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Title: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 17, 2007, 09:21:48 AM
I found this quote - quite easily as my home page is Think Exist (http://en.thinkexist.com/).

      "I am very interested in the Universe - I am specialising in the Universe and all that surrounds it." - Peter Cook

Do you have a quote that tickles your funnybone? One that is pithy? Something that makes you pause and search for deeper meanings?

What sort of quotes do you find meaningful? Enjoyable? Quotable?

My non-fiction work is essays with added quotes so I look for tons of other people's words. Do you have any to share? Can you tell why they are worth sharing?

The above quote just made me smirk. I want to know everything, too.

Patti
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Fair to Middling on November 17, 2007, 10:58:51 AM
I guess most people put quotes they like in their sig's.

As for your essay, I don't understand what you mean by 'words'.  You want to know if people have made up words?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 17, 2007, 12:04:35 PM
Neologisms are nothing new. It is one of the ways we expand the language.

I love quotes. I love reading other people's succinct precise thoughts. I like witty quotes. I like philosophical quotes.

Not all quotes are by famous people. I liked something my son said and quoted it.

One of his asides is "He is a butter knife in a Ginsu world." I liked that.

Some quotes are funny and some thought provoking. Some quotes clarify a position and some are used for obfuscation. Some quotes are so famous that we don't even think of them as originally penned by one person.

There are games like Shakespeare or the Bible where you try to guess where a line came from.

Quotes are often, at least for me, a way to say something far better than I could have said it myself.

My essays are just that. 400-500 word essays on historical events happening on a specific date and then I look for quotes that enhance what I've written. They are either centered on the topic of my essay or they are quotes by the person in my essay.

I just wrote up Shays' Rebellion so my quotes were on democracy and taxation.
In a recent essay, I wrote about Napoleon's banishment to Elba. My quotes were all by Napoleon rather than about banishment or punishement or greed and power.

As the author, I get to make up the rules. That's fun.

Patti
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Narnian Prince on November 17, 2007, 05:17:11 PM
"When a statesman forsakes his conscience for the sake of his public duties, he leads his country, by a short route, to chaos."  St. Thomas More

I first heard this over 4 decades ago and it still remains one of my favourites.  I often find it a pity to be so true in today's politicians.

Chris
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on November 17, 2007, 06:23:38 PM


"There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line." -Oscar Levant





"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it." -- John Lennon


Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 17, 2007, 06:36:13 PM
I love these. Thank you for sharing them. There is a wealth of wisdom out there.

Patti
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on November 17, 2007, 06:40:02 PM
In a world gone mad, we will not spank the monkey, but the monkey will spank us. (Kevin Smith)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Maxine on November 18, 2007, 03:12:27 AM
The difference between intelligence and stupidity.  Intelligence has limits.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on November 18, 2007, 05:44:06 AM
This quote not only makes me stop it scares me:
"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." George W Bush at a Pentagon meeting, August 2004
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 18, 2007, 07:07:39 AM
Writing help from a successful author

You can't wait for inspiration.  You have to go after it with a club.  ~ Jack London
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 18, 2007, 11:07:07 AM
I subscribe to various quote emails.

This from once a week chiasmus.com

    "Nothing is more dangerous than an idea
     when it is the only one you have."
          Emile Chartier

I find this is the case with many highly opinionated people. self excepted, of course   ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on November 18, 2007, 11:44:41 AM
He's not the Messiah. He's a very naughty boy!  (Brian's Mum).
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Roisin on November 18, 2007, 05:59:53 PM
I love "Life of Brian"!


“-You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
-What mood is that?
-Last-minute panic.”

“People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.”

-Calvin and Hobbes
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 18, 2007, 06:26:12 PM
My son is a free lance writer who works on spec quite a bit of the time. I'm sending this to him. He will love it.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 18, 2007, 07:37:21 PM
I got this one in my Nanowrimo week three pep talk, from Neil Gaiman.
= = = = =
The last novel I wrote (it was ANANSI BOYS, in case you were wondering) when I got three-quarters of the way through I called my agent.  I told her how stupid I felt writing something no-one would ever want to read, how thin the characters were, how pointless the plot. I strongly suggested that I was ready to abandon this book and write something else instead, or perhaps I cou ld abandon the book and take up a new life as a landscape gardener, bank-robber, short-order cook or marine biologist. And instead of  sympathising or agreeing with me, or blasting me forward with a wave of enthusiasm---or even arguing with me---she simply said, suspiciously cheerfully, "Oh, you're at that part of the book, are you?"

I was shocked. "You mean I've done this before?"

"You don't remember?"

"Not really."

"Oh yes," she said. "You do this every time you write a novel. But so do all my other clients."

I didn't even get to feel unique in my despair.

So I put down the phone and drove down to the coffee house in which I was writing the book, filled my pen and carried on writing.

One word after another.

That's the only way that novels get written and, short of elves coming in the night and turning your jumbled notes in to Chapter Nine, it's the only way to do it.

So keep on keeping on. Write another word and then another.
= = = = =

I stopped and thought, that's what I'm doing right now.
I have to go, novel something or something.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 19, 2007, 03:07:55 PM
In 1754 a new word was coined by Horace Walpole - serendipity.

quote

"Serendipity is looking in a haystack for a needle and discovering a farmer's daughter." - Julius Comroe Jr.

perfect example!

Some people just have a way with words.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Narnian Prince on November 21, 2007, 12:13:11 AM
And here I was always led to believe that serendipity was finding out the farmer's daughter had been left on her own when daddy had left on a three day hunt and she had called you to come and help her install a light bulb in the barn.   LOL!!!  :D

(I will, however, take Mr. Comroe's explanation also...  :D )
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 21, 2007, 12:28:48 PM
take heart:

"A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender."
 --  Jim Bishop,
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on November 21, 2007, 02:31:44 PM
"Those too intelligent to get involved in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber." - Plato

Ever a true word. ;)

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 21, 2007, 10:09:30 PM
"Any writer who knows what he's doing isn't doing very much.”

Nelson Algren
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on November 22, 2007, 12:29:00 AM
"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations."

Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 22, 2007, 01:01:29 AM
Why doesn't the character quit?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on November 22, 2007, 02:19:01 AM
Why doesn't the character quit?

Is this a trick question?

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 22, 2007, 02:33:42 AM
Nope, it's the driving force behind writing. The character can quit if they want to but why don't they?
What keeps them going on until the very end?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on November 22, 2007, 03:12:47 AM
The finger.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 22, 2007, 03:15:05 AM
The finger?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on November 22, 2007, 03:20:58 AM
Yep.

"Try removing the finger and see what happens." Citabria 11/07
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 22, 2007, 03:24:51 AM
You weren't a member on the eleventh of July.


And that makes even less sense.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on November 22, 2007, 03:42:28 AM
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You weren't a member on the eleventh of July.

There is no law against coming up with original quotes prior to joining MWC. I cite Churchill and Wilde as examples.

Quote
And that makes even less sense.

You should like it then  ;D Feel free to use it in one of your books.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 22, 2007, 04:05:57 AM
Perhaps I will, after all, I can make it make sense in another setting.
But I'm still trying to figure out what you meant.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on November 22, 2007, 04:07:13 AM
I was answering your question.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 22, 2007, 04:09:06 AM
Yes I got that part.
But here's where I get lost.

What makes them go on until the end?
Answer:the finger.

I think you'll need to explain it a bit.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on November 22, 2007, 04:13:54 AM
Let's take it literally and say your finger on the keyboard.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 22, 2007, 04:23:51 AM
But then it would be fingers, unless you're cursed with extremely slow typing and I'm sorry I brought it up.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on November 22, 2007, 04:52:20 AM
Do people use more than one finger? I didn't know that.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 22, 2007, 06:20:37 AM
In the electronic age, books, words and reading are not likely to remain sufficiently authoritative and central to knowledge to justify literature. - Alvin Kernan

I sure hope this guy is just some nut.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on November 22, 2007, 01:19:43 PM
Patti, I'd say he's most definitely a nutter. This borders on a nutty quote but I can understand the reasoning because it works for writing too sometimes.

"I'm working on a snow scene right now, and it's summer. It's hot, and I will get chilly. I'll have to turn on the heat. My wife walks in, and it's 95 degrees in the studio. I know it's nutty, but it's a projection you have where you step into the painting."
Thomas Kinkade
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on November 22, 2007, 01:22:11 PM
Ollie, the character never quits because the character is compelled by the writer. Right?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on November 22, 2007, 02:35:11 PM
In the electronic age, books, words and reading are not likely to remain sufficiently authoritative and central to knowledge to justify literature. - Alvin Kernan

I sure hope this guy is just some nut.
I think he is definately nuts. Especially considering that 90% of the internet is written and you have to be able to read to get anything out of it.

Here's a couple of quotes to cheer you up:
"To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser." - Robertson Davies

"A room without books is like a body without a soul." - Cicero
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on November 22, 2007, 03:07:49 PM

"A room without books is like a body without a soul." - Cicero

Every room in my house has a soul then! Lots of them actually.

"He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it."
-Henry George

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on November 22, 2007, 03:31:53 PM
"Hit me with your rhythm stick." Ian Dury.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 22, 2007, 03:38:23 PM
"hit me with your best shot" - Pat Benetar (I think)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 22, 2007, 06:41:46 PM
“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” - Vladimir Nabakov

Writer's block conquered?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on November 22, 2007, 06:53:16 PM
Every room in my house has a soul then! Lots of them actually.
Your house has multiple personality disorder? Funny, mine too!

"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."  -Sidonie Colette

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." -Anais Nin
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 22, 2007, 08:25:56 PM
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"I'm working on a snow scene right now, and it's summer. It's hot, and I will get chilly. I'll have to turn on the heat. My wife walks in, and it's 95 degrees in the studio. I know it's nutty, but it's a projection you have where you step into the painting."
Thomas Kinkade
This happened to me over the summer too.


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Ollie, the character never quits because the character is compelled by the writer. Right?
True but there has to be a better reason, something that motivates them to go on until the very end, otherwise they're just obeying an author's whim, which wouldn't make them good characters.

Another nifty quote:
Any word that doesn't add to your story detracts from it.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on November 24, 2007, 12:27:03 AM
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.


—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 24, 2007, 07:34:48 AM
Tip from an author:

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 24, 2007, 07:54:15 AM
I don't know any publishers so I can't vouch for this.

As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers.
Cyril Connolly
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Roisin on November 24, 2007, 12:20:22 PM
"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."

-Solomon Short
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 26, 2007, 05:16:18 PM
Here's one from me, I'll find the link for it sooner or later.

Revelation is all about patience and balance, if you give too much away before the big payoff, your readers will already have it figured. On the other side, if you don't reveal enough, the reader will feel cheated. It's a hard task and something I'm always trying to improve.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Big T on November 27, 2007, 10:36:46 AM
"What the hell do you think you're doing Rawson"?
- A. Rawson

and one from my Grandmother ... origin unknown

"Today's the day we worried about yesterday ... and all's well thank God"

T
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 27, 2007, 12:05:09 PM
More help for writers and critics.

"No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft." - H. G. Wells
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Cathy C on November 27, 2007, 12:53:11 PM
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

-Louis-Hector Berlioz.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on November 29, 2007, 03:15:58 AM
"I've got meetings up the wazoo" DGSquared in the MWC bar.

I have no idea what this means but I'm going to start using it as an excuse at work. "Sorry matey, I would love to help but I've got meetings up the wazoo!"
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on November 29, 2007, 04:21:12 AM
"I've got meetings up the wazoo" DGSquared in the MWC bar.

I have no idea what this means but I'm going to start using it as an excuse at work. "Sorry matey, I would love to help but I've got meetings up the wazoo!"
OMG! I just laughed so loudly, I nearly woke up the entire household! I had no idea it sounded so bad until you posted it here.

Don't take it literally. The meetings are actually in board-rooms. You know why they call them board or rather bored-rooms don't you? Thus making them a pain in the butt ergo the wazoo and oh never mind.

Good luck using that as an excuse Cita. ;D

I hope you'll let me know how it works for you. ;) Thank you so much for the fit of laughter, Mark. I needed it. :-*
 
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on November 29, 2007, 04:58:45 AM
http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=11225.msg119733#msg119733  ;)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on November 29, 2007, 05:02:44 AM
You are just wicked, bad. :P I was trumped at every line of that verse.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 29, 2007, 07:18:23 AM
 "Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive."
   C.S. Lewis was born on November 29, 1898

Especially for Narnian Admiration Society members 
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 29, 2007, 09:15:28 PM
There is only one infinite thing in the universe, imagination.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 29, 2007, 09:26:52 PM
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There is only one infinite thing in the universe, imagination.

What about stupidity? Einstein said that was infinite, right?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 29, 2007, 09:28:32 PM
Perhaps, but quotes aren't about what's correct, it's about what's motivating to hear/read.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 30, 2007, 08:08:38 AM
Some famous critiques

The covers of this book are too far apart.
     Ambrose Bierce

This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
     Dorothy Parker

It was a book to kill time for those who like it better dead.
     Dame Rose Macaulay

Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it.
     Mark Twain

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it.
     Moses Hadas

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on November 30, 2007, 08:12:28 AM
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Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it.

Hurray! I thought I was the only one.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on November 30, 2007, 03:22:43 PM
A bad book is as much of a labour to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
- Aldous Huxley
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on November 30, 2007, 06:40:06 PM
"Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered." - W. H. Auden

"The writer must be universal in sympathy and an outcast by nature: only then can he see clearly." - Julian Barnes
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on December 01, 2007, 02:01:17 AM
Here's one that always makes me stop.

"Freeze Dirtbag, get your hands in the air."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on December 01, 2007, 05:11:08 AM
Ollie

You do mix with some strange girls!
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Nadine L on December 02, 2007, 02:49:22 AM
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindensses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.

Ray Bradbury; Fahrenheit 451


Nadine
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on December 02, 2007, 08:00:38 AM
"There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love."
    Christopher Morley
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on December 02, 2007, 10:28:04 AM
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. 
                                                  ~E.L. Doctorow


You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
                                                             ~Ray Bradbury



There's nothing to writing.  All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. 
                                                                     ~Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith



The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. 
                                                                                                    ~Anaïs Nin




A word is not the same with one writer as with another.  One tears it from his guts.  The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket. 
                                                                                                                                                        ~Charles Peguy



Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on December 02, 2007, 11:54:08 AM
My personal favourite...

"I am sitting in the smallest room of my house. I have your review before me. In a moment it will be behind me."
      - Max Reger, responding to a savage review by Rudolph Louis in Munchener Neueste Nachrichten, February 7, 1906.

Edited to Add:
I just turned the page on my Forgotten English calendar this is the word for the weekend:
"criticaster - a petty or inferior critic; used in contempt" - Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1893
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on December 04, 2007, 03:31:30 PM
"What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books."
 --  Thomas Carlyle
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Fair to Middling on December 07, 2007, 04:54:40 AM
Democracy is not perfect and Freedom gives us many difficulties, but we never had to build a wall to keep our people in.

JFK
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on December 07, 2007, 07:20:21 AM
It is not advisable, James, to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener.
    Ayn Rand from Atlas Shrugged, 1957
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on December 07, 2007, 02:29:16 PM
"Is good writing a dying art?"
  -- Jezzica85
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on December 08, 2007, 11:09:20 AM
"Is good writing a dying art?"
  -- Jezzica85
   :D
What's really scary is most people as so used to internet language they wouldn't even recognize that there was anything wrong with that sentence.

I was going through my old research notes yesterday, stumbled across this tidbit, and immediately made it my signature.

"I was born of writing. Before that, there was only a play of mirrors." - Jean Paul Sartre
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on December 09, 2007, 10:40:26 PM
I mean, come on, a donkey that both fights crime and tells jokes, that's stretching the pantyhose a little too far.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on December 10, 2007, 02:02:20 AM
When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
~Mae West



Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.
~Mae West


You should hear my impersonation. It's terrible but it makes people laugh. ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on December 10, 2007, 08:52:13 AM
I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.
     - Emily Dickinson
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on December 10, 2007, 10:26:53 AM
"... there's an unenlightened tendency in this culture to regard something as 'important' only if 'tis sober and severe." Wiggs Dannyboy

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on December 12, 2007, 06:14:09 PM
"Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity."
 --  Gustave Flaubert
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on December 13, 2007, 01:18:56 AM
When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.
~Samuel Lover


 
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
~George Bernard Shaw

Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.
~George Bernard Shaw (Irish literary Critic, Playwright and Essayist. 1925 Nobel Prize for Literature, 1856-1950)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on December 16, 2007, 04:25:25 PM
Quotes from M*A*S*H

When it's cold, as it is today. The doctor cuts into a patient and steam will rise from the body.
The doctor will warm himself over the open wound. How could anyone see that and not be changed.


William Christopher as Father Mulcahy.

There are certain rules about war.
Rule number one is young men die.
Rule number two is, doctors can't change rule number one.

McLean Stevenson [RIP] as Henry Blake [RIP]

The first time my little girl ever called anybody daddy and it wasn't me.

Mike Farrell as BJ

And my personal favourite.

Ladies and Gentlemen take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice.

Allan Arbus as Sydney Freedman.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on December 18, 2007, 02:00:04 PM
"A pin has as much head as some authors and a good deal more point."
-- George Dennison Prentice, American newspaper editor, journalist and writer, (1802-1870)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on December 18, 2007, 02:26:14 PM
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
     - Maya Angelou

The story - from Rumplestiltskin to War and Peace - is one of the basic tools invented by the human mind, for the purpose of gaining understanding. There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.
     - Ursula K. Le Guin

The disciplines of storytelling require that I shape, out of the monotony and everyday life of espionage, something that has a beginning, a middle and an end. That's already contrary to the reality.
     - John le Carré

It's a damned good story. If you have any comments, write them on the back of a check.
     - Erle Stanley Gardner, 1889 - 1970
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on December 19, 2007, 10:47:18 PM
"The fact is we are willing to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and can not be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship." - E. M. Forster
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Nadine L on December 20, 2007, 06:51:19 PM
"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction."

John F. Kennedy
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on December 21, 2007, 12:22:08 AM
To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.

~Confucius
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on December 22, 2007, 07:46:12 AM
Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book, and does.

 Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on December 22, 2007, 09:22:23 AM
Operator, get me a wrong number I want to phone my mother in law.

Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on December 23, 2007, 09:09:41 AM
     "In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you."

Mortimer J. Adler
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on December 26, 2007, 10:33:03 AM
I have got you together to hear what I have written down. I do not wish your advice about the main matter for that I have determined for myself.

 Abraham Lincoln
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on December 26, 2007, 04:53:22 PM
A moth is like a clitoris with wings.

Tom Robbins.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on December 26, 2007, 05:59:40 PM
(This made me look down and think to myself "what?!?!" I just don't belive it   :o  )
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on December 26, 2007, 06:25:54 PM
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(This made me look down and think to myself "what?!?!" I just don't belive it   Shocked  )
So, it made you stop.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on December 26, 2007, 08:02:03 PM
A moth is like a clitoris with wings.

Tom Robbins.

How the hell am I supposed to ever catch a moth again with that thought making me weak with laughter?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on December 26, 2007, 08:04:33 PM
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How the hell am I supposed to ever catch a moth again with that thought making me weak with laughter?

Or delicately sniffing your hands? (was I allowed to say that?)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on December 26, 2007, 08:08:17 PM
Label it free speech and move on.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Big T on December 26, 2007, 08:11:11 PM
hairy moths yes ... end of comparison!
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on December 26, 2007, 08:19:28 PM
Let us move swiftly on...
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on December 26, 2007, 10:57:42 PM
Every scene has to propel the plot to the crisis that will resolve the story and reveal character. Styrofoam does neither.

Caro Clarke
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Big T on December 26, 2007, 11:39:30 PM
Apologies if my last post seemed out of place, I was trying to say 'end of story' ... Gyppo's comment put it far more succinctly than mine!

T
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on December 30, 2007, 07:25:28 PM
The further you go down a road, the longer you see it is.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on December 30, 2007, 08:10:37 PM
'The world is full of sweet things, Brother.'  George Borrow

'But sometimes we're too damned busy earning a living to stop and look at them.'  Gyppo
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Nelodra on December 31, 2007, 07:51:27 AM
"Todo lo que puedas imaginar, es real".
Pablo Picasso

It made me stop for two reasons:

Now, I don't speak a single word Spanish, but I figured it meant something like:
Everything you can imagine, is real.

A google-search showed me that I was right.  :)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on January 01, 2008, 08:19:07 AM
Advice (?) for the new year

Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
     - Mary Manin Morrissey

----

Why do we save the 'good' stuff for some fuzzy future when right now is pretty important. Without right now, there can be no future.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 01, 2008, 08:49:06 AM
Curiosity killed the cat with nine lives, that must've been one very curious cat.
thatollie 1/1/08
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on January 01, 2008, 08:58:37 AM
No, it was just a cat that couldn't count.  A wise cat picks its questions carefully, and stops after seven or eight.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 01, 2008, 12:14:24 PM
Quotes aren't about wisdom, they're about what people need to here.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on January 01, 2008, 12:40:48 PM
Actually, they're what people want to believe. No two people will interprete the same quote in the same way because every quote is taken out of context. A quote like, "patience is the cornerstone of success," may have been in a paragraph about flower arranging or dental surgery but when people hear it, they will apply it to whatever aspect of life they personally think it should apply to.  Everyone needs to feel as if they understand the world they live in, especially when they feel out of their depth.

"We must declare point-blank that nobody can make head or tail of anyting in this world. Only fools and charletans know all and understand all." - Anton Chekhov in a letter to a friend
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 01, 2008, 02:10:44 PM
We can debate the point of quotes for as long as we can but the thread doesn't question it. It demands quotes themselves.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 02, 2008, 04:56:32 AM
Quote
and who knows, if he gets really inspired, he may amputate the patient’s left leg.

Michael Allen
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on January 02, 2008, 06:53:49 AM
The cure for writer's cramp is writer's block.
      Inigo DeLeon


I have no idea who Inigo DeLeon is.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Majere26 on January 02, 2008, 03:29:52 PM
Wisdom comes from experience, Intelligence is optional. ---Majere26
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 02, 2008, 11:53:05 PM
Rejection is part of a writer’s life. Anyone who wants to make it as a writer needs to learn to face rejection bravely, gracefully, and frequently.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on January 02, 2008, 11:59:56 PM
Intelligence is only optional if one possesses the luxury of choosing to use the intelligence they so possess. Some people do not have that luxury. They are doomed to stupidity unless they are capable of seeking knowledge and choose to do so.

All of us are capable of stupidity, some of us are better at it than others but not everyone possesses intelligence.


Convoluted conveyance. It's a gift.  ;)


~Original Anecdotal Debbie quotes.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on January 03, 2008, 07:08:02 AM
My current signature quote for my email is this:

"It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it."
 --  Sam Levenson
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: CaddyJ on January 03, 2008, 10:15:44 AM
 "it's not that liberals are ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."

The Great American President - Ronald Reagan
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on January 03, 2008, 02:29:08 PM
From my close observation of writers...they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.
   Isaac Asimov
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on January 03, 2008, 07:31:34 PM
Asimov knew what he was talking about ;-)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on January 06, 2008, 07:00:54 AM
for the poets, from Carl Sandburg:

Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 06, 2008, 07:03:28 AM
For fans of this particular writer.

The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on January 06, 2008, 07:24:05 AM
This woman seems to have such a high opinion of men:

Men are nicotine soaked, beer besmirched, whiskey greased, red-eyed devils. - Carry Nation
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 06, 2008, 07:32:50 AM
Another from the author mentioned above and this was from his advice to other writers.

You're a genius all the time.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on January 06, 2008, 07:35:16 AM
Carl also said: A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 06, 2008, 07:38:07 AM
Carl who?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on January 06, 2008, 07:40:22 AM
Sandburg
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 06, 2008, 07:47:47 AM
Anyone know who I'm talking about yet.

In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on January 06, 2008, 01:34:31 PM
Jack Kerouac
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: CaddyJ on January 06, 2008, 02:07:45 PM
The other morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas; how he got there I'll never know. ~ Carl "Groucho" Marx?  :D

Extremism in the pursuit of liberty is no vice, and moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. ~ Barry Goldwater
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on January 06, 2008, 06:50:37 PM
"I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day."

~Abe Lincoln

"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations."
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 08, 2008, 05:37:08 AM
This one is said in three bits, by three actors.
More mash quotes.

Alan Alda: To shrapnel and the skiddish little dance it does inside their bodies.
Mike Farrel: To the blood that runs into our boot.
David Ogden Stiers: and stains our socks with gay magenta polka dots.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on January 08, 2008, 12:52:28 PM
"Who so ever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.And when you realise that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate ".
James Garfield,  July 2, 1881. American President. later assasinated ( he should have kept quiet)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on January 10, 2008, 12:25:50 AM
Quotes on living.

Lin Yutang:
Such is human psychology that if we don't express our joy, we soon cease to feel it.

Jim Rohn:
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.

Erica Jong:
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.

Thomas Fuller:
That which is bitter to endure may be sweet to remember.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: CaddyJ on January 10, 2008, 12:35:10 AM
"I have been driven many times upon my knees by the man in the oval office" ~ Monica Lewinski
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on January 10, 2008, 01:21:50 AM
"I have been driven many times upon my knees by the man in the oval office" ~ Monica Lewinski
Oh, you are soooo bad.  ::)

      “Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.”
 ~Tom Krause quotes
 
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on January 10, 2008, 06:09:56 AM
"I have been driven many times upon my knees by the man in the oval office" ~ Monica Lewinski

"I have been driven gagging to my knees by the man with the awful orifice." ~ Unknown
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on January 10, 2008, 07:18:43 AM
is the 'awful orifice' in any way related to The Queens 'annis horribilis'?  Probably not, but in this circle of mendacious word-wranglers all things are possible.  Even an un-planned incarceration in the Tower ;-)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on January 10, 2008, 07:43:35 AM
"Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none." - Jules Renard


"Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time... The wait is simply too long." - Leonard Bernstein
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on January 10, 2008, 05:16:27 PM
“It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.”
     
       ~Alex Karras


                                                                         *   *   *

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.”
 
                        ~August Wilson
 

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 11, 2008, 09:48:57 AM
Life is like a one legged man at an ass-kicking contest. No matter how good you get at it, you always wonder, "what if..."
thatollie 11/1/08
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on January 12, 2008, 03:46:45 AM
"Some people have a large circle of friends while others have only friends that they like".

anon.

Years ago fairy tales began with "Once upon a time . . .".
Now it's "If I am elected . . .".

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on January 13, 2008, 07:14:26 AM
I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them. -
Carlos Fuentes

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous. - Jane Heard
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on January 13, 2008, 07:20:12 AM

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous. - Jane Heard

In that case, in some areas of my life, I must be remarkably well adjusted.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on January 13, 2008, 03:16:31 PM
“It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.”
     
       ~Alex Karras


                                                                         *   *   *

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.”
 
                        ~August Wilson
 



Quotes that made me stop ? These two quotes have made me stop and just now I am unable, or unwilling, to  come up with any more myself to post here. Thank You for posting these, I have just read them.

Bryan
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 13, 2008, 05:43:05 PM
Quote
I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them. -
Carlos Fuentes
Absolutely, a long held belief of mine.

"20 to 30 grand, in small bills cash, in that little silk purse. If this were any other wedding, sfortunato."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on January 13, 2008, 08:59:44 PM
Quotes that made me stop ? These two quotes have made me stop and just now I am unable, or unwilling, to  come up with any more myself to post here. Thank You for posting these, I have just read them.

Bryan

You're welcome Bryan.  :)  I was looking for some strength and doing some soul searching myself when I found these. Don't be too hard on yourself, our demons can deceive us into thinking we are worse or worse off than we actually are. Take good care of yourself.

~Deb
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on January 14, 2008, 07:37:06 AM
"If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works."
 --  John Dos Passos
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on January 22, 2008, 04:42:14 PM
Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.

  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Majere26 on January 24, 2008, 10:48:18 AM
"The greatest trick the Devil ever did, was to convince the world he didn't exist"--Source unknown, but heard in a movie.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on January 24, 2008, 11:24:09 AM
"It's just for fun!" an anonymous MWC writer just prior to checking the votes on fiction challenge #37 for the billionth time.

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=12304.0
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 24, 2008, 09:43:07 PM
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"The greatest trick the Devil ever did, was to convince the world he didn't exist"--Source unknown, but heard in a movie.
From the movie "The Usual Suspects"
Said by Kevin Spacey as Verbal Kint.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Majere26 on January 25, 2008, 12:38:48 PM
ah, ty thatollie, i was thinking it was from "The Devils Advocate" for some reason. However, I must admit that "The Usual Suspects" is among one of my more favorite movies. Kevin Spacey is also a rather versatile and adaptable actor. It was that movie itself that gave me new respect for both Spacey, as well as Gabriel Byrne.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on January 25, 2008, 10:37:34 PM

"Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting."

-Mother Theresa


Words to live by. ;) :-*

~Deb
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on January 27, 2008, 09:25:27 AM
In dealing with Englishmen you can be sure of one thing only, that the logical solution will not be adopted.
~~ Dean William R. Inge


Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.
--- Author unknown  (Irony in action)

For most of history, Unknown was a woman.
     -  Virginia Woolf

Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.
--- Thomas Jefferson

"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."
          Truman Capote
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on January 27, 2008, 03:44:32 PM
"Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes."
 
                        ~Stephen King
                 
           
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on January 27, 2008, 10:29:55 PM
"Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a coloured pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling."
- G.K. Chesterton
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: CaddyJ on January 27, 2008, 10:40:56 PM
My hero, Benjamin Franklin  June 25, 1745
Excerpts from Old Mistresses Apologue


... if you will not take this Counsel, and persist in thinking a Commerce with the Sex inevitable, then I repeat my former Advice, that in all your Amours you should prefer old Women to young ones. You call this a Paradox, and demand my Reasons. They are these:

1. Because as they have more Knowledge of the World and their Minds are better stor’d with Observations, their Conversation is more improving and more lastingly agreable.

2. Because when Women cease to be handsome, they study to be good. To maintain their Influence over Men, they supply the Diminution of Beauty by an Augmentation of Utility. They learn to do a 1000 Services small and great, and are the most tender and useful of all Friends when you are sick. Thus they continue amiable. And hence there is hardly such a thing to be found as an old Woman who is not a good Woman.

3. Because there is no hazard of Children, which irregularly produc’d may be attended with much Inconvenience.

4. Because thro’ more Experience, they are more prudent and discreet in conducting an Intrigue to prevent Suspicion. The Commerce with them is therefore safer with regard to your Reputation. And with regard to theirs, if the Affair should happen to be known, considerate People might be rather inclin’d to excuse an old Woman who would kindly take care of a young Man, form his Manners by her good Counsels, and prevent his ruining his Health and Fortune among mercenary Prostitutes.

5. Because in every Animal that walks upright, the Deficiency of the Fluids that fill the Muscles appears first in the highest Part: The Face first grows lank and wrinkled; then the Neck; then the Breast and Arms; the lower Parts continuing to the last as plump as ever: So that covering all above with a Basket, and regarding only what is below the Girdle, it is impossible of two Women to know an old from a young one. And as in the dark all Cats are grey, the Pleasure of corporal Enjoyment with an old Woman is at least equal, and frequently superior, every Knack being by Practice capable of Improvement.

6. Because the Sin is less. The debauching a Virgin may be her Ruin, and make her for Life unhappy.

7. Because the Compunction is less. The having made a young Girl miserable may give you frequent bitter Reflections; none of which can attend the making an old Woman happy.

8thly and Lastly They are so grateful!!

Thus much for my Paradox. But still I advise you to marry directly; being sincerely Your affectionate Friend.

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on January 31, 2008, 08:03:45 AM
"If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist."
 --  Norman Mailer
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on February 04, 2008, 11:56:32 PM
"Well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool by making his world a little colder."
From the song, "Hey Jude," by The Beatles.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on February 05, 2008, 12:56:07 PM
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on February 08, 2008, 09:22:38 PM
"It's the little lies that tell the big stories."
From Criminal Intent.

"When you see a scene so vividly that a character pukes on you... then you're ready to write a novel."
thatollie 09/02/2008 [this is the date shown in the correct British way.]
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: fire-fly on February 09, 2008, 12:43:53 AM
"Life was'nt meant to be easy..."

