Saturday, 20 February 2016

Children and Lunatics Cut the Gordian Knot

There are two ways of constructing a software design; one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult. ~ C. A. R. Hoare #quote

If I am anything, which I highly doubt, I have made myself so by hard work. ~ Sir Isaac Newton #quote

As long as the Earth can make a spring every year, I can. As long as the Earth can flower and produce nurturing fruit, I can, because I'm the Earth. I won't give up until the Earth gives up. ~ Alice Walker #quote

When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use. ~ Josef Stalin #quote

Where the fear is, happiness is not. ~ Seneca the Elder #Quote

Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighbouring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills? ~ Kahlil Gibran #quote, "The Voice of the Poet"

We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours. ~ Dag Hammarskjold #quote

Although none of the rules for becoming more alive is valid, it is healthy to keep on formulating them. ~ Susan Sontag #Quote

The ideal American type is perfectly expressed by the Protestant, individualist, anti-conformist, and this is the type that is in the process of disappearing. In reality there are few left. ~ Orson Welles #quote

One penny doubled everyday becomes over 5 million dollars in just 30 days. #factoid

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life. ~ Kitty O'Neill Collins #quotes

Stolen Painting Found by Tree #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

Thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view. #ThingsYouWishYouCouldSay

She swept away all opposing opinion with the swift rush of her enthusiasm #literaryExpression

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work. ~ Kahlil Gibran #quote

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie. ~ Jean Cocteau #poetryquotes

The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on forecasters. #oneliners

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

Most would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. #oneliners


It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret ~ Jackie Joyner-Kersee #quote

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. - Aristotle #quotes


Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? ~ #OneLiner

Jet lag was once called boat lag, back before jets existed. #factoid

Fools rush in - and get all the best seats. #oneliners

Only boring people get bored. ~ Robin Beyer #quote

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. ~ Wernher Von Braun #quote

That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. ~ Friedrich Nietzche #quote

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might just be the world. ~  Author Unknown #quote

One day you will look back and you'll see where you were held up by His love. ~ U, Mysterious Ways #Lyrics

Then as it was, then again it will be. Though the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach the sea. ~ Led Zeppelin,  Years Gone #Lyrics

Woman's first duty in life is to her dressmaker. What the second duty is no one has yet discovered. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment. ~ Soren Kierkegaard #quote

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians. ~ Henrik Ibsen #quote

The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Pay good teachers good money #bumperstickers

In elementary school, in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic? Do tall people burn slower? ~ Warren Hutcherson #quote

Henry VII was the only British King to be crowned on the field of battle. #factoid

Fools' Gold: Iron pyrites, a worthless rock that resembles real gold. #ENGidiom

Faustus, who embraced evil and shunned righteousness, became the foremost symbol of the misuse of free will, that sublime gift from God with its inherent opportunity to choose virtue and reject iniquity. What shall a man gain if he has the whole world and lose his soul,” (Matt. 16: v. 26) - but for a notorious name, the ethereal shadow of a career, and a brief life of fleeting pleasure with no true peace? This was the blackest and most captivating tragedy of all, few could have remained indifferent to the growing intrigue of this individual who apparently shook hands with the devil and freely chose to descend to the molten, sulphuric chasm of Hell for all eternity for so little in exchange. It is a drama that continues to fascinate today as powerfully as when Faustus first disseminated his infamous card in the Heidelberg locale to the scandal of his generation. In fine, a life of good or evil, the hope of Heaven or the despair of Hell, Faustus stands as a reminder that the choice between these two absolutes also falls to us. ~ E.A. Bucchianeri, Faust: My Soul Be Damned for the World: Volume I #quote

If raindrops were kisses, I would send you a storm. ~ Natasha Isabelle #quote


But then they danced down the street like dingledodies, and shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centre light pop and everybody goes Awww!. ~ Jack Kerouac #quote, On The Road, 1957

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. ~ Oprah Winfrey #quote

He who knows himself is wise. ~ Lao Tse 604-531 BC

Canada is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village'. #factoid

It is impossible to overestimate the immense need that humans have to be listened to, understood, and taken seriously. #oneliners

When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it  will. #lifelaws

Sickness is felt, but health not at all. ~ Thomas Fuller #quote

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast. ~ Ernest Hemingway #quote

The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote