Saturday, 7 January 2017

What Do You Take Me For?

All right I think we've been down here in the dark long enough. There's a whole other world upstairs. Take my hand Constant Reader and I'll be happy to lead you back into the sunshine. I'm happy to go there because I believe most people are essentially good. I know that I am. It's you I'm not entirely sure of. ~ Stephen King, Full Dark, No Stars #quote

He who angers you conquers you. ~ Elizabeth Kenny #quote

Be bold in what you stand for; and careful what you fall for. #oneliners

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable. ~ Robert Fripp #quotes

I Brake For No Apparent Reason #bumperstickers

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. ~ Herb Caen #quotes

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have. ~ Ken S. Keyes, Jr. #quote

Materialism is buying things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people who don't matter. #oneliners

FUTURE, n. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

New and improved: if it's new it's not improved; if it's improved it's not new. #oneliners

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamourous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. ~ H.L. Mencken #quote

PANTOMIME, n. A play in which the story is told without violence to the language. The least disagreeable form of dramatic action. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Chinook - (Pronounced "shinook" in some areas) A warm, dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies across Alberta and the prairies.  #CanadianSlang

Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.  ~ Jim Collins, Good to Great #quote

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. #oneliners

Capitalism:  You don't have any cows. The bank will not lend you money to buy cows, because you don't have any cows to put up as collateral. #EssenceofPoliticalScience

FELON, n. A person of greater enterprise than discretion, who in embracing an opportunity has formed an unfortunate attachment. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Slot Machines = Cash Lot in Me #anagram

Fanatics are the first to betray their beliefs in order to defend them. #oneliners

RADICALISM, n. The conservatism of to-morrow injected into the affairs of to-day. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Don't wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. ~ St. Francis De Sales #quote

Even the smallest candle burns brighter in the dark. #oneliners

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. ~ Groucho Marx #quote

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. ~ #BumperSticker

Go Out On A Limb: Put yourself in a tough position in order to support someone/something. #ENGidiom

I worship the quicksand he walks in. ~ Art Buchwald #quote

Vote early and vote often. ~ Al Capone #quote

Success is a lousy teacher.  It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. ~ Bill Gates #quote

We could all take a lesson from the weather… It pays no attention to criticism. #oneliners

Win with humility; lose with grace. #oneliners

LAWFUL, adj. Compatible with the will of a judge having jurisdiction. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

RANSOM, n. The purchase of that which neither belongs to the seller, nor can belong to the buyer. The most unprofitable of investments. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

If you put a raisin in a fresh glass of champagne, it will rise and fall continuously #factoid

Oliver's  Law of Public Speaking - A  closed mouth gathers no feet. #lifelaws

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration. ~ James Allen, As a Man Thinketh #quote

Slight not what's near, while aiming at what's far. ~ Euripides 480-406 B.C. #quote

Support a cause ~ stop plate tectonics #bumperstickers

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. ~ Louisa May Alcott #quote

Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself. - Ausonius #quotes

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. ~ Mark Twain #quote

DIAGNOSIS, n. A physician's forecast of the disease by the patient's pulse and purse. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice. ~ Bill Cosby #quotes

Death causes loneliness, feeling of isolation #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

Blowing out another's candle will not make yours shine brighter. #oneliners

LOW-BRED, adj. "Raised" instead of brought up. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without braces. ~ Wilma Rudolph Olympic gold medalist #quote

No matter where you go; you're there #bumperstickers

If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten #bumperstickers

Eat one live toad the first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day. #oneliners

Sarcasm helps keep you from telling people what you really think of them #bumperstickers

There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away. ~ #OneLiner

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak. #factoid

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. ~ Rev. Larry Lorenzoni #quote

Crabs have hair on claws and other parts of the body to detect water current and vibration. #factoid

Every man reaps what he sows, except the amateur gardener. #oneliners

If you cannot convince them, confuse them #bumperstickers

POSITIVE, adj. Mistaken at the top of one's voice. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

The music of unforgotten years sounded again in his soul #literaryExpression

What do you take me for, an idiot? ~ General Charles de Gaulle when a journalist asked him if he was happy #quote