A Clear Observation
You always hide just in the middle of the limelight.
… G.B. Shaw to T.E. Lawrence, who had complained of press attention
Inscription on a Tombstone
Erected to the memory of
Drown’d in the Water of Leith
By a few Affectionate Friends.
Cheating the Devil
Rabelais says that a farmer once bargained with the devil for each to have on alternate years what grew over and under the soil. The canny farmer sowed carrots and turnips when it was his turn to have the under-soil share, and wheat and barley the year following.
The Oyster’s Last Gasp
“I was always religiously inclined,”
Said the oyster as he slid down
The minister’s throat, “but ne’er
Did I dream I’d enter the clergy.”
Egotist: Someone who tells you those things about himself that you intended to tell him about yourself.
From My Persian Dictionary
Tappah: eminence (high ground)
What’s in a Name?
Tanielian: Hebrew in origin, identified as a proper noun, Taniel or Daniel is defined as God is my judge.