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    What are some of your favorite quotes?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Shadow Dragon, Jul 19, 2008.

    I know that there is a favorite quote section on your profile, but I figure that most people have more than one quote that they like. Here are some of mine:

    "I think therefore I exist."-Rene Descartes

    "You have your way. I have mine. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist."-Friedrich Nietszche

    "There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness."-Friedrich Nietszche

    “Prejudices are what fools use for reason.”-Voltaire

    “It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong”-Voltaire

    “Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.”-Voltaire

    And finally, my favorite quote, and the one that I base a lot of my morals around:

    "There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance."-Socrates
     
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    "A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin."

    H. L. Mencken

    "Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned."

    Heinrich Heine

    "Do not spoil what you have by desiring which you have not; but remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for."

    Epicurus

    "Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt...Idealists regarded everybody equally corrupt, except themselves."

    Robert Anton Wilson

    " Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind."

    Robert Chambert

    "The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you."

    Woody Allen

    "History doesn't repeat itself. Historians merely repeat each other."

    Unknown

    "Sanity is too much to pay for happiness."

    Unknown

    "Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot."



    Chinese Proverb
     
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    That is an awesome quote, and so very true.
     
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    "You can be on the right track, but if you just sit there, you're going to get run over."

    Will Rogers
     
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    "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."
    "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."
    -Einstein
    "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
    "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
    - Theodor Geisel (Dr. Suess)
     
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    For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
    ~ ~ ~Catherine Drinker Bowen

    There comes a time when it lies within a man's grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be. Only the weak blame parents, the times, lack of good fortune, or quirks of fate.
    - - - Louis L'Amour

    Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.
    - - - Tennessee Williams "The Rose Tattoo"


    I have a most peaceable disposition. My desires are for a modest hut, a thatched roof, but a good bed, good food, very fresh milk and butter, flowers in front of my window and a few pretty trees by my door. And should the good Lord wish to make me really happy, he will allow me the pleasure of seeing about six or seven of my enemies hanged upon those trees.
    - - - Heinrich Heine

    A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.
    ~ ~ ~Gaston Bachelard
     
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    ...so much wisdom, and not a single word with more than two syllables! LOL
     
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    Desire smiles in brief flashes, like sunlight glinting from a knife-edge. And there is much else that is knife-like about Desire.
    From 'Sandman': Season of Mists, by Neil Gaiman

    Always be yourself...unless you suck.
    Joss Whedon

    I don't discriminate against modes of knowing.
    Henry in Henry Fool

    I had a bad day at work. I had to subvert my principles and kow-tow to an idiot. Television makes these daily sacrifices possible. Deadens the inner core of my being.
    Matthew in Trust

    I have thousands of favourite quotes... :redface:
     
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    my favorite of all is the one in my sig... but i have many more that are next in line, favorite-wise...

    Original maïa profundities [via ‘mother’/whatever?]:

    That some do evil gives none the right to do evil in return.

    Having once recognized truth, one can never again take comfort or pleasure from its compromise.

    Philosophy is not something you can learn, but you can learn to think philosophically.

    Nothing is impossible until you quit & nothing is possible unless you start.

    Though I may frequently do & think stupid, dumb things, I have been designed to be capable of greatness in my smallest, least self-serving act toward others... it only remains for me to prove this, by LIVING it.

    When a man isn’t conducting a war against others, he’s at war with himself.

    Time is never wasted on thinking/doing foolish things, if it leads one to a useful truth.

    The only person one has a right [&, in my opinion, a duty!] to laugh at, is oneself!

    Confucius say [or should have!]: Man of small intelligence need to shout. Those with words of great import can whisper and will be heard around the world.

    “Reality” check:
    embrace truth as you know it;
    admit ignorance of all you can’t prove;
    accept that anything beyond our “knowing” may yet be.

    When working for “GOOD”:
    Trust self,
    trust the work,
    trust “mother”...
    and you can’t make a mistake!

