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11-29-2004, 05:21 PM
"God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh"

11-29-2004, 05:32 PM
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain
a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty
nor safety. ---Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of
Pennsylvania, 1759.


"The politician attempts to remedy the evil by
increasing the very thing that caused the evil in
the first place: legal plunder." -- Frederic Bastiat (1801 - 1850), French statesman and author.

11-29-2004, 05:45 PM
My people must drink beer. His majesty was brought up on beer and so were his ancestors and his officers and soldiers. Many battles have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer, and the King does not believe that coffee-drinking soldiers can be depended on to endure
hardships or to beat enemies. --Frederick the Great, King of Prussia September 13, 1777

11-29-2004, 05:47 PM
There are so many out there, it's almost impossible to come up with a favorite. But here's a funny one. I wish I remembered who it came from -- some theater director or writer, to an actress, I think at a rehearsal.

"You, my dear, are a birdbrain. And I mean that as an insult to birds!"

11-29-2004, 05:51 PM
When the only tool you have is a hammer, all problems tend to look like nails - Hungarian Proverb (I also think I've seen it attributed to Maslow)

There are those who see the world the way it really is and those who call them cynics - can't remember

No one has ever gone brok underestimating the taste of the American public - H.L. Menken

Normality is nothing to aspire to. - Me

I have so many quotes running through my heas, but I'll stop here.

11-29-2004, 05:52 PM
Oh, how could I leave off

No one extolls the virtue of hard work more than the man who inheritted his father's store - Confucious

11-29-2004, 05:54 PM
Chance favors the prepared mind.

11-29-2004, 06:39 PM
That reminds me of one that goes something like, "The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor from begging, stealing bread, and sleeping under bridges."

11-29-2004, 06:50 PM
"The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take it's course, and your tools will strike at the right moment." - Bruce Lee

dr. klopek
11-29-2004, 06:52 PM
"I can't live the button-down life like you. I want it all! The terrifying lows, the dizzying highs, the creamy middles! Sure, I might offend a few of the blue-noses with my cocky stride and musky odors-Oh, I'll never be the darling of the so-called "City Fathers" who cluck their tongues, stroke their beards, and talk about "What's to be done with this Homer Simpson?"

James Boston
11-29-2004, 07:55 PM
If you will it, it is no dream.

Theodor Herzl
State of Israel- 1902

11-29-2004, 08:19 PM
"That's the last cigarette I ever eat."

11-29-2004, 11:11 PM
I'm surprised there haven't been more responses, I love a good quote. It would be nice to make a list of all the great quotes I've heard but I'm too lazy for that. Anyway, here are a couple more,

"fortune favours the bold"
"i imagine girls like bugs, have a dim perception that god played a cruel trick on them but really lack the intelligence to comprehend that magnitude of it"

The Dude
11-29-2004, 11:39 PM
"i imagine girls like bugs, have a dim perception that god played a cruel trick on them but really lack the intelligence to comprehend that magnitude of it"

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LMAO, that's good stuff. Here's one:

'Tis better to have loved and lost... than to have just lost."

11-29-2004, 11:40 PM
"It's good to be da king."

edit: Mel Brooks, of course.

One of my favorites:
"Consciousness is a being, the nature of which is to be conscious of the nothingness of its being." J.P. Sartre from Being and Nothingness

And for another perspective:
"Relax, kid. We do this every day." - the immortal Earl Weaver.

11-29-2004, 11:42 PM
Nancy Astor (to Winston Churchill): If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee!

Churchill: And if I were your husband I would drink it.

The Dude
11-29-2004, 11:44 PM
Nancy Astor: Winston! You're drunk. You should be ashamed of yourslef.

Churchill: Yes, but in the morning I'll be sober. And you'll still be ugly.

11-29-2004, 11:45 PM
The better Churchill quote:

Ugly Lady: You, sir, are drunk!
Winston: Yes, but tomorrow I will be sober, and you, madam, will still be ugly.


