Behind Curtain Number One

How to change winter into spring

Looking out for better days to come



Taking a peek behind the winter scenes

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I used to be Snow White, but I drifted. - Mae West

Illusion is the first of all pleasures. - Oscar Wilde

You bring your own weather to the picnic. - Harlan Coben

Cursing the weather is never good farming. - English Proverb

Where does the white go when the snow melts? - Hugh Kieffer

Despite the forecast, live like it's spring. - Lilly Pulitzer

Climate is what we expect. Weather is what we get. - Mark Twain

The New Year begins in a snow-storm of white vows. - George William Curtis

An iron curtain has descended across the continent. - Winston Churchill

What a strange illusion to suppose that beauty is goodness. - Leo Tolstoy

So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings. - JRR Tolkien

Illusion is the dust the devil throws in the eyes of the foolish. - Minna Antrim

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. - Charles Dudley Warner

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. - Anthony J. D'Angelo

I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer. - Dodie Smith

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. - William Shakespeare

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it. - Amelia Barr

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw

Like the cosmetics industry, the securities business is engaged in selling illusion. - Paul Samuelson

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. - Jeff Valdez

Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure. - Scott Adams

I don't make plans, because life is short and unpredictable - much like the weather. - Al Roker

Wishes and fears are illusions, Dil Bahadur, not realities. You must practice detachment. - Isabel Allende

I'm leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it's not raining. - Groucho Marx

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality. - Irish Murdoch

I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions - the curtain was up. - Groucho Marx

Let's get an extended weather forecast from a jittery, inconsistent, reddish brown rodent. - Unknown

There's one good thing about snow: it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbor's. - Clyde Moore

The Bermuda Triangle got tired of warm weather. It moved to Alaska. Now Santa Claus is missing. - Steven Wright

Who has not sat before his own heart's curtain? It lifts: and the scenery is falling apart. - Rainer M. Rilke

The illusion that the times that were are better than those that are has probably pervaded all ages. - Horace Greeley

What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet. - Woody Allen

Dreams or illusions, call them what you will, they lift us from the commonplace of life to better things. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Be careful not to complain about anything, even the weather, since I am the Author of your circumstances. - Sarah Young

Advice is like snow, the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. - Margaret Atwood

Life is no different than the weather. Not only is it unpredictable, but it shows us a new perspective of the world every day. - Suzy Kassem

We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die. - W H Auden

Love easily confuses us because it is always in flux between illusion and substance, between memory and wish, between contentment and need. - Tom Robbins

Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. - Leonardo da Vinci


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21-Jan-2018