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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby kylecycler » 17 Jun 2016, 10:09am

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Arthur Schopenhauer (about cycling as a means of transportation). :wink:

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby ncutler » 17 Jun 2016, 10:13am

Remembrance of childhood:

"I met a man upon a stair
but when I looked he wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today
oh how I wish he'd go away."
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby bovlomov » 17 Jun 2016, 10:23am

ncutler wrote:Remembrance of childhood:

"I met a man upon a stair
but when I looked he wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today
oh how I wish he'd go away."


...reminded me of this:

I do not like thee, Doctor Fell,
The reason why - I cannot tell;
But this I know, and know full well,
I do not like thee, Doctor Fell.

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby bikerwaser » 17 Jun 2016, 10:41am

Tangled Metal wrote:So when my thoughts make me depressed
I think the best and <i>[rude word removed]</i> the rest


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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Tangled Metal » 17 Jun 2016, 10:48am

Yes. It's surprising where you can get snippets of good advice. I like some of the more intelligent bands that came out of punk they can have decent lyrics when you actually listen.

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Trail Beater » 17 Jun 2016, 11:18am

"Just cause you got the monkey off your back,doesn't mean the circus has left town"
George Carlin

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Audax67 » 17 Jun 2016, 11:26am

Just found this, so "favourite" is pushing it a bit, but it's great:

Smooth down the Avenue glitters the bicycle,
Black-stockinged legs under navy blue serge,
Home and Colonial, Star, International,
Balancing bicycle leant on the verge.


- John Betjeman, "Myfanwy".
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby 53x13 » 17 Jun 2016, 12:34pm

In the light of Ukip's inflammatory anti immigration poster :

Fascism was an explosion against intolerable conditions, against remediable wrongs which the old world failed to remedy. It was a movement to secure national renaissance by people who felt themselves threatened with decline into decadence and death and were determined to live, and live greatly.

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Audax67 » 17 Jun 2016, 1:22pm

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The trouble with you, Spode, is that just because you have succeeded in inducing a handful of half-wits to disfigure the London scene by going about in black shorts, you think you're someone. You hear them shouting "Heil, Spode!" and you imagine it is the Voice of the People. That is where you make your bloomer. What the Voice of the People is saying is: "Look at that frightful ass Spode swanking about in footer bags! Did you ever in your puff see such a perfect perisher?"
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby PaulB » 17 Jun 2016, 2:43pm

Woody Allen, "I'm not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens".

Marcus Hummon, "God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you".

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby wrangler_rover » 17 Jun 2016, 7:00pm

Quotations / advice given to me by my late father:

When you go out on the ale, always wear leather shoes. (My first drinking session ended in me being sick all over my suede shoes, leather shoes are much easier to clean)

Never argue with an idiot, agree with them and they have lost their argument.

When leaving a company, if you think the firm or your boss were the worst in the world, don't say so, at best, you will need a reference and at worst, you may want to go back to work there.

Always smile even if you are really feeling down, it confuses people.

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Trail Beater » 17 Jun 2016, 7:09pm

wrangler_rover wrote:Quotations / advice given to me by my late father:

When you go out on the ale, always wear leather shoes. (My first drinking session ended in me being sick all over my suede shoes, leather shoes are much easier to clean)

Never argue with an idiot, agree with them and they have lost their argument.

When leaving a company, if you think the firm or your boss were the worst in the world, don't say so, at best, you will need a reference and at worst, you may want to go back to work there.

Always smile even if you are really feeling down, it confuses people.


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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Audax67 » 18 Jun 2016, 9:52am

"I didn't know he was alive until he was dead" - uttered by Ciarán Hinds playing J. Caesar Esq. in the Beeb's Rome serial. Now that the obits of boomer pop musicians are popping up in the paper with dull regularity I'm finding it increasingly appropriate.

"Never whistle while you're micturating" - Hagbard Celine, who used another word entirely.

"Keep your mind on the job" - my father, frequently, to me, but not in the above circumstances - usually when washing the dishes. Incidentally, the sinks in the Maginot Line kitchens were set about a foot above fly-button level.
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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby sjs » 27 Jul 2016, 9:03pm

Has anyone mentioned the late, great Yogi Berra? Nearly anything he ever said must be someone's favourite. "When you come to a fork in the road, take it", for instance. Some of them kind of make sense, though, for instance "it ain't over, till it's over".

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Re: Favourite quotations

Postby Mike Sales » 27 Jul 2016, 9:29pm

Sleepe after toyle, port after stormie seas,
Ease after warre, death after life does greatly please.


from The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser. Epitaph of Joseph Conrad.