Friday, 31 March 2017

Very Often, that Individual is Crazy...




You are young only once, but you can be immature all your life. #oneliners

Have you ever noticed how nothing is impossible for those who don't have to do it? #bumperstickers

Your friend is the man who knows all about you and still likes you. ~ Elbert Hubbard #quote




I must tell you friendly in your ear, sell when you can, you are not for all markets. ~ From As You Like It. #ShakespeareInsults

When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy. ~ Dave Barry #quote

See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little. ~ Pope John XXIII #quote

I have nothing to declare except my genius. ~ Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) upon arriving at U.S. customs 1882 #quote

Your worst humiliation is only someone else's momentary entertainment. ~ Karen Crockett #quote

Don't have a cow  ~ Don't overreact #ENGidioms

DENTIST, n. A prestidigitator who, putting metal into your mouth, pulls coins out of your pocket. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. ~ W. H. Auden #poetryquotes

A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood. ~ General George S. Patton (1885-1945) #quote

Most great men and women are not perfectly rounded in their personalities, but are instead people whose one driving enthusiasm is so great it makes their faults seem insignificant. ~ Charles A. Cerami #quote




A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. ~ Arnold H. Glasow #quotes

Teenagers express their burning desires to be different by dressing exactly alike. #oneliners


Foul spoken coward, that thund'rest with thy tongue, and with thy weapon nothing dares perform. ~ From Titus Andronicus. #ShakespeareInsults

Raise your voice and your dignity is lowered. ~ Melchor F. Cichon #quote

Don't let you mind wander… it is too little to be left alone. #oneliners



One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy - whether he knows it or not. ~ O. A. Battista #quote

Poverty is a condition with but one advantage, it doesn't take much to improve your lot. #oneliners


If animals could speak the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow, but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.  ~  Mark Twain #quotes #cats

A poem is never finished, only abandoned. ~ Paul Valery  #quote

Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf. ~ American Indian #Proverb




Knowledge is proud she knows so much; wisdom is humble that she knows no more. ~ Cowper #quote

WALL STREET, n. A symbol for sin for every devil to rebuke. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Panda mating fails - veterinarian takes over #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines



There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child. ~ Frank A. Clark #quote

OFFENSIVE, adj. Generating disagreeable emotions or sensations, as the advance of an army against its enemy. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. ~ #OneLiner



You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard. #oneliners

EDUCATION, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings. ~ Lord Chesterfield #quote

Dream but always with your eyes wide open. #oneliners

Not that it's devoid of interest now, but it is easier to introduce new complications than to resolve the old ones. ~ Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson #humanNature

LUMINARY, n. One who throws light upon a subject; as an editor by not writing about it. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Dare to Reach Out Your Hand





There is nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. ~ Johann Sebastian Bach #quote

What people forget is a journey to nowhere starts with a single step, too. ~ Chuck Palahniuk #quote

The truth is like sunlight. People used to think it's good for you. ~ Nancy Gribble #quote

Civilization can be reduced to the following: 'I need a hug. Go away.' Unable to solve this conundrum, and having nothing better to do in the meantime, we build cathedrals and drink heavily. ~ Tom Price #quote

Forgive your country every once in a while.  If that is not possible, go to another one.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

Calling an engineer an applied scientist is like calling an artistic painter an applied pigment chemist. #cleverquotes









All truly destructive people wake in the morning feeling they are right  ~ Simon Parke #quote

This is an important announcement. This is flight 121 to Los Angeles. If your travel plans today do not include Los Angeles, now would be a perfect time to disembark. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters! #ModernObservations





Wit is the key, I think, to anybody's heart. Show me the person who doesn't like to laugh and I'll show you a person with a toe tag. ~ Julia Roberts #quote

No man burdens his mind with small matters unless he has some very good reason for doing so. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle #quote

... it is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state. ~ Bruce Schneier #quote

The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions. ~ Unknown #quote

Why is "abbreviation" such a long word? ~ #PearlsOfWisdom

Goulash, an invention by Hungarian herdsmen whose name derives from gulyas. ~ #ENGwordorigins

Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes  ~ John LeCarré #quote

Who's General Failure & why's he reading my disk? ~ #PearlsOfWisdom






Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. ~ Norman B. Rice #quote

Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are. ~ #PearlsOfWisdom

Otters hold hands when sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other. #factoid

