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Strong in quantitiy, category and elaboration of origin, but not in quality
on February 10, 2010
I wrote a review here on Amazon for the author's "Oxymoronica" with the following praise: "I doubt whether there can be a better concise collection of HQ oxymorons". Sorry that I am a little bit disappointed with this. Of course, my comment is subjective indeed (I despise people who openly regard themselves as objective) but I feel obliged to warn potential buyers who had read his previous great work. As a reference book of metaphors, it's good in quantity, category and elaboration of origin, but not so in quality. Dont expect too much, especially after you read the other five star reviews of it like I did!
p.s. Below please find some of my favorites for your reference.
Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does. - Stuart H. Britt pg5
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. - Rudyard Kipling pg25
Light tomorrow with today. - Elizabeth B Browning pg28
A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire; not too near, lest he burn; not too far off, lest he freeze. - Diogenes pg30
One does not discover new continents without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. - Andre Gide pg31
Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. - Nathaniel Hawthorne pg32
Do you think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational as knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago. - Horace Mann pg34
The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unforseen attack. - Marcus Aurelius pg41