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BS: Quotable Quotes

Raptor 14 Mar 06 - 11:32 AM
Dave the Gnome 14 Mar 06 - 11:50 AM
The Shambles 14 Mar 06 - 11:53 AM
Bill D 14 Mar 06 - 11:54 AM
Bill D 14 Mar 06 - 11:57 AM
John MacKenzie 14 Mar 06 - 12:00 PM
Purple Foxx 14 Mar 06 - 12:01 PM
Bill D 14 Mar 06 - 12:03 PM
Amos 14 Mar 06 - 12:09 PM
The Shambles 14 Mar 06 - 12:11 PM
GUEST,Val 14 Mar 06 - 12:16 PM
John MacKenzie 14 Mar 06 - 12:17 PM
The Shambles 14 Mar 06 - 01:02 PM
Don Firth 14 Mar 06 - 01:17 PM
Rapparee 14 Mar 06 - 01:23 PM
The Shambles 14 Mar 06 - 01:24 PM
CarolC 14 Mar 06 - 01:30 PM
CarolC 14 Mar 06 - 01:33 PM
The Shambles 14 Mar 06 - 02:10 PM
Firecat 14 Mar 06 - 05:37 PM
RangerSteve 14 Mar 06 - 06:13 PM
Bill D 14 Mar 06 - 06:41 PM
GUEST,rarelamb 14 Mar 06 - 06:47 PM
mack/misophist 14 Mar 06 - 11:09 PM
Chili 15 Mar 06 - 12:26 PM
Big Al Whittle 15 Mar 06 - 12:31 PM
The Shambles 15 Mar 06 - 12:34 PM
Les in Chorlton 15 Mar 06 - 02:17 PM
Mudlark 15 Mar 06 - 05:17 PM
CarolC 15 Mar 06 - 05:47 PM
Rapparee 15 Mar 06 - 06:02 PM
CarolC 15 Mar 06 - 06:05 PM
Bill D 15 Mar 06 - 06:11 PM
Little Hawk 15 Mar 06 - 06:12 PM
The Shambles 15 Mar 06 - 06:42 PM
Don Firth 15 Mar 06 - 06:54 PM
The Shambles 15 Mar 06 - 07:18 PM
dwditty 15 Mar 06 - 07:34 PM
Bill D 15 Mar 06 - 07:41 PM
Bert 15 Mar 06 - 08:05 PM
Bill D 15 Mar 06 - 09:26 PM
Little Hawk 15 Mar 06 - 10:25 PM
The Walrus 16 Mar 06 - 06:22 AM
Trevor 16 Mar 06 - 06:32 AM
Moses 16 Mar 06 - 07:33 AM
kendall 16 Mar 06 - 08:32 AM
GUEST,Cretinous Yahoo 16 Mar 06 - 08:40 AM
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Subject: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Raptor
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 11:32 AM

"I'm not a gun guy, but I'd shoot Charelton Heston if I could"- Fred J Eaglesmith


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 11:50 AM

Three of my all time favourites.

"To be or not to be, that is the question." Shakespeare

"I think, therefore I am." Satre

"Drink. Arse. Feck off." Father Jack.

:D (tG)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 11:53 AM

The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.
Voltaire


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 11:54 AM

"Don't do too good of a job, folks will begin to expect it."
                   Talkin' John, old carpenter (who lived it)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 11:57 AM

"Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance."
    H. L. Mencken


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 12:00 PM

I'll let you be in my dream if I can be in yours. I said that!

Bob Dylan

G.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 12:01 PM

"I think therefore I am." was actually Descartes.
"The Unexamined life is not worth living"
SOCRATES
"The unlived life is not worth examining."
ANON


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 12:03 PM

"A philosopher," said the theologian, "is like a blind man in a darkened room looking for a black cat that isn't there." "That's right," the philosopher replied, "and if he were a theologian, he'd find it."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Amos
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 12:09 PM

Jes' goes to show, theologians are better at creating cats than philosophers are...


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 12:11 PM

The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Val
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 12:16 PM

What passes for wisdom is often merely eloquent foolishness
-bumper sticker


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 12:17 PM

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

Abraham Lincoln


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 01:02 PM

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
Thomas Paine


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Don Firth
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 01:17 PM

"Science has found the missing link between early primates and civilized man. It's us."

Dunno who said it, but I think it merits serious consideration.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 01:23 PM

It's uncanny how much mature wisdom resembles being tired. -- Lazarus Long.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 01:24 PM

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth.


Eric Idle
Galaxy Song


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: CarolC
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 01:30 PM

"To do is to be"

--Descartes

"To be is to do"

--Kant

"Do Be Do Be Do Be Do"

--Sinatra


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: CarolC
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 01:33 PM

"I'd rather have a free bottle in front of me than a pre-frontal lobotomy"

--seen on a bathroom wall in Wellfleet, Mass. (USA).


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 02:10 PM

Seen written in the dust on a dirty truck.

Cleaned by Stevie Wonder...........


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Firecat
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 05:37 PM

I tend to use these ones from Red Dwarf (or paraphrasing thereof) in daily life.

"Life Is like a joss stick. It stinks and then it's over." - from the novel "Better Than Life"

"Smooth, with a capital Smoo" - The Cat


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: RangerSteve
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 06:13 PM

From the "Dilbert" comic strip - "I believe in Kharma. That means that I can do bad things to people all day and assume that they deserve it".


