Sunday, May 01, 2016

The Frictionary #632

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5846. We have the best government that money can buy. (Mark Twain)

5847. Fear doesn't know anything about the future. (Fear only ever has old material to work with.); it makes its predictions out of the past. (David Cain)

5848. Men are just like dogs. They bite because they're scared. (Jean Anouilh)

5849. Solitude: the joy of being alone. Loneliness: the pain of being alone. (Rabii Rammal)

5850. As long as man is mortal, he will never be relaxed. (Woody Allen)

5851. Everyone talks about the injuries in football, but what about soccer? I keep falling asleep on the couch and my neck is killing me. (Bill Maher)

5852. But the beauty is in the walking - We are betrayed by destinations. (Gwyn Thomas)

5853. Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched. (Guy de Maupassant)

5854. You must love thy neighbor...the others live too far. (?)

5855. Uncertainty is inevitable at the frontiers of knowledge. (Joel Achenbach)

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Frictionary # 631

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5836. Time is only a concept. The future moves into the past leaving no time for the present. (Ramesh S. Balsekar)

5837. Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward. (E.E. Cummings)

5838. Flattery is counterfeit money which, for vanity, would have no circulation. (François de La Rochefoucaud)

5839. Why do men like intelligent women? Because opposites attract. (Kathy Lette)

5840. When the ego rules your life, you become egotistical. (Shanti Dharm)

5841. Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. (Elizabeth Bibesco)

5842. If will is not free,
How much does God charge for it?
Where do I pay up? (Kate Daly)

5843. 50% of marriages in this country end in divorce. But hey, the other half end in death. (Richard Jeni)

5844. A smile is something you can't give away; it always comes back to you. (?)

5845. To mourn is to throw a fistful of life in the eyes of Death. (Paul Claudel)

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Frictionary # 630

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5826. Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. (Jim Rohn)

5827. The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion. (Arnold H. Glasow)

5828. Shhh! If we make a noise, time is going to start again. (Paul Claudel)

5829. An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex. (Edgar Wallace)

5830. We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

5831. To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee. (William H. Walton)

5832. An illiterate king is an ass with a crown. (Vespasiano da Bisticci)

5833. Past events exist, after all, only in memory, which is a form of imagination. (Ursula K. Le Guin)

5834. Never run after a woman or a bus, because there's one every ten minutes. The ones after midnight are not as often, but they are faster. (?)

5835. Hardware - the part of a computer that can be kicked. (Jeff Pesis)

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Frictionary # 629

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5816. You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. (C.S. Lewis)

5817. I hope life isn't a joke, because I don't get it. (Jack Handey)

5818. Truth does not hurt by itself. It hurts because it breaks an illusion. (Olivier Lockert)

5819. You know you're old if your walker has an airbag. (Phyllis Diller)

5820. Paranoia is an illness of power. (Elias Canetti)

5821. Contempt is better than hate. Hate consumes the one who uses it. Contempt allows to keep a cool head. (Réjean Lévesque)

5822. Flattery, n. A crime that requires an accomplice. (Mardy Grothe)

5823. Here are the little gravestones
where memory
stands in the wild grass,
watching the future
arrive in a line of black cars. (Carol Ann Duffy)

5824. "Monsters are human; after all, you are what you eat." (in book description of "Sad Monsters", a Frank Lesser book.)

5825. By the streets of 'by and by', one arrives at the house of 'never'. (Miguel de Cervantes)

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Sunday, April 03, 2016

The Frictionary # 628

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5806. Death is the last thing you should worry about. (Richard Lewis)

5807. Tolerance is just another name for indifference. (W. Somerset Maugham)

5808. Love, not only to express itself, but also to exist, needs freedom; adoration is only based on slavery. (Maria Zambrano)

5809. Question to women: Do you have to practice the penetrating look of disapproval or is it something you're all born with? (Kent Graham)

5810. A mistake repeated more than once is a decision. (Paulo Coelho)

5811. There will be no nuclear war. There's too much real estate involved. (Frank Zappa)

5812. Politicians do not like definitions; they take away the fuzziness they need to pull the wool over your eyes. (Réjean Lévesque)

5813. I break all my arrows
for love
my voice is an empty quiver. (Positively Wyrde)

5814. If time=money then I need to take my time. (Wendy Liebman)

5815. It's better to regret the absence than to end up regretting the presence. I prefer nostalgia to routine. (Lucia Etxebarria de Asteinza)

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Frictionary #627

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5796. If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag, wash it. (Norman Thomas)

5797. History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions. (Ted Koppel)

5798. France is the only country in the world where the customer is never right. (Jacques Benoît)

5799. Never judge a painting or a woman by candlelight. (Italian proverb)

5800. NOW moves. Even in storytime, dreamtime, once-upon-a-time, NOW isn't THEN. (Ursula Le Guin)

5801. Bathroom scale: Scale, useless if you own a big mirror. (Michel Lauzière)

5802. You can't save your ass and your face at the same time. (James Dowler Gow)

5803. So few the grains of happiness
measured against all the dark
and still the scales balance. (Jane Hirschfield)

5804. I don't really visit strip joints because it gets quite expensive just to look into a girl's eyes.(Martin Perizzolo)

5805. Statistics: the mathematical theory of ignorance. (Morris Kline)

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Frictionary #626

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5786. The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. (Erich Fromm)

5787. To try to be brave is to be brave. (George MacDonald)

5788. You can become a terrorist because you are revolted, (...). But also because the people around you aren't. (Pierre Foglia)

5789. Water which is too pure has no fish. (Ts'ai Ken T'an)

5790. The rat race creates a race of rats. (Matt McNeely)

5791. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. (Swami Sivânanda)

5792. Five out of four people have trouble with fractions. (Steven Wright)

5793. Silently, one by one,
in the infinite meadows of the heaven,
blossomed the lovely stars,
the forget-me-nots of the angels. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

5794. I do not think - therefore I am not. (?)

5795. Religion is the frozen thought of man out of which they build temples. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

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