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Favorite quote

Post by Mira » December 14th, 2009, 10:07 am

I love quotes. Love them. If anyone feels like sharing their favorite quote, that would be very cool.

Here's a quote I read this morning that I like. She's talking about the artist's path, but I think it applies to alot of things.


"I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow."



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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Tzalaran » December 14th, 2009, 10:55 am

a few of my favorite quotes (in addition to my signature):

"For can not the mind create a heaven of hell, and a hell of heaven." Milton

"The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who operate that machinery." Herbert

"In my experience there is no such thing as luck." Obi-Wan
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"Success leads to stagnation. Stagnation leads to failure." - Vlad Taltos

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by shadow » December 14th, 2009, 4:25 pm

This is a lmae one but I could think of nothing else at this time...

"Guns don't kill poeple, people do"
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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Marla Warren » December 14th, 2009, 5:04 pm

“The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant…His culture is based on “I am not too sure.”
--H. L. Mencken

“How many pessimists end up desiring the things they fear, in order to prove that they are right?”
--Robert Mallett

“Youth and skill are no match for old age and treachery.”

“Pound for pound, the amoeba is the most vicious creature on the planet.”

"Passion without discipline is chaos; discipline without passion is lifeless."

“That which does not kill me is going to wish to hell it had.”

“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by incompetence.”
“Good writing should be smooth, clear and short, and the art of saying little in much must be avoided at all costs.”
--Benjamin Franklin

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Matera_the_Mad » December 14th, 2009, 10:03 pm

"Lazy mental habits have great inertia"
- Eric S. Raymond
A drum is empty always, and when the skin is rightly taut it gives right noise, right sound. Attention is like that.
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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Hillsy » December 15th, 2009, 4:19 am

Shadow.....you forgot the appendage to that

"Guns don't kill people, people do....but the gun helps, otherwise you'd just be running up to people and shouting BANG!" - Eddie Izzard

Also this one deserves mentioning, especially here:

"A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool because he has to say something" - Plato (allegedly)

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Mira » December 15th, 2009, 10:00 am

Great quotes! :)

Okay, here's one I found. I just thought it was funny:

"It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous." ~Robert Benchley

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Mira » December 16th, 2009, 10:19 am

I like quotes.

I'm just going to keep going. :)


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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Terry » December 17th, 2009, 6:46 pm

I also love great quotes and have quite a collection of quotations about writing from authors. But my favorite quote is probably this one from a novel:

They sensed that current accounts of the world were inadequate; that they had allowed their windows on reality to become smeared by convention, religion, social stagnation; they knew, in short, that they had things to discover. . . ~ The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Terry Towery » December 17th, 2009, 8:47 pm

My all-time favorite:

"A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin." -- H. L. Mencken

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Chuck H. » December 21st, 2009, 11:52 am

I have two favorites, both from Robert Heinlein novels.

"There's nothing wrong with writing for a living as long as you do it in private and wash your hands afterwards."

"Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the hell out of the pig."

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Sara » December 21st, 2009, 12:54 pm

'Never tell me the odds'--Han Solo, Empire Strikes Back

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Mira » December 22nd, 2009, 10:40 am

These are great. Funny. :)

Here's one about resting during the holidays. No particular reason.... :)

"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop."

~Ovid

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Nathan Bransford » December 22nd, 2009, 12:01 pm

"There is no way of knowing what goes on inside the tiger's head. (pause) We don't have the technology."

- Michael Scott

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by MzMannerz » December 22nd, 2009, 2:15 pm

"He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words."

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