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Title: favourite quotes
Post by: d6 on February 02, 2006, 11:43:38 am
while talking on the "fav. movie" topic this came to my mind. just post your favourite quotes! - (inspired by our very own mr. dirtface.)   there is a "buckethead - quotes"  topic on buckethead.tk and all - but I  couldn´t resist.


" certainly, in the topsy-turvy world of heavy rock, having a good solid piece of wood in your hand is often useful. "

Ian Faith, manager of  Spinal Tap



" live ?  what do you mean with live?? I am a movie-star, not an actor!"

alan swann ( peter o´toole) in " my favourite year"
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: sngwthme on February 02, 2006, 05:15:17 pm
"There was never a good war, or a bad peace"
Benjamin Franklin
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Aquabot on February 02, 2006, 07:30:32 pm
That\'s a great movie indeed, I watched it two or three weeks ago, and :o cool movie.
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: gkg on February 02, 2006, 08:28:13 pm
yup, enjoyed that one too.

i have many quotes i love for all sorts of reasons, political, romantic, humor, etc... but one that for some reason sticks in my mind as one of the most amusing and makes me giggle each time is from Peter Straub\'s "Floating Dragon":

"...but i really am the proud possessor of a particularly beautiful wanger, surely that will stand in my favor?"
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Aquabot on February 04, 2006, 09:49:53 am
What I always answer when someone tells me I\'m ugly:

"Well my friends think I\'m ugly, I\'ve got a masculine face". Tom Waits.

another sentence by Tom Waits I like a lot is:

"Misery\'s the river of the world, everybody row!"

"God\'s away on business". Is one I like too.

Sorry if it doesn\'t come from a movie.
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: d6 on February 05, 2006, 12:45:33 pm
hey aquabot, the quotes dont have to come from a movie. just thought of favourite quotes in general.  :)

Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: D.O.D on February 05, 2006, 03:09:52 pm
 When asked what his favorite music was, Pres JFK replied : Well ," Hail To The Chief  has a nice ring to it "
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Chris DiCicco on February 06, 2006, 02:40:29 am
Superman 1976?

Superman finds Loise Dead from Earthquake...

" no no no NO AAAAAAUGHHHH!!!!!!!!!" he flys up into the clouds and hears his Fathers voice " it is forbidden, it is forbidden... I believe you were put on this earth for a reason.... with all my powers... I couldn\'t save him" .... " it is forbidden n n n...."

and Superman Flys to turn the world backwards.

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back 1980

After finding out Yoda is the being before Him and in conversation with Obi Wan about Training to be a Jedi Knight.

Luke " I am Not Affraid "

Yoda " You will be... You Will Be..."

Scene ends

Chris
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: gkg on February 06, 2006, 04:54:49 pm
here\'s one of my all time favs:


On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.

---- Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: d6 on February 07, 2006, 10:18:47 am
gkg, and when the dance is over ;
byrons venice carnival days...

-
so we\'ll go no more a roving
so late into the night,
though the heart be still as loving,
and the moon be still as bright.

for the sword outwears its sheath,          
and the soul wears out the breast,      
and the heart must pause to breathe,      
and love itself have rest.      
 
though the night was made for loving,      
and the day returns too soon,      
yet we\'ll go no more a-roving      
by the light of the moon.      
 
 

[ a letter  to thomas moore, feb. 1817 ]
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: gkg on February 07, 2006, 05:34:21 pm
yes!!  what a lovely poignant one that is.   :-*
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: d6 on February 12, 2006, 11:14:26 am
With demoniac energy Zappa launched us into my piece. To my surprise I sensed a growing consanguinity with my youthful audience as I played. My fortissimo ending brought out screams and whistles the like of which I had never imagined possible. Dancing Zappa, wild audi- ence, and befuddled me -- I felt like an intruder in a mad scene from ALICE IN WONDERLAND. I had entered my Age of Absurdity.

[Nicolas Slonimsky "Perfect Pitch" --from Chapter 23, "The Age of Absurdity"]
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: gkg on February 13, 2006, 10:00:15 pm
"Ford stared at Arthur, and Arthur was astonished to find that his will was beginning to weaken. He didn\'t realize that this was because of an old drinking game that Ford learned to play in the hyperspace ports that served the madranite mining belts in the star system of Orion Beta.

The game was not unlike the Earth game called Indian Wrestling, and was played like this:

Two contestants would sit either side of a table, with a glass in front of each of them.

Between them would be placed a bottle of Janx Spirit (as immortalized in that ancient Orion mining song "Oh don\'t give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit/ No, don\'t you give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit/ For my head will fly, my tongue will lie, my eyes will fry and I may die/ Won\'t you pour me one more of that sinful Old Janx Spirit").

Each of the two contestants would then concentrate their will on the bottle and attempt to tip it and pour spirit into the glass of his opponent-who would then have to drink it.

The bottle would then be refilled. The game would be played again. And again.

Once you started to lose you would probably keep losing, because one of the effects of Janx spirit is to depress telepsychic power.

As soon as a predetermined quantity had been consumed, the final loser would have to perform a forfeit, which was usually obscenely biological.

Ford Prefect usually played to lose."

from The Hitchhiker\'s Guide to the Galaxy, by the late great Douglas Adams
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: DragonSon on February 22, 2006, 06:29:28 pm
nothing is impossible to an unwiling mind.

