Thursday, June 11, 2009

How many truths are really true?

When I told the rainbow what its colors meant, it laughed.

If you're in the fault-finding business, you'll find me full of faults.

Dreams must be ground into bread and the bread eaten.

I'm the man to call when you need absolutely nothing.

Spend yourself; there's plenty more.

If it rains tonight, rain will be the cause.

Happiness exists, but not the conditions of happiness.

There is a truth for each occasion, but not for all occasions.

Opinion: a sign of ignorance.

Things put in the wrong place have found a new place.

Lead me not into the corporate world but deliver me from evil.

The wisdom of old age: hardening of the arteries.

Every line is the perfect length if you don't measure it.

Suppose nothing is wrong. What do you do, then?

95 comments:

  1. Lead me not into the corporate world but deliver me from evil. - My Favourite

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  2. Dreams must be ground into bread and the bread eaten.

    This one is the saddest true thing I have ever heard, I loved your second post as well

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  3. If nothing is wrong, I would wonder if I could do everything right! ;-)

    Another lovely work, NP. I loved the line- "Dreams must be ground into bread and the bread eaten."

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  4. Happiness exists, but not the conditions of happiness. - My favorite.

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  5. If it rains tonight, rain will be the cause.

    This one reminds me of the verse in Eccl.11:3
    "wherever the tree falls, there it lies."

    Great Aphorisms!! :)
    Many blessing
    Rev Deb

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  6. Terrific post! I must add to the applause of "Dreams must be gound into the bread..." Loved it.

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  7. Opinion: A sign of ignorance

    It's very true Opinion is really a sign of ignorance. Thanks for sharing

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  8. There is a truth for each occasion. But not for all occasions.

    I like it. I think a part of us seeks the One Truth...the one for all occasions. But, thankfully, do not find. For if such were known, curiosity would cease. All would be experienced. Consciousness frozen. To quote from Dante - "encased in ice." Truly hell.

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  9. I don't understand sayings about rain...it seems like you enjoy writing about rain...but I can't catch the meaning...what is your associations about it?

    I like this one: How many truths are really true? - it expresses what I feel about religions!

    Ekaterina

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  10. 'If you're in the fault-finding business, you'll find me full of faults.' Me, too.

    'Things put in the wrong place have found a new place.' Everything in my house has found a place. :)

    'I'm the man to call when you need absolutely nothing.' I like this.

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  11. That should have been everything in my house has found a 'new' place.

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  12. Opinion, a sign of ignorance. If only the reality that there is a difference between fact and opinion were ingrained in everyone!
    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog -one of my favorites! I realize it was your opinion:) but still, if I could choose qualities to be known for, they would be articulate and refined.
    I'll be back!

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  13. this is total awesomeness.

    I often think about this: "How many truths are really true?"

    People (myself included) are always passin off our opinions as fact.

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  14. I loved this and find it difficult to pick a favorite as they are all great and so very true.

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  15. Perfect!

    I liked most "If it rains tonight, rain will be the cause" since we -humans- tend look for reasons behind errors but ourselves!

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  16. Great piece, I can't wait to read more of your writing! Much of your thoughts ring true in my own mind, I especially like the lines about happiness and truth.

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  17. I am so glad that you contacted me to let me know that you had 'gotten off your butt' (lol) because this is another dandy list! My personal favorites on this one are:

    "Spend yourself; there's plenty more."

    "Happiness exists, but not the conditions of happiness."

    and "Opinion: a sign of ignorance" (I'd like to tattoo this on some of my students who use opinion to back up their specious arguments!

    I enjoyed this very much.

    Melinda

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  18. thank you for your comment!
    my name's not michelle haha but i liked what you said.. that is what i try to do. i like your blog i'll check it out more

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  19. Dear nothing profound,

    what a good news !
    You have published another great post.
    Once again very nice !

    Keep thinking, Keep posting, keep inspiring !

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  20. Your writing is simply fantastic.

    "opinion is a sign of ignorance"

    The more I ponder about that sentence, the more I aggree

    Your prose is so insightful and glad to have known you as a blogger here:)

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  21. When I told the rainbow what its colors meant, it laughed.
    I Like these words

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  22. The only thing I truly know is that I don't truly know everything about anything.

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  23. Things put in the wrong place have found a new place.- Thats the best line Ive read in a while. Kudos, great work!!

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  24. Every line is the perfect length if you don't measure it.

    I'd say how much I like that line, but that'd be too much like "measuring it."

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  25. I just came over here because of your kind comments to my blog posting. After reading your work, your compliment grows in value and impact. You are a very gifted writer. I will be back again, for sure.

    EFH

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  26. ...and I'm the gal to call if you need absolutely nothing.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :o)

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  27. this is fabulous and brilliant!!!!!

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  28. ...this post put a big smile on my face...loved it!

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  29. Hey, thanks for your comment on my post "Understand Poems" that actually inspired me to add a bit more to it.

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  30. hey,

    if nothing was wrong, i guess i'd be doing all the right things. all the things which i am not doing now... i guess... :-/

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  31. 'How many truths are really true?'

