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  • "Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned. "
    — Izaak Walton

    tgreen517
    September 7, 2014, 11:10 am
    Sounds fishy to me!
    abra
    May 6, 2015, 12:42 pm
    "THE mathematics".
    wordfairy
    May 23, 2015, 9:20 pm
    g'nite, Izaak-boy!
    LLapp
    July 23, 2017, 5:04 pm
    wordfairy - very funny!
    DrCryptell
    May 5, 2018, 4:51 am
    Dangling is even worse 'cause you add a "D." and subtract the math. (This makes about as much sense as the quote itself)
    kb83
    September 29, 2018, 8:14 am
    Reminds me of the mountaineer father who went to meet his son's teacher and asked her to give him plenty of the Trigonometry, because he was such a lousy shot.
    kb83
    March 28, 2020, 11:25 pm
    For a mathematical holiday, try angling.

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    • "Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them."
      — Andrew V. Mason

      montyb
      March 25, 2014, 12:21 pm
      You know, I thought I had once made an error, but I was wrong.
      JD_1947
      November 23, 2014, 6:11 am
      and especially before they exammerates them, or worse still . . exaccerates them . . .
      jval
      May 26, 2015, 3:28 pm
      If you admit your mistakes, you have a hard time explaining when you do the same thing again ... ask my second husband.
      darkyr
      November 13, 2017, 4:48 pm
      I forget to admit one trivial error and Andrew's been all over me since.
      Fudi
      March 31, 2020, 4:27 pm
      When I saw the aBBcBd pattern, I first tried decoding the "B" as an "E", but then I realized the word must be "errors". It was an honest mistake. It could have happened to anybody. Don't make such a big deal of it. Like you've never guessed something was an "E" that didn't turn out to be, Fancypants?
      jbb33054
      March 31, 2020, 6:13 pm
      126

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      • "You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs. "
        — Unattributed

        PianoManGidley
        December 2, 2010, 1:37 am
        Any cook will tell you that. But look what happened to the cook!
        Lurker
        December 22, 2010, 1:37 am
        I love that movie.
        bansaisequoia
        August 2, 2011, 2:16 pm
        What movie?
        WRQ9
        July 27, 2012, 12:06 am
        What cook?
        BeeAre
        September 22, 2012, 1:04 pm
        I thought this was Walter Durranty talking about Joe Stalin starving millions of people in the Ukraine famine of the late thirties.
        locodad
        September 28, 2012, 10:50 am
        What did the egg say to the cook?-You crack me up
        Lurker
        September 21, 2013, 12:55 pm
        The movie was Clue. I believe this particular exchange was Martin Mull and Eileen Brennan.
        LLapp
        January 27, 2015, 11:51 am
        BeeAre, that was an awesome comment.
        darkyr
        January 26, 2018, 10:04 am
        You can't have bacon with your omelette without breaking a pig.
        tavi5280
        March 10, 2018, 3:29 am
        Q:What did thee chicken say when she saw an omelette? A: Just look at all those mixed up kids!
        Eureka
        December 29, 2018, 3:54 am
        Thanks for all the laughs everyone!
        oddcouple
        August 30, 2019, 12:54 am
        I didn't know there was another way to spell omelet.
        DaveR
        October 27, 2019, 11:42 am
        “It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word.” ― Andrew Jackson
        DrCryptell
        November 7, 2019, 7:03 am
        You can't barbeque a steak without killing a cow and you can't bake a cherry pie without cutting down a tree. So? Is this a CNBC headline story?

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        • "The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards -- and even then I have my doubts." — Eugene H. Spafford

          RedEnoch
          October 25, 2011, 12:45 pm
          I guess I shouldn't have used my SSN as a password, then...

          fredsevent
          November 3, 2011, 8:59 pm
          Ooo.. I better change my password, because I used your SSN, too!

