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Big Laugh Smilie Big Laugh Smilie Big Laugh Smilie I must be tired, that brought tears to mine eyes midst the laughter.
I ran across this quote while reading for class today, and I thought, of all the people I know, you folks would be most appreciative of it. (It's long, I know, I'm sorry...)

A book is a receptacle filled with knowledge, a container crammed with good sense, a vessel full of jesting and earnestness...Moreover, have you ever seen a garden that will go into a man's sleeve, an orchard you can take on your lap, a speaker who can speak of the dead and yet be the interpreter of the living? Where else will you find a companion who sleeps only when you are asleep, and speaks only when you wish him to?...

To my mind, there is no pleasanter neighbor, no more fair-minded friend, no more amenable companion, no more dutiful teacher, no comrade more perfect and less prone to error, less annoying or importunate, of a sweeter disposition, less inclined to contradiction or accusation, less disposed to slander or backbiting, more marvellous, cleverer, less given to flattery or affectation, less demanding or quarrelsome, less prone to argument, or more opposed to strife, than a book.

...Silent when silence is called for, it is eloquent when asked to speak. It is a bedside companion that does not interrupt when you are busy but welcomes you when you have a mind to it, and does not demand forced politeness or compel you to avoid its company. It is a visitor whose visits may be rare, or frequent, or so continual that it follows you like your shadow and becomes a part of you...

A book, if you consider, is something that prolongs your pleasure, sharpens your mind, loosens your tongue, lends agility to your fingers and emphasis to your words, gladdens your mind, fills your heart and enables you to win the respect of the lowly and the friendship of the mighty. You will get more knowledge out of one in a month than you could aqcuire from men's mouths in five years...

A book obeys you by night and by day, abroad and at home; it has no need of sleep, and does not grow weary with sitting up. It is a master that does not fail you when you need him and does not stop teaching you when you stop paying him. if you fall from grace it continues to obey you, and if the wind sets fair for your enemies it does not turn against you. Form any kind of bond or attachment with it, and you will be able to do without everything else...

-- Abu Uthman 'Amr ibn Bahr al-Jahiz, from "Kitab al-Hayawan"

Very nice and very true chikakat!

"It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end, because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come and when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you - that meant something even if you were too small to understand why. But I think I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn't. They kept going because they were holding onto something. That there's some good in this world and it's worth fighting for."
I love this quote, but I'm not sure if it's in the book too...
Yea,that's a nice one Andrea.
"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you." - Winnie the Pooh -

Happy Elf Smilie
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." "One can't complain. I have my friends. Someone spoke to me only yesterday." - Eeyore -

Lol-I think those are kinda funny.
"Pooh," said Rabbit kindly, "you haven't any brain."
"I know," said Pooh humbly.

Hehe! That's a cute Pooh Bear quote!!!
"I may have been dead for a century in a half, Susannah" Jesse said, still walking towards me," but I know what I'm talking about, and usually when you say goodnight, we keep our tongues to ourselves."

The Mediator series, Ninth Key.
"What are you, man or superman?"

"I'm still figuring it out."

Smallville, first Episode.
Another Pooh Bear quote:

Eeyore: What time did what's his name get here?
Piglet: Oh about half an hour ago I should say.
Eeyore: Oh good, what time is he leaving?
A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside. - Winnie the Pooh

You'd be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that things are as they are. -Winnie the Pooh
We must all hang together or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.-Ben Franklin
We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction. - General Douglas MacArthur
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. - Mark Twain
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. - Jimi Hendrix
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that they're not out to get you. - Unknown
Peace is not merely the absence of tension but, the presence of justice. - Martin Luther King Junior.
Justice is just postAuthorIDised thugery.
Ross Diggle
Our life is like a storybook,
the story we don't know
Some chapters ful of magic
and others filled with sorrow
We read the book
page by page
but cannot understand
the meaning
till we've felt the emotions
from beginning
to the end

- Rosita Linda -
’An eye for an eye, and soon the whole world is blind.’ ’ Mohandas Gandhi

If human beings are fundamentally good, no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad, any government, being composed of human beings, would be bad also.’ ’ Fred Woodworth
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Sir Winston Churchill

I am just going outside and may be some time.
Captain Lawrence Oates (1880 - 1912), last words

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.
Evan Davis
’The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit - this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.’ ’ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

’I am told that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.’ ’ J.R.R. Tolkien
I don't care what is written about me as long as it isn't true.
~ Katherine Hepburn


"I only did them [The Matrix and The Lord Of The Rings] because I wanted to get the little dolls of myself so I could play at battles." - Hugo Weaving
He said this as a joke. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie Here is the link.
No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today.-Brendan Francis.

What do I see? I see time as it affects all things. Human flesh whithers and dies before my eyes. Flowers bloom, only to fade. Trees drop green leaves, never to regain them. In my sight, it is always winter, always night.
Raistlin Majere - Dragons of Winter Night
(a personal favorite.)
I know what you're thinking... Did I fire six shots or only five? To tell you the truth, I forgot it myself in all this excitement.

This here's a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and it can blow your head clean off. Now, you must ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky?

