Favourite Quotes

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  1. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a

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    Quotes that have inspired, motivated you, given you a fresh perspection on the world....

    What are your favourites? :)
     
  2. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    ... we have flamethrowers. And what this indicates to me, it means that at some point, some person said to himself, "Gee, I sure would like to set those people on fire over there. But I'm way too far away to get the job done. If only I had something that would throw flame on them."

    George Carlin :D
     
  3. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    “Nothing else in the world...not all the armies...is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.”

    - Victor Hugo

    “A riot is the language of the unheard.”

    - MLK Jr

    “Prejudices are what fools use for reason.”

    - Voltaire
     
  4. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    “For a government to declare a vice to be a crime, and to punish it as such, is an attempt to falsify the very nature of things. It is as absurd as it would be to declare truth to be falsehood, or falsehood truth.”

    - Lysander Spooner
     
  5. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    "What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money." - Henny Youngman

    "My mother was like a sister to me, only we didn't have sex quite so often." - Emo Phillips

    "Whatever it is the government does, sensible Americans would prefer they do it to someone else. This is the idea behind foreign policy." - PJ O'Rourke

    "It is true that liberty is precious-so precious that it must be carefully rationed." - VI Lenin

    "The main difference for the history of the world had I been shot rather than Kennedy, is that Onassis probably wouldn't have married Mrs. Khrushchev." - Nikita Khrushchev

    "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." - Charles D. Warner

    "There is one thing I would break up over, and that is if she caught me with another woman. I wouldn't stand for that." - Steve Martin

    "Where there is much light, there is much shadow." - Goethe

    "In war, it is not men but the man who counts." - Napoleon
     
  6. Tanglewood macrumors 6502a

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    "A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on." - John F Kennedy

    "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" - paraphrased from Voltaire

    "There is no 'I' in team, but there is an 'I' in pie, there is an 'I' in meat pie, the anagram of meat is team...I don't know what he is talking about" - Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead 2004)
     
  7. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    you get mad props for quoting Shaun of the Dead...has to be one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. :D
     
  8. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

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    My favorite author/poet to quote as of late is Oscar Wilde. Two quotes that stand out are "I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability". And for all of those, myself included, in the political forum, "Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow".
     
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    Yeah, I like the poetic qualities of that one, too.
     
  11. CellarDoor macrumors member

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    Blue Velvet was first rated R movie my dad showed me. I was 11 or 12. Unreal film.

    "Now it's dark." -Frank Booth
     
  12. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
    -George Santayana

    "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, "Look! This is something new"? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time. There is no remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow."
    -King Solomon in Ecclesiastes 1:9-11
     
  13. skunk macrumors G4

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  14. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    too close for missiles, i'm switching to guns.
     
  15. CHAOS STEP macrumors 6502

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    Ok any guesses for whom said this;

    'The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.'


    ?????


    It is a very true quote.
     
  16. zwida macrumors 6502a

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    That, I'm afraid, would be Adolf Hitler.
     
  17. Gorydays macrumors member

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    "I smoke. If this bothers anyone, I suggest you look around at the world in which we live and shut your ****in' mouth."

    -Bill Hicks
     
  18. MultiM macrumors 6502

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    "Take a joke without being one!"

    Unknown


    "...I'll kick you till you're dead."

    from Moonstruck
     
  19. CHAOS STEP macrumors 6502

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    That was quick.

    Other of his classics were;

    'Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized.'

    and

    'Chamberlain seemed such a nice old gentleman that I thought I would give him my autograph.'

    A terrible human Hitler may have been, but he had a few lines in him for sure :D
     
  20. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    You only live twice:
    Once when you're born
    And once when you look death in the face.

    From the movie "You Only Live Twice"
     
  21. kretzy macrumors 604

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    "I want to be effluent mum, effluent!" - Kim Day nee Craig
    In case you didn't get it it's supposed to mean affluent
    From an Aussie comedy series called Kath and Kim (see avatar). I actually used this quote in a mini-bio that was read out about me when I did my deb. My mother was so embarrassed, but everyone else laughed. :D
     
  22. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    You dont know, what you dont know, until you know, what you dont know...


    That one is awasome!
     
  23. EGT macrumors 68000

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    Ahh yes, been meaning to start a similar thread myself. I like collecting quotes.

    The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where one stands at times of challenge and controversy.
    (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

    Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
    (George Orwell)

    Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
    Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
    Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
    Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
    Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race"
    (no idea who wrote it, but me likes.)

    I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
    (Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943.) - :p

    The Wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages May be preserved by quotation.
    (Benjamin Disraeli)

    More later. :)
     
  24. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I believe that pearl of wisdom is from Calvin Coolidge.
     
  25. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    Quote from big Stevie J:

    "My girlfriend always laughs during sex, no matter what she's reading." :D
     

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