11-29-2004, 11:49 PM
wow, what a backlash!

by the way i still think the 1st one is funnier

The Dude
11-29-2004, 11:52 PM
Groucho Marx (to contestant on "You Bet Your Life"): 23 kids? That's amazing! How do you have 23 kids?

Contestant: Well, I love children and I love my husband

Groucho: I love my cigar too, but I take it out every now and then!

11-29-2004, 11:53 PM
haha... yeah groucho is funny /images/graemlins/grin.gif

11-30-2004, 12:19 AM
Winston: Yes, but tomorrow I will be sober, and you, madam, will still be ugly.

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This isn't how he delivered it, as far as I know, and even if he did it doesn't matter because it sounds better the way I think it is:

Churchill: Yes, but you're ugly, and tomorrow I'll be sober.

It's just slightly more subtle that way, it makes it much funnier.

11-30-2004, 12:38 AM
Jeff Bridges "All the Dude ever wanted was his rug back."

The Dude
11-30-2004, 02:04 AM
F*ckin' Eh, man.

11-30-2004, 02:46 AM
nice quote. here's my favorite one:

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done 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 up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for 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 he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

Theodore Roosevelt
"Citizenship in a Republic,"
Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910

11-30-2004, 03:19 AM
"imitation is the sincerist form of flatterY"

nicky g
11-30-2004, 06:08 AM
Agreed, the first one is funnier, and probably my favourite quote.

Some good Brendan Behan quotes:

If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.

The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.

When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

I only take a drink on two occasions - when I'm thirsty and when I'm not.

I've never been in a situation so bad that a policeman couldn't make it worse.

11-30-2004, 06:34 AM
"progress, far from consisting of change depends on retentiveness - those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it"

that and everything written by oscar wilde - "democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people"

stripsqueez - chickenhawk

nicky g
11-30-2004, 06:41 AM
I don;t know if it's a real quote, but there's a great line in one of the old films about Wilde. In it, Alfred Douglas's (Wilde's gay lover) father presents Wilde with a cabbage at a public event as some sort of insulting gift.

"Thank you", says Wilde; "whenever I smell it I shall think of you."

11-30-2004, 06:52 AM
There are so many...

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

Insanity is the exception in individuals. In groups, parties, people, and times, it is the rule

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.

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

Walter Sobchak: Nihilists! [Censored] me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.

11-30-2004, 07:03 AM
"I have existed from the morning of the world; And I shall exist until the last stars fall from the heavens. Even though I have taken the form of Gaias Caligula, I am all men, as I am no man, and so I am a God." ---

Caligula after awakening from a 2 month coma. He then went on to kill senators indiscriminately and for fun. He also ordered wild sex orgies with their wives. Before the unexplained coma he was a model emperor.

11-30-2004, 09:45 AM
Former New Zealand prime minister, Rob Muldoon

"When New Zealanders emigrate to Australia, the average IQ of both countries increases"

11-30-2004, 09:49 AM
I'm surprised there haven't been more responses, I love a good quote. It would be nice to make a list of all the great quotes I've heard but I'm too lazy for that. Anyway, here are a couple more,

"fortune favours the bold"
"i imagine girls like bugs, have a dim perception that god played a cruel trick on them but really lack the intelligence to comprehend that magnitude of it"

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Quote from Calvin? Probably aren't more responses because there was a favorite quotes thread just a couple of weeks ago.

11-30-2004, 10:01 AM
Former New Zealand prime minister, Rob Muldoon

"When New Zealanders emigrate to Australia, the average IQ of both countries increases"

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In Texas we say the same thing about Aggies moving to Louisiana. /images/graemlins/grin.gif

11-30-2004, 11:37 AM
"i need a blowjob from kristy turlington"
"beer is proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy"

11-30-2004, 11:43 AM
"after this case and the next case, theres only one more case!"

barney -- the simpsons


Richard Tanner
11-30-2004, 12:41 PM
Almost right
A: Winston you're drunk
WC: Yes ma'am and you are ugly, the difference is I'll be sober in the morning.


11-30-2004, 03:29 PM
* Now talking in #twoplustwo
* Topic is 'I find that a duck's opinion of me is very much dependent on whether I have bread.'
* Set by ZeeJustin!ZeeJustin@zeejustin.student.umd.edu on Tue Nov 30 07:57:01

Competition over. Go home folks.

