Sunday, September 03, 2006

The Frictionary # 89

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

796. Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot.* (Proverb)
* I guess they won't be reading this proverb...

797. Woe to him who doesn't know how to wear his mask, be he a king or pope! (Luigi Pirandello)

798. Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect. (Owens Lee Pomeroy)

799. Fobia: the fear of misspelled words. (?)

800. Librarians are the secret rulers of the universe. They control information. Don't ever piss one off. (Spider Robinson)

801. Television has made dictatorship impossible, but democracy unbearable. (Shimon Peres)

802. To understand is to forgive. (Madame de Staël)

803. History repeats itself; historians repeat one another. (Rupert Brooke)

804. Poetry is an orphan of silence. (Charles Simic)

805. Resentment is like taking poison and hoping the other person dies. (Saint Augustine)

That's all for this week. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Receive this blog via e-Mail by subscribing. Have a nice week.

2 Comments:

At 12:38 PM , Anonymous Emma said...

It's "phobia" (if that's what the question mark is about)

 
At 4:16 PM , Blogger Rejean said...

Thank you for your comment. The question mark in parentheses indicates that the author of the quote is unknown.
It's an exercise in irony where "the fear of misspelled words" is not great enough to prevent a mistake in the heading.

 

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