Quotes

Talk about anything under the sun or stars - but keep it civil. This is where we really get to know each other. Everyone is welcome, and invited!
User avatar
Gravity Defier
Commander
Commander
Posts: 7872
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:32 pm
Title: Ewok in Tauntaun-land

Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:02 pm

No new ideas here but I liked it.
If there's a single lesson that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so. Words and thoughts don't change anything. Language and reality are kept strictly apart -- reality is tough, unyielding stuff, and it doesn't care what you think or feel or say about it.
Se paciente y duro; algún día este dolor te será útil.

User avatar
jotabe
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 2105
Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:59 am
Title: Leekmaster Kirbyfu

Postby jotabe » Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:32 pm

It might not be a new thing, but it's amazing how much people still cling onto magical thinking. Irrationalism and pseudoscience breed like mushrooms. So it's always good remembering ;)
Image

User avatar
locke
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 3046
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:07 pm
Contact:

Postby locke » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:08 pm

It might not be a new thing, but it's amazing how much people still cling onto magical thinking. Irrationalism and pseudoscience breed like mushrooms. So it's always good remembering ;)
I dated a girl that was into homeopathy. *shakes head* even in my health nut days, I thought that was some of the most absurd and ludicrous stuff ever. she swore by it though, was sad.

currently dating a girl that is extremely skeptical of evolution... this may be her only flaw, imo. ;)
So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.

User avatar
jotabe
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 2105
Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:59 am
Title: Leekmaster Kirbyfu

Postby jotabe » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:24 am

So it isn't just people who try to make a living off selling flasks of water...
But yeah, i think your attitude is correct regarding the girl skeptical of evolution :wink: Remember:
Nobody is perfect.
Image

User avatar
Jeesh_girl15
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 851
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:23 pm
Title: Procrastination Fairy
Location: Wherever I wanna be

Postby Jeesh_girl15 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:47 pm

I was watching The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor this morning.

*Riding on the back of the truck, trying to stop the mummy with fireworks*
Rick: Your ass is on fire!!!
Jonathan: My ass?!
R: Yes, your ass!
J: My ass? My ass! Put it out, put it out!!
Rick hits fire with jacket
R: I'm trying!
J: Spank my ass! Spank my ass!
You musn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.

User avatar
Young Val
Commander
Commander
Posts: 3166
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:00 pm
Title: Papermaster
First Joined: 12 Sep 2000
Location: from New York City to St. Paul, MN (but I'm a Boston girl at heart).
Contact:

Postby Young Val » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:05 pm

I just started watching Veronica Mars after 6 years of recommendations. It is CRACK. SO GOOD.

Just finished episode 5 and this quote made me laugh out loud.

Veronica: I obviously know nothing about relationships.
Keith: But you can bake, and that's important.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

User avatar
Eaquae Legit
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 5185
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:30 pm
Title: Age quod agis
First Joined: 04 Feb 2002
Location: ^ Geez, read the sign.
Contact:

Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:14 am

"In your otherwise beautiful poem, one verse reads,

Every moment dies a man,
Every moment one is born.


... If this were true, the population of the world would be at a standstill. In truth, the rate of birth is slightly in excess of that of death. I would suggest [that the next version of your poem should read]:

Every moment dies a man,
Every moment 1 1/16 is born.


Strictly speaking, the actual figure is so long I cannot get it into a line, but I believe the figure 1 1/16 will be sufficiently accurate for poetry."
Charles Babbage to Alfred Lord Tennyson, regarding his poem "The Vision of Sin".
"Only for today, I will devote 10 minutes of my time to some good reading, remembering that just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul." -- Pope John XXIII

User avatar
Jayelle
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 4027
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:32 pm
Title: Queen Ducky
First Joined: 25 Feb 2002
Location: The Far East (of Canada)

Postby Jayelle » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:26 am

I just started watching Veronica Mars after 6 years of recommendations. It is CRACK. SO GOOD.

Just finished episode 5 and this quote made me laugh out loud.

Veronica: I obviously know nothing about relationships.
Keith: But you can bake, and that's important.

I love that you discovered it! I went through the same happiness when I did. The first season is unbelievable. So many twists and turns and... it's just fabulously written from beginning to end.
One Duck to rule them all.
--------------------------------
It needs to be about 20% cooler.

