Friday, 26 February 2016

Talk Only if You can Improve on the Silence

The difference between fiction and reality?  Fiction has to make sense. ~ Tom Clancy #quote

Raining Cats and Dogs: A very loud and noisy rain storm. #ENGidiom

Know the Ropes: To understand the details. #ENGidiom

You're never too old to learn something stupid. #paraprosdokian #ENGgrammar

People couldn't become truly holy, he said, unless they also had the opportunity to be definitely wicked. ~ Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch #quote

Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. ~ Marilyn Monroe #quote

A friend asks only for your time, not your money. #fortunecookiesayings

Chow Down: To eat. #ENGidiom

RECOLLECT, v. To recall with additions something not previously known. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Assumed #OtherWordsforSaid

Excuses are the easiest things to manufacture, and the hardest things to sell. #oneliners

I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger. #observationalHumour

The most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E #factoid

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

Aside from velcro, time is the most mysterious substance in the universe. You can't see it or touch it, yet a plumber can charge you upwards of seventy-five dollars per hour for it, without necessarily fixing anything. ~ Dave Barry #quote

I think the freezer deserves a light as well. #truefactsoflife

A woman who seeks to be equal with men lacks ambition. #fortunecookiesayings

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. ~ Ellen Glasgow #quotes

How many of you believe in telekinesis? Raise MY hand! #JustAJoke

Every fool knows that he cannot reach the stars but it never keeps a wise man from trying. ~ Ronnie B. Woods #quote

A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually. ~ Abba Eban #quote

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest of these is: "It might have been". #oneliners

He who wrestles with us, strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skills. Our antagonist is our helper. ~ Edmund Burke #quote

Death is the consequence of being alive #bumperstickers

You don't win silver; you lose gold. #oneliners

ADMIRATION, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote 
ZANY, n. A popular character in old Italian plays, who imitated with ludicrous incompetence the buffoon, or clown, and was therefore the ape of an ape; for the clown himself imitated the serious characters of the play. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. #factoid

Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation. #oneliners

We occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry on as if nothing happened. #oneliners

Talk only if you can improve on the silence #bumperstickers

Flip The Bird: To raise your middle finger at someone. #ENGidiom

Off The Hook: No longer have to deal with a tough situation. #ENGidiom

Christopher Columbus did not need directions and neither do we. ~ #ifmenwrotetherules

The invidious stigma of selfishness [invidious = rousing ill will] #literaryExpression

SCRIPTURES, n. The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

That place is so crowded, nobody goes there anymore. ~ Yogi Berra #quote

The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it. ~ Laurence Sterne #quote

Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable. ~ Samuel Johnson #quote

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. ~ Sally Koch #quote

Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to. #oneliners

You don't get old, you just become a classic. #oneliners

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. ~ Charles Darwin #quotes

Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it #bumperstickers

A conservative is a worshipper of dead radicals. #oneliners

Here's what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth. #ThingsYouWishYouCouldSay

Never fear shadows; they simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. #oneliners

HURRY, n. The dispatch of bunglers. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. #oneliners

South American gauchos were known to put raw steak under their saddles before starting a day's riding, in order to tenderize the meat. #factoid

It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. ~ Sally Kempton #quote

I focus my energy on my true intentions.  I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks.  Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me. ~ Louise Hay #quote

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there! ~ Will Rogers #quote

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Fools learn from experience. Wise men learn from the experience of others ~ Otto von Bismark #quote

To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. ~ Voltaire #quote

Sitting Shotgun: Riding in the front passenger seat of a car. #ENGidiom

Insolent: impudent, contemptuous #ExquisiteAdjectives

"Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense. #IwantToGoBackInTime

We're even wrong about which mistakes we're making. ~ Carl Winfeld #quote

If you ever see me getting beaten by the police, put down the video camera and come help me. ~ Bobcat Goldthwait #quote