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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Sunday, August 07, 2016

The Frictionary #646

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5986. A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity. (Ralph Nader)

5987. Whenever I meet somebody, I try and accept him for who I am. (Drew Dernavich)

5988. You can't stop progress. It's progress that stops us. (Louis-José Houde)

5989. Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice? (Lillian Hellman)

5990. The human being (...). An unfinished baboon to whom is given the Canadarm and who scratches his ass with it. (Rabii Rammal)

5991. Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary. (Mark Twain)

5992. A silent crow might be
a rebel without caws. (Réjean Lévesque)

5993. Governments never learn. Only people learn. (Milton Friedman)

5994. Save the Earth, it's the only planet with chocolate. (?)

5995. A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth. (Thomas Mann)

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Frictionary # 645

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5976. A purpose is the eternal condition of success. (Thornton Wilder)

5977. Friendship without trust is a flower without fragrance. (Laure Conan)

5978. The first symptom of death is birth.(Stanislaw J. Lec)

5979. Whispering works wonders with an angry child. Simply whisper gently into his ear and he will stop crying to hear what you are saying. This is also 100 percent effective on husbands. (Lucinda Dashwood)

5980. The hierarchy in France: first, you have the "garçon" who brings you coffee, then the president and then the prime minister. (Sugar Sammy)

5981. Probably no invention came more easily to man than heaven. (G.C. Lichtenberg)

5982. Good old times: the first symptom of a failing memory. (Réjean Lévesque)

5983. There is nothing erotic
about nakedness except 
if it is hidden. (Positively Wyrde)

5984. If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. (James Goldsmith)

5985. What is worse, die too young or live too old? (Gabrielle Roy)

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Frictionary # 644

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5966. Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. (Patrick Rothfuss)

5967. I've never figured out whether people are the same in different ways or different in the same ways. (Robert Brault)

5968.The man who yields when he's wrong is sensible. The man who yields when he's right is married. (Paul Morand)

5969. The universe is
an expanding eye
looking for itself. (Positively Wyrde)

5970. We have always wanted to change. Let's just try to be ourselves...for a change. (André Sauvé)

5971. If women were humbler, men would be more honest. (John Vanbrugh)

5972. Civilization is the intelligent management of human emotions. (Jim Rohn)

5973. It is mostly when we see animals suffer that we find they resemble humans. (Réjean Lévesque)

5974. To err is human. To blame it on someone else shows management potential. (?)

5975. If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars. (Rabindranath Tagore)

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Frictionary # 643

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5956. True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive. (Mignon McLaughlin)

5957. It's better to be alone than to wish you were alone. (Richard Jeni)

5958. Sex, it's dirty, it's sin, it's hell, it's disgusting...and keep it for the person you'll really love. (Jocelyne Robert)

5959. Only the untalented can afford to be humble. (Sylvia Miles)

5960. Love: the only place in life that isn't a battle, but where you are clearly going to lose anyway. (Alain Labonté)

5961. Stars
portions of eternity
in the shape of nuclear explosions. (Réjean Lévesque)

5962. You must be the change you want to see in the world. (Gandhi)

5963. Time flies - those pesky little pests that follow you back and forth in your time machine. (J. Scott Wilson)

5964. Minority: a term applied to the majority of the world's population. (?)

5965. I remember things the way they should have been. (Truman Capote)

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