Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The Gods Too are Fond of a Joke

We sit here stranded, though we’re all doin’ our best to deny it ~ Bob Dylan #quotes

Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale. ~ Zig Ziglar #quote

Don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice.  #oneliner

I only know how to do things 3 ways: the WRONG way, the RIGHT way, and MY way. Which is really the WRONG way, only faster! ~ Author Unknown #Quote

Dying seems less sad than having lived too little. ~ Gloria Steinem #Quote

The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking. ~ Albert Einstein #Quote

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Quote

Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint. ~ Banksy #Quote, Wall and Piece

If the sky falls, hold up your hands. ~ Author Unknown #Quote

There’s no retirement for an artist, it’s your way of living so there’s no end to it. ~ Henry Moore #Quote

All that spirits desire, spirits attain. ~ Kahlil Gibran #Quote

Bolt up the door, the future is coming. ~ Misfits, Death Comes Ripping #lyrics

Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box. ~ Italian Proverb #Quote

There is no greater impotence in all the world like knowing you are right and that the wave of the world is wrong, yet the wave crashes upon you. ~ Norman Mailer #Quote

There is no one who does not exaggerate. In conversation, men are encumbered with personality, and talk too much. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #Quote

Don’t listen to what people say, watch what they do. #piecesoftruth #quote

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ~ Les Brown #quote

Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think. ~ Niels Bohr #quote

Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. ~ Ambrose Redmoon #quote

The truth is more important than the facts. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright #quote

Anyone can come into your life and say how much they love you. It takes someone really special to stay in your life and show how much they love you. #InspirationalQuote

In life, if you don’t risk anything, you risk everything. #piecesoftruth #quote

May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won’t. ~ George Patton #quote

There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear.  In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot. ~ John Cage #quote

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. ~ Martin Fraquhar Tupper #quote

This is who I am, right here, right now, all right? All that counts is here and now, and this is me! ~ Doctor Who #quotes

There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be… ~ John Lennon #quote

People see everything through the lens of their obsessions. ~ Francine Prose #quote

We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true. ~ Robert Wilensky #quote

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily. ~ Zig Ziglar #quote

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

Our destiny hides among our free choices, disguised as the free-est of all. ~ Robert Brault #Quote

It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money 💰 writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it. ~ W.H. Auden #Quote

To die and part is a less evil; but to part and live, there, there is the torment. ~ George Lansdowne #Quote

Everything becomes symbol and irony when you've been betrayed ~ Jay McInerney #quote

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

What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while. #piecesoftruth #quote

In this world, there is a kind of painful progress. Longing for what we've left behind, and dreaming ahead. ~ Tony Kushner #quote

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate. ~ Thomas Jones #quote

The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. ~ Lucille Ball #quote

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. ~ Confucious #quote

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~ Henry Ford #quote

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. ~ H. G. Wells #quote

Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera. ~ James Stephens #quote

All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it. ~ H. L. Mencken #quote

You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. ~ Ayn Rand #quote

You become what you believe. ~ Oprah Winfrey #quote

That is the saving grace of humour. If you fail no one is laughing at you. ~ A. Whitney Brown #quote

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. ~ Isaac Asimov #quote

The best revenge is massive success. ~ Frank Sinatra #quote

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery #quote

The gods too are fond of a joke. ~ Aristotle #quote

When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you. #piecesoftruth #quote

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

If you don't pray in my school, I won't think in your church. #cleverquotes

Don’t think of cost. Think of value. #piecesoftruth #quote

If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. ~ Alice Roosevelt Longworth #quote

Tatemae and Honne (Japanese): What you pretend to believe and what you actually believe, respectively #WordsWeNeedInEnglish

Conscience is the dog that can't bite, but never stops barking. ~ #Proverb

For when we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies. ~ Khalil Gibran #Quote

Your prayer can be poetry, and poetry can be your prayer. ~ Terri Guillemets #Quote

But the man who hears and understands we call mad, and flee from him. ~ Khalil Gibran #Quote

If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before. #oneliner

A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. ~  Ansel Adam #quote

Sometimes you can do things for others that you can't do for yourself. ~ A.M. Homes #quote

