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Re: Favorite quote

Post by mark.benjamin » January 28th, 2010, 3:33 am

My new qoute of the week:-)

Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money comes in handy
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Re: Favorite quote

Post by lexcade » January 31st, 2010, 5:23 pm

"the clothes make the man. naked people have little or no influence on society."~~ mark twain

"It is necessary to be slightly underemployed if you want to do something significant." ~~Bob Dylan

"He was dull in a new way, and that made many people think him great." ~~Ben Johnson discussing Thomas Gray

"Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought too late." ~~Jean de LaBruyere

"Art imitates nature as well as it can, as a pupil follows his master; thus it is sort of a grandchild of God." ~~Dante
"Art imitates nature as well as it can, as a pupil follows his master; thus it is sort of a grandchild of God." ~~Dante

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Seamus » February 2nd, 2010, 4:19 pm

Maybe not my favorite, but one that struck me as I read Louise Erdrich's The Plague of Doves.
When we are young, the words are scattered all around us. As they are assembled by experiences, so also are we, sentence by sentence, until the story takes shape.
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Re: Favorite quote

Post by TheShadow » February 2nd, 2010, 10:33 pm

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." (Issac Newton)

"We are the universe trying to understand itself." (?)
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Re: Favorite quote

Post by NHWriter » February 3rd, 2010, 2:46 pm

The two I have tattooed on my person are:

"The righteous must be bold as a lion."
"Drop the truth like a hammer."

Others I enjoy are:

"Nothing great ever arose to touch the skies unless some man dreamed that it could, some man thought that it should, and some man willed that it must." (Charles Kettering)

"The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning." (Mark Twain)

"If I'm a danger to myself, just imagine what I could do to you." (Otep Shamaya)

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Seadhlinn » February 4th, 2010, 1:14 am

"Tomorrow's only what the past dragged in" -- Jez Lowe

"History is written by the victors" -- Winston Churchill

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by jkmcdonnell » February 6th, 2010, 2:17 am

“If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by mark.benjamin » February 8th, 2010, 1:48 am

Life is a terminal disease
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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Lorelei Armstrong » February 9th, 2010, 2:22 am

"If I really knew how to write I would write something that someone would read and it would kill them."

—William Burroughs

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by E McD » February 14th, 2010, 11:42 pm

"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for." -William Shedd

God, I love that quote. It has applications across almost every facet of my life.
-Emily McDaniel

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by E McD » February 14th, 2010, 11:44 pm

Seamus wrote:Maybe not my favorite, but one that struck me as I read Louise Erdrich's The Plague of Doves.
When we are young, the words are scattered all around us. As they are assembled by experiences, so also are we, sentence by sentence, until the story takes shape.
Oh, Seamus, I love that. Thanks for sharing!
-Emily McDaniel

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by mark.benjamin » February 22nd, 2010, 12:44 am

Ah but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's Heaven for?
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Re: Favorite quote

Post by Sam » February 22nd, 2010, 1:00 am

Most used..

"No matter where you go, there you are." --- Buckaroo Banzia

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by aspiring_x » February 25th, 2010, 11:24 pm

If you want to be friends, you're going to have to act stupid. -E McD

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Re: Favorite quote

Post by E McD » February 26th, 2010, 6:28 pm

aspiring_x wrote:If you want to be friends, you're going to have to act stupid. -E McD
That's awesome! :) LOL

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