Category Archives: TWO BY TWO

The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic. Henry Ward Beecher.

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This night, all night, the lean dogs of desire Have bayed upon my track, Yelping, keen of scent, afire To pull me down.

Verse (1915) Thompson, Vance, 1863-1925

foto – charlie and co at forealty towers

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HE could drink with the face of man.

Most alcoholics are bankrupt idealists!

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The French proverb says, the appetite comes with eating. So in drinking, the more we imbibe, the more we desire.

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FOTO – KNOX BROS IN  MILTON BRISBANE. 2007.

A cat has nine lives, and a woman has nine cats’ lives.

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Sail, quoth the king ; hold, faith the wind. 

"English proverbs and proverbial phrases, collected from the most authentic sources, alphabetically arranged, and annotated" 1869.

FOTO – OWL AND PUSSYCAT BY ERIS FLEMING AS HUNG IN GRAYDON GALLERY NEW FARM BRISBANE.

One by one the penguins steal my sanity.

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Damn revisionists, why can’t they ever make history better? Like have us all live in Antarctica and worship the Golden Penguin? That’d be great.  Dale Gribble

FOTO -MOBS PICTURE OF PENGUINS ART TARONGA PARK 2006

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving. Rosalind Russell

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A flower you plant may not necessarily bloom; but the seed of a tree you happen to drop may grow into a forest.

http://www.wku.edu/~yuanh/proverb.html

CHINESE PROVERBS.

FOTO – DINNER ON THE LAWN AT LINDEN LEA.

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." Helen Keller

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A man hated the way he walked and decided to learn how people in the city of Handan carried themselves. The result was that not only did he fail to learn the new style, but he also forgot his own way of walking. He could only but crawl back to his hometown where he became a laughing stock.

CHINESE PROVERB.

FOTO – QUEENSLAND/ NSW BORDER 2008

 

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Shelagh Delaney. Women never have young minds. They are born three thousand years old.

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Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you cannot go through a particular door. Always be prepared to go through a door that leads to your goal.
Ann Saddlemyer, literary historian.

Ne permettez jamais à personne de vous dire que vous ne pouvex pas vous engager dans tell our telle voie. Soyez toujours pretes à continuer jusqu’ç ce que vous atteigniez votre objectif.
Ann Saddlemyer, Historienne de la litérature.

FOTO – JENNIFER AND JOANNE. 2007. WEST TWEED HEADS.

 

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"Shadow puppets can’t move on their own and there are puppeteers behind the curtain." Hubei Proverb

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1843 THE CONQUEROR WORM by Edgar Allan Poe

Lo! ’tis a gala night Within the lonesome latter years! An angel throng, bewinged, bedight In veils, and drowned in tears, Sit in a theatre, to see A play of hopes and fears, While the orchestra breathes fitfully The music of the spheres. Mimes, in the form of God on high, Mutter and mumble low, And hither and thither fly- Mere puppets they, who come and go At bidding of vast formless things That shift the scenery to and fro, Flapping from out their Condor wings Invisible Woe!

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. Simone Signoret

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I didn’t marry you because you were perfect. I didn’t even
marry you because I loved you. I married you because you
gave me a promise. That promise made up for your faults.
And the promise I gave you made up for mine. Two imperfect
people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage.
And when our children were growing up, it wasn’t a house that
protected them; and it wasn’t our love that protected them – it was that
promise.
Thornton Wilder, The Skin of Our Teeth

FOTO – ELIZABETH CRAIG AND JOHN GEORGE SANDERS WEDDING

Mouse King: Today king of mice, tonight king of dolls. Tomorrow… king of EVERYTHING! The Nutcracker Prince 1990

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Ada Cambridge

An Old Doll

Low on her little stool she sits

To make a nursing lap,

And cares for nothing but the form

Her little arms enwrap.

With hairless skull that gapes apart,

A broken plaster ball,

One chipped glass eye that squints askew,

And ne’er a nose at all –

No raddle left on grimy cheek,

No mouth that one can see –

It scarce discloses, at a glance,

What it was meant to be.

But something in the simple scheme

As it extends below

(It is the “tidy” from my chair

That she is rumpling so)

Our way is not soft grass, it’s a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upward, forward, toward the sun. Ruth Westheimer

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My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-three today and we don’t know where the hell she is.
Ellen DeGeneres

African. Indecision is like a stepchild: if he doesn’t wash his hands, he is called dirty; if he does, he is wasting the water. When elephants fight is the grass that suffers.

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Children have no use for psychology. They detest sociology. They still believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other such obsolete stuff. When a book is boring, they yawn openly. They don’t expect their writer to redeem humanity, but leave to adults such childish allusions.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

World Tour in 100 Proverbs and Sayings

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FOTO – URUNGA 1979 JOSEFINE AND CASSANDRA