Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Frictionary # 79

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

696. Being a newspaper columnist is like being married to a nymphomaniac. It's great for the first two weeks. (Lewis Grizzard)

697. All the tombstone inscriptions, without exception, are full of praise...Where are all the scoundrels buried? (Georges Clémenceau)

698. To create is to kill death. (Romain Rolland)

699. Happiness is not something you experience, it's something you remember. (Oscar Levant)

700. If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament. (Florynce R. Kennedy)

701. Why is life so tough? Perhaps it was cooked for too long. (?)

702. A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money. (W.C. Fields)

703. If you keep a secret, it becomes your slave. (Persian proverb)

704. California is a fine place to live - if you happen to be an orange. (Fred Allen)

705. Avarice is the sphincter of the heart. (Matthew Green)

That's all for this week. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Peace (please).

Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Frictionary # 78

Here is another batch of quotations from The Frictionary:

686. I have always thought of a dog lover as a dog that was in love with another dog. (James Thurber)

687. Going to church doesn't make you a christian any more than going to the garage makes you a car. (L.J. Peter)

688. Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid. (Franklin P. Jones)

689. Take my advice; I don't use it anyway. (?)

690. The air is pure in the countryside because peasants sleep with the windows closed. (Eugène Ionesco)

691. 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name. (Steven Wright)

692. There is more to life than increasing its speed. (Gandhi)

693. Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of taste. (Cyril Connolly)

694. One finger in the throat and one in the rectum make a good diagnostician. (Dr. William Osler)

695. Magnetism is one of the Six Fundamental Forces Of The Universe, with the other five being Gravity, Duct Tape, Whining, Remote Control, and the Force That Pulls Dogs Toward The Groins Of Strangers. (Dave Barry)

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

Sunday, June 11, 2006

The Frictionary #77

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

676. Culture is what your butcher would have if he were a surgeon. (Mary Pettibone Poole)

677. Why is it called "tourist season" if we can't shoot at them? (?)

678. Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. (Kin Hubbard)

679. Gray skies are just clouds passing over. (Duke Ellington)

680. One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. (Bertrand Russell)

681. Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. (George Bernard Shaw)

682. If God is everywhere, the devil chooses his spots. (Albert Brie)

683. California, a wet dream in the mind of New York. (Erica Jong)

684. Canada is the vichyssoise of nations - it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir. (Stuart Keate)

685. To lead the people, walk behind them. (Lao-Tzu)

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

Sunday, June 04, 2006

The Frictionary - Post #76

Here is another batch of quotations from The Frictionary:

666. A language is a dialect that has an army and a navy. (Max Weinreich)

667. The rain it raineth on the just
And also on the unjust fella:
But chiefly on the just, because
The unjust steals the just's umbrella. (Lord Charles Bowen)*
* The underlying concept stating that the rain falls on the just as well as on the unjust is quite ancient; it is mentioned in the New Testament (Matt. 5:45). It is also quoted as a Hopi proverb, but my favorite comment is by Irukandji (on the DeviantART-Forum - ):

"The just and the unjust...
get wet just the same
raindrops don't care
if one has no shame."

668. There is no bad weather, only bad clothing. (Swedish proverb)

669. Music is the best means we have of digesting time. (W.H. Auden)

670. Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery. (Erma Bombeck)

671. Support bacteria - they're the only culture some people have. (Steven Wright)

672. If I had a little humility, I'd be perfect. (Ted Turner)

673. You can be sincere and still be stupid. (?)

674. Volunteer work is premeditated. Being good is a state of grace. (Pierre Foglia)

675. I am at two with nature. (Woody Allen)

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