Thursday, 12 April 2018

The road less travelled that is never ventured upon seems so attractive only to those who have stumbled and fallen headlong over their own choices.

Never assume the “dirty, insulting man” won’t kill you, as he knows it’s the first thing you should be doing to him.

A question without an answer is a puzzle, no matter how puzzling this may seem.

Always despise the one who has no kind words for you, but if you do decide to throw a metaphorical brick or two his way, if only in the form of massive missives, then always take cover among other like-minded individuals taking cover amidst the rubble.

This is true: On the day he dies a dying man is just as likely to shit all over those around him as much as himself, & then drop dead. The question then remains whether you want to be that kind of man on the day you die. The choice, as always, is in your own hands: wash them often, then spit.

After a lifetime’s experience in the matter, and upon much deep reflection, one might not only come to believe that everyone is an arsehole, but even to come to suspect that one is necessarily an arsehole as well, which is truly unconscionable, and partly inconsolable, if not completely unbelievable!

Take care, as much as you can, to whom you speak; he might be playing another tune altogether, & could even try to throttle you.

Of course, once you show some man some equality, you can both go and play with it, together…

Politeness is fine: it gives you what you want. But ask anyone for time and you’ll find out exactly what it’s worth to someone who has no (or little) time for you (if not quite to yourself). After all, if you want to play: go and play with your time.

Even an ignorant man – or even a foolish fool being foolish – can have an opinion, though, you know, of necessity it cannot be much of a “good one”.

We could all be murderers, and, in consequence, it cannot be something to be worried about too much.

Those who always act on their desires are cutting their reality to ribbons.

Betrayal, obviously, is more convenient than the truth, as the truth is always harder to dish out for free; while great liars, of course, hardly ever even try.

A social contradiction: A fair comment upon someone’s behaviour is always unfair upon the one being commented upon.

Monday, 9 April 2018

For all the things that might have been, we shall never know if they could have been.

Freedom is always, as always, the freedom to bite back – with a snarl!

A puzzlement: Why do those who have no need to lie, lie through their teeth? Even more puzzling: Why should it matter?

If a chap puts his head in the lion’s mouth he must feel a bit of a thrill through doing it, although all he may be overwhelmed by as a result would be bad breath.

Of course, one cannot possibly sanction genocide, but, nonetheless, on an individual basis there are a lot of people who still need killing.

The fact that someone has never been to university doesn’t make him an idiot; who knows, maybe he just wasn’t smart enough to get there.

They say human beings will do almost anything to avoid thinking, and then they frequently do.

Of course, calling another person a degenerate ape is totally justified, if only by objective observation, although he might not particularly agree with your particular point of view.

The unbelievable always seems impossible until it’s done, and then it’s often impossible to believe once it is.

What you do not want or desire, you can neither possess nor have: A true mystery both to the wealthy and poor alike.

Push and shove against the limits of being, and if you can’t do that push someone close to you.

In any modern, civilized society the police, de facto, should be defunct, or should be more funky, or at least should be funkier.

People will see you as you are, and not as you might have been…and if you had seen yourself as you could once have been, then you wouldn’t seem such a lazy twat as you now so obviously are.

Man is the archetypal monkey reaching out for a banana: and he’s done it once & he’ll do it again – forevermore!

Whoever said the working classes were “thick” didn’t understand them; however, they are intellectually challenged, which can be just as bad.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

When people come to believe that you are “full of it”, unfortunately, they are probably right.

Of course, in the mating game, a young man has to be careful about trusting a woman, at least until she gives him what he wants. And even then he has to be careful, in case she turns round & bites his head off.

Be mindful of what you could turn yourself into, as, for whatever it is, it might not be a very nice thing to see.

Anything man does not understand he naturally makes fun of…which is at least an acceptable alternative to cold-blooded murder.

Religion is a lifebuoy in the stormy sea of confusion, & if you throw someone a lifebuoy in such a whether he’ll cling on to it for dear life.

Dying should be as easy as being strung up in a noose; any easier, and a person won’t know what he’s living for.

Arsehole: a person out of place in his element doing his own thing (usually in a public place) regardless of the consequences.

It’s sometimes easy to miss the obvious since it’s not what is being looked for. But once perceived becomes much more obvious than that.

For excellence, there is nothing better than its pursuit. But better hope never to catch up with it, for then there is nowhere else to go.

To be accepted by academia you’ve got to put in enough years of hard work to produce work so boring it would freeze the nuts off a randy old goat in the high Karakorum.

A “man of means” shouldn’t bandy words with someone who has nothing to lose, as he’ll just pick up the display plinth the fellow has been posing on and hit him with it.

Most problems can be solved just by thinking about it…and the ones that can’t never will.

People measure each other’s actions by their own degree of “selfishness”, which could put those who don’t do so too well at a distinct disadvantage.

Constantly banging your head against a wall trying to find a solution to a problem suggests that the solution may entail stopping constantly banging your head against a wall trying to find a solution.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

In my lighter moments I sometimes feel people pass a secret key between one another, secretly, in secret. And what does this secret key unlock? God knows – it’s a secret.

After death, so we are told, comes an afterlife, but what comes after that (to fill the gaping void created by existence), nobody knows.

Most of the insurmountable problems man faces in life are caused by his sheer inability to stop thinking so much about nothing in particular.

In this life, those who have done you some harm you do not have to esteem. This is only just, although it may not be very nice.

The greatest quest in life is the quest for wisdom; although, he would be a fool who thinks he found it.

Urbane. A word I once thought meant one thing, more to do with urbanity but, rather, mean another, more to do with pumping-up one’s amour-propre.

