Sunday, December 01, 2019

The Frictionary # 816

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7696. Personal growth may be defined as having better problems this year than you did last year. (Mardy Grothe)

7697. A baby doesn't wake up when there is noise, it wakes up when there is fun. (Billy Tellier)

7698. Translations (like wives) are seldom strictly faithful if they are in the least attractive. (Roy Campbell)

7699. America (...) is a nation of people in love with dissent. They love it as much as they love freedom, and almost as much as they love gravy. (Scott Feschuk)

7700. "Almost perfect" is a contradiction. (Réjean Lévesque)

7701. Sometimes the reason you write a story is to learn how it turns out. (James Alan Garner)

7702. A day is a miniature eternity. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

7703. If you don't remember Woodstock, it's because you were there. (Stéphane Laporte)

7704. Global warming is a problem. Queen Elsa doesn't know how to swim. (?)

7705. We ARE the environment. (Charles Panati)

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Frictionary # 815

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7686. History is a great dust heap. (Thomas Carlyle)

7687. One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. (Will Durant)

7688. It is not enough being alive, you have to prove it. (François Cavanna)

7689. Marriage is a meal where the soup is better than the dessert. (Austin O'Malley)

7690. To read is to frolic in the fields of the possible. (Kim Thúy)

7691. Nothing is final, except certain purchases at department stores. (John Walter)

7692. Life is like a box of chocolates. It lasts a lot less with "large" people. (Élodie Poux)

7693. Psychiatrists call that neurosis. Most people call it love. (John Welter)

7694. Do butterflies run on solar energy? (Réjean Lévesque)

7695. Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation. (Elizabeth Drew)

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Frictionary # 814

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7676. The only thing that saves us from bureaucracy is its inefficiency. (Eugene McCarthy)

7677. When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. (Tenzin Gyatso - The Dalai Lama)

7678. In heaven all the interesting people are missing. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

7679. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. (Sydney J. Harris)

7680. Hourglass: Ancient device from a long-gone era when time was still playing in the sand. (Michel Lauzière)

7681.Shun advice at any price
That's what I call good advice. (Piet Hein)

7682. Lots of people have matrimonial troubles and don't know it. (Oliver Herford)

7683. You only need to love to cease being free. (Propertius)

7684. Be a voice, not an echo. (?)

7685. The quickest way to end a war is to lose it. (George Orwell)

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

The Frictionary # 813

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7666. Those that know do. Those that understand, teach. (Aristotle)

7667. A problem is only a problem when seen as a problem. (Robin Sharma)

7668. You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to. (Henny Youngman)

7669. Coquetry only suits the happy woman. (Honoré de Balzac)

7670. "Life only hangs by a thread!", said the spider. (Réjean Lévesque)

7671. Cats spend two thirds of their lives sleeping, and the other third making viral videos. (Tim Donakowski)

7672. A good book is a book that makes the reader forget that he's reading. (Bernard Pivot)

7673. Love creates jealousy, but jealousy kills love. (Christina of Sweden)

7674. We have enough gun control. What we need is idiot control. (?)

7675. Thinking is the one thing no one has ever been able to tax. (Charles F. Kettering)

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Sunday, November 03, 2019

The Frictionary # 812

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7656. One of the best ways to win any game is to write the rules. (Michael S. Malone)

7657. A roll of the dice never will abolish chance. (Stéphane Mallarmé)

7658. A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners. (Mignon McLaughlin)

7659. Knowledge is a sacred cow, and my problem will be how we can milk her while keeping clear of her horns. (Albert Szent-György)

7660. If you want to cure the masses with A.D.D., just send them to concentration camps. (PunPoint) 

7661. In obedience, there is always fear, and fear darkens the mind. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

7662. A pessimist is a person who had to listen to too many optimists. (Don Marquis)

7663. Trees are not very smart; it gets cold and they take off their clothes. (Réjean Lévesque)

7664. How to stop time: kiss
How to travel in time: read
How to escape time: music
How to feel time: write
How to release time: breathe. (?)

7665. The American ideal, after all, is that everyone should be as much alike as possible. (James Baldwin)

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

The Frictionary # 811

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7646. "My country, right or wrong..." is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober." (G.K. Chesterton)

7647. There is nothing new in art except talent. (Anton Chekhov)

7648. Never make fun of people who mispronounce a word. It means they learned it by reading. (Morgan Housel)

7649. Being different is neither a good nor a bad thing. It simply means that you are courageous enough to be yourself. (Albert Camus)

7650. Wouldn't it be great if voting for someone didn't have to be an act of forgiveness? (Robert Brault) 

7651. It's a good thing that not everyone has a smartphone. Someone has to honk when the light turns green. (Michael Linhart)

7652. An old barn
held together
by beams of light. (Coyote Sings)

7653. I got a garage door opener. Now, I need a garage door. (Réjean Lévesque)

7654. Nobody is perfect. I am nobody. Thus... (?)

7655. Our greatest freedom is the freedom to choose our attitude. (Viktor Frankl)

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

The Frictionary # 810

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7636. A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and ends up losing respect for himself and for others.* (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
* Message to Trump.

7637. We must laugh at everything. (...) It is the only human way of brushing against lucidity without falling into it. (Pierre Desproges)

7638. Even the one-eyed man winks to women. (Arab proverb)

7639. Leadership cannot really be taught, it can only be learned. (Harold S. Green)

7640. An airplane is a prison with wings. (Stéphane Laporte)

7641. A trap is only a trap if you don't know about it. If you know about it, it's a challenge. (China Miéville)

7642. You, Holy Sun.
Burning hiker on the path of stars between the blind and glittering animals,
good-natured champion who lashes out at giants far away and having fun. (Tomas Lieske)

7643. Freedom (n.): to ask nothing, to expect nothing, to depend on nothing. (Ayn Rand)

7644. Pop-Tarts: breakfast raviolis. (?)

7645. If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world. (Mercedes Lackey)

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