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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:28 am

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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Gord » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:06 pm

"It's unpleasantly like being drunk."
"What's so unpleasant about being drunk?"
"You ask a glass of water."
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Gord » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:08 pm

"Beside it is blatantly obvious that consciousness is an expansion of infinite proportion it is a movement in awareness." -- Shaka
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Postby gorgeous » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:20 am

seth---------------You are like children with a game, and you think that the game is played by everyone. Physical life is not the rule. Identity and consciousness existed long before your earth was formed. You suppose that any personality must appear in physical terms. Consciousness is the force behind matter, and it forms many other realities besides the physical one. It is, again, your own viewpoint that is presently so limited that it seems to you that physical reality is the rule and mode of existence.

The source and power of your present consciousness has never been physical, and where I am, many are not even aware that such a physical system exists.

The physical system is an illusion, but you must accept it and from your viewpoint try to understand the realities that exist beyond it.

You cannot objectify the inner portions of your own identity, and therefore you do not perceive them. So much of your energy is used in the physical productions that you cannot afford to perceive any reality but your own.

Like children playing with blocks, you focus your attention on the physical blocks. The physical blocks appear very real to you when you dwell within their perspective. Other shapes and forms that you could perceive, you do not. Even in explaining other realities, I must use the words "shapes" and "forms" or you would not understand me.

Your idea of progress is building larger blocks, and yet one day you will put aside you "children's toys."

The human race is a stage through which various forms of consciousness travel... Yours is a training system for emerging consciousness. Before you can be allowed into systems of reality that are more extensive and open, you must first learn to handle energy and see through physical materialization, the concrete result of thought and emotion.
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Postby Matthew Ellard » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:47 am

gorgeous wrote:seth says-------------dunk your biscuits, don't soak them or they will become soggy------if you wear white socks at night you can quickly find your legs-------don't eat raw slugs in public--------TV works much better if you watch it from the front-------never ask a stranger for the time if you are already wearing a watch-------always lift your legs when walking up stairs or you won't get very far--------Read a book to relax before going to bed if you have a light in your house and own a book--------Always ensure bottles are not upside down when you open them---------if you hold your breath for fifteen minutes, you will find a new sort of calm in your mind-------Goats are great pets but you can never ride them------


Hmmmm interesting food for thought.....

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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby gorgeous » Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:40 pm

The distinction between past, present and future is an illusion, but a very persistent one.”
― Albert Einstein ------------- seth-----------"Einstein came closest perhaps in this regard, for he was able to quite naturally identify himself with various functions of the universe. He was able to listen to the inner voice of matter. He was intuitively and emotionally led to his discoveries. He leaned against time, and felt it give and wobble
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Postby TJrandom » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:09 am

"Both cream and scum rise to the top."

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Postby Tom Palven » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:02 am

I'm partial to quotes from (or attributed to) Mark Twain and Will Rogers.

Donald Trump's popularity brings to mind Rogers' "A fool and his money are soon elected."
If one can be taught to believe absurdities, one can commit atrocities. --Voltaire

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Postby gorgeous » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:09 pm

"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak."

Thomas Carlyle
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Postby gorgeous » Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:00 pm

" When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic".-- Dresden James ----------- Plato — 'Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.' --------“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth”
― Albert Einstein
Science Fundamentalism...is exactly what happens when there’s a significant, perceived ideological threat to one’s traditions and identity.

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Postby scrmbldggs » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:24 pm

"Misapplying the meaning is the hallmark of the religious and the wooists."
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Poodle » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:13 pm

gorgeous wrote:“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth” ― Albert Einstein


Indeed, gorgeous. Perhaps you should spend a little time thinking about that one.

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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:37 pm

gorgeous wrote:"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak."

Thomas Carlyle


Thereby making it laudatory to inform the poor they just need to work harder, preferably for less.
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby gorgeous » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:38 pm

no one said that
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Postby scrmbldggs » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:46 pm

I think s/he meant that as an encouragement, if not praise, for her/himself and the effort put forth to educate the world about what's real*.


*Illuminati, channeled entities, Alien UFOs and crop circles, the faked deaths in each and every case that draws media attention, the superior understanding and wisdom of the user, etc....
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:57 pm

I dipped into the Evidence for God thread and thought of this one:

"If religious people could be reasoned with, they wouldn't exist to begin with."

Gorgeous, if you are responding to my entry just above---its my reaction to reading the quote. I was going to add your second quote from Dresden James as totally applying to Religion being the pack of lies, and Science being thought of as utterly preposterous===or as too often in this forum: a conspiracy of alarmists and trolls.

Also re Einstein: he said a lot, a lot contradictory, and it was all written down. The pro-God statements are always in isolation and not focused on. The contrary quotes/explanations are in depth and on point. As with anything else, cherry picking any subject is dishonest. One has to read chapters of materials if not whole books, ie==>doesn't fit on a bumper sticker.

