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Subject: Your Favorite Quote on any subject
Date Posted: 11/9/2007 2:08 PM ET
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Here is one of my favorites:

There are those who make things happen,

There are those who watch things happen,

There are those who wonder what happened.

Which one are you?

I have no idea who authored it; but I have loved it for years.  Kind of sums up the different types of people.

I hope L.G and Sam will repost their recent quotes here, so that we can have a huge list of memorable quotes!

Colleen

 

Date Posted: 11/9/2007 3:33 PM ET
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Inequality anywhere is inequality everywhere. MLK

We can not all do great things but we can all do things with great love. Mother Teresa.

Never let anyone else tell you what your worth. (cant remember but i think it might be Eleanor Rossevelt)

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. C. S. Lewis

Date Posted: 11/9/2007 5:41 PM ET
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don't know if it's a qoute per se but one of my favorites:

If people would stop talking and start doing, the world would be a much better place

Being a mother is a noble status, right? So why does it change when you put ‘unwed' or ‘welfare' in front of it?--Gloria Steinem,

"I am only one, but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something". ..........Helen Keller

"The rights of every person are diminished when the rights of one are threatened". ..........John F. Kennedy

I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want.  If that makes me a bitch, okay.  ~Madonna

and this one makes me chuckle every time........

The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians. - Pat Robertson

Date Posted: 11/9/2007 5:46 PM ET
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The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians. - Pat Robertson

LOL!!!!  He's such a joke, and totally insane...I acutally love listening to him sometime cause it makes the rest of the world seem normal!

Bast -
Date Posted: 11/9/2007 9:25 PM ET
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My favourites:

An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.

Mahatma Ghandi

and

Hate in your heart will consume you too.  

Will Smith



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L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 11/10/2007 12:54 PM ET
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From the movie American Beauty:

 

...it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much

beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel

like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's

too much, my heart fills up like a

balloon that's about to burst...

 

          ...and then I remember to relax, and stop

          trying to hold on to it, and then it

          flows through me like rain and I can't

          feel anything but gratitude for every

          single moment of my stupid little life...

 

          You have no idea what I'm talking about,

          I'm sure. But don't worry...

          You will someday.

Date Posted: 11/10/2007 2:42 PM ET
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Sheri, I just ordered a bumper sticker that has that exact quote on it--"

An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. Mahatma Ghandi". and the new coexit http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=140176641257&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=004#ebayphotohosting

 

Date Posted: 11/13/2007 10:33 PM ET
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One I find appropriate for my life most days from Dorothy Parker - What fresh hell is this?"

Date Posted: 11/14/2007 2:08 PM ET
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Oh, L!  I LOVEEEEEEEEEE American Beauty!

Here are some of mine:

  • "Always remember, you may never pass this way again"
  • Well behaved women rarely make history
  • "We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent a life we've created ourselves? Who's to blame, who's to credit but us? Who can change it, anytime we wish, but us?" - Richard Bach
  • "Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours." - Richard Bach
  • "Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof." - Richard Bach
  • heck, there are too many of his: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/r/richard_bach.html
  • "If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days." - Sylvia Plath
  • "Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call." - Sylvia Plath
  • Alix Olson's song I BELIEVE:          i believe misogyny and patriarchy are closet homo lovers and they screw over their sisters cause they’re scared to screw each other. i believe harriet tubman should be on the dollar bill we’ve had our fill of white boy faces time to change places. i believe hilary, not bill, should have worn the crown they could have learned from jack and jill which one would break it and fall down. i believe there are too many lonely lesbians looking for a lover and if some would lift their cool masks maybe they would find each other. i believe people and products both need less packaging cause bullshit is still bullshit when you pull off all the wrapping. i believe people are see-through if you hold em up to the light i believe people are enlightening if you plug em in right. i believe our system is a love affair between the up and upper classes cause it’s easy to get screwed when you’re just raping all the masses i believe diet coke is liquid steel i believe too many women drink their meal. i believe in survival of the fittest-- if you’re ranking members of a gym but if you’re talking about the human club, you gotta let everybody in. i believe you should learn more than one language you should learn to talk in tongues and lips i believe in nipples and skin and toes and hips. i believe in noise from teeth and throats and cunts the noise of poetry, music, laughter, after screaming cunnilingus. i believe women are sexy without makeup or clothes i believe women are sexy when they’re reciting prose i don’t believe in horoscopes, fortune, fate, luck, or chance i believe sometimes shit works out just cause of circumstance. so i believe if you call the wrong number you should talk for a while you might like em more than who you meant to dial. i believe small talk is for small people who have nothing much to say if you really think it’s so nice out, shut up and go enjoy the fucking day i believe wall street invented the criminal mentality the easter bunny laid mandatory heterosexuality i believe mutual masturbation makes a lot of sense i don’t believe in a white picket fence i believe in picking fights and picketing riot dykes i believe in loving in groups, i believe in loving alone. i believe in hardship, in travelling through hard shit then i believe in coming home. i believe some wives find their husbands boring and they picture women naked while those boys are snoring i believe men need to revolutionize themselves or they’ll see all those wives kissing jill sobule and me. i believe there are more buttons and more clever bumper stickers every day and less and less sticking to what they have to say more recycling of garbage, more recycling of cash it all ends up in the same bin -- with all the white corporate trash. i believe there are too many babies and too many weddings and too many headings that started with Monica i believe post-gay is presumptious just plain gay functions. i don’t believe in ex-gay i believe trent lott should be b.b. gun-shot ex-punged from this term before the thousand years he’s got left i believe barbie should be used in anatomy class as a perfect bag of bones then taken to biogenetics as an argument against clones. i believe cell phone culture is ridiculous imprisoning us in the cell of a social fetish i believe baby dolls should have realistic clits. so baby dykes can start getting used to it. and i believed the guy i waited on today who said i’m one hundred percent nice i don’t bite i said i believe you sir and i’ll take the beer can you believe i’m one hundred percent queer and i talk it and i teach it and i poet and i preach it and I hold it and I mold it and I know it so I give it. cause I’m sure that I believe i’m still learning how to live it.

