What are some of your favourite quotes?

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    Jan 20, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    I guess I'll start it off.

    "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don' t matter and those who matter don't mind"

    "Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice"
    - Ayn Rand

    "The heart has reasons that reasons cannot know"
    - Blaise Pascal

    "OBSESSED is just a word the LAZY use to describe the DEDICATED."
    - anonymous

    "The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you're a god or a total ****off. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds."
    - Henry Rollins

    "Everyone fails. It's not failure that defines ones character; it's the reactions to those failures that show your inner strengths."
    - anonymous
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    Jan 20, 2010 5:56 AM GMT
    "Nice jump, human."

    -Shodan icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 20, 2010 6:47 AM GMT
    "You have to live your life spherically--in many directions. Never lose your childish enthusiasm, and things will come your way." - Lindsey Duncan in Under the Tuscan Sun -- original quote attributed to Frederico Fellini...
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    Jan 20, 2010 7:48 PM GMT
    Parthenope said"You have to live your life spherically--in many directions. Never lose your childish enthusiasm, and things will come your way." - Lindsey Duncan in Under the Tuscan Sun -- original quote attributed to Frederico Fellini...


    I like this!
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    Jan 20, 2010 7:54 PM GMT
    "Forgiveness is the fragrance of the violet which still clings to the heel that crushed it" - George Roemisch

    "The only way to see the rainbow is to look through the rain"

    "Be the change you wish to see in the world"

    "Love knows no time and space as it transcends through a lifetime"
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    Jan 20, 2010 7:57 PM GMT
    "I have expert command of a vast amount of thoroughly useless information."
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    Jan 20, 2010 8:00 PM GMT
    Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

    You're silence will not protect you.

    Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

    You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

    As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.

    We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.

    If you can't win, make the person ahead of you break the record.

    A ship in the harbor is safe. But that's not what ships are built for.

    Talent is God-given, be humble! Fame is man-given, be thankful! Conceit is self-given, be careful...

    The vision of a champion is a guy who is bent over, gasping for breath, dripping in sweat, when no one is watching.

    It is not the critic who counts,
    nor 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 great enthusiasms, great devotions;
    who spends himself in a worthy cause;
    who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
    and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
    so that his place shall never be with those timid souls
    who know neither victory nor defeat.
    - Theodore Roosevelt
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    Jan 20, 2010 8:01 PM GMT
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    Jan 20, 2010 8:02 PM GMT

    Acoco, the one you started us off with is also one of my favorites:

    "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don' t matter and those who matter don't mind"

    It's from Dr Seuss.

    Another favorite from him:

    “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
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    Jan 20, 2010 8:06 PM GMT
    flieslikeabeagle said

    “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”



    Dr. Seuss is great. I love this one too!
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    Jan 20, 2010 8:18 PM GMT
    "To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world."

    Was just in LA to bury my 93 yo grandmother who leaves behind 2 children, 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. To the 20 of us ... she was the world and will be missed greatly...
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    Jan 20, 2010 8:25 PM GMT
    "There are tall ships, and there are small ships, but there are no ships... like the Millennium Falcon. It did the Kessel Run in under twelve Parsecs."
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    Jan 20, 2010 10:13 PM GMT
    "The truth is conditional, and therefore subject to change."

    X-men 2:"Nightcrawler: Excuse me? They say you can imitate anybody, even their voice.
    Mystique (in his voice): Even their voice.
    Nightcrawler: Then why not stay in disguise all the time? You know, look like everyone else.
    Mystique (in her voice): Because we shouldn't have to."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIkjPwxOcdk

    Yeah.... I'm a dork.
    *edit for the youtubes
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    Jan 20, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    "a compliment is an insult that has been misunderstood"

    from my dad but im sure he wasn't the one who made it up lol
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    Jan 20, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    "Whatever it is you want in life.. act like it." My dad.
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    Jan 20, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
    "20 years and 2 husbands ago" Leeann Womack
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    Jan 20, 2010 11:08 PM GMT
    "I am a parcel of vain strivings tied by a chance bond together"

    Henry David Thoreau, from one of his poems. Always seemed to sum up the human condition perfectly.

    On another note, when I was a young gay, I thought I would use "Chance Bond" as my porn name.
  • tbone25

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    Jan 20, 2010 11:14 PM GMT
    I would rather be ashes than dust!
    I would rather that my spark should burn out
    in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
    I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom
    of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
    The function of man is to live, not to exist.
    I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
    I shall use my time.

    -- Jack London

    I'd rather wear out than rust out
    --- My Grandfather
  • PipHop

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    Jan 20, 2010 11:15 PM GMT
    Actions reveal how the hear really feels.

    Never make someone a priority, when you're only an option.

    You won't eat until you're hungry.

    all courtesy of my grammy, old southern wit goes a long wayicon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 20, 2010 11:20 PM GMT
    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

    Margaret Mead
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    Jan 21, 2010 12:20 AM GMT
    PipHop said

    Never make someone a priority, when you're only an option.

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    So true!
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    Jan 21, 2010 12:40 AM GMT
    If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. -Mother Teresa


    You are blind and I am deaf and dumb, so let us touch hands and understand. -- Khalil Gibran

    Because when you are well-dressed, you are much more optimistic. And sometimes, optimism is all we have - Miuccia Prada

    "Hate is a dead thing. Who of you would be a tomb? " -Khalil Gibran

    "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar" -- Sigmund Freud

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    Jan 21, 2010 12:43 AM GMT
    'No one can make you feel inferior without their consent'

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    'Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself'

    both Eleanor Roosevelt
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    Jan 21, 2010 12:48 AM GMT
    "In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point."
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    Jan 21, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    Never confuse motion with progress.

    Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is what others think you are.


    May your faith always exceed your fears-no price is too great to go through life afraid.