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Old 25-11-2015, 19:07   #586
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

Absorb what's useful.... Discard what's not...

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Old 27-11-2015, 17:44   #587
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

I must go down to the sea again
To the sea and the lonely sky.
I left my socks and vest down there
I wonder if they're dry?
Spike Milligan

"If you try to watch the movie Titanic backwards...it's actually about a magical boat that saves people."
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“But the trouble is that conscious futility is something only for the young. One cannot go on "despairing of life" in to a ripe old age. One cannot go on being "decadent", since decadence means falling and one can only be said to be falling if one is going to reach the bottom reasonably soon. Sooner or later one is obliged to adopt a positive attitude toward life and society.”
George Orwell, All Art is Propaganda: Critical Essays
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Old 27-11-2015, 17:56   #588
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Bumper sticker seen on a Ferarri:

"My other car is a Trabant"

{apologies to senormechanico, I couldn't resist}
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Old 27-11-2015, 18:01   #589
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Related to Ribbit's post, I recently saw a perfectly restored Morris Minor. Can't be very many of them in the US and this one was pristine. Somebody had obviously labored very hard to make it perfect.

Bumper sticker was on a piece of lexan that was tied on - nobody would stick a sticker to this car. Bumper sticker read "The parts falling off this car are of the finest British manufacture."

That's some funny stuff.

For some reason I often use the quote "I say we nuke the entire site from orbit, it's the only way to make sure." (from the movie Aliens)
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Old 28-11-2015, 05:15   #590
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

"Think you used enough dynamite, there, Butch?" was one I liked, from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Another, of course, is that "there are very few personal problems that cannot be solved by the proper application of high explosives."
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Old 28-11-2015, 05:23   #591
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

Quote:
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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore.
Dream.
Discover.
– Mark Twain"


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He didn't write it. Not in any of his published material, although it's often mistakenly attributed to him. The first recorded instance of that was many years after Clemen's death.

Reminds me of

"Never believe everything you read on the intenet" ( Abraham Lincoln)
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" What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you..."

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Old 28-11-2015, 11:26   #593
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I'm trying to find
the source of the Margaret Mead quote:

“It is easier to change a man's religion than to change his diet."

But I cannot find where she said it.
Anybody know?
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Old 28-11-2015, 16:18   #594
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Quote:
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Obviously one of my favourites is from a Danish author:

"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea"
- Isak Dinesen
Awesome...
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"Take it all in, it's as big as it seems, count all your blessings, remember your dreams" JB


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Often used on the job site when I realize that a project I've completed isn't perfect, but I need to move on, regardless of the fact that I am not completely satisfied with it:

"Just break the wrist, and walk away. Break the wrist; walk away." - Rex from Napoleon Dynamite

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" Keep that cheap wailin slut quiet!" - Telly Savalis the Dirty Dozen
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" Keep that cheap wailin slut quiet!" - Telly Savalis the Dirty Dozen
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Re: What is Your Favorite Quote?

"This should grind their bones very nicely"

Used every time I find JUST the right tool to misuse for my current project.

From "Beanstalk Bunny", starring Daffy Duck as Jack (of beanstalk fame) and Elmer Fudd as the giant, with Bugs along for, well, who knows why. Elmer finds just the right gadget to "grind their bones" (presumably to make his bread.) I can't explain it. You just have to see it, and maybe you'll start using this quote, too.
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