Sad-Fortune & Mis-Fortune or how I learned to stop worrying & love la Bomba- another section of the MalDichos and other Mad-Dixos for a Troubled World.

sad-fortune and mis-fortune


A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.   -Comrade Joseph Stalin

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.     -Oscar Wilde

Nothing sadder than an old hipster.    -Lenny Bruce

Nothing sadder than yesterday’s Cinderella.

He didn’t know the right people…that’s all a police record means.       -Raymond Chandler

In the long run we’re all dead.        -John Maynard Keynes

Life does not cease to be funny when people die anymore than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.   -GB Shaw

I never wanted to see anybody die, but there were a few obituaries I read with pleasure.     -Clarence Darrow

Other people’s misfortunes are our entertainment.

Fortune knocks but once, misfortune has much more patience.    -Jonathan Swift

All of us have sufficient fortitude to bear the misfortunes of others.                                         -Duc de La Rochefoucauld

I never knew a man who could not bear another’s misfortunes easily.                                                     -thanks to Alexander Pope

By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity….another man’s.   -Mark Twain

We have a degree of delight in the real misfortunes and pains of others.   -Edmund Burke

Never find your delight in another’s misfortunes.   -Publilius Syrus (GdL: who?)

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.    -Horace

The dinosaurs are extinct but they didn’t leave any records other than their bones.                  GdL on geology

Nice guys finish last.   -Leo “the Lip” Durocher, manager of the NY Giants about a manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Gil Hodges

So and so is so nice.  Nice and 3 or 4 dollars will get you a cup of coffee most places I know.

Nice and no dollar won’t.  Am I right or am I wrong?

Charlie Parker to Jackie McLean:  Stick out your hand and I’ll pay you.  After doling out 8 or 10 twenties:  Damn, Jackie…take your hand back!

Prosperity doth best discover vice but adversity doth best discover virtue.                              -Francis Bacon             GdL:  It’s called fun, Francis, fun.

Calamity, noun: A more than commonly plain and unmistakable reminder that the affairs of this life are not of our own ordering.  Calamities are of two kinds:   misfortunes to ourselves and good fortune to others.           -Ambrose Bierce

I must complain the cards are ill shuffled till I have a good hand.    -Jonathan Swift

Is this a game of chance???   No, not the way I play.   -W.C. Fields

Try not to die/ Try not to die / Try not to die, not today.                                                                    –Dr Hook and the Medicine Show

Evil luck, Luck evil.    -Chants of the Monstros

if you have plenty money…you have plenty good luck.                                                                          GdL:  til someone with a gun and plenty bullets whispers in your ear.

If I could drop dead right now, I’d be the happiest man alive.    -Samuel Goldwyn                        GdL:  someone who doesn’t quite grasp the distinction.

You are free and that is why you are lost.         -Franz Kafka

The cry of modern man: It’s not my fault.

Who got shot?   Who cares?  Some wannabe who’s now a would’ve been, could’ve been, never was.    -Anatomy of another drive-by

You pretend I’m not here…and I’ll pretend you’re not here.  We’ll have a club….the not here club

 You are riding a cosmic wave right into future moments.                                                           You can sit back and enjoy the ride.                                                                                               Be happy in this ever created moment                                                                                             in which Good and bad intentions are realized.

The Law of Intentions…the cosmos’ intentions!  It’s impossible to go against the cosmos’  intentions from the time of the big bang to this very  moment?                                                     –under the heading of here comes the fucken universe and you can’t get out way

There are two kinds of failures:  Those who thought and never did and those who did and never thought.   -William Feather

Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure.                -Bertrand Russell

Success goes to your head, failure to your heart.   -Bertrand Russell

In the game of life it’s a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.     -Bill Vaughan

OTHER people’s misfortunes are our entertainment.

When all else fails, blame someone else.

 My definition of victory?  You kill more of their brain cells than they kill of yours,                      YOU WIN.

Don’t take it personal…how the fuck do you do that?   Everything is personal.

In a fight, don’t wait for the 10th round to start throwing chingazos.                          HELL!!!  Don’t wait for the bell.

