Here are some more quotations from my collection– which takes up little space and requires no dusting. These make me smile when I read them.
“If I could find a way to deep-fry chocolate, my life would be whole.” — Rhonda Pollero’s Knock Off
“There is a pleasure sure in being mad which none but madmen know.” — John Dryden
“I don’t mind dying; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” — Woody Allen
and, of course, the motto of Car Talk: “Non Impediti Ratione Cogitationis” [unencumbered by the thought process]
And the ones that strike me in a darker mood:
“Silence like the poultice comes to heal the blows of sound.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes’s The Organ Grinders
“Medio de fonte leporum surgit amaré aliquid in ipsis floribus angat.” — Lucretius [ from the heart of this fountain of delights wells up some bitter taste to choke them even among the flowers.]
“Had we but world enough and time.” –Marvell
“The ambushes laid by a hastening twilight… the cold menace of winter.” — Laurie R. King’s The Beekeeper’s Apprentice (one of my favorite writers!)
Ok– I can’t end on the depressing ones… here’s one of my favorites.
“I want the fantasy, the fairy tale. I want to fall in love, and have someone fall in love with me, and live out our happy days together. Of course, I also want to win the lottery, get tenure, write an inaugural poem for someone I really want to be president, have a late onset growth spurt getting me to my true height of five-eight, and learn to speak Italian one night in my sleep. It is good to want things.” –Stacey Ballis’s Inappropriate Men
Ok, your turn, my dear folks– add a comment with one of your favorite quotations.