Our Favorite Quotes

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  1. Dirteater
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    Hey Sheet,
    Funny, :D
    I never thought of that (as a quote anyway)
    ya Dads have a funny way of let us know sometimes...
    I told my son the other day, ("dont let a man who fixes door handles with a hammer work on your home"). (after grampa (inlaw) wrecked my door while I was at work.) :eek:
    oh... to be a dad...
     
  2. graemery
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    Luigi: So, mi amici, I would ask who you are, but in view of your shredded clothes and the fact that the Chateau d'If is two miles away... what's the point? As for me, I am Luigi Vampa, a smuggler and a thief. My men and I have come to this island to bury alive one of our number who attempted to keep some stolen gold for himself instead of sharing it with his comrades. Interestingly enough, there are some of his more loyal friends who are insisting that I grant him mercy. Which, of course, I cannot do, or I would quickly lose control of the whole crew. That is why you are such a fortunate find.
    Edmond: Why is that?
    Luigi: You provide me with a way to show a little mercy to Jacopo - that maggot you see tied up over there - while at the same time not appearing weak. And as a bonus, the lads will get to see a little sport as well.
    Edmond: How do I accomplish all this?
    Luigi: We watch you and Jacopo fight to the death. If Jacopo wins, we welcome him back to the crew. If you win, I have given Jacopo the chance to live, even if he did not take advantage of it, and you can take his place on the boat.
    Edmond: What if I win and I don't want to be a smuggler?
    Luigi: Then we slit your throat, and we're a bit shorthanded.
    Edmond: I find that smuggling is the life for me, and would be delighted to kill your friend the maggot!
    Luigi: Oh, and by the way, Jacopo is the best knife fighter I have ever seen.
    Edmond: Perhaps you should get out more...
     
  3. hoytedow
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    It is an interesting bit of literature, but from what piece of work?
     
  4. bntii
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    The Count of Monte Cristo

    "Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you: as Albert Mondego, the man! "

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245844/quotes

    I suppose it's time to reread that one- I don't remember a line of it...
     
  5. SheetWise
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    SheetWise All Beach -- No Water.

    OK ... that's funny. Works for land structures when you're lucky.
     
  6. hoytedow
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    Thank you, bntii. I had forgotten it.
     
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    "When you're hanging on by your fingernails, you can't go waving your arms around." - Virgil 'Bud' Brigman
     
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    Revogel Len

    Today is the first day of the rest of YOUR LIFE.
     
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Son, in a rage: I never chose you as a father
    Father: I know; your Mom makes all the important decisions
     
  10. hoytedow
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    Since we are doing literary quotes, here is one from Sir Walter Scott, in The Talisman:

    "Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit."
     
  11. SheetWise
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    SheetWise All Beach -- No Water.

    My favorite T-Shirt --

    "The More People I meet, the More I Like my Dog."
     
  12. hoytedow
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    I couldn't agree more.
     
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    If I got along with women the way I get along with dogs and small children, I wouldn't be working for a living....
     
  14. Poida
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    Troy, somehow in this day and age I would leave the small children out.
     

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    "If you're not enjoying it, you're doing it wrong"
     
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