Well, do you, punk? -Dirty Harry Cool Smilie
"Heigh ho," says Anthony Crowley, and just drove away. - Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaiman in Good Omens.
When I read that it reminded me of Walt Kelly's illustrated version of the traditional English folk song A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go. It ends with
With a Roley, Poley, Gammon and Spinach,
Heigh-ho says Anthony Roley.

Never ask your parents to let you buy weapons.

Something Ross said that I should have already known.
We are all warriors of light fighting for our dreams.

Paolo Coelho
The day will come when,
after harnessing space,
the winds, the postThreadIDes,
and gravitation,
we shall harness
for God
the energies of love.
And on that day,
for the second time
in the history
of the world,
we shall have
discovered fire.

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
There smites nothing so sharp, nor smelleth so sour as shame.
-William Langland
k, here is one of many ones I absolutly love from the show Invader Zim and my fav charecter GIR:

But I neeeed tacos! I need them or I will expload! That happens to me sometimes.

I have loads more...might post them sometime.
"It sank. There, I've saved you three hours of your life." from some random guy, talking about the Titanic movie on the Jonothan Ross show. Big Laugh Smilie
'If there are any questions, direct them to that brick wall over there.'-Someboy in South Park

And this as a warning-okay,we gotta wachourselves on being too obsessed with LOTR every now and then Big Smile Smilie Big Smile Smilie Big Smile Smilie :
'I'm your number one fan.There's nothing to worry about.I'm your number one fan.'-I presume you saw Mysery Big Smile Smilie
Phew’ had to go back and look through all 12 pages of this thread to make sure this first one I’m about to post hadn’t been posted already (fun revisiting all of the great quotes though), cause it’s such a common, well known one, but at any rate so true, and I can apply this directly to my life in so many things I’ve been through in the past;

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
- German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, 1889

Here’s another one I like a lot, I can’t remember who said it at the moment, but when it comes to me, I’ll post it. Anyway;

Confidence is preparation.

Elf Smilie

Here are some more of my favourite quotes; I don't think any of them have been said yet:

Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience - Author Unknown

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Muriel Strode

I always knew I would look back on my crying and laugh, but I never thought I would look back on my laughter and cry." - Author Unknown

"In the beginning there was nothing and God said 'let there be light' and there was still nothing but everyone could see it." - Author Unknown

"When all your wishes are granted many of your dreams will be destroyed." - Marilyn Manson

"Did God invent man or did man invent God?" - Author Unknown

"Life is a disease: sexually transmitted and always fatal." - Neil Gaiman

"Of all the things I've lost, I miss my sanity the least."

"It is not enough that I must succeed, everyone else must fail" - Atilla the Hun

"Don't be so humble - you are not that great." - Golda Meir

"When all your wishes are granted many of your dreams will be destroyed." - Marilyn Manson

"Did God invent man or did man invent God?" - Author Unknown

"Life is a disease: sexually transmitted and always fatal." - Neil Gaiman

"Of all the things I've lost, I miss my sanity the least."

"It is not enough that I must succeed, everyone else must fail" - Atilla the Hun

Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans - John Lennon
Hey Pere's caught my problem, He's repeating himself!
Ross Diggle Wink Smilie
I spent my money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
George Best
Life's not fair for me. I end up with you, and you should be better than you are.
My dad, to me.
Shocked Smilie Oh my God! What an horrible thing to say! What a creep! Obviously Pere is NOTHING like his father! So Angry Smilie
Heh, I hope not Ama. But seriously, he's not that bad. We can still have a laugh together.
That's good Pere. I assumed he had some nice qualities as well, I just get really angry when I hear people say things like that, no matter how nice they are othervise. Angel Smilie
Hehe Pere,what did you say back to him?

"If you've ever answered questions you don't know the answers to, you've created a religion."

"Sure, I like to go to lots of overseas places, like Canada."
(Britney Spears)Dunce Smilie

Hehe Pere,what did you say back to him?
It's not appropriate for a family site.
'The worlds a book and those who do not travel read only a page.'
-St. Augustine
"It is because light travels faster than sound that some people appear bright, until they speak."

Hah, that's a great one Arco. Smile Smilie
I will live forever or die trying

-Rawien(she is the one I got it from anyway)
I don't know if anyone has posted this, but I like it...

If who I am is what I have, and what I have is lost, then who am I? - Anonymous
Life should come with a money back guarantee. If you're not satisfied, return unused portion for a full refund. ~ Det. John Munch (H:LOTS)
Here's an original quote by yours truly....

A long long time ago, in a galaxy far away...I lost my mind.

(some might think this is similar to star wars - it's not far from it. Actually I was reading Doug Adam's "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" when this popped into mind)

[Edited on 11/12/03 by Ainamenelwen]
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
- Douglas Adams

I would have you at least hate me for who I am, not for what I represent.
- A badly misquoted quote from a book by Margaret Weis
"Don't complain under the stars
about the lack of bright spots in you life."
Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian writer

My new signature when that feature will be turned on.

"We are all weird - it only depends if anyone notice it"
Sigrid Undset (1882-1949), Norwegian writer
"This bowl was brought to you by the Campaign to Save the Humans. We bid you farewell." -Douglas Adams - So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
"Emagination is more important than Education"-Albert Einstein
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar!" -- Sigmund Freud (ST:TNG Phantasms)
"He's dead Jim." Bones McCoy
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