Wednesday, 29 May 2013

All the Place is Peopled with Sweet Airs


All the place is peopled with sweet airs #literaryExpression

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

His mind leaped gladly to meet new issues and fresh tides of thought #literaryExpression

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly. ~ Anne Stevenson #poetryquotes

The  probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically  when you are with someone you don't want to be seen  with. #lifelaws



It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. ~ Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) #quote

Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful. - Warren Buffett #quote

You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone. ~ Al Capone (1899-1947) #quote
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney #quote

The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field. #factoid

Mockery crept into her tone #literaryExpression

Fall off the back of a truck #englishlanguageidiom


A cynic is only a frustrated optimist. #fortunecookiesayings

In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services (two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number the other channel assignments. That is why your TV set has channels 2 and up, but no channel 1. #factoid



Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. ~ George Eliot (1819-1880) #quote

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. ~ Clarence Darrow #sarcastic #quote

Elvis Is Dead And I’m Not Feeling Too Good Myself #bumperstickers






I am annoyed to find myself continually described by people whom I have never set eyes on as bad-tempered. - Evelyn Waugh, Diary (26 Dec 47) #quote

His swift and caustic satire #literaryExpression

Your attitude is the librarian of your past, the speaker of your present, and the prophet of your future! #oneliner

She had an undercurrent of acidity #literaryExpression

You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you. ~ Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) #quote



Jaguars are frightened by dogs #factoid

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water. #paraprosdokian #ENGgrammar

After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one. ~ Cato the Elder (234-149 BC, AKA Marcus Porcius Cato) #quote

DELIBERATION, n. The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

All the lesser lights paled into insignificance #literaryExpression

Out Of My Mind; Back In Five Minutes #bumperstickers

God must love stupid people. He made SO many. ~ #BumperSticker

A lapse from the well-ordered decencies of civilization #literaryExpression


The steady thunder of the sea accented the silence #literaryExpression

The artificial smile of languor #literaryExpression

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton #quotes

A first faint trace of irritation #literaryExpression

Last but not least: An introduction phrase to let the audience know that the last person mentioned is no less important than those introduced before him/her. #ENGidiom

TELEPHONE, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Very:  extremely, exceedingly, fantastically, unusually, incredibly, intensely, truly, fully, especially, shockingly, bitterly,  immeasurably,  infinitely, severely, surely, mightily, powerfully, chiefly #alternativesToOverusedWords