Gem-Worthy Lorna-isms

Janice, from Auroramorealist suggested that I create a collection of my “one-liners,” sentences found in my posts that are profound (not hardly), witty (maybe), or uniquely Lorna (oh, yeah, plenty of those). In the ultimate act of optimism, I do this so that when I’m infamous famous recognized a one-notebook wonder, online quotation dictionaries will attribute my words to me rather that to some unscrupulous reader/writer like Einstein or Mark Twain.

There is one problem with this plan. I don’t know which sentences I wrote are simply brilliant or stunningly simple-minded. That’s where YOU come in. When you read a line that is gem-worthy, post a comment here with the sentence. I will add it to the list, thus establishing “proof” that Albert or Mark can’t claim this great stuff as theirs.



“This is going to be interesting, telling, and, ultimately (predictably) bad for the informed befuddled minority who care deeply about the vast (alas largely clueless) majority.” Posted in a comment in reaction to the swift political posturing after Justice Scalia’s death.

“I always find it a bit ironic when someone writes with such eloquence about writer’s block!” In response to a post on a poem about writer’s block.

“Anything goes when everything goes.” In a comment made on Al’s blog about getting older.

“How did the universe begin? Heck if I know. Does it matter? Does it anti-matter?” from a post about a confusing newspaper article.

“It doesn’t even end when it feels like it does.” A comment made in response to a blogger’s post about family trials and tribulations.

“Isn’t it ironic that change seems so difficult, yet life is nothing but constant change that we work so hard to resist?” A comment made to a blogger pondering how she struggles with change in her life.

“Little rituals provide a bit of predictability and control in an otherwise chaotic life. They are the life rafts that keep us afloat in the most tempestuous of emotional seas.”  A comment made to console a distraught fellow blogger.

“I’ve always found that what you believe deep down in your heart isn’t so much a wish as it is a glimpse into your future.” (A comment made to a post I read about someone’s dreams coming to fruition.

“Apparently, emotions and emotional problems weren’t invented until the late 1960s.”

Then there was the matter of alien words: rend, bewail, hath, lest, ye, kindled. I was convinced that my Bible had typos.

I recognize there were two “recognizes” in the prior sentence and this one, too. I may need a thesaurus or lunch.

“I’m sorry, but I’ve got “terminal appologitis.”

“I hope he’s content and that he “found himself.” No one should have to wonder where they put themselves.”

“It was the Vicious Cycle of Kindness you rarely hear about in Buddhist teachings.”

“… arguing with him was like throwing Jello on Teflon.”

 “I couldn’t have said that if I tried.”

Stopping drinking was an epidemic in that city.

 “I love life behind my eyelids.”

19 Responses to “Gem-Worthy Lorna-isms”

  1. Great post! 🙂

  2. They’re all “Gem-worthy!” I’d use ’em if you hadn’t…Skip

    • Thanks so much! 🙂

      • Love your stuff, Lorna. I’ll be stopping by again soon.

        Take care!

        • I hope you do! 🙂

          • You’re one of my “favs” here! You look for me from time to time as well…


            • Nice to know! I will look forward to your next visit…

              • We’ll be fast friends here, Lorna! Hope you have the success with your site that you are looking for…


                • With Scrappy at the helm (or keyboard), how can I possibly go wrong? 😉

                  • You and Scrappy are doin’ great! I’ve done a number of posts of one kind or another, and have never been “FP’ed.” Then again, I don’t use racy stuff too much, etc.

                    Therefore, I may never be “FP’ed.” Guess my writer’s life will be unfulfilled, at least to that point.

                    I’m glad you, (and Scrappy), are having great success. I hope it continues…

                    Your “Buddy,”

                    • Hey, Skip, keep plugging away. These FP Overlords are great at surprising you. How many people who are “over-night successes” tell the story of the years they worked their butts off? 😉

                      I’d loan you Scrappy but he is very busy with his full napping schedule. He’s 11 years old and needs his snooze-time…

                    • I like the truth you tell about the “overnight” successes and the years it takes to get there. So true with almost all of them!

                      And, I have one of those “Scrappy” kinds myself. He’s about 9-10 years old, and spend much time dreaming “doggy dreams” himself.

                      We used to play a game we called “hallway.” Heinzy, (we call him that because he’s like “57” kinds of dogs all mixed together), would run from the livingroom, down the hall to the back bedroom, then reverse his course and run back.

                      Now, however, he wants us to run the hallway while he watches. Then, he has the temerey to take a nap to “rest up!” What a dog…

                      Have a good one, and I’ll not lose any sleep over “FP.”


                    • Heinzy has you well trained! Scrappy used to play a similar game and does also enjoys watching me run around trying to get him to play his old games with him. He finds me quite amusing. Thanks for sharing, Skip–I enjoy these exchanges! 🙂

                    • Hey Lorna. Hope you had a good day. You know, Both Heinzy and I were a few years younger when he first came to live with us.

                      Problem is both of us have “grown a bit older” now. In fact, the vet can’t say for sure, but thinks he’s about the same age in doggy years as I am in…well, “non-doggy” years!

                      Guess that’s why he watches me durning “hallway,” he hopes I give up before he does…

                      Take care,

  3. @Aurora love the hat.
    I can’t believe Ninnyhammer isn’t here.
    Describing someone I used to know:

    Selfish, irresponsible, thoughtless, disrespectful, sexually exploitative, immature, a toady, a pathological liar, cruel, manipulative, deceitful, self-serving, shallow, cowardly, perverted, degenerate, unkind, loathsome, irreverent, despicable,ninnyhammer.I added the last one and removed a few.

    May you all journey closer to the point where you can see clearly into the void behind your deceiver’s mask.

  4. Is Terminal Apologitis in here? If not, it should be 🙂

  5. I like one of the phrases on your pic caption with the stack of library books. Even without the picture, it resonates with me from the lifetimes I’m sure it will take me just to get this one right:

    “If I don’t find the answers I’m seeking, I’ll be back.”

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