Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Frictionary # 805

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7586. Status quo, you know, that is Latin for the mess we're in. (Ronald Reagan)

7587. Failure is success if we learn from it. (Malcolm Forbes)

7588. We erase the past to better destroy the future. (Alice Parizeau)

7589. It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor. (Max Eastman)

7590. God, I think, is completely worthless when it comes to after-sale service. (Pierre Foglia)

7591. Many studies have discovered a close link between prejudice and "patriotism". (Gordon W. Allport)

7592. Growing up, you've probably heard, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." From parents, diet gurus, doctors, and especially...breakfast cereal makers. (Kamal Patel)

7593. Adding highway lanes to deal with traffic congestion is like loosening your belt to cure obesity. (Lewis Mumford)

7594. Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. (?*)
* Often attributed to Winston Churchill, but not confirmed.

7595. Living on earth may be expensive, but it includes a free trip around the sun. (Julie Malik)

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Sunday, September 08, 2019

The Frictionary # 804

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7576. Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. (Confucius)

7577. If Alexander Graham Bell had had a daughter, he'd never have invented the telephone. (Milton Berle)

7578. Next to the wound, what women make best is the bandage. (Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly) 

7579. Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs. (Christopher Hampton)

7580. They tell us not to hit our enemy when he's down. OK... But then, when? (Lucien Guitry)

7581. Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. (Robert Southey)

7582. I wanted to have some birds. Bought birdseed, spread it around. Stupid birds came and ate it. Isn't that cannibalism?  (Réjean Lévesque)

7583. The word "politics" is derived from the word "poly" meaning "many", and the word "ticks", meaning "blood-sucking parasites". (Larry Hardiman)

7584. Most butterflies hate caterpillars. (James Ford)

7585. Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads. (Marianne Moore) 

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Sunday, September 01, 2019

The Frictionary # 803

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7566. Clearly, God is a Democrat. (Patrick Gaddell)

7567. Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass. (Confucius)

7568. If you never ask why, you can never change how. (Coyote Sings)

7569. We spend the first part of our life underestimating ourselves. In the second part, we find that we mostly overestimated the others. (Grégoire Lacroix)

7570. A bikini is like a barbed-wire fence. It protects the property without obstructing the view. (Joey Adams)

7571. Two things I cannot understand: myself and others. (Erkki Jyrrkanen)

7572. Knowing how to be young is an art we always learn too late. (Pierre Perret)

7573. I never go camping. Life is hard enough as it is.* (Réjean Lévesque)
* Paraphrasing Carol Suskind.

7574. Never give your complete trust to someone who eats cereal standing up. (underchilde)

7575. Waves all recede
light must speed away
while the hairs one by one
turn from black into grey. (James Murray)

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Frictionary # 802

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7556. Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down. (Robert Frost)

7557. What's the use of trying to kill time? He always gets his revenge. (Claude Frisoni)

7558. The difference between you and everyone else, is everyone else. And that's a lot, so you should FEEL SPECIAL. (Jarod Kintz)

7559. "D": An "O" that was hit from behind. (Michel Lauzière)

7560. LA is where you go if you want to be somebody. New York is where you go when you are somebody. Miami is where you go when you want to be somebody else. (Billy Corben)

7561. God said, "I divide it in two, the rich will have the food, the poor appetite. (Coluche)

7562. Frankness is usually a euphemism for rudeness. (Muriel Spark)

7563. The goal of war is peace.* (Aristotle)
* I did not know Aristotle was a cynic (or Cynic).

7564. Love will make you forget time, and time will make you forget love. (?)

7565. Rain
is how the sky
touches earth. (Positively Wyrde)

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Frictionary # 801

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7546. There are no exceptions to the rule that everybody likes to be an exception to the rule. (Charles Osgood)

7547. Nature has created differences, man turned them into inequalities. (Tahar Ben Jelloun)

7548. Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively. (L.J. Peter)

7549. Love uses a bow and arrow while hate prefers the Kalashnikov. (LANDEYves)

7550. Hope is not a plan, but without it, nothing else is a plan either. (Robert Brault)

7551. Perhaps only a butterfly
surfing breeze
has more fun
than a kid
on a swing. (Positively Wyrde)

7552. Nowadays, pure untainted water is holy water. (Réjean Lévesque)

7553. Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places. (E. Joseph Cossman)

7554. Learn from your parents' mistakes: use birth control. (?)

7555. Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children. (Doris Day)

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

The Frictionary # 800

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7536. I never change, I simply become more myself. (Joyce Carol Oates)

7537. You must not tell all the truth, but you tell only the truth. (Jules Renard)

7538. The birds have vanished down the sky.
Now the last clouds drain away
We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains. (LiPo)

7539. Sleeping bags are just comfortable coffins. (Olivia Puopolo)

7540. There are only two choices in life: remembering or hoping. (Charles Soucy)

7541. Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. (Eddie Rickenbacker)

7542. The sky is too high, earth is too low, only the bar is at the correct height. (Frédéric Dard)

7543. Example of feminine terrorism: "We have to talk." (Réjean Lévesque)

7544. Knowledge is being aware of what you can do. Wisdom is knowing when not to do it. (?)

7545. Nobody's perfect, in case you thought you were perfector in case you thought you were nobody. (Robert Brault)

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Sunday, August 04, 2019

The Frictionary # 799

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7526. There are two things wrong with money: too much or too little. (Charles Bukowski)

7527. Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. (Aldous Huxley)

7528. With evolution, we have gone from the Big Bang to ping pong. (Jean-Marie Gourio)

7529. What does one know about the desert if he only considers a grain of sand? (Erik Orsenna)

7530. You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. (Jim Rohn)

7531. You must belong to yourself before giving yourself away. (Réjean Lévesque)

7532. If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are? (T.S. Eliot)

7533. Freedom is nothing else but the chance to be better, and servitude is only the certitude of becoming worse. (Albert Camus)

7534. Just write any numbers in the sudoku boxes. It doesn't matter. We're all gonna die. (Julius Sharpe)

7535. The times are changing. We don't know exactly when, but it's always before we notice it. (Catherine Breillat)

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