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Favourite Quotations

ositojuanito 24 Sep 06 - 08:01 AM
Leadfingers 24 Sep 06 - 08:04 AM
number 6 24 Sep 06 - 08:24 AM
kendall 24 Sep 06 - 08:29 AM
Dave Hanson 24 Sep 06 - 08:50 AM
leeneia 24 Sep 06 - 10:18 AM
leeneia 24 Sep 06 - 10:19 AM
Big Mick 24 Sep 06 - 10:42 AM
Bill D 24 Sep 06 - 11:17 AM
GUEST,Ed 24 Sep 06 - 12:35 PM
fat B****rd 24 Sep 06 - 02:54 PM
GUEST,richlmo 24 Sep 06 - 10:40 PM
GUEST,Johnhenry'shammer 25 Sep 06 - 12:27 AM
GUEST 25 Sep 06 - 08:51 AM
DoctorJug 25 Sep 06 - 10:12 AM
woodsie 25 Sep 06 - 10:41 AM
catspaw49 25 Sep 06 - 10:44 AM
Effsee 25 Sep 06 - 10:46 AM
Dave Earl 25 Sep 06 - 10:50 AM
catspaw49 25 Sep 06 - 11:01 AM
Amos 25 Sep 06 - 11:24 AM
Scrump 25 Sep 06 - 11:30 AM
Michael in Swansea 25 Sep 06 - 12:02 PM
sian, west wales 25 Sep 06 - 12:29 PM
Old Grizzly 25 Sep 06 - 12:36 PM
DADGBE 25 Sep 06 - 08:45 PM
frogprince 25 Sep 06 - 09:09 PM
bobad 25 Sep 06 - 09:24 PM
Beer 25 Sep 06 - 10:14 PM
Amos 25 Sep 06 - 10:24 PM
Lin in Kansas 25 Sep 06 - 10:38 PM
Midchuck 25 Sep 06 - 10:45 PM
catspaw49 25 Sep 06 - 10:55 PM
JennyO 25 Sep 06 - 11:55 PM
John O'L 26 Sep 06 - 04:34 AM
The Sandman 26 Sep 06 - 02:00 PM
chrisgl 26 Sep 06 - 03:06 PM
GUEST,Arnie 26 Sep 06 - 03:14 PM
Beer 26 Sep 06 - 04:09 PM
Pompy 26 Sep 06 - 04:48 PM
GUEST,Desdemona 26 Sep 06 - 06:48 PM
Richard in Manchester 26 Sep 06 - 08:09 PM
Richard in Manchester 26 Sep 06 - 08:11 PM
bobad 26 Sep 06 - 09:06 PM
Mudjack 27 Sep 06 - 01:46 PM
Effsee 27 Sep 06 - 02:20 PM
kendall 27 Sep 06 - 02:24 PM
GUEST,John3697 27 Sep 06 - 02:41 PM
Bert 27 Sep 06 - 04:11 PM
KenBrock 27 Sep 06 - 04:28 PM
GUEST,lox 27 Sep 06 - 04:32 PM
GUEST,IBO 27 Sep 06 - 04:35 PM
Megan L 27 Sep 06 - 04:39 PM
GUEST,IBO 27 Sep 06 - 04:42 PM
Leadfingers 27 Sep 06 - 04:48 PM
GUEST,IBO 27 Sep 06 - 04:50 PM
Cool Beans 27 Sep 06 - 05:44 PM
GUEST,IBO 27 Sep 06 - 06:09 PM
John O'L 27 Sep 06 - 06:17 PM
GUEST,joseacsilva 27 Sep 06 - 06:17 PM
GUEST,Dáithí 28 Sep 06 - 04:21 AM
JennyO 28 Sep 06 - 09:42 AM
GUEST,Doctor Quelch 28 Sep 06 - 09:55 AM
GUEST,John from Elsie`s Band 28 Sep 06 - 09:59 AM
GUEST,kenny 28 Sep 06 - 11:31 AM
GLoux 28 Sep 06 - 11:40 AM
Kaleea 28 Sep 06 - 12:06 PM
Beer 28 Sep 06 - 06:40 PM
frogprince 28 Sep 06 - 08:46 PM
The Walrus 28 Sep 06 - 08:53 PM
John O'L 28 Sep 06 - 09:33 PM
bobad 28 Sep 06 - 09:46 PM
mrdux 29 Sep 06 - 02:04 AM
John O'L 29 Sep 06 - 04:48 AM
clueless don 29 Sep 06 - 08:32 AM
Wesley S 29 Sep 06 - 01:08 PM
oggie 29 Sep 06 - 01:24 PM
The Walrus 29 Sep 06 - 08:44 PM
John O'L 29 Sep 06 - 08:59 PM
GUEST,bill 29 Sep 06 - 11:21 PM
Rowan 30 Sep 06 - 02:31 AM
patriot1314 30 Sep 06 - 04:55 PM
weerover 30 Sep 06 - 05:08 PM
Bill D 30 Sep 06 - 05:22 PM
Bert 30 Sep 06 - 07:09 PM
chrisgl 30 Sep 06 - 07:22 PM
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Mudjack 02 Oct 06 - 12:21 PM
fat B****rd 02 Oct 06 - 12:41 PM
Don Firth 02 Oct 06 - 11:26 PM
jeffp 03 Oct 06 - 03:59 PM
GUEST,old git 03 Oct 06 - 04:36 PM
GUEST 03 Oct 06 - 06:48 PM
ositojuanito 04 Oct 06 - 05:26 AM
Fliss 04 Oct 06 - 04:35 PM
John O'L 04 Oct 06 - 08:45 PM
DADGBE 05 Oct 06 - 04:54 PM
Midchuck 05 Oct 06 - 08:55 PM
ositojuanito 06 Oct 06 - 12:07 PM
Greg B 06 Oct 06 - 05:47 PM
ositojuanito 07 Oct 06 - 04:57 AM
ositojuanito 07 Oct 06 - 11:05 AM
Micca 07 Oct 06 - 11:30 AM
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NH Dave 14 Oct 06 - 12:36 AM
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Eye Lander 04 Nov 06 - 06:38 AM
John O'L 04 Nov 06 - 07:20 PM
GUEST 02 Dec 06 - 09:52 PM
John O'L 02 Dec 06 - 10:02 PM
number 6 02 Dec 06 - 10:17 PM
Flash Company 03 Dec 06 - 10:30 AM
Paul from Hull 03 Dec 06 - 10:38 AM
Linda Goodman Zebooker 03 Dec 06 - 02:25 PM
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Bill D 18 Jan 08 - 06:30 PM
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Ythanside 19 Jan 08 - 01:32 AM
Joe Offer 19 Jan 08 - 03:04 AM
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Subject: Favourite Quotations
From: ositojuanito
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 08:01 AM

