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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by Barbarella » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:16 am

July 12: "The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want." - Ben Stein

July 13: "Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." - Marcus Aurelius

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by VinnyD » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:47 am

I call bullshit on Marcus Aurelius. The things he wrote made sense.

Ben Stein might well have said that though.

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by Barbarella » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:58 pm

I think you're missing the point of this thread Vinny. It is widely acknowledged that not only are most famous quotes absolute bollox but they are regularly misquoted/attributed.

Did you really think I posted this thread to help others?

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by Barbarella » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:00 pm

In other news I just did a toasty ham and cheese sanger in one of those toaster pockets. When I threw it on a plate a spider all crumpled up and limpy appeared on the table. It was either in the toaster or in or around the toaster pocket, which cant really be cos it'd be dead. Right? Since I cant locate its location would you eat the toastie or toss it?

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by snowgirl » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:00 pm

Eat the toastie!!

I'd probably eat the toastie if I found the spider inside it so you may not want to take my advice.
Our problem is civil obedience. -Howard Zinn

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by VinnyD » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:09 pm

No, I am on your wavelength, Barb. I just like pointing out bullshit now and then. No reflection on you.

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by brodie_bruce » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:12 pm

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He’s like a man with a fork in a world of soup.

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by Barbarella » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:29 am

July 14/15: "You don't love somene for thier looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear." - Oscar Wilde

July 16: "Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath and start again." - Anonymous

July 17: "The only time you should ever look back, is to see how far you've come." - Anonymous

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by GLimpet » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:42 am

heh. The very idea of Oscar Wilde using a dull phrase like "fancy car" about a technology that was in its merest infancy when he died.

The only comment he made on a car that I can find : "They, like all machines, are more wilful than animals—nervous, irritable, strange things"

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by Usher73 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:55 am

"Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."

Satchel Paige

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by VinnyD » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:47 pm

Oscar Wilde was a very weird choice as a made-up source of that one. They should have gone with Winston Churchill or Yogi Berra.

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by gnd » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:50 pm

The author of The Secret Garden. I forget the exact quote, but basically to dwell on the garden, not everything else. (ie if anyone really went to the party...enjoy the dance)

And something in Italian. ....will find it, so I spell it correctly!...
Taking advantage of what is not working to make changes in your life often leads to your greatest opportunities and accomplishments --GND

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by GLimpet » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:53 pm

Saturday before last's Jumbo clued the letters ANON as "prolific author".
Can't go wrong with that source.

Chapter by prolific author in body of literature (5)

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by BulletPark » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:02 pm

"Try getting your reservation at Dorsia now, you fucking bastard."

--Patrick Bateman

Maybe not technically an inspirational quote but it does the job for me.

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by Barbarella » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:07 pm

https://www.quora.com/I-have-seen-this- ... car-Did-he

Now that is a well researched denial.

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by BulletPark » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:09 pm

VinnyD wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:50 am
"You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."

That is probably quoted more on the internet than anything that AA Milne actually wrote.
Milne did write it.

Tigger says it before stalking, killing and eating Rabbit.

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by VinnyD » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:29 pm

Only in the Disney version.

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by gnd » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:16 pm

We cannot lie across a thousand willows and contemplate the sunrise
Context:


Willows
A new priest of the Spider Clan was lamenting the poor quality of the Javascript code produced by his novices.

“I will investigate,” said the Java master.

After visiting the novices, the master decreed that the first four be struck sharply across the knuckles each morning before their hands were allowed to touch their keyboards. For the fifth novice, he prescribed no action. The priest asked the master why this was so.

“The sapling, if tended, may become the willow; but not so the blade of grass,” said the master.

Hearing this, the priest ordered the fifth novice to be let go.

To his surprise this angered the Java master greatly, and the priest himself was cast out. On his final pay stub, the master wrote the following:
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Taking advantage of what is not working to make changes in your life often leads to your greatest opportunities and accomplishments --GND

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by Barbarella » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:40 am

July 18: "Life is a story....Go and make yours a best seller." - Anonymous

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by Barbarella » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:52 am

July 19: "Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength." - St. Frances De Sales

July 20: "Have the courage of your desire." - George Gissing

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by VinnyD » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:02 am

Francis. Male.

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Re: Inspirational Quotes

Post by Barbarella » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:52 am

Thanks, I'll get straight onto the company that produces the calendar.

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