    Often there isn't just one truth, there are many. But how many? All I know is that there are some truths so true that if you really accepted them, you'd have to change your life.

    I love your posts, keep them coming.

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  32. Some very good food for thought :)

    Karen

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  33. i love your posts....keep them coming. so deep!

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  34. things in the wrong place have a new place...absolutely drives me nuts....lolol
    great posts

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  35. Great saying really. Nice post. I liked it very much.

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  36. Happiness exists, but not the conditions of happiness. - My favorite.
    Nicely Done!!!

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  37. Enjoyed the posts. I would have never found this blog if you didn't find your way to mine. You should post more often.

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  38. Every line is the perfect length if you don't measure it. - Favorite

    Come on its true =D

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  39. Would like to offer my opinion, but alas..!
    Suffice to say I very much enjoyed reading the quotes.
    Cheers,
    Karen

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  40. simply amazing...
    things that happen in life expressed in a lucid manner...yet the words are powerful... :)

    cheeerzzz.....

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  41. Right to the point!!
    You are very wise and talented!! your text is like music, every note at the right place!
    My favorite one is that one:
    "Dreams must be ground into bread and the bread eaten."

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  42. Thanks very enjoyable
    hard to pick the best one but here is my pick:
    Things put in the wrong place have found a new place.

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  43. When I told the rainbow what its colours meant, it laughed.

    Dreams must be ground into bread and the bread eaten.

    If it rains tonight, rain will be the cause.

    All so sad and true, that there is often no deeper meaning behind superficial things...

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  44. I left you a shout so you wouldn't think I had forgotten you, but they are too short for a full comment.The first part of the aphorism had been rattling around in my head for a long time(and there's
    plenty of room to rattle up there) and the second part
    about the wells came from I don't know where. I heard it once and could never find the source. It sounds like
    something from the Bible or Koran, but nobody seems to know.It may also be the product of my fevered brain and I just recalled it. At any rate, it reinforced a lesson for me: always make sure you use only your ideas in so far as humanly possible. The brain can play funny tricks
    on us. I should have avoided using it since I could not give proper attribution. This is the only one that I know was "iffy" at best. The net is full of pass-around
    copy-cat lists of aphorisms and really needs some original material with a personal bent.That's why I like your posts so much. Well, outside of a few aches and pains, the old Count is back online with a new wireless-router and I'll be posting anew. My best. Count Sneaky

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  45. You can read this over and over again and smile or think something new and that's good writing.

    Dorothy from grammology
    grammology.com

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  46. Anything can be found in a fortune cookie but you have to eat the paper to make it true.

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  47. Bravo! "The wisdom of old age: hardening of the arteries", "Happiness exists, but not the conditions of happiness", "Suppose nothing is wrong. What do you do, then?" - these are my favorites. All of them written in that dry scathing wit that so wonderfully expresses the ironies of life. Notwithstanding the risk of appearing a fool by professing my opinion - I think these are great! Looking forward to your next post.

    Roy.

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  48. Dreams must be ground into bread and the bread eaten.

    I view this in a positive light. It means that dreams really must be turned into realities. :)
    http://tunaynaveyklas.blogspot.com

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  49. Nice stuff! I like these..
    "If a man had everything, where would he put it?" - Stephen Wright..

    check out my wordplay and phrases at
    http://wordhumor.blogspot.com

    jose

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  50. I happened on your blog because Jose Sinclair wrote about it. I didn't read his review, but I was riveted by your sayings. I'm a writer and I understand how hard it is to write a short but effective sentence. All of yours are that way! Bravo!

    I loved them all, but these stand out:
    If you're in the fault-finding business, you'll find me full of faults.

    Dreams must be ground into bread and the bread eaten.

    I'm the man to call when you need absolutely nothing.

    I'm really in awe of you. Please visit my blog:

    http://barbaraehrentreu.blogspot.com/

    Barbara

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  51. Just inspirational... Just inspirational...
    Keep the words comming.

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  52. This one got a wow from me

    When I told the rainbow what its colors meant, it laughed.

    my heart dropped when i read this here

    Dreams must be ground into bread and the bread eaten.

    wow

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  53. Thnax for your generous comments !
    As a poetess i can see how wild imagination one must have when he says "When I told the rainbow what its colours meant, it laughed.".. and really when you see the curved rainbow only a poet can see its smiling curve for others it is just colors ! i just love this poem. i wish this above line would be mine forever ! thanx for sharing.

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  54. beautiful and naturally written ! loved it what a powerful way to express

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  55. hey thanks for the comments on the fill ins...glad u liked them....:) i loved the way u have arranged ur thougts...simple yet thought provoking...loved this one "Happiness exists, but not the conditions of happiness" keep writing...good luck

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  56. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I can tell you've read the bible a little.

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  57. Suppose nothing is wrong, what do you do then?

    This should be on my tombstone when I die. Some times I think I create my own "wrong" just so I can keep learning and growing.

    Great great thought provoking blog!

