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Postby Borommakot_15 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:08 pm

I still collect quotes..

“Pressure can burst a pipe or pressure can make a diamond.”
~Robert Horry

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.”
~Arnold H. Glasgow

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
~Abraham Lincoln

Wisdom is knowing the right path to take… Integrity is taking it.
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A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.
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Postby starlooker » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:08 pm

"There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket-safe, dark, motionless, airless-it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell."

C.S. Lewis
There's another home somewhere,
There's another glimpse of sky...
There's another way to lean
into the wind, unafraid.
There's another life out there...

~~Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Postby CezeN » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:44 pm

"I push Ki, like Dragon Ball Z
Ya see what I'm Saiyan?"
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:12 pm

"There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket-safe, dark, motionless, airless-it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell."

C.S. Lewis
Where is that from, Kirsten?
"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

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Postby jotabe » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:40 pm

"There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket-safe, dark, motionless, airless-it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell."

C.S. Lewis
Awesome quote!
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Postby starlooker » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:28 pm

"There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket-safe, dark, motionless, airless-it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell."

C.S. Lewis
Where is that from, Kirsten?
Don't remember, exactly -- I'll have to ask my mother. It was on the back of a C.S. Lewis book I got her for Christmas a couple of years ago. I bought it largely because I liked the quote so much.

ETA: From The Four Loves.
There's another home somewhere,
There's another glimpse of sky...
There's another way to lean
into the wind, unafraid.
There's another life out there...

~~Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Postby Satya » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:47 pm

"The only thing worse than a wolf in sheep's clothing is a wolf in shepherd's clothing." - Me

"We do not sit in the Judgment Seat. We sit in the Witness Box." - Me
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Postby CezeN » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:57 am

You be shedding too much light Lue! Dumb it down.
You make them want to do right Lue! Dumb it down.
....They're getting self-esteem Lue! Dumb it down.
These girls are trying to be queens Lue! Dumb it down.
They're trying to graduate from school Lue! Dumb it down.
They're starting to think that smart is cool Lue! Dumb it down.
They're trying to get up out the hood Lue! Dumb it down.
I'll tell you what you should do - dumb it down.

Listen G, they told me I should come down cousin,
but I flatly refuse, I won't dumb down nothin
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Postby CezeN » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:49 pm

"I've been in the poem of many a poet
and I reside in the art of many an artist.

Some of your smartest have tried to articulate
my whole part in this, but they're fruitless in their harvest.

I am the American Dream, the rape of Africa,
the undying machine, the overpriced medicine,
the murderous regime, the tough guy's front,
and the one behind the scenes.

I am the safehaven for the rebel, runaway, and the resister,
the trusted misleader, the number one defender"
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Postby Froth » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:08 pm

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Postby CezeN » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:05 pm

I'm just trying to do, the opposite of left (right)
As long as there's, the opposite of death (life)
Test me, and I just might bring, the opposite of life (death)
to everyone, the opposite of right (left)
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:34 pm

"Mr Charles, can you tell us anything else about the case?"
"Yes, it's got me way behind on my drinking!"

- THE THIN MAN (detective movie)
"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

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Postby locke » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:27 am

"I read where you were shot five times in the tabloids!"
"It's not true. He didn't come anywhere near my tabloids."

I love that movie sooooo much. :)

"The important thing is the rhythm. Always have rhythm in your shaking. Now a Manhattan you shake to fox-trot time, a Bronx to two-step time, a dry martini you always shake to waltz time. "

"You know, that sounds like an interesting case. Why don't you take it?"
"I haven't the time. I'm much too busy seeing you don't lose any of the money I married you for."

"Is he working on a case?"
"Yes he is"
"What case?"
"A case of Scotch. Pitch in and help him."
So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.

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Postby Rei » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:30 pm

The next one I want to show her is AFTER THE THIN MAN, with Jimmy Stewart :D

I absolutely love these films. Nick and Nora Charles are such a perfect match.
Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait point.
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Postby Petrie » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:18 am

I believe if there's any kind of God it wouldn't be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between. If there's any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something. I know, it's almost impossible to succeed but who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt.

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:08 pm

I really like that quote!
"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

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Postby Rei » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:23 am

"Button, oh button, where hast thou fled?
Didst thou tarry too long amongst fabric and thread?
Didst thou roll off my bosom and cease to exist?
How I wish I could follow thee into the mist!"
Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait point.
~Blaise Pascal


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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:43 pm

"You always know you're in for a good night when there's a polar bear bleeding on the label."


Aaaaaand the whole rest of Black Books.
"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

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Postby locke » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:35 am

“How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes?” - Samuel Johnson, 1775 (How is it that the loudest yelps for corporate tax relief come from those who aren’t paying much in the first place?)
So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.

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Postby Luet » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:56 am

New catch phrase of nine year old twin girls that I know:

"Cool your nugs."

Meaning: Chill out.
Literal origin: Let your chicken mcnuggets cool down before eating them.
"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." - Albert Camus in Return to Tipasa

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Postby Petrie » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:41 pm

I need to read this author's stuff; I've read one book and discovered I love her quotes while looking for some from the book I did read.

