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    Favorite quotes

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Handguns For Hearts, Mar 15, 2007.

    Sorry if this is a duplicate thread (does it even matter in this forum?)

    My favorite quotes are endless, but here are a few:


    “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” - Dr. Seuss

    "Time rushes towards us with its hosptial tray of infinitley varied narcotics, even while it's preparing us for its inevitabley fatal operation." -Tennessee Williams

    "Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going." - Tennessee Williams


    I would totally bore you if I posted all of them, haha. :D
     
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    It is a fatal error to enter any war without the will to win it. Douglas MacArthur

    Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.
    John Parker

    There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come.
    Peter Muhlenberg

    It is well that war is so terrible--we shouldn't grow too fond of it.
    Robert E. Lee

    I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
    John Adams

    War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
    John Stuart Mill
     
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    "life is short and hard like a body building elf"- Bloodhound Gang

    lol.
     
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    Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible. - T.E. Lawrence
     
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    Here are some of my favorite Robert Heinlein quotes (mostly from the p.o.v. of a character of his, Woodrow Wilson Smith):
    1. "There is no conclusive evidence of life after death. But there is no evidence of any sort against it. Soon enough you will know. So why fret about it?"
    2. "A generation which ignores history has no past - and no future."
    3. "It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier."
    4. "Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy."
    5. "Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors - and miss."

    Other Quotes:
    1. "If people ban guns, can we use swords?"
    2. "Makin' mock of uniforms / that guard you while you sleep / is cheaper than them uniforms / and they're starvation cheap." - Kipling
    3. "Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup."
    4. "Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult."
    5. "If England was as England seems, and not the England of our dreams, but only putty, brass and paint, how quick we'd chuck her! But she ain't!"
    6. "And then spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate: 'To every man upon this earth, death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better than facing fearful odds for the ashes of his fathers and the temples of his gods?"
    7. "Virtue needs no excuse."
    8. "A Elbereth! Gilthoniel! We still remember, we who dwell in this far land beneath the trees, thy starlight on the Western Seas."
     
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    "Prayer causes stars
    to twinkle? Ridiculous.
    Just in case, don't stop."
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    “He had noticed that events were cowards: they didn't occur singly, but instead they would run in packs and leap out at him all at once.”
    -Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere.

    "Can't make an omelette without killing a few people."
    -Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere

    "Life...is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal."
    -Neil Gaiman

    "He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife."
    -Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe, and Everything.

    "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
    -Douglas Adams

    "I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
    1. Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
    2. Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
    3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things."
    -Douglas Adams

    "Luck is my middle name," said Rincewind, indistinctly. "Mind you, my first name is Bad."
    -Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times.

    "In the Beginning there was nothing, which exploded."
    -Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies.

    "Real children don't go hoppity-skip unless they are on drugs."
    - Susan (Terry Pratchett, Hogfather.)
     
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    Lol that's a good one.
     
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    "Perhaps it is a fossilized potato." "

    - Robert Rankin, The Greatest Show Off Earth
     
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    It's preferrably said with a sharp British accent.
     
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    Now I saw his lifeless state. And that there
    was no longer any difference between what
    once had been my father and the table he
    was lying on, or the floor on which the table
    stood, or the wall socket beneath the window,
    or the cable running to the lamp beside him.
    For humans are merely one form among
    many, which the world produces over and
    over again, not only in everything that lives
    but also in everything that does not live,
    drawn in sand, stone, and water. And death,
    which I have always regarded as the greatest
    dimension of life, dark, compelling, was no
    more than a pipe that springs a leak, a branch
    that cracks in the wind, a jacket that slips off
    a clothes hanger and falls to the floor.

    ― Karl Ove Knausgård, My Struggle: Book 1
     
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    'The flame is not so bright to itself as to those whom it illuminates, so also the wise man.' - Nietzsche.

    'The secret of getting ahead is getting started.' - Mark Twain.
     
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    Being happy in life isn't about having what you want, but wanting what you have.
     
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    . . . And to whom can this particular pearl of literary wisdom be attributed?
     
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    I stumbled upon this quote today and instantly decided to make it my new mantra :)

    "Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable."
     
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    “Always call them ‘Sir.’ They aren’t any harder to kill later!”
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