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« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2012, 18:04:03 PM »

Here is a quote from Yukio Mishima it still reverberates through my life like a whisper that goes on forever:

Quote from:  Yukio Mishima
"What transforms this world is — knowledge. Do you see what I mean? Nothing else can change anything in this world. Knowledge alone is capable of transforming the world, while at the same time leaving it exactly as it is. When you look at the world with knowledge, you realize that things are unchangeable and at the same time are constantly being transformed."

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« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2012, 09:18:06 AM »

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"When you think about it, our politicians do play god, in the sense that they're not believed in by the vast majority of the public any more, they haven't done anything demonstrably useful for absolutely ages, and they keep employing members of their own family in influential positions. I'm not saying Jesus wasn't the best man for the job, I'm just saying it would have been nice if there had been a little more transparency in the recruitment process."

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« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2012, 10:55:05 AM »

I may have quoted this around here before, it really is my favorite quote of all time...

Quote from: Shibumi by Trevanian
"Your scorn for mediocrity blinds you to its vast primitive power. You stand in the glare of your own brilliance, unable to see into the dim corners of the room, to dilate your eyes and see the potential dangers of the mass, the wad of humanity. Even as I tell you this, dear student, you cannot quite believe that lesser men, in whatever numbers, can really defeat you. But we are in the age of the mediocre man. He is dull, colorless, boring -- but inevitably victorious. The amoeba outlives the tiger because it divides and continues in its immortal monotony. The masses are the final tyrants. See how, in the arts, Kabuki wanes and Nô withers while popular novels of violence and mindless action swamp the mind of the mass reader. And even in that timid genre, no author dares to produce a genuinely superior man as his hero, for in his rage of shame the mass man will send his yojimbo, the critic, to defend him. The roar of the plodders is inarticulate, but deafening. They have no brain, but they have a thousand arms to grasp and clutch at you, drag you down."
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« Reply #48 on: July 11, 2012, 22:08:23 PM »

I have many favourites often about irrational fears, convention, climbing or education:

One that always stood out to me is:

"Orthodoxy is the death of intelligence" Bertrand Russel

and

"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are already doing it" I'm not sure who said it though..
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« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2012, 04:25:28 AM »

"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are already doing it" I'm not sure who said it though..

"The problem with quotes on the internet is that they are often misattributed."

--Abraham Lincoln
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« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2012, 04:30:31 AM »

Superb LOL! Grin
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« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2012, 09:08:41 AM »

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Oh! what a noble being is an honest, upright, fearless, generous,
manly man! How such men endear our firesides,
and adorn and bless our homes. How sweet is their
encouragement of our timid efforts in every good word
and work, and how grateful we are to be loved by these
noble comforters, and how utterly wretched and sad this
world would be, deprived of their honored and gracious
presence. Again, I say God bless the men."

Merrick, Caroline E., Old Times in Dixie Land: A Southern Matron's Memories
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« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2012, 23:34:33 PM »

"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are already doing it" I'm not sure who said it though..

"The problem with quotes on the internet is that they are often misattributed."

--Abraham Lincoln

Haha brilliant Cheesy
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« Reply #53 on: July 25, 2012, 10:44:06 AM »

I don't know who said this; I heard it on The Infinite Monkey Cage.
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Homeopaths don't have physical brains, just skull-water with the memory of brains.
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« Reply #54 on: August 15, 2012, 14:01:07 PM »

Here's a quote with an unpredictable result:

"My nose is going to grow now."
- Pinocchio
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« Reply #55 on: August 15, 2012, 15:38:46 PM »

Quote from: Douglas Adams,"[i
The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy[/i]"]


Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.

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« Reply #56 on: August 15, 2012, 17:17:16 PM »

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.

This may originate from Greek mythology, where Rumour is sometimes portrayed as the fastest bird.
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« Reply #57 on: November 13, 2012, 15:58:09 PM »

Wow!! You compliment someone on their awesome effort for Movember...

... and suddenly she's not your friend anymore!!
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« Reply #58 on: November 14, 2012, 09:13:36 AM »

Times change, but some things remain constant.
Quote from: Dorothy Wordsworth's diary 27th July, 1809
Parties of students were to
be seen in all quarters of the groves and gardens. I
am sorry, however, to say that their appearance was not
very scholarlike. They wear whatever wild and coarse
apparel pleases them--their hair long and disorderly, or
rough as a water-dog, throat bare or with a black collar,
and often no appearance of a shirt. Every one has his
pipe, and they all talk loud and boisterously....
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« Reply #59 on: November 14, 2012, 09:54:52 AM »

Quote from: Dorothy Wordsworth's diary 27th July, 1809
Parties of students
Old Dot certainly hit the nail on the head with her choice of collective noun.
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