    Profound ‘blends’ by others, with additions by moi-meme:

    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana
    Those who teach the past ensure that it will be repeated. maïa

    Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. Albert Camus
    Man is the only creature that refuses to see what he is. maïa

    I think, therefore I am. René Descartes
    I am, therefore I will think. maïa

    The gods can either take away evil from the world and will not, or, being willing to do so cannot; or they neither can nor will, or lastly, they are both able and willing. If they have the will to remove evil and cannot, then they are not omnipotent. If they can, but will not, then they are not benevolent. If they are neither able nor willing, then they are neither omnipotent nor benevolent. Lastly, if they are both able and willing to annihilate evil, how does it exist? Epicurus, 300BC

    ...and why?
    The greatest insanity is surely to see the world only as it
    is, and not as it might be.
    A greater insanity is surely to not see the world as it is, and only see it as you want it to be.
    Who can know the truth about mankind and live? Taylor Caldwell/Janet Reback
    Who can ignore the truth about mankind and deserve to live? maïa

    The truth will set you free. John 8:32 [the Bible]
    …but only if you tell it! maïa

    The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason, 1794.
    The universe is my country, all sentient beings are my sisters/children and to do good is my religion. maïa

    Overcome the angry by love,
    and the evil by good.
    Overcome the greedy by generosity,
    and liars by the truth. Buddha

    Overcome others’ fears with your courage,
    and their needs with your total trust.
    Overcome others’ doubts with your faith,
    and their contention with your calm. maïa

    Unadulterated profundities from other greats:

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke

    There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. Ayn Rand

    Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force. Dorothy Sayers

    All wars are created equal. ???

    Maybe this world is another planet’s hell. Aldous Huxley

    Man is the only creature animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them. Samuel Butler

    My tongue swore, but my mind was still unpledged. Euripedes

    We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles. Mark Twain
     
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    "In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Martin Luther King Jr.

    And for a bit of fun...

    "I'll moider da bum."
    - Heavyweight boxer Tony Galento, when asked what he thought of William Shakespeare

    "Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
    - Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back')
     
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    One that comes to mind right away:

    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
     
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    That is why war is so tragic. To win means to make enemies of your opponents and gives birth to hatred.

    In order to do something, you must do it yourself, it is not enough to merely rely on someone else and go along with their ideals.

    -Kratos, from Tales of Symphonia
     
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    I'm a commercial writer, not an 'author.' Margaret Mitchell was an author. She wrote one book.

    -Mickey Spillane


    In creating, the only hard thing's to begin; A grass-blade's no easier to make than an oak.

    — James Russell Lowell


    Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word.

    - Stephen King


    Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone.

    - Rudyard Kipling


    Don't loaf and invite inspiration.
    Light out after it with a club.

    Jack London



    Don't say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.

    - Ralph Waldo Emerson


    No matter how good she looks, some other guy is sick and tired of putting up with her crap.

    - Author Unknown
     
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    “It is true intelligence for a man to take a subject that is
    mysterious and great in itself, and to unfold and simplify it so that a child can understand it.”

    John Taylor

    "Carpe Diem baby."

    Metallica

    "Why settle for destiny?"

    Me
     
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    "If your life flashes in your eyes before you die, make it worth watching"
    Someone said it but i forgot who
     
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    Since I love impersonating Arnie, one of my all time favorites is the line from Predator:

    (In crazy Ahnold vocice) "Get to the choppa!"
     
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    Sanity is the playground for the unimaginative. ???

    The written word is all that stands between memory and oblivion. Without books as our anchors we are cast adrift, neither teaching nor learning. They are windows on the past, mirrors on the present, and prisms reflecting all possible futures. Books are lighthouses erected on the dark sea of time. Jefferey Robbins, Gargoyles
     
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    "There are two of me, one does the right thing...one cannot see." ~ Amy Grant

    "Pardon our many sins dear Lord, make us thankful for these and our many blessings." ~ My Big Mama's prayer of grace. (I miss her so.)
     
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    This is one of mine and I used it a lot when children not always my own were around.

    "Do as I say," Why? "Because your father (Don) is standing behind you."

    worked everytime.
     
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    The last words of Alexander Bichkov.

    "I like Florida. Everything is in the 80's. The temperatures, the ages and the IQ's."

    George Carlin was always funny.
     
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    You don't do drugs, drugs do you - My friend Jeremy
    Cool cats are like cool breezes -sfr
     
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