Thursday, June 10, 2010

Funny Friendship Quotes from Famous People

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
-Thomas Jones
Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.
 -Spike Milligan
We English are good at forgiving our enemies; it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends.
 -P. D. James
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
-Oscar Wilde
A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
 -Benjamin Franklin
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.
 -Gilbert K. Chesterton
I got a lotta best friends. Some o' them I don't even hardly know! - Archie Bunker
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
-Gilbert K. Chesterton
I hate it in friends when they come too late to help.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
I have lost friends, some by death, others through sheer inability to cross the street.
-Virginia Woolf
I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends—they're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights!
 -Warren G. Harding
A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
 -George Ade
A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.
 -Arthur Brisbane

Funny Life Quotes - Funny Quotes about Life

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.
-Carl Sandburg
Life is just a phase you're going'll get over it.
- Anonymous
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
 -Oscar Wilde

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
 -Jean-Paul Sartre

An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived.

-Herbert Samuel

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat.
 -Lilly Tomlin
For most men life is a search for the proper manilla envelope in which to get themselves filed.
 -Clifton Fadiman

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
 -Brendan Gill

Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults in the first.
 -Benjamin Franklin

No matter how bad things get, you got to go on living, even if it kills you.

-Sholom Aleichem

There are good days and there are bad days, and this is one of them.

-Lawrence Welk
The basic rule of human nature is that powerful people speak slowly and subservient people quickly -- because if they don't speak fast nobody will listen to them.
-Michael Caine
It's possible, you can never know, that the universe exists only for me. If so, it's sure going well for me, I must admit.

-Bill Gates

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.

-Will Rogers
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
 -Mark Twain

Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination.

 -Christopher Isherwood

The cost of living's going up, and the chance of livin's going down.

-Flip Wilson
After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say "I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER." 
 -Willliam S. Burroughs

You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon'.

-Chris Rock

Life is like stepping onto a boat which is about to sail out to sea and sink.

-Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Nothing matters very much, and very few things matter at all.
-Arthur Balfour

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
 -Sean O'Casey

Life is so unlike theory.
-Anthony Trollope
There must be more to life than having everything.
 -Maurice Sendak
Life is like a cobweb, not an organization chart.
 -Ross Perot
Life is a horizontal fall.
-Jean Cocteau
In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.
 -Kathleen Norris

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Criticism of Society

Last night while walking home,

I struggled with the harsh criticism.

I heard the footsteps behind me,

And the horrendous taste of fear lingered in my mouth.

The voice behind me yelled.

Suspicion of disbelief enveloped me

Like the arms from a mother to her child.

I was the one in disguise.

No one could recognize me.

I was a victim of life.

I wanted to be creative, but the haunting words tormented my soul.

To those who choose to challenge me, I want one more fight.

If you can’t believe my story, then don’t read my writing.

Listen to the Voices

There was a street in the middle of nowhere,

That belonged to someone made of nothing.

Do this, do that,

The voices chatter in someone’s head.

Decisions are overwhelming,

Yet, you chose to create new enemies.

Lives are lost, and Death always wins.

Follow your heart,

Do what is right,

Live by today’s standards.

Do you constantly listen to the voices?

Chaos is a new found friend,

And rules defeat the purpose of another.

I heard that the voices said something odd,

And it has always been with you and will always be,

In your mind.

For what are the voices saying

That has you in such fear?

A Stranger Within

Hell humiliates a whisper while the wind whistles your grief.

The scent of man sends shame to all.

Victims claim freedom while captors face vengeance.

The curse on your grave corrupts the Judgment Day that will always be with you.

I give you permission to be excused to die.

The stranger in the shadows tempts the ghosts of the seducer.

You dare to dance while I spin my spell.

The flesh on your body that you call skin waits to be united with dust and rain.

Thunder roams the ears while the lightning burns through your heart.

The ticking of life slowly fades away.

Visions are ended into a solitary death.

Dreams play on the thoughts of the Immortal,

For the mortal shall die,

For they have ceased to find a resolution for Eternal life that only exists with Death.

The Scholar- A Poem Memoir

Years from now, when I am dead,

There will be the great scholars all to whom

Will sit around in their impressive libraries

Feeding their fat bellies wondering and pondering

Over the words of my youth

Asking of each other the meaning of each of my literary terms.

They will in turn ask their eager young students

To reach for new concepts not yet reflected upon by previous generations,

And oh I say to you, misguided youth,

Do not listen to these groveling old busy bodies.

They were once like you and yet they failed to reach their dreams.

There will be that one clever student amongst you,

The one that will please his elders and will grasp the idea

That they so desperately needed,

Only to one day realize that he, himself, has become another lonely educated scholar

Educated in really nothing,

Except another person’s dream.

October 2005 Erica M. Kadrmas

I Can't Sleep- A Poem

I can't sleep tonight for I worry about tomorrow.
I know that I can not predict the future of those I hold dear.
I can't sleep tonight for I have worries and pain.
I know that I can take a pill, at will,
To numb myself if even for a moment.
But, I know, too soon, I can't sleep tonight.
I can get up to start a day that I am unsure of
Or I can try to sleep and hope I can find rest, if it exists.

-Erica M. Kadrmas, May 30, 2010