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aerie 04-09-2016 01:58 PM

"Conscience is the internal perception of the rejection of a particular wish operating within us. "
— Sigmund Freud

chopstix on 2013-05-03 18:11:42
say that three times fast!

montyb on 2014-09-15 14:49:56
That, that, that.

LLapp on 2014-10-30 12:14:47
Poor Sigmund would never have been successful in this age of sound bites.

aerie 04-09-2016 02:23 PM

"How many people make themselves abstract to appear profound. The most useful part of abstract terms are the shadows they create to hide a vacuum. "
— Joseph Joubert

saipanwriter on 2012-05-22 23:58:28
Can there be shadows in a vacuum?

Lurker on 2012-10-16 21:24:39
Sure, if there's light. Just no echoes.

jeanering on 2013-01-11 03:00:14
they are full of hot air...

momn8r on 2013-06-25 03:24:55
And they will make your blood boil...

montyb on 2013-09-10 14:26:49
Shadows hiding a vacuum is pretty darned abstract.

SolarFlare on 2014-02-20 14:43:12
How many people fail to see the play of creativity underlying the expression of abstraction because they feel intimidated by it?

ericthirdrow on 2014-09-24 07:18:19
I picture massive cardboard cutouts of "abstract terms" casting a shadow that's conveniently hiding a Dyson vacuum cleaner.

BrainCellKeeper on 2014-11-11 14:18:23
How many people read this quote and feel confused because they don't understand what it means?

LLapp on 2015-05-20 17:08:38
ericthirdrow - you made me laugh out loud.

abra on 2015-09-30 13:22:23
I think the answer to the first sentence is many. ericthirdrow (who's name makes me smile) has covered the second sentence. He cut right through all that abstract profundity.

oddcouple 04-09-2016 09:15 PM

"It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. "
— Confucius

maradnu on 2009-06-26 01:35:51
But it is more fun to curse.

fredsevent on 2012-04-18 04:53:39
Why not do both?

kb83 on 2014-07-02 09:42:59
Or at least curse the candle if you get burned in the process.

montyb on 2014-07-04 15:22:08

Annamariah on 2014-09-14 18:48:26
"It's hard to light a candle, easy to curse the dark instead" Nightwish - Last Ride of the Day

dovid1946 on 2015-01-16 15:24:15
didn't i find this quote in my fortune cookie the other day

mtvoyager on 2015-02-27 12:02:18
38 seconds.

oddcouple on 2015-08-13 16:30:01
Are we sure this was Confucius?

loki on 2015-10-04 09:39:12
Thought this was Emily Dickinson. Time to Google.

LLapp 04-09-2016 11:21 PM

Marnita's response cracks me up
"The high minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think." — Aristotle

kjmcaj on 2013-03-25 19:39:41

LLapp on 2016-03-25 20:44:02
I agree with kjmcaj.

marnita on 2016-04-04 12:58:30
I don't care what either of you think.

oddcouple 04-10-2016 04:51 AM

Laughed out loud at the third comment
"There is, incidentally, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person."
— Dan Greenberg

Yelircrypto on 2012-10-15 14:43:13
So True!

jobdevaa on 2013-07-31 17:07:13
As a cat owner I totally agree

tjsrc on 2015-02-27 16:38:00

LizardLeap on 2015-11-30 07:05:23
I have had the unfortunate experience of hearing myself talk about my

universalmom 04-10-2016 06:38 AM

"Do not smoke without asking permission or sit so near (as in a train) that the smoke might annoy."
— Amy Vanderbilt

montyb on 2012-07-06 20:01:23
What if you're on fire?

oddcouple 04-10-2016 10:01 PM

"A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence."
— Barbara Walters

montyb on 2012-05-18 00:07:28
Preposterous! Absolute blatherskite!

locodad on 2012-12-24 13:41:53
I don't think they are , because I don't what that means, so maybe they are right maybe I am not a polysyllable person. By the way, can you say polysyllable ten times without making a mistake/

nehiyawiskwewniya on 2013-06-02 16:31:13
Only in her world!

nanrich on 2013-06-21 23:50:40

Allen on 2014-06-19 04:37:34
Polly Syllables--who’ll ever forget her?

jbb33054 on 2015-04-22 08:27:00
polysyllable is a polysyllable!

abra on 2015-07-26 10:19:32
Actualy, this time I agree with Babs. It must have been some night, Allen. :)

oddcouple 04-10-2016 10:05 PM

"The master's eye is the best fertilizer. "
— Pliny the Elder

sputnick on 2013-07-25 19:29:30
Seems like I've been using the wrong part of the cow for my garden...

maradnu on 2013-12-13 08:48:57
Sounds like a load of fertilizer to me.

beerfan95 on 2014-02-17 12:38:35
It took me longer to figure out "master's" then it took me to figure out "fertilizer"

universalmom on 2014-07-10 11:27:58
hard again…..

abra on 2014-08-01 10:55:31
I had Oyster's eye, do they even have eyes? Once I changed it to MASTER's it became easier. Still took 200 seconds. Only 192 more than the record.

universalmom on 2014-08-23 04:17:11
Haha abra, oyster's eye - that was my giggle for the day!

LLapp on 2015-03-25 16:25:26
This quote is gruesome! I say let the garden go and spare the master's eyeball.

fishbum on 2015-06-16 09:06:00
Consider he is not talking about a garden.

GtrZan 04-11-2016 09:02 AM


Originally Posted by abra (Post 7024)
Really, really, great comment. I've laughed over it more than once.

Thanks, that really made my day! :)

LLapp 04-11-2016 11:21 AM

"The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means." — Sir Henry Taylor

montyb on 2014-08-06 14:13:12
For example, you don't really need razor blades!

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