A Quotes Inspired Comic Strip - Quotoons™

A comic strip spawned and inspired by famous quotes, idioms, proverbs, and pop-culture expressions.

Make it idiot-proof, and someone will make a better idiot.

A couple of Murphy’s law adages claim that idiot-proof systems cannot be made. For example, “Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool”. Along those lines, Douglas Adams wrote in Mostly Harmless, “a common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate...

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Bread Always Falls on it’s Butter Side.

English Proverb This proverb is an expression of a pessimistic view of life.  If something goes wrong, the worst possible outcome often will probably happen. Apparently, there is a “Buttered Toast Phenomenon” and there are some attempts at explaining the proverb scientifically. If you...

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Adjective / Noun The definition of a Pollyanna is a person characterized by irrepressible optimism and a tendency to find good in everything. It was coined from the 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter called, “Pollyanna” wherein the main character was unfailingly optimistic. Movies were made...

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Short Visits Make Long Friends.

Proverb Not seeing friends or being able to spend much time with them makes the time spent together more valued and treasured. Long visits from friends can cause problems, disdain, impatience, or criticisms unwanted or unneeded and can cause friendships to end. Kind of...

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Six of one, half a dozen of the other.

– Idiom / Proverb / Idiomatic This expression means you have two alternatives that are equivalent or indifferent; or, it doesn’t matter which one your choose because they are really the same. The expression comes from the fact that half a dozen is an...

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