Wisdom doesn’t automatically come with old age. Nothing does ~ except wrinkles. It’s true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place. ~ Abigail Van Buren #quote

But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you. ~ Rumi #quote

The goal of life is not to possess power but to radiate it. ~ Henry Miller #quote









Hotchpotch, used in Norman legal jargon to denote property collected and then divided. ~ #ENGwordorigins

Cannot find REALITY. Universe halted. ~ #PearlsOfWisdom

The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it. ~ John C. Maxwell #quote












Tattoo - Captain Cook saw Polynesian islanders marking their skin with dark pigment. Long before that the word signified a signal or drumbeat, a Dutch expression for 'Close off the tap', used to recall tippling soldiers. ~ #ENGwordorigins

Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can do is take a complete rest. ~ Unknown #quote

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.~ Henry Ford #quote

Once you've accumulated sufficient knowledge to get by, you're too old to remember it. ~ Unknown #quote

I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to. #ModernObservations

When I was young, I said to God, 'God, tell me the mystery of the universe.' But God answered, 'That knowledge is for me alone.' So I said, 'God, tell me the mystery of the peanut.' Then God said, 'Well George, that's more nearly your size.' And he told me. ~ George Washington Carver #quote

Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy. ~  W. Somerset Maugham #quote

I'm not smart, I prefer incurable insane thank you. ~ Unknown #quote

What humbugs we are, who pretend to live for beauty, and never see the dawn! ~ Logan Pearsall Smith #quote

I'm better off not socializing. I make a better impression if I'm not around. ~ Christopher Walken #quote












Xebec, a little vessel with three masts, from the Arabic shabbak, a small warship. ~ #ENGwordorigins

But that in any city, in any cluster of people, there a few people who are awake at this hour, who are both awake and dancing, and it’s here that we need to be. ~ Dave Eggers #quote


Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it. ~ Margaret Thatcher #quote

Intelligentsia, a collective term for the intellectual class which derives from Latin but came to us from Russian. ~ #ENGwordorigins

I may be cruel, neurotic, paranoid, and anti-social, but I am basically happy. ~ Unknown #quote

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. ~   Sun-Tzu #quote




Mahatma Gandhi was what wives wish their husbands were: thin, tan and moral. ~ Unknown #quote

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

In a just and generous society you don't have to be rich to achieve your potential. ~ Barack Obama #quote

If it is to be, it is up to me. ~ Unknown #quote

Outcomes rarely turn on grand gestures or the art of the deal, but on whether you've sent someone a thank-you note. ~ Bernie Brillstein, The Little Stuff Matter Most #quote



Being a dad is the greatest, except for assembling things. ~ Conan O'Brien in People #quote

It’s good to have a frog on a fine summer day. ~ Alexander Holzer, grandson of Dan Wolaver  #quote

Straighten up your room before you save the world. Then save the world.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

Tsundoku ~ The act of letting books just pile up unread on the floor and nightstand, where they function more as decoration than literature. #WordsWeNeedInEnglish




Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure ~ Arthur Schopenhauer #quote

The giving up of personality traits, well-established patterns of behaviour, ideologies, and even whole life styles...these are major forms of giving up that are required if one is to travel very far on the journey of life. ~ M. Scott Peck #quote

We are most alive when we're in love. ~ John Updike #quote

If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone. ~ John C. Maxwell #quote



You are today where the thoughts of yesterday have brought you and you will be tomorrow where the thoughts of today take you. ~ Blaise Pascal #quote

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.~ John Wayne #quote






Excluding the top two photographs, all the rest taken at
 Cuenca's Modern Art Museum on July 18, 2014


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Be Loyal






HISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

The term "devil's advocate" comes from the Roman Catholic church. When deciding if someone should be sainted, a devil's advocate is always appointed to give an alternative view. #factoid

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. ~ John Ray #quotes

You are good in countless ways and you are not evil when you are not good . ~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet #quote

PRESENTABLE, adj. Hideously appareled after the manner of the time and place.~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote








Silence is golden but shouting is fun. #oneliners

When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour. #factoid

Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home. ~ Phyllis Diller #quote

It is difficult but not impossible to conduct strictly honest business. What is true is that honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune. ~ Mahatma Gandhi #quote


Before you point your fingers be sure your hands are clean. #oneliners

Passion: A feeling you feel when you feel a feeling you've never felt before. ~ Andrew Edgerton #quote