I would like to read favourite quotations by members here. Mine is one I heard in a Steve McQueen movie once: 'There Never was a Horse that Couldn't be Rode, and there Never was a Rider that couldn't be Throwed'

John


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Leadfingers
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 08:04 AM

Louis Armstrong , when he was doing the 'Virtuoso' bit with Big Bands in the late thirties was asked if he read music- His reply , I love !! "Not enough to hurt my playing!"


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: number 6
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 08:24 AM

I've posted this here before in the Cat, but what the hell, I'll post it again since this thread seems appropriate.

"I played the wrong, wrong notes" .... Thelonius Monk


sIx


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: kendall
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 08:29 AM

Whenever I am forced to change my mind about something, or not do what I was about to, I think of this quote from Shakespere;

"And enterprises of great pith and moment become sicklied over with the pale cast of thought, and lose the name of action" Good old Bill is responsible for many of my favorite quotes.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 08:50 AM

Eric Morcambe to Andre Previn, " listen sunshine, I'm playing all the right notes, but neccessarily in the right order '

eric


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: leeneia
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 10:18 AM

Brains first, and then hard work.

       Eeyore


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: leeneia
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 10:19 AM

Hmmm. Maybe there was no s on brains.

Brain first, and then hard work.

      Eeyore


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Big Mick
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 10:42 AM

I don't know who said it but "Will Rogers never met Howard Cosell" always cracks me up.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 11:17 AM

"Do a job twice, and it's yours"

unknown


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 12:35 PM

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

G.K. Chesterton


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: fat B****rd
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 02:54 PM

"They f**k you up, your Mam and Dad"


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,richlmo
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 10:40 PM

somethings lost but somethings gained by living everyday
                         Joni Mitchell


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,Johnhenry'shammer
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 12:27 AM

"Folk songs are serious, Arlo."
-Pete Seeger


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 08:51 AM

You don't need the weatherman to know which way the wind blows...Bob Dylan


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: DoctorJug
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 10:12 AM

'Whoever said, "All men are created equal" never saw Bo Diddley in the shower.'


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: woodsie
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 10:41 AM

Fom "At noon tonight"

folk music will be sung by folk!

Adran Henri


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 10:44 AM

I was going to quote something erudite by Richard Bridge but I can never figure out what he's saying. But geeze, it sure does sound good when you read it.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Effsee
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 10:46 AM

The more you know, the more you know you don't know...My Dad.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Dave Earl
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 10:50 AM

If you're not part of the solution you're part of the problem.

I believe it was Eldredge Cleaver that said it.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 11:01 AM

Eldridge Cleaver is generally credited with its coinage (1968). However, according to Ralph Keys, it was used earlier by City College (N.Y.) president Buell Gallagher (1964).

