In the interest of balance, I occasionally like to give voice to my cynical side. So here are a few less than inspiring thoughts, which I hope to sneak past everybody on a weekend. I will return Monday to commence a once-a-week schedule that will feature, chiefly, more enlightening material.
"In marriage, two become one, usually after some disagreement as to which one."
"Always a test of quick reflexes is the ability to forgive someone before they forgive themselves."
Do what you must
And your friends will adjust.
"Often mistaken for courage is the awareness that facing your enemy is safer than turning your back on him."
"Politicians don't lie, they misspeak. And they don't steal, they mispocket."
These days you meet lots of nice people, mostly in the sub-category, "He's a nice guy, but don't cross him."
One of the advantages of aging is that if you wish to insult me, you must shout it into my hearing aid, and then I'm just as apt to smile and say, "How true. How true."
"Self-criticism is most often an attempt to head off hearing it from someone else, who hasn't previously given it a thought."
"An artist must marry his talent...and the two must elope...a big church wedding is fatal."
There was never a set of "Thou shalt nots" that kids did not go to for ideas.
"Occasionally we should think of trimming our relationships, beginning with the ones that are over."
"Bizarre: an adjective applied by the rich to any proposal that does not make them richer."
"There is no child more worrisome than one who will not join the common madness."
"When I think of childhood days, I conclude that I can only have entered adulthood through a hole in my reasoning."
"I believe in miracles, because otherwise I would be surrounded by unexplained phenomena, and I don't believe in unexplained phenomena."
~~ Robert Brault