User avatar
Bean_wannabe
Soldier
Soldier
Posts: 485
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:30 am
Title: I spy with my Fishy Eye
First Joined: 08 Nov 2007
Location: England

Postby Bean_wannabe » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:52 pm

OK, a couple of unrelated ones:

"Give a man a fire and he will be warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life."

" I hear something from the forest, where Cale and Benny are. It sounds like he's hurting her."
*Laughter from everyone else*
"Good Job Cale! I'll help you bury the body!"
-Richard, http://lfgcomic.com/page/291

Some related:
"How many pilots have you shot Zoey? Rough ballpark guess?"
"Hey, Zoey. Here's the pilot. In case you want to shoot him again..."
"Woah... Zoey must have shot the train conductor"
"Hey, Zoey. When I drive us out of here, don't shoot me, alright?"
"I'm not driving - I don't wanna get shot."
-All Francis, L4D

User avatar
Syphon the Sun
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 2217
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:59 pm
Title: Ozymandias

Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:15 pm

EL, that made my day.
Step softly; a dream lies buried here.

User avatar
locke
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 3046
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:07 pm
Contact:

Postby locke » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:43 am

"In order to do the impossible you must see the invisible." - David Murdock
So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.

User avatar
Mich
Commander
Commander
Posts: 2943
Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:58 am
Title: T.U.R.T.L.E. Power
First Joined: 02 Apr 2002
Location: Land o' Ports
Contact:

Postby Mich » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:42 pm

"In order to do the impossible you must see the invisible." - David Murdock
ROW ROW
FIGHT DA POWA
Shell the unshellable, crawl the uncrawlible.

Row--row.

Ended
Launchie
Launchie
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:56 am

Postby Ended » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:17 pm

Anyone read H2G2?
“Life is like a grapefruit. Well, it's sort of orangy-yellow and dimpled on the outside, wet and squidgy in the middle. It's got pips inside, too. Oh, and some people have a half a one for breakfast.”

User avatar
zeroguy
Commander
Commander
Posts: 2740
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:29 pm
Title: 01111010 01100111
First Joined: 0- 8-2001
Location: Where you least expect me.
Contact:

Postby zeroguy » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:42 pm

R: How are you feeling?
S: Terrible.
R: Things will get better. *gives toast*
S: Yeah, now I have some toast.
R: It's a first step.
Proud member of the Canadian Alliance.

dgf hhw

User avatar
Graff^
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 1213
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:56 pm
Title: Carrot hamburgler
Location: Salem, New York
Contact:

Postby Graff^ » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:33 pm

Quara:good job now everybody hates you
Speaker:Even you?
Quara:Oh yes I've hated you the most except maybe for Quim
Quara:Do you want to see me do arthimitic
Speaker:I don't know those look hard
Quara:oh I can do them I'm the fastest
Where does friendship end and love begin?

User avatar
human.
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 656
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:02 pm
Title: pequenino

Postby human. » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:17 pm

"Peoples know nothing of the spirit of man, for peoples are only nature, and man is a word that has no plural. Petrograd is not of the people. It has no legend, no folklore; it is not glorified in nameless songs down nameless roads. It is a stranger, aloof, incomprehensible, forbidding. No pilgrims ever traveled to its granite gates. The gates had never been opened in warm compassion to the meek, the hurt and the maimed, like the doors of the kindly Moscow. Petrograd does not need a soul; it has a mind."

-Ayn Rand, We the Living

User avatar
locke
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 3046
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:07 pm
Contact:

Postby locke » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:14 pm

I still crack up every time I see the name Quim.
So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.

User avatar
Mich
Commander
Commander
Posts: 2943
Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:58 am
Title: T.U.R.T.L.E. Power
First Joined: 02 Apr 2002
Location: Land o' Ports
Contact:

Postby Mich » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:33 pm

I still crack up every time I see the name Quim.
Because it's fun to mispronounce?
Shell the unshellable, crawl the uncrawlible.

Row--row.

