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07-25-2014, 10:41 PM
So, I was lying in the heat thinking about words (wild Friday I know!) and got thinking about quotes. And I wanted to hear yours!

My question is: what is your favourite quote and why?

I will share mine; 'war doesn't determine what is right, only who is left.' - Bertrand Russell. It just holds a lure to it and is relevant through every time period.

07-25-2014, 10:42 PM
I think you'll need to attribute the quote.

07-25-2014, 10:48 PM
What exactly do you mean? I don't know that word in this context :(

07-25-2014, 10:49 PM
It means that when you quote someone else's words, you acknowledge them as the author.

For instance: I can resist everything but temptation - Oscar Wilde

Siri Kirpal
07-25-2014, 11:18 PM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Poetic and inspirational:
Yet this inconstancy is such
As you too shall adore;
I could not love thee, Dear, so much,
Love I not Honor more.
--Richard Lovelace from To Lucasta, Going to the Wars

Words to Live By:
If you can't see God in all, you can't see God at all.
--Yogi Bhajan (Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji)

And you can also take a look at the self-quote in my sig line.


Siri Kirpal

07-26-2014, 12:03 AM
Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun. -- William Shakespeare

07-26-2014, 12:05 AM
Megatron is commanded by no one-Megatron

07-26-2014, 12:22 AM
"It is always worth the upheaval of the world for even a chance at a better life. "

I was sixteen years old when I heard those words, and they gave me the courage to do what I'd needed to do for four years -- escape. I'd been held against my will since I was twelve, and while I'd developed a strategy for escape, I was terrified of what would happen if I succeeded. How does a sixteen year old get along in the world, not knowing anyone, with no money, no resources, no one to trust? And I knew they'd come after me too, which they did.

But it's always worth the upheaval of the world for even a chance at a better life.

And my god, it was. It was worth every second, and it's still worth every second. Every sunbeam, every tickle of wind in my hair, every time I dance, or write, or laugh, or hold my daughter's hand and hear her laugh.

I still thank the man who said those words, though he'll probably never understand how much I needed to hear them.

His name is Nick, and he was just a half drunk college student talking philosophy to the nether that night. He'll always hold a special place in my memory, and every now and again I think of him and send a smile his way.

~ Anna

07-26-2014, 12:27 AM
"Anger comes from fear, always." - Spider Robinson

07-26-2014, 12:35 AM
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
~ Albert Einstein

"We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse." ~ Rudyard Kipling

07-26-2014, 12:35 AM
Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig - unknown (if anyone has a clue, let me know)

07-26-2014, 12:37 AM
It's either Mark Twain or Robert Heinlein. Take your pick!

Let me see if I can find the original source.

According to Snopes, it was definitely Heinlein.

The correct source of the pig singing quote is actually Robert Heinlein's character Lazarus Long AKA Woodrow Wilson Smith, in "Time Enough for Love". Heinlein had an ascerbic sense of humor much like Twain's and this is not the only quote that has been popularly mis-attributed. It's likely that Heinlein intentionally contributed to this phenomenon by applying his own twists to popular quotes and sayings.

Maggie Maxwell
07-26-2014, 12:38 AM
"Did someone say 'chimichanga'?" - Deadpool

Serious answer: "And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." - Roald Dahl. I didn't know about the first sentence before I went looking to make sure the attribution for the second was right, but I love it all the more with it.

07-26-2014, 01:17 AM
The way I see it, you should live everyday like its your birthday (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/p/parishilto381711.html)--Paris Hilton
(Yeah, I know, she actually came up with this, right?) But it's a very special quote and has a special meaning. As for another quote, just a tiny bit of self-promotion.

It is not by that which is said in defense of oneself or others, but rather by that which is done in defense of oneself or others.--Yours truly

Ride the Pen
07-26-2014, 01:36 AM
"If it's not rough, it isn't fun" - Lady Gaga

07-26-2014, 01:54 AM
Among non-Oscar Wilde quotes, it would be either:

The urge to save the world is a false front for the urge to rule it - HL Mencken.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a men's character, give him power - Lincoln.

M.S. Wiggins
07-26-2014, 04:31 AM
I have so many favorites. One that comes to mind at the moment:

So shines a good deed in a weary world - Wonka -> Dahl -> Shakespeare

07-26-2014, 06:07 AM
"Low-fat ice cream? What the point? There's no taste, and all that's left is cold." - My Dad.

07-26-2014, 06:52 AM
Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.


07-26-2014, 12:28 PM
Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.



I can't see shit.
--Ray Charles

(Sorry, that's in bad taste, but I had to put it there, considering Kelli's avi)

Larry M
07-26-2014, 07:22 PM
"The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided." - Casey Stengel.

Mr Flibble
07-26-2014, 08:21 PM
Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

07-26-2014, 08:29 PM
Another one I'd forgotten yesterday:

'Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.' - Mark Twain.

Maze Runner
07-26-2014, 08:58 PM
The Prophet by Gibran.

For reason, ruling alone is a force confining, and passion unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction.

Let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion that it may sing.

07-27-2014, 05:23 AM
"seiko udoku"
(farm when it's sunny, read when it rains.)

07-27-2014, 07:13 AM
"Listen to me, then do it." -Mom.

07-27-2014, 07:15 AM
"Cheer up," he said. "Things could be worse." So he cheered up - and sure enough, they were.