Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The Soul Should Always Stand Ajar

So still were the big woods where I sat, sound might not yet have been born. ~ Emily Carr #quote

A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him. ~ Brendan Francis #quote

He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil. ~ Emanuel Swedenborg #quote

As the circle of light increases, so does the circumference of darkness around it. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

Whenever a snowflake leaves the sky, it turns and turns to say Good-by! ~ Alexander Selkirk #quote

Saying nothing... sometimes says the most. ~ Emily Dickinson #quote

Despair has its own calms. ~ Bram Stoker #quote

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds. ~ Aristotle Onassis #quote

Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all. ~ Emily Dickinson #quote

Beethoven had a great look. It was very much about the drama of appearance. ~ Boy George #quote

It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life. ~ Emmet Fox #quote

I have to be seen to be believed. ~ Elizabeth II #quote

You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long. ~ Boris Yeltsin #quote

Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit. ~ Eli Khamarov #quote

The way to have power is to take it. ~ Boss Tweed #quote
I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. ~ Booker T. Washington #quote

A diplomat is a man who thinks twice before he says nothing. ~ Edward Heath #quote

It isn't where you came from, its where you're going that counts. ~ Ella Fitzgerald #quote

The monster was the best friend I ever had. ~ Boris Karloff #quote

The best audience is intelligent, well-educated and a little drunk. ~ Alben W. Barkley #quote

Life and death are important. Don't suffer them in vain. ~ Bodhidharma #quote

It's the: the only thing that is relevant / is me "thing" / and the lure of providing to "that". ~ Sigred Philipsen #quote

But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor. ~ Alexander Pope #quote

In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival. ~ Edward Everett Hale #quote

Perfecting oneself is as much unlearning as it is learning. ~ Edsger Dijkstra #quote

Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. ~ Edsger Dijkstra #quote

Everyone who's serious about what they're doing must be in constant motion forward. ~ Ed O'Brien #quote

There's a man going around taking names and he decides / Who to free and who to blame ~ Johnny Cash #lyrics

A person may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him a prisoner. ~ Edward F. Halifax #quote

The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt. ~ Ayn Rand #quote

Please, if you ever see me getting beaten up by the police, please put your video camera down and help me. ~ Bobcat Godthwait #quote

Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse. ~ Adam Smith #quote

Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible. ~ Eddie Rickenbacker #quote

Once a guy starts wearing silk pajamas it's hard to get up early. ~ Eddie Arcaro #quote

A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits. ~ Alexander Pope #quote

You have to be someone. ~ Bob Marley #quote

The basis upon which we get money is arbitrary / Driven by a system that long ago confused value / With currency ~ Sigred Philipsen #quote

Logic, sometimes has very little to do with political action. ~ Alexander Mackenzie #quote

Your true value depends entirely on what you are compared with. ~ Bob Wells #quote

Thursday, 19 September 2013

We're Not in "Canada" Anymore

Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age. ~ Percy B. Shelley #quote

We will now discuss in a little more detail the Struggle for Existence. ~ Charles Darwin #quote

You never know what a fool you can be till life gives you the chance. ~ Eden Phillpotts #quote

We live as we dream: alone. ~ Joseph Conrad #quote

The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not "Am I really that oppressed?" but "Am I really that boring?" ~ Margaret Atwood #quote

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they see nothing but sea. ~ Francis Bacon #quote

It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers. ~ James Thurber #quote

If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder. ~ Ray Bradbury #quote

We often give our enemies the means to our own destruction. ~ Aesop #quote

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. ~ W.H. Auden #quote

Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anyone. ~ Mark Twain #quote

If you can't sleep...get up & do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep ~ D. Carnegie #quote

I don't pretend to understand the Universe - it's a great deal bigger than I am. ~ Thomas Carlyle #quote

We never know the worth of water 'til the well is dry. ~ English #Proverb

The function of vice is to keep virtue within reasonable bounds. ~ Samuel Butler #quote

Fair's what's best for me - and everyone has the same definition ~ Sigred Philipsen #quote

Truth is heavy, so few men carry it. ~ Jewish #Proverb

The tyranny of majorities may be as bad as the tyranny of kings. ~ Arthur Balfour #quote

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand. ~ Neil Armstrong #quote

When spider webs unite they can tie up a lion. ~ African #Proverb

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

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

Had I not seen the Sun / I could have borne the shade ~ Emily Dickinson #quote

If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. ~ Hal Borland #quote

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong. ~ Leo Rosten #quote

Persistence is a strong will. Obstinance is a strong won’t. ~ Anonymous #quote

Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional. ~ Hindu #Proverb

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you. ~ Irving Layton #quote

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind. ~ Bob Marley #quote

Until they come to see us from their planet, I wait patiently. I hear them saying: Don't call us, we'll call you. ~ Marlene Dietrich #quote

Dorothy: We're not in Kansas anymore. ~ The Wizard of Oz #linesfrommovies

We live by the Golden Rule.  Those who have the gold make the rules.  ~ Buzzie Bavasi #quote

If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it. ~ Mark Twain #quote

Morality is a private and costly luxury.  ~ Henry B. Adams #quote

If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed. ~ Mark Twain #quote

All morons hate it when you call them a moron.  ~ J.D. Salinger #quote

If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.  ~ Author Unknown #quote

[R]omance is dead.  It was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.  ~The Simpsons #quote

Big Brother is watching you. ~ 1984, George Orwell #quote

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Rainbow in the Soul

Maybe this world is another planet's Hell. ~ Aldous Huxley #quote

If the human brain was simple enough for us to understand we'd be so simple we couldn't understand. #oneliners

