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Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.......
Max Ehrmann - Desiderata 1927
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
It is better to be late than dead on time.
ah... nobody else has posted since the above...
Have I lowered the tone of this thread with the Simpsons jingle??!?
I do apologise - please, continue!
I your toast always lands butter side down, plan ahead. Butter the other side instead.
Never position a rock near a hard place
From The Little Book of Wrong Shui
I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.
-J. R. R. Tolkien
"I don't know half of you, half as well as I should like, and I like less the half of you half as well as you deserve."
Bilbo, at his 111th Bday Party
"All of our imports come from other countries"
GW Bush Jr.
If anyone had posted them before, sorry but they are my fav, or at least the first ones I could think of, but i'll post more soon!
"All of our imports come from other countries"
GW Bush Jr.
Some more from him:
"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."
"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."
"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe."
"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."
"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"
"The future will be better tomorrow."
"We're going to have the best educated American people in the world."
They laughed at me because I was different, I laughed at them because they were the same.
No idea who said it originally or even if that it the correct quote but I like it.
One more from GW Bush....
"Finally we step into the solar system"
"I come not, friends, to steal away your heart..."
~ Julius Caesar, Act III, scene ii
I always have a quotation for everything - it saves original thinking.
- Dorothy L. Sayers
I found this one on a magnet -->
Wonder...is the seed of knowledge
One which originated in my own class:
"Shut up and talk to me!"
From our dear teachers:
"Open the window and let the air force come in!"
"You'll find it in the corner of the corner table which is kpt in the corner of the room!"
From my history teacher last year:
Silence is the absence of sound
He used to say it all the time. He once made me look it up in the dictionary. Here's what it said:
n. - The absence of sound.
And from my English teacher (red faced, foaming at the mouth, steam coming out of his ears):
Do not incur my wrath!
I wish I were a glowworm,
'Cause a glowworms never glum,
'Ccause how can you be gloomy,
When the sun shines out your bum!
Now if only I could remember where that quote was from...probably some kiddies book, cirtainly not shakespire. I hope not anyways.
"Alas poor Yorik, I knew him well! I whish I were a glowworm..."
"Death lies on her, like an untimely frost upon the sweetest flower of the field."-Romeo and Juliet.
Overheard it from my friend:
"All right! Today afternoon! After skool! My gang versus your gang! One-on-one!"
(There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.)
From LadyBlue(Sky)'s sign off on #Tolkien.
It's shivery. Where is it from?
It's from George Carlin,Brain Droppings.
Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Here is my absolute favorite qoute!!! It is from The Fellowship of the Ring in chapter X (10), Strider:
I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will.
That's the best qoute ever!!! I had it as my signature at the old PT, and when they get the signatures working here it for sure will be my signature!!!
A few of my real favourites:
"Don't think you are, KNOW you are!" - Morpheus, The Matrix
"Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony" - Morpheus, The Matrix
"I can only show you the door; Its you who has to walk through it" - Morpheus, The Matrix
Right, I'm a Matrix freak!
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
-Anatole France (1844 - 1924)
Education is the best provision for old age.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
-G. M. Trevelyan
Another dopeless hope fiend-Jerry Garsea
Mothers are angels in training
on a fridge magnet given to me by my daughter.
Lady Feawen... Saluatory and profound quotes, well selected!
"A man's Grasp should exceed his reach, else what's a heaven or paradise for?" Anon.
I thought Oscar WIlde said that (or something similar)?
He might well have, Vee, though I'm not sure. I've never found that one among his quotes. But that doesn't mean much, really.
"Love is an irresistable desire to be irresistably desired." Einstein
"Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love." Einstein
"A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?" Groucho Marx
"Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends."
- J. R. R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings"
"My friends…you bow to no one." ~ Aragon
"Bonjour, you cheese-eatin' surrender-monkeys." ~ Groundskeeper Willie
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."
-H. Jackson Brown Jr.
"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself." <-- *giggles*
"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."
"Everything is funny till it happens to others"
"Life is full of disappointments and I'm full of life"
"Kissing may be the language of love but money still does the talking"
"Life is one big rehersal for a play that is never going to be staged"
"This is Lord Mountjoy Quickfang Winterforth IV, the hottest dragon in the city. It could burn your head clean off." ~ Captain Vimes
"Dragons exist if you believe in them." Terry Pratchett (it's said by a character in one of his books, don't know just who though)
"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; don't walk behind me, I may not lead; walk beside me, and just be my friend."
-- Albert Camus
It would be my sig. if they were activated....