Malcolm Fraser
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: WESTON on February 09, 2008, 01:10:19 AM
"i wish my grass was emo, that way it would cut itself!"
                                                            Gordon Boyton       
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on February 11, 2008, 01:27:22 PM
"Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter, they close the book and go to sleep. I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets to the end of the chapter, he or she must turn one more page."
 --  Sidney Sheldon
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Ladyhazle on February 11, 2008, 03:24:03 PM
"Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops!" - Cary Grant, Arsenic and Old Lace
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on February 11, 2008, 04:04:54 PM
I love the idea of galloping insanity.  I can almost picture it.  A personification of Madness on Horseback.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: fire-fly on February 11, 2008, 06:27:05 PM
"Friends may come and go but, enemies accumulate."

Thomas Jones
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: MsBook on February 16, 2008, 09:43:22 PM
My mom has quoted this for as long as I can remember.

"Only one life will soon be past only what's done for Christ will last."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on February 17, 2008, 08:07:54 AM
"We only get one go!  Life's not a bloody rehearsal."   From a friend who knew how to enjoy life, but had to leave early.   
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on February 17, 2008, 08:20:57 AM
Never mistake motion for action.  ~ Ernest Hemingway
(I would have included this in the six word stories as inspired by the author, but there are only five words.)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on February 17, 2008, 11:56:02 AM
Quote
Just because you have something to say doesn't guarantee that you have the skill to say it.
SpChick
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: fire-fly on February 17, 2008, 06:29:28 PM
"Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If its original, you will have to ram it down their throats."

Howard Aiken
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on February 17, 2008, 11:30:14 PM
"Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege."

~ Unknown
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on February 18, 2008, 05:55:22 AM
I use quotes in my signature line for my main email. This is my current one:

I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.
     - John Peel
 ;D  >:(  ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on March 07, 2008, 07:13:57 PM
This is more an anecdote than a quote but I love it:

While boarding a moving train one day, one of Mohandas Gandhi's shoes slipped off and fell upon the track. As he was unable to retrieve it, Gandhi - to the astonishment of his fellow travelers - calmly removed his other shoe and threw it down the track to where the first had landed. "The poor man who finds the shoe lying on the track," Gandhi explained, "will now have a pair he can use."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Andrewf on March 08, 2008, 04:06:30 PM

Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavour of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks.

- Lazarus Long. (aka Robert Heinlein)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on March 18, 2008, 11:38:10 PM
I don't agree with this but it's hilarious.

"I know, I know. You're a feminist and I think that's adorable."
Peter Griffin, Family Guy
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: CollegeGuy on March 19, 2008, 12:30:41 AM
"When life gets you down, just remember that everybody dies." - Unknown (saw it on a bumper sticker)


"You realize that the people in MWC are incredibly crazy. Then you soon realize that you're one of them." - me

~~CollegeGuy~~
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: fire-fly on March 19, 2008, 01:22:29 AM
Laugh and the world laughs with you
Snore and you sleep alone.  ;D

Anthony Burgess
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on March 20, 2008, 04:28:07 PM



        S T O P !
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on March 20, 2008, 08:06:34 PM
The intelligence of the planet is constant, and the population is growing.
     - Arthur C. Clarke
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: fire-fly on March 21, 2008, 02:13:15 AM
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."

Ernest Hemingway

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on March 23, 2008, 04:41:25 PM
No matter how bad things were getting my Gran used to give a lopsided grin and say calmly "Never mind, it'll all be over in a hundred years time."

When Kennedy and Kruschev were playing 'Mine's bigger than yours' I really thought it might be a lot sooner than that...  A pretty heavy thought for a schoolkid to deal with.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DC on March 25, 2008, 10:48:20 PM

When Kennedy and Kruschev were playing 'Mine's bigger than yours' I really thought it might be a lot sooner than that...  A pretty heavy thought for a schoolkid to deal with.

Gyppo

Ah, I shall be eternally grateful that I was only seven at the time, and so didn't really understand what was going on. I can still see the pictures on the news of the Russian (Soviet) ships turning round...

Dave.

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Frogg on March 30, 2008, 10:24:32 AM
Why is the rum always gone? Cap'n Jack ::)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: sassy-oracle on March 30, 2008, 12:34:15 PM
I looked at it and the Americans went 'wow man it's brilliant!' and the Brits went 'yeah its alright' so I knew we'd done a good job.

Peter Jackson on the finished Hobbiton set.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on March 31, 2008, 03:42:55 AM
"Your life is an occasion. Rise to it." Mr. Magorium (in his Wonder Emporium)

Written/directed by Zach Helm

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Frogg on March 31, 2008, 04:31:15 PM
"I get dressed up like a doll, a nice man puts lipstick on my lips and I say words - it's deeply satisfying"

Julia Roberts on her job.

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on March 31, 2008, 05:11:02 PM
"Your life is an occasion. Rise to it."

An excellent guideline. ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: shellie_baby on March 31, 2008, 06:55:30 PM
Can't remember who said this but I think it quite suits MWC, for me anyway.

"Friends are angels who lift us to our feet, when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."

Shellie xxx
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on April 04, 2008, 07:25:53 PM
"The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people."
– Mark Twain
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: fire-fly on April 04, 2008, 07:44:23 PM
"All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never ever be boring."

Chuck Palahnuik.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: charlie on April 04, 2008, 07:58:52 PM
The mind is like an umbrella it works best when it's open.

My science teacher.

Charlie. x
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on April 04, 2008, 10:24:40 PM
"I'll never understand the problem some people have with reading, because the only one I've ever had is resurfacing to a cold cup of tea."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: charlie on April 05, 2008, 03:38:11 PM
Life is to be enjoyed not endured.

My grandma's old saying bless her soul she lived upto it too.

Charlie. x
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on April 05, 2008, 04:10:58 PM
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.

Helen Keller
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on April 05, 2008, 04:24:05 PM
Deb, I thought I was going to see this one:

Vote early and vote often. - Al Capone
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on April 05, 2008, 04:43:52 PM
Deb, I thought I was going to see this one:

Vote early and vote often. - Al Capone

Well,  yes of course. To quote Patti quoting Al Capone:

 Vote early and vote often.

                                      ~Al Capone

While you are at it, vote here: http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=13404.0

                                     ~Deb
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: fire-fly on April 05, 2008, 08:02:34 PM
"Why be a man when you can be a success."

Bertolt Brecht
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on April 15, 2008, 12:44:53 AM
"Love charts the journey
From cradle to tomb."

R.J. Bates
http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=10546.msg166872#msg166872

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on April 16, 2008, 08:39:52 AM
"If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing."
 --  Kingsley Amis
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: shellie_baby on April 17, 2008, 03:32:08 PM
Lead me not into temptation, I can find it myself.

 ;)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on April 19, 2008, 03:02:43 PM
The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air.  All I must do is find it, and copy it.  ~Jules Renard, "Diary," February 1895
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on April 19, 2008, 07:36:37 PM
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

~Oscar Wilde
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: fire-fly on April 19, 2008, 10:04:33 PM
Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal.
Mike Ditka (1939 - )
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on April 20, 2008, 07:30:03 AM
      “The real contest is always between what you've done and what you're capable of doing. You measure yourself against yourself and nobody else.”
 Geoffrey Gaberino
 
Enter poetry  challenge #12. Link in signature. Ta Da.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on April 21, 2008, 08:39:30 AM
"The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions."
 --  Antony Jay
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on April 29, 2008, 09:08:35 PM
monomania is a prerequisite of success

Not sure who said it though.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on April 30, 2008, 04:38:28 AM
...and failure isn't fatal.
Mike Ditka (1939 - )

It is if your parachute fails to open.

Gyppo 2008
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Narnian Prince on April 30, 2008, 07:25:20 AM
"Denial - After all, if he's not your father you can keep doing your sister."

Not sure who wrote it but it's under a Star Wars poster that one of my daughters downloaded from FaceBook.  Needless to say, while trying not to smile my wife and I had some time explaining it to a couple of pre-teen girls.  LOL!!!   :D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: GypsyInk on May 05, 2008, 04:02:32 AM
For the writer in me:

"An artist is completely amoral in that he will rob, borrow, beg, or steal from anybody and everybody to get the work done." --William Faulkner

For the dancer in me:

"They who dance are thought mad by those that hear not the music." --Anonymous
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on May 14, 2008, 09:25:34 PM
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.

~Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Terri on May 15, 2008, 03:02:28 PM
Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.--e. e. cummings
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on May 15, 2008, 04:45:24 PM
Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own.
   Charles Scribner, Jr.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: GypsyInk on May 19, 2008, 02:26:42 AM
Come, come, whoever you are!
Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving.
This is not a caravan of despair.
It does not matter that you have broken your vow
a thousand times.
Still come, and yet, come again!

--Rumi
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on May 19, 2008, 09:29:13 PM
"To err is human but to really foul things up takes a computer." - Anonymous, Farmers' Almanac for 1978
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on May 30, 2008, 06:26:51 AM
"Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book."   
- Edward Gibbon
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: GypsyInk on May 30, 2008, 05:05:44 PM
I cannot remember where I read this...

"You are a born fiction writer, which is better than saying you are a born liar."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Roisin on June 15, 2008, 04:20:20 PM
"Our goal is that you fall in love, get your heart broken, and leave here ruined for life."

-Father Dean Brackley
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on June 17, 2008, 05:18:31 AM
"Ah, that makes sense."  Delivered in the tone of voice which suggests a light has suddenly come on in the speaker's mind.

My eldest daughter at about eight years of age.  This is the tale...  There was an old tramp in a bus station, doing a little quickstep dance all by himself, arms held around a partner only he could see.  Toes sticking out through his battered old patent leather shoes.  A gentle smile overlaying the marks of life.

Allison sidled back to me, and hung onto my leg, obviously unsettled by something she couldn't understand.

"Dad?  Is he dancing?"

"Looks like it, Pet."

"But there's no music."

She was right.  No piped music even.  Just the beep of a reversing bus, the rumble of engines, and the scuffing of those battered old shoes against the concrete.

"Some people dance to the music in their own head, Pet.  It doesn't matter to them if no-one else can hear it."

She absorbed this for several thoughtful seconds.  At one time we lived near an asylum and from early childhood she'd been used to seeing the odd behaviour of 'people with poorly heads'.  Then she gave her verdict.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Akeith (Gray) on June 17, 2008, 02:23:11 PM

"Try not to be a man of success but rather a man of value."
                                                          Albert Einstein

I find this thought to be so true. Of course, success and value are relative.

Gray
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: smartparenting on June 19, 2008, 03:00:43 AM
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor roosevelt.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on June 21, 2008, 09:34:47 PM
"Poetry is like fish: if it's fresh it's good, if it's stale it's bad, and if you're not certain try it on the cat." - Osbert Sitwell

Spotted on a sign in a coffeehouse:
"We don't need your attitude - we have enough of our own."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: CaddyJ on June 29, 2008, 10:01:35 PM
"There's nothing like getting into your work." ~ unknown gynecologist  ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: StrayDog on July 16, 2008, 12:50:44 AM
Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. - Alf Clausen
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on July 21, 2008, 08:34:09 AM
"All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened."
-- Ernest Hemingway
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: GypsyInk on July 26, 2008, 12:34:51 AM
"One should forgive one's enemies, but not before they are hanged."
-Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

...the same might be said for siblings... :-\
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on August 10, 2008, 07:48:22 AM
   "A writer's working hours are his waking hours.
    He is working as long as he is conscious and frequently when he isn't." - Edna Ferber
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: bigblueyes on August 13, 2008, 05:13:08 PM
I was pondering this at work this morning...

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." Franklin
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on August 13, 2008, 09:40:55 PM
"When I get a little money, I buy books; and if there's anything left, I buy food and clothing." - Erasmus, 1466 - 1536

"A truly great library contains something to offend everyone." - Jo Godwin
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: StrayDog on August 16, 2008, 05:17:14 AM
"Any writer who knows what he's doing isn't doing very much.”
Nelson Algren

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Peter Kay
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: StrayDog on August 27, 2008, 09:37:40 PM
I was pondering this at work this morning...

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." Franklin

No, Lincoln said that, not Franklin

"Whatever they had been expecting, a huge neon "THE END" sign hadn't been it."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on September 07, 2008, 07:11:46 AM
Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been set up a statue in honor of a critic.
--- Jean Sibelius
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: fire-fly on September 07, 2008, 07:25:04 AM
You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Mark Twain
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on September 07, 2008, 11:18:21 AM
Seen on a T-shirt:
"Erotica Writer Seeks Research Assistant
Apply Within"
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on September 14, 2008, 07:41:12 AM
Eschew the monumental. Shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones.
Ernest Hemingway
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on September 19, 2008, 08:17:38 AM
"It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies."
 --  Mike Royko
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: fire-fly on September 19, 2008, 08:23:51 AM
I was always taught to respect my elders, but I have now reached an age when I don't have anyone to respect.

George Burns.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on October 07, 2008, 05:23:16 PM
Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life.

 Giorgos Seferis
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Paper tiger on October 09, 2008, 06:50:32 PM
Overheard when the press officer got back from a local authority council meeting.
"That was bum-clenchingly boring."

Well it's something to do I suppose.  :-\
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Kate B on October 10, 2008, 04:47:04 PM
Man who goes to bed with itchy bum wakes up with smelly finger.







(for years i believed my older brother when he said that Confuscious wrote this  :-[)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on October 12, 2008, 06:56:23 PM
I hope you manage to find something to love that doesn't need to cross the road. Lin.

Best quote I've heard for ages.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: fire-fly on October 21, 2008, 01:51:17 AM
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.

Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on October 30, 2008, 10:51:58 AM
Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators. - Olin Miller
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on November 06, 2008, 07:16:09 PM
"Poetry is what happens when an anxiety meets a technique."
    Lawrence Durrell
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on December 11, 2008, 12:59:11 PM
"There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings."
 --  Quentin Crisp
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on December 11, 2008, 02:32:03 PM
He missed one reason: your imaginary friends won't stop talking to you.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on December 28, 2008, 08:43:44 AM
   "If you want to get rich from writing,
    write the sort of thing that's read by persons who
    move their lips when they're reading to themselves."
Don Marquis

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on December 30, 2008, 06:54:54 AM
for the poets here

A poet's pleasure is to withhold a little of his meaning, to intensify by mystification. He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it.
  Elwyn Brooks White
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on December 30, 2008, 12:49:33 PM
"Russian literature saved my soul. When I was a young girl in school and I asked what is good and what is evil, no one in that corrupt system could show me." - Irina Ratushinskaya
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: fire-fly on December 30, 2008, 03:04:46 PM
Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
  --Josh Billings 
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on December 30, 2008, 03:10:44 PM
Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
  --Josh Billings 

That is so wrong.

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on December 30, 2008, 03:12:41 PM
Apparently his common sense is more elegant than his grammar.  ;)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on December 30, 2008, 03:50:17 PM
I believe at one time ain't was proper grammar.  :(
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: hagaraiseiji on January 06, 2009, 09:04:39 PM
"Love is to the heart, what water is to the earth"

By me
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Narnian Prince on January 07, 2009, 10:12:37 AM
"Believe that he's lying, otherwise you'll have to stop doing your sister."

Not quite sure really where this came from but a buddy of mine has this on a framed pic of Luke (from Star Wars fame) facing off against Darth Vader.  It always get a chuckle from anyone who sees it.  :D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on January 07, 2009, 01:21:57 PM
And as I sit here paralyzed with fear about submitting and the follow up rejection, I have this from my mailbox today

When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turndown of the performer.
     - Dennis Waitley
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Nelodra on January 07, 2009, 01:24:12 PM
God, I know we are your chosen people, but couldn't you choose somebody else for a change?
 - Shalom Aleichem

(never knew it was a Shalom Aleichem quote, BTW. My Mum used to say it a lot, esp. when she was talking about WW-II)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Narnian Prince on January 08, 2009, 09:53:37 AM
"When a statesman denies his conscience for the sake of his public duties, he leads his country by a short route to chaos."  St. Thomas More  (Perhaps this is what's wrong with politicians and the world today...)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Norikoann on January 08, 2009, 02:29:07 PM
"Relax, I used to be in a gang.  You never need tickets."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on January 11, 2009, 10:17:54 PM
"Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine." - Isak Dinesen, from "The Old Chevalier"
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 11, 2009, 10:54:17 PM
Ran across this one today and it seem perfect for writers.

"You can't edit a blank page."

by Jessica Burkhart, author of Take the Reins.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 12, 2009, 05:21:36 AM
I'm going to use some of my own quotes here, because I can't be bothered to quote anyone else.

Label it free speech and move on.

Curiosity killed the cat with nine lives, that must've been one very curious cat.

Life is like a one legged man at an ass-kicking contest. No matter how good you get at it, you always wonder, "what if..."

When you see a scene so vividly that a character pukes on you... then you're ready to write a novel.

I'll never understand the problem some people have with reading, because the only one I've ever had is resurfacing to a cold cup of tea.

This last one is my response to this.
And the American's say, "Pardon my French." Why is that? It doesn't even resemble French.
It's about naming a more vulgar country than your own.

English say, "pardon my American."
Americans say, "pardon my French."
The French say, "pardon my Italian."
And all the way through the list until the Welsh say, "pardon my Scottish."
The Scots say, "F*** You."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on January 13, 2009, 02:48:23 PM
"Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it."
- Russel Lynes
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Nelodra on January 13, 2009, 02:54:56 PM
HEBREW, n. A male Jew, as distinguished from the Shebrew, an altogether superior creation.
- Andrew Bierce
The Devil's Dictionary.

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 31, 2009, 09:48:11 PM
"John Lennon, murdered
Jack Kennedy, murdered
Gandhi, murdered
Jesus Christ, murdered
Reagan, wounded

Wrong f*ing choice"
Bill Hicks
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: GondorianPrincess on January 31, 2009, 10:06:29 PM
"John Lennon, murdered
Jack Kennedy, murdered
Gandhi, murdered
Jesus Christ, murdered
Reagan, wounded

Wrong f*ing choice"
Bill Hicks

*lol*
That's basically true....


Quote
I'll never understand the problem some people have with reading, because the only one I've ever had is resurfacing to a cold cup of tea.

Mine is coffee! *lol*

You all are gonna hate me, I get to showcase my fave JD quotes! *lol*

"I don't pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do."


On America (but only because I think it is amusing!
I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots.

THis next one is on his acting, but as a writer I think that this has a lot to do with my writing. So think about it from a writers pov - "With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying."

Aka -

With any part you write, there is a certain amout of yourself in it. There has to be, Othersie it's just not writing - its lying,

^
^
^

That's how that quote is thought about in my head. *lol*


Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nswperson on February 15, 2009, 02:03:06 AM
Today is tomorrows yesterday
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on February 16, 2009, 01:24:20 AM
Upon catching his first fish, our first born, then an eight-year-old, asked me, "Mommy, can I keep it in the bathtub until we get a big enough aquarium?"  :):o :)


Everybody say. "Awwww." ;)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nswperson on February 16, 2009, 06:36:09 AM
Lightning never strikes the same place twice. (Most of the time lol)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on February 18, 2009, 08:24:40 AM
Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower.
     Charles M. Schwab

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: jpenname on February 18, 2009, 01:36:50 PM
"Well, miss--excuse the words--I thought you would like them.  But I can't match you, I know, in mapping out my mind upon my tongue."

Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd, my favorite book of all time.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nswperson on February 18, 2009, 08:27:26 PM
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on February 19, 2009, 06:17:32 AM
The cure for writer's cramp is writer's block.
--- Inigo DeLeon

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 19, 2009, 10:04:14 AM
"He's lying.  Don't believe him.  If you do, you'll have to stop doing your sister."

I'm not sure who the author is but a buddy has this on a Star Wars poster where Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker are squaring off against each other.  Now, whenever I watch this scene in the movie I always crack up laughing which confuses the heck out of others watching.  Perhaps Yoda inspired the thought in Luke's brain.  Thus the very shocked look on Luke's face.  What other little secrets was Yoda hiding?  One definitely felt pathos for Luke.

:)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on February 19, 2009, 11:16:53 AM
"I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction." - Aneurin Beven

"It's like opening a piece of used lavatory paper, reading newspapers." - Stephen Fry

In the age of "the medium is the message" these quote have never been more true.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on February 20, 2009, 12:29:07 PM
It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
Asimov
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on March 01, 2009, 08:19:12 AM
 "It is the tragedy of the world that no one knows what they don't know;
    and the less a person knows,
    the more sure they are that they know everything."
          Joyce Cary



Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 01, 2009, 10:52:31 AM
"It is the tragedy of the world that no one knows what they don't know;
    and the less a person knows,
    the more sure they are that they know everything."
          Joyce Cary

I like it.  :-*
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on March 01, 2009, 12:52:39 PM
"Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing can ever be made." - Immanuel Kant
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: brendanobrien on March 02, 2009, 10:29:36 PM
one of my newest favourites is the one below, in my signature quote.
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Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: sexybvirgo2007 on March 03, 2009, 10:57:31 AM
"Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders." -Friedrich Nietzsche
Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind
Because sometimes don't you just want to forget?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on March 04, 2009, 05:57:28 AM
• If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.

~Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist, Minister, Ex-Slave, Woman's Rights Activist


*In April I'm Going on an overnight, Civil War, Living History Field Trip with my son's fourth grade class to Fort Tejon (pronounced te-hon) and am picking up all kinds of lost, forgotten, and even some new pearls as I review the history. We will be in full period dress and I will be assigned a "womanly" job.   I applied for the Harriet Beecher Stowe position but alas, Uncle Tom's Cabin has already been written. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the part of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. She is credited with what are, in my opinion, great quotes.

Training for "Corporals" and volunteers is Saturday. Should be fun and educational, of course. ;)
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• [T]he door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.

• Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business.

•I have an almost complete disregard of precedent and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things always have been done .... I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind. I go for anything new that might improve the past.

• Oh northern mothers wives and sisters, all unconscious of the hour, would to Heaven that I could bear for you the concentrated woe which is so soon to follow, would that Christ would teach my soul a prayer that would plead to the Father for grace sufficient for you, God pity and strengthen you every one.


~Clara Barton

-The above quotes assembled by:
Jone Johnson Lewis. "Clara Barton Quotes." About Women's History. URL: http://womenshistory.about.com/od/quotes/a/clara_barton.htm . Date accessed: (today).
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: danceingmuse on March 04, 2009, 09:27:58 PM
One of my favorite quotes comes from my nefew when he was six..
We were in the restroom taking a piss after eating. when he got done he ziped his pants and started to walk out. While washing my hands I says to him 'Hey didn't your mom teach you to wash your hand after taking a piss?' He looked back at me and said 'No she teached me not to piss on my hands!'

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on March 06, 2009, 07:08:44 PM
“A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.”
 --  Ring Lardner
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on March 09, 2009, 10:39:43 AM
“Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle. They read it to get to the end. If it's a letdown, they won't buy anymore. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book.”
 --  Mickey Spillane
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on March 10, 2009, 01:31:16 PM
Telling a lie is like being behind the person behind you. 

~Dillon at five-years-old
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 10, 2009, 01:55:16 PM
All men -- whether they go by the name of Americans or Russians or Chinese or British or Malayans or Indians or Africans -- have obligations to one another that transcend their obligations to their sovereign societies. -Norman Cousins, author, editor, journalist and professor (1915-1990)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on March 10, 2009, 02:16:50 PM
"Sentimentality is the emotional promiscuity of those who have no sentiment." - Norman Mailer
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: brendanobrien on March 11, 2009, 06:11:05 AM


The place to be happy is here, the time to be happy is now.
                                                 Robert Ingersoll

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: RandomAmber on March 11, 2009, 08:08:26 AM
Lost but not loosing
         
Me
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on March 12, 2009, 06:16:03 PM


Belief is better than anything else, and it is best when rapt - above paying its respects to anybody's doubt whatsoever.

- Robert Frost
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: RandomAmber on March 12, 2009, 06:39:44 PM
"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my
spark burn out in a brilliant blaze than it be stifled by dry-rot. I would
rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy
and permanent planet."
-Jack London
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on March 18, 2009, 04:39:25 PM
"Good sex is like good bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.”
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: marilyn on March 19, 2009, 04:47:51 AM
"We should not believe the many who say that only the free are educated but rather we should believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free" Egyptian Book of the Dead
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on April 13, 2009, 10:27:46 AM
"Reality is the most plausible form of unreality." Me.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 13, 2009, 12:28:26 PM
Can't never could.   

oft quoted by my Mother
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Enthusiast on April 14, 2009, 06:11:36 AM
"Life teaches you in incremental duhs." (me)


Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: K. E. Brown on April 24, 2009, 09:16:50 PM
I have a book of quotes that I like...unfortunately, it's packed in a box in the garage. *sheepish grin*

"Right after admitting that we're powerless over alcohol and that a higher power can restore us to sanity" Leo McGarry, The West Wing "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen, Part II", written by Aaron Sorkin

"Laughter, like love, has power to survive the worst things life has to offer. And do it with style" Harry Dresden, Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

"I liked it so much I didn't realize I was drinking moldy iced tea" -I have to say, that sentence (from my best friend) is probably the absolute best complement I will ever receive on my writing.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Starthorne on April 27, 2009, 06:47:18 PM
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Emily Dickenson

You use your money to buy privacy because during most of your life you aren't allowed to be normal.
Johnny Depp
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on April 27, 2009, 09:32:27 PM
He's a butter knife in a Ginsu world. - my son
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Starthorne on April 28, 2009, 04:33:21 PM
She/he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Rommie_Rules on April 28, 2009, 05:33:56 PM
There will come a time when you will have to choose between what is right and what is easy!
-Dumbledore - Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Starthorne on April 28, 2009, 06:01:29 PM
A cat is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there. - From watching my cat Raven!

Why are our days numbered and not, say, lettered? - Woody Allen

"I wouldn't belong to any club that would have me as a member." - Mark Twain

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on April 30, 2009, 02:58:46 PM
"What, for instance, is etiquette for the one-legged philanderer? Should he remove his prosthesis before putting on his prophylactic, or vice versa?" - Robertson Davies, Fifth Business
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: calql8ng on May 01, 2009, 08:55:48 AM
I do not remember where I read this.

- Some people are just like a “Slinky”; not really good for anything, but they do bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs. –Unknown

This one damaged me for life... (not really).  My mom actually introduced me to someone like this.

- This is my youngest son; he’s the flower of the family. The blooming idiot. –My Mom
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on May 01, 2009, 04:54:45 PM
I think your mother is wonderful ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: calql8ng on May 04, 2009, 04:15:32 PM
I think your mother is wonderful ;D

Spell Chick,

Have you any idea how wrong that is...?

The fact that she may have been correct doesn't matter...LOL

Te He He... :D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on May 04, 2009, 04:24:43 PM
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.

Saki, "The Square Egg", 1924
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: ROSSCO on May 13, 2009, 10:47:21 PM
Here's one I live by . . .

"There is nothing in life that is worth working hard for.
What one truly wants never seems like hard work."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on May 16, 2009, 02:43:39 AM
"Without conflict there is very little chance of fun. After all, it would be a very dull tennis match if both players were on the same side of the net."
Lew Schwarz http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0777331/
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: ellie on May 18, 2009, 05:21:21 PM
As I am interested in 'Whats out there..'!
I like these 2 quotes:

'Fifty billion planets,
there's got to be some life.
Don't tell me I'm the only one
standing in the night...'
Saxon
&

'These obstinate questionings
Of sense and outward things,
Fallings from us,vanishings;
Blank misgivings of a creature
Moving about in worlds not realised,
High instincts before which our mortal nature
did tremble like a guilty thing surprised...'
William Wordsworth

nite & God bless
xx
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: ROSSCO on May 18, 2009, 09:31:59 PM
"Life is just a brief spin around the rim, before being lost forever down eternity's glug-hole!" -- Ross Cooper
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: fire-fly on May 19, 2009, 12:08:49 AM
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
   
    Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on May 19, 2009, 07:35:54 AM
I love Dorothy Parker.

"All I need is room enough to lay a hat and a few friends."

smirk
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Kyle on May 25, 2009, 07:13:43 PM
"A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin."
     - H. L. Mencken

Didn't make me so much stop as slow down and take a whiff.

"Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go."
     - e e cummings

Made me stop in my tracks.  Goddamn it, I want preserve e e cumming's brain in a jar of formaldehyde and label it "GENIUS".
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on May 30, 2009, 01:24:41 AM
This didn't make me stop, but I thought it was worth including.

"To the literati who turn up their collective noses at the idea of such restrictions on the muse...every form has its restrictions and its rules. Sonnets, Haiku, Stage Plays...You either play by the rules or you don't get to play."
J. Micheal Straczynski
Creator of Babylon 5
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on May 30, 2009, 09:58:56 AM
Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.
     - Meg Chittenden
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on June 02, 2009, 11:43:42 AM
"They tell you that you'll lose you mind as you get older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much."
 - Malcolm Cowley, American novelist, poet, and literary critic
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: kk on June 06, 2009, 09:39:56 AM
"As to the adjective, when in doubt, strike it out."
                                                 -Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1984

Who would've thought Twain had adjective issues too?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: sanibel on June 06, 2009, 10:17:10 AM
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

To handle yourself use your head; to handle others use your heart.

Anger is only one letter short of danger.

If someone betrays you once it is his fault; if he betrays you twice, it is your fault.

Great minds discuss idea's; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

He who loses money, loses much; he who loses a friend loses much more; he who loses faith, loses all.

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

Learn from the mistakes of others, you can't live long enough to make them all yourself......

There is no beginning or end. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present (unknown)


Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on June 06, 2009, 11:33:28 AM
Who would've thought Twain had adjective issues too?
Anyone who understands that writing is a process and that depends as much on knowledge and judgement as it does on inspiration. There are no great authors, only great books.

"In me there dwells no greatness; save it be  some for-off touch/Of greatness to know well I am not great."
      -- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on June 10, 2009, 10:13:00 PM
“The task of a writer consists of being able to make something out of an idea.”
 --  Thomas Mann
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: sanibel on June 13, 2009, 05:20:29 AM


"Wev'e done the buggar"

Sherpa Tensing on the conquest of Everest in 1953.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Coax on June 14, 2009, 07:00:48 PM
It's not enough to have talent, you also have to be Hungarian.

Robert Capa
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: sanibel on June 15, 2009, 05:19:34 AM


I fired him because he wouldn't respect the authority of the president. I didn't fire him because he was a dumb-son-of-a-bitch, although he was, but that's not against the law for generals.

president Truemans explanation of his dismissal of MacAurthur.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on June 15, 2009, 11:19:38 AM
Carl Jung tells in one of his books of a conversation he had with a Native American chief who pointed out to him that in his perception most white people have  tense faces, staring eyes and a cruel demeanour. He said "They are always seeking something. What are they seeking ? The whites always want something.They are always uneasy and restless. We don't know what they want.We think they are mad."


How right he was. Above quote is from Eckhart Tolle book, the power of now.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: sanibel on June 18, 2009, 06:26:33 AM


patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.

Nurse Edith Cavell  (last words before her execution 12/10/ 15.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on June 25, 2009, 11:42:32 AM
"Most people spend the greatest part of their time working to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it. What a thing our human destiny is!"

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: sanibel on June 25, 2009, 12:32:34 PM


"I don't like the family Stein: There is Gert, there is Ep, there is Ein.

Gert's writings are punk, Ep's statues are junk, and nobody understands Ein"

Anonymous 1925
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: misaditas on June 25, 2009, 03:21:13 PM
I guess most people put quotes they like in their sig's.

Yes  ;D

Although the whole thing doesn't fit, so I pared it down.

Quote
"The thing that is captivating about this particular genre is that it's about imagination. If you take the shackles off your imagination, you can go anywhere with science fiction. It's not earthbound. There are no conventions, other than the ones you want to break, and that's why it's so exciting."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: sanibel on June 28, 2009, 01:03:51 PM


'The most potent weapon in the hands of the aggressor is the mind of the oppressed'

Steve Biko (1971)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Cypher on June 28, 2009, 02:00:34 PM
The following is a bumper sticker. It reminds me that nothing is ever as important as I think it is...

"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons... for you are crunchy and good with ketchup."

Also, from William Jennings Bryan:

"The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: checksixproductions on June 29, 2009, 06:16:40 AM
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

You only live twice, or so it seems, one life for yourself and one for your dreams.  Leslie Bricusse.

People think I'm shallow, but down deep, I really am.  Sophia Loren.

