Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Frictionary # 779

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7326. I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches. (Alice Lee Longworth)

7327. There's an old saying about those who forget history. I don't remember it, but it's good. (Stephen Colbert)

7328. Never be among those who hate. Try to be among those who are hated. You'll be in better company. (Sacha Guitry)

7329. They say over time we turn into our parents. So yeah, I don't want kids either. (Alex Avery)

7330. Indifference: Weapon of passive destruction. (Michel Lauzière)

7331. I thank God I was raised Catholic, so sex will always be dirty. (John Waters)

7332. Cancer: archianarchy. (Réjean Lévesque)

7333. When I pronounce the word Future,
the first syllable always belongs to the past.
When I pronounce the word Silence,
I destroy it. (Wislawa Szymborska)

7334. You're old when you hear your favorite song on the elevator. (?)

7335. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. (Max Planck*)
* Also attributed to Wayne Dyer.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

The Frictionary # 778

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7316. Optimism is an alienated form of faith, pessimism an alienated form of despair. (Erich Fromm)

7317. I remember before Instagram when you had to guess who was insane. (Julius Sharpe)

7318. Shutting up is the same in all languages. (Philippe Geluck)

7319. -According to you, what is your greatest qua...
- PATIENCE! (Laetitia Castwa)

7320. Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath. (Arnold H. Glasow)

7321. Rhinos rock: they're unicorns, armored division. (Dean Gloster)

7322. When we lose a loved one, we can notice that our heart becomes the locus of our memory. (Bernard Pivot)

7323. What's the use of dying with dignity if you have to live in indignity. (Réjean Lévesque)

7324. 90% of being married is just shouting "what" from other rooms. (?)

7325. There are many causes that I am prepared to die for, but no causes that I am prepared to kill for. (Gandhi)

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Sunday, March 03, 2019

The Frictionary # 777

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7306. The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority. (Stanley Milgram)

7307. The universe may be as great as they say
but it wouldn't be missed if it didn't exist. (Piet Hein)

7308. Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people. (Andre Dubus III)

7309. The best way to turn a woman's head is to tell her she has a beautiful profile. (Sacha Guitry)

7310. I gave you the key to my heart
and you broke it
in the lock. (Réjean Lévesque)

7311. A book must be an axe for the frozen sea inside us. (Franz Kafka)

7312. If you don't make mistakes, you aren't really trying. (Coleman Hawkins)

7313. Is there another word for synonym? (George Carlin)

7314. Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge. (Simone Weil)

7315. The present is the only thing that has no end. (Erwin Schrödinger)


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Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Frictionary # 776

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7296. Man is born to live, and not to prepare to live. (Boris Pasternak)

7297. Being lonely is a way to take yourself hostage. (Albert Brie)

7298. To attract men, I wear a perfume called "New Car Interior". (Rita Rudner)

7299. An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. (Thomas Paine)

7300. long way home...
measuring this winter night
lamp-post by lamp-post. (Chen-ou-Liu)

7301. Alas, the door to happiness doesn't open inward. (Søren Kierkegaard)

7302. A peacock that rests on its feathers is just another turkey. (Dolly Parton)

7303. To love is to undress our names. (Octavio Paz)

7304. You haven't lived until you've burst out of a vagina, naked. (Ben Bervig)

7305. The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked. (Napoleon Hill)

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Frictionary #775

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7286. Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results. (Margaret Atwood)

7287. Saving love doesn't bring any interest. (Mae West)

7288. The future, a ghost with empty hands, who promises everything and who has nothing. (Victor Hugo)

7289. Beneath the rain
the blooming
umbrellas. (Haiku Diem)

7290. Marriage allows a couple to solve problems they would not have faced if alone. (Tristan Bernard)

7291. Art is I. Science is we. (Claude Bernard)

7292. An optimist is somebody who always sees the bright side of your problem. (Milton Berle)

7293. There is no record in history of a happy philosopher. (H.L. Mencken)

7294. Thanks but I don't want to sleep like a baby. I want to sleep like a cat. (scotus spice)

7295. When they say you should put yourself in the handicapped people's place, it doesn't mean taking their reserved parking space. (Réjean Lévesque)

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Frictionary # 774

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7276. "I don't celebrate Valentine's Day". I'm an atheist. My guy's lame excuse. (Laetitia Castwa)

7277. Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people. (Andre Dubus III)

7278. God is silent. Now if only man would shut up. (Woody Allen)

7279. And God said, "Let there be light" and there was light, but the Electricity Board said he would have to wait until Thursday to be connected. (Spike Milligan)

7280. To recognize that one is not intelligent, one would have to be intelligent. (Georges Brassens)

7281. The classes that wash the most are those that work the least. (G.K. Chesterton)

7282. A writer needs a pen, an artist needs a brush, but a filmmaker needs an army. (Orson Welles)

7283. Cardinal
in my backyard
I wait for the pope. (Coyote Sings)

7284. "U" : "C" with a hard-on. (Michel Lauzière)

7285. Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. (Zig Ziglar)

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Sunday, February 03, 2019

The Frictionary # 773

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7266. Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. (Lily Tomlin)

7267. Hell is other people. The lowest pit of hell is other people on public transportation. (Toki)

7268. You have to beware of comedians, because, sometimes, they say things just to joke around. (Coluche)

7269. Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance? (Edgar Bergen)

7270. A life is worth nothing, but nothing is worth more than a life. (André Malraux)

7271. Outlaws are can openers in the supermarket of life. (Tom Robbins)

7272. Patience is nothing more than the willingness to live life at the speed at which it actually happens. (David Cain)

7273. Worry and hope are neighbors in the village of the hypothetical. (Réjean Lévesque)

7274. Smile, it increases your face value. (?)

7275. In between each word
the mortar of silence
until there's a wall. (Coyote Sings)

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