Quotes to remember

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    "God is wild; I am tame....Night falls and an age ends....We call and are answered through the thick foliage, by voices too strange to be our own." ~ Whitley Strieber
     
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  3. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    ''If everybody became a poet, the world would be much better. We would all read to each other.'' - Nikki Giovanni
     
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  5. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, but then we would be reading crap poetry to one another. Sounds fairly ghastly to me.
     
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  7. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    I'm a crap poet
    An like most others here
    Wouldn't you know it
    Are the same my dear

    Reading our crap
    To each other I fear
    Would send us insane
    Of that I am clear

    Better we not do
    Now don't shed a tear
    Send in the clowns an
    Try again, next year

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    “It has always been a happy thought to me that the creek runs on all night, new every minute, whether I wish it or know it or care, as a closed book on a shelf continues to whisper to itself its own inexhaustible tale.”
    ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
     
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  9. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Well, Nikki Giovanni didn't say ''if everybody became a good poet.'' lol
     
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    “If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.”
    ― Frank Zappa

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    “Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” - Charles Addams
     
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    "True heroism is minutes, hours, weeks, year upon year of the quiet, precise, judicious exercise of probity and care—with no one there to see or cheer. This is the world.”
    ― David Foster Wallace, The Pale King
     
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    “I let it go. It's like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home.”
    ― Joanne Harris, Five Quarters of the Orange

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    "Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light." - Frida Kahlo

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    “Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.”
    ― William James, The Principles of Psychology

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

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    The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

    Are we talking modern kids?

    No. This is Socrates

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    “Everything was an adventure, at night, when you were where you shouldn't be, even if it was somewhere you could go perfectly well in daylight, and it was then only ordinary.”
    ― Robin McKinley, Pegasus

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    “We share our craziness, our neuroses, our little bit of screwed-up-ness that comes from our family. We share it. And it feels like love.”
    ― Patrick Ness, The Rest of Us Just Live Here

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    “When you're dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody.”
    ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

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    “I cannot for the life of me understand why small children take so long to grow up. I think they do it deliberately, just to annoy me.”
    ― Roald Dahl, Matilda

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    “The library, Janet used to say, is one of only a few places in the world that one doesn’t need to believe anything or buy anything to come inside.” - The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
     
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    “The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.”
    Groucho Marx

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    “Only the dead have seen the end of war.”
    Plato

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    “War is too important to be left to the generals”
    Georges Clemenceau

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    “If you have to ask, then you probably can’t afford it” (J. P. Morgan?)

    In my opinion that applies to everything, not just money.
     
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    "It was about eleven o’clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills. I was wearing my powder-blue suit, with dark blue shirt, tie and display handkerchief, black brogues, black wool socks with dark blue clocks on them. I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn’t care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on four million dollars."

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    "‘A nice state of affairs when a man has to indulge his vices by proxy,’ ..."

    The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler, 1939


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    And all of "Farewell, my Lovely" (1940).
     

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