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BS: Quotable Quotes

Musket 31 Oct 14 - 06:23 PM
GUEST,DTM 31 Oct 14 - 05:17 PM
Ed T 31 Oct 14 - 03:26 PM
Ed T 31 Oct 14 - 03:21 PM
Musket 31 Oct 14 - 02:02 PM
MGM·Lion 31 Oct 14 - 07:56 AM
Musket 31 Oct 14 - 06:58 AM
MGM·Lion 31 Oct 14 - 06:09 AM
Musket 31 Oct 14 - 06:09 AM
MGM·Lion 31 Oct 14 - 06:06 AM
MGM·Lion 31 Oct 14 - 06:03 AM
Musket 31 Oct 14 - 05:42 AM
Ed T 31 Oct 14 - 05:33 AM
Ed T 31 Oct 14 - 05:23 AM
MGM·Lion 31 Oct 14 - 05:16 AM
Ed T 31 Oct 14 - 04:55 AM
MGM·Lion 31 Oct 14 - 04:19 AM
Ed T 31 Oct 14 - 04:03 AM
Musket 31 Oct 14 - 03:33 AM
MGM·Lion 30 Oct 14 - 11:53 PM
GUEST,Troubadour. 30 Oct 14 - 08:13 PM
Ed T 30 Oct 14 - 05:04 PM
Ed T 30 Oct 14 - 04:43 PM
Bill D 30 Oct 14 - 01:57 PM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 30 Oct 14 - 01:46 PM
MGM·Lion 30 Oct 14 - 11:12 AM
Ed T 30 Oct 14 - 08:05 AM
Ed T 30 Oct 14 - 07:47 AM
Musket 30 Oct 14 - 07:11 AM
Ed T 30 Oct 14 - 05:53 AM
Musket 30 Oct 14 - 05:34 AM
Steve Shaw 29 Oct 14 - 08:30 PM
GUEST,DTM 29 Oct 14 - 07:59 PM
GUEST,Troubadour. 29 Oct 14 - 07:27 PM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 29 Oct 14 - 12:41 AM
Ed T 28 Oct 14 - 07:46 PM
Ed T 28 Oct 14 - 07:22 PM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 28 Oct 14 - 07:14 PM
Ed T 28 Oct 14 - 07:10 PM
Steve Shaw 28 Oct 14 - 06:30 PM
Rapparee 28 Oct 14 - 05:06 PM
Ed T 28 Oct 14 - 04:22 PM
Ed T 28 Oct 14 - 04:21 PM
GUEST,ketchdana 28 Oct 14 - 03:32 PM
Musket 28 Oct 14 - 02:24 PM
Ed T 28 Oct 14 - 02:07 PM
Don Firth 28 Oct 14 - 01:16 PM
MGM·Lion 28 Oct 14 - 11:57 AM
Ed T 28 Oct 14 - 11:55 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 06:23 PM

What's yellow and lives on dead be...?

Hang on. Think it through before posting jokes Musket.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 05:17 PM

Re Yoko quote (2 posts up).
If only she had been true to her word Ed.
John Lennon would have read "Ye_" at the top of the ladder instead of "Yes" and the future could have been oh so different.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 03:26 PM

"You're headed for disaster 
cos you never read the signs 
Too much love will kill you every time" 
― Freddie Mercury


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 03:21 PM

""I always believed that my work should be unfinished in the sense that I encourage people to add their creativity to it, either conceptually or physically. Back in the 1960s, I was calling for 'Unfinished Music,' number one, and number two, with my artwork - I was taking unfinished work into the gallery. And that's how I was looking at it.""

Yoko Ono


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 02:02 PM

"The older I get, the dafter I get."

Flo, wife of Andy Capp.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 07:56 AM

'Never apologise, never explain': attributed, among many others, to Benjamin Jowett (1817-93), distinguished Master of Balliol.

"I never apologise" -- The pompous and posturing Sergius in Shaw's Arms & The Man.

≈M≈

...both of which quotes might just conceivably have some connection with the remote possibility of my having absent-mindedly put a couple of posts on the wrong thread...

Maybe


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 06:58 AM

MGM Lion.. That's the bit we ignore because we are getting comfy for the actual film.

