Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Despite What They Tell You

First 2 signs courtesy of our daughter in Canada
I just loved being divorced from my own wretchedness. ~ Beth Henley #quote

We have no choice but to be guilty. God is unthinkable if we are innocent. ~ Archibald MacLeish #quote

Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut, that held its ground. ~ David Icke #quote

Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within. ~ Arthur Erickson #quote

All movements go too far. ~ Bertrand Russell #quote

Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff. You must corner the inner facts. ~ David Seabury #quote

Anything you're good at contributes to happiness. ~ Bertrand Russell #quote
Remainder of signs from Cuenca, Ecuador

Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing. ~ Anton Chekhov #quote

Analysis is like a lobotomy. Who wants to have all their edges shaved off? ~ David Byrne #quote

Make sure you love what you do or it will eat you alive. ~ Alannah Myles #quote

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. ~ David Brinkley #quote

Rarest of the real poets are born poets. They are the oddballs, not the professors. ~ James Broughton #quote

We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos. ~ David Cronenberg #quote

A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it. ~ Bertrand Russell #quote

You know, I've never actually really believed that death is inevitable. I just think it's a rumor. ~ David Carradine #quote

Despite what they tell you, there are simply no moral absolutes in a complex world. ~ Berkeley Breathed #quote

A born poet knows in his cradle that a poetic life is the only life worth living. ~ James Broughton #quote

Amazement awaits us at every corner. ~ James Broughton #quote

It isn't seniority ·········It's survival of the fittest ········Seniority is merely ··········Impressive ········ ~ Sigred Philipsen #quote

I am as innocent regarding any conspiracy as any of you gentlemen in the room. ~ Jack Ruby #quote

Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable; the principles of it are troublesome. ~ Benjamin Whichcote #quote

There is always a "but" in this imperfect world. ~ Anne Bronte #quote

You dirty, double-crossing rat. ~ James Cagney #quote

Did you ever hear of a kid playing accountant - even if they wanted to be one? ~ Jackie Mason #quote

How sweet it is! ~ Jackie Gleason #quote

Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions. ~ Dag Hammarskjold #quote

Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not yield to the tongue. ~ Ambrose Bierce #quote

One can go to war alone, but you can't build peace alone. ~ Jacques Chirac #quote

Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment. ~ Dag Hammarskjold #quote

I'm a proud member of the rabble. ~ Benjamin Netanyahu #quote

If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer. ~ Dag Hammarskjold #quote

It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously. ~ Peter Ustinov #quote

Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm. ~ Anonymous #quote

Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld #quote

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~ Anais Nin #quote

There is no language of the holy. The sacred lies in the ordinary. ~ Deng Ming-Dao #quote

Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them. ~ Aristotle #quote

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse. ~ Doug Larson #quote

I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will. ~ Antonio Gramsci #quote

Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier. ~ Dorthea Brande #quote

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. ~ Edgar Allan Poe #quote

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. ~ Jeannette Rankin #quote

Saturday, 27 July 2013

I Love It When Someone Insults Me

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. ~ Albert Camus #quote

If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how? ~ Joan Baez #quote

I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings and I've never been too impressed. ~ Bob Dylan #quote

It’s unwise to discount the wants and desires of youth / Their rage is pure / Unclouded by accumulated power and perspective ~ Sigred Philipsen #quote

If your world doesn't allow you to dream, move to one where you can. ~ Billy Idol #quote

Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. #quote

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition. ~ Alvin Toffler #quote

I love it when someone insults me. That means that I don't have to be nice anymore. ~ Billy Idol #quote

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. ~ D. Eisenhower #quote

Poets are Damned... but See with the Eyes of Angels. ~ Allen Ginsberg #quote

There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs. ~ Dwight Eisenhower #quote

Dylan talked copiously, then stopped. 'Somebody's boring me,' he said, 'I think it's me.' ~ Dylan Thomas #quote

Never be lucid, never state, if you would be regarded great. ~ Dylan Thomas #quote

I know the world isn't fair, but why isn't it ever unfair in my favor? ~ Bill Watterson #quote

Though lovers be lost love shall not. ~ Dylan Thomas #quote

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name. ~ Andre Breton #quote

Can't escape your fate / Can only bend for a while ~ Sigred Philipsen #quote

They sicken of the calm who know the storm. ~ Dorothy Parker #quote

You can't teach an old dogma new tricks. ~ Dorothy Parker #quote

History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances. ~ Donald Creighton #quote

I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out. ~ Arthur Hays Sulzberger #quote

Our elections are free, it's in the results where eventually we pay. ~ Bill Stern #quote

There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool. ~ Diogenes of Sinope #quote

This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it. ~ Dorothy Parker #quote

It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them. ~ Bill Vaughan #quote

The trouble with having a place for everything is how often it gets filled up with everything else. ~ Don Fraser #quote

The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see. ~ Ayn Rand #quote

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing. ~ Anais Nin #quote

If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I'd have fewer imaginary ones. ~ Don Herold #quote

Either war is obsolete or men are. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller #quote

The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouths they have been in. ~ Dennis Potter #quote

Practically every environmental problem we have can be traced to our addiction to fossil fuels, primarily oil. ~ Dennis Weaver #quote

