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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby reohn2 » 18 Jan 2020, 10:31pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:After nourishment, shelter, and companionship,quality stories are the thing[s] we most need

Philip Pullman/Grauniad

FIFY and Pullman.

Heaven knows there's way to many crap stoies out there!

PS,Pullman is an awesome story teller with real depth and insight :wink:
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 22 Feb 2020, 8:38am

Cyril Haearn wrote:After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing[s] we most need

Philip Pullman/Grauniad

Just reading short stories by Olga Tocarczuk, she won the literature nobel prize for Poland, very good
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'The cockerell makes most noise, but the hen lays the eggs'
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby sussex cyclist » 23 Feb 2020, 10:40pm

You will not become a saint through other people’s sins.
Anton Chekhov

The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Marcus Aurelius

Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again

- Jimmy Webb

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
- Michelangelo

Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.
- André Gide

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 27 Feb 2020, 8:42am

There is nothing worse than a young pessimist

Except maybe an old optimist :wink:
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 3 Mar 2020, 7:41pm

I do not like work, but I do not like doing nothing at all for long
I like reading, it is somewhere in between
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Mike Sales » 3 Mar 2020, 7:43pm

I like work, I could sit and look at it for hours.

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 3 Mar 2020, 7:44pm

Mike Sales wrote:I like work, I could sit and look at it for hours.

Jerome K Jerome wrote that :wink:
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 11 Mar 2020, 7:04am

The person who understands a country and society best is a stranger who came and stayed
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby jimlews » 11 Mar 2020, 8:16am

The German sense of humor is no laughing matter

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby jimlews » 19 Mar 2020, 9:06pm

Scientists say that Hydrogen is the most plentiful element in the universe.
The scientists are wrong.
Stupidity is.

Frank Zappa

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 22 Mar 2020, 12:30pm

You've heard of the sights of the famed London city
Where everything there is both ugly and pretty
But London is out of comparison quite
With Stalybridge market on a Saturday night
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby sjs » 22 Mar 2020, 1:03pm

Maybe I'm laughing my way to disaster
Maybe my race has been run
Maybe I'm blind
To the fate of mankind
But what can be done?

Paul Simon

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby jimlews » 22 Mar 2020, 5:20pm

Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.

and

It is easier to apologise than to ask permission.

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Mar 2020, 11:12am

A miser gets the greatest pleasure from denying herself a treat
Gottfried Benn
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Overheard in a tram:
'Please to excuse me, but I shall not apologise. Sorry!'
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Morzedec » 24 Mar 2020, 3:15pm

As applied to some posters on this Forum:

"You can't win an argument with a fool"

My Grandfather, that was, giving me ever more business advice.

Happy days, R.I.P.