Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Frictionary # 695

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6476. It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. (John Andrew Holmes)

6477. Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad. (A.A. Milne)

6478. Money has no smell, but poverty has one. (Paul Léautaud)

6479. B: The letter "I" who got a boob job. (Michel Lauzière)

6480. Today is the tomorrow I was worried about yesterday. (Anthony Hopkins)

6481. Newspapers (...) help you forget the previous day. (Elias Canetti)

6482. I don't have writer's block. I have children. (Benjamin Wallace)

6483. In politics, truth has to wait until someone needs it. (Björnstjern Björnson)

6484. The human body is 80% water, so we are basically just cucumbers with anxiety. (?)

6485. To play is to risk. To risk is to play. (Diane Ackerman)

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Frictionary # 694

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6466. Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings. (Richard Dawkins)

6467. Anonymous letter: nameless cowardice. (Jean Delacour)

6468. When a man of forty falls in love with a girl of twenty, it isn't her youth he is seeking but his own. (Lenore Coffee)

6469. To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach. (Demosthenes)

6470. Know thyself, but keep some surprises in reserve. (Jacques Deval)

6471. "Things always get better with time"
but not human beings
they die. (Réjean Lévesque)

6472. Me to my son: You remind me of me.
Son: That's just mean. (Jim Gaffigan)

6473. A poem is like a score for the human voice. (Li-Young Lee)

6474. Nothing haunts us like the things we didn't buy at a yard sale. (?)

6475. Take the time before it takes you. (Paul Carvel)

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

The Frictionary # 693

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6456. The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid are full of confidence. (attr. Charles Bukowski)

6457. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. (African proverb)

6458. Listening must not be an act of submission, but a freedom in embracing a voice. (Charles Lechesnier)

6459. Why don't the enemies of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just flip them on their backs? (Kent Graham)

6460. The sunrise is a strip-tease between night and day. (Tom Robbins)

6461. We don't own knowledge, we borrow it. The pleasure we find in it is mostly spreading it around. (Réjean Lévesque)

6462. No one flower can symbolize this nation. America is a bouquet. (William Safire)

6463. What is the past if not some present that is late. (Pierre Dac)

6464. White lines
on the highway
skidmarks
of angels. (Wendy Jane Agnew)

6465. If you are lonely, dim all lights and put on a horror movie. After a while,
 it won't feel like you're alone anymore. (?)

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

The Frictionary # 692

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6446. Change happens in an instant. It happens the moment you decide to change. (Allyson Lewis)

6447. The happiness we want spoils the one we have. (Jacques Deval)

6448. Mostly I use Facebook to remember why I stopped hanging out with people. (Julius Sharpe)

6449. I think that to hope is to wait for something possible. To wish is more like a dream. (Alexandra Deford)

6450. A diet is when you watch what you eat and wish you could eat what you watch. (Hermione Gingold)

6451. A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. (Victor Hugo)

6452. Eccentricity: the suburbs. (Réjean Lévesque)

6453. If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you. (Steven Wright*)
*or Henny Youngman.

6454. Faint city stars
the clock strikes
half past something. (sagestone)

6455. To oppose something is to maintain it. (Ursula K. Le Guin)

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Frictionary # 691

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6436. To oppose something is to maintain it. (Ursula K. Le Guin)

6437. There are too many people, and too few human beings. (Robert Zend)

6438. Dreams were created so we wouldn't be bored during sleep. (Pierre Dac)

6439. A writer must always tell the truth, unless he is a journalist. (Gore Vidal)

6440. Music should become the compulsory second language in all the schools of the world. (Paul Carvel)

6441. The one L lama, he's a priest
The two L llama, he's a beast
And I will bet my silk pajama
There isn't any 3 L lllama. (Ogden Nash)

6442. Science is what the father teaches his son; technology is what the son teaches his father. (Michel Serre)

6443. The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware. (Kin Hubbard)

6444. Being offended doesn't make you right. (?)

6445. The young grass stretches in vast green panes beneath laminar panes of wind, beneath panes of ageless light. (Paul Salopek)

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Frictionary # 690

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6426. Despair is anger with no place to go. (Mignon McLaughlin)

6427. It is often too early to know if it is not too late. (Pierre Dac)

6428. I have a memory like an elephant. I remember every elephant I've ever met. (Herb Caen)

6429. Listen
between the beats
you will find
the silence is still whole. (Positively Wyrde)

6430. Journalists are like children. They ask big questions and are content with small answers. (Philippe Bouvard)

6431. My life is like tofu - it's what gets added that makes it interesting. (Angela Johnson)

6432. Truth is much too complicated to allow anything but approximations. (Johann von Neumann)

6433. Money or power? I thought they were the same thing. (Réjean Lévesque)

6434. The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little. (?) 

6435. Beware of those who confuse light and lighting. (Tonino Benacquista)

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Frictionary # 689

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6416. Never let schooling interfere with your education.* (Henry Rutgers)
* Often attributed to Mark Twain, sometimes to Grant Allen.

6417. To know the history of science is to recognize the mortality of any claim to universal truth. (Evelyn Fox Keller)

6418. Black holes are so very troubling, no racism in space. (Jean-Louis Aubert)

6419. Don't squat with your spurs on. (Will Rogers)

6420. Is the memory of joy
in the heart of sorrow
still joy? (Josette Hersent)

6421. A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.(Thomas Szasz)

6422. Truth is like the sun; it may be hidden behind the clouds, away on the other side of the planet, but it's always there. (Réjean Lévesque)

6423. The only time my children want to talk to me is when I'm in the bathroom. (Jim Gaffigan)

6424. Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic. (?) 

6425. Of two evils, choose neither. (Charles Spurgeon)

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