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« Reply #90 on: September 03, 2013, 02:43:21 PM »

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Garak: "Well, it's the safest way, isn't it?"
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« Reply #91 on: September 03, 2013, 03:20:12 PM »

"Amos Jones: [narrating] With Mr. Smithers comin' up to call at 8, the Kingfish didn't want to take no chances with his mother-in-law.
George 'Kingfish' Stevens: That's right, Madam Olga, I'm bringin' my mother-in-law into your beauty parlor here this afternoon for a complete overhaul job.
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Madam Olga: Yes.
George 'Kingfish' Stevens: Well, if you can get her lookin' that good, I'll be satisfied."
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« Reply #92 on: September 04, 2013, 12:17:14 AM »

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« Reply #94 on: September 11, 2013, 04:31:48 PM »

I died for you, do you live for Me? ( Christ to each one of us)
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« Reply #95 on: September 12, 2013, 11:22:16 AM »

Can't remember where I came across this, but it's one of my favorites.

"Men must have something to blaspheme or life would be unliveable".
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« Reply #96 on: September 13, 2013, 09:17:20 AM »

"You quit your sassin, boy! I pulled you out of your mother and I'll shove yah right back in." - Pa Clemson
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« Reply #97 on: September 13, 2013, 10:04:10 AM »

"A man who doesn't moan isn't happy"

My old amourer sergeant's take on life.
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« Reply #98 on: September 13, 2013, 10:09:39 AM »

"any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly armed."

Lt. Colonel "Mad" Jack Churchill (only British soldier known to have felled an enemy with a longbow in WWII)
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« Reply #99 on: September 13, 2013, 11:18:03 AM »

Was it Kirkagaard or Dick Van Patton who said "to label me is to negate me"?

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« Reply #100 on: September 13, 2013, 05:09:26 PM »

Even a man who has nothing can still offer his life.

Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.

There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt.

He who keeps silent consents.

Victory needs no explanation, defeat allows none.

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« Reply #101 on: September 13, 2013, 05:33:31 PM »

"The meaning of victory is not to merely defeat your enemy but to destroy him, to completely eradicate him from living memory, to leave no remnant of his endeavours, to crush his achievement and remove all record of his very existence. From that defeat there is no recovery. That is the meaning of victory."

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« Reply #102 on: December 20, 2013, 11:37:42 PM »

"Now, when I was a kid, I had my first taste of atom smashing because when I was a kid, I decided to do a Science Fair project. First of all, I was working with anti-matter in high school, photographing brilliant tracks of anti-matter inside my magnetic field that I built. Then one day, I wanted to create my own beam of anti-matter. Not just photograph it, but actually manipulate it. So, I went to my mom one day and I said, 'Mom, can I have permission to build a 2.3 million volt atom smasher betatronic accelerator in my garage?' And she kind of stared at me and said, 'An atom smasher in the garage? I mean, sure. Why not? And don't forget to take out the garbage.' So, I took out the garbage and I went to Westinghouse and I got 400 pounds of transformer steel, 22 miles of copper wire, and we wound a 6 kilowatt, 10,000 gauss magnetic field on the high school football field." - Michio Kaku

Not sure if it's apocryphal or not, and I don't think it is, but either way I like it.
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« Reply #103 on: December 21, 2013, 05:17:29 AM »

From Lawrence of Arabia:

T.E. Lawrence: My lord, I think... I think your book is right. 'The desert is an ocean in which no oar is dipped' and on this ocean the Bedu go where they please and strike where they please. This is the way the Bedu have always fought. You're famed throughout the world for fighting in this way and this is the way you should fight now!
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« Reply #104 on: December 21, 2013, 07:00:24 AM »

Most loving quote that I've heard any time recently ...

"So, here I am, still his wife, and I'm going to remain his wife until the Lord calls me home." - Clara Gantt, 94, on greeting the flag-draped casket containing the recently recovered and identified remains of her husband, US Army SFC Joseph Gantt, who died 63 years ago while a North Korean POW.

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« Reply #105 on: December 21, 2013, 08:44:42 AM »

"“This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.”  - attributed to Sigmund Freud, speaking of the Irish

"Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves.”
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“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”  - J.M. Barrie

“It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against another man's oration, it is a very easy matter; but to produce a better in it's place is a work extremely troublesome.” - Plutarch

"I have tried so hard to do the right." - Grover Cleveland's last words

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”  - A.A.Milne
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« Reply #106 on: December 22, 2013, 04:12:04 AM »

"Tears are a waste of water". Heard this in a Romanian movie about one of the voivodes. What made me laugh was actually the serious tone in which it was said.
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« Reply #107 on: December 22, 2013, 06:52:13 AM »

"For the life of all men must end in death, though a man shut himself in a chamber and keep watch; but brave men must ever set themselves to do that which is noble, with their joyful hope for their buckler, and whatsoever God gives, must bear it gallantly."

