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Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 27 Jul 2016, 9:54pm
by Mike Sales
Another favourite epitaph, Robert Louis Stevenson's.

UNDER the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie:
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you 'grave for me: 5
Here he lies where he long'd to be;
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 27 Jul 2016, 11:45pm
by sjs
Mike Sales wrote:Another favourite epitaph, Robert Louis Stevenson's.

UNDER the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie:
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you 'grave for me: 5
Here he lies where he long'd to be;
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.


Or Ludwig Boltzmann's, "S = kLogW"

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 7 Nov 2017, 10:34am
by brynpoeth
cycleruk wrote:
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.

"There are only two things certain in life."

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My Granddad when being served a cup of Cha would say, "You'd sell more if you filled the cup up".


Three things are certain in life: taxes, death and... (at the moment: tax evasion by VIPs)

BTW, I think taxes come before death

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 7 Nov 2017, 1:50pm
by brynpoeth
When one gets back from holiday and has to read hundreds of e-mails, what could be worse than that?
When one has no e-mails
(after Oskar Wild)

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 7 Nov 2017, 1:51pm
by brynpoeth
When one gets back from holiday and has to read hundreds of e-mails, what could be worse than that?
When one has no e-mails
(after Oskar Wild)

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 7 Nov 2017, 2:00pm
by NUKe
OK usual just one lie of but
Pastor martin Niemoller

"First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me"

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 7 Nov 2017, 4:13pm
by brynpoeth
Only a mediocre person is always in top form

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 7 Nov 2017, 10:33pm
by reohn2
1)"You can talk all day to a chap with a wooden leg,but not one ith a wooden head" My Dad :)

2)" Be the change you want to see in the world" Gandhi

3)"Don't eat the yellow snow" Unknown

4) "Laugh and the world laughs with you,cry and you cry alone" Unknown.

5)"always expect the unexpected" Monty Python,but a good quotation to remember when using the road.

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 8 Nov 2017, 7:02am
by Vorpal
reohn2 wrote:3)"Don't eat the yellow snow" Unknown

Who's this 'Unknown'? I thought it was Frank Zappa. :wink:

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 8 Nov 2017, 8:51am
by bikerwaser
La Madre dei cretini e sempre incinta

Quoted by Vincenzo Nibali on the Tour de France a couple of years ago.

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 8 Nov 2017, 10:08am
by reohn2
Vorpal wrote:
reohn2 wrote:3)"Don't eat the yellow snow" Unknown

Who's this 'Unknown'? I thought it was Frank Zappa. :wink:

Unknown to me,though it could very well have been Frank Zappa

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 8 Nov 2017, 10:12am
by Vorpal
Don't eat the yellow snow...

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 8 Nov 2017, 10:24am
by reohn2
bikerwaser wrote:La Madre dei cretini e sempre incinta

Quoted by Vincenzo Nibali on the Tour de France a couple of years ago.

It'd be interesting to know the context of Nibali using the quotation,puzzling....

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 8 Nov 2017, 10:28am
by reohn2
Vorpal wrote:Don't eat the yellow snow...

Bonkers!
In a very nice way :D

Thanks

Re: Favourite quotations

Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 8:32am
by bikerwaser
reohn2 wrote:
bikerwaser wrote:La Madre dei cretini e sempre incinta

Quoted by Vincenzo Nibali on the Tour de France a couple of years ago.

It'd be interesting to know the context of Nibali using the quotation,puzzling....




Hi reohn

had to ask a friend with far better memory retension than myself.

This was his answer :

Not 100% sure but ..

I think it was TdF 2014 when Nibali got a free ride to the top podium place after Froomey and the rest crashed out.

Coming from a team (Astana) that gave doping a bad name he was defending the new drugs testing measures and the guy interviewing said well people are still doing it.

And Nibali replied: La madre …