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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Nikki Nyx » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:58 pm

My favorites from The Notebooks of Lazarus Long:

Of all the strange “crimes that human beings have legislated out of nothing, “blasphemy” is the most amazing--with “obscenity” and “indecent exposure” fighting it out for second and third place.

A zygote is a gamete’s way of producing more gamete’s. This may be the purpose of the universe.

Any government will work if authority and responsibility are equal and coordinate. This does not insure “good” government; it simply insures that it will work. But such governments are rare--most people want to run things but want no part of the blame.

The truth of a proposition has nothing to do with it’s credibility. And vice versa.

A competent and self confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.

To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.

Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Expertise in one field does not carry over into other fields. But experts often think so. The narrower their field of knowledge the more likely they are to think so.

Natural laws have no pity.

Sin lies only in hurting other people unnecessarily. All other sins are invented nonsense.
What are the facts? Again and again and again-what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history”--what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!
—Lazarus Long, from Time Enough for Love, by Robert A. Heinlein

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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby scrmbldggs » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:26 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:"This administration is doing fine work in Puerto Rico. Wherever the {!#%@} that is." Donald J. Trump.

Guess what, he found it!

"Please don't throw the canned chicken, Mr President." -the inundated people of Puerto Rico
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Gord » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:28 pm

"Nobody could have done what I've done for Puerto Rico with so little appreciation. So much work!" -- Trump

Great, now he's taking credit for a devastating hurricane.
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:49 pm

Gord wrote:"Nobody could have done what I've done for Puerto Rico with so little appreciation. So much work!" -- Trump

Great, now he's taking credit for a devastating hurricane.

I think he's pointing out that he blows more than any natural disaster.
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:50 pm

"There's some things you never hear, like 'Please saw my leg off', or 'Hand me that piano', or 'Do what you want to the girl, but leave me alone!'." St. George of Carlin.
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby gorgeous » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:16 pm

---------Christopher Knight and Alan Bulter
Book: Who Built the Moon?----

"The Moon has astonishing synchronicity with the Sun. When the Sun is at its lowest and weakest in mid-winter, the Moon is at its highest and brightest, and the reverse occurs in mid-summer. Both set at the same point on the horizon at the equinoxes and at the opposite point at the solstices. What are the chances that the Moon would naturally find an orbit so perfect that it would cover the Sun at an eclipse and appear from Earth to be the same size? What are chances that the alignments would be so perfect at the equinoxes and solstices?"
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Poodle » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:00 pm

There are holes in the sky
Where the rain gets in
But they're ever so small
That's why the rain is thin.

Spike Milligan.

Gorgeous' post reminded me of it.

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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Austin Harper » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:14 pm

I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go.

The Beatles.

Poodle's post reminded me of it.
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:02 am

It's {!#%@}' rainin'.

Somebody.

My post reminded me of it.
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby ElectricMonk » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:00 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:It's {!#%@}' rainin'.

Somebody.

My post reminded me of it.


Now I'm sad.



I'm only happy when it rains.
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby gorgeous » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:47 pm

"At the quantum level, reality does not exist if you are not looking at it," said Associate Professor Andrew Truscott from the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering.
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Gord » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:37 am

"Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't." -- Leon Carr
"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"You are also taking my words out of context." -- Justin
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Gord » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:15 am

"DO SOMETHING!" -- Donald J. Trump
"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"You are also taking my words out of context." -- Justin
"Nullius in verba" -- The Royal Society ["take nobody's word for it"]
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Cadmusteeth » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:18 pm

Yes, please do.

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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:20 pm

Gord wrote:"DO SOMETHING!" -- Donald J. Trump

Okay, your trial before the Senate starts tomorrow.
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Nikki Nyx » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:50 pm

Poodle wrote:There are holes in the sky
Where the rain gets in
But they're ever so small
That's why the rain is thin.

Spike Milligan.

Gorgeous' post reminded me of it.

Austin Harper wrote:I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go.

The Beatles.

Poodle's post reminded me of it.
There's a crack in everything...
That's how the light gets in.
—"Anthem" by Leonard Cohen

It's hard to notice gleaming from the sky
When you're staring at the cracks
—"The Leaving Song" by AFI

Poodle's and Austin's posts reminded me of these.
What are the facts? Again and again and again-what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history”--what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!
—Lazarus Long, from Time Enough for Love, by Robert A. Heinlein

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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:25 pm

"I like Big Butts..." //// Some rap group....."cracks" reminded me of it.
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Gord » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:43 pm

"We can't continue to let China rape our country, and that's what they're doing." -- Trump, May 2016

"I don't blame China...How can you blame China for taking advantage of people who had no clue? I would have done the same." -- Trump, yesterday

:budo:
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Gord » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:06 pm

These ones are too good not to post:

"I think he's a kook. I think he's crazy. I think he's unfit for office." -- Sen. Lindsey Graham on Trump, February 2016

"What concerns me about the American press is this endless, endless attempt to label the guy some kind of kook not fit to be president." -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, this week
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Austin Harper » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:28 pm

Perhaps Lindsey is going senile and should be removed from office.
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Gord » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:51 am

Isn't senility a job requirement in the Trump team going forward? "I can't recall" will probably be one of the major defences soon.
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Cadmusteeth » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:50 am

Kissing ass is another possibility.


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