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Offline Ladyhazle

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #165 on: February 11, 2008, 03:24:03 PM »
"Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops!" - Cary Grant, Arsenic and Old Lace

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #166 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.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #167 on: February 11, 2008, 06:27:05 PM »
"Friends may come and go but, enemies accumulate."

Thomas Jones
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #168 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."
While it is wise to learn from experience, it is wiser to learn from the experiences of others.

The heart of the matter is the matter of the heart.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #169 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.   
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #170 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.)
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #171 on: February 17, 2008, 11:56:02 AM »
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #172 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
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #173 on: February 17, 2008, 11:30:14 PM »
"Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege."

~ Unknown
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #174 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.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #175 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."
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #176 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)
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #177 on: March 18, 2008, 11:38:10 PM »
I don't agree with this but it's hilarious.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #178 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)


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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #179 on: March 19, 2008, 01:22:29 AM »
Laugh and the world laughs with you
Snore and you sleep alone.  ;D

Anthony Burgess
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