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thegreatBJ


Woman! Not gay Man!
Location: Hull...ish

Total posts: 332
Posted:what are your favorite quotes?

the can be moving, funny or anything you want

mine have to be:

"don't walk behind me for I may not lead, dont walk in front of me for I may not follow, in fact don't walk anywere near me... go away youre bothering me"

"I still miss my boyfriend but my aim is improving"

"we'll love you just the way you are if youre perfect"

there's more but i cant remember them right now


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Skulduggery
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Skulduggery

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Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:*cough* aready got a thread for this *cough*

Opps sorry bad chest infection here biggrin


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dani_babyboo
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Posted:mine are

dance like no one is watching and love like its never going to hurt

i miss you when i fall asleep untill i find you in my dreams

its better to have loved and lost than to never have loved before


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thegreatBJ


Woman! Not gay Man!
Location: Hull...ish

Total posts: 332
Posted:Written by: Skulduggery

*cough* aready got a thread for this *cough*

Opps sorry bad chest infection here biggrin



I do apologise....

i couldnt find one and i dont know how to do a search


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:No worries babe. We are all guilty of doing this sometime or other..well maybe not all. I guess maybe Durbs has never done it ubblol

To search just press on the link up top next to the main menu link. There is a list of tips somewhere on how to make your searches more productive but right now I can't be bothered to search for it.because I'm a lazy bum that needs a kick in the pants biggrin

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Domino
SILVER Member since May 2004

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Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK

Total posts: 757
Posted:Written by: Skulduggery

I guess maybe Durbs has never done it ubblol




Not true! I remember Durbs getting Durbed ubblol ubbrollsmile


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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

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Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:do what i say not what i do

don't eat yellow snow

if it's not dead you cant eat it (haha)


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OrangeBobo
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OrangeBobo

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Posted:I'm reading a book right now that is long and rambling, but has very good quotes... Form "Travels with Charley in Search of America" by John Steinbeck.

"I think today if we forbade out illiterate children to touch the wonderful things of literature, perhaps they might steal them and find secret joy."

"...made coffee so rich and sturdy that it would float a nail..."

"I have no desire to latch onto a monster symbol of fate and proove my manhood in titanic pisicine war."

Just a few that I've jotted down whilst scraping my way though this short yet seemingly unbearably long book... If only there was a noticible plot and character development...

~ Bobo


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Posted:Written by: Skulduggery

*cough* aready got a thread for this *cough*

Opps sorry bad chest infection here biggrin



*gasp

Not bird flu! eek

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The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Boo_Bunny
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Boo_Bunny

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Location: infront of you

Total posts: 933
Posted:People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be
shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.
What you spend years building may
be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack if you help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have
and you might get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
- Elie Wiesel

We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.

and finaly:

"Our lives are remembered by the gifts we leave our children"
-- Disney's Atlantis


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dani_babyboo
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Posted:*We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.*

that one is so true and i must say playing with poi/ having silly heads on at club events keeps me so young hehe


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Katch
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Katch

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Total posts: 162
Posted:Written by: Boo_Bunny

People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good anyway....



I found a different version of this that I really liked by Mother Teresa:

"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway."

And another favorite is from the Apple ad:

"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song thats never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?We make tools for these kinds of people. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

I know they're a bit long, but I've found both very inspiring. biggrin


Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
-Franklin P. Jones

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

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Posted:grumble grumble already a quote thread, or several, grumble

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Posted:*muttersandgumbles*

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Seye
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Seye

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Posted:Sometimes it is better to say nothing and appear stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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Medusa
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Posted:You are the creator of your own universe. For as a human being you are free to will whatever state of being you desire. Through the use of your thoughts and words there is great power there.

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melon
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Location: Swindon!!!!!!!

Total posts: 162
Posted:"dont spread [censored] with your hands, in the end the smell will stay and you fingers get stained"

im alan partridge........AHA!

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Fathom
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Fathom

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Posted:I know theres already a quotes thread but.....



Some questions don't have answers.

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The man who loves right and righteousness will do right, law or no law, while the man who loves wrong will do wrong in spite of all law.

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If you love, you will suffer.

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There is nothing beautiful or sweet or great in life that is not mysterious.

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"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."

- the last words of Pancho Villa (1877-1923)

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If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people. This is very difficult, since we think they're happier than they really are.

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Obstacles are those scary things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

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Those of us who dance are considered to be insane by those who cannot hear the music.

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"I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need."

