Tuesday, 24 February 2015

To Kindle a Light in the Darkness of Being


Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts. Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up. ~ Daniel Pipes #quote

Until you lose your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. ~ Margaret Mitchell #quote

He is not laughed at who laughs at himself first. ~ Thomas Fuller #quote

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of being. ~ Carl Jung #quote


I love acting. It is so much more real than life. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. ~ Sir Francis Bacon #quote

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. ~ Helen Keller #quote


The ultimate indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name. ~ Maggie Kuhn #quote

We are the hero of our own story. ~ Mary McCarthy #quote

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart. ~ Anthony J. D'Angelo #quote

Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve. ~ J. K. Rowling quote


The question is not what you look at but what you see. ~ Thoreau #quote

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. ~ Eric Hoffer #quote

A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. ~ Hunter S. Thompson #quote

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event. ~ Oscar Wilde  #quote

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. ~ Will Rogers #quote

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice. ~ Will Durant #quote

When nothing is sure, everything is possible. ~ Margaret Drabbley #quote

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential -- for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never. ~ Søren Kierkegaard #quote

Creativity takes courage. ~ Henri Matisse #quote

The resounding echo of the mortal coil, echoes in the ears of those who are unprepared for it. To some, it sounds like a symphony - to others, a death toll. ~ George Whelton #quote

It's so simple to be happy, but so difficult to be simple. ~ Gururaj Ananda Yogi #quote

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. ~ J. D. Salinger #quote

Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one. ~ A.J. Liebling #quote

Old age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places. ~ Red Skelton #quote

Virtue on earth is persecuted ever; the envious die, but envy never. ~ Moliere #quote

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. ~ H. Jackson Browne #quote

Even in civilized mankind faint traces of monogamous instincts can be perceived. ~ Bertrand Russell  #quote




Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~ Leonardo da Vinci #quote

If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud. ~ Émile Zola #quote

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. ~ Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island #quote

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. ~ Edgar Degas #quote

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search. ~ Rick Riordan #quote

I want to meet a guy named Art. I'd take him to a museum, hang him on the wall, criticize him, and leave.~ Jarod Kintz, I Want #quote



Action is the antidote to despair. ~ Joan Baez #quote

It’s not the fall that kills you; it’s the sudden stop at the end. ~ Douglas Adams  #quote

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can. ~ Danny Kaye #quote


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

Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... now you tell me what you know. ~ Groucho Marx #quote

Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now. ~ Charlotte P Gilman #quote


Saturday, 21 February 2015

Friday, 20 February 2015

Captain Tripps Does Not Exist!

The road to hell is paved with adverbs. ~ Stephen King #quote

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value. ~ Stephen Hawking #quote

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte  #quote

Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital. ~Daniel Webster #quote

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

Play mind games with a smaller mind, the smaller mind will win. Ever lie in bed and listen to a mosquito? ~ Sigred Philipsen #quote

Decisions are made by those who show up. ~ Aaron Sorkin #quote

Any idiot can face a crisis - its day to day living that wears you out. ~ Anton Chekhov #quote

Genuine tragedies are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights. ~ G.W.F. Hegel #quote

Captain Tripps does not exist! ~ Stephen King, The Stand #quote

How can you be expected to govern a country that has 246 kinds of cheese? - Charles de Gaulle #quote

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


He's a real nowhere man
Sitting in his nowhere land
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody
~ Beatles #lyrics

Guilt is a rope that wears thin. ~ Ayn Rand #quote

Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying & absolutely vile! ~ K. Vonnegut #quote


Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

Careful! Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to try too hard. ~ Sigred Philipsen #quote

Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn't mean we deserve to conquer the Universe. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog. - Ambrose Bierce #quote
Any idiot can face a crisis - its day to day living that wears you out. ~ Anton Chekhov #quote

Two lions broke loose in the zoo and were eating a clown.One lion said to the other ... Does this taste funny to you? #JustAJoke

A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested. ~ Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities #quote


Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do. ~ Dale Carnegie #quote

The only real possession you'll ever have is your character. ~ Tom Wolfe #quote

Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door. ~ Saul Bellow #quote

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. ~ Hunter S. Thompson #quote



Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. ~ Tom Robbins #quote

The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it. ~ Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957 #quote

Truth exists. Only lies are invented. ~ Georges Braque #quote

Never argue with an idiot. The best outcome you can hope for is that you won an argument with an idiot. ~ Anonymous #quote

