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Postby earthfriendly » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 1:02 pm

No idea who he is but love his brilliant quotes.

“The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.”

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:55 pm

'I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy'

Tom Waits

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Postby taxico » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:28 pm

a fictitious character in a sitcom on couples and quarrels:

[b]“Relationships don’t work the way they do on television and in the movies. 'Will they? Won’t they?' And then they finally do, and they’re happy forever.

Gimme a break. Nine out of ten of them end because they weren’t right for each other to begin with, and half of the ones who get married get divorced anyway, and I’m telling you right now, through all this stuff, I have not become a cynic, I haven’t.

Yes, I do happen to believe that love is mainly about pushing chocolate covered candies and, y’know, in some cultures, a chicken. You can call me a sucker, I don’t care, because I do... believe in it.

Bottom line is: it’s couples that are truly right for each other wade through the same crap as everybody else, but the big difference is they don’t let it take them down.

One of those two people will stand up and fight for that relationship every time. If it’s right, and they’re real lucky, one of them will say something.”

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:12 am

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CHANGE IS VALUABLE WHEN THE OPPRESSED BECOME TYRANTS
CHASING THE NEW IS DANGEROUS TO SOCIETY
CHILDREN ARE THE CRUELEST OF ALL
CHILDREN ARE THE HOPE OF THE FUTURE
CLASS ACTION IS A NICE IDEA WITH NO SUBSTANCE
CLASS STRUCTURE IS AS ARTIFICIAL AS PLASTIC
CONFUSING YOURSELF IS A WAY TO STAY HONEST
CRIME AGAINST property IS RELATIVELY UNIMPORTANT
DECADENCE CAN BE AN END IN ITSELF
DECENCY IS A RELATIVE THING
DEPENDENCE CAN BE A MEAL TICKET
DESCRIPTION IS MORE VALUABLE THAN METAPHOR
DEVIANTS ARE SACRIFICED TO INCREASE GROUP SOLIDARITY
DISGUST IS THE APPROPRIATE RESPONSE TO MOST SITUATIONS
DISORGANISATION IS A KIND OF ANESTHESIA
DON'T PLACE TOO MUCH TRUST IN EXPERTS
DON'T RUN PEOPLE'S LIVES FOR THEM
DRAMA OFTEN OBSCURES THE REAL ISSUES
DREAMING WHILE AWAKE IS A FRIGHTENING CONTRADICTION
DYING AND COMING BACK GIVES YOU CONSIDERABLE PERSPECTIVE
DYING SHOULD BE AS EASY AS FALLING OFF A LOG
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Jenny Holzer - Truisms (conceptual/installation art)
These are just the ones from the series that begin with the letters C and D.

I find some of them wonderfully astute, and/or thought-provoking.

The other 100+ - odd can be found here...
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/hol ... ogue-entry


Edit to add: A Google/Image search gives an idea of her style/scope
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&si ... xk_y3BrMvg

'You live the surprise results of old plans'

Lol... I'd love to meet her :lol:

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Postby earthfriendly » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 6:04 am

I clicked on the google link above and saw this "Protect Me From What I Want". Ha, ha. So true


“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”

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Postby earthfriendly » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 7:47 am

"There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means." — Calvin Coolidge

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 6:25 pm

earthfriendly wrote:I clicked on the google link above and saw this "Protect Me From What I Want". Ha, ha. So true



I used to have it on a baseball cap, that I bought at an exhibition of hers:

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You'd forget you were wearing it, and occasionally people* would dead-pan ask you 'So what is it that you want?', and I'd be like 'Huh?!' :)


* Example, a USCB&P (Immigration) guy scrutinising my passport at Miami airport.

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Postby alittlerisky » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 6:50 pm

My favourite is my own: "F*CK THIS SH*T!"
Who? What? How? Why? Where? When? Merde...

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Postby earthfriendly » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 2:35 pm

Forbes Thought Of The Day

“ Love is what happens to a man and a woman who don't know each other. ”

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:59 pm

I'd be glad to help you out. Which way did you come in?

I'm so broke I can't pay attention.

If it took two cents to go around the world, I couldn't get out of sight.

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Postby earthfriendly » Sat, 09 Mar 2013 3:22 am

His quotes are moving. Not sure who he is.

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/ ... ang?page=1

“In fact,I believe the reason why the Chinese failed to develop botany and zoology is that the Chinese scholar cannot stare coldly and unemotionally at a fish without immediately thinking of how it tastes in the mouth and wanting to eat it. The reason I don't trust Chinese surgeons is that I am afraid that when a Chinese surgeon cuts up my liver in search of a gall-stone, he may forget about the stone and put my liver in a frying pan.â€Â

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 09 Mar 2013 4:24 am

I'd have thought the reason that Euros rather than Cinas did anything ground-breaking like demarcating Linnean classification, is because Euros are outward-lookers and pioneers. Whereas cinas are passive rule-abiders, imitators, and oppressed drones.

Oppress your own population into servitude: then import the talent (temporarily) that you've oppressed.


Funny ol' world eh.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 09 Mar 2013 4:33 am

I've so many windows/tabs open, that once again I'm going to do a tab-dump...

Motörhead - Everything Löuder Than Everything Else 1991 (Full Concert)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG5LanMxFq0

Robin Trower Hannah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOOPXHiuk08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBoq8aoWB4E
Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs - 05 - Too Rolling Stoned

MGMT - Kids Live @ Leeds & Reading High Quality
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMISSK-z ... ture=share

Gong - Flying Teapot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIgzP4Rj0Ns

Van der Graaf Generator- Reunion Concert 2005
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUnTqMUYmwo



p.s. you dear reader can ignore all of this. These are merely bookmarks for me to return to tomorrow ;)

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Postby earthfriendly » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:00 am

"Don't reward honesty with direct distain. It teaches people to lie to you." Don't know the author to credit to.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 24 Oct 2013 9:21 am

in the Pharmaceutical world, there is more money being spent on life lengthening and Sexual Enhancement research and less and less on Alzheimers and similar memory loss diseases.

What this means is. . in a few years time we are going to have more and more old folks who are gonna be 'perked' up with no memory of what need to be done once 'perked' up ..







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