                                                 -Bruce Lee
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: buswolley on April 11, 2006, 12:27:53 am
"Oh, the damnable animosity of an inanimate object."   -- Plato

"Plato, Plato, I know about Plato.  I used to eat that stuff as a kid." - anonymous
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: tikitaki on April 11, 2006, 02:30:17 am

"He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines."
 j.w. v goethe

Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: DragonSon on April 30, 2006, 12:06:05 am
i eat slaw and i don\'t care about anything else
                                                        -Chicken Boy
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: tikitaki on May 01, 2006, 01:23:43 am
We can\'t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them
-Einstein
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: whiteladyofrohan on August 25, 2006, 06:53:08 pm

"Oh, my dear, that\'s a little strong, don\'t you think?" Prestested Nimrod. "We\'re not exactly criminals."

"I feel like a criminal." Said Philiipa.

I daresay that\'s because you insisted on looking like one. Blackened faces, roll-neck sweaters, leather gloves, sneakers? If I were to dress like that I would call the police and have them arrest me immediately. You two look absolutly desperate."
-The Children of the Lamp
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: stuffyrandL on December 08, 2006, 10:05:55 pm
My favorite quote is a Scottish proverb my Grammie used to tell me.  
"Be happy while you\'re living as you\'re a long time dead."

And from Monty Python and the Holy Grail
EVERYTHING!   ;D  LOL!
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: tikitaki on February 17, 2007, 11:41:50 pm
"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on
being perfect and beginning to work on becoming yourself."

 Anna Quindlen
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Solar on February 19, 2007, 05:15:27 am
"Justice is the only worship.
Love is the only priest.
Ignorance is the only slavery.
Happiness is the only good.
The time to be happy is now,
The place to be happy is here,
The way to be happy is to make others so."

- Robert G. Ingersoll, 1882
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on March 05, 2007, 01:11:45 pm
I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
George Eliot (1819 - 1880

 :-*
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: tikitaki on March 08, 2007, 08:17:06 pm
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.

Auguste Rodin
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: tikitaki on April 19, 2007, 02:28:03 pm
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn\'t serve the world. There\'s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won\'t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It\'s not just in some of us, it\'s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

 Marianne Williamson

Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: coolwalking on May 31, 2007, 10:17:45 am
"Fuck \'em if they can\'t take a joke."
- Church of the Subgenius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_SubGenius)

Quite self-explanatory really.

"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law."
-Aleister Crowley

I don\'t believe in any of the religious stuff behind it, but I just like the idea that in a perfect world, everyone could do whatever they wanted, and we wouldn\'t need policing because we would know not to do something bad, which has nothing to do with what the quote is actually about, but whatever.

"Simple things may amuse simple minds, but it takes a simple mind to think of anything as simple"
- Me

I came up with this about 5 years ago, and I don\'t really  remember what it\'s supposed to mean, but it has a nice ring to it, don\'t ya think?

*edit*

Actually, that "perfect world" sounds pretty horrible. Since moral notions of "good" and "bad" are completely subjective, that would mean everyone would have to agree with that 1 subjective definition of "good" and "bad"... I still don\'t like the whole idea of being "policed", though, which leads me to my next quote:

"Who will watch the watchers?"
- I don\'t know, I must have got it from somewhere...
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: postofficebuddy on August 08, 2007, 11:41:28 pm
"Now watch this drive" George W. Bush ;D
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on August 14, 2007, 03:10:12 pm
[glb]"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science." Einstein [/glb]

 :)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on August 14, 2007, 06:07:18 pm



When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will finally know peace

- Jimi Hendrix
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on August 24, 2007, 06:39:35 pm
"Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better." ~ Henry Rollins


"Alone is not lonely " ~ ZQ :)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on August 24, 2007, 07:48:54 pm
wuh oh!  that was the quote of his that stood out for me too!  hahaha!  
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Boots on August 27, 2007, 05:36:17 am
"i don\'t think it\'s about understanding really. anyone who thinks they really understand someone else\'s music, probably just understands how they themselves feel about it. we all do that, and it\'s the feelings accumulated that make it what it is and, feeds the artist too.... that\'s my frame of mind right now at least. now, every now and then you\'ll go "i get it! ha! that\'s what that meant!" or, maybe you\'ll be watching a movie and you\'ll hear some background music and realize you\'ve heard that before too  -
but, don\'t put pressure of understanding a cd or a work of music on your shoulders.. i guess that\'s what i\'m trying to say. it does it, or it doesn\'t. if it does, you play it again and again, if it doesn\'t, you don\'t. if it\'s a not sure if it does it, you save it for a rainy day." -Oke Hitsu
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on August 27, 2007, 08:18:51 am
"The whitest white dipped in clinging dirt. Another summer has thrown its corpse on my floor. The streets have given birth to even more strangers. Rivers of urine stripe the sidewalks. It rained the other day and the only thing that occurred to me was it would wash the smell away for a few days. Tonight is the first hot night. Outside my window, the human noise factor is intense. It's past midnight. They talk too much. They scream liquor-fueled idiot chatter. I pull away and close the door. I think about how it's all going to play out. How much time people spend trying to get across to each other, trying to clear their names. Trying to overturn the charges brought against them. I have decided to tell them that it's all true and not seek a fair trial. It's the only way to be free. Stop trying to matter. I could get my body tattooed with air-colored ink and walk invisibly amongst them. I have heard people say that they felt closer to their parents after they have died. Maybe if I treat people as if they were dead, I could get along with them better. I want to be able to like living people somehow. As it is now, they're best coming through speakers or trapped between book covers. Here I go into the heat. Four months as a human anvil."
~ Henry Rollins

(i just love how henry puts words together)
"I don\'t have IFC. My cable company be damned"~ ZQ   :P
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on August 27, 2007, 02:39:48 pm
"the chickens are the toughest to entertain.  if you can make them lay eggs, you might be entertaining them - kind of like the way a ride at Disneyland entertains me.  if you can take people away from the every day wedge, and bring them back to their childhood\'s feelings by wedging out Wonka music or Star Wars, and then throw a slaughterhouse scald or peck at them, they seem to accept it better.

