More Prompts

Just thought I’d find some more prompts. It amuses me for some reason.

  1. They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
  2. Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
  3. Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
  4. No sane man will dance.
  5. Better a broken promise than none at all.
  6. No real gentleman will tell the naked truth in the presence of ladies.
  7. In Boston they ask, how much does he know? In New York, how much is he worth? In Philadelphia, who were his parents?
  8. Hunger is the handmaid of genius.
  9. The offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny.
  10. Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defence.
  11. It is best to read the weather forecast before praying for rain
  12. Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
  13. Let’s face it, who isn’t less fortunate then I?
  14. What ought to be done to the man who invented the celebrating of anniversaries? Mere killing would be too light.
  15. Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t.
  16. Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.
  17. Modesty died when clothes were born.
  18. Therein lies the defect of revenge: it’s all in the anticipation; the thing itself is a pain, not a pleasure; at least the pain is the biggest end of it.
  19. I am glad the old masters are all dead, and I only wish they had died sooner.
  20. Moralists and philosophers have adjudged those who throw temptation in the way of the erring, equally guilty with those who are thereby led into evil.
  21. Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
  22. For the nature of women is closely allied to art.
  23. Lie to me.
  24. In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.
  25. A woman either loves or hates; she knows no medium.
  26. There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.
  27. While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
  28. Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
  29. The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
  30. Our life is made by the death of others.
  31. Water is the driving force of all nature.
  32. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
  33. The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
  34. Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
  35. The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
  36. Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
  37. Love without passion is dreary; passion without love is horrific.
  38. The lies that I have loved and actions I have hated.
  39. People react to fear, not love – they don’t teach that in Sunday School, but it’s true.
  40. He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.
  41. Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.
  42. Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
  43. They teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing-master.
  44. We’re all God sometimes, aren’t we?
  45. Whats the secret? Sometimes I sing to them.
  46. Love truth, and pardon error.
  47. Diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.
  48. No one ever told me grief felt so much like fear.
  49. This isn’t good or bad. It’s just the way of things. Nothing stays the same.
  50. I may be dead, but I’m still pretty.
  51. I catnap now and then, but I think while I nap, so it’s not a waste of time.
  52. No one forgives with more grace and love than a child.
  53. Life is pain, anyone who says differently is selling something.
  54. A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
  55. Don’t play dumb. You’re not as good at it as I am.
  56. The shades and shadows undulate in my perception.
  57. War is full of firsts… and lasts.
  58. If you’re going to make stuff up, go mental.

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My wife was looking for prompts, so I guess I found some. They’re for writing/art/whatever and anyone can use them if they please.

1. Girls are like pianos. When they’re not upright, they’re grand.

2. Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.

3. A bachelor is a selfish, undeserving guy who has cheated some woman out of a divorce.

4. Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance.

5. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

6. All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.

7. The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

8. Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.

9. Not a shred of evidence exists in favour of the idea that life is serious.

10. Of the delights of this world, man cares most for sexual intercourse, yet he has left it out of his heaven.

11. A husband is what’s left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.

12. I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

13. I can resist everything except temptation.

14. A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking.

15. Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

16. The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.

17. Art is a lie that makes us realise truth.

18. There are only two types of women – goddesses and doormats.

19. Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.

20. Two wrongs are only the beginning.

21. Love and reason keep little company together.

22. Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy.

23. You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.

24. In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

25. Treaties are like roses and young girls — they last while they last.

26. Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.

27. Be good and you will be lonely.

28. I know I’m not clever but I’m always right.

29. A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.

30. A foolish man tells a woman to stop talking, but a wise man tells her that her mouth is extremely beautiful when her lips are closed.

31. The good ole days weren’t always good, and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems.

32. I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints – The sinners are much more fun.

33. I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.

34. She will promise you more than the Garden of Eden, then she’ll carelessly cut you, and laugh while you’re bleeding.

35. I have been a fool for lesser things.

36. I do not seek. I find.

37. Man loves little and often: Woman much and rarely.

38. There’s a little bit of hooker in every woman. A little bit of hooker and a little bit of God.

39. Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.

40. Men forget but never forgive. Women forgive but never forget.

41. What girls do to each other is beyond description. No Chinese torture comes close.

42. A woman can hide her love for 40 years, but her disgust and anger not for one day.

43. If men swear that they want to harm you when you are asleep, you can go to sleep. If women say so, stay awake.

44. The god of death, the wind, the underworld, the ever-burning entrance to hell, the knife-edge, poison, serpent, and fire – women are all of these in one.

45. Men make angry music and it’s called rock-and-roll; women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they’re angry and militant.

46. Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

47. But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?

48. Heaven goes by favour; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.

49. Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.

50. Whatever you say, say it with conviction.

51. There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.

52. To create man was a quaint and original idea, but to add the sheep was tautology.

53. Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.

54. The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.

55. Familiarity breeds contempt – and children.

56. Virtue has never been as respectable as money.

57. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

58. When a man arrives at great prosperity God did it: when he falls into disaster he did it himself.

59. I’ve never let my school interfere with my education.

60. Optimist: Day-dreamer more elegantly spelled.

61. Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.

62. Man is the only animal that blushes – or needs to.

63. Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.

64. There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.

65. Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.

66. I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.

67. All history, of course, is the history of wars.

68. Last night you were, unhinged. You were like some desperate, howling demon. You frightened me . . . Do it again.

69. A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

70. Be careful what you wear to bed at night, you never know who you’ll meet in your dreams.

71. Sooner or later we all sleep alone.

72. The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.

73. A rose without thorns is like love without heartbreak; it doesn’t make sense.

74. Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.

75. Drive on. We’ll sweep up the blood later!

76. Politics, n: Poly “many” + tics “blood-sucking parasites.

77. Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused.

78. Don’t talk to me about Naval tradition! It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.

79. Sex education classes in our public schools are promoting incest.

80. Try everything once except folk dancing and incest.

81. I’d call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse.

82. The first casualty when war comes is truth.

83. Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

84. If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future.

85. When fairy tales are written in the west, they’re known as folklore. In the east, fairy tales are called religions.

86. What an excellent day for an exorcism.

87. He never comments during negotiations.

88. I thought it would be impossible for somebody to get that unlucky again. So much went wrong; they had everything but locusts.

89. A master of the torturing arts.

90. True love stories never have endings.

91. Be amusing, never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.

92. In the beginning there was nothing. God said, ‘Let there be light!’ And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.

93. I’m a godmother, that’s a great thing to be, a godmother. She calls me god for short, that’s cute, I taught her that.

94. This is the second time I’ve hosted the Emmy’s after a national tragedy.

95. They’re a good duo. They should have a radio show.

96. It’s definitely a heterosexual feeling, but it’s directed at you.

97. In writing, I shall always confine myself strictly to the truth, except when it is attended with inconvenience.

98. But never is a promise and you cant afford to lie.

99. There has been only one Christian. They caught and crucified him early.

100. Know something, sugar? Stories only happen to people who can tell them.