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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Post by 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.
"An extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof."—Marcello Truzzi

"What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence."—Christopher Hitchens

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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Post by 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.

Post by 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.

Post by 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.

Post by 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.

Post by 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.

Post by 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.

Post by 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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Post by 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.

Post by 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.

Post by 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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Post by 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
"Imagine an ennobling of what could be" -- the New Age BS Generator site
"You are also taking my words out of context." -- Justin
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Post by 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
"Imagine an ennobling of what could be" -- the New Age BS Generator site
"You are also taking my words out of context." -- Justin
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Post by Cadmusteeth » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:18 pm

Yes, please do.

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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Post by 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.

Post by 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.
"An extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof."—Marcello Truzzi

"What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence."—Christopher Hitchens

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Post by 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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Post by 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

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Post by 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.

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

Perhaps Lindsey is going senile and should be removed from office.
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Post by 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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Post by Cadmusteeth » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:50 am

Kissing ass is another possibility.

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Post by Gord » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:38 am

"I fulfilled the calling that God gave me. So the question is: Am I being called to do this now? I don't know." -- Michele Bachmann, on running for Al Franken's senate seat

"Michele Bachmann: NO. -- God" -- billboard that subsequently appeared on rooftop in St. Paul

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"I tried to have my ears open and hear what God was saying to me, and I considered it for quite a long time. It became very clear to me that I wasn’t hearing any call from God to do this." -- Michele Bachmann, on why she's not running for Al Franken's senate seat

:lol:
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Post by Nikki Nyx » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:02 pm

I'm not sure anyone can top Dan Quayle for sheer willful stupidity...
  • “I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change.”
  • “One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is ‘to be prepared.'”
  • “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.”
  • “I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.”
  • “We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.”
  • “For NASA, space is still a high priority.”
  • “[It’s] time for the human race to enter the solar system.”
  • “I stand by all the misstatements that I’ve made.”
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Post by gorgeous » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:43 pm

A soul places obstacles in it's path so that in removing them it will become strong--Rudolf Steiner
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Post by Matthew Ellard » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:54 pm

gorgeous wrote:A soul places obstacles in it's path so that in removing them it will become strong--Rudolf Steiner
If anyone is interested Gorgeous made up this quote. It only appears on another forum where Gorgeous posts as Lori100 and was posted by Lori100 (Gorgeous) four years ago. :lol:
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Post by Poodle » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:42 am

Certainly, whoever translated it wasn't up to much. The word is 'its'. It's is an abbreviated form of 'it is'. That definitely is the kind of error Gorgeous makes often.

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Post by Nikki Nyx » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:50 pm

gorgeous wrote:A soul places obstacles in it's path so that in removing them it will become strong--Rudolf Steiner
Your habit of quoting someone whose principles you don't share is amusing.
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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:27 pm

Nikki Nyx wrote:
gorgeous wrote:A soul places obstacles in it's path so that in removing them it will become strong--Rudolf Steiner
Your habit of quoting someone whose principles you don't share is amusing.
Gorgon is a random quote generator.
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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Nikki Nyx wrote:
gorgeous wrote:A soul places obstacles in it's path so that in removing them it will become strong--Rudolf Steiner
Your habit of quoting someone whose principles you don't share is amusing.
Gorgon is a random quote generator.
Who said that? The closest I could find to an attribution was this: http://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/gorgon-names.php
"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"Imagine an ennobling of what could be" -- the New Age BS Generator site
"You are also taking my words out of context." -- Justin
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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:54 pm

Gord wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Nikki Nyx wrote:
gorgeous wrote:A soul places obstacles in it's path so that in removing them it will become strong--Rudolf Steiner
Your habit of quoting someone whose principles you don't share is amusing.
Gorgon is a random quote generator.
Who said that? The closest I could find to an attribution was this: http://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/gorgon-names.php
Some guy at Random House, of course.
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Post by Gord » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:13 pm

I'm just going to quote something from this website, http://elizabethanmuseum.weebly.com/london-streets.html :

"The people of London were not the smartest people in the world. Most, in fact, were illitarerate. Only the extreamly welathy ones had enough money for private schooling."

:facepalm:

I know, I'm asking too much of them:
In which 9th grade Honors students create an online museum exploring topics connected to Elizabethan (and Shakespearean) England.
But still.

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Post by Poodle » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:06 pm

Yep - it's packed full of errors. I was relieved when I realised that it's not a UK site.

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Re: Favourite Quotes.

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Nikki Nyx wrote:I'm not sure anyone can top Dan Quayle for sheer willful stupidity...
  • “I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change.”
  • “We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.”
  • “For NASA, space is still a high priority.”
  • “[It’s] time for the human race to enter the solar system.”
To be fair, what he meant was probably reasonable, but he just stated these things very poorly. The following is probably what he meant.
  • “We're probably headed toward more freedom and democracy, but if we're not careful, that could change."
  • “We are ready for any possible problem."
  • “NASA does a lot of work regarding planetary issues such as the weather, but outer space is still a high priority.”
  • “It's time for the human race to travel into the rest of the solar system."
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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:29 pm

Monster wrote:
Nikki Nyx wrote:I'm not sure anyone can top Dan Quayle for sheer willful stupidity...
  • “I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change.”
  • “We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.”
  • “For NASA, space is still a high priority.”
  • “[It’s] time for the human race to enter the solar system.”
To be fair, what he meant was probably reasonable, but he just stated these things very poorly. The following is probably what he meant.
  • “We're probably headed toward more freedom and democracy, but if we're not careful, that could change."
  • “We are ready for any possible problem."
  • “NASA does a lot of work regarding planetary issues such as the weather, but outer space is still a high priority.”
  • “It's time for the human race to travel into the rest of the solar system."
Quayle was an idiot.
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Post by Nikki Nyx » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:53 pm

Read this one last night...
Censors don’t realize that if you want people to stay out of a room, they need to know what’s in the room and why it might be a bad idea to go in. — Wolfboy, as quoted by Will Shetterly in his novel Nevernever
And I instantly thought, "Parents don’t realize that if you want children to stay out of a room, they need to know what’s in the room and why it might be a bad idea to go in."

I never, ever said to my daughter, "Because I said so." I always explained why. Without the "why," how would she learn to think critically?
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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:06 am

The most common place to find a gun is under the sofa cushions.
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Post by scrmbldggs » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:09 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:The most common place to find a gun is under the sofa cushions.
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Post by Nikki Nyx » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:25 am

scrmbldggs wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:The most common place to find a gun is under the sofa cushions.
I'd like to see 'em try it in Massachusetts. The law specifically prohibits private security at public schools; schools must go through the local police department. Not to mention, we're exceedingly protective of school zones. They'd all be arrested for bringing arms across the state line, failing to have valid MA gun licenses, endangering children, assault, and who knows what else.
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Re: Favourite Quotes.

Post by scrmbldggs » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:44 am

Nikki Nyx wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:The most common place to find a gun is under the sofa cushions.
I'd like to see 'em try it in Massachusetts. The law specifically prohibits private security at public schools; schools must go through the local police department. Not to mention, we're exceedingly protective of school zones. They'd all be arrested for bringing arms across the state line, failing to have valid MA gun licenses, endangering children, assault, and who knows what else.
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My knowledge about various and regional gun laws is minimal, but seems as long as they stay off school grounds, they're quite free to do as they wish in many areas. And the license issue might not be an issue for the MA Oath Keepers...
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