Sunday, July 31, 2005

More quotations...

Here is another batch from The Frictionary. You are invited to send your favorite quotations (don't forget to mention the author). Your comments are also welcome.

226. Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it. (Cyril Connolly)

227. Stupidity is also a tradition. (Frank Dane)

228. The tide is the ocean's pulse. (Jean Delacour)

229. The penis is nothing but a phallic symbol. (Umberto Eco)

230. Every definition is dangerous. (Erasmus)

231. There is something that religions simply cannot tolerate: laughter. (Pierre Foglia)

232. Eating the fortune in the fortune cookie is bad luck. (Réjean Lévesque)

233. In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn't creak. (Tom Robbins)

234. The best lie detectors of all are mothers. (Andrew Ryan)

235. The early worm should read the proverbs. (?)

That's all for now. Until next time, be happy!

Sunday, July 24, 2005

The Frictionary: more quotations

Here is another batch from The Frictionary:

216. All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism. (?)

217. Cats aren't clean, they're just covered with cat spit. (John S. Nichols)

218. If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research. (Wilson Mizner)

219. It's called a breakup because it's broken. (Greg Behrendt)

This last quotation will also be the title of the sequel to the bestseller "He's Just Not That Into You" by Behrendt and co-author Liz Tuccillo who this time will be replaced by Greg's wife Amiira for the forthcoming book.

220. 43.3% of statistics are meaningless. (?)

221. Time is the longest distance between two places. (Tennessee Williams)

222. Life is the conservation of the possible. (Paul Valéry)

223. A broken heart is mostly a broken pride. (Michel Tremblay)

224. Even the air is dishonest in LA. (Uma Thurman)

225. Life is a zoo in a jungle. (Peter De Vries)

Until next time, be happy!

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Another page from The Frictionary

Welcome to another page from The Frictionary:

206. Summer vacations is a time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid. (?)

207. I believe I've found the missing link between animal and civilized man. It is us. (Karl Lorenz)

208. Old age is marvelous; it's a pity it has to end so badly. (François Mauriac)

209. News is the first rough draft of history. (Benjamin Bradlee)

210. We do not inherit this land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. (Haida proverb) *
* This quotation is also attributed to Antoine de St-Exupéry who, it is said, borrowed it from a Masaï proverb.

211. Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice. (Holbrook Jackson)

212. A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

213. Are people who don't believe in Zeus atheists? (?)

214. Automatic simply means that you can't repair it yourself. (Frank Zappa)

215. There is nothing so disturbing to one's well-being and judgment as to see a friend get rich. (Charles Kindleberger)

Until next time, be happy!

Sunday, July 10, 2005

More from The Frictionary

I will be trying to make this here blog a weekly affair, usually publishing on Sundays. You are invited to visit and leave comments or quotations you like. Here are some more quotations from The Frictionary.

196. The universe is made up of stories, not of atoms. (Muriel Rukeyser)

197. Man's loneliness is but his fear of life. (Eugene O'Neill)

198. The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

199. 7/5th of all people do not understand fractions. (?)

200. The last time I was in a woman I was visiting the Statue of Liberty. (Woody Allen)

201. Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

202. A word (...) is the skin of a living thought. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

203. Guilt is anger directed at ourselves, at what we did or did not do. (Peter McWilliams)

204. If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex? (Art Hoppe)

205. Regret is an amplifier of desire. (Marcel Proust)

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Until next time, be happy!

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Another page from The Frictionary

Here is another batch of quotations from The Frictionary:

186. People who rest on their laurels are wearing them on the wrong end. (Malcolm Kushner)

187. Squirrels: rats that are specialized in public relations. (Lise Lepage)

188. I don't like electrons; they've always had a negative influence on society. (Chris Lipe)

189. The first duty of love is to listen. (Paul Tillich)

190. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. (Tom Robbins)

191. To be bored is an insult to yourself. (Jules Renard)

192. Envy is the basis of democracy. (Bertrand Russell)

193. Eternity is the by-product of man's desires. (Réjean Lévesque)

194. Feminist bookstores have no humor section. (?)

195. In time of war the first casualty is truth.* (Hiram Johnson)
A similar, older quote, is attributed to Aeschylus.

Until next time, be happy!