Posts Tagged 'Source Obscure'



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/05/17

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A perpetual optimist is a person who has nothing to worry about because he has nothing to worry with.”   —   Source Obscure

(Kind of a snarkier version of “Ignorance is bliss”.  And clearly, I’m not in agreement with the sentiment.  Worrying is more a matter of attitude, than intelligence.  More dopes buy into the “terror” and “security” hoopla – that our government and corporate media keep feeding us – than thinking people do.  You can place me squarely in the Helen Keller camp on this!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/16/17

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Sometimes I think we’re alone.  Sometimes I think we’re not.  In either case, the thought is staggering.”   —   Source Obscure

(I definitely think we are not alone.  The universe is so immense.  We’re one planet in our solar system.  Our sun is one of more than 200 billion stars in our galaxy – the Milky Way.  And, the Milky Way is only one of 100 billion – and probably more – galaxies in the universe.  So, the odds that we are the only intelligent lifeforms out there is very remote.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/10/17

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”   —   Source Obscure

(Emerson, Holmes, Thoreau???  This quote, that you hear at many commencement ceremonies, has no clear author.  Any one of them, or someone else, could have said it.  It’s a little optimistically trite, but it’s a nice motivational ism.  At least for me, it made for a very easy solve.  I am without a print version of the Cryptoquote for the next five days, or so.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/02/17

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The first step toward getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”   —   Source Obscure

(I love quotes where I don’t have to Google the author, or consider the obscure subtext.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/16/16

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Life is like photography.  You need the negatives to develop.”   —   Source Obscure

(I don’t know.  Maybe Ansel Adams came up with this, in one of his cornier moments.  😉  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/27/16

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People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”   —   Source Obscure

(I bet it was someone who ran a blog!  Maybe I should start taking credit for all the Source Obscure/Uncertain/Unknown quotes???  Yeah . . . sure, that was Uncle Rave!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/13/16

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They don’t care how much you know, unless they know how much you care.”   —   Source Obscure

(Besides obscure, I think this must be archaic.  Too many people don’t really care about either.  They just care about what they can get out of you.  Not the best way to make America great again!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/04/16

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English: Kipling the British writer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.”   —   Source Obscure

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Map of British India with places of Rudyard Kipling visits. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Unsubstantiated, but some believe that this quote belongs to Rudyard Kipling, and is likely about India.  But one story has this line coming from T.S. Eliot, in an article he penned in Harper’s Magazine . . . about Rudyard Kipling!  Maybe it’s just me, but the line doesn’t strike me as being particularly flattering.  To me, it sounds like a bit of an insult, or at best a backhanded compliment.  I’ve never been to India, but I have been to a few third world countries.  Unless you’re lucky enough to be in an affluent enclave, there’s usually the ever present, underlying  smell that consists of fish, crap, sweat and burning garbage.  In short, it’s a smell of desperation.  Maybe I’m just as bad as Kipling?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/10/15

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English: Location map of en:Large Hadron Collider and en:Super Proton Synchrotron (blue circles) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”   —   Source Obscure

(I can agree with this statement, to an extent.  I think it’s always healthy to question, and to want to know.  That’s why we have egg-heads working over at CERN‘s Large Hadron Collider, in Franco-Switzerland.  They were able to create the Higgs Boson, which is huge if you are into Particle Physics and Quantum Mechanics.  It’s pretty cool stuff, but WAY over yer uncle’s head.  The metaphysical has plenty of philosphical theories that are equally beyond my ken.  I generally let others worry about that, and just try to enjoy the beauty of the here and now.  I’m writing this, you’re reading this, and all is peachy.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/23/15

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The global warming icon for the ubx. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”   —   Source Obscure

(Some would argue that the world’s patience is growing thin, as our greed grossly outweighs our wit.  Let’s all work for the reversal.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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