Friday, 25 September 2015

I Must Study

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. ~ John Adams #quote

He is a self-made man and worships his creator. ~ Irvin S Cobb #sarcastic #quote

The wind charged furiously through it, panting towards the downs #literaryExpression

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. ~ Confucius #quote

Small-time gamblers who place small bet in order to prolong the excitement of a game are called "dead fish" by game operators because the longer the playing time, the greater the chances of losing. #factoid
A swaggering air of braggadocio [braggadocio = pretentious bragging] #literaryExpression

The cynics are right nine times out of ten. ~ Henry Louis Mencken #quote

Felicitousness in the choice and exquisiteness in the collocation of words #literaryExpression

It doesn't matter what temperature a room is; it's always room temperature #bumperstickers

Cold shoulder  ~ To display aloofness and disdain  #ENGidioms

ACHIEVEMENT, n. The death of endeavor and the birth of disgust. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote  

The average hen lays 228 eggs a year #factoids

Whistled life away in perfect contentment #literaryExpression

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Improve your spare moments and they will become the brightest gems in your life. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

In the 13th century, it was customary to baptize children with beer. #factoid

Strange capacities and suggestions both of vehemence and pride #literaryExpression

Dignity and sweet patience were in her look #literaryExpression

The  severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the  reach. #lifelaws

I intend to live forever. So far, so good. ~ #BumperSticker

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

It was a night of little ease to his toiling mind #literaryExpression

Today's subliminal message is: ( ) #bumperstickers

I suffered agonies of shyness #literaryExpression

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer. #factoid

Stamped with unutterable and solemn woe #literaryExpression

Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright #quote

A puissant and brilliant family [puissant = powerful; mighty] #literaryExpression

ADHERENT, n. A follower who has not yet obtained all that he expects to get. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote 

Monday, 21 September 2015

All We Are Saying...

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix #Quote #Peace ☮ #PeaceDay

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ~ Mother Teresa #Quote #Peace ☮ #PeaceDay

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. ~ John Lennon #Quote #Peace ☮ #PeaceDay

First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. ~ Thomas a Kempis #Quote #Peace ☮ #PeaceDay

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #Quote #Peace ☮ #PeaceDay

In the name of peace
They waged the wars
Ain't they got no shame
~Nikki Giovanni #Quote #Peace ☮ #PeaceDay

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity. ~ George Carlin #Quote #Peace ☮ #PeaceDay

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day 2015

Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you. ~ Edward Blackbeard #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

The rougher the seas, the smoother we sail. Ahoy! #TalkLikeAPirateDay

If ye can't trust a pirate, ye damn well can't trust a merchant either. #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

You don't know what it is to live and laugh and love and run a man through! You've never tasted salty air on your tongue or waved heartily at a mermaid! ~ Gideon Defoe #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

Waves crack with wicked fury against me ship's hull while ocean currents rage as the full moon rises o're the sea. ~ Capt. John Phillips circa 1723 #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

Now, on deck! Batten down the hatches, weigh anchor! We sail...with the tide. ~ Jack Sparrow #quote #TalkLikeAPirateDay

Shiver me timbers. #TalkLikeAPirateDay

To err is human but to arr is pirate!! #TalkLikeAPirateDay

Friday, 18 September 2015

A Dog's Advice

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk. #aDogsAdvice

Do, or do not. There is no 'try'. ~ Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back') #quote

HABEAS CORPUS A writ by which a man may be taken out of jail when confined for the wrong crime. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Let Bygones Be Bygones: To forget about a disagreement or argument. #ENGidiom

Hit The Hay: Go to bed or go to sleep. #ENGidiom

A sense of meditative content #literaryExpression

A rare and dazzling order of beauty #literaryExpression

Obtuse: blunt, stupid #ExquisiteAdjectives

Vain allurements of folly and fashion #literaryExpression

What was your favorite thing to collect as a child, and why? #JournalWritingIdeas

The average surface of the human intestine is 656 square feet (200 m). #factoid

The leaves syllabled her name in cautious whispers #literaryExpression

He submitted in brooding silence #literaryExpression
Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: subtle hints do not work! strong hints do not work! obvious hints do not work! Just say it! ~ #ifmenwrotetherules

There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. ~ Ken Olson, 1977 (president of Digital Equipment Corp.) #quote
The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Everything But The Kitchen Sink: Almost everything and anything has been included. #ENGidiom

Some dim-remembered and dream-like images #literaryExpression

Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn't mean we deserve to conquer the Universe. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

The average human will shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime. #factoid

Why do they call it a bumper if your not going to use it #bumperstickers

Across the gulf of years #literaryExpression

Your great attention to detail is both a blessing and a curse. #fortunecookiesayings

The Last Straw: When one small burden after another creates an unbearable situation, the last straw is the last small burden that one can take. #ENGidiom

How can I miss you if you won't go away #bumperstickers

INDISCRETION, n. The guilt of woman. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

The sun blazed torridly #literaryExpression

If We All Quit Voting Will They All Go Away #bumperstickers

A frigid touch of the hand #literaryExpression

Bite Off More Than You Can Chew: To take on a task that is way too big. #ENGidiom

Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote
A supercilious scorn and pity [supercilious =  haughty disdain] #literaryExpression

The extraordinary wistful look of innocence and simplicity #literaryExpression

Get Down to Brass Tacks: To become serious about something. #ENGidiom

If you think you are fat, you probably are. Don't ask us. ~ #ifmenwrotetherules

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

Sunday, 13 September 2015

And What is all this Pother About?

