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what is your favorite quote of all time?

 
 
Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 09:58 am
what is your favorite quote, by any person, book, movie, whatever?
Mine is "'The Devil made me do it.' I have never made one of them do anything."
-- Lucifer from Neil gaiman's sandman, the season of mists.
 
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 10:38 am
@hamilton,
Sandman is a good source for favourite quotes, some of mine

Little one, I would like to see anyone — prophet, king or God — persuade a thousand cats to do anything at the same time.
A cynical cat, in Sandman #18: "A Dream of a Thousand Cats"

I know how gods begin, Roger. We start as dreams. Then we walk out of dreams into the land. We are worshipped and loved, and take power to ourselves. And then one day there's no one left to worship us. And in the end, each little god and goddess takes its last journey back into dreams … and what comes after, not even we know.
Ishtar, in Sandman #45: "Brief Lives: 5"

You need help, matey. You and that there young lady. That red stuff, that's blood that is. Meant to be on the inside, it is. Bad sign if it's not on the inside, that's what I says.
Hedgehog, Sandman #51: "A Tale of Two Cities"

"They never liked us, did they?"
"Gods don't 'like'. They love and they hate and they ignore … "

Stheno and Euryale, in Sandman #61: "The Kindly Ones: 5"

He was a very clever doggy. He said things like … like … "I would feel infinitely more comfortable in your presence if you would agree to treat gravity as a law, rather than one of a number of suggested options."
Delirium describes her dog Barnabas (given to her by Destruction), in Sandman #63: "The Kindly Ones: 7"
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 10:43 am
@djjd62,
"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats" (Ratty)
JLNobody
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 10:52 am
@farmerman,
"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about on dry land" (Wells)
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 10:52 am
@farmerman,
"You want to make God laugh? Tell him your plans" (anonymous)
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 10:56 am
@JLNobody,
Was that one of dys? HE was a desert ratty after all.
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hamilton
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 11:35 am
@JLNobody,
"you want to make god cry? tell him your plans" (me)
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hamilton
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 11:46 am
@djjd62,
that is my favorite book series of almost all time! its just amazingly profound, huh.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 12:40 pm
If I had all the money I'd spent on drink, I'd spend it on drink.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 12:48 pm
@hamilton,
in my humble opinion it's the best comic book series ever written

i like neil's novels and short stories as well
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 12:51 pm
@djjd62,
from Neil Gamain's novel American Gods

What I say is, a town isn't a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it's got a bookstore, it knows it's not fooling a soul.
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hamilton
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 12:59 pm
@djjd62,
DIGITAL HIGH FIVE! Very Happy
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hamilton
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 01:00 pm
oh, and happy fourth of july!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 4 Jul, 2011 01:12 pm
@hamilton,
I don't have an all time favorite quote, just like I don't have an all time favorite meal - I have some years, as they say in other languages than english, and memories are too rich to parse that way.

But here's one I like, by Dante Alighieri in the Inferno section of the Divine Comedy -

Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita,
Mi ritrovai per una selva oscura,
Che la diritta via era smarrita.
When I had journeyed half of our life's way,
I found myself within a shadowed forest,
for I had lost the path that does not stray.

Admittedly I like it for the sound and meaning in italian more than in translation. (often written as 'in a dark wood')
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AmbitiousGirl7
 
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Reply Tue 5 Jul, 2011 11:47 am
@hamilton,
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

By Marianne Williamson
hamilton
 
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Reply Tue 5 Jul, 2011 12:08 pm
@AmbitiousGirl7,
that is a very good one.
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Tue 5 Jul, 2011 08:43 pm
@hamilton,
"In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not."

Yogi Berra.
hamilton
 
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Reply Wed 6 Jul, 2011 06:50 am
@kuvasz,
i like that!
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2011 05:16 pm
A favorite (not THE favorite) quote is from the philosopher-psychologist William James.
"A good man is one who no matter how bad he has been is getting better; a bad man is one who no matter how good he has been is getting worse. Direction is all."
hamilton
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2011 06:41 pm
@JLNobody,
"two rights turn you around. two wrongs dont. do wrong"
 

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