Sunday, 27 October 2013

The Pendulum of the Mind


No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. ~ Alan Watts #quote

You have to protect the privacy of the advice you get, or you'll never get the advice you need. ~ Richard Nixon #quote

I tried being normal once. I didn't like it #bumperstickers

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. ~ Diane Ackerman #quote



If things get any worse I'll have to ask you to stop helping me. #oneliners

Heuristic: learning through trial-and-error or problem solving #ExquisiteAdjectives

Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies. #factoid

Cock and Bull Story: An unbelievable tale. #ENGidiom

Keep your head and your heart in the right direction and you will not have to worry about your feet. #oneliners

Scroop is the rustling, swooshy sound ballgowns make. More specifically, it’s the sound produced by the movement of silk. #littleUsedENGwords


If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base. ~ Dave Barry #quote

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. ~ George Eliot #quote

She disarmed anger and softened asperity [asperity = harshness] #literaryExpression

OPPOSE, v. To assist with obstructions and objections. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

All things are difficult before they are easy. ~ Thomas Fuller #quotes

Never say anything unless it is kind, necessary and true. #oneliners

The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. ~ Carl Jung #quote


Trenchant: sharp, penetrating, distinct #ExquisiteAdjectives

Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever. #oneliners

If nobody knows the troubles you've seen then you don't live in a small town. #oneliners


If you stretch a standard Slinky out flat it measures 87 feet long. #factoid

Shut your mouth and eat. #Momism

As the bell clinks, so the fool thinks #ENGexpressions

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting. ~ George Orwell #quote

Histrionic: affected, theatrical #ExquisiteAdjectives


We all have strength enough to bear the misfortunes of others. ~  Francois Rochefoucauld #quote

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

A feed - Not as big as a scoff (scoff = large meal) #Canadianslang

For she had discovered that as well as the evil web there was another. This too bound spirits together, but not in a tangle, it was a patterned web and one could see the silver pattern when the sun shone upon it. It seemed much frailer than the dark tangle, that had a hideous strength, but it might not be so always, not in the final reckoning. (The Child from the Sea) #quote ~ Elizabeth Goudge #quote

Consumers are statistics, customers are people. #oneliners
Dry Run: Rehearsal. #ENGidiom
It is a small world, but I wouldn't like to have to paint it. #oneliners

BORE, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. ~ Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) #quote

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. ~ Mother Teresa #quote

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments. #sarcasticsayings

Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. ~ Napolean Hill #quote

War dims hope for peace #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

Hogwarts Dropout #bumperstickers

Good fer what ails ya ~ Good for you #Canadianslang

Strength means recognizing that it is impossible to be strong all the time. ~ Sally Franser #quote

Away, you three inch fool! ~ From Taming of the Shrew  #ShakespeareInsults

Due to financial difficulties the light at the end of the tunnel has temporarily been switched off. #oneliners

HYPOCRITE, n. One who, professing virtues that he does not respect, secures the advantage of seeming to be what he despises. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Love is not love until you give it away. #oneliners

Adolescence and snow are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough. #oneliners

Patience accomplishes its object, while hurry speeds to its ruin. ~ Saadi, Persian poet #quote

No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results? ~ John Barton #poetryquotes

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back. ~ #BumperSticker

VIRTUES, n.pl. Certain abstentions. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Outer agitation reveals inner instability. #oneliners