Pure Socialism: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else's cows. You have to take care of all the cows. The government gives you all the milk you need. #EssenceofPoliticalScience

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. ~ Japanese #Proverb

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ~ Mother Teresa #quote

Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it. ~ Tallulah Bankhead #quote

Being Australian is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, and then travelling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV. #oneliners

Philosophy is common sense with big words. ~ James Madison #quote

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ~ Vincent Van Gogh #quotes

A tax is a fine for doing well. #oneliners

Well, the telling of jokes is an art of its own, and it always rises from some emotional threat. The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

ALLIANCE, n. In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

You can't do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions #bumperstickers


In dreams begins responsibility. ~ William Butler Yeats #quote

The best way to get back on your feet: miss a car payment. #oneliners

Confidence comes not from always being right but not fearing to be wrong. ~ Peter T. Mcintyre #quote

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can? ~ Sun Tzu #quotes

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~ Plato #humanNature

Science is simply common sense at its best. That is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic. ~ Thomas Huxley #quote

I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure #bumperstickers

We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate. #oneliners

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. ~ Henry Ford #quote


We should keep so close to the facts that we never have to remember the second time what we said the first time. ~ F. Marion Smith #quote

Maturity means being emotionally and mentally healthy. It is that time when you know when to say yes, when to say no, and when to say WHOOPEE! #JustaJoke

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~ John Wooden #quote


Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself. #factoid

BIGOT, n. One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Be loyal. #aDogsAdvice

As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat. ~  Ellen Perry Berkeley #quotes #cats

Monarchy: You have two cows. You give some milk to the King/Queen. #EssenceofPoliticalScience

Housework is something you do that nobody notices until you don't do it. #oneliners

ELOQUENCE, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the colour that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any colour appear white. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Charles Lindbergh took only four sandwiches with him on his famous transatlantic flight. #factoid

KLEPTOMANIAC, n. A rich thief. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

If all the misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion most people would be contented to take their own and depart. ~ Socrates #quote

A great artist is always before his time or behind it. ~ George Edward Moore #quotes

A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline. ~ Harvey Mackay #quote

We need men who can dream of things that never were. ~ John F. Kennedy #quote


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

I am Excused from Saving Universes

Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back. ~ Babe Ruth  #quote

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. #cleverquotes

Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century: Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others; Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected; Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it; Refusing to set aside trivial preferences; Neglecting development and refinement of the mind; Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero #quote

The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders. ~  Foster’s #Law





Those who stare at the past have their backs turned to the future. ~ Unknown #quote

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh #quote

The Definition of an Upgrade: Take old bugs out, put new ones in. #PearlsOfWisdom

The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money. ~ Unknown #quote










We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities but its own talents. ~ Eric Hoffer #quote

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James #quote

A friend is someone who will help you move. A real friend is someone who will help you move a body. ~ Unknown #quote







Wrinkles only go where the smiles have been. ~ Jimmy Buffett, Barefoot Children in the Rain. #quote

Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes. ~ Abraham Lincoln  #quote

My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre, and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes. ~ Douglas Adams #quote







Don’t ever ask a woman if she’s pregnant. Trust me.  #thingsthatshouldberules

Whoever said sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. ~ Unknown #quote

An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth. ~ Bonnie Friedman #quote

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right. ~  Hannah Whitall Smith #quote

The real trouble with reality is that there's no background music. #cleverquotes



If you have a boat and a happy marriage, you don't need another thing. ~ Ed McMahon in TV Guide #quote

Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your nervous system. At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom. ~ George Orwell, 1984 #quote

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

Get some sleep.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

Life itself is an exile. The way home is not the way back. ~ Colin Wilson #quote





Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could. ~ Louise Erdrich #quote








Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.~ Henry David Thoreau #quote

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. ~ Charles Kingsley #quote

The constant, unproductive preoccupation with all the things we have to do in the future,is the single largest consumer of time and energy. ~ Kerry Gleeson #quote









It's easy to recognize a genius: mediocre people will form coalition against him/her ~ J. Swift  #quote

Rats giggle when you tickle them. Their voices are so high-pitched you need special equipment to hear them, but when you do, their laughs are immediately evident. #factoid

I always knew i would look back on my tears and laugh, but I never thought I would look back on the laughter and cry. ~ Unknown #quote

Ogooglebar - The Swedish term for someone or something that doesn't appear in Google search results.  #WordsWeNeedInEnglish




