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