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the quote thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:45 am
by Jonmisc
I think we need a quote thread. Post your witty remarks here! XD

I'll start it off:

Douglas Adams wrote:BOOK What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground
underneath a giant boulder you can't move, with no hope of
rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to
you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so
far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely,
consider how lucky you are that it won't be troubling you much
longer.

- Comforting advice for Ford and Arthur in this current
situation, Fit the Eighth.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:51 am
by Ciararavenblaze
ooooh, good idea. I've got one:

"checkmate, motherfucker." - Tori Amos


:D

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:40 pm
by Ruby Falls
"Some people say that I swear too much. That's total bullshit."
--Mel Brooks

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:30 pm
by Ciararavenblaze
intolerance is the last defense of the insecure. - unknown

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:28 pm
by Ruby Falls
"I'm intolerant of intolerant people."
--Me

"I was reading the Muggle magazines. I do love knitting patterns."
--Albus Dumbledore (This is one of my favorite Dumbledore-isms)

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:38 pm
by Ciararavenblaze
it's only when you look over your shoulder that you can see how far up the mountain you've climbed. - me

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:28 am
by Ruby Falls
"I am special, I am wonderful, I am cancer-free.
No little cancer cell is hiding inside of me.
But if a little cancer tries desperately to hold on
I'll bash and beat its fucking head and smash it 'till it's gone."
--Gilda Radner

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:10 pm
by Jonmisc
"If you're not out of book space, you're probably not worth knowing."
- Ambrose Bierce

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:24 pm
by Ruby Falls
"I'm already practicing my temper-tantrum for if you don't finish the set on time."
--Play Director

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:16 pm
by Garneta
Ooh, I LOVE this thread! *has a little notebook that she writes her favorite quotes in!* :D Maybe I should list them from there!

Douglas Adams wrote:Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:44 am
by Jonmisc
Arthur C. Clarke wrote:The challenge of the great spaces between the worlds is a stupendous one,
but if we fail to meet it, the story of our race will be drawing to a
close. Humanity will have turned its back upon the still untrodden heights
and will be descending again the long slope that stretches, across a
thousand million years of time, down to the shores of the primaeval sea.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:58 pm
by Ruby Falls
"I thought that eco-friendly meant talking to my plants?!"
--one of my new t-shirts

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:32 pm
by Jonmisc
"For a man to truly understand rejection, he must first be ignored by a cat."

I think Robert Heinlein is supposed to have said it.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:35 pm
by Ruby Falls
"Antici..."
--Frank'N'Furter

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:24 pm
by Garneta
Paul Dirac wrote:In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.


I'm just going through my quote-book in order of how I've written them, so I expect sometime to run across one that y'all have already written...so if I forget and write a repeat quote, that's why (mentioning it now because I think that 'cat' one of Jonnie's is in my book somewhere).

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:32 pm
by Ciararavenblaze
my quote file is Jonnie's. :P

or from some website that might have a quote by whoever. like, say, Tori Amos. etc.

*rummages online*

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding. - Bette Davis

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:48 am
by Ruby Falls
"All I know is that all across the nation girls are cryin' and boys are masturbating."
--Dresden Dolls, Shores of California

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:11 am
by Jonmisc
Isaac Asimov wrote:If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to
save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the
pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous
atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose
every deed is foul, foul, foul.


I'll probably end up repeating quotes too; I have so many in my quote files that some of them are in there twice.

And speaking of quotes, my .sig is a quote by Rod Serling

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:48 pm
by Ciararavenblaze
Tori Amos wrote:Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.

Re: the quote thread

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:22 am
by Jonmisc
I just found this one today:

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.
-- Oscar Wilde