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Re: Quotes

Postby JR8 » Sat, 11 Jun 2016 1:33 am

On World Gin Day, some gin quotes:

The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire" - Winston Churchill

"I'll stick with gin. Champagne is just ginger ale that knows somebody." ― Hawkeye from M*A*S*H

I like to have a martini/Two at the very most/ After three I'm under the table/ After four I'm under my host.” ― Dorothy Parker

"Red meat and gin." – Julia Child, on the reasons for her longevity

"A perfect martini should be made by filling a glass with gin then waving it in the general direction of Italy." – Noël Coward
'Do it or do not do it: You will regret both' - Kierkegaard

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:31 pm

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." – Winston Churchill
"When I'm good I'm very good, but when I'm bad I'm better." – Mae West
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." –Robert Frost
"Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans." –John Lennon
"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." — Wayne Gretzky
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” - Coco Chanel
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." – Albert Einstein
"If you want to test a man’s character give him power." – Abraham Lincoln
"Never ruin an apology with an excuse." - Benjamin Franklin
"Imagination rules the world." – Napoleon Bonaparte
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." – Leonardo da Vinci
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." – Mahatma Gandhi
"I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work." – Thomas Edison
"I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens." – Woody Allen
"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." – Mother Teresa
"Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood." – Oscar Wilde
"A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar." - Benjamin Franklin
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." – Amelia Earhart
"Religion is the opiate of the masses." – Karl Marx
"Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it." – Salvador Dali
"Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent." – Marlon Brando
'Do it or do not do it: You will regret both' - Kierkegaard

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Re: Quotes

Postby earthfriendly » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 1:00 am

These are truly enjoyable quotes. How many days did you spend compiling them :P ?

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 1:30 am

It came from an article in the Telegraph today:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filt ... a-pub-qui/
'100 famous quotes you need to know if you ever want to win a pub quiz'

I picked some from it, ones that to me chime with 'the expat experience', others 'my own personal experience'.

And I'm a pedant and triviaholic, so :)
It reminded me of something I posted earlier, a conceptual art series by US artist Jenny Holzer called Truisms, all of which are internally contradictory - yet ring true. That contradiction might provoke thought.
There is a parallel in many of these quotes. But also a wisdom gained via the age of some of these great people, and indeed equally from some 'simple' thinkers.

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Re: Quotes

Postby earthfriendly » Thu, 16 Jun 2016 1:13 am

Joe Biden is well-loved. And yet, he is not running for president .

"We have to ensure that survivor's right to justice is always paramount above everything else, including the perpetrator or the school's reputation"

"Never, never, never a cultural justification for dehumanizing another human being"


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Re: Quotes

Postby JR8 » Tue, 21 Jun 2016 2:26 am

“The only difference between reality and fiction is that fiction needs to be credible.” - Mark Twain
'Do it or do not do it: You will regret both' - Kierkegaard


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