User avatar
Satya
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 1052
Joined: Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:00 pm
Title: Pvt. Brony
First Joined: 04 Jan 2002

Postby Satya » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:42 pm

"The righteous stand before the darkness, and the Maker shall guide their hand." - Leliana, Dragon Age: Origins

User avatar
Graff^
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 1213
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:56 pm
Title: Carrot hamburgler
Location: Salem, New York
Contact:

Postby Graff^ » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:44 am

I once met a kid that had the nickname Quim.
Where does friendship end and love begin?

User avatar
Gravity Defier
Commander
Commander
Posts: 7872
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:32 pm
Title: Ewok in Tauntaun-land

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu May 27, 2010 12:01 am

From the super-duper quick read Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
I do not care what car you drive
where you live. If you know some
one who knows someone who knows
someone. If your clothes are this
year's cutting edge. If your trust
fund is unlimited. If you are A-
list B-list or never heard of you
list. I only care about the words
that flutter from your mind. They
are the only thing you truly own.
The only thing I will remember
you by. I will not fall in love
with your bones and skin. I will
not fall in love with the places
you have been. I will not fall
in love with anything but
the words that flutter from
your extraordinary mind.
I thought it was simple but charming. :)
Se paciente y duro; algún día este dolor te será útil.

User avatar
Luet
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 4451
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:49 pm
Title: Bird Nerd
First Joined: 01 Jul 2000
Location: Albany, NY

Postby Luet » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:21 am

From A Mind of Its Own by Cordelia Fine:

"The myriad injustices of the world are simply too much for our delicate psyches. Faced with some wretched prey of fate, we struggle against the conclusion that life is savagely, mercilessly unfair. If it is impossible, too difficult, or too much trouble to fight for a victim's wrong to be righted, to recompense them for their suffering, or to relieve them of their burden, then we succumb to another, easier strategy. We persuade ourselves that they have brought their misfortune onto themselves. So strong is our need to believe in a just world (since otherwise we too -- through no fault of our own -- might lose our job, our home, our health, our sanity, our child), that we yield to the more comfortable delusion that bad things happen to bad people."
"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." - Albert Camus in Return to Tipasa

User avatar
Eaquae Legit
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 5185
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:30 pm
Title: Age quod agis
First Joined: 04 Feb 2002
Location: ^ Geez, read the sign.
Contact:

Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:15 am

Tonight, with an unwilling dairy farmer friend:

EL: I'll have a hamburger for you.
C: Every little bit helps.
J: And I'll... drink a glass of milk.
C: It's not the same, but they still suffer, so thank you.
"Only for today, I will devote 10 minutes of my time to some good reading, remembering that just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul." -- Pope John XXIII

Miro
Launchie
Launchie
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:03 am
Contact:

Postby Miro » Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:06 pm

The fascination of children lies in this: that with each of them all things are remade, and the universe is put again upon its trial. As we walk the streets and see below us those delightful bulbous heads, three times too big for the body, which mark these human mushrooms, we ought always primarily to remember that within every one of these heads there is a new universe, as new as it was on the seventh day of creation. In each of those orbs there is a new system of stars, new grass, new cities, a new sea.
- GK Chesterton
A closed mouth gathers no foot.

User avatar
Satya
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 1052
Joined: Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:00 pm
Title: Pvt. Brony
First Joined: 04 Jan 2002

Postby Satya » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:53 pm

"The job is never done. So long as we live, we must work on ourselves." - Jack LaLanne

"My strength lies solely in my tenacity." - Louis Pasteur

"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese." - Unknown Proverb
Discord ID: AJ#0001

User avatar
Eaquae Legit
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 5185
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:30 pm
Title: Age quod agis
First Joined: 04 Feb 2002
Location: ^ Geez, read the sign.
Contact:

Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:04 pm

Pope John XXIII:
I will devote 10 minutes of my time to some good reading, remembering that just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul.
From his personal decalogue.
"Only for today, I will devote 10 minutes of my time to some good reading, remembering that just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul." -- Pope John XXIII

Psudo
Soldier
Soldier
Posts: 132
Joined: Mon May 10, 2010 10:03 am
Contact:

