Sunday, 1 May 2016

Just Love...





Love is not blind; it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less. ~ Rabbi Julius Gordon #quote

Love is the best thing in the world, and the thing that lives the longest. ~ Henry Van Dyke #quote

Love is the one word that we use every day, and the one word that words cannot define. ~ Anna K. Schwartz #quote

Love means having to say you're sorry every fifteen minutes. ~ John Lennon #quote

Love is a serious mental disease. ~ Plato #quote

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art. ~ Konstantin Stanislavisky #quote


Love doesn't make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile. ~ Elizabeth Browning #quote

Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~ Robert Heinlein #quote



Love your country, but never trust its government. ~ Robert Heinlein #quote

Love is not measured by how many times you touch each other, but by how many times your reach each other. ~ Cathy Morancy #quote

Love is a game that two can play and both win. ~ Eva Gabor #quotes


Love is like wine. To sip is fine, but to empty the bottle is a headache. ~ Julio Iglesias #quote

Love is always a stranger in the house of avarice. ~ Andreas Capellanus #quote


Love doesn't jump out of a magazine / you mustn't always believe what you've seen ~ Graham Parker #lyrics

Love is not what makes the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. ~ Franklin P Jones #quote


Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none. ~ William Shakespeare #quote

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery #quote








Saturday, 30 April 2016

When My Heart was Touched

I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can. ~ Rita Mae Brown #quote

Good wine needs no bush, and perhaps products that people really want need no hard-sell or soft-sell TV push. Why not? Look at pot. ~ Ogden Nash #quote

Humour springs from rage, hay fever, overdue rent and miscellaneous hell. ~ Will Cuppy #quote

I see many people die because they judge that life is not worth living. I see others paradoxically getting killed for the ideas or illusions that give them a reason for living (what is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying). I therefore conclude that the meaning of life is the most urgent of questions. ~ Albert Camus #quote, The Myth of Sisyphus

To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up. ~ Ogden Nash #quote

You've got a lot of nerve to call yourself a friend, when I was down you stood there grinning. ~ Bob Dylan #lyrics


Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy. ~ George Carlin #quote

If there's such a thing as genius — I am one. And if there isn't, I don't care. ~ John Lennon #quote

One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act. ~ Hannah More #quote

Find out what you're afraid of and go live there. ~ Chuck Palahniuk #quote

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words. ~ Dr. Joyce Brothers #quote

A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. ~ Joseph Conrad #quote

Democracy don't rule the world, you better get that in your head; this world is ruled by violence, but I guess that's better left unsaid. ~ Bob Dylan #quote

The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's neighbour and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell. ~ Aleister Crowley #quote

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them. ~ Salvador Dali #quote

The word Taser is an acronym for "Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle," a reference to a 1911 Tom Swift novel in which Swift invents an electric hunting rifle to take on safari. #Factoids

I feel my belief in sacrifice and struggle getting stronger. I despise the kind of existence that clings to the miserly trifles of comfort and self-interest. I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened. ~ Fidel Castro #quote

If the sequence of digits after the decimal in Pi is truly infinite and non-repeating, then all the information of the universe is stored within. #RedditShowerThoughts

The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. ~ Albert Camus #quote

When you get there, there isn't any there there. ~ Zen #Proverb

As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them. ~ Maya Angelou #quote


One woman who managed to corner him, the story runs, said in a treacly gushing voice: Doesn't it thrill you, Mr. Churchill, to know that every time you make a speech the hall is packed to overflowing? It is quite flattering, Mr. Churchill replied, but whenever I feel this way I always remember that if instead of making a political speech I was being hanged, the crowd would be twice as big. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

The mistakes are all waiting to be made. ~ chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower #quote on the game's opening position

You have to believe in yourself, that's the secret. Even when I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the street trying to find enough to eat, even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world. I had to feel the exuberance that comes from utter confidence in yourself. Without it, you go down to defeat. ~ Charlie Chaplin #quote


A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. ~ Ogden Nash #quote

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious. ~ Unknown #quote

The mind's deepest desire, even in its most elaborate operations, parallels man's unconscious feeling in the face of his universe: it is an insistence upon familiarity, an appetite for clarity ~ Albert Camus #quote

I had learned to have a perfect nausea for the theatre: the continual repetition of the same words and the same gestures, night after night, and the caprices, the way of looking at life, and the entire rigmarole disgusted me. ~ Isadora Duncan Doyle #quote

Whereas the Greeks gave to will the boundaries of reason, we have come to put the will's impulse in the very centre of reason, which has, as a result, become deadly. ~ Albert Camus #quote

When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it in practice. ~ Otto von Bismarck #quote

It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears. ~ Cato The Elder #quote

Abraham Lincoln signed the order creating the US Secret Service on the same day he was assassinated. #Factoids


That must be wonderful; I have no idea of what it means. ~ Albert Camus #quote

Our most important task is to transform our consciousness so that violence is no longer an option for us in our personal lives, that understanding that a world of peace is possible only if we relate to each other as peaceful beings, one individual at a time. ~ Deepak Chopra #quote

My friends, there are no friends. ~ Coco Chanel #quote


A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. ~ Unknown #quote

I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched. ~ Edgar Allan Poe #quote

It is a socialist idea that making profits is a vice; I consider the real vice is making losses. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

Parents are  God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something. ~ Chuck Palahniuk #quote,  Invisible Monsters


Friday, 29 April 2016

That Cannot Be Surmounted by Scorn

Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation. ~ Honoure de Balzac #quote

