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Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:29 am
by Jonmisc
R. Buckminster Fuller wrote:Everything you've learned in school as "obvious" becomes less and less
obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no
solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There
are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight
lines.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:11 am
by Ciararavenblaze
Tori Amos on her song Me and a Gun wrote:My father loves this song - although my parents are very Victorian and very religious. My father found it was simply necessary to say what rape means. It's a frontal assault - not only on your body, but on your soul.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:37 am
by Jonmisc
Oscar Wilde wrote:Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:07 pm
by Ciararavenblaze
Sarah Brightman wrote:Anything can happen to anyone at any time and you shouldn't just live through the days, or you lose them. You should do what you can to enjoy every moment.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:55 am
by Jonmisc
Beryl Pfizer wrote:I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:17 pm
by Ciararavenblaze
Dennis Brown wrote:No man is an island. No man stands alone.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:24 pm
by Jonmisc
Robert Wilensky wrote:We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:54 am
by Ciararavenblaze
Tori Amos wrote:It's true that my music has a sense of ritual in it. I very much want to create an atmosphere, a feeling of reverence. That was my grandfather completely... He really instilled in me the beauty of all things. We'd go for walks when I was a little girl and he'd say, "What do you see?" I'd tell him I saw a pile of dirt. He'd go, "You are not my granddaughter. What do you see?" And I'd try to describe the dirt, and that wasn't it either... For him, every word held an association. Everything was a metaphor for something larger. Even in tragedy he would find a lesson or a rite of passage... It's really hit me recently that that's one thing I've been trying to do... I had no idea I would carry him so close to me.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:54 am
by Jonmisc
Albert Einstein wrote:Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.


If anyone is interested, the History Channel will be airing a show about Einstein tonight:
http://www.history.com/minisites/einstein

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:27 pm
by Ciararavenblaze
Ray Brown wrote:The best time to buy a home is always five years ago.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:10 pm
by Jonmisc
Ronald De Sousa wrote:When enough people share a delusion, it loses its status as a psychosis and gets religious tax exemption instead.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:20 am
by Ciararavenblaze
Marilyn Manson wrote:I'm tired of people calling me a devil worshiper. It's kind of pointless you know. Because if the Devil did exist, he'd be worshiping me, because I'm more successful than he is.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:33 pm
by Jonmisc
"Nobody believes me when I say that my long book [The Lord of the Rings] is an attempt to create a world in which a form of language agreeable to my personal aesthetic might seem real. But it is true. An enquirer (among many) asked what the L.R. was all about, and whether it was an allegory. And I said it was an effort to create a situation in which a common greeting would be elen si-'la lu-'menn omentielmo ['A star shines on the hour of our meeting'], and that the phrase long antedated the book."

-- Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Christopher Tolkien, Feb. 21, 1958

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:15 pm
by Ciararavenblaze
Ruth Brown wrote:A fox is a wolf who sends flowers.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:59 pm
by Ruby Falls
I hope any string instrument players will understand this:

"I am going to implant nerves into my strings. Then I'm going to remove them from my cello and kill them slowly. They will feel the frickin' pain I wish to inflict!"

--Ruby Falls after fifteen minutes of fruitless tuning

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:25 pm
by Ciararavenblaze
Weird Al wrote:Everything you know is wrong, black is white, up is down and short is long and everything you thought was just so important doesn't matter, everything you know is wrong.


that's from his song, "Everything You Know is Wrong".

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:52 pm
by Ruby Falls
"I know what I want to believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe I believe what I believe is right."
--George W. Bush

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:42 pm
by Ciararavenblaze
David Letterman wrote:At the office party you're supposed to sit naked on top of the photocopier, not the shredder.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:30 pm
by Ruby Falls
“Sex COULD kill you. Do you know what the human body goes through when you have sex? Pupils dilate, arteries constrict, core temperature rises, heart races, blood pressure skyrockets, respiration becomes rapid and shallow, the brain fires bursts of electrical impulses from nowhere to nowhere, and secretions spit out of every gland, and the muscles tense and spasm like you're lifting three times your body weight. It's violent. It's ugly. And it's messy. And if God hadn't made it UNBELIEVABLY fun, the human race would have died out eons ago.”
--I'm not sure.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:00 am
by Ciararavenblaze
Sam Brown wrote:Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.