Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Facts Are the Enemy of Truth

There are 200,000,000 insects for every one human. #factoid

The eyes of men speak words the tongue cannot pronounce. ~ Native American #Proverb

Passing wind strands BC Ferry passengers ~ Vancouver Sun, March 2, 2011 #FunnyHeadlines

Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant. ~ Victor Hugo #quotes

Worry is as useless as a handle on a snowball. ~ Mitzi Chandler #quote

If you ignore the rules, people will, half the time, quietly rewrite them so they don't apply to you. ~ Terry Pratchett #humanNature

Fairy Tale: A horror story to prepare children for the newspapers. #oneliners

Boldly Going Nowhere #bumperstickers

Mum's the word: To keep quiet. To say nothing. #ENGidiom

Enfield London: Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

Believe in miracles, but don't depend on them. #oneliners

SAINT, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

There are around 200 corpses on Mount Everest. #factoid


It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. #factoid

It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. ~ Mark Twain #quote

Sir Winston Churchill rationed himself to 15 cigars a day. #factoid

Nothing seems expensive on credit. ~ Czech #Proverb

Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

Respect cannot be learned, purchased or acquired - it can only be earned. #oneliners

We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~ Stacia Tauscher #quote

Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie. #tonguetwister

People who value their privileges above their principles, soon lose both. #oneliners

The very silence of the place appeared a source of peril #literaryExpression

Man is fatally slain #FunnyHeadlines

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. ~ Mark Twain #quote

Give me a museum and I'll fill it. ~ Pablo Picasso  #quote

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

Hey idiot - You're driving a car, not a phone booth #bumperstickers

Lord, make my words soft and tender for tomorrow I may have to eat them. #oneliners




Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food. #factoid

Smile: it makes others wonder what you're thinking. #oneliners

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar. #factoid

No one can earn a million dollars honestly. ~ William Jennings Bryan  #quote

REDRESS, n. Reparation without satisfaction.~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Presence is more than just being there: If your absence doesn't make any difference, your presence won't either. #oneliners

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines. #oneliners

Concomitant: accompanying  #ExquisiteAdjectives


INFLUENCE, n. In politics, a visionary quo given in exchange for a substantial quid. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Whatever you do, or dream, begin it now. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. ~ Goethe #quote





And those characters [in a fairy tale] dwell in a moral world, whose laws are as clear as the law of gravity. That too is a great advantage of the folk tale. It is not a failure of imagination to see the sky blue. It is a failure rather to be weary of its being blue - and not to notice how blue it is. And appreciation of the subtler colours of the sky will come later. In the folk tale, good is good and evil is evil, and the former will triumph and later will fail. This is not the result of the imaginative quest. It is rather its principle and foundation. It is what will enable the child later on to understand Macbeth, or Don Quixote, or David Copperfield. ~ Anthony Esolen, Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child #quote
Pass The Buck: Avoid responsibility by giving it to someone else. #ENGidiom

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. ~ Henry Ford #quote

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

He who angers you, controls you #bumperstickers

This isn't right, this isn't even wrong. ~ Wolfgang Pauli  upon reading a young physicist's paper #quote

I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial. ~ Irvin S. Cobb #quote

It is now possible for a flight attendant to get a pilot pregnant. ~ Richard J. Ferris, president of United Airlines #quote

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend. ~ Albert Camus #quote

The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back. ~ Steve Garvey #quote