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 06:41 PM

Democracy: Three wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,rarelamb
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 06:47 PM

"Excellent" Wild Stallions
"Eh" Every Canadian i've ever met.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: mack/misophist
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 11:09 PM

Ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant. -All Decent Americans
And Tacitus


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Chili
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 12:26 PM

"There is a time for laughing and a time for not laughing...and this is not one of them."

Inspector Clouseau


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 12:31 PM

some people derive enjoyment from reading their own poems, rather in the same way that others derive great pleasure from the smell of their own farts.

wh auden


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 12:34 PM

He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend;
provided, of course, he really is dead.
Voltaire


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 02:17 PM

They hang the lesser felon who
would steal the goose from off the common
But let the greater felon loose
Who'd steal the common from the goose

I saw it on a toilet wall in Leeds - original source anyone?


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Mudlark
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 05:17 PM

"He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others."
Samuel Johnson

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."
Oscar Wilde (always good for a mean laugh!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: CarolC
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 05:47 PM

"Poets are those who muddy their own waters in order to make them appear deep."

(Can't remember who said that. But I love it.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 06:02 PM

"The flames already?" --Voltaire's last words.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: CarolC
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 06:05 PM

"It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It."

--Robert Fulghum (ostensibly quoting someone else)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 06:11 PM

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.   - P.J. O'Rourke


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 06:12 PM

Irritated English society lady to Winston Churchill (during an acrimonious disagreement about something):

"You, sir, are drunk!"

Churchill's unforgettable response:

"Tomorrow, Madam, I will be sober, but you will still be ugly."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 06:42 PM

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry.
Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Don Firth
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 06:54 PM

"The idiot willingness to join sides feeds the abattoir of history."

Said by a character in the novel Afterlands by Canadian author Steven Heighton.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 07:18 PM

Love is whatever you can still betray.
Betrayal can only happen if you love.
John LeCarre


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: dwditty
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 07:34 PM

--"Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise."'
The Duchess (from Alice in Wonderland), simplifying her statement to "Be what you seem to be."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 07:41 PM

"You cain't rollerskate in a Buffalo herd"
      Roger Miller

(yes, I know the punchline "...but you can be happy, if you've a mind to." not totally sure 'bout that one.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bert
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 08:05 PM

Les, it was written in response to one of The Enclosures Acts


I learned it at school as...

The law doth punish man or woman
who steals the goose from off the common
But lets the greater felon loose
Who steals the common from the goose


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 09:26 PM

"A negative concept cannot be formed by two positives." "Yeah, right". - Joseph Leff


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 10:25 PM

Indignant lady to Winston Churchill (during another acrimonious disagreement): "If you were my husband, I would poison you!"

Churchill's deadpan reply: "Madam, if I were your husband, I would take the poison."

Certainly had a way with indignant women, didn't he? I imagine Hitler could have found a few willing to assassinate him for these choice remarks, and they'd have done it for free... (grin)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Walrus
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 06:22 AM

LIttle Hawk,

I believe both your Churchill quotes were said to Nancy Astor (First Woman MP to take her seat in the Commons), but were less directly insulting.

NA: Winston, You're drunk!
WSC: Nancy, you're ugly, but in the morning I shall be sober.

(NOTE: the continued ugliness is implied not directly stated)

and

NA: Winsyon, If you were my husband, I'd poison your cocoa
WSC: Nancy, If you were my wife, I'd drink it.


A favourite quote of mine:

If you are of Earthly goods bereft,
And of all you had but two loaves are left,
Then sell one, and with the dole
Buy chrysanthemums to feed the soul.

Omar Kyam (I believe from the Burton translation)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Trevor
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 06:32 AM

"Bollocks!"

The last word of a friend of mine as he fell past me on a rock climbing trip (honest - he never regained consciousness). I'm always using it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Moses
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 07:33 AM

"Just remember, your sole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others" I think this is from Les Barker.
Brilliant - we all know one or two it fits. Sometimes a look in the mirror on a bad day :-)

I thought it was Piet Hein who wrote:-
"If of thy worldly goods thou art bereft
and of thy slender store, two loaves alone to thee are left
sell one, and with the dole
buy hyacinths to feed thy soul"

Even if he didn't write it, it's lovely and I often think of it in early Spring.

I think he wrote:-
"Here is a thought that might help you fight a bit longer
Things that don't actually kill you outright, make you stronger"


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 08:32 AM

Only a mother's certain belief that her children will be exceptional keeps her from drowning them at birth. (Lasarus Long)aka Robert Heinlein.

He has given sodomy a bad name. W. Churchill

No amount of belief can create a fact.

And enterprises of great pith and moment become sicklied over with the pale cast of thought, and lose the name of action. (Shakespere)

Beware of the military industrial complex. (D.D. Eisenhower)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Cretinous Yahoo
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 08:40 AM

"What the fuck was that"? (Mayor of Hiroshima)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 09:31 AM

Sheep are not considered the most intelligent animals but British scientist say humans may have underestimated the woolly creatures.
In fact, the British scientific community is even suggesting that the animals might even be "Irish-smart."
Jon Stewart


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Walrus
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 10:04 AM

"Good God!, I thought men like that shot themselves in the library"

Reputedly said by King George V (on being informed that an aquantance was homosexual)


"Bugger Bogner!"
Supposedly the last words of George V.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 10:21 AM

Comment from a Dartford Cabbie, when informed by a traffic cop that he would be reported for speeding.

"Jesus Christ Almighty, I thought they executed all you bastards at Nuremburg".

He later was fined £300 with six points on his licence, about double the normal penalty at that time. I wonder why?

Don T.


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