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Post by sig on Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:17 pm

A THREAD for our favorite QUOTES

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Post by Ms. Piggy on Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:24 pm

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. ~George Eliot

After living with animals my whole life and working with them for over 2 years I can say with confidence that this statement is true.
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Post by sig on Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:25 pm

Along those lines, one of my favorite bits of Whitman:

I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and
self-contain'd,
I stand and look at them long and long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of
owning things,
Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of
years ago,
Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.

So they show their relations to me and I accept them,
They bring me tokens of myself, they evince them plainly in their
possession.

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Post by Ms. Piggy on Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:27 pm

That's such a great bit!! Thank you so much for sharing.
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Post by Trader Joe on Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:15 pm

Don't get me wrong I like animals, I just like to eat 'em more.

Fun to pet, even more fun to chew. -Jim Gaffigan
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Post by Ms. Piggy on Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:16 pm

Bibbity Boppity Bacon!!- Jim Gaffigan
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Post by balloon on Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:21 pm

Martin Heidegger wrote:The nothing does not remain the indeterminate opposite of beings but reveals itself as belonging to the Being of beings.
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Post by Ms. Piggy on Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:25 pm

Without music life would be a mistake. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Post by RogerAGlenn33 on Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:20 am

"Your Honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free."

Who said it? Well, he...
Hails from Indiana (and his home is a National Historic Landmark)
Has been inducted to the Department of Labor's Hall of Fame
Ran for president while incarcerated (and captured over 900,000 write-in votes)

Here's another good quote:

"I am not a Labor Leader; I do not want you to follow me or anyone else; if you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of this capitalist wilderness, you will stay right where you are. I would not lead you into the promised land if I could, because if I led you in, some one else would lead you out. You must use your heads as well as your hands, and get yourself out of your present condition"

Eugene V. Debs, American hero.

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Post by Trader Joe on Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:47 pm

After a somewhat questionable decision that many people thought put my mortality at the forefront of their minds, I found myself thinking about this quote quite a bit this weekend...

"Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back." -Maximus Decimus Meridius
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Post by N8R on Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:55 pm

"You should really try this weed" - Ghandi
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Post by Ms. Piggy on Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:14 pm

There's two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works.

Will Rogers
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Post by sig on Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:36 am

Ah that our Genius were a little more of a genius!

Emerson

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Post by sig on Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:55 am

Temperament puts all divinity to rout. I know the mental proclivity of physicians. I hear the chuckle of the phrenologists. Theoretic kidnappers and slave-drivers, they esteem each man the victim of another, who winds him round his finger by knowing the law of his being, and by such cheap signboards as the color of his beard, or the slope of his occiput, reads the inventory of his fortunes and character. The grossest ignorance does not disgust like this impudent knowingness.

I love nothing more than when Emerson trashes the phrenologists.

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Post by bellisimo on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:05 pm

why are you dying to live if you're living to die?

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