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"Bad spelling can be lethal. For example, the greedy Seriph of Al-Yabi was
cursed by a badly-educated deity and for some days everything he touched
turned to Glod, which happened to be the name of a small dwarf from a
mountain community hundreds of miles away who found himself magically
dragged to the kingdom and relentlessly duplicated. Some two thousand Glods
later the spell wore off. These days, the people of Al-Yabi are renowned
for being remarkably short and bad-tempered." -Terry Pratchett, from Witches Abroad (I think, can't remember)

"And then the Balrog uttered a terrible laugh, no really, Balrogs aren't used to laughing, and he was really out of practise." - Gandalf and the Balrog (By PlasticSquirrel)
It seriously deserved a mention, Plastic. 'Cause I nearly died laughing when I read it. Good work Big Smile Smilie


[Edited on 30/7/2002 by Halo_Black]
Heh! Thanks ever so Halo, very kind of you.

No seriously, I was drunk and it seemed a really good idea at the time.- Plastic Squirrel on everything he's ever done
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... and bad-tempered." -Terry Pratchett, from Witches Abroad (I think, can't remember)
Yes, I read those very words as I started the book for the first time last night. When I read them here this afternoon, I thought they sounded familiar. Very Big Grin Smilie
"When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so just I stole one and asked Him to forgive me."
--Emo Philips.

"The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense."
--Tom Clancy

"Most rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."
--Frank Zappa.
People use many interesting things for bookmarks. I found a postcard with a poem by Robert Fulghum:
Read Smilie I believe that imagination is stronger that knowledge-
That myth is more potent than history.
I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts-
That hope always triumphs over experience-
That laughter is the only cure for grief.
And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Rednell Read Smilie

My favourite Tolkien quote for Halo:

'If you don't let me in, Frodo, I'll blow your door right down your hole and out the hill." Gandalf to Frodo at Bag End. I still can't figure out the exact words and I don't have my copy here.
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I still can't figure out the exact words and I don't have my copy here
You almost have it verbatim. Gandalf's actual words were:
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'If you don't let me in, Frodo, I shall blow your door right down your hole and out through the hill,' ...
Ha Ha Ha Smilie
I may not be a religious type, but seeing as Prog kindly found the Gospel of Thomas for me and I'm reading it while I check through the forums this morning, I'm putting in this quote from it, cos I really like it.

Jesus said: He who knows the All but fails (to know) him-self lacks everything.
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I taught him everything I know and he still knows nothing.--I forgot who said it. Shaking Head Smilie Very Big Grin Smilie
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Jesus said: He who knows the All but fails (to know) him-self lacks everything.

Yes, I liked that one too. Sounds like something Confucious might have said!
And unless someone care a whole awful lot, nothings going to get better, it's not. - The Lorax

(something like that anyway!)
Ta Grondy! Wink Smilie

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." Oscar Wilde
If I had only an hour left in my life I'd spend it in stats class, because then it would seem like f*****g forever!

-Some guy sitting next to me in stats today.
Very Big Grin Smilie

"When you die, you don't have to die for real. Only if people forget about you, you'll be stone dead never to wake up again." Was to be read on a dead-print.
From my favorite t-shirt:

"You laugh because I'm different, I laugh because your all the same."

Kind of the geeks motto, isn't it? An ode to individuality!
I found one of my old diary's this morning. It was full of cute quotes:


"A dream gives what the day wore out" - Hermann Hesse

"Never give advice. the ignorant wont heed it and the wise dont need it." - The Washington Post

"Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved." - D H Lawrence

"There is no such thing as absolute truth, and that is absolutely true>" - Anon.

"Fools admire, but men of sense approve." - Alexander Pope

"He who lives without folly is not as wise as he thinks." - duc de La Rochefoucauld

"Home is not where you live, but where they understand you." - Christian Morgenstern.

"Its not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts." - Adlai Stevensen

"Dont be afraid to make a mistake, your readers might like it." William Randoph Hearst

"Make happy those who are near and those who are far away will come." - chinese proverb

"He has no friend who has many." - Aristotle

"People will ever stand in need of people." - Theocritus

"We carry within us the wonders we seek without us." - Sir Thomas Browne

"'Tis the good reader that makes the good book." - Emerson

"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people>" - Victor Borge

"No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo





Sleeping Smilie I found this quote in a children's book today:
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And what if life were just a dream
and dreams at night were really real. Michele LeMieux

Mull that one over. Winking Smilie
I like that one, rednell
Very Big Grin Smilie

I have copied your signature and put it up as a notice in my new room, Prog! Cool Smilie
The Bob Dylan thing wasnt my fault. I knew I should have checked! I got the quote from a friend.
Heard this from a friend:

"A rock feels no pain, an island never cries. - Simon and Garfunkel"

[Edited on 10/9/2002 by Allyssa]
That's Simon and Garfunkel Allyssa, not Dylan at all, and I saw that sig under a certain post somewhere else on the net earlier....
Don't you hate it when he does that Ally? Mad Smilie ... Wink Smilie
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That's Simon and Garfunkel Allyssa, not Dylan at all, and I saw that sig under a certain post somewhere else on the net earlier....


and by a writer who lives in Australia as well Wink Smilie
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Never try and teach a pig to sing: it's a waste of time, and it annoys the pig.
--Robert A. Heinlein Time Enough for Love

Oink Smilie
I love both your sigs, Prog and Rednell. I think I'll take Prog's as my motto! Big Laugh Smilie

"I want you." There! That's Bob Dylan for you. Tongue Smilie
I want you?

