Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Frictionary # 597

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5496. Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch. (Ivern Ball)

5497. -Your metabolism slows down as you get older.
         - But, time goes faster to make up for it. (Bob Thaves -"Frank & Ernest")

5498. Pigeons: demoted postmen. (Rabii Rammal)

5499. Listen in order to do, do in order to understand. Do not come to the conclusion that just by listening you have understood. (Shanti Dharm)

5500. Once I saw happiness as a destination, and sought a shortcut. Now I see happiness as a road, and treasure its every bend. (Robert Brault)

5501. What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question. (Margaret Atwood)

5502. He who controls people's fears becomes the master of their souls. (Niccolo Machiavelli)

5503. Strewn across my bed the moon
...through a window
...lies across the sheets like a lover. (Jim Culleny)

5504. The saddest moment is when the person who gave you the best memories becomes a memory. (?)

5505. We have two lives. The second one begins the day we realize we have only one. (Confucius)

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Frictionary # 596

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5486. One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity. (Baltasar Gracian)

5487. Experience is what keeps a man who makes the same mistake twice from admitting it the third time around. (Terry McCormick)

5488. Each instant, the future urges the present into becoming a memory. (Louis Aragon)

5489. Childhood is like being drunk, everyone remembers what you did, except you. (Funnyoneliners)

5490. A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool. (Joseph Roux)

5491. I try to buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them. Because sooner or later, one will. (Warren Buffet)

5492. On the far side of the harbor
the lighthouse beacon
shivers across the black water
& someone stands there waiting. (Craig Arnold)

5493. The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. (Henny Youngman)

5494. Anarchy is everywhere when responsibility is nowhere. (Gustave LeBon)

5495. Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear. (Baruch Spinoza)

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Frictionary # 595

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5476. The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. (Allan K. Chalmers)

5477. Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone. (Alan Watts)

5478. A squirrel is a well dressed rat, a whore with a fur coat. (Olivier Martineau)

5479. Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love. (Mel Brooks)

5480. Silence is the veil behind which the ignorant hides. (Oriental proverb)

5481. Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip. (Charles Caleb Colton)

5482. My right foot is jealous of my left foot. When one moves forward, the other wants to pass it. And I, poor fool, walk on. (Raymond Devos)

5483. If Attila the Hun were alive today, he'd be a drama critic. (Edward Albee)

5484. Bringing up a child is such a complex task that God himself had only one. (E. Vincent & E. Prelle)

5485. Superstition is a subtle form of fear. (Réjean Lévesque)

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Sunday, August 09, 2015

The Frictionary # 594

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5466. Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together. (Ovid)

5467. It is in the dew of little things that the heart finds its morning and refreshes itself. (Khalil Gibran)

5468. "Don't believe everything you read" is the best motto I've ever read. Now I'm confused. (Michael Linhart)

5469. If God hadn't rested on Sunday, He would have had time to finish the world. (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

5470. The richer your friends, the more they will cost you. (Elisabeth Marbury)

5471. A writer doesn't read his colleagues, he watches them. (Maurice Chapelan)

5472. Humor doesn't operate in a vacuum. I know, I've tried and I couldn't breathe. (Bob Mankoff)

5473. Art is the funnel (...), through which spirit is poured into life. (Thomas Mann)

5474. Women are more ashamed of confessing an affair than doing it. (Marguerite d'Angoulême*)
* aka as Marguerite de Navarre.

5475. Submissive to the sea and wind
resistful of all else, sand
is the beginning and the end of our dominion. (Mary Barnard)

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Sunday, August 02, 2015

The Frictionary # 593

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5456. Problems begin when expectations exceed ability. (Jonathan Beverly)

5457. For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, "It might have been". (John Greenleaf Whittier)

5458. The seed is the plant's purse. (Malcolm de Chazal)

5459. Don't take tomorrow to bed with you. (Norman Vincent Peale)

5460. Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite. (Karl Popper)

5461. Without the Higgs boson, poems would have zero mass. (Réjean Lévesque)

5462. I had love once in the palm of my hand
See the lines there. (John Wieners)

5463. A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity. (Germaine Greer)

5464. Psychology Today titled "Beautiful People Are More Intelligent". The collective IQ of the Rolling Stones must be pretty low. (?)

5465. Friendship that can end, never really began. (Publilius Syrus)

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Frictionary # 592

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5446. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. (Thomas A. Edison)

5447. There is enough in the world for everyone's need; there is not enough for everyone's greed. (Gandhi)

5448. Real happiness won't give his sources...he doesn't want to make God jealous. (Daniel Pennac)

5449. Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be a bunch of bastards. (R.A. Dickson)

5450. Distance in a straight line has no mystery. The mystery is in the sphere. (Thomas Mann)

5451. With all the misery everywhere, I think that God is not rich. (Victor Hugo)

5452. My inner voices are silent
They must be scheming some mischief. (Réjean Lévesque)

5453. But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence. (George Byron)

5454. What's the use of mathematics if we can't count on each other.(?)

5455. Longing (...) is the replaying of a memory after its blemishes have been removed. (Mahmoud Darwish)

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Frictionary # 591

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5436. To be free is nothing, to become free is everything. (Friedrich Hegel)

5437. Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more. (James Thurber)

5438. Childhood doesn't last. We always end up by killing it. We then drag its corpse the rest of our lives. (Jacques Brault)

5439. Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving. (Warren Buffet)

5440. The most intriguing thing about memory is not what we remember, but what we forget. (Mardy Grothe)

5441. Truth can only live in the now
Lies dead in the past
Dreams shimmering in the future. (Réjean Lévesque)

5442. When people say my children look like me. it always feels a little like an insult. (Jim Gaffigan)

5443. I dislike censorship. Like an appendix, it is useless when inert and dangerous when active. (Maurice Edelman)

5444. Whoever came up with the phrase :"The freaks come out at night" has clearly never been to Walmart during the day. (?)

5445. What I like about you is my memories. (Alain-Fournier)

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