Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Frictionary # 699

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6516. Books are the way we communicate with the dead. (Neil Gaiman)

6517. Honeydew melon is the throw pillow of the fruit salad. (Jim Gaffigan)

6518. Joy is the world's rarest substance.(Christian Bobin)

6519. - Sir, the cereal is bland, unfulfilling, what should we name it?
          - Life. (Zac Felts)

6520. Too many young people believe there's no future for them when they are just without goals. (Jacques Chirac)

6521. My poems
have not eaten poems -
they devour
exciting happenings,
feed on rough weather,
and dig their food
out of earth and men. (Pablo Neruda)

6522. "Aria" is Italian for "song that will not end in your lifetime". (Dave Barry)

6523. Public opinion is the whore among opinions. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

6524. Opera singers (operators?) sing very loud so people won't fall asleep. (Réjean Lévesque)

6525. Love can neither be bought or sold, its only price is love. (Proverb)

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Frictionary # 698

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6506. The truth has a million faces, but there is only one truth. (Hermann Hesse)

6507. My car has one of those backup cameras so I can see what I hit. (William Ader)

6508. It is to honor the sun to be up after it. (Yvan Audouard)

6509. I love a candlelight dinner. I'm not romantic, I just look better in the dark. (Wendy Liebman)

6510. Prejudice supports thrones, ignorance altars. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

6511. All we do 
Is touched with ocean, yet we remain
On the shore of what we know. (Richard Wilbur)

6512. They make round pizzas, put them in square boxes, serve them in triangles. Geometric challenge. (Réjean Lévesque)

6513. The Christian's chief occupational hazards are depression and discouragement. (John R. Stott)

6514. Microwave minutes are longer than regular minutes. (?)

6515. Sometimes two people meet who have no illusions - and discover they are ready for one. (Robert Brault)

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Sunday, August 06, 2017

The Frictionary # 697

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6496. From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step. (Denis Diderot)

6497. When you hit a wrong note, it's the next note you play that determines if it's good or bad. (Miles Davis)

6498. I find to my astonishment that an unhappy marriage goes on being unhappy when it's over. (Rebecca West)

6499. The main institution of any one-party government is jail. (Amadou Kourouma)

6500. We build too many walls and not enough bridges. (Isaac Newton)

6501. We must not confuse the pessimists and the disappointed. The disappointed have proofs. (Jacques Dutronc)

6502. I can smell the snow,
which seems to me,
against the dark trees
moving in slow procession,
a few birds stark and silent,
an essence close to love.
But any old fool can smell love. (David Citino)

6503. Mexican food: poor people's food at haute cuisine prices. (Réjean Lévesque)

6504. When you're happy, you enjoy the music; when you're sad, you understand the lyrics. (?)

6505. Meditation is the emptying of consciousness of its content. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Frictionary # 696

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6486. A book is a heart that beats in the chest of another. (Rebecca Solnit)

6487. America's one of the finest countries anyone ever stole. (Bobcat Goldthwaite)

6488. I don't need enemies. I have relatives. (Jean-Jacques Péroni)

6489. Experience is what you have after you've forgotten her name.(Milton Berle)

6490. It is part of the cure to wish to be cured. (Seneca)

6491. A baby is a blank cheque made payable to the human race. (Barbara Christine Seifert)

6492. Love fears doubt though it is doubt that makes it grow, and it is often certainty that dooms it. (Gustave LeBon)

6493. Life is the train, not the station. (Paulo Coelho)

6494. There are two reasons why we don't trust people. First - we don't know them. Second - we know them. (?)

6495. Each cobble
on the seashore 
contains an infinity of waves.(Réjean Lévesque)

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Frictionary # 695

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6476. It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. (John Andrew Holmes)

6477. Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad. (A.A. Milne)

6478. Money has no smell, but poverty has one. (Paul Léautaud)

6479. B: The letter "I" who got a boob job. (Michel Lauzière)

6480. Today is the tomorrow I was worried about yesterday. (Anthony Hopkins)

6481. Newspapers (...) help you forget the previous day. (Elias Canetti)

6482. I don't have writer's block. I have children. (Benjamin Wallace)

6483. In politics, truth has to wait until someone needs it. (Björnstjern Björnson)

6484. The human body is 80% water, so we are basically just cucumbers with anxiety. (?)

6485. To play is to risk. To risk is to play. (Diane Ackerman)

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Frictionary # 694

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6466. Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings. (Richard Dawkins)

6467. Anonymous letter: nameless cowardice. (Jean Delacour)

6468. When a man of forty falls in love with a girl of twenty, it isn't her youth he is seeking but his own. (Lenore Coffee)

6469. To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach. (Demosthenes)

6470. Know thyself, but keep some surprises in reserve. (Jacques Deval)

6471. "Things always get better with time"
but not human beings
they die. (Réjean Lévesque)

6472. Me to my son: You remind me of me.
Son: That's just mean. (Jim Gaffigan)

6473. A poem is like a score for the human voice. (Li-Young Lee)

6474. Nothing haunts us like the things we didn't buy at a yard sale. (?)

6475. Take the time before it takes you. (Paul Carvel)

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

The Frictionary # 693

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6456. The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid are full of confidence. (attr. Charles Bukowski)

6457. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. (African proverb)

6458. Listening must not be an act of submission, but a freedom in embracing a voice. (Charles Lechesnier)

6459. Why don't the enemies of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just flip them on their backs? (Kent Graham)

6460. The sunrise is a strip-tease between night and day. (Tom Robbins)

6461. We don't own knowledge, we borrow it. The pleasure we find in it is mostly spreading it around. (Réjean Lévesque)

6462. No one flower can symbolize this nation. America is a bouquet. (William Safire)

6463. What is the past if not some present that is late. (Pierre Dac)

6464. White lines
on the highway
skidmarks
of angels. (Wendy Jane Agnew)

6465. If you are lonely, dim all lights and put on a horror movie. After a while,
 it won't feel like you're alone anymore. (?)

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