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Favorite Quote?

Post 1921


Ooooo...there are so many.

But my favorite, right now and my tagline to all my email is:

"We must sit on the rim
of the well of darkness
and fish for fallen light
with infinite patience."
- Pablo Neruda

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Post 1922

Al Johnston

I saw an interesting badge before the election:

"'New' is to 'Labour' as 'National' is to 'Socialist'"

smiley - devilsmiley - pirate

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Post 1923

Ridiculous Chicken† - a very absurd little bird

"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" - John 8:32

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Post 1924


Nice quote!!
Chaunceysmiley - angel

Favorite Quote?

Post 1925


I'm new around here in H2G2 land so........hi
Here's one of my favourite quotes from the one and only D.N.A

'He was constantly reminded of how startlingly different a place the world was when viewed from a point only three feet to the left.'

Favorite Quote?

Post 1926

Brother Maynard

'When a man tells you he got rich through hard work, ask him: "Whose?" '
- Don Marquis

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Post 1927


ceterum censeo, carthaginem esse dilendam.../
by the way, I´m of the opinion that carthago has to be destroyed...
Cato t.o.
he quit every speech with this sentence...

Favorite Quote?

Post 1928

BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

"I defy anybody who went to the Chelsea Flower Show, or who watched it on the box, not to have been impressed by the size of Medwyn Williams' comestibles" smiley - laugh

Alan Titchmarsh, writing in the Radio Times (Special Edition for NTL Customers (UK)

(I first read the word 'comestibles' in a 'Billy Bunter' book. I always remember using this word in an English Essay and the English teacher scrawling in red ink, "No such word". I argued with him but to no avail. I have since continued to be appalled at the impoverished vocabulary of many teachers of English) smiley - sadface

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Post 1929


"The truth may be out there but the lies are in your head" ~ Terry Pratchett

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Post 1930

Ford_Prefect "I reject your reality and substitute my own!"Apocalypse 2006 REPRESENT!


from nemo: "MINE!"
fromh2g2: "The point is, you see, that there is no pont in driving yourself mad trying to stop yourself going mad. You might just as well give in and save your sanity for later.'
Id post more but I have to go.. THIS THREAD ROCKS!
fordsmiley - cheers

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Post 1931


There is always something ridiculous about the passions of people whom one has ceased to love (Oscar [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills] Wilde) 1854-1900

smiley - magicsmiley - witchsmiley - zoom

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Post 1932


"It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others"

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Post 1933

Ford_Prefect "I reject your reality and substitute my own!"Apocalypse 2006 REPRESENT!

I hate you so very very mu... OOH! Look! Penny!
fordsmiley - cheers

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Post 1934

Andrew Poland aka Corporal Yosarian of the Terranic Army, Assasin, Bounty Hunter, Thief, Philosopher, Thing AND Spork-ite!!!

This one is one of my favorites:
"I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."

Ayn Rand

"And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs,
And as silently steal away."

The Day Is Done-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Favorite Quote?

Post 1935

Andrew Poland aka Corporal Yosarian of the Terranic Army, Assasin, Bounty Hunter, Thief, Philosopher, Thing AND Spork-ite!!!

The following is long, but as an aspiring journalist, I cannot help but admire the sensitivity of this editor, and the insight tht he leaves to the child.

"We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:

Dear Editor—

I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?

Virginia O’Hanlon

Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The external light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies. You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood."

Francis P. Church

Favorite Quote?

Post 1936

Brother Maynard

One for us workers:

"If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm"

Favorite Quote?

Post 1937

Ford_Prefect "I reject your reality and substitute my own!"Apocalypse 2006 REPRESENT!

"There has to be more to life than being really really good looking!"
heh zoolander.. go figure :D
fordsmiley - cheers

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Post 1938


" life's a piece of shit when you look at it"Eric Idle

"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. "Andre Gide

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." Douglas Adams,

Have a magical day!

MSsmiley - smiley

Favorite Quote?

Post 1939


I'm sure this must be in here somewhere, but nevertheless, just in case it isn't:

'When all else fails, read the instructions.'

Have a nice daysmiley - smiley

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Post 1940

Brother Maynard

How dull it is to pause, to make an end.
To rust unburnished. Not to shine in use.

- Tennyson

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory

- Albert Schweitzer

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