Sunday, February 26, 2006

More quotations for you (Post 62)

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

526. Why is abbreviation such a long word? (Michael Davis)

527. Charity is not a virtue anymore, it is a servitude. (Bertrand Vac)

528. Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta. (Brian Aldiss)

529. Boredom: the desire for desires. (Leo Tolstoy)

530. Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. (Joseph Cotton Dana)

531. In evolution, some go up, some go down. (Réjean Lévesque)

532. A choice without consequences is no choice at all. (Tom Robbins)

533. 74% of our earth is covered with water and the rest is covered with mortgages. (?)

534. It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians. (Henrik Ibsen)

535. Language was invented to ask questions. Answers may be given by grunts and gestures, but questions must be spoken. (Eric Hoffer)

That's all for this edition. Until next time, peace... please.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Once again from The Frictionary...

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

516. Remember: today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday. (Dale Carnegie)

517. And the wind shall say, "Here were decent godless people,
Their only monument the asphalt road
And a thousand lost golf balls. (T.S. Eliot)

518. " " - Marcel Marceau (?)

519. A lake is an inverted island. (?)

520. Second marriages: the triumph of hope over experience. (Samuel Johnson)

521. There are three things that you cannot stare in the face: the sun, death, and the dentist. (Alex Métayer)

522. The jealous person is a voyeur because he wants to be right about being jealous. (Alberto Moravia)

523. Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country. (Bertrand Russell)

524. The nail suffers as much as the hole. (Dutch proverb)

525. It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid. (George Bernard Shaw)

That's all for today. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome. Peace.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

More from The Frictionary

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

506. Fidelity, putting all your eggs in one bastard. (Dorothy Parker)

507. A dictionary is all the universe in alphabetical order. (Anatole France)

508. Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. (H.L. Mencken)

509. There are only two kinds of music - good and bad. (George Martin)

510. I believe love is primarily a choice and only sometimes a feeling. If you want to feel love, choose to love and be patient. (Gordon Atkinson)

511. The only argument against immortality is boredom. (E.M. Cioran)

512. Perennial: a plant that, had it lived, would have grown back year after year. (Rebecca M. Plank)

513. The prophet is the man who remembers the future. (Frédéric Rossif)

514. Theater is life, film is art, television is furniture. (?)

515. An apple a day makes 365 apples a year. (Tom Weller)

The Grammys ceremony was held on February 8 and, like so many other similar award-giving rituals left out a lot of deserving artists. My favorite quote is by Les Paul, the 90-year-old guitar legend, who acknowledged his awards from his hospital bed and said, "I'm so happy about the Grammys. I feel like a condemned building with a new flagpole on it. "

That's all for this week. Peace and Love.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Another page from The Frictionary

Here is another batch from The Frictionary:

496. The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

497. Satan, the first consultant. (Mark Twain)

498. Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes on the roof and gets stuck. (George Carlin)

499. Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again? (A.A. Milne)

500. Songs are life in 80 words or less. (Neil Diamond)

501. I wanted to tell you a boomerang story but I forgot it. Well, not to worry, it's going to come back to me. (Coluche)

502. Conscience is like a baby. It has to go to sleep before you can. (?)

503. There are people who can really hold a conversation but who forget to release it. (Réjean Lévesque)

504. Whatever satisfies the soul is truth. (Walt Whitman)

505. The highest result of education is tolerance. (Helen Keller)

That's all for today. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Peace.