Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Frictionary # 548

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4996. Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them. (Hugh Miller)

4997. Dreams digest the meals that are our days. (Astrid Alauda)

4998. Stop being who you were and become who you are. (Paulo Coelho)

4999. When people yawn, do deaf people think they're screaming? (Michael Linhart)

5000. Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. (George Carlin)

5001. The sea tucks up its foam-edged petticoat. (madeleinebleue)

5002. The grass may be greener on the other side but I tell myself it's just from envy. (missingblakes)

5003. There is a devil in every berry of the grape.* (The Koran)
* Was the Koran written by the AA?

5004. Those who understand only what can be explained understand very little. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

5005. Every limit is a beginning as well as an ending. (George Eliot)

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Sunday, September 07, 2014

The Frictionary # 547

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4986. Moderation is the last refuge for the unimaginative. (Oscar Wilde)

4987. Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it. (Louis-Ferdinand Céline)

4988. I've been all over the world and I've never seen a statue of a critic. (Leonard Bernstein)

4989. The wise man talks about ideas, the intelligent one about facts, the vulgar of what he eats. (Mongolian proverb)

4990. When in doubt, choose change. (Lily Leung)

4991. Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation.  The other eight are unimportant. (Henry Miller)

4992. Brain: organ, when you think about it, is actually working. (Michel Lauzière)

4993. Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.* (G.K. Chesterton)
* Mr. Chesterton has evidently never spent time in a schoolyard...

4994. I don't love you any more
I don't love you any less, either. (J. Scott Wilson)

4995. Those you forget will not forget you. (Victor Hugo)

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Frictionary # 546

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4976. Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it. (Irving Berlin)

4977. It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry. (Thomas Paine)

4978. Bigamy is when you have two wives; having only one is monotony. (Coluche)

4979. And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say.  They think everyone else does too.(Khaled Hoseini)

4980. Christian: One who is willing to serve three gods, but draws the line at one wife. (H.L. Mencken)

4981. A very dangerous state of mind: thinking one understands. (Paul Valéry)

4982. Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. (Alex Levine)

4983. Absolute equals nothingness. (Dejan Stojanovic)

4984. My breath breaks
on the distance 
between words.  (Positively Wyrde)

4985. Peace is the interval between two wars. (Jean Giraudoux) 

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Frictionary # 545

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4966. Idleness is not doing nothing.  Idleness is being free to do anything. (Floyd Dell)

4967. People don't change their minds.  They die and are replaced by people with different opinions. (Arturo Albergati)

4968. Forests precede men, deserts follow them. (José Artur)

4969. Love seemed to call me, but it was a wrong number. (P.G. Wodehouse)

4970. The real map of the world should be a map where the countries are replaced by banks.  They own the planet. (Stéphane Laporte)

4971. You can't be a Real Country unless you have a beer and an airline. (Frank Zappa)

4972. Isn't privacy about keeping taboos in their place? (Kate Millet)

4973. It is not the night that is silent
it is the light. (Positively Wyrde)

4974. Life is like a grammar lesson.  You find the past perfect and the present tense. (?)

4975. The ideal in friendship is to feel like we are one and to stay two. (Anne-Sophie Swetchine)

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Frictionary # 544

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4956. It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously. (Peter Ustinov)

4957.Virtue is the daughter of Religion, Repentance her adopted child. (Anne-Sophie Swetchine)

4958. Have we tried unplugging coma victims and plugging them in again? Works for my computer. (Carbosly)

4959. The one thing we can give without having it: happiness. (Anne Barratin)

4960. The horizon of many people is a circle with zero radius which they call their point of view. (Albert Einstein)

4961. Babies are the two extremes on the spectrum of smell. (Jim Gaffigan)

4962. Life is an unpredictable weather forecast. (Claude Lelouch)

4963. What passing-bells for those who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns. (Wilfred Owen)

4964. Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting. (William Shakespeare)

4965. To err is human.  To forgive is unusual. (?)

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Frictionary # 543

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4946. The possession of facts is knowledge, the use of them is wisdom. (Thomas Jefferson)

4947. When you rise in the morning, (...). If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. (Tecumseh)

4948. In tax havens, there is no Adam, no Eve, only snakes. (Stéphane Laporte)

4949. Just think of meditation as "mental floss".(Bob Thaves -"Frank & Ernest")

4950. This is why I'm a fan of Buddhists and Jews.  There's no such thing as a door-to-door Jew. (The Oatmeal)

4951. To invoke the future is to make a speech to the worms. (Louis-Ferdinand Céline)

4952. Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. (Jim Carrey)

4953. The first thing a missionary teaches the savage is indecency. (Mark Twain)

4954. New broom sweeps well, but old broom knows the corners. (Caribbean proverb)

4955. If you don't become the ocean, you'll be seasick every day. (Leonard Cohen)

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Sunday, August 03, 2014

The Frictionary # 542

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4936. What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness. (Leo Tolstoy)

4937. Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff. (Peter De Vries)

4938. Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself. (Søren Kierkegaard)

4939. Facebook is like jail, you sit around and waste time, you write on walls and you get poked by people you don't know. (Michael Linhart)

4940. The insomniac sea
yearns for the sandman. (madeleinebleue)

4941. Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents. (Margaret Mead)

4942. Some of us are like wheelbarrows, only useful when pushed, and easily upset. (Jack Herbert)

4943. To aim low is to aim correctly. (Jean Anouilh)

4944. They say that if you put all the cars in the world end to end, there still would be an idiot who'd try to pass them. (?)

4945. Life is an adventure in forgiveness. (Norman Cousins)

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