Saturday, December 24, 2005

The Frictionary - Merry Christmas!

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

436. Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. (Ludwig Borne)

437. Dieting: wishful shrinking. (?)

438. A line is a dot that went for a walk. (Paul Klee)

439. When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick. (George Burns)

440. Unlimited warranties are usually neither. (Bill Shea)

441. A hangover is the wrath of grapes. (Jeffrey Barnard)

442. The four stages of life:
1. You believe in Santa Claus
2. You don't believe in Santa Claus
3. You are Santa Claus
4. You look like Santa Claus. (?)

443. Truth exists, only lies can be invented. (George Braque)

444. Aibohphobia: fear of palindromes. (J.J. Hentsch)

445. To be fulfilled, a prophecy needs lots of flexibility. (Mason Cooley)

That's all for today. Happy Holidays! Peace on Earth.

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Sunday, December 18, 2005

More quotations for you

Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:

426. Time is the only purgatory. (Samuel Butler)

427. In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance. (Henry Miller)

428. Words are never more than compromises. (Réjean Lévesque)

429. The act of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies. (Cesare Pavese)

430. There are six requisites in every happy marriage. The first is Faith and the remaining five are Confidence. (Elbert Hubbard)

431. It is not the possessions but the desires of mankind which require to be equalized. (Aristotle)

432. Of two evils, choose to be the least. (Ambrose Bierce)

433. Flattery is like cologne water, to smelt of, not swallowed. (Josh Billings)

434. An unbreakable toy is good for breaking other toys. (?)

435. Poems are made a bit like cannons - you take a hole and you put something around it. (Paul Claudel)

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

Monday, December 12, 2005

The Frictionary #51

Here is another batch of quotations from The Frictionary:

416. The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the smallest like prostitutes.
(Stanley Kubrick)

417. Courage is an admirable last resort, for when intelligence fails. (David Brin)

418. A tree in a cemetery is very beautiful; like a coffin growing. (Pierre Doris)

419. Rumours, (...) are like assholes: everyone knows some but generally tries to avoid them. (Brendan Murphy)

420. Truth is a line drawn between errors. (Franz Anton Mesmer)

421. Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it. (Harold S. Hulbert)

422. The unknown is an ocean. What is conscience? The compass of the unknown. (Joseph Cook)

423. Man is a complex being: he makes deserts bloom - and lakes die. (Gil Stern)

424. A harp is a nude piano. (?)

425. All politics are based on the indifference of the majority. (James Reston)

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

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Once again, from The Frictionary

Here are another ten quotations from The Frictionary:

406. There is only one thing that goes out of fashion: fashion. (Pierre Reverdy)

The essence of this quotation is also attributed to Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dali, and Coco Chanel.

407. Politicians are like rugs; always cleaner after having been beaten. (Albert Brie)

408. The only time you can really be sure that a politician is telling the truth is when he's admitting that he's a crook. (Jay Leno)

409. Bee: the natural enemy of a tightrope walker. (Dan Rather)

410. This world is a comedy to those who think and a tragedy to those who feel. (Horace Walpole)

411. It's OK to let your mind go blank, but please turn off the sound. (?)

412. Photography is truth. Cinema: truth twenty-four times a second. (Jean-Luc Godard)

413. Playing with words is like playing with cats; you're not sure if they like it. (Réjean Lévesque)

414. You know it's not a good wax museum when there are wicks coming out of people's heads. (Rick Reynolds)

415. Naive you are
If you believe
Life favours those
Who don't believe. (Piet Hein)

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