- Buckethead
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on August 27, 2007, 06:28:57 pm
"If you find your truth, you must follow it. You could find it in a paper bag, or in a statue, or in a slaughterhouse; you might find it dangling somewhere. People might say, "What the heck are you doing?" But it\'s OK if they don\'t understand. And if you follow it, stay true to it, and respect it, you could be in store for the greatest journey you could ever imagine."
 - Buckethead

I love Buckethead\'s philosophy...every bitz of it!
I keep this one wedged my meaty brain...it\'s ok!  
Music is his life.....and he goes way beyond it!  ;D
BIG HUGZ!  :)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on August 27, 2007, 07:40:10 pm
that article / interview is a favorite of mine, and many i\'d suspect.  i used an excerpt of it in my "signature" line, but, ZQ, ever sharp has noticed that!!  hehehe.

here\'s another quote from that article, displayed on some art from a friend, obviously made for the author :)






Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on August 29, 2007, 04:22:00 am
Nuff!! very cool how your friend interpreted Buckethead\'s  quote...your friend no doubt has a great imagination! Thank you for sharing it!  :D
yup i noticed your signature line right away! he he ;) love our Giant Robot\'s quotes!

"Out of chaos, find simplicity, From discord, find harmony" ~ Bruce Lee

 :)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: tikitaki on September 04, 2007, 06:02:05 pm
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on September 05, 2007, 09:38:45 pm
"Somehow I can\'t believe there are any heights that can\'t be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C\'s. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy and the greatest of these is Confidence. When you believe a thing, believe it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably."  
Walt Disney  :D
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on September 12, 2007, 12:08:18 am
"The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., July 12, 2007
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on September 12, 2007, 08:30:06 am
Quote[size=16]"The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., July 12, 2007[/size]

Whoa...that gave me a chill!
I instantly thought...Zeitgeist...Loose Change...
 
"...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."
Sherlock Holmes

Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Boots on September 19, 2007, 09:38:32 am
Quote"The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., July 12, 2007

Wow, our Prez being honest!
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Boots on September 19, 2007, 09:39:02 am
"The world is like a ride at an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think its real because thats how powerfull our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills, and its very brightly coloured , and its very loud and its fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question - is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us. They say, \'Hey! Dont worry, dont be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride.\'

And we kill those people.

"Shut him up! I\'ve got a lot invested in this ride! Shut him up!" Look at my furrows of worry! Look at my big bank account and my family! This has to be real."

It\'s just a ride. But we always kill those few guys that try to tell us that, you ever notice that? and let the demons run amuck. but it doesn\'t matter cuz it\'s just a ride and we can change it any time we want. Its only a choice, no effort, and no worries, no job, no savings of money. Just a choice right now between Fear and Love."

-Bill Hicks
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on September 19, 2007, 01:26:33 pm
Quote"The world is like a ride at an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think its real because thats how powerfull our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills, and its very brightly coloured , and its very loud and its fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question - is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us. They say, \'Hey! Dont worry, dont be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride.\'

And we kill those people.

"Shut him up! I\'ve got a lot invested in this ride! Shut him up!" Look at my furrows of worry! Look at my big bank account and my family! This has to be real."

It\'s just a ride. But we always kill those few guys that try to tell us that, you ever notice that? and let the demons run amuck. but it doesn\'t matter cuz it\'s just a ride and we can change it any time we want. Its only a choice, no effort, and no worries, no job, no savings of money. Just a choice right now between Fear and Love."

-Bill Hicks

ding ding ding ding ding!!!!

WINNER!

Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on September 20, 2007, 12:39:12 am
Quote"The world is like a ride at an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think its real because thats how powerfull our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills, and its very brightly coloured , and its very loud and its fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question - is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us. They say, \'Hey! Dont worry, dont be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride.\'

And we kill those people.

"Shut him up! I\'ve got a lot invested in this ride! Shut him up!" Look at my furrows of worry! Look at my big bank account and my family! This has to be real."

It\'s just a ride. But we always kill those few guys that try to tell us that, you ever notice that? and let the demons run amuck. but it doesn\'t matter cuz it\'s just a ride and we can change it any time we want. Its only a choice, no effort, and no worries, no job, no savings of money. Just a choice right now between Fear and Love."

-Bill Hicks



RIP Bill Hicks....

So live, that when thy summons comes to join
The innumerable caravan, which moves
To that mysterious realm, where each shall take
His chamber in the silent halls of death,
Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,
Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed
By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave
Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.

~ William Cullen Bryant, Thanatopsis



Thanatopsis
http://spider.georgetowncollege.edu/english/coke/bryant1.htm
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on September 21, 2007, 05:53:01 pm
"To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony."

William Ellery Channing
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: gkg on September 23, 2007, 06:45:27 pm
"The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind."
 
  --  William Blake
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on October 08, 2007, 06:11:14 pm
 "I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don\'t like anything in the mainstream and they don\'t like me."
Bill Hicks


 Big HUGZ! :)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: tikitaki on October 15, 2007, 10:26:58 pm
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they\'ll kill you.

Oscar Wilde
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Langmanz on November 01, 2007, 04:01:28 pm
QuoteWith demoniac energy Zappa launched us into my piece. To my surprise I sensed a growing consanguinity with my youthful audience as I played. My fortissimo ending brought out screams and whistles the like of which I had never imagined possible. Dancing Zappa, wild audi- ence, and befuddled me -- I felt like an intruder in a mad scene from ALICE IN WONDERLAND. I had entered my Age of Absurdity.

