Posts Tagged ‘Quotes’

My Indulgence In Cynicism For The Week

May 15, 2020

Narrator:  Mr. Goldsmith, survivor, an eye witness to man’s imperfection, an observer of the very human trait of greed, and a chronicler of the last chapter – the one reading ‘suicide.’ Not a prediction of what is to be, just a projection of what could be. This has been the Twilight Zone.

– The Twilight Zone, “The Old Man in the Cave”

Make Of That What You Will

January 24, 2020

I’ve spent a decent amount of time making sure that, whenever possible, I’ve had the correct attribution to any quotation that I’ve ever used, and over time I’ve noticed something:

When there are multiple attributions, the attributions I find predominately superimposed over “inspirational” background pictures tend to be incorrect.

This Is As Close As I Get To Wit Today

October 28, 2019

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

– Direct attribution uncertain, closest confirmed attribution of sentiment seems to be W. Somerset Maugham

I Have To Concede Him The Point On This One (But Consider Who’s Saying It)

July 18, 2019

It’s hard to be a hypocrite when your guiding philosophy is, “Do whatever’s best for you.”

Loki, The Order of the Stick

In Fact, I’m Sure Of It

July 17, 2019

Today I was trying to track down a snarky quote that said, essentially, that it didn’t matter if you called them taxes, fees, bribes, etc., they were all essentially the same thing.  I still haven’t found the one I was trying to find, but I did find a site listing “inspirational” quotes about taxes.

I don’t think whoever made this site understood what the word “inspirational” means.

These Days You Might Need To Drop That Percentage Even Further

July 2, 2019

Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.

Edgar Allan Poe, “The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether”

Today I Learned That This Quote Isn’t As Wilde As Some People Think

May 29, 2019

Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.


Just Something That’s Been On My Mind Lately

February 18, 2019

A fool’s paradise is a wise man’s hell!

Thomas Fuller

(This is the closest I could get to attribution for the idea that “One person’s Heaven is another person’s Hell.”)

Great Wisdom No Matter Who Said It Though

January 18, 2019

A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good just because it’s accepted by a majority.

– Ironically enough, frequently attributed to Booker T. Washington in memes, but I can find no source for this.  Possible source is Rick Warren.

Stumbled Across My Note Of This Quote Today

January 7, 2019

Just because nobody complains doesn’t mean all parachutes are perfect.

Benny Hill