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Postby brynpoeth » 22 Apr 2019, 1:36pm

'Success has ruined many a man [person]'
Benjamin Franklin
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Postby BrightonRock » 24 Apr 2019, 9:02am

I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that don't work. Edison, inventor of light bulbs

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Postby brynpoeth » 2 May 2019, 10:53pm

'When seconds count, the cops are minutes away'
Used by someone in favor of arming teachers so they might stop amok shooters (US)
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Postby brynpoeth » 4 May 2019, 12:11pm

'Every prime minister needs her Willie!'
- Margaret Thatcher

She was referring to the Rt Hon Member for Penrith and the Border
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby BrightonRock » 4 May 2019, 9:14pm

You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. Oscar Wilde.

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Postby brynpoeth » 8 May 2019, 6:08am

When one dies one is released from all cares and troubles and worries, one returns to the state one was in before one was born
Seneca/bp
..
Death is release and the end of all misery and suffering, it returns one to the peace one was in before being born
Seneca/bp

First one from memory, second from my little book
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby brynpoeth » 18 May 2019, 7:53am

Slebs are puke on the windscreen of life
Wiglaf Droste

(Slebs: celebrities
used by Lance Dopestrong)
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Postby brynpoeth » 19 May 2019, 8:17pm

brynpoeth wrote:All my life I have been ashamed of being an Austrian and have never been ashamed of being ashamed because I knew shame was the best form of patriotism
Karl Kraus [substitute your nationality]

Seems appropriate now, new elections are planned for August :?
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Audax67 » 20 May 2019, 8:50am

BrightonRock wrote:You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. Oscar Wilde.


Spurious. As pointed out here, Wilde died in 1900 and had no great opinion of cars.

The automobile was delightful, but, of course, it broke down - they, like all machines, are more wilful than animals - nervous, irritable, strange things: I am going to write an article on 'nerves in the inorganic world.'


"Fancy car" sounds more like a quotation from a 1920s/30s song, or even later.
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Postby brynpoeth » 24 May 2019, 9:10am

In the new language everyone spoke too fast
Eventually we caught up

Lisel Mueller *1924, she moved from Germany to the US in the 1930s
After catching up she took to writing very good poems. In English (American) :wink:
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby brynpoeth » 26 May 2019, 5:47pm

I find fitting tyres so much easier when no-one's watching

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Postby dim » 26 May 2019, 5:56pm

If you want to run with the wolves ..... you have to learn how to P*ss on the trot

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Postby brynpoeth » 26 May 2019, 8:25pm

If you point a finger at someone, please to note that three fingers are pointing back at yourself
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Postby BrightonRock » 27 May 2019, 3:32am

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, it is a habit.

Aristotle

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby brynpoeth » 30 May 2019, 1:40pm

Was man ernst meint, sagt man am besten im Spass
Wilhelm Busch

If one has something serious to say, one should express it in a humorous way
..
Might be worth bearing in mind when using these fora :wink:
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