Posts Tagged 'Samuel Johnson'

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/23/20

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There are two types of knowledge.  One is knowing a thing.  The other is knowing where to find it.”   —   Samuel Johnson

(Another fine quote from Dr. Johnson!  He had a slew of medical problems during his life, like childhood tuberculosis, deaf in one ear, blind in one eye, testicular cancer, gout and a stroke.  But, he made it to 75, which is pretty good for the 18th Century.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/08/18

Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense.”   —   Samuel Johnson

(Even critics careers kind of wax and wane.  Rex Reed – who I’ve always liked – put “The Post” at the top of his top ten movie of 2017.  I thought it was a good movie, but it relied on some clichés, and had some revisionist aspects to it that I thought were unnecessary.  And, he put “Get Out” in his 10 worst films of 2017, which I thought was a very entertaining movie.  But, I do agree with most of his picks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/05/17

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We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.”   —   Samuel Johnson

(I guess it’s either that, or we don’t believe . . . anyone!  Lots of deception is designed to protect us though.  Some of our more delicate psyches can’t handle the truth.  Shame.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/20/16

English: Statue of Dr Samuel Johnson in Market...

English: Statue of Dr Samuel Johnson in Market Square, Lichfield (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.”   —   Samuel Johnson

English: Bottle of wine.

English: Bottle of wine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Ohhhh, I can certainly attest to that!  Well, to be accurate, there usually are thoughts behind those words.  But, they are thoughts that should be kept to one’s self, and not blurted out at a very public event.  Things like:  I don’t care if you are married, I’d do you any day!  This to the Resident Advisor’s wife, who I had known for over three years.  And, very likely said in very close proximity of the R.A.  The only saving grace is that people recognize the blatherings of a clearly wasted, 145 pound, harmless, nice guy . . . and kind of let you get away with it.  As long as you don’t make a habit of it.  In my case it was actually rum that did me in that night, but I’ve overindulged a few different beverages in my day.  Fortunately, not in quite a while.   Aah, lessons learned.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/20/15

A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.”   —   Samuel Johnson

(So, what does that say about our society?  Be well . . . be charitable and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/03/14

Portrait of Samuel Johnson commissioned for He...

Portrait of Samuel Johnson commissioned for Henry Thrale’s Streatham Park gallery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The two most engaging powers of an author are, to make new things familiar and familiar things new.”   —   Samuel Johnson

(Grumpy looking SOB.  I’d rather look at his lovely wife!  But, I gave her blog-time last Fall.  Very easy solve.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/17/13

Portrait of Samuel Johnson commissioned for He...

Portrait of Samuel Johnson commissioned for Henry Thrale’s Streatham Park gallery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A cucumber should be well-sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, then thrown out.”   —   Samuel Johnson

 

Sliced, Oiled and Peppered

Sliced, Oiled and Peppered (Photo credit: }{enry)

(Hmm.  I know what he means.  I feel the same way about broccoli.  Be Well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/29/13

English: Portrait of Elizabeth Porter - an ear...

English: Portrait of Elizabeth Porter – an early 18th century painting before she became Samuel Johnson’s wife. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I live in the crowds of jollity, not so much to enjoy company as to shun myself.”   —   Samuel Johnson

Jollity Theatre

Jollity Theatre (Photo credit: National Library of Scotland)

(I had to look up “jollity”, to see if it was listed as archaic.  Surprisingly, it wasn’t.  I don’t think I’ve ever heard the word used before.  Must be a Brit thing.  But, it was the word “crowds” that was solved last.  These two words made this a challenging solve.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/29/12

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Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author.”   —   Samuel Johnson

(Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/12/11

Samuel Johnson Exhibit

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When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing remembered is how much has been escaped.”   —   Samuel Johnson

(Hey!  At least I’m still breathing!  Our cryptoquote creator seems to really enjoy Samuel Johnson!  Well, he did provide us with a large body of work.  This one took some work getting, today!  Stay hydrated, friends.)   —   YUR

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