[Nicolas Slonimsky "Perfect Pitch" --from Chapter 23, "The Age of Absurdity"]

I LIKE that!


here s one for ya:

Its better to kneel down than to bend over!

~Frank Zappa~
 
 
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Chris DiCicco on November 09, 2007, 08:47:49 am
Marshall McLuhan to Timothy Leary

"to dispel fear you must use your public image. you are the basic product endorser. Whenever you are photographed, smile. Wave reassuringly. Radiate courage. Never complain or appear angry. It\'s okay if you come off as flamboyant and eccentric. You\'re a professor, after all. But a confident attitude is the best advertisement. You must be know for your smile."

Flashbacks, chapter Altered States, p.252

I was wondering were this came into being, starting to finish this book after a two year absence.

Chris DiCicco
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Duckhead on November 10, 2007, 09:22:02 am
Bruce Campbell (Ash from the Evil Dead movies) has a ton of great quotes. Not very thought provoking but fun none the less. Here are a few......

"I don\'t care what happens to her. She\'s your girlfriend, you take care of her. I\'m getting the hell out of here, right now!"

"There\'s something out there. That... that witch in the cellar is only part of it. It lives... out in those woods, in the dark... something... something that\'s come back from the dead."

"When you\'ve just emptied two barrels of a shotgun into the head of your favorite bartender it\'s a pretty good bet that happy hour\'s over."

and of course the classic "GIVE ME SOME SUGAR BABY..."



Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: zintar on November 11, 2007, 11:06:38 pm
" Without deviation ( from the norm ), progress is not possible " F. Zappa

" Every reason I became Buckethead and am Buckethead has to do with the way I live. It\'s not because I thought it\'d be successful " Buckethead ( tiny excerpt from a Guitar Player Interview \'96 )

great thread here. I LOVE Bill Hicks  ;D
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Boots on December 21, 2007, 07:47:26 am
"You\'ve got your day of birth, You\'ve got your day of death, and that little dash in the middle is your life." -"Dirty" Ernie Johns Jr

02-06-87 - 10-27-07
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on January 01, 2008, 04:25:10 pm
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."  

Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948

" I choose to be happy"
~ zq\'s mom (written when she was a teen...way back in the 40\'s)  :) ya can\'t chase it...it\'s a state of mind  ;)


BIG HUGZ!   ;D

Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on January 14, 2008, 10:28:33 am
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us

are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.

--Thoreau
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on January 22, 2008, 01:11:18 am
Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous- to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.  

Thomas Mann 1875-1955

i like it  :D
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: edjane_maps on January 23, 2008, 08:43:18 pm
In the peace be prepared for the war and in the war be prepared for the peace-Sun Tzu

 Great!

;)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: edjane_maps on January 24, 2008, 07:10:04 pm
Give all to love; obey thy heart. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 ;)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on January 26, 2008, 04:29:47 pm


I like to feel the artists\' soul-- as well as their mind-- pushing the medium they are working in. With the artists I have been lucky enough to work with, or my own music, I like to challenge myself and the listener, but I don\'t want to frustrate them. I don\'t care for artists who like to challenge their audience just for the sake of getting a reaction. The best ones always give something of themselves that is real and heartfelt, then push the boundaries of their medium.

- Travis Dickerson

Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on January 29, 2008, 11:54:12 pm
Thank you Nuff! Wonderful quote...Travis!!!!  :D

This was posted by youngbuckethead at tk...me thinkz just before In Search Of The was announced!


"With Buckethead, all sorts of strange and wonderful magic are possible" . . .

youngbuckethead aka Jas Obrecht 1/21/07

BIG HUGZ!  ;D
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: bucketman906 on February 07, 2008, 07:57:04 am
"These go to 11" - Nigel Tufnel
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on February 10, 2008, 05:07:46 pm
"Attend a university if you possibly can. There is no content of knowledge that is not pertinent to the work you will want to do. But before you attend a university work at something for a while. Do anything. Get a job in a potato field; or work as a grease-monkey in an auto repair shop. But if you do work in a field do not fail to observe the look and the feel of earth and of all things that you handle -- yes, even potatoes! Or, in the auto shop, the smell of oil and grease and burning rubber. Paint of course, but if you have to lay aside painting for a time, continue to draw. Listen well to all conversations and be instructed by them and take all seriousness seriously. Never look down upon anything or anyone as not worthy of notice. In college or out of college, read. And form opinions! ...Read all kinds of poetry and know many poets and many artists. Go to an art school, or two, or three, or take art courses at night if necessary. And paint and paint and draw and draw. ...Look at pictures and more pictures. Look at every kind of visual symbol, every kind of emblem; do not spurn signboards of furniture drawings of this style of art or that style of art. Do not be afraid to like paintings honestly or to dislike them honestly, but if you do dislike them retain an open mind. Do not dismiss any school of art... Talk and talk and sit at cafés, and listen to everything, to Brahms, to Brubeck, to the Italian hour on the radio. Listen to preachers in small town churches and in big city churches. Listen to politicians in New England town meetings and to rabble-rousers in Alabama. Even draw them. And remember that you are trying to learn to think what you want to think, that you are trying to co-ordinate mind and hand and eye. Go to all sorts of museums and galleries and to the studios of artists. Go to Paris and Madrid and Rome and Ravenna and Padua. Stand alone in Sainte Chapelle, in the Sistine Chapel, in the Church of the Carmine in Florence. Draw and draw and paint and learn to work in many media; try lithography and aquatint and silk-screen. Know all that you can about art, and by all means have opinions. Never be afraid to become embroiled in art of life or politics; never be afraid to learn to draw or paint better than you already do; and never be afraid to undertake any kind of art at all, however exalted or however common, but do it with distinction."

