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    I came across a great quote and, since it's been a year and a half since the last quote thread, I'm starting a new one:

    I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
    John Cage (the avant-garde US composer)
    Bruce in CT

    Madness is something rare in individuals but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    You're going to make a quotes thread with no stipulations of any kind on limit or content?
    Kinda daring with me around here isn't it? lol!

    "I love philosophy! If I wasn't so practical I'd be a philosopher. What do philosophers do anyway?"
    -College girl overheard in the Philosophy Dept. of B&N

    "Vee ah nye-liss Lebowskee! Vee beleeves in nuh-sink!"
    -German Nihilists in The Big Lebowski

    "The most surreal of all artistic actions is to run through a crowd with a pistol, firing randomly."
    -Andre Breton, the Surrealist Manifesto

    ""God" spelled backwards is "Dog", "Bob" spelled backwards is still "Bob". Logically who would you follow?"
    -Rev. Ian Stang, Church of the Subgenius

    "It is all simulacra and simulation. Reality has been assassinated "
    -Jean Baudrillard, The Perfect Crime

    "Ride the wild neuro-somatic circuit!"
    -Dr. Timothy Leary, Cyber Punks and Cyber Freedom

    "Don't try to teach a pig to sing, it'll just waste your time and annoy the pig."
    -An old Irish Proverb

    "My only crime is that I signed the wrong name."
    -Elmyr, painter of many original pieces signed "Picasso"

    "Why be at the head of life's parade when the viewing stand is full of corpses?"
    -Anton Szandor LaVey, Satan Speaks

    "We're just trying to find out what the hell is really going on here."
    -David Bohm, on the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Physics

    "Are you the programmer or are you the programs?"
    -Dr. John Lilly, Meta-programming the Human Bio Computer

    "You are all hereby declared "popes" and are equally as infallible as that guy in the Vatican with the big funny hat. Feel free to pontificate on anything!"
    -Dr. Robert Anton Wilson, 3rd original Pope of Discordia

    "Think about how stupid the average person is and then realize half of them are even stupider than that."
    -The secret of supreme power, as revealed to J.R. "Bob" Dobbs by L. Ron Hubbard aboard a stalled elevator in Las Vegas 1959.

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    Doing it wrong until I do it right. xvart's Avatar
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    This is one of my all time favorites, because it is so true:

    "Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."
    -Dwight Eisenhower

    "The tragedy of life is not that every man loses; but that he almost wins."

    "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

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    "Hindsight is 20-20. The rest is legally blind"- Reader's Digest, Quotable Quotes

    "Don't shoot until you see the Whites". That's the 'whites of their eyes'. "Oh we didn't wait that long". - