Some of the best permutations of word configurations ever assembled in the English language, according to me.  Work in progress.
  • I'd rather be buried with a burrito in my hand than a piece of celery.
    Howard Levett, Wind Knots and Tangled Lines blog
  • It's water over the bridge.  We can't go back forward again.
    Unnamed Former Co-Worker 
  • Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
    Rick Cook, The Wizardry Compiled
The Norman Maclean Section
  •  If our father had had his say, nobody who did not know how to fish would be allowed to disgrace a fish by catching him.
    A River Runs Through It
  • ...if you have never picked up a fly rod before, you will soon find it factually and theologically true that man by nature is a damn mess.
    A River Runs Through It
  • My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe.  To him, all good things - trout as well as eternal salvation - come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.
    A River Runs Through It
  • Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.
    A River Runs Through It
  • A river, though, has so many things to say that it is hard to know what it says to each of us.  As we were packing our tackle and fish in the car, Paul repeated, "Just give me three more years."  At the time, I was surprised by the repetition, but later I realized that the river somewhere, sometime, must have told me too that he would received no such gift.
    A River Runs Through It
The Narcissistic Section
  • Until recently, I had always pictured myself as a supernova.  It turns out, I'm actually just a neutrino.
  • By definition, 49.9% of the population is of below-average intelligence.
  • I am a lifelong obsessive-compulsive perfectionist, attempting to learn more about myself and this Universe through the calculus of fly angling. Often, the solution to an equation is just the first step in understanding a complex multivariable problem. Yet, there is satisfaction, and ephemeral peace, to be found in small solutions.

1 comment:

  1. I had to go back and read where that quote came from. Not much memory for those bad times. I'm still eating burritos but I always throw a stalk of celery in my lunch...just in case it matters.