Friday, 20 July 2018

It is a Predicament

Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament. ~ George Santayana #Quote

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others. ~ Vincent Van Gogh #quote

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate. ~ Johann von Goethe #quote

Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed. ~ Margaret Mitchell #quote

There is not grief that does not speak. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #quote

Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling. ~ Blaise Pascal #quote

Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own. ~ Soren Kierkegaard #quote

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents. ~ Kahlil Gibran #quote

Back off your rules, back off your jive, cause I'm sick of not living to stay alive. ~ Offspring, All I Want #Lyrics

He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships. ~ H. G. [Herbert George] Wells #quote

The how thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile ifs. ~ Norman Vincent Peale #quote

Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty. ~ Steve Martin #quote

Autumn is really the best of the seasons; and I'm not sure that old age isn't the best part of life. But of course, like autumn, it doesn't last. ~ C.S. Lewis #quote

The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them. ~ Henry David Thoreau #quote

What is my life if I am no longer useful to others. ~ Johann von Goethe #quote

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction. ~ Virginia Woolf #quote

I have found it to be the most serious objection to coarse labours long continued, that they compelled me to eat and drink coarsely also. ~ Henry David Thoreau #quote

While you see a chance take it, find romance, fake it, because it's all on you. ~ Steve Winwood, While You See A Chance #lyrics

For the sin of self indulgence when the truth was writ quite clear. I must spend my life amongst the dead who spend their lives in fear.  ~ Procol Harum, Look To Your Soul #lyrics

In your life expect some trouble, when you worry you make it double. ~ Bobby McFerrin, Don't Worry Be Happy #lyrics

He who is contented is rich. ~ Lao-Tzu #quote

Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. ~ John Lennon, Beautiful Boy #lyrics

It is because of men that women dislike one another. ~ Jean de La Bruyère #quote


The world remains ever the same. ~ Johann von Goethe #quote

To be or not to be isn't the question. The question is how to prolong being. ~ Tom Robbins #Quote

All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute. ~ Rebecca West #quote


Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. ~ Mahatma Gandhi #quote

It is following the line of least resistance that makes men and rivers crooked. ~ Source Unknown #quote

You is what you am, a cow don't make ham. ~ Frank Zappa, You Are What You Is #lyrics

Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers. ~ Johann von Goethe #quote

Genius lasts longer than Beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote



Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. ~ Johann von Goethe #quote

Till a man can judge whether they be truths or not, his understanding is but little improved, and thus men of much reading, though greatly learned, but may be little knowing. ~ John Locke #quote

Understand it takes a woman to make a stronger man. ~ Public Enemy, Revolutionary Generation #lyrics

Say not, I have found the truth, but rather, I have found a truth. ~ Kahlil Gibran #quote

I have received no more than one or two letters in my life that were worth the postage. ~ Henry David Thoreau #quote

There is more difference within the sexes than between them. ~ Ivy Compton-Burnett, Mother and Son #quote


I have tipped waiters, and I have been tipped by waiters. ~ George Orwell #quote

If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. ~ C.S. Lewis #quote

The house you live in will never fall down, if you pity the stranger who stands at your door. ~ Gordon Lightfoot, The House You Live In #lyrics


It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind. ~ Jonathan Swift #quote

Women speak two languages — one of which is verbal. ~ William Shakespeare #quote

What people don't appreciate, when they picture Terminator-style automatons striding triumphantly across a mountain of human skulls, is how hard it is to keep your footing on something as unstable as a mountain of human skulls. Most humans probably couldn't manage it, and they've had a lifetime of practice at walking without falling over ~ Randall Munroe #quote

Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead. ~ Richard Buckminster Fuller #quote

When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents. ~ William Shakespeare #Quote

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. ~ Peter Ustinov #quote

There is nothing that can be changed more completely than human nature when the job is taken in hand early enough. ~ George Bernard Shaw #Quote

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. ~ Aldous Huxley #quote

An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead. ~ Carl Gustav Jung #quote

Advice is the only commodity on the market where the supply always exceeds the demand. ~ Source Unknown #quote

Sometimes something worth doing is worth overdoing. ~ David Letterman #quote

Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter or teach it. ~ Hermann Hesse #quote


Thursday, 19 July 2018

Sleeping the Big Sleep


What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you. ~ Raymond Chandler #quote

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith #quote

God forbid that any book should be banned.  The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.  ~ Rebecca West #quote

If you want to win, practice harder. #OneLiners

About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all. ~ Rita Mae Brown #quote


As a matter of principle, I never attend the first annual anything. ~ George Carlin #quote

If you treat every situation like a life or death matter, be prepared to die a lot of times. #OneLiners

There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed. ~ Albert Camus #quote

You will not be able to stay home, brother.
You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out.
You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip,
Skip out for beer during commercials,
Because the revolution will not be televised. ~ Gil Scott-Heron #quote

The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason. ~ T. S. Eliot #quote

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. ~ Charlie Chaplin #quote



When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger. ~ Coco Chanel #quote


Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalized. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years. ~ Deepak Chopra #quote




The golden age only comes to men when they have forgotten gold. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest. ~ Isaac Asimov #quote

All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

Man is a victim of dope in the incurable form of hope. ~ Ogden Nash #quote

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. ~ Colin Powell #quote

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

If you fear change, leave it here. ~ Unknown #quote

He lay beside her, an insomniac with visions of vastness. He thought of desert stretches so huge no Chosen People could cross them. He counted grains of sand like sheep and knew his job would last forever. He thought of aeroplane views of wheat lands so high he couldn't see which way the wind was bending the stalks. Arctic territories and sled-track distances.  Miles he would never cover because he could never abandon this bed. ~ Leonard Cohen #quote

Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. The great Sufi poet Rumi wrote, Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being. ~ Deepak Chopra #quote

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with. ~ Wayne Dyer #quote

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it. ~ W. Somerset Maughm #quote

The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world. ~ Deepak Chopra #quote

Modesty is the conscience of the body. ~ Honore de Balzac #quote

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. ~ Erma Bombeck #quote

With an apple I will astonish Paris. ~ Paul Cezanne #quote

Censorship feeds the dirty mind more than the four-letter word itself.  ~ Dick Cavett #quote

If you don't want to work, you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work. ~ Ogden Nash #quote


The English never draw a line without blurring it. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest. ~ Rodney Dangerfield #quote

It is a well-known fact that we always recognize our homeland when we are about to lose it. ~ Albert Camus #quote

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses. ~ Lenny Bruce #quote


I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to earth. ~ Pearl Buck #quote

The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control. ~ Ogden Nash #quote

The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror.  ~ Peter Kropotkin, Words of a Rebel #quote

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of. ~ Douglas Adams #quote, Arthur Dent in "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy"

Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining. ~ Saul Bellow #quote

Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it. ~ Unknown #quote

Nothing surely is as potent as a law that may not be disobeyed. It has the force of the water drop that hollows the stone. A small dainty task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules. ~ Anthony Trollope  #quote

I learned little save that most of the deeds, good and bad both, incurring opprobrium or plaudits or reward either, within the scope of man's abilities, had already been performed and were to be learned about only from books. ~ William Faulkner #quote, character Thomas Sutpen in Suffering

A person without a sense of humour is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road. ~ Henry Ward Beecher #quote

Just see how it glints and sparkles. Of course it is a nucleus and focus of crime. Every good stone is. They are the devil. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle #quote