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0 posted 10-25-2003 10:16 AM       View Profile for greco   Email greco   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for greco

i thought it would be cool to put your favorite quote/s down

i will start out with Billy Corgan

"The simplest way that I can understand therapy, is that we're born a certain way, we're taught to be something different, and we spend our lives trying to unravel it."
"I don't know if god would agree with me, but believing in God is kind of unimportant when compared to believing in yourself. Because if you go with the idea that God gave you a mind and an ability to judge things, then he would want you to believe in yourself and not worry about believing in him. By believing in yourself you will come to the conclusion that will point to something."

Time is never time at all, you can never ever leave. Without leaving a piece of youth

                         (Tonight Tonight)

Robert Frost

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working when you get up in the morning, and doesn't stop until you get to the office.

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

And finally Socrates

By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

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1 posted 10-25-2003 02:09 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

hey, this is a good idea but I don't think it belongs here in this forum...

We might need to ask Ron about having a quote forum or something. This forum is for poetry that is written by the person who posts it.

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2 posted 10-25-2003 03:59 PM       View Profile for greco   Email greco   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for greco

o ok sorry
ya that would be a cool idea
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3 posted 10-26-2003 08:59 AM       View Profile for Opeth   Email Opeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Opeth

"This is the day and age when we blame everyone and everything else for all of our problems."

~ Opeth

"The devil made me do it!"

~ Geraldine (Flip Wilson)

"If this grand panorama before me is what you call God...then God is not dead."

[This message has been edited by Opeth (10-26-2003 09:03 AM).]

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4 posted 10-26-2003 09:13 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun


LOL, interesting thread.
I'll come back later with a few quotes that have stuck with me for many years...I want to make sure I quote them verbatim and not ad libum, and give proper credit.
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5 posted 10-26-2003 12:51 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

This is a cool thread, I must say.
If Socrates is, indeed, correct, then I need to change my line of work!!! lol.

OK, here's my additions:
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7

I'll never break my promise or forget me vows, but G-d only knows what I would do right now.
Robert Aday

Be like the rhino: tough skinned, one-minded of purpose, and letting nothing get in your way.
Mark Rudibek

I drank what?
OK, OK... maybe he didn't say this one...

We are all equal but we’re individually different
and able to reach the impossible if we try.

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6 posted 10-26-2003 06:04 PM       View Profile for eor   Email eor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for eor

"Sometimes you gotta dig deep, when problems come near Don't fear things get severe for everybody everywhere Why do bad things happen, to good people? Seems that life is just a constant war between good and evil The situation that I'm facin, is mad amazin
to think such problems can arise from minor confrontations" Guru

"This life's dim windows of the soul
Distorts the heavens from pole to pole
And leads you to believe a lie
When you see with, not through, the eye." -Willam Blake

"I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen."
-Ernest Hemingway

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty."
-John Keats

"You always was committed
A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how ya did it There's no way I can pay you back
But the plan is to show you that I understand
You are appreciated"-Tu Pac

"Though I walk thru the valley of hell the shadow follows me, Wisdom hard to swallow tomorrow expect apologies, You probably panic, stranded in search of a better planet
Realism hard to understand, we stand slanted
and still stranded, merciless thieves stole the best of me"-Tu Pac

"Ayo, my pen and paper cause a chain reaction
To get your brain relaxin, a zany actin maniac in action A brainiac in fact son, you mainly lack attraction You look insanely wack when just a fraction of my tracks run" -Eminem

"Willin to stick out my neck, for respect if it meant life or death, never live to regret what I said When you're me, people just want to see, if it's true If it's you, what you say in your raps, what you do So they feel, it's part of your obligation to fulfill When they see you on the streets, face to face, are you for real?"-Eminem

"For those who understand you, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't, none is possible."

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7 posted 10-26-2003 07:59 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most
intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”  Charles Darwin

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8 posted 10-27-2003 05:50 AM       View Profile for KristieSue   Email KristieSue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit KristieSue's Home Page   View IP for KristieSue

Failure isn't failure if a lesson from it is learned.

Ya know what they say.  Curiosity salted the snail.

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9 posted 10-28-2003 04:50 PM       View Profile for Aroas   Email Aroas   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aroas

Don't hurt me...all i want is a brokenheart
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10 posted 10-29-2003 11:30 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing


"The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye . . . the story of love is hello and goodbye.  Until we meet again."   - James Marshall Hendrix

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11 posted 10-29-2003 06:06 PM       View Profile for LiL-Jew   Email LiL-Jew   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LiL-Jew

"If the devil ever reminds you of your past, remind him of his future." ~pastor John Haggee~

"If my life is broken when given to Jesus, it is because pieces will feed a multitude, while a loaf will satisfy only a lad." ~Ruth Stull~

"Seeing isn't believing, beliving is seeing."
~The Santa Clause~

"Every man must find the truth on his own."
~Left Behind~

"If you don't stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all." ~Isaiah. 7:9~
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12 posted 10-29-2003 06:40 PM       View Profile for IcyFlamez89   Email IcyFlamez89   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit IcyFlamez89's Home Page   View IP for IcyFlamez89

Psychotics build castles in the sky, neurotics live in them, and psychologists collect the rent

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
-George Bernard Shaw

"Better to be thought of as a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."
-Abraham Lincoln
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13 posted 10-30-2003 12:12 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

"Honestly, it's not mine"
~Austin Powers

"if you won't let me fall for you
then you won't see the best that I would love to do for you"

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14 posted 10-30-2003 01:02 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Now for you and me it made not be that hard to reach our dreams
But that magic feeling never seems to last.
And while the future's there for anyone to change
Still you know it's seems ...
It would be easier sometimes to change the past.

