- Mr. Peanut’s full name is Bartholomew Richard Fitzgerald-Smythe.
- Michael J. Fox is 10 days younger than Lea Thompson and 3 years older than Crispin Glover.
- Nebraska’s state slogan is “Honestly, it’s not for everyone.”
- Eight-letter words typed with eight fingers: BIPLANES, CAPTIONS, ELAPSING, JACKPOTS, LIFESPAN, PANELIST.
- “Memory can restore to life everything except smells.” — Nabokov
“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” — Mario Andretti
“Without art the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” — George Bernard Shaw
“Technology is the reason we get old enough to complain about technology.” — Garry Kasparov
“Most people consider a glass as half empty or half full. I look at it as too big.” — George Carlin
“What time does this place get to New York?” — Barbara Stanwyck, aboard the Queen Mary, 1930s
“To be a poet at twenty is to be twenty: to be a poet at forty is to be a poet.” — Eugène Delacroix
Nullus agenti dies longus est.
No day is long for the person who is active. (Seneca)
Omnibus in rebus gravis est inceptio prima.
In all things the first undertaking is hard. (Anonymous)
Formosos saepe inveni pessimos, et turpi facie multos cognovi optimos.
I have often discovered beautiful people to be the worst, and I have discovered many fine people with unpleasant appearance. (Phaedrus)
Mendaci homini, ne verum quidem dicenti, credere solemus.
We do not usually believe an untruthful man, even when he is telling the truth. (Cicero)
In bibliothecis loquuntur defunctorum immortales animae.
Immortal spirits of the dead speak in libraries. (Pliny the Elder)
Plures amicos mensa quam mens concipit.
A person’s table attracts more friends than his mind. (Publilius Syrus)
Propositum mutat sapiens, at stultus inhaeret.
A wise man changes his proposal, but a stupid man clings to it. (Petrarch)
Nihil recte sine exemplo docetur aut discitur.
Nothing is rightly taught or learned without examples. (Columella)
Tranquillas etiam naufragus horret aquas.
The shipwrecked man is afraid even of quiet waters. (Ovid)
Homicidium, cum admittunt singuli, crimen est; virtus vocatur cum publice geritur.
When individuals commit it, murder is a crime; it is called a virtue when it is done publicly. (Cyprian)
Omne ignotum pro magnifico est.
Everything unknown is considered to be magnificent. (Tacitus)
“It is always easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.” — Alfred Adler
“Idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem.” — John Galsworthy
“Love is like a dream that’s too good to be true.” — Langston Hughes
“Love is like butter, it goes well with bread.” — Yiddish proverb
“Love is like linen, the more often chang’d, the sweeter.” — Phineas Fletcher
“Love is like those shabby hotels in which all the luxury is in the lobby.” — Paul-Jean Toulet
“Love is like a cigar, the longer it burns the less it becomes.” — Punch, 1855
“Love is like fire … wounds of fire are hard to bear; harder still are those of love.” — Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
“Love is like the devil; whom it has in its clutches it surrounds with flames.” — Honoré de Balzac
“Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it.” — Jerome K. Jerome