Posts Tagged 'Peter de Vries'

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/03/20

Amazon.com: Photo American author Peter De Vries. 1962 ...

The human brain is a device to keep the ears from grating on one another.”   —   Peter de Vries

(A good way to practice mind over matter, I suppose.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/26/16

I love being a writer.  What I can’t stand is the paperwork.”   —   Peter de Vries

(Too bad he couldn’t make it to the age of the PC.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/23/15

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination.  But the combination is locked up in the safe.”   —   Peter de Vries

(A very clever quip.  The universe has always been a great source of mystery.  But . . . the answers are out there.  Our physicists are unlocking more and more of its secrets, all of the time.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(Belated) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/09/14

 

A Senegal Parrot pet biting a hand.

A Senegal Parrot pet biting a hand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you.”   —   Peter de Vries

(All parents are aware of this truth!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/28/14

 

Broken Home 2

Broken Home 2 (Photo credit: ~flutterby~)

When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.”   —   Peter de Vries

(Peter was known mainly for his satiric wit, but he could also drop a bomb of reality on you.  Sometimes, the worst thing is continuing to stay in a bad, or abusive, relationship/household.  Usually the victims feel like they don’t have a choice.  Here is one of my favorite de Vries quotes:  “Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff  –  it is a palliative rather than a remedy.”  This is the same way I feel about political correctness and banning language  –  it does nothing about addressing the underlying causes.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  An apology:  I have no idea what the related articles say, as WordPress has changed – really messed up – the scroll feature on the Add New Post page.  They made one change about a week or so that was bad enough, but today it is even worse.  You can’t preview the articles, or even the pictures, at all.  Until today, you could at least view them if you used the outer scroll bar and positioned the screen just so.  Why they did away with the scroll bar in the text section of the page I just don’t understand.  It must somehow be cheaper for them!  A number of months ago they took away the more advanced color options that I had used to enjoy.  Things must be tough over at WordPress.  If they are a publicly held company, I’d give serious consideration to selling.   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/19/10

I love being a writer.  What I can’t stand is the paperwork.”   — Peter de Vries

(Most of today’s writers are scratching their heads and thinking:  Errr . . . I don’t git it.)   — YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/03/09

The human brain is a device to keep the ears from grating on one another.”   — Peter de Vries

(More Timely) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/07/09

Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff.”   — Peter de Vries

(Attaboy, Petey!  What good is confession without contrition?  Too many use confession like a “Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free” card.) —   YUR


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