Monday, November 12, 2007

true or false?

● Objects in the rear view mirror may be closer than they appear.*

● One moment does not lead to another. The door opens and the tiger leaps.

● He that hath, to him shall be given, but he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.

● It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife.

● The rule is jam tomorrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today.

● Let justice be done though the heavens fall.

● Everyone has a story that would break your heart. (stolen from Renae at Words of a Life).

● So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

● The rest is silence.

*Thanks to Beruriah for the correction.


Lori said...

But do still waters run deep?

Wow. Now my head hurts.

BTW, I awarded you the Flame of Fortitude in my current post. You can pick it up at my blog if'n you want.

slouching mom said...

Oh, that Alanis Morissette song drives me batty! Because no, most of her examples? NOT IRONIC.

niobe said...

Slouching Mom: Uh, maybe she meant the title and refrain of the song to be ironic exactly because the examples weren't ironic. Too subtle? Perhaps.

Though I think that some (many?) of her examples, while not verbally ironic, do or could illustrate situational or cosmic irony.

Tash said...

LOVE these. Am forwarding to the masses. Howzabout: "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make" -- T/F? And the "He that hath" reminds me of the zen tale of the robber who breaks into the poor man's house, and since there's nothing to take, poor man gives robber his old robe. He then wanders (robeless) outside into the night, and looking into the sky, laments that the robber only got a tattered robe and not the beautiful moon.

The Oneliner (Christina) said...

i've always thought that 'objects in the mirror may be larger thay appear" was a solvable dilemma.

Beruriah said...

I thought objects in the rear view mirror may be closer than they appear.

One moment does not lead to another? True, and False.

niobe said...

Beruriah: You are absolutely right. A Freudian slip on my part? I'll fix the post. Because otherwise it will bother me all day.

Magpie said...


Elizabeth said...

If a felon is someone who commits a felony, then God is iron.

Eva said...

Sometimes responding to your posts is like solving koans.

Beruriah said...

Oh, and here I thought you were saying something significant with it. "Closer" rather than "larger" really changes the meaning.

painted maypole said...

magpie totally stole my answer.


thrice said...

Um, I just love your posts, but I don't feel clever enough to post a real comment today.

S. said...

True or false, true or false....

When she really gets going, we like to ask Z., who is 2: "Do you want to say 'no'?"

I know you can hear me... said...

true or false? I say both. Except to the first one - that I just say true to...

Lori said...

In general, I think I can only say the first one is true.

The others get a wishy-washy, maybe.

Christine said...

"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. "

yes. oh yes.