Friday, September 24, 2010

No. 22


"It is absurd to have a rule about what one should read and what one shouldn't.
More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn't read." 
OSCAR WILDE


1. Nobody likes cynics...they may be telling the truth.
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2. If you can't think for yourself...there are plenty of others who will do it for you for free.
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3. You are the potter ...and the clay.
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4. Tomorrow is irreversible...if not attended to today.
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5. Money casts a long shadow...and creates a lot of shade...
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6. Making too many pivotal decisions...can leave your head spinning.
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7. Enjoy the little things in life...they happen a lot more often than the big things.
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8. If your dog could talk, he wouldn't stop flattering you... your cat, on the other hand, would present you with a list of demands.
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9. When you come to a fork in the road...pick it up it may be your silverware pattern.
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10. Few things in life are more exhausting than the pursuit of happiness.
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There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and
 open a vein. 
RED SMITH
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I can't write five words but that I change seven.
DOROTHY PARKER
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When I had to face, the very bitter lesson that everyone who wants to write has got to learn, was that a thing may in itself be the finest piece of writing one has ever done, and yet have absolutely no place in the manuscript one hopes to publish.
THOMAS WOLFE
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From The Writer's Quotation Book, Third Edition, Edited by James Charlton.



Hedley Flaubert, Jr. writes from Capote Corners: My complaint concerns some of the places where our state and federal government have not done a very good job in inspection and enforcement of laws designed to aid those of our citizens who may need a hand getting around Capote Corners. We, I mean they, need a hand when it comes to strip clubs without wheelchair ramps, handicapped parking, and automatic doors; as well as handicap accessible rest rooms, and diaper changing facilities. After personally inspecting each of the ten clubs in this area including one nude dancing club, I can say this situation is disgraceful and should be looked into by our concerned citizens anxious to bring equality of opportunity to those who need a hand.
Signed:  Hedley Gustave Flaubert, Jr., Capote Corners.


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CAUSE FOR PAUSE
Nonsense is the end result of all sense.
GEORGE BATAILLE


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Copyright 2010 H.T. Stone


12 comments:

Fran said...

Love those literary quotes, especially the 'open a vein' one!

klahanie said...

Yes indeed, the cynics might just be right. Then again, maybe I'm just being cynical.
Peaceful and positive wishes to you and your loved ones.
Gary.

TALON said...

When I read No. 8, I looked over at my cats because I expected them to be getting pad and paper - lol! What you write is so true!

I loved the writing quotes - especially the Thomas Wolfe one. Gosh, but that one is really true!

Hope you and Helen are both well and looking forward to a lovely weekend!

Tony Single said...

"Nonsense is the end result of all sense." That's the phrase that stood out for me today. That and the Frogmore Flyers! I tip my hat to you, sir. :)

Count Sneaky said...

There actually is a Frogmore. A little fishing village on the Carolina coast; it is all those sleepy little fishing villages and marsh grass tidal flats, and tourist-grabbing, end-of- the- line places rolled into one. Quaint , but you wouldn't want to be forced to spend a weekend there. Yes. Nothing is more refreshing to the senses than nonsense; particularly when you know the person, or politician, is piling it up as deeply as possible. Back atcha with the topper.

Jenalyn said...

hello?

Count Sneaky said...

Fran: I haven't found it quite like opening a vein...more like opening a bottle of screw-top wine!

Count Sneaky said...

Jenalyn: Hello, and welcome to this humble whatever. So glad to have you as a follower

Count Sneaky said...

Talon: We had a very large orange, long-haired, tabby who deigned to eat and lounge around our house for 14 years...so, I feel I know the little demons pretty well.

Count Sneaky said...

Gary: I am reminded that Lily Tomlin in her comedy stage show in 1985 said, " No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up." Have a great week.

Jenalyn said...

Count can you still remember me? Didn't you receive my first comment? Cuz the hello one was my second comment.

Being and Quirkiness said...

Dear Count, thought I'd drop in for a long overdue visit. Hope all is as well as can be. Really enjoyed your aphos, maybe numero 10 the most :)