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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #405 on: September 10, 2018, 05:58:35 PM »
"Unfortunately, the models were right."
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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #406 on: September 11, 2018, 05:28:19 PM »
Some of my favorite quotes from Ernest Hemingway:

















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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #407 on: September 11, 2018, 05:45:34 PM »
What's a "Metaphysical Bible Dictionary?"
Christ my God, set my heart on fire with love in You, that in its flame I may love You with all my heart, with all my mind, and with all my soul and with all my strength, and my neighbor as myself, so that by keeping Your commandments I may glorify You the Giver of every good and perfect gift. Amen.

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« Reply #408 on: September 11, 2018, 05:48:33 PM »
I like Hemingway a lot.
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« Reply #409 on: September 11, 2018, 07:03:46 PM »
What's a "Metaphysical Bible Dictionary?"

Well, it's definitely not an Orthodox publication. It's popular among many Rastafarians, and it does have some good stuff in it. It was composed by Charles Fillmore https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Fillmore_(Unity_Church), who founded the Unity church (not to be confused with the Unitarian church.) But I would caution those who are not Orthodox to stay away from it.


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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #410 on: September 13, 2018, 09:33:16 PM »
It is impossible to convince the fool that there are pleasures superior to those we share with the rest of the animals.

- Nicolas Gomez Davila
“God,”
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But the church is alive. "

 “How long, Archpriest, are we to suffer thus?” I answered: “Until our very death, Markovna!” And she replied, with a sigh: “So be it, Petrovich, let us plod on.” - Life of Avvakum by Himself

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St. Avvakum, pray for us!

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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #411 on: September 13, 2018, 10:37:27 PM »
Christ my God, set my heart on fire with love in You, that in its flame I may love You with all my heart, with all my mind, and with all my soul and with all my strength, and my neighbor as myself, so that by keeping Your commandments I may glorify You the Giver of every good and perfect gift. Amen.

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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #412 on: September 14, 2018, 12:27:07 AM »
It is impossible to convince the fool that there are pleasures superior to those we share with the rest of the animals.

- Nicolas Gomez Davila


That's good ```

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« Reply #413 on: September 14, 2018, 12:28:48 AM »
Coming together ~ that's a start ~ working together ~ that's progress ~ staying together ~ that's success ```


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« Reply #414 on: September 14, 2018, 01:22:07 PM »

Not from this book, but his For Whom the Bell Tolls had a lot of impact on me as a child for its portrayal of death. For some reason, the death of El Sordo was the part that haunted me the most.
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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #415 on: September 17, 2018, 09:20:43 PM »
Who knew Nietzsche could be so honest?

"What does man actually know about himself, aside from how much of a loser he is?" - Friedrich Nietzsche
"The business of the Christian is nothing else than to be ever preparing for death (μελεπᾷν ἀποθνήσκειν)."

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« Reply #416 on: September 17, 2018, 09:32:16 PM »
Who knew Nietzsche could be so honest?

"What does man actually know about himself, aside from how much of a loser he is?" - Friedrich Nietzsche

Lol, i could see that on a poster in a college dorm.
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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #417 on: September 24, 2018, 06:42:35 PM »
"At the very moment the Knickerbockers first tested their new rules in Hoboken, slaves were picking cotton in Charleston. When the blue and the grey weren't slaughtering each other, they were throwing the ball around the blood-stained fields. When Jackie Robinson crossed the foul line, the country stopped to watch him. And when steel fell on Americans at Normandy and in Lower Manhattan, baseball stopped to honor them. History is made every day, with every step, every word, every pitch. For two hundred years, baseball has been carving its own way across time, through generations and war and struggle, becoming a part of the story of America.

On August 9, 1974, the Rangers walked off the Tigers on a single by Mike Hargrove in the 14th inning. The Giants' Ron Reed threw a six-hit shutout in Chicago. And Richard Nixon resigned the presidency.

On July 20, 1969, Ferguson Jenkins blanked the Phillies with nine strikeouts, Gaylord Perry hit his first career home run, and Apollo 11 touched down on the surface of the moon.

On August 18, 1920, a Wally Pipp homer put the Yankees over the Indians, Eddie Rommel outlasted Lefty Williams, and the Nineteenth Amendment gave women the right to vote.

