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.


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