When you fist meet a stranger, firstly, assume he or she wants nothing to do with you, and then, secondly, that if he or she does then you must be useful for something. In any case, extreme caution is advised.

Of course, among men insults over manliness are mandatory, but a broken bottle stops all argument, and especially if you get one in the face.

If a joker wishes to convey nonsense, then, as Thoreau suggests, it must be illogical, as if it isn’t illogical it’s clearly not nonsense.

There can be nothing better to begin a debate with than a true observation of an object of discourse, such as this one for instance.

Knowing they can go barmy over diddlysquat is probably the thing that keeps most people on the straight & narrow; others, it just unhinges.

Everybody’s looking for a teacher, but nobody wants to teach. The ignorant fool!

The animosity directed towards a lazy man from the industrious is like a dart is to a dartboard: pointed and targeted.

One good reason for learning philosophy is to give us a good joke at which to laugh at, or else life would be much too serious to be taken seriously.

The problem with seeing reality as it is, is that, even for the wisest among us, it’s always such a relative experience for everybody.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

A private conversation to which you are a witness to suggests that the person talking doesn’t care if you overhear him, and so would probably welcome your input if it were offered.

You can be told all the secrets of the world, but how gullible do you wish to be?

Sometimes, you cannot see what is serious for lack of knowing what to do about it.

Some people are together for one reason, others for another, but what is quite clear is that they’re all together for their own reasons.

It’s an astounding fact probably least known to all those who it best applies to: Those who reject the rejected will only attract more rejects.

Old friends are something which, once you lose them, you never see again.

It is not an infrequent event to see a complete fool in the world, and some of them, if nothing else, can also be very well educated.

A polite joke is a contradiction in terms, or, at least, to its “object” it is, to say nothing of its subject!

Knowledge to the fool opens doors for him; which, basically, is why to him all doors are shut tight.

One constant about being “out on a limb” is that it often seems more appropriate to “jump for it” rather than worm yourself back to safety.

It’s an old conundrum, and often quite amusing: If you need any help in this life, then they’ll hand you “the monkey’s paw”.

Advice from morons is especially pernicious, and educated morons’ especially so. And as for the specialist’s, well, moronic isn’t the correct word for it.

What is the first thing normal people will do about a “madman”? They reject him out of hand, and then harbour an obscene opinion over him for good measure.

In the end a man inevitably has to live with the cards he has dealt himself on the table of life. But, still, he sure doesn’t have to like it.

When you ask a person to do some work you must pay him for it (or at least promise to pay him for it) but that doesn’t mean you must leave a tip.

How often laziness could be swiftly overcome if we were not so intent on doing what we find most comfortable.

A man can get so used to failure that he eventually sits down and does nothing… Then it can be said that he has truly reached his destination.

Pinch: To ingratiate oneself at the expense of another fellow, or, rather (and although one might not know it) to do so at one’s own.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

One thing is certain of failure: the deeper the failure entrenches himself in its mire the less appealing he looks to others who have avoided it.

What is the first prerequisite for being a romantic? Well, in all probability, the capacity to die young while eating one’s words for lunch.

The only problem with a good witch-hunt is that not everybody who’s interested in natural justice can get involved in it.

With all this sanctimonious codswallop these evangelists come up with it’s a wonder they don’t go and join the venerable society of sanctimonious bull shiners, or is that an oxymoron of some kind?

Balancing sanity on a pinhead is something best left for philosophers to ponder over, if, indeed they have the social skills to do it.

One should try not to irritate those in authority too much but not at the cost of being enslaved to it, it would be too much like a marriage.

It’s remarkable how sweet and juicy a good bit of well-timed betrayal feels, especially when it’s totally uncalled for. As an act of personal growth, it can be thoroughly recommended to all normally minded persons.

Greed is an essential ingredient for ambition; or, at least, it whets the appetite for it.

“Friends” have their own agendas. Which roughly means, if you want to be a friend, you should have one too.

Of course, where people are concerned, Niccolò Machiavelli said it all; however, not all that many people know what he was on about.

Some men can just talk and talk and talk, and still say nothing, and during social intercourse many frequently do as a matter of policy.

Sometimes one finds that it is too late to learn something…and that it was a long time coming.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Play is something done in all seriousness only if you already know that those whom you play with know this already, and play the game.

It is not necessary to thank anybody for nothing it’s when he wants to take it back without payment that you have to complain to someone.

There is a general consensus among intellectuals that their ignorance is better than a fool’s knowledge. Happily, though, they can never prove it.

One should be wary of those who come to you at a bad time and make it worse; which is a good reason to ignore most people.

One should be careful of those who run along the street; it is not that they are in a hurry, which is excusable, but that they have nothing better to do than to run to where they are going, and so are already too late to arrive in a more appropriate manner.

It is not always necessary to know where you are, exactly, but it is probably vital to know you’re on the same planet as everybody else, if not on the same plane of existence.

It is a truth that generally remains unrecognised by those who do not have it that advantage stays with those who work for it; anybody else can generally go and do the washing up.

As those in the know know they do not know, what then do those who do not know know, nothing? But, at least, they would know this.

I would not say that great teachers are not good at teaching what they know, only that they definitely do not like their teachings being rejected by those who don’t.

Failure is that personal attribute which enables complete strangers to comment upon the failures and short fallings endemic in the neglect or omission of expected or required action within a failure’s entirely wasted life.

One of life’s greatest fallacies is that when people see a man drowning they’re likely to throw him a lifebelt. They’re more likely to throw him an anchor.

The world wouldn’t be a fair place to live without being able to blame someone or other for one’s troubles, so one would probably deserve all the blame one gets.