Bibliophilia: (3) A Book of Nonsense

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I was flipping through my Kobo reader the other day when I stumbled upon this book. As referred the author  Edward Lear, the book is plain nonsense. However, once you begin his 112 rhyming pieces, you can’t help but get sucked in and keep reading and laughing out loud at how absurdly they crack you up! 😀

My favorite pieces:

1. “There was an Old Person of Mold, Who shrank from sensations of cold; So he purchased some muffs, Some furs and some fluffs, And wrapped himself from the cold.”

2. “There was an Old Man in a tree, Who was horribly bored by a Bee; When they said, “Does it buzz?” He replied, “Yes, it does! “It’s a regular brute of a Bee!”

3. “There was an Old Person of Tartary, Who divided his jugular artery; But he screeched to his wife, And she said, “Oh, my life! Your death will be felt by all Tartary!”

4. “There was an Old Man of Berlin, Whose form was uncommonly thin; Till he once, by mistake, Was mixed up in a cake, So they baked that Old Man of Berlin.”

iQuote: (5) You..

Be you..

“Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.” ~ Sydney Smith.


“What other people think of you is none of your business.” ~ Paulo Coelho.

And in the end..

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ~ Dr. Seuss.

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iQuote: (4) What friends are for..

It's amazing that..

“Only true friends go straight to your refrigerator when they go to your house.”~ Unknown.

And it's great how..

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” ~ Arnold H. Glasow.


“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton.

And in the end..

“With true friends, even water drunk together is sweet enough.” ~ (Chinese Proverb).

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iQuote: (3) Take risks!

They say..

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass… It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” ~ Vivian Greene.


“Nothing comes easy. Nothing is given to you. Whatever you do, you’ve got to work for it and earn it. Whatever reward you get you’ve go to know that you’ve had your input into that success. There’s no substitute for hard work. And if you want to be well known or well liked, you have to put yourself out for people.” ~ Jack Charlton.

So eventually..

“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” ~ Paulo Coelho.

And after all..

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller.

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iQuote: (2) Hold on and keep trying..

Because it's never too late.. :)

“Consider the postage stamp. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.” ~ Josh Billings.

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.. and because failure is a shame only when you stop trying.. 🙂

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~ Dale Carnegie.

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iQuote: (1) A brighter you!

I’ve been sharing quotes on Facebook, and thought of sharing some of my favorites in here.. Here I start, Enjoy! 😀

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