- Francois-Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), when asked how he managed to make his remarkable statues.

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"Work is the curse of the drinking classes."

- Oscar Wilde

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"The graveyards are full of indispensable men."

- Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970)

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The dumber people think you are, the more suprised they are when you kill them.

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I majored in Liberal Arts. Do you want fries with that?

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Heck is a place for people who don't believe in Gosh.

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Art should never try to be popular. The public should try to be artistic.

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Life is a bad joke, and all of us, collectively, are the butt of it.

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I'm a lawyer. If I had to worry about going to hell, I'd never get anything done.

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God is my co-pilot. It's Satan who makes me keep pushing down so hard on the accelerator.

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For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

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Two wrongs are only the beginning.

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Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

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I drive WAY too fast to worry about cholesterol.

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Intelligence may be defined as the thing that the intelligence tests test.

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The best way to determine a person's true personality is by what kind of jokes make him angry.

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Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: "could have, might have, and should have."

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The saddest moment in a person's life comes only once.

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Never engage in any winter sport that has an ambulance parked at the bottom of the hill.

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"I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth."

- Janeane Garofalo

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Character is defined by the decisions you make when you are 100% sure you won't get caught.

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Happiness is nothing more than health and a poor memory.

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"Men are in charge of women, because Allah has made the one superior to the other[.] ... Good women are obedient[.] ... As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and beat them[.]"

- The Koran (Surah 4:34)

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A clever man commits no minor blunders.

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"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

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"I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman."

- Arnold Schwarzenegger, then Governor-elect of California (2003)

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"These go to 11."

- Nigel Tufnel in This is Spinal Tap

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"Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?"

- Steven Wright

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"I want to say something positive, but I can't think of anything positive to say ... will you settle for two negatives?"

- Woody Allen

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Truth is always stranger than fiction. That's because fiction has to make sense.

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A closed mouth gathers no feet.

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Remember that half the people in the world are below average.

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Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is.

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Mimes are always funnier when they're dead.

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"The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C,' the idea must be feasible."

- A Yale University management professor in

response to student Fred Smith's paper

proposing reliable overnight delivery service

(Smith went on to found Federal Express).

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"Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known things, there 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."

U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (2003)

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"When two incompatible beliefs are advocated with equal intensity, the truth does not lie half way between them."

- Richard Dawkins

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"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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"Health" is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

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[On marriage] "When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part."

- George Bernard Shaw

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Education is the progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

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"Giggle. Giggle if you want to."

Amy Grant (1960 - )

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"Anything any other man can do, I can do. Maybe not as well, but I can do it."

- Frank Nixon (father of Richard Nixon)

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No matter how much trouble you go to to make something "idiot-proof," there is, somewhere in the world, at least one idiot who will be able to censored it up.

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"That rainbow song is no good. Take it out."



- Memo from an MGM executive after the screening of "The Wizard of Oz"

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"I have a healthy sense of right and wrong, but sometimes, for example, using foul, exclamation-point words among friends can be good for a laugh."

Amy Grant (quoted in the Ladies Home Journal, December 1985)

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To vacillate or not to vacillate: that is the question . . . or is it?

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If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

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You never really learn to curse until you learn to drive.

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"Stressed" spelled backwards is "desserts."

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Five out of four people have trouble with fractions.

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"Scientists are complaining that the new dinosaur movie shows dinosaurs with lemurs, who didn't evolve for another million years. They're afraid the movie will give kids a mistaken impression. What about the fact that the dinosaurs are singing and dancing?"

- Jay Leno

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"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."

- Herm Albright

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"Any technology that does not appear magical is insufficiently advanced."

Gregory Benford

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"Any universe simple enough to be understood is too simple to produce a mind able to understand it."

John Barrow

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"Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1 1/2 tons."

Popular Mechanics magazine, 1949

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Suburbia is where they tear out the trees and then name streets after them.

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One of us is thinking about sex . . . okay, it's me.

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Macho Law forbids me to admit I'm wrong.

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Ambivalent? Well ... yes and no.

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Everyone thinks I'm psychotic, except my friends deep inside the earth.

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"Come on in, and try not to screw things up by being yourself."

Helen Hunt to Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets.

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Any reasonably intelligent person can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius to move in the opposite direction.

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"We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough?"

Niels Bohr (1885-1962)

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It's easy to realize that you have roots in the past. Remember that you also have roots in the future.

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One human being is worth more than all the holy books in the world.

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When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.

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Listen to your enemies. They're the first ones to tell you your faults.

