Posts Tagged 'quotes'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/24/17

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Puritans will never believe it, but life is full of disagreeable things that aren’t even good for you.”   —   Mignon McLaughlin

(Very funny!  I’m always so surprised when I see that she is a she.  I guess I’m just not familiar with it, as a name, and I just assume it’s a man.  The only context that I know the word is in filet mignon, which I just always knew as a delicious – and expensive – cut of beef!  I wish our country could overcome its Puritan roots.  Socially, we’re still so archaic in our thinking.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/23/17

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The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.”   —   Jessamyn West

(The victors always want their stories told . . . just so.  The vanquished know the truth, but few people bother listening to . . . the losers.  Don’t accept all you’re told at face value, friends.  Dig a little.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/22/17

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My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends – it gives a lovely light.”   —   Edna St. Vincent Millay

(Out of context, this sounds both noble . . . and silly, at the same time.  I hope some poetry buff can shed a lovely light on this quote!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/21/17

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Righteous indignation:  your own wrath as opposed to the shocking bad temper of others.”   —   Elbert Hubbard

(So true!  Every time I see some Congress person claiming that they are OUTRAGED, I just kind of shake my head.  We haven’t had an Elbert Hubbard quotation in quite a while.  Let’s hope we get a few more soon.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/20/17

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There’s no cure for ugly, but you can make yourself into a human optical illusion.”   —   Jenna Marbles

(It’s true.  No offense, but especially for women.  I’ve seen little film clips of a *beautiful* woman, who proceeds to remove her hair, her eye lashes, her makeup, and some teeth, only to reveal a very plain Jane.  I suppose guys can do it too.  I feel I look totally different if I don’t blow dry/style my hair!  I had to look up this Jenna girl, but it’s a little hard to describe her.  Ask your kid, or grandkid.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/19/17

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Common sense and education are highly compatible; in fact, neither is worth much without the other.”   —   Donald G. Smith

(It’s always good to have a healthy balance of the two.  But, if you’re forced to go with one over the other, I’ll always side with common sense.  I’ve seen some very “educated” people make some really stupid mistakes!  And, some of them have trouble making run of the mill, logical leaps.  They have to map everything out.  It can be very frustrating dealing with people like that.  There seems to be a number of Donald G. Smiths out there!  There are a few who are very successful businessmen, and at least one of them is a philanthropist.  I always feel a little funny when I can’t give proper attribution.  I’m going to guess that it’s this guy!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/18/17

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The fence that makes good neighbors needs a gate to make good friends.”   —   Jacob M. Braude

(At first this looked like it was going to be a breeze, but I did get a little hung up, for a minute or two, before it all came together.  And, with the author, I considered BRALDE, BRAYDE AND BRAZDE, as well as BRAUDE.  Not a whole lot on the guy.  Seems he was a judge with a sense of humor, who wrote a number of books on humor.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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