God will fuck you up by John R. Butler

Long ago a man named Lot
Had a wife he thought was hot
But she could not stop her black and sinful ways
You know it was her own damn fault
When God turned that bitch to salt
That’s the way he used to work back in those days

He fucked him up (he fucked him up)
He really fucked him up
When the people went and turned their backs on him
He can fuck you up (he’ll fuck you up)
No shit he’ll fuck you up
Just like he fucked the people up back then…

them leave sorrow, tears and blood…them regular trademark.    -Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Unlike Christians, I forgive others…though in contradiction, i do hold a grudge.

Spread the rumor…….he’s got a tumor.

 Just pretend you’ve died and gone to hell.  Welcome.

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again.  Then quit.  There’s no use being a damn fool about it.       -WC Fields

In a disappointed voice: I thought you were dead.  why doesn’t anybody stay dead?

They may be laughing with you but I’m laughing at ya.

If you lose a son, you can always get another son….but there’s only one Maltese Falcon.           the fat man (Sydney Greenstreet)

If history repeats itself and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must man be of learning from experience.           -George Bernard Shaw

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.                                             -Franklin P. Jones

Experience is the worst teacher: it gives the test before presenting the lesson.                       -Vernon Law

There’s only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.   -Archibald MacLeish

Don’t get mad, get even…at least take a few fingers & heads.

It’s far easier to forgive an enemy after you’ve gotten even with them.

we should forgive our enemies…after we’ve hung them.-  Heinrich Heine

The offender never pardons.         -George Herbert

no slave master willingly frees his slaves though many pretend & say they’ll do so when they die and then their heirs sell them to pay for the funeral.  this is their idea of a joke.

People will sometimes forgive you the good you have done them but seldom the harm they have done you.  -Somerset Maugham

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.    -Confucius

He that is born to be hanged shall never drown.   -Thomas Fuller (early 17th century)

I fought the law and the law won.   -the Bobby Fuller Five

BAD NEWS:   Your birth certificate has been revoked.  They’ve got orders to stop you at the borders.

Bad News travels fast….and the good die young.   -pleasant thoughts from el diablo.

The good die young…because they see it’s no use living if you’ve got to be good.                        -John Barrymore

It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.

Invictus      -William Henley

The difference between a philosopher and a common street tramp arises not from nature as from habit, custom and education.   -thanks to Adam Smith

God will forgive me…that’s his business.     -Heinrich Heine

Who says I am not under the special protection of God?   -Adolf Hitler

Many a sober Christian would rather admit that a biscuit and some wine are God than that God is a cruel and capricious tyrant.      -Edward Gibbon

I’ve steered clear of God.  He was an incredible sadist.        -John Collier

I would steer of god.  She’s an incredibly mad vaca-cow clown.

If the work of God could be comprehended by reason it would no longer be wonderful.         -Pope Gregory I

The notion of the trinity of Gods has enfeebled the belief in one god.  A multiplication of  belief acts as a division of belief and in proportion as anything is divided it is weakened.    -Thomas Paine

Trinity is the word for a committee god.     -Bishop James Pike

There are scores of thousands of sects who are ready at a moment’s notice to reveal the will of  god on every possible subject.        -George Bernard Shaw

Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.   -Cyril Connolly

Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.

A small man can be just as exhausted as great man.   -Arthur Miller

The great are great only because we are on our knees.   -Pierre Joseph Proudhon

Immortality- a fate worse than death.

To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake.                           -Arthur Schopenhauer

Live forever?  Why?

Death is the absence of life.   How is that a bad thing?         -thanks to Larry Leventhal

Our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.                        -Vladimir Nabokov

As to posterity, I may ask what has it ever done for us.    -Thomas Gray

What has posterity ever done for me?    -Groucho Marx

One of the proofs of the immortality of the soul is that myriads have believed it- they also believed the world was flat.            -Mark Twain

The average man who does not know quite what to do with this life, wants another one in which his confusion will last forever.      -thanks to Anatole France

Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy afternoon.

There are many people who are perfectly happy though totally useless to society.                       -G B Shaw

I travel not to go anywhere but to go.         -Robert Louis Stevenson

If you don’t want to lose the blessings of ignorance…don’t become knowledgeable.

An entertainer attempts to please others.  An artist tries to please himself.  He’s on a quest.  He doesn’t know where he’s headed but he’s on the way.                                                   GdL:  where the hell did  pick this up?






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