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Post by Rivershine on Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:34 am

Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men-go freely with powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and with the mothers or families-re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency, not only in its words, but in the silent lines of its lips and face, and between the lashes of your eyes, and in every motion and joint of your body.
-Walt Whitman
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Post by melodiccolor on Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:47 am

That's some quote!

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Post by adain on Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:22 am

Pippin: I never thought it would end this way.

Gandalf: End? This is not the end. Death is just another path, one that we all must take.

Pippin: I don't want to be in a battle, but waiting on the edge of one you can't escape is even worse.

Gandalf: Death is just another path, one that we all must take... The grey rain curtain of this world rolls back and all turns to silver glass... and then you see it...

Pippin: What, Gandalf? See what?

Gandalf: White shores...And beyond... A far green country under a swift sunrise.

Pippin: Well, that isn't so bad.

Gandalf: No... No, it isn't.
If you didn't know, I'm a die hard fan of LOTR. This is my favorite scene in the last movie.
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Post by Ramstein on Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:00 pm

If ever this free people--if this government itself is ever utterly demoralized, it will come from this incessant human wriggle and struggle for office, which is but a way to live without work.

- Abraham Lincoln
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Post by Rivershine on Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:18 pm

Adain wrote:
If you didn't know, I'm a die hard fan of LOTR. This is my favorite scene in the last movie.

That's one of my favorite scenes too.
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Post by Justin Passing on Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:44 pm

Ramstein wrote:If ever this free people--if this government itself is ever utterly demoralized, it will come from this incessant human wriggle and struggle for office, which is but a way to live without work.

- Abraham Lincoln
I've never head that Lincoln quote before, but it certainly seems true these days.

And welcome Ramstein! I'm glad you decided to start participating. cheers
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Post by Reamsie on Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:20 pm

I always wanted to be somebody. Now I realize I should have been more specific.--Lilly Tomlin

Buying the right computer and getting it to work properly is no more complicated than building a nuclear reactor from wristwatch parts in a darkened room using only your teeth.--Dave Barry

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot and anyone going faster than you is an idiot.--George Carlin

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Post by melodiccolor on Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:31 am

Ooohhhh Reamsie, I needed a good laugh about now. Thanks. lol!

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Post by Rivershine on Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:33 am

Here's a few Douglas Adams quotes. If you haven't read the Hitchhiker's series, I suggest you do. If you like British humour and science fiction, then you'll love Douglas Adams. Very Happy


The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.

Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.
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Post by Nucky on Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:45 am

INFP that's me wrote:Here's a few Douglas Adams quotes. If you haven't read the Hitchhiker's series, I suggest you do. If you like British humour and science fiction, then you'll love Douglas Adams. Very Happy


The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.

Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.

I loved that book! I also loved the 80s INFOCOM text-adventure game based on the book.

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Post by Nucky on Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:53 pm

Instant karma's gonna get you - John Lennon

Very fitting for today!

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Post by Rivershine on Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:03 pm

nuckinfutz wrote:
Instant karma's gonna get you - John Lennon

Very fitting for today!

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Post by melodiccolor on Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:54 pm

nuckinfutz wrote:
Instant karma's gonna get you - John Lennon

Very fitting for today!

Just perfect. mrgreen

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Post by TheStargazer on Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:04 am

“We are friends and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn't mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you and think of you very often.” - Jeanette Winterson

"This is not about age, time served on the earth doesn't mean you grow in mind" -Creed
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Post by Rivershine on Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:07 am

TheStargazer wrote:
"This is not about age, time served on the earth doesn't mean you grow in mind" -Creed

I absolutely agree with that 100%. thumbsup
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Post by Justin Passing on Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:10 am

TheStargazer wrote:“We are friends and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn't mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you and think of you very often.” - Jeanette Winterson
I like this one as well. Never heard it before, but it's a very lovely thought.
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Post by melodiccolor on Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:20 am

It's also very true. beatingheart

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Post by Rivershine on Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:44 pm

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge
in the field of truth and knowlege
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
-Albert Einstein
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Post by melodiccolor on Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:15 pm

Oh that's great. chuckle

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Post by 4th Magi on Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:22 pm

Some of my faves:

It's never too late to have a happy childhood. ~Berke Breathed

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. ~Some Greek philosopher

Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go.
Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you.
~Pueblo Blessing ~
Now, my friend, let us smoke together so that there may be only good between us.
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Post by adain on Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:49 am

4th Magi wrote:
Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go.
Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you.

~Pueblo Blessing ~
I love that quote, especially the last line.
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Post by Rivershine on Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:28 pm

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken. ~ Oscar Wilde
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Post by Rivershine on Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:34 pm

"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you." ~ Lewish B. Smedes
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Post by Rivershine on Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:27 pm

I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate.

-George Burns
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Post by Rivershine on Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:42 pm

“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds
on the heel that has crushed it.“
~ Mark Twain
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Post by Rivershine on Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:04 pm

"No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today." - Fra Giovanni
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Post by Rivershine on Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:49 pm

"The best religion is the religion that brings you closest to God." - Rev. Howard Storm
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Post by WissyWig on Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:07 pm

This one makes me laugh:

"I know that there are those who do not love their fellow man. I hate people like that." -Tom Lehrer
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Post by Rivershine on Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:00 pm


I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own Being.

-Hafiz
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Post by sedona on Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:27 pm

Beade wrote:This one makes me laugh:

"I know that there are those who do not love their fellow man. I hate people like that." -Tom Lehrer


Ha, I like that one. I love quotes. Here are a couple I like -

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho

"I used to be indecisive, now I’m not so sure."
- W.C. Fields

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