Quotes

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  1. ghulkhan

    ghulkhan Senior member

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    What are your favorite quotes...

    What do you think are really good ones....

    I will start....


    In every work of genius we recognise our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty- Ralph Waldo Emerson


    Science is the art of the over simplification of everything- Karl Popper

    No. No, no no no. Fuck you, you don't owe it to yourself man, you owe it to me, 'cause tomorrow I'm gonna wake up and I'll be 50, and I'll still be doin' this shit. And that's all right. That's fine. I mean, you're sittin' on a winnin' lottery ticket. You're too much of a pussy to cash it in, and that's bullshit. 'Cause I'd do fuckin' anything to have what you got. So would any of these fuckin' guys. It'd be an insult to us if you're still here in 20 years. Hangin' around here is a fuckin' waste of your time. - Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting to Matt Damon


    First of all, you people don't know what the hell a suit is supposed to look like- jack taylor, the way he said it

    One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art -Oscar Wilde
     


  2. juicemakesugar

    juicemakesugar Senior member

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    No. No, no no no. Fuck you, you don't owe it to yourself man, you owe it to me, 'cause tomorrow I'm gonna wake up and I'll be 50, and I'll still be doin' this shit. And that's all right. That's fine. I mean, you're sittin' on a winnin' lottery ticket. You're too much of a pussy to cash it in, and that's bullshit. 'Cause I'd do fuckin' anything to have what you got. So would any of these fuckin' guys. It'd be an insult to us if you're still here in 20 years. Hangin' around here is a fuckin' waste of your time. - Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting to Matt Damon


    Good one

     


  3. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    Write or don't write, both are equally futile- Soren Kierkegaard, The Point of View for my Work as an Author I think of them instead as fiction that, like so much of fiction, provides the storyteller with the lie through which to expose his unspeakable truth- Philip Roth, Operation Shylock
     


  4. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Never pass up a chance to have sex or appear on television -- Gore
     


  5. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    Pretty much anything Winston Churchill ever said. Also, from Heart of Darkness:
    "Whether he knew of this deficiency himself I can't say. I think the knowledge came to him at last--only at the very last. But the wilderness found him out early, and had taken vengeance for the fantastic invasion. I think it had whispered to him things about himself which he did not know, things of which he had no conception till he took counsel with this great solitude--and the whisper had proved irresistibly fascinating."
     


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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    "Life's too short to spend it in Disneyland." -- attributed to Bryan Ferry, turning down the role of James Bond.
     


  7. Flieger

    Flieger Senior member

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    It is only shallow people, who do not judge by appearances.

    Oscar Wilde.
     


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    Opcn Senior member

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    "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."

    "If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life."

    Both Abraham Maslow
     


  9. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    Guy on Airplane: Oh great, I always end up sitting next to a damn baby.
    Stewie: What did you just say?
    Lois: Stewie, stop fussing.
    Stewie: Pipe down Lois. (Slaps guy on head.) Hey big man, turn around. Oh you can't hear me now. I was going to watch the movie, but forget it. For the next 5 hours, you're my bitch.
     


  10. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    "The appeaser is the one who feeds the alligator, hoping he will be eaten last."
    --Winston Churchill

    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    "It's not enough merely to succeed, your friends must also fail."
    --Anonymous
     


  11. Dedalus

    Dedalus Senior member

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    "Listen to me, I got no reason to lie to you, don't make the same mistakes I made when I was young. Fuck a lotta women kid, not just one woman, a lotta women." -Edwin in Little Miss Sunshine
     


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    thinman Senior member

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    I collect quotes and give them to my students periodically. Here are some of my favorites:

    "Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.""”Quentin Crisp

    "The young always have the same problem--how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.""”Quentin Crisp

    "While not exactly disgruntled, he was far from feeling gruntled.""”P.G. Wodehouse

    "If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking, 'Do you want fries with that?'""”John Cleese

    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.""”Thomas Edison

    "What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.""”Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.""”Annie Dillard

    "If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.""”Neil Simon
     


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    topcatny Senior member

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    "Do, or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
     


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    JBZ Senior member

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    "Who ever told you that you could work with men?" - Ricky Roma
     


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    kakemono Senior member

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    Theres two types of poeple
    Those that talk the talk and those who walk the walk
    Those poeple that walk the walk sometimes talk the talk
    ,but most of the time they dont talk at all because thier busy walking
    Now poeple who talk the talk
    When it comes time for them to walk
    they talk poeple like me into walking for them
    -from 'Hustle and Flow'

    "I hate guys who hurt girls...in every way. Girls are made to take care of. How can they be nice if they are broken? It's like lawn...how can it be green if there's no vitamin?"
    -Kevin Fontaine (personal friend when he was just learning English - he had the most hilarious quotes - that actually made sense)

    "Now, we must all fear evil men, but there is another kind of evil which we must fear most... and that is... the indifference of good men."
    -Boondock Saints
     


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