A flute with no holes, is not a flute

Don’t be obsessed with your desires Danny. The Zen philosopher, Basho, once wrote, ‘A flute with no holes, is not a flute. A donut with no hole, is a Danish.’ He was a funny guy. – Ty Webb – Caddyshack (1980)

The juice is worth the squeeze

Knowing if something is worth the trouble of trying to get it, i.e. does the reward outweigh the punishment. “I’m not going to bother trying to ask her out. She’s still got a boyfriend, and the juice isn’t worth the squeeze.” “I’d rob a bank if I could. The juice is worth the squeeze.” The […]

“At some point, we’ve all parked in the wrong garage.”

“At some point, we’ve all parked in the wrong garage.” – Roger Sterling – Mad Men (AMC TV) Roger was apologizing for making a pass at Betty  

I’ll eat my hat.

Used as in… I will be very surprised. (Used to express strong disbelief in something.) “If Joe really joins the Army, I’ll eat my hat.” “If this car gives you any trouble, I’ll eat my hat.”   http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/I’ll+eat+my+hat

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

I’m Your Huckleberry

19th century slang which was popularized more recently by the movie Tombstone. Means “I’m the man you’re looking for”. Nowadays it’s usually used as a response to a threat or challenge, as in the movie. “Who thinks they can beat me?” “I’m your huckleberry.” I’m your huckleberry

“Hope will never be silent”- Harvey Milk

Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Milk

“I told him to be himself. That was pretty mean I guess.”

“I told him to be himself. That was pretty mean I guess.” – Roger Sterling

“In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they aren’t.” –Yogi Berra

“In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they aren’t.” —Yogi Berra.

“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new” – The Dalai Lama

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new” – The Dalai Lama

Rudyard Kipling

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke. Discuss …read more

“Liking something is a way better experience than not liking something.” – C.S. Lewis

“Liking something is a way better experience than not liking something.” – C.S. Lewis

I didn’t get a “harrumph” out of that guy!

I didn’t get a “harrumph” out of that guy! – The Honorable William J. Lepetomane (Mel Brooks) in Blazing Saddles (1974) http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0152998/quotes The Governor expected everyone to show agreement with him by giving him a ‘harrumph’. One politician neglected to do so until urged on by Hedley Lamarr.      

If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down. – Kevin Spacey

If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down.Kevin Spacey Source: If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down. – Kevin Spacey at BrainyQuote

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort, some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning. Discuss …read more

“Computers are dumber than people but smarter than programmers”

“Computers are dumber than people but smarter than programmers”, Jerry Pournelle

“The universe is indifferent.” – Don Draper

“Well, I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie. There is no system. The universe is indifferent.” – Don Draper

“I think, therefore I am” – René Descartes

“I think, therefore I am” – René Descartes (1637) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Descartes

“Turn To Page 394”

“Turn To Page 394” is a line used by Alan Rickman’s character, Severus Snape in the film series, Harry Potter, where the phrase features frequently in a particular scene.   http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/turn-to-page-394

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