Thursday, 26 November 2015

My Great Hope is to Laugh as Much as I Cry

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. ~ Charles Darwin #quote

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting. #fortunecookiesayings

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~ Dalai Lama #quote

Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire. #oneliners

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful. ~ Rita Dove #poetryquotes



HISTORIAN, n. A broad-gauge gossip. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Platitudinous: resembling or full of dull or banal comments #ExquisiteAdjectives

Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special regard to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo #quote

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die. ~ Mel Brooks #quote


Many people spend their health for wealth, and then try to spend their wealth for health. ~ Mikey #quote

Panicky despair is an underrated element of writing. ~ Dave Barry #quote

Everybody has a photographic memory; some don't have film. #oneliners


Changing one thing for the better is worth more than proving a thousand things are wrong. #oneliners

Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things, and I'll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things. ~ Bill Cosby #quote



There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Compassion sees and says, "I'll help." #oneliners

By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends. #oneliners

Autos killing 110 a Day; Let's Resolve to do Better #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~ Norman Vincent Peale #quote


My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

A Chip On Your Shoulder:  Being upset for something that happened in the past. #ENGidiom 

Strode forth imperiously   [imperious = arrogantly overbearing] #literaryExpression

It's a thankless job, but I've got a lot of Karma to burn off. #ThingsYouWishYouCouldSay

Endemic: prevalent, native, peculiar to an area #ExquisiteAdjectives

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it. ~ William James #quotes

A poem conveys not a message so much as the provenance of a message, an advent of sense.~ Thomas Harrison #poetryquotes

COMMERCE, n. A kind of transaction in which A plunders from B the goods of C, and for compensation B picks the pocket of D of money belonging to E. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine. #factoid

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid. #factoid



ARISTOCRACY, n. Government by the best men. (In this sense the word is obsolete; so is that kind of government. Fellows that wear downy hats and clean shirts -- guilty of education and suspected of bank accounts. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote 

Verdant: green, unripe #ExquisiteAdjectives 

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you! #BumperSticker

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. ~ Carl Sandburg #poetryquotes

INVENTOR, n. A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

People who are often in a hurry imagine they are energetic, when in most cases they are simply inefficient. ~ Sydney J. Harris #quote
Clock: A small mechanical device to wake up people without children. #oneliners

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. ~ James Dean #quote

You won't be happy until you break that, will you? #Momism

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. ~ Albert Einstein #quote