Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Proverbs and Aphorisms
IS THERE LIFE AFTER BIRTH?
MY KARMA HAS RUN OVER MY DOGMA
FAR AWAY IS CLOSE AT HAND IN IMAGES OF ELSEWHERE
Everybody needs somebody – to despise.
If the shoe fits - buy them in every colour.
Laugh at your problems, everybody else does. (Or is it “Learn to laugh at yourself – we have!”)
Never look back, unless being stalked on the moors or dark streets. @Zajdek
Speak the truth, then leave immediately. Serbian proverb
The best things in life are free. The worst are £27.99. Hamish Thompson @Suburbman
The only person who can stop you getting what you want is you. And that store detective. @GreySkyThinking
The race may not always be to the swift nor the victory to the strong, but that's how you bet. Damon Runyon
Those who shout the loudest often get pointed at. Eric Bachelor
Art has always been the raft onto which we climb to save our sanity. I don't see a different purpose for it now. Dorothea Tanning (See many other statements beginning "Art is...".)
Architecture is a veritable oratory of power made by form. Nietzsche (Thought it was "frozen music".)
"Einstein" quotes are all designed to make you feel bad about yourself. davidwrotethis.wordpress.com/
The life-changing message of Zinsser’s On Writing Well is: simplify your language and thereby find your humanity.
A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it.
A severe case of Confucius Say. Clive James
All you need is love (and perhaps food, water and oxygen...) @MInouChatte
All’s fair in love and war (We have a set of rules about moral behaviour, but they’re just ideals, because “love and war” covers all human activity.)
False hope springs eternal.
He who laughs last has only just got the joke.
Herbert Spencer’s books were phenomenally popular, because he stuck to opaque but calming generalisations. The Register, Jan 2012
Homeopathy is to medicine as air guitar is to music.
Only posh people get away with wearing salmon pink trousers. @pauljmcg
Only posh people have underfloor heating and olive dishes. @TeeCee_Baby
RESISTANCE IS NOT FUTILE. It's voltage divided by current.
Terribly sincere and sincerely terrible. Nigel Andrews in the FT on Mother and Child Jan 2012
The old-fashioned returns in time as the picturesque. @AgathaChristie
There are bands who have got back together and made new records who shouldn't have. Member of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
What is a broad mind? A tendency to accept things. Giles Coren
More proverbs here. And here.