"As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death." — Leonardo da Vinci
chopstix on August 8th, 2014
Then he must have had one of the most happy deaths imaginable!
Hash on October 24th, 2015
My new band's name is going to be "Happy Death".
Barnabas on September 19th, 2017
"It's my party and I'll die if I want to, die if I want to, die if I want to. You would die too if it happened to you."
abra on October 25th, 2017
^ I'm picturing one of those awful horror movies where Johnny and Judy leave at the same time and come back as the walking dead.
"To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself."
— Simone Weil
montyb on March 14th, 2012
And not be insubordinate.
kb83 on February 12th, 2015
This really shows hot the best leaders are good followers.
LLapp on April 3rd, 2016
I am totally insubordinate to my own executive function. If I were self-employed, I would still grouse about my boss.
ten Y's and one S? No problem for skeeter.
"The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are."
— Norman Vincent Peale
montyb on June 7th, 2012
Therefore, rely on flights of fancy?
montyb on March 23rd, 2014
Ten Ys and only one S. There is no way those letter frequencies can occur in the English language. I'll never solve this puzzle.
Allen on June 25th, 2014
And yet you did.
tskaggs6 on November 5th, 2014
Am I wrong in thinking he's a prime example of form over function? Can't make up my mind. What do you think?
LLapp on March 25th, 2016
Clever comments. I like how monty disproves the quote.
Persephone59 on April 16th, 2017
Personally, I have little use for motivational speakers or religious leaders who don't seem to DO anything but try to advise other people. Thanks, I can figure this out.
skeeter on December 1st, 2017
Daily you yearn for yesterday yet the memory you will have tomorrow of today may bring more joy.
bigdave on April 11th, 2018
The comments are the chewy chocolate center of my Cryptogram Tootsie Pop.
Curious Word Hound
"Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings."
— R. W. Alger
haverwench on June 19th, 2010
Now there's a word you don't see every day.
irisheyes on October 5th, 2010
WHAT is an apothegm?? I thought I had a larger-than-average vocabulary, but I've never seen this one before.
bansaisequoia on August 28th, 2011
It's a marsupial of the Western Hemisphere.
Lurker on August 30th, 2011
They carry dictionaries in their pouches.
fishbum on February 4th, 2012
A short, pithy saying.
montyb on May 15th, 2013
Boy, am I pithed!
wvwoman on July 21st, 2013
Synonyms are adage, aphorism, saying, byword, epigram, maxim, proverb, saw
abra on August 14th, 2013
Ah, so it is an aphorism. I suspected it was.
kb83 on August 25th, 2014
Rhymes with phlegm. (cough-cough).
abra on January 23rd, 2015
It doesn't roll off the tongue.
Spenser on May 30th, 2015
Don't you mean it's a marthupial?
QuexUl on March 28th, 2016
Whatever they are, they don't seem so very portable to me.
figmo on June 11th, 2017
"It's no good agreeing with a person who can't make up his mind. "
eis on January 12th, 2010
Unfortunately I usually find that I do so!
montyb on May 21st, 2013
maradnu on October 16th, 2013
I'm not sure about that. Might be, might not. Let me think about it some more.
Allen on April 12th, 2014
I agree, Maradnu. Wholeheartedly!
toddcmz on August 30th, 2015
My approach to marriage might be less good than I thought
LLapp on January 20th, 2017
I'm with every one of you, one hundred percent.
MamaB on September 19th, 2018
I'm not. Except maybe t hat one...
"We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public."
— Bryan White
Allen on January 18th, 2013
Still working on that.
skoogie2 on November 15th, 2013
Yep, some of us don't.
Barnabas on May 4th, 2015
Very true... I look forward to a new Marvel or DC movie release as much as anyone. You can steadily move the boy to the year 2015, but you can't completely remove 1970 from the boy.
fishbum on October 27th, 2015
Just read a quote on facebook: "If you haven't grown up by age 50, don't bother."
SippyGurl on November 28th, 2016
its the yuppies fault - they started wearing designer sweat suits to nice restaurants in manhattan, acting like skyscraper incinerator fodder, and it's been all downhill from there. does anyone teach their children about behaving in public anymore?
darkyr on January 19th, 2017
I behaved in public once. Very awkward.
jimdgar on May 2nd, 2018
Behaving in public is vastly overrated.
SippyGurl on July 2nd, 2018
really sippy? it's just the yuppies? lol what was u drinking
Fishbum's finish cracked me up.
"Life is everywhere. The earth is throbbing with it, it's like music. The plants, the creatures, the ones we see, the ones we don't see, it's like one, big, pulsating symphony." — Andrew Schneider
wvwoman on September 17th, 2013
throbbing and pulsating. music is not the first thing that comes to mind.
skeeter on March 12th, 2015
Yes, wvwoman! On my screen, the last word was below my line of sight so at first all I could see was "one big pulsating . . . ." My mind reeled with possibilities until I scrolled down and saw "symphony."
universalmom on May 28th, 2015
LOL wv and skeeter, shame on you!
abra on August 21st, 2016
What they said. ^^
darkyr on January 25th, 2018
Is that a symphony in your pocket, or did you get a new ring tone?
fishbum on July 8th, 2018
I keep mine on vibrate.
Edited to the essentials.
"Living with a conscience is like driving a car with the brakes on."
— Budd Schulberg
LLapp on January 3rd, 2015
Context. This is the man who wrote the screenplay for On the Waterfront - and he built it on maybe the strongest ethical core of any movie ever.
spacecoyote1966 on July 29th, 2016
200 seconds. If only I had solved it faster, I could have been someone. I could've been a contender.
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." ~ Albert Einstein
Abra crackered me up
"The tragedy of life is what dies in the hearts and souls of people while they live. "
— Albert Einstein
sidewinder on June 1st, 2010
abra on May 29th, 2014
It's amazing to me that this brilliant scientist, had such a poetic soul.
judy100 on March 30th, 2015
jval on April 18th, 2015
Yes, but it's NICE when a tragedy dies.
bookie539 on March 15th, 2018
a tragedy just died yesterday. His name was Hawking.
LLapp on March 17th, 2018
That he invalidated your world view makes him an important challenge to your understanding of the world. Your reaction does not make him a tragedy. Rest in peace, Dr. Hawking.
badbob on June 8th, 2018
it's four a.m. and i'm eating peanut butter right out of the jar while doing cryptos. this is sad.
abra on July 2nd, 2018
^Yes, you should get some crackers.
"Zeal: A certain nervous disorder afflicting the young and inexperienced."
— Ambrose Bierce
LLapp on December 2nd, 2016
Oh man - 24 seconds! I coulda been a contender, if only I hadn't stopped twice to sneeze!!
darkyr on December 20th, 2016
I caught a cold and had to wait until I was over it before I hit the submit button. I didn't want to infect the comments and get everyone sick.
phthelen on June 24th, 2018
abra on June 26th, 2018
Thank you for your sacrifice, darkyr. Computer viruses can be dangerous.
LLapp on August 7th, 2018