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Quotations! WOOHOO! [Dec. 19th, 2008|12:35 pm]
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[music |Youtubes of the Future]

Hey guys!!

Sorry. The Holidays are terribly hectic in the Random household, I hope you all understand. And I know they're hectic for you too, and you've probably been looking forward to randomness, so I apologize for being so crap lately.

Those that requested cards, I trust you received them? If not let me know.

So, away we go!

1. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3

2. Go there, and find the first five quotes that speak to you, for one reason or another, and post them in the comments here, and on your LJ, if you're so inclined.

Here's mine:

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one rascal less in the world. - Thomas Carlyle

All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant. - Aldous Huxley

The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves. - Jane Goodall

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.
Frederick Douglas

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.
Abigail Van Buren

I'm interested in reading the ones that you choose. :)

And I'm not one ot insult any religion, and it being religious isn't what I find funny in this video:


HYSTERICAL! Just perfect. Like they were doing it specifically to this song from Kill Bill.

Damned if this doesn't make me want to go to church again. :) Not that I've ever jumped up and down in church like this, but I'm starting to think it might be more fun that way.

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[User Picture]From: lilpenguingurl1
2008-12-19 06:43 pm (UTC)
i got my card recently! thanks so much!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-19 06:53 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! :)
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-12-19 06:49 pm (UTC)
Here's mine

To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841 - 1935)

Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)

One should count each day a separate life.
Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)

If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.
Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - 2007)

Let him think I am more man than I am and I will be so.
Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961), The Old Man and the Sea
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-19 06:55 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. :) Great finds.
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From: lennoxmacbeth
2008-12-19 06:58 pm (UTC)
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. - Bill Cosby (1937 - )

If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it. -Herodotus (484 BC - 430 BC), The Histories of Herodotus

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all. - Anna Quindlen (1953 - )

I don't like composers who think. It gets in the way of their plagiarism. -Howard Dietz

I have never been hurt by anything I didn't say. -Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)

Edited at 2008-12-19 06:58 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-19 07:01 pm (UTC)
Awesome. These are great.
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[User Picture]From: 1happygirl
2008-12-19 07:15 pm (UTC)

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE quotes!

From what I saw on the site:
1. I have failed many times, and that's why I am a success. Micheal Jordan
2. People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have. Anne Tyler
3. I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. Bill Cosby
4. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison
5. A finished person is a boring person. Anna Quindlen
Honorable mentions:
6. Maybe kissing is sort of like nature's coffee. Scott Westerfeld
7. Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. Raymond Lindquist
8. Dare to be yourself. Andre Gide

Some of my personal fav's:
1. It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
2. I'mpossible (instead of impossible)
3. “Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
4. Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.
5. The harder I work, the luckier I get. (My uncle once said this)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-19 07:26 pm (UTC)

Re: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE quotes!

These are very awesome. I love quotes too. :)
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2008-12-19 07:44 pm (UTC)
At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.
Dame Rose Macaulay (1881 - 1958)

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
Arthur Ashe

The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
Foster's Law

Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), Letters and Social Aims: The Comic, 1876
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-19 07:50 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I looove these. And I needed that first one. I've been so depressed trying to keep my house clean, and it's just not happening, and I reeeeally needed to read that.
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From: diner
2008-12-19 07:50 pm (UTC)
If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?
- Shantideva

If you're here for four more years or four more weeks, you're here right now. I think when you're somewhere, you ought to be there. It's not about how long you stay in a place, it's about what you do while you're there, and when you go, is that place any better for your having been there?
- Karen Hall and Jerry Stahl (Northern Exposure)

Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
- Sir Winston Churchill - SO TRUE FOR ME

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
- Bob Marley

You cannot be mad at somebody who makes you laugh - it's as simple as that.
- Jay Leno
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-19 07:56 pm (UTC)
These are great. Especially Bob Marley's. Man is that true.
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[User Picture]From: itsjustc
2008-12-19 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your card. It arrived Wednesday.

In case you didn't get chance to see this - this is from my journal on Wednesday evening.

'Thank you gairid and randomposting. Your cards arrived today and I was really touched by your kind words!

(For those of you who wanted me to send you cards, I have signed them Carol - I just realised that some of the newer people on my f'list won't know my name!)'

