Sunday, April 30, 2006

The Frictionary Post #71

Here is another batch from The Frictionary:

616. If desire leaves, go with it. (Sylvie Laliberté)

617. If a publican is a tax collector, what is a republican? (Anu Garg)

618. What gets most confiscated at Customs? Dignity. (Réjean Lévesque)

619. Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you. (Terry Pratchett)

620. Don't knock voyeurism. American culture wouldn't exist without it. (Dennis Lehane)

621. We have dogs, but we are with cats. (Pierre Foglia)

622. A man who thinks he is smarter than his wife has a very smart wife. (?)

623. History repeats itself because nobody listens. (L.J. Peter)

624. God created man, but I could have done better. (Erma Bombeck)

625. Jesus was a Jew. Yes, but only on his mother's side. (Stanley Ralph Ross)

That's all for this edition. Feel free to send comments or suggestions. Peace!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

More quotations from The Frictionary (#70)

Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:

606. A story includes the telling and the listening. (Giindajin Haawasti Guujaw*)
*Guujaw is a totem carver, activist, and leader of the Haida Nation. Guujaw means 'drum'.

607. Keep an open mind...but not so open your brain falls out. (Robert Low)
Many variations on this idea have been circulating.

608. The main difference between a cat and a lie is that the cat only has nine lives. (Mark Twain)

609. Television, the drug of the nation, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation. (Larry Gilbert)

610. The day that has been the most wasted is the one when we did not laugh. (Sébastien Chamfort)

611. A sheet of sandpaper makes a cheap and effective substitute for costly maps when visiting the Sahara. (?)

612. The people are to be taken in very small doses. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

613. Civil servants are a bit like the books in a library. Those that are higher up are less used. (Paul Masson)

614. We learn from history that we do not learn from history. (Friedrich Hegel)

615. I get mail, therefore I am. (Scott Adams)

That's all for this edition. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Peace!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

The Frictionary # 69

Here is another batch of quotations taken from The Frictionary:

596. Everything has already been said, but not by me. (Gilles Vigneault)

597. Dictatorship is the most complete form of jealousy. (Curzio Malaparte)

598. The chicken probably came before the egg, because it is hard to imagine God wanting to sit on an egg. (?)

599. Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist. (G.K. Chesterton)

600. Diplomat: one who thinks twice before saying nothing. (Carol Lazarus)

601. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. (Steven Wright)

602. If evolution is outlawed only outlaws will evolve. (Daniel A. Ashlock)

603. Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. (Charles Darwin)

604. It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it. (Sam Levenson)

605. Teachers open the door. You enter yourself. (Chinese proverb)

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

Sunday, April 09, 2006

The Frictionary Post #68

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

586. You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. (Anne Lamott)*
* Anne Lamott admitted having stolen the quote from a Jesuit friend Tom Weston.

587. Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past. (Lewis Mumford)

588. In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him. (Dereke Bruce)

589. Poetry's a zoo where you keep demons and angels. (Les Murray)

590. To be good is noble, but to teach others to be good is nobler - and less trouble. (Mark Twain)

591. To be brave is to behave bravely
When your heart is faint
So you can be really brave
Only when you really ain't. (Piet Hein)

592. If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer? (Steven Wright)

593. Always use tasteful words. You may have to eat them. (?)

594. Imagination has no muscle. (Danny Laferrière)

595. There are two sides to every argument until you take one. (L.J. Peter)

That's all for today. Please feel free to send your comments or suggestions. Peace!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

The Frictionary - Post #67

Here is another batch from The Frictionary:

576. A career is a job that has gone on too long. (Jeff MacNelly)

577. I had plastic surgery last week. I cut up my credit card. (Henny Youngman)

578. The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault. (Henry Kissinger)

579. A bachelor is a man who is right sometimes. (L.J. Peter)

580. A dog is perpetually on the wrong side of a door. (Ogden Nash)

581. Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. (Mark Twain)

582. If creativity didn't exist, we would have to invent it. (William Yochum)

583. When we reach our goal, we believe that the road taken was the good one. (Paul Valéry)

584. To really know a man, observe his behavior with a woman, a flat tire, and a child. (?)

585. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. (Martin Luther King Jr.)

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