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. ~ Hannah More #quote

The word "set" has the most number of definitions in the English language; 192 #factoid

DISTRESS, n. A disease incurred by exposure to the prosperity of a friend. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.  ~ Jawaharlal Nehru #quote

In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience. ~ W.B. Prescott #quote

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it. - Jonathan Winters #quotes

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate. ~ Thomas Jones #quote

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley #poetryquotes

Opportunity is often inconvenient. #oneliners

While you are upon the earth, enjoy the good things that are here. ~ John Selden #quote

It is not a war on drugs; it's a war on people. #oneliners

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Many have stood their ground and faced the darkness when it comes for them. Fewer come for the darkness and force it to face them. ~ Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality #quote

Are you lost? Because it's so strange to see an angel so far from heaven. #oneliners

Subtle suggestions of remoteness #literaryExpression
I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce. #ThingsYouWishYouCouldSay

Where Are We Going And Why Am I In This Handbasket? #bumperstickers

Do bad and remember, do good and forget. ~ Algerian #Proverb

Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If its up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down. ~ #ifmenwrotetherules

The machinations of a relentless mountebank [mountebank = flamboyant charlatan] #literaryExpression

Never take counsel of your fears. ~ Andrew Jackson #quote

YESTERDAY, n. The infancy of youth, the youth of manhood, the entire past of age. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Teacher: "I would like you to think of this paper much like a lady's dress - long enough to cover the subject, yet short enough to keep it interesting".  #oneliners

If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done. #humanNature

The only nation whose name begins with an "A" but doesn't end in an "A" is Afghanistan. #factoid

Only in America do people order double cheese burgers, a large fries, and a diet coke. #oneliners

The thing that is really hard and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.– Anna Quindlen #quote

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority. - Tom Hopkins #quotes

Wisdom will keep you from getting into situations where you need it. ~ Bruce M. Sandbrook #quote

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. - Warren G. Bennis #quotes

Without risk there is no opportunity for gain. #oneliners

Professor to noisy students: "Every time I open my mouth some fool speaks." #oneliners

The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it. ~ George Bernard Shaw #quote

In the theater, you go from point A to point Z, building your performance as the evening progresses. You have to relinquish that control on a film. ~ Gwyneth Paltrow #quote

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. - Lao Tzu #quotes

Don't tell a man how to do a thing. Tell him what you want done, and he'll surprise you with his ingenuity. ~ General George S. Patton #quote

ULTIMATUM, n. In diplomacy, a last demand before resorting to concessions.~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Women blink nearly twice as much as men. #factoid

Let me give so much time to the improvement of myself that I shall have no time to criticize others. ~ Dean Cresham #quote

Discipline without freedom is tyranny. #oneliners

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. ~  Oliver Wendell Holmes #quotes

We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys. #oneliners

MEEKNESS, n. Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away. ~ Sir Arthur Helps #quote

Do not believe in miracles - rely on them #bumperstickers

Feudalism: You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk. #EssenceofPoliticalScience

If there are no tears in the eyes, there will be no rainbow in the soul. #oneliners

Friday, 13 September 2013

Suffering is Optional

Television is to news what bumper stickers are to philosophy. ~ Richard Nixon #quote

How far that little candle throws his beams! / So shines a good deed in a naughty world. ~ William Shakespeare #quote

I don't rent space to anyone in my head.  ~ Anonymous man on Candid Camera #quote

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.  ~ Pablo Picasso #quote can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.  ~ Catherine Aird #quote

There is only one thing about which I am certain, and that is that there is very little about which one can be certain.  ~ W.S. Maugham #quote

No one saves us but ourselves, no one can and no one may. ~ Buddha #quote

Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional.  ~ M. Kathleen Casey #quote

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.  ~ Kenji Miyazawa #quote

It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees. ~ Emiliano Zapata #quote

Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push.  ~ Joann Thomas #quote

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote
I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart:  I am, I am, I am.  ~ Sylvia Plath #quote

Only when the last tree has died & the last river been poisoned & the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. ~ Cree Indian #Proverb

Sorrow you can hold, however desolating, if nobody speaks to you.  If they speak, you break down.  ~ Bede Jarrett #quote

The first requisite for immortality is death.  ~ Stanislaw J. Lec #quote

If you woke up breathing, congratulations!  You have another chance.  ~ Andrea Boydston #quote

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.  ~ Anaïs Nin #quote

We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. ~ Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury #quote

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.  ~ E.L. Doctorow #quote

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help ~ Ronald Reagan #quote

There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.  ~ Robert Graves #quote

You do not have the right to quit trying. (The universe wobbles when you do.)  ~ Dr. Sun Wolf #quote

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

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.  ~ Thomas à Kempis #quote

Vain are the thousand creeds / That move men's hearts: unutterably vain ~ Emily Brontë #quote

As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes.  ~ Mel Brooks #quote

See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little.  ~ Pope John XXIII #quote

Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt #quote

Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.  ~ Author Unknown #quote

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote! ~ B. Franklin #quote

Everyone is a bore to someone.  That is unimportant.  The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.  ~ Gerald Brenan #quote

for whatever we lose (like a you or a me) / it's always our self we find in the sea. ~ e.e. cummings #quote

Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.  ~ C.C. Colton #quote

Let the rain kiss you.  Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.  Let the rain sing you a lullaby. ~ Langston Hughes #quote

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them. ~ Albert Camus #quote

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.  ~Thomas Fuller #quote

Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied. ~ Otto Von Bismark #quote

We have two kinds of morality side by side:  one which we preach but do not practice and another which we practice but seldom preach ~ B. Russell #quote

You must weed your mind as you would weed your garden.  ~ Astrid Alauda #quote