My choice of quotations -

I feel like a tiny bird with a big song!
Jerry Van Amerongen, Ballard Street

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation.
Tom Stoppard (1937 - )

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.
Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001), "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

When you make a mistake, admit it. If you don't, you only make matters worse.
Ward Cleaver

My favourite quotes of all time -

a) Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.
Claude Debussy 1862-1918

b) “You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you're got music.”
Sid Vicious 1957-1979

And the video was hysterical, the music fitted so perfectly!

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[User Picture]From: itsjustc
2008-12-19 07:57 pm (UTC)
Oh forgot another fav quote -

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.'
Rebecca West
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[User Picture]From: vdkapenguin
2008-12-19 09:58 pm (UTC)
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
-Victor Hugo

The big thieves hang the little ones.
-Czeck Proverb

To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser.
-Robertson Davies

Don't discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.
-Michel do Montaigne

You don't need to outdo the competition. It's expensive and defensive. Underdo your competition. We need more simplicity and clarity.
-Jason Fried
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-19 11:30 pm (UTC)
Niiiice. :) Especially the book collector.
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From: skittish_derby
2008-12-19 10:32 pm (UTC)
I look to the future because that's where I'm going to spend the rest of my life.
George Burns

The prime purpose of eloquence is to keep other people from talking.
Louis Vermeil

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Bradstreet

I can resist anything but temptation.
Oscar Wilde

Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
George Bernard Shaw

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-19 11:35 pm (UTC)
LOL, those are great.
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From: christinaathena
2008-12-19 11:58 pm (UTC)
I got my card, thanks! It was a nice card. :-)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-20 05:27 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. :)
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[User Picture]From: monicarnsg
2008-12-20 04:08 am (UTC)
I got my card. Thank you! Your's is on it's way!

I always felt weird going to a different church than mine. When people got up and started hollering, I didn't know what I was supposed to do. That video was freaking funny!


1. If you want to catch something, running after it isn't always the best way.
Lois McMaster Bujold, "Borders of Infinity", 1989

2. We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
Aneurin Bevan (1897 - 1960)

3. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

4. One day the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Sigmond Freud

5. There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton, Vesalius in Zante
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-20 05:30 pm (UTC)
Aww! Thanks sweetie! :) You're too sweet. *hugs*

And I KNOW, right!?! I grew up in a really chill liberal church but I remember as a Freshman or Sophomore in high school going to a church a lot like the one in the video, and I was so confused/concerned for everyone involved. It was one of the most random experiences of my life. LOL

Oh I love those all. Especially the stars.
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From: melodic_soul
2008-12-20 07:23 pm (UTC)
1. The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.
Whitney Young (1921 - 1971)

2. Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing (1780 - 1842)

3. Ask not what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive... then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Howard Thurman

4. Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Byrnes (1879 - 1972)

5. That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
William J. H. Boetcker
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-21 07:53 pm (UTC)
Those are all fantastic.
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[User Picture]From: starlit_picnic
2008-12-21 02:51 am (UTC)
“I don't believe in anything and that makes me stronger than you think”
Anne Rice

“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”

“I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn.”
Dorothy Parker

“If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you.”
Henry Rollins quotes

“When was the last time you wanted to say it all to the right person? To have it all come out right, to surprise yourself at how together you could be. When was the last time you ever met someone who made you want to give it all to them? I mean give yourself to them. Where you couldn't express yourself enough - like you wanted to cut off one of your arms to be understood. That's it - you would cut your head off to have someone understand you. You know how pointless that one is. You know how many times you've smashed yourself to bits on the rocks.”
Henry Rollins
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-21 08:00 pm (UTC)
These are awesome.
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[User Picture]From: koupob
2008-12-23 06:46 am (UTC)
It's a lot like nature. You only have as many animals as the ecosystem can support and you only have as many friends as you can tolerate the bitching of.
Randy K. Milholland, Something Positive Comic, 08-16-05

We need men who can dream of things that never were.
John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963), speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988)

Intimacy is being seen and known as the person you truly are.
Amy Bloom

Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.
Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-23 07:56 pm (UTC)
Oooh I love tehse.
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