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Kyle on July 03, 2009, 07:29:14 PM
The ironic thing about life is nobody comes out of it alive.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Cypher on July 04, 2009, 12:22:51 AM
"To die will be an awfully big adventure." -- Peter Pan
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on July 14, 2009, 08:54:20 PM
"Assumptions are only useful when messing with the minds of the people who make them." -- Holly Lisle, Novelist
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Cypher on July 14, 2009, 11:27:48 PM
You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions.  --  Denis Waitley


Assumptions are the termites of relationships. --  Henry Winkler
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on July 16, 2009, 04:17:18 PM
" Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."  -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: sporezombie on July 18, 2009, 08:59:53 PM
The greatest mystery you will every find is the person standing next to you

Apathay is a defense mechanism to life
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: sanibel on July 23, 2009, 07:04:29 AM


Don't knock the rock

Bill hayley 1957.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Cypher on July 23, 2009, 03:25:24 PM

Be yourself. The world worships an original. - Ingrid Bergman
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: sanibel on July 28, 2009, 02:42:18 PM

Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething - Mark Twain
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: wannabewriter99 on August 05, 2009, 01:42:34 PM
War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.  A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. - John Stuart Mill
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: 7thdaughter on August 05, 2009, 09:40:59 PM
One year of brown nosing is worth four years of college. My Son
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: sanibel on August 06, 2009, 02:40:26 PM


A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow - Charlotte Bronte
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: 7thdaughter on August 07, 2009, 08:14:41 PM
I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass. - David Lee Roth
Made me smile and in this life we can not smile to  much  - Denise
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: sanibel on August 08, 2009, 05:39:14 AM


By three methods we may learn wisdom; first by reflection, which is noblest; second by imitation which is easiest; and third by experience which is bitterest.

Confucious
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: psyche on September 25, 2009, 09:16:51 PM
My most favorite quotes:

If music be the food of love, play on. ~ Shakespeare (my sig)

We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong. ~ Bono

I don't work at being ordinary. ~ Paul McCartney

The one thing that doesn't abide by a majority rule is a person's conscience. ~ Harper Lee

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Cypher on September 26, 2009, 12:12:08 PM
"The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas."-Alfred Whitney Griswold, Essays on Education
Read more: http://americanfiction.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_quotable_banned_books_week#ixzz0SEIn8rQz

"Before the week is out, be a patriot: Encourage a child to fall in love with a book. Apply for a library card. And accept the ALA's invitation to Let Freedom Read."-Linda Campbell, Star-Telegram Staff Writer, "Here's a novel thought: Don't restrict books"
Read more: http://americanfiction.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_quotable_banned_books_week#ixzz0SEJ31XJd
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on November 24, 2009, 06:16:45 PM
"Intelligent people know others. Enlightened people know themselves." -- Tao Te Ching
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on November 25, 2009, 02:09:54 PM
There's no greater burden than a great potential.

Charles Schulz
http://eclecticemily.wordpress.com/2008/06/21/there-is-no-greater-burden-than-a-great-potential-linus-from-peanuts/
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: rokerman on November 27, 2009, 02:43:15 PM
If you cant be a sun dont be a cloud
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on November 27, 2009, 03:14:34 PM
Be nice to your kids. They’ll choose your nursing home.
 ;)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: saibaba1 on November 29, 2009, 11:15:02 AM
IF YOU WANT TO REACH THE MOON AIM FOR THE STARS
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on November 29, 2009, 11:20:02 AM
Maybe this world is another planet's hell. 

~Aldous Huxley
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: sanibel on December 02, 2009, 01:59:47 PM


A man who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new

Bhudda
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on December 02, 2009, 07:37:25 PM
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on December 02, 2009, 08:03:01 PM
I am grateful that I am not as judgmental as all those censorious, self-righteous people around me.
- Anonymous  ::)  ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on December 02, 2009, 08:51:32 PM
"What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist." -- Salman Rushdie
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on December 03, 2009, 01:05:23 AM
Keep it simple.

Alfred Eisenstaedt  (and his thoughts about photography)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 03, 2009, 08:14:59 AM
Keep it simple.

Alfred Eisenstaedt  (and his thoughts about photography)

The above was known as the KISS principle at a photography studio where I once worked; meaning, Keep It Simple Stupid. 

Alfred's quote with a kick in the rear added.  :)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on December 03, 2009, 12:04:07 PM
"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs."


-Ansel Adams-
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on December 04, 2009, 01:14:27 AM
"Any writer who knows what he's doing isn't doing very much.”

Nelson Algren
 
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on December 04, 2009, 11:06:37 AM
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.

Isaac Asimov
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Jazmin on December 07, 2009, 01:59:55 AM
"The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole"

I'm not sure who said it, but it makes me feel a little better when I contemplate my hordes of half-finished chapters...

As does this one:

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars"
-- Oscar Wilde
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on December 07, 2009, 12:56:57 PM
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.

Woody Allen
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: super fly on December 07, 2009, 05:41:25 PM
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on December 07, 2009, 07:34:41 PM
I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.

Mark Twain
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on December 07, 2009, 10:43:53 PM
"Another person's life, observed from the outside, always has a shape and definition that one's own life lacks." -- Pat Barker
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Post by: herron on December 08, 2009, 04:03:24 PM
And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves "It's pretty, but is it Art?"

~ Rudyard Kipling
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 09, 2009, 07:40:01 PM
“The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.”
--  Louis Kronenberger, American writer, (1904-1980)
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Post by: herron on December 09, 2009, 09:21:08 PM
“I have always believed that writing advertisements is the second most profitable form of writing. The first, of course, is ransom notes....”

Philip Dusenberry
 
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 14, 2009, 07:39:44 AM
The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible. -Vladimir Nabokov
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Post by: herron on December 14, 2009, 05:44:43 PM
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

~ Mark Twain
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Post by: ellie on December 14, 2009, 05:52:09 PM
Good one Herron...
I love all of Oscar Wilde's quotes..in fact I have a book of them that I bought in Trinity College bookshop in Dublin ( I spent 3 days in Dublin and loved it ;D)
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Post by: Gayle on December 14, 2009, 11:15:23 PM
"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that is the essence of inhumanity." -- George Bernard Shaw
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Post by: herron on December 15, 2009, 01:53:12 AM
To err is human - but it feels divine.   ;)

Mae West
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 15, 2009, 10:34:11 AM
When you find yourself in a hole, quit digging.



An old Cowboy saying.
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Post by: herron on December 15, 2009, 12:22:32 PM
I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.
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Post by: herron on December 15, 2009, 12:25:09 PM
Love your enemies.  It makes them so damned mad.  

~P.D. East
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Post by: ad.queen85 on December 17, 2009, 11:50:42 AM
Thanks for sharing the webieee :D


well this is what i found  ???

"Every woman is wrong until she cries, and then she is right, instantly"   ??? ??? is that true !


LOL

AD.Queen
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Post by: herron on December 17, 2009, 12:02:15 PM

"Every woman is wrong until she cries, and then she is right, instantly"   ??? ??? is that true !

AD.Queen
LOL! No, but it certainly ends the discussion!  ::) ;)



To weep is to make less the depth of grief. 

William Shakespeare
King Henry the Sixth
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Post by: ad.queen85 on December 17, 2009, 12:05:28 PM
hehehe didnt mean to end it up !!!


AD.Queen
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Post by: herron on December 17, 2009, 07:38:02 PM
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. 

Charles Dickens
Great Expectations
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 21, 2009, 07:31:57 AM
You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke. -Arthur Plotnik, editor and author
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Post by: herron on December 21, 2009, 10:01:28 PM
Editing is the same as quarrelling with writers.

Harold Ross - The New Yorker
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 22, 2009, 07:54:09 AM
“There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”
--  Frank Zappa
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Post by: dhanks on December 22, 2009, 12:17:04 PM
One of my favorite quotes is by Victor Hugo.

"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world and that is an idea whose time has come."
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Post by: herron on December 22, 2009, 07:28:20 PM
Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.

Jean-Paul Sartre
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Post by: jimdickens on December 23, 2009, 01:00:03 PM
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake --- Napoleon
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Post by: jimdickens on December 23, 2009, 01:01:05 PM
Do not attribute to malice what is more likely attributable to incompetence -- Napoleon
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Post by: herron on December 23, 2009, 03:09:46 PM
I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.

Billy Joel
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Post by: thatollie on January 05, 2010, 12:18:54 AM
"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
Robert A Heinlein
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Post by: herron on January 05, 2010, 10:44:02 AM
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
 
Isaac Asimov
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Post by: Cypher on January 05, 2010, 01:52:02 PM
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows."

--Epictetus
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Post by: herron on January 05, 2010, 04:41:52 PM
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

Abraham Lincoln
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 06, 2010, 04:51:53 PM
“I've written some poetry I don't understand myself.”
--  Carl Sandburg
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Post by: herron on January 06, 2010, 08:16:38 PM
"Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."
 
Neil Armstrong
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on January 14, 2010, 06:35:42 PM
"One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings." - Diogenes

I get the feeling Diogenes wouldn't like this thread much.  ;D
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Post by: pb on January 14, 2010, 06:42:13 PM
there are two types of people in this world. those with a loaded gun, and those who dig.

goldie
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Post by: herron on January 14, 2010, 08:04:59 PM
“We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.”
 
Diogenes
 
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 18, 2010, 09:42:31 PM
“Of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.”
 --  Robert Anton Wilson
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Post by: herron on January 20, 2010, 01:08:08 AM
Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's within walking distance.
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Post by: danceingmuse on January 20, 2010, 04:03:50 PM
"Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.'

Emersom
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Post by: herron on January 20, 2010, 05:54:18 PM
Ancestors produced us, who are progeny even more vicious.


(paraphrased from Homer)
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Post by: Kowboy on January 23, 2010, 10:28:20 AM
 If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

Samuel Adams
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Post by: herron on January 23, 2010, 02:31:27 PM
“The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
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Post by: danceingmuse on January 23, 2010, 10:59:07 PM
'Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose.'

Janis Joplin
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Post by: rikki on January 24, 2010, 03:18:11 AM
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."   Theodore Roosevelt
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 24, 2010, 08:26:25 PM
A list of quotes for people here who have a bit of a problem with less than glowing critiques.

"A timid mind is apt to mistake every scratch for a mortal wound."
          Lord Byron, in an 1814 letter

   "Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them.
    All they really want is to be maintained
    in the good opinion they have of themselves."
          Albert Camus

   "Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
    It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
    It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things."
          Winston Churchill

   "We also often add to our pain and suffering by
    being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things,
    and sometimes taking things to personally."
          Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

   "Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would
    do them good to the praise that deceives them."
          Francois de La Rochefoucauld

   "To receive applause for works which do not demand all our powers
    hinders our advance towards a perfecting of our spirit.
    It usually means that thereafter we stand still."
          Georg C. Lichtenberg

   "We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly,
    and because there are few who can endure frank criticism
    without being stung by it, those who venture
    to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship,
    for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good
    is to have a healthy love for him."
          Michel de Montaigne

   "Most of us would rather be hurt by flattery than helped by criticism."
          Dr. Laurence J. Peter

   "I believe that one becomes stronger emotionally
    by taking life less personally.
    If your employer criticizes your report, don't take it personally.
    Instead, find out what's needed and fix it.
    If your girlfriend laughs at your tie, don't take it personally.
    Find another tie or find another girlfriend."
          Marilyn vos Savant

   "All my life affection has been showered on me,
    and everything that I have done, I have had to do in spite of it."
          George Bernard Shaw

   "Thank everyone who calls out your faults,
    your anger, your impatience, your egotism;
    do this consciously, voluntarily."
          Jean Toomer
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Post by: herron on January 24, 2010, 08:38:09 PM
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

Steven Weinberg, US physicist (1933 - ), quoted in The New York Times, April 20, 1999.

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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 28, 2010, 01:46:18 PM
We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.


-Maya Angelou, poet (b. 1928)
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Post by: herron on January 28, 2010, 07:37:26 PM
“Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny.”

~ Harry S Truman (33rd President of the United States, 1884-1972)
 
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Post by: Gyppo on January 29, 2010, 05:07:17 PM
From the St. Crispian's Day speech from Shakespeare's Henry the Fifth:

...He that hath no stomach for this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse.
We would not die in that man's company..


(I have been known to mutter the last line under my breath when asked for an opinion on somebody I despise.)

Gyppo
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 01, 2010, 08:05:35 AM
The machine has got to be accepted, but it is probably better to accept it rather as one accepts a drug -- that is, grudgingly and suspiciously. Like a drug, the machine is useful, dangerous, and habit-forming. The oftener one surrenders to it the tighter its grip becomes. -George Orwell

wonder what he would have thought of computers.
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Post by: danceingmuse on February 01, 2010, 01:27:27 PM
“Literacy remains even now the base and model of all programs of
industrial mechanization; but, at the same time, locks the minds
and senses of its users in the mechanical and fragmentary matrix
that is so necessary to the maintenance of mechanized society.”

Marshall McLuhan
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 02, 2010, 08:10:47 AM
“We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.”
--  Ayn Rand
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Post by: danceingmuse on February 02, 2010, 08:20:34 AM


“[Gen]Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” ~ Philip K. Dick
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Post by: Gayle on February 02, 2010, 10:26:01 AM
From the "Peanuts" comic strip by Charles Schultz:

Charlie Brown: "Thomas Hardy once saw 'a handsome maid with large innocent eyes' riding in a cart. She was obviously very poor which made Hardy wonder what her beauty would lead to."

Lucy: "Four-wheel drive pick-up commercials."
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Post by: herron on February 02, 2010, 12:17:25 PM
“I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time.”

Charlie Brown
Peanuts by Charles Schulz
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Post by: Gyppo on February 02, 2010, 12:42:26 PM
“I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time.”

Charlie Brown
Peanuts by Charles Schulz

I think I'll adopt that one for a while ;-)
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 03, 2010, 08:53:39 AM
“The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.”
--  Walter Bagehot
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Post by: herron on February 03, 2010, 11:06:11 AM
I think I'll adopt that one for a while ;-)
That, and the one about the burden of great potential, are my favorites from Peanuts!


"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." 

Anton Chekhov
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Post by: pb on February 06, 2010, 03:44:18 PM
 Flattery, though, is two puckered lips, and the ego is a balloon.

Walt McDonald advice i wish i'd been told


http://wwwstage.valpo.edu/english/vpr/mcdonaldessay.html (http://wwwstage.valpo.edu/english/vpr/mcdonaldessay.html)

(recommended reading in Amie's poet's corner sticky)


also... "Do the same violent rewriting to awkward line breaks, easy adverbs and neutral nouns; roll up your sleeves and pound a five-pound axe down into hardwood.  Make it blaze.  Hold your poem to the fire; burn away all chaff, all that isn't your poem.  I know: that sounds too easy; but to do less seems easier.  Those who attempt again and again what I'm urging you toward can come to amazing discoveries.  Accept yourself, for you will often fail.  If you love the thrill of it all, you'll try again."
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Post by: herron on February 07, 2010, 10:15:49 PM
“I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about.”
 
Oscar Wilde 
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Post by: undeadpetals on February 09, 2010, 01:31:00 AM
"Imagination means nothing without doing."

Charlie Chaplin
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Post by: herron on February 09, 2010, 10:35:40 AM
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

Albert Einstein
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Post by: janmarie on February 09, 2010, 11:04:04 PM
Take chances, you never know where they may lead
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Post by: herron on February 10, 2010, 10:33:23 PM
“Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.”

Anatole France
 
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 13, 2010, 07:49:17 AM
Most people ignore most poetry
 because most poetry ignores most people.
--- Adrian Mitchell
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Post by: herron on February 13, 2010, 10:36:08 AM
“Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.”

Carl Sandburg
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 18, 2010, 08:14:33 AM
"To succeed in journalism, the late Nicholas Tomalin once wrote, you need three qualities: 'a ratlike cunning, a plausible manner, and a little literary ability'. ... There are still some aspects of the Grub Street trade that can be learnt with a little application."
Stephen Jones; Times Educational Supplement; Nightmare on Grub Street; Sep 14, 2007.
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 23, 2010, 06:59:58 AM
“Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.”
 --  James Russell Lowell
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Post by: Gayle on February 23, 2010, 09:44:38 AM
"A room without books is like a body without a soul." - Cicero

"Philosophy is the child of wonder." - Plato
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Post by: herron on February 24, 2010, 11:54:41 AM
"Books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.”

Oscar Wilde
 
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 25, 2010, 03:58:37 PM
"I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself."
- Marlene Dietrich
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Post by: herron on February 25, 2010, 04:13:38 PM
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

Mae West
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Post by: Gayle on February 27, 2010, 01:39:56 PM
"Use your writing to develop your thinking, for as a principle, unwritten thought is incomplete thought." - Edgar V. Roberts, Writing about Literature, Eleventh Edition.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on March 02, 2010, 07:12:30 AM
You [an aspiring writer] can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.

    Dr. Seuss
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Post by: herron on March 02, 2010, 06:08:04 PM
“Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else.”

 Ivern Ball
 
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Post by: Gayle on March 02, 2010, 10:19:28 PM
Nice one, Herron! That's so tragically true - and funny.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 04, 2010, 10:03:30 AM
Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there. -Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983)
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Post by: herron on March 04, 2010, 11:25:51 AM
Writing is easy:  All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.  

Gene Fowler
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 04, 2010, 03:46:00 PM
Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there. -Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983)

I get the word a day thing and was going to post this, but I was rather rushed this morning with all the other stuff. I'm glad it got here. I like the thought.
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 07, 2010, 08:42:34 AM
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
--- Paul Dirac
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Post by: herron on March 08, 2010, 11:53:36 AM
“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”

E. L. Doctorow
 
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 09, 2010, 10:30:00 AM
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. -Gilda Radner -actress and comedian (1946-1989)
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Post by: herron on April 09, 2010, 10:46:07 AM
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. -Gilda Radner -actress and comedian (1946-1989)
...and another one from Gilda:

“Dreams are like paper, they tear so easily”
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Post by: Skip Slocum on April 11, 2010, 04:42:12 AM
"F.B.I. Stop or I'll shoot."  ;D
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Post by: herron on April 11, 2010, 12:47:03 PM
"If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith."

Albert Einstein
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Post by: cswillson on April 11, 2010, 02:19:55 PM
A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drownded, he said, for he will be going out on a day he shouldn't. But we do be afraid of the sea, and we do only be drownded now and again.
                                           J.M. Synge, The Aran Islands
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 04, 2010, 09:00:43 AM
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.

Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)
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Post by: Maimi on May 04, 2010, 10:32:29 AM
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Quote
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
So timely, Alice.  A lady broke line in front of me the other day.  As if to realize what she'd done, she stepped to my side.  Then she explained how she would never have done such a thing so many years ago, but now in her eighties she finds she can get away with more. :D  I smiled and pulled her back in line.  This won me a delightful conversation about her love of dance.
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Post by: herron on May 04, 2010, 01:16:38 PM
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.

~ Adolph Hitler


(politicians everywhere are still using this one)  :-\
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on May 04, 2010, 03:41:52 PM
(politicians everywhere are still using this one)  :-\
There's a fantastic essay by George Orwell called "Politics and the English Language" about how politician use language to win public support for actions and policies that no one in their right mind would support otherwise. It was written in the 1940s or 1950s, but it is as relevant now as it was then.

I love that Montaigne quote, Country4Gal. I find that I'm far more likely to speak my mind now then when I was in my 20s, and I'm only 34! I'm imagine the I'm going to be right mouthy cow when I'm 80. ;D
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Post by: sc3n3_so_sw33t on May 04, 2010, 05:01:22 PM
"hurt me... fine... hurt my friends, and we'll take a walk. On that walk I will give you a hint: you are going to need an ambulance..."

"Baseball is 3/4 mental and the other half physical." -Yogi Bera
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Post by: herron on May 04, 2010, 07:53:40 PM
I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.

Yogi Berra
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Post by: sc3n3_so_sw33t on May 04, 2010, 09:00:39 PM
"Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. "
- yogi berra

Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.

If people don't want to come out to the ball park, nobody's gonna stop 'em.

I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?

___ yogi bera
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Post by: sc3n3_so_sw33t on May 04, 2010, 10:07:00 PM
LMAO niccccce! I like that one...
"baseball is 90% mental and the other half physical" -yogi
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on May 31, 2010, 09:52:37 PM
"Such is the wretched frailty of mankind that we look admiringly on those who have committed spectacular evils, and will often speak more readily of the destroyer of an empire than of its founder." - Voltaire
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 01, 2010, 03:06:40 AM
There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants.
Mao Tse-Tung

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Post by: McWawa on June 01, 2010, 02:11:55 PM
   "Amen"


( i don't know who first said it)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on June 01, 2010, 04:28:37 PM
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

Albert Einstein
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Post by: McWawa on June 02, 2010, 03:54:02 AM
"The only access we have to our volcanic unconscious and to the profound motives for our actions and reactions is through the shocks of our encounters with specific people."  Louise Bourgeois.(25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010).
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 02, 2010, 04:28:19 AM
Last week I stated that this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister and now wish to withdraw that statement

Mark  Twain
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on June 02, 2010, 10:43:17 AM
"I myself have never been able to find out exactly what feminism is. I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.” - Rebecca West, Journalist
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on June 02, 2010, 03:48:33 PM
"What a man does for pay is of little significance. What he is, as a sensitive instrument responsive to the world's beauty, is everything!"
H.P. Lovecraft
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 02, 2010, 04:06:06 PM
I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.
Margaret Thatcher
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Post by: herron on June 02, 2010, 10:30:03 PM
If we would learn what the human race really is at bottom, we need only observe it in election times.

Mark Twain
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Post by: Spell Chick on June 03, 2010, 08:48:21 AM
“Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.”
 --  Allen Ginsberg


and in my opinion, there are far too many speakers.  :-\
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 03, 2010, 09:13:11 AM
If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years, you have a public library.
Tony Benn
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Post by: Matt Walker on June 03, 2010, 03:58:55 PM
"Yes, God is cruel. And do you know how cruel he can be? Sometimes he makes us live."

Stephen King, Desperation
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Post by: thatollie on June 04, 2010, 12:15:16 AM
"It's better to be quotable than honest."
- Tom Stoppard
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Post by: herron on June 04, 2010, 03:05:34 PM
Reality is bad enough.  Why should I tell the truth? 

~Patrick Sky
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Khad on June 06, 2010, 06:02:50 AM
Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way round.


David Lodge
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 07, 2010, 04:42:25 AM
with the 2010 World Cup starting soon...............


They think it's all over—it is now
—Kenneth Wolstenhome, closing moments of World Cup Final, 1966
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: kk on June 08, 2010, 07:12:29 PM
"Sometimes the world has teeth and it can bite you with them whenever it wants.'

                        First line of Stephen King's The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on June 08, 2010, 09:06:08 PM
"The sleep of reason brings forth monsters." - Francisco Goya, from his etching The Sleep of Reason
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Post by: Vienna on June 09, 2010, 05:03:43 AM
'In the long run we are all dead' - JM Keynes
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Post by: thatollie on June 09, 2010, 01:13:28 PM
"I'll never understand the problem some people have with reading, because the only one I've ever had is resurfacing to a cold cup of tea."
Guess who?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: kk on June 10, 2010, 03:00:36 PM
"I'd puke on you, but that would be a waste of good puke!"

King Maggot in Gordon Korman's Born to Rock
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 11, 2010, 03:46:37 AM
Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.
Prince Philip
At the height of the recession in 1981.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on June 11, 2010, 01:42:56 PM
A 41-inch bust and a lot of perseverance will get you more than a cup of coffee - a lot more.

Jayne Mansfield
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: oliver on June 15, 2010, 03:22:30 PM
A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off. Francois Sagan)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 15, 2010, 03:49:54 PM
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
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Post by: DGSquared on June 16, 2010, 06:07:31 AM
Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
   
   ~ Mark Twain
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 16, 2010, 06:11:29 AM
      “An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” - Friedrich Engels
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on June 16, 2010, 10:53:00 AM
A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off. Francois Sagan)
I can understand that quote being applied to lingerie but not dresses. A dress serves the same purpose as a pair of trousers and a shirt: to prevent us from walking around naked.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: a mermaid fair on June 16, 2010, 01:20:49 PM
I have a huge list of favorite quotes, but this is one of my absolute favorites:

"Maybe I would become a mermaid... I would live in the swirling blue-green currents, doing exotic underwater dances for the fish, kissed by sea anemones, caressed by seaweed shawls. I would have a dolphin friend. He would have merry eyes and thick flesh of a god. My fingernails would be tiny shells and my skin would be like jade with light shining through it. I would never have to come back up."
Francesca Lia Block
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on June 16, 2010, 05:24:28 PM
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible,
but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.


- Vincent van Gogh
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Matt Walker on June 18, 2010, 07:42:59 AM
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"

Anon
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 22, 2010, 03:05:47 AM
After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.
Albert Camus
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Victoooria on June 22, 2010, 03:58:16 PM
Forgive me if this is a repeat as I didn't actually read all 33 pages of quotes.  Yeah.  I'm like that.  My favorite quote, the one that makes me stop every time...

"No." - My Mother

Some of yours are more eloquent, some of them dig deep into a persons soul and some have inspired great moments in the lives of great people but my mother simply uttering the word "NO" has altered the course of my life more times than I can count. 
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 22, 2010, 04:15:10 PM
"if you see elves, gnomes or fairies in the garden - shoot the fuckers"

me ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on June 22, 2010, 11:54:43 PM
"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother."

-- Albert Einstein
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on June 27, 2010, 10:10:17 PM
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on June 28, 2010, 01:10:11 PM
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

Albert Einstein
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: JJessie on June 28, 2010, 01:39:35 PM
Tell a lie, make it believable, tell it often and soon others will believe it.

~Adolph Hitler~


JJessie
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 28, 2010, 01:52:32 PM
We stand for organized terror - this should be frankly admitted. Terror is an absolute necessity during times of revolution. Our aim is to fight against the enemies of the Soviet Government and of the new order of life. We judge quickly. In most cases only a day passes between the apprehension of the criminal and his sentence. When confronted with evidence criminals in almost every case confess; and what argument can have greater weight than a criminal's own confession?
— Felix Dzerzhinsky
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Christina M on June 28, 2010, 03:40:36 PM


"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams"

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

Dr. Seuss Quotes = PRICELESS

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Christina M on June 28, 2010, 03:57:00 PM
One more quote even though it is more of a song lyric. I am going to pull a few spots out of it that I find meaningful.  I will try not to make this post too long.
Bob Dylan's "Let me die in my footsteps"

I will not go down under the ground
"Cause somebody tells me that death's comin' 'round
An' I will not carry myself down to die
When I go to my grave my head will be high,
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground.

There's been rumors of war and wars that have been
The meaning of the life has been lost in the wind
And some people thinkin' that the end is close by
"Stead of learnin' to live they are learning to die.
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground.

Just some amazing writing by a guy who I don't believe had much of a singing voice but a good message that kind of makes you stop and think.. :)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: NiteWriter07 on June 28, 2010, 04:05:08 PM
Very well put Christina, Very well indeed!
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: A.J.B on June 28, 2010, 07:09:32 PM
"We avenge intelligence when we deceive a fool, and deceiving a fool is an exploit worthy of an intelligent man."

Giacomo Casanova
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: NiteWriter07 on June 28, 2010, 09:26:47 PM
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Mr. Albert Einstein
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 29, 2010, 03:14:16 AM
Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
Ezra Pound
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on June 29, 2010, 08:03:59 PM
As a rule, men worry more about what they can't see than about what they can.

Julius Caesar
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on July 01, 2010, 05:31:15 AM
      “I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.” Bernard Manning
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on August 26, 2010, 12:23:32 PM
"Nobody ever sold newspapers by telling you the truth, life just ain't that bad."
- Warren Ellis
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on August 26, 2010, 12:35:24 PM
“Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.”
 
~Oscar Wilde
 
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DC on September 02, 2010, 02:23:09 PM
"We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."

Stephen Hawking
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: John Yamrus on September 02, 2010, 02:29:45 PM
"Who farted?"

unknown
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Maimi on September 02, 2010, 02:42:49 PM
"I don't weigh a pound over one hundred and eighty and, what's more, I never did. "

Fatty Arbuckle
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: SharonLeigh on September 02, 2010, 04:43:37 PM
Apathy is becoming epidemic these days.  But who cares.
-Unknown
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: calql8ng on September 02, 2010, 04:49:12 PM
The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas! -Unknown

Some people hear voices. Some see invisible people. Others have no imagination whatsoever. -Unknown
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on September 02, 2010, 10:22:30 PM
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.

Winston Churchill
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on September 02, 2010, 10:23:16 PM
"You must remember that the common criminal will always join the armed forces for, if nothing else, regular meals and expert training in the use of guns."
- Warren Ellis
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on September 02, 2010, 10:26:09 PM
Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.

Hermann Goering
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on September 02, 2010, 10:42:40 PM
The Oval Office carpet is thick with Presidential semen. They look out of the window, think "I own you all" and jack off like ugly apes in humping season. It's what they live for. No one who wants that is to be trusted. Why can't you all see that?
- Warren Ellis
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on September 03, 2010, 12:57:34 PM
God not only plays dice. He sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen.

Stephen Hawking
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on September 13, 2010, 12:51:31 AM
"A child screaming in pain, that is the sound of revolution."
- John Braine
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Andrewf on September 13, 2010, 05:13:08 AM
Makes you stop... and chuckle...


BEST QUOTE OF 2009...
 
POLK COUNTY FLORIDA SHERIFF GRADY JUDD
An illegal alien in Polk County Florida who got pulled over in a routine traffic stop ended up 'executing' the deputy who stopped him. The deputy was shot eight times, including once behind his right ear at close range. Another deputy was wounded and a police dog killed. A state-wide manhunt ensued.
 
The murderer was found hiding in a wooded area and as soon as he took a shot at the SWAT team, officers opened fire on him. They hit the guy 68 times.
 
Naturally, the liberal media went nuts and asked why they had to shoot the poor undocumented immigrant 68 times..
 
Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel: 'Because that's all the ammunition we had..' Now, is that just about the all-time greatest answer or what!
 
The Coroner also reported that the illegal alien died of natural causes.... When asked by a reporter how that could be since there were 68 bullet wounds in his body, he simply replied: (QUOTE of 2009) "when you are shot 68 times you are naturally gonna die."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Maimi on September 13, 2010, 11:09:46 AM
I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were.
-Sitting Bull
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on September 13, 2010, 01:04:43 PM
Makes you stop... and chuckle...

BEST QUOTE OF 2009...
 
POLK COUNTY FLORIDA SHERIFF GRADY JUDD
An illegal alien in Polk County Florida who got pulled over in a routine traffic stop ended up 'executing' the deputy who stopped him. The deputy was shot eight times, including once behind his right ear at close range. Another deputy was wounded and a police dog killed. A state-wide manhunt ensued.
 
The murderer was found hiding in a wooded area and as soon as he took a shot at the SWAT team, officers opened fire on him. They hit the guy 68 times.
 
Naturally, the liberal media went nuts and asked why they had to shoot the poor undocumented immigrant 68 times..
 Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel: 'Because that's all the ammunition we had..' Now, is that just about the all-time greatest answer or what!
 
The Coroner also reported that the illegal alien died of natural causes.... When asked by a reporter how that could be since there were 68 bullet wounds in his body, he simply replied: (QUOTE of 2009) "when you are shot 68 times you are naturally gonna die."
chuckle?   :-\ :-[


A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick.

Sophocles
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on September 13, 2010, 03:51:21 PM
chuckle?   :-\ :-[


A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick.

Sophocles

I agree with your feeling entirely, Herron, but I think this quote is a better reply to that article:
"Indeed, revenge is always the pleasure of a paltry, feeble, tiny mind." -- Juvenal (Roman Satirist)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on September 13, 2010, 08:33:57 PM
“Revenge is a confession of pain.”

~ Latin Proverb 

 
 ::)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on September 21, 2010, 03:33:16 AM
After two days in hospital I took a turn for the nurse.


W.C. Fields
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on September 21, 2010, 05:51:20 PM
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.

~Andrew Carnegie
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on September 26, 2010, 06:01:11 PM
"My grandfather never threw anything away. He died in the war holding onto a hand grenade."
Milton Jones
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on September 26, 2010, 06:16:38 PM
"My mother taught me never to argue with five guys wearing the same shirt."
Craig Campbell
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on September 26, 2010, 11:07:38 PM
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

~ Henry Ford
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on September 28, 2010, 10:19:53 AM
No iron spike can pierce a human heart as icily as a period in the right place.

-Isaac Babel, author (1894-1940)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on September 28, 2010, 10:31:57 AM
“I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about.”

~ Oscar Wilde
 
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: irallan on October 02, 2010, 02:05:34 AM
"Wether you think you can or think you can't ,you're right!" Henry Fonda .

