Sunday, May 29, 2005

"Quotations", you said?

More quotations from "The Frictionary":

136. Never wave to your friends at an auction. (William E. Brodersen)

137. They say alcohol lessens your inhibitions. I say it lowers your standards. (Rejean Levesque)

138. Love and cough cannot be hid. (George Herbert)

139. Apathy is becoming a major problem, but who cares? (?)

140. Art: seeing the world as I am, not as it is. (Paul Eluard)

141. The love of one's country is a natural thing. But why should love stop at the border. (Pablo Casals)

142. Goals are dreams with deadlines. (Diana Scharf Hunt)

143. Religions change; beer and wine remain. (Harvey Allen)

144. Love all. Trust a few. (William Shakespeare)

145. Know thyself. If you need help, call the CIA. (?)

That's all for now. Be happy!

Monday, May 23, 2005

More from "The Frictionary"

More from "The Frictionary":

126. To be against violence is much like being against floods. (Pierre Foglia)

127. Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. (George Bernard Shaw)

128. Sarchasm: the gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it. (Jeff Kirk)

129. Cellular macarena: the dance that occurs when a cellular phone rings in a public place. Everyone reaches for their coat pocket, front pant pockets, back pants pockets, etc. (Kristin Arnold)

The two last quotations were taken from from a website that features "neologisms" that have resulted from modern communication technology (mostly the Internet). [].

130. To stay is to be, but to travel is to live. (Gustave Nadaud)

131. The Vikings have been the Americans of their era; loud, coloured, powerful, rich, cruel, and fiercely democratic. (Dany Laferrière)

132. Lucidity is the wound that is closest to the sun. (René Char)

133. The wise does not say what he knows, the fool does not know what he says. (Turk proverb)

134. There are no rainbows without blues. (Sam Keen)

135. Architecture is inhabited sculpture. (Constantin Brancusi)

That's it for now. Peace!

Monday, May 16, 2005

And the lovesick moose cried out, "Mooooooore!".

More quotations from "The Frictionary".

116. Money talks. Chocolate sings. (?)

117. Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. (Frank Herbert)

To paraphrase B.F. Skinner, you might say that freedom does not exist; living organisms respond to stimuli in certain fashions. We are living organisms, we respond and thus cannot be free. It is only by detaching ourselves from this behavioral context that we can achieve freedom. Nirvana is possible only if we remove the stimuli (worldly temptations)from our lives. Only then can we be free. Maybe, but could I keep the chocolate?

118. Rationalization may be defined as self-deception by reasoning. (Karen Horney)

119. Tattoo: permanent proof of temporary insanity. (?)

120. Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. (Oscar Wilde)

121. Sure, sometimes, I have thought about putting an end to my days, but I have never been able to decide which one to start with. (Jacques Prévert)

122. Love is being stupid together. (Paul Valéry)

123. You never learn anything with your mouth open. (?)

124. Ballerinas are always on their toes. Why don't they just get taller ballerinas? (Steven Wright)

125. If you throw mud, you lose ground. (Lester B. Pearson)

Be happy!

Sunday, May 08, 2005

More from The Frictionary

Here are some more quotations from The Frictionary:

106. The greatest frustration for rich people: being refused the pleasure of complaining. (Albert Brie)

107. Beware of the man whose belly does not move when he is laughing. (Chinese proverb)

108. Cowardness is surprisingly similar to wisdom. (Bertrand Vac)

109. Wise men don't need advice. Fools don't take it. (Benjamin Franklin)

110. The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born. (Elayne Boosler)

111. If you have to lie to someone, it's their fault. (Toni Schmitt)

112. The only way to insult death is to ignore it. (Pierre Foglia)

113. Words take the pictures of the souls of things. (Madeleine Gagnon)

114. The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. (LP Hartley)

115. I'd be a pessimist - but it wouldn't work anyway. (?)

That's it for now. Be happy!

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Here are more quotations...

Here are more quotations from "The Frictionary":

96. Ignoranus: a person who's both stupid and an asshole. (?)

97. Intaxication: euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with. (Greg Oetjen)

98. Osteopornosis: a degenerate disease. (Sandra Hull)

The three quotations above were among winning entries in the "Word Alteration Contest" for week 278 in the Washinton Post's Style Invitational. Contestants were asked to add, subtract, or change a letter in a word and supply a new definition.

99. Ideas are like kids. Once you have them, you must raise them. (Daniel Picouly)

100. Marriage changes passion. Suddenly you're in bed with a relative. (?)

101. Man is good but veal is better. (Bertolt Brecht)

102. A friend is a road, an enemy is a wall. (Chinese proverb)

103. We like because, we love although. (Paul Pearsall)

104. Jesus Christ is the only anarchist who has really succeeded. (André Malraux)

105. The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist. (Rabindranath Tagore)

Until next time.