My Karma ran over your dogma. ~ Unknown #quote

The best thing you can give someone is a chance. ~ Unknown #quote

87% of people believe everything they are told in the form of a statistic. ~ Unknown #quote

Show your appreciation to people who do things for you, even if you have paid them, even if they do favours you don't want.  #HowToBePerfect by Ron Padgett

It’s good to have a frog on a fine summer day. ~ Alexander Holzer, grandson of Dan Wolaver #quote

The distinction between past, present, and future has only the significance of a stubborn illusion. ~ Albert Einstein  #quote

What makes him think a middle-aged actor, who's played with a chimp, could have a future in politics? ~ Ronald Reagan #quote

Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers. ~ Unknown #quote

A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home. ~ Rumi #quote




Sunday, 19 March 2017

You Can Only Love Those You Know

A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why. #factoid

People may be persuaded that the machine is doing good. In fact, good is only capable of being done on a small scale. Evil is more versatile. You can hate those you have never seen, all the vast multitudes of them, but you can only love those you know — and that with difficulty. ~ John Christopher, Sweeney's Island #quote

Mozart was buried in an unmarked pauper's grave. #factoid

I can not and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions. ~ Lillian Hellman #quote

Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo. #IwantToGoBackInTime

Freedom is doing what you know is right without fear. #oneliners

He who can take no interest in what is small, will take false interest in what is great. #oneliners

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson #quote

CONSULT, v.i. To seek another's disapproval of a course already decided on. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Dreams are necessary to life. ~ Anais Nin #quote

Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental. #ThingsYouWishYouCouldSay

Don't worry about life; you're not going to survive it, anyway #bumperstickers

Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up ’cause they’re looking for ideas. ~ Paula Poundstone #quote

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before. ~ Mae West #quote


Moody responded "I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it. #oneliners"

PRUDE, n. A bawd hiding behind the back of her demeanour. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote



Today we are fighting Communism. Okay. If I'd been alive fifty years ago, the brand of Conservatism we have today would have been damn near called Communism and we should have been told to go and fight that. History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts. ~ Ian Fleming, Casino Royale #quote

Pop corn was invented by the Aztec Indians #factoid

No heaven will not ever be Heaven be;
Unless my cats are there to welcome me.
~  Unknown #quotes #cats

Militarianism: You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you. #EssenceofPoliticalScience



There is nothing permanent except change. ~ Heraditus #quote

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated. ~ Alec Bourne #quote

He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know. ~ Abraham Lincoln #quote

Character is made by what you stand for; reputation, by what you fall for. ~ Robert Quillen #quote

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. ~ Henry Van Dyke #quote

INJUSTICE, n. A burden which of all those that we load upon others and carry ourselves is lightest in the hands and heaviest upon the back. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote


Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’ ~ Mary Anne Radmacher #quote

He who buys what he does not need steals from himself. #oneliners

Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you. ~ Tom Hopkins #quotes




Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment. ~ Fred Brooks #quotes

Why? is the query of a skeptic; "How?" is the question of a person who wants to believe. ~ J Tilse #quote

May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you are dead. ~ Irish #Proverb

Take time to relax especially when you don't have time for it. ~ Sydney J Harris #quote

You can't get to the top by sitting on your bottom. #oneliners

Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection...again. #truefactsoflife

It's lonely at the top, but you eat better #bumperstickers




My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. #oneliners

If you think this week was a drag, wait till you see what happens next week #bumperstickers

Even when opportunity knocks, you still have to get off your ass and open the door. #truefactsoflife

Note on a door: Out to lunch; if not back by five, out for dinner also. #oneliners

The lance ceased to be an official battle weapon in the British Army in 1927. #factoid




FRIENDLESS, adj. Having no favours to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Pumice is the only rock that floats in water #factoid

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. ~ Publilius Syrus #quotes

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. ~ Mark Strand #poetryquotes

Who gossips to you will gossip of you. ~ Turkish #Proverb

Pol-I-Tics: poli meaning many, ticks meaning small blood sucking parasites #bumperstickers

It is better to be 5 minutes late than dead for 5 minutes. ~ John Leighton #quote

If a man is called to be a street-sweeper he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry.  He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say: "Here lived a great street-sweeper who did his job well". ~ Martin Luther King Jr. #quote


The axe soon forgets, but the tree always remembers. ~ Shona saying #quote

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say. #oneliners