Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Frictionary # 570

Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:

5216. Don't be fooled by the calendar.  There are as many days in the year as you make use of. (Charles Richards)

5217. Mystery is not profoundness. (Charles Caleb Colton)

5218. Despair is the smelly wet dog of the emotions. (Rabii Rammal)

5219. Certitude belongs exclusively to those who only own one encyclopedia. (Robert Anton Wilson)

5220. They say second marriages are the triumph of hope over experience, but so is the snooze button. (Bob Thaves "Frank & Ernest")

5221. I believe man is naturally cruel: children and savages prove it every day. (Marcel Pagnol)

5222. A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there.  A theologian is the man who finds it. (H.L. Mencken)

5223. For my sanity, I just cut down my family tree. (Richard Lewis)

5224. If you must cry over spilt milk, condense it. (Evan Esar)

5225. Old people repeat themselves and the young have nothing to say.  Boredom is reciprocal. (Jacques Bainville)

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At 10:40 AM , Blogger Barry Popik said...

My colleague, the Quote Investigator, just researched "A Blind Man in a Dark Room Looking for a Black Cat That Is Not There."

At 9:12 PM , Blogger Rejean said...

Thanks for the reference, Barry. Interesting article. I knew the first part of the quote was from someone else than Mencken. I posted the quote because I found his allusion to the theologian amusing.

At 12:59 PM , Blogger Barry Popik said...

There is a second part:

At 2:31 PM , Blogger Rejean said...

Thanks again, Barry. I see that Mencken is at the end of the line of the wits who alluded to the elusive black cat...


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