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Ravenna



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I must not fear
Fear is the mind-killer
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration
I will face my fear
I will permit it to pass over me and through me
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path
Where the fear has gone it will be nothing
Only I will remain."

~ Litany Against Fear, Dune - Frank Herbert
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Spindrifter



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He whose desires have been throttled,
who is empty of root,
whose pasture is emptiness-
signless and free-
his path is as unknowable
as that of birds across the heavens.
-Dhammapada (93)

"So in all human affairs one notices, if one examines them closely, that it is impossible to remove one inconvenience without another emerging."
-Niccolo Machiavelli
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because I could not stop for death/ He kindly stopped for me. Emily Dickenson.

I could go on to quote at least five other poems but I'll just stop here.

(A Certain Slant of Light is my favourite though)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
Mary Wilson Little


Better to get up late and be wide awake than to get up early and be asleep all day.
Anonymous

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.
Philip K. Dick, Valis
US science fiction author (1928 - 1982


I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.
Peter De Vries


Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.
Charles M. Schulz (1922 - 2000)


ABSOLUTE, adj. Independent, irresponsible. An absolute monarchy is one in which the sovereign does as he pleases so long as he pleases the assassins. Not many absolute monarchies are left, most of them having been replaced by limited monarchies, where the sovereign's power for evil (and for good) is greatly curtailed, and by republics, which are governed by chance.
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
US author & satirist (1842 - 1914)


The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
Rita Mae Brown
US author and social activist


Walking isn't a lost art: one must, by some means, get to the garage.
Evan Esar
American Humorist (1899 - 1995)


PLEASE, v. To lay the foundation for a superstructure of imposition.
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
US author & satirist (1842 - 1914)


*sighs happily* I could read quotes all day. *grins* Especially the deliciously cynical and sarcastic ones. Sadly, it doesn't matter whether I agree with what they say or not. I admire anyone that gleefully punctures someone else's argument and makes me smile at the same time. *sighs* I'm a hopeless case. *grins again*
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. I love the Devil's Dictionary. SO much fun. ^_^
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes!!

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
Mark Twain
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)


I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
Mark Twain
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)


I am prepared to meet anyone, but whether anyone is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Mark Twain
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)


There is nothing so annoying as to have two people talking when you're busy interrupting.
Mark Twain
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)


There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.
Mark Twain
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)


For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which "c" would be retained would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2 might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with "i" and Iear 4 might fiks the "g
j" anomali wonse and for all.


Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants. Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez "c", "y" and "x" -- bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez -- tu riplais "ch", "sh", and "th" rispektivli.


Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud
hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.
Mark Twain, "A Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling"
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)




*defensively* I like Mark Twain.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go Devil's Dictionary + Mark Twain (though to much of a good thing is.... too much)

America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
- Arnold Toynbee

BIRTH, n. The first and direst of all disasters. As to the nature of it there appears to be no uniformity. Castor and Pollux were born from the egg. Pallas came out of a skull. Galatea was once a block of stone. Peresilis, who wrote in the tenth century, avers that he grew up out of the ground where a priest had spilled holy water. It is known that Arimaxus was derived from a hole in the earth, made by a stroke of lightning. Leucomedon was the son of a cavern in Mount Aetna, and I have myself seen a man come out of a wine cellar.
- Devil's Dictionary ^__^

HAPPINESS, n. An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
- Devil's Dicitonary

WITCH, n. (1) Any ugly and repulsive old woman, in a wicked league with the devil. (2) A beautiful and attractive young woman, in wickedness a league beyond the devil.
- Devil's Dictionary

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- Mark Twain
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish dramatist & socialist (1856 - 1950)


It's all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back.
Mick Jagger
English rock singer (1943 - )


I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.
Mark Twain, Wearing White Clothes speech, 1907
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)


MINE, adj. Belonging to me if I can hold or seize it.
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
US author & satirist (1842 - 1914)


I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
Robert McCloskey, State Department spokesman (attributed)


I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Pablo Picasso
Spanish Cubist painter (1881 - 1973)


In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.
Mark Twain
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)


The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish dramatist & socialist (1856 - 1950)


And to end on a cheerful note...
Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.
Laurence J. Peter
US educator & writer (1919 - 1988)


*suddenly dismayed* I can't even be brief with quotes. How many people do you know who quote too many quotes?! *groans* Can't...help it...


I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
Noel Coward
English actor, dramatist, & songwriter (1899 - 1973)

And...*drum roll*

Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
Pancho Villa, last words
Mexican bandit & revolutionary (1877 - 1923)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick, he's asleep. Help me hit him with the tree. - Nem's friend.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The thing that used to worry him most was the fact that people always used to ask him what he was looking so worried about."

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."

"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't."


Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love that book.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like how I only put one quote up, but it got sigged. Very Happy And the Hitchhiker's Guide rocks.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey! I just noticed that you posted that...actually, I just saw the quote on my friend's shirt and thought it was clever. >.> Still though...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"You have misunderestimated me."

sorry, guys- but i thought that was worthy of remembrance.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a George Bush quote? I have a poster full of them, one of my faves is, "She's a west Texas gal, just like me."
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