11-30-2004, 03:51 PM
The versions I see here seem dumbed down and much less funny than the rendering of it that I remember.

Woman to Churchill: "You are drunk!"

Churchill: And you, madam, are very ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober."

Much, much better.

11-30-2004, 03:51 PM
My favorite Wilde one is, "I can resist anything -- except temptation."

11-30-2004, 04:23 PM
"I'd buy that for a dollar!" /images/graemlins/grin.gif

Phat Mack
11-30-2004, 04:33 PM
My favorite Wilde one is, "I can resist anything -- except temptation."

Mine: "No good deed goes unpunished."

Phat Mack
11-30-2004, 04:35 PM
"Anything worth doing right is worth laughing at."

Travis Redfish as channelled by Bigboy Medlin

Ricky Slade
11-30-2004, 04:39 PM
"The secret of success is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake those, you've got it made." Groucho Marx

"My advice to you ... is to start drinking heavily" Pluto

11-30-2004, 05:00 PM
No good deed goes unpunished."

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Oh yeah, that's always been a huge favorite of mine. I like it better even than the temptation line. But for some reason I always thought that line came from Gore Vidal. I guess I'm getting my witheringly acidic-witted gay bon vivant writers mixed up again. Sometimes it's hard to pull them apart.

11-30-2004, 05:02 PM
My advice to you ... is to start drinking heavily" Pluto

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Bluto! Bluto Blutarsky! Heretic!

11-30-2004, 05:52 PM
The question to ask is not merely: 'am I paying attention?' but rather: 'what am I paying attention to'

There are only 2 things that are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
-Albert Einstein

When the only tool you own is a hammer; every problem begins to resemble a nail
-Abraham Maslow

Nothing happens unless first a dream
-Carl Sandburg

Pain only lasts a little while, but you can always put pizza in the refrigerator.
-Metro Gymnastics Center Boys Team motto

Remember it's 'Hi how are you', not 'How high are you?'
-Uncle Edgster

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things
-Albert Einstein

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
-Albert Einstein

Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe. Sometimes I think we’re not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering.
-Arthur C. Clarke

No matter how warm or soft your bed is, you still have to get out of it.
-Grace Slick

Sometimes the straightest path is through the mud

Courage is resistance to fear mastery of fear not absence of fear.
-Mark Twain

There is a fine line between being creative, and being a lunatic

There is a fine line between being brave, and being stupid

If our brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.
-Jon Evans

God doesn't play dice.
-Albert Einstein

God not only plays dice, he sometime throws the dice where they cannot be seen.
-Stephen Hawking

It is impossible to imagine a four-dimensional universe. I personally find it hard enough imagining a three-dimensional one.
-Stephen Hawking

Lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
-Mick Jagger in “Ruby Tuesday”

Why is it that nobody understands me and everybody likes me?
-Albert Einstein

It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.
-Tom Hanks in “A League Of Their Own”

Hakuna Matata
-Timon and Pumba

The only difference between a hallucination and a vision is the number of people who see it.
-Jon Evans

Of all true word of tongue or pen the saddest are these “it might have been”.
-J.G. Whittier

Every time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against an injustice, he sends out a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current the can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
-Robert Kennedy

Women marry men, hoping to change them. They never do. Men marry women, hoping they'll never change. They always do.
-Oscar Wilde

Things should be made as simple as possible -- no simpler.
-Albert Einstein

I think I've discovered the secret to life...You just hang around until you get used to it.

Silence isn’t always golden. Sometimes it’s yellow.

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
-Albert Einstein 30

If at first you don’t succeed redefine success.
-Robert Fulghum

Religion is the opiate of the masses.
-Karl Marx

It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.
-Albert Einstein

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable an ignoreable war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
-Albert Einstein

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
-Albert Einstein

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
-Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
-Albert Einstein

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
-Albert Einstein

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
-Albert Einstein

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind
-Sigmund Freud 40

Violence as a way of achieving justice is both impractical and immoral. It is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. The old law of an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends by defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers.
-Martin Luther King Jr.