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  58. As one of many who enjoys your poetry and descriptive ways of sharing the images of nature. I especially love the first two lines with what is truth, and the image of a friend like the rainbow. Totally lovely.

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  59. When I told the rainbow what its colors meant, it laughed.

    It is a wonderful line and reminds me of one of my favourite poets ee cummings:

    "In time of daffodils who know - the goal of living is to grow"

    A book title: "In search of complications" also springs to mind.

    thanks

    henry

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  60. Opinion: a sign of ignorance. YES!I'd rather question all the answers. I love your aphorisms... and learned a new word too.

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  61. beautiful post :D more power to you

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  62. Spend yourself, there is plenty left. Your words are like slaps that feel like caresses yet never fail to awaken.

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  63. 'How many truths are really true?'

    I believe in truth.

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  64. I thought I left a comment here before, but your fine blog seems to have eaten it! Never mind. What I said previously is that the second aphorism about a laughing rainbow made me... well, laugh. More please. :)

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  65. How many truths are really true?

    Every couple of years science finds a basis to disprove the last one.

    Do we dare believe?

    Keep 'em coming?

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  66. Agree with many of these except the wisdom of old age hardens the arteries. So this is my offering -
    It's the wisdom of old age that keeps the arteries lubricated.
    You could most probably do a better job of that aphorism.

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  67. its a really wise poem, extremely wise. i share the opinions expressed.

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  68. I really like your words. Thanks for sharing

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  69. I love it all and they are all so true. A great blog.

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  70. "When I told the rainbow what its colors meant, it laughed."
    Nature saying, 'why so serious'. There is so much truth in those 11 words, it makes me laugh.

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  71. great depth in your thinking is seen through your words

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  72. Just beautiful! what can I say..Youre verry special, talented...like poet..like person..I can feel this..Go on..! You just did a great job..maybe you dont realise..or you will when you will have thousend vistors..y day..trust me..I know what Im talking about..My nouse dont lie to much..I smell the talent and the soul you put in each words..this I feel when I read them..
    You cant lie..just once, maybe twice..but..
    smiles..its like you play with the words..sometimes youre like a child..other too serius..
    So, forgive my bad english the idea u got it..
    Good luck!..and A beautiful day!

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  73. "Things put in the wrong place have found a new place." that's very true. Very nice post indeed.

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  74. Supposed nothing is wrong. What will you do now? hehhe I will do as what I am doing now, minus the regrets hehehe

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  75. Among your posts, I like this best. It's like "if out of sight is out of mind, why does absence makes the heart grow fonder". Hmmnn...you're an artist. Keep up.

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  76. this I believe is one of the best posts I've read so far today This is truly beautiful

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  77. Opinion: a sign of ignorance.

    Lol! Makes me nervous to comment.

    Tou write really well, putting things that are generally in the back of all people's minds out in the open. Well done, and keep it up.

    You don't have the URL/name comment option for visitors to choose. I'm using my old Blogger account to comment, but it's outdated, although does link to my new blog.

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  78. I think that...if you try to tell any rainbow what it's colors meant, it would surely get mad at you...I know if I were a rainbow, I would!

    :)

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  79. "Suppose nothing is wrong. What do you do, then? "
    ... exactly. That's when you play in the 'know' and sing :)

    Your writing is brilliant and you are immediately a favorite of mine. Thank you for being here. I'll send you mail in reply to your blogcat. inquiry.

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  80. Your writing is so beautiful, it's a real pleasure to read. :)

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  81. "Spend yourself; there's plenty more."

    And be present while you're spending.....

    Amen!

    BBpluto

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  82. "I'm the man to call when you need absolutely nothing." That's freakin' me. LOL

    Another great one as usual.

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  83. "How many truths are really true?"

    Perhaps, the real truth is still out there.

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  84. It would seem it is impossible to read this and then not let you know which line resonated the hardest;

    "Lead me not into the corporate world but deliver me from evil"...

    I watched a program on marketing to children, the lengths companies will go to in order to capture them as early as possible and tie them to a brand.

    How true that we have let an evil into our living rooms, the corporate juggernaut; unholier than thou.

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  85. Suppose nothing is wrong. What do you do, then?

    that's what i've been trying to do for the past year!

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  86. you are an inspiration for us ! you are genius purely a genius 1 i just love the way you look at things and convert your vision into poetry ! you are genius.

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  87. These are great words since today's generation words seems to fall out of our mouths and die at our feet. I would like to archive your work, all props to you. Will be featuring your site!

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  88. Every line is the perfect length if you don't measure it.

    Suppose nothing is wrong. What do you do, then?

    When we are able to see that everything is indeed right, that's when living happens..otherwise we are only trying to live.

    Simply put yet so honest,we need this wisdom. Thanks dear for writing these lines.
    http://creatingbychoice.blogspot.com/
    Love

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  89. Opinion: A sign of ignorance. Don't I hear it every day. Shallow, thoughtless opinions are echoed far and wide. Thanks for more food for thought.

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  90. opinion: a sign of ignorance-and all of us are entitled to our ignorance...very nice line...

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