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!

1 Comments:

At 5:25 PM , Anonymous Caitlin said...

As a matter of fact, my roommate studies French. She is not a quote collecter, but she reads them and might appreciate the practice. Funny you should mention that like and love are the same in French. They are also the same in Russian, which I studied for a year, and yes, it does lead to many complications when translating.

 

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