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Amos
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 11:24 AM

Here's one prior thread on this theme.


And anudder vun.

Osito: If you put "quot" into the filter box on the forum home page and set the time frame to "All" you will be astonished!

A


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Scrump
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 11:30 AM

If you're not part of the solution you're part of the problem

That depends on whether the problem in question affects you or not.

Illogical, captain.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Michael in Swansea
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 12:02 PM

"Never drink wnen you're unconcious"


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: sian, west wales
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 12:29 PM

"If we are not ourselves, we shall be less than others." Mavor Moore


"O'r tu mewn i draddodiad cadarn y blagura newyddwch." Saunders Lewis
("From inside a secure tradition sprouts innovation.")


sian


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Old Grizzly
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 12:36 PM

This tune was written in 1714....... but we play it in 6/8

Floss Headford

:o)


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: DADGBE
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 08:45 PM

"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


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: frogprince
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 09:09 PM

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


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: bobad
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 09:24 PM

Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.
   
    Charles Bukowski


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Beer
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 10:14 PM

1) Never drink water. Fish make love in it. W.C. Fields.

2) If that's Your Knee Roll Over. If it's not your knee, I'll roll over. Think it was May West in a movie with W.C.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Amos
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 10:24 PM

We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are." (Attributed to Anais Nin, French-born American writer, 1903-1977.)

"The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances." (Martha Washington, 1731-1802, wife of US President George Washington and the first US First Lady, 1789-1797.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 10:38 PM

We have met the enemy, and they are us.

Pogo


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Midchuck
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 10:45 PM

When you starve with a tiger, the tiger starves last.

One of the characters in Pogo, I forget which.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 10:55 PM

Hi Lin.....That's the final form that Walt Kelly used of his famous quote which appeared in about 1970 as part of the environmental push. However the original was a part of the Foreward of "The Pogo Papers" back in the early 50's when Kelly took on Joe McCarthy. I have always loved the original as well so here it is too!

"There is no need to sally forth, for it remains true that those things which make us human are, curiously enough, always close at hand. Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tinny blast on tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us."

"Forward!"


Man, that's just beautiful.....................

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: JennyO
Date: 25 Sep 06 - 11:55 PM

"Nothing changes until it becomes what it is."

"Wherever you go, there you are."


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: John O'L
Date: 26 Sep 06 - 04:34 AM

Bigotry may be roughly defined as the anger of men who have no opinions

Today's Cryptoquote but I dunno who said it. Prolly Russell or Shaw or what's-his-name, you know...


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: The Sandman
Date: 26 Sep 06 - 02:00 PM

man must eat before he can think.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: chrisgl
Date: 26 Sep 06 - 03:06 PM

Varies according to the season and the event, but these I like


"He's three stops short of Dagenham"
(HInt: consult London tube map)


"The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason."
John Cage


"When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking."
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, January 18, 1896, Scientific American Magazine


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,Arnie
Date: 26 Sep 06 - 03:14 PM

"Once you're dead, you're dead for the rest of your life"
From an old friend


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Beer
Date: 26 Sep 06 - 04:09 PM

To Change the System you must first be in it. ???

Autocratic clarity is a ton better than participative fuzziness. ??

My favorite is: There is an unconscious healing process within the mind which mends up in spite of our desperate determination never to forget. ??


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Pompy
Date: 26 Sep 06 - 04:48 PM

"Does Magna Carta mean nothing to you? ...... Did she die in vain?

Tony Hancock addressing a jury in one of his half-hours


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,Desdemona
Date: 26 Sep 06 - 06:48 PM

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep"

Who else?

~D


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Richard in Manchester
Date: 26 Sep 06 - 08:09 PM

I shall be an autocrat, for that is my trade. And God will forgive me; that's his.

Catherine the Great


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Richard in Manchester
Date: 26 Sep 06 - 08:11 PM

"You should consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your King; and you should hate a Frenchman like you hate the devil."

Knocks 'England expects...' into a cocked hat, that one.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: bobad
Date: 26 Sep 06 - 09:06 PM

"Reason over passion."

P.E.Trudeau


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Mudjack
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 01:46 PM

Answer to a question, "AHhh..........Ah....I don't think I should comment on that at this time, AHhh.. next question.."
President of the United States, press confrences 2002,2003,2004,2005 and 2006.

Mudjack


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Effsee
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 02:20 PM

A closed mouth gathers no feet. Anon


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: kendall
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 02:24 PM

A working man voting for a republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,John3697
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 02:41 PM

Love me with all your grits, as I love you.    Mason Williams


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Bert
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 04:11 PM

Oh yes Popinjay,

Remember when we all used to go around quoting Hancock.

