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Author Topic: Distiiled Wisdom  (Read 43623 times)
Clym Angus
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« Reply #175 on: August 28, 2008, 04:49:06 pm »

Better to be bested in whit, by a sharp. Than in cunning by a fool.

Incompetence hides design better than design hides incompetance.

The condemned man has the by far the widest latitude of action. By virtue of the limitations of worldly justice and punishment.

Shared vices fuel the excuses that inevitably lead to over indulgence.
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« Reply #176 on: August 29, 2008, 01:19:30 am »

Like people, animals will become frightened and likely do whatever you say if you whip them enough.

In love, as in life, one misheard word can be tremendously important. If you tell someone you love them, for instance, you must be absolutely certain that they have replied "I love you back" and not "I love your back" before you continue the conversation.

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.

Probably the toughest time in anyone's life is when you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil.

And always remember the last words of my grandfather, who said: "A truck!"
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« Reply #177 on: August 29, 2008, 01:28:03 am »

I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "I drank what?"
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Hikaro Takayama
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« Reply #178 on: August 29, 2008, 01:33:40 am »

I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "I drank what?"

That's just wrong! Grin

I have one I found on another forum:

"Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves." Cheesy
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"It is by steam alone that I set my contraptions in motion.
It is by combustion of coal and boiling water that the engines acquire speed.
For protection, the eyes acquire goggles,
The goggles become a warning.
It is by steam alone that I set my contraptions in motion."
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« Reply #179 on: August 29, 2008, 01:55:25 am »

That's just wrong! Grin

Don't blame me, blame Val Kilmer since he said it in 'Real Genius'.
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« Reply #180 on: August 29, 2008, 02:09:28 am »

Big Fella, He done gone Buggerup.

Australian Aborigine Pidgin for a natural disaster. Allegedly.
Herr Döktor, may I intervene here with something similar or perhaps a variation on what you were getting at Smiley

Quote from: Stephen Fry
Here is the crisp and unimprovable description of an eclipse of the sun, as related by an unnamed Australian aboriginal astronomer in 2002.
"Kerosene lamp belong Jesus gone bugger-up."
Good night.
Smiley
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Commander Obadiah
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« Reply #181 on: August 29, 2008, 08:00:08 am »

Escalators never break, they just turn into stairs. This is the most important philosophy to remember when selling anything.

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« Reply #182 on: August 29, 2008, 09:11:48 am »

Elevators never break, they just turn into stairs. This is the most important philosophy to remember when selling anything.

Commander C. Obadiah

I hope I don't sound pernickety but should that be "elevators" - lifts to us in the UK, or "escalators" - as in moving staircase?
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Commander Obadiah
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« Reply #183 on: August 29, 2008, 12:47:32 pm »

Escalators, easy to confuse with elevators to a mildly-inebriated mind.

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« Reply #184 on: August 29, 2008, 05:39:36 pm »

sarcasm is the lowest form of humour, but the hardest to master
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« Reply #185 on: August 29, 2008, 07:31:07 pm »

"Tapping the emergency lighting power wires fer yer apparatus, no matter how justified it might seem, upsets the Fire Marshals something awful." 

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« Reply #186 on: August 29, 2008, 08:04:07 pm »

So many people talk about the origin of all evil.  Some say it's greed, lust, rage, envy, and many others.  But the truth is, boredom is the root of all evil.  I mean, if these people had something productive they could enjoy doing, they wouldn't go through all the trouble of being evil!!
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« Reply #187 on: August 31, 2008, 04:58:21 pm »

Aways turn left at Albuquerque
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« Reply #188 on: September 01, 2008, 01:43:53 am »

In fact, always turn left at any town that's got two "Q"s and three "U"s in it.
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Such are the feeble bases on which many a public character rests.

Today, I am two, separate Gorillas.
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« Reply #189 on: September 01, 2008, 02:06:46 am »

"Always be polite to a dragon. It's harder than it sounds. Dragon etiquette is incredibly complicated, and if you make a mistake, the dragon eats you." --Patricia C. Wrede
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« Reply #190 on: September 04, 2008, 02:38:46 am »

There's nothing wrong with talking to yourself. There's not even anything wrong with arguing with yourself. When you come to blows, however, that's a different matter...
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By the Beans of Life do my thoughts acquire speed
My hands acquire a shaking
The shaking becomes a warning
By the power of caffeine do I set my mind in motion
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« Reply #191 on: September 04, 2008, 03:00:39 am »

I stopped talking to myself when I realized that, half the time, I knew what I was going to say next.
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Jennette Haber
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« Reply #192 on: September 04, 2008, 03:12:44 am »

when writing, i tend to speak my characters dialogue, which is one of the reasons i stopped writing in public. speaking both sides of a conversation, in different voices, which has nothing to do with the current surroundings, and often repeating variations of the same sentence, tends to get you some odd looks
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« Reply #193 on: September 04, 2008, 07:10:52 am »

"There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."
      -- Somerset Maugham
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« Reply #194 on: September 05, 2008, 07:32:01 pm »

Learn the Words........
                      Lord Havelock Vetinari `
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« Reply #195 on: September 05, 2008, 08:14:59 pm »

"When in doubt, get the hell out" --Jason Hawes
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Baron von Landau
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« Reply #196 on: September 05, 2008, 09:30:21 pm »

"Do as thou will shall be the whole of the law."
- Aleister Crowley

"Do as the law shall be the whole of your will."
- Stalin (something like that)

"Which of them would you rather have rule the world?"
- Me to a friend during a political argument of which I will not go into detail...
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"Give me the luxuries of life and I will gladly do without the necessities."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
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« Reply #197 on: September 05, 2008, 10:34:40 pm »

Neither of them.

Bloody aphorists!!
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Baron von Landau
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« Reply #198 on: September 05, 2008, 10:47:41 pm »

Fair enough... it seems that Mr. Crowley would have us live in a world a bit more erm... interesting than it ought to be.  Wink
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« Reply #199 on: September 06, 2008, 12:09:24 am »

"Love, and do what you will" - St Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD)

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