your favourite quote's

If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your
mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest or some guy on TV telling you how to
do your shit, then YOU DESERVE IT.
-- Frank Zappa
 
"Common sense, isn't"

"I need a shovel..... And I need that guy's address."

"The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.'"
-- George Carlin

"I bought a doughnut and they gave me a receipt for the doughtnut... I don't need a receipt for the doughnut. I give you money and you give me the doughnut, end of transaction. We don't need to bring ink and paper into this. I can't imagine a scenario that I would have to prove that I bought a doughnut. To some skeptical friend, Don't even act like I didn't buy a doughnut, I've got the documentation right here... It's in my file at home. ...Under 'D'."
-- Mitch Hedberg

"There's nothing more American than false hope."
-- Louis Black
 
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
-- (Epicurus)
 
"Neither conscience nor sanity itself suggests that the United States is, should or could be the global gendarme."

"Coercion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him."

"A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage."

"One cannot fashion a credible deterrent out of an incredible action."
(all Robert Strange McNamara)
 
"...people can always be brought to do the bidding of the leaders...All you
have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce (opponents)
pacifists for lack of patriotism."
-- ReichMarshall Herman Goering at The Nuremburg Trials.
 
"I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to"



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



"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens



Jimi Hendrix
 
personal favorites

"Today I remain silent forever. Words cannot ease pain, nor can they cure madness."

- Marcela Fuente


"It is obvious you have no purpose for your life, otherwise you would not be living in the past"

- U.G. Krishnamurti
 
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"Nay, 'tis exercisin' our Viper!"
-Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm
 
"And Manchester. Crowley was especially pleased with Manchester."
-Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman, Good Omens
 
'Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.' Homer Simpson
 
Quotes by:
Dwight Eisenhower
34th President of the USA, 1890-1969

They are:


I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. (31 August 1959)


Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.


You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.


The free world must not prove itself worthy of its own past.

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth

Speeches are for the younger men who are going places. And I'm not going anyplace except six feet under the floor of that little chapel adjoining the museum and library at Abilene.

Pessimism never won any battle.

Plans are nothing; planning is everything.
 
Thinking about where we are headed this morning, pessimism makes me think we are headed towards a civil war. Optimism had me thinking about revolution:

"Every generation needs a new revolution."
--Thomas Jefferson quotes (American 3rd US President (1801-09). Author of the Declaration of Independence. 1962-1826)

"The seed of revolution is repression."
--Woodrow T. Wilson quotes (28th president of the United States 1856-1924)

"All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution"
--Havelock Ellis quotes (British psychologist and author 1859-1939)

"The Framers [of the Constitution] knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny."
--Hugo Black

"If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution"
--Abraham Lincoln quotes (American 16th US president (1861-65), who brought about the emancipation of the slaves. 1809-1865)
 
Well, i got heaps, but here's one or two:-

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the judgement that there is something more important than fear.

She smiled "Look on the bright side. We're young, we've got all the time in the world", she swung the wrench over her shoulder. "Let's go clubbing"
-Susan to Lobsang, Thief of Time, Terry Pratchett
 
Soon i discovered that this rock thing was true.
Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil.
Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet.
All of a sudden, I found myself in love with the world;
So there was only one thing that I could do:
Was ding a ding dang my dang a long ling long.

Jesus built my hot rod.
It was a love affair.
Mainly Jesus...
...and my hot rod.

--Ministry, Jesus built my hotrod.
 
'I'm not proud of everything I've done. I'm not proud of having a poor education. I'm not proud of being dyslexic. I'm not proud of being an alcoholic drug addict. I'm not proud of biting the head off a bat. I'm not proud of having attention deficit disorder. But I'm a real guy. To be Ozzy Osbourne, it could be worse. I could be Sting.' - Ozzy Osbourne
 
'Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.'
and...
'We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans.'
and...
'It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.'
and...
'We want our teachers to be trained so they can meet the obligations, their obligations as teachers. We want them to know how to teach the science of reading. In order to make sure there's not this kind of federal — federal cufflink.'
and...
'I've been to war. I've raised twins. If I had a choice, I'd rather go to war.'
and...
'Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness.'
and...
'We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.'
and...
[We will] use our technology to enhance uncertainty abroad.'
and...
'...more and more of our imports are coming from overseas.'
and...
'The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my case.'

and the list goes on..

and on...
 
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