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    I love collecting interesting/thought-provoking/motivational/funny quotes, and I can see from many people's .sigs that I'm not the only one. Share some of your favorite quotes in this thread (but please limit your submissions to a maximum of three quotes -- I know, it's hard! -- and try to keep the number of lines within reason). I'll get us started off with a few of my favorites:

    Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
    - Susan Ertz

    The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision. Each tends to ascribe to the other side a consistency, foresight and coherence that its own experience belies. Of course, even two blind men can do enormous damage to each other, not to speak of the room.
    - Henry Kissinger

    But the best evidence we have that time travel is not possible, and never will be, is that we have not been invaded by hordes of tourists from the future.
    - Stephen Hawking, The Future of the Universe
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    See my .sig....

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    Originally posted by headgamer
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    "In every work of genius....we recognize out own rejected thoughts."
    I think you have a typo in your .sig
    Last edited by Rob; 05/15/2001 at 05:19 PM.
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    A cult is a religion with no political power. A religion is a heresy with an army

    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology.
    Any sufficiently low technology is indistinguishable from hard work.
    Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.

    Conservatives should learn the difference between a sin and a crime, and liberals should learn the difference between a virtue and a requirement.

    Don't forget, as you enjoy your mild spring days and peaceful summer evenings, how lucky you are to live in the temperate region of the Solar System, where the air never freezes and the rocks never melt...

    For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.
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    Just another excuse for under achievers. It is easier to critize others rather than do your part to fix a tough problem.

    Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    Bret Snyder<BR>If you don't know where you're going,<BR>You'll probably end up somewhere else.
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    "I hate quotations."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    See my sig line which is a quote from Erasmus.
    When I get a little money I buy books; if any is left, I buy food and clothes.
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    See my sig..
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    Originally posted by Vinny

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    Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end
    Where's that from? It reminds me of the lyrics from some song, but I can't put my finger on it...
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    Semisonic - Closing Time
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    "Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."
    Sir John Harrington (1561-1612)
    Matt Nichols
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    What place doesn't suck when you're broke?

    Al Bundy
    Last edited by olendorf; 05/15/2001 at 11:16 PM.
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    read my sig.

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    Lions, tigers, and bears; oh my!
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
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    well here are a few that i quite like.

    "Be yourself" is about the worst advice you can give to some people.
    Tom Masson

    A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
    William James

    A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
    Francis Bacon

    Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
    Benjamin Franklin

    Ask a toad what is beauty... a female with two great round eyes coming out of her head, a large flat mouth, a yellow belly and a brown back.

    Better to be without food than without honor.

    Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
    William Cowper

    Happiness? That's nothing more than health and a poor memory.
    Albert Schwietzer

    History is a set of lies agreed upon.
    Napoleon Bonaparte

    Hope is a good breakfast but it is a bad supper.
    Francis Bacon

    It is hard to believe a man is telling the truth when you know you would lie if you were in his place.
    H.L. Mencken

    Misery is among the most democratic of all life experiences.
    William Glasser

    Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.
    Henry Clay

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Our mistrust justifies the deceit of others.
    Francois de la Rouchefoucauld

    Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Poverty must have some satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people.
    Don Herold

    The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
    Thomas Carlyle

    The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over those who can't read them.
    Mark Twain

    The streets were dark with more.than night.
    -Raymond Chandler

    They sicken of calm that know the storm.
    Dorothy Parker

    Things are beautiful if you love them.
    Jean Anouilh

    Those who love us love us. Those who do not love us, may god turn their hearts. If he cannot turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles, so that we may know them by their limping.
    --i forget who said this one.

    To change one's life: start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.
    William James

    Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
    John F. Kennedy

    True courage is shown in doing, without witnesses, that which a man is capable of doing in the face of the whole world.
    Francois de la Rouchefoucauld

    Trust everybody, but cut the cards.
    Finney Peter Dunne

    What after all is a halo? It's only one more thing to keep clean.
    Christopher Fry

    Whichever way you turn, fate is there sticking out it's foot to trip you.
    Edwward Ulmer

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    Never criticize another man until you've walked a mile in his shoes. Then when you do criticize him, you're a mile away and you've got his shoes!
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    "Do we pay you? Do we actually pay you?!"
    (Bill's reaction to a less-than-stellar presentation from an MS employee)
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    Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.

    If the aborigine drafted an IQ test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.
    -Stanley Garn

    Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.
    -Matt Groening

    "Well, that was a piece of cake, eh K-9?"
    "Piece of cake, Master? Radial slice of baked confection ... coefficient of relevance to Key of Time: zero."
    -Dr. Who

    You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
    -Charles A. Beard

    Is it weird in here, or is it just me?
    -Steve Wright

    Whistler: "I want peace on earth and goodwill towards men."
    Bernard Abbott: "We're the United States government, we don't do that sort of thing."

    Mitch: "The weirdest thing just happened to me."
    Chris Knight: "Was it a dream where you were standing in sort of sun-god robes on top of a pyramid, and there were hundreds of naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?"
    Mitch: "No."
    Chris Knight: "Why am I the ONLY one that has that dream?"
    -Real Genius

    In the beginning the Universe was created...This made a lot of people angry and was widely regarded as a bad move.
    -Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

    Eat Healthy, Exercise, and Die Anyway.

    Life may have no meaning. Or even worse, it may have a meaning of which I disapprove.
    -Ashleigh Brilliant

    One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
    "Which road do I take?" she asked.
    "Where do you want to go?" was his response.
    "I don't know," Alice answered.
    "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
    -Lewis Carroll

    Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
    -Albert Einstein

    Frisbeetarianism, n.:
    The belief that when you die, your soul goes up the on roof and gets stuck.
    Soul Raven - "Små hjerne, stor glæde"
    Wherever you go, there you are.
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    I'd rather have a free bottle in front of me, than a prefrontal lobotomy!
    What the Heck! It's what I want!
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    Love is like the Wild Roser Briar,
    friendship like the Holly Tree
    The Holly is dark when the Rose Briar blooms,
    But which blooms more constantly

    Bartletts familiar Quotations is an amazing book if you like quotes.
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