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Old 03-17-2014, 09:17 AM   #46
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"If I owned this place and Hell, I'd rent this place out and live in Hell"
 
Old 03-17-2014, 10:11 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by enorbet View Post
That is out of context and misleading. The full text is -

I've heard you say many times
That you're better than no one
and no one is better than you.
If you really believe that
you know there is nothing to win
and nothing to lose.
From fixtures and forces and friends your sorrow does stem
That hype you and type you making you feel
That you gotta be just like them

It's from To Ramona. I love that song, and much of his writing from that era.
Probably a case of:
Quote:
Still a man hears what he wants to hear,
and disregards the rest.
--"The Boxer" - Paul Simon

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Old 03-17-2014, 11:30 AM   #48
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@odiseo77: I think you mean

Quote:
Never argue with an idiot, they just drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience
Yes, that's indeed the quote I was thinking of.
 
Old 03-17-2014, 11:32 AM   #49
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Probably a case of:

--"The Boxer" - Paul Simon
That's a good one. I also like -

"You don't have to lie to me
Just give me some tenderness
Beneath your honesty"
--- Paul Simon
 
Old 03-18-2014, 01:05 PM   #50
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Here's tae us, wha's like us, damn few and they're a' deid!
A Scot's toast
 
Old 03-18-2014, 03:34 PM   #51
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Here's tae us, wha's like us, damn few and they're a' deid! - A Scot's toast
Then please allow me to hoist a glass and steal that and toast to Frankie Miller, a tough old Golden-Throated Scot if there ever was one.

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Old 03-19-2014, 06:25 AM   #52
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Caledonia's been everything I've ever had.
(From Caledonia, sung by Frankie Miller)

It'd bring a tear tae a gless ee'
 
Old 03-26-2014, 04:44 AM   #53
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Another nicely done quote from Hollywood:
Quote:
"I don't lie. I don't lie. My name is ... . I'm a journalist. I used to be, till I saw the light. That trying to speak the truth is a waste of time because nobody wants the truth. People don't want the truth. God forbid it would all go down in flames. It's the lies that keep the construct going. Don't you see? Spread by the vested interests in the government, and the private sector, and the churches, and the stock exchanges, all fabricating and spinning and telling stories that keep 300 million consumers happy and stupid and spending. Why are you looking at me like I'm crazy? Just stop. I'm not the deluded ones. You are." (c)The Event
 
Old 03-26-2014, 10:18 AM   #54
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If a problem has no solution, why bother?, and if it does, why bother?


Another one I love is Invictus
 
Old 03-26-2014, 10:32 AM   #55
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"If I owned this place and Hell, I'd rent this place out and live in Hell"
Was that our ol' buddy J. Golden Kimball?

And while I'm here...

Quote:
Every jumble pile of person has a thinking part that wonders what the part that isn't thinking isn't thinking of.
-- They Might Be Giants, Where your eyes don't go.

Quote:
A lie can run half way round the world before the truth has got its pants on.
--Winston Churchill

Quote:
But if you're trying to choose between two theories and one gives you an excuse for being lazy, the other one is probably right.
--Paul Graham

Quote:
Oh be wise, what can I say more?
--Jacob
 
Old 03-26-2014, 12:25 PM   #56
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Was that our ol' buddy J. Golden Kimball?
Nope. From my all-time favorite movie, The Chronicles of Riddick by "Toombs".

and from another 'ok' movie, Pitch Black...
Quote:
Johns: Battlefield doctors decide who lives and dies. It's called 'triage'.
Riddick: They kept calling it 'murder' when I did it.
 
Old 03-26-2014, 02:52 PM   #57
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Nope. From my all-time favorite movie, The Chronicles of Riddick by "Toombs".
and from another 'ok' movie, Pitch Black...
Does that order of preference have anything to do with Hot and Evil Thandie Newton vs/ boring Girl-Next-Door Radha Mitchell?
 
Old 03-26-2014, 04:11 PM   #58
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Does that order of preference have anything to do with Hot and Evil Thandie Newton vs/ boring Girl-Next-Door Radha Mitchell?
Maybe.

Thandie was smokin' hot in TCoR
Radha had "balls" in PB, tough cookie, but not "hot".

Now, where's "Helga Svelgen"?

Let's try to stay on topic

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Old 03-27-2014, 02:36 AM   #59
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Ever since I read the following quote from this post,
my life changed - I started feeling less guilty about
my past.

Quote:
Good judgment comes from experience;
experience comes from bad judgment.
-- Mark Twain
 
Old 03-27-2014, 07:46 AM   #60
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This is the best one.

Quote:
Benjamin Franklin 'We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
 
  


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