Archive for the ‘– B’ Category

“There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.”
– Sir Francis Bacon

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

“You can’t be a critic by simply being a griper. One has also to search out the examples of good work.”
– Wendell Berry

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

“Cigarettes and whiskey and wild, wild women, they’ll drive you crazy, they’ll drive you in-sane.”
– Red Bogart

Monday, November 15th, 2010

“…. with the intellectual agility of a small soap dish.”
– Jeremy Beer

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

“it is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice.”
– Bozo the Clown

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

“It’s got fuel injection all over the place.”
– Tom Bauer

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.”
– Russell Baker

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic.”
– Russell Baker

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“Reporters thrive on the world’s misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
– Russell Baker

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“Investment bankers are just doing ‘God’s work’.”
– Lloyd Blankfein

Monday, April 26th, 2010

“Let’s do the broken dance!”
– Juliet Beer

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

“Do not mistake consequence for fate.”
- Kirstin Brown

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

“If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you that it’s quite conscious.”
- Kingman Brewster

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

“Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

“A good rousing sneeze, one that tears open your collar and throws your hair into your eyes, is really one of life’s sensational pleasures.”
– Robert Benchley

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

“I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.”
Samuel Butler

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

“There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.”
– Josh Billings

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.”
– Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.”
– Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Hunger makes a thief of any man.”
– Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.”
– Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”
– Walter Bagehot

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“A touch of the mulligrubs in your collywobbles?”
– Cuthbert Bede

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“It’ll put collywobbles in your wister-wistems.”
– Colin G. Beer

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“This car is a squadron of nuts and bolts flying in loose formation.”
– Colin G. Beer

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The less we know, the longer the explanation.”
– B.G.

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I’m making a wigwam for a goose’s bridle.”
– Gordon Beer

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Know what’s in chicken Tenders? … chicken tenders!”
– Olivia A. Beer

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“You get what you get. No less, and certainly no more.”
– Colin G. Beer

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“My doctor recently told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already.”
– Milton Berle

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Committee – a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours.”
– Milton Berle

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Children really brighten up a household. They never turn the lights off.”
– Ralph Bus

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.”
– A. Whitney Brown

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“I’m full of dust and guitars.”
– Syd Barrett

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“The minimum qualifications for Grace are surrender of ego.”
– Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.”
– Tom Brokaw

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“Rinnick my pinnick.”
– Stephen Beer

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“There is an inverse relationship between reliance on the state and self-reliance.”
– William F. Buckley, Jr

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.”
– William F. Buckley, Jr.

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“It is not a sign of arrogance for the king to rule. That is what he is there for.”
– William F. Buckley, Jr.

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s.”
William Blake

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.”
– Philip Brookes

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Don’t dip your oar in this sordid sea, Dick. You might be besmirched.”
– Bruce Wayne

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Robin: “You can’t get away from Batman that easy!”
Batman: “Easily.”
Robin: “Easily?”
Batman: “Good grammar is essential, Robin.”

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Robin: “Gosh, Batman, this camel grass juice is great.”
Batman: “Beware of strong stimulants, Robin.”

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“I think you should acquire a taste for opera, Robin, as one does for poetry and olives.”
– Batman

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“It’s a wigwam for a goose’s bridle.”
– Gordon Beer

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“I like nice things that are made well.”
– Tom Bauer

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“They misunderestimated me.”
– George W Bush

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“the fact must be recorded that the motor car struck my young, literal mind as a slow, inefficient, draughty and anti-social means of transport. Motor cars splashed people with mud, frightened horses, irritated dogs and were a frightful nuisance to everybody.”
– W.O. Bentley

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Spring. That wrenching feeling.”
– Colin Beer

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
– Yogi Berra

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.”
– James Brown

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“I blew hundreds of thousands of pounds on women and drinking – the rest I just squandered.”
– George Best

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“I taught them everything they know, but not everything I know.”
– James Brown

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Nostalgia is a seductive liar.”
– George W. Ball

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.”
– Russel Baker

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“I like nice things that are made well.”
- Thomas Bauer

Monday, March 1st, 2010

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
- Sir Francis Bacon

Monday, March 1st, 2010

“Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.” – Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

“It’s not a contraption, It’s an intricate assembly.” – Tony Beatty

Thursday, February 18th, 2010