Sunday, 31 January 2016

Once You Eliminate the Impossible

CRITIC, n. A person who boasts himself hard to please because nobody tries to please him. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

You may not be able to turn back the clock; but you can always wind it up again. #oneliners

Gordon Summers used to wear a yellow/black striped shirt when he was in a jazz band. His nickname... STING... stuck with him like honey. #factoid

An ostrich's eye is bigger that its brain. #factoid

LIAR, n. A lawyer with a roving commission. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. ~ Sherlock Holmes (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930) #quote

In 1902, Joshua Lionel Cowen named his toy train company LIONEL after his middle name. #factoid

The Eyes = They See #anagram

People are like tea bags - You have to put them in hot water before you know how strong they are! #oneliners

Life is like a mirror, if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting. #oneliners

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ~ Winston Churchill #quote

ERUDITION, n. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. ~ #BumperSticker

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! - Dr. Seuss #quotes

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. ~ Plato #quote

Your secrets are safe with me and all my friends. #oneliners

IDLENESS, n. A model farm where the devil experiments with seeds of new sins and promotes the growth of staple vices. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head. #factoid

PEACE, n. In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Far too many people spend their lives reading the menu instead of enjoying the banquet. #oneliners

We blame fate for other accidents, but we feel personally responsible when we make a hole in one. #oneliners

The landscape ran, laughing, downhill to the sea #literaryExpression   

Trip the light fantastic ~ Euphemism for dancing  #ENGidioms

Dimmed by the cold touch of unjust suspicion #literaryExpression

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. – Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) #quote

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. ~ Author Unknown #quote

All men of action are dreamers. ~ James Huneker #quote

Every truth has two sides; it is well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either. ~ Aesop #quote   

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson #quotes

Goodness is something chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man. ~ Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange #quote

Bats can find food (insects) up to 18 ft. away and get information about the type of insect using echolocation. #factoid

It is not always enough to be forgiven by others; sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself. #oneliners

Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals like Hydrogen and Oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer. ~ Dave Barry #quote

Who says nothing is impossible, I have been doing nothing for years. #oneliners

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Never confuse having a career with having a life. #oneliners

The doctrine that 'human rights' are superior to 'property rights' simply means that some human beings have the right to make property out of others. ~ Ayn Rand #humanNature

Don't ask us what we are thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics and Sex, Sport, or Cars. ~ #ifmenwrotetherules

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. ~ Frank Zappa #quote

If we don't control our money it will control us. #oneliners

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #quote

What the mind can conceive, it can achieve. ~ Napoleon Hill #quote

PERFECTION, n. An imaginary state of quality distinguished from the actual by an element known as excellence; an attribute of the critic.~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Sign on restaurant window: Great food (50,000 flies can't be wrong) #oneliner   

On a display of "I love you only" Valentine cards: Now available in multi-packs. #oneliners

If the wind stops… row! ~ Polish #Proverb               

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Here's to the Crazy Ones X

"Fragmented memories of a skateboarding day in Paris. The approach was to work on the symbiosis between live-action, design and wicked sound design."

Friday, 29 January 2016

Monday, 25 January 2016

We Are Always Now Here

I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you. #ThingsYouWishYouCouldSay

Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. #oneliners

We are always now here. #oneliners

Kicking Baby Considered To Be Healthy #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

Wild and Woolly: Uncultured and without laws. #ENGidiom

Contumacious: rebellious  #ExquisiteAdjectives

The dimness of the sealed eye and soul #literaryExpression

Don't stand in a place of danger trusting in miracles. ~ Arabic #Proverb

Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

Nicaragua Sets Goal to Wipe out Literacy #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

Ubiquitous: pervasive, widespread #ExquisiteAdjectives

One of life's mysteries is how a two-pound box of candy can make a person gain five pounds. #oneliners

Don't be afraid of opposition; Remember a kite rises against, not with the wind. #oneliners

One of the embarrassing facts from social psychology is that most stereotypes are true, in the only sense that stereotypes are ever true: on average. ~ Michael Bailey, psychologist, Northwestern #humanNature

Admitted #OtherWordsforSaid

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. ~ Carl Jung #quote

It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. ~ Carl Sagan (1934-1996) #quote

Nothing is quite as funny as the unintended humor of reality. ~ Steve Allen #quote

I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories. ~ Dave Barry #quote

IMBECILITY, n. A kind of divine inspiration, or sacred fire affecting censorious critics of this dictionary. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

A shimmer of golden sun shaking through the trees #literaryExpression

Hat Trick: When one player scores three goals in the same hockey game. This idiom can also mean three scores in any other sport, such as 3 homeruns, 3 touchdowns, 3 soccer goals, etc. #ENGidiom

Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets. ~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton #quote

So:  thus, accordingly, therefore #alternativesToOverusedWords

Don't spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for. ~ The Vatican Sayings, Epicurus #quote

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian. #oneliners

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. ~ Henry David Thoreau #quote

I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. ~ Marie Curie #quote

I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to worship me.  #Justajoke

The best revenge is a vow to never be like the one who hurt you. #oneliners

Observed #OtherWordsforSaid

The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie "Barbarella. #factoid

You can listen to thunder after lightening and tell how close you came to getting hit; if you don't hear it, you got hit, so never mind. #oneliners

Announced #OtherWordsforSaid

Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems. ~ Rene Descartes, Discours de la Methode #quote

A withering sensation of ineffable boredom #literaryExpression

Being listened to and heard is one of the greatest desires of the human heart. ~ Richard Carlson #quote

I think I've forgotten this before. #oneliners

A narcissist is someone better looking than you are. ~ Gore Vidal #quote

Taunted #OtherWordsforSaid

I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

I'm Looking Forward to Regretting This

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli #quote

The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy. ~ Von Clausewitz #quote

DISOBEDIENCE, n. The silver lining to the cloud of servitude. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Blessed is he who doesn't show hatefulness over what is lost, but instead, shows gratefulness over what is left. #oneliners

RAPACITY, n. Providence without industry. The thrift of power. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. ~ Buckminster Fuller #quote

The white seething surf fell exhausted along the shore #literaryExpression

Her musings took a sudden and arbitrary twist #literaryExpression

You can't strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. #oneliners

A haunting and horrible sense of insecurity #literaryExpression

Remember that failure is an event - not a person. #oneliners

It is useless to try and find what is gone. ~ Polish #proverb
Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with. ~ #OneLiner #BumperSticker

Bureaucratic Socialism: Your cows are cared for by ex-chicken farmers. You have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers. The government gives you as much milk and eggs the regulations say you should need. #EssenceofPoliticalScience

Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions. #oneliners (Earl Gray Stevens)

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. ~ Chinese #proverb

An Arm And A Leg: Very expensive. A large amount of money. #ENGidiom

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research. #justajoke

I'm looking forward to regretting this #bumperstickers

The radiant serenity of the sky #literaryExpression