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Great Quotes

  1. Jan 5, 2004 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Have you any great or favorite quotes?

    I don't know if this will fly or not, but I collect what I think great, or otherwise notable or funny quotes. I will post a few from my reserve; a few are already posted in the jokes thread.

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  3. Jan 5, 2004 #2
    I think the best is still the one in my signature. Jim Davis really wrote a beautiful comic strip on that day. The illustrations and words were very beautiful(I can't describe it in any other ways). I'm planning on laminating that comic strip and framing it on my wall with an expansive frame.
  4. Jan 15, 2004 #3
    Isaac Asimov once said:

    Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

  5. Jan 15, 2004 #4
    I was bummed when Charles schultz died. I thought it was fitting when they agreed not to continue the strip. There will be only one shultz. I remember reading orignial peanuts books from the 50's. They were my mom's when she was a kid. I wish I'd saved the last strip.

    Would also love to have the picture of the looney toons from when mel blanc died- he played basically most of the looney toons originally. It's a picture of all the characters standing with thier heads hung, and the title is "Speechless Mel Blanc 1908-1989".
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  6. Jan 15, 2004 #5
    Oh my gosh! My quote has been included in a collection including quotes by Einstein, Feyneman, Fermi, Bugs Bunny, Hurkl, Mentat and Wolram! Cool! Thanks Ivan!
  7. Jan 15, 2004 #6
    Someone needs to help me with the source of this quote, and the exact wording, I am going to paraphrase what I can remember of it.

    It goes something like this,

    "No time is lost from a person's life that is spent gazing at the heavens."

    I think it may have been said by Kepler, but I am not sure. Does anyone know this quote?
  8. Jan 15, 2004 #7

    jimmy p

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    "Life is like a box of..no no NOOOooooooooOOOOOOOOOooooooOOOOOOO!"

    Hell no!!

    i dunno, how about

    "Eagles may soar, but weasels dont get sucked into jet engines" -anon


    "I like cats too, lets exchange recipes" -anon

    "See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis,
    and only enough blood to run one at a time."
    -- Robin Williams

    "Aim Low, Reach Your Goals, Avoid Disappointment." - anon

    "Go the extra mile. It makes everyone else look like incompetent slackers." -anon

    "Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups." -anon
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  9. Jan 15, 2004 #8


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    some of my favorites

    If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
    Dan Quayle (1947 - )

    The great tragedy of Science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
    Thomas H. Huxley (1825 - 1895)

    If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?
    Scott Adams (1957 - )

    Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
    Woody Allen (1935 - )

    The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.
    Harlan Ellison (1934 - )

    Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.
    Thomas Sowell (1930 - ), Is Reality Optional?, 1993

    Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.
    Clare Booth Luce (1903 - 1987)
  10. Jan 16, 2004 #9
    You can always wait until they reprint his entire collection, or try searching the web. There will be a fanatical fan who will show his special strips.
  11. Jan 17, 2004 #10

    Ivan Seeking

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    How could I leave out this one?

    Stephen Hawking: Millennium Speech at the White House.
  12. Jan 18, 2004 #11
    "Something in your eyes was so inviting
    Something in your smile was so exciting
    Something in my heart told me I must have you"
  13. Jan 18, 2004 #12

    Ivan Seeking

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    um, wa wa were you talking to me?
  14. Jan 18, 2004 #13
    Hey, I don't swing that way. I'm all man

    It's one of my fave sinatra songs heh
  15. Jan 18, 2004 #14

    Ivan Seeking

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  16. Jan 18, 2004 #15
    Tis a crime for an uneducated man to erase a board of quotations

    MP: It is my oppinion that half this house are arses

    SPEAKER: sir i would ask that you withdraw that comment

    MP: Verywell, it is my oppinion that half this house are not arses
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