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Quote from Mae West

I'm for peace. I have yet to wake up in the morning and hear a man say, I've just had a good war.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 7:13 PM (Pacific)



Quotes from Albert Einstein

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute; sit on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour--that's relativity.

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 7:13 PM (Pacific)



Quote from Calvin Coolidge

When large numbers of men are unable to find work, unemployment results.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 7:12 PM (Pacific)



Quote from Hector Berlioz

At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 7:12 PM (Pacific)



Quote from Fionnula Flanagan

The one thing you must not commit with the Irish is to succeed.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 7:11 PM (Pacific)



Quote from Bette Midler

The worst part of having success is to try finding someone who is happy for you.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 7:11 PM (Pacific)



Quotes from Charles Spencer Chaplin

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

My prodigious sin was and still is, being a nonconformist. Although I am not a Communist, I refused to fall in line by hating them.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 7:10 PM (Pacific)



Quotes from Brigitte Bardot

It's better to be old than dead.

I leave before being left. I decide.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 7:10 PM (Pacific)



Quote from Norman Mailer

(Thomas Wolfe) was the greatest five-year-old who ever lived.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 7:08 PM (Pacific)



Quotes from Gore Vidal

Truman Capote has made lying an art. A minor art.

A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 7:08 PM (Pacific)



Quote from Joan Rivers

My favorite city in the world is New York. Sure it's dirty--but like a beautiful lady smoking a cigar.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 7:07 PM (Pacific)



Quotes from Ralph Nader

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

I'll tell you what the real problem is. We ask people to think, instead of asking them to believe. And history has always gone to those who ask people to believe.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, Monday, May 28, 2007 at 11:48 AM (Pacific)



Quote from Joe Namath

I can't wait until tomorrow. Why not? Cause I get better looking every day.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:48 AM (Pacific)



Quote from Dolly Parton

A real important thing is that, though I rely on my husband for love, I rely on myself for strength.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:47 AM (Pacific)



Quote from George Bernard Shaw

Gambling promises for the poor what property performs for the rich--something for nothing.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:47 AM (Pacific)



Quote from Simone de Beauvoir

One is not born a woman, one becomes one.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:46 AM (Pacific)



Quote from Marie-Claude Beaumont (French automobile racer)

Auto racing is a matter of mathematics--timing. Sex has nothing to do with winning a race. You see, the timekeeper's clock ticks at the same speed for a man or a woman.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:45 AM (Pacific)



Quote from The Clash

Then you realise that you've got to have a purpose
Or this place is gonna knock you out sooner or later.

"Clash City Rockers," 1979

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:43 AM (Pacific)



Quotes from anonymous

Every workplace has a resident a**hole.

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving isn't for you.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:42 AM (Pacific)



Quote from Stalin

The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:42 AM (Pacific)



Quote from Red Smith

Writing is very easy. All you do is sit in front of a typewriter keyboard until little drops of blood appear on your forehead.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:41 AM (Pacific)



Proverb

If you don't feed the cat, you'll end up feeding the mice.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:40 AM (Pacific)



Proverb

Empty wagons make a lot of noise.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 11:36 AM (Pacific)



Proverb

It's always darkest before the dawn.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:35 AM (Pacific)



Proverb

You can't choose your family, so choose your friends carefully.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:35 AM (Pacific)



Proverb

The definition of chutzpah: the man who murders his parents, then, at his trial, tells the court to "Have mercy on a poor orphan!"

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:34 AM (Pacific)



Proverb

You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:34 AM (Pacific)



Proverb

Don't spit in the soup that you're going to eat.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:34 AM (Pacific)



Proverb

A lawyer is someone who will defend you to your last dollar.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:33 AM (Pacific)



Proverb

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:33 AM (Pacific)



Proverb

A cigarette is an object with a fire on one end and a fool on the other.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:33 AM (Pacific)



Proverb

A party is only as good as the DJ.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:33 AM (Pacific)



Proverb

The eyes believe themselves; the ears believe other people.

Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:32 AM (Pacific)



Proverb

You can't swim in s*** and come out smelling like chocolate ice cream.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:31 AM (Pacific)



Proverb

A man is like a bus. If you miss one, wait twenty minutes and another will come along.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, Friday, May 18, 2007 at 11:07 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

It's a poor workman who criticizes his tools.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 11:07 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 11:06 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

"Assume" makes an "ass" out of "u" and "me."

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 11:06 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

The problem with men is men. The problem with women is men.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 11:06 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

Wine is the greatest medicine.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 11:06 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

Actions speak louder than words.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 11:05 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

The most dangerous part of a car is the nut behind the wheel.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 11:05 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

Poets and pigs are appreciated only after their death.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 11:05 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

A wife that does not know how to keep house throws out more with a teaspoon than a man can bring in with a shovel. (Can be applied to any monetary situation.)

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 11:04 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 11:04 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

A friend asks only for your time not your money.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 10:51 PM (Pacific)



Two proverbs

Opinions are like a**holes. Everyone has one.

Opinions are like toothbrushes. Everyone has one and no one wants yours.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 10:50 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

The good is the enemy of the great.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 10:50 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

The more I know about men, the more I love my dog.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 10:50 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

It's just as easy to love a rich man as a poor one.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 10:49 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

Hunger is the best sauce.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 10:49 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

An idle mind is the workshop of the Devil.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 10:49 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

Just when you think you've got it idiot-proofed, along comes another idiot.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 10:48 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

Measure twice; cut once.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 10:48 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

A miss is as good as a mile.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 10:48 PM (Pacific)



Proverb

To climb a ladder, start at the bottom rung.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 10:47 PM (Pacific)



Paraphrased from The Sopranos (television show)

May all your ups and downs be between the sheets. [Best wishes on your wedding day!]

