Wednesday Wordplay – Harry Potter and Martina Navritolova

Inspirational Quotes

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
            — Arthur Schopenhauer

I dwell in possibility…
            — Emily Dickinson

There is nothing like a newborn baby to renew your spirit – and to buttress your resolve to make the world a better place.
            — Virginia Kelley

Every day holds the possibility of a miracle.
            — Elizabeth David

I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming… suddenly you find – at the age of 50, say – that a whole new life has opened before you.
            — Agatha Christie

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
            — Epictetus

Really listening and suspending one’s own judgment is necessary in order to understand other people on their own terms… This is a process that requires trust and builds trust.
            — Mary Field Belenky

What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient, but restless mind, of sacrificing one’s ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.
            — Charles Victor Cherbuliez

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only for wallowing in.
            — Katherine Mansfield

The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.
            — Martina Navratilova

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
            — J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 1997

Tears may be dried up, but the heart – never.
            — Marguerite de Valois

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
            — Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

 

Urban Dictionary

mid-day crisis

when one is in a desperate need for a siesta because they become extremely tired in the afternoon and coffee isn’t cutting it any longer.

"working at panera sucked today after that wild night of drinking. i had the worst mid-day crisis ever."

working hard or hardly working

Funny play on words used by successful management types. Can be combined with finger guns for the ultimate combo.

Supervisor: Hey Joe! Working hard or hardly working? Hahahaha.

Wednesday Wordplay: from Bette Davis to Oscar Wilde

Inspirational Quotes

This became a credo of mine…attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
            — Bette Davis

There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen.
            — Sean O’Faolain

Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders.
            — Bob Moawad

Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.
            — Dr. David M. Burns

Charge less, but charge. Otherwise, you will not be taken seriously, and you do your fellow artists no favours if you undercut the market.
            — Elizabeth Aston, The True Darcy Spirit, 2006

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.
            — Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

That best portion of a good man’s life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

            — William Wordsworth

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
          
Arthur Rubinstein

The human tendency to regard little things as important has produced very many great things.
            — Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

 

Urban Dictionary

man chair

A man chair is the chair that men sit in while their partner is shopping for long periods of time. They can be found in almost any clothing or shoe store. What can we, as men do while our gf’s or wives are shopping, we can sit in a man chair.

Honey, Ill go over here and sit in a man chair while you go shop around and meet me here when your done.