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'lance
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posted 02 October 2001 04:00 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Bernard, Bernard, this bloom of youth will not last forever. The fatal hour will come -- the fatal hour, which, with an inexorable sentence, will cut short all false hopes. On our own ground, life will fail us like a false friend. The wealthy of this earth, who lead a life of pleasure, who imagine themselves to possess great things, will be astonished to find their hands empty."

-- Jacques Benique Bossuet, 1627-1704


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skdadl
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posted 02 October 2001 05:47 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What should be abolished continues, and we continue to wear away with it.
-- Guy Debord, 1932-94

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bandit
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posted 02 October 2001 08:10 PM      Profile for bandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"unity amongst ourselves must be the first consideration" - J.S woodsworth, and boy would he be spinning.
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skdadl
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posted 04 October 2001 11:36 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow."
-- Jeff Valdez (I don't know who Jeff Valdez is, sorry)

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'lance
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posted 04 October 2001 04:08 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"I pondered all these things, and how men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name."

-- William Morris

"Taking [the three grandkids] around that mall was like trying to herd cats."

-- my father


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skdadl
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posted 07 October 2001 12:36 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"When sorrows come, they come not single spies,
But in battalions."
-- Hamlet IV.ii.78

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Pankaj
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posted 07 October 2001 01:24 PM      Profile for Pankaj   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Have you considered any real freedoms; freedom from other people's opinions, even your own?"

Col. Kurtz (Marlan Brando) in Apocalypse Now.


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'lance
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posted 07 October 2001 02:52 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Vietnam, man. Bomb 'em and feed 'em, bomb 'em and feed 'em."

-- anonymous US helicopter pilot, ca. 1968, quoted in Dispatches, by Micheal Herr


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'lance
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posted 07 October 2001 09:41 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"When I was sixteen, a rather pompous writer said to me, "When bombs fall on New York, I will listen to Mozart." It infuriated me then. Remembering it now, I'd like to say, "I doubt if you could. I just doubt it."

-- Mavis Gallant, "The Events in May: A Paris Notebook," The New Yorker, 1968.


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STAR
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posted 15 October 2001 08:36 PM      Profile for STAR     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah Quotes!
My all-time faves:
"Never frown. You never know who may be falling in love with your smile."
"Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation."
"Aim for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

[ October 15, 2001: Message edited by: STAR ]


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Ojie
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posted 15 October 2001 09:29 PM      Profile for Ojie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."
-JFK

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sherpafish
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posted 15 October 2001 11:42 PM      Profile for sherpafish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"If we do not abondon our present path, we will surely, and tragicaly, end up where this path leads." -unknown chinese text (Tzu?)
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'lance
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posted 16 October 2001 01:18 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"[Holmes's] studies are very desultory and eccentric, but he has amassed a lot of out-of-the-way knowledge which would astonish his professors."

-- Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet


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bandit
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posted 16 October 2001 01:31 PM      Profile for bandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind what is an empty desk a sign of?"
Einstein

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