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
-Eden Philpotts

Wer ein Warum zu leben hat, erträgt fast jedes Wie.
If we have our why, we can put up with almost any how.
-Frederick Nietzche

It is my supposition that the Universe in not only queerer than we suppose, it is queerer than we CAN suppose.
-J.B.S. Haldane

It matters not how many fish are in the sea, if there is no bait on your hook.
-Dial West

I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
-Stephen F Roberts

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
-Vernon Law, baseball pitcher

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog: Nobody really enjoys it and the frog generally dies as a result.
-Elwyn Brooks White

Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules.
Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
-Irving Caesar

The roots of knowledge are bitter, but its fruit are sweet.

Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.
-James Russell Lowell 53

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
-Mark Twain

I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details.
-Albert Einstein

The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown.
-Albert Einstein

My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is disgusting. My attitude is not derived from any intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred.
-Albert Einstein

How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill! In such a place even I would be an ardent patriot.
-Albert Einstein

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
-Albert Einstein

Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all of its flavor.
-William Cowper

Above all, try something!

A drunk mans words are a sober mans thoughts.

It is better to ask forgiveness than permission.
-Jesuit saying

The mission of life: Live; Love; Learn; Leave a Legacy.
-Stephen D. Covey

All easy problems have already been solved.

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of
-Oscar Wilde 67

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely
rearranging their prejudices.
-William James

What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out.
-Bertrand Russel

I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
-Ayn Rand

Insanity is doing something over and over and over again and expecting different results. -Albert Einstein

When you dance with the devil the devil doesn’t change. The devil changes you.

Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
-Ambrose Bierce

Boards don’t hit back.
-Bruce Lee

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
-Allan K. Chalmers

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.
-Nicholas Murray Butler

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new
discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny..."
-Isaac Asimov 78

-An Sioux-Indian war cry meaning "Today is a good day to die!”

100 years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, how big my house was, or what kind of car I drove. But the world may be a little better, because I was important, in the life of a child.
-Forest Witcraft

Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel.
-Jean de La Bruyere

There is a constant struggle, between people, to invent better and better foolproof products, and the universe, to produce better and better fools. So far, the universe is winning.

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
-Stephen Hawking

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We’re all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
-Oscar Wilde

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
-George Bernard Shaw

God is Dead. And we have killed him.
-Frederick Nietzche

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
-Robert Frost

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
-Oscar Wilde

Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative.
-Oscar Wilde

The distance between insanity and genius, is measured only by success.
-Elliot Carver (Tomorrow never dies) 91

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
-G B Shaw

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
-Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Lechery, sir, it provokes, and unprovokes;
it provokes the desire, but it takes
away the performance: therefore, much drink
may be said to be an equivocator with lechery:
it makes him, and it mars him; it sets
him on, and it takes him off; it persuades him,
and disheartens him; makes him stand to, and
not stand to; in conclusion, equivocates him
in a sleep, and, giving him the lie, leaves him.
-William Shakespeare Macbeth Act 2 Scene 3

Just do it.

Man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much... the wheel, New York, wars, and so on, whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely the dolphins believed themselves to be more intelligent than man for precisely the same reasons.
-Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why and Where phases. For instance, the first phase is characterized by the question 'How can we eat?' the second by the question 'Why do we eat?' and the third by the question 'Where shall we have lunch?’
-Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Common sense isn’t.

If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.

Everybody wants to be somebody. Nobody wants to grow.

Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and the world laughs at you.
Rob P, age 8 102

Try not. Do, or do not. There is not try.

It is better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool, than to open it, and remove all doubt.
-Abraham Lincoln

Homer's search for a soulmate has yielded a lighthouse keepin' robot!
-Homer Simpson

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
-Chinese proverb

Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked.
"Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat.
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Then take me disappearin' through the smoke rings of my mind,
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves,
The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach,
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow.
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free,
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands,
With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves,
Let me forget about today until tomorrow.
-Bob Dylan

Great minds discuss ideas. Small minds discuss people.
-Admiral Hyman Rickover, USN

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."
-Mark Twain

The man saying it cannot be done should not interrupt the man who is doing it.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."
-Jonathan Swift

In heaven all the interesting people are missing.
-Friedrich Nietzsche

If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished.