~Jackson Browne~

When your own emptiness is all that's getting through
There comes a point when you're not sure why you're still talking ...
I passed that point long ago.

~Jackson Browne~

We wish ourselves beautiful ...
We cry in the night
And it's not the love you fear ...
But the fall from the height.

~Edwin McCain~

Found your heart but lost your lover ...
licked your wounds then run for cover.
Take your time ... there'll be another,
and dont make the same mistake twice ...
unless you can pay the price.

~Dan Fogelberg~

... And think not, that you can direct the course of love ...
if it finds you worthy ...  it then directs your course.

But if you love and must need, let these be your desires:
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love ...

And to bleed willingly and joyfully."

from "The Prophet" Khalil Gibran

"The heart has reasons which reason knows nothing of."

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15 posted 10-30-2003 07:40 PM       View Profile for Kielo   Email Kielo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kielo

I love quotes.... There are too many to put down.... lol.... I have quotes written on my walls in black permanent marker! *grin* My mom was not impressed. XD It's ok, though. We worked it all out.

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.
-Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self.
-Cyril Connolly

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
-Henry David Thoreau


Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Cyril Connolly

I love you, and I will forever....

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16 posted 10-30-2003 09:32 PM       View Profile for gemjop   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for gemjop

he he. susan, i said it in his voice! Austin's that is.

ohhhh made me chuckle...
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17 posted 10-31-2003 05:30 PM       View Profile for Kellie_Cantrell   Email Kellie_Cantrell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellie_Cantrell

Love is unfinished, unpolished business!

*My poetry website

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18 posted 11-02-2003 12:47 AM       View Profile for aaron woodside   Email aaron woodside   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aaron woodside

I'm also a quote lover.  I even use them for all my AIM away messages.  I have so many, but here are a few of my absolute favorites.

"The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity.  Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words; whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words."
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do."
-John Holt

"We may not be as good as we want to be, but we'll never be any better then we try to be."
-Honestly cannot remember.  It's not mine and if you actually know who said it I would love to know.

"Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric moved:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I shall endure.
All hope abandon, ye who enter here."
-Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy, The

"All is not gold that glitters."
-Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

"Here at last
We shall be free;
the Almighty hath not built
Here for his envy, will not drive us hence:
Here we may reign secure, and in my choice
To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven."
-John Milton, Paradise Lost

"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known."
-Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."
-Chinese Proverb

"A man never tells you anything until you contradict him."
-George Bernard Shaw

"If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum."
-Sir Arthur Eddington, "In the Nature of the Physical World", 1928

"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
-Japanese Proverb (my third fav of all.)

"The sweet isn't as sweet without the sour"
-Vanilla Sky (second fav)

"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
-Thomas Paine (my number 1 fav)

I really must stop myself or I could go on all night.  Btw a great place to look up new quotes is  I do believe I have read every quote on the site.  

ex animo,

They say the sweet is never as sweet without the sour.  So where's my sweet?

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19 posted 11-02-2003 01:46 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy afternoon.
-- Susan Ertz, Anger in the Sky (1943)
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20 posted 11-23-2003 12:34 AM       View Profile for greco   Email greco   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for greco

wow i am surprised how goos this thread was doing i just searched my name to try to find this and its doing great keep all the great quotes
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21 posted 11-23-2003 01:03 AM       View Profile for Anvrill   Email Anvrill   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Anvrill's Home Page   View IP for Anvrill

No fear of death but fear of life.
Your weakness kills everyone...
So live!

-Davey Havok (Narrative of Soul Against Soul - Black Sails in the Sunset)

"What are you going to do?"
"I'm going to kiss you..."
Oh, was that all?
"...until you faint."

-L.J. Smith (The Chase - The Forbidden Game trilogy)

Inflict the worst of pleasures to make it all feel better.
I've been abused and used,
don't you think that I'll damage you?

-Rommel Regulacion (title track - Damaged)

I've been denied all the best ultra-sex.

-Mindless Self Indulgence (inappropriate title - Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy)

And though you're still with me, I've been alone all along.

-Amy Lee (My Immortal - Fallen)

Your breath is so soft,
sipping coffee smoking cigarettes.

-Mikhail Chmielecki (a kiss)

Then y' can add in any word ever written by Neil Gaiman, and it's all good.

remember the sound
that could wake the dead
but nobody woke up at all


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22 posted 11-23-2003 10:53 AM       View Profile for magic_612   Email magic_612   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for magic_612

"This above all else -- to thine own self be true"
            ~William Shakespeare
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23 posted 11-23-2003 03:39 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

" Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts"
~ Voltaire

"An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way."
~Charles Bukowski

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
~Isaac Asimov

"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe."

"He who fights monsters should look into it that he himself does not become a monster. When you gaze long into the Abyss, the Abyss also gazes into you."

"There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy."
~ Dante

One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul, and yet no one ever comes to sit by it.
~Van Gogh

"Love is friendship set on fire."
~french proverb

"The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others --- the living --- are those who pushed their control as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later"
~Hunter S thompson

"I have a theory that the truth is never told during the 9 to 5 hours."
~Hunter S Thompson

"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone.... but they've always worked for me."
~ Hunter S Thompson

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24 posted 11-23-2003 04:23 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Yesss I love quotes, great thread!

I would add some of my own faves but I am really too tired to look them up so that they could be accurate...will be back tho

Liz xxx

"Gorge the honey from life, and live through the stomach aches knowing they will pass..." ~Liz Pinard 2003~

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