"If you are walking to seek, ye shall find."
— Sommeil Liberosensa
insomniac on 2015-05-03 00:03:49
I don't know about ye, but I got stuck with 'talking to sheep' in my head, even though there wasn't enough letters.
LLapp on 2016-11-06 15:14:20
Insomniac, there's your problem! You're supposed to count the sheep, not converse with them.
"The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty." — Lyndon B. Johnson
bansaisequoia on 2009-10-08 22:14:26
I get dibs on Algol and the Horsehead Nebula!
puffybob on 2012-12-26 05:41:07
Be Sirius, Bonsai.
puzzleme on 2013-07-06 04:52:16
bansaisequoia on 2014-08-07 08:35:15
If I bottle Betelgeuse, will it sell?
spacecoyote1966 on 2016-08-23 08:33:31
Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse!
"Every convenience brings its own inconveniences along with it. "
LLapp on 2016-01-08 23:45:17
Like, what do you with the 90 seconds of waiting time while you reheat food in the microwave?
Roxanne on 2016-01-21 01:01:20
I thought proverbs were sort of metaphorical, like "a stitch in time saves nine." This one would be "Every 7-11 has loitering youth in the parking lot."
abra on 2017-03-03 08:54:26
Funny, Roxanne. I thought a proverb was a well known axiom. A lot of these I've never heard in my pretty long life. proÂ·verb ËˆprÃ¤vÉ™rb/ noun a short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice.
abra on 2017-03-12 10:58:12
I'll try again without the quotation marks. noun a short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice. synonyms: saying, adage, saw, maxim, axiom, motto, bon mot, aphorism, apophthegm, epigram, gnome, dictum, precept; words of wisdom "Mama didn't just recite proverbs about decency and good sense, she lived by them.
darkyr on 2017-04-05 04:06:22
Proverbs are a convenience, wrapping up wisdom in small packages. How inconvenient that we can never know all of them without defeating that purpose.
"We are franker towards others than towards ourselves. "
— Friedrich Nietzsche
maradnu on 2009-02-25 23:10:46
puzzleme on 2013-06-05 04:33:32
I wanted to be Frank with myself, but my parents kept calling me Tootsie.
JD_1947 on 2014-11-07 07:37:55
I'm pretty honest with and about myself . . . frankly I don't get it . . .
darkyr on 2016-06-27 10:03:02
I already know what I am going to say back to myself, so what is the point. Then again, I already know what others are going to say. Aha!
debzhaus on 2017-02-02 12:38:29
When my son was a little boy, he said, "When I grow up, I'm going to have four sons, and name them Frank, Frank, Frank and Frank."
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." — Annie
Lily H on 2011-08-10 06:28:00
This was also said by Winnie the Pooh.
LLapp on 2015-04-04 13:56:04
JenDiaz72 on 2015-05-08 13:00:05
Little Orphan Annie?
Highpoint on 2016-11-12 14:39:02
Annie Oakley. It was her rifle that made saying goodbye so hard. If a man dumped her, boom.
"An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger."
— Dan Rather
JCarlosCuevas on 2009-10-22 18:50:58
Or that Mickey and Donald cartoon where the orchestra gets caught inside a tornado.
bansaisequoia on 2010-01-19 19:43:33
I'm more likely to think of "A Clockwork Orange."
bansaisequoia on 2010-05-06 06:07:11
I can listen to "Flight of the Bumblebee" and not think of the Green Hornet.
nevadasmith68 on 2013-08-08 02:36:11
I can't listen to the "Blue Danube" without thinking of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Barnabas on 2014-05-02 08:28:14
I can listen to "Who Are You" and not think of CSI
Allen on 2014-08-21 12:42:54
I can listen to anything and not think of CSI.
kb83 on 2015-04-16 10:19:00
I cannot listen to the Psycho music and not think of Psycho.
LLapp on 2015-09-13 20:49:15
I can't listen to "Free Fallin'" and not think of washing dinner dishes with my daughter sitting on the stool and telling me all about kindergarten.
wvwoman on 2016-03-03 19:55:05
i love that, llapp!
marnita on 2016-04-24 13:28:15
Perhaps the William Tell Overture will outlast the Lone Ranger.
"To read a book for the first time is to make the acquaintance of a new friend - to read it a second time is to meet an old one."
— Selwyn Champion
DuckEverlasting on 2010-08-04 05:17:44
SippyGirl on 2013-09-03 17:03:39
said duckeverlasting ; )
oddcouple on 2016-07-02 12:01:27
"The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man."
— Van Wyck Brooks
fredsevent on 2011-08-21 18:30:47
Dang, I've been trying to have the courage of my *platypuses*. I misread that years ago and it's just too late. I'm going to cry now.
ZeebaNeighba on 2012-08-17 19:12:18
I don't have that, but I do have the courage of my plongitudes
Barnabas on 2013-10-03 05:19:12
Changes in attitudes, changes in platitudes... wait a minute, Jimmy Buffett is a successful man.
universalmom on 2014-04-25 14:38:23
fred, that's hilarious
locodad on 2014-04-25 16:31:21
we are having a spelling test tomorrow on all the hard, weird words we find in this cryptos
puffybob on 2014-11-27 11:13:25
Ha, this quote describes all of the blowhards who are quoted on this site about "success."
JD_1947 on 2014-12-29 04:32:28
. . I have the courage but I think I lost my platitudes some where . . . . . must be with my car keys . . . .
dovid1946 on 2015-05-09 08:02:57
Who put the apircot? Why is the Hottentot so hot? What have they got that I ain't got? COURAGE
LLapp on 2015-06-12 21:05:42
"plongitudes" -- very clever.
puzzleme on 2017-02-07 17:36:08
Top definition of "plongitude" in Urban Dictionary: A platitude made for the express purpose of moving the conversation away from an uncomfortable topic.
"Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive. "
— Napoleon Hill
chopstix on 2014-04-07 07:38:00
but we don't need light in order to conceive!
universalmom on 2014-06-10 05:58:07
â€¦i'd be willing to bet most of were conceived...oh never mind
Allen on 2014-09-06 04:07:46
dovid1946 on 2015-01-16 04:56:48
I found my thrill, on Napoleon Hill
SippyGurl on 2015-10-06 06:25:25
abra on 2017-05-29 18:45:02
LOL, Umom. I'll bet your right.
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." ~ Albert Einstein
"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog."
— Peter Steiner
gryhnd51 on 2010-08-04 04:09:15
first time i've seen this one....I LOVE IT!!
chriscrojam on 2011-01-27 18:11:27
Dang it! My cover's blown.
Barnabas on 2011-09-21 03:49:33
But if you're eating at a Chinese restaurant they can figure it out by studying the paper placemat.
locodad on 2012-03-13 17:05:51
Woof,woof, who me?
montyb on 2014-03-22 16:32:32
They would if they checked out my profile picture.
judy100 on 2014-10-04 23:31:26
JD_1947 on 2014-11-22 07:47:20
Only a 15% Success Rate . . . think how many people missed out on a good laugh . . !
dovid1946 on 2014-12-10 14:14:07
or a god, if you happen to be dyslexic
LLapp on 2015-04-06 17:42:52
This was the caption of a cartoon in the New Yorker in the 1990s. Here it is: http://www.carta-straccia.it/files/tcb-22230.jpg
abra on 2015-06-30 13:25:56
There probably weren't nearly as many dogs on the internet back then.
Unattributed on 2016-06-24 04:42:19
You have to expect at least some dogs on the internet. It's where all the cats live.
marnita on 2016-09-20 04:08:35
Only if you refrain from sending selfies.