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MikeTr
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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby MikeTr » 18 Aug 2020, 4:52am

“How we live is so different from how we ought to live that he who studies what ought to be done rather than what is done will learn the way to his downfall rather than to his preservation.”
― Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
Cogito ergo sum

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Re: Fave quotes...

Postby Guy951 » 19 Aug 2020, 10:12am

Political language is designed to make lies sound reasonable and murder respectable, and to give an illusion of substance to pure wind.

George Orwell
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Postby Cyril Haearn » 20 Aug 2020, 2:12pm

If someone has no enemies, there might be something not quite right with them

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Postby peetee » 20 Aug 2020, 9:52pm

My 23 stone colleague speaking to 10 stone me:
“Inside every thin bloke there’s a fat bloke trying to get out”.
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Postby Debs » 22 Aug 2020, 4:00pm

peetee wrote:My 23 stone colleague speaking to 10 stone me:
“Inside every thin bloke there’s a fat bloke trying to get out”.


I used to work with a very jolly fat woman who said to me;

"Inside the body of every fat woman there is a slim woman screaming to get out. I always shut the bitch up with chocolate"!

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Postby Cyril Haearn » 22 Oct 2020, 2:54pm

Don McLean wrote and sang 'American Pie', a long complicated song with lots of words

'Please, what does the song MEAN?', earnest journalists used to ask him

'It means that I never have to work again', he chortled
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Postby kylecycler » 22 Oct 2020, 3:24pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Don McLean wrote and sang 'American Pie', a long complicated song with lots of words

'Please, what does the song MEAN?', earnest journalists used to ask him

'It means that I never have to work again', he chortled

I went to see Steve Harley (Cockney Rebel) at the Renfrew Ferry in Glasgow years ago and he introduced 'Come Up and See Me, Make Me Smile' by saying, "This is my pension..." :)

In a similar vein, when Dylan was asked back in the sixties what his songs were about he replied that some of his songs were about three minutes while he once wrote a song ('Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands") that was about eleven minutes.