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Offline Mark H

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #150 on: January 24, 2008, 11:24:09 AM »
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #151 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.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #152 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.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #153 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. ;) :-*

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #154 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.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #155 on: January 27, 2008, 03:44:32 PM »
"Language does not always have to wear a tie and lace-up shoes."
 
                        ~Stephen King
                 
           
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #156 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
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #157 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.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #158 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
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #159 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.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #160 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
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #161 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."
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #162 on: February 09, 2008, 12:43:53 AM »
"Life was'nt meant to be easy..."

Malcolm Fraser
I'm A Binge Thinker: Do It A Lot Somedays, Then Not Much At All.

Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it alive. >:D


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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #163 on: February 09, 2008, 01:10:19 AM »
"i wish my grass was emo, that way it would cut itself!"
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #164 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
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