Postby Psudo » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:25 am

I'm not much for poetry, but since Val brought it up I've always liked The Highwayman.
Back, he spurred like a madman, shrieking a curse to the sky,
With the white road smoking behind him and his rapier brandished high!
Blood-red were his spurs i' the golden noon; wine-red was his velvet coat,
When they shot him down on the highway,
Down like a dog on the highway,
And he lay in his blood on the highway, with the bunch of lace at his throat.
It helps that Loreena McKennitt and Anne of Green Gables both do pretty good interpretations of it.
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
Rita Mae Brown

... i think its me...
I don't know anyone (IRL) who isn't insane, myself included. If you're too sane it'll drive you crazy.
There is a certain clinical satisfaction in seeing just how bad things can get.
I've laughed uproariously for that very reason. Several times.

User avatar
CezeN
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 1254
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:24 pm
Title: will not be ignored

Postby CezeN » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:34 pm

"Justice is a knee in the gut from the floor on the chin at night sneaky with a knife brought up down on the magazine of a battleship sandbagged underhanded in the dark without a word of warning."
Gunny and his thoughts on First Earth:
Image

User avatar
Satya
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 1052
Joined: Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:00 pm
Title: Pvt. Brony
First Joined: 04 Jan 2002

Postby Satya » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:58 pm

"There's many a slip twixt the tongue and the wrist."
Discord ID: AJ#0001

User avatar
Eaquae Legit
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 5185
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:30 pm
Title: Age quod agis
First Joined: 04 Feb 2002
Location: ^ Geez, read the sign.
Contact:

Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:56 am

"The English language was carefully, carefully cobbled together by three blind dudes with a German dictionary."

"I thought the traditional Scottish birthday gift was loathing, wrapped up in grudging tolerance?"

- sheldoncomics.com
"Only for today, I will devote 10 minutes of my time to some good reading, remembering that just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul." -- Pope John XXIII

User avatar
jotabe
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 2105
Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:59 am
Title: Leekmaster Kirbyfu

Postby jotabe » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:03 am

"Every time I yank a jawbone from a skull and ram it into an eyesocket, I know I'm building a better future."
-Smiling Jack
Image

User avatar
CezeN
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 1254
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:24 pm
Title: will not be ignored

Postby CezeN » Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:02 pm

"Sharper than your cutting edge, quicker than your starting gun,
you can't see him, so when it's on you ought to run

the faceless, nameless, Invisible Man
masterbuilder with state of the art plans

Plus elicit demands for you to follow,
could really care less if it's hard for you to swallow

Last of a dying breed, soon to be extinct
because we man up, standup, and say what people think

Use words like the colors on my palet,
keep my mind right, smacking down the mallet

And hold court with the populus,
metropolitan man of the metropolis
If anything it's obvious

That I'm a man of many passions, many talents,
I wear many hats, many pairs of new ballets,
I travel many places, rock many shows,
Many ladies scream ow, many fellows yell ho"
- Asheru

All of its worthy of a quote to me.
Gunny and his thoughts on First Earth:
Image

User avatar
Yebra
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 604
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:48 am
Title: Shadow Zebra

Postby Yebra » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:00 pm

Why does this sound so so familiar?

Thomas Jefferson Johnson: Terry, tell me something. With all this money coming in from both sides, how does anything ever get done?
Terry Corrigan: It doesn't. That's the genius of the system.
Yebra: A cross between a zebra and something that fancied a zebra.

User avatar
Eaquae Legit
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 5185
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:30 pm
Title: Age quod agis
First Joined: 04 Feb 2002
Location: ^ Geez, read the sign.
Contact:

Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:17 pm

"I'm making gelatine brains, what are you doing?" - Mythbusters
"Only for today, I will devote 10 minutes of my time to some good reading, remembering that just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul." -- Pope John XXIII

User avatar
Eaquae Legit
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 5185
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:30 pm
Title: Age quod agis
First Joined: 04 Feb 2002
Location: ^ Geez, read the sign.
Contact:

Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:26 am

On spotting the house tabby/lurker, yet again:

Me: "There's a cat!"
Rei: "There's always a cat."
"Only for today, I will devote 10 minutes of my time to some good reading, remembering that just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul." -- Pope John XXIII


Return to “Milagre Town Square”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Ahrefs [Bot] and 24 guests