Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Frictionary # 101

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

916. A book no more contains reality than a clock contains time. (Tom Robbins)

917. Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.* (Honoré de Balzac)
* Sometimes attributed to Anacharsis, a philosopher-prince, precursor of the Cynics. (6th century BC), but Solon (Athenian statesman) was in fact at the origin of the remark.

918. You are free and that is why you are lost. (Franz Kafka)

919. Never, never play leapfrog with a unicorn. (?)

920. Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. (Kahlil Gibran)

921. There are no ugly feet. Feet are spiritual. They enable man to stand up. They are his hands. Now, he can look at the stars. (Olga Berluti)

922. Can't a critic give his opinion of an omelette without being asked to lay an egg? (Clayton Rawson)

923. My mother, my mirror. My father, my drawer. (Stéphane Laporte)

924. It is quite hard to know if man is born bad, or if he becomes bad right after. (Henry Becque)

925. The last illusion is believing we have lost them all. (Maurice Chapelan)

That's all for this week. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Subscribe and receive this blog in your in-box every week. Peace.

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