Sunday, April 11, 2010

Poetic, Literary and a Few Plain Ol' Fun Epigrams

What is an Epigram? A dwarfish whole;
Its body brevity, and wit its soul. 

 Sir, I admit your general rule,
That every poet is a fool,  
But you yourself may serve to show it,
That every fool is not a poet.

Little strokes
Fell great oaks.
Men seldom make passes 
At girls who wear glasses. Dorothy Parker  

Here lies my wife: here let her lie!
Now she's at rest — and so am I.

I am His Highness' dog at Kew;
Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?

I'm tired of Love: I'm still more tired of Rhyme.
But Money gives me pleasure all the time.

I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.

To define the beautiful is to misunderstand it.
— Charles Robert Anon (Fernando Pessoa)

To be safe on the Fourth,
Don't buy a fifth on the third.

This Humanist whom no belief constrained
Grew so broad-minded he was scatter-brained.

Candy Is dandy,
But liquor Is quicker. — Ogden Nash  

If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.Catherine the Great    
Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are.Oscar Wilde    

I'm not offended by dumb blonde jokes because I'm not dumb, and also I'm not blonde.Dolly Parton     

Thanks to Wikipedia, The HyperTexts and the Academy of American Poets for some great gems!

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