Favourite Quotes


Wych Doctor
Hi all,

Someone commented on the quote in my sig and I just thought it would be nice to see what peoples favourite quotes are. They can be funny or inspiring, prophetic or poignant - just whatever has stuck with you.

Here's the full quote from my sig by Alice Morse Earle

"The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present."

Another one that always stuck with me was political graffiti I saw on a wall in Israel about 15 years ago.

"Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity"

I know it's crude but it delivers it's message with a punch and really made me think while I had the sound of machine gun fire and tank shells going off in the back ground.


Vapor Sloth
"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."

-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Jesuit Priest/Anthropologist, exiled to China by the Pope.


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For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
--Charles Bukowski

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Wych Doctor
We got some nice ones already :)

Here's a classic from a very quotable persona, Oscar Wilde:

"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world"

And one my mum used to throw at me from Winston Churchill:

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty"

So which are you :/


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leffer dea as slaaf(better dead than slave), by grutte pier
der wennet er and hjir stjit er(there he lives and here he stands, not sure if I spelled it right), said by grutte pier when 3 soldiers(or taxpeople) from holland asked him where grutte pier lived while he was working in the field, and after saying that he lifted his plow in the air with 1 hand and killed all 3 with 1 blow

dan liever de lucht in(in that case rather up into the air), by a dutch captain who was trapped n a belgian port, no possibility to escape, and he lit the explosives-stash on the ship

a quote I read yesterday on failblog, by feynman:
I, a universe of atoms, an atom in the universe

duct tape is like the force, it has a light and a dark side and it holds the universe together(quote I read somewhere online, no idea who the source is)

Abysmal Vapor

Supersniffer 2000 - robot fart detection device
Aikido master to his students : "The size of the buken doesn't matters but the wood it is made of. "
(Buken= practice sword made of wood)
Taxi driver in 34 C in mid of sept .. : "Such heat there wasn't even in Winter""
(Many guys around here steel wood from the forests and pollute the air so they can get warm for free and cuz it is free they have no measure.. and it is always 30 C in their homes.. and everybody walks in underwear only..)
And smth nice :
Anathema - Presence "Life is not the opposite of death. Death is the opposite of birth. Life is eternal."
Katatonia - Don't tell a soul :)
Abysmal Vapor,
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A personal translation of my favourite quote from a French actor, which applies to all the forums I visit:

"From all the people that have nothing to say, the ones who keep their mouth shut are the most interesting."

Michel Grard Joseph Colucci a.k.a Coluche


"Plurality must never be posited without necessity" -William of Ockham (c. 12851349)

"Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another" -Madonna, yup

"If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution-then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise." -Aldous Huxley


"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
~ Leonardo da Vinci

"A wise person knows when and how to make the exception to every rule."
~ Barry Schwartz

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."
~ Greek proverb

"We do not stop playing because we grow old, We grow old because we stop playing!"
~ Benjamin Franklin

"It is not enough to add years to one's life, one must also add life to those years."

"If you are going through hell, keep going."
~ Winston Churchill

"Not all who wander are lost"
~ J.R.R. Tolkien



Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream. - Jack Kerouac

"I shoulda stood in bed." - Joe Jacobs

I was reminded of the Kerouac quote in a book I just read and the Joe Jacobs quote is one of my favorites. I never realized how nicely they go together.


Wych Doctor
You can quote from this guy all day long. Here are a few which struck a cord:

"As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss."

"In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival."

"The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people."

"You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it."

Noam Chomsky - smart guy!


Ate the Kumo Kumo no mi
"I'm Rick James Bitch!" - Dave Chappelle

"You Come at the King, you best not miss!" - Omar Little

"My name is my NAME!!!" - Marlo Stanfield

"I go at him respectable. He put that goddamn shotgun in my face, man." - Bubbles

"As for me, all I know is that I know nothing..." - Socrates

"How can hip hop be dead if Wu-Tang is forever?" - RZA

"Just Relaxing, mixing hashes, till I feel like I know Magic." - Curren$y

"Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth." - Roberto Clemente

"He means absolutely nothing to me." - Miguel Cotto (reflecting on his feelings towards Antonio Margarito)


What are some of you favorite quotes, lyrics, movie lines?

One of mine is from the song I, The Mountain by Forgotten Woods
"You are the dust, while I the mountain, do not even sway with the wind"

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