Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle."
— Henri Frederic Amiel
vivian1874 on 2013-01-01 02:20:40
go ahead mister, wash your hands of your inadequacies... blame it on the lady!
universalmom on 2013-11-28 13:38:24
Ha...I have a mantle!!
montyb on 2013-12-30 17:27:37
All molluscs also have a mantle.
ginniemae on 2014-05-18 16:40:46
Does he know behind every Large businessman there is a good woman.
insomniac on 2015-04-19 20:24:17
My mantle's covered in dust and candlesticks, not folds.
dovid1946 on 2015-05-06 13:58:53
Mantle never folded. He was great in the clutch.
montyb on 2015-10-07 17:11:56
And another chain of witty repartee by the immensely clever people on this site. Thanks for the chortles.
universalmom on 2016-03-07 05:26:38
Lol montyb, did you just call me a mollusk?
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." ~ Albert Einstein
"All is ephemeral - fame and the famous as well." — Marcus Aurelius
oddcouple on 2016-01-02 17:32:56
I'm just glad I got ephemeral. I haven't seen that word in years.
oddcouple on 2016-01-10 01:50:22
I'm just glad I got ephemeral. I haven't seen that word in eight days.
Sense imagery from Darkyr
"Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics - it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality." — John W. Gardner
darkyr on 2016-09-13 04:44:47
Time for a spoonful of suck-it-up-and-swallow-it-down. Tastes like cherries soaked in motor oil, but you will be better in no time.
"Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure."
— Elbert Hubbard
tabbyclaw on 2011-05-16 07:57:02
To be taken under strict medical supervision and fatal in large doses?
montyb on 2013-03-08 23:08:58
Ask your doctor or pharmicist if optimism is right for you.
Gifted on 2014-12-10 07:30:32
no fatalities or ill side effects have been reported
wordfairy on 2015-03-08 23:09:06
These statements have not been approved by the FDA.
LLapp on 2015-03-17 11:36:38
For rebuttal, see "Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America," by Barbara Ehrenreich.
darkyr on 2016-05-06 10:16:20
Remember, Optimism is not right for everyone, and side effects may vary. If you should experience a sudden loss of vision this may be a sign of a more serious condition.
Proverb fails fact-checking
"The back of one door is the face of another." — Proverb
mumu on 2011-11-20 15:30:52
Actually, that's not true.
chopstix on 2013-04-12 18:48:27
yeah, it would be the same door
kb83 on 2014-07-11 05:44:27
Yeah, going back to where you trying to leave from!
dovid1946 on 2015-01-02 17:18:47
how about if it is a revolving door, and you get caught in it and gunned down by fat Clemenza
Barnabas on 2015-08-25 17:32:25
The back of Regan MacNeil's head is the face of Regan MacNeil.
LLapp on 2015-12-25 15:48:39
This is not the full proverb. It ends with, "Wait, wasn't I just in this same room?"
RustySkipper on 2016-06-26 11:45:12
How can the back of a door transfer to another door?
The majority of pop stars are complete idiots in every respect. "
— Marquis de Sade
Trinity on 2009-02-14 03:27:25
PianoManGidley on 2009-02-22 03:59:07
Amazing that such a quote still holds true today...I didn't even know that the French in the time of the Marquis de Sade used the term "pop star."
maradnu on 2009-06-25 01:45:03
Makes more sense that this quote is from Sade, not De Sade.
kat on 2009-08-28 20:04:52
And here I thought Britney Spears was a genius...
pootie49 on 2009-11-30 21:51:40
Sade (Sharday) big in the eighties...Smooth Operator.
LiveLoveLaugh on 2009-12-09 22:47:07
kb77 on 2011-09-16 17:06:06
i am still wiping the tears from my face, and trying to catch my breath from lmao. i am sending this quote and auther info to everyone i know.
puffybob on 2011-10-12 03:40:32
Surely he was talking about Lafayette, that media whore.
universalmom on 2012-02-07 23:45:30
It's hilarious, but it took me FOREVER because I couldn't imagine that it was "pop stars!"
bansaisequoia on 2012-11-18 01:51:27
"Franz Liszt invenÂ*ted the whole concept of the pianÂ*ist as star: a virÂ*tuÂ*oso who takes centre stage for an entire evenÂ*ing, playÂ*ing in proÂ*file to a conÂ*cenÂ*trated, adorÂ*ing, enrapÂ*tured audiÂ*ence. In fact, his mere presÂ*ence on stage caused women to swoon. They would keep his disÂ*carded cigar butts nestled in their cleavages."--from an internet bio of Franz Liszt There were pop stars in the Marquis de Sade's day.
abra on 2013-10-25 15:52:37
How funny, I didn't pay attention to the author. I was shocked to see his picture. A fun mistake.
chopstix on 2014-02-02 16:35:57
â€¦Lisztomania â€¦ I too doubt that this could be from de Sade, I've found it attributed to Thomas Beecham who died in 1961 - that seems to make more sense as to the use of "pop star".
abra on 2014-09-14 15:48:34
I wonder if the women throw their pantaloons at Liszt, when he was on stage.
