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I want patience and I want it now.

Also, I find that nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

Laziness is what gets me out of bed in the morning.

正宗で大根を切る。

言い出しっぺ。

Some of the smartest things people have ever said:

No language makes perfect sense. — John McWhorter

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. — Carl Jung

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. — George Santayana

Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do. — Savielly Tartakower

One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision — Bertrand Russell

Every good thing that happens in your life is a gift. — Yours Truly

If you can't practice self-denial, all you're left with is denial. — Ibid.

(Note: I edited my bio for a hat.)


13h
comment How did 'deliverance' evolve to have 2 distinct meanings?
Look up delivery for the latter and you should be able to figure out the rest.
13h
comment Is it “analogy with” or “analogy to”?
In that context you could get away with either. But note that we normally say that one thing is analogous to another.
1d
comment He/she “can’t” or “couldn’t” be with us today?
Either is fine. Don't sweat it.
1d
comment Fever Dream Out of Something Meaning
If he mentioned Dr. Strangelove he must have been reminded of it in some sense. Why don't you ask what a fever dream is, since that appears to be your question.
2d
comment Word for popular conception of a period of history
+1 for romanticization. ^_^
2d
comment Word for popular conception of a period of history
Perhaps he talked about its mythology? We usually say something is a "mythologized" version of events. Cf. hagiography.
Jan
29
comment What is the tersest way for a speaker to request from the listener to refrain from making any inferences from a statement of fact?
This is like asking someone not to think of pink elephants.
Jan
28
comment Countries “of the world” or “in the world”
To use "of" would have a slightly more literary feel to it. Usually one would say "in" there.
Jan
28
comment phrasal verb: 'coffee up'
Any of a number: fill up (fuel tank, drinking glass), charge up (battery), etc.
Jan
27
comment “If I was” or “If I were”. Which is more common, and which is correct?
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Jan
27
comment Implied details of an “Internship” position in the US
Disclaimer: we are not lawyers (except those who are), and would not be in a position to advise you in any kind of legal sense. My advice: seek an attorney.
Jan
26
comment “She do not look like”
I've seen all eight episodes and can't recall that sentence. I think I would have remembered.
Jan
26
comment It's my nerves vs. It's getting on my nerves
"It's my nerves" would be to lay the blame for something on your nerves. "It is getting on my nerves" would lay the blame for the unpleasant state of your nerves on an external factor.
Jan
24
comment The meaning of “be based in”
Did you look up all and base in a dictionary?
Jan
24
comment Could you please simplify the highlighted part in simple English
"This just in: we're different because we're different."
Jan
23
comment Word for submission of evidence?
@ErikKowal: And I am not blaming the OP (you have enough rep to see that there are no downvotes, hence I could not have downvoted). I am merely observing that the way the question's title currently reads may constitute an invitation for people to speculate. A good many people don't read past the title.
Jan
23
comment Word for submission of evidence?
@ErikKowal: Yet speculation is precisely what, to judge from some of the answers below, it seems to have solicited.
Jan
23
comment Word for submission of evidence?
Or it could have been anything else, including any suitable metaphor involving books, memories, defeats, whatever. I think this question may be too broad, however specific it seems to be.
Jan
22
comment “Their ”Is being used in the below sentence for whom? Please reply fast
What's the rush?
Jan
22
comment Help me with the expression “to make sense”
Further, "Do you make sense?" is a question about the mental effectiveness and communication skills of the speaker, directed back at him. I don't feel confident, though, that this is really what the OP is asking about. That is perhaps why @medica suggested this go to ELL.