"I'm not going 'round with an empty arm for anyone"


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: KenBrock
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 04:28 PM

"Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks" Sly Stone (Everyday People)


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,lox
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 04:32 PM

"A cynic is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing"

Oscar wilde

This quote has stuck with me all my life and has been relevant in nearly every circumstance I have found myself in.

It has a fresh interpretation in every situation and as my experience and wisdom become deeper so I find more meaning and depth in this quote. It never ceases to educate.

Try emphasising different parts of it each time you read it back.

It is a good one to remember.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,IBO
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 04:35 PM

TWO FISH DID NOT MAKE A DINNER


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Megan L
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 04:39 PM

All it takes for evil to suceed is for a good man to do nothing.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,IBO
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 04:42 PM

ALL ELBOWS ARE EQUAL


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 04:48 PM

If Autumn is the Season of Mist and Mellow Fruitfulness , is Spring the season of Lust and Mad Licentiousness ??


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,IBO
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 04:50 PM

IF A TREE COULD WALK,WOULD IT GO FAR


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Cool Beans
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 05:44 PM

``True ignorance approaches the infinite more nearly than any amount of knowledge can.''
       Mac Wellman, playwright


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,IBO
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 06:09 PM

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES,FORREST GUMP


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: John O'L
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 06:17 PM

Ignorance provides its own justification.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,joseacsilva
Date: 27 Sep 06 - 06:17 PM

Although, not necessarily a famous quotation, this is a "poem" I wrote sometime ago:

JOE WROTE NOTES AND QUOTES(THE PROVERBS SONG)-G. JOE        

GATHERIN´ WORDS IS A TRICKY GAME
TRYIN´ TO MAKE ´EM SOUND JUST FINE
CHOOSING RHYMES TO FIT IN WELL
I`VE MADE THIS SIMPLE SONG OF MINE

TO BEGIN, FIRST THINGS FIRST
ROME WASN´T BUILT IN JUST ONE DAY
THE FIRST STEP IS ALWAYS THE HARDEST
BUT LOVE WILL FIND A WAY

TAKE YOUR TIME, HASTE MAKE WASTE
I´LL MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES
DON´T WANNA CRY OVER SPILLED MILK
A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE

DON´T PUT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE
WHAT THE HEART THINKS, THE MIND SPEAKS
IT TAKES ALL SORTS TO MAKE A WORLD
A MAN´S KNOWN BY THE COMPANY HE KEEPS

NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS
WE MUST HOPE AGAINST HOPE
MANY LITTLE STROKES FELL GREAT OAKS

YOU KNOW , LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING
IF THERE´S A WILL, THERE´S A WAY
HE WHO TREADS SOFTLY GOES FAR
AND EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY

WE SHALL MIND OUR OWN BUSINESS
SOMETIMES IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE
YOU SHOULD DO GOOD FOR ITS OWN SAKE
AND LET BYGONES BE BYGONES

THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE
AND WHO GRASPS ALL, LOSES ALL
LESSONS SOON LEARNED, SOON FORGOTTEN
BUT UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL

EARLY TO BED AND EARLY TO RISE
MAKES A MAN HEALTHY,WEALTHY AND WISE
NO BEES NO HONEY, NO WORK NO MONEY
A CLOSED MOUTH GATHERS NO FLIES

IT´S BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
THE MORE HASTE , THE LESS SPEED
PATIENCE´S BITTER BUT ITS FRUIT´S SWEET
A FRIEND IN NEED ´S A FRIEND IN DEED

BETTER ALONE THAN IN BAD COMPANY
BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER
SCRATCH MY BACK AND I´LL SCRATCH YOURS
ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER

LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL
YOU REAP JUST WHAT YOU SOW
YOU WIN SOME , YOU LOSE SOME
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD

GOODNESS IS BETTER THAN BEAUTY
DON´T LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH
MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK
BUT TOO MANY COOKS SPOIL THE BROTH

SOME PEOPLE SAY "SEEING IS BELIEVING"
SOME THAT OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND
YOU CAN´T TELL A BOOK BY ITS COVER
KEEP THE LID ON, LOVE IS BLIND

THERE´S A BLACK SHEEP IN EVERY FLOCK
AND EVERY MAN HAS A PRICE
A ROTTEN APPLE SPOILS THE WHOLE BARREL
BUT HE WHO SINGS PRAYS TWICE

ALWAYS HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY
DO NOT BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW
A FRIEND TO ALL IS A FRIEND TO NONE
GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE

FOR MANY , PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE
TO ERR IS HUMAN, TO FORGIVE´S DIVINE
KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND YOUR EARS OPEN
TRY TO WALK THE CHALK LINE

NO MAN CAN SERVE TWO MASTERS
LET THE CONSCIENCE BE YOUR GUIDE
THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY QUESTION
ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE


