Friday, 8 January 2016

Poetry is an Orphan of Silence


Your problem is you’re too busy holding onto your unworthiness. ~ Ram Dass #quote

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. ~ Galileo Galilei #quote

We never really grow up; we only learn how to act in public. #paraprosdokian #ENGgrammar

Blessed is he who, having nothing to say, refrained from giving wordy evidence of the fact. #oneliners

Teacher Strikes Idle Kids #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

Promises are meant to be kept, for they are like precious pearls in an ocean, their value is high and quality genuine and true, and once they are made they can never be broken. #oneliners



UNDERSTANDING, n. A cerebral secretion that enables one having it to know a house from a horse by the roof on the house. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

If  you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a  flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat  tire. #lifelaws

But the lies we live will always be confessed in the stories that we tell. ~ Orson Scott Card #quote

A friend to all is a friend to none. #oneliners

Kitty-corner: Diagonally across. Sometimes called Catty-Corner as well. #ENGidiom




Cambodian Communism: You have two cows. The government takes both and shoots you. #EssenceofPoliticalScience

Use Your Loaf: Use your head. Think smart. #ENGidiom

Most books now say our sun is a star.  But it still knows how to change back into a sun in the daytime. #justajoke





Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. - Saint Augustine #quotes

Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote




Blind woman gets new kidney from dad she hasn't seen in years #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. ~ Aristotle #quote

PRESIDENCY, n. The greased pig in the field game of American politics. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote


The problem with winter sports is that -- follow me closely here -- they generally take place in winter. ~ Dave Barry #quote

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. - George Bernard Shaw, playwright #quote

Yesterday is a cancelled cheque. #oneliners

Cry Wolf: Intentionally raise a false alarm. #ENGidiom

New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand. #factoids

She is an expert housekeeper: every time she gets divorced, she keeps the house. #oneliners

Working together is success. ~ Henry Ford #quote

Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them. ~ Charles Simic #poetryquotes


A good hand and a good heart are always a formidable combination. ~ Nelson Mandela #quote

Gustatory: having to do with taste or eating #ExquisiteAdjectives

Wheedling: flattering #ExquisiteAdjectives

Enthusiasm can be like a fire that needs an occasional poke with a stick. #oneliners
A Picture Paints a Thousand Words:  A visual presentation is far more descriptive than words. #ENGidiom

Say that again and I'll wash your mouth out with soap. #Momism

If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world. - Emmet Fox #quotes

Keep you face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. ~ Helen Keller #quote

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. ~ E.E. Cummings #quote

Love is the one word that we use every day, and the one word that words cannot define. ~ Anna K. Schwartz #quote

It is difficult to "go with the flow" when you are swimming upstream. #oneliners

Milk chocolate was invented by Daniel Peter, who sold the idea to his neighbor Henry Nestle. #factoid