Friday, 2 December 2016

The Moments that Take Our Breath Away


By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. ~ Robert Frost #quotes

I have never met any really wicked person before. I feel rather frightened. I am so afraid he will look just like every one else. ~ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest #quote

Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man. ~ Erica Jong #quote

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln #quote

Doozy: Something outstanding. #ENGidiom

Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. ~ Ambrose Bierce #quote

I went to a fight last night and a hockey game broke out. ~ Rodney Dangerfield #quote


Always make new friends but don't forget the old. #oneliners

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower #quote, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953


You can’t win unless you learn how to lose. ~ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar #quote

We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are. ~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix #quote

The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible. ~ A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.) #quote

Kick The Bucket: Die. #ENGidiom


Remember boys, flies spread disease so keep yours closed. ~ General Taylor #quote

Joan of Arc had style. Jesus had style. ~ Charles Bukowski #quote

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on. #oneliners

If strike isn't settled quickly it may last a while #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines



Love is when you take away the feeling, the passion, and the romance in a relationship, and find out you still care for that person. #oneliners

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions. It only guarantees equality of opportunity. ~ Irving Kristol #quote

ACCUSE, v. To affirm another's guilt or unworth; most commonly as a justification of ourselves for having wronged him. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Now is the dramatic moment of fate, Watson, when you hear a step upon the stair which is walking into your life, and you know not whether for good or ill. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle #quote

Opportunities multiply as they are seized. ~  Sun Tzu #quote


A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. ~ Elbert Hubbard #quotes

He who dies with the most toys, is, nonetheless, still dead. #oneliners

Eleven Plus Two = Twelve Plus One  #anagram
Mumbo Jumbo: Nonsense or meaningless speech. #ENGidiom

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire? ~ #OneLiner

Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience. #paraprosdokian #ENGgrammar

Hell is paved with good samaritans. ~ William M. Holden #quote


Thursday, 1 December 2016

The Master Calls a Butterfly


Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ~ Malcolm Forbes #quote

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. ~ Khalil Gibran #poetryquotes

LIGHTHOUSE, n. A tall building on the seashore in which the government maintains a lamp and the friend of a politician. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. #oneliner

Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish? ~ #OneLiner

Philosophy can not be attained from text on a page… it comes from with the soul. ~ Russ Kolibas #quote

How nice--to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

War was a card game. #IwantToGoBackInTime

Choose well. Your choice is brief, and yet endless. ~ Goethe #quote

Do not mistake temptation for opportunity. #fortunecookiesayings

Some people are about as helpful as a porcupine in a balloon factory. ~ Donna Early #quote

Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them. #oneliners


Some people change when they see the light, others when they feel the heat. ~ Caroline Schoeder #quote

Some people drink deeply from the fountain of knowledge, while some others only gargle. #oneliners

Some people have all the commitment of a kamikaze pilot on his tenth mission. ~ Lou Holtz #quote

Some people reach the top of the ladder of success only to find it is leaning against the wrong wall. #oneliners

Fat people are hard to kidnap #bumperstickers

We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

The covers of this book are too far apart. ~ Ambrose Bierce #quote

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Snowflakes are one of natures most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together. ~ Vista M. Kelly #quote

So many people will walk in and out of your life, but those who leave foot prints are true friends. #oneliners

Somebody once figured out that we have 35 million laws trying to enforce 10 commandments. #oneliners

Some books have table of contents; others have no contents. ~ Melchor F. Cichon #quote

Some cause happiness wherever they go; Others whenever they go. #oneliners

Some goals are so worthy, it's glorious even to fail. #oneliners

Some minds are like concrete… all mixed up and permanently set. #oneliners

Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. ~ Doug Larson #quote

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. #oneliners

Someone who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world. #oneliners

Some open minds should be closed for repairs. #oneliners

PHONOGRAPH, n. An irritating toy that restores life to dead noises. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Oh Lord, help me to keep my big mouth shut until I know what I'm talking about. #oneliners

ANOINT, v. To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote 

May every day of your life together be worse than the next. ~ Old Irish wedding blessing #quote

Dream in a pragmatic way. ~ Aldous Huxley #quote

Achievement brings its own anticlimax. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Life isn't weird; it's the people in it #bumperstickers

An incursion of the loud, the vulgar and meretricious [meretricious = plausible but false] #literaryExpression

Be not simply good; be good for something. ~ Henry David Thoreau #quote

Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place.  But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around. ~ E.L. Konigsburg #quote

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

We take risks not to escape life but to prevent that live escapes us. #oneliners

If you’re given a choice between money and sex appeal, take the money. As you get older, the money will become your sex appeal. ~ Katherine Hepburn #quote

Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it. ~ Sam Ewing #quotes

Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favourable do nothing. ~ William Feather #quote

Foam at the Mouth: To be enraged and show it. #ENGidiom

A daily avalanche of vituperation [vituperation = harshly abusive language] #literaryExpression

Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it again. #oneliners

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther. ~ J. P. Morgan #quotes

Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something. ~ last words of Pancho Villa  #quote


Go For Broke: To gamble everything you have. #ENGidiom

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions. ~ Edgar Cayce #quotes

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. #oneliners

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer. #factoid

Nefarious: wicked #ExquisiteAdjectives

If any man says he hates war more than I do, he better have a knife, that's all I have to say. ~ Jack Handey #humanNature

BEFRIEND, v.t. To make an ingrate. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

What the caterpillar calls a tragedy, the Master calls a butterfly. ~ Richard Bach #quote

No, I don't know where your socks are, its not my day to watch them! #Momism


It is well, I think, for us to learn to tell evil from good; but it has its price, as everything does. We leave our evil friend behind. ~ Gene Wolfe, The Wizard #quote

HERMIT, n. A person whose vices and follies are not sociable. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success. ~ David O. McKay #quote

You have reached middle age when the phone rings on Saturday night, you pray it isn't for you. #oneliners

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. ~ Carl Sagan (1934-1996) #quote

Environmentalism: You have two cows. The government bans you from milking or killing them. #EssenceofPoliticalScience

A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: Duh. ~ Conan O'Brien #quote

Nothing is as strong as gentleness: nothing so gentle as real strength. ~ Ralph W. Sockman #quote

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. ~ Suzanne Somers #quotes

Queer the pitch: Destroy or ruin a plan. #ENGidiom

If Strike isn't Settled Quickly it May Last a While #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

Friendship and money: oil and water. ~ Mario Puzo #quotes

Love is not finding a perfect person, it is seeing an imperfect person perfectly. #oneliners