Friday, 29 April 2016

That Cannot Be Surmounted by Scorn

Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation. ~ Honoure de Balzac #quote

There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time. ~ Coco Chanel #quote

The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

If ignorance is bliss, then knock the smile off my face. ~ Zach de la Rocha #quote

The Moken people, sea nomads off the coast of Thailand, learn to swim before they learn to walk. #Factoids

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one. ~ Honoure de Balzac #quote

Music is a second language to my heart. ~ Mara Arps #quote

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. ~ Leonardo da Vinci #quote

The kind of sickness I wish Time had written about, is that school teachers in Oklahoma get a top annual salary of $4000, while Sammy David, Jr. gets $10,000 a week in Vegas. ~ Lenny Bruce #quote

My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle #quote

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why. ~ William Faulkner #quote

There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative. ~ E.L. Doctorow #quote

It's easy to stop making mistakes. Just stop having ideas. ~ Unknown #quote

The maxim of the British people is Business as usual. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

I wept not, so to stone within I grew. ~ Dante Alighieri  #quote

The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood. ~ Otto von Bismarck #quote

There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another. ~ Rene Descartes #quote

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn. ~ Albert Camus #quote

The only dance masters I could have were Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Walt Whitman and Nietzsche. ~ Isadora Duncan Doyle #quote

A new kind of award has been added - the deathbed award. It is not an award of any kind. Either the recipient has not acted at all, or was not nominated, or did not win the award the last few times around. It is intended to relieve the guilty conscience of the Academy members and save face in front of the public. The Academy has the horrible taste to have a star, choking with emotion, present this deathbed award so that there can be no doubt in anybody's mind why the award is so hurriedly given. Lucky is the actor who is too sick to watch the proceedings on television. ~ Marlene Dietrich #quote

As to honour - you know - it's a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn't theirs. ~ Joseph Conrad #quote

I've always been the kind of person that doesn't like to trespass, but sometimes you just find yourself over the line. ~ Bob Dylan #lyrics  Brownsville Girl

The hypothalamus is one of the most important parts of the brain, involved in many kinds of motivation, among other functions. The hypothalamus controls the "Four F's": Fighting, fleeing, feeding and... mating. ~ Psychology professor in neuropsychology intro course #quote

Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid. ~ Salvador Dali #quote

Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote


Mirrors are twice as good as windows - you only have to clean one side to see clearly. #Gerken'sFirstObservation

It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humour and some bewilderment. ~ Freeman Dyson #quote

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. ~ George Burns #quote

Many laws has certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.  ~ Walter Savage Landor, Imaginary Conversations #quote

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. ~ John Stuart Mill #quote

I'm just preparing my impromptu remarks. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact. ~ Marlene Dietrich #quote

Where there is no imagination there is no horror. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle #quote

You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question. ~ Albert Camus #quote, La Chute (The Fall)

Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. ~ Unknown #quote

It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last. ~ Charles Dickens #quote


I love the way music inside a car makes you feel invisible; if you place the stereo at max volume, it's almost like the other people can't see into your vehicle. It tints your windows, somehow. ~ Chuck Klosterman #quote

Family isn’t about whose blood you have. It’s about who you care about. ~ Trey Parker and Matt Stone #quote

A duck can sleep with half of its brain, leaving the other hemisphere conscious and one eye open to stay alert for predators. #Factoids

Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it - they should, because they put it all in beforehand. ~ Saul Bellow #quote

I am not certain of the hereafter. Frankly, I'm not all that certain of the here.  ~ Robert Brault #quote

It is the cause, not the death that makes the martyr. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

Start off everyday with a simple smile and get it over with. ~ W.C. Fields #quote

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving. ~ Erma Bombeck #quote


Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings? ~ Diogenes #quote

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. ~ Rita Mae Brown #quote, Sudden Death

If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip. #OneLiners

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can decide how you're going to live now. ~ Joan Baez #quote

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature. ~ Charles Dickens #quote

That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful. ~ Edgar Allan Poe #quote

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation. ~ Isaac Disraeli #quote

To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind. ~ Pearl Buck #quote

If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies. ~ William Faulkner #quote

Merely having an open mind is nothing; the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

Right now a moment is fleeting by! Capture its reality in paint! To do that we must put all else out of our minds. We must become that moment, make ourselves a sensitive recording plate. give the image of what we actually see, forgetting everything that has been seen before our time. ~ Paul Cezanne #quote

Barnum was wrong - it's more like every 30 seconds. ~ Unknown #quote

Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. ~ Ambrose Bierce  #quote

A great song should lift your heart, warm the soul and make you feel good. ~ Colbie Caillat #quote

Never do anything that you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics. ~ Author unknown #quote

Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than to find as quickly as possible someone to worship. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky #quote, The Brothers Karamazov

The Museum is not meant either for the wanderer to see by accident or for the pilgrim to see with awe. It is meant for the mere slave of a routine of self-education to stuff himself with every sort of incongruous intellectual food in one indigestible meal. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

During World War II, American soldiers in the Pacific theatre used the password "lollapalooza" as a way to identify Japanese enemy combatants because they would be unable to pronounce the 'l' sounds correctly; British commandos participating in the raid on St. Nazaire similarly used the challenge/response of "War Weapons Week" and "Welmouth" to identify German soldiers, who would pronounce them with a 'v' sound. #Factoids

I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race. ~ Honoure de Balzac #quote

No, a fool learns from experience. A wise man learns from the experience of others. ~ Otto von Bismarck #quote, reply when told that a wise man learns from experience