Monday, July 7, 2008

Quotes: Flying. Fog. Food. Fools.

The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.

Flying 340 The reality of flying in an airplane. "What preposterous madness to float in thin air two miles high on an inch or two of metal, sustained from death by the meager skill and intelligence of two vapid strangers, a beardless kid named Huple and a nervous nut like Dobbs." Heller, Catch-22.

Fog 104 "Fog, which technically is nothing but a cloud in contact with the earth." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

Fog 105 "The fog rises and the familiar world reappears…but for a little while the fog made a world all its own, a fantastic, mysterious world, evanescent as the fog itself." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

Food 103 "French fries: …a furry-textured substance with the taste of plastic wood." Russell Baker. Portable Curmudgeon.

Fool 5 "Every fool is pleased with (or rides) his own hobby." French Dictionary of Foreign Terms

Fools 245 "It is the property of fools, to be always judging." Thomas Fuller II. 1732. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Fools 190 "Learned fools are the biggest fools." Italian. Dictionary of Foreign Terms

Fools 253 "Every fool is ready with advice." Italian. Dictionary of Foreign Terms

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