Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Frictionary # 197

Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:

1876. A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth. (Adlai Stevenson)

1877. Pharma indutry is the art of making billions from milligrams. (Gerhard Kocher)

1878. Refusing to read a quotation is an act of willpower that most cannot achieve. (Serge Langevin)

1879. Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head. (Chinese proverb)

1880. Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong. (John Diefenbaker)

1881. To fight for one's country is to fight for a cradle and a coffin. (Réjean Ducharme)

1882. Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave
When they think that their children are naïve. (Ogden Nash)

1883. Any system that depends on reliability is unreliable. (?)

1884. The only vacations man has are the nine months spent in his mother's womb. (Frédéric Dard)

1885. Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble. (Frank Tyger)

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Frictionary # 196

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1866. Although he's regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics. (George J. Mitchell)

1867. Dignity is like perfume; those who use it are scarcely conscious of it. (Christina of Sweden)

1868. A beautiful war movie makes war beautiful. (Jean-Pierre Lefebvre)

1869. It takes two things to be a consultant - Gray Hair and Hemorrhoids. The Gray Hair makes you look distinguished. The Hemorrhoids make you look concerned. (John Wagner (as Maxine))

1870. An open mind, like an open window, should be screened to keep the bugs out. (Virginia Hutchinson)

1871. I distrust those who do not laugh. They are not serious people. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

1872. The end is the beginning of all things,
Suppressed and hidden,
Awaiting to be released through the rhythm
Of pain and pleasure. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

1873. Rap is to music what Etch-A-Sketch is to art. (?)

1874. "Bite into life!", they say. It then becomes evident why life is so hard. (Réjean Lévesque)

1875. Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood. (William Howard Taft)

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Frictionary # 195

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1856. Love is the music, sex is only the instrument. (Isabel Allende)

1857. The worst superstition is to consider our own tolerable. (Doris Lessing)

1858. Heat will dilate bodies. That is why days are longer in summer than in winter. (Léo Campion)

1859. A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth. (Joseph Conrad)

1860. Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. (John W. Gardner)

1861. Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. (Kahlil Gibran)

1862. Advertising is like porn (...): you fast-forward through the boring stuff. (Justin Feinstein)

1863. Knowledge is often mistaken for intelligence. This is like mistaking a cup of milk for a cow. (?)

1864. The less ideas we have, the more we hold on to them. (Bertrand Vac)

1865. Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying. (Fran Lebowitz)

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Sunday, September 07, 2008

The Frictionary # 194

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1846. All truths should be told, but not to your face. (Mike Ward)

1847. The family that stays together may be convicted of incest. (Robert Bloch)

1848. The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life. (George Carlin)

1849. The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist. (Max Jacob)

1850. Other than Wal-Mart, politics is the only arena where old people get all the jobs. (Joel Stein)

1851. Children need your presence more than your presents. (Jesse Jackson)

1852. Memories are like the movies: when the actors are young it sometimes is because the film is old. (Claire Martin)

1853. Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped. (African proverb)

1854. Resistance is useless if < 1 ohm. (?)

1855. It's impossible to be who you are when you're trying to be someone else. (Mardy Grothe)

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