Anon

Or Musket.

Take your pick(s)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 06:09 AM

"I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier,
I brought him up to be my pride and joy.
Who dares to put a musket to his shoulder,
To kill some other mother's boy?"

Anon


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 06:09 AM

I'm confused. Do I get the eighth point for this or the edited version in another thread?

Either way, it gets me the bonus. I am at a Halloween party tonight and shall raise a glass or three to my running total.

(I am being typecast and Mrs Musket reckons I would make a good Uncle Fester. (She is going as Morticia.) My original plan was to pull my arse over my head and go as a red backed beetle.

Which brings me to the quote, from one of the kids in the Addams Family fillum. "I'm here as a psychopath. They look like everybody else.")


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 06:06 AM

When I go to the theatre
I find it hard to fit
For my head is in the gallery
While my feet are in the pit

Longfellow


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 06:03 AM

"Many readers judge of the power of a book by the shock it gives their feelings /as some savage tribes determine the power of muskets by their recoil; that being considered best which fairly prostrates the purchaser."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 05:42 AM

Heh heh.

I get seven points from that to add to my total.

Delusions
Notorious
Trouble - making
Near troll
Shit stirring
Mannerless abuse
Mulish obstinacy

Might as well go for the bonus point. How's your newsagent Mike? Ask nurse to find out when she goes to get your Daily Sport.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 05:33 AM

""Ain't got no cash, ain't got no style
Ain't got no girl to make you smile
But don't worry be happy
'Cause when you worry
Your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don't worry, be happy
Don't worry, be happy now""

Bobby McFerrin


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 05:23 AM

""Don't over-salt the soup"- George Bernard Shaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 05:16 AM

Indeed, Ed, retirement is

------· Q 4 a song in terms of this thread? ·------

𝄞 ♫♫ luvverly luvverly luvverly luvverly ♫♫

— but no denying that it does have its occasional longueurs!

;) rite bak 2U


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 04:55 AM

""But I suppose we all have our hobbies.""

And, it seems like some folks seem have ample voids in their less than busy lives to over-react and dwell in such mundane internet matters.

;)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 04:19 AM

'The use of "Native American" or "native American" to refer to peoples indigenous to the Americas came into widespread, common use during the civil rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s.' Wikipedia.

The term would not conceivably have been used by Shaw, who died in 1950. Why some people have had errors in their sources pointed out to them choose to persist in their delusions, with the support of notorious trouble-making near-trolls who revel in shit-stirring, is a complete mystery to me.

But I suppose we all have our hobbies.

I meanwhile maintain my oft cited "Accuracy Matters" as my watchword, and will not be deterred from its exercise by mannerless abuse or mulish obstinacy.

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 04:03 AM

When you are dead, (if you are still thinking and lucid) I submit your concern about the accuracy of quotes attributed to you on random internet sites, would likely depend on the type of message in the quote?


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 03:33 AM

Your assumption is the accuracy of one site's version.

About as subjective as you can get.

GBS and many other quote rich sources have things attributed to them in error but whether that is important depends on whether the person or the quote is the subject of your interest.

I once told a heckler "all the worlds a stage and all you can do is wank in the orchestra pit." Once I become incredibly famous and have women throwing their knickers at me with their mobile numbers written on them in lipstick, it would do me proud to see that in the book of quotes.

Sadly, fantasy doesn't always deliver.

And anyway, the lipstick was smudged.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 11:53 PM

Re Ed T's Shaw quote 3 posts back. That is indeed how it appears in several online Shaw quotation sites. But I suspected some PC interference at some stage: did Shaw really write "Native American"? Somehow I didn't think so -- the usage was surely not current in his lifetime.

So, investigating further, I found in 'Google Answers'

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=321024

-----
From "Experiencing the Soul: Before Birth, During Life, After Death,"
by Eliot Rosen and Ellen Burstyn (1997):

"A Native American Elder once described his own inner struggles in
this manner: 'Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean
and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all
the time.' When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and
replied, 'The one I feed the most."
-----

So the error, it appears, was misattribution of the quote to Shaw at some stage, when it actually derives from a work by Rosen & Burstyn written 47 years after Shaw's death. Just shows that you can't always trust the Internet -- one site perpetuates an error from another site.... to ∞

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Troubadour.
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 08:13 PM

"Tell that to the ridiculous political divide!!!!!"

