Wednesday Wordplay: Bette Davis and her enemies

  

I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn’t dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
            — Bette Davis, The Lonely Life, 1962

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously…. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
            — Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1811

 

Hysteria is only possible with an audience.
            — Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters, 1999

 

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
            — Will Rogers

Do what you love, love what you do, leave the world a better place and don’t pick your nose.
            — Jeff Mallett, Frazz, 08-03-04

 

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
            — Erica Jong, Fear of Flying, 1973

 

Sooner or later we all quote our mothers.
            — Bern Williams

  
  

Wednesday Wordplay: The secret of being boring…

 

The secret of being boring is to say everything.
            — Voltaire

 

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
            — Charles Dickens

 

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed.
            — Josh Billings

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
            — Rose Kennedy

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
            — Freya Madeline Stark

The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.
            — Whitney Young

 

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
            — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.
            — Albert Camus, Happy Death

 

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
            — James Thurber

 

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
            — John Cleese

 

I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
            — Edgar Allan Poe

 

Sometimes the lies you tell are less frightening than the loneliness you might feel if you stopped telling them.
            — Brock Clarke, An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England, 2007

 

Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice.
            — Minna Thomas Antrim

  
  

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.