 -Ben Shahn, The Shape of Content

Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: eggman90 on February 11, 2008, 10:55:12 pm
Quote"Attend a university if you possibly can. There is no content of knowledge that is not pertinent to the work you will want to do. But before you attend a university work at something for a while. Do anything. Get a job in a potato field; or work as a grease-monkey in an auto repair shop. But if you do work in a field do not fail to observe the look and the feel of earth and of all things that you handle -- yes, even potatoes! Or, in the auto shop, the smell of oil and grease and burning rubber. Paint of course, but if you have to lay aside painting for a time, continue to draw. Listen well to all conversations and be instructed by them and take all seriousness seriously. Never look down upon anything or anyone as not worthy of notice. In college or out of college, read. And form opinions! ...Read all kinds of poetry and know many poets and many artists. Go to an art school, or two, or three, or take art courses at night if necessary. And paint and paint and draw and draw. ...Look at pictures and more pictures. Look at every kind of visual symbol, every kind of emblem; do not spurn signboards of furniture drawings of this style of art or that style of art. Do not be afraid to like paintings honestly or to dislike them honestly, but if you do dislike them retain an open mind. Do not dismiss any school of art... Talk and talk and sit at cafés, and listen to everything, to Brahms, to Brubeck, to the Italian hour on the radio. Listen to preachers in small town churches and in big city churches. Listen to politicians in New England town meetings and to rabble-rousers in Alabama. Even draw them. And remember that you are trying to learn to think what you want to think, that you are trying to co-ordinate mind and hand and eye. Go to all sorts of museums and galleries and to the studios of artists. Go to Paris and Madrid and Rome and Ravenna and Padua. Stand alone in Sainte Chapelle, in the Sistine Chapel, in the Church of the Carmine in Florence. Draw and draw and paint and learn to work in many media; try lithography and aquatint and silk-screen. Know all that you can about art, and by all means have opinions. Never be afraid to become embroiled in art of life or politics; never be afraid to learn to draw or paint better than you already do; and never be afraid to undertake any kind of art at all, however exalted or however common, but do it with distinction."

-Ben Shahn, The Shape of Content


Awesome! I\'ll just do it in my mind so I can do all of it.
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: LilZero on February 25, 2008, 02:17:47 am
"I\'ve lived my whole life through imagination.  But the world of imagination is there for all of us - a sense of play, of pretending, of wonder.  It\'s there with us as we live."  
Jim Henson
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on March 18, 2008, 05:56:35 pm
"In spring time, the only pretty ring time. Birds sing, hey ding, A-ding A-ding. Sweet Lovers love...the Spring"


Wonka or Shakespeare, take your pick
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: eggman90 on March 18, 2008, 06:09:12 pm
Quote"In spring time, the only pretty ring time. Birds sing, hey ding, A-ding A-ding. Sweet Lovers love...the Spring"


Wonka or Shakespeare, take your pick


Haha ok I\'ll say Wonka without going to Google.
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on March 18, 2008, 06:34:42 pm
It\'s gotta be Wonka...made me happy!
Thank you nuff! I needed some happy today!   :-*

BIG HUGZ!  :)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on March 22, 2008, 09:16:56 am
"From the glow of enthusiasm I let the melody escape. I pursue it. Breathless I catch up with it. It flies again, it disappears, it plunges into a chaos of diverse emotions. I catch it again, I seize it, I embrace it with delight... I multiply it by modulations, and at last I triumph in the first theme. There is the whole symphony."
--- Ludwig Van Beethoven


BIG HUGZ  :)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Duckhead on March 23, 2008, 07:02:37 pm
Don\'t kid yourself Jimmy, If a cow ever got the chance he\'d eat you and everyone you care about - Troy McClure (the Simpsons)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on April 15, 2008, 11:32:11 am
"Symptoms of Inner Peace

A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experience
An unmistakable ability to enjoy the moment
A loss of interest in judging other people
A loss of interest in judging self
A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others
An inability to worry (this is a very serious symptom!)
Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation
Frequent acts of smiling
An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than to make them happen
An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it."
~ annonymous


BIG HUGZ!  :)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on April 24, 2008, 05:42:17 am
"Who realizes what?  That is realization."  - Hari Dass Baba
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ella_mental on May 02, 2008, 02:56:33 pm
Did you get me my Cheez Whiz, boy?

The Blues Brothers
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: gb on May 03, 2008, 06:26:22 pm
its about as useless as a pecker on the pope!!!


planet terror
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: eggman90 on May 05, 2008, 03:32:09 pm
As spoken by pilot Rick, from Snakes On A Plane:

"Alright, well I know what I\'ve got to do. We\'re in a two-hundred foot aluminum tube and we\'re thirty thousand feet in the air, and any one of those slimy little pieces of shit can trip a circuit or a relay or a hydraulic and this bird goes down faster than a Thai hooker. So my job is to keep LAX informed on how totally screwed we are and then find some way to keep this mother in the sky another two hours. Figure that out. "
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on May 08, 2008, 08:29:06 am
"The willow knows what the storm does not: that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it."
- Blood of the Martyr





BIG HUGZ  :)

Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ella_mental on May 12, 2008, 04:01:05 pm
What?