A good one I heard today and Like thomas the Tank Engine."I think I can..I think I can...I know I can...."

Have seen the power of a good quote change a persons day and outlook . Many a large concept in so little words..
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 02, 2010, 05:56:41 PM
"Wether you think you can or think you can't ,you're right!" Henry Fonda .

Actually that was Henry Ford (http://thinkexist.com/quotation/whether_you_think_that_you_can-or_that_you_can-t/7814.html).   ;)

“It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.”

~ Stephen Hawking
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on October 02, 2010, 07:36:18 PM
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
- Douglas Adams
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 02, 2010, 10:14:06 PM
A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.

~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: kk on October 04, 2010, 05:49:40 AM
What other people say about you is none of your business.
                                               -Regina Brett
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on October 04, 2010, 07:10:09 AM
You realize that suicide's a criminal offense — In less enlightened times they'd have hung you for it.
- Peter Cook
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on October 04, 2010, 07:17:09 AM
 That's the fastest time ever run - but it's not as fast as the world record - David Coleman
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 04, 2010, 11:08:05 AM
"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece."

-John Ruskin, author, art critic, and social reformer (1819-1900)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on October 05, 2010, 04:53:36 PM
"It made a lot of effects on today's routine, I planned to go to work and work hard and write a couple of papers and produce something good. But instead I have been doing interviews. So it has been detrimental to today's science."
-Professor Geim, on winning the Nobel Prize.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on October 05, 2010, 06:14:17 PM
"God youth is a terrible time! So much feeling and so little notion of how to handle it!" - Robertson Davies, Fifth Business
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Maimi on October 05, 2010, 06:46:16 PM
No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head.  ~Terry Josephson
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 09, 2010, 12:09:37 PM
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't. 

~Jules Renard
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on October 10, 2010, 08:25:35 PM
"He pulled in his horns a little and said, as the best he could do in the way of apology, that he could not stand such stuff because he was an atheist.

'I'm not surprised,' said I. 'You created a God in your own image, and when you found out he was no good you abolished him. It's a quite common form of psychological suicide.'"

-- Fifth Business by Robertson Davies, p. 205)

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Tempered on October 11, 2010, 09:36:22 AM
"Life is a series of stills in motion."  - overheard in a bar, didn't catch his name.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 11, 2010, 12:05:13 PM
"We must question the storybook logic of having an all-knowing, all-powerful God, who creates faulty humans and then blames them for his own mistakes."

~ Gene Roddenberry
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: fire-fly on October 11, 2010, 03:39:34 PM
"Never play leapfrog with a unicorn."  ::)

To the best of my knowledge, My Brother.  :D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Maimi on October 11, 2010, 04:04:15 PM
"Have you ever found a foreign hair in your underwear?" :P
-Overhead as two teen boys passed by me in a store. The things plaguing youthful minds these days.

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
-Bill Cosby
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on October 11, 2010, 05:45:02 PM
"The difference between 'the wise' and 'the stupid' is one night of bad sleep." - Gayle  ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 11, 2010, 09:44:16 PM
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Lao Tzu
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on October 11, 2010, 10:13:00 PM
"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance." - Socrates
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 12, 2010, 10:37:17 AM
I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.

~ Yogi Berra
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on October 12, 2010, 06:33:57 PM
She was sitting in front of a triple mirror, studying the roots or her hair and eyebrows. They were her own eyebrows. Raymond Chandler.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 13, 2010, 03:23:29 PM
In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed.

~ Edgar Allan Poe
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on October 14, 2010, 12:07:48 PM
"There have been times when only a hair's-breadth has intervened betwixt myself and the seething devil-ridden world of madness; for the hideous knowledge, the horror- blackened memories which I have carried so long, were never meant to be borne by the human intellect. "
— Clark Ashton Smith
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on October 14, 2010, 06:40:00 PM
After reading the inflated-style of the Clark Aston Smith quote above, I couldn't help thinking of George Orwell's essay, "Politics and the English Language." What follows is just one quote from it but anyone who wants to master language usage should read the full essay.

"But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. A bad usage can spread by tradition and imitation, even among people who should and do know better." - George Orwell
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 14, 2010, 06:56:17 PM
In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.  

~ Mark Twain

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Michael Edits on October 15, 2010, 12:48:46 PM
I've made a career on Twitter out of posting great quotes, so I'll spare you. Instead, take this:

"I believe in abortion at any time between conception and when it either moves out or pays rent."
                                                                                                                                             ~ Michael LaRocca

(for the good stuff visit http://www.twitter.com/MichaelEdits )
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on October 15, 2010, 02:56:53 PM
After reading the inflated-style of the Clark Aston Smith quote above, I couldn't help thinking of George Orwell's essay, "Politics and the English Language." What follows is just one quote from it but anyone who wants to master language usage should read the full essay.

"But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. A bad usage can spread by tradition and imitation, even among people who should and do know better." - George Orwell

but... but... no CAS means no thatollie.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 16, 2010, 12:32:55 AM
By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.

George Carlin
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Tempered on October 17, 2010, 10:32:34 AM
"Keep pissing into the wind down to a minimum.'  - quoted from a hurricane report my friend once sent out. It went nation wide, and then the shit flew :)   
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 19, 2010, 10:23:41 PM
All thinking men are atheists.

~ Ernest Hemingway
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Michael Edits on October 19, 2010, 10:34:27 PM
I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. (Clarence Darrow)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 20, 2010, 06:31:31 PM
“If you have to kill a snake, kill it once and for all.”
~ Japanese Proverb
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Michael Edits on October 20, 2010, 10:15:33 PM
Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein. (Joe Theismann)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 20, 2010, 10:18:45 PM
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

Yogi Berra
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 21, 2010, 09:43:10 PM
These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.

-Gilbert Highet, writer (1906-1978)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 21, 2010, 10:05:47 PM
“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”

~ E. L. Doctorow quotes
 
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on October 22, 2010, 05:48:49 PM
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
- Sir Francis Bacon
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 24, 2010, 11:00:11 PM
“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”

~ Robert McCloskey  
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on November 15, 2010, 03:08:26 PM
...the writer's only responsibility is to look for the truth inside his own heart. It won't always be the reader's truth, or the critic's truth, but as long as it is the writer's truth ... all is well.

Stephen King
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 16, 2010, 09:44:48 AM
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another, and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.

 -J.M. Barrie, novelist and playwright (1860-1937)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on November 17, 2010, 05:27:48 AM
Readers are plentiful, thinkers are rare.
Anthony Burgess

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Post by: SharonLeigh on November 18, 2010, 10:28:10 PM
"The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit."
William H. Seward
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 19, 2010, 02:08:15 PM
If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers.

-Irvin S. Cobb, author and journalist (1876-1944)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: ellie on November 19, 2010, 05:44:45 PM
'The cure for boredom is curiosity..there is no cure for curiosity'
Oscar Wilde
 ;)
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Post by: herron on November 20, 2010, 01:02:49 PM
A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her.

~ W. C. Fields
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 28, 2010, 07:14:14 AM
A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.

     Rita Mae Brown
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Post by: Gayle on November 29, 2010, 12:02:55 PM
"A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let it rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do." - P.J. Rourke

"Milk's leap towards immortality." - said about cheese by Clifton Fadiman
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Post by: McWawa on December 05, 2010, 10:47:48 AM
" Fifty years from now, it will not matter what kind of car you drove, what kind of house you lived in, how much you had in your bank account, or what your clothes looked like, But the world may be a little better because you were important in the life of a child."

   anonymous
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Post by: herron on December 05, 2010, 12:59:04 PM
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

~ Ernest Hemingway

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Post by: Gayle on December 08, 2010, 06:05:28 PM
Old Ernest always was a bit of a drama queen king.

Spotted on a bumper sticker:
"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup."
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 20, 2010, 12:59:56 PM
No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly; and this self-deceit is yet stronger with respect to the offspring of the mind. -Miguel de Cervantes, novelist (1547-1616)
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Post by: herron on December 20, 2010, 01:39:34 PM
The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction.  By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say. 

~ Mark Twain
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Post by: thatollie on December 22, 2010, 03:12:19 AM
"According to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought -- particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things."
Woody Allen
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Post by: Vienna on December 22, 2010, 04:44:56 AM
Do you think when two representatives holding diametrically opposing views get together and shake hands, the contradictions between our systems will simply melt away? What kind of a daydream is that?

Nikita Khruschev
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Post by: cmb on December 30, 2010, 10:16:26 AM
Automatism is not genius, but it is the hands and feet of genius.

Bryan and Harter, 1899
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Post by: herron on January 03, 2011, 10:29:09 PM
"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."

~Anton Chekhov
 
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Post by: ThePenIsMightier on January 04, 2011, 02:08:14 AM
"I don't tell you how to tell me what to do, so don't tell me how to do what you tell me to do." -Bender B. Rodriguez

"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." -Confucius

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Post by: McWawa on January 05, 2011, 10:19:39 AM
"My intention intention in taking LSD was to make myself happy. A man would be a fool to take something that didn't make him happy".   Cary Grant ( 1904-86) from the Daily Mail , 6 september 1973.




One thinks of Cary Grant as being a rather conservative fellow, I never did know that the man had gone psychedelic at any time in his life.
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Post by: Gayle on January 10, 2011, 10:01:37 PM
"Lots of people have died and gone on, and done really, really well." - David Lister, a character from the British Comedy Red Dwarf. The funny thing is that this is actually true. Many artists have had more success after their death then during their life.
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Post by: Vienna on January 13, 2011, 08:24:45 AM
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
Margaret Thatcher

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Post by: Mark H on January 28, 2011, 05:59:53 AM
I'm not young enough to know everything.
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Post by: Vienna on January 28, 2011, 06:23:49 AM
 "Harold Kitchener Steptoe: [To Albert] You're worse than a fly 'round a cow's arsehole
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 28, 2011, 08:55:24 AM
“A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.”
 --  Richard Bach
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Post by: Mark H on January 28, 2011, 09:08:09 AM
For Gayle ...

I don't care what model it was. No vacuum cleaner should give a human being a double polaroid.
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Post by: Gayle on February 01, 2011, 12:46:56 PM
 ;D Mark.

Kriten (after handing Lister a picture of his penis): "Is that normal?"
Lister: "Taking pictures of it and showing it your mates!? No, it's not."
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Post by: Gayle on February 21, 2011, 11:44:10 AM
"Foolproof systems do not take into account the ingenuity of fools." - Wendy Northcutt (from The Darwin Awards, 2003 edition)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 21, 2011, 12:25:02 PM
"The bigger they are, the harder they fall."

I'm not sure who said it first but they may well have been dealing with their 'time appropriate' name for a spammer.
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Post by: Alexa on February 22, 2011, 09:16:14 AM

"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?" Douglas Adams

I also love this from him: "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
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Post by: herron on March 03, 2011, 10:21:02 AM
"If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I’d type a little faster."

~Isaac Asimov
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Post by: Gayle on March 06, 2011, 12:18:29 PM
"As for being half-witted; well what can I say. Except that I have survived to middle age with half my wits while thousands have died with theirs in tact. Apparently quality of wits is more important than quantity."

The Emperor Claudius in the TV miniseries I, Claudius
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Post by: thatollie on March 06, 2011, 02:29:40 PM
"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative."
Oscar Wilde
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Post by: Frogg on March 06, 2011, 06:21:02 PM
"We shed as we pick up, like travellers who must carry everything in their arms, and what we let fall will be picked up by those behind. The procession is very long and life is very short. We die on the march. But there is nothing outside the march so nothing can be lost to it. The missing plays of Sophocles will turn up piece by piece, or be written again in another language. Ancient cures for diseases will reveal themselves once more. Mathematical discoveries glimpsed and lost to view will have their time again. You do not suppose, my lady, that if all of Archimedes had been hiding in the great library of Alexandria, we would be at a loss for a corkscrew?"

- Tom Stoppard, Arcadia.
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Post by: herron on March 07, 2011, 02:40:53 PM
“I've got all the money I'll ever need; if I die by four o'clock.”
 
~ Henny Youngman
 
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Post by: Prime82 on March 08, 2011, 08:51:05 AM
You can always tell the true nature of someone by how they treat people that they don't need to treat well.
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Post by: Vienna on March 08, 2011, 09:39:33 AM
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
To have a thankless child!
King Lear, 1. 4


William Shakespeare
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Post by: Gayle on March 08, 2011, 12:00:35 PM
"If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of apprieciating truth and beauty."  - Japanese proverb

Clever people, the Japanese. ;D
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Post by: herron on March 08, 2011, 06:55:40 PM
“It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or the fourteenth.”  

~~George F. Burns
 
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Post by: Carrie on March 08, 2011, 09:52:53 PM
" I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go."
...Martha Washington (George's wife) ;D                                                                                                       
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Post by: herron on March 10, 2011, 04:50:05 PM
"I try to leave out the parts that people skip." 

~ Elmore Leonard
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Post by: Adam V on March 12, 2011, 06:04:21 PM
"What we do in life echoes in eternity"

-Russel Crowe in Gladiator
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Post by: thatollie on March 12, 2011, 06:36:52 PM
What do you despise? By this you are truly known.
- Frank Herbert
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Post by: BBBlogger on March 22, 2011, 09:16:26 PM
“Look out for the women. You never know if they’re going to scream, faint, or go for a gun.”
   
~~Louis L’Amour
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Post by: Vienna on March 24, 2011, 12:49:45 PM
We are so very 'umble.  Charles Dickens
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 24, 2011, 04:15:48 PM
If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out.

-Rabindranath Tagore, poet, philosopher, author, songwriter, painter, educator, composer, Nobel laureate (1861-1941)
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Post by: BBBlogger on March 24, 2011, 04:24:23 PM
"I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
- Pablo Picasso
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Post by: herron on March 24, 2011, 07:55:01 PM
"No matter how bad things get you have to go on living, even if it kills you."

~ Sholem Aleichem
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 29, 2011, 12:03:30 PM
There are many people who reach their conclusions about life like schoolboys; they cheat their master by copying the answer out of a book without having worked out the sum for themselves.

Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher (1813-1855)
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Post by: trev on March 30, 2011, 06:52:10 AM
The halls of fame are always full.
Some enter by the door marked push, others by the door marked pull.
author unknown.
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Post by: thatollie on March 30, 2011, 06:14:01 PM
I'm the best form of entertainment I have.
- Charles Bukowski
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Post by: trev on March 31, 2011, 05:22:05 AM
I like long walks, especialy taken by people who annoy me.
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Post by: Vienna on March 31, 2011, 06:17:14 AM
Prince Philip, to his wife, the Queen, after her coronation.

“Where did you get the hat?”

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Post by: trev on March 31, 2011, 06:24:51 AM
Vienna me old mate, HAT. wasn't that when Prince Charles said he was going to a place the queen didn't know. So she asked him "Where the fox-hat.

Walking brings back memories of heavy breathing.
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Post by: Vienna on March 31, 2011, 06:39:22 AM
 ;D
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Post by: Vienna on March 31, 2011, 06:40:18 AM
It's like "what's the difference between a horse race and the Queen standing on her head?

one's the Royal Hunt Cup  ;)


Also I dont know who said it but I like "Masturbation is a waste of f***ing time"
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Post by: trev on March 31, 2011, 06:56:10 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 31, 2011, 10:16:42 AM
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley, novelist (1894-1963)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on March 31, 2011, 01:30:30 PM
       “Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

        “True genius sees with the eyes of a child and thinks with the brain of a genie.” ~ Puzant Kevork Thomajan

        “Genius, in truth, means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.” ~ William James

Thank You to Win Wenger for recently bringing these quotes to my attention.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on April 01, 2011, 10:25:06 AM
“You know, I go to the theatre to be entertained. I don’t want to see plays about rape, sodomy and drug addiction...I can get all that at home.” - Peter Cook
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: trev on April 01, 2011, 10:48:32 AM
How about this by H.G.Wells
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo
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Post by: BBBlogger on April 01, 2011, 10:50:34 AM
“You know, I go to the theatre to be entertained. I don’t want to see plays about rape, sodomy and drug addiction...I can get all that at home.” - Peter Cook

Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on April 01, 2011, 10:57:21 AM
Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.” - Billy Connolly
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Post by: trev on April 01, 2011, 11:13:56 AM
Quentin Crisp, the English eccentric who disliked housework observed.
"After the first four years the dust doesn't get any worse"
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Post by: Vienna on April 01, 2011, 11:18:39 AM
You're about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.
Rowan Atkinson



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Post by: trev on April 01, 2011, 11:33:36 AM
Quentin Crisp can't stand up to that one vienna ;).
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Post by: Vienna on April 01, 2011, 11:38:57 AM
 ;D
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Post by: Vienna on April 01, 2011, 11:41:23 AM
It doesn't matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice.
-Deng Xiaoping



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Post by: trev on April 01, 2011, 11:58:34 AM
[Was that the feller who climbed into the panda cage some years ago and was badly bitten?]     
Never pander to a panda. >:(
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on April 01, 2011, 12:04:57 PM
"If your brains were dynamite, you still wouldn't have enough to blow your ears off."

-- Shirley Brahms, a character from the 1970 - '80s British TV series, Are You Being Served?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on April 02, 2011, 02:35:32 AM
 I'm Free - Mr Humphries (John Inman), also from "Are You Being Served?"
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Post by: thatollie on April 06, 2011, 10:15:31 AM
A writer has an idea, he’s reaching for something, he’s got a feeling about something, so he writes three or four pages and, no, he hasn’t hit it yet, and so he falls back, regroups and writes another opening three or four pages and says, “Yeah, now maybe I’m on the way,” and you sort of tippy-toe your way through a story and then who is as surprised as you when at the end you discover that there’s a hell of a lot more than you thought there was to start with.

- Alfred Bester
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Post by: Vienna on April 06, 2011, 10:23:34 AM
Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.

Charles Dickens
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Post by: trev on April 06, 2011, 12:01:48 PM
Education is what survives, when what has been learned has been forgoten

unknown.
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Post by: BBBlogger on April 14, 2011, 05:05:39 PM
"Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Louis Pasteur, Michaelangelo, DaVinci, and Albert Einstein."
H. Jackson Brown
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 24, 2011, 02:55:06 PM
"A good story's worth more than an old trumpet."

Spoken by Pop, a pawn shop owner in the movie, The Legend Of 1900. 
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Post by: BBBlogger on April 25, 2011, 11:21:53 AM
...And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
-Friedrich Nietzsche-
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Post by: Silt on April 25, 2011, 01:37:48 PM
One quoted to me often was, "Just wait 'til I tell your father!"

Yeah, that one stopped me pretty dead.
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Post by: BBBlogger on April 25, 2011, 02:01:58 PM
One quoted to me often was, "Just wait 'til I tell your father!"

Yeah, that one stopped me pretty dead.

You are toooo funny!  :D
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Post by: Silt on April 25, 2011, 02:34:07 PM
;) Ma and I took turns hiding.
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Post by: BBBlogger on April 25, 2011, 02:48:59 PM
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/iluvtolaff/laughing20dog.gif)
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Post by: trev on April 26, 2011, 04:20:44 AM
Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made.

(Shakespeare)

Being many metres deep, admiring the coral it makes one think

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Post by: Gayle on April 27, 2011, 05:58:11 PM
"What if it's a boy. Whoa that would be scary. 'Cause I don't want his genitals to pass through mine -- not even once."

-- Canadian comedienne Cathy Jones as "Babe Bennet" talking about her pregnancy
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Post by: BBBlogger on April 27, 2011, 06:27:14 PM
"What if it's a boy. Whoa that would be scary. 'Cause I don't want his genitals to pass through mine -- not even once."

-- Canadian comedienne Cathy Jones as "Babe Bennet" talking about her pregnancy

Love it!!!!!!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on April 30, 2011, 12:26:29 PM
"The picture is already there before the shutter fires.All the camera does is record it.You have to "see" it first."


i read it in the comments section of a BBC news article
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 13, 2011, 12:15:34 AM
What a pitiable thing it is that our civilization can do no better for us than to make us slaves to indoor life, so that we have to go and take artificial exercise in order to preserve our health.

George Wharton James, journalist, author, and speaker (1858-1923)
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Post by: herron on May 13, 2011, 12:39:22 AM
"The picture is already there before the shutter fires.All the camera does is record it.You have to "see" it first."

i read it in the comments section of a BBC news article

"A good photograph is knowing where to stand."
-Ansel Adams
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: BBBlogger on May 13, 2011, 10:57:58 AM
What a pitiable thing it is that our civilization can do no better for us than to make us slaves to indoor life, so that we have to go and take artificial exercise in order to preserve our health.

George Wharton James, journalist, author, and speaker (1858-1923)

Wow! If he were alive today, he'd really be shocked! :)

Reminds me of this quote......

(on technology)....
"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger"
Frank Lloyd Wright  1867 – 1959

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Post by: herron on May 13, 2011, 11:08:45 AM
"So much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating effect.”

 ~ Eleanor Roosevelt 
 
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Post by: McWawa on May 20, 2011, 11:44:17 AM

   " Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how popular it remains? " anon
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Post by: DGSquared on June 09, 2011, 11:27:45 PM
"Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane."
— H.P. Lovecraft
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Post by: BBBlogger on June 10, 2011, 02:25:40 PM
"Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane."
— H.P. Lovecraft

Oh-oh. Insanity here, then! I dance for exercise every day. By myself.  ::)
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Post by: DGSquared on June 10, 2011, 05:25:28 PM
I love to dance! I like the quote.

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Post by: BBBlogger on June 10, 2011, 05:40:06 PM
:D
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Post by: McWawa on June 11, 2011, 05:22:18 AM
"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." - Mark Twain
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Matt Walker on June 11, 2011, 04:13:22 PM
"We're all going to die."

Sobering, isn't it.
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Post by: herron on June 11, 2011, 11:40:52 PM
“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”

~~ Winston Churchill
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Post by: Gyppo on June 12, 2011, 03:04:39 AM
I like that one, Herron.  Sums up the old 'War Shaman' rather nicely.  I have long believed that Churchill had few illusions about himself.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on June 12, 2011, 01:43:59 PM
I like that one, Herron.  Sums up the old 'War Shaman' rather nicely.  I have long believed that Churchill had few illusions about himself.

He had to have a few illusions. I'm certain he must have hoped his mirror was one.  ;)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on June 12, 2011, 05:35:50 PM
I once read a wonderful description of Churchill.

'A face like a cross between a petulant baby and a bulldog chewing a wasp.'
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Post by: herron on June 12, 2011, 07:52:18 PM
Don't most newborns look like him?   :D
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Post by: Isis on June 12, 2011, 09:46:43 PM
I don't really remember where I heard this quote, or from whom, but I most definitely did NOT make it up on my own:

"Give a man a fire and you warm him for a day. Light a man on fire and you warm him for a lifetime."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on June 12, 2011, 09:59:28 PM
Is "light a man on fire" to be taken literally or in the romantic passion sense?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Isis on June 12, 2011, 10:13:03 PM
I guess it could work either way, couldn't it? I always thought it meant literally, and that if you lit someone on fire then they would have enough warmth to last them the rest of their life. Matter of perspective, isn't it?  :-\
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: trev on June 16, 2011, 10:11:18 AM
The wisesest prophet makes sure of the event first.

God could not be everywhere, so he made mothers.

You can fool all the people some of the time, and most of the people all the time. But you couldn't fool mom.

Education has produced a vast population able to read, but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
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Post by: herron on June 16, 2011, 10:17:41 AM
I don't really remember where I heard this quote, or from whom, but I most definitely did NOT make it up on my own:

"Give a man a fire and you warm him for a day. Light a man on fire and you warm him for a lifetime."

Perhaps this is the quote you remember:

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

~ William Butler Yeats
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: trev on June 16, 2011, 10:26:17 AM
Education is what survives when what was learned has been forgoten
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Post by: Gayle on June 16, 2011, 11:06:50 AM
God could not be everywhere, so he made mothers.
Quotes like this really bother me. Children who live in a abusive situations - either physical or physcolocial - grow up hearing these quotes along with the rest of us. It teaches them to accept the abuse as "mother knows best" or "father knows best" and then as adults, they end up repeating the distructive relationship patterns they grew up in.

Parents are human, not demi-gods. This means they have all the variations of intelligence and stupidity, kindness and cruelty, and supportiveness and selfishness that is embodied in humanity. In fact, an important part of becoming mentally mature is learning to see your parents as people in their own right and if they were unable to be the kind of people you needed them to be when you were a child, forgiving them for that.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on June 16, 2011, 02:02:18 PM
"The death of God left the angels in a strange position."

~ Donald Barthelme
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Post by: trev on June 20, 2011, 11:31:55 AM
Gayle, I wonder what planet your on. This is supposed to be the lighter side of life, where quotes are not necessarily stamped in concrete, then beaten over the head with, until you accept them.

Having been involved with foster children for the best part of twenty five years. I have seen what evil parenting, and neglect has done to vulnerable children.

I have also had seven children of my own Gayle. So don't try preaching your doctoring to me sunshine.

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Post by: Gayle on June 20, 2011, 12:12:42 PM
I think we should just agree to disagree on the subject of parents, Trev, for the sake of the other members.

But I assumed "Quotes that make you stop" meant "quotes that make you think". Sometimes those thoughts are funny and lighthearted, sometimes they're more serious or sad. I don't believe that thinking should be restricted to one mood.

And I live on the same planet as you, I just haven't lived the same life experience.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on June 20, 2011, 04:22:57 PM
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.  

~ Chinese Proverb
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nat on June 20, 2011, 05:38:08 PM
'Get busy living, or get busy dying' (The Shawshank Redemption).

It's good for indecisive moments  :)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: cmb on June 21, 2011, 04:07:35 AM
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.  

~ Chinese Proverb

LOL!

But wrong. There's two - and I've got them.  :D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 21, 2011, 04:18:27 AM
LOL!

But wrong. There's two - and I've got them.  :D

strange I have got them too and soon it will be 3 ;D (and I am a father)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: cmb on June 21, 2011, 04:20:45 AM
 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 21, 2011, 04:21:05 AM
I am not handsome, but when women hear me play, they come crawling to my feet.
Niccolo Paganini


Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: trev on June 21, 2011, 07:27:06 AM
Evil he, who evil thinks.

another one of those Chinese proverbs
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 22, 2011, 09:53:51 AM
One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter -- who was a child at the time -- asked me, "Daddy, why are you writing so fast?" And I replied, "Because I want to see how the story turns out!"

Louis L'Amour, novelist (1908-1988)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on June 23, 2011, 03:02:52 AM
"Any writer who knows what he's doing isn't doing very much.”

Nelson Algren
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Post by: trev on June 23, 2011, 05:30:17 AM

Spare the rod, and spoil the child.

Whoever said that must have been a sadistic bastard.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mouselady on June 23, 2011, 09:14:35 AM
You are
you were
and you will be
what you do.

- Buddha


(found in a colouring book of Tibetan mandelas...)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: cmb on June 23, 2011, 10:46:57 AM
A mother understands what a child does not say.
~ Jewish Proverb
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mrjaws on June 23, 2011, 11:03:38 AM
"Look at you, flying through the air. Majestic. Like an eagle....piloting a blimp."'

-From a video game "Portal 2", but amusing nonetheless.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: trev on June 23, 2011, 12:21:16 PM

You throw money around like a man with...-...no arms.

My daughter on a day she got mad
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 25, 2011, 10:15:49 AM
This tickled my funny bone and I had to share.



It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English -- up to fifty words used in correct context -- no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.

Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Skip Slocum on June 25, 2011, 01:23:45 PM
"KEKEKEEEEEEE"
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on June 25, 2011, 02:01:06 PM

It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English -- up to fifty words used in correct context -- no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.

Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996)

Like English then ;-)  Whilst countless millions from other nationalities have learned to speak English, comparatively few native English speakers have learned a second language.

I, for example, do not know either the Serbian or Tagalog for "No way am I jumping through that hoop unless you throw me another mackerel first, Blondie."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: cmb on June 26, 2011, 06:07:50 AM
"There is a place for anger -- the most appropriate place being in the dictionary."

~ Rabbi Kalman Packouz
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 27, 2011, 04:19:45 AM
If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim.
Margaret Thatcher

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on June 27, 2011, 08:21:03 AM
I'd say it was because of the pollution, but I love that quote.  See, The Iron Lady did have a sense of humour.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on July 11, 2011, 02:09:30 AM
"Drink beer, drink beer, drink beer...

Why?

Because it makes you slow, stupid and docile and that's how we like you."

- Bill Hicks
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on July 11, 2011, 06:00:31 AM
Write in recollection and amazement for yourself - Jack Kerouac

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on July 12, 2011, 09:28:54 AM
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.  Robert A Heinlein

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Michael Edits on July 17, 2011, 06:50:57 AM
Anyone can write, but that doesn’t mean they should. (Stephen King)

An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff. (Adlai Stevenson)

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers. (T.S. Eliot)

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. (Scott Adams)

Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. (George Orwell)

Take out the prologue and see if your book still makes sense. If it does, you didn’t need it. (Nathan Bransford)

I try to leave out the parts that people skip. (Elmore Leonard)

There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write. (Terry Pratchett)

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. (Clarence Darrow)

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. (B.F. Skinner)

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. (Thomas Paine)

We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do. (Ethel Barrett)

You can’t change the wind but you can adjust the direction of your sails. (Jonathan Swift)

It is never too late to become what you might have been. (George Eliot)

It’s not God’s job to make the world a better place. It’s yours. (Sara Robinson)

I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters. (Frank Lloyd Wright)

I can’t understand why a person will take a year or two to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars. (Fred Allen)

Writers have a rare power not given to anyone else; we can bore people long after we are dead. (Sinclair Lewis)

Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. (Flannery O’Connor)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on July 23, 2011, 07:22:43 AM
Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.

Jessamyn West, 1902 - 1984
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Ranelagh on July 23, 2011, 10:46:39 PM
"Sometimes the briefest moments capture us, force us to take them in, and demand that we live the rest of our lives in reference to them."
— Lucy Grealy (Autobiography of a Face)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on July 25, 2011, 01:20:16 PM
"A casual stroll through a lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

"I don't suffer from insanity but enjoy every minute of it." -- Edgar Allen Poe
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on July 29, 2011, 11:56:45 AM
"You don't need to burn books to distroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." -- Ray Bradbury

"Books are hinderances to persisting stupidity." -- Spanish proverb
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on July 29, 2011, 04:43:41 PM
"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves." -- Albert Einstein

"All religions, arts, and sciences are branches of the same tree." -- Albert Einstein

"I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious." -- Albert Einstein

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it wouldn't be called research, would it?" -- Albert Einstein

"Albert Einstein wasn't a great man because he possessed limitless intelligence, he was a great man because he possessed limitless humanity." -- Gayle

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on August 01, 2011, 09:11:43 AM
 "From the moment I picked up Your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with Laughter. Some day I intend to read it."

Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on August 10, 2011, 10:29:43 AM
I had the shot. There was no danger, so I took it. Giovanni Giacomo Casanova.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 22, 2011, 08:32:59 AM
This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.

John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mudge on August 22, 2011, 02:33:15 PM
A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself.-  Don Marquis
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on August 23, 2011, 08:46:56 AM
It doesn't matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice.
-Deng Xiaoping
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mudge on August 23, 2011, 09:34:23 AM
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.  P.G. Wodehouse
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 27, 2011, 01:48:39 PM
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

Helen Keller, author and lecturer (1880-1968)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on August 27, 2011, 03:53:09 PM
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center light pop and everybody goes, 'Awww!'"

- Jack Kerouac
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Michael Edits on August 27, 2011, 08:08:21 PM
I haven’t left my house in days. I watch the news channels incessantly. All the news stories are about the election; all the commercials are for Viagra and Cialis. Election, erection, election, erection — either way we’re getting screwed!
Bette Midler
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on August 31, 2011, 07:57:21 AM
“You write a hit the same way you write a flop.”
--  Alan Jay Lerner
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on September 02, 2011, 12:38:55 AM
If you give a damn about the quality of the work at all, every other sentence means a pause for research. You write the word "steel" and then you have to stop, and wonder: "Is steel strong enough to do this? Wouldn't they have something better than steel in the future? Where is the future of the steel industry heading?" Six hours later, you're Googling "hardened mesh weaves" and "nano-tubes" just to finish the sentence: "Biff Largeblaster's sculpted cyborg abs glistened in the afterglow of the imploding time-vortex like a gargantuan bunch of manly ____ grapes."
- Robert Brockway
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on September 02, 2011, 03:35:58 AM
Which came first the intestine or the tapeworm?
William S. Burroughs

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on September 02, 2011, 07:33:18 PM
"You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it."

