Saturday, 1 October 2016

Come Hell Or High Water

John Winthrop introduced the fork to the American dinner table for the first time on 25 June 1630. #factoid

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars but check when you say the paint is wet? #paraprosdokian #ENGgrammar

Talent for talent's sake is a bauble and a show. Talent working with joy in the cause of universal truth lifts the possessor to a new power as a benefactor. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

Knock On Wood: Knuckle tapping on wood in order to avoid some bad luck. #ENGidiom

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~ Fables Aesop #quote

I don't feel old. I don't feel anything till noon. That's when it's time for my nap. ~ Bob Hope #quotes

Life is like a game of tennis; the player who serves well seldom loses. #oneliners

Sterilize: what you do to your first baby's pacifier by boiling it and to your last baby's pacifier by blowing on it. #oneliners

Vacation is what you take when you can't take what you've been taking any longer. #oneliners

If you will it, it is no dream ~ Theodor Herzl #humanNature

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field. ~ Niels Bohr #quote

The incoherent loquacity of a nervous patient [loquacity = very talkative] #literaryExpression

Support yogurt, it's the only culture some people have #bumperstickers

She questioned inimically [inimically = unfriendly; hostile] #literaryExpression

You'll understand when you're older. #Momism

Killer Sentenced to Die for Second Time in 10 Years #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers. #ThingsYouWishYouCouldSay

Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone. ~ Dorothy Parker #quote

We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police. ~ #OneLiner

Ulcers are something you get from mountain climbing over molehills. #oneliners  

The burdens of the world on my back lightens the world not one whit, while removing them greatly decreases my specific gravity. #oneliners

The Himalayas cover one-tenth of the Earth's surface. #factoid

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. ~ Michelangelo #quote

Come Hell Or High Water: Any difficult situation or obstacle. #ENGidiom

Never underestimate a child’s ability to get into more trouble. ~ Martin Mull #quote

Nothing is wrong with California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure. ~ Ross MacDonald #quote

I'll beat thee, but I should infect my hands. ~ From Timon of Athens #ShakespeareInsults

I'm desperately trying to figure out why Kamikaze pilots wore helmets. #sliceoflife

Walk the words you talk and talk the words you walk. #oneliners

Love is not just gazing at each other but looking together in the same direction. #oneliners

A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses. ~ Jean Cocteau #poetryquotes

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. ~ Charles De Gaulle #quote

Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

I rejoice in what I have and I know that fresh new experiences are always ahead.  I greet the new with open arms.  I trust life to be wonderful. ~ Louise Hay #quote

No one should live by the early bird policy without finding out whether he classifies as a bird or a worm. #oneliners

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. ~ Christopher Reeve #quotes

Drunk Drivers Paid $1,000 in 1984 #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

Out On A Limb: When someone puts themselves in a risky situation. #ENGidiom

He who hesitates is a damned fool. ~ Mae West #quote

My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth. ~ George Washington #quote

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher. ~ Socrates #quote

MAN, n. An animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote
TEETOTALER, n.One who abstains from strong drink, sometimes totally, sometimes tolerably totally. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until I am seventy-five and yet not ever truly to have lived. ~ Martin Luther King Jr. #quote

Housework makes women ugly #bumperstickers

Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math #bumperstickers