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Wildbluesun
Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:27 pm Reply with quote
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How come Shakespeare gets a little explanation of who he is, but TS Eliot doesn't? O.O

Shakespeare's more famous than TS Eliot...
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Fayne
Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:31 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 21 Mar 2008 Posts: 1428 Location: The Shadow Gallery
Ooh, got one from a book I read a week or so ago.
"We're pirates. We steal thing. Ships...lives..."
-Artemisa in Piratica
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Laruna
Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:44 am Reply with quote
Joined: 03 Oct 2007 Posts: 439
I heard this in a movie I rented recently. I liked it because, well... I'm still thinking about it. And those are my favorite kinds of quotes.

Quote:
"So what are these barriers that keep people from reaching anywhere near their real potential? The answer to that can be found in another question, and that's this:

Which is the most universal human characteristic? Fear? Or Laziness?"

-Waking Life (entire clip w/ quote)
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Liëka
Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:25 am Reply with quote
Joined: 15 Nov 2007 Posts: 3799
Can't remember who wrote this....

Quote:
'Domestic Cat' is an oxymoron.
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Wildbluesun
Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:40 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 12 Dec 2006 Posts: 4266 Location: London, Land of Tea and Top Hats
You're an OXYMORON.

"I find the idea that should humans should be happy very naive.
Happy is simple.
Take some drugs.
Or stop thinking."
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Goose
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:30 am Reply with quote
Joined: 26 Sep 2008 Posts: 13 Location: Over the rainbow and around the corner.
I can't remember who said this, but here goes,

"Here's to the crazy ones... the misfits; the rebels; the troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do, is ignore them; because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."

Big quote, but a really cool one.
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Liëka
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:27 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 15 Nov 2007 Posts: 3799
Hmm... I recognise that quote. Really wish I could remember where from....
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QuadRaptor
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:40 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 25 Oct 2007 Posts: 1190 Location: Alabama, USA
My all-time favorite -

"Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story."
- John Barth
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Wildbluesun
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:34 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 12 Dec 2006 Posts: 4266 Location: London, Land of Tea and Top Hats
That was used in an Apple ad, wasn't it?
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QuadRaptor
Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:17 am Reply with quote
Joined: 25 Oct 2007 Posts: 1190 Location: Alabama, USA
No clue - i found it online.
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QuadRaptor
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:35 am Reply with quote
Joined: 25 Oct 2007 Posts: 1190 Location: Alabama, USA
This was a great quote from Shakespeare's "Henry IV".

FALSTAFF: I am accursed to rob in that thief's company: the
rascal hath removed my horse, and tied him I know
not where. If I travel but four foot by the squier
further afoot, I shall break my wind.
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Wildbluesun
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:06 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 12 Dec 2006 Posts: 4266 Location: London, Land of Tea and Top Hats
QuadRaptor wrote:
No clue - i found it online.

Oh noes, Ninja-posted. D=

I was referring to the quote Goose posted.
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Verdalas
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:44 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 27 Feb 2007 Posts: 3627 Location: When the time is right, you'll know..
This is actually a song called Sunscreen, but the way that it's sang is more like an inspiring speech.

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '97... wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be IT.

The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.

I will dispense this advice... now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.

You are NOT as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Sing.

Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.

Floss.

Don't waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't, maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't, maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary.

Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself, either. Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's. Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.

Dance. Even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings; they are your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography in lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard;
live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you'll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.



And if you want to listen to itttt.... Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI&feature=related
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Wildbluesun
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:30 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 12 Dec 2006 Posts: 4266 Location: London, Land of Tea and Top Hats
I heard that song once in a school assembly.

I liked it and wanted to download it, but didn't know the name.

Thanks for referring it to me again. ^^

(DO NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.)
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Verdalas
Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:22 am Reply with quote
Joined: 27 Feb 2007 Posts: 3627 Location: When the time is right, you'll know..
You're welcome.

It was my sister who referred this to me. And I saw the music video on TV the other day and it made me remember when I first listened to it.

One of the best songs ever.
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