|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|A little word of doubtful number,|
A foe to rest and peaceful slumber.
If you add an "s" to this,
Great is the metamorphosis.
Plural is plural now no more,
And sweet what bitter was before.
What am I?
|The wind doth taste so bitter sweet,|
Like Jaspar wine and sugar,
It must have blown through someone's feet,
Like those of Caspar Weinberger.
-- P. Opus
|Meantime, in the slums below Ronnie's Ranch, Cynthia feels as if some one|
has made voodoo boxen of her and her favorite backplanes. On this fine
moonlit night, some horrible persona has been jabbing away at, dragging
magnets over, and surging these voodoo boxen. Fortunately, they seem to
have gotten a bit bored and fallen asleep, for it looks like Cynthia may
get to go home. However, she has made note to quickly put together a totem
of sweaty, sordid static straps, random bits of wire, flecks of once meaniful
oxide, bus grant cards, gummy worms, and some bits of old pdp backplane to
hang above the machine room. This totem must be blessed by the old and wise
venerable god of unibus at once, before the idolatization of vme, q and pc
bus drive him to bitter revenge. Alas, if this fails, and the voodoo boxen
aren't destroyed, there may be more than worms in the apple. Next, the
arrival of voodoo optico transmitigational magneto killer paramecium, capable
of teleporting from cable to cable, screen to screen, ear to ear and hoof
|"His eyes were cold. As cold as the bitter winter snow that was falling|
outside. Yes, cold and therefore difficult to chew..."
|Barbara's Rules of Bitter Experience:|
(1) When you empty a drawer for his clothes
and a shelf for his toiletries, the relationship ends.
(2) When you finally buy pretty stationary
to continue the correspondence, he stops writing.
|After a bitter quarrel, some resentment must remain.|
What can one do about it?
Therefore the sage keeps his half of the bargain
But does not exact his due.
A man of Virtue performs his part,
But a man without Virtue requires others to fulfill their obligations.
The Tao of heaven is impartial.
It stays with good men all the time.
|Has anyone ever tasted an "end"? Are they really bitter?|
|What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.|
-- Titus Lucretius Carus
|According to convention there is a sweet and a bitter, a hot and a cold,|
and according to convention, there is an order. In truth, there are atoms
and a void.
-- Democritus, 400 B.C.
|"The story goes that I first had the idea for THHGTTG while |
lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck (or `Spain' as the BBC
TV publicity department authorititively has it, probably
because it's easier to spell)." - Foreward by DNA.
FORD Six pints of bitter. And quickly please, the
world's about to
BARMAN Oh yes, sir? Nice weather for it.
|Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is|
nothing but cabbage with a college education.
-- Mark Twain, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar"
|Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics,|
because the stakes are so low.
-- Wallace Sayre
|Let us, then, fellow citizens, unite with one heart and one mind. Let us|
restore to social intercourse that harmony and affection without which
liberty and even life itself are but dreary things. And let us reflect
that having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which
mankind so long bled, we have yet gained little if we counternance a
political intolerance as despotic, as wicked, and capable of a bitter and
- Thomas Jefferson
|What makes us so bitter against people who outwit us is that they think|
themselves cleverer than we are.