~~Wendell Berry
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on September 05, 2011, 07:26:07 AM
The Parthenon without the marbles is like a smile with a tooth missing. Neil Kinnock
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on September 05, 2011, 12:01:21 PM
'When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.'
- J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on September 09, 2011, 06:05:03 AM
The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.


Karl Marx
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mudge on September 15, 2011, 09:55:25 PM
Goebbels is purported to have said "“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

American politics in a nutshell....
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: WordBird on September 15, 2011, 11:06:29 PM
Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
Jim Rohn

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on September 20, 2011, 09:36:30 AM
A writer -- and, I believe, generally all persons -- must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.

Jorge Luis Borges, writer (1899-1986)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on September 20, 2011, 04:24:34 PM
“Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.”

— HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on September 22, 2011, 02:25:03 PM
I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he's talking about.

~H. P. Lovecraft
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Ally on September 22, 2011, 02:28:27 PM
"I believe that inherent within the God-given right to the pursuit of happiness,
is the equally God-given right to the pursuit of unhappiness.
That is why I support gay marriage"

Chuck Lorre
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mrjaws on September 23, 2011, 03:28:26 PM
"I wanna be your ex-boyfriend's stuntman...

I wanna do everything he never had the courage to do.
Like, trust you."

-Rudy Francisco

"I plan to leave this world like an empty fire extinguisher
Tell them
That I spent my life saving things that we cant afford to replace"

-Rudy Francisco
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: prince_capri on September 23, 2011, 03:32:14 PM
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
~Alan Lakein
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on September 24, 2011, 06:46:37 AM


Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

~Mark Twain
(http://images.picturesdepot.com/photo/m/mark_twain_cheer_up-8597.jpg)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Hugh on September 24, 2011, 09:54:52 AM
“Always get married in the early morning. Then, if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted a whole day.”

Mickey Rooney, aged 91, and married eight times.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on October 08, 2011, 10:43:22 AM
"My life has a suberb cast, but I can't figure out the plot." -- Ashleigh Brillant, artist and writer
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on October 09, 2011, 09:13:48 AM
"Writing is thinking on paper." William Zinsser
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on October 09, 2011, 02:55:13 PM
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career

George Bernard Shaw
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on October 09, 2011, 03:26:12 PM
Vienna: if that were true, all teenagers would end up becoming politicians. ;)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mudge on October 09, 2011, 08:45:48 PM
"When one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity; when many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion."
- Robert Pirsig (1948-) ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on October 09, 2011, 10:19:43 PM
Vorobyaninov: "But the Party is for athiests. How can a priest belong to the party?"

Father Fyodor: "The church must keep up with the times."

From Mel Brooks' The Twelve Chairs
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mudge on October 09, 2011, 10:21:46 PM
Vorobyaninov: "But the Party is for athiests. How can a priest belong to the party?"

Father Fyodor: "The church must keep up with the times."

From Mel Brooks' The Twelve Chairs

Rofl!!   I absolutely love Mel.    (goes off singing the inquisition, the inquisition...) :D :D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on October 10, 2011, 10:32:00 AM
Rofl!!   I absolutely love Mel.    (goes off singing the inquisition, the inquisition...) :D :D
The Twelve Chairs was based on a play written by 2 Soviet journalists. It's one of my favourite comedies of all time because it rather subversively mocks the flaws in the Soviet system, but has all the traits that I love about Russian literature. I've always loved the Russian definition of a happy ending: getting what you need (not what you want), sometimes in spite of your best efforts to avoid it.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: bowmore bill on October 10, 2011, 02:56:44 PM
Robert Frost...{1874-1963}

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on October 10, 2011, 10:51:47 PM
"Russian literature saved my soul. When I was a young girl in school and I asked what is good and what is evil, no one in that corrupt system could show me." -- Irina Ratushinskaya, Russian dissident, poet, and writer
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 11, 2011, 01:58:31 PM
"I remain one thing and one thing only and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician."

—Charlie Chaplin
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on October 17, 2011, 04:56:32 AM
Thank goodness we don't live in medieval times, when people fought wars over ideas.
Wojciech Jaruzelski


Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mudge on October 17, 2011, 06:45:54 AM
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.

BERTRAND RUSSELL, "Freedom in Society"
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on October 17, 2011, 06:56:24 AM
The meek shall inherit the earth but the strong will inherit the meek

Paul Heaton
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on October 18, 2011, 08:38:31 AM
I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.

The way to write is well, and how is your own business.

     both from A. J. Liebling
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on October 18, 2011, 08:44:39 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
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mudge on October 18, 2011, 08:53:26 AM
It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.

CHUCK PALAHNIUK, Diary
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on October 18, 2011, 11:48:35 PM
"Don't knock masterbation. It's sex with someone I love." -- Woody Allen
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on October 19, 2011, 07:20:09 PM
"Work it out for yourself, you're all individuals, don't let anyone tell you what to do."
- Brian
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mudge on October 20, 2011, 07:46:52 AM
When things go well, you should be suspicious. When things go exceptionally well, start sniffing for the dog crap on the bottom of your shoe.

ROB THURMAN, Nightlife
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on October 20, 2011, 08:32:12 AM
Being a newspaper columnist is like being married to a nymphomaniac. It's great for the first two weeks. - Lewis Grizzard
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 20, 2011, 06:23:44 PM
"I've had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it."

~ Groucho Marx
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mudge on October 21, 2011, 09:11:56 AM
As soon as we abandon our own reason, and are content to rely upon authority, there is no end to our troubles.

BERTRAND RUSSELL, An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 21, 2011, 07:39:44 PM
“During one of my treks through Afghanistan, we lost our corkscrew.
We were compelled to live on food and water for several days.”


~ W. C. Fields


if only it was that easy  :-\
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mudge on October 22, 2011, 05:21:28 AM
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
- Thomas Alva Edison
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on October 23, 2011, 02:57:57 PM
"The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never know if
they are genuine." - Abraham Lincoln
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on October 23, 2011, 05:01:24 PM
I assume that's not President Abraham Lincoln as he died 130 years before the internet became a part of everyday life.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on October 24, 2011, 05:59:57 AM
The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it.
Joan Rivers

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mudge on October 24, 2011, 06:33:41 AM
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."
- Wernher Von Braun

"God, I've done a lot of research-"

Mudge
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on October 24, 2011, 06:43:43 AM
I have always tried to write in a simple way, using down-to-earth and not abstract words.

Georges Simenon


(This could be a good motto for MWC ;D)

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mudge on October 26, 2011, 04:53:50 AM
Women get the last word in every argument.  Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

  ~Author Unknown
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on October 26, 2011, 04:05:58 PM
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on October 27, 2011, 05:19:20 AM
Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life.
Cecil Rhodes
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on October 28, 2011, 11:07:16 AM
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. -Jack Kerouac




Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on October 28, 2011, 10:20:37 PM
"To love something does not mean to possess it but to focus our life on it." - William Lawhead

He was talking about the love of wisdom, but I think it can be extended to the love we feel for people.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on October 29, 2011, 02:34:20 AM
After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say 'I want to see the manager.' - William S. Burroughs




Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mudge on October 30, 2011, 01:09:37 PM
3. Money is like a child—rarely unaccompanied. When it disappears, look to those who were supposed to be keeping an eye on it while you were at the grocery store. You might also look for someone who has a lot of extra children sitting around, with long, suspicious explanations for how they got there.

#3 of the 13 observations (http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/lemony_snickets_13_observations_about_occupy_wall_street/) about occupy Wall St by Lemony Snicket.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on October 31, 2011, 03:16:10 AM
A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the author's soul - Aldous Huxley




Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mudge on November 01, 2011, 06:20:57 PM
"Go on, believe! It does no harm. Believing means submitting to an authority. Having once submitted, you can’t then, without rebelling against it, first call it in question and then once again find it acceptable.”

 WittgensteinCulture and Value
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on November 03, 2011, 08:11:19 AM
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
 
~ Robert A. Heinlein
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 05, 2011, 10:25:40 PM
One of my friends is always going on about how future generations will laugh at our often hesitant, hand-wringing approach towards revolutionary technology. Of course, future generations will be swimming in our shit, so they'll have to find humour where they can.

- Tim Howard
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 06, 2011, 08:43:03 PM
Marketing for writers amounts to getting more people to read your work tomorrow than are reading it today.
- Randy Ingermanson
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mudge on November 10, 2011, 06:52:27 AM
"A friend of mine gave me a Philip Glass record. I listened to it for five hours before I realized it had a scratch on it."  Phil Soltanek
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on November 10, 2011, 08:03:41 AM
I spent several years acquiring the obsessive, day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally, then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa. - John Dalton
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Steve Gillman on November 11, 2011, 08:51:59 AM
Is the fascination a man has with his own intelligence really any different than the fascination a baby has with its own excrement? - Steve Gillman
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 16, 2011, 11:13:17 AM
(This one made me smile. I would also add "woman" to his "man.")

 Every man is a damned fool for at least five minutes every day. Wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

Elbert Hubbard, author, editor, printer (1856-1915)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on November 24, 2011, 07:01:46 PM
"We live in a sad time where actors are politicians & politicians are actors." -- Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on November 26, 2011, 04:34:55 PM
"Taking offense is dangerous and addictive. Like any narcotic in the hands of someone who just can't handle the habit, it takes over your mind, your thoughts, your pocketbook, your relationships with family, friends, and community.  It fucks you up. It's ugly. It makes you do bad things for worse reasons. It makes you into a criminal, a killer. It makes you want to kill ideas. But since that's not physically possible--an idea, once coined and communicated is pretty much immortal--and the offended know that it's impossible, they lash out at the next available target: the books and those who keep them." -- posted by Jonathan Fraten at roguescholar.blogs.com on July 23, 2009
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on November 29, 2011, 11:12:00 AM
"I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal."

~Jane Austen

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: bowmore bill on December 02, 2011, 05:34:12 PM
Benjamin Franklin... There are more old drunkards than old doctors.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on December 10, 2011, 10:16:06 PM
"What shall we hang: the holly or each other?" -- Peter O'Toole as Henry II in The Lion in Winter
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 20, 2011, 09:53:06 PM
"My stories run up and bite me in the leg -- I respond by writing them down -- everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off."

Ray Bradbury, science-fiction writer (b. 1920)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on January 03, 2012, 11:46:51 PM
"But as it was communicated with the aire of a secret, it soon found its way into the world."
-- Alexander Pope, in the dedication at the beginning of The Rape of the Lock.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on January 04, 2012, 07:58:46 AM
Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.  - Sylvia Plath
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: aoh2 on January 04, 2012, 09:18:29 AM
When I'm down, this quote has always given me hope to get back up and push forward:
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." (Henry Ford)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 05, 2012, 01:22:39 AM
"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
- David Foster Wallace
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: sjhunt2005 on January 05, 2012, 02:50:33 AM

One Of My Two Favorites:

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/anne_frank.html#ixzz1iZF6Fmvo

Second Favorite:It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
Anne Sexton

Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/anne_sexton.html#ixzz1iZGsqPY9
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on January 05, 2012, 04:11:17 AM
Don't tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass.-Anton Chekhov
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Hugh on January 05, 2012, 02:48:04 PM
Literature is written material that, a hundred years after the death of the author, is forced upon high school students.
                                                                                                                        Tom Clancy
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on January 05, 2012, 04:08:02 PM
Don't tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass.-Anton Chekhov

You've been reading my web site!  ;D ;D :D ;)
www.ronaldherron.com
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on January 05, 2012, 05:42:57 PM
Get me a wrong number, I want to phone my mother-in-law. Karl Marx in Das Telefon, Kritik der politischen Ökonomie
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: 510bhan on January 05, 2012, 09:37:55 PM
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 12, 2012, 01:11:37 PM
Most people think that shadows follow, precede, or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.

Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: sjhunt2005 on January 13, 2012, 09:59:11 PM
I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there...Herb Caen
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Klezmer on January 16, 2012, 09:31:25 AM
It's better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

Samuel Clemens
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on January 19, 2012, 09:08:01 AM
I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from - Eddie Izzard
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nouran on January 19, 2012, 08:08:55 PM
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on January 20, 2012, 09:48:24 AM
If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised - Dorothy Parker
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 26, 2012, 02:04:13 PM
To read fast is as bad as to eat in a hurry.

Vilhelm Ekelund, poet (1880-1949)


Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on February 26, 2012, 07:11:11 PM
“Don’t talk about it; write.”

~ Ray Bradbury
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on February 28, 2012, 12:40:11 AM
"Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform."

—Mark Twain
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 09, 2012, 07:17:08 PM
I may make a poster of this one to stick about my computer.

"We should not write so that it is possible for the reader to understand us, but so that it is impossible for him to misunderstand us."

 -Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilianus), rhetorician (c. 35-100)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on March 09, 2012, 07:32:05 PM
In my experience, you don't have to try to make your writing misunderstood, that usually happens anyway because everyone brings their own personal experiences and beliefs to the work.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Michael Edits on March 09, 2012, 08:29:24 PM
I love the Quintilian. I used it in my classrooms for years and years. It is better than:

So God said don't read my blog. Adam said where is it? God said iam.com but don't read it. But they read it, so he kicked them out of Eden where the WiFi was. (Michael LaRocca)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on March 11, 2012, 04:46:26 PM
"How fading and insipid do all objects accost us that are not conveyed in the vehicle of delusion! How shrunk is everything as it appears in the glass of nature!" -- Jonathan Swift, A Digression Concerning Madness
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on March 12, 2012, 03:54:41 AM
The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great that I thought I was in a dream - Jack Kerouac

Kerouac would have been 90 years old today. Happy Birthday Jack where ever you are
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Lacy Nor on March 12, 2012, 09:12:59 AM
I forget where I heard it but something like "when you look at the horizon you'll see that it touches the sky so wherever you walk you're walking in the sky". 

*shrugs*  I just sort of liked that little thought.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 12, 2012, 05:28:18 PM
Google can be your friend:

http://home.hiwaay.net/~warydbom/duesouth/quotes3.htm
From The Due Sies Project:
Fraser: "You know Ray, my father once told me that the sky isn't just above you. That if you look at the horizon you will see that it actually touches the ground. So if you think about it, where ever you go you are actually walking in the sky."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Lacy Nor on March 13, 2012, 09:17:56 AM
Ah that's it, Alice - it all comes back to me now.  Thanks.  I used to love that show.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on March 14, 2012, 08:24:29 PM
"If the men of wit and genius resolved never to complain in their works of critics and detractors, the next age would not know they ever had any." - Jonathan Swift

Or to paraphrase: "Know when to keep your big mouth shut."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on March 15, 2012, 11:03:34 AM
"We don't see things as they are, but as we are."

~ Anais Nin
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on March 20, 2012, 07:14:59 PM
"Genius without education is like silver in the mine."
--- Benjamin Franklin

=====

HEREDITY

..a procession of ancestors that stretches back a billion years to the Adam-Clan
or grasshopper or monkey from whom our race has been so tediously and ostentatiously
and unprofitably developed.
- Mark Twain

=====

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on March 21, 2012, 08:11:26 AM
Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it.
Leon Trotsky

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: TanvirBD on March 27, 2012, 01:29:43 AM
thank you all member
very good post and commands.....
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on March 27, 2012, 06:54:35 AM
The success of each of us benefits us all, and the success of us all benefits each of us individually. - Walter Ulbricht
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on March 28, 2012, 08:37:20 AM
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers. - Nikita Khrushchev
 

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on March 29, 2012, 01:49:04 PM
"Life isn't one damn thing after another; it is one damned thing over and over."

~ Edna St.Vincent Millay

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on March 29, 2012, 10:03:22 PM
There's an Anais Nin quote that answers that one beautifully:

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."

Or in other words, "stop being such a coward and your life won't be the same damned thing over and over!"
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on March 30, 2012, 03:32:35 AM
I have always tried to write in a simple way, using down-to-earth and not abstract words - Georges Simenon


I really like this one!
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: writersblock on March 31, 2012, 12:50:19 PM
People change, things change. It doesn't mean that the love once shared wasn't true and real. It simply just means that sometimes when people grow, they grow apart.

I'm not sure to whom this quote belongs. But I like it. It's simple and true.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 14, 2012, 12:03:47 PM
Just found this one - a fitting motto for anyone who writes.


If words are to enter men's minds and bear fruit, they must be the right words shaped cunningly to pass men's defenses and explode silently and effectually within their minds.

J.B. Phillips, writer and clergyman (1906-1982)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on April 14, 2012, 03:06:59 PM
Known this one for a while - I think it's the most fitting motto for a writer ever.

"You think you deserve it just because you want it. It doesn't work that way. You have to earn it. You have to take it. You have to make it yours."
Kevin Spacey in Swimming With Sharks
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on April 22, 2012, 01:44:14 AM
"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."
- John F. Kennedy

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on May 19, 2012, 09:25:03 PM
"Death virtually illiminates the need for pretense. There's no one to impress." -- The Ghost of Oliver Wells, Slings and Arrows
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 07, 2012, 03:33:08 PM
Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought.

Matsuo Basho, poet (1644-1694)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on June 09, 2012, 12:51:42 PM
"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." -- Ray Bradbury
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on June 15, 2012, 09:59:22 AM
"I wrote the story myself. It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it."

~ Mae West
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 19, 2012, 02:33:44 PM
If you write to impress it will always be bad, but if you write to express it will be good.

Thornton Wilder, writer (1897-1975)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on June 29, 2012, 03:34:45 AM
"Utnapishtim said, 'There is no permanence. Do we build a house to stand forever, do we seal a contract to hold for all time? Do brothers divide an inheritance to keep forever, does the flood-time of rivers endure? It is only the nymph of the dragon-fly who sheds her larva and sees the sun in his glory. From the days of old, there is no permanence." - The Epic of Gilgamesh on why we are not immortal.

And on a lighter note, this was spotted on a t-shirt:
Eschew Obfuscation!

For those you without your dictionary handy, it means, "avoid being unclear".
I'll give you a moment to think about that.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Lizzie D on June 29, 2012, 03:03:19 PM
There is no such thing as an expert, only those with varying degrees of knowledge.


I don't need one of those backup cameras in my car. I just listen for a scream.

Lizzie
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 02, 2012, 05:40:47 PM
I Love this one.


There is no doubt that I have lots of words inside me; but at moments, like rush-hour traffic at the mouth of a tunnel, they jam.

John Updike, writer (1932-2009)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nouran on July 04, 2012, 10:41:10 PM
I don't like people or I no longer like people.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Dylan di Vilde on July 05, 2012, 05:16:49 AM
Road Ahead Closed
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on July 05, 2012, 06:15:16 AM
 :D
Thanks, Dylan. You just gave me my morning laugh.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on July 06, 2012, 11:05:16 PM
"I don't know what he's saying. I was too busy listening to hear." - Jean-Paul Sartre, Les Mots. (English translation by George Braziller
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Michael Edits on July 06, 2012, 11:15:56 PM
I was trying not to squeeze myself in front of women out there. I wanted to pull my pants down and run inside, but I couldn't do that. When those ants get close to those testicles, there ain't no laughing about that. (Lawrence Vickers, Dallas Cowboys)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 13, 2012, 01:19:27 PM
Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.


Ray Bradbury, writer (1920-2012)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 16, 2012, 09:42:48 AM
Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, psychiatrist and author (1926-2004)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on July 17, 2012, 04:34:50 AM
There's a Sylvester Stallone quote that is quite pertinent to myself and possibly some others in these here parts:

'I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rathet than retreat.'

Gotta love Sly.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: SharonLeigh on August 02, 2012, 02:11:11 AM
"When someone shows you who they are, believe them.   The first time."

-Maya Angelou
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 14, 2012, 11:18:23 AM
There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to -- if there are no doors or windows -- he walks through a wall.

Bernard Malamud, novelist and short-story writer (1914-1986)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on September 17, 2012, 08:45:33 PM
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.

-Helen Adams Keller, lecturer and author (1880-1968)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: CPlumb on September 17, 2012, 09:39:32 PM
"Good doesn't always triumph, but the people who take control of their lives, do. I very strongly believe in that. You could just sit down and do nothing and say, "Ooo, life has just passed me by - I'm this and I'm that - or I'm not this or I'm not that." But it's up to you to make the opportunities for yourself. You're only here once, and its really up to us to make it as good as it can be."
Maeve Binchy
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DistantSun on September 17, 2012, 10:33:03 PM
"As I walked out the door toward my freedom, I knew that if I did not leave all the anger, hatred and bitterness behind that I would still be in prison." Nelson Mandela
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on September 18, 2012, 02:14:42 PM
"A small act is worth a million thoughts."  - Ai Weiwei
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Amie on September 21, 2012, 09:33:19 AM
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." (Buddha)

I always liked this quote enormously, and have just read an article online where the writer says it's bogus! I really hope not (then again, the same writer says he hasn't read Buddhist texts extensively, so I'm not sure why he's so confident that it's bogus - it's my number one all time favourite Buddha quote :) )
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on September 21, 2012, 12:15:01 PM
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

~ Ambrose Bierce
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: heidi52 on September 21, 2012, 06:04:55 PM
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." (Buddha)

I always liked this quote enormously, and have just read an article online where the writer says it's bogus! I really hope not (then again, the same writer says he hasn't read Buddhist texts extensively, so I'm not sure why he's so confident that it's bogus - it's my number one all time favourite Buddha quote :) )

You can relax. It's not bogus.  ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on September 21, 2012, 06:14:22 PM
Amie, the article writer is probably one of those people who like to feel that everyone who reads his work will take his word as gospel. In that case, it wouldn't be surprising if he didn't like the quote.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Michael Edits on September 21, 2012, 06:27:33 PM
"He who surfs the Internet goes everywhere."  ~The Buddha    (or maybe not)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on September 25, 2012, 07:41:24 PM
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

James Baldwin, writer (1924-1987)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on September 29, 2012, 10:06:50 AM
"If you can't make decisions in life, you're a bloody menace. You'd be better becoming an MP!"
- Bill Shankly
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mindsigh on September 30, 2012, 01:30:09 PM
“a politician is an arse upon
which everyone has sat except a man”

E.E. Cummings......
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on October 01, 2012, 02:01:37 PM
Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music.


 Ezra Pound
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: mindsigh on October 01, 2012, 03:33:48 PM
The large print giveth and the small print taketh away - Tom Waites

I'll see you again by accident - or maybe I'll see you again... Roy Harper
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on October 01, 2012, 04:03:21 PM
If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing.
Kingsley Amis

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on October 03, 2012, 10:55:53 AM
If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing.
Kingsley Amis



Ooh, I like that a lot!
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Skip Slocum on October 07, 2012, 01:05:57 PM
 "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
                                 -J. Robert Oppenheimer
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on October 07, 2012, 01:38:48 PM
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
                                 -J. Robert Oppenheimer


He really nailed that one.

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on October 07, 2012, 03:42:04 PM
The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. - Philip K. Dick

 



Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on October 21, 2012, 02:54:41 PM
Always be a poet, even in prose. -  Baudelaire
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on October 22, 2012, 06:28:50 AM
"Those who restrain desire, do so because
theirs is weak enough to be restrained."
-- William Blake

(I don't entirely agree with this.  Sometimes the desire for self-restraint is just temporarily stronger than the other desire.  But overall the man has a point.) 
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: WordBird on October 22, 2012, 08:18:47 AM
"Those who restrain desire, do so because
theirs is weak enough to be restrained."
-- William Blake

(I don't entirely agree with this.  Sometimes the desire for self-restraint is just temporarily stronger than the other desire.  But overall the man has a point.) 

Agreed. But I really like the quote. Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on October 28, 2012, 08:25:10 AM
“I read The Fountainhead when I worked at an aquarium one summer and now whenever I smell penguin feces I feel a stirring call to achievement.”
– Alex Carnevale
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 06, 2012, 02:13:19 PM
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little. Do what you can.
- Sydney Smith
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on November 06, 2012, 04:18:04 PM
Expressing oneself is like a drug. I'm so addicted to it. (Ai Weiwei)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 06, 2012, 04:55:18 PM
If you don't know it's impossible, it's easier to do.
- Neil Gaiman
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: CareerusInterruptus on November 07, 2012, 04:36:49 PM
"That which does not kill us, makes us stranger."

It's a line from the animated series, Aeon Flux, and I like it because changing that single vowel changes the whole meaning of the aphorism, adding a fine layer of cynical humour. And it's true.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 07, 2012, 04:57:20 PM
Actually, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger" has been said by many before animated series were even thought of.

Quote
Friedrich Nietzsche, famous German Philosopher who went insane at 45 years old and said "WHAT DOESN'T KILL US MAKES US STRONGER." Nietzsche declared that "GOD IS DEAD", opposed Christianity and believed in the concept of "WILL TO POWER" and "SUPERMAN": the ideal human who can channel passions into creativity and who is superior to the moron masses.

http://www.greatkat.com/03/friedrichnietzsche.html

I'm not sure Friedrich Nietzsche was the first, but I suspect he was among the first.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: CareerusInterruptus on November 07, 2012, 07:38:26 PM
Well, I don't know the origin of the original version, but I'm pretty sure Aeon Flux is the origin of the "makes us stranger" version that I like.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on November 07, 2012, 09:01:32 PM
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."

~ Benjamin Franklin
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DistantSun on November 07, 2012, 11:13:14 PM
From Randy Pausch in his 'Last Lecture':

"The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on November 10, 2012, 05:30:44 AM
I rather like that last one, Sunny.

i have recently re-discovered T E Lawrence (of Arabia).  Probably because I'm writing about a character set apart from his fellow men by his abilities and his nature

=====

“All men dream; but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty
recesses of their minds
Awake to find that it was vanity;
But the dreamers of day are dangerous men.
That they may act their dreams with open
eyes to make it possible.”
 ― T.E. Lawrence

And this one I think describes writers quite well although that wasn't the original context.

“We lived always in the stretch or sag of nerves, either on the crest or in the trough of waves of feeling.”
 ― T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

“Many men would take the death-sentence without a whimper, to escape the life-sentence which fate carries in her other hand.”
 ― T.E. Lawrence

If you want a few more here's a link.

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2875209.T_E_Lawrence
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 10, 2012, 11:47:29 AM
Damon feels that it's bad artistry when you build those funky universes where people fall through the floor. It's like he's viewing a story the way a building inspector would when he's building your house. But reality really is a mess, and yet it's exciting. The basic thing is, how frightened are you of chaos? And how happy are you with order? Van Vogt influenced me so much because he made me appreciate a mysterious chaotic quality in the universe which is not to be feared.
- Philip K. Dick
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: ddettra on November 10, 2012, 01:53:56 PM
I love quotes, couple of my favorites, some by authors some not

My favorite quotes:

"The only thing necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing"    Edmund Burke

"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today"             James Dean

"People don't do what they believe in, they just do whats most convenient and then they repent"   Bob Dylan

"Its strange how people who suffer together have a stronger connection than those who are most content"     Bob Dylan

"Some men look at the way things are and ask why, I dream of things that never were and ask why not"   George Bernard Shaw

"I never let my schooling get in the way of my education"      Mark Twain
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Post by: thatollie on November 10, 2012, 01:56:32 PM
Despite how I feel about Twain (some of you know my very negative feelings about him and now everyone else does) that quote is essentially how I approached my schooling.
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Post by: Gayle on November 11, 2012, 05:42:34 PM
"Grandfather struggled for a moment to put his thoughts in order. He hadn't realized that he had any to arrange, and so the surprise that he was about to explain something, as much to himself as to Jean-Baptiste, was like cold water on his face." -- From Blackbird by Michel Basiliere.

I love this quote because it's the perfect depiction of a how some people can go through their entire lives without ever really thinking about what their doing, and then seem to magically discover one day that they have been missing out on a whole level of existence that they never realized was there. It also does it with such a great sense of humour.

"He didn't know he any thoughts to arrange.."  :D
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Post by: Vienna on November 15, 2012, 07:53:53 AM
“I was walking along and this chair came flying past me, and another, and another, and I thought, man, is this gonna be a good night" - Liam Gallagher
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Post by: bri h on November 15, 2012, 05:59:03 PM
I too have one given by a relation when he was a little boy. He had a really bad cold and was getting better, I asked him how he was doing now and he replied using words I'll never forget,
"I'm ok, but I have funny pumps and sloppy poos"(to any Americans, this translates as farts and possibly diaorrhea) lol

Another I really like is in the sketch by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore where a one-legged man applies for the acting job as Tarzan, and Pete ses,
"You have a beautiful right leg, I love your right leg, I have nothing against your right leg, unfortunately, neither do you"!! brilliant. Forty years later am still chuckling at that one!

Lastly, my all time favourite by Groucho Marx saying, "I wouldn't want to join any club that would let me be a Member"! Love it! thanks.Bri.
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Post by: Vienna on November 18, 2012, 03:12:48 PM
Next contestant, Mrs. Sybil Fawlty from Torquay. Specialist subject - the bleeding obvious. - Basil Fawlty
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Post by: bri h on November 18, 2012, 03:41:28 PM
lol. "Don't mention the War! I did! But I think I got away with it!" lol priceless
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 11, 2012, 07:16:03 PM
Writing is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as the headlights, but you make the whole trip that way.

E.L. Doctorow, writer (b. 1931)


So true . . . my problem at times is that I don't know where I'm going until I get there - that goes for some writing I've done also.
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Post by: DistantSun on December 11, 2012, 09:42:11 PM
Alice - I love that one!  ;D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 11, 2012, 10:12:44 PM
Alice - I love that one!  ;D

Actually, I made an almost 400 mile trip that way once. Mother had come to spend Thanksgiving with us and I had promised to drive her back home a couple of days after T-Day.

When we left here there was a heavy fog. Since we don't live along the coast, it was (and still is) unusual to have a fog that heavy around here and I was sure it would soon lift as we headed kind of North, North-west.

Wrong. The fog was with us all the way to her home. Thanks to the fog, it was closer to a ten hour trip rather than the approximately eight to eight & a half hour drive.

Hope to never have to do that again.  ::)
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Post by: bri h on December 12, 2012, 03:14:31 AM
I remember this quote, but I can't remember who said it?(I think it was some comedian in the 80's)

  "Has anyone else ever noticed that, the Miss Universe title, is always won by a woman from Earth?"
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Post by: thatollie on December 12, 2012, 05:33:26 PM
I remember this quote, but I can't remember who said it?(I think it was some comedian in the 80's)

  "Has anyone else ever noticed that, the Miss Universe title, is always won by a woman from Earth?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEcH03yYaO0

11th minute.
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Post by: bri h on December 12, 2012, 08:05:22 PM
I remember this from a few yrs ago, it looks good, i've saved it to me faves to watch when I've got spare time(too busy scribblin at the min) Thanks for the link tho. xbx
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Post by: Gayle on December 16, 2012, 03:08:54 PM
"Censorship ends in it's natural conclusion when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that no one reads." -- G. Bernard Shaw

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Post by: cmb on December 16, 2012, 03:21:16 PM
Nobody has the right to obey - Hannah Arendt
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Post by: Gayle on December 17, 2012, 11:01:34 PM
Spotted on a mug: "I'm a professional writer. I tell lies to total strangers for money."

It's not often people hear the truth about their profession stated so clearly.
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Post by: The Skald on December 18, 2012, 08:43:56 AM
"It can't rain all the time."
- Eric Draven, The Crow

“It is so shocking to find out how many people do not believe that they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.”
― Frank Herbert, Dune

I couldn't quite find anything in the guide about bad words, so I hope this one is ok. If not, let me know, and I'll delete it. :) But anyway, one of my favorite quotes is this one:

"American beer is like making love in a canoe. It's f*cking close to water."
- Monthy Python
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Post by: bri h on December 18, 2012, 08:48:05 AM
"Its not the men in my life, its the life in my men!" - or - "is that a gun in your pocket or are you pleased to see me?"  Both by Mae West

I first fell in love with the word "Melange", in FH's Dune book skald.
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 18, 2012, 09:05:12 AM
“Poetry has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time.”
 --  Christopher Fry
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Post by: The Skald on December 18, 2012, 10:47:21 AM
"Its not the men in my life, its the life in my men!" - or - "is that a gun in your pocket or are you pleased to see me?"  Both by Mae West

I first fell in love with the word "Melange", in FH's Dune book skald.

