“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.
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.
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: HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! A long memory is the most subversive idea in America.
“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
“Power corrupts and the corrupt seeks power.”
⇒ WJL on Reuters Comments
Wednesday, 22nd: Avoid clichés like the plague. They're a dime a dozen.
“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.