Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Frictionary - Edition # 75

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

656. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. (?)*
*Sometimes attributed to Henry Ford and many others.

657. Necessity has the face of a dog. (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

658. Masturbation is not illegal, but if it were, people would probably take the law into their own hands. (George Carlin)

659. When you are happy, there is much left to do: console the others. (Jules Renard)

660. We either make ourselves happy or miserable - the amount of work is the same. (Carlos Castenada)

661. Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit. (Edward R. Murrow)

662. If God exists, that's his problem. (?)

663. If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. (Dorothy Parker)

664. He who knows nothing doubts nothing. (Spanish proverb)

665. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. (Gandhi)

That's all for this edition. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Have a nice week.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Frictionary #74

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

646. Blessed are the young for they will inherit the national debt. (Herbert Hoover)

647. We must never judge people on the company they keep. Judas, for example, had irreproachable friends. (Paul Verlaine)*
A similar quotation is sometimes attributed to Ernest Hemingway.

648. It is not certain that everything is uncertain. (Blaise Pascal)

649. Nobody can make feel inferior without your consent. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

650. Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation. (Milton Friedman)

651. Desk: a wastebasket with drawers. (?)

652. Jealousy, like sickness, gets worse when night falls. (Paul Léautaud)

653. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. (Richard Avedon)

654. There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball,
And that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all. (Ogden Nash)

655. Knowing who you are is good for one generation only. (Flannery O'Connor)

That's all for today. Your suggestions and comments are welcome. This blog is usually published every Sunday. Peace.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

The Frictionary # 73

Here is another batch of quotations from The Frictionary:

636. Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery. (Jack Paar)

637. You lose your immortality when you lose your memory. (Vladimir Nabokov)

638. What's the difference between ignorance and indifference? I don't know and I don't care. (?)

639. When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. (Eric Hoffer)

640. Atrocity: a very big city. (Réjean Lévesque)

641. Money no longer talks. It just goes without saying. (?)

642. Players only love you when they're playing. (Stevie Nicks)

643. I am not young enough to know everything. (James M. Barrie)

644. Toys are made in heaven, batteries are made in hell. (Tom Robbins)

645. Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes. (John LeCarré)

That's all for this edition. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Until next time, peace.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Frictionary Post #72

Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:

626. Politicians, public buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.* (Robert Towne)
* This quip on respectability is uttered by Noah Cross (played by John Huston) in the movie "Chinatown". Robert Towne wrote the screenplay.

627. For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism. (?)

628. The world's greatest water power is woman's tears. (J. Kenfield Morley)

629. No money, no Switzerland. (Jean Racine)

630. Self-plagiarism is style. (Alfred Hitchcock)

631. The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel, and vinyl. (Dave Barry)

632. All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. (Mark Twain)

633. Fame is a bee.
It has a song
It has a sting
Ah, too, it has a wing. (Emily Dickinson)

634. When the mouse laughs at a cat, there is a hole nearby. (Nigerian proverb)

635. I know what I have given you. I do not know what you have received. (Antonio Porchia)

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