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« Reply #108 on: December 23, 2013, 06:44:10 AM »

From the late Fred Rogers, of blessed memory. These are but two among a whole host of wonderful quotes voiced by a deeply spiritual and inspirational man who brought a wealth of entertainment, mixed with wisdom, to the children who viewed his show over the decades:

“It's a mistake to think that we have to be lovely to be loved by human beings or by God”

“I believe that appreciation is a holy thing--that when we look for what's best in a person we happen to be with at the moment, we're doing what God does all the time. So in loving and appreciating our neighbor, we're participating in something sacred.”

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« Reply #109 on: January 09, 2014, 01:55:01 PM »

“Belatedly I loved thee, O Beauty so ancient and so new, belatedly I loved thee. For see, thou wast within and I was without, and I sought thee out there. Unlovely, I rushed heedlessly among the lovely things thou hast made. Thou wast with me, but I was not with thee. These things kept me far from thee; even though they were not at all unless they were in thee. Thou didst call and cry aloud, and didst force open my deafness. Thou didst gleam and shine, and didst chase away my blindness. Thou didst breathe fragrant odors and I drew in my breath; and now I pant for thee. I tasted, and now I hunger and thirst. Thou didst touch me, and I burned for thy peace.”

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« Reply #110 on: January 09, 2014, 02:03:20 PM »


    The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods.


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    The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods.


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It'd end up in the cess-pit "Politics", though  Wink.  I love his stuff!!!
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« Reply #112 on: January 09, 2014, 02:31:17 PM »

“All right, let’s not panic. I’ll make the money by selling one of my livers. I can get by with one.”
Homer Simpson
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« Reply #113 on: January 09, 2014, 05:06:46 PM »

"Next, on what subjects and to what extent may we philosophize? On matters within our reach, and to such an extent as the mental power and grasp of our audience may extend." - St. Gregory the Theologian, Oration 27.4
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« Reply #114 on: January 09, 2014, 06:11:09 PM »


    The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods.


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I could fill a whole thread just with his quotes.
It'd end up in the cess-pit "Politics", though  Wink.  I love his stuff!!!

Perhaps I could be corrected, but dated politics doesn't seem to be a problem.  He was probably complaining about President Taft.  I don't see a lot of flame wars arising of this! 
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« Reply #115 on: January 09, 2014, 06:14:17 PM »

"Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter,"-Friedrich Nietzsche.
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« Reply #116 on: January 09, 2014, 07:07:19 PM »

"Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments--a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared." - William Jennings Bryan  (the guy that lost to Taft)
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« Reply #117 on: January 15, 2014, 12:53:48 PM »

His live-for-the-moment attitude solidly intact, Lemmy shows few signs of human wear-and-tear. As one working-class cockney fan puts it: "If they drop a nuclear bomb, Lemmy and cockroaches is all that's gonna survive."
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« Reply #118 on: January 15, 2014, 04:13:09 PM »

You mentioned this in the other thread, and I didn't want to rain on the parade... but actually Lemmy is not doing so well as far as health these days.
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« Reply #119 on: January 15, 2014, 04:17:10 PM »

You mentioned this in the other thread, and I didn't want to rain on the parade... but actually Lemmy is not doing so well as far as health these days.

I know. He postponed the tour for the latest album. He has diabetes and heart problems I believe and some other stuff maybe. He gave up smoking, not sure if drinking as well. He says "he is paying the price" as he is just as always. I am praying for him these days.
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« Reply #120 on: January 15, 2014, 04:37:09 PM »

You mentioned this in the other thread, and I didn't want to rain on the parade... but actually Lemmy is not doing so well as far as health these days.

I know. He postponed the tour for the latest album. He has diabetes and heart problems I believe and some other stuff maybe. He gave up smoking, not sure if drinking as well. He says "he is paying the price" as he is just as always. I am praying for him these days.

He actually had a defibrillator inserted in his chest (so Lemmy). And suffered a hematoma. Had to cancel some shows, yet it's so amazing that he didn't stop altogether (again, so Lemmy). He quit smoking and drinks only wine.
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« Reply #121 on: January 23, 2014, 03:23:59 PM »

"We should have a world government, but only when the Messiah arrives. Any attempt to achieve world order before that time must be the work of the devil!" Pat Robertson
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« Reply #122 on: February 04, 2014, 10:13:27 AM »

Quotes from a dear friend:

"No, I don't have any regrets. I don't see the point of them."
"I don't think as far as the future."