YOU NEVER MISS THE WATER
UNTILL THE WELL RUNS DRY
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU CAN DO
UNTILL YOU REALLY TRY

FINE FEATHERS MAKE FINE BIRDS
TWO WRONGS DO NOT MAKE A RIGHT
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
IT TAKES TWO TO BEGIN A FIGHT

THEY SAY ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME
AND WHEN IN ROME , DO AS ROMANS DO
ENJOY EVERY MOMENT ´CAUSE LIFE´S SHORT
DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU LIKE ´EM TO DO UNTO YOU

WHO DOES LEND LOSES MONEY AND FRIEND
BUT YOU CAN´T TAKE IT WITH YOU WHEN YOU DIE
THINGS ARE NOT ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM
ASK NO QUESTION AND HEAR NO LIES

MANY OLD HABITS DIE HARD
BUT IT´S NEVER TOO LATE TOO LEARN
SOMETHINGS IN LIFE COME EASY AND GO EASY
A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNY EARNED

SOMETIMES WE CHOOSE THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS
AND BAD NEWS OFTEN TRAVEL FAST
WE CAN LET IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER
HE WHO LAUGHS LAST, LAUGHS BEST

THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS
BUT TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY
FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS
FOR SURE CRIME DON´T PAY

PREVENTION IS THE BEST CURE
AN APPLE A DAY , KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY
A MAN FORWARNED IS FORARMED
THERE ARE ONLY 24 HOURS IN A DAY

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE
NO USE ROBBIN´ PETER TO PAY PAUL
STILL WATERS RUN DEEP
I´M A HARD ROW TO ROE


AN IDLE BRAIN´S THE DEVIL´S WORKSHOP
SO YOU FIRST THINK, THAN YOU SPEAK
ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS
NOT ALWAYS WE CAN TURN THE OTHER CHEEK

SPEAK ONLY WHEN SPOKEN TO
BUT SILENT GIVES CONSENT
DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO
IT´S NEVER TOO LATE TO REPENT

TO WHOM THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS
ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END
REMEMBER, YOU CAN´T HAVE THEM ALL
AND DEAD MEN HAVE NO FRIENDS

GIVEN AN INCH SOME´LL TAKE A MILE
REMEMBER ,CHARITY MUST BEGIN AT HOME
LAUGH AND THE WORLD LAUGHS WITH YOU,
WEEP AND YOU WILL WEEP ALONE

IF MIGHT IS REALLY RIGHT
ONLY TIME WILL TELL
YOU CAN´T PLEASE EVERYONE
ALL IS WELL THAT ENDS WELL

Joe


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,Dáithí
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 04:21 AM

"it is not to him who can inflict the most, but to him who can endure the most, that ultmate victory is assured"
Terence MacSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: JennyO
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 09:42 AM

"I talk to the trees - that's why they put me away." Spike Milligan


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,Doctor Quelch
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 09:55 AM

"What the hell was that??"
The Mayor of Nagasaki


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,John from Elsie`s Band
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 09:59 AM

Mark Twain is accredited to have said something very close to this.
"When I was sixteen my father was ignorant but by the time I was twenty-one I was amazed at how much he had learned"


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 11:31 AM

"Assholes get elected, cause, assholes get to vote" [ Timbuk 3 ]


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GLoux
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 11:40 AM

"We'll burn that bridge when we get to it."

-David Farber


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Kaleea
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 12:06 PM

When I was a teenager growing up in the Bible belt, I had heard so many preachers quoting from the Bible using the " . . . " technique, that I began to tell people what is still my favorite Bible quotation, " and Judas went out and hanged himself . . . go and do thou likewise."


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Beer
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 06:40 PM

No matter what the age, an asshole's looks never change.
(me) Beer


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: frogprince
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 08:46 PM

"What this country needs, is men with real two-fisted guts on their shoulders"
       (I really hate to admit who first said that...)


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: The Walrus
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 08:53 PM

Nappies(daipers) and Politicians both need changing regularly, and for much the same reason (Anon*)

W


*Unless someone out there has an attribution


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: John O'L
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 09:33 PM

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.

- Ambrose Bierce


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: bobad
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 09:46 PM

Thomas Marshall - "What this country needs is a good five-cent cigar."


Franklin Pierce Adams - "There are plenty of good five-cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel."


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: mrdux
Date: 29 Sep 06 - 02:04 AM

"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."

                                — Mark Twain


       "The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines."

                                – Frank Lloyd Wright


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: John O'L
Date: 29 Sep 06 - 04:48 AM

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.

Today's Cryptoquote. (Aren't I clever?)


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: clueless don
Date: 29 Sep 06 - 08:32 AM

This has always been a favorite of mine. I saw it attributed to someone named Artemus Ward:

It's not the things we don't know that hurt us;
It's the things we do know that aren't so.

