Sunday, 7 June 2015

A Dazzling Completeness of Beauty

Amid the direful calamities of the time #literaryExpression

An increased gentleness of aspect #literaryExpression

Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn’t every war fought between men, between brothers? ~ Victor Hugo #quote

Fastidious: meticulous, overly delicate #ExquisiteAdjectives

IMMIGRANT, n. An unenlightened person who thinks one country better than another. 
~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

The spacious leisure of the forest #literaryExpression

What is the proudest moment of your life? #JournalWritingIdeas

When did your last slave die? #Momism

Their troth had been plighted #literaryExpression

What is it that you most dislike? #JournalWritingIdeas

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. #justajoke

Childlike contour of the body #literaryExpression

If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it. 
~ Dalai Lama #quote

On Pins And Needles: Anxious or nervous, especially in anticipation of something. #ENGidiom

I have six locks on my door, all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three of them. #sliceoflife

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small. 
~ Henry Kissinger #quote

His eyes shone with the pure fire of a great purpose #literaryExpression

Where in the nursery rhyme does say that Humpty Dumpty is an egg? #bumperstickers

The Ball Is In Your Court: It is your decision this time. #ENGidiom

No Dice: To not agree. To not accept a proposition. #ENGidiom

Her eyes were limpid and her beauty was softened #literaryExpression

The pith and sinew of mature manhood #literaryExpression

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. 
The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. 
~ Niels Bohr (1885-1962) #quote

ACQUAINTANCE, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote  

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined. #factoid

When were you the happiest this year? #JournalWritingIdeas

The paraphernalia of power and prosperity #literaryExpression

However, if a poem can be reduced to a prose sentence, there can't be much to it. 
~ James Schuyler #poetryquotes

Don't you have anything better to do? #Momism

MALEFACTOR, n. The chief factor in the progress of the human race. 
~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Days that are brief and shadowed #literaryExpression

By virtue of his impassioned curiosity #literaryExpression

What is one thing that I am grateful for today? #JournalWritingIdeas

She assented in precisely the right terms #literaryExpression

A shuffling compromise between defiance and prostration #literaryExpression

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is. 
~ Yogi Berra #quote

What about a goal makes you most likely to procrastinate? #JournalWritingIdeas

What does "You can't take it with you" mean? #JournalWritingIdeas

How much was Gas the last time you filled up? #JournalWritingIdeas

Life is like a card of games. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism;
the way you play it is free will.
~ Jawaharial Nehru, 1889-1964 #quote

A dazzling completeness of beauty #literaryExpression