 

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 3:47 PM ET
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My sig, obviously ;~P

"You must be the change you want to see in the world" Gandhi

"No one can make you feel inferior without your permission" Eleanor Roosevelt

"There is only one-way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man." - Alan Paton (I got that one from L!)

 

Date Posted: 11/20/2007 3:55 PM ET
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So many great ones already. I like this one:

"Never name the well from which you will not drink."

The author's on the tip of my tongue; around V. Woolf's time.  I think she wrote The Mysteries of Udolpho, which sounds pretty bad.  However . . . I love this quote because of it's message of non-judgemnet.

Date Posted: 11/20/2007 3:56 PM ET
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So many great ones already. I like this one:

"Never name the well from which you will not drink."

The author's on the tip of my tongue; around V. Woolf's time.  I think she wrote The Mysteries of Udolpho, which sounds pretty bad.  However . . . I love this quote because of it's message of non-judgemnet.

Date Posted: 11/20/2007 5:54 PM ET
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Thought of another and again cant remember who its from

Knowledge is knowing its a one way street, wisdom is looking both ways anyway.

Date Posted: 11/26/2007 3:20 PM ET
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I don't know where this quote came from, but I do like it:

"Goals are dreams with deadlines."

 

--bjk

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 11/28/2007 11:20 AM ET
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My new siggy.  Can't argue with Albert!

"It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."

--  Albert Einstein

 And another Albert:

"A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

--  Albert Einstein

And a famous MLK:

"I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream -- a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man's skin determines the content of his character; a dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity; the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

In conclusion;

"Love is a choice you make from moment to moment."

--Barbara DeAngelis



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Date Posted: 11/28/2007 4:22 PM ET
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There are two types of people in the world,the Givers and the Takers... Which one are you ???   Unknown

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 12:23 PM ET
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"Gifts....aren't frivolous things, they're very necessary. They're demonstrations of love and affection, and their "excess" makes life more than mere drudgery. You can do without many things, Anna, but not gifts, however small and insignificant they might seem."

-Anna's father from Myst, the book of Ti'Ana.

 

"Your best asset is often your worst liability."

-My Dad



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Subject: Never criticize a man until..
Date Posted: 1/25/2008 4:20 PM ET
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You have walked a mile in his shoes. That way when he gets mad, he will be a mile behind you with no shoes.

Date Posted: 1/26/2008 6:16 AM ET
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Endings are just beginnings backwards ~ Neil Simon (From 'Chapter Two')

Date Posted: 7/16/2008 11:09 AM ET
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The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It's a girl.  - Shirley Chisholm

The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals.  That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals.  It's just that they need more supervision.  ~Lynn Lavner

Just a couple off the top of my head

 

Date Posted: 7/16/2008 1:44 PM ET
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"I may not agree with what you have to say, but I'd defend to the death your right to say it" Voltaire

"Don't tell me what you're going to do, show me what you've done." My high school creative writing teacher, Mr. Posner.  

Date Posted: 7/16/2008 3:33 PM ET
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The Most beautiful action in the world is to LOVE

The second most beautiful is to Give                   Bertha von Suttner

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 9:47 AM ET
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I know this is a serious topic, but this reminded me of a story. When I was in 8th grade I was in newspaper class, and in one of our issues we were putting some of the students and teachers favorite quotes. The girl that was doing the piece with me went around asking students one period. We were all about done when we asked one more person, "What is one of your favorite quotes?" She thinks about it for about 5 seconds and says "This one is always in my head!" and starts writing it down. When she's done we pick up the paper and leave the classroom, as we're walking across campus Rachel reads it out loud. We both look at each other like she's read it wrong. Now this girl that wrote it says it's always in her head like she's got this serious, long, important quote. This is what she wrote.

 

I love you like the clouds love cotton candy.

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 2:34 PM ET
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My email signatures...

"There is a thin line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line"- Levant
"I am a nobody, nobody is perfect, therefore I am perfect."- Anon.
"If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research!"- Albert Einstein
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." - Douglas Adams

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 12:00 PM ET
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I loooooved the one about heteros needing supervision, that's hysterical.  Now, if only I knew if it was true.

 

here's one, from a book called Plato & a Platypus walk into a bar: Understanding philosophy though humor:

An optimist says, "this glass is half full"

A pessimist says, "this glass is half empty"

A realist says, "this glass is twice as big as it needs to be!"

 

"...about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after." - Ernest Hemingway

"friends are the family that you choose" - anonymous

"It is absurd to divide people into good and bad.  People are either charming or tedious." - Oscar Wilde (1854 -1900)

 And finally, an appropriate book quote, "When I am dead, I hope it may be said, "His sins were scarlet but his books were read." - writer, Hilaire Belloc



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