That's also Cheap Trick, Ozzy Osbourne, U2 and a thousand other bands for that matter!
That was just to tease the Skwerl a bit, Proggy, never mind. It's not a real quote. I just like that song very much. Tongue Smilie

"Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum (I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am)" Socrates, Descartes and some other people.
Okay...
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Where do I begin...On the heels of Rimbaud moving like a hot dancing bullet thru the secret streets of a hot new jersey night filled with venom and wonder. Meeting the queen angel in the reeds of babylon and then to the fountain of sorrow to drift away in the hot mass of the deluge...
and so on and so on and so on..
Now THAT's Dylan.
So I want to kill this waitress
She's worked her a year longer than I
If I did it fast you know that's an act of kindness

But I believe in peace
I believe in peace, B*tch
I believe in peace

- Tori Amos
Aaah! Thanks Plastic. Dylan fan too? Big Smile Smilie
Hugely Tommy, Desire is one of my favourite albums of all time, and my Dad used to play it to me constantly when I was a kid. And besides, who else would rhyme help with Kelp and not care?
Love Tori Amos as well, good one Prog.
Dunno if I've put this one in before but what the hell...
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Life is just a bowl of All-Bran, you wake up every morning and it's there.

Steve Marriot
Lol! Good one Plastic!

I just love "I want you" (Bob Dylan). I Love You Smilie I like his voice.

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And besides, who else would rhyme help with Kelp and not care?


True, true! When I listen to his songs I get that feeling that there aren't many writers nowadays who can even get so far as touch his lyrics. Not to say none. Cool Smilie

So Tori isn't a no-no? Well, in that case I just HAVE to do this.

Sorry about that, I guess I got carried away. Oh well, it took too long to go back and delete now...

[Edited on 9/13/2002 by ProgHead777]

Grondy moved them and a few equally long song lyric posts over to Music under The Green Dragon Tavern

[Edited on 15/9/2002 by Grondmaster]
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... the unwritten law of the Quisition: Cuius testiculos habes cardia et cerebellum. When you have their full attention in your grip, their hearts and minds will follow. - Terry Pratchett in Small Gods
Picture a recently captured tortoise, airborne at 500 feet, but now in full control of the capturing eagle. Big Laugh Smilie

Allyssa or Plastic: You can delete this if you think there are any Latin reading 10 year olds in the audience. Tongue Smilie

Tommy, sorry about taking up all this room in your thread. I get on certain subjects and I can't help myself! Ignore Smilie


Grondy moved Prog and Ungoliant's Tori Amos song lyric posts, over to Music under The Green Dragon Tavern.


[Edited on 15/9/2002 by Grondmaster]
Salright Prog! Big Laugh Smilie

Aaah! Ran out of quotes! Very Sad Smilie

Ok off the top of my head:

"Yesterday is dust. Tomorrow a dream." Gabriel Byrne in "Pictures in my head"
Someone once said:
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What goes around comes around.
Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's heaven on earth.
More words to live by. Angel Smilie
Now that's a great quote! Thanks Grondy! Thumbs Up Smilie
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Life's like a Movie, make your own ending, keep bel;ieving, keep pretending
From "Rainbow Connection" from the first Muppet Movie

Yeah, I know.....
Got this from Ek, in the chat room:

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The most venomous weapon,
A Dutch poet told;
Is the tip of a pen.
Be it quill or gold.


-- Jacob Cats
Love that quote, Plastic! Big Smile Smilie

Don't know if I posted this one before, but here it goes:

"Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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My country right or wrong. When right, to keep right; when wrong, to put right. - Senator Carl Schurz's definition of patriotism at the turn of the 18th century.
We seldom if ever hear the last part of this quate, as it offers a counter spin than the hardliners choose to stress.
Just remembered one of my favourites:

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"Just when you think life can't possibly get any worse, suddenly it does"

-Douglas Adams, I believe but please correct me if I am wrong. Big Smile Smilie Big Laugh Smilie
It is probably one of the corollaries to Murphy's Law and similar words were undoubtedly etched in marble somewhere in ancient Greece long before my second favorite postAuthorID put pen to paper. Animated Wink Smilie
Hey, guess what! I finally have a quote for you guys.

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But I, being poor, have only my dreams:
I have spread my dreams under your feet:
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.


by William Butler Yeats
from the poem "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

[Edited on 23/9/2002 by MelliotSandybanks]
I was going to post this a long time ago but I felt corny for even thinking about it. Right now, I don't care.

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For this is Wisdom;
to love, to live
To take what fate, or the Gods may give.
To ask no question, to make no prayer,
To kiss the lips and caress the hair,
Speed passion's ebb as you greet its flow
To have,
to hold
and in time,
let go.


--Laurence Hope
Big Smile Smilie

Murphy's law: "If anything can you wrong, it will go wrong."
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Man I'm pretty
-Johnny Bravo
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