Don


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Wesley S
Date: 29 Sep 06 - 01:08 PM

All from Dick Cavett :

As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.

It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear.

There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: oggie
Date: 29 Sep 06 - 01:24 PM

'You've only so many good fights in you, so don't waste them' My grandad when I was about 10 and steamed up over something.

According to family legend his father's dying words were '..and if you b*****rs drink anything but the best bitter, I'll come back and haunt you!'

all the best

oggie

PS I know they're not really quotations but I like them


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: The Walrus
Date: 29 Sep 06 - 08:44 PM

"The truth is out there - The lies are in your head"

Terry Pratchett (from his book "Hogfather")


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: John O'L
Date: 29 Sep 06 - 08:59 PM

This is my diary and my drug. Covering all things with the utter fluidity of smoke, transforming as the night does. All matter must be fused this way through the lens of my vice, or the rust of living will slow down my rhythm to a sob.

Anais Nin
Nearer the Moon


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,bill
Date: 29 Sep 06 - 11:21 PM

" Aside from that, how'd you like the play Mrs Lincoln?"


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Rowan
Date: 30 Sep 06 - 02:31 AM

Another from Anon.
It doesn't matter who you vote for, it's always a politician who gets in.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: patriot1314
Date: 30 Sep 06 - 04:55 PM

If it's got tits or tyres, it'll give you trouble!


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: weerover
Date: 30 Sep 06 - 05:08 PM

"A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic" ("Uncle Joe" Stalin)

How many people with power still believe it?

wr.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Sep 06 - 05:22 PM

"Never express yourself more clearly than you think."

                         Nihls Bohr

"Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors."

                      African proverb


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Bert
Date: 30 Sep 06 - 07:09 PM

Things that don't alter, remain as they are.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: chrisgl
Date: 30 Sep 06 - 07:22 PM

Liz has just reminded me of hers:

"History repeats itself.
Has to;
No one listens"

- Steve Turner (poet)


chris :-)


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,Dr. Quelch
Date: 01 Oct 06 - 01:09 PM

Related by Bob Davenport.
"If s--- was gold the poor would be born without arseholes"


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Mudjack
Date: 02 Oct 06 - 12:21 PM

Billy Joe Shaver " Remember!if you don't love Jesus, GO TO HELL"
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: fat B****rd
Date: 02 Oct 06 - 12:41 PM

JP Donleavy "it's the rich wot eats the prunes and the poor wot gets the shits" I think.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Don Firth
Date: 02 Oct 06 - 11:26 PM

Keep your eye on the ball,
your ear to the ground,
your shoulder to the wheel,
and your nose to the grindstone.
Now. Try to work in that position.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: jeffp
Date: 03 Oct 06 - 03:59 PM

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a
monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. -Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900)


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 03 Oct 06 - 04:36 PM

"Live for the moment..life is not a dress rehearsal...it's the real thing"
not sure of the origin but a good friend said it to me a long time ago..and I've lived by it ever since.

another friend said "Growing old is inevitable,growing up is optional"

and my real philosophy of life "You come into this world with nothing. If you leave it in debt , you've made a profit!"

geoff


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 06 - 06:48 PM


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: ositojuanito
Date: 04 Oct 06 - 05:26 AM

'The love that dare not speak its name'

Lord Alfred Douglas


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Fliss
Date: 04 Oct 06 - 04:35 PM

B*g*er Bogner... said to be the last words of George V.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: John O'L
Date: 04 Oct 06 - 08:45 PM

"Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted all else follows"

Winston Smith (in George Orwell's 1984)


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: DADGBE
Date: 05 Oct 06 - 04:54 PM

"The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils."

--From The Merchant of Venice


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Midchuck
Date: 05 Oct 06 - 08:55 PM

Appropriate for the times: Possibly my favorite line from the entire Deadwood TV series (at least the two seasons I've seen):

Wolcott, in episode 22:

"I am a sinner who does not expect forgiveness. But I am not a government official. "

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: ositojuanito
Date: 06 Oct 06 - 12:07 PM

'someday I may be hung as a thief' Bob Dylan (think about it)


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Greg B
Date: 06 Oct 06 - 05:47 PM

If you want to make love to a woman very badly, you probably will.
    -- Yours truly


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: ositojuanito
Date: 07 Oct 06 - 04:57 AM

'The guitar is shaped like a woman, to be treated with love'

Andres Segovia


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: ositojuanito
Date: 07 Oct 06 - 11:05 AM

Some enlightening things from Bob Dylan:

Businessmen they drink my wine plowmen drink my earth none of them along the line know what any of it is worth.

If you don't think there's a price for this sweet paradise just remember me to show you the scars.