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us. ~ Max Frisch #quote

Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote

It was twenty years ago today
Sgt. Pepper told the band to play
They've been going in and out of style
~ Beatles #quote

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. ~ Stephen King #quote


And so I’ll say I don’t love you, though it kills me, it’s a lie that sets you free.’ ~ James Blunt – Love, Love, Love #lyrics

Man has places in his heart which do not yet exist, and into them enters suffering in order that they may have existence. ~ Leon Bloy #quote
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

Outside of a dog, a book is mans best friend. Inside of a dog, its too dark to read. ~ Groucho Marx #quote

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. ~ Anatole France #quote

Worrying works! 90% of the things I worry about never happen. #JustaJoke

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #quote

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away ~ Philip K Dick #quote


Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Beat Me with the Truth



Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. ~ Albert Camus #quote

A drop of ink may make a million think. #oneliners

No, Groucho is not my real name. I am breaking it in for a friend. ~ Groucho Marx #sarcastic #quote

Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992. #factoid

PLAGIARISM, n. A literary coincidence compounded of a discreditable priority and an honourable subsequence. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Life is a grindstone; whether it grinds you down or polishes you up, depends upon what you're made of. #oneliners

RUIN, v. To destroy. Specifically, to destroy a maid's belief in the virtue of maids. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

It doesn't matter if you win or lose until you lose. #oneliners

Police begin campaign to run down jaywalkers #FunnyNewspaper
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Ask people why they have deer heads on their walls and they tell you it's because they're such beautiful animals. I think my wife is beautiful, but I only have photographs of her on the walls. #sliceoflife

Fools look to tomorrow, wise men use tonight. #oneliners

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity. ~ Irving Kristol #quote

Bilious: unpleasant, peevish #ExquisiteAdjectives

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

You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own and you know what you know.  And you are the one who’ll decide where to go. ~ Dr. Seuss #quote

Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradictions; therefore it destroys freedom. ~ Albert Camus #quote

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. ~ Nelson Mandela #quotes

You know it's love when you can't fall asleep because reality is better than dreams. #oneliners

When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food. #factoid

CONSOLATION, n. The knowledge that a better man is more unfortunate than yourself. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote


I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness. #paraprosdokian #ENGgrammar

Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular. #oneliners

Digital Wisdom: Affirm brain on-line before opening mouth. #oneliners

Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct. ~ Thomas Carlyle #quote


Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. ~ T. S. Elliot #quote

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. #oneliners

No man is rich enough to buy back his past. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. ~ Hugh Mulligan #quote



When it does not exist, design it. #oneliners

Wherever an inferiority complex exists, there is a good reason for it. ~ Carl Jung #quote

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. ~ Helen Keller #quote

Women really do rule the world.  They just haven’t figured it out yet.  When they do, and they will, we’re all in big trouble. ~ Dr. Leon #quote


The best way to overcome temptation is to avoid the tempting situation. #oneliners

Kids need love the most when they're acting most unlovable. ~ Erma Bombeck #quote

PRAY, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Slow thinkers keep right #bumperstickers

PLEASE, v. To lay the foundation for a superstructure of imposition. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with conditions as he found them, and not waited until the next year for better. ~ Edgar Watson Howe #quote

A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood. ~ Chinese #Proverb



If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought. ~ Dennis Roch #quote

INDIFFERENT, adj. Imperfectly sensible to distinctions among things. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. ~ George Burns #quote

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are who already possess it. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld #quote

Feudalism: You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk. #EssenceofPoliticalScience

The underside of a horse's hoof is called a frog. The frog peels off several times a year with new growth. #factoid

They say dreams are the windows of the soul -- take a peek and you can see the inner workings, the nuts and bolts. ~ Henry Bromel #quote


Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny. ~ Guy Davenport #quote

I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that. ~ Lauren Bacall #quotes

He who builds to every man's advice will have a crooked house. ~ Danish #Proverb

There are very few men who have the shrewdness to think and feel beyond the commotion of the present moment. Try. ~ Carl von Clausewitz Prussian military theorist and historian #quote

Do they ever shut up on your planet? #bumperstickers

Sometimes it is not enough that we do our best; we must do what is required. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. ~ Mae West #quote

I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right. ~ Frederick (II) the Great #quote


I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible. I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true. ~ Debi Thomas #quotes

Beat me with the truth, don't torture me with lies. #oneliners