While you’re busy looking for the perfect person, you’ll probably miss the imperfect person who could make you perfectly happy. #piecesoftruth

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. ~ Vince Lombardi #quote

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. ~ Martin Luther King Jr. #quote

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ~ Mark Twain #quote

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. ~ John D. Rockefeller #quote

Learn to love yourself first, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you. #InspirationalQuote

The boy admonished himself for wanting everything to be a story. And now realized that some journeys were not stories. On some journeys, nothing really happened. You just kept taking steps. ~ Pete Hamill #quote

Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~ Norman Vincent Peale #quote

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs. ~ Christopher Hampton #quote

Thursday, 20 July 2017

This is No Time for Making Enemies

Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. ~ Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower #quote

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. #piecesoftruth #quote

Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man … living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money. ~ George Carlin #quote

Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. ~ Sir Arthur Eddington #Quote

Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. ~ Robert Heinlein #Quote

There are very few people who are going to look into the mirror and say, 'That person I see is a savage monster;' instead, they make up some construction that justifies what they do. ~ Noam Chomsky #Quote

To reprimand an obstinate fool or to preach to a dolt is like writing upon the water 🌊. ~ Khalil Gibran #Quote

Heartv'n hath no rage like love to hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd. ~ William Congreve #quote

It’s better to know and be disappointed than to never know and always wonder. #piecesoftruth #quote

People are more what they hide than what they show. #piecesoftruth #quote

C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg. ~ Bjarne Stroustrup #quote

When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. ~ Buckminster Fuller #quote

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

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. ~ Carl Gustav Jung #quote

Laughter is by definition healthy. ~ Doris Lessing #quote

I hope that one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer #quote

Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~ Pablo Picasso #quote

I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy. ~ Ernest Hemingway #quote

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts. ~ Martin Buxbaum #quote

Vote early and vote often. ~ Al Capone #quote

God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time. ~ Robin Williams, commenting on the Clinton/Lewinsky affair #quote

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. ~ George Washington Carver #quote

I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein #quote

You know what they say - sleep is the mother's drug of choice, but like heroin, only the very rich and the very poor can afford it. ~ Elissa Schappell #quote

Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal. ~ Leo Tolstoy #quote

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. ~ Henry Louis Mencken #quote

Flops are a part of life’s menu and I’ve never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses ~ Rosalind Russell #Quote

To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting. ~ Stanislaus I of Poland #Quote

A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue. ~ David Mamet #quote

No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. ~ Basho #quote

Plato was a bore. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote

You can’t hit a target you cannot see, and you cannot see a target you do not have. ~ Zig Ziglar #quote

When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure. ~ Herbert Hoover #quote

Being able to depend on someone doesn't mean you're dependent on them. ~ Sarah Rees Brennan, Untold #Quote

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #Quote

Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.” ~ Helen Exley #Quote

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. ~ William Blake #Quote

However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson; nothing is impossible. ~ Lewis Mumford #quote

We become what we think about. ~ Earl Nightingale #quote

Saying someone is ugly doesn’t make you any prettier. #piecesoftruth #quote

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

Humour is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs. ~ Christopher Morely #quote

The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time ⏳ of life. "Why," I answered without a thought, "now." ~ David Grayson #Quote

I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark, though the witches are all hung, and Christianity and candles have been introduced. ~ Henry David Thoreau, "Solitude," Walden, 1854 #Quote

There's a limit to how many times you can read how great you are and what an inspiration you are, but I'm not there yet. ~ Randy Pausch #quote

No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good. ~ Plart to #quote

There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go. #InspirationalQuote

The only way to fight nostalgia is to listen to somebody else's nostalgia. ~ Pete Hamill #quote

She came in through the bathroom window
Protected by a silver spoon
~ Paul McCartney #lyrics

Desenrascanço (Portuguese) is the art of using whatever means at your disposal to extract yourself from a tricky situation.  #WordsWeNeedInEnglish

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ~ Bill Cosby #quote

Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around… ~ Unknown #quote

Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger #quote

You never learn anything by doing it right. #cleverquotes

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self control — these three alone lead to power. ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson #quote

