The eye doesn’t carry anything but it recognises a heavy load.

http://www.sierra-leone.org/Krio-Proverbs.html

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“Are we going to unload these things?” she asked, a trace of nervousness creeping into her voice. “They’re starting to gross me out.”

“They’re just souls.”

“But they’re warm. Like eggs. I feel like a spawning salmon.”

― Gina Damico, Croak

I look up to the sky and see the big bright moon; I gaze down and think about my far way homeland.

http://www.transname.com/sayings.html

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“A Drunkard accuses a Drunkard…

A sot became extremely drunk – his legs
And head sank listless, weighed by wine’s thick dregs.
A sober neighbour put him in a sack
And took him homewards hoisted on his back.
Another drunk went stumbling by the first,
Who woke and stuck his head outside and cursed.
“Hey, you, you lousy dipsomaniac,”
He yelled as he was borne off in the sack,
“If you’d had fewer drinks, just two or three,
You would be walking now as well as me.”

Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.”

—Yves Saint Laurent

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The longer I live the more I mistrust
theatricality, the false glamour cast
by performance, the more I know its poverty beside
the truths we are salvaging from
the splitting-open of our lives.

-from “Transcendental Etude” ‘
― Adrienne Rich, The Dream of a Common Language: Poems 1974-1977

The truly free man is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.”

― Jules Renard, The Journal of Jules Renard

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Eat only what you can handle. Never eat too much, not only will you feel ill, you will look impolite and greedy. However, don’t eat too little, and whatever you do, don’t abandon a dish. It could seem incredibly impolite if you are served food which you then don’t touch. If you are served something you dislike, try to eat it anyway, to be polite. If you are served something you are allergic to, politely tell the hostess this, preferably before she puts it on your plate.

http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Polite-at-a-Dinner

When I was little, I used to fall asleep on the sofa and wake up in bed. Now, I pass out on the sofa and wake up on the floor.

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“People say, ‘I’m going to sleep now,’ as if it were nothing. But it’s really a bizarre activity. ‘For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I’m going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand. When the sun returns, I will resume my life.’

If you didn’t know what sleep was, and you had only seen it in a science fiction movie, you would think it was weird and tell all your friends about the movie you’d seen.

They had these people, you know? And they would walk around all day and be OK? And then, once a day, usually after dark, they would lie down on these special platforms and become unconscious. They would stop functioning almost completely, except deep in their minds they would have adventures and experiences that were completely impossible in real life. As they lay there, completely vulnerable to their enemies, their only movements were to occasionally shift from one position to another; or, if one of the ‘mind adventures’ got too real, they would sit up and scream and be glad they weren’t unconscious anymore. Then they would drink a lot of coffee.’

So, next time you see someone sleeping, make believe you’re in a science fiction movie. And whisper, ‘The creature is regenerating itself.”

― George Carlin, Brain Droppings

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.”

― Paramahansa Yogananda

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God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

–Reinhold Niebuhr