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February 7, 2009

10 properly snarky thoughts

1. Education is the state-controlled manufactory of echoes. (Norman Douglas)
2. Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. (Oscar Wilde)
3. Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid (Hedy Lamarr)
4. She got her good looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon. (Groucho Marx)
5. A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top. (James Reston)
6. There are times when you have to choose between being human and having good taste. (Bertolt Brecht)
7. The making of a journalist: no ideas and the ability to express them. (Karl Kraus)
8. An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make a better soup. (H.L. Menken)
9. Love is what happens to a man and a woman who don't know each other. (W. Somerset Maugham)
10. What is man, when you come to think upon him, but a minutely set, ingenious machine for turning, with infinite artfulness, the red wine of Shiraz into urine. (Isak Dinesen)

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