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Posted: 05.19.2003
More than words
I collect a lot of things...one of them being quotes. So what's your favorite quote? It can be funny, serious, political -- whatever. I'm not picky. Just show me what you got. I'll start you off with two of mine:

"To grow mature is to separate more distinctly, to connect more closely." —Hugo von Hofmannsthal

"Well behaved women rarely make history." —Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to
stop speech when words become superfluous."
-- Ingrid Bergman

¤ ¤ credit: Ruthie | 05.19.03 at 01:02 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Oooh -- that's a good'un! Thanks!

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"Chicken don't be smelling like pussy" - a wise guest on the Maury Povich show.

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"One cat just leads to another"
--Ernest Hemingway

"Cats invented self-esteem."
--Erma Bombeck

"Life is a banquet...and most poor suckers are starving to death!"
--Rosalind Russell, in "Auntie Mame", 1958

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
--Yogi Berra

Those are just a few of my faves!

¤ ¤ credit: christine m. | 05.19.03 at 01:32 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Oops...I forgot the most important ones of all...

"Eeehh...what's up, Doc"?
--Bugs Bunny

--Daffy Duck

"Th-th-th-that's all, folks!"
--Porky Pig

Sorry, couldn't resist! LOL!!!

¤ ¤ credit: christine m. | 05.19.03 at 01:35 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

"There is no sin except stupidity"
--Oscar Wilde

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do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead :: chinese proverb

the soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears :: john vance cheney

¤ ¤ credit: ratty | 05.19.03 at 01:42 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Man, there are a million fine girls in the world, but not all of them bring you lasagna at work. Most of them just cheat on you
--Silent Bob

True friendship's laws are by this rule expressed,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest
--Alexander Pope

¤ ¤ credit: Pierce | 05.19.03 at 01:53 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'm a quote junkie...

"Even a 747 looks small in the Grand Canyon"
--Tom Arnold

"Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
--Sir Winston Churchill

"Insist on yourself; never imitate"
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We're not lost. We're locationally challenged"
--John M. Ford

"Never fight an idiot, he will bring you down to his level and beat you with experience"
--some random guy

"Never be afraid to try something new - remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic"

¤ ¤ credit: Khai | 05.19.03 at 06:26 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

"In the real world as in dreams, nothing is quite what it seems."
--Dean R. Koontz

¤ ¤ credit: Deb | 05.19.03 at 06:35 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I know it's a movie quote but it is just so funny and truthful and Brad did such a good job that it remains one of my faveorite quotes.
"Jeffrey Goines: There's the television. It's all right there - all right there. Look, listen, kneel, pray. Commercials! We're not productive anymore. We don't make things anymore. It's all automated. What are we *for* then? We're consumers, Jim. Yeah. Okay, okay. Buy a lot of stuff, you're a good citizen. But if you don't buy a lot of stuff, if you don't, what are you then, I ask you? What? Mentally *ill*. Fact, Jim, fact - if you don't buy things - toilet paper, new cars, computerized yo-yos, electrically-operated sexual devices, servo systems with brain-implanted headphones, screwdrivers with miniature built-in radar devices, voice-activated computers..."
12 monkeys :)

¤ ¤ credit: kat | 05.19.03 at 07:44 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

happiness is like wetting your pants, everyone can see it but only you can feel the warmth.

few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts - albert einstein

whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it - gandhi

that's not a user interface, that's a wierdo scarer. back in the CAGE!

¤ ¤ credit: SpunkyTheMonkey | 05.19.03 at 07:50 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

"The one saving grace of comedy is that when you fail, nobody is laughing at you." -- A. Whitney Brown

¤ ¤ credit: Joe Goodwin | 05.19.03 at 08:26 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

your skins page has been hacked. Just letting you know.

¤ ¤ credit: Zorbs | 05.19.03 at 08:34 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

"Only when the tide goes out do you discover who has been swimming naked." -unknown
This was my senior quote in the HS yearbook. Unfortunately, my classmates were too stupid to understand it :)

¤ ¤ credit: beardog | 05.19.03 at 08:37 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

The doctor said I wouldn't get so many nose bleeds if I just kept my fingers outta there.

--Ralph Wiggum

¤ ¤ credit: Colleen | 05.19.03 at 09:23 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

My favorite is used on my signature and blog.

"So Shut Up, Live, Travel, Adventure, Bless, And Don't Be Sorry." - Jack Kerouac, Desolation Angels

¤ ¤ credit: Doc | 05.19.03 at 09:24 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

"I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way"
--Jessica Rabbit

and something my uncle used to always say (although I'm sure the quote is not his)

"Wherever you go - there you are"

¤ ¤ credit: Kay | 05.19.03 at 10:24 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I have a whole page of quotes I use for a random quote on my site. Some of the quotes are song lyrics I really identify with myself.

A few I enjoy:

"Without geography, you're nowhere."
-- Jimmy Buffett

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
-- Salvador Dalí

"Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds."
-- Jojo Jensen

¤ ¤ credit: Shawn | 05.19.03 at 11:33 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

"We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams"
-Willie Wonka

"You know, Paranoid Schizophrenics are outnumbered by their enemy’s two to one."
"If you think getting them is hard, try getting rid of them" (referring to girls I was trying to date when I was in college)
-Rick Leon

He was a crazy, bong water drinking, computer technician that I worked with in the early 90's

¤ ¤ credit: John | 05.19.03 at 11:36 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." - Albert Einstein (from a sign hanging in his office) it is always categorized as dealing with mathematics and statistics, I think it goes much further than that.

