This notebook? Contains little pieces of me as described by someone else. It is full of both vocabulary words (defined) as well as quotations that are meaningful to me. My best friend also kept a notebook. She never let anyone but me read it. It's amazing how much you can tell about a person from what they keep in such a book.
I don't know why I do this. For a long time, I had no idea my friend did the same thing. Sometimes, when I'm a hot mess & I need too cool off & straighten up, I read through them & laugh. Or think "wow" and I feel my brain cells stretch a little. Sometimes, they soothe me.
Today, I'm cheating. I have a lot of work to do, but I need to blog. I'm getting a twitch from not blogging. It has just been one of those weeks. So today? I'm sharing some of those bits.
Enjoy my soul bits. And perhaps? You'll know me a little better.
Percipient - adj - discerning
Acumen - n - mental keenness
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
"The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything."
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
"It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others."
~John Andrew Holmes
"Other than that, how did you like the play, Mrs. Lincoln?"
"Twenty years from now, you'll be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did."
"Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter."
~W.R. Inge (1860-1954)
"A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms."
catachresis - n - (1) use of the wrong word for the context. (2) use of a forced & especially paradoxical figure of speech
rectitudinous - adj - (1) characterized by straightness or moral integrity. (2) Piously self-righteous
"It's dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."
"in fact, Mozart's preoccupation with the anus and anal products never waned."
"It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!"
"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of."
"We hang the petty thieves & appoint the great ones to public office."
~Aesop (620BC - 560BC)
"He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death."
"If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think, they'll hate you."
~Don Marquis (1878-1937)
"Only 2 things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
"Any woman who thinks the way to a man's heart is through his stomach is aiming about 10 inches too high."
~Adrienne E. Gusoff
"The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else."
"Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use."