remind them that they're just a cog

Commuter Life The train was on time last night. As I barged onto the carriage and sat down I noticed this diary discarded on the table. It's brand new, so no important telephone numbers. Did the passenger forget to take it with them or leave it behind on purpose? Perhaps that mildly irritating logo on the cover had something to do with it -- its the sort of thing companies tell their employees when they want to remind them that they're just a cog in the machine. That said, this is obviously the diary for someone who has a life. On each of the pages, there is a quote. It's an ecclectic group of people, everyone from Aristotle to Kenny Rogers. Here is a list of five and underneath the people who said them. See if you can match them.

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try and please everyone."

"Experience is the name we give our mistakes."

"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."

"Happiness is good health and bad memory."


Ingrid Bergman

Tom Clancy

Bill Cosby

Oscar Wilde

As they used to say on the Big Breakfast, don't phone, its just for fun... (although you could leave your answers in the comments!)


  1. Anonymous4:53 pm

    Just passing through. I was mucking about with findory and they reckon that your blog is similar in tone to mine. How do they figure this stuff out?



  2. I suppose its like Douglas Adams wrote. Whatever happens, happens. Whatever causes it to happen, causes it to happen.

    In other words I don't know. But you should have been around for the first year. They were good times.