I gained some recognition but I lost my appetite.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Micca
Date: 07 Oct 06 - 11:30 AM

1 If you are at Rome live in the Roman style; if you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere. [Lat., Si fueris Romae, Romano vivito more; Si fueris alibi, vivito sicut ibi.]
Author: Saint Ambrose
2. " Sometimes I could murder time, when the heart is aching
but mostly I just like to stroll along the path that he is taking"

3".... I would have caught a brace of Unicorns
If the bait were easier to find."


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: ositojuanito
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 01:38 PM

best verse ever from a song:

looking through some photographs I found inside a drawer I was taken by a photograph of you.

Jackson Browne


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: ositojuanito
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 01:39 PM

In the sixties there was Richard Farina who wrote a good song 'pack up your troubles' and he had a magical title for his book

'been down so long, it looks like up to me' You have to think about it


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,PLATO
Date: 13 Oct 06 - 11:57 PM

A man of education - knows how to to swim.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,thurg
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 12:07 AM

"Those boys wanted to play the blues real bad - and they did!"

- Sonny Boy Williamson II (or was it Howlin' Wolf?), re: Eric Clapton et al.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: NH Dave
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 12:36 AM

"Be like a duck, calm and placid on the surface and paddling like hell underneath"

       Kris Kristofferson, in the film, Convoy.

"They'll dig a hole, put you in it, and throw dirt in your face, and you won't mind because you'll be dead, dead, dead!"

       A weather forcaster friend of mine explaining to a general why he could not fly straight through a line of thunderstorms to get to his desired destination.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: John O'L
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 12:57 AM

"Life is a gamble at terrible odds - If it was a bet, you wouldn't take it."

- Tom Stoppard


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 03:28 AM

There,s nowt as queer as folk. - anon
A camel is a horse designed by a committee. - anon
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 08:52 AM

I am not young enough to know everything.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,dax
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 11:22 PM

"Nobody ever goes there because it's too crowded."
    Yogi Berra


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,dax
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 11:26 PM

"Cast your bread upon the waters. "You are your brothers keeper."
    Jesus Christ
"From each according to his ability; To each according to his need."
    Karl Marx


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Eye Lander
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 06:38 AM

In a folk song - 'Fishing for whale'   Huh!!!


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: John O'L
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 07:20 PM

"Everybody hates you when you're popular"

- Tim Rogers & Tex Perkins, My Better Half


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Dec 06 - 09:52 PM

If people don't want to go to the ball game there's nothing you can do to stop them.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: John O'L
Date: 02 Dec 06 - 10:02 PM

There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else.

- James Thurber


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: number 6
Date: 02 Dec 06 - 10:17 PM

"Don't play what's there, play what's not there"
..... Miles Davis


biLL


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Flash Company
Date: 03 Dec 06 - 10:30 AM

Quoted by Simon Sharma the other night, I really, really hope it is true:-

Nazi Officer, looking at a postcard of Guernica, to Picasso, 'Did you do this?
Picasso. ' NO, you did!'

FC


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 03 Dec 06 - 10:38 AM

Hmmm, that IS good, Flash!


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 03 Dec 06 - 02:25 PM

Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. it is not something discovered: it is something moulded. These prison walls that this age of trade has built up round us, we can break down. We can still run free, call to our comrades, and marvel to hear once more, in response to our call, the pathetic chant of the human voice.

Antoine de Saint Exupery


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,MGJohn
Date: 04 Dec 06 - 05:39 AM

"It might say Bovril on the back of a bus, but it don't mean it sells it" (My Father's expression when he was a grocer.)


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 03:11 PM

REFRESH...just because I wanted a place to put this one.


"The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos." - Stephen Jay Gould


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Rog Peek
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 05:37 PM

"When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said, 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land." Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Rog


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 06:01 PM

"Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use."
— Wendell Johnson


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 06:13 PM

"Ignorance is a state of mind located between I don't know and I don't care."

I said that.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 06:30 PM

My corollary is: "It's too bad ignorance doesn't itch"


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Rog Peek
Date: 18 Jan 08 - 07:03 PM

"If a winner never quits, and a quitter never wins, how in the hell can you quit while you're ahead"   Anon

Rog


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Ythanside
Date: 19 Jan 08 - 01:32 AM

'Desperation is the REAL mother of invention.'

I said that.

Ythanside


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Jan 08 - 03:04 AM

This one made me laugh...somewhat nervously:
    The American Male does not mature until he has exhausted every other possibility.


-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 09:47 AM

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it,
misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the
wrong remedies."
-- Groucho Marx


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: BobKnight
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 11:10 AM

A local quote: Once you have a reputation for rising early, you can stay in bed 'til denner time. (lunch time)

"A man may smile and smile, yet be a knave." Shakespeare (Hamlet)

"When it comes to food, I have two rules. Never eat salad, except in your own home, and never eat anything on a stick." I said that.

