Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Frictionary # 81

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

716. The one who tells the stories rules the world. (Hopi proverb)

717. You can never understand a language until you understand at least two. (Ronald Searle)

718. It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it. (G.K. Chesterton)

719. A half-truth is a whole lie. (Yiddish proverb)

720. DCLXVI: the number of the Roman Beast. (?)

721. The teaching of English* is to literature what gynecology is to erotism. (Guy Bedos)
* "English" here replaces "français" in the original quotation.

722. Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. (Bill Vaughn)

723. Hope for the best, expect the worst. Life is a play. We're unrehearsed. (Mel Brooks)

724. True friends stab you in the front. (Oscar Wilde)

725. We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams. (Jeremy Irons)

That's all for this edition. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. You can also subscribe to have The Frictionary e-mailed to you. Until next time, be happy.


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