You're like an old woman with a Virginia ham under each arm, crying because there's no bread.

(Tony Soprano)

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posted by TheBroadroom.Net, Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 12:22 PM (Pacific)



Expression

I may have been born yesterday, but I wasn't born last night.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 12:18 PM (Pacific)



Expression

Drop him like a bad habit. (Get rid of him!)

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 12:17 PM (Pacific)



Quote from Charmed (television show)

Call me butter, 'cause I'm on a roll.

(Paige)

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posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 12:17 PM (Pacific)



Expression

If you have steak at home, don't go out for hamburger. (If you have that hot spouse at home, why are you seeing that skank outside?)

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 12:16 PM (Pacific)



Quote from Lewis Black

Did I miss a day at school? [Did I miss something here?]

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 12:14 PM (Pacific)



Expression

As useful as a snooze button on a smoke alarm.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 12:13 PM (Pacific)



Expression

You kiss your mother with that mouth? (Such terrible language.)

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 12:12 PM (Pacific)



Expression

Who died and made you king?

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 12:12 PM (Pacific)



Quote from Jon Stewart (The Daily Show)

Jumped on it like a fat kid on a Smartie.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 12:12 PM (Pacific)



Quote from Jim Muir (From Our Own Correspondent)

[The bureaucracy of a divided authority often makes you feel you are] trying to run through mud up to the waist.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 12:11 PM (Pacific)



Quote from The Bird Cage (movie)

It's like riding a psychotic horse toward a burning stable.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 12:07 PM (Pacific)



Expression

Penny wise, pound foolish.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 12:06 PM (Pacific)



Expression

Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.

posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 12:06 PM (Pacific)



Expression

Don't break your arm. (Meaning, don't congratulate yourself too much. The reference is to breaking your arm while trying to pat yourself on the back.)

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:57 AM (Pacific)



Quote from Fareed Zakaria

Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, what did you think of the play?

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:56 AM (Pacific)



Expression

I'm on it like a hobo on a ham sandwich. (Lee jeans commercial)

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:56 AM (Pacific)



Expression

He couldn't find a hooker in a whorehouse. (He can't find anything!)

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:55 AM (Pacific)



Expression

She's so two-faced, I'm surprised she doesn't have two passports to cover it.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:55 AM (Pacific)



Expression

She's so two-faced, she doesn't know if she's coming or going.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:55 AM (Pacific)



Quote from Are You Being Served? (television show)

I'm glad I don't have your nerve in my tooth. [You've got some nerve.]

(Mr. Mash)

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posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:53 AM (Pacific)



Expression (Chinese)

I don't want to be a lightbulb. (This is a Chinese expression something like our "third wheel." A lightbulb "shines between two people," so being a lightbulb means you are getting between two people who want to be alone together.)

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:53 AM (Pacific)



Expression

Don't treat me like a mushroom (don't keep me in the dark and feed me bull****). (Old t-shirt saying.)

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:52 AM (Pacific)



Expression

Bachelor: A man who comes to work each morning from a different direction.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:52 AM (Pacific)



Expression

What's the matter, the bride is too beautiful? (Meaning, you're complaining about a good situation.)

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:49 AM (Pacific)



Iranian Proverb

Sex is the television of the poor.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:47 AM (Pacific)



Iranian Proverb

The potter always drinks from a broken cup.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:47 AM (Pacific)



Iranian Proverb

There are two things you never hear about: the death of the poor, and the indiscretions of the rich.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:46 AM (Pacific)



Iranian Proverb

Before you steal a tower, dig a well. (Before you steal something the size of a tower, you should dig a well to put it in.)

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:45 AM (Pacific)



Iranian Proverb

There's no such thing as a free kick. (Similar to our "free lunch" expression, but worse. They're saying that no one will even kick you for free.)

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:45 AM (Pacific)



Iranian Proverb

Die once, cry once.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:45 AM (Pacific)



Iranian Proverb

One idiot drops a stone into the well, that ten normal people can't get out again.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:45 AM (Pacific)



Iranian Proverb

God may not be a carpenter, but He makes a good joint [referring to marriages].

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:44 AM (Pacific)



Iranian Proverb

You should not be kinder to a child than its own mother.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:44 AM (Pacific)



Iranian Proverb

One roof, two climates.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:44 AM (Pacific)



Chinese Proverb

One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:43 AM (Pacific)



Chinese Proverb

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:42 AM (Pacific)



Chinese Proverb

If you marry for money, you'll earn it.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:42 AM (Pacific)



Chinese Proverb

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:42 AM (Pacific)



Chinese Proverb

The more you share your life with people, the more they become shareholders in your life.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:40 AM (Pacific)



Chinese Proverb

Of all the strategems, to know when to quit is the best.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:39 AM (Pacific)



Chinese Proverb

Don't cry until you see the coffin.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:36 AM (Pacific)



Chinese Proverb

Be not so much concerned if you are slow as when you come to a halt.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:35 AM (Pacific)



Chinese Proverb

Sometimes it is better not to see an insult.

posted by TheBroadroom.Net, at 11:18 AM (Pacific)