During Victoria’s reign, Parliamentarian poked fellow M.P’s huge belly asking, “What are you going to call it”?
“If it’s a girl, I’ll call it Victoria after our gracious Queen,” came the retort,”but if it’s piss and wind which I suspect it is, I’ll call it after you.”
“The body consists of three parts – the brainium, the borax and
the abominable cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the
borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abominable cavity
contains the bowels, of which there are five – a, e, i, o and u.”
“Vacuum: A large, empty space where the pope lives.”
The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon is a form of synchronicity:
The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon occurs when a person, after having learned some (usually obscure) fact, word, phrase, or other item for the first time, encounters that item again, perhaps several times, shortly after having learned it.
Take the concept of Schadenfreude, which is a German word for “taking joy in the misfortune of others”. This concept is discussed periodically in mainstream media and other sources. If one does not know what it is, and has no intention of learning what it is, one may hear the term and easily forget about it, as it does not ‘fit’ into the person’s conceptions of reality. They may even rationalize that they heard a different word. However, once the person understands what the concept means, they will then notice it when the concept comes up in day-to-day life, whereas before, the person made few or no memories concerning the concept, as it was outside the realm of their understanding.
“But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.”
Anne Bronte, “The Tenant of Wildfeld Hall.”
“I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.”
Emily Bronte, “Wuthering Heights.”
“I would rather be happy than dignified.”
Charlotte Bronte, “Jane Eyre.
“Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness; I would never die for my beliefs.”
Bertrand Russell, Philosopher.