Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Frictionary # 653

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6056. Cancer is a demonic pregnancy. (Susan Sontag)

6057. Have you any idea how many kids it takes to turn off the light in the kitchen? Three. It takes one to say, "What light?" and two more to say, "I didn't turn it on."(Erma Bombeck)

6058. The fatalist is one to wash his soul in his own urine. (Achille Chavée)

6059. If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth. (Carl Sagan)

6060. God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul. (Jean Paul Richter)

6061. Love and pain
inseparable twins from birth
one gives meaning
the other gives worth. (wordturner)

6062. I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places. (Henny Youngman)

6063. The end of the world is individual. It is when you die. (Réjean Lévesque)

6064. I nevre make the same mistake twice. Nevre! (?)

6065. Nobody is young after forty-five, but you can be irresistible at any age. (Coco Chanel)

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Frictionary # 652

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6046. Change is the process by which the future invades our lives. (Alvin Toffler)

6047. Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer provide bad examples. (François de La Rochefoucaud)

6048. People are confused about forgiveness: it is not about excusing someone's actions - it's about not allowing their actions to hurt you anymore. (Sue Fitzmaurice)

6049. Money is like breasts, the older you get, the more you have on the side. (Julien Tremblay)

6050. It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked. (Jill Peterson)

6051. The invisible has popular cachet,
being as it is among us
in the interstices of the known. (Jim Culleny)

6052. When you think about it, consistency equals stagnation. (Réjean Lévesque)

6053. Biography lends to death a new terror. (Oscar Wilde)

6054. Fashion's Law: if it fits, it's the pits. (?)

6055. Your significance is not in your similarity to others, it is in your differences. (Mike Murdoch)

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Frictionary # 651

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6036. A ripe old age is the period that comes before the rotten old age. (Pierre Desproges)

6037. Too often the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late. (Rita Coolidge)

6038. Writing under
a pen name
Bic. (Slym Being)

6039. It is not evil but the good that creates guilt. (Jacques Lacan)

6040. Every human being is a problem in search of a solution. (Ashley Montagu)

6041. Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power. (Oscar Wilde)

6042. Religion: "holy" superstition. (Réjean Lévesque)

6043. Facts, n. That which is denied when it conflicts with doctrine and dogma. (Mardy Grothe)

6044. Life is not a fairy tale. If you lose your shoe at midnight, you're drunk. (?)

6045. Only silence perfects silence. (A.R. Ammons)

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Sunday, September 04, 2016

The Frictionary # 650

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6026. Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. (Robert H. Schuller)

6027. Common sense is a lot like deodorant. The people who need it most, never use it. (Bill Murray)

6028. She was lying in bed
I noticed her panties
on fire. (Réjean Lévesque)

6029. Everybody is against Trump and all the others vote for him. (Stéphane Laporte)

6030. It is part of human nature to hate those whom you have injured. (Tacitus)

6031. Travel is glamorous only in retrospect. (Paul Theroux)

6032. God, n. History's most popular hypothesis, treated as a fact by those who don't know what "hypothesis" means. (Mardy Grothe)

6033. What is beautiful in a mystery is the secret it contains, not the truth it is hiding. (Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt)

6034. The color of a chameleon can only be the one it has when on another chameleon. (François Cavanna)

6035. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. (Frank Herbert)

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Frictionary # 649

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6016. Happiness is a function of accepting what is. (Werner Erhart)

6017. God is no longer the bearded patriarch in the sky. He has had a sex change and turned into Mother Nature. (Fay Weldon)

6018. Being an old apple tree does not mean I will give old apples. (Félix Leclerc)

6019. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along. (Rumi)

6020. Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth. (Lillian Hellman)

6021. Barricades have only two sides. (Elsa Triolet)

6022. Between the poem of desire
and the poem of necessity
real loss is panting. (Haris Vlavianós)

6023. Tampon commercials create an unrealistic expectation of how much fun it is to be around menstruating women. (Michael Linhart)

6024. You can't test courage cautiously. (Annie Dillard)

6025. Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one. (George Saville)

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Frictionary #648

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6006. It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little. (Sydney Smith)

6007. If you can afford to advertise, you don't need to. (Norman A. Augustine)

6008. The reasons we have of finding life pleasant and those we have of finding it unpleasant are the same. (Réjean Ducharme)

6009. The truth is simple, you do not die from love. You only wish you did. (Erica Jong)

6010. Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark. (Rabindranath Tagore)

6011. Math is like love - a simple idea but it can get complicated. (R. Drabek)

6012. "Douchebag": in charge of the tanning of his own ego. (Billy Tellier)

6013. Raccoon: garbage panda. (Jordan Stratton)

6014. Patience is the art of hiding our impatience. (?)

6015. You are never too old but always too young to know it. (Robert Brault)

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Frictionary # 647

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5996. Sex is like crime. Only one percent motivation and ninety-nine percent opportunity. (Len Deighton)

5997. Fear dances with courage. (Ever Garrison)

5998. It is speech that is golden; silence is leaden. (Hervé Bazin)

5999. Cynicism is a sorry kind of wisdom. (Barack Obama)

6000. Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion. (Scott Adams)

6001. The words stop the silence from speaking. (Eugène Ionesco)

6002. Life is a flash between two voids. (Émile Proulx-Cloutier)

6003. All kids are home schooled, except for homeless kids. (John Wing)

6004. Confucius said, "Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues", but it will get you nowhere in the job interview. (Réjean Lévesque)

6005. God is no longer the bearded patriarch in the sky. He had a sex change and turned into Mother Nature. (Fay Weldon)

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