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Old 02-19-2005, 10:35 PM   #61
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Every artist is a cannibal
Every poet is a thief:
All kill their inspiration
and sing about their grief.

Love.
You shine like a burning star....
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Old 02-21-2005, 01:38 PM   #62
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I have not seen this quote in print or even seen it referenced, but I can assure you Bono said it. I have a pretty good memory, though I could be missing a word here and there.

During the old days of MTV (84-85 perhaps?) Bono stopped by the studio and Martha Quinn asked him to define rock-n-roll. He responded in that wonderful Irish lilt

"If by rock-and-roll you mean the music that's popular today, I'd define it as 'FOR spoiled children BY spoiled children.' But if you mean real rock-and-roll, that's undefinable."

I have never heard a better description of most of the drivel that passes for "music," nor of that "music's" fans.
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Old 03-11-2005, 09:14 AM   #63
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"in america we have a two party system. we have the republicans, a party of bad ideas, and the democrats, a party of no ideas. so how it works is like this... a republican gets up in congress and yells out I HAVE A REALLY BAD IDEA!!! and then the democrat gets up and yells AND I CAN MAKE IT SHITTIER!!!"
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"in america we have a two party system. we have the republicans, a party of bad ideas, and the democrats, a party of no ideas. so how it works is like this... a republican gets up in congress and yells out I HAVE A REALLY BAD IDEA!!! and then the democrat gets up and yells AND I CAN MAKE IT SHITTIER!!!"
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LOL .

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Old 03-11-2005, 01:36 PM   #65
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That's hilarious.
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:02 AM   #66
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Azar Nafisi (author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran") was at my university the other week and went to hear her talk. She gave us a great Nabakov quote

"Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form"



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If I may put in my .02 cents worth:
These are some of my personal favorite. (Excuse me if I accidentally re-post, there's already a lot of good stuff here, and I'm slightly scatterbrained)

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein

What wound did ever heal but my degrees?
Author: William Shakespeare
Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Iago at II, iii)

The remedy for wrongs is to forget them.
Author: Publilius Syrus

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
Author: George Soros

'Tis better to suffer wrong than do it.
Author: Thomas Fuller, M. D.

For the poor wren (The most diminutive of birds) will fight, Her young ones in her nest, against the owl.
Author: William Shakespeare
Source: Macbeth (Lady Macduff at IV, ii)

Ferdinand Foch
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.

Pablo Casals
The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest meaning and significance.

Vaclav Havel
Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.

Alan Paton
There is only one-way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man.

Chief Seattle
Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

Pericles
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
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A couple more:

John Burroughs
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.

Forgiveness is giving up the possibility of a better past. - Unknown

Mahatma Gandhi
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Josh Billings
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
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Mother Teresa
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either.
Author: Golda Meir

Blessed is the influence of one true loving human soul on another.
Author: George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross)

May you live all the days of your life.
Author: Jonathan Swift
Source: Polite Conversation (dialogue II)

As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction! - irish proverb
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Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it - Proverbs 22:6

"Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted." - Chinese Proverb

Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from a friend's forehead. - Chinese Proverb
( I love that one!)

Yesterday is a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore to this day. -Sanskrit Proverb

Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it - Swedish Proverb

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." - Maya Angelou

You cannot raise a man up by calling him down. - William Boetcker

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” - Edmund Burke

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." - Albert Einstein

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. - Mother Teresa

"Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up." - Jesse Jackson

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn’t. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Horace Walpole

"No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent." - Abraham Lincoln

"Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too." - Voltaire

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
--Rita Rudner


Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. - Ernest Hemingway
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May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night
And the road downhill all the way to your door
-An Irish Proverb
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"Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up." - Jesse Jackson
That's a good one.

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I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
--Rita Rudner
LOL! I like that one! . And I like the Chinese proverb about the hatchet, too-can't say I disagree with that advice.

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Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. - Ernest Hemingway
That's some good advice, too *Nods*.

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This is another one I forgot to put last time that I like:

“Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words?”-Marcel Marceau

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I've seen this attributed to both Om Vashishth and Mother Teresa:

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, there may be jealousy;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

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