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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby pens9192 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:58 pm

"If aliens were to study humans using White House press briefings as their sole source of information they would be forced to conclude that the leaders of our world know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about what is happening in it, nor do they bear any responsibility or accountability for the consequences of their ignorance." - some message board poster.

"The only sign of intelligent life out there is that they have made no contact with us." - Richard Belzer.
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby Factorial on Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:59 pm

Henry Winkler wrote:Assumptions are the termites of relationships.


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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:40 pm

Nobody ever came to know Jesus because they lost the argument.

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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby Mango Salsa on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:54 am

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“From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again that dot. That's here, that's home, that's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby GSdrums87 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:57 am

Nothing put things into perspective for me more quickly than my Astronomy class in college. Simple facts and numbers, but dat scale...we really are nothing out there.
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby Mango Salsa on Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:18 pm

A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction to a battle of wills and add drama to an otherwise dull day.

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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby Factorial on Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:32 pm

Eric Hoffer wrote:Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby Factorial on Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:05 pm

Abraham Lincoln wrote:Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:39 am

Factorial wrote:
Abraham Lincoln wrote:Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.


This snippet is nothing without the context of the entire "State of the Union" address given by Lincoln in December of 1861

Read the entire transcript here:

http://www.infoplease.com/t/hist/state- ... on/73.html

The snippet quoted is 85% of the way to the bottom and is part of a larger narrative on Slavery. Within that context it has a different read.
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:07 am

Yep...this is turning into the PDT v2.0
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:14 am

PensFanInDC wrote:Yep...this is turning into the PDT v2.0


My response is apolitical... it does have a historical perspective.

My prior post about the Krugman quote (now deleted) was also apolitical, it was a commentary on debating methodology.

But I do agree that certain posters are certainly trying to make political points by posting quotes that are of a political nature.
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby meow on Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:28 am

"Thou who has smelth it, has dealth it."
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby Gaucho on Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:28 am

Looks like it.
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby Gaucho on Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:30 am

"We should never wish for popular music to cease being ludicrous - that way lies Coldplay." - Darran Anderson (in a book about Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson)
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:30 am

"I think we would be best served just by posting quotes instead of arguing over the politics of said quotes"

- Unknown
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby meow on Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:37 am

MRandall25 wrote:"I think we would be best served just by posting quotes instead of arguing over the politics of said quotes"

- Unknown

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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby Willie Kool on Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:02 pm

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
- Willy Wonka
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:07 pm

The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!

- Also Willy Wonka
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby Gaucho on Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:04 pm

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby Guinness on Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:34 pm

The sea was angry that day my friends.

--George Costanza
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby columbia on Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:41 pm

Shut up; listen to my **** cause yo' cassette single is ***

- Kool Keith
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:48 pm

Gaucho wrote:First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald


"He takes a whiskey drink, he takes a vodka drink. He takes a lager drink, he takes a cider drink."

- Chumbawumba
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby Froggy on Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:50 pm

"Chumbawumba... Soundtrack to my life!"

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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby viva la ben on Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:51 pm

"I wanna dip my balls in it!"

-Louie
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Re: Quotes you like.

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:54 pm

"I like where this is going... giggity giggity gig-i-ty."

- Glen Quagmire
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