Didn't I see a month or so ago new papers from Darwin that he did not believe? It was already the case that its clear he did that to keep the wifey happy. Good solid both feet on the ground for the realities of life that Darwin showed.
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Gord » Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:14 pm

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Gorgeous, if you are responding to my entry just above---its my reaction to reading the quote.

gorgeous reacts to things only gorgeous sees. :P
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Postby TJrandom » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:11 am

or thinks he sees....

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Postby scrmbldggs » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:14 am

Canadian Skeptic wrote:...That includes Biblical literalism, in many instances.

Fundamentalism of this sort is exactly what happens when there’s a significant, perceived ideological threat to one’s traditions and identity.
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby supervitor » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:03 pm

TP, in GR

"Temporal bandwidth," is the width of your present, your now. It is the familiar "∆t" considered as a dependent variable. The more you dwell in the past and in the future, the thicker your bandwidth, the more solid your persona. But the narrower your sense of Now, the more tenuous you are.

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Postby Frank Hoffman » Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:14 am

"It's only over when it's over."
- Yogi Berra 1925-2015

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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Postby Gord » Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:59 am

Frank Hoffman wrote:"It's only over when it's over."
- Yogi Berra 1925-2015

Wasn't it more like, "It ain't over 'til it's over?"
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Postby supervitor » Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:50 pm

Proverbs for Paranoids (Pynchon)

Proverb #1: You may never get to touch the Master, but you can tickle his creatures.

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:26 pm

Gord wrote:
Frank Hoffman wrote:"It's only over when it's over."
- Yogi Berra 1925-2015

Wasn't it more like, "It ain't over 'til it's over?"

Yep.

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Postby Frank Hoffman » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:08 am

In a letter to Stalin;
"Stop sending people to kill me. We've already captured five of them, one of them with a bomb and another with a rifle. (...) If you don't stop sending killers, I'll send one to Moscow, and I won't have to send a second."
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Postby digress » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:35 am

"What screws us up the most in life is the picture in our head of what it's supposed to be."
-Socrates

My personal fav.

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  God is an idea.  

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"I am not a concept..." -Confidencia

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Postby Mladjoni » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:44 pm

TJrandom wrote:"Both cream and scum rise to the top."


hahaa haha never heard that one! good one!

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Postby Frank Hoffman » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:51 pm

"We've learned a hard truth; that there is no end to misery and destruction. We cut the head off the snake, and it grows another. You cut that one off and you find another. We can't kill it because it is something within ourselves. You can call it the Enemy if you want to... but it is part of us, we are all humans."
From movie The Enemy Below.

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Frank Hoffman wrote:"We've learned a hard truth; that there is no end to misery and destruction. We cut the head off the snake, and it grows another. You cut that one off and you find another. We can't kill it because it is something within ourselves. You can call it the Enemy if you want to... but it is part of us, we are all humans."
From movie The Enemy Below.

I actually saw a stand-up routine based on that movie. :shock:
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-----"If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet. Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.” -
― Niels Bohr, Essays 1932-1957 on Atomic Physics and Human Knowledge
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Postby ElectricMonk » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:52 pm

"With great power, comes great irresponsibility"
-Deadpool
I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
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1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
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“It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection.”
― Voltaire
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Postby Frank Hoffman » Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:09 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:I actually saw a stand-up routine based on that movie.

Since it's from 1957 and has all the post-WWII / pre-Vietnam combat movie conventions, I can see that. It's still an enjoyable mano-a-mano movie, though.

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:35 pm

Frank Hoffman wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:I actually saw a stand-up routine based on that movie.

Since it's from 1957 and has all the post-WWII / pre-Vietnam combat movie conventions, I can see that. It's still an enjoyable mano-a-mano movie, though.

Bit of a hoot for a sailor, but yeah, good fun. And in 1957 it was the perfect war movie, NO GIRLS!!! :mrgreen:
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Postby ElectricMonk » Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:08 pm

"When someone asks you if you are a God, you say yes!"
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I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
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1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
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Postby Gord » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:30 pm

"I hate it when people see me at the supermarket and they're like 'Hey, what are you doing here?' I tell them 'You know...hunting elephants.'"
--Anonymous
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:50 pm

Gord wrote:"I hate it when people see me at the supermarket and they're like 'Hey, what are you doing here?' I tell them 'You know...hunting elephants.'"
--Anonymous

"No, no, no, why are you here alone, without a policeman watching you?"
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Postby Frank Hoffman » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:21 am

"Millions had seen an apple fall, but Newton was the one who ask why."
- Bernard Baruch


"The road to truth is long, and lined the entire way with annoying bastards."
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“I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England to rule the Empire on which the sun never sets. The man that controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire, and I control the British money supply.” Baron Nathan Mayer de Rothschild, 1840-1915 -------------------------------“Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce. And when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.” – President James Garfield, 1881. He was assassinated just weeks after making this statement
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