Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Frictionary # 174

Here is another page from The Frictionary:

1646. First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people. (Leo Rosten)

1647. Love is blind by dazzlement. (Albert Brie)

1648. The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.* (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
* America is highly civilized: 2,319,258 Americans were in prison or jail at the start of 2008. That's one out of every 99.1 adults, more than any other nation and the cost is a staggering $49 billion...

1649. Goals that are not written down are just wishes. (?)

1650. The road to hell is paved with adverbs. (Stephen King)

1651. All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual. (Milan Kundera)

1652. When men cannot change things, they change the words. (Jean Jaurès)

1653. Immortality is killing time. (Julia Heyward)

1654. Right now I'm having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before. (Steven Wright)

1655. Pessimism is as American as apple pie. Frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese. (George F. Will)

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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