Sunday, September 25, 2005

More from The Frictionary

Here are another ten quotations taken from The Frictionary:

306. Old age manifests itself three ways: first, you lose memory...I forgot the other two. (Bob Hope)

307. Pity costs nothing, and ain't worth nothing. (Josh Billings)

308. An expert is one who knows about more and more about less and less. (Nicholas M. Butler)

309. If George Washington never told a lie, how did he become president? (Milton Berle)

310. Suicide is the worst form of murder, because it leaves no opportunity for repentance. (John C. Collins)

311. It is a good thing that life is not as serious as it seems to a waiter. (Don Herold)

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

313. When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free. (Charles Evans Hughes)

314. Government is like a big baby - an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsability at the other. (Ronald Reagan)

315. Adam died at the age of 930, from terminal boredom. (Jeremy Pascall)

That's all for today. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Until next time, be happy!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

More quotations from The Frictionary

Here are another ten quotations from The Frictionary:

296. Who wants to do something finds the means, who wants to do nothing finds an excuse. (Arab proverb)

297. A book of quotations (...) can never be complete. (Robert M. Hamilton)

298. Refugees don't have TV. It's TV that has them. (Pierre Foglia)

299. When you die, is it for life? (?)

300. How do you know when a lawyer is lying? His lips are moving. (John Grisham * )
* This quip was uttered by the character Rudy Baylor in the movie The Rainmaker which was based on the novel of the same title by John Grisham. Francis Ford Coppola was the director and the screenplay writer.

301. Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke. (Herman Hesse)

302. If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual (...) would be (...) an American cow. (William Lyon Phelps)

303. A library is thought in cold storage. (Herbert Samuel)

304. All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams. (Elias Canetti)

305. Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. (Jeff Valdez)

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

Sunday, September 11, 2005

More from

Here is another batch of quotations:

286. The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall. (Orville Wright)

287. A vacuum can only exist, I imagine, by the things which enclose it. (Zelda Fitzgerald)

288. As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. (Henry David Thoreau)

289. Men live by forgetting - women live on memories. (T.S. Eliot)

290. When money speaks, the truth keeps silent. (Russian proverb)

291. A child shows his toy; a man hides his. (Antonio Porchia)

292. A lion that imitates a lion is a monkey. (Victor Hugo)

293. An apple a day keeps the doctor long as you aim well. (attributed to Winston Churchill)

I prefer the version that rhymes: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away...if you aim correctly."

294. All war movies are based on the same principle: the audience survives. (Pierre Foglia)

295. Like our shadows,

Our wishes lengthen as our sun declines. (Edward Young)

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

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Another page from The Frictionary

Here is another page from

276. Man calls intelligent the animals that he understands. (Jean Painlevé)

277. When we are loved, we doubt nothing. When we love, we doubt everything. (Colette)

278. The more I know what I want, the less I want what I know. (Philippe Gluck)

279. Eternity is really long, especially near the end. (Woody Allen)

280. A good book has no ending. (R.D. Cumming)

281. A metaphor is like a simile. (Steve Connelly) *
* Usually attributed to Steven Wright.

282. Love, like chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor. (Helen Rowland)

283. Avoid clichés like the plague. (?)

284. Time is the riverbank, we move on, it appears to be moving. (Antoine Rivarol)

285. You have the watches, we have the time. (Haitian proverb)

That's all for now. Your comments and favorite quotes are welcome. Until next time, be happy!

Thursday, September 01, 2005