Favourite quotations

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Favourite quotations

Postby ncutler » 15 Jun 2016, 12:49pm

Just came across this and thought it might be worth sharing:

"When you are Dead, you don't know you are Dead. It is difficult only for others.
It is the same when you are stupid."
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Audax67 » 15 Jun 2016, 1:10pm

After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
Have we got time for another cuppa?

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Tangled Metal » 15 Jun 2016, 1:34pm

Mine is the death and taxes quote. I won't type it out as I'll end up not getting the quote exactly right. No idea why I like it but I do.

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Mick F » 15 Jun 2016, 1:46pm

I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes
And just for that one moment I could be you
Yes, I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes
You'd know what a drag it is to see you


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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby 661-Pete » 15 Jun 2016, 1:48pm

I have this one somewhat on my mind, since I took up playing bridge again a few months ago, after a lapse of many decades.

Online bridge, at any rate, is full of pompous characters who think they're world-class players - when they're not. A bit like some cycling forums....

So: this piece of wisdom, which comes, apparently from Anton Chekhov (I didn't know that!):

"Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing."
Suppose that this room is a lift. The support breaks and down we go with ever-increasing velocity.
Let us pass the time by performing physical experiments...
--- Arthur Eddington (creator of the Eddington Number).

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Audax67 » 15 Jun 2016, 2:16pm

^^^Like the Scots proverb, "fools and bairns should never see half-done work".
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby bovlomov » 15 Jun 2016, 2:32pm

“Before you criticise a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticise him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.”

and

"Don't take down a wall before you know why it was built." (That's one for modernisers, reformers and revolutionaries everywhere - and interior designers.)

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Edwards » 15 Jun 2016, 2:55pm

I can not remember who said "If it made any difference they would not let us vote".

Seems vary apt at the moment.
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Postby cycleruk » 15 Jun 2016, 7:30pm

Tangled Metal wrote:Mine is the death and taxes quote. I won't type it out as I'll end up not getting the quote exactly right. No idea why I like it but I do.

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby profpointy » 15 Jun 2016, 7:48pm

"when in trouble, when in doubt
run in circles, scream and shout"

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby mercalia » 15 Jun 2016, 7:57pm

Once a Tory, always a crook

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Postby Paulatic » 15 Jun 2016, 8:06pm

Whatever I am, wherever I am, this is me. This is my life.
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Re: RE: Re: Favourite quotations

Postby sjs » 15 Jun 2016, 8:16pm

Edwards wrote:I can not remember who said "If it made any difference they would not let us vote".

Seems vary apt at the moment.

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby mercalia » 15 Jun 2016, 9:18pm

the only good zombie is a dead zombie


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Another said there will be mass unemployment
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby loch eck steve » 15 Jun 2016, 9:25pm

where all in it together ! - George Osborne :D