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  • Old cynics never die, they just disappear off the farce of the earth.


    February 17, 2011

  • 'Well, we're all street actors aren't we, in our own little way?'

    The bilby.

    December 3, 2009

  • Hehheh

    November 17, 2009

  • Instructions for conquering Everest: 1. put one foot in front of the other. 2. repeat. See, easy!

    Instructions for 'achieving' enlightenment: 1. enter a small dark closet. 2. Find your shadow. 3. Embrace it. There! Nothing to it!

    November 17, 2009

  • I am an egg living in a world where egg beating is allowed, even encouraged, and so I am whipped round and round, until I am dizzy with pain and longing for those shy days before I came out of my shell.

    Coral Rumble.

    November 16, 2009

  • I know this ain't the proper place for it, but I can't get to your profile here on wordnik, to leave this comment there. (Either it's a wordie-wordnik bug, or you made your profile private.) However, in a fit of serendipity, I saw on the zeitgeist page that you had recently commented here (& from the looks of things, will again, before too long.)

    So... I belatedly want to let you know that I see your repsaclicated, and raise you one gangerhantabulous. Not your screen name

    November 12, 2009

  • Re - Capability Brown -

    "I'd like to die before him so that I can see heaven before it is improved".

    November 12, 2009

  • People might believe what you tell them but they will never doubt what they assume.

    November 11, 2009

  • Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

    Albert Einstein

    November 10, 2009

  • "I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the kind of books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us." - Kafka

    October 31, 2009

  • Make today the springtime of the rest of your life.

    October 30, 2009

  • DREAMS...when i was a kid i tot d world would end in 1999 cos of a tv sci-fi series dat i loved. I used to wonder if i would have a girlfriend n end up marrying her

    . I wondered if id ever fly in a plane n go round d world in 80 days!!!! I tot id be a cowboy movie star somehow after watching the good the bad n the ugly...u noticed all the "I"s rite? Well am an adult now n with d benefit of hindsight, no dreams comes to stay except it has room for others n not just all about you. Oh n by the way...i dont only fly in planes but i work around planes n hope to fly round d world in cowboys know better...Dreams...vague,twisted,sweet,bitter, deep as d ocean n as shallow as a bathtub. Any one else with DREAMS????

    Agbo Henry Agbo.

    October 29, 2009

  • Kolnikov didn’t really believe in God, not as He was depicted by organized religions. He believed that there was something bigger than man, bigger than life, but he didn’t know what.

    From ‘America’ by Stephen Coonts.

    October 28, 2009

  • I like the history of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson

    October 26, 2009

  • “…….You won’t find the answers you’re looking for in the bottom of a glass, Killigrew.�?

    “I don’t drink to find the answers. I drink to forget the questions.�?

    From ‘Killigrew and The Incorrigibles’ by Jonathan Lunn.

    October 23, 2009

  • It’s the fourth leg of the table that causes the wobble.

    Barrie Pepper.

    October 16, 2009

  • He was just some Joseph looking for a manger.

    Leonard Cohen.

    October 15, 2009

  • 'Just tell me what you want to tell me. I'm not going to judge you. My own eyes are fuller of beams than a mock-Tudor pub, so I can't even see your motes.'

    Charles Paris in The Dead Side Of The Mike by Simon Brett.

    October 14, 2009

  • A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?

    Robert Browning.

    October 7, 2009

  • Share, mollusque, share.

    October 6, 2009

  • I only get one present?

    October 6, 2009

  • Only the present exists.

    October 6, 2009

  • Great one.

    October 5, 2009

  • It’s never too late to be what you might have been.

    George Eliot.

    October 5, 2009

  • Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.

    Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.

    October 3, 2009

  • People don’t change when they see the light, they change when they feel the heat.

    Dr Jim Reeve.

    October 2, 2009

  • Here's the problem. Most people are thinking about what they don't want, and they are wondering why it shows up over and over again.

    John Assaraf.

    The Secret.

    October 1, 2009

  • In order to get whatever it is you want, all you have to do is to stop performing the actions that don't bring about your desired result and start performing the actions that do.

    September 30, 2009

  • Life is a contact sport.

    September 30, 2009

  • Words are loaded pistols.

    Jean-Paul Sartre

    September 23, 2009

  • Sales Copy that doesn't SELL should carry a Government health warning!

    Joe Robson, Copywriter

    September 22, 2009

  • 'Beware of being in the hands of someone else’s ego.'

    (Ganger H)

    September 22, 2009

  • It is always easier to conquer a more humane people. (Odenigbo in ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie).

    May 10, 2009

  • On A Bad Singer

    Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing

    Should certain persons die before they sing.

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    November 9, 2008

  • These are the good old days, just you wait and see.

    October 19, 2008

  • If they're called "scholarships" why do most of them go to athletes?

    October 19, 2008

  • Are you repeating your yesterdays or building your tomorrows?

    'There are no limits'

    (Danny Cox).

    October 3, 2008

  • Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

    Ambrose Redmoon.

    September 23, 2008

  • The person who can't make a choice, has made a choice.

    Danny Cox. (There Are No Limits).

    September 19, 2008

  • It is the youngest age I have left.


    September 18, 2008

  • We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

    Albert Einstein.

    September 17, 2008

  • Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty well-presented body, but rather to skid in sideways, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, loudly shouting “Wow! What a ride!�? (Brad de Haven).

    September 16, 2008

  • The best way to predict the future is to create it.

