Wednesday, 6 April 2016

A Park, a Policeman, and a Pretty Girl

Common sense is the guy that tells you that you ought to have your brakes relined last week before you smashed a front end. Common sense is the Monday morning quarterback who could have won the ball game if he had been on the team. But he never is. He's high up in the stands with a flask on his hip. Common sense is the little man in the grey suit who never makes a mistake in addition. But it's always someone else's money he's adding up. ~ Raymond Chandler #quote

Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it. ~ William Faulkner #quote

Only in quiet waters do thing mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. ~ Hans Margolius #quote


There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing. ~ Isaac Disraeli #quote

The hairstyle options on an Oakland Police Department Suspect Report are Natural/Afro, Braided, Crewcut, Curly, Ponytail, Punk, and Conservative. #Factoids

It is pretty obvious that the debasement of the human mind caused by a constant flow of fraudulent advertising is no trivial thing. There is more than one way to conquer a country. ~ Raymond Chandler #quote

I rode with him [Lenny Bruce] in a taxi once, only for a mile and a half. Seemed like it took a couple of months ~ Bob Dylan #quote

How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a spectre through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat? ~ Joseph Conrad #quote

True debauchery is liberating because it creates no obligations. In it you possess only yourself, hence it remains the favourite pastime of the great lovers of their own person. ~ Albert Camus #quote

Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed. ~ Indra Devi #quote

If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail. #OneLiners

I have reached the conclusion, a bit late perhaps, that speeches should be short. ~ Fidel Castro #quote

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.  ~ Henry Ford #quote

He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign. ~ Victor Hugo  #quote

I won’t say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I’m going to be if I grow up. ~ Lenny Bruce #quote

Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that Humour excites in those who lack it. ~ George Saintsbury #quote

The full value of this life can only be got by fighting; the violent take it by storm. And if we have accepted everything we have missed something - war. This life of ours is a very enjoyable fight, but a very miserable truce. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war. ~ Saul Bellow #quote

You walk into the room like a camel and then put your eyes in your pockets and your nose on the ground. ~ Bob Dylan #quote,  Ballad Of A Thin Man

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers. ~ Charles Dickens #quote

Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence. ~ Albert Camus #quote


Solitude is a necessary protest to the incursions and the false alarms of society's hysteria, a period of cure and recovery. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel #quote

Politics and the fate of mankind are shaped by men without ideals and without greatness. Men who have greatness within them don't go in for politics. ~ Albert Camus #quote

Sometimes we build walls around ourselves, not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down. ~ Unknown #quote

In 1979, McDonald's changed the shape of its coffee stirrers because they had become too popular as an accessory for snorting cocaine. #Factoids

When someone asks you, A penny for your thoughts, and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny? ~ George Carlin #quote

If you make the world a little better, then you have accomplished a great deal. ~ Unknown #quote

If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And, if I can persuade you to laugh at a particular point that I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge it as true. – John Cleese #quote

No matter how deep and dark your pit, how dank your shroud, their heads are heroically unbloody and unbowed. ~ Ogden Nash #quote

All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl. ~ Charlie Chaplin #quote

The art of government is not to let me grow stale. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

The Burmese king Nanda Bayin died when a visiting Italian merchant explained that Venice was a free state without a king, causing him to laugh so hard that he choked. #Factoids

A lawyer is a gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it for himself.  ~ Lord Brougham #quote

Public instruction should be the first object of government. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

Article 249 of the Haitian penal code prohibits turning someone into a zombie. #Factoids

Eating words has never given me indigestion. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

Women have a passion for mathematics. They divide their age in half, double the price of their clothes, and always add at least five years to the age of their best friend. ~ Marcel Achard #quote

We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead. ~ Albert Camus #quote

Capital punishment turns the state into a murderer.  But imprisonment turns the state into a gay dungeon-master.  ~ Jesse Jackson #quote

Two months after he was acquitted of fraud, Don King took the jury on a vacation to the Bahamas. #Factoids

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free. ~ Pearl Buck #quote

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it. ~ William Faulkner #quote

Facts are the enemy of truth. ~ Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha #quote

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. ~ Unknown #quote

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it. ~ W.C. Fields #quote

To reject the word is to reject the human search.  ~ Max Lerner #quote

You can never plan the future by the past. ~ Edmund Burke #quote

They look for a victim to chivy, and howl him down, and finally lynch him in a sheer storm of sexual frenzy which they honestly imagine to be moral indignation, patriotic passion or some equally allowable emotion, it may be an innocent Negro, a Jew like Leo Frank, a harmless half-witted German; a Christ-like idealist of the type of Debs, an enthusiastic reformer like Emma Goldman. ~ Aleister Crowley #quote

Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future - and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people. ~ Albert Camus #quote

"Albedo" is derived from the Latin word for "white". Scientists use it to describe the reflectivity of a surface — how what a surface is made of changes the amount of light it reflects.  #Factoids

You can't create experience. You must undergo it. ~ Albert Camus #quote

The existing world economic order constitutes a system of plundering and exploitation like no other in history. ~ Fidel Castro #quote

If you don't get enough time-outs as a child, you get them as a grownup.  ~ Andrew Bonifacio #quote


There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich. ~ Marlene Dietrich #quote

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. ~ Roger Babson  #quote

If Christianity is pessimistic as to man, it is optimistic as to human destiny. Well, I can say that, pessimistic as to human destiny, I am optimistic as to man. ~ Albert Camus #quote

Never accept a drink from a Urologist. ~ Erma Bombeck #quote

Large legislative bodies resolve themselves into coteries, and coteries into jealousies. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light. ~ Isaac Newton  #quote