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Old 12-16-2004, 01:04 PM   #1
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Quotable Quotes, FYM Style.

Here's what I want:

Post song lyrics, poems, quotes, religious verses, whatever...anything you find inspirational, meaningful or uplifting. I collect quotes like this into a notebook that I plan to give to my future child. I was thinking of this because I'm listening to one of my favorite songs, a Woody Guthrie song that Wilco and Billy Bragg recorded on Mermaid Avenue, called "She Came Along to Me."

Please indicate who spoke/sang/wrote the words in question and where you found them.

I'd like to see this become an ongoing thread that people can add to whenever they find something new.

Thanks!

I'll start with the aforementioned lyrics:

and all creeds and kinds and colors of us are blending
till I suppose ten million years from now
we'll all be just alike
same color, same size, all working together
and maybe we'll have all of the fascists out of the way by then

--Woody Guthrie, "She Came Along to Me"

(It makes me think of FYM.)
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Old 12-16-2004, 03:30 PM   #2
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May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.


~Bob Dylan
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Old 12-16-2004, 03:52 PM   #3
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Aw, what an awesome idea.

Let's see here...a few quotes and song lyrics for you...

"We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh."-Agnes Rippler

"In order for civilization to survive, the human race has to remain civilized."-Rod Serling

"Who says that if you see the glass as half empty you need therapy? You're just thirsty."-Crystal Light Iced Tea ad

"If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."-Dolly Parton

"There’s a battle ahead, many battles are lost, but you’ll never see the end of the road while you’re traveling with me."-Crowded House, "Don't Dream It's Over"

"All the mud in this town, all the dirt in this world, none of it sticks on you. You shake it off, ‘cause you’re better than that, and you don’t need it, there’s nothing wrong with you, I‘ll walk along with you."-Finn Brothers, "Nothing Wrong With You"

"And if the darkness is to keep us apart, and if the daylight feels like it’s a long way off, and if your glass heart should crack, and for a second, you turn back, oh, no, be strong."-U2, "Walk On"

A few to start you off with .

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Old 12-16-2004, 08:46 PM   #4
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"My kids are starting to notice I'm a little different from the other dads. 'Why don't you have a straight job like everyone else?' they asked me the other day. I told them this story:

In the forest, there was a crooked tree and a straight tree. Every day, the straight tree would say to the crooked tree, 'Look at me...I'm tall, and I'm straight, and I'm handsome. Look at you...you're all crooked and bent over. No one wants to look at you.' And they grew up in that forest together. And then one day the loggers came, and they saw the crooked tree and the straight tree, and they said, 'Just cut the straight trees and leave the rest.' So the loggers turned all the straight trees into lumber and toothpicks and paper. And the crooked tree is still there, growing stronger and stranger every day."

-Tom Waits
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Dream Out Loud
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Old 12-17-2004, 12:57 AM   #6
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I agree this should be moved to DOL
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Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
Love doesn't strut,
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others,
Isn't always "me first,"
Doesn't fly off the handle,
Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn't revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

-The Bible, 1 Corinthians Chapter 13, verses 4-7 (as translated in The Message)
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my favourite u2 lyrics:

'midnight is where the day begins' - lemon

'in dreams begin responsibilities' - acrobat

'i can't change the world, but i can change the world in me' - rejoice


"I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.' -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"It's difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It's a wonder that I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart." -- Anne Frank, from the Diary of Anne Frank
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"It's difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It's a wonder that I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart." -- Anne Frank, from the Diary of Anne Frank
I can relate to this one so well.

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I know how to cheat at lotto
I've got a great idea for a song
I know the truth about Marilyn Monroe
I can prove Einstein's theory wrong

But that's not what motivates me,
I'm interested in apathy.

I've got the cure for all known disease
I can make money grow on trees
I know how to stop terrorism
I know one of the guys in TISM.

But that's not what motivates me,
I'm interested in apathy.
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PHENOMENAL WOMAN
by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies
I'm not cute or built to suit a model's fashion size
But when I start to tell them
They think I'm telling lies.
I say
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips
The stride of my steps
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally
Phenomenal woman
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please
And to a man
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees
Then they swarm around me
A hive of honey bees.
I say
It's the fire in my eyes
And the flash of my teeth
The swing of my waist
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally
Phenomenal woman
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say
It's in the arch of my back
The sun of my smile
The ride of my breasts
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally
Phenomenal woman
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say
It's in the click of my heels
The bend of my hair
The palm of my hand
The need for my care.
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenally
Phenomenal woman
That's me.


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May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

~

Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue.
But never forget to remember
Those that have stuck by you.

Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.

~

May the saddest day of your future be no worse
Than the happiest day of your past.

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May the Lord keep you in His hand
And never close His fist too tight.

~

May your neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.

~

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

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He who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted
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Re: Quotable Quotes, FYM Style.

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Originally posted by paxetaurora
Here's what I want:

I collect quotes like this into a notebook that I plan to give to my future child.

I do the same exact thing!


What a great idea for a thread.
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"Well I'll solve the mystery for you. She's not perfect. You're not perfect either. The question is whether or not you're perfect for each other." ~Good Will Hunting


"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." ~Cherokee expression


"People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil. I don't know why. No, I do know why. Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult." ~Interview With A Vampire


"When a dream takes hold of you, what can you do? You can run with it, let it run your life, or let it go and think for the rest of your life about what might have been." ~Patch Adams


"You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." ~Unknown


"Revolution starts at home, in your heart, in your refusal to compromise your beliefs and your values. I'm not interested in politics like people fighting back with sticks and stones, but in the politics of love. I think there is nothing more radical than two peoples loving each other, because it's so infrequent" ~Bono
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Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religon too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

Imagine, John Lennon

People asking questions lost in confusion,
Well I tell them there's no problem,
Only solutions

Watching the Wheels, John Lennon
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