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There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there’s only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness.  If you make up your mind not to be happy there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a fairly good time.

Author: Edith Wharton, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in happiness comfort irony miserable 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

Oh, but there’s such a difference between saying a thing yourself and hearing other people say it.

Author: LM Montgomery, Source: Anne of Green GablesSaved by l1nds4y in life people irony 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different.

Author: C S Lewis, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in life change funny irony 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

Well, the dream had come to life, but too late, like most dreams.

Author: John Marsden, Source: Tomorrow, When the War BeganSaved by l1nds4y in dream irony 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

“The expression ‘following suit’ is a curious one, because it has nothing to do with walking behind a matching set of clothing.  If you follow suit, it means you do the same thing somebody else has just done.  If all of your friends decided to jump off a bridge into the icy waters of an ocean or river, for instance, and you jumped in right after them, you would be following suit.  You can see why following suit can be a dangerous thing to do, because you could end up drowning simply because somebody else thought of it first.”

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in independence irony lemonysnicket 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

“Just about everything in this world is easier said than done, with the exception of ‘systematically assisting Sisyphus’ stealthy, cyst-susceptible sister,’ which is easier done than said.”

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in irony lemonysnicket 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

Bad circumstances have a way of ruining things that would otherwise be pleasant

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in irony lemonysnicket badnews 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

When people ask you if you play a certain sport, it is likely that they are very good at that sport and are hoping you are only mediocre so that you can waste an afternoon losing a game.  In such instances the safest action is to run away very quickly as soon as the question is asked

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in people irony sport lemonysnicket 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

The expression ‘Those who can’t do, teach’ is a curious one, because if you look at the world, you’ll see that teachers aren’t particularly worse at doing things than anyone else, so perhaps the expression might be better worded as ‘Nobody can do anything'


 

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in teach irony lemonysnicket 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

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