Favorite sayings

‘The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things other people think of us.’ (Quentin Crisp)

‘He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.’ (Oscar Wilde)

‘Some cause happiness where er they go; others, whenever they go.’ (Oscar Wilde)

‘Worry is interest paid on a debt you may not owe.’

“The greatest delusion about communication is that it exists.”

“How long a minute is depends on which side of the bathroom door you are on.”  (Zall)

“The road of modern culture leads from humanitarianism via nationalism to bestiality.” (Stefan Zweig, Austrian author, during WWII)

“Many amusing events occur in Egypt, but the laughter there can resemble crying.” (great 10th century poet al-Mutanabbi)

“Go ahead, travel first class. Your heirs will.” (Sign on a local travel agent’s wall)

“I no longer have the time to be angry.” (My wise friend Berta)

“Everyone has a photographic memory — some of us just don’t have any film.” (Steven Wright, comedian)

“Creativity is our most precious gift.” (my friend Ian Wallace)

“Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.” (The late actor Peter Ustinov)

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” (Native American Proverb)

“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” (Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher)

“It takes a village…to do a crossword.” My own

“If silence is golden, then speech is platinum. It spreads wisdom, dispels ignorance, ventilates grievances, stimulates curiosity, lightens the spirits and lessens the fundamental loneliness of the soul.” (Jan Struther, author of “Try Anything Twice”.)

“A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun,. Enjoy the trip.” (unknown)

‘You don’t have to believe everything you think.’

‘What your mother tells you now, in time you will come to know.’


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