masc graveyard smallerHAPPY NEW YEAR! With the Christmas holiday season behind us Balladeer’s Blog moves into 2021 with these twenty-one wry sayings.

“Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.” – Oscar Wilde

“The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.” – Paul Valery

“There is a thin line between genius and insanity. I have erased that line.” – Oscar Levant

“Philadelphia: all the filth and corruption of a big city; all the pettiness and insularity of a small town.” – Howard Ogden 

“Those who can make you admit absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” – Voltaire

“A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.” – Dean Acheson

“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.” – Dorothy Parker

“Barack Obama is the piece of dog crap stubbornly clinging to the bottom of history’s shoes.” – Edward Wozniak

“Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.” – Albert Camus

“Poets, like whores, are hated only by each other.” – William Wycherley

“Self-proclaimed historians are liars with a political axe to grind and their version of events must always be questioned.” – Janet Smith

“There are no dull subjects, there are only dull writers.” – H.L. Mencken

“I have just returned from Boston. It is the only thing to do if you find yourself up there.” – Fred Allen

“Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.” – Oscar Wilde

“The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.” – Lord Acton

“The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions.” – Maurice Chapelain

“I keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy.” – W.C. Fields

“Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.” – Robert W Sarnoff

“Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.” – John Maynard Keynes

“If there were a verb meaning “to believe falsely” it would not have any significant first person, present indicative.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

“He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others.” – Samuel Johnson


Filed under Neglected History, opinion

21 responses to “TWENTY-ONE WRY SAYINGS TO BRING IN 2021

  1. Who is this Wozniak guy? Must be important, smellchek likes him.

  2. Des

    Haha! Many of these made me laugh, especially the shoe-clinging Obama quote. The problem is that once you step into the pile, you never feel the same way about those shoes.

  3. Thiago Ribeiro

    Barack Obama really is dog crap. Good for you for having the courage to say it.

  4. Karen

    These were thought provoking quotes!

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