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"If there are two or more ways to do something, and one of those ways can result in a catastrophe, someone will do it."

- The original 1949 version of "Murphy's Law," from the late Edward A. Murphy, Jr.

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"Any object or entity can catalyze insight. Or, to put it another way, you can look through any window to see the sunlight."

Amber K, True Magick, p. 126.

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"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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"Human beings have stopped evolving morally, and our baser impulses to lie, cheat, gossip, and steal are behaviors we'll just have to learn to live with."

Dr. Michael Shermer

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Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-the-last mistake.

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In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is.

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Re the fact that homosexuality is "hard-wired" in some people, and is not something that is "learned:"

"If homosexuality could be learned, a veritable army of women recovering from troublesome, disappointing men would surely sign up for the course."

- Margo Howard in "Dear Prudence," November 24, 2003 (dearprudence@creators.com)

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"Futurists of the past thought that technology would lighten our burden. They reasoned that if machines could help people do eight hours of work in six, humans could have an extra two hours of free time. The opposite occurred. We started doing what used to take ten hours in eight hours. What happened? Humans were offered the gift of free time, and they turned it down. People didn't turn machines into servants. They turned themselves into machines."

Froma Harrop (fharrop@projo.com)

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"Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"I do not agree with the big way of doing things. To us what matters is an individual. If we wait to get the numbers, we will be lost in the numbers."

Mother Teresa

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"The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad."

Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

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Some think they know it. Some think they don't know it. Some are just being it.

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The difference between "involvement" and "commitment" can be seen in an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was "involved" the pig was "committed."

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"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."

- Thomas Watson (1874-1956), Chairman of IBM, in 1943

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"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

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"We didn't lose the game. We just ran out of time."

- Vince Lombardi

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"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."

- Carl Sagan

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"When I get lost, I don't panic. I just change where I want to go."

- Rita Rudner

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"It takes a big man to admit that he's wrong. I'm not a big man."

- Chevy Chase as Fletch

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"In general, rays of light are propagated curvilinearly in gravitational fields."

- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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"The best way to get the news is from objective sources ... and the most objective sources I have are people on my staff who tell me what's happening in the world."

- President George W. Bush (November 2003)

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Aoccdrnig to a rseearch sutdy at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are; the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by itslef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

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"The other day I saw a bumper sticker that said LIVE EACH DAY AS IF IT WERE THE LAST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. So I did. I told my boss what I thought of him, and I quit my job. I went home and told my wife that I still love her even though she's gotten fat. I bought a carton of Marlboro 100's and started smoking again.



"The problem is that that day wasn't the last day of my life. I woke up the next morning without a job, with my wife mad at me, and with tobacco stains on my fingers. What I'm looking for now is a bumper sticker that tells me what to do if I live a certain day as if it's the last day of my life, only it turns out it's not."



A bearded comedian on Comedy Central (sorry, but I didn't get his name)

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"The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals, and 362 to heterosexuals. This doesn't mean God doesn't love heterosexuals, it's just that they need more supervision."

- Lynn Lavner, a lesbian comic

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Our three greatest fears:

Not having enough;

Not doing enough;

Not BEING enough.

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Love may fail.

Simple politeness often works much better.

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Death is nothing more than the singer taking a breath.

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Playfulness is next to godliness.

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"Silly Europeans! I neither think nor am."

- an Oriental philosopher

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"Columbus discovered America in 1492. He was looking for a new passage to India. He thought the people he met were Indians, so that's what he called them. He took some of them back to Spain with him. When the 'Indians' stepped ashore in Spain, did they say, 'Hey, we've discovered Europe?'"

Jay Leno (August 3, 2004)

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"To understand others is wisdom. To understand oneself is enlightenment."

Lao Tzu

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clarence_quack
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clarence_quack

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Posted:"i'm a pretty girl.. I'm a preeeeety girl..."
you have to be a futurama fan to understand it.


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Seye
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Seye

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Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
Posted:In the beginning the universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Douglas Adams


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Durbs
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Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Y'know guys...

