SOME FAVORITE FREEWARE SIGLINES
Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much
And when we still catch a cutthroat in these shining mountains,
.......its not merely a fish we are holding--it is both a poem and a living
piece of history.....Ernest Schwiebert
Based on what you know about him in history books, what do you think
Abraham Lincoln would be doing if he were alive today?
1. Writing his memoirs of the Civil War.
2. Advising the President.
3. Desperately clawing at the inside of his coffin.
Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen
Boundary Line. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations,
separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of another
Don't worry about temptation -- as you grow older, it starts avoiding you.
..Old Farmer's Almanac
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake
when you make it again...F.P. Jones
Fishing, if I a fisher may protest,
Of pleasures in the sweetest, of sports the best,
Of recreations the most innocent.
But now the sport it marde, and wott ye why?
Fishes decrease, and fishers multiply.
...... Thomas Bastard, Chrestoleros, 1598
For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow,
but phone calls taper off...Johnny Carson
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing, but mean your mother.
The "Fly Fishing Catch and Release Only" sign will be the finest epitaph
that I can have in that far off time when I will have fished formy last
trout and fired my last shell.........Jack (John H.N.) Hemingway.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely
rearranging their prejudices...William James
He hasn't a single redeeming vice...Oscar Wilde
I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally...W.C.
I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because
I hate plants...A. Whitney Brown
I don't care to belong to a club
that accepts people like me as members...Groucho Marx
If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's
life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering
if there are men on base...Dave Barry
If brains were that important, God would have made more
libraries than bars.........unidentified County DJ.
If we resist our passions, it is due more to their weakness than our
own strength...Duc de la Rochefoucauld.........................BS
If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will
not bite you.
This is the principal difference between a dog and a man...Mark
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone,
but they've always worked for me...Hunter S. Thompson
In Haig-Brown, fishing rises to the level of pure literature.
His works are destined to be remembered not only simply as books on
fishing, but almost in spite of their being books about fishing
..... Arnold Ginrich RHB introduction, FFF Conclave 1967 Jackson, WY
I saw very clearly how far I had to go to become a really good
fly-fisherman. But I relished the challenge. And still do......Jimmy Carter
I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and
give the wrong answers...A Bit of Fry and Laurie
It may be that the race is not always to the swift,
nor the battle to the strong ---but that is the way
to bet...Damon Runyon
It pleases me to have lived long enough to see catch-and-release accepted
as a valuable conservation tool and its use widespread enough to build back
stocks and give pleasure to many more fishermen.....Lee Wulff.
Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and
years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the
worst movies in the history of the world...Dave Barry
Lazlo's Chinese Relativity Axion: No matter how great your triumphs or how
tragic your defeats, aproximately one billion Chinese couldn't care less.
Like most of those who study history, he (Napoleon III) learned from the
mistakes of the past how to make new ones...A.J.P. Taylor
Madness takes its toll, please have exact change
Man has been given the power to change the face of the earth.
Must he change that wonderful face into a painful scowl?
May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house
The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled
My opinions have changed, but not the fact that I am right
My sole aim and intention has been to elevate the black bass as a
game-fish, and to provide suitable tackle for its pursuit and capture, and to
inculcate a more healthful and humane and gentlemanly spirit among anglers
..........James Henshall, 1881
"Nature's balance is a neverending series of compensating catastrophies"...
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after
Nihil sciri potest, ne id ipsum quidem...ME
No one recovers from the disease of being born,
a deadly wound if there ever was one...E.M. Cioran
Once at a social gathering, Gladstone said to Disraeli, "I predict, Sir,
that you will die either by hanging or of some vile disease." Disraeli replied,
"That all depends, Sir, upon whether I embrace your principles or
The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad
On one occasion a student burst into his office. "Professor Stigler, I
don't believe I deserve this F you've given me." To which Stigler
replied, "I agree, but unfortunately it is the lowest grade the University will
allow me to award."
The prick of a hook, a few minutes of dancing on the end of a line, the
gentle handing of a skillful release, will not kill creatures designed to
survive the batterings of a dangerous lifetime.....Roderick L. Haig-Brown.
Sacred cows make the best hamburger...Mark Twain
This sigline is umop ap!sdn.............MW
A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you
least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of
Smoked carp tastes just as good as smoked salmon when you
ain't got no smoked salmon.... Patrick F. McManus.
Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, "Where have I gone wrong?"
Then a voice says to me, "This is going to take more than one night."
The sum of the whole is this; walk and be happy; walk and be
The best way to lengthen our days is to walk steadily and with a
There is no country in the world in which everything can be
provided for by
the laws, or in which political institutions can prove a
common sense and public morality.
.....Alexis De Tocqueville
There is only one honest impulse at the bottom of Puritanism,
and that is the impulse to punish the man with a superior
capacity for happiness...H.L. Mencken
The trouble with political jokes is that they get elected....MW
We have not succeeded in answering all your problems. The answers
we have found only serve to raise a whole set of new questions. In
most ways, we are as confused as ever, but we believe we are
confused on a higher level and about more important things.
- Dr. G. Kincaid's perspective on research.....DH
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is
in it -- and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot
stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again, and that
is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore...
What is a committee?
A group of the unwilling,
picked from the unfit,
to do the unnecessary.
When cryptography is outlawed, bayl bhgynjf jvyy unir cevinpl.
When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman
in the audience stood up and said, "Yes, but is it the God of the
Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?"
With every passing hour our solar system comes forty-three thousand
miles closer to globular cluster 13 in the constellation Hercules, and
still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no
such thing as progress...Ransom K. Ferm
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
You need a busload of faith to get by...Lou Reed..........GK