Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Frictionary # 561

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5126. There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning, and yearning. (Christopher Morley)

5127. Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word.  There are no exceptions to this rule. (Stephen King)

5128. Everyone calls himself a friend,
but only a fool relies on it;
nothing is commoner than the name,
nothing rarer than the thing.  (Jean de La Fontaine)

5129. Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty, and I'll show you a man. (Erica Jong)

5130. Given the economic crisis, I wrapped 2 batteries and wrote on the card "Gift not included".(Gilles Parent)

5131. Death is nature's way of saying, "Your table's ready". (Robin Williams)

5132. A spider weaves
his silver lies on my front door, and I
walk right in; the flies laugh.  (oaklungs)

5133. When two people dream the same dream, it ceases to be an illusion. (Philip K. Dick)

5134. Love is like those second-rate hotels where all the luxury is in the lobby. (Jean-Paul Toulet)

5135. Experts often possess more data than judgment. (Colin Powell)

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Sunday, December 07, 2014

The Frictionary # 560

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5116. If life must not be taken seriously, then so neither must death. (Samuel Butler)

5117. The world is (...) a kind of spiritual kindergarten, where millions of bewildered infants are trying to spell God with the wrong blocks. (Edwin Arlington Robinson)

5118. Indignation is a spark plug, not a fuel, and even less a road. (Simon Jodoin)

5119. Note to slef: always know where your glasses are before you take outyour lenses. (Tim Minchin)

5120. God said, "Don't eat from the tree of knowledge" and millions have embraced that philosophy...Mostly Americans. (John Wing)

5121. If God doesn't exist, I am God. (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

5122. Man is fire, woman tow is; comes the devil and blows. (Miguel de Cervantes)

5123. Eight-year old boy in a suit
now all the flowers
smell like funerals.  (Coyote Sings)

5124. "You only live once!" - Pessimistic cat. (SixthFormPoet)

5125. Love is not a because, it's a no matter what. (Jodi Picoult)

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Frictionary # 559

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5106. If a mistake is not a stepping stone, it is a mistake. (Eli Siegel)

5107. Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out. (Jean Paul Richter)

5108. Do they make Ritalin for your inner child? (Réjean Lévesque)

5109. Life is a constant transition from yesterday to tomorrow.  But it only exists in the now. (Chip Webster)

5110. We must have talked to each other a long time in order to know if we are of the same silence. (Frédéric Rossif)

5111. Many paths lead from the foot of the mountain, but at the peak we all gaze at the single bright moon. (Ikkyu)

5112. It's 2014.  Why are shadows still in black and white? (J. Scott Wilson)

5113. I'm in favor of bicycles and against cyclists. ("Et Dieu créa Laflaque")

5114. After you've heard two eyewitnesses' account of an auto accident, you begin to worry about history. (?)

5115. Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck. (Eli Wallach)

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Frictionary # 558

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5096. An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it. (Jef Mallett)

5097. Sometimes the angels smoke (...) and when the archangel comes, they throw the cigarettes away: that's when you get shooting stars. (Vladimir Nabokov)

5098. We will never have repose.  The present is perpetual. (Georges Braque)

5099. I'm not sure any longer what forever means, but I know it doesn't mean forever. (Robert Brault)

5100. The garden whispers and quivers
Furtive and confidential;
The rain seems, stitch by stitch
To weave earth and sky. (Henri de Régnier)

5101. Fear is just the smell when ignorance takes a shit. ("Sh*t My Dad Says")

5102. Wine is bottled time. (Bernard Burtschy)

5103. My philosophy is that every conversation has a loser. (Scott Adams)

5104. Freedom is never free. (?)

5105. A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes - It is innocent unless found guilty.  A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe.  It is guilty until it is found effective. (Edward Teller)

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Frictionary # 557

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5086. Life is like an hourglass you can't turn over - so make every grain count. (John Paul Jones)

5087. It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more that power attracts the corruptible. (David Brin)

5088. The colour of my soul is iron-gray and sad bats wheel about the steeple of my dreams. (Claude Debussy)

5089. What empties itself falls into the place that is open. (Jane Hirshfield)

5090. Absence is a wrinkle on memory.  It is the sweetness of a caress, a little poem forgotten on the table. (Tahar Ben Jelloun)

5091. On the keyboard of life, the backspace and delete keys are missing. (Ned Ferguson)

5092. The surest cure for vanity is loneliness. (Thomas Wolfe)

5093. Everything and nothing are the same in the Absolute. (Dejan Stojanovic)

5094. If the gazelle gets sick, do not ask the lion to examine her. (Arabian proverb)

5095. Practice makes perfect, so be careful what you practice. (William Henry Channing)

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Sunday, November 09, 2014

The Frictionary # 556

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5076. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. (Agatha Christie)

5077. Some people pay a compliment as if they expected a receipt. (Kin Hubbard)

5078. One day, we are born.  We are reborn every day. (Stéphane Laporte)

5079. That's the secret to life...replace one worry with another. (Charles M. Schulz)

5080. There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates. (James Russell Lowell)

5081. I sing out of tune but I have a good ear. (Marcel Achard)

5082. 7 billion people, 14 billion faces. (Jemis)

5083. The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.  The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. (R.W. Sockman)

5084. Man loves little and often.  Women much and rarely. (Giorgio Basta)

5085. The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable. (Lane Olinghouse)

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Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Frictionary #555

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5066. Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. (Samuel Johnson)

5067. Taking things and people for granted is the most common form of ingratitude. (Mardy Grothe)

5068. She was as beautiful as another man's wife. (Paul Morand)

5069. Science says that true ideas should be popular.  Faith says that popular ideas should be true. (almightygod)

5070. The believer is happy; the doubter is wise. (Hungarian proverb)

5071. Denial is a defense mechanism against anxiety. (Nadine Ryckwaert)

5072. When we were young, we'd make funny faces in the mirror.  Now, the mirror's getting even. (newfylover1)

5073. Abolish the conditional tense and you will have destroyed God. (Boris Vian)

5074. Sunrises are just as beautiful as sunsets, only less crowded. (?)

5075. From the Infinite, take the Infinite, and lo! Infinity remains...(The Vedas)

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