LLapp on 2015-01-22 19:22:59
If the Marquis said it, he would have said it in French - this would be the translation.
dovid1946 on 2015-02-26 06:19:15
I jheard a rumor that Justin Bieber was into the whips and chains, but this is ridiculous
wobray2 on 2015-03-01 15:21:38
This quote is from 1987 and attributed to Sade Adu (the singer) in "Rock Venom: Insults, Abuse And Outrage" By Susan Black and "A maioria dos pop stars Ă© composta de completos idiotas". - Fonte: Guia dos RoC(k)uriosos, publicado pela revista Showbiz, na ediĂ§ĂŁo 146.
interactiveleaf on 2015-08-19 09:52:46
montyb on 2016-01-09 07:53:29
It was a mistranslation; this should have read "pop tarts".
LLapp on 2016-05-23 20:59:50
ADMIN: This quote should be attributed to Sade, per wobray2's comment above. Here's her bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sade_%28singer%29
"We may pretend that we're basically moral people who make mistakes, but the whole of history proves otherwise."
— Terry Hands
fishbum on 2011-08-13 17:40:25
montyb on 2012-08-06 00:23:43
Hooray! The whole of history proves that we don't make mistakes!
bansaisequoia on 2012-11-02 01:31:28
If I'm not mistaken, you're mistaken.
fishbum on 2014-07-22 09:50:05
I thought I was wrong once.
marnita on 2015-03-10 15:36:00
Don't you love it when someone who has done something completely reprehensible says "I made a mistake"!
Roxanne on 2015-12-19 07:28:07
In other words, we are perfectly immoral.
emtonsti on 2016-07-10 13:46:32
I hate the new way of saying "I made a mistake"---"my bad" usually said with out an ounce of atonement.
"There are three kinds of people; those that make things happen, those that watch things happen and those who don't know what's happening. "
PianoManGidley on 2011-01-04 14:57:04
There are three kinds of people in the world: those who can count and those who can't.
skoogie2 on 2013-07-25 13:48:39
lol, piano man!!
puzzleme on 2013-08-21 07:06:38
kb83 on 2014-03-20 03:37:59
There are 2 kinds of people-- those that divide the world into 2 kinds of people, and those who don't.
universalmom on 2014-04-12 10:09:18
There are three kinds of people; those referred to as "that," those referred to as "who," and those who use a semicolon incorrectly.
LLapp on 2015-01-16 21:23:16
kb83, that's one of my favorite quotes!! From Robert Benchley, but I first heard it from Dick Cavett.
Lurker on 2015-02-04 14:00:49
There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who use binary and those who don't. (with apologies to wherever on this site I've seen this quote.)
JenDiaz72 on 2015-12-09 10:02:52
There are two types of prople inthe world... those you want to drink with and those who make you want to drink.
LLapp on 2016-03-18 13:20:11
Umom, your comment is brilliant. Bravo!
BriddlesBob on 2016-08-11 10:40:29
There's only one kind of people the world: Those who think there's more than one kind.
"Curiosity is the direct incontinence of the spirit. "
— Jeremy Taylor
pootie49 on 2009-03-24 15:59:22
I recommend Depends
montyb on 2012-05-28 00:51:50
So the cat dies of dehydration?
universalmom on 2012-12-31 00:57:22
Haha...good one montyb!
kb83 on 2014-07-14 11:04:42
incontinence literally means the fact of being unable to be contained. Rather have spirit spilling out than .... well, you know.
JenDiaz72 on 2014-11-20 11:54:13
I poop curiosity every day.
Quizzical on 2015-01-30 11:06:09
Jen, he would say that you are approaching it from the wrong direction.
scribblegoat on 2015-05-31 10:06:17
The day I realized that "continent" and "incontinence" have the same root was ... an interesting day for me.
LLapp on 2016-10-16 05:05:20
Such interesting etymology! So . . . the 7 continents are the major bodies of land that have managed to stay dry amid those 5 great oceans of incontinence.
"It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness." — Charles Haddon Spurgeon
SippyGurl on 2014-06-09 03:34:33
oooooo, i like his portrait, wonder who the artist is? great quote, too : )
locodad on 2014-06-15 01:53:19
it couldn't be his driver's license because they look horrible
tgreen517 on 2015-10-18 09:32:02
Maybe before they had cameras they had to use portraits for drivers licenses.
abra on 2016-07-25 09:37:21
They did and if you think you have to wait a long time at the DMV now, you should have seen it back then.