Quotes & Talk

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by R1D2, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

    "Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."

    - Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

    What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?

    - George Eliot
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  3. Buddha12 Valued Senior Member

    When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

    Music makes me high on stage, and that's the truth. It's like being almost addicted to music.

    Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

    Jimi Hendrix
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  5. Trooper Secular Sanity Valued Senior Member

    If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life
    as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
    ~Albert Camus
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  7. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

    In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
    - Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi
  8. kx000 Valued Senior Member

    Are the choices we make, actually choices? Or am I wired to some computer? Let me know.
  9. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

    We aren't as outraged by the awful things going on in the world, as we are by the words someone like Lenny Bruce chooses to describe them. --Mrs. Fraggle

    God, or whoever created all this, can't be a man. He'd be on TV taking credit for it. --Lucky Spencer, "General Hospital"

    A good marriage depends on being the right person, not finding one. --“Super Marital Sex”

    Opposite-sex friendships are worth their weight in tears. --Amy Dickinson ("Ask Amy")

    The Baby Boomers' generation has squandered the opportunity to leave a great collective mark. Their last best hope is now merely to legalize marijuana. --Lewis Black

    The best childhood isn’t necessarily a perfect one. --Carolyn Hax

    Two things have been true through mankind’s history: Things always get better, and people always think they’re getting worse. --Penn Gillette

    People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up. --Ogden Nash

    In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers. In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders. --Steve Allen

    If you have a loud voice you should use it for good. --Ellen DeGeneres

    We don't stop playing because we get old. We get old because we stop playing. --Don Henley

    Never in history have we depended so completely on a product that so few know how to make well: software. --Scott Rosenburg

    Good thing the Vatican didn't come out against surrogate motherhood before Jesus was born. --VH1

    Any power that government has to do something you like will invariably be used for something you abhor. --Matt Welch
  10. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

    Imagine for yourself a character,
    a model personality whose example you determine to follow,
    in private as well as in public.
    - Epictetus
  11. Mazulu Banned Banned

    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    ― Oscar Wilde

    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    ― Dr. Seuss

    “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
    ― Oscar Wilde

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    ― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

    “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
    ― Apple Inc.

    “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
    ― Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn

    “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
    ― André Gide, Autumn Leaves

    “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

    “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
    ― Bil Keane

    “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
    ― Dr. Seuss

    “You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”
    ― C.S. Lewis

    “Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
    ― G.K. Chesterton
  12. Mazulu Banned Banned

    “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
    ― Albert Einstein

    “The story so far:
    In the beginning the Universe was created.
    This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
    ― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

    “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.”
    ― J.K. Rowling

    “Reality continues to ruin my life.”
    ― Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

    “I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”
    ― Jimi Hendrix

    “The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they're ok, then it's you.”
    ― Rita Mae Brown

    “Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.”
    ― Charles Bukowski

    “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
    ― Mark Twain

    “All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.”
    ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
  13. leopold Valued Senior Member

    i will always feel the emotion which will probably never leave me, because i didn't know for 3 days whether i was a wife . . . or a widow.
    -marilynn lovell, wife of apollo 13 commander james lovell.

    i'm looking at not a single failure, a double failure, a triple failure, but i'm looking at a quadruple failure.
    there is no possible way this could happen the way this spacecraft was designed.
    -sy liebergott EECOM apollo 13.

    we knew early in the game that the powered down levels would approach the survivability of the crew and systems.
    we were worried the batteries would freeze, the propellant in the CSM would freeze.
    there was a good chance that we could get the spacecraft back to earth orbit but when it came time to power up the command module it would be non functional, it would be the end of the road.
    -gene kranz, flight director apollo 13.
  14. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

    The heart of marriage is memories;
    and if the two of you happen to have
    the same ones and can savor your reruns,
    then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
    - Bill Cosby

    Take care of all your memories.
    For you cannot relive them.
    - Bob Dylan
  15. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

    Time washes away all pain

    I say that person didn't know what the hell they were talking about... Even those with Alzheimer's suffers. A baby born suffers we all suffer. And it seems to always build..
  16. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

    Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
    ~ George Washington

    Do not anticipate trouble,
    or worry about what may never happen.
    Keep in the sunlight.
    ~Benjamin Franklin
  17. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

    “If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.”
    The Crow (1994)

    * *“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching.”

    “A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
    *Oscar Wilde quotes (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900)

    “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”
    *Eskimo Proverb quotes

    “I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”
    *Winston Churchill
  18. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

    The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
    - Henry David Thoreau
  19. Buddha12 Valued Senior Member

    “How many times must a man look up
    Before he can see the sky?
    Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
    Before he can hear people cry?
    Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
    That too many people have died?
    The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
    The answer is blowin' in the wind.”
    ― Bob Dylan
  20. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

    n matters of style, swim with the current;
    in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
    - Thomas Jefferson
  21. Nom-De-Plume "Give him a mask ... " Registered Member

    Antoine de Saint-Exupery is a genius, I love his works dearly. Another great one by him: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye." From one of my favourite books -- The Little Prince.

    George Carlin is great, it was sad to see him go. I remember reading brain droppings at 12, inverted my whole world-view!

    EDIT: The quote from my Custom User Title: "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth". -- Oscar Wilde
  22. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

    "The makers of the Monopoly game announced they are going to replace one of the famous board game's tokens. If they want to modernize Monopoly they should just throw the banker into prison and put Lindsay Lohan on the 'Get Out of Jail' free card."
    ~Jay Leno
  23. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

    Hidden things are never lost.

    - Czech Proverb -

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