|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|<\\swing> and if we're playing old distributions... whatever happened to Yggdrasil? :)|
<joost> \\swing: everybody who tried to pronounce it got their tongue in a knot and choked
A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that
will not yield to the tongue.
-- Ambrose Bierce
Love ties in a knot in the end of the rope.
|The Tao is an empty vessel; it is used, but never filled.|
Oh, unfathomable source of ten thousand things!
Blunt the sharpness,
Untangle the knot,
Soften the glare,
Merge with dust.
Oh, hidden deep but ever present!
I do not know from whence it comes.
It is the forefather of the gods.
|Climbing onto a bar stool, a piece of string asked for a beer.|
"Wait a minute. Aren't you a string?"
"Well, yes, I am."
"Sorry. We don't serve strings here."
The determined string left the bar and stopped a passer-by. "Excuse,
me," it said, "would you shred my ends and tie me up like a pretzel?" The
passer-by obliged, and the string re-entered the bar. "May I have a beer,
please?" it asked the bartender.
The barkeep set a beer in front of the string, then suddenly stopped.
"Hey, aren't you the string I just threw out of here?"
"No, I'm a frayed knot."
|knot in cables caused data stream to become twisted and kinked|