"Good girls go to Heaven. Bad girls go everywhere."
- Mae West

(btw I started adding cinnamon to my tea after reading Dune. It's actually pretty good! But, ah, don't heat your tea in the microwave if you add cinnamon first. No idea why, but it explodes. Nothing dangerous, just very, very messy.)
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Post by: bri h on December 18, 2012, 12:02:09 PM
good girls get good things, bad girls get anything, is the way I heard it.  ;)  ::)
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Post by: The Skald on December 18, 2012, 01:41:53 PM
Strange, I've never heard that version before. But who knows, she could have said both?  :)
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 18, 2012, 04:07:01 PM
I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I'm under the table,
after four I'm under my host.


― Dorothy Parker
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Post by: bri h on December 18, 2012, 05:41:59 PM
One scotch
"I'm not a pheasant plucker . . ."
two scotches
"I'm a pleasant plickers . . . "
three scotches
"I'm ohn(hic)ly phlucking(hic)"
four scotches, I (hic) think?
"till the. . .mary had a little lamb, hic, burp,s'easy!"
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Post by: herron on December 18, 2012, 06:41:30 PM
wunna wat (hic) y agit fer the (hic) whol bluddi bot-el?  :P
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 18, 2012, 07:02:27 PM
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf and take an insect view of its plain.

Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)
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Post by: bri h on December 18, 2012, 07:58:36 PM
I dont fear death, i just dont want to be there when it happens! Groucho,I think

Do you have some kinda thpeech impediment Herron coth it cometh thru when you (hic) type!
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Post by: McWawa on December 24, 2012, 02:41:07 PM

“A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket”

- Charles Péguy

relevant here i thought.
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 27, 2012, 08:29:55 AM
yes
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Post by: McWawa on December 28, 2012, 07:15:50 AM
"Such as it is, the press has become the greatest power within the Western World, more powerful than the legislature, the executive and judiciary. One would like to ask: by whom has it been elected, and to whom is it responsible?" --Alexander Solzhenitsyn
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 02, 2013, 10:33:35 AM
"A man never starts to get old until he starts to forget his dreams."

Louis L'Amour in Hanging Woman Creek

I would like to add the same holds true for a woman also.  ;)
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Post by: McWawa on January 05, 2013, 10:28:37 AM
" Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun."  ~Alan Watts
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Post by: DGSquared on January 12, 2013, 04:38:25 AM


A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking. -Helen Rice


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Post by: herron on January 12, 2013, 05:02:23 PM
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.

~ Woody Allen
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Post by: thatollie on January 15, 2013, 03:53:58 PM
"I'm of the opinion that anyone who doesn't want to be an SF writer should not be allowed to be one."
J-Sun on Margaret Atwood

"If the energy you are getting from your magic is cheaper than letting a donkey do it, your medieval economy just fell apart."
Howard Tayler
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 17, 2013, 01:24:28 PM
In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends imprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leathern boxes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)
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Post by: herron on January 17, 2013, 11:07:33 PM
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

~ Albert Einstein
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Post by: a_mc on January 18, 2013, 09:46:47 AM
"There are many who would take my time. I shun them.
There are some who share my time. I am entertained by them.
There are precious few who contribute to my time. I cherish them."


-Anton LaVey



I think this quote speaks for itself.
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Post by: Vienna on January 18, 2013, 10:47:10 AM
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
― Charles Dickens
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Post by: McWawa on January 22, 2013, 09:58:35 PM

      "The undeserving maintain power by promoting hysteria.” - Frank Herbert
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 23, 2013, 06:58:42 AM
Cold wind chill values of minus 40 to minus 50 overnight into. Thursday morning. A bitterly cold Arctic airmass is well entrenched over Ontario. Temperatures of minus 30 to minus 35 degrees combined with winds of 15 km/h will result in extreme wind chill values of minus 40 to minus 50 overnight and into Thursday morning. Conditions will improve later Thursday as winds diminish and temperatures rise with daytime heating. Extreme caution is advised if outdoors. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur within minutes if adequate precautions are not taken when outdoors.

Canadian Weather Service

That made me freeze in my tracks :)
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 01, 2013, 09:09:43 AM
“Books are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.”
 --  Barbara W. Tuchman
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Post by: heidi52 on February 04, 2013, 07:38:22 AM
Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.

-- Sacha Guitry, Russian-born French filmmaker (born 2/21/1885)
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Post by: McWawa on February 04, 2013, 02:26:31 PM
 
 "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together
in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal
system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." 

Frederic Bastiat - (1801-1850) French economist, statesman, and author. He did most of his writing during the years just before -- and immediately following -- the French Revolution of February 1848

Source:  "The Law" by Frederic Bastiat (1848)
http://liberty-tree.ca/research/TheLaw (http://liberty-tree.ca/research/TheLaw)
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Post by: Gayle on February 04, 2013, 08:00:43 PM
You should read "Old Man Goriot" by Balzac, Yelnick. It's a French fiction work written at about the same time at Bastiat was writing and it also has harsh things to say about a society that values only money and where morals can be bought. It's as relevant today as when it was written.
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 05, 2013, 06:21:38 PM
If you force yourself to think clearly you will write clearly. It's as simple as that. The hard part isn't the writing; the hard part is the thinking.
     William Zinsser
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Post by: Skip Slocum on February 08, 2013, 12:02:52 PM
"Bad Decisions Make Good Stories."

http://www.bryaneisenberg.com/bad-decisions-make-good-stories/
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Post by: Taylor on February 22, 2013, 07:18:37 PM
A mind that is stretched by a new experience
can never go back to its old dimensions.

(Oliver Wendell Holmes)
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Post by: Gyppo on February 25, 2013, 12:15:28 PM
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere
with what you can do."
--- John Wooden

Failure is not the only punishment for laziness;
there is also the success of others.
--- Jules Renard

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Post by: bri h on February 25, 2013, 01:33:02 PM
Better to tell people you don't know,
than for them to find out you don't know!

Pit expression(unknown author)
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Post by: Gayle on February 25, 2013, 05:37:32 PM
Better to tell people you don't know,
than for them to find out you don't know!

Pit expression(unknown author)

Very true, Bri, very true.
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Post by: bri h on February 25, 2013, 07:49:16 PM
Very true, Bri, very true.

Cos we worked underground and you had to watch the roof for pieces of stones dropping and causing you to get hurt. you were always aware of bad roofs cos the pieces of stone(some big ones) used to flake off and drop on you. But the best saying was. . .

The only bad roof is a good roof!

(cos they can drop down and kill you without any warning, and no flakes pre-empting it!)
 :)
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Post by: McWawa on March 03, 2013, 12:06:55 PM
' Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years.”

 James Grover Thurber (December 8, 1894 – November 2, 1961
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Post by: nouran on March 10, 2013, 08:32:32 AM
"In my next life, I am coming back as a toilet brush". Chandler.
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Post by: Vienna on March 11, 2013, 04:46:53 AM
“I'm going to marry my novels and have little short stories for children.”
― Jack Kerouac
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Post by: Vienna on March 12, 2013, 06:04:24 AM
"I am getting so far out one day I won't come back at all."
-William S. Burroughs

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Post by: thatollie on March 13, 2013, 04:08:13 PM
Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.
- Chris Hadfield, Canadian Astronaut
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 15, 2013, 07:50:18 AM
“Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.”
 --  Edwin P. Whipple
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Post by: WordBird on March 15, 2013, 09:13:47 AM
And here all this time I thought he was most well known for toilet paper.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 15, 2013, 12:05:24 PM
Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely.

Erma Bombeck, author (1927-1996)



Erma Bombeck had a newspaper column at one time and I often turned to it before reading anything else. It was like sitting at the kitchen table and having coffee with a good friend when I read what she had to say. Enjoyed her books also.
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 15, 2013, 12:10:35 PM
:) I loved her books too. :)
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Post by: McWawa on March 20, 2013, 05:31:12 PM
" We know where you are.
We know where you've been.
And we can more or less know what you're thinking about".

- Eirc Schmidt, executive chairman  Google.
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Post by: Vienna on March 23, 2013, 04:26:42 AM

We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.

-Mao Zedong


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Post by: The Skald on March 23, 2013, 09:55:52 PM
Watched Jason X earlier today, and that movie's full of silly quotes.  ;D

"What do we do?"
"Now, basically, we... we die."

"It's ok, guys! He just wanted his machete back."

*stab*
"It's gonna take more than a poke to put down this old dog."
*stab*
"Yep.. that outta do it."

"Whoops."
"What do you mean 'whoops'?"
"Nothing."
"Not nothing. You don't just say 'whoops'. What 'whoops'?"

*woman takes Jason's mask off*
"Aww... poor baby, no wonder you wore this thing."

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Post by: Pale Writer on March 23, 2013, 09:57:29 PM
The second one's my fav :)
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Post by: Gayle on March 24, 2013, 12:33:47 AM
"(Einstein's ophthalmologist also removed the scientist's eyes, which are suspended in formaldehyde in a safety deposit box in New Jersey.)"

-- From Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses by Bess Lovejoy

Well there's a shitty view to have for the rest of eternity: the inside of a safety deposit box.
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Post by: Gayle on March 25, 2013, 08:08:14 PM
"Good friend for Jesus' sake forbear,
To dig the dust enclosed here.
Blessed be the man that spares these stones,
And cursed be he that moves my bones."

-- The epitaph on Shakespeare's grave and, quite possibly, the last verse he ever wrote.
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Post by: Vienna on March 26, 2013, 05:01:08 AM

A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle - Baudelaire


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Post by: Ajaxe on March 31, 2013, 10:10:06 AM
Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.

George Carlin
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Post by: Gayle on March 31, 2013, 11:26:36 AM
A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle - Baudelaire

You have to consider the source on that quote though. Baudelaire never married, and so had no experience with married life, yet he had the arrogance to write philosophy about marriage. That's like someone who has never had children writing a how-to guide for raising children. Does the name "Dr. Spock" ring any bells?
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Post by: sugy on March 31, 2013, 12:12:19 PM
You have to consider the source on that quote though. Baudelaire never married, and so had no experience with married life, yet he had the arrogance to write philosophy about marriage. That's like someone who has never had children writing a how-to guide for raising children. Does the name "Dr. Spock" ring any bells?

This is new info for me, Gayle. Thanks.

That just goes on to prove good writers can sell anything! :)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 01, 2013, 12:31:08 PM
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you.

William Arthur Ward, college administrator, writer (1921-1994)
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Post by: honiilove on April 01, 2013, 06:31:15 PM
Great post!.                Quotes are my mentors when I write.  They give me hope and inspiration.
1. "That is the way it was,and that is the way I am, and I did, and I do." Gertrude Stein (my all time favorite). This quote is my attitude. I couldn't agree more.

2. "I have the simplest of tastes, I am only satisfied with the bed." Oscar Wilde,playwright.  (When I shop I look for the best and then wait until it goes on final sale!

3. "I am what I am and I is what I is, that is all that I am.  PopEye, comic strip. (it's just fun.  Gertrude Stein, without an education.

4. "Make sure you are right and then go ahead."  Davy Crockett. pioneer, I watched the tv series in the 1950's & heard Davey C. say those words to U.S. Congress.
                                       (I was 13 years old and this quote has stuck with me all my life. When I know I am right, I go ahead with confidence.)

My own affirmation on my mirror,is "I will live the law of love and everything will be victorious".

When you want to seduce a man with written words, these  three will work.  I am yesterday,today, and tomorrow.  I am forever. Time me. I am timeless, not a trend.
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Post by: Gayle on April 01, 2013, 11:02:50 PM
At first I thought you got the attribution wrong on the second quote and that it was actually one of Mae West's. Then I realized that auto-correct got the better of you and the last word should have been "best".

I think Oscar Wilde would have appreciated the double-meaning.  :D
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Post by: Vienna on April 02, 2013, 09:51:51 AM
This is new info for me, Gayle. Thanks.

That just goes on to prove good writers can sell anything! :)

he had a good few affairs though! n'est-ce-pas?
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Post by: Vienna on April 02, 2013, 09:55:17 AM
I have always tried to write in a simple way, using down-to-earth and not abstract words-Georges Simenon



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Post by: thatollie on April 02, 2013, 01:20:36 PM
"(Einstein's ophthalmologist also removed the scientist's eyes, which are suspended in formaldehyde in a safety deposit box in New Jersey.)"

-- From Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses by Bess Lovejoy

Well there's a shitty view to have for the rest of eternity: the inside of a safety deposit box.

At least he doesn't have to look at New Jersey.
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Post by: McWawa on April 02, 2013, 01:30:21 PM
You have to consider the source on that quote though. Baudelaire never married, and so had no experience with married life, yet he had the arrogance to write philosophy about marriage. That's like someone who has never had children writing a how-to guide for raising children. Does the name "Dr. Spock" ring any bells?

Some of the best gynecologists are men.   If you know what I'm saying.

Like wise having a pile of tools and standing in the garage doesn't make one a mechanic.
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Post by: Gayle on April 03, 2013, 08:56:36 PM
Some of the best gynecologists are men.   If you know what I'm saying.

Yes, but there is a big difference between understanding female anatomy and knowing what it feels like to menstruate, if you know what I'm saying.

As for the second part of post, this quote seems the most appropriate response:

"Experience is the best teacher of all. And for all that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist." -- Harry Callahan, American photographer

In other words, having a wife might not be enough to make you a good husband, but you're still someone's husband. A person (in this case, a woman) can not be compared with an inanimate object in your garage.
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Post by: McWawa on April 06, 2013, 06:51:25 AM
" A lot of horrible, unfair, untrue things have been said about me. I can only say the best revenge is success."  - Kate Moss.
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Post by: Gayle on April 07, 2013, 02:37:23 AM
"Revenge is a confession of pain." -- Latin Proverb

"Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind." -- Juvenal, Roman poet
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Post by: Gayle on April 08, 2013, 11:05:26 PM
"Well, we must just get life to not pass him by. We must get life to back up and run him over." 

-- Diana Trent, character from the Britcom, Waiting for God.
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Post by: Vienna on April 11, 2013, 04:41:33 AM

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.- Edmund Burke



somehow appropriate..................
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Post by: McWawa on April 13, 2013, 01:17:04 PM
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.

I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and

I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that.

That's what's insane about it.

- John Lennon
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Post by: honiilove on April 13, 2013, 03:10:12 PM
"One of the pleasant things those of us who write or paint do is to have the daily miracle.  It does come."
Gertrude Stein. 1877-1947
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Post by: Vienna on April 16, 2013, 07:49:11 AM
 ALBERT STEPTOE
[Albert has placed 'bum' on the Scrabble board] My "bum" is the American word for 'tramp'.
  HAROLD STEPTOE
Well, that is where I've got you because you can't use any slang or colloquialisms!
  ALBERT STEPTOE
Right then, I'll stick to me English "bum". And that's the part of your anatomy that swells out of the back of your trousers
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on April 16, 2013, 01:32:22 PM
Storytelling is very difficult. But adding the flavour helps to relay the storytelling, meaning in a cut scene, with a set camera and effects, you can make the users feel sorrow, or make them happy or laugh. This is an easy approach, which we have been doing. That is one point, the second point is that if I make multiple storylines and allow the users to select which story, this might really sacrifice the deep emotion the user might feel; when there's a concrete storyline, and you kind of go along that rail, you feel the destiny of the story, which at the end, makes you feel more moved. But when you make it interactive — if you want multiple stories where you go one way or another — will that make the player more moved when he or she finishes the game? These two points are really the key which I am thinking about, and if this works, I think I could probably introduce a more interactive storytelling method.
- Hideo Kojima
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on April 18, 2013, 05:48:54 AM

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. - Aldous Huxley


Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on April 22, 2013, 09:13:34 PM
"All tragedies are finish'd by a death,
     All comedies are ended by marriage;
The future states of both are left to faith,
     For authors fear description might disparage..."

-- Canto IX, Lord Byron's Don Juan
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on April 24, 2013, 06:15:49 PM
"'Those who only say what is the truth, they're not worth listening to,' replied Grandpa."

-- in Jonas Jonasson's dedication of his book The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: 2par on April 24, 2013, 10:35:03 PM
"Pride was the curse of will."
 - Stephen King, The Stand
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on April 25, 2013, 06:33:14 AM


 ;D ;D ;D

I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them. - Ezra Pound


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Post by: The Skald on May 04, 2013, 04:00:42 PM
"I'll kick your ass so hard a Donkey Kong game falls out, and you get a highscore!"

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 06, 2013, 01:43:01 PM
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own, which is the chief reason for that kind of reception it meets in the world, and that so very few are offended with it.

Jonathan Swift, satirist (1667-1745)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: SparkGirl on May 09, 2013, 03:34:32 PM
"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on May 09, 2013, 04:39:01 PM
Time for a few Haven quotes. God, I love this show...  ;D

"This would be weird even if we weren't meeting in a giant supernatural steam room."

"Now don't let them cut this shirt off, it's a winner."

"Gear down there Champ, I'm the one without a gun."
"That doesn't mean you're still not dangerous."
"Right, because only the most hard-core criminals roll with only one shoe."

"We are not messing with the time space continuum so you can work out your daddy issues."

"Hey, I got a question for you. As my doctor, not as my cheerleader vampire slayer."
"Hold on, changing hats. Okay."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on May 16, 2013, 08:03:05 AM
Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.
    Charles de Lint
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on May 16, 2013, 08:06:41 AM
If you think of the story that you tell that's your favorite personal story, or funny story, it doesn't have flashy sentences. It doesn't have too much detail. It just tells the story.
    James Patterson


I got a mailing called The Kelly Gram  bob@kellygram.com for subscription. It isn't always on writing, but it is always on words which is why I subscribe. It is once a month.

But what I love about the above quote is the last five words.
Patterson sells quite a few books, he probably knows stuff. He doesn't show a story, he tells it. This is the issue I have with too many new books. They are so busy showing me the moonlight glinting that the story is lost.
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Post by: Vienna on May 16, 2013, 09:08:57 AM
Gargle gargle music gargle ga daddy..... 

Kilian dalton aged 20 months  ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on May 16, 2013, 10:09:21 AM
If you think of the story that you tell that's your favorite personal story, or funny story, it doesn't have flashy sentences. It doesn't have too much detail. It just tells the story.
    James Patterson

I have to disagree with you about the usefulness of this quote, Chicky. It may sound very clever from a reader's point of view, but from a writer's point of view it is all but useless. "It just tells the story." And what does that mean in real, working terms? Less than nothing. Telling the story is a complex process, and it happens on an endless number levels: character building, plotting, dialogue writing, research, theme building and making all those aspects work together. Saying "just tell that story" to a novice writer is like saying "just build that house" to a contractor's apprentice. Mindless and just as useless.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Chizzy on May 16, 2013, 10:26:22 AM
It advises a novice writer not to over-elaborate, not to drown the story in pointless detail. It's like telling your contractor's apprentice to build a house but to maybe not bother with the turrets and indoor swimming pools and secret passages and helipad. Just build a house.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on May 16, 2013, 10:52:58 AM
I understand the concept, but it's still overwhelming for a novice. Write a story how? Perhaps it's because I've lived my entire adult life in the "information age" (or misinformation age as I prefer to think of it), but I'm sick to death of 2-second sound bites that make the person sound clever at the time, but turn out to be meaningless if you take the time to think about it.

If the Patterson quote was part of a larger lecture, and taken in context then the lecture might give new writers something to go on. But as a quote, it tells you nothing and teaches nothing.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on May 16, 2013, 12:37:12 PM
And yet every time someone tells a story, they are hit with this:

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Anton Chekhov 

like that is the Holy Grail and the Almighty Gospel of HOW TO WRITE.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Chizzy on May 16, 2013, 12:44:44 PM
You ask, “Write a story how?” I don’t think this is a question Paterson is trying to answer here. To me, this isn’t advice to the man on the street who has never picked up a pen in his life. This is advice to people who understand the fundamentals of fiction writing, who know what a beginning, middle, and end is, who have a concept of plot, who have written their story or a number of stories and don’t know why they keep on picking up rejections from even the smallest of e-zines or mags and are now thinking, okay so now what? And it’s good advice. It’s advice that I doubt any published writer would disagree with … if for no other reason than to disagree is to say that it’s perfectly fine to fill our fiction with complex obscure irrelevancies.

But what he does over and above saying “don’t fill your story with tonnes of detail or irrelevancies” (which I agree is something that arguably may only make sense to a writer with a few rejections under their belt) is give context. He gives an everyday example that applies to everyone, whether they’re a writer or not. Because everyone, whether or not they’re a writer, whether or not they have any desire to become a writer, everyone has heard an incredibly entertaining story in the pub with their friends or over dinner with their families. Most people have told such a story in such an environment. And those stories tend to be simply told.

So to the novice writer, he’s telling them something they instinctively already know because it’s something they do outside of their writing life. His advice here is to apply that in their writing.

Is it a three sentence lesson that’s going to be a key to unlock all the foundational mysteries of writing? Well, no. But I don’t think it’s trying to be.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 16, 2013, 12:53:08 PM
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia, author (1924-1998)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Light on May 16, 2013, 01:25:11 PM
"It's the space between the bars that holds the tiger. And it's the silence between the notes that makes the music. It is out of the silence, or "the gap," or that space between our thoughts, that everything is created-including our own bliss." - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: James Josiah on May 16, 2013, 05:03:56 PM
"There is an inverse relationship between imagination and money"

Alan Moore (about the V for Vendetta film)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 24, 2013, 12:59:20 PM
I seriously like this:



Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest. The maple and the pine may whisper to each other with their leaves ... But the trees also commingle their roots in the darkness underground, and the islands also hang together through the ocean's bottom.

William James, psychologist and philosopher (1842-1910)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on May 24, 2013, 01:55:42 PM
"What did the old man say? Fly, you fools!"

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: James Josiah on May 25, 2013, 07:48:50 AM

Empire had the better ending. I mean, Luke gets his hand cut off, finds out Vader's his father, Han gets frozen and taken away by Boba Fett. It ends on such a down note. I mean, that's what life is, a series of down endings. All Jedi had was a bunch of Muppets.

Dante - Clerks.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 01, 2013, 11:18:59 AM
"The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter -- it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning."

- - Mark Twain
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: cswillson on June 03, 2013, 10:14:27 PM
"I will not be afraid."

My five year old granddaughter, who couldn't swim, as she sped to the top of a forty foot high water slide with me running to catch up to her.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Ajaxe on June 12, 2013, 04:33:55 PM
Don't be like me.

A school drop-out advising a high school kid.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 14, 2013, 09:19:31 AM

I saw six men kicking and punching the mother-in-law. My neighbour said 'Are you going to help?' I said 'No, six should be enough - Les Dawson
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 15, 2013, 12:05:09 PM
Was he thinking of writers and other artist types when he said this?



Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.

Carl Jung, psychiatrist (1875-1961)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on June 16, 2013, 02:05:10 AM
Was he thinking of writers and other artist types when he said this?
No, that's just you being self-conscious.

Jungian psychotherapy is based on the idea that our psyches are shaped by experiences that we don't remember because we were very young when they happened. Since a child's mind doesn't always understand the meaning of what it's seeing, all the things that shape us are based on faulty, child-like assumptions and reasoning. So, by Jung's theory, the only person who doesn't have a mind filled with false assumptions and misinterpretations (a state most people would describe as sane) is the person who is truly mentally ill.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Ajaxe on June 16, 2013, 08:54:21 AM
Who's a stranger? Your best friend when you first met him - anonymous
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Post by: cswillson on June 16, 2013, 04:20:11 PM

Jungian psychotherapy is based on the idea that our psyches are shaped by experiences that we don't remember because we were very young when they happened. Since a child's mind doesn't always understand the meaning of what it's seeing, all the things that shape us are based on faulty, child-like assumptions and reasoning. So, by Jung's theory, the only person who doesn't have a mind filled with false assumptions and misinterpretations (a state most people would describe as sane) is the person who is truly mentally ill.

That's way above my pay grade. The sane are those who agree with me most of the time and always on the important things, whatever those things are on that particular day.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: blue_rose on June 16, 2013, 07:17:09 PM
@Spell Chick  That quote is in my desktop wallpaper! LOL!

Okay, here's a good one:
"There is only one way to live free of fear--and that is to live without hope, change, or growth.....When you start moving, you start shaking."  -- Barbara Sher
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on June 17, 2013, 12:02:04 PM
Blue Rose, that quote reminds me of one of my favourites from Anais Nin.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Skip Slocum on June 18, 2013, 09:13:31 PM
"Thank you for having a birthday, I enjoyed the cake."
                            
                                    Rachel Grider - age three  ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on June 18, 2013, 09:17:26 PM
 ;D

Cheeky little thing, isn't she?
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Post by: Skip Slocum on June 18, 2013, 09:51:46 PM
Yupper  ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 21, 2013, 08:23:17 AM
a character in a crime novel I read recently....


"That is such a clit car"

"Clit car?"

"Yeah, every cunt has one"
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Ajaxe on June 24, 2013, 04:32:04 AM
"Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a -- you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities." George Bush
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: cswillson on June 24, 2013, 10:46:28 AM
"Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a -- you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities." George Bush

If you'd ever had to deal with an American Indian nation that would make perfect sense and you would be amazed at its succinctness.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Ajaxe on June 24, 2013, 11:09:31 AM
I keep telling people Bush was a genius but they don't believe me.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: cswillson on June 24, 2013, 11:33:54 AM
I keep telling people Bush was a genius but they don't believe me.

Being a genius and having a way with words is much different from oneanotherness and understandableation.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on July 01, 2013, 12:53:45 PM
Here's a short monologue from Tropic Thunder. I haven't seen the movie, yet I've started using this every time someone say something stupid. Online or offline, doesn't matter. Everybody knows you never go full retard.  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgHITc1OL-c
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on July 01, 2013, 03:57:22 PM
Each success only buys an admission ticket
to a more difficult problem.
--- Henry Kissinger

Something we writers should bear in mind.

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Ajaxe on July 06, 2013, 12:27:34 AM
Never go to bed mad, stay up and fight - anon.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: cswillson on July 12, 2013, 05:09:53 AM
Never go to bed mad, stay up and fight - anon.

If you're not in bed by midnight, go home.

That may be from Gyppo.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 15, 2013, 11:23:42 PM
Can't never could.
 
My Mother



Think about it a minute.

She started telling me this when I was a kid. Hate to admit it, but it took me awhile to unravel what she was telling me.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: intercat on July 15, 2013, 11:57:13 PM
“Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.”
― Neil Gaiman
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on July 16, 2013, 08:46:00 AM
"I am trying to decide if this horse is stupid, or pretending to be stupid."

"Horse says you are a spirit walker. A man who's been to the other side and returned. A man who cannot be killed in battle. *pause* Horse is definitely stupid."

(Lone Ranger)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: cswillson on July 16, 2013, 11:00:21 AM
Can't never could.
 
My Mother


My grandmother used that one, but had another line to it:

Won't never will.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Spell Chick on July 24, 2013, 07:30:09 AM
How many good books suffer neglect through the inefficiency of their beginnings!
    Edgar Allan Poe
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on July 29, 2013, 01:40:16 AM
As democracy is perfected, the office of the President
represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the
people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks
of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and
the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and
complete narcissistic moron.

H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: cswillson on July 29, 2013, 06:25:36 AM
As democracy is perfected, the office of the President
represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the
people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks
of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and
the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and
complete narcissistic moron.

H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


So much different than those who populate the monarchy.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Skip Slocum on August 08, 2013, 01:49:00 PM
There is something magical about reading a quote that actually does make one stop -- this one did me.

"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out otheir dreams with open eyes, to make it possible."

T.E. Lawrence
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 12, 2013, 01:49:55 PM
"Basically, the imagination is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets."

Dean Koonze
7-17-11 during an interview on the Sunday Morning Show.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on August 18, 2013, 08:04:04 PM
“We’re all offended all the time, and we don’t have a fucking right not to be offended.”
-Penn Jillette
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: cswillson on August 18, 2013, 08:35:07 PM
“We’re all offended all the time, and we don’t have a fucking right not to be offended.”
-Penn Jillette


He was off his meds that day.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on August 22, 2013, 06:44:21 PM
I try to leave out the parts the reader skips.

Elmore Leonard
(he passed away Tuesday) :-(
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: JewelAS53 on August 22, 2013, 07:42:44 PM
Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again.

Andre Gide
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on August 23, 2013, 07:44:22 PM
He was off his meds that day.

He was making a good point, though.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: cswillson on August 23, 2013, 09:43:08 PM
He was making a good point, though.

Depends on which end of the elephant you're looking at.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 30, 2013, 06:15:01 PM
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.

John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704)



I think this has been true since the days of Adam and Eve.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on August 30, 2013, 07:24:27 PM
I think this has been true since the days of Adam and Eve.
it's called "fear of change".  ;)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: cswillson on August 30, 2013, 09:56:02 PM
Never do anything for the first time.

-my dad-
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Oceaxe on August 31, 2013, 04:31:49 AM
Try everything at least once, apart from incest and Morris dancing.

Noel Cowerd
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on September 03, 2013, 06:44:24 AM
I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky, then I awoke. Now I wonder, am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?


-Zhuangzi

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: cswillson on September 03, 2013, 07:09:50 AM
I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky, then I awoke. Now I wonder, am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?


-Zhuangzi



All we see, and all we seem, is but a dream within a dream.

Poe
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: JewelAS53 on September 18, 2013, 02:39:32 AM
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure - Samuel Johnson
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Dylan di Vilde on September 18, 2013, 03:38:14 AM
‘Agadoo doo doo, push pineapple, shake the tree’ – Black Lace


Wise words I'm sure you'll agree
-and as true today as it ever was.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 07, 2013, 12:24:06 PM
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.

Emily Post, author and columnist (1872-1960)



It's such a simple thing, it amazes me that so many apparently can't grasp the idea.  Me
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on October 10, 2013, 11:26:52 AM
I would rather be ashes than dust. I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
- Jack London
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 10, 2013, 12:07:45 PM
What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

Crowfoot, Native American warrior and orator (1821-1890)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: JewelAS53 on October 10, 2013, 02:03:47 PM
I would rather be ashes than dust. I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not wate my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
- Jack London
i read this to hubby. he totally agrees. as do i.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 11, 2013, 01:06:15 PM
“Jump, and find out how to unfold
your wings on the way down.”


~ Ray Bradbury
Aug. 22, 1920 – June 05, 2012
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 30, 2013, 07:01:03 PM
How times have changed.


Journalist Ed Murrow: "Who owns the patent on this vaccine?" Jonas Salk: "Well, the people, I would say. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?" -Jonas Salk, medical researcher and developer of polio vaccine (1914-1995) 
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 04, 2013, 01:50:53 PM
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.

John Keats, poet (1795-1821)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Amie on November 05, 2013, 06:33:26 AM
I came across a great one the other day:

Apparently JBS Haldane, when asked by a theologian what he could tell about the mind of God from his studies in evolutionary biology, said, "he has an inordinate fondness for beetles."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on November 08, 2013, 04:05:00 PM
Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.


Soren Kierkegaard
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 15, 2013, 10:24:08 PM
"A famous bon mot asserts that opinions are like arse-holes, in that everyone has one. There is great wisdom in this… but I would add that opinions differ significantly from arse-holes, in that yours should be constantly and thoroughly examined.

We must think critically, and not just about the ideas of others. Be hard on your beliefs. Take them out onto the verandah and beat them with a cricket bat.... Be intellectually rigorous. Identify your biases, your prejudices, your privilege"
- Tim Minchin
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 27, 2013, 09:40:06 PM
"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."
- Sir Francis Bacon
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 28, 2013, 11:25:20 AM
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.

Andrew Carnegie, industrialist (1835-1919)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on November 29, 2013, 07:09:53 AM
"The difference between the right and the nearly right word is the same as that between lightning and the lightning bug." 
                                                                                                                                                                   ~  Mark Twain
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on December 05, 2013, 12:03:07 AM
This is best heard rather than read.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xuFnP5N2uA&feature=c4-overview&playnext=1&list=TLfWq4jm_oQsg
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Hippyhighway on December 05, 2013, 12:27:29 PM
I don't know the author of this quote, maybe someone here does?

'If you always do, what you've always done.  You'll always get, what you've always got.'

I love this quote and I try to live my life by it.  If something is not what working, be it in my personal life or my work life, then I try to adapt and change.  And I am happy to say I only have one or two regrets.

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on December 07, 2013, 01:04:02 AM
"No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
- Nelson Mandela
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Skip Slocum on December 08, 2013, 02:59:52 PM
“. . . Clocks ticked but time did not pass . . .”  – ‘We Are Marshal’
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: InterestedNewbie on December 11, 2013, 10:51:33 AM
Scratch any cynic and you will find a disappointed idealist.

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

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

To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.

Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it…

If other people do not understand our behavior—so what? Their request that we must only do what they understand is an attempt to dictate to us. If this is being “asocial” or “irrational” in their eyes, so be it. Mostly they resent our freedom and our courage to be ourselves. We owe nobody an explanation or an accounting, as long as our acts do not hurt or infringe on them. How many lives have been ruined by this need to “explain,” which usually implies that the explanation be “understood,” i.e. approved. Let your deeds be judged, and from your deeds, your real intentions, but know that a free person owes an explanation only to himself—to his reason and his conscience—and to the few who may have a justified claim for explanation




Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: JewelAS53 on December 17, 2013, 05:23:54 AM
Duty is what no-one else will do at the moment.
- Penelope Fitzgerald
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Jeremiah on December 20, 2013, 10:20:12 AM
Happiness is not the absence of problems; it's the ability to deal with them.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: JewelAS53 on January 02, 2014, 12:56:07 AM
I feel like part of the vanishing breed that thinks a writer should be read and not heard, let alone seen. I think this is because there seems so often today to be a tendency to put the person in the place of his or her work, to turn the creative artist into a performing one, to find what a writer says about writing somehow more valid, or more real, than the writing itself.

- William Thomas Gaddis -
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Debra Sue on January 02, 2014, 05:26:12 PM


"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions"  -  Oliver Wendell Holmes
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 02, 2014, 05:38:02 PM
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
- Douglas Adams
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: JewelAS53 on January 03, 2014, 08:14:02 AM
Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.
Cicero -  born 3 January 106 BC, died 7 December 43 BC

How little the world has changed  :o
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Frogg on January 06, 2014, 08:21:49 PM
Never put a sock in a toaster.

- Eddie Izzard.

Sound advice, but it just makes me want to do it all the more... ::)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on January 12, 2014, 06:07:23 PM
Not just in America, unfortunately.

America believes in education: the average professor earns
 more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in
 a whole week.
--- Evan Esar (1899 - 1995)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: AlanBaines on January 13, 2014, 07:24:02 PM
"Looking for truth is like looking for a needle in a haystack, and I can't find the haystack." -- Wayne S. Polls
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: audrine on January 15, 2014, 04:34:03 PM
"Remember, as far as everyone knows, we are a normal family." anonymous
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 17, 2014, 12:08:50 PM
"Life isn't divided into genres. It's a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky."
- Alan Moore
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Frogg on January 20, 2014, 10:35:49 AM
"Life isn't divided into genres. It's a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky."
- Alan Moore

I spent last night stenciling this onto a very large canvas. Had it for ages, couldn't find quite the right thing for it.


“Being a detective isn't all about torture and murder and monsters. Sometimes it gets truly unpleasant...The fate of the world may depend on whether or not you can bring yourself to visit your relatives.”  Derek Landy.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on January 20, 2014, 11:15:23 AM
Television – a medium. So called because it is neither rare
nor well done.
--- Ernie Kovacs

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: JewelAS53 on January 21, 2014, 07:36:33 AM
(https://phaven-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/files/image_part/asset/1040374/PrjsB9VIKJNpOL8anU8-Yqbn0bg/medium_Michael_Michalko.jpg)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Laura H on January 26, 2014, 11:55:12 AM
“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
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 26, 2014, 08:22:18 PM
http://zenpencils.com/comic/98-alan-watts-what-if-money-was-no-object/
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: JewelAS53 on January 28, 2014, 02:31:09 AM
Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.
- Collette (Wrote Gigi)

She had to have known something about life because she is also credited with -
Time spent with a cat is never wasted.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: AlanBaines on January 28, 2014, 03:00:50 AM
You can put sequins on a pig and make it sparkle, but it will still be a pig. -- Wayne S. Polls
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gayle on January 28, 2014, 03:49:15 AM
Alan, I think that quote would mean more if I understood the context.of the statement.  As it is, I'm just thinking, "of course it's still a pig. What's your point?"
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: AlanBaines on January 28, 2014, 03:52:22 PM
Alan, I think that quote would mean more if I understood the context.of the statement.  As it is, I'm just thinking, "of course it's still a pig. What's your point?"

Gayle, have you ever heard the expression "polishing a turd?"

Same thing.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Matt Walker on January 30, 2014, 06:01:03 AM
"The past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes."  Mark Twain
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on February 01, 2014, 09:30:00 AM
A few classics:

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefull."

"There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on --shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again."

"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."

''I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office.''

''It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas.''

(George W. Bush - the guy you voted president, America. Twice.)  ::)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Laura H on February 02, 2014, 02:25:00 PM
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.

Will Rogers
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: AlanBaines on February 02, 2014, 02:39:29 PM
"It's easier to judge a decision than it is to make one." -- Wayne S. Polls
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: 510bhan on February 03, 2014, 01:31:40 PM
Juts because I'm researching different things to do with China. Nothing to do with Confucius or any of the other great philosophers -- just a proverb:   Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: fire-fly on February 03, 2014, 06:27:08 PM
”A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”


David Brinkley
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on February 04, 2014, 07:04:33 PM
" When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him."

Jonathan Swift
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: AlanBaines on February 04, 2014, 07:17:09 PM
"Simplicity is not a limitation. It is a foundation." -- Wayne S. Polls
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on February 08, 2014, 11:04:40 AM
"We cannot settle the problem, and I venture the prophecy that perhaps a century from now this same question may be brought before some future society and discussed very much as it is tonight"
- Dr Barton C. Hirst on the subject of abortion, 1914.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Laura H on February 08, 2014, 03:28:02 PM
“To be a person is to have a story to tell.”
― Isak Dinesen
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Neghe on February 08, 2014, 08:17:11 PM
"Knowledge without follow-through is worse than no knowledge at all. because if you're guessing and it doesn't work out you can just say, shit, the gods are against me. but if you know and don't do, you've got attics and dark halls in your mind to walk up and down in and wonder about. this ain't healthy, leads to unpleasant evenings, too much to drink and the shredding machine."

"The public takes from a writer, or a writing, what it needs and lets the remainder go. but what they take is usually what they need least and what they let go is what they need most."

"An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way."

“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”

--Charles Bukowsky.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DistantSun on February 09, 2014, 10:19:53 PM
”A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”


David Brinkley

Love this one. This is actually a great thread to read back through every now and then!
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: JewelAS53 on February 14, 2014, 04:32:55 AM
Appropriate for today, I think

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you. ~A.A. Milne
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on February 14, 2014, 01:45:59 PM
Another good one for today:

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."

  ~ Judy Garland

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 14, 2014, 03:15:40 PM
Another good one for today:

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."

  ~ Judy Garland



Good one for Valentine's Day.  ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Noizchild on February 15, 2014, 02:00:15 PM
"Chaos Reigns" -- Fox in the movie "Antichrist"
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Laura H on February 15, 2014, 11:15:31 PM
"Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be."

Sarah Gilbert
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Neghe on February 17, 2014, 01:21:52 PM

"Ah'll Be Back." --the Terminator.

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: AlanBaines on February 17, 2014, 03:24:22 PM
"Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how good you are, he's going to crap on the board and strut around like he won anyway."

Author unknown
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: LucyLastic on February 23, 2014, 06:41:10 AM
"They f**k you up, your mum and dad." Philip Larkin
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Neghe on February 23, 2014, 02:15:10 PM

"Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards."

"I never learned from a man who agreed with me."

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh."

"It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so."

"Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done."

"When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives."

"Never underestimate the power of human stupidity."

 --Robert A. Heinlein.





Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on February 23, 2014, 02:52:11 PM
“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
― Toni Morrison
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: AlanBaines on February 23, 2014, 10:27:30 PM
What's the difference between ignorance and apathy? I don't know and I don't care.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Neghe on February 23, 2014, 11:33:30 PM

"Just because you can think of an argument, that does not mean that you have one."  --Nee.

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 24, 2014, 11:42:40 AM
"There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do."

Anais Nin, writer (1903-1977)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: AlanBaines on March 01, 2014, 12:31:11 PM
"What's in the well comes up in the bucket." -- proverb (I think)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: cmb on March 07, 2014, 03:53:44 PM
"When you play the game of thrones you win, or you die. There is no middle ground."
~ Cersei Lannister
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: allieq on March 07, 2014, 10:13:28 PM
"Because sometimes things happen to people and they're not equipped to deal with them." - Suzanne Collins

"As you get older things will seem more lame than before. Nothing will change but you, I promise." - a sixth grader's advice to fifth graders.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Neghe on March 09, 2014, 02:03:04 PM
http://youtu.be/KdWaOXgDQM4
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 14, 2014, 10:22:36 AM
In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends imprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leathern boxes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on March 14, 2014, 11:09:07 AM
"Genesis does what Nintendon't."
(most awesome commerical tagline ever.)

"Older sisters suck. #secondbornproblems."
(Weaponshop De Omasse)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 16, 2014, 06:50:41 PM
"All good stories begin and end in the same place, in the heart of a man . . . or a woman."

Wilford Brimley - the narrator in The Last of the Dogmen.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: JewelAS53 on March 17, 2014, 11:16:45 AM
It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent. ~Dave Barry
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Neghe on March 17, 2014, 11:56:28 AM

Actually, in Cali...it rains whenever you don't have a tent.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: JewelAS53 on March 17, 2014, 12:31:23 PM
 ;D

And I'm forever rained on in a tent - that's usually leaky  :P
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Neghe on March 17, 2014, 12:44:17 PM
Have you seen some of these new family sized tents these days?

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQO8ClDGwezbm0uO47F3bMZjnTBn80D4yR_koMQxYN_zC7na1ib)

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQEEmWRjVknyca8jqa7uj4QD8bOomMisbH1lG5Z1J9DSEwJ6nrcTg)

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQu9caGW_r83PwuKKYiDAij0VWXlWlkQjcxomBNIDaB_Cs0Rk9vUw)

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 17, 2014, 01:25:47 PM
Hey guys, this is the Quotes thread, not the tent thread.  :D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Noizchild on March 17, 2014, 03:34:07 PM
"That's it! I've had it with this dump! We've got no food, we've got now jobs, OUR PETS' HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!"
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Neghe on March 17, 2014, 03:39:29 PM

"When I was a kid, I worked in the circus. It was a touring circus that was owned by a man named Terrell Jacobs. It was just one big tent, and he was a lion tamer. He didn't have any kids, but the bit was that I would dress up as his son in an identical outfit.

--Christopher Walken

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on March 17, 2014, 07:52:15 PM


We know what we are, but know not what we may be.


~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on March 18, 2014, 11:11:01 AM
Hey guys, this is the Quotes thread, not the tent thread.  :D
Since you put it that way...

"But the soul of touring and the heart of it is basically every day is like putting up a circus tent."
(Pat Benatar)

"For a while we lived in a tent we'd pitched inside his parents' house and we slept on pillows."
(Shelley Duvall)

"When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive."
(George W. Bush)

"It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent."
(Dave Barry)

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Neghe on March 18, 2014, 01:29:32 PM

"A fine discernment is the first prerequisite for a life in the arts."

--Nee.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on March 29, 2014, 05:33:04 AM

“Why don’t you just start with the second paragraph? "

Lucien Carr
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on March 31, 2014, 08:03:48 PM
'It is certain that if we work at a thing long enough, the practice makes our hands very sure in the art.'
Benvenuto Cellini

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benvenuto_Cellini

Our hands, yes.  Our brains, not necessarily so.
Gyppo
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on April 02, 2014, 01:56:24 PM
"It’s time to choose a side. Are you on the side who takes the easy option? The troll. The armchair critic slinging snarky quips behind the safety of a keyboard. Firing sarcastic bullets at those in the trenches. Or are you a creator? Someone who makes something. Someone who lets themselves be vulnerable in front of an audience, who contributes something new and hopeful to an increasingly dark and depressing world. Choose. Which side are you on?"
- Gavin Aung Than
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 02, 2014, 02:58:31 PM
Good quote Sprocket - thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Jackson_Leigh on April 03, 2014, 08:57:29 AM
"Horror is when you know and love the characters, but you also know something bad is going to happen to them. It's not the monsters!"

- Stephen King
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Laura H on April 03, 2014, 09:42:51 AM
"Horror is when you know and love the characters, but you also know something bad is going to happen to them. It's not the monsters!"

- Stephen King

That is very insightful. It's the peril, not the predator. Thanks, Jackson.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on April 03, 2014, 10:33:48 AM

“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a tellar but for want of an understanding ear.”

― Stephen King, Different Seasons
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Neghe on April 03, 2014, 01:23:44 PM
It's not the words but the thoughts behind them that make a particular piece of writing significant and noteworthy.  --Nee.

 
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on April 04, 2014, 03:24:20 PM
Certainly all historical experience confirms the truth - that man would not have attained the possible unless time and again he had reached out for the impossible. - Max Weber


Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on April 04, 2014, 04:13:42 PM

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”

― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on April 04, 2014, 04:16:49 PM


Ray Bradbury

               “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
                                           
                                               ― Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on April 04, 2014, 04:23:44 PM
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. - Somerset Maugham

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on April 07, 2014, 02:24:45 PM
"The writings by which one can live are not the writings which themselves live, and never those in which the writer does his best. . . . Those who have to support themselves by their pen must depend on literary drudgery, or best on writings addressed to the multitude."

John Stuart Mill. Autobiography.

Which reminds me that i ought start a seperate thread regarding the books/course material published and advertised through this website which promise, if studied, earnings from ones writing. I have been waiting near seven years to read, here in the Forum, the accolades and of the successes.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on April 07, 2014, 03:22:39 PM
A few from Rambo:

"I don't think you understand. I didn't come to rescue Rambo from you. I came here to rescue you from him."

"We were in this bar in Saigon and this kid comes up, this kid carrying a shoe-shine box. And he says "Shine, please, shine!" I said no. He kept askin', yeah, and Joey said "Yeah." And I went to get a couple of beers, and the box was wired, and he opened up the box, fucking blew his body all over the place. And he's laying there, he's fucking screaming. There's pieces of him all over me, just... like this, and I'm tryin' to pull him off, you know, my friend that's all over me! I've got blood and everything and I'm tryin' to hold him together! I'm puttin'... the guy's fuckin' insides keep coming out! And nobody would help! Nobody would help! He's saying, sayin' "I wanna go home! I wanna go home!" He keeps calling my name! "I wanna go home, Johnny! I wanna drive my Chevy!" I said "With what? I can't find your fuckin' legs! I can't find your legs!"


Trautman: You did everything to make this private war happen. You've done enough damage. This mission is over, Rambo. Do you understand me? This mission is over! Look at them out there! Look at them! If you won't end this now, they will kill you. Is that what you want? It's over Johnny. It's over!

Rambo: Nothing is over! Nothing! You just don't turn it off! It wasn't my war! You asked me, I didn't ask you! And I did what I had to do to win! But somebody wouldn't let us win! And I come back to the world and I see all those maggots at the airport, protesting me, spitting. Calling me baby killer and all kinds of vile crap! Who are they to protest me? Who are they? Unless they've been me and been there and know what the hell they're yelling about!

Trautman: It was a bad time for everyone, Rambo. It's all in the past now.

Rambo: For *you*! For me civilian life is nothing! In the field we had a code of honor, you watch my back, I watch yours. Back here there's nothing!

Trautman: You're the last of an elite group, don't end it like this.

Rambo: Back there I could fly a gunship, I could drive a tank, I was in charge of million dollar equipment, back here I can't even hold a job *parking cars*!
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: JewelAS53 on April 08, 2014, 04:10:24 AM
There are only two races on this planet - the intelligent and the stupid
John Fowles

Would that the world would learn this one  :-\
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on April 08, 2014, 07:46:20 PM
Lead me not
   into temptation


Oh, Hell,
 who am I kidding?


       Follow me,
I know a shortcut.


Psalms altered by unknown smart aleck. 


                             Waiting for this thread...  ;)
Which reminds me that i ought start a seperate thread regarding the books/course material published and advertised through this website which promise, if studied, earnings from ones writing. I have been waiting near seven years to read, here in the Forum, the accolades and of the successes.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 09, 2014, 10:55:48 AM
Good fiction creates empathy. A novel takes you somewhere and asks you to look through the eyes of another person, to live another life.

Barbara Kingsolver, novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 1955)


(I can't help wondering if Kingsolver was her birth name or if it's one she took for publishing. Either way, it's a dilly.  ;)  )
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 12, 2014, 10:43:06 AM
Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.

Paul Theroux, novelist (b. 1941)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Neghe on April 13, 2014, 12:15:10 AM

"Without deviation progress is not possible."

"Scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe."

"Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something."

"I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird."

--Frank Zappa.



Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on April 13, 2014, 03:14:55 AM
“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut  A Man Without a Country, 2005
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on April 13, 2014, 05:56:52 AM
Arya Stark: You're a liar.
Gendry: You know you shouldn't insult people that are bigger than you are.
Arya Stark: Then I wouldn't get to insult anyone.

 ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Don on April 13, 2014, 07:38:59 AM
Quote
Arya Stark: You're a liar.
Gendry: You know you shouldn't insult people that are bigger than you are.
Arya Stark: Then I wouldn't get to insult anyone.

Quotes should be posted with author attribution.
In this case, it's George R. R. Martin.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on April 13, 2014, 09:46:18 PM
I looked on the boards and noticed Don was last to post here. Curios, I ventured to see what pearls of wisdom he'd cast off or shared
 and I found this...


Quotes should be posted with author attribution.
In this case, it's George R. R. Martin.

Don86 AKA Maxwell Smart imposter
     or is he? ;D

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on April 13, 2014, 09:57:34 PM
Quotes should be posted with author attribution.
In this case, it's George R. R. Martin.
In this case, it's the tv-series Game of Thrones. Not sure how much Martin has to do about it, other than writing the books it's based on. ;)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Neghe on April 14, 2014, 01:36:20 AM
In this case, it's the tv-series Game of Thrones. Not sure how much Martin has to do about it, other than writing the books it's based on. ;)

Then you attribute who/what ever is appropriate. 
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on April 14, 2014, 10:05:51 AM
Sigh... what's with all this complaining? I said it's from Game of Thrones. Do you really expect me to name the actual writer who wrote it, or can we move on with our lives? Sheesh...
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Neghe on April 14, 2014, 04:56:18 PM

Sure. if you are comfortable with people not giving you credit when quoting something of yours then, what the hell...right?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on April 14, 2014, 05:26:05 PM
Why are you still talking? Haven't you derailed enough threads with your bullshit?

Anyway,

Crichton: Have we sent the ‘don’t shoot us we’re pathetic’ transmission yet?
Zhaan: That was actually the first thing we tried.

Aeryn: You say you want to go back to this planet of pain and suffering!
Crichton: Well you guys don't have chocolate.
(Farscape)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: ma100 on April 15, 2014, 04:19:07 AM
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/531793-lommy-if-they-come-back-i-say-we-yield-gendry-s

All quotes on MWC must be accredited to the author. In this case George.R.Martin

Otherwise you enter copyright territory. Okay it may seem silly to you, one little bit of dialogue, but MWC takes copyright infringement seriously, no matter how much is quoted.

Sigh... what's with all this complaining? I said it's from Game of Thrones. Do you really expect me to name the actual writer who wrote it, or can we move on with our lives? Sheesh...

And yes we do, like Don has already stated.

Rule of thumb. If you use someone else's words, credit the author. ;)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on April 24, 2014, 09:40:17 PM
"We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects "

William Hazlitt , (1828)
 from On The Pleasure of Hating.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on April 25, 2014, 03:04:32 PM
“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.

It doesn't matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 02, 2014, 06:24:28 PM
I don't need time. What I need is a deadline.

Duke Ellington, jazz pianist, composer, and conductor (1899-1974)



I've always liked the Duke and his music, but I wish he had added "writer" to his list.  ;)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on May 02, 2014, 08:43:57 PM
"It's safe to say that in the course of making some of the worst movies possible, Ed Wood has brought more joy to more people than 99 percent of the artists who've ever lived. If that doesn't inspire you, then you're dead inside. Someone get us a video camera and some hubcaps, pronto! We've got work to do!"
- Nimby Smith

The article it's from,
http://www.cracked.com/article/170_5-people-who-failed-their-way-to-fame-fortune/
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: JewelAS53 on May 05, 2014, 08:20:22 AM
There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.

Søren Kierkegaard, born 5 May 1813, died 11 November 1855
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on May 06, 2014, 08:57:52 PM
"He's so far into crazy, maybe he's come around to some kind of sane."
Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on May 06, 2014, 10:24:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_qlumZ5K4I
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 06, 2014, 10:29:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_qlumZ5K4I

Sprocket, the above is not a quote. It's a link.   ???
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on May 06, 2014, 10:36:43 PM
Sprocket, the above is not a quote. It's a link.   ???

It's a long quote. The video is 25 minutes long.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on May 07, 2014, 11:26:13 AM
But it is still a quote then?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 07, 2014, 11:36:31 AM
But it is still a quote then?

Short answer - No.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 12, 2014, 04:00:04 PM
Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.

Saul Bellow, writer, Nobel laureate (1915-2005)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on June 15, 2014, 09:16:12 PM
Fishface (in a threatening tone): "I believe you have something I need..."
Michaelangelo: "A deodorant?"

(Ninja Turtles)
Written by Kevin Eastman
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on June 23, 2014, 01:49:17 PM
"There are worse things than burning books. One is not reading them."

~ Ray Bradbury
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 23, 2014, 01:51:46 PM
Good one Herron.  8)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on June 24, 2014, 10:28:27 PM
"My brother was killed by birds and booze. He couldn't get either so he shot himself."
Bob Monkhouse
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on June 27, 2014, 05:25:05 PM
"Most people, and particularly kids, don't realize that they are in control of their lives and they're the ones that are going to make the decisions and they're the ones that are going to actually make it one way or the other.

Usually adolescence is a time when kids feel that the world is doing it to them, whether it's their parents doing it to them or their teachers doing it to them or their friends doing it to them, and that they are the victim of all this.

Somewhere in here, you have to learn that you're not the victim, but instead you're the one that's doing it. That moment is sometimes a long slow realization or sometimes turning on a light switch. All of a sudden you realize that you are the person who controls your life."
- Jim Henson
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: JewelAS53 on July 05, 2014, 09:18:03 AM
Good writers have two things in common: they prefer to be understood rather than admired; and they do not write for knowing and over-acute readers.
-Friedrich Nietzsche
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: ari on July 06, 2014, 12:16:20 AM
Can I join? There are a few quotes out there that make me stop and wonder.

''I embrace emerging experience.
I participate in discovery, I am a butterfly.
I am not the butterfly collector.
I want the experience of a butterfly.''

-William Stafford

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on July 08, 2014, 09:27:14 AM
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.

Robert Frost
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on July 09, 2014, 12:39:53 PM
Fate is a future you didn't try hard enough to stop.

- J.A. Konrath
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DistantSun on July 13, 2014, 11:02:48 AM
"The world is like a dropped pie most of the time. Don't kill yourself trying to put it back together. Just grab a fork and eat some of it off the floor. Then carry on." Elizabeth Gilbert.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DWisker on July 14, 2014, 03:16:22 PM
Someday I will understand Auschwitz. This was a brave statement but innocently absurd. No one will ever understand Auschwitz. What I might have set down with more accuracy would have been: Someday I will write about Sophie's life and death, and thereby help demonstrate how absolute evil is never extinguished from the world. Auschwitz itself remains inexplicable. The most profound statement yet made about Auschwitz was not a statement at all, but a response.

The query: "At Auschwitz, tell me, where was God?"

And the answer: "Where was man?”

― William Styron, Sophie's Choice
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on July 14, 2014, 06:55:51 PM
"Netherrealm has just made a big announcement that Raiden will be in the new Mortal Kombat game! Whoa, really! Next they'll make a big announcement that they're still spelling "Combat" with a K!"
- Tim Buckley
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: JewelAS53 on July 16, 2014, 03:05:06 AM
In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.
Anita Brookner
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 26, 2014, 03:19:09 PM
So I accept these awards on behalf of the cake bakers and all of those other women who can do some things quite as important, if not more important, than flying, as well as in the name of women flying today.

 -Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 17, 2014, 06:06:57 PM
Love this one.

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.

Alfred Hitchcock, film-maker (1899-1980)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on October 10, 2014, 01:48:48 PM
 “If youth, throughout all history, had had a champion to stand up for it; to show a doubting world that a child can think; and, possibly, do it practically; you wouldn’t constantly run across folks today who claim that “a child don’t know anything.” A child’s brain starts functioning at birth; and has, amongst its many infant convolutions, thousands of dormant atoms, into which God has put a mystic possibility for noticing an adult’s act, and figuring out its purport.”

The opening lines from the novel 'Gadbsy', by Ernest Vincent Wright  (A book written completely without the letter  e ).
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on October 10, 2014, 10:04:18 PM
"You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks."

~ Winston Churchill
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on October 20, 2014, 08:38:49 PM
"You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks."

~ Winston Churchill

But you'll have no excuse for not becoming a more powerful and accurate thrower.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Louise Thomas on October 21, 2014, 03:32:07 AM
I hope no-one's (note the hyphen Gyppo) posted this one already. Here's one of my favourites from one of my favourite authors:

“The calendar of the Theocracy of Muntab counts down, not up. No-one knows why, but it might not be a good idea to hang around and find out.”
― Terry Pratchett, "Wyrd Sisters"
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on October 21, 2014, 06:23:56 AM
Dear old Terry.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 03, 2014, 06:22:05 AM
"For Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.

... as good almost kill a Man as kill a good Book; who kills a Man kills a reasonable creature, God's Image; but he who destroys a good Book, kills reason it self, kills the Image of God, as it were in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the Earth; but a good Book is the life-blood of a master spirit, imbalm'd and treasur'd up on purpose to a life beyond life."
- John Milton
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on November 03, 2014, 09:04:07 AM


Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men as well as women, even by children.

Ho Chi Minh


Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 05, 2014, 05:35:27 PM
There is a quote that made me stop, mostly because its by me and I thought, "I used to be able to make sentences like that."

Here goes...

"I find pinatas offensive because they promote violence towards flamboyant animals."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mrs N on November 05, 2014, 06:00:22 PM
I find pinatas offensive because they promote violence towards flamboyant animals."

Show off! ;D

But you'll have no excuse for not becoming a more powerful and accurate thrower.

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: LabyrinthGirl on November 06, 2014, 04:50:44 AM
'Don't have any interest in the world around you, don't have any hope for the future, and be warm.' Ned Vizzini (An author who wrote a young adult fiction dealing with depression and suicide based on his own experience before killing himself a few years later)

Ironic of life, but what of life it not ironic?

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 06, 2014, 01:20:24 PM
The quote posted by LabyrinthGirl above is from:

It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on November 16, 2014, 02:36:47 AM
"the people who truly deface our neighborhoods are the companies that scrawl giant slogans across buildings and buses trying to make us feel inadequate unless we buy their stuff....
any advertisement in public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours, it belongs to you ,, its yours to take, rearrange and re use.Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head..”
- Banksy
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: BlackisTheNewWhite on November 22, 2014, 01:04:51 AM
"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on December 27, 2014, 04:41:23 PM
“Lucky Beauty. Her beast was a man in beast trappings. Far scarier is a beast in the trappings of a man.”
 ― Jane Nickerson, Strands of Bronze and Gold
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: gillwiles on January 01, 2015, 08:55:32 AM
I have found that a good place to find quotes is on FaceBook, people are always putting quotes on there.  I think one of my favourite quotes though was by David O McKay, he said "No Other Success Can Compensate for Failure in the Home".
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Laura H on January 01, 2015, 10:24:45 AM
“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”

― L.M. Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables

A good quote for a new year  ;)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 07, 2015, 04:22:03 PM
"Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on February 21, 2015, 10:41:39 AM
I will come and drag you out of whatever hole you are cowering in and the Duke of Norfolk will bite your bollocks off.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on February 26, 2015, 11:12:12 AM
"We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness and call it love."
- Robert Fulghum
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on March 22, 2015, 05:25:51 PM
"There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question."
- Carl Sagan
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on May 13, 2015, 04:25:35 AM
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."

~Mark Twain

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Laura H on May 13, 2015, 10:05:45 PM
"Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t."

Lauren Becall
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: clmarvin on May 17, 2015, 12:17:01 PM
"You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God's creative principle works in you."   Paramahansa Yoganada
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mrs N on May 17, 2015, 12:25:21 PM
To achieve great things two things are needed: A plan and not quite enough time.

Leonard Bernstein
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on May 17, 2015, 05:12:16 PM
"One of my friends is always going on about how future generations will laugh at our often hesitant, hand-wringing approach towards revolutionary technology. Of course, future generations will be swimming in our shit, so they'll have to find humor where they can. "

- Tim Howard
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: clmarvin on May 17, 2015, 06:01:47 PM
I have found that a good place to find quotes is on FaceBook, people are always putting quotes on there.  I think one of my favourite quotes though was by David O McKay, he said "No Other Success Can Compensate for Failure in the Home".

I love that.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 03, 2015, 09:10:58 AM
I trust no one, not even myself.
Joseph Stalin

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: clmarvin on June 03, 2015, 12:18:04 PM
Never. Never. Never give up.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: clmarvin on June 03, 2015, 12:30:15 PM
Writing help from a successful author

You can't wait for inspiration.  You have to go after it with a club.  ~ Jack London

I think this is my favorite one.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on June 09, 2015, 10:24:53 AM
  History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. Stephen Dedalus
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on June 09, 2015, 07:08:25 PM
History is written by the victors.
~ Winston Churchill ~
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Laura H on June 09, 2015, 07:28:35 PM
Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.

Will Rogers
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on June 09, 2015, 08:54:16 PM
It's always funny until someone gets hurt. Then it's just hilarious.
~ Bill Hicks ~
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on June 11, 2015, 06:33:12 PM
"Love you, dad."
"Awww... I love you too, son. Uh, wait. Are you using love as substitute for another word?"
"Aren't you a loving genius..."
~ The war at home ~

"Maybe he's so far into crazy, that he's come around to some kind of sane."
~ Lara Croft ~

"They are family! I don't want to turn this into a war zone!"
"It already is..."
~ Jurassic World ~
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 22, 2015, 10:11:01 AM
 “Headless Body in Topless Bar”

Headline written by Vincent A. Musetto

Mr. Musetto died on Tuesday in the Bronx. He was 74.

The link below is an interesting article about him and his famous headline.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/10/business/media/vincent-musetto-74-author-of-headless-headline-of-ageless-fame.html?_r=0
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Zulu on June 23, 2015, 05:39:33 AM
I have a few actually

“Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”  ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark" ~ Lovecraft

"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death." ~ Sun Tzu - my aunt's father sacrificed himself [he was a bomber pilot] during WWII to ensure the plane (belly) landed in relatively one piece while on fire so that his crew could survive. That quote is very true and unfortunately in this day and age the concept widely overlooked in fighting.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on June 24, 2015, 03:04:34 PM
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”

“If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous end!”

“I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams.”

All H. P. Lovecraft. He's deeply missed.  :'(
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Medawriter on June 29, 2015, 07:09:38 PM
One quote that I have etched in my mind that keeps me going when the going gets tough is:

"To know the worth of the anchor, you must suffer the stress of the storm"

I stop all that negative self talk and get back to the business of working to achieve my goals.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: The Skald on July 01, 2015, 07:03:29 PM
My favorite inspirational quote is from The Crow:

"It can't rain all the time."

It might sound obvious. It can't rain all the time. Sooner or later, the rain will stop. But it can also mean a whole lot more than that. Have a bad day? Don't worry about it. Sooner or later, you'll go to sleep and wake up to a whole, new day and be happy again. It can't rain all the time. ;)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 08, 2015, 12:43:41 PM
Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.

-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, psychiatrist and author (8 Jul 1926-2004)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on July 09, 2015, 09:20:07 AM
"Harold Steptoe: You are a dyed-in-the-wool, fascist, reactionary, squalid little, 'know your place', 'don't rise above yourself', 'don't get out of your hole' - complacent little turd.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 27, 2015, 08:14:19 PM
Ran across this today and felt it an apt description of what writers do before fingers pick up pen and paper or touch keyboard.


Dreams heed no borders, the eyes need no visas. With eyes shut I walk across the line in time. All the time.

By Gulzar, poet, lyricist, and film director (b. 18 Aug 1934)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on August 27, 2015, 08:56:10 PM
"A minute can seem like a lifetime, oh baby, when I feel this way."
Robert Plant
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on September 07, 2015, 04:01:14 PM
You know those cookies on your pc, well one day they will be so good at tracking you that they will know when you are going to fart and pop up an ad for air freshener.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vogel on September 07, 2015, 05:58:15 PM
You know those cookies on your pc, well one day they will be so good a tracking you that they will know when you are going to fart and pop up an ad for air freshener.

