Christmas Bonus: August Strindberg One-liners.

Is Christmas getting you a bit too jolly? Then these nifty (and probably fake) August Strindberg one-liners might be what you need to get back to your normal, apathetic and semi-depressed self.

August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. Born in 1849, Strindberg passed away in the Spring of 1912, leaving behind an impressive legacy of over 60 plays and more than 30 works of fiction, autobiography, history, cultural analysis, and politics. Strindberg might be a big name in Sweden, and perhaps I would have known about him if I had any interest in modernism.

But I’m a simple man. August Strindberg was a total unknown for me until I accidentally stumbled across his Twitter account. That a guy who’s been dead for over 100 years has a Twitter account, might be a bit weird. But it’s not uncommon. Albert Einstein, for instance, is at it, despite the fact that he passed away in 1955. He’s also somehow managed to get his Twitter account verified from beyond the grave. Quite impressive, but Einstein did dabble in time travel, after all.

These are all my English translations of the some of the many Swedish tweets from fake Strindberg’s account. It’s not possible for me to tell which are actual August Strindberg quotes, and which are made up by whoever is maintaining the account. Because of that, I’ve decided not to attribute them to the author, since some (or all) are not quotes by the real August Strindberg. We wouldn’t want to spread lies and misinformation on the internet, would we? Of course not.

But enough chit-chat, here’s a couple of (fake) “August Strindberg” one-liners:

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December One-liners.

Here are a few new one-liners I’ve added to the collection:

  • I’m sorry for all of the awful things I said to you when you were wrong and needed to hear them.
  • “I finally found my dream woman. She’s very hot, and nobody else can see her.” — Ray Bryant
  • “I am now on three dating sites because you can never get enough rejection.” — Mark Campbell
  • “I’ve never once been able to explain my car trouble to a mechanic without resorting to sound effects.” — Donna McCoy
  • Marriage should come with a stenographer.
  • Facebook memories are a great way to see how fat you’ve gotten.
  • When you’re dead, you don’t know that you’re dead. All of the pain is felt by others. The same thing happens when you’re stupid.
  • If the bathroom isn’t flooded did the kids even brush their teeth?
  • The reward for a job well done is more work.
  • If i had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they would eventually find me attractive.
  • I can totally keep secrets. It’s the people I tell them to that can’t.
  • My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
  • Apparently I snore so loudly that it scares everyone in the car I’m driving.
  • What’s worse than waking up at a party, and finding a penis drawn on your face? Finding out it was traced.
  • If you’re not supposed to eat at night, why is there a light bulb in the refrigerator?

November One-liners.

Here are a few new one-liners I’ve added to the collection:

  • I can scramble Rubik’s Cube in under 5 seconds.
  • I just asked my husband if he remembers what today is. Scaring men is easy.
  • “Every time I think I’m weird I ride the NYC subway.” — Harry Enten
  • My email password has been hacked. That’s the third time I’ve had to rename the cat.
  • My only goal when getting ready to go out in public is to make sure a teenager doesn’t take a discreet picture of my outfit and meme me.
  • I like older men because they’ve gotten used to life’s disappointments.
  • The worst part about getting kidnapped would be when the news told everyone your real height and weight.
  • Why is it so hard to find someone who loves me for the person I carefully crafted online, that doesn’t represent me at all?
  • I’m currently boycotting any company that sells items I can’t afford.
  • I always feel better when my doctor says something is normal for my age, but then again dying will also be normal for my age at some point.
  • There’s nothing I’ve learned from being a father that I couldn’t just as easily have figured out from setting all my money on fire.
  • “I have a lightsaber next to my bed just in case someone ever breaks in, I can make them feel sorry for me.” — Nick Ross
  • I want to be something really scary for Halloween this year so I’m dressing up as a phone battery at 2%.
  • The hotel has a live band and my favorite song is “We’re going for a break now, we’ll be back later”.
  • I just want to be rich enough to be referred to as eccentric instead of just nuts.
  • “I’ve agreed so much with my wife that my head just starts nodding at the sound of her voice.” — Kent Graham
  • If you love someone, never talk about politics.
  • Got a solid 8 hours of worrying last night.
  • “I’m watching my neighbor through the blinds, he’s so creepy.” — Jacob Swift

September One-liners.

Here are a few new one-liners I’ve added to the collection:

  • My favorite food will always be what you ordered.
  • It’s useless trying to undo a mistake. Focus your efforts on new ones.
  • A couple years ago my therapist told me I had problems letting go of the past.
  • Before I tell my wife something important, I take both her hands in mine. That way she can’t hit me with them.
  • I hate it when you run out of food while you’re still eating.
  • “When your government only recognizes the human rights of its own citizens it’s basically a backward way of saying everyone else is less than human.” — Amie Stepanovich
  • Music makes every day better, especially if you turn it up just loud enough to drown out all the people around you.
  • The best thing about women is how they can tell you what you really mean when you say something.
  • The most dangerous potential side effect of depression is poetry.
  • When I said I was afraid of the dentist, I meant the bill.
  • Let’s not talk about my mistakes, let’s focus on yours.
  • My wife is fluent in furious.

August One-Liners.

Here are a few new one-liners I’ve added to the collection:

  • Your soulmate is currently working their way through several other soulmates before they finally get to you.
  • “The computing scientist’s main challenge is not to get confused by the complexities of his own making.” — E. W. Dijkstra
  • Call me anything you want except early in the morning.
  • I judge my day based on how many times I threaten to take my kids to the orphanage.
  • I don’t appreciate how quickly you agree when I admit that I’m imperfect.
  • Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?
  • I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you.
  • You have two choices in life: You can stay single and be miserable, or get married and wish you were dead.
  • No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationery.
  • The hardest part of dating a blind woman is getting her husband’s voice right.
  • The world would be a cleaner place if we gave blind people brooms instead of canes.
  • I’m starting to think I’ll never be old enough to know better.
  • I have the heart of a lion and a lifetime ban from the zoo.
  • Don’t worry about old age. It doesn’t last that long.
  • I don’t have gray hair. I have “wisdom highlights”.
  • My people skills are just fine. It’s my tolerance to idiots that needs work.
  • Of course I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice.
  • When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed they’re not it.