like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
0. There is a game. (consequence of zeroth law of thermodynamics)
1. You can't win. (consequence of first law of thermodynamics)
2. You can't break even. (consequence of second law of thermodynamics)
3. You can't even get out of the game. (consequence of third law of thermodynamics)
C.P. Snow (1905-1980)
A solved problem creates two new problems, and the best prescription for happy living is not to solve any more problems than you have to.
Russell Baker (1925-2019)
Common sense is what tells you that the world is flat.
Everyone has three lives: a public life, a private life, and a secret life.
For there is no error so crooked, but it hath in it some lines of truth; Nor is any poison so deadly, that it serveth not some wholesome use.
Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810-1889)
I have come to the conclusion, after many years of sometimes sad experience, that you cannot come to any conclusion at all.
Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962)
I like pigs: dogs look up to us; cats look down on us; pigs treat us as equals.
Idleness makes hours pass slowly and years swiftly; industriousness makes the hours short and the years long.
L'ozio rende lente le ore e veloci gli anni. L'operosità rapide le ore e lenti gli anni.
Cesare Pavese (1908-1950)
If you're not confused, you're misinformed.
It may be that your whole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
I’ve contracted mood poisoning; it must have been something I hate.
Just when you think you've finally hit bottom, someone tosses you an anchor.
Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable, let's prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.
Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
Life is a beach, and then you drown.
Life is a waste of time, time is a waste of life, get wasted all the time and you'll have the time of your life.
Billy Connolly (1942- )
Life is like a dog sled team: if you're not the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
Life is the whim of several billion cells to be you for a while.
Monday is an awful way to spend one seventh of your life.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
William B. Cameron
People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, and all their life for happiness.
The moving finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your piety nor wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
Nor all your tears wash out a word of it.
Omar Khayyam (1048-1122)
The purpose of life is to create and to procreate.
There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation.
W.C. Fields (1879-1946)
There is no evidence to support the idea that life is serious.
There is no need for signposts in the journey of life since the destination is always the same.
Though I am not what I ought to be, nor what I wish to be, nor what I hope to be, I can truly say, I am not what I once was.
John Newton (1725-1807)
To those who think that the law of gravity interferes with their freedom, there is nothing to say.
We are born naked, wet and hungry; then things get worse.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching.
You can go the rest of your life without breathing.