Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Frictionary # 114

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1046. There are three reasons for breast-feeding: the milk is always at the right temperature, it comes in attractive containers, and the cat can't get it. (Irena Chalmers)

1047. What do you call a person who likes to hang with musicians? A drummer. (?)

1048. Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. (abraham Lincoln)

1049. The only way to be followed is to run faster than the others. (Francis Picabia)

1050. Words are like water, once poured, you cannot pick them up. (Saharian proverb)

1051. When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him whose. (Don Marquis)

1052. The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling. (Paula Poundstone)

1053. The world is a skirt I want to lift up. (Hanif Kureishi)

1054. Never trust an acupuncturist whose degree is done in needlepoint. (Johnny Hart)

1055. Imagination is only intelligence having fun. (Terry Pratchett)

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Frictionary # 113

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1036. Suicide is the last thing a person should do. (Milton Berle)

1037. Beware of the half-truth. You may have gotten the wrong half. (?)

1038. All television is children's television. (Richard Adler)

1039. Without indignation, we grow accustomed to doing good instead of social justice. (Pierre Foglia)

1040. A show of envy is an insult to oneself. (Yevgeny Yevtushenko)

1041. Life is not lost by dying: life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways. (Stephen Vincent Benet)

1042. All power corrupts, but we need the electricity. (?)

1043. Being old doesn't mean you know more, it means you ate enough fiber. (Jonathan Carroll)

1044. If time is on your side, what is on the other side? (Kristin Buxton)

1045. A man alone is always in bad company. (Paul Valéry)

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Frictionary # 112

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1026. Poverty increases ignorance and ignorance increases poverty. (Germaine Staël-Holstein*)
* Also known as Madame de Staël.

1027. I like high heels. It means girls can't run away from me. (David Bailey)

1028. To the atheist, death is the end; to the believer, the beginning; to the agnostic, the sound of silence. (L.J. Peter)

1029. A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. (Robert Frost)

1030. A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't. A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change and she does. (?)

1031. There is a world between speaking frankly and telling the truth - like the distance between the prow and the poop of a ship. Frankness appears first, truth comes last. (Haruki Murakami)

1032. (...) as sincere as a dog. (Fiona Apple)

1033. User, n. : the word computer professionals use when they mean "idiot". (Dave Barry)

1034. You live and learn or you don't live long. (Robert A. Heinlein)

1035. Science Fiction is the jazz of literature. (David Brin)

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Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Frictionary # 111

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1016. There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have. (Don Herold)

1017. Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows. (David T. Wolf)

1018. Corduroy: Helen Keller's favorite colour. (?)

1019. Christian hell: fire. Pagan hell: fire. Moslem hell: fire. Hindu hell: flames. If we were to believe religions, God is a rotisseur. (Victor Hugo)

1020. The future is just a f...ing concept that we use to avoid living today. (Brenda in Six Feet Under - 2001 season)

1021. (S)cience and politics don't mix well. Science deals with tentative conclusions and politics in absolutes. (Joel Achenbach)

1022. Swimming is a confusing sport because sometimes you do it for fun, and other times you do it not to die. (Demetri Martin)

1023. There's a lot of freedom in stupidity (...), you don't have that censoring voice of intelligence in your head. (John C. Reilly)

1024. The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. (Aristotle)

1025. He who dares not offend cannot be honest. (Thomas Paine)

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