Favourite Quotes - reposted

  • shirty

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    Aug 02, 2009 1:21 AM GMT
    I posted this in the wrong section - still getting used to the forum. Thought I'd repost it here!

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    I love quotes. They inspire me to think differently and to reflect upon life. What are some of your favourite quotes?

    A couple of mine (and I have too many to list!) are:

    "We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same." - Carlos Castaneda

    "We can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past." - Virginia Woolf

    "Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible." - Virginia Woolf

    "A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval." - Mark Twain

    I'd love to hear your favs!

    cheers.
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    Aug 02, 2009 6:53 AM GMT
    " Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." - - Mark Twain
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    Aug 02, 2009 12:47 PM GMT
    "I support the complete repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act." -from Obama open letter to the LGBT community posted on Obama's Web site.
  • Arcangel7769

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    Aug 02, 2009 1:00 PM GMT
    "Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Set him on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life"
    Terry Pratchett



    One of my favorite authors. Careful reading him in public tho. You'll get lots of stares when you start literally laughing out loud!
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    Aug 02, 2009 1:03 PM GMT
    Hold to nothing too violently. Every fool stands convinced; and everyone convinced is a fool; and the faultier a man's judgement, the firmer his conviction.

    Baltasar Gracian (15?? - 165icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 02, 2009 1:11 PM GMT
    To succeed in the world it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discover who is a fool than to discover who is a clever man.

    Talleyrand - De Perigord (1754-183icon_cool.gif


    (did somebody say bacon?....errrr, I mean penetration)?
  • jc_online

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    Aug 02, 2009 1:12 PM GMT
    (sorry if I slightly misquote:

    An injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. -MLK

    Life isn't about finding yourself, Life is about creating yourself. - Unknown

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    Aug 02, 2009 3:16 PM GMT
    "I'm sure you'll make a delightful addition to hell."

    -J.D. Robb


    "The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."

    - Charles DuBois


    "If one has truly lost hope,
    one would not be on hand to say so."

    -Eric Bentley


    "I knew a boy who left me so ravaged
    Do you even know the extent
    Of the damage..."

    - Courtney Love, Pacific Coast Highway


    "It's like sex without orgasm."

    - Anne Sexton on the difficulty of properly ending a poem


    "Do you ever take drugs so that you can have sex without crying?"

    --Sarah Silverman


    "If you can't fix it, you'll have to stand it."

    - Innis, Brokeback Mountain
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:20 PM GMT
    -Contentment breeds complacency. (My great Grandfather, Grandfather, and Father had always said this.)

    -We gladly feast on those that would subdue us. (I think this is an a movie. But it has always stuck with me.)

    -He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - author unknown

    Cheers,
    Keith
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    NB - Oh, and I forgot.....Greed is good! (First thing I say when my stocks go up! icon_wink.gif )
  • DiverScience

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    Aug 02, 2009 3:21 PM GMT
    "Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity." ~Louis Pasteur
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:22 PM GMT
    “Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty”

    Socrates.
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:27 PM GMT
    Lostboy said“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty”

    Socrates.


    icon_rolleyes.gif That's really your favourite quote?
    -Keith
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:29 PM GMT
    “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”

    T.S. Eliot

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    Aug 02, 2009 3:29 PM GMT
    "In love, silence is better than speech."
    - Pascal.
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:34 PM GMT
    "Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness... give me truth." - Christopher McCandless expanding on Thoreau

    "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see" - Thoreau
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:37 PM GMT
    SD_92101 said
    But my all time favorite:

    "It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." – President Theodore Roosevelt


    My all time fav as well.

    And another favorite is:

    Until one has loved an animal, a part of ones soul remains unawakened.
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    Aug 02, 2009 4:03 PM GMT
    Ahhh "Anna Madrigal". Loved her character.
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    Aug 02, 2009 4:06 PM GMT
    "It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities"

    "Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them."

    "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."

    "--yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often. Best to say nothing at all, my dear man."

    "I would assume that you were going to offer me refreshment, but the evidence so far suggests that that would be optimistic to the point of foolishness."

    “Tell me one last thing,” said Harry. “Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?”
    “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”

    and my favorite:

    "Alas! Ear wax!"

    all from Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 02, 2009 4:22 PM GMT
    "A leader alway accepts more than his share of blame
    and Never takes more than his share of credit"
    Brien Bowman 2009
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    Aug 02, 2009 4:23 PM GMT
    The truth holds to itself. - Ambassador Kosh of the Vorlon Empire- Babylon 5
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    Aug 02, 2009 4:28 PM GMT
    All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.

    M. Scott Peck, M.D.
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    Aug 02, 2009 4:30 PM GMT
    "Pain is weakness leaving your body"

    "Son, when you participate in sporting events, it's not whether you win or lose: it's how drunk you get"


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    Aug 02, 2009 4:33 PM GMT
    Uneasy rests the head that wears the Crown....anonymous

    Bullshit....Stroker Ace
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    Aug 02, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    Because

    BECAUSE gay men and lesbians are discriminated against in housing and
    employment

    AND because how we act is more important than who we are

    AND if we get harassed it's our problem

    AND if we get attacked we provoked it

    AND if we raise our voices we're flaunting ourselves

    AND if we enjoy sex we're perverts

    AND if we have Aids we deserve it

    AND if we march with pride we're recruiting children

    AND if we want or have children we're unfit parents

    AND if we stand up for our rights we're overstepping our boundaries

    AND because we are forced constantly to question our own worth as human
    beings

    AND if we don't have a relationship with someone of the opposite sex we
    haven't given it a chance

    AND if we have a relationship with someone of the same sex it is not
    recognized

    AND we are told our love is not "real"

    AND if we come out of the closet we're just going through a phase

    AND because lesbian and gay history is virtually absent from literature AND
    because homophobia is sanctioned by the supreme court

    AND ... for lots and lots of other reasons,

    I AM PART OF THE LESBIAN & GAY CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT.
  • dannyboy1101

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    Aug 02, 2009 11:45 PM GMT
    I came up with a good one while a bit tipsy at the Market Days festivities yesterday and it even applies to the online world.

    "If you don't have a face then you don't have a dick." - new personal mantra haha

    "Every passing moment is another chance to turn it all around." - Vanilla Sky