It parted to a liquid horizon and showed the gray rim of the sea #literaryExpression

Dropping Like Flies: A large number of people either falling ill or dying. #ENGidiom

An almost pathetic appearance of ephemeral fragility [ephemeral = markedly short-lived] #literaryExpression

Widows in equatorial Africa actually wear sackcloth and ashes when attending a funeral. #factoid

An atmosphere thick with flattery and toadyism #literaryExpression

Slot Machines = Cash Lost in 'em #anagram

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it ~ Albert Einstein #quote

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. ~ Will Rogers #quote
A glance of extraordinary meaning #literaryExpression

Ivy League: Since 1954 the Ivy League has been the following universities:  Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Yale, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Harvard. #ENGidiom

Some people are like Slinkies. Not really good for anything, but you can't help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs. ~ #BumperSticker

His soul was compressed into a single agony of prayer #literaryExpression

Name one of the kindest people you have ever met. Why? #JournalWritingIdeas

Don't Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth: When someone gives you a gift, don't be ungrateful. #ENGidiom

Who me? I just wander from room to room.

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water. ~ #OneLiner #BumperSticker

Sadness prevailed among her moods #literaryExpression

The word Himalayas means the "home of snow. #factoid

Her smile was linked with a sigh #literaryExpression

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of payments. ~ #OneLiner #BumperSticker

Unstable moral equilibrium of boyhood #literaryExpression

You don't always get what you want. It's a hard lesson, but you might as well learn it now. #Momism

You Can't Take it With You: Enjoy what you have and not what you don't have, since when you die you cannot take things (such as money) with you. #ENGidiom

Good girls are bad girls that never get caught. ~ #OneLiner #BumperSticker

Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together. ~ Georg Lichtenberg  #quote

Never get out of bed before noon. ~ Charles Bukowski #quote

Good:  excellent, exceptional, fine, marvellous, splendid, superb, wonderful #alternativesToOverusedWords

Anything too stupid to be said is sung. ~ Voltaire #quote

OCEAN, n. A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man -- who has no gills. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

And what is all this pother about? [pother = commotion; disturbance] #literaryExpression

I think, therefore I’ll think. ~ Ayn Rand #quote

The flower of courtesy #literaryExpression

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. ~ Indira Gandhi #quote

In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose #factoid

The sole equality on earth is death. ~ Philip James Bailey #quote

Get Your Walking Papers: Get fired from a job. #ENGidiom

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Monday, 7 September 2015

Dwell in Possibility

An unfailing sweetness and unerring perception #literaryExpression

Supreme arbiter of conduct #literaryExpression

If you don't like the news, go out and make some #bumperstickers
Precipitated into mysterious depths of nothingness #literaryExpression

Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman. #paraprosdokian #ENGgrammar

Her tongue on the subject was sharpness itself #literaryExpression

The average lifespan of a squirrel is 9 years #factoid

Distressing in their fatuous ugliness #literaryExpression

The plenitude of her piquant ways     [piquant = engagingly stimulating] #literaryExpression

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family. ~ Lee Iacocca #quote

There was a mournful and dim haze around the moon #literaryExpression

He felt the ironic rebound of her words #literaryExpression

MAUSOLEUM, n. The final and funniest folly of the rich. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. ~ Aristotle #quote

She fell into abstracted reverie #literaryExpression

If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments. #justajoke

The sea slept under a haze of golden winter sun #literaryExpression

Agitated with violent and contending emotions #literaryExpression

To speak with entire candor #literaryExpression

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. ~ T.S. Eliot #quote

Go Down Like A Lead Balloon: To be received badly by an audience. #ENGidiom

Why do you think prejudice exists in the world? #JournalWritingIdeas

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.  ~  Jeff Valdez #quotes #cats

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. ~ Thomas Edison #quote

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. – Henry Ward Beecher  #quote

Oppressed and disheartened by an all-pervading desolation #literaryExpression

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come. ~ Dalai Lama #quote

You've removed most of the roadblocks to success when you know the difference between motion and direction. - Bill Copeland, author and private investigator #quote

Yesterday's the past and tomorrow's the future. Today is a gift which is why they call it the present. ~ Bill Keane #quote

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~ Herm Albright #quote

I'm serious; it was a joke #bumperstickers

Her step seemed to pity the grass it pressed #literaryExpression

I'm not your waitress! #Momism

Never burn bridges. Today’s junior jerk, tomorrow’s senior partner. ~ Sigourney Weaver #quote

His lips loosened in a furtively exultant smile #literaryExpression

The joyfulness of a man prolongeth his days. #fortunecookiesayings

Borne with a faculty of willing compromise #literaryExpression

A pang of jealousy not unmingled with scorn #literaryExpression

The shinbone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room. ~ #OneLiner #BumperSticker

Dwell in possibility. ~ Emily Dickinson #quote