Quotes to remember

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    “because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars...”
    ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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  3. O. W. Grant Registered Senior Member

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    Plata o plomo?

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=plata o plomo

    https://www.dictionary.com/e/slang/plata-o-plomo/

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    an offer (one) can't refuse

    https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/an offer one can't refuse

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    A state employee receives an offer one can't refuse - plata o plomo.
    /one might call it corruption but that's life. plata is way more than salary (not to mention the plomo)/

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    The Servant of Two Masters
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Servant_of_Two_Masters

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    "servant of two masters" - "graphs" - ...

    Well, mathematicians are not politicians.

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    “I hope you will find the cracks in the world and wedge them wider, so the light of other suns shines through; I hope you will keep the world unruly, messy, full of strange magics; I hope you will run through every open Door and tell stories when you return.”
    ― Alix E. Harrow, The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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  7. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    What is an open "door?"

    Say you were born in a concentration camp?
     
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    Did you actually read those books from which you're quoting from?

    Puketakular quote IMO
     
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    “I read somewhere that 77 percent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 percent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves.”
    ― Jerry Garcia
     
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    “I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers.”
    ― Leif Enger, Peace Like a River
     
  11. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    So. you didn't address me.

    Is that an indication that I should mot be paid attention to? Imagine that.
     
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    “There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir: We must rise and follow her, When from every hill of flame She calls, and calls each vagabond by name.”
    ― William Bliss

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    For Michael 345

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  14. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks Magical Realist

    There is also this from Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein once wrote: People like us who believe in physics know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. Time, in other words, he said, is an illusion.

    Many physicists since have shared this view, that true reality is timeless

    https://www.npr.org/2013/05/17/1847...e wrote: People,that true reality is timeless.

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    “I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain’d, I stand and look at them long and long. They do not sweat and whine about their condition, They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins, They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God, Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things, Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago, Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth."---Walt Whitman

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  16. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    “There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.” - Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
     
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    “Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.”
    ― John Keats

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    “Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
    You must travel it by yourself.
    It is not far. It is within reach.
    Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
    Perhaps it is everywhere - on water and land.”
    ~ Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass
     
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    “The meaning of life is that it stops.”
    ― Franz Kafka

    "Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear."
    --Albert Camus

    "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
    --Albert Camus
     
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    “Apparently people commonly died when their loved ones were out of the room. Bathroom break. Quick trip down to the cafeteria for a grilled cheese. It was easier to die if you didn't have family members to worry about at that exact moment.”
    ― Naomi Shihab Nye, There Is No Long Distance Now

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  21. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    ''If it makes you happy, keep it quiet.'' - Unknown

    What does this quote mean to you?
     
  22. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    It means keeping it secret and special to oneself. Thoughts cheapen upon being shared sometimes.
     
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    "You are wherever your thoughts are, make sure your thoughts are where you want to be."
    Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
     

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