Tuesday, 7 June 2016

This is No Time for Making Enemies

Sully disapproved of destruction for destruction's sake, which seemed ever more popular in the modern world, but he always took delight in burning out or otherwise eliminating Evil when Evil just couldn't keep its ugly head down and stay in the shadows, when it came right at you with all teeth bared. The world needed a little Evil, so Good had something to compare itself to, but you couldn't let it think it had the right-of-way on the road and an invitation to dinner. ~ Dean Koontz, The Dead Town #quote

Seen it all, done it all, can't remember most of it. #oneliners

MINE, adj. Belonging to me if I can hold or seize it. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Pain is inevitable misery is optional #bumperstickers

Tact is the ability to tell your boss that he is open-minded when you know he has a hole in his head. #oneliners

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. ~ Madeleine L'Engle #quote


High on the Hog: Living in Luxury. #ENGidiom

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue. #factoid

I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good. ~ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe #quotes

A fall will always make a wise man wiser. ~ Chinese #Proverb

Blind Woman Gets New Kidney from Dad she Hasn't Seen in Years #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. ~ John D. Rockefeller #quotes

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears. ~ Gertrude Stein #quotes

Don't listen to what I say; listen to what I mean. #oneliners
Forbidden fruit creates many jams. #oneliners

Beyond the farthest edge of night #literaryExpression

Under the weather: Feeling ill or sick. #ENGidiom

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Gandhi #quote

I simply can't resist a cat, particularly a purring one. They are the cleanest, cunningest, and most intelligent things I know, outside of the girl you love, of course. ~  Abroad with Mark Twain and Eugene Field, Fisher #quotes #cats

PIANO, n. A parlour utensil for subduing the impenitent visitor. It is operated by depressing the keys of the machine and the spirits of the audience. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere. ~  Tim McGraw #quote

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. ~ Lao Tzu #quote

Eighty percent of life's satisfaction comes from meaningful relationships. ~ Brian Tracy #quote

SUCCESS, n. The one unpardonable sin against one's fellows. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Notice: The only person getting his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe. #oneliners

WAR, n. A by-product of the arts of peace. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies. ~ Voltaire (1694-1778) on his deathbed in response to a priest asking that he renounce Satan. #quote

Bend Over Backwards: Do whatever it takes to help. Willing to do anything. #ENGidiom

There was a minimum of cinnamon in the aluminum pan. #tonguetwister

Pure Communism: You have two cows. Your neighbours help you take care of them, and you all share the milk. #EssenceofPoliticalScience

I may be slow; but I'm ahead of you #bumperstickers

If it weren't for people like you, nobody else would have an above average IQ #bumperstickers

The inventor of Vaseline ate a spoonful of the stuff every morning! #factoid

The body has 2-3 million sweat glands. #factoid

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. ~ Will Durant #quote

Rule Of Thumb: A rough estimate. #ENGidiom

If a man is not there for you at your worst he does not deserve to see you at your best. #oneliners



I hope you don't kiss me with that mouth! #Momism

Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know when you'll find a nut. #oneliners

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. ~ Michael McGriff, M.D. #quote

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. ~ Nikola Tesla #humanNature

Lord, be merciful, shut me up when my life speaks so much louder than my words. #oneliners

Something went wrong in jet crash, experts say #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

PEDIGREE, n. The known part of the route from an arboreal ancestor with a swim bladder to an urban descendant with a cigarette. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote


You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept. #oneliners

I can see your point, but I still think you're full of shit. #ThingsYouWishYouCouldSay

Raincheck: An offer or deal that is declined right now but willing to accept later. #ENGidiom

And I reckon them that are good must suffer for it the same as them that are bad. ~ William Faulkner, Light in August #quote


If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence maybe yours needs a little more tending. #oneliners

No one plans to fail but people can fail to plan. #oneliners

One man's theology is another man's belly laugh. ~ Robert A. Heinlein #quotes



OMEN, n. A sign that something will happen if nothing happens. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Why are people in the public eye said to be 'in the limelight'? - Invented in 1825, limelight was used in lighthouses and theatres by burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light. In the theatre, a performer 'in the limelight' was the centre of attention. #factoid


Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right. ~ Henry Ford (1863-1947) #quote

The silkworm moth can detect pheromones up to 11 km away. #factoid

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people. ~ P.T. Barnum #humanNature

The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people. ~ Lucille S. Harper #quote