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BS: Your Favorite Quotes?

Zebedee 15 Feb 01 - 02:16 PM
RichM 15 Feb 01 - 02:05 PM
Pseudolus 15 Feb 01 - 01:31 PM
CarolC 15 Feb 01 - 01:27 PM
Micca 15 Feb 01 - 01:17 PM
Wesley S 15 Feb 01 - 01:01 PM
Gervase 15 Feb 01 - 01:00 PM
Sorcha 15 Feb 01 - 12:55 PM
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RichM 15 Feb 01 - 12:47 PM

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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Zebedee
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 02:16 PM

My all time favourite:

"Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a coloured pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling."

G.K. Chesterton

Ed


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: RichM
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 02:05 PM

Here's one of my own:

"Support the right to arm bears"

-Venus de Milo-


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Pseudolus
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 01:31 PM

All of these from an email on the subject of marriage and relationships....

Frank

My wife dresses to kill. She cooks the same way.
-- Henny Youngman
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
-- Rodney Dangerfield
A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.
I haven't spoken to my wife in 18 months - I don't like to interrupt her.
My girlfriend told me I should be more affectionate. So I got two girlfriends.

Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are beautiful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: CarolC
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 01:27 PM

"The opposite of gravity is levity"

--Eric Idle


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Micca
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 01:17 PM

I found these particularly useful in dealings with the hierarchy in a University..
1 Timeo danaos et dona ferentes,,( I mistrust these Greeks even bringing gifts)Virgil the Aenead
2 Put not your faith in Princes (the Bible)
3 CYA ( Cover Your ASS)( origin unknnown)


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Wesley S
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 01:01 PM

Expectations are just premeditated resentments.

Author Unknown { to me }.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Gervase
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 01:00 PM

E.M.Forster pre-empted the Mudcat with "Only connect".


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 12:55 PM

"School severly interferred with my education"
Mark Twain


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Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: Amergin
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 12:50 PM

My favorite quote is said so often here at the Cat...."I worship the very ground you walk on, Nathan. Can I be your love slave?"


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Subject: Your Favorite Quotes?
From: RichM
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 12:47 PM

I collect quotes. Quotes that tickle my humor, quotes that elegantly sum up some aspect of life, quotes that restate universal truths in a fresh way.
Here are some of mine.
What are yours?


Rich McCarthy

Friends help you move. Real friends help you move bodies.
Cruella DeVille

Consciousness: that annoying time between naps

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

"O senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm and yet will make Gods by the dozen!"
-- Michel de Montaigne (1533-92).

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
-Paulo Freire

Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination."
- Mark Twain

Never argue with an idiot, they just bring you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

I expect complete individual responsibility.
Praise (WYSIWYG)

To get to heaven, turn right and go straight.

A committee is an animal with four hind legs

SAVE THE WHALES; COLLECT VALUABLE PRIZES

Jesus loves you. Everyone else thinks you're an asshole.

"There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophies. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; my philosophy is kindness."
The Dalai Lama

There are some people who will argue whether the flames are blue or green, when the real question is that their arse is on fire.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
- Attributed to Yogi Berra -

Nothing proves the existence of intelligent beings in space more than their failure to contact us.
- Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes -

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story -

Wall Street indexes predicted nine out of the last five recessions.
- Paul A. Samuelson, Newsweek (Sept/1966) -

Men are always sincere.They change sincerities, that's all.
- Tristan Bernard, Ce Que l'On Dit aux Femmes -

Capitalism, it is said, is a system wherein man exploits man.
And communism--is vice versa.
- Daniel Bell, The End of Ideology -

What people say about you behind your back is your standing in the community.
- Edgar Watson Howe, Country Town Sayings -

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus, L'été -

Masturbation: The Human autoexec.bat

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend...
Inside a dog, it's too dark to read anyway...
Groucho Marx

Deja Moo: When you think you have heard this bullshit before

Frisbeetarianism, n.: The belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.

The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.

A man about to speak the truth should keep one foot in the stirrup.
Old Mongolian Saying


And, here are some musical quotes:

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs.
There's also a negative side."
--Hunter S. Thompson

Life is like a shipwreck. Don't forget to SING in the lifeboats.

From a James Taylor song, "The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time".

"Stop your feudin' and fightin',
Kick those no-good wars,
Beat your swords into ploughshares
And your guns into steel guitars."
Malvina Reynolds (Singin' Jesus)

"Classic music is th'kind that we keep thinkin'll turn into a tune."
---Fred McKinney Hubbard---

(Your favorite musician here) is wandering around, on foot, hopelessly lost. Asks a person on the street: "Excuse me, can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?" ""Practice, my son, practice."

"I hate music, especially when it's played." ---Jimmy Durante---


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