— John Cheever
— Yogi Berra
“If electricity is produced by electrons, is morality produced by morons?”
- Steven Wright
Some Mae West quotes:
When women go wrong, men go right after them.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough
Good sex is like good bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.
When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better.
It isn’t what I do, but how I do it. It isn’t what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it.
Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
— Pauline Kael
2) The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
3) The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution."
1) Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
2) Gloria Steinem
3) J.K. Rowling, (Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
“No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it. We must learn to see the world anew.”
— Albert Einstein
so said Lincoln ( or maybe not)
Today is the birthday of Mae West
"A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up."
"Between two evils, I like to pick the one I haven’t tried before."
"I used to be Snow White, but I drifted."
“She held herself very straight, like Audrey Hepburn, whom all women idolize and men never think about.” - Jeffrey Eugenides
Not totally true, Jeff…
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” –Audrey Hepburn
I’m a big fan of quotations. I also like cartoons. I believe in randomness. Put all three together and you have the design for a number of websites.
One is The Nietzsche Family Circus which pairs a randomized Family Circus cartoon with a randomized Friedrich Nietzsche quote. Doesn’t sound like it would work, but it does.
The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
And if you gaze for long into an abyss,
the abyss gazes also into you.
If a combination comes up that you like, you can copy the permalink to it to pass on.
Another site is Garfield Minus Garfield which is just that - Garfield comics with no Garfield or his words.
It is self-described as “a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle. It is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb.”