This & That

noahs-ark(1) During your life, everything you do and everyone you meet —– rubs off on you in some way.  Some bit of everything you experience, stays with everyone you’ve ever known and nothing is lost.  That’s what is eternal, these little specks of experience in a great, enormous river that has no end.——- Harriet Doerr. 

(2) There are two
(a) things people worry about these days.  One is that things may never get back to normal, and the other, that they have already. 
(b) kinds of secrets : those that are not worth keeping and those that are too good to keep. 
(c) kinds of statistics : the kind you look up and the kind you make up. 

(3) As a single mother of a teenage son, I heard that stressing that I had given birth to him, might earn me some respect.  So, during an argument, I said, ” Remember, I bore you”.  “Yes, Mum,” he shot back, “sometimes you do.” 

(4) Books say, “She did this because ……”  Life says, “She did this.”  Books are where things are explained to you, Life is where things aren’t.  I’m not surprised, that some people prefer books.  Books make sense  The only problem is that the lives they make sense of are other people’s lives, not your own. —Julian Barnes. 

(5) I like the fact that LISTEN is an anagram of SILENT.  Silence is not something that is there before the music begins and after it stops.  It is the essence of the music itself, the vital ingredient that makes it possible for the music to exist at all. ——- Alfred Brendel

(6) Like an apple of gold, in a setting of silver, is a WORD SPOKEN IN  A RIGHT CIRCUMSTANCE. 

(7) Never be afraid to try something new.  Remember : Amateurs built the Ark, Professionals built the Titanic. 

(8) Success is a lousy teacher.  It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.  And, it’s an unreliable guide to the future.  What seems the perfect business plan or latest technology today, may soon be as out-of-date as the 8-track player, the vacuum tube television or the main-frame computer. —Bill Gates. 

(9) The problem with cats, is that they get the exact look on their faces, whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer. —-Paula Poundstone. 
(10) An insincere compliment sweetens the tongue, but sours the stomach.  The simplest compliment can be the most profound. 

(11) The human mind is as driven to understand, as the body is driven to survive. 

(12) Modified maxims :
(a) Caveman’s motto : He who hesitates is lunch. 
(b) Jockey’s rule of thumb : Put your money where your mount is. 
(13) Mark Twain once remarked that he could live for two months on one good compliment. 

(14) The six stages of life : Spills, Drills, Thrills, Bills, ills and Wills. 

06eiffel(15) Would you say :
(a) You’re overstressed when your COPE runneth over ?
(b) That a certain Cuban Dictator’s Physician is a CASTROENTEROLOGIST ? 
(c) He knows not the value of flowers who never BOTANY ? 

(16) Middle Age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist exchange places. 
(17) P. V Narasimha Rao is the only Prime Minister, who is credited to have mastered as many as 17 languages. 
(18) You are unpopular, when it comes to taking a group picture and THEY HAND YOU THE CAMERA. 

(19) OBESITY is not because it runs in the family, it’s because NO ONE RUNS IN THE FAMILY. 

(20) Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the Eiffel Tower had dyslexia and a paralysing fear of heights.

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