Have you seen the Poopourri commercials, Mark? Brilliant advertising and quite funny, you can probably find them on YouTube. I thought it was one of those spoof Saturday Night Live commercials, but apparently, it's a real product. Your post made me think of that.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on September 08, 2015, 04:36:37 PM
Have you seen the Poopourri commercials, Mark? Brilliant advertising and quite funny, you can probably find them on YouTube. I thought it was one of those spoof Saturday Night Live commercials, but apparently, it's a real product. Your post made me think of that.

I hadn't. I have now. It's a strange world. I have to say that the product would be useless in Germany.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vogel on September 08, 2015, 04:43:18 PM
Only in America, maybe? Why is that? Maybe that's why mine aren't so bad, you know, smell like roses, because I'm part German? ;) Only kidding. Crap joke, I know.

I guess we're crude here, compared to other places in the world.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on September 08, 2015, 04:56:04 PM
It's years since I lived in Germany, but I assume the toilets haven't changed. For those who don't know, I'll explain: rather than a water filled bowl, they have a ... porcelain shelf. When you flush, the water rushes down and sweeps the contents off the shelf and down the drain. The system has its pros and cons. Anyway, the pooppurri thing would not work as it relies on the bowl.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on September 08, 2015, 05:11:15 PM
It's years since I lived in Germany, but I assume the toilets haven't changed. For those who don't know, I'll explain: rather than a water filled bowl, they have a ... porcelain shelf. When you flush, the water rushes down and sweeps the contents off the shelf and down the drain. The system has its pros and cons. Anyway, the pooppurri thing would not work as it relies on the bowl.

So, it was the germans who took a deuce in the urinals?
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vogel on September 08, 2015, 05:17:18 PM
Got you, Mark. Did not know that. Americans are wasteful. I've always thought that toilets were a poor waste of water, especially when in parts of the world, there are people without water. It would definitely help to save water if there wasn't a full toilet of water for every flush, plus more (2-3 gallons per flush on average).
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on September 08, 2015, 05:27:16 PM
Back to the topic in hand... Remember not to hold tour breath while waiting for the plop! Hitler, warning Stalin on his first visit to Berlin.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on September 09, 2015, 01:08:53 PM
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.

Edith Sitwell, poet (7 Sep 1887-1964)
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Post by: WmTell on September 11, 2015, 11:37:15 AM
"I don't believe, I know." Carl Jung
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Post by: Taylor on September 17, 2015, 07:27:54 PM
I like this. Just before the German version of B. Traven's 1926 novel, The Death Ship, went to press, the publisher asked him for publicity information and photographs. The author replied:

My personal history would not be disappointing to readers, but it is my own affair which I want to keep to myself. I am in fact in no way more important than is the typesetter for my books, the man who works the mill; ...no more important than the man who binds my books and the woman who wraps them and the scrubwoman who cleans up the office.

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mark H on September 18, 2015, 06:00:22 AM
I love the smell of poetry in the morning. http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=58300.msg1093470#msg1093470
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on September 28, 2015, 11:49:11 AM
Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull it out and strike it merely to show you have one. If you are asked what o'clock it is, tell it, but do not proclaim it hourly and unasked, like the watchman.

Lord Chesterfield, statesman and writer (22 Sep 1694-1773)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on September 29, 2015, 03:00:30 PM
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
--- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on September 29, 2015, 08:57:21 PM
Guess that's why I prefer to write fiction Gyppo.  ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Laura H on November 26, 2015, 08:20:27 PM
For US thanksgiving:

"Thank you for making me a Human Being! Thank you for helping me become a warrior! Thank you for all my victories and for all my defeats. Thank you for my vision, and for the blindness in which I saw further."

Thomas Berger
Little Big Man
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on November 27, 2015, 06:16:14 AM
"When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on silver trays on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality."
--- Al Capone (1899-1947)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Louis D. Thorpe on November 27, 2015, 09:00:46 AM
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
--- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Guess that's why they say truth is stranger than fiction.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on December 03, 2015, 04:45:38 AM
"I'll do anything." I hate that phrase. It basically means there's nothing you WANT to do.
-Masahiko Inami (fictional character from an anime, not the real person)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 15, 2015, 04:54:14 PM
I ran across this quote this afternoon. At first I just read and was about to go on my way. Then I had to go back and read again because it was teasing me with its meaning. Glad I did.  ;)


Style is time's fool. Form is time's student.

Stewart Brand, writer and editor (b. 14 Dec 1938)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 23, 2015, 02:14:25 PM
Wonderful quote for a bunch of wordsmiths.  ;)

"No one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell."

Charles de Lint, writer (b. 22 Dec 1951)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 13, 2016, 06:33:41 PM
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.

Abraham Joshua Heschel, rabbi and professor (11 Jan 1907-1972)
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Post by: herron on January 14, 2016, 10:18:11 AM
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

~ Henry David Thoreau
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 14, 2016, 01:02:36 PM
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

~ Henry David Thoreau


I like that Herron, Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on January 14, 2016, 01:25:14 PM
If you give a damn about the quality of the work at all, every other sentence means a pause for research. You write the word "steel" and then you have to stop, and wonder: "Is steel strong enough to do this? Wouldn't they have something better than steel in the future? Where is the future of the steel industry heading?" Six hours later, you're Googling "hardened mesh weaves" and "nano-tubes" just to finish the sentence: "Biff Largeblaster's sculpted cyborg abs glistened in the afterglow of the imploding time-vortex like a gargantuan bunch of manly ____ grapes."
- Robert Brockway
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 04, 2016, 04:37:04 PM
I had to add this one to our growing list.  :)


Writers, like teeth, are divided into incisors and grinders.

Walter Bagehot, journalist and businessman (3 Feb 1826-1877)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on February 04, 2016, 05:06:10 PM
"A good story is life, with all the dull parts taken out."

~ Alfred Hitchcock
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 10, 2016, 11:04:17 AM
He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

-Thomas Paine, philosopher and writer (9 Feb 1737-1809)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on February 17, 2016, 06:28:14 PM
Novelists don't create characters, they create relationships.
- Tim Parks
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 17, 2016, 10:05:56 PM
^^ Good one Sprocket.  ;)
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Post by: thatollie on February 18, 2016, 07:37:42 AM
^^ Good one Sprocket.  ;)

He said it at a reading last night and it stuck in my head.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: McWawa on February 23, 2016, 07:18:39 PM
 "  don't be like so many writers,
don't be like so many thousands of
people who call themselves writers,
don't be dull and boring and
pretentious, don't be consumed with self-love.
the libraries of the world have
yawned themselves to sleep
over your kind.
don't add to that.
don't do it.
unless it comes out of
your soul like a rocket,
unless being still would
drive you to madness or
suicide or murder,
don't do it. "

A short quote from the poem  " so you want to be a writer ? " by  Charles Bukowski, 1920 - 1994
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Jo Bannister on February 24, 2016, 03:49:27 PM
Novelists don't create characters, they create relationships.
- Tim Parks

Not sure I agree.  Novelists do create characters.  The characters create their own relationships.  (Or is that just mine?)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Amanda George on February 25, 2016, 04:46:33 AM
Not sure I agree.  Novelists do create characters.  The characters create their own relationships.  (Or is that just mine?)

My characters have very basic relationships (eg mother and daughter) but after the first couple of chapters the characters write their own story, I just type it out for them!
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: fatoonch on February 26, 2016, 04:22:46 AM
Conscientious objectors
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.

Jfk
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Demmy on March 08, 2016, 11:44:16 AM
While health and strength allow, tolerate work. For soon comes bent old age and silent foot.

Ovid.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 08, 2016, 11:59:46 AM
If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.

 -Luther Burbank, horticulturist (7 Mar 1849-1926)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: thatollie on March 08, 2016, 01:44:47 PM
"Most people, and particularly kids, don't realize that they are in control of their lives and they're the ones that are going to make the decisions and they're the ones that are going to actually make it one way or the other.

Usually adolescence is a time when kids feel that the world is doing it to them, whether it's their parents doing it to them or their teachers doing it to them or their friends doing it to them, and that they are the victim of all this.

Somewhere in here, you have to learn that you're not the victim, but instead you're the one that's doing it. That moment is sometimes a long slow realization or sometimes turning on a light switch. All of a sudden you realize that you are the person who controls your life."
- Jim Henson
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Catherine F on March 12, 2016, 01:49:28 PM
At the moment mine would be Jack London's "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."  ;D
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Catherine F on March 12, 2016, 01:54:30 PM
"Most people, and particularly kids, don't realize that they are in control of their lives and they're the ones that are going to make the decisions and they're the ones that are going to actually make it one way or the other.

Usually adolescence is a time when kids feel that the world is doing it to them, whether it's their parents doing it to them or their teachers doing it to them or their friends doing it to them, and that they are the victim of all this.

Somewhere in here, you have to learn that you're not the victim, but instead you're the one that's doing it. That moment is sometimes a long slow realization or sometimes turning on a light switch. All of a sudden you realize that you are the person who controls your life."
- Jim Henson

Yes my dear, and not to forget:

“People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.”
James Baldwin. This quote is following me everywhere I go, on the first page of a small yellow notebook.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: herron on March 13, 2016, 08:22:28 PM
"...let's build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Hey, it worked in Berlin, right?"

~ Stephen King (yes, that Stephen King)

 ::)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: John Baker on March 13, 2016, 10:44:28 PM
"There is no kill like word-count overkill."
"In the end it's you vs you and a pencil calling penalties."
"Most writers have the imagination of two blind dragons describing a mouse."
"The only thing worse than starting and failing or not starting at all, is letting self-doubt be your trusted mentor."
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 16, 2016, 01:18:51 PM
Beware of the stories you read or tell; subtly, at night, beneath the waters of consciousness, they are altering your world.

Ben Okri, poet and novelist (b. 15 Mar 1959)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Mister URL on March 16, 2016, 04:31:27 PM
"The best time to write a story is yesterday. The next best time is today."

   R.A. Lafferty
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Post by: Catherine F on March 19, 2016, 07:09:30 PM
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”
― J.D. Salinger
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Post by: DGSquared on June 22, 2016, 01:42:30 AM
“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.
That myth is more potent than history.
That dreams are more powerful than facts. 
That hope always triumphs over experience.
That laughter is the only cure for grief. 
And I believe that love is stronger than death.”

― Robert Fulghum,  All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Gyppo on December 31, 2016, 04:42:38 PM
Millions long for immortality who don't know what to
do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
--- Susan Ertz
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Post by: DGSquared on April 04, 2017, 06:07:39 AM
“One of they key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace. Good people don’t go into government.”  ~Donald Trump
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Post by: Raine D on May 01, 2017, 09:34:38 PM
Every idea is my last. I feel sure of it. So, I try to do the best with each as it comes and that's where my responsibility ends.

Peg Bracken
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: illidan4ever on May 01, 2017, 09:42:48 PM
"Do or do not.  There is no try."  -some puppet.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Shortcross on May 08, 2017, 02:12:52 PM
'Never leapfrog a unicorn.'  ~ My mate.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on December 09, 2018, 05:53:58 AM
Tin Man: "Oil can."
 


Scarecrow: "Oil can what?"




I love that line. Makes me laugh every time.

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Noizchild on December 09, 2018, 09:30:01 PM
Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on December 21, 2018, 06:21:20 PM
 “We of the craft are all crazy. Some are affected by gaiety,
 others by melancholy, but all are more or less touched.” - Lord Byron
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Noizchild on December 22, 2018, 11:11:48 PM
"You're gonna wish never met me" --Adele
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Post by: nosuchmember on December 26, 2018, 06:32:07 PM
 "Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do." -Benjamin Franklin
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Post by: Noizchild on December 27, 2018, 08:06:54 PM
She's not your friend, I'm your friend-- Korey Koleman
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Post by: nosuchmember on December 27, 2018, 08:29:10 PM
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. - John Keats
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Post by: trainer on December 28, 2018, 02:19:21 AM
"...but nature is sundrunk with sex.."

Robert Lowell
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Post by: nosuchmember on December 28, 2018, 01:13:13 PM
Justice that reddens the sky with her terrors,
Mercy that comes with her white-handed train,
Soothing all passions, redeeming all errors,
Sheathing the sabre and breaking the chain.
                  -Oliver Wendell Holmes
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Noizchild on December 28, 2018, 07:19:59 PM
Should we bow?- Hulk

Yeah, he's a king.- War Machine
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on December 28, 2018, 08:05:30 PM
He who laughs first laughs least last.  -unknown
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Post by: DGSquared on January 05, 2019, 04:16:47 AM
Isn't it scary knowing the next time you talk could be the last time you speak to someone? Make your words count!
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on February 15, 2019, 06:54:28 PM
"The cause of pleasure to those who give insult is that they think they themselves become more superior by ill-treating others.” (Aristotle, Rhetoric, 1378b).
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on February 19, 2019, 08:46:29 AM
 "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people" - Karl Marx
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on February 19, 2019, 09:43:17 PM
“Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.” —Rosa Parks
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Post by: Vienna on February 20, 2019, 03:43:54 AM
“Only sheep need a Shepard.”
― Elizabeth Lomeli
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Post by: nosuchmember on February 20, 2019, 09:43:02 AM
"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us."     -Socrates
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on February 20, 2019, 10:16:22 AM
“There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point… The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it.”
― Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on February 20, 2019, 11:08:50 AM


"Stay away from negative people, they have a problem for every solution." -Albert Einstein
 
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on February 20, 2019, 11:23:05 AM
. God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. - Voltaire
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on February 20, 2019, 11:35:02 AM

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." Eleanor Roosevelt
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on February 22, 2019, 02:17:14 AM
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." - William Shakespeare
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on February 22, 2019, 04:37:53 AM
There is a story, which is fairly well known, about when the missionaries came to Africa.  They had the Bible and we, the natives, had the land.  They said "Let us pray," and we dutifully shut our eyes.  When we opened them, why, they now had the land and we had the Bible.  ~Desmond M. Tutu
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on February 22, 2019, 05:28:17 AM
"Every praying person, every person who has an encounter with God, must have a passionate concern for his or her brother and sister, his or her neighbor." - Desmond M. Tutu
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on March 10, 2019, 08:07:48 PM
"People who say 'I look forward to learning'
usually aren't prepared for what they're going too learn."
                                    -  Jan Tetstone
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on March 11, 2019, 07:06:47 AM
 Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. — Edward Gibbon
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Post by: nosuchmember on March 11, 2019, 09:31:24 AM

"What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea coasts, the guns of our war steamers, or the strength of our gallant and disciplined army. These are not the reliance against the resumption of tyranny in our fair land. All of them may be turned against our liberties, without making us stronger or weaker for the struggle. Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms. Our defense is the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, every where." - Abraham Lincoln
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on March 12, 2019, 07:04:47 AM
“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
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on March 12, 2019, 11:22:53 AM
There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?

Richard Dawkins
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on March 13, 2019, 12:30:57 PM

“ I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.” -Sophocles
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Post by: Vienna on March 14, 2019, 04:55:10 AM
It doesn't matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice. Deng Xiaoping

Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on March 14, 2019, 11:58:49 AM

"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell." -Confucius
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Post by: nosuchmember on March 16, 2019, 01:13:40 PM


"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."  -Mark Twain
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Post by: nosuchmember on March 17, 2019, 11:04:41 AM


"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on March 18, 2019, 08:39:01 AM

"Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today."- Abraham Lincoln
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on March 19, 2019, 03:55:02 AM
A Boss in Heaven is the best excuse for a boss on earth, therefore If God did exist, he would have to be abolished. Mikhail Bakunin
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on March 19, 2019, 07:33:10 AM

"Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon."   -Booker T. Washington
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on March 19, 2019, 08:28:22 AM
We say the name of God, but that is only habit. Nikita Khrushchev
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Post by: nosuchmember on March 19, 2019, 11:30:25 AM
'... there is only one Jesus Christ and all the rest is a dispute over trifles'- Queen Elizabeth 

(Elizabeth I - the last Tudor monarch - was born at Greenwich on 7 September 1533, the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. She died at Richmond Palace on 24 March 1603.)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on March 19, 2019, 11:42:52 AM
Gifts fall from heaven only in fairy tales. Walter Ulbrich
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on March 20, 2019, 10:22:52 AM


"It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance." - Dalai Lama
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on March 21, 2019, 04:57:25 AM

"The strength of a nation
derives from the integrity of
the home."  -Confucius
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on March 21, 2019, 06:09:22 AM
A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints. Pauline Phillips
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on March 21, 2019, 02:46:49 PM

"Better to be slapped with the truth
than kissed with a lie."  -Russian Proverb
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on March 23, 2019, 05:06:48 PM

"Knowledge will give you power,
but character respect."  -Bruce Lee
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on March 25, 2019, 04:59:04 AM
Once people get hung up on theology, they're lost to sanity forever. More people have been killed in the name of Jesus Christ than any name in history of the world.”

Gore Vidal
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on March 26, 2019, 11:37:29 AM

"Opinions are like butt holes- everyone has one, and everyone's entitled to one." - unknown
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on March 27, 2019, 05:05:47 AM
Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don’t have all the answers to think that they do. - Bill Maher
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on March 27, 2019, 09:20:18 AM

“…evils are not caused by God; rather, that they are a part of the nature of matter and of mankind; that the period of mortal life is the same from beginning to end, and that because things happen in cycles, what is happening now — evils that is — happened before and will happen again.” ― Celsus
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: DGSquared on April 16, 2019, 12:59:51 AM
Nice volley.


This song and video will make you cry, but it is so beautifully done...
makes one think and perhaps appreciate what we have.
Ralph McTell, Streets of London (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiWomXklfv8&ab_channel=wildfiremedia) <---Click there.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on April 16, 2019, 07:20:05 AM
Memories exist for two reasons: to chain one to the past
or to help one through the future. -Jan Tetstone

Some people learn from life others don't. Good outweighs the bad.
When all is said and done. It's how the race was won.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on May 16, 2019, 06:34:16 PM

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway.
You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't." -Eleanor Roosevelt
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on May 17, 2019, 09:05:00 AM
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. Joseph Stalin
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on May 17, 2019, 11:11:38 AM
“The two enemies of the people are criminals and government,
so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution
so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”
                                    -Thomas Jefferson

Note:
~ Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence,
 3rd US President
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Vienna on May 17, 2019, 11:21:02 AM
L'intellectuel est quelqu'un qui se mêle de ce qui ne le regarde pas.” - Jean-Paul Sartre
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on May 17, 2019, 01:52:37 PM

A communist is like a crocodile: when it opens its mouth
you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to
eat you up
.” -Winston Churchill
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Dwin on May 23, 2019, 02:53:27 AM
'I'm never lost, I just end up in places I don't want to be' (unknown)
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on May 23, 2019, 04:31:14 AM

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence
of our friends.              -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: nosuchmember on May 26, 2019, 09:43:14 AM
"Never put off until tomorrow, what you can do today. " -unknown
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Post by: Dwin on May 30, 2019, 07:19:05 AM
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
― Mae West
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Post by: Greybeard on May 31, 2019, 03:41:16 AM
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
― Pablo Picasso
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Post by: nosuchmember on June 16, 2019, 01:15:43 PM
"Grow old along with me the best is yet to be." -unknown

I just read this on a sundial at Camp Blanding WWII Museum. The sundial had the date 1939 engraved on it. http://heartsongsjt.com/SAM_1790.JPG

Interesting since we all grow old with time.
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Post by: Dwin on June 18, 2019, 05:34:27 AM
“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey
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Post by: boomer_48 on July 03, 2019, 09:48:16 PM
“Justice can sleep for years and awaken when it is least expected. A miracle is nothing more than dormant justice from another time arriving to compensate those it has cruelly abandoned. Whoever knows this is willing to suffer, for he knows that nothing is in vain.”
― Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale
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Post by: Noizchild on July 10, 2019, 12:02:03 AM
"Can you move your seat up?" --Bucky
"No." --Falcon
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Post by: Greybeard on July 13, 2019, 03:15:44 AM
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
― Mark Twain
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Post by: Noizchild on July 13, 2019, 10:57:55 PM
"What did you do, Kenny?"-- Kenny's mom
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Post by: nosuchmember on July 14, 2019, 11:34:49 AM
"The hand that controls the pen controls history." -jt
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Post by: Noizchild on July 14, 2019, 04:37:29 PM
"They pimped the puppets!" -- my mom
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Post by: nosuchmember on July 14, 2019, 08:27:30 PM

"We will not go silently into the night."- unknown
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Post by: Noizchild on July 15, 2019, 09:38:30 PM
"Guns in my area, I've got to carry 'em"-- Don Glover
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Post by: nosuchmember on July 16, 2019, 10:53:55 AM
"The best of friends, strangers often make." -jt
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Post by: Noizchild on July 16, 2019, 09:15:37 PM
"This is America" --Don Glover
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Post by: nosuchmember on July 18, 2019, 08:44:39 PM

"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." - Martin Luther King
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Post by: Noizchild on July 18, 2019, 09:29:01 PM
"This a celly, that's a tool," -- Don Glover
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Post by: nosuchmember on July 24, 2019, 01:12:05 PM

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing" -Benjamin Franklin
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Post by: Noizchild on July 24, 2019, 09:56:01 PM
"On Your Left"-- Captain America
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Post by: DGSquared on July 26, 2019, 01:09:11 AM
"When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, 'no, I went to films.'" ~ Quentin Tarantino
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Post by: Noizchild on July 27, 2019, 12:18:10 AM
"The opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who knows math"-- Andrew Yang(?)
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Post by: nosuchmember on July 27, 2019, 12:22:56 AM

"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past." - George Orwell
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Post by: Noizchild on July 28, 2019, 01:17:41 AM
"Bernieeeee! We should've learned!"-- Trevor Noah
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Post by: nosuchmember on July 28, 2019, 01:34:58 AM

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." -Martin Luther King
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Post by: Noizchild on July 28, 2019, 07:50:11 PM
"Symbolism!" --Matthew Buck
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Post by: Dwin on August 14, 2019, 04:55:52 AM
Maybe a quote, maybe a poem? Personally I think its up for discussion.

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

By Max Ehrmann © 1927
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Post by: Noizchild on August 19, 2019, 04:50:07 PM
"Police be trippin' yo." ---Don Glover
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Post by: JTetstone on August 27, 2019, 06:16:14 PM

"You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor." - Aristotle
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Post by: Noizchild on August 27, 2019, 09:05:45 PM
"You are the product."-- Me
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Post by: JTetstone on August 31, 2019, 01:40:52 PM

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and
so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has
opened for us." -Alexander Graham Bell
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Post by: Noizchild on August 31, 2019, 10:12:06 PM
"You have to sell yourself to your employer. You are the product"-- me.
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Post by: JTetstone on September 01, 2019, 01:59:28 PM
Money can buy SAO ranking
but money cannot buy respect
that has not been earned. -jt
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Post by: Noizchild on September 01, 2019, 11:42:13 PM
"You can stand me up at the gates of hell but I won't back down"-- Tom Petty
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Post by: JTetstone on September 02, 2019, 02:23:04 PM

 "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people
always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become
great." Erica Nicole, the founder of YFS Magazine
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Post by: Noizchild on September 02, 2019, 11:21:35 PM
"We've lost gun control"-- Madonna
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Post by: DGSquared on September 03, 2019, 01:43:18 AM
There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
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Post by: Noizchild on September 03, 2019, 08:47:41 PM
Who is that even by?
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Post by: DGSquared on September 04, 2019, 02:47:00 AM
Who is that even by?


Unknown, well known, and something I've said myself. It's a poster I had hanging in my music class when I taught as a consultant for an elementary school.

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Post by: JTetstone on September 04, 2019, 08:49:57 PM
"A dream come true begins with you. You can make it happen." -jt
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Post by: Noizchild on September 05, 2019, 01:23:33 AM
"Don't die"-- Placebo
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Post by: JTetstone on September 05, 2019, 05:54:47 PM


"A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can't do.
I always look on the positive side of what I can do." - Chuck Norris
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Post by: Noizchild on September 05, 2019, 10:28:37 PM
"Dope, guns, fucking the streets," --Placebo
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Post by: JTetstone on September 05, 2019, 11:10:44 PM
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” George Bernard Shaw
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Post by: Noizchild on September 06, 2019, 11:36:22 PM
"Welcome to your life," --Tears for Fears
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Post by: JTetstone on September 07, 2019, 12:58:03 AM
"Never look for reasons to give
up, without first considering
the reasons to keep going."
           -Jan Tetstone 
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Post by: JTetstone on September 08, 2019, 01:37:52 AM


“Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.” -Robert Frost
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Post by: Noizchild on September 08, 2019, 01:56:05 AM
"This is the dawn of our love." -- Depeche Mode
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Post by: JTetstone on September 08, 2019, 06:23:53 PM
Destiny waits for no man. Careful the roads you take. -jt
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Post by: Noizchild on September 08, 2019, 08:08:33 PM
"No, I won't sit nice and be quiet," -- the Trucks
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Post by: JTetstone on September 10, 2019, 12:56:21 PM

"Knowledge will give you power,but character respect." -Bruce Lee
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Post by: Noizchild on September 10, 2019, 08:16:11 PM
"You can't force good shit to happen." --Me
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Post by: JTetstone on September 10, 2019, 08:19:15 PM
Split tongues- comes with fake people.  -me
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Post by: Noizchild on September 12, 2019, 11:13:11 AM
"Crawling in my skin, these wounds they will not heal"-- Linkin Park
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Post by: JTetstone on September 12, 2019, 02:31:22 PM

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill
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Post by: Noizchild on September 13, 2019, 12:57:12 AM
"Love is a burning thing" --Johnny Cash
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Post by: JTetstone on September 13, 2019, 08:59:30 PM

"Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders,
cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and
romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and
your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy
interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or
its romance." -Theodore Roosevelt
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Post by: Noizchild on September 13, 2019, 10:22:48 PM
"Fall down seven times, you get up eight"-- Japanese saying
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Post by: JTetstone on September 15, 2019, 12:29:40 PM

"When people make the mistake of
understanding me,
That's when they are really in
For their biggest surprise." - US President Donald Trump
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Post by: Noizchild on September 15, 2019, 11:16:19 PM
"How dare you?!"-- Hippo Lady
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Post by: JTetstone on September 16, 2019, 12:30:27 AM

"No one has ever become poor by giving." -Anne Frank
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Post by: Noizchild on September 16, 2019, 10:56:45 PM
"Get it together. Get it together. Get it together." -- Osaka
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Post by: JTetstone on September 17, 2019, 02:48:53 AM

"Our lives begin to end
the day we become silent
about things that matter."
 
   -Martin Luther King, Jr. 
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Post by: trainer on September 17, 2019, 03:50:49 AM
Everything happens twice: inside and outside.
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Post by: JTetstone on September 17, 2019, 03:50:00 PM
Everything happens twice: inside and outside.


A thing happens only once. It affects  either the outside; the inside; or both the inside and outside at the same time. -jt
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Post by: Noizchild on September 17, 2019, 08:52:47 PM
"We all have good intentions but with strings attached" --Gang of Four
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Post by: JTetstone on September 18, 2019, 08:51:40 AM
"People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than
surrender any material part of their advantage.”        -John Kenneth Galbraith,
                                                                       book quote from “The Age of Uncertainty”, 1977.
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Noizchild on September 19, 2019, 01:03:58 AM
"Shut 'em down, shut 'em down, shut 'em down!" --Public Enemy
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Post by: JTetstone on September 20, 2019, 05:56:06 PM


"Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants." - Benjamin Franklin
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Post by: Noizchild on September 20, 2019, 06:43:01 PM
"Don't believe the hype!" --Public enemy
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Post by: JTetstone on September 21, 2019, 11:01:24 AM
“Here’s to you and yours, And to mine and ours,
 And if mine and ours ever come across you and yours,
 I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours
and mine and ours have done for you and yours!”- Irish saying
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Post by: Noizchild on September 21, 2019, 06:59:20 PM
"Love is a Leveler" --Masaomi Kida
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Post by: JTetstone on September 22, 2019, 01:23:21 PM

"One word Frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love."   -Sophocles
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Post by: Noizchild on September 22, 2019, 08:31:51 PM
"Take, take, take me home. Cause I don't remember," Phil Colins
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Post by: JTetstone on September 23, 2019, 12:35:16 AM

"Money can buy many things, but money cannot buy: another's love or respect." -jt
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Post by: Noizchild on September 23, 2019, 05:07:23 PM
"The category is... live, work, Pose!" -- Pray Tell
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Post by: JTetstone on September 24, 2019, 05:25:05 PM
"Never underestimate the power of dreams and
the influence of the human spirit. We are all the
same in this notion: The potential for greatness
lives within each of us." - Wilma Rudolph
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Post by: Noizchild on September 24, 2019, 11:33:58 PM
"She was twenty-three," Lee "Not Going Out".
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Post by: JTetstone on September 25, 2019, 12:19:42 AM
Most don't see the bigger picture.   -me
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Post by: Noizchild on September 25, 2019, 07:13:58 PM
"Please don't die." --Placebo
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Post by: JTetstone on September 25, 2019, 09:15:49 PM
Some people never learn, and keep making the same mistake
of underestimating other peoples' intelligences. jt 
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Post by: Noizchild on September 26, 2019, 09:19:43 PM
"Oh sinnerman, where your gonna run to?" -- Nina Simone
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Post by: JTetstone on September 28, 2019, 02:33:19 PM
The flashlight has been turned on. Have a good day.   jt
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Post by: Noizchild on September 28, 2019, 09:42:56 PM
"Where are we running?" --Lenny Kravitz
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Post by: JTetstone on September 29, 2019, 02:17:56 PM
"If you can't stand the heat
get out of the kitchen."
            - Harry S. Truman
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Post by: Noizchild on September 29, 2019, 09:18:10 PM
"Space may be the final frontier, but it's made in a Hollywood basement" --Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Post by: JTetstone on September 30, 2019, 09:46:19 AM
"One who teaches division among people,
as a means to conquering a world, deserve
the flames of Hell that awaits them
."
              - Jan Tetstone
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Post by: Noizchild on September 30, 2019, 09:35:26 PM
"Now get some sleep. Sweet dreams," Shellby Scott
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Post by: JTetstone on October 01, 2019, 01:54:32 PM
When ghosts come calling, the guilty shall no longer  find, words to hide their crimes behind. The
innocent ghost, walking in search of peace- vengeance will find. Look beyond the
pages, to the bigger crimes.   -Jan Tetstone
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Post by: Noizchild on October 01, 2019, 10:05:09 PM
"Run Forrest, run!" -- Jenny
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Post by: JTetstone on October 03, 2019, 12:24:37 PM
"It's better to stand for something
Than die for nothing."  -jt
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Post by: Noizchild on October 03, 2019, 11:13:52 PM
"Fight for your right to party"-- Beatise Boys
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Post by: JTetstone on October 07, 2019, 08:59:53 PM
Take, not to heart, negative things
that serve no purpose, in your
daily life.- jt
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Post by: Vienna on October 08, 2019, 06:21:18 AM
Gifts fall from heaven only in fairy tales. Walter Ulbricht
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Post by: Noizchild on October 08, 2019, 11:04:26 PM
"I feel that this is the stop of a Locked Aboard episode" --Jim Jefferies
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Post by: Vienna on October 12, 2019, 03:15:14 AM
One of the delightful things about Americans is that they have absolutely no historical memory.
Zhou Enlai
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Post by: JTetstone on October 12, 2019, 04:29:00 AM
"In a society troubled with corruption and facing a moral vacuum,
Zhou is the last good Communist."-  Gao Wenqian
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Post by: Vienna on October 12, 2019, 04:50:10 AM
There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants. Mao Zedong
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Post by: JTetstone on October 12, 2019, 01:30:03 PM
 "communism benefits those in power, at the expense of the rest of humanity.Liberty and communism are natural born enemies. Communism seeks to rule all; Liberty seeks to set them free. A man who cannot think for himself cannot act for himself." - Jan Tetstone



1:25pm October 12, 2019
Title: Re: Quotes that make you stop
Post by: Noizchild on October 12, 2019, 10:59:36 PM
"You make this all go away," --Nine Inch Nails
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Post by: Vienna on October 14, 2019, 06:00:27 AM
 Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. — Edward Gibbon
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Post by: Noizchild on October 14, 2019, 10:09:43 PM
"I am fire" --me