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Old 25-08-2013, 04:36   #136
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

"Don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see."
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Old 25-08-2013, 16:55   #137
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If you always seek what you've always sought youll always get what you've always got.
Variation but just as true:
If you don't change your direction, you're likely to end up where you're headed
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Old 25-08-2013, 18:45   #138
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"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one most adaptable to change" Charles Darwin

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." Calvin Coolidge
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Old 26-08-2013, 02:18   #139
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"When I have your wounded."

-- Major Charles L. Kelly, callsign "Dustoff", declining an order to leave a hot L.Z, moments before being killed by a single shot, July 1, 1964
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Old 26-08-2013, 08:28   #140
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" I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy."

Line from a Tom Waits song.

Coops.
Another from Mr. Waits:

Champagne for my real friends, and real pain for my sham friends.
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Old 26-08-2013, 11:04   #141
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

Maybe I offered this one before but still one of my favorites told to me by an inexperienced female crew member when I asked if she had learned anything on an overnight trip with a fellow cruiser:
'Lines are for boats, ropes are for sex'.
True story! Phil
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Old 27-08-2013, 00:14   #142
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Just for the purpose of attributing this properly, "Gandolf" and the qoute belong to John Ronald Ruel Tolkein. Check post #29. ....but, of course, in the final analysis I'm moved by the same words as you!

I kindly disagree with you. The line is more appropriate to Gandolf than anyother character in the book, and anyone who doesn't know who Gandolf is or what Lord of the Rings is probably wouldn't get the quote.

I prefer to attribute it to the character who was given the charge of saying those words -- Gandolf. in a good book, the characters become real to you.
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Old 27-08-2013, 02:12   #143
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'Lines are for boats, ropes are for sex'.
"There are exceptions to this terminology, so you can ignore the oft-repeated pedantry that 'there are no ropes aboard a vessel'. Anyone who says that isn't familiar with a tiller rope, manrope, bell rope or the roping on sails."
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Old 27-08-2013, 09:55   #144
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If you don't know where you are going, how will you know when you get there.
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Old 27-08-2013, 17:29   #145
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

If you don't care where you're going, you can't get lost.

Life is an Ocean but it ends at the shore...you may not see me tomorrow.

I'm here for a good time...not a long time.
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Old 27-08-2013, 17:40   #146
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"No matter where you go, there you are"

(Dating myself and my taste in movies.)
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Old 27-08-2013, 18:27   #148
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

It seems our cruising life has generated a few aphorisms, as well as learning a few proverbs:

From the bulkhead of a small cruising boat in Tasmania:

"Mackerel skies and mare's tails means soon tall ships will wear short sails."

""Who shuns the calm has forgotten the storm"

"Today's misfortune is tomorrow's adventure." (That one is mine, and the following one is Jim's...)

"You can not be forever young; but you can be forever immature."

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Old 27-08-2013, 18:31   #149
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Joy shared is double, sorrow shared is halved.
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