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"Do as we say and not as we do." (Boccaccio)
Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
--Jules de Gaultier
My favorite quote:

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -- Groucho Marx Smoke Smilie
Dog Smilie Read Smilie
Lol! Like that one too, Rednell!

"There are three and a half billion people at this moment living, breathing on this planet. I can garuantee you right now very few of them are thinking about you." Anthony Hopkins.
"Be fully present for five minutes every day." Geneen Roth
Not strictly speaking to the rules, but I love this lyric from "White man (In Hammersmith Palais)" by The Clash..
If Adolf Hitler could be here today, they'd send a limousine anyway
"La coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne conna’t pas."
If only I knew who said this...
Free translated: The heart has its reasons which the reason does not know.
Beautifully said, I think...
"I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law."
- David Dinkins, New York City Mayor, answering accusations that he failed to pay his taxes.
I have a Tolkien quote.
"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens."-Gimli, LOTR, can't remember which book, though.

I also have a few others.
"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all."-The Emperor in Mulan
"You'll find that all of the truths that we cling to depend upon our point of view."-Obi-Wan Kenobi, Episode VI
"You failed your highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me."-Luke Skywalker, Episode VI
"Elementary, my dear Watson."-Sherlock Holmes.

Can you tell I like Star Wars? Sorry, but I don't have any quotes from real people. Oh wait, I do have one, but she's not famous. I heard this one from my sister, but I don't know where she got it.
"A friend is one who will bail you out of jail, a best friend is the one sitting next you saying, 'D@mn, that was fun.'"
"There is a thin line between fishing, and standing on the shore looking like an idiot"
Steve Wright.
Very Big Grin Smilie

Love that last one, Fangorn! Very good one. And true!

"I would like to break out of this ' dark, brooding ' image, because I'm actually not like that at all. In Ireland, brooding is a term we use for hens. A brooding hen is supposed to lay eggs. Every time somebody says, ' He's dark and brooding ', I think: ' He's about to lay an egg. ' " Gabriel Byrne, commenting his image in the USA. Ha Ha Ha Smilie
Either he's dead or my watch has stopped. Groucho Marx 1890-1977
We all seem to like Groucho Marx. Big Smile Smilie Whoever he was, he said some great things!

"Love is the only cure for marriage." Lord Byron
Tommy - you don't know who the Marx brothers are?! Got The Blues Smilie

When love is gone, there's always justice.
And when justice is gone, there's always force.
And when force is gone, there's always Mom.
Hi, Mom!
--Laurie Anderson

Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
--Groucho Marx
chika: no... Disturbed Smilie

"You have to try everything once in your life, except incest and folk dancing." A. Bax
The Marx brothers: Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Gummo, and Zeppo, Marx starred in many zany B&W comedy flicks in the twenties, thirties, and forties. (Bippo, Gaucho, and Zippo Marx were figments of the imagination, both mine and I'm sure some others before me.)

Their films were: The Cocoanuts (1929), Animal Crackers (1930), Monkey Business (1931), Horse Feathers (1932), Duck Soup (1933), A Night at the Opera (1935), A Day at the Races (1937), Room Service (1938), and A Night in Casablanca (1946).

Harpo was often a guest star on 'I Love Lucy'; he played a harp beautifully, and always was (or played) a mute who used a bicycle horn and mime to communicate. Smile Smilie

Groucho succeeded as a solo performer, mainly as the cigar smoking, aggressive, irreverent, double-talking host of the radio and television quiz show "You Bet Your Life" (1947-61). He also wrote many books. The comic glasses with the big nose and bushy eyebrows were patterned after him. (Really) Big Smile Smilie

Some of Groucho's better quotes were:

Why, I'd horse-whip you if I had a horse.

There is no sweeter sound than the crumbling of your fellow man.

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

If I held you any closer I would be on the other side of you.

I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.

I must confess, I was born at a very early age.

It is better to have loft and lost than to never have loft at all.

Hello, I must be going.

Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.

Women should be obscene and not heard.

Time wounds all heels.

Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.

Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?

As soon as I get through with you, you'll have a clear case for divorce and so will my wife.

Do you think I could buy back my introduction to you?

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

[Edited on 21/6/2002 by Grondmaster]
Man! I thought you were joking Tommy, you really never heard of the Marx brothers? You missed one Grondy, the prodigal Karl who wasn't really into comedy and was rejected by his brothers as a bit of an odd one Wink Smilie

"Kick a Cat Today"- The Residents
lol Ha Ha Ha Smilie Plastic!! (the marx bit that is, not the cat bit Mad Smilie )

"Time wounds all heels" - That is really quite profound. I have often said it when talking about my ex....Very Evil Smilie

[Edited on 21/6/2002 by Allyssa]
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
--Galileo Galilei
explain this quote to me, someone please:
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Sorry Plastic, but I wasn't. Thanks, Grondy! Love those quotes... Fruit flies like a banana. LOL! Very Big Grin Smilie

"Most people are other people." Oscar Wilde
It could either be implying that they are both oxymorons, or that the military does badly at both. As the general idea is that the military is bad at music it is saying that the justice system is just as bad.