"I think this is rather better" William MacGonagle, Dundee "poet" when acting the part of Hamlet, but then refused to die at the end. The audience then lifted him shoulder high and carried him from the theatre in triumph.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Ringer
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 11:11 AM

Hilaire Belloc: "When you have lost your inns, you may drown your empty selves, for you will have lost the heart of England."


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: The Sandman
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 01:16 PM

a concertina,is an collision between moving vehicles.anon


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 04:22 PM

Technical instructions from Atilla the Hun - "Pillage first, then burn!"

Always liked this, but seldom live by it.

"There is no wholly satisfactory substitute for brains, but silence does pretty well."

All time fav from A. Einstein

"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Aeola
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 05:12 PM

Bessie Braddock to Winston Chuchill ' Sir, you're drunk!' Winston's reply @ Madam, you're ugly, tomrrow I shall be sober!'

Sike Milligan 's headstone, ' I told you I was ill!'


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 05:34 PM

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." - e. e. cummings


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 30 Jun 09 - 07:02 PM

All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. – Thurber

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.        -Anonymous

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. -Andy Rooney

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous,
he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.                        - Mark Twain

Now and then it's good to pause in the pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
      -- Guillaume Apollinaire

The day that hunger disappears the world will see a spiritual explosion such as humanity has never known. – John Berger in From A to X: A Story in Letters.

Always remember, amateurs built Noah's Ark, but professionals were responsible for the Titanic.
        -George Anderson


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: clueless don
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 11:38 AM

Advice to potential miscreants:

If you're planning to do murder/suicide, do suicide first.


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Art Thieme
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 07:11 PM

Whenever I begin to feel the slightest bit self important, I think of all the dirt that never did get a chance to sit up and look around.-----------Kurt Vonnegut -- in a TV adaptation of his "Between Time And Timbuktu"

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Alice
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 07:58 PM

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. - Bertrand Russell


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 02 Jul 09 - 02:11 AM

"Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die." – John Taylor Gatto


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Micca
Date: 02 Jul 09 - 04:29 AM

Two that I had printed and framed on my desk as reminders when dealing with Academics when working for a University

1 Timeo Danaeos et dona ferentes ( I mistrust these Greeks even if bearing gifts)The Aenied, Virgil

2 Put not your faith in Princes Psalm 146:3 Bible


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: RamblinStu
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 03:08 AM

And tomorrow is always the rest of your life

Stuart Pendrill


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Mr Red
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 07:33 AM

From an unmemorable critic (without recognition of the irony) in the recent plethora of Michael Jackson analysis about his refusal to discuss the minutia of his motivation and his creativity - and his lifestyle.

"It is difficult to define Michael Jackson, he is not black and white".


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Gedi
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 08:43 AM

From the song "The Plainsman" by Fairport Convention...

"The world is full of silver tongues with good advice to give,
But if you can't show me how to die, don't tell me how to live."


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 09:21 AM

Christopher Weyant:

Cartoon lawyer says, "Give a man a fish, he'll eat for day. Teach a man to sue, and he'll eat for a lifetime."


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Amos
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 02:16 PM

A few choice items from A.C. Grayling, British thinker:

"Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.

I'm not sure it is possible to think too much. You don't refresh your mind by partying in Ibiza.

Life is all about relationships. By all means sit cross-legged on top of a mountain occasionally. But don't do it for very long.

Every professor of philosophy needs a nine-year-old daughter. Mine has a habit of saying, "Daddy, that is a very silly idea." She is always right."


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,beachcomber
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 04:01 PM

Micca I had that no1 as "Timoumen Hellades kai Dona Ferentes" (I have tried to spell it phoenetically )

My fav :-
"My author and disposer, what thou bid'st
un argued I obey. So God ordains.
God is thy law, thou mine; To know, no more
is woman's happiest knowledge and her praise."

John Milton


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Aeola
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 05:35 PM

It's a funny old world - a man's lucky if he gets out of it alive.   W.C.Fields
On committees;- A group that takes minutes and wastes hours!

To get something done a committee should consist of no more than 3 men, 2 of whom are absent!


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 09:09 PM

Man and woman who lay on bedspring, soon get offspring. Unknown

Because things are the way they are, they will not stay the way they are. Josef Frankl (I think)

Whatever you are, be a good one. Unknown

Do what you can, with what you have. Dwight D Eisenhower (I think)

CC


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 12:06 AM

Like the bee gathering honey from different flowers,the wise man(woman) accepts the essence of different scriptures and sees only the good in all religions.'
                                                          (The Srimad Bhagavatam--The Wisdom of God).


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Subject: RE: Favourite Quotations
From: GUEST,Dáithí
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 04:46 AM

guest Beachcomber...that is a peculiar mixture of Latin and Greek!!


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