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          • "Hares can gambol over the body of a dead lion."
            — Publilius Syrus


            bansaisequoia
            August 20, 2010, 10:38 pm
            Publilius Syrus actually said, "Hares can gambol over the body of a dead lion." In other words, the hares would romp and cavort.
            maradnu
            April 2, 2011, 11:09 pm
            Should be gambol, not gamble
            abra
            June 12, 2013, 12:23 am
            It's a good thing they fixed it, I would never have got it. I'd have been thinking of those hares with their cards and dice.
            Barnabas
            September 2, 2014, 2:47 pm
            They could gamble, too, if they knew how.
            CarpeLanam
            September 3, 2015, 4:36 am
            Their ears twitch when they're bluffing.
            kb83
            April 13, 2016, 10:08 am
            If the lion is dead, it's called gambling, if the ion is alive it's called gamboling.
            marnita
            September 3, 2016, 12:06 pm
            Surely it's the other way around, kb83.
            pj48
            September 23, 2016, 9:08 pm
            Yes, kb, it's a gamble if the lion is alive.
            kb83
            November 28, 2016, 10:02 am
            oops. my bad!
            Persephone59
            August 27, 2017, 10:36 pm
            How I got this, I'll never know.
            skeeter
            December 13, 2017, 4:08 pm
            Gamble, gambol. I think you all are just splitting hares.
            SippyGurl
            January 15, 2018, 9:18 am
            if you're spitting hares is that cottontail mouth
            LLapp
            June 12, 2018, 10:21 am
            Wow, that was a challenge, and well worth it for the delightful comments.
            badbob
            February 11, 2019, 10:36 pm
            i put harem
            jbb33054
            March 6, 2020, 6:34 pm
            456
            LLapp
            March 11, 2020, 3:16 pm
            Wow, you can find just about anything on Google Images: (link)

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            • "It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. "
              — Aristotle


              JCarlosCuevas
              July 29, 2009, 7:23 pm
              Agreed!
              puffybob
              July 27, 2010, 4:42 am
              I wonder how old he was when he said that.
              locodad
              March 17, 2013, 3:34 pm
              Iam in trouble. Ithink myson uttered a maxim but I didn't understand.Is that aknew slang or something?
              dovid1946
              February 19, 2015, 2:22 pm
              it is unbecoming for young cattle farmers to udder maxims
              kb83
              July 17, 2015, 9:18 am
              Since maxims are supposed to be pithy, why aren't they called "minims?"
              darkyr
              May 3, 2017, 8:49 am
              Oh, I think you just uttered a minim right then.
              pj48
              July 10, 2017, 4:04 pm
              Young men becoming maximen?
              LLapp
              June 18, 2019, 8:31 pm
              This is a great maxim in itself.
              montyb
              March 15, 2020, 9:48 am
              Well I'm old, so maxim, maxim, maxim!

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              • "We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own."
                — Ben Sweetland


                wvwoman
                June 8, 2013, 11:59 pm
                i was frightening my path.
                puzzleme
                July 24, 2013, 7:03 am
                Some paths can be very frightening.
                Roxanne
                August 24, 2013, 7:25 pm
                I lit another's math. Which makes sense, since many research mathematicians work in pairs.
                universalmom
                April 23, 2014, 1:24 am
                Roxanne that's awesome! We should all light each other's math
                maradnu
                March 11, 2015, 7:58 am
                I should have burned some of my calculus homework
                abra
                March 17, 2015, 5:20 pm
                Maybe that's the problem with my math, no one offered to light it.
                LLapp
                January 3, 2017, 1:34 pm
                What a psychedelic photo of him -- he is a head floating amid fireworks.
                writeon
                June 16, 2017, 4:43 pm
                Yeah, but it's better if you stay on your own path or else others expect you and everyone else to keep holding up their torch on their path. (I'm cynical because I currently have an adult child at home.)
                LLapp
                September 24, 2017, 5:13 pm
                "Adult child" -- isn't it interesting that we have no good word for this? Try telling your adult child that he/she is an oxymoron.
                mmfs83
                October 13, 2018, 3:24 am
                I had frightening and that path was my error.

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                • Will this work for you, interactiveleaf?

                  "I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark, though the witches are all hung, and Christianity and candles have been introduced."— Henry David Thoreau

                  abra
                  September 21, 2013, 10:45 am
                  Hey! One of those witches was my ancestor. You didn't have to be afraid of her.

                  LLapp
                  March 23, 2015, 11:56 am
                  The fact that the witches are all hung is the dark I am afraid of.

                  interactiveleaf
                  August 8, 2015, 7:21 pm
                  Can LLapp's comment be added to this site? It deserves it.

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