An Irishman will always soften bad news, so that a major coronary is no more than ‘a bad turn’ and a hurricane that leaves many homeless is ‘good drying weather’ for the clothes.” Hugh Leonard


Las malas noticias vuelan

Bad news flies

Human nature being what it is, the average mortal finds far more pleasure in spreading word about other people´s misfortunes than about their good luck…Accordingly, bad news travels faster. –

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Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.” (Bill Copeland)


We are all going, I thought, and it applies to turtles and turtlenecks, Alaska the girl and Alaska the place, because nothing can last, not even the earth itself. The Buddha said that suffering was caused by desire, we’d learned, and that the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering. When you stopped wishing things wouldn’t fall apart, you’d stop suffering when they did.”

John Green, Looking for Alaska

Question: Mohlankana ya dulang lehaheng? (A young man who lives in a cave?) Answer: Leleme. (Tongue.)


Koketsu ni irazunba koji wo ezu)

If you do not enter the tiger’s cave, you will not catch its cub.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

You can’t do anything without risking something.

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