I love aphorisms. I love the challenge, the chore, and the chaos of arranging words and I think aphorisms are the perfect practice for word play. Aphorisms are UX writing at it's best. Here are some of my favorites out of the hundreds I've written over a the past few years.
He is a blind man lost in the forest. Loving him provided the map.
I pity the fool, but I’ll let him kiss me.
Coming out is a lot like dying—it only happens once and typically it hurts.
Got a dream? Fantasize it. “Fuck it, forget it!”
Nobody’s a virgin. Life fucks us all.
Aches and pains are your body whispering, “You are still alive.”
Misery loves company but still feels like the only one at the party.
Love is a dove flying repeatedly into a plate glass window.
It is better to be the heartbroken than the heartbreaker.
Art: running out of ideas to appropriate.
Ex-lover: out of sight but forever on my mind.
A penny saved is a penny earned, but I prefer hundreds.
A bird in the hand is also called a middle finger.
Revenge may be sweet but the aftertaste is bitter.
When the going gets tough, find a softer path.
Copyright 2015 Cam K Johnson