All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby Lady Wu » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:42 am

Tigger of Kai wrote:In his documentary on the war, Ken Burns adds, "Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan hired substitutes, as did two future presidents -- Chester A. Arthur and Grover Cleveland. 'Bounty jumping' became a profession. Men signed up from one district long enough to receive a reward for enlisting, then deserted to do the same elsewhere. One man repeated the process 32 times before he was caught."

Sounds like a great get-rich-quick scheme!
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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby Huang Bob » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:46 am

I found this gem on Harrison Ford's imdb.com page and thought it described my work attitude pretty well.

I think I did have a reputation for being grumpy. I don't think I'm grumpy. I have opinions. I have an independent vision. I am a purposeful person. But on a daily basis, I think I'm other than grumpy. I think it is a case where I am coming to do business and not there just to be flattered and cajoled and used.
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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby MhiHayoli » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:39 pm

"Think about it. If all people on earth would be the same, would that really mean we're at peace? Same gender, same abilities, same skills and talents, same looks, same minds, same wisdom. Will it be better or will it be worse than it is now?" - Joan Louvie / "Bob Moran - The Yellow Shadow FanFiction"

"If I could decide what to be in my next live, I surely wish I could be a star, for there is no human who will ever understand me and no power that binds me. And if humanity gets on my nerves, I just blast them with me to oblivion. Ha!" - Blade de Constantine / "Ages of Agony RPG Project of our 'Sister Cooperation' Horrorpuppets" XD

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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby Ranbir » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:13 pm

"I love RTK as much as the next person but I have a life" - CC

This made me laugh a lot because I think some of us can relate, and then some of us can't. :wink:
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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby Qu Hui » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:46 pm

"I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damn things." -Dorothy Parker
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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby epaminondas146871 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:03 am

"You can say 'Gee, your life must be pretty bleak if you don't think there's a purpose,' but I'm anticipating a good lunch." - James Watson
"Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all." - Alexander

"The higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby Xia Kyoto » Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:40 am

"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.. and if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Nietzsche
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.. and if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Nietzsche
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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby epaminondas146871 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:25 pm

Xia Kyoto wrote:"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.. and if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Nietzsche


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efub89RMgvQ
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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby Xia Kyoto » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:08 pm



Badass.
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.. and if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Nietzsche
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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:44 am

This made me smile. From Luxembourg's former Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker
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