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  1. Helios

    Helios Well-Known Member

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    Golf is a good walk spoiled
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  2. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    “Which came first, the intestine or the tapeworm?

    ~ William S. Burroughs
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    If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple of payments.
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    CuckFumbustion Lo and Behold! The transformative power of Vapor.

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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    grampa_herb CO2 oil bigot

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  7. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    “People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all.

    "People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”

    ~ Jim Morrison
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  8. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    “Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the 'transcendent' and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don't be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence. Suspect your own motives, and all excuses. Do not live for others any more than you would expect others to live for you.”

    Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian
     
  9. Helios

    Helios Well-Known Member

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    We fear that this moment will end, that we won't get what we need, that we will lose what we love, or that we will not be safe. Often, our biggest fear is the knowledge that one day our bodies will cease functioning. So even when we are surrounded by all the conditions for happiness, our joy is not complete.
    Thich Nhat Hanh
     
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  10. StormyPinkness

    StormyPinkness Rhymenocerous ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

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    Saw someone else post this on an article about Stephen Hawking:

    From an NPR interview of commentator Aaron Freeman:

    You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every Btu of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.

    And at one point you’d hope that the physicist would step down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell him that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like children, their ways forever changed by you. And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let her know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are her eyes, that those photons created within her constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.

    And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.

    And you’ll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they’ll be comforted to know your energy’s still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you’re just less orderly. Amen.

    -Aaron Freeman.
     
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  12. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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  14. crawdad

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    “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
    Stephen Hawking
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    CuckFumbustion Lo and Behold! The transformative power of Vapor.

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    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    grokit well-worn member

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    "The delicate illusions that get us through life can only stand so much strain."

    ~ Hunter S. Thompson​
     
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    CuckFumbustion Lo and Behold! The transformative power of Vapor.

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    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    grokit well-worn member

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    “Money flows uphill, shit flows down hill.”

    ~ Tony Soprano​
     
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    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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