I think I just did Gfs, though only the ones on this forum.

I don't think Cameron, Clegg, Millipede and Farceage would be inclined to take note!


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 05:04 PM

"The best men are not consistent in good-- why should the worst men be consistent in evil."   Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 04:43 PM

"A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most." 
― George Bernard Shaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 01:57 PM

"I yam what I am"

Popeye---(plagiarized by Sartré)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 01:46 PM

Troubadour: "One of the more unpleasant attributes of the human being is his capacity for rationalising his own actions as GOOD, and others' actions as EVIL, even when both are doing precisely the same thing!"

Tell that to the ridiculous political divide!!!!!

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 11:12 AM

"Money won't bring happiness; but at least you can be miserable in comfort."

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 08:05 AM

"" I was at work, but,I wasn't working. I got paid to take a dump.""
Bevis and Butthead


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 07:47 AM

""Money cant buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.""
 Source unknown


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 07:11 AM

"Blessed are the diddycoys for they shall inherit the lead off the church roof."

(Sorry, just seeing if the fish are biting today.)

'Blessed are the meek for they shall inhibit the earth."

Better?

😇


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 05:53 AM

""Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking.""
Idi Amin


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 05:34 AM

His obit was in The Times, I believe. At the risk of name dropping, when he stayed with us after we booked Whippersnapper for a concert he came back from the newsagent with a copy of The Daily Mirror....

"He who laughs last still doesn't understand the joke."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 08:30 PM

Wonder what Swarb thought when he read his own obit. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 07:59 PM

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. -
Benjamin Franklin
----------------------------------------------------
Love At First Sight Takes A Long Time - Tom Sellick


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Troubadour.
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 07:27 PM

One of the more unpleasant attributes of the human being is his capacity for rationalising his own actions as GOOD, and others' actions as EVIL, even when both are doing precisely the same thing!


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 12:41 AM

...Speaking of which...."If all the world is a stage...where does the audience sit?"

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 07:46 PM

""You cant be in the parade and watch it at the same time""
Tony Beets


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 07:22 PM

""One of the great tragedies of ancient history, memorialized in myths and Hollywood film, is the burning of the great library at Alexandria.The reality of the Library's end was government budget cuts.""



Historic budget cuts and libraries 


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 07:14 PM

There's only two ways to handle a woman......and nobody knows either one of them!----Lord Byron

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 07:10 PM

""Maybe some women are ok with the wild and unpredictable lifestyle of dating a librarian, but I'm not.""

The Librarian III: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008) "


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 06:30 PM

"To be is to do"—Socrates.

"To do is to be"—Jean-Paul Sartre.

"Do be do be do"—Frank Sinatra.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 05:06 PM

"Librarians are the secret masters of the world. They control information. Don't ever piss one off. "

                                    -- Spider Robinson


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 04:22 PM

""I think it's awesome to see people of all different ages from all kinds of backgrounds come together for the love of music.""
Miranda Lambert


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 04:21 PM

""How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?""
Charles de Gaulle


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,ketchdana
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 03:32 PM

"There are only 10 kinds of people in the world -- those who know binary and those that don't." -- Anonymous

... plus machine language programmers, who start counting at zero.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 02:24 PM

A bird in the hand shits on your wrist.

On a curious note, it would appear one of my ancestors on my mum's side is credited with "look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves.". Mrs Musket wouldn't want to know that because a bowl in the bedroom has been the recipient of my pennies each night and is over full. She keeps moaning at me to take it to the supermarket change machine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 02:07 PM

"Develop a built-in bullshit detector."
 Ernest Hemingway


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Don Firth
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 01:16 PM

"There comes a time in every man's life when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation."
--W. C. Fields

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 11:57 AM

"I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."

Woody Allen


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 11:55 AM

""I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got.""

Kurt Cobain


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 11:51 AM

""Out of all the guitars in the whole world, the Fender Mustang is my favorite. They're cheap and totally inefficient, and they sound like crap and are very small.""
Kurt Cobain


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