It's fairly lazy to not search before posting a thread
It's more lazy to not use the existing thread after someone has already posted a link for you
It's rude to ignore that other people have pointed out that the thread already exists and you're welcome to post in that one - it sort of implies you've read what other people have written and aren't just overly keen to get your own post down before reading what's been written before
It's pointless posting in this thread as it'll be locked (as it's a duplicate) and so really - if you all did what you're meant to and either searched, or if you're lazy/ignorant have someone post the search results for you and post in that one - everyone would get on a lot better smile

P.S. Skully - I got Durbs'ed once, but I think I was drunk wink


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Fathom
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Fathom

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Posted:or we've already read the original thread and simply saw no reason to favor that one over this one. i agree with the need to search for threads regarding questions or technical info but this is a chat forum. the old thread hasnt been used for a while and theres no glaring reason to drag it up.

but as its pointless to post in this thread.... wink


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Seye
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Seye

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Total posts: 1261
Posted:Written by: Fathom

or we've already read the original thread and simply saw no reason to favor that one over this one. i agree with the need to search for threads regarding questions or technical info but this is a chat forum. the old thread hasnt been used for a while and theres no glaring reason to drag it up.



Have to say I agree with this.

When people post in this forum it is pretty irrelevant whether a topic has been started before. By posting a link to older related topics people are made aware of them.
Its not really essential that these topics are kept tidy like in the more serious forums.


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Durbs
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Durbs

Classically British
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Posted:Hmmm



First point:

Written by: HoP Site Rules


Before Posting a topic please check the Search engine . If we can avoid making too many threads on the same topic everything can be tidy and easy to understand for all. If your query or comment relates to a thread then post in that same thread. Creating another thread can cause confusion.







Secondly - If you're posting a thread about "What's your favourite quote" you're really doing it for 1 of 2 reasons:

1)You're interested in finding more words of wisdom, what inspires other people and maybe looking for some humour as well - Posting in the old thread means you can read lots of other peoples quotes, add your own personal favourites and it'll be bumped so people interested can read through other posts about quotes and then add their own.

2) You've found a good quote you want to post and other people to read - you don't really care about other peoples favourites and probably won't go back and read what other people have written - So you start your own thread.



Harsh, but IMO true...


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Seye
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Seye

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Posted:That may be true but you are taking a pretty serious view of a non-serious forum.

Surely this forum is meant to be treated as though it was a room full of people all having conversations.
Someone starts a conversation, a few people chip in ideas. They have a bit of a laugh. Then someone else wonders over and says "Dude! We were chatting about this the other day...".
The forum equivalent is posting a link to the old topic. Then if people have time they can read through the old topic too. If not they can just join in the current conversation.

I dont always have time to read through hundreds of pages, most of which will be irrelevant due to the nature of a 'chat' forum, before joining a post.

Its the equivalent of walking into the room (mentioned previously) and asking everyone to repeat everything that has been said in that room in the last 6 months before you start to speak. This forum should be for spontaneous (and going on past experience, quite random) discussion.

I totally agree that the technical forums should be kept tidy. One topic for a subject is extremely useful there. It means you can find useful info quickly. Almost like a self generating FAQ.
In here surely a link will suffice though.


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Durbs
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Posted:I know, i know - And maybe it doesn't apply itself so much Social Chat as it does in other sections.

However, it does teach good etiquette, chances are if someone gets used to searching they'll do it in all sections, keeping everything neat. It means if someone goes "ooo - what was that really cool quote I read in the quote thread", there's one thread which they have to trawl through, not 7.

It also means people don't jump in on a thread everytime saying "do a search" or "this has already been talked about" as they have smile

But then - using this as an example - The thread was basically asking "What's your favourite quote" (Or at least "What quotes do you like?") which is a question - the answer to which can be found without starting a new thread. Starting it as a new topic, just suggests (although this might not be the case) that the person just wanted to have a thread they started on the first page...

So, in short - Searches for proper chat threads are, I agree, irrelevant - however, threads which ask a specific question, regardless of whether they're in Chat, Discussion or whatever - a search should be done.


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Posted:Fair enough.
I just think that everyone has to be careful not to scare the new kids in the class who mostly play in here smile
It can seem a bit unwelcoming with people posting "already been here" etc.

BTW Just watched the 2 durbs n strugz videos. I'm liking the 3 staffs 2 people idea. biggrin


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Posted:So you think my post about there being thread on this topic already was nasty? That it would scare people away? I tried to do it in a light hearted way........ but if it looks nasty I apologise.

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Posted:Written by: Skulduggery

So you think my post about there being thread on this topic already was nasty? That it would scare people away? I tried to do it in a light hearted way........ but if it looks nasty I apologise.


It wasn't aimed at you (or anyone else) or any specific post.
No offence meant.
You just pointed out that there were other answers to the question already on here smile


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Posted:No worries. I was just worried that I'd upset someone inadvertantly hug

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