Our Favorite Quotes

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  1. philSweet
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    member bearfoil scores with this one-

    The cool thing about knowing not very much is it doesn't take long to write it down. ...
     
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    "You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help."
    -Calvin
     
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    Read that this morning before work and laughed all day. :cool:
     
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    Forgetfulness is just Nature's way of ensuring I get enough exercise - A Senior Citizen searching for his specs
     
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    The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it.
    Napoleon Bonaparte
     
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Pet photography, the degree you get when you fail aromatherapy - D. Duck
     
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    "I am getting too old for this s**t !!!"
    My dad ..... after he had an ICD pacemaker fitted :S
     
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    My dad was always good for a quotable quote. One I remember is, 'sometimes, stupidity is a capital offense.'

    I also remember him staring reflectively into the swirling waters of the Colorado River one day and saying, ' you know son, one of the good things about growing older is that every year, there are fewer and fewer people who remember what a damn fool you used to be.' I've always wondered what he was remembering when he said that.

    One of my sons was sorting through some miscellaneous stored bags a few days ago, and found my dad's wallet with all his credit cards, Veteran's Administration I.D., driver's license, etc. I commandeered it for my own use because it's a very nice wallet, on top of being a keepsake.

    I suppose I could have put it away and just preserved it, so it wouldn't wear out. But my dad wouldn't have approved. He always insisted that if something wasn't usable and worth using, it wasn't worth keeping. As he put it, 'I don't believe in wall hangers. If a gun won't shoot, it has no business in my house.'

    Of course, he only carried that attitude so far. I have a tooled leather purse he made for my mother back in 1947, two years before I was born, and he would never have dreamed of getting rid of it after she was gone. On the inside of the flap is inscribed a verse from Edward FitzGerald's translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam:

    A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
    A Jug of Wine, A Loaf of Bread—and Thou
    Beside me singing in the Wilderness—
    Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!
     
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    Thank you for sharing that was really insightful ...
     
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Good to hear from you again, Vulkyn! Don't stay away so long this time!
     
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    A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
    Winston Churchill
     
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    Cut once, cuss twice . . .

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    Hilariously funny!
     
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    I made a copy for my workshop . . .
     

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    I worked with a guy many years ago - one of his favorite sayings was "I measured it Three times and cut twice and it's still too short!"
     
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