Someone who automatically tends to take the opposite point of view from the person to whom they’re speaking, or to disagree with society at large out of a sort of knee-jerk reflex.
The Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat:
If you offer him pheasant he would rather have grouse.
If you put him in a house he would much prefer a flat,
If you put him in a flat then he’d rather have a house.
If you set him on a mouse then he only wants a rat,
If you set him on a rat then he’d rather chase a mouse.
Yes the Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat -
And there isn’t any call for me to shout it:
For he will do
As he do do
And there’s no doing anything about it!
—T.S. Eliot, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
If at first you do not fail, smile and keep your mouth shut. —Tuchy Palmieri
It makes sense to make sense —Tuchy Palmieri
Buffalo Bill is actually Bison Bill.
It is far more dangerous to have a tigress by the tail. —Tuchy Palmieri
Some rules have no exceptions. —Tuchy Palmieri
It’s the darkest hour before it gets completely dark. —Chairman Mao
Don’t get upset with the apple cart.
Let the good times stay and the bad times roll. —Tuchy Palmieri
An exception that has no rule is actually a rule without an exception.
No matter how dark the hand knows the way to the mouth. —Nigerian proverb
Appreciation is one of the best gifts one can give. Tuchy Palmieri
Often one’s crisis is another’s opportunity.
Rather than go head first, try going brain first.
A path cannot follow itself. —William Pica
The only occupation in which you start at the top is ditch digging. —Hal, O/A
Time waits for time.
Remember—stressed spelled backwards is “desserts.”
The light of hope and the darkness of despair.
How strange—often the first floor is not the first floor.
Being number one maybe good or bad depending on the circumstances. —Tuchy Palmieri
Beware of cowboys. They will ride you.
Even in the clearest pond one finds mud. —Tuchy Palmieri
Satisfying one’s sweet tooth too often leads to a bitter result.
We are all we have.
You can’t outsource decision making and common sense. —Phil Palmieri
A thank you without sincerity is no thank you at all.
One key to knowing joy is to be easily pleased.
The sun is always shinning. —Tuchy Palmieri
Often the heart speaks most clearly when one is silent. —Tuchy Palmieri
If you cannot see what you are looking at, see what’s there.
We are like the moon to really shine requires the light of another. –Tuchy Palmieri
Plans are useless, but planning is invaluable. —Winston Churchill
It is easy if you do not know. –Tuchy Palmieri
Walls are worn one grain at a time and hearts are opened a feeling at a time. —Tuchy Palmieri
The summit arrives when we stop.
The sun does not stop shining because people are blind.
Sometimes you get the elevator and sometimes you get the shaft. –Mike M., O/A
You will always find people willing to correct you.
No one ever choked by swallowing their pride.
I will live it up today, knowing that tomorrow I may not be given the opportunity. —Tuchy Palmieri
It is doubtful that all kings felt the same.
Global warming—brighter days.
Don’t feel bad it’s not worth the time.
Opinions are like butts—everyone has one. —Craig M.
Change does not change. —Tuchy Palmieri
All that is good for the goose may not be good for the gander –Tuchy Palmieri
When the damage is done, the damage is done.
Justice is not free.
It’s the buts that makes one a butt.
Crime does not pay much. —Tuchy Palmieri
Often what you see is not what you get.
Seeing the Seven Wonders of the World demonstrate that sometimes the destination is far more important than the journey.
After the boom comes a boomerang.
To do or not do, that is the real question.
The choir needs preaching to as much as anyone else.
All birds get wounded sooner or later.
The contrarian abnormalizes the normal.
You can always count on Murphy.
Platinum became more precious than gold because of its usefulness. —Tuchy Palmieri
Sometimes being on the same page is not good enough. —Tuchy Palmieri
The stock market operates on the principle of the greater fool theory.
Sunshine brings the snowman down.
A rule is an exception when it is the opposite of another rule.
It may be time to have Paul repay Peter —Tuchy Palmieri
A throw away thank you does not come from the heart but rather from the head.
Trying to push a river is like trying to swim without water. You can do both but you will not make much progress. —Tuchy Palmieri
The flower fades to make way for the fruit. —Tuchy Palmieri
Opportunities do not just come, they are attracted. –Tuchy Palmieri
I try to unlearn something everyday —Tuchy Palmieri
The foolish reject what they see, the wise reject what they think. –Zen saying
The traveler sometimes gets more than 24 hours in a day, and more than four seasons in a year. —Tuchy Palmieri
Washing your hands of the matter doesn’t matter if the matter matters. –Tuchy Palmieri
A daymare is a nightmare that is real.
Triple time—when people live in yesterday, today, and tomorrow at the same time.