Darth Vader - A New Hope ...when Han Solo shows up during Luke\'s attempt to blow up the Death Star.  It\'s absolutely hillarious...at least to me.  Atypical of Vader.  
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on May 15, 2008, 07:27:48 am

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.

Letters to a Young Poet ~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ella_mental on May 15, 2008, 02:01:15 pm
When everyone knows beauty is beauty, this is bad.
When everyone knows good is good, this is not good.

So being and nonbeing produce each other,
Difficulty and ease complement each other,
Long and short shape each other,
High and low contrast with each other,
Voices and echoes comform to each other,
Before and after go along with each other.

So sages manage effortless service and carry out unspoken guidance.

All beings work, without exception if they:
Live without possessiveness,
Act without presumption,
and do not dwell on success.
Then by this very nondwelling success will not leave.

A translation from the Tao Te Ching
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: eggman90 on May 18, 2008, 04:51:28 am
"I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away."

                                                                     -George Carlin
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on May 25, 2008, 07:09:17 pm
"Now, if you\'ll observe, my dear, croquet is a combination of TWO things: balance, timing, peripheral vision, superb coordination, and a killer\'s instinct!"
Gomez Addams

Wise indeed.... ;D


BIG HUGZ!  
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on May 30, 2008, 02:19:41 am
"All things... are aggregations of atoms that dance and by their movements produce sounds.  When the rhythm of the dance changes, the sound it produces also changes... Each atom perpetually sings its song, and the sound, at every moment, creates dense and subtle forms."

- a lama who referred to himself as a "master of sound"
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Duckhead on June 04, 2008, 07:53:38 am
I was watching an Elmo video with my daughter and this little girl said something I thought was beautiful. I love the creativeness of childrens imaginations. Here is the quote:

"I think cokcel shells are little clams that are golden and inside of them are little beads. And those beads, when they come out, they open up and sing a song."
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on July 19, 2008, 09:01:03 am
"The burden of originality is one that most people don\'t want to accept. They\'d rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell them what they\'re supposed to like, what they\'re supposed to buy, and what they\'re supposed to laugh at. "
Marilyn Manson

Big Hugz  :)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on July 19, 2008, 01:40:05 pm
the above quote made me think of something from a GREAT movie called NETWORK (1976) - this is a must see

"I don\'t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It\'s a depression. Everybody\'s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel\'s work, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there\'s nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there\'s no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV\'s while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that\'s the way it\'s supposed to be. We know things are bad - worse than bad. They\'re crazy. It\'s like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don\'t go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, \'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won\'t say anything. Just leave us alone.\' Well, I\'m not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don\'t want you to protest. I don\'t want you to riot - I don\'t want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn\'t know what to tell you to write. I don\'t know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you\'ve got to get mad.

You\'ve got to say, \'I\'m a HUMAN BEING, Goddamnit! My life has VALUE!\' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell,

\'I\'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I\'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!\' I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - \'I\'m as mad as hell and I\'m not going to take this anymore!\' Things have got to change. But first, you\'ve gotta get mad!... You\'ve got to say, \'I\'m as mad as hell, and I\'m not going to take this anymore!\' Then we\'ll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it:

character Howard Beale, Network (1976)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ella_mental on July 20, 2008, 09:38:48 pm
This isn\'t a quote with words, but a fashion statement.  I think the funniest outfit I\'ve ever seen in a movie is in Christmas Vacation when Cousin Eddie is dressed in a dickie turtleneck with a white sweater over it and those tight trousers and white shoes.  A classic every time.

Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Aequitas on August 03, 2008, 01:38:17 am
"Hopefully your child exits you as nicely as it entered."

-Erasmus 1504 A.D, a blessing for pregnant, non-married women.
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on August 07, 2008, 04:12:58 pm
Real love gains complete satisfaction simply by flowing out to what is loved;  if love comes back, that is an added joy, but it isn\'t required or demanded.

~Deepak Chopra
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Duckhead on August 08, 2008, 07:47:00 am
"If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny."

                                       -- Thomas Jefferson
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Aequitas on August 18, 2008, 03:00:25 pm
"Murder, she wrote."

~Yoda, later inspiring a hit movie.
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ella_mental on August 20, 2008, 01:10:59 am
"So many go to bed hungry in this nation, yet cat food is full of tuna.  I can\'t help but think each time I go to the zoo and see those porpoises crammed into those tiny tanks, what a waste that is.  Butcher half of them now.  That\'s hundreds of lbs. of dolphin meat that can be fed to our cats, freeing up that tuna for our nation\'s hungry."

Lt. Frank Drebin - Naked Gun 33 1/3
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on September 09, 2008, 12:56:29 pm
"To transcend words and explanations means to break the bonds of karma and attain liberation"

-from The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ella_mental on September 10, 2008, 09:43:53 pm
You know, the above quote got me thinking about what it means.  First, I do like the rhyme happening in it.

I\'m not familiar with the book, but the place I know that trancends words and explanations requires a great deal of stillness to stay in and a lot of patience to accurately listen to.

Either that, or I\'m there and gone before I know it and only realize that I was there later.

I suppose I feel like waxing poetic today.
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on January 07, 2009, 04:21:30 am
i am who i love
i love you
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ella_mental on March 05, 2009, 04:39:40 pm
"Realize that which pervades the universe and is indestructible; no power can affect this unchanging, imperishable reality.  The body is mortal, but he who dwells in the body is immortal and immeasurable."

- Krishna speaks to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: polishbucket on March 14, 2009, 07:04:31 pm
"Sleep is the best meditation."
-Dalai Lama
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on March 15, 2009, 06:01:44 pm


To flee is to live
To linger.... death



Låt den rätte komma in

Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Chris DiCicco on March 23, 2009, 10:58:08 pm
"Your full of food!"