    September 10, 2008

  • Treat a setback not as a failure but as feedback, because feedback is useful information.

    Mind Games - Jeff Grout & Sarah Perrin.

    September 10, 2008

  • Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life – Confucius.

    September 8, 2008

  • Fowk don’t have much to say but tha’s to listen to them a long time to find out.

    September 6, 2008

  • A peanut is neither.

    September 6, 2008

  • You’re only conceited if you’re wrong about yourself.

    September 5, 2008

  • Tact is the ability to tell someone where to go in such a way that they look forward to the trip. (Roger Fitz – Bounce Back and Win).

    September 4, 2008

  • No-one rises to low expectations.

    September 3, 2008

  • That Wordie, as a whole, is greater than the sum of its parts. There is a serendipitous synergy on this site that one can feel and revel in.

    August 21, 2008

  • To the world you might be just one person but to one person you might just be the world.

    August 21, 2008

  • You get what you expect, not what you want.

    August 14, 2008

  • Success comes in cans.

    August 13, 2008

  • To overcome the fear of dying, one should live courageously.

    August 12, 2008

  • Suicide note.

    Action cures fear, they taught me. To overcome your fear do the thing that you are afraid of. I was afraid of dying.

    August 12, 2008

  • That is interesting. I mean, most everyone agrees that there should be speed limits, but most everyone breaks them! The USA was built upon the principle of "majority rule, minority rights", but if a majority of voters continue to elect people to put laws into place or revoke laws, and those in power replace the supreme court, eventually that voting block could change the laws to anything they wanted. In several countries, the Muslim majority attempted to vote in an Islamic dictator and disband the democracy. If this is the wish of the people, would it not be undemocratic to go against it?

    August 12, 2008

  • In a democratic society, if more than 50% of people break a law, is that a vote against that law?

    August 12, 2008

  • Are you someone whose words sing welcome or whose words sing welgone?

    August 10, 2008

  • Dogs have owners, cats have staff.

    August 9, 2008

  • And God said 'A woman shall always have the last word in any argument. Anything a man says after that is the start of a new argument'.

    August 7, 2008

  • I love it, dontcry!

    August 7, 2008

  • Why isn't "phonetic" spelled with an "f?"

    August 6, 2008

  • Keep your smile in working order for the better days to come!

    Henry Lawson (When Your Pants Begin To Go).

    August 6, 2008

  • I read part of it all the way through.

    August 5, 2008

  • Advertise your dream to yourself everyday.

    August 4, 2008

  • Give up on the hope of a better past.

    Brad DeHaven – The Currency Of The Future.

    August 3, 2008

  • I don’t like that man. I should get to know him better.

    Abraham Lincoln

    July 31, 2008

  • Other peoples’ opinion of me is no business of mine.

    Abraham Lincoln.

    July 30, 2008

  • There is a certain peace in accepting what is.

    July 29, 2008

  • You’re never at a loss for the wrong words are you?

    July 28, 2008

  • I’m very pleased to have you know me.

    July 25, 2008

  • How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

    July 25, 2008

  • Before you criticise anyone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you do criticise them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.

    July 22, 2008

  • Always remember, you’re unique. Just like everyone else.

    July 21, 2008

  • Make me a channel of your peace.

    (Sebastian Temple).

    July 19, 2008

  • Or possibly "better buggy whips". Just ask the Amish.

    July 18, 2008

  • Wonderful input, Henry. Thanks, skipvia.

    July 18, 2008

  • If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said "faster horses." -Henry Ford

    July 18, 2008

  • Bad news is – time flies. Good news is – you’re the pilot.

    July 18, 2008

  • Ta, bilby. I've collected these thoughts for many years. Most of the joy in them is sharing them. Thanks for sharing.

    July 18, 2008

  • Very few comments here, gangerh. Though I do check back often :-) Thanks, B.

    July 14, 2008

  • People mostly remember not what you did but how you made them feel.

    July 14, 2008

  • I’ve decided to go to bed the night before.

    July 14, 2008

  • Sin – something you do that will cause damage to your peace of mind.

    July 11, 2008

  • I would question the credentials of any magician who arrives by car.

    Ganger H Burgess.

    July 7, 2008

  • Smokers are always very contented, at the beach. Because for them it's like being IN the ashtray.

    (Daniele Luttazzi)

    July 7, 2008

  • The difference between a smoker in a public place and a suicide bomber is the length of the fuse.

    Ganger H Burgess.

    July 6, 2008

  • What kids really need is a good listening to.

    July 6, 2008

  • If people did things for logical reasons, men would be the ones riding side-saddle.

    Dr Nate Booth

    July 2, 2008

  • Ravens in what you see, ravens then that you want to see.

    How to be a suburbs birdwatcher.

    June 13, 2008

  • Revel in what you see rather than what you want to see.

    Simon Barnes.

    How To Be A Bad Birdwatcher.

    June 13, 2008

  • If you're not first, you're last.

    -Ricky Bobby

    June 12, 2008

  • It’s not an optical illusion, it just looks like one.

    June 12, 2008

  • Control your thinking and you control your destiny.

    June 11, 2008

  • When is a flypast not a flypast?

    When you’re not there.

    June 11, 2008

  • Don't let anybody get you down. But consider letting elevators do it.

    June 6, 2008

  • Never say "never say never".

    June 6, 2008

  • Wars never decide who is right, only who is left.

    June 6, 2008

  • An optimist is someone who, when the soles of their shoes wear out, figures they’re back on their feet.

    June 6, 2008