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Subject: Post your favorite quote, bible or otherwise..
Date Posted: 5/3/2008 11:46 PM ET
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One of mine is:


Well behaved women rarely make history.


I found a necklace that says that at JCPenny, I gave it to my Sis for her b-day...they have a bunch of necklaces with quotes on them...maybe bracelets too..(I think I saw some)

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 5:30 PM ET
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"Life is about minimizing regrets."

Jack Donaghy, 30 ROCK'S vice president of crazy. (played by Alec Baldwin)

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L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 5/18/2008 9:59 PM ET
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From the film American Beauty:

"I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but 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."     --Lester Burnham

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 10:11 PM ET
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If we're going to quote movies:

"Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you may miss it." - Ferris Bueller

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 12:47 AM ET
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Date Posted: 5/20/2008 1:31 AM ET
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"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell."  ~C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 2:14 AM ET
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"If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him."

Edited because I thought of more!

"Fear nothing or no one, that which is most precious in you cannot be touched"

"I can be fearful of the future or regretful of the past. But only in the present can I act. Ability to be in the moment is a major component of mental health."

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Date Posted: 5/20/2008 7:37 AM ET
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Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong, of all people.

Nothing is more fatal to maidenly delicacy of speech than the run of a good library. -Robertson Davies

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 6:31 PM ET
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"I sing and I pray, and sometimes my prayer is my singing." - Bobby McFerrin

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 10:32 PM ET
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"We are frail, we are fearfully and wonderfully made
Forged in the fires of human passion, choking on the fumes of selfish rage,
And with these our hells and our heavens so few inches apart
We must be awfully small and not as strong as we think we are."  - Rich Mullins







Date Posted: 5/20/2008 10:36 PM ET
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<I decided my entirely secular quotes were inappropriate in the Religion forum>

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Date Posted: 5/21/2008 12:38 PM ET
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"Go, send, or disobey." - John Piper speaking about God's commission to tell people about Jesus Christ.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 5/21/2008 1:00 PM ET
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Bob, she didn't put a qualifier so anything goes.


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Date Posted: 5/21/2008 1:11 PM ET
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"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes."  Erasmus  (1466 - 1536)

Go for it Bob - the quotes don't have to be religious.

Also, "There are always possibilities....."  Capt. James T. Kirk


Date Posted: 5/21/2008 1:26 PM ET
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"One of the most powerful teachings of the Buddhist tradition is that as long as you are wishing for things to change, they never will."

-Pema Chodron

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"A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it." Frank A. Clark

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"The people no longer believe in principles, but will probably periodically believe in saviours." Jacob Christoph Burckhardt, Swiss historian. 1818-1897

*Note the small 's' on saviours.

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Date Posted: 5/22/2008 9:28 AM ET
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"Necessity is the mother of invention"-I don't know, but it is so true!

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 9:45 AM ET
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'We are in the middle of a machine designed by the devil and powered by the dead.' - Kalina, 13 Ghosts (2001) (Mostly a very bad movie, although for me this one line provides its salvation.)


"Losers Wait!" - Wez, Road Warrior (Obviously untrue, but fun.)


"That which does not kill us makes us stronger" -  Friedrich Nietzsche (Again, it's obviously untrue, but is a handy phrase that I use a lot.)

or, a sentimental favorite

Dale Cooper: "What does Bob want?"

Mike, The One-Armed Man: "He is Bob, eager for fun. He wears a smile. Everybody run."

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 9:55 AM ET
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Knowledge is knowing its a one way street. Wisdom is looking both ways anyway. Ukn

Evolution is a tinkerer not anengineer. Francois Jacob

How else would a creater reveal himself but through his creaton and to deny that creation is to deny the mind of god. (TV show NUMB3RS)

“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

“Never let anyone else tell you what you are worth.”

“We cannot all do great things but we can all do things with great love.”                    -Mother Teresa

“Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.”    -Dorothy Parker

“If you have a talent use it in every which way possible. Don’t hoard it. Don’t Dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.”    -Brendan Francis

“Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice. It will be an exhilarating experience because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end.”   
                            -Dr. Thomas Dooley

“Three may keep a secret if two are dead.”
                            -Benjamin Franklin

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"Some people grin and bear it.  Others smile and change it."  unknown

Date Posted: 5/27/2008 5:31 PM ET
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I have a notebook where I've been saving quotes for years.  So, with apologies, here are some of my favorites:

So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do. - Benjamin Franklin

If the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! said the good Lord, and so we misapply the metaphor and pray, O God, give me more light until I come to walk in the courts - heaven help us! - of everlasting day.  And what then becomes of your dreams, and of the phantasms that your own heart has summoned out of firelight and the dark; those fancies that do run in the triple Hecate's team from the passage of the sun?  I would not trade them for all the golden crowns to be cast down around the crystal sea. - Richard Adams

It was a region of loneliness, emptiness, truth, and dignity.  It was nature at its proudest, dryest, loneliest, and loveliest. - William Saroyan (about the Mojave Desert, where both he and I grew up)

No one need be alone any more, in that solitude where Socrates stood wrapped in his old cloak in the night, Jesus told Satan to get behind him, and Beethoven, in his scarecrow coat, walked through the fields with the voice of God sounding like a sea in the shell-like spirals of his ruined ears.  Strange paradox!  In solitude great Pan confers a dignity which vanishes among crowds and voices. - Richard Adams

You can win what is the chief thing in life - win yourself, acquire your own self. - Kierkegaard

In passing, we might say that success is a hideous thing.  Its false similarity to merit deceives men. - Victor Hugo

Your own duty done imperfectly is better than another man's done well.  It is better to die in one's own duty; another man's duty is perilous. - Bhagavad-Gita

There can be dictators and tyrants just because there are people who are unconscious of their own dark sides, and they try to project that darkness outward to whatever enemy there may be.  And they say "There is the darkness.  It s not in me, and therefore because the darkness is not in me, I am justified in annihilating this enemy." - Alan Watts

In a world filled with ignorance, thinking becomes a crime. - Wei Jingsheng

Being that I was born on the earth, then mankind in the ten thousand countries of the earth are all my brothers of different bodily types.  Being that I have knowledge of them, then I have love for them.  All that is finest and best of the former wisdom of India, Greece, Persia, Rome, and of present-day England, France, Germany, and America, I have lapped up and drunk, rested on, pillowed on; and my soul in dreams has fathomed it. - Kang Yu-Wei

And finally:

You remind me of a poem I can't remember, and a song that may never have existed, and a place I'm not sure I've ever been to. - Grandpa Simpson of The Simpsons

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Date Posted: 6/1/2008 7:45 PM ET
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Regarding prayer: Fall on your knees and grow there!

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 8:31 PM ET
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"The Word of God is not just a 'something' but a 'someone' and that someone is Jesus, The Christ" 

- Fr. John Corapi

"Preach always - use words when necessary."

 - St. Francis




Date Posted: 7/13/2008 4:36 PM ET
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"I genuinely believe that love does not die.  Our energy changes forms, but the love goes on."   Lester