Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Frictionary # 867

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8206. We fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noises. (Cyril Connoly)

8207. The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change. (Eng's Principle)

8208. You can have the last word with a woman, as long as it is yes. (Alfred de Musset)

8209. Boredom is a pleasing antidote to fear. (Daphne du Maurier)

8210. Poetry, that lovely backdoor to consciousness. (Maria Popova)

8211. Irony: people smoking near the entrance of the hospital. (Réjean Lévesque)

8212. By far the most common craving of pregnant women is not to be pregnant. (Phyllis Diller)

8213. Willful ignorance is like stabbing truth in the back or maybe even shooting it in the heart. (Mardy Grothe)

8214. I like how celery has dental floss built right in. (?)

8215. Faith will move mountains, yes: mountains of absurdities. (André Gide)

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Frictionary # 866

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8196. What is time? Things change, and time is how we keep track. (James Gleick)

8197. Words/ are a mechanism/ of containment. (Positively Wyrde)

8198. Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. (Henri Bergson)

8199. Among all the episodes, there is not one where you see RinTinTin poop. (Jean-Marie Gourio)

8200. Adventure is just bad planning. (Roald Amundsen)

8201. The best time in life is spent by saying, "It's too soon", then, "It's too late". (Gustave Flaubert)

8202. The chief reason why marriage is rarely a success is that it is contracted while the partners are insane. (Joseph Collins)

8203. The ear is the path to the heart. (Voltaire)

8204. Sorry, I can't go to school tomorrow. I fractured my motivation. (?)

8205. Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence. (Vince Lombardi)

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Sunday, November 08, 2020

The Frictionary # 865

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8186. Solitude is not being alone, it is being together with our thoughts. (Mardy Grothe)

8187. There is no higher revenge than forgetting. (Baltasar Gracian)

8188. If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy long ago. (George Porter)

8189. Period: Straight horizontal line seen from the side - or - straight vertical line seen from above. (Michel Lauzière)

8190. They always say that time changes things but you actually have to change them yourself. (Andy Warhol)

8191. Happiness is not a story to be told, it's a flavor. (Agnès Varda)

8192. My poems: a handful of dust/ trying to get back to supernova/ like every longing, everything alive. (Marilyn Nelson)

8193. If God exists, he has to prove it. And if he doesn't exist, he should have the courage to admit it. (Pierre Dac)

8194. You are not stuck in traffic. You are traffic. (?)

8195. A little dog is really brave in front of his master's house. (Haitian proverb)

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Sunday, November 01, 2020

The Frictionary #864

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8176. We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men. (John Muir)

8177. The shortest route from one point to another is to send someone in your place. (Philippe Geluck)

8178. Oh faithful shadow/ by my side all day/ when the sun goes away/ you are here to stay. (Positively Wyrde)

8179. Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. (Albert Camus)

8180. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it's always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt. (Robert M. Pirsig)

8181. Art does not want the representation of a  beautiful thing but the representation of something beautiful. (Immanuel Kant)

8182. The kiss in love is what the thermometer is to medicine. Without it, we would not be able to determine the seriousness of its condition. (Pierre Daninos)

8183. Consulting a memory converts it into a memory of a memory. (James Gleick)

8184. The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.* (?) * Often misattributed to Abraham Lincoln.

8185. I have known many sorrows, most of which never happened. (Mark Twain)

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Frictionary # 863

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8166. Live every day as if it was your last and someday you'll be right. (H.H. "Breaker" Morant)

8167. Men only get what they deserve. The others are single. (Sacha Guitry)

8168. We are a free country. Free to be as ignorant as we want to be. (Coyote Sings)

8169. These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them. (Rumi)

8170. Remember that worry isn't a window into the future. (David Cain)

8171. Never will the twilights vanquish the dawns. (Guillaume Apollinaire)

8172. It isn't that evil wins - it never will - but that it doesn't die. (John Steinbeck)

8173. GPS: Device that tells you precisely the place where you got lost. (Michel Lauzière)

8174. Know your worth then add tax. (?)

8175. When expressing opinions, people make two major blunders: never stopping to think and never thinking to stop. (Mardy Grothe)

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

The Frictionary # 862

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8156. It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and ...it is not possible to find it elsewhere. (Agnes Repplier)

8157. Time, by its flow, wears and destroys what is temporal. That is why there is more eternity in the past than in the present. (Simone Weil)

8158. "We're all in the same boat". Unfortunately, it's a cruise ship. (Julius Sharpe)

8159. Being alone is the absence of the other. Solitude is the presence of the self. (Osho)

8160. Sometimes as an antidote/ to fear of death,/ I eat the stars. (Rebecca Elson)

8161. The most frequent lie in a hospital: it won't hurt. (Gerhard Kocher)

8162. Genius is having talent all the time; talent is having genius from time to time; intelligence is knowing you have no talent or genius. (Philippe Bouvard)

8163. Bad is never good until worse happens. (Danish proverb)

8164. You can divide people into two distinct parts. But they suffer a lot. (?)

8165. It isn't where you come from, it's where you're going that counts. (Ella Fitzgerald)

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

The Frictionary 861

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8146. Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim. (Bertrand Russell)

8147. The most beautiful memory seems to me like flotsam left by happiness. (André Gide)

8148. The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath. (Elizabeth Clarkson Zwart)

8149. We only grant a soul to those people who don't have their bodies anymore. (Malcolm de Chazal)

8150. Now evidence indicates intelligence not contagious. (Andy Borowitz)

8151. Every ten seconds/ I'm taking it/ one day at a time. (Coyote Sings)

8152. Stupidity is without anxiety. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

8153. Sometimes, you have to survive to live. (Jean-Pierre Drouin)

8154. Strange that creationists insist everything must have a designer, but then grant immunity from this principle to their god. (?)

8155. Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures. (Han Suyin)

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