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. ~ John Lennon #quote

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. ~ Zig Ziglar #quote

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. ~ Chinese #Proverb #quote

Humour is always based on a modicum of truth. Ever heard a joke about a father-in-law? ~ Dick Clark #quote

The world's as ugly as sin, and almost as delightful. ~ Frederick Locker-Lampson #quote

Why does tragedy exist? Because you are full of rage. Why are you full of rage? Because you are full of grief. ~ Anne Carson #quote

Wit is educated insolence. ~ Aristotle #quote

Friday, 14 July 2017

Facing It, Always Facing It

Anthropomorphism, or personification, is attribution of human form or other characteristics to anything other than a human being. Examples include depicting deities with human form and ascribing human emotions or motives to forces of nature, such as hurricanes or earthquakes.  The word anthropomorphism was first used in the mid-1700s. The word derives from the Greek ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos), "human", and μορφή (morphē), "shape" or "form".  From the beginnings of human behavioural modernity in the Upper Paleolithic, about 40,000 years ago, examples of zoomorphic (animal-shaped) works of art occur that may represent the earliest evidence we have of anthropomorphism.

 In life we don’t get what we want, we get in life what we are. If we want more we have to be able to be more, in order to be more you have to face rejection. ~  Farrah Gray #quote

We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems. ~ Margaret Mead #quote

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts. ~ Martin Buxbaum #quote

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems; look for someone who will face them with you. #InspirationalQuote

Pain is a pesky part of being human, I’ve learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can’t be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces. ~ C. Joy Bell C. #quote

There are two ways to face the future. One way is with apprehension; the other is with anticipation. ~ Jim Rohn #quote

Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it. ~ Unknown #quote

Backpfeifengesicht (German): A face badly in need of a fist #WordsWeNeedInEnglish

The ghost of ’lectricity howls in the bones of her face ~ Bob Dylan #quotes

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem. ~ Martin Luther King Jr. #quote, 'Strength to Love,' 1963

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun. ~ Charles Swindoll #quote

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. ~ Confucius #quote

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. ~ W. Clement Stone #quote

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face. ~ Dave Barry #quote

My conclusion will be simple. It will consist of saying, in the very midst of the sound and the fury of our history: Let us rejoice. Let us rejoice, indeed, at having witnessed the death of a lying and comfort-loving Europe and at being faced with cruel truths. ~ Albert Camus #quote

A teardrop is insignificant in a pool of water, but it can touch the soul as it runs down someone's face. ~ Anonymous #quote

Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two other Sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master. ~ Sue Lin Chong #quote

Any woman who counts on her face is a fool. ~ Zadie Smith #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

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

The mind's deepest desire, even in its most elaborate operations, parallels man's unconscious feeling in the face of his universe: it is an insistence upon familiarity, an appetite for clarity ~ Albert Camus #quote

The East Wind, an interloper in the dominions of Westerly Weather, is an impassive-faced tyrant with a sharp poniard held behind his back for a treacherous stab. ~ Joseph Conrad #quote

I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficult to face. Just because you're making a horror film doesn't mean you can't make an artful film. ~ David Cronenberg #quote

Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. ~ Martin Luther King Jr., #quote Speech at Civil Rights March on Washington, August 28, 1963

Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration. ~ Kahlil Gibran  #quote

All of childhood's unanswered questions must finally be passed back to the town and answered there. Heroes and bogey men, values and dislikes, are first encountered and labeled in that early environment. In later years they change faces, places and maybe races, tactics, intensities and goals, but beneath those penetrable masks they wear forever the stocking-capped faces of childhood. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth. ~ Joseph Conrad #quote

Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it. ~ Joseph Conrad #quote

When you face your aloneness, something begins to happen. Gradually, the sense of bleakness changes into a sense of true belonging. This is a slow and open-ended transition but it is utterly vital in order to come into rhythm with your own individuality. ~ John O'Donohue (Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong) #quote

I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it. ~ Charles Dickens #quote

There is nothing like a gleam of humour to reassure you that a fellow human being is ticking inside a strange face. ~ Eva Hoffman #quote

Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are. ~ Soren Kierkegaard #quote