Sunday, November 09, 2008

The Frictionary # 203

Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:

1936. Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend. (Walter Savage Landor)

1937. All kids are gifted; some just open their packages earlier than others. (Michael Carr)

1938. For most women, to love a man is to be unfaithful to another. (Étienne Rey)

1939. Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. (John Quinton)

1940. Beauty cannot be decreed. Nor is it contagious. (Pierre Foglia)

1941. Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. (Oscar Wilde)

1942. To what can our life on earth be likened?
To a flock of geese
Alighting on the snow
Sometimes leaving a trace of their passage. (Su DongPo*)
* Also known as Su Shi.

1943. We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that it's not true. (Robert Wilensky)

1944. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. (?)

1945. It is harder to give back than not receive. (Paul Léautaud)

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