Portrait of the Author as a Young Man (1980 @ 19)
2014-08-06 @ 22:15 CDT
Every so often, I come up with a quip off the top of my head. Some may well be original. Some no doubt are reworkings of things said many, many times before. Some are stolen lock, stock and barrel and then reworked as parodies. Some make absolutely no sense at all, at least on the surface, until I rework them. I’ve been calling the lot of them “Rakkav’s Ruminations”. Here are all I can remember at present; some have been reworked for clarity. They follow in no particular order of creation, except that the first on the list is the one which was first created.
Great minds think alike—unfortunately, so do small minds!
Some people seem to believe, “We’re going to have peace even if it kills you…”
That which does not kill you gives you pleasure. (Too often, unfortunately.)
Anything that can make the INFJ-preferenced person and the ENFP-preferenced person look like they have their priorities backward at the same time definitely points to a lost opportunity. (Example: both of them sitting on a patio at a tropical resort, typing on their laptops.)
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom not to strangle certain of my friends who think they know the difference.
Intelligence lies not in how much you know, but in how well you learn.
The problem with being a know-it-all is that eventually, everybody expects you to know it all.
From a certain point of view, a tank is as much a work of art as the Mona Lisa. The difference is it’s a lot easier to kill a lot of people with a tank. [NOT meant to be a good thing!]
Whether in religion, politics or fashion, a movement starts when someone takes one good idea and makes it a panacea.
To speakers of British English: if you get rid of those useless French-inspired “our” word endings, I’ll see what I can do to persuade my fellow Americans to use “aluminium” like the rest of the world. Oh, the way you use quotation marks is pretty cool, too.
He who cannot laugh at his own foibles is in fetters of his own forging.
Overheard at Starfleet Academy: If it’s ugly, it’s Ferengi. If it’s weird, it’s Romulan. If it’s ugly and weird, it’s Klingon.