¤ ¤ credit: Stu D. | 05.19.03 at 11:46 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Ooooh! A topic I truly love! :)

Some of my favourite quotes are from Eleanor Roosevelt:

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

"You must do the things you think you cannot do."

Or Helen Keller:

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."

Or e.e. cummings:

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."

¤ ¤ credit: Firebrand | 05.19.03 at 12:57 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Ooooh! A topic I truly love! :)

Some of my favourite quotes are from Eleanor Roosevelt:

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

"You must do the things you think you cannot do."

Or Helen Keller:

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."

Or e.e. cummings:

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."

¤ ¤ credit: Firebrand | 05.19.03 at 12:59 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

"Modern gadgetry looks like something from Star Trek. But it usually works like something from Gilligan's Island."
- Henry Jenkins

¤ ¤ credit: rob | 05.19.03 at 01:07 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

"If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane."
- Jimmy Buffett "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes"

¤ ¤ credit: Meredith | 05.19.03 at 01:20 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Wrinkles only go where the smiles have been.

Jimmy Buffett

¤ ¤ credit: Shauna | 05.19.03 at 01:40 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

And Zorbs reminds me of this:

All your base are belong to us.

¤ ¤ credit: a different Bill | 05.19.03 at 02:37 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Thanks to everyone who's posted so far -- these are great!

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 05.19.03 at 03:50 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

"If you do not create your destiny, you will have your fate inflicted upon you."
-- William Irwin Thompson

¤ ¤ credit: ben | 05.19.03 at 04:16 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

How about:
I'm a firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class. Especially since I rule. - Randal Graves (Clerks)

¤ ¤ credit: Nathan | 05.19.03 at 04:20 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. --Will Smith

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"Then we will fight in the shade"--Dieneces, Spartan, 480, after being told that the Persians had so many archers tht the arrows would blot out the sky.

¤ ¤ credit: Blue | 05.19.03 at 05:01 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Just checking in to see if you got your problem fixed.

Quote: You can lose friends but enemies accumulate.

¤ ¤ credit: Jason D- | 05.19.03 at 05:33 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

"Only dogs fall in love with bones" -origin unknown, although it was frequently shouted by my dear Gramma, who insisted we become members of the "Clean Plate Club"

¤ ¤ credit: Tabatha | 05.19.03 at 05:36 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Teaching is creating situations where our students don't need our help to be successful. - Piano Pedagogy teacher, Richard Chronister.

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"Alcohol - The cause of, and solution to, most of life's problems." - Homer Simpson

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues." - Abraham Lincoln

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." -Abraham Lincoln

"Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it." - Theodore Roosevelt

¤ ¤ credit: BigPoppaSmurf | 05.19.03 at 06:00 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Practically anything ever said by Stephen Wright (stand-up comedian) or Eddie Izzard (same).

Also just about anything my 5 year old cousin says is a gem in itself.

Listening to children will make the smartest among us feel like a complete idiot. How do they start off so wise? Geez.

¤ ¤ credit: Mike | 05.19.03 at 06:31 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too hard to read." - Groucho Marx

¤ ¤ credit: Solonor | 05.19.03 at 08:28 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

yanno, it really says something about me that the only quotes that come to mind are movie quotes...

"She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen."

"Those goofy bastards are the about the best thing I've got going in this crazy world."

"Grab a beer. Don't cost nothin'."

"Five is right out."

"From what I've heard, you couldn't hit water if you fell out of a fucking boat."

is that enough for now?

¤ ¤ credit: mikey | 05.19.03 at 10:38 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

How do I know what I think until I see what I say.
--E.M. Forster

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
--Albert Einstein

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

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One more...

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
--Benjamin Franklin

¤ ¤ credit: sunshine | 05.20.03 at 09:03 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

OK, I lied...just one more. I almost forgot one of my favorite movie quotes:

If you don't have anything nice to say, come sit by me.
--Shirley McClaine's character in Steel Magnolias

¤ ¤ credit: sunshine | 05.20.03 at 09:34 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

"Now that's a tasty burger!"
-Jules from Pulp Fiction

"I want to wear your ass for a hat."

"Bitch, bitch, bitch. You shoulda been a bitch."
-My dear Auntie Sarah

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Healing is a matter of time, but it is also a matter of opportunity -- Hippocrates

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"Do or do not. There is no try." -Master Yoda

"I cannot exist without a cat...Life would not be worth living without a cat." -Peggy Bacon

"P.C. Ormond, who had a touch of imagination and a strong, though elementary, sense of humor, smothered a grin behind his hand. He suddenly saw Mr. Perkins, terrified, hobbling on his blistered feet between the devil and the deep sea; fleeing desperately from the vision of a homicidal maniac at the Flat-Iron only to be pursued by the nightmare that he was traveling in company with a ruthless and probably immoral murderess." -Dorothy L. Sayers, Have His Carcase.

"Lots of people like cats, many people love cats....you would stalk cats." -Don, my husband, about me.

¤ ¤ credit: Chewie | 05.25.03 at 09:59 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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