If you can’t convince ‘em, confuse ‘em.
-Harry Truman 115

If growin’ up means it would be, beneath my dignity to climb a tree I’ll never grow up never grow up never grow up! Not me!
-Peter Pan

I don’t wanna wear a tie, and a serious expression, in the middle of July
-Peter Pan

The successful man knows something of everything.
-Frank Gilbreth

A closed mouth gathers no feet

True love is, the greatest thing in the world. Except for a nice MLT, mutton lettuce and tomato sandwich when the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe.
-Miracle Max

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.

Fast decisions are unsafe decisions.

Love is the wisdom of the fool, and the folly of the wise.
-Samuel Johnson

If we keep doing what we’re doing, we’re going to keep getting what were getting.
-Stephen Covey

If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully.
-Thomas Fuller

Docendo discimus - We learn by teaching

You gotta know when to hold ‘em.
Know when to fold ‘em,
Know when to walk away,
Know when to run.
-Kenny Rogers ‘The Gambler’

Faith is nothing without action.
-Pat Maloney

You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him to find it for himself.
-Galileo Galeli

Every hand’s a winner, and every hand’s a loser.
-Kenny Rogers ‘The Gambler’ 130

Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the
opinions and vagaries of the crowd."
-Dame Edith Sitwell

Are you crying? There's no crying in baseball! Rogers Hornsby was my manager, and he called me a talking pile of pigshit and that's when my parents drove 400 miles down from Michigan to watch me play the game. And did I cry? No. You know why? CUZ THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!!!!
-Tom Hanks in ‘A league of our own’

Better hazard once then always be in fear.
-Thomas Fuller

If everybody minded their own business, -said the Duchess in a hoarse growl-, the world would go round a deal faster than it does"
-Lewis Carrol

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
-Albert Einstein

Chaperons, even in their days of glory, were almost never able to enforce morality; what they did was to force immorality to be discreet.
-Judith Martin

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
-Paul Dirac

Thus, the task is, not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees.
-Erwin Schrodinger (the cat guy)

"Reason is the Devil's greatest whore; by nature and manner of being she is a noxious whore; she is a prostitute, the Devil's appointed whore; whore eaten by scab and leprosy who ought to be trodden under foot and destroyed, she and her wisdom ... Throw dung in her face to make her ugly. She is and she ought to be drowned in baptism... She would deserve, the wretch, to be banished to the filthiest place in the house, to the closets."
-Martin Luther, Erlangen Edition v. 16, pp. 142-148

Ricky Slade
11-30-2004, 06:24 PM
My advice to you ... is to start drinking heavily" Pluto

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Bluto! Bluto Blutarsky! Heretic!

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Correction... "Bluto"

sorry, man don't get your panty's in a bunch.

11-30-2004, 06:43 PM
"If I have achieved greatness, if I have seen further, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants." - Newton

"The Notorious BIG said it best: 'Either you're slingin' crack-rock, or you've got a wicked jump-shot.' Nobody wants to work for it anymore. There's no honor in taking that after school job at Mickey Dee's, honor's in the dollar, kid. So I went the white boy way of slinging crack-rock: I became a stock broker."-Boiler Room

"I hit it again because that shot was a defining moment, and when a defining moment comes along, you define the moment... or the moment defines you." -"Tin Cup"

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that" -George Carlin

11-30-2004, 07:35 PM
"I believe in making the world a better place for our children, but not for our children's children, because I don't think children should be having sex." -- Jack Handey

11-30-2004, 08:18 PM
"big bills please"
me when i cash out chips

11-30-2004, 08:27 PM
"Wise men talk because they have something to say, fools talk because they have to say something."
- Plato

"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is the victory over self."
- Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)

"A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it."
- Anonymous

"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."
- Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968)

"The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken."
- Samuel Johnson – 1751