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« Reply #123 on: February 05, 2014, 06:33:56 AM »

"Why"s are simultaneously the charm and the stoppage of the mind. They signal the innocent curiosity of a febrile species, in perpetual intellectual expansion, but also the paralyzing stupor of gratuitous interrogation. "Why" -- is asked both by smart people and stupid people. "Stupid people" produce what is called the castrating "why", meaning a question to which no answer can be given and which blocks any efficient production: there is no solution, but the smallest sign of a solution prior to the question is also suspended. It's as if you are saying: I am not going into the elevator until I understand how it works. You might spend your whole life climbing stairs... By Andrei Plesu. Source, my blog: http://romanianorthodoxyinenglish.blogspot.ro/2014/02/about-angels-book-quotes.html


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« Reply #124 on: February 08, 2014, 11:28:29 AM »

"All the important parts in your life are accidents. Everything that you plan isn't ...."(removed bad word) Lemmy Killmister
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« Reply #125 on: February 08, 2014, 02:31:19 PM »

My favorite funny quotes:

"It's not about how smart you are (insert my real name), it's about how dumb everyone else is"

-My friend, to me

"(insert my real name), you are a lazy piece of s***"

-The very same friend, to me

"(Insert my real name), you have your own gravitational force"

-My physics/chemistry teacher, to me

"Shut up, (insert my real name)"

-My physics/chemistry teacher, to me, after I said absolutely nothing

"Life s**ks and then you die"

-my physics/chemistry teacher, on life in general

"Listen kid, I still think you're a jerk"

-OC.net poster, to me

Cheesy

My favorite serious quotes include:

"Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me."

"These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

"And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst."

"Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."

Our Lord's words, especially those in St. John's Gospel, are such an inspiration for me.
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« Reply #126 on: February 11, 2014, 06:47:08 AM »

"I'll tell you what it was that drove us on. The certainty that we were right and the enemy was wrong." Motorhead
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« Reply #127 on: February 11, 2014, 10:30:26 AM »

The Lacedaemonians fought a memorable battle; they made it quite clear that they were the experts, and that they were fighting against amateurs.  -Herodotus

It is the right of the conqueror to impose any condition on the defeated.  -Julius Caesar

Silent are laws in times of war.  -Cicero

Aemilianus, you'll always be poor if you're poor.
These days, they only give wealth to the rich.
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It is convenient that there be gods.  As it is convenient, let us believe that there are.  -Ovid

I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be.  -Diogenes of Sinope

It was said of Diogenes: He once begged alms of a statue, and, when asked why he did so, replied, "To get practice in being refused."

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy, the mad daughter of a wise mother.  These daughters have too long dominated the Earth.  - Voltaire

To-day a democrat of the old school would demand, not freedom for the press, but freedom from the press; but mean-time the leaders have changed themselves into parvenus who have to secure their position vis-a-vis the masses.  -Spengler (1928)

More on the press from Spengler:

The press to-day is an army with carefully organized arms and branches, with journalists as officers, and readers as soldiers. But here, as in every army, the soldier obeys blindly, and war-aims and operation-plans change without his knowledge. The reader neither knows, nor is allowed to know, the purposes for which he is used, nor even the role that he is to play. A more appalling caricature of freedom of thought cannot be imagined. Formerly a man did not dare to think freely. Now he dares, but cannot; his will to think is only a willingness to think to order, and this is what he feels as his liberty.

Another from H.L. Mencken, because on some level I am in love with him:

The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and it's good-bye to the Bill of Rights.

And another:

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
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"Only God exists; the rest is all hypothesis. " monk Nicolae Steinhardt
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« Reply #129 on: March 06, 2014, 04:37:54 AM »

"Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon." - Susan Ertz

"Good taste is the worst vice ever invented." - Dame Edith Sitwell
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« Reply #130 on: March 06, 2014, 12:58:35 PM »

"Life is hard. It's even harder if you're stupid."
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« Reply #131 on: March 13, 2014, 02:36:15 AM »

"That priest," she muttered and was silent for a minute. Then she said, "In Europe they probably got some different ways to make liquor but I reckon they know all the ways. They're full of crooked ways. They never have advanced or reformed. They got the same religion as a thousand years ago. It could only be the devil responsible for that."

From The Displaced Person by Flannery O'Connor


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« Reply #132 on: March 17, 2014, 02:14:34 PM »

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« Reply #133 on: May 01, 2014, 03:08:17 AM »

"That idea has sunk very deep into your unconscious – that you are not deserving, that you are utterly worthless. Naturally, the best way is to get away from yourself. Everybody is doing it in different ways: somebody is running for money, somebody is running for power, somebody is running for respectability, somebody is running for virtue, saintliness." - Osho
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« Reply #134 on: May 01, 2014, 03:27:06 AM »

Mahoney: 'I'm trapped here?'
Lassard: 'Yes, we all are.'

Police Academy. I tried to find a video of this scene, but no dice.
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