"That doesn't mean we can't extend a helping hand when it's needed. Friendship doesn't have anything to do with showing our weakness. It has to do with respect and consideration for those you care about. It has to do with wanting to give something back to those you admire. You might keep that in mind."~Hunter Predd talking to Rue Meridian in Terry Brooks' The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Antrax
"If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old." ~ Edward W. Howe
"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe."~Johann von Goethe
"Avoid fruits and nuts: after all, you are what you eat..." Garfield
"Good times ahead! Or behind. Because they sure aren't here." Garfield
(on Jon) "His IQ is so low you can't test it. You have to dig for it." Garfield
"I'm not messy. I'm organizationally challenged!" Garfield
"You know what is a "diet" is, don't you? It's "die" with a "t," that's what it is!" Garfield
(I love that cat!)
"The supreme happiness of live is the conviction that we are loved."
-- Victor Hugo.
"Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression."
Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.-- Rabindranath Tagore (I'll probaly use that one for a signature here at PT if we get that option)
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
-- Marie Curie:
Hagar - When you have good wine like this , first you must let it breathe.Oh no...Its not breathing!!! Quick, mouth to mouth!!glug glug glug
Its more of a joke , but i had to write it before i forgot it...
Buggrit!!! Buggrem!! Dunarf make you fart, dont it? - Foul Ole Ron, master beggar, great man(well half a man), and his Smell...(read about them in the Discworld series, Hogfather and Soul Music)
this is my favorite quote in the LotR:
My name is Aragorn son of Arathorn, and if by life or death I can save you, I will!
okay now that I think of it, did I already post this? I think I did a long while ago!! Uho!! Hope Rednell doesn't see!! The council will force my to read those rules nonestop till I go mad!!! AHHHHHH!!!!!! I'm running!! I'm running!! Far far away!!! Faster faster!! And now I collapse!! The council has got me they are taking me to the computer!! The have taped my eyes open!!! AHHHHH!! And then I wake up! It was just a dream!!
Or was it? (there is tape on my eyes!!)AHHHH!!! Aragorn come save me!!
*okay I think I'd better stop before it gets a little out of hand!! I just kept typing what ever came to mind!! Sorry bout that guys but by now you probably have already stopped reading so I'll just stop typing to save screen room. Bye bye!
these have to be some of my favorites-
Quite simply it is love, it is that unconditional love, that says regardless of what you do or where you go i will always be there for you.-elijah wood
death alone from death can save,
love is death and so is brave-george macdonald
Christ is the Lord of angels,and of men,and of elves-J.R.R.Tolkien
do you love life? then do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of-bengiman franklin
Here's a quote i like:
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to in- Chuck Swindoll
A little lie is like a little pregnancy. It isn't long until everybody knows- C.S. Lewis
Sometimes in life situations develop that only the half-crazy can get out of.
- La Rochefoucauld Maxims as translated by L.W. Tancock
Fortunate people seldom mend their ways, for when good luck crowns their misdeeds with success they think it is because they are right.
- La Rochefoucauld Maxims as translated by L.W. Tancock
Too true on the second! I myself am somewhat guilty of that.
A good quote: "The love of Arda was set in your hearts by Iluvitar, and he does not plant to no purpose."(Akallabeth, from the Silmarillion) I think this could have been a reminder that our maker desires us to care for our home, the earth, more deeply, with reward therein.
Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.
Some more good ones:
Nothing that results from human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. And those who are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of others. - Christopher Columbus
I had a lovely evening. Unfortunately, this wasn't it. - Groucho Marx
It takes a big man to cry,and it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man - Jack Handy
A lot of Christians wear crosses around their necks. Do you think when Jesus comes back he ever wants to see a f**kin' cross? It's kind of like going up to Jackie Onassis with a rifle pendant on. - Bill Hicks
Aye, but isn't the man who chooses the bad in some way better than the man who has the good forced upon him? - Alex (A Clockwork Orange)
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. - Evelyn Beatrice Hall
I don't do drugs. I am drugs. - Salvador Dali
Trample the weak, hurdle the dead.
If it sounds good, it is good. - Eddie Van Halen
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. - Michaelangelo
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Vee, beautiful quote!
Peredhil, Groucho Marx had it right!
"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."-Will Durant, historian.
"While I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiment, the quote and comment that this quote replaced were entirely too political requiring them to be removed. Sorry." - Grondmaster, moderator
"Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck."-George Carlin, comedian.
"All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song."-Louis Armstrong, jazz musician.
"And remember, wherever you go, there you are."-Confucius, ancient philosopher.