Archive for February, 2007

X J Kennedy

« 28 February 2007 | 7:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I rang them up whilst touring Timbuctoo, Those bosom chums to whom you’re known as “Who?”



T E Lawrence

« 27 February 2007 | 7:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.



P G Wodehouse

« 26 February 2007 | 21:09 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

And as he, too, seemed disinclined for chit-chat, we stood for some moments like a couple of Trappist monks who have run into each other at the dog races.



Don Paterson

« 25 February 2007 | 18:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

No fury more righteous than that of a sinner accused of the wrong sin.



Robert Southey

« 24 February 2007 | 17:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

To a Goose If thou didst feed on western plains of yore; Or waddle wide with flat and flabby feet Over some Cambrian mountain’s plashy moor; Or find in farmer’s yard a safe retreat From gipsy thieves, and foxes sly and fleet; If thy grey quills, by lawyer guided, trace Deeds big with ruin to […]



Colin Chapman

« 23 February 2007 | 8:07 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Simplicate, then add lightness Colin Chapman was the founder of Lotus cars and the Team Lotus Formula 1 team.



Jonathan Swift

« 22 February 2007 | 19:36 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.



Samuel Taylor Coleridge

« 21 February 2007 | 8:05 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Work without Hope Lines composed 21st February 1825 All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair– The bees are stirring–birds are on the wing– And winter slumbering in the open air, Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring ! And I, the while, the sole unbusy thing, Nor honey make, nor pair, […]



Norwegian Proverb

« 20 February 2007 | 20:24 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.



Ernst Mach

« 19 February 2007 | 20:33 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Explanation is nothing but condensed descriptions.



Thomas à Kempis

« 18 February 2007 | 8:42 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.



Louis MacNeice

« 17 February 2007 | 11:31 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Taxis In the first taxi he was alone tra-la, No extras on the clock. He tipped ninepence But the cabby, while he thanked him, looked askance As though to suggest someone had bummed a ride. In the second taxi he was alone tra-la But the clock showed sixpence extra; he tipped according And the […]



Albert Einstein

« 15 February 2007 | 16:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.



Ogden Nash

« 14 February 2007 | 8:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

To My Valentine More than a catbird hates a cat, Or a criminal hates a clue, Or the Axis hates the United States, That’s how much I love you. I love you more than a duck can swim, And more than a grapefruit squirts, I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore, […]



Fyodor Dostoevsky

« 13 February 2007 | 20:26 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.



The Football Association

« 12 February 2007 | 8:09 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The original Football Association Laws of 1863: 1. The maximum length of the ground shall be 200 yards, the maximum breadth shall be 100 yards, the length and breadth shall be marked off with flags; and the goal shall be defined by two upright posts, eight yards apart, without any tape or bar across them. […]



Henri-Frederic Amiel

« 11 February 2007 | 12:39 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The only substance properly so called is the soul.



Edwin Morgan

« 10 February 2007 | 11:47 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

14 variations on 14 words “I have nothing to say and I am saying it and that is poetry.” John Cage I have to say poetry and is that nothing and I am saying it I am and I have poetry to say and is that nothing saying it I am nothing and I have […]



James Michener

« 9 February 2007 | 19:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.



Daniel Clowes

« 8 February 2007 | 14:14 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

In some ways, I never outgrew my adolescence. I wake up in the morning and think, ‘Oh my God, I’m late for a math test!’ But then I say, ‘Wait a minute. I’m 40.’



Siegbert Tarrasch

« 7 February 2007 | 23:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Before the endgame, the Gods have placed the middle game.



Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

« 6 February 2007 | 22:22 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A small garden, figs, a little cheese, and, along with this, three or four good friends; such was luxury to Epicurus.



Saadi

« 5 February 2007 | 7:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.



Charles Darwin

« 4 February 2007 | 10:08 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn’t there.



W E Henley

« 3 February 2007 | 12:38 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Invictus Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath […]



J B S Haldane

« 2 February 2007 | 8:26 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Four stages of acceptance: i) this is worthless nonsense; ii) this is an interesting, but perverse, point of view; iii) this is true, but quite unimportant; iv) I always said so.



Boris Johnson

« 1 February 2007 | 6:54 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I could not fail to disagree with you less.