Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Frictionary # 160

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

1506. Life is the childhood of our immortality. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

1507. Acting is pretending that you're not pretending when you're actually pretending. (Ted Danson)

1508. With the end of love appear the three Magi: melancholy, silence, and joy. (Christian Bobin)

1509. The advantage of meditation is that it brings respectability to idleness. (?)

1510. Nostalgia: when you find the present tense and the past perfect. (The Lion*)
* Should you know who The Lion is, please leave a comment.

1511. Society is like a stew. If you don't keep it stirred up you get a lot of scum on the top. (Edward Abbey)

1512. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission. (Grace Hopper)

1513. You are the master of the unspoken word; once it is spoken, you are the slave. (Russian proverb)

1514. 'Twixt optimist and pessimist
The difference is droll;
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist the hole. (McLandburgh Wilson)

1515. To choose is to deprive yourself of the rest. (André Gide)

That's all for this edition. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Subscribe and receive this weekly blog in your in-box. Have a great week!

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