Sunday, October 30, 2005

More quotations for you

Here is another batch from The Frictionary:

356. Here, in the home of the brave and the land of the free, the first word that baby learns is "more". (Don Henley)

357. To show pity is felt as a sign of contempt because one has clearly ceased to be an object of fear as soon as one is pitied. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

358. If you can actually count your money, you are not really a rich man. (J. Paul Getty)

359. Women like silent men; they think they're listening. (Marcel Achard)

360. Cole's Law: thinly sliced cabbage. (?)

361. The best mirror is an old friend. (German proverb)

362. Earth is a great global village and the owner of the general store is Bill Gates. (Stéphane Laporte)

363. A good compromise leaves everybody mad. (Bill Watterson)

364. If you want to know where the apathy is, you're probably sitting on it. (Florynce R. Kennedy)

365. Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished. (Jeremy Bentham)

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

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Another page from The Frictionary

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

346. Chastity always takes its toll. In some it produces pimples; in others, sex laws. (Karl Kraus)

347. Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you. (Mary Bly)

348. The big advantage of a book is it's very easy to rewind. Close it and you're right back at the beginning. (Jerry Seinfeld)

349. If Abraham's son had been a teenager, it wouldn't have been a sacrifice. (Scott Spendlove)

350. It's impossible to give you my age, it changes all the time. (Alphonse Allais)

351. Conversation is when three persons are talking; gossip is when one of them leaves. (?)

352. We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police. (Jeff Marder)

353. God said, "Let there be light". And God separated the light from the dark. And did two loads of laundry. (Kevin Krisciunas)

354. In mute people's country, the blind are deaf. (Louis Scuténaire)

355. Black holes are where God divided by zero. (Steven Wright)

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

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Ten quotations from The Frictionary

Here are 10 quotations taken from The Frictionary:

336. Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. (Mark Twain)

337. The electricity company sends electricity through a wire to a customer, then immediately gets the electricity back through another wire, then (...) sends it right back to the customer again. (Dave Barry)

338. It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased. (Kehlog Albran)

This quotation is taken from a little book published in 1973 that was titled "The Profit". It was a spoof of "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran and the author(s) used the pseudonym Kehlog Albran. Some experts believe that Roger Price and Leonard Stern really wrote "The Profit". Price and Stern were co-owners of the company Price Stern Sloan which published the book.
Another source says that Martin A. Cohen and Sheldon Shacket were behind Kehlog Albran.

339. Man is the computer (...) that can be mass produced with unskilled labor. (Wernher von Braun)

340. Never try to outstubborn a cat. (Robert A. Heinlein)

341. If voting could change the system, it would be illegal. (?)

342. We are absolutely certain about one thing, we do not understand. (Eric Hoffer)

343. There is nothing permanent except change. (Heraclitus)

There are many versions of this idea; they were probably inspired by Heraclitus' famous aphorism "Panta Rhei" that says, " Everything flows, nothing stands still."

344. The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he's a baby. (Natalie Wood)

345. There two great rules of life: never tell everything at once. (Ken Venturi)

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

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Another page from The Frictionary

Here is another batch of quotations from The Frictionary:

326. Happiness is when you want tomorrow to be another today. (Bernard Werber)

327. Violence is a lack of vocabulary. (Gilles Vigneault)

328. When the masses dream, they form rivers of hope. (Pablo Corral Vega)

329. In the first place God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. (Mark Twain)

330. Men are cruel, but man is kind. (Rabindranath Tagore)

331. Fear is the main source of superstition and one of the main sources of cruelty. (Bertrand Russell)

332. If we didn't have faith, no one would buy pâté. (Réjean Lévesque)

333. He that falls by himself never cries. (Turkish proverb)

334. If space is a vacuum, who changes the bags? (?)

335. For every actor, there is a reactor. (Munroe Feldman)

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

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Once again, from The Frictionary...

Here is another batch from The Frictionary:

316. Matter cannot be created or destroyed, nor can it be returned without a receipt. (Michael John Boehm)

317. Each hour is a little bucket of time to fill, the clock says when to pour. (John Boslough)

318. The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television. (?)

319. The more we judge, the less we love. (Honoré de Balzac)

320. Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other. (William Wycherley)

321. Birth control pills are deductible, but only if they don't work. (Milton Berle)

322. What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone? (Bertolt Brecht)

323. Myth is other people's religion. (Joseph Campbell)

324. Fun is like insurance; the older you get, the more it costs. (Kin Hubbard)

325. Caress a circle, it will become vicious. (Eugène Ionesco)

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