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Post by knightss » 11 Mar 2008, 11:12

Post your favorite quotes here, one at a time please =)

in the words of Vonnegut:
"So it goes."


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Post by SeoulChild » 12 Mar 2008, 15:02

It's not my most-est favorite...but it's the most recent one that I kind of like and has made me think!! It's from East of Eden by Steinbeck...

"Timshel, (thou mayest rule over sin)...that makes a man great, that gives him stature with the gods, for in his weakness and filth and his murder of his brother he has still the great choice."

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Post by Tracey Neal » 12 Mar 2008, 15:44

Right now one that comes to mind is from Vonnegut himself (one of my favorite authors) but it is Vonnegut on politics, frocked in humor that can only be from Vonnegut himself, so here it is;)

"The two real political parties in America are the Winners and the Losers. The people don't acknowledge this. They claim membership in two imaginary parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, instead."

Haha, got to love the man=) :wink:

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Post by Dori » 16 Mar 2008, 19:53

"Good fences make good neighbors."
from "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost
"Fine words will butter no parsnips."

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Post by Tracey Neal » 16 Mar 2008, 20:03

Dori wrote:"Good fences make good neighbors."
from "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost


I like your quote :D
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Post by Tracey Neal » 16 Mar 2008, 20:04

And I LOVE Robert Frost :wink: lol
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Post by Scott » 17 Mar 2008, 09:26

"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." -Friedrich Nietzsche
"That virtue we appreciate is as much ours as another's. We see so much only as we possess." - Henry David Thoreau

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Post by Tracey Neal » 17 Mar 2008, 17:29

Scott Hughes wrote:"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." -Friedrich Nietzsche


I love Nietzsche! :D Great quote!
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Post by Tracey Neal » 19 Mar 2008, 19:25

"After all these years I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her."
-Mark Twain

:D I love quotes lol, now I'm going to go read some of the short stories on here, i love them too lol, starting with Araby, even though I've read it like a thousand and one timessss!
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Post by knightss » 20 Mar 2008, 18:14

"He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt."
Joseph Heller - Catch-22
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Post by Tracey Neal » 22 Mar 2008, 00:57

I picked this one because it reminds me of Knightss, Derek :D

“His life was gentle;
and the elements so mixed in him,
that nature might stand up,
and say to all the world, THIS WAS A MAN!”
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Post by Hope » 22 Mar 2008, 13:12

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.


Long quotes, but worth reading I guess ..

They're both by Khalil Gebran, love him . :wink:
What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.
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Post by Tracey Neal » 22 Mar 2008, 14:54

Thats beautiful Hope :)
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Post by pOoF bAbY » 22 Mar 2008, 15:02

I'm pretty, but i'm not beautiful.
I sin, but i'm not the devil.
I'm good, but i'm not an angel.
-Marilyn Monroe

:D :D :D
Don't like TOUGH!!

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Post by sleepydumpling » 23 Mar 2008, 09:13

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

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