Archive for May, 2007

Chinese Proverb

« 31 May 2007 | 6:51 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is a false economy to burn your house down out of a desire to inconvenience your mother-in-law.



Marianne Moore

« 30 May 2007 | 6:28 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I May, I Might, I Must If you tell me why the fen appears impassable, I then will tell you why I think that I can get across it if I try.



Thomas Edison

« 29 May 2007 | 9:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.



Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

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

By a free country, I mean a country where people are allowed, so long as they do not hurt their neighbours, to do as they like. I do not mean a country where six men may make five men do exactly as they like.



Ted Wolff

« 27 May 2007 | 15:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Intercalate obligatory platitudinous plagiarism here.



Sarah Teasdale

« 26 May 2007 | 10:47 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I Am Not Yours I am not yours, not lost in you, Not lost, although I long to be Lost as a candle lit at noon, Lost as a snowflake in the sea. You love me, and I find you still A spirit beautiful and bright, Yet I am I, who long to be Lost […]



Cary Grant

« 25 May 2007 | 5:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Old Cary Grant fine, how you? In reply to a telegram to his agent asking “How old Cary Grant?”



Italian proverb

« 24 May 2007 | 20:34 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out.



Robert Browning

« 23 May 2007 | 6:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.



Adlai Steveneson

« 22 May 2007 | 8:24 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When Socrates spoke, the people said how inspiring, but when Demosthenes spoke, the people said let us march.



on David Hilbert

« 21 May 2007 | 21:19 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Hilbert […] was perhaps the most absent-minded man who ever lived. He was a great friend of the physicist James Franck. One day when Hilbert was walking in the street he met James Franck and he said, “James, is your wife as mean as mine?” Well, Franck was taken aback by this statement and didn’t […]



Jeffrey Bernard

« 20 May 2007 | 7:34 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Sir, I have been commissioned by Michael Joseph to write an autobiography and I would be grateful to any of your readers who could tell me what I was doing between 1960 to 1974 A letter from Jeffrey Bernard in the New Statesman 18 July 1975



Simon Armitage

« 19 May 2007 | 9:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Catch Forget the long smouldering afternoon. It is this moment when the ball scoots of the edge of the bat; upwards, backwards, falling seemingly beyond him yet he reaches and picks it out of its loop like an apple from a branch, the first of the season.



Field Marshall Sir William Robertson

« 18 May 2007 | 21:25 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Speak the truth, think of others, don’t dawdle. my 1,000th post



Robert Louis Stevenson

« 16 May 2007 | 21:02 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Rain The rain is raining all around, It falls on field and tree, It rains on the umbrellas here, And on the ships at sea.



Jon Hammond

« 15 May 2007 | 6:48 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.



Karl Popper

« 14 May 2007 | 6:37 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood.



Spike Milligan

« 13 May 2007 | 6:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light.



Becky Dennison Sakellariou

« 12 May 2007 | 22:34 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Math Is Beautiful and So Are You If n is an even number then I’ll kiss you goodnight right here, but if the modulus k is the unique solution, I’ll take you in my arms for the long night. When the properties are constrained as well as incomplete, I’ll be getting off the train at […]



Siegbert Tarrasch

« 11 May 2007 | 5:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

He who fears an isolated Queen’s Pawn should give up Chess.



Sacha Guitry

« 10 May 2007 | 6:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

You can pretend to be serious; you can’t pretend to be witty.



Ogden Nash

« 9 May 2007 | 19:37 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

My Dream This is my dream, It is my own dream, I dreamt it. I dreamt that my hair was kempt. Then I dreamt that my true love unkempt it.



Gelett Burgess

« 8 May 2007 | 18:58 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If in the last few years you haven’t discarded a major opinion or aquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead.



Samuel Johnson

« 7 May 2007 | 13:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome.



John Keats

« 5 May 2007 | 18:50 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

On first looking into Chapman’s Homer Much have I travell’d in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-brow’d Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did I […]



Golda Meir

« 4 May 2007 | 20:01 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Don’t be so humble – you are not that great.



Aussie Observation

« 3 May 2007 | 6:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

As flash as a rat with a gold tooth.



Wendy Cope

« 2 May 2007 | 7:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I Worry I worry about you – So long since we spoke. Love, are you downhearted, Dispirited, broke? I worry about you. I can’t sleep at night. Are you sad? Are you lonely? Or are you all right? They say that men suffer, As badly, as long. I worry, I worry, In case they are […]



Will Rogers

« 1 May 2007 | 5:28 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nothing you can’t spell will ever work.