Curtis Sittenfeld:
There are people we treat wrong and later we're prepared to treat other people right. Perhaps this sounds mercenary, but I feel grateful for these trial relationships, and I would like to think it all evens out - surely, unknowingly, I have served as practice for other people.
You feel what you feel, you act as you act, who in the history of the world has ever been convinced by a well-reasoned argument?
But what I did care about, what I wanted most fervently, was for her to understand that hard work paid off, that decency begat decency, that humility was not a raincoat you occasionally pulled on when you thought conditions called for it, but rather a constant way of existing in the world, knowing that good luck and bad luck touched everyone and none of us was fully responsible for our fortunes or tragedies.
I always thought I wanted to know a secret, or I wanted an event to unfold – I wanted my life to start – but in those rare moments when it seemed like something might actually change, panic shot through me.
I have always found the times when another person recognizes you to be strangely sad; I suspect the pathos of these moments is their rareness, the way they contrast with most daily encounters. That reminder that it can be different, that you need not go through your life unknown but that you probably still will--that is the part that's almost unbearable.
I looked at the floor around my chair to make sure I hadn’t dropped anything. I was terrified of unwittingly leaving behind a scrap of paper on which were written all my private desires and humiliations. The fact that no such scrap of paper existed, that I did not even keep a diary or write letters except bland, earnest, falsely cheerful ones to my family (We lost to St. Francis in soccer, but I think we’ll win our game this Saturday; we are working on self-portraits in art class, and the hardest part for me is the nose) never decreased my fear.
So raise your glass if you are wrong in all the right ways, all my underdogs.

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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:31 pm

It's hard to know which ways to be strong.
-Matched, Condie



Simple but it resonates.

ETA:
Everything I dream is something simple and plain and everyday.

That's how I know they are dreams. Because the simple and plain and everyday things are the ones that we can never have.
Se paciente y duro; algún día este dolor te será útil.

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Postby CezeN » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:14 pm

"I hope that God forgive us,
all of us sinners, turn us back into beginners,
put us up where the winners go.

Holy apartments in the gardens
in which the rivers flow.
Thank you for all your blessings,
and all of your miracles."
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Postby Brian » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:18 am

On a recent read of EIE
My needs are simple and few. Food. Clothing. A comfortable place to sleep. And no idiots.
I am quite tired of idiots. And shallow people. The world would be a better place without them.
Late at night when the world grows still, and a peace upraises from your soul, I take that chance to blend myself, with all of nature as a whole.

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:43 am

"I find people with moustaches to be particularly dishonourable beings. Hitler, Tom Selleck, being cases in point."

- Dirk Gently
"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

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Postby Mich » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:36 am

"I find people with moustaches to be particularly dishonourable beings. Hitler, Tom Selleck, being cases in point."

- Dirk Gently
Dude is a wise man. Never question him.

Although Chopin knows music the best of any composer.
Shell the unshellable, crawl the uncrawlible.

Row--row.

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Postby starlooker » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:03 pm

New favorite poem on the bittersweetness of life:

Try to Praise the Mutilated World

Try to praise the mutilated world.
Remember June's long days,
and wild strawberries, drops of wine, the dew.
The nettles that methodically overgrow
the abandoned homesteads of exiles.
You must praise the mutilated world.
You watched the stylish yachts and ships;
one of them had a long trip ahead of it,
while salty oblivion awaited others.
You've seen the refugees heading nowhere,
you've heard the executioners sing joyfully.
You should praise the mutilated world.
Remember the moments when we were together
in a white room and the curtain fluttered.
Return in thought to the concert where music flared.
You gathered acorns in the park in autumn
and leaves eddied over the earth's scars.
Praise the mutilated world
and the gray feather a thrush lost,
and the gentle light that strays, and vanishes
and returns.
~~Adam Zagajewsky, trans. from Polish by Clare Cavanagh
There's another home somewhere,
There's another glimpse of sky...
There's another way to lean
into the wind, unafraid.
There's another life out there...

~~Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Postby CezeN » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:06 pm

"Cupid shoot arrows, but this girl make my heart bleed. I swear to God if I die, she could make my heart beat...Because you don't know what she do to me, she could kill my soul, only thing left is a eulogy"
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Postby starlooker » Tue May 10, 2011 5:23 pm

"I celebrate myself and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you."

~Walt Whitman

God, I admire his exuberance. And his fearlessness in celebrating himself and singing himself.

I am not feeling celebratory of myself right now. It's nice to read that.
There's another home somewhere,
There's another glimpse of sky...
There's another way to lean
into the wind, unafraid.
There's another life out there...

~~Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Postby Rei » Fri May 13, 2011 5:39 pm

After Annunciation, by Madeleine L'Engle

This is the irrational season
When love blooms bright and wild.
Had Mary been filled with reason
There'd have been no room for the child.


THE ORDERING OF LOVE, p. 153
Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait point.
~Blaise Pascal


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Postby LilBee91 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:34 pm

*bump*

"That is the substance of remembering--sense, sight, smell: the muscles with which we see and hear and feel--not mind, not thought: there is no such thing as memory: the brain recalls just what the muscles grope for: no more, nor less: and its resultant sum is usually incorrect and false and worthy only of the name of dream."
--William Faulkner; Absalom, Absalom

This is the first Faulkner I've ever read. I don't know how I feel about it.
I used to hate gravity because it would not let me fly. Now I realize it is gravity that lets me stand.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

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Postby Wind Swept » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:43 pm

"Biting is excellent. It's like kissing, only there's a winner."
- Sexy
"Roland was staring at Tiffany, so nonplussed he was nearly minused."

*Philoticweb.net = Phoebe

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Postby VelvetElvis » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:11 pm

"Biting is excellent. It's like kissing, only there's a winner."
- Sexy
I can't stop laughing!
Yay, I'm a llama again!

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Postby GS » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:55 am

"The closer I get to feeling, the further that I'm feeling from alright."
- Something Corporate - Straw Dog

Love this quote. Definitely how I feel sometimes.

"My life is an eternal quest for the weekend."
- My friend Nick

This is pretty much the story of my life.

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Postby VelvetElvis » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:19 am

For Kelly:

The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating - in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life

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