Interesting Quotes

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#7128 Jan 16, 2013
“We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.”
George Orwell, 1984

“...the catfish are....”

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....eating my yard.....

#7129 Jan 16, 2013
"You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money."

P. J. O'Rourke

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#7130 Jan 16, 2013
"Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."
FDR

"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things. Not because they are easy, but because they are hard."
JFK

"On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America."
George W. Bush

It seems to me the US is like a family with a bunch of teenage boys. We'll argue, yell and fight with each other.

But once an outside threat or a daunting challenge like landing on the moon occurs, we band together to counter that threat or accomplish that task.

Then we go back to bickering with each other until the next thing comes up.

“The golden age is before us, ”

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not behind us.

#7131 Jan 16, 2013
What a great idea for a thread. I just love quotes.

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#7132 Jan 16, 2013
“Who's they?" He wanted to know. "Who, specifically, do you think is trying to murder you?"
"Every one of them," Yossarian told him.
"Every one of whom?"
"Every one of whom do you think?"
"I haven't any idea."
"Then how do you know they aren't?"
"Because..." Clevinger sputtered, and turned speechless with frustration.
Clevinger really thought he was right, but Yossarian had proof, because strangers he didn't know shot at him with cannons every time he flew up into the air to drop bombs on them, and it wasn't funny at all.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

“The golden age is before us, ”

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not behind us.

#7133 Jan 16, 2013
Make love and not war
Or, find someone, marry them
And you can do both!

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#7134 Jan 17, 2013
"Endeavor to persevere."
Lone Watie
The Outlaw Josey Wales

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#7135 Jan 17, 2013
“Paranoia is just the basterrd child of fear and good sense." (Charlie)

"Poor thing. Let's adopt it, give it a last name and raise it right." (Jace)

"You want to get it a puppy, too?"

"Sure. We'll call it Panic. It and little Paranoia can play together at the park and scare the hello out of all the other kids.”
D.D. Barant, Back from the Undead

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#7136 Jan 17, 2013
If I had my life to live over I'd like to make more mistakes next time. I'd relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual trouble, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones. You see, I'm one of those people who live sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I've had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I'd have more of them. In fact, I'd try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day.~ Jean de La Bruyere

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#7137 Jan 17, 2013
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."
William Shakespeare

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#7138 Jan 17, 2013
Old Sam wrote:
"You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money."
P. J. O'Rourke
Don't give people fish but teach them how to catch a fish.

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#7139 Jan 17, 2013
We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness
~ Tom Waits

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#7140 Jan 17, 2013
Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler
~ Albert Einstein

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#7141 Jan 17, 2013
"Friends, both the imaginary ones you build for yourself out of phrases taken from a living writer, or real ones from college, and relatives, despite all the waste of ceremony and fakery and the fact that out of an hour of conversation you may have only five minutes in which the old entente reappears, are the only real means for foreign ideas to enter your brain."

-Nicholson Baker

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#7142 Jan 17, 2013
To me dedicated bad Judgies:

"If someone calls me vain and mean, I know that he trusts me and has something to confess to me."

Karl Krauss

With XOX
LOL

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#7143 Jan 17, 2013
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."
Albert Einstein

“frequently laughing”

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#7144 Jan 17, 2013
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.
Benjamin Franklin

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
Benjamin Franklin

A lesson I have had a hard time learning... to bite my tongue.

“"yes"”

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Los Angeles

#7145 Jan 17, 2013
"Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications."

Fran Lebowitz

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#7146 Jan 17, 2013
nathanielornament wrote:
We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness
~ Tom Waits
So true.

“Don't Tease My Rooster”

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It Makes Him Cocky

#7147 Jan 17, 2013
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

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