Counter Clock World by
Phillip K Dick
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on March 24, 2009, 12:45:16 am
[size=18]"I choose to be happy!"[/size]  Zq\'s Mom     :-* ;) :)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ella_mental on May 01, 2009, 04:56:41 pm
"Truly the highest quality of a spiritual seeker is objective self-awareness without criticism."

- Swami Kripalu
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ella_mental on May 09, 2009, 02:16:42 pm
"If you ever accidentally drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let \'em go, because man, they\'re gone."

- Jack Handey
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: nuff_said on May 30, 2009, 04:19:08 pm
"The ultimate tyranny in a society is not control by martial law.  It is control by the psychological manipulation of consciousness, through which reality is defined so that those who exist within it do not even realize that they are in prison." - The Pleiadians
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Duckhead on June 26, 2009, 05:55:14 am
don\'t think, thinking is the enemy of creativity - Ray Bradbury

don\'t trust a sane person - Lyle Alzado

don\'t lose your head. It\'s the best part of your body - Jimmy Snyder

don\'t take advise from people with missing fingers - Henry Beard
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ella_mental on August 04, 2009, 07:54:09 pm
"Truth telling creates a higher and stronger vibration than ordinary language.  When you tell the truth, there\'s no pollution, only purity of expression."

-Swami Kripalu

Which I believe fully supports AC/DC\'s claim that "Rock and Roll ain\'t noise pollution."
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Duckhead on September 09, 2009, 05:42:30 am
A bumper sticker is kinda like a quote, right?

I love bumper stickers, in fact I am a sticker freak but that is a different story for another time. I saw this bumper sticker today and it hit home with me:

I wish I could relate
to the people I\'m related to



 ... and while watching Fast Food Nation the other night I was reminded of another bumper sticker I saw:

                      VEGETARIAN -
Old Hawaiian Word for Bad Fisherman



 ... and one I saw for the trekkies:

Very Funny, Scotty.
Now Beam Up My Clothes


There are so many good bumper stickers I\'ve seen that I could never quote them, or even remember them all. What are some of your favorites?

Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Ramen on September 10, 2009, 11:56:43 pm
Homer Simpson: hellooo... My name is Mr. Burns, I belive you have a package for me...

Post office guy: ok Mr. Burns, what\'s your birth name?

Homer Simpson: I don\'t knooww...
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: K-FLO on November 09, 2009, 02:14:15 pm
"Well well well!"

-Whenever Swedish Mattias Nilsson finds a wepon
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on November 14, 2009, 01:35:50 pm
Kindness trumps greed: it asks for sharing. Kindness trumps fear: it calls forth gratefulness and love. Kindness trumps even stupidity, for with sharing and love, one learns. ~ Marc Estrin

Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on January 20, 2010, 01:33:38 am
"Suspend your assumptions about what we call reality so that we can become pioneers in a land where youthful vigor, renewal, creativity, joy, fulfillment and timelessness are the common experience of everyday life" - Deepak Chopra

Big HUGZ :-*
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Duckhead on January 26, 2010, 12:53:54 am
Out of the mouth of babes... I was driving to town with my 3 yr old and I say "wanna listen to some buckethead?" She says "yaaaa!!!" at the top of her lungs. I gotta Icehouse cd in the car that has one BH track on it so I put it in and less than 60 seconds into it my daughter yells:
 
"This is NOT Buckethead, Buckethead rocks very loud"
 
I can\'t even express how happy that made me feel.  ;D
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: eggman90 on January 26, 2010, 12:46:24 pm
^^Great story Duck.
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Slaw_Slinger on January 26, 2010, 01:41:09 pm
QuoteOut of the mouth of babes... I was driving to town with my 3 yr old and I say "wanna listen to some buckethead?" She says "yaaaa!!!" at the top of her lungs. I gotta Icehouse cd in the car that has one BH track on it so I put it in and less than 60 seconds into it my daughter yells:

"This is NOT Buckethead, Buckethead rocks very loud"

I can\'t even express how happy that made me feel.  ;D


Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: K-FLO on January 26, 2010, 04:34:51 pm
QuoteOut of the mouth of babes... I was driving to town with my 3 yr old and I say "wanna listen to some buckethead?" She says "yaaaa!!!" at the top of her lungs. I gotta Icehouse cd in the car that has one BH track on it so I put it in and less than 60 seconds into it my daughter yells:

"This is NOT Buckethead, Buckethead rocks very loud"

I can\'t even express how happy that made me feel.  ;D


that\'s..... AWESOME!!! I want to have kids who tell me to play buckethead! everybody else in my family is all "meh" and my sis hates him
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Duckhead on January 26, 2010, 08:29:22 pm
Ok - to continue with this proud daddy moment I have attached a video of what happened next when I put Needle in... enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGBabTF9nJo

its only 20 seconds long, you hear her say "that\'s Buckethead alright", and then she rocks out.
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Slaw_Slinger on January 27, 2010, 02:54:24 am
dsrn!  I keep getting an error when I try to watch...!!!
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Slaw_Slinger on January 28, 2010, 01:46:46 am
What a little cutey!!  You must be so proud.
 Thanks for the PM\'ed instructions but I tried it again from the link, this evening, and it worked.   ( my computer is 7 years old so the issue was probably on my end).
That is so great!!!
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on February 01, 2010, 05:40:02 pm
"Only by bulldozing through the fear blockade and excavating deep into the mine of our soul, can we uncover the universal gem that will guide us to the secret of the secret to the secret. The universe only employs the fearless." D. Roppo


Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: SEVERED_HAND on February 16, 2010, 08:54:18 pm
I came, i saw, i got blowed up...    ~the late great Jim Varney A.K.A. Ernest P. Worrel.~
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: polishbucket on April 14, 2010, 06:09:36 am
"Sleep is the best meditation"  - Dalai Lama
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on April 17, 2010, 05:48:53 am
 "The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it." ~C.C. Scott





Big Hugz
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ella_mental on July 01, 2010, 01:51:05 pm
"I\'d strike the sun if it insulted me." - Captain Ahab
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: NotAHickInIndy on July 01, 2010, 11:05:34 pm
"Wouldnt you rather have your son be a drug dealer than a drug addict?"- John Waters
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Chris DiCicco on July 03, 2010, 08:34:57 am
"SPOON!" the Tick
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Duckhead on July 03, 2010, 10:31:51 am
Quote"Wouldnt you rather have your son be a drug dealer than a drug addict?"- John Waters

I think I saw him say that on Colbert the other night  :)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Slaw_Slinger on July 03, 2010, 03:37:26 pm
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
-Jorge Luis Borges
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Duckhead on July 04, 2010, 08:39:05 pm
"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom." -Albert Einstein

"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." - Albert Camus

Happy Independence Day everyone!!!
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ella_mental on July 04, 2010, 09:56:55 pm
"Keep on rockin\' in the free world." - Neil Young
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Chris DiCicco on July 21, 2010, 05:46:29 am
"this is such a drag"

" OH! I am so beside myself"

: C3PO Episode 2 ;:Attack of the Clones:;
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ella_mental on July 22, 2010, 01:44:07 am
^ Frickin\' 3PO.  Lol.
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on November 01, 2010, 05:12:31 pm
"To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals--this alone is worth the struggle." ~William Penn


Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: TheNose on November 02, 2010, 12:57:16 am
"Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible."
--Viktor Frankl
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ella_mental on February 22, 2011, 01:21:47 am
"Some people throw in the towel.  A true champion hangs it back up."

- Elmo\'s Potty Time
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on February 28, 2011, 05:29:59 pm
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." ~Albert Einstein
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Duckhead on February 28, 2011, 06:54:42 pm
Quote"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." ~Albert Einstein
^ always enjoyed that one!

here are some of my favorite Tom Robbins quotes...

 "There is no such thing as a weird human being, It\'s just that some people require more understanding than others."

 "There are only two mantras, yum and yuck, mine is yum."

 "Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business."

 "It\'s never too late to have a happy childhood."

 "In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn't squeak."

 "You\'ve heard of people calling in sick. You may have called in sick a few times yourself. But have you ever thought about calling in well? It\'d go like this: You\'d get the boss on the line and say, Listen, I\'ve been sick ever since I started working here, but today I\'m well and I won\'t be in anymore."
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: stumpdangler on March 01, 2011, 04:36:22 am
Quote"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." ~Albert Einstein

This is the second time in two days that I have run across this quote. Wow!
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on March 19, 2011, 01:11:54 pm
^^^  ;) :)




"The man who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words." - Elbert Hubbard

 
 Big HUGZ  :)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Quitness on March 23, 2011, 01:37:04 am
"The answer is never the answer. What\'s really interesting is the mystery.
If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you\'ll always be seeking.
I\'ve never seen anybody really find the answer-- they think they have, so they stop thinking.
But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery,
plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom.
The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer."

-Ken Kesey
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on May 29, 2011, 09:57:30 am
"The Optimist Creed"


"Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.

To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you."

Christian D Larson 1912


Big HUGZ x a zilly... :-*
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: stumpdangler on June 18, 2011, 12:53:35 am
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it."
 - Mark Twain, author/humorist (1835-1910)
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Duckhead on June 30, 2011, 12:19:34 am
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it\'s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life\'s realities. - Dr. Seuss  
 
and another...
 
Adults are obsolete children. - Dr. Seuss
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Duckhead on August 08, 2011, 04:08:55 pm
"I am not just ANY strange dude, I am a SUPER strange dude!"
- Super Grover 2.0





Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: piikea on September 08, 2011, 05:57:27 am
"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why are they poor, they call me a Communist." - Hélder Câmara
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: piikea on September 08, 2011, 06:11:49 am
"I\'ve changed. People change. Changes...  I\'m not the same Jerri Blank who informed on those blind orphans. I\'m not the same Jerri Blank who revealed the hiding place of those Guatemalans... such as yourself. And I\'m not the same Jerri Blank who took a crap in the Fleishmann\'s holly bushes... last night." -- explaining why she doesn\'t want to finger Kimberly Timbers for being a retard, from "Who Wants Cake?"
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: ZQ on October 02, 2011, 05:09:46 pm
"In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe." Michael Jackson


Big HUGZ
Title: Re: favourite quotes
Post by: Duckhead on November 04, 2011, 04:19:45 am
I just read Kurt Vonneguts a man with no country - what a great book, imo opinion one of Vonneguts best and I\'ve read most of his works - he was and still is awesome!! but the reason I like this book so much is that I am so familiar with Vonneguts writing, if you\'ve never read his stuff then I recommend Breakfast of Champions, Sirens of Titan or Cat\'s Cradle. Read the early works first.

ok rather than quote the entire book I will just quote one of favorite passages (and there were MANY to choose from)...

If you really want to hurt your parents and you don\'t have enough nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go in to the arts. I\'m not kidding. 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 how badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven\'s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. 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.

Travis (i doubt you visit this thread) but I\'d guess you are a fan of Vonnegut as well, am I right?