Sunday, January 29, 2006

More quotations from The Frictionary

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

486. Adam's first domestic pet after the expulsion from Paradise was the serpent. (Franz Kafka)

487. Hope is a tired dream. (Pierre Foglia)

488. Dijon-vu: the same mustard as before. (?)

489. When ideas fail, words come in very handy. (Johann Wolfgang Goethe)

490. The great thing about the dead, they make space. (John Updike)

491. Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. (Bill Watterson)

492. It is not enough to have wit; you must then have enough of it to avoid having too much. (André Maurois)

493. Men don't fake orgasm - no man wants to pull on a face like that on purpose. (Allan Pease)

494. Shetland pony: sub-compact horse. (?)

495. Advertising is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission. (Fred Allen)

That's all for today. Have a nice week.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Frictionary: Post #57

Here is another batch of quotations taken from The Frictionary:

476. Existentialism means that no one can take a bath for you. (Delmore Schwartz)

477. Experience is like a tooth-pick; nobody wants to use it after you did. (Roland Dorgelès)

478. Don't anthropomorphize computers - they hate it. (?)

479. Experts have their expert fun
Ex cathedra, telling one just how
Nothing can be done. (Piet Hein)

480. People will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold - but so does a hard-boiled egg. (?)

481. When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing. (Tom Robbins)

482. You don't see no hearses with luggage racks. (Don Henley)

483. In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of. (Robert Schumann)

484. I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road. (Stephen Hawking)

485. He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good. (Rabindranath Tagore)

That's all for today. Peace. Please...

Sunday, January 15, 2006

The Frictionary #56

Here is another edition of The Frictionary:

466. Genius has its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. (Elbert Hubbard)

467. Ever wonder about those people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backward. (George Carlin)

468. Motherhood is like Albania - you can't really trust the descriptions in books - you have to go there. (Marni Jackson)

469. Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. (Igor Stravinsky)

470. There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman? (Woody Allen)

471. Hypocrisy is the Vaseline of social intercourse. (?)

472. I don't eat snails. I prefer fast food. (?)

473. Nothing is eternal, not even gratitude. (Jules Renard)

474. I think I think; therefore I think I am. (Ambrose Bierce)

475. My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted. (Steven Wright)

That's all for today. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Be happy!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Another page from The Frictionary

Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:

456. When men reach the sixties and retire they go to pieces. Women just go right on cooking. (Gail Sheehy)

457. Women need a reason to have just need a place. (Billy Crystal)

458. If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten. (George Carlin)

459. If you believe everything you read, better not read. (Japanese proverb)

460. There are three kinds of people in the world: those who can count - and those who can't. (?)

461. All cruelty springs from weakness. (Seneca)

462. A life without dreams is like a puppet without strings. (François Gervais)

463. I never lost my virginity, (...) I remember where I left it. (Jim Corcoran)

464. Medecine: the only profession that labours incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence. (James Bryce)

465. Life is an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. (Carl Sandburg)

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

Monday, January 02, 2006

A new year for The Frictionary

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

446. Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles. (George Jean Nathan)

447. Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts...perhaps the fear of a loss of power. (John Steinbeck)

448. Housekeeping is like being caught in a revolving door. (Marcelene Cox)

449. If women would have had to make the first move, the human race would have disappeared a long time ago. (?)

450. Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. (Will Durant)

451. Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world. (R.D. Laing)

452. Life is like a toilet paper roll; the closer you get to the end of it, the faster it goes. (Andy Rooney)

453. Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other. (Oscar Ameringer)

454. My favorite animal is steak. (Fran Lebowitz)

455. The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it. (Franlin P. Jones)

That's all for today. Best wishes for a Happy New Year to everyone!