Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Frictionary # 797

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7506. Knowing trees, I appreciate the meaning of patience. Knowing grass I can appreciate persistence. (Hal Borland)

7507. If you're paranoid long enough, sooner or later you're gonna be right. (Kinky Friedman)

7508. Argue: Shutting up alternately. (Michel Lauzière)

7509. It is almost impossible to carry the torch of truth through a crowd without singeing somebody's beard. (G.C. Lichtenberg)

7510. Love is a punishment. We are chastised for not having been able to remain alone. (Marguerite Yourcenar)

7511. Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories. (John Wilmot)

7512. Infinity can only lead to zero and reciprocally. (Pierre Dac)

7513. Men simply copied the realities of their hearts when they built prisons. (Richard Wright)

7514. Nurses can take the pressure.* (?)
* Thankfully!

7515. For the children of immigrants there can be no returning, because they've never left. (Albert Memmi)

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Frictionary # 796

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7496. Any country with "democratic" in the title isn't. (Jim Murray)

7497. Modesty is always false modesty. (Jules Renard)

7498. [Adolescence]: Mope. Hope. Grope. (Maxine Davis)

7499. Without porn and anger the Internet would fall down. (Andy Borowitz)

7500. The sea teaches sailors dreams that the harbors murder. (Bernard Giraudeau)

7501. Religion, like poetry, is simply a concerted effort to deny the most obvious reality. (H.L. Mencken)

7502. It is a duty for politicians to speak out; when they are silent, we believe they're thinking. (André Frossard)

7503. There is a cult of ignorance in the U.S.A. (...) nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge. (Isaac Asimov)

7504. Each time you lend money to a friend, you damage his memory. (?)

7505. Solitude is a necessary condition for freedom. (Gao Xingjian)

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Sunday, July 07, 2019

The Frictionary # 795

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7486. Antiquity is the aristocracy of history. (Alexandre Dumas)

7487. Rubs lather into his cheeks
and then with a razor
shaves the wolf from his face. (Ester Naomi Perquin)

7488. If you are too much like myself, what shall I learn of you, or you of me? (Mary Oliver)

7489. Liberty, equality, fraternity: the names of three beautiful ladies, baptized in France but who are living abroad. (Guy Dupréhault)

7490. A single clock works only as long as it refers (...) to other clocks around it. (Alan Burdick)

7491. Truth is sometimes like a toothbrush, and you only share that with people you really trust. (Will Sharpe)

7492. They say money can't buy love, except for certain marriages. (Réjean Lévesque)

7493. The moment is not properly an atom of time but an atom of eternity. (Søren Kierkegaard)

7394. What does the blind man say when you hand him some sandpaper? -"It's written quite tight." (?)

7395. The fears you don't face, become your limits. (Robin Sharma)

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Frictionary # 794

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7476. What is old age? It is foremost losing curiosity. (François Mitterand)

7477. Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. (George Weinberg)

7478. Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education. (Huangzi)

7479. Solitude is a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches, yet it sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth. (Khalil Gibran)

7480. Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. (Fran Lebowitz)

7481. The best poets are the atoms,
they compose everything. (Réjean Lévesque)

7482. Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. (John Dewey)

7483. The most important philosophical question is not "What is the meaning of life?" but rather "What is the meaning of my life?". (Mardy Grothe)

7484. There are two rules for success: 1- Never reveal everything you know. (?)

7485. Revealing someone's secret is treason, revealing your own is stupidity. (Voltaire)

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Frictionary 793

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7466. When a child is born, so are grandmothers. (Judith Levy)

7467. The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity. (Robert Brault)

7468. The alchemy of happiness depends on a fine dosage of forgetting things. (Luis Sepulveda)

7469. The bigger a man's head, the worst his headache. (Persian proverb)

7470. My definition of redundancy is an airbag in a politician's car. (Larry Hagman)

7471. By the time you swear you're his,
Shivering and sighing,
And he vows his passion is,
Infinite, undying,
Lady make note of this...
One of you is lying. (Dorothy Parker)

7472. If reincarnation is possible, redying would also be. (Réjean Lévesque)

7473. You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. (C.S. Lewis)

7474. Prostitution may be the oldest profession but religion is the oldest scam. (?)

7475. There aren't any embarrassing questions - only embarrassing answers. (Carl Rowan)

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Frictionary # 792

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7456. There are some people who always find nothing to say. (Raymond Queneau)

7457. When in the city (San Francisco), I wake up early. It's when the Soylent tastes best. (Catherine Mevs)

7458. I now believe that silence is the fifth season of language. (Lorette Nobécout)

7459. We're drowning in information and starving for knowledge. (Rutherford Rogers)

7460. Politics is the art of using people. (Henry de Montherlant)

7461. The sun
trying to open the shadow
of a gate. (Coyote Sings)

7462. Tyrants and autocrats have always understood that literacy, learning, books and newspaper are potentially dangerous. They can put independent and even rebellious ideas in the heads of their subjects. (Carl Sagan)

7463. Friendship is more unalterable than love because it demands nothing in return. (Anne Bernard)

7464. A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange. (?)

7465. A clear conscience begins with a poor memory. (L.J. Peter)

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Sunday, June 09, 2019

The Frictionary # 791

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7446. All men are exceptions to a rule that doesn't exist. (Fernando Pessoa)

7447. The best of our lives is spent saying, "Too soon", then "Too late". (Gustave Flaubert)

7448. In order to invest in my future, I need to refinance my past. (Bob Thaves)

7449. Courage is a love affair with the unknown. (Osho)

7450. Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back. (Harvey Mackay)

7451. Tutorial to connect a USB key: No, wrong side. (Laetitia Castwa)

7452. Time to the teenager
is a waiting time.
The old man's time is hurrying
towards his death. (Réjean Lévesque)

7453. Make somebody happy today. Mind your own business. (Ann Landers)

7454. Ravioli look like pregnant stamps. (?)

7455. Never exaggerate. Exaggeration is a species of lying. (Baltasar Gracian)

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