Ever hear of Ambrose Bierce? From Wikipedia -
Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – 1914?) was an American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical dictionary, The Devil's Dictionary.
The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work – along with his vehemence as a critic – earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce." Despite his reputation as a searing critic, however, Bierce was known to encourage younger writers, including the poet, George Sterling and the fiction writer, W. C. Morrow.
In 1913, Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain a firsthand perspective on that country's ongoing revolution. While traveling with rebel troops, the elderly writer disappeared without a trace.
Here are some of his defintions:
OPTIMIST, n. A proponent of the doctrine that black is white.
LOVE: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
KILL v.t.: To create a vacancy without nominating a successor.
KISS, n. A word invented by the poets as a rhyme for "bliss."
He also said, "Death is not the end. There remains litigation over the estate."
Just something interesting to think about to start the week - are there any words you can define?
What about Buddha's of Hollywood's Blog:
”Enough is not a number, enough is a state of mind.”