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.