simple but powerful quotes including; "If we would just take the profit out of war, there wouldn't be any".  

However, my personal favourite has to be the following;

"Any fool can make something complicated, but it takes a genius to make it simple."

- Woody Guthrie

Pure poetry xxx

PS please pop over to Athomewithred for a lovely first giveaway, but be quick.


  1. I love that poster! And I've just googled "hoping machine" :-)

    1. I know it's great isn't it and to think without this little blog I might have passed it by.

  2. I love that poster too!
    Great words to try and live by....
    I enjoy your blog and have just viewed that wonderful veggie breakfast( earlier postie) That takes some beating.
    Thank you for visiting me and leaving kind words, we are just about coming back down to earth really! hehe..
    loVe Maria x

    1. You take all the time in the world.

      Kind Regards

  3. Great poster, and some wise words! Glad to have found your blog, and thank you for finding mine!

  4. Thanks for dropping me an email with your details, congratulations on winning. Your print will be posted over the weekend, hope that you like it. Dawn x

  5. What a great poster (some good advice) and I love the quotes! Thanks for sharing :)
    Wishing you a lovely weekend x