Feburary 2012

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  • Thursday, 2nd:
    If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.
    Fran Lebowitz, "Metropolitan Life"
  • Saturday, 5th:
    That which shrinks
    Must first expand.
    That which fails
    Must first be strong.
    That which is cast down
    Must first be raised.
    Before receiving
    There must be giving.

    This is called perception of the nature of things.
    Soft and weak overcome hard and strong.

    Fish cannot leave deep waters,
    And a country's weapons should not be displayed.

  • Tuesday, 7th:
    All intelligent species own cats.
  • Friday, 10th:
    Journalism is literature in a hurry.
    Matthew Arnold
  • Sunday, 12th:
    Anything labeled "NEW" and/or "IMPROVED" isn't.  The label means the
    price went up.  The label "ALL NEW", "COMPLETELY NEW", or "GREAT NEW"
    means the price went way up.
  • Tuesday, 14th:
    A long memory is the most subversive idea in America.
  • Thursday, 16th:
    The USA is so enormous, and so numerous are its schools, colleges and religious seminaries, many devoted to special religious beliefs ranging from the unorthodox to the dotty, that we can hardly wonder at its yielding a more bounteous harvest of gobbledegook than the rest of the world put together.
    Sir Peter Medawar
  • Sunday, 19th:
    Power corrupts and the corrupt seeks power.
    ⇒ WJL on Reuters Comments
  • Wednesday, 22nd:
    Avoid clichés like the plague.  They're a dime a dozen.
  • Friday, 24th:
    All of us should treasure his Oriental wisdom and his preaching of a Zen-like detachment, as exemplified by his constant reminder to clerks, tellers, or others who grew excited by his presence in their banks: "Just lie down on the floor and keep calm."
    Robert Wilson, "Religion for the Hell of It: John Dillinger Died for You"
  • Sunday, 26th:
    Everyone who comes in here wants three things:
        1. They want it quick.
        2. They want it good.
        3. They want it cheap.
    I tell 'em to pick two and call me back.

    ⇒ Sign on the back wall of a small printing company in Delaware.


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