There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time. ~ Coco Chanel #quote

The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

If ignorance is bliss, then knock the smile off my face. ~ Zach de la Rocha #quote

The Moken people, sea nomads off the coast of Thailand, learn to swim before they learn to walk. #Factoids

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one. ~ Honoure de Balzac #quote

Music is a second language to my heart. ~ Mara Arps #quote

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. ~ Leonardo da Vinci #quote

The kind of sickness I wish Time had written about, is that school teachers in Oklahoma get a top annual salary of $4000, while Sammy David, Jr. gets $10,000 a week in Vegas. ~ Lenny Bruce #quote

My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle #quote

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why. ~ William Faulkner #quote

There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative. ~ E.L. Doctorow #quote

It's easy to stop making mistakes. Just stop having ideas. ~ Unknown #quote

The maxim of the British people is Business as usual. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

I wept not, so to stone within I grew. ~ Dante Alighieri  #quote

The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood. ~ Otto von Bismarck #quote

There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another. ~ Rene Descartes #quote

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn. ~ Albert Camus #quote

The only dance masters I could have were Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Walt Whitman and Nietzsche. ~ Isadora Duncan Doyle #quote

A new kind of award has been added - the deathbed award. It is not an award of any kind. Either the recipient has not acted at all, or was not nominated, or did not win the award the last few times around. It is intended to relieve the guilty conscience of the Academy members and save face in front of the public. The Academy has the horrible taste to have a star, choking with emotion, present this deathbed award so that there can be no doubt in anybody's mind why the award is so hurriedly given. Lucky is the actor who is too sick to watch the proceedings on television. ~ Marlene Dietrich #quote

As to honour - you know - it's a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn't theirs. ~ Joseph Conrad #quote

I've always been the kind of person that doesn't like to trespass, but sometimes you just find yourself over the line. ~ Bob Dylan #lyrics  Brownsville Girl

The hypothalamus is one of the most important parts of the brain, involved in many kinds of motivation, among other functions. The hypothalamus controls the "Four F's": Fighting, fleeing, feeding and... mating. ~ Psychology professor in neuropsychology intro course #quote

Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid. ~ Salvador Dali #quote

Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote


Mirrors are twice as good as windows - you only have to clean one side to see clearly. #Gerken'sFirstObservation

It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humour and some bewilderment. ~ Freeman Dyson #quote

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. ~ George Burns #quote

Many laws has certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.  ~ Walter Savage Landor, Imaginary Conversations #quote

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. ~ John Stuart Mill #quote

I'm just preparing my impromptu remarks. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact. ~ Marlene Dietrich #quote

Where there is no imagination there is no horror. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle #quote

You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question. ~ Albert Camus #quote, La Chute (The Fall)

Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. ~ Unknown #quote

It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last. ~ Charles Dickens #quote


I love the way music inside a car makes you feel invisible; if you place the stereo at max volume, it's almost like the other people can't see into your vehicle. It tints your windows, somehow. ~ Chuck Klosterman #quote

Family isn’t about whose blood you have. It’s about who you care about. ~ Trey Parker and Matt Stone #quote

A duck can sleep with half of its brain, leaving the other hemisphere conscious and one eye open to stay alert for predators. #Factoids

Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it - they should, because they put it all in beforehand. ~ Saul Bellow #quote

I am not certain of the hereafter. Frankly, I'm not all that certain of the here.  ~ Robert Brault #quote

It is the cause, not the death that makes the martyr. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

Start off everyday with a simple smile and get it over with. ~ W.C. Fields #quote

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving. ~ Erma Bombeck #quote


Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings? ~ Diogenes #quote

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. ~ Rita Mae Brown #quote, Sudden Death

If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip. #OneLiners

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can decide how you're going to live now. ~ Joan Baez #quote

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature. ~ Charles Dickens #quote

That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful. ~ Edgar Allan Poe #quote

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation. ~ Isaac Disraeli #quote

To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind. ~ Pearl Buck #quote

If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies. ~ William Faulkner #quote

Merely having an open mind is nothing; the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

Right now a moment is fleeting by! Capture its reality in paint! To do that we must put all else out of our minds. We must become that moment, make ourselves a sensitive recording plate. give the image of what we actually see, forgetting everything that has been seen before our time. ~ Paul Cezanne #quote

Barnum was wrong - it's more like every 30 seconds. ~ Unknown #quote

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. ~ Ambrose Bierce  #quote

A great song should lift your heart, warm the soul and make you feel good. ~ Colbie Caillat #quote

Never do anything that you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics. ~ Author unknown #quote

Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than to find as quickly as possible someone to worship. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky #quote, The Brothers Karamazov

The Museum is not meant either for the wanderer to see by accident or for the pilgrim to see with awe. It is meant for the mere slave of a routine of self-education to stuff himself with every sort of incongruous intellectual food in one indigestible meal. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

During World War II, American soldiers in the Pacific theatre used the password "lollapalooza" as a way to identify Japanese enemy combatants because they would be unable to pronounce the 'l' sounds correctly; British commandos participating in the raid on St. Nazaire similarly used the challenge/response of "War Weapons Week" and "Welmouth" to identify German soldiers, who would pronounce them with a 'v' sound. #Factoids

I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race. ~ Honoure de Balzac #quote

No, a fool learns from experience. A wise man learns from the experience of others. ~ Otto von Bismarck #quote, reply when told that a wise man learns from experience