Memorable Quotes

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  1. Trevlyns
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    I vote we rename this the Jim's Memorable Quotes thread. :D

    There certainly are some gems in there though...
     
  2. Butch .H
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    I second that but it should be MEDS memorable Quotes:p :p
     
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    Only when the last tree has been felled, the last river poisoned and the last fish caught, man will know, that he cannot eat money.

    Attributed to a Cree Indian Chief
     
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    The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.

    Jacques Cousteau
     
  5. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    dont blame me,,,do i look like i know anything? ---------Jim hehe ;)
     
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    Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
    - Samuel Johnson
    Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time... The wait is simply too long.
    - Leonard Bernstein
    A cult is a religion with no political power.
    - Tom Wolfe
    Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen.
    - Bob Edwards
     
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    the1much hippie dreams

    I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.
    - Fred Allen
    A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.
    - William Ralph Inge
    Men who never get carried away should be.
    - Malcolm Forbes
    What if this weren't a hypothetical question?
    - Unknown
     
  8. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Jim, an excellent selection....
     
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    the1much hippie dreams

    Thanks Mas ;)

    The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.
    - George Orwell
    Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative.
    - Kurt Vonnegut
    There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
    - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
    - Arthur C. Clarke
     
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    Best quote

    "that's not boat building that's fiberglass"
    Bob Sherbert
     
  11. Butch .H
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    Amen to that:)
     
  12. WBC
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    just repeating what the man said and said alot
     
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    the1much hippie dreams

    Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
    - Niels Bohr
    Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to become as mediocre as possible.
    - Margaret Mead
    A diplomat... is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
    - Caskie Stinnett
    Why are our days numbered and not, say, lettered?
    - Woody Allen
     
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    the1much hippie dreams

    No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately.
    - Michel de Montaigne
    The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.
    - Russell Green
    Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.
    - Edward Teller
    There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.
    - Robert Byrne
     

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    Yes we're happily married, just not to each other!

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