The mans desire is for the woman

The man’s desire is for the woman; but the woman’s desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.  ~Samuel Taylor ColeridgeDCMOO

Having spent the better part of my

Having spent the better part of my life trying either to relive the past or experience the future before it arrives, I have come to believe that in between these two extremes is peace.  ~Author Unknown

Ive had tons of odd jobs but

I’ve had tons of odd jobs, but I think that I would probably be a fireman because you get to see the results of your job.  You get there and there is a house on fire.  You leave and there’s not a fire anymore.  ~Luke Perry

I recently had my annual physical examination

I recently had my annual physical examination, which I get once every seven years, and when the nurse weighed me, I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth’s gravitational pull has become since 1990.  ~Dave Barry

Itll be a great day when education

It’ll be a great day when education gets all the money it wants and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy bombers.  ~Author unknown, quoted in You Said a Mouthful, Ronald D. Fuchs, ed.

Do not confuse your vested interests with

Do not confuse your vested interests with ethics. Do not identify the enemies of your privilege with the enemies of humanity. ~Max Lerner, Actions and Passions, 1949lcd

The surest way to corrupt a youth

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche, The Dawn, 1881

You do a lot of growing up

You do a lot of growing up when you’re pregnant.  It’s suddenly like, "Yikes. Here it is, folks. Playtime is over."  ~Connie Fioretto, quoted in Between Generations: The Six Stages of Parenthood by Ellen Galinsky, 1982

They need to worry and betray time

They need to worry and betray time with urgencies false and otherwise, purely anxious and whiny, their souls really won’t be at peace unless they can latch on to an established and proven worry and having once found it they assume facial expressions to fit and go with it, which is, you see, unhappiness, and all the time it all flies by them and they know it and that too worries them no end.  ~Jack Kerouac

A tree which has lost its head

A tree which has lost its head will never recover it again, and will survive only as a monument of the ignorance and folly of its Tormentor.  ~George William CurtisQSO

The woman just ahead of you at

The woman just ahead of you at the supermarket checkout has all the delectable groceries you didn’t even know they carried.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN, TPV

Someone who can write aphorisms should not

Someone who can write aphorisms should not fritter away his time writing essays. ~Karl Kraus, translated from German by Harry ZohnTPVgb, quoted in Half-Truths and One-And-A-Half Truths:
Selected Aphorisms

It had been gradually getting overcast and

It had been gradually getting overcast, and now the sky was dark and lowering, save where the glory of the departing sun piled up masses of gold and burning fire, decaying embers of which gleamed here and there through the black veil, and shone redly down upon the earth.  The wind began to moan in hollow murmurs, as the sun went down, carrying glad day elsewhere; and a train of dull clouds coming up against it, menaced thunder and lightning.  Large drops of rain soon began to fall, and, as the storm-clouds came sailing onward, others supplied the void they left behind and spread over all the sky.  Then was heard the low rumbling of distant thunder, then the lightning quivered, and then the darkness of an hour seemed to have gathered in an instant.  ~Charles Dickens, Old Curiosity Shop

I will not be as those who

I will not be as those who spend the day in complaining of headache, and the night in drinking the wine that gives it.  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I never did or countenanced in public

I never did, or countenanced, in public life, a single act inconsistent with the strictest good faith; having never believed there was one code of morality for a public, and another for a private man.  ~Thomas Jefferson, 1809MCTO

Protect me from knowing what i dont

Protect me from knowing what I don’t need to know.  Protect me from even knowing that there are things to know that I don’t know.  Protect me from knowing that I decided not to know about the things that I decided not to know about.  Amen.  ~Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmlessch9, NA

All too frequently anxiety crushes not only

All too frequently, anxiety crushes not only your spirit and your potential, but your ability to take care of your mind and body.  ~Jonathan Davidson and Henry Dreher, The Anxiety Book: Developing Strength in the Face of Fearp246

I usually lump organized religion labor and

I usually lump organized religion, organized labor, and organized crime together. The Mafia gets points for having the best restaurants.  ~Dave Beard2:36 AM Sep 18th, 2008 twitter.com/Raqhun/status/925709969

As the evening sky faded from a

As the evening sky faded from a salmon color to a sort of flint gray, I thought back to the salmon I caught that morning, and how gray he was, and how I named him Flint.  ~Jack Handey

Truely man is the king of beasts

Truely man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs.  We live by the death of others:  we are burial places!  I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.  ~Leonardo da Vinci

Is what i say true say yes

Is what I say true? Say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe. ~Rumi

The danger is not that a particular

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern.  Every class is unfit to govern.  ~Lord Acton, letter to Mary Gladstone, 24 April 1881MHC

Winter is the season in which people

Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat. ~Author Unknown

The real history does not get written

The real history does not get written, because it is not in people’s brains but in their nerves and vitals.  ~Alfred North Whitehead, Dialogues of Alfred North WhiteheadSH

Look at us said the violets blooming

Look at us, said the violets blooming at her feet, all last winter we slept in the seeming death but at the right time God awakened us, and here we are to comfort you.  ~Edward Payson Rod

The human body has no more need

The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.  ~Michael Klaper

The conscious mind may be compared to

The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.  ~Sigmund FreudDCMOO

I hated him with a passion so

I hated him with a passion so deep, sometimes it felt like love.this reminds me of the one from my man Nathaniel Hawthorne… “It is a curious subject of observation and inquiry, whether hatred and love be not the same thing at the bottom….”

My eyes moistened yesterday with your dear

[M]y eyes moistened yesterday with your dear, dear letter in my hand. Was it foolish to kiss the senseless paper, to clasp it with the involuntary laugh of uncontrollable emotion? Don’t you think one could go mad of pure longing?… ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate StephensTPVgb, Smith b.1849-d.1877, Stephens b.1853-d.1938; Smith was Professor of Greek Language and Literature at the University of Kansas from 1872-1875

Cooking is like love it should be

Cooking is like love.  It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.  ~Harriet Van Horne, "Not for Jiffy Cooks," Vogue magazine, 1956quoteinvestigator.com/2012/01/01/cooking-love

The mind is seldom quickened to very

The mind is seldom quickened to very vigorous operations but by pain, or the dread of pain.  We do not disturb ourselves with the detection of fallacies which do us no harm.  ~Samuel Johnson

Boy when youre dead they really fix

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Boy, when you’re dead, they really fix you up.  I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something.  Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery.  People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap.  Who wants flowers when you’re dead?  Nobody.  ~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, 1945

Be who you are and say what

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.  ~Dr. Seuss