Favourite quotations

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby thirdcrank » 15 Mar 2018, 5:16pm

KTHSullivan wrote:"No Comment"


Is that a favourite quotation or an observation about the prsent political situation? :wink:

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby bovlomov » 15 Mar 2018, 5:23pm

brynpoeth wrote:What is theory?
When it should work, but never does

What is practice?
When it works, but no-one knows why

I might have read it on this forum...

"In theory there is no difference between practice and theory. In practice there is."

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby brynpoeth » 18 Aug 2018, 8:09pm

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby brynpoeth » 18 Aug 2018, 8:53pm

I put down alcohol. But I couldn't put down fish and chips
Tony Adams/Guardian
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Pastychomper » 29 Aug 2018, 10:32am

The rain it raineth on the just
And also on the unjust fella;
But chiefly on the just, because
The unjust hath the just’s umbrella.

--Charles Bowen

(Some of the comments in the Nope-to-Pope thread remined me of this, thought it might as well go here.)
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby brynpoeth » 29 Aug 2018, 10:49am

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby brynpoeth » 29 Aug 2018, 10:51am

The earth belongs unto the Lord
And all that it contains
Except the Kyles and the Western Isles
For they are all MacBraynes
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby KTHSullivan » 29 Aug 2018, 1:49pm

1) In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.

2) Why is the rum gone?
Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed. :lol:

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Ben@Forest » 29 Aug 2018, 2:31pm

We're not fascists. Fascists dress in black and tell people what to do whereas priests.... More drink!
Father Ted

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Mike Sales » 14 May 2019, 11:59am

I think I read this some decades ago in The New Cyclist edited by Jim McGurn. Anyway, it has stuck from somewhere.

Most motorists would rather see the world go up in flames than cock their withered leg over a crossbar.

Seems increasingly prescient.

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby kylecycler » 14 May 2019, 1:31pm

Mike Sales wrote:I think I read this some decades ago in The New Cyclist edited by Jim McGurn. Anyway, it has stuck from somewhere.

Most motorists would rather see the world go up in flames than cock their withered leg over a crossbar.

Seems increasingly prescient.

Kinda ties in with something Thatcher said: "A man who, beyond the age of 26, finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure."

Heaven knows what she must have thought of cyclists. :roll:

Mind you, I should have applied for my bus pass (in Scotland) three years ago and haven't yet, maybe because, as a cyclist who doesn't run a car and cycles for transport, if I found myself on a bus I'd tend to count myself as a failure (or a lazy git). :?

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Ben@Forest » 14 May 2019, 3:05pm

kylecycler wrote:Kinda ties in with something Thatcher said: "A man who, beyond the age of 26, finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure."


Another unattributed political quote there's no evidence for - it's also attributed to a range of other people.

If there was evidence for it we'd hear about it as often as we hear about `No such thing as society' - an accurate quote, though taken out of context. How about 'Crisis - what crisis'...

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Mike Sales » 14 May 2019, 3:35pm

Ben@Forest wrote:Another unattributed political quote there's no evidence for - it's also attributed to a range of other people.



I suppose it is like all those which are wrongly attributed to Churchill or Oscar Wilde. They are widely thought to be the sort of quip they would make.

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby kylecycler » 14 May 2019, 4:00pm

Ben@Forest wrote:
kylecycler wrote:Kinda ties in with something Thatcher said: "A man who, beyond the age of 26, finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure."


Another unattributed political quote there's no evidence for - it's also attributed to a range of other people.

If there was evidence for it we'd hear about it as often as we hear about `No such thing as society' - an accurate quote, though taken out of context. How about 'Crisis - what crisis'...

Oh well, I didn't know that but I suppose it shouldn't surprise me. Funny thing is, I've always 'heard' it in Thatcher's voice!

So I'm guessing it wasn't Harold Macmillan who said 'Crisis, what crisis?' (Or maybe I'm the only person who thought it was!)

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Ben@Forest » 14 May 2019, 4:32pm

kylecycler wrote:So I'm guessing it wasn't Harold Macmillan who said 'Crisis, what crisis?' (Or maybe I'm the only person who thought it was!)


It was Callaghan, though of course he didn't. On returning fron a trip to Africa he was asked about the crisis of the Winter of Discontent to which he replied, 'l don't think other people in the world would think this is a crisis' - and l guess from what he'd just seen in Africa was possibly true. But it helped to lead to his downfall.