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Offline Gyppo

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1020 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
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1021 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.
C.S.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1022 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

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1023 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.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1024 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
Never make a decision standing up.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1025 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.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1026 on: August 22, 2013, 06:44:21 PM »
I try to leave out the parts the reader skips.

Elmore Leonard
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1027 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.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1028 on: August 23, 2013, 07:44:22 PM »
He was off his meds that day.

He was making a good point, though.
Never make a decision standing up.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1029 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.
C.S.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1030 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.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1031 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".  ;)
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1032 on: August 30, 2013, 09:56:02 PM »
Never do anything for the first time.

-my dad-
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1033 on: August 31, 2013, 04:31:49 AM »
Try everything at least once, apart from incest and Morris dancing.

Noel Cowerd
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W.B. Yeats (1865–1939)

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1034 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?


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