Death just shouldn't be a taxable event. ~ Dennis Hastert #quote

The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it. ~ Bill Cosby #quote

It doesn't get better, it doesn't get worse, but it sure gets different! ~ David Lee Roth #quote

Who decided? / What were the justifications used? / Where exactly were these rules dictated? / When was this done? / Why wasn't I consulted? ~ Sigred Philipsen #quote

Existentialism means that no one else can take a bath for you. ~ Delmore Schwartz #quote

Ocean:  A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills. ~ Ambrose Bierce #quote

Without forgiveness, there's no future. ~ Desmond Tutu #quote

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Stay Foolish

Our society's need for escapism has always interested me. ~ David Lloyd #quote

JEALOUS, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping. ~ Ambrose Bierce #quote

I'm just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious. ~ David Letterman #quote

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake. ~ Anton Chekhov #quote

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make big choices in life. Because almost everything, all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart-------Stay hungry, stay foolish. ~ Steve Jobs #quote

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts. ~ Daniel Patrick Moynihan #quote

I make it a rule always to believe compliments implicitly for five minutes, and to simmer gently for twenty more. ~ Alice James #quote

Drunkenness is temporary suicide. ~ Bertrand Russell #quote

This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top. ~ David Lynch #quote

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures. ~ Daniel Webster #quote

Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slave driver. ~ Ambrose Bierce #quote

Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital. ~ Daniel Webster #quote

Seek not good from without: seek it within yourselves, or you will never find it. ~ Bertha von Suttner #quote

A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch. ~ James Beard #quote

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. ~ James Madison ~ #quote

Cycles of shortage and surplus characterize the entire history of oil. ~ Daniel Yergin #quote

Valor is common but great souls are rare. ~ Bernard Joseph Saurin #quote

Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect. ~ Benny Hill #quote

We all have faults, and mine is being wicked. ~ James Thurber #quote

It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent. ~ Dave Barry #quote

The trouble with Reason is that it becomes meaningless at the exact point where it refuses to act. ~ Bernard De Voto #quote

Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night. ~ Dave Barry #quote

Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen. ~ Ambrose Bierce #quote

Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation. ~ James Thurber #quote

In fact, when you get right down to it, almost every explanation Man came up with for anything until about 1926 was stupid. ~ Dave Barry #quote

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau #quote

Everyone is normal until you get to know them. ~ Dave Sim #quote

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort. ~ James Herriot #quote

Dream as if you'll live forever; live as if you'll die tomorrow. ~ James Dean #quote

Let them march all they want, as long as they continue to pay their taxes. ~ Alexander Haig #quote

No sooner does man discover intelligence than he tries to involve it in his own stupidity. ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau #quote

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom. ~ James Huneker #quote

In war: Resolution; In defeat: Defiance; In victory: Magnanimity; In peace: Goodwill ~ Winston Churchill #quote

Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter. ~ James A. Garfield #quote

Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl. ~ Benjamin Jowett #quote

I have had many troubles in my life, but the worst of them never came. ~ James A. Garfield #quote

Monday, 22 July 2013

Don't Wait for Your Ship to Come In

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. ~ Warren Buffet #quote

Making friends out of enemies is difficult, but it is actually worthwhile. #oneliners

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. ~ Mark Twain #quote

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein (1879-1955) #quote

His words trailed off brokenly #literaryExpression

Rich as Croesus #ENGexpressions

You can't make someone else's choices. You shouldn't let someone else make yours. ~ Colin Powell #quote
Don't wait for your ship to come in. Row out to meet it. #oneliners

Pernicious: injurious, deadly #ExquisiteAdjectives

It was a desolating vision #literaryExpression

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. ~ Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) #quote

Stale and facile platitudes #literaryExpression

Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back. ~ Paul Erdos (1913-1996) #quote

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. – Max De Pree, former chairman of Herman Miller, Inc. #quote

Crapulous: immoderate in appetite #ExquisiteAdjectives

The resting potential in a squid giant axon is -70 mV. #factoid

Serenity beamed from his look #literaryExpression

Under capitalism man exploits man. Under socialism it's just the opposite. #oneliners (Anon)

Nice:  pleasant, charming, fascinating, captivating, delightful, pleasurable, pleasing #alternativesToOverusedWords

The low hills on the horizon wore a haze of living blue #literaryExpression

Have an Axe to Grind: To have a dispute with someone. #ENGidiom

It is better to live day by day for you might not be here tomorrow. #oneliners

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. ~ Emile Zola (1840-1902) #quote

A disheveled and distraught figure #literaryExpression

Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true. #IwantToGoBackInTime
Ian Fleming, creator of the JAMES BOND adventure novels also wrote "CHITTY-CHITTY BANG BANG". #factoid

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. ~ Eugene Ionesco #quote

Stem the tide of opinion #literaryExpression

There is no sincerer love than the love of food. ~ George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) #quote

Reputation is made in a moment: character is built in a lifetime. #oneliners

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. ~ Mark Twain #quote

Better an end with pain, than pain with no end. #oneliners

LITIGANT, n. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

 If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. ~ Les Brown #quote

Enraged Cow Injures Farmer with Ax #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

GHOST, n. The outward and visible sign of an inward fear. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. #justajoke

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

A snail can sleep for three years. #factoid

Saved By The Bell: Saved at the last possible moment. #ENGidiom

You can't prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but can prevent them from building their nest on it. #oneliners