There are two sources for this data: the history book, and the box score. There is no difference between the two, except that the chronicle of baseball statistics achieves with ease what the historians can only aspire to: pure, unbiased fact.

"Mazeroski homers to left." The sentence is so innocuous, so unassuming, despite the unbelievable legend it represents.

"Roberts steals second." A revolution began with those three words, yet they seem so harmless on the page.

It is the miraculous fortune of our time that we have unfettered access to the whole of baseball history, a few clicks and swipes and it's there. Even when we made do with unwieldy encyclopedias, there was a sense of completeness and permanence to the minutiae of the sport, that every moment of it was etched indelibly into stone, or papyrus, or retrosheet. You can dig this stuff up in ten thousand years, and no one will know who Stormy Daniels was but they will know that someone named Boog Powell doubled and drove in a run on May 5, 1975. On that day, babies were born, teenagers shared their first kiss, countless personal milestones and tragedies were realized, and Boog Powell had a good day at the plate.

And what really makes baseball so wondrous, so sacred and beautiful, is that it's constantly unfolding in front of us, as relentlessly as the universe is expanding, and every pitch you see is being recorded. You are watching history. The memory is in your fragile, mortal brain, but it's validated by the dozen guys in the press box who are preserving it for the ages, and the hundreds of amateur artisans filling out the grid from the bleachers. It's all there, and it always will be.

On September 7, 2003, the Rangers held a 4-3 lead as they batted in the top of the seventh at the Metrodome. Rafael Palmeiro stood in against Grant Balfour with one out. He took a pitch, and then whiffed on the second. The third pitch he connected with, but it popped behind him and out of play. Foul. It's right there in the box score. "Foul."

That "Foul" sailed beneath the sky of gloomy off-white canvas, over the lower deck, and descended upon section 227, row 4, seat 7. It landed in my hands. A clean catch. It had a scuff mark and smelled like what I'm sure heaven smells like. In my mind it still does.

There's not a lot in this world that I cherish as much as the game of baseball. As it has done for America for two centuries, it has been there for me, as a constant, as a distraction, as a temptress of hope. In my religion, Abner Doubleday fastened from his rib a bat of mighty ash and saw that it was good, and sent us the Babe to forgive our sins. I go to my cathedral and sing the hymn of the flag and take the sacrament of hot dog and Budweiser.

So when a piece of the game leapt from its stage and graced me, I was humbled, but I was also uplifted. Because that "Foul" in the box score is me. I was now a part of history, a ludicrously insignificant, yet joyfully eternal part of baseball. No one else knows what that "Foul" means, but to me it's the single best word ever written about the game. It connects me to the past. And to the future."

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“God,”
The words rumbled:
“There is much suffering,
But the church is alive. "

 “How long, Archpriest, are we to suffer thus?” I answered: “Until our very death, Markovna!” And she replied, with a sigh: “So be it, Petrovich, let us plod on.” - Life of Avvakum by Himself

Nastasya, Nastasya, be
patient and do not cry:
Not every happiness
Comes in the clothing of fortune.

St. Avvakum, pray for us!

St. Ambrose, pray for us!

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Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Reply #418 on: September 24, 2018, 07:01:46 PM »
That was poetic.
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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« Reply #419 on: October 07, 2018, 09:27:39 PM »
“My convictions are the same as those of an old woman praying in the corner of a church.”

This is in a book by Nicolas Gomez Davila which also has this epigraph:

Then, when she had her medal, she looked at it, and a smile of beatitude spread over her face; and as she walked away they could hear her muttering “I’ll give it to our cure up home, to say some masses for me!”

“What fanaticism!” exclaimed the chemist, leaning across to the notary.

“God,”
The words rumbled:
“There is much suffering,
But the church is alive. "

 “How long, Archpriest, are we to suffer thus?” I answered: “Until our very death, Markovna!” And she replied, with a sigh: “So be it, Petrovich, let us plod on.” - Life of Avvakum by Himself

Nastasya, Nastasya, be
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Not every happiness
Comes in the clothing of fortune.

St. Avvakum, pray for us!

St. Ambrose, pray for us!

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« Reply #420 on: October 14, 2018, 01:19:21 AM »
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