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People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
-Albert Einstein
Very insightful quotes, Melian(by the way, I love your name-Melian is my favorite Maia...)

Is there a girdle around your house?
Thanks Laurelindhe, and yes, there is a girdle around my house. It is in the form of a small shrub, but enchanting nonetheless. . .
Excellent!

Can you put one around my house? I would like very much to not see my neighbors, who keep coming out of their house with only their bathrobes on! Or perhaps it can keep out the ten million soliciters who ring my doorbell incessantly?!

Quote of the Day:"Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead."-Aldous Huxley, author and modern philosopher
Einar- Posted Tuesday 5th October 2004 (04:04pm)

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He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, while he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Rednell moved this from "Hi guys, I'm new here"

My sister recently gave me 2 small ornaments. The first said...

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When I count my blessings, I always count you twice


Arrrhh, so sweet. The second said...

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I'm smiling because I'm your sister. I'm laughing becasue you can't do anything about it


But I'm sure she loves me Wink Smilie
The winds of fate.

One ship sails East and another sails West.
With the selfsame winds that blow.
Tis the set of the sails and not the gales,
That determine the way they go.

Like the winds of the sea are the waves of fate,
As we voyage along through life.
Tis the set of the soul that decides the goal,
And not the calm or the strife."


-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I really like this one... Actually parts of it are used in Pink Floyd's "Keep Talking". I found this full quote on a lyrics website:

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The CD lyrics say "...just like animals."
The complete Hawking speach from the BT advert is as follows:

For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals.
Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination.
We learned to talk.
And we learned to listen.
Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings
to work together.
To build the impossible.
Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking.
And it's greatest failures by NOT talking.
IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE LIKE THIS!
Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future.
With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded.
All we need to do is ...
make sure ...
we keep...
t a l k i n g .
"Music is thoughts that cannot be expressed in words and cannot remain silent." -Victor Hugo

Besides Tolkien, Victor Hugo is my favorite author, and the animated adaptation of "Hunchback of Notre Dame" is the best Disney movie EVER.
a character in a book I read a few months ago (written by Karen Joy Fowler if I remember her name correctly) said,
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I feel sorry for Dick Musgrove because noone loved him more than he deserved.

this sentence was the beginning of a discussion in the book, a really interesting one, and I also thought the sentence was very interesting. ...noone loved him more than he deserved. you got to think about that...
"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."- Terry Pratchett

Sorry... Not the pleasantest, but funny! Elf With a Big Grin Smilie

"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."
Don't know who that's by, I've seen it so many places...

"For blocks are better cleft with wedges,
Than tools of sharp and subtle edges;
And dullest nonsense has been found
By some to be the most profound." -- Samuel Butler

This one just sounds so cool. Say it out loud!
Here's another one:

"Dream as if you'll live forever; live as if you'll die tomorrow."
(James Dean)
The TV series "Due South" (which I have only recently discovered, although it was on in the 90's) has so many good quotes... here's my two favorites.

"Why do I always have to be the fulcrum?" said as the two main characters are trying to pry open a vent and escape an insane asylum gone criminal.

"Bloom, close, kick 'im in the head. Bloom, close, kick 'im in the head."
A Due South swimming lesson
"When you're in doubt, bribe your way out!"
-unknown

"Es kommt die Zeit, in der das WŁnschen wieder hilft."
-Die Toten Hosen

"Of all the things to worry about... the Wookiee has no pants."
-Mark Hamill (the 'quote of the day' on Wookieepedia)
To be or not to be..... - William Shakespeare

Do be, do be, do be! - Frank Sinatra
Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
~ Howard Thurman

and....

What this country needs is more people to inspire others with confidence, and fewer people to discourage any initiative in the right direction
more to get into the thick of things, fewer to sit on the sidelines, merely finding fault
more to point out what's right with the world, and fewer to keep harping on what's wrong with it
and more who are interested in lighting candles, and fewer who blow them out.

~Father James Keller


Does Tommie still check this? It wa started a few years ago for her quote book wasn't it?
Yes, Tommie still checks in a couple times a year; you may quote me on this, but I can't guarantee she will in the future.
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It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.


Eleanor Roosevelt
Hehe this is actually a real quote:
"What would this land be without this great country of ours?" -Ronald Reagan.
I expected it to be a George Bush quote before I read who said it.
Ronny probably meant "people" instead of "country".

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It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. - Agnes Repplier


This quote was my solution to today's cryptogram in my local newspaper.
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
~Dr. Seuss

These quotes are amazing, i love them.

Someone I admire very much and honor is G.K. Chesterton, he wrote the Father Brown Series and some really fine apologetic books. Here are a few of my favorite quotes by him:

Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
 

“Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.”
 
“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
 
“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.”
 
“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” 
"what a Dump!" one of my favourite quotes from an amazing enigma of a woman upon entering the stage at the Sydney Opera House some time in the early 70's. Who was that woman? Betty Davis of course. Thanks for some of the best reading I've had on line ever.

mine would have to be  Gandhi's: an eye for an eye, a tooth for tooth results in a whole world blind and toothless. Also  by him   Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
 

I had a perfectly wonderful evening,and this wasn't  it.    Groucho Marx

 

These are my principles and if you don't like them, well I have others.   Groucho Marx

This is from the mouth of the first Queen Elizabeth:

 

That milkmaid's lot is better than mine,
and her life merrier.
To one of her attendants, 1554,
while imprisoned by her sister, Queen Mary.
Chamberlin,
The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth (1923), ch. 1.
 
 

"Always go to other people's funerals or they won't come to yours." Yogi Berra

A few quotes from the man who called himself Mark Twain, what a dear dear person.

"Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry."

"Be careful when reading health books, that you don't die of a misprint.'

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

I;m not afraid of death, I just dont want to be there when it happens. Woody Allen.

It is no secret that organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies." Woody Allen

 

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered. GK Chesterton

Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere. GK Chesterton.

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero, but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. GK Chesterton.

I hope these cheer you up a little;

 


"Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash." --Jerry Seinfeld

"USA Today has come out with a new survey: Apparently three out of four people make up 75 percent of the population." --David Letterman 
 

An interesting quote is the first. I believe I have heard it before.

Quotes by Jerry Seinfeld

~ Men don't care what's on TV. They only care what else is on TV. ~

~ I was the best man at the wedding. If I'm the best man, why is she marrying him?~

~ A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking".

I think this quote by Bette M. is very awesome:

"It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It is the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It is the one who won't be taken who cannot seem to give. And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live."

 

 

Yeah, that had some spirit in it. I don't know the person though, but I daresay it was a good quote. Smile Smilie

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”
G.K. Chesterton 

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