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Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Wed, 11th Feb '09 11:37 PM


Every once in a while you run across a saying or quote that strikes a chord with you (or at least I do). Whether they be philosophical or humorous, inspirational or cynical, profound or profane, post your faves here. Here are a few to get you started.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I needed to be." - Douglas Adams

"Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it." - Jane Wagner

And just for fun:
"Where are we going to find a monkey and a rubber hose at this time of night?" - Pinky from Pinky and the Brain

Godwit  (Level: 81.2 - Posts: 435)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 12:07 AM

I like, "You can't miss it."

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 12:10 AM

"Well behaved women rarely make history"...kinda my mantra.


Ladyvol  (Level: 212.9 - Posts: 5673)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 8:23 AM

Mine is on my profile here..."Friends are Angels who lift us up when we've forgotten how to fly."

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 8:27 AM

I like Shakespeare and the quote something is rotten in the state of Denmark

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 8:27 AM

" I'm completely in favor of separation of Church and State. My opinion is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death"

Barb1111  (Level: 114.5 - Posts: 215)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 8:31 AM

"Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night"-----Margo Channing (Bette Davis) in All About Eve

"No matter where you go, there you are."-----Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller) in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

and since I too am a huge Pinky and the Brain fan:

The Brain: Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?
Pinky: I think so Brain, but if Jimmy cracked corn, and no one cares, why does he keep doing it?

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 8:33 AM

"It is well to remember that the population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others."

Zeedee  (Level: 235.6 - Posts: 1088)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 8:57 AM

I don't think I can pick an all-time favorite, but for today I will choose:

"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances."

Martha Washington
Wife of George Washington 1759 (1732 - 1802)

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 9:21 AM

And my favourite from Boethius

It's my belief that history is a wheel. 'Inconstancy is my very essence,' says the wheel. Rise up on my spokes if you like but don't complain when you're cast back down into the depths. Good time pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it's also our hope. The worst of time, like the best, are always passing away'

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 10:53 AM

"Women do not find it difficult nowadays to behave like men, but they often find it extremely difficult to behave like gentlemen".

Ladyvol  (Level: 212.9 - Posts: 5673)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 11:07 AM

One of my other favorites is this one..."Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine" from my favorite movie Casablanca.

Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 12:14 PM

"The shortest distance between two points is under construction"- Noelie Altito

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas A. Edison

"My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:
Words without thoughts never to heaven go." - William Shakespeare, Hamlet

And again, just for fun:

"Yes, have some." Rick Moranis in Gostbusters

Collioure  (Level: 115.2 - Posts: 9952)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 12:54 PM

On my profile too

"The world is a book. Those who do not travel read only a page." - St Augustine

Lucimoore  (Level: 193.9 - Posts: 1737)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 3:16 PM

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. Albert Einstein

If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another. Winston Churchill

Fudypatootie  (Level: 207.0 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 4:29 PM

Another just for fun:
The Brain: We must head to a place where overweight, middle-aged people go to party and throw away money.
Pinky: Capitol Hill?

And along that same line...

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.
Mark Twain

And one more....
There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
Douglas Adams

Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 5:02 PM

We are all of us in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 9:00 PM

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.

Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.

Nothing is truer in a sense than a funeral oration: it tells precisely what the dead man should have been.

The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 9:06 PM

How uplifting Donden, thank you

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 9:25 PM

"As we know,
There are known knowns.
These are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know"

I don't like Rumsfeld but I sure like this

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 9:45 PM

Albert Einstein:

"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."

"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."

Indiana Jones:

"Snakes. Why did it hafta be snakes?"

Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 11:19 PM

Thank you all for your wonderful, witty, and thought provoking contributions. Keep them coming!

"Don't do what you want. Do what you don't want. Do what you're trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most." - Chuck Palahniuk

"It's a dangerous business going out your front door." - J.R.R. Tolkien

And now for some twisted humour...

"God is dead" - Nietzche

"Nietzche is dead" - God

Mplaw51  (Level: 184.8 - Posts: 1581)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 11:24 PM

Mine is on my profile also:
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle

It blows me away that quotes from these guys (ancient Greeks) still stand up today. What remarkable minds there have been through the ages.

Mitchy  (Level: 136.0 - Posts: 964)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 11:41 PM

My favorites- Some I made up!

"Smile Now Cry Later"

"What you give is what you get"

"I feel for you but I cant reach you"

"A life lived in lies is a life of denial"

"I hurt myself so you can't"

"With or Without Drugs
Live the Nightmare
Suffer the Consequences
Die Alone"

"It's one of those days when
Nobody's home, Everyone's here
But you're all alone."

"May everything you have
bestowed upon me
return to you
a thousand times greater"


Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 12th Feb '09 11:52 PM

"I hurt myself so you can't?" Mitchy?

Cujgie  (Level: 182.8 - Posts: 754)
Fri, 13th Feb '09 12:00 AM

“Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!”

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Fri, 13th Feb '09 1:37 AM

In honor of Abraham Lincoln's birthday, I'll share some of his quotes:

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

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Fri, 13th Feb '09 10:11 AM

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one.

We probably wouldn't worry about what other people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.

A liberal is a man who will give away everything he doesn't own.

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

And one for Nancy Pelosi:
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Fri, 13th Feb '09 10:21 AM

If at first you don't succeed, why bother, I mean, can you be sure you will succeed again. It isn't a given so maybe you should give up, or at the very least seek alternative inspiration.

That is a great quote

Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 637)
Fri, 13th Feb '09 11:15 AM




Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Fri, 13th Feb '09 12:00 PM

The following quotes all come from the brilliant mind of the late Douglas Adams:

"You live and learn. At any rate you live."

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."

"Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws."

"It's not the fall that kills you; it's the sudden stop at the end."

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