"Each day a day goes by." Carlo Goldoni
As the general idea is that the military is bad at music it is saying that the justice system is just as bad.
That's how I took it. Examples of which are the Court Martial of Billy Mitchell for daring to show that airplanes could sink a battleship. And there was the WW I French Officer who also got a bum deal for telling the truth. Politics always gets involved, as in "Justice be damned, its for the good of the service".

"Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!" -- any Dalek upon encountering The Doctor (Who).
"If you raise your voice to command silence, you will neither have your voice, nor silence." J.L. Barthou
And on a similar note...

Life is like a box of chocolates. Full of nuts.


[Edited on 10/5/2002 by ProgHead777]
"Is nothing in life evr straight and clear, the way children see it?" - Rosie Thomas
Halo_Black posted on 4/6/2002 at 18:47
"They lie in all the pools, pale faces, deep deep under the dark water. I saw them: grim faces and evil, and noble faces and sad. Many faces proud and fair, and weeds in their silver hair. But all foul, all rotting, all dead." - Frodo

...Eeewwww! I can imagine it now...

Frodo: "I see dead people..."

Anyway, whats you fave quotes people. C'mon, admit it, you all have one
42 posted on 5/6/2002 at 01:26
It's got to be "One ring to rule them all....." etc!
IP posted on 29/6/2002 at 13:54
My favourtie would have to be the All that is Gold does not Glitter speech and the dialogue between Frodo and Gandlaf

Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me, i wish none of this had happened.

Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but it is not for them to decide, all they have to decide is what to do with the time that is given them.
"I do not pretend to understand the universe. It's a great deal bigger than I am." Tom Stoppard
"A weekend wasted is never a wasted weekend" I dunno where this one comes from, friend says it a lot, but I dunno if he made it up
"Average people are the best kind. That is why God made so many of them"- Abraham Lincoln Wink Smilie
Oh I really like the one about raising the voice to have silence Tommy!!! It is so very very true!!!i
"I am desperately trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets"-Dave Edison
Very Big Grin Smilie @ proghead

"Wisdom keeps running after mankind, but mankind is faster." Dunno who it's from though, but it's a good one. Ideas, anyone?
No idea, it's good though! Very Big Grin Smilie

"Be careful how you interpret the world: it *is* like that." Erich Heller
That's a good one too, 42! Big Smile Smilie

"Other men live to eat. I eat to live." Socrates
There are two other anonymous quotes about eating (particularly useful when you must decide whether or not to eat a particularly unappealing food item):
(1) "My stomach is not a dust-bin"
(2) "It's better to make break your sinful body, than to waste the gift of your Lord"
(it is supposed to be said by catholic clergymen, with a twinkle in the eye ; I hope that nobody's religious feelings are offended by this one!!...)

[Edited on 4/7/2002 by Eryan]

"Eavesdroppers never hear any good of themselves"
- Me
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"In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer."
-Albert Camus

"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."
-Helen Keller

"The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing."
-Oscar Wilde

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying."
-Robert Herrick
And in contrast to that last one:

"Always look on the bright side of life!" Monty Python Big Smile Smilie
"Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it." Jules Renard

Found that one on a CD of The Cure. Big Smile Smilie
Rather a long winded one this, but the first time I read it, it blew me away, and having just read it again (and now knowing who it is about) it still makes me smile.
The sons of Hador were Galdor and Gundor; and the sons of Galdor were Hurin and Huor; and the son of Hurin was Turin the Bane of Glaurung; and the son of Huor was Tuor, father of Earendil the Blessed. The son of Boromir was Bregor, whose sons were Bregolas and Barahir; and the sons of Bregolas were Baragund and Belegund. The daughter of Baragund was Morwen, the mother of Turin, and the daughter of Belegund was Rian, the mother of Tuor. But the son of Barahir was Beren One-hand, who won the love of Luthien Thingol's daughter, and returned from the Dead; from them came Elwing the wife of Earendil, and all the Kings of Numenor after.
Only Tolkien could have the audacity to put so many names into one paragraph in a piece of fiction.
Sure you want to read the Silmarillion Tom?
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."- Moulin Rouge

I hope nobody has posted this yet.
I LOVED Moulin Rouge! Anyhoo...

"A great many people think that they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices"--William James

I've been trying for some time now to find out who said this one so i could post it...maybe one of you people know, it's one of my faves though I can't remember where I saw it

"It's nothing against you to fall down flat, but to just lie there...that's disgrace"
I've been trying for some time now to find out who said this one so I could post it...maybe one of you people know, it's one of my faves though I can't remember where I saw it

"It's nothing against you to fall down flat, but to just lie there...that's disgrace"
Sounds to me like one of Granny Weatherwax's nostrums. Big Laugh Smilie
Ha Ha Ha Smilie Could be
My favorite quote is in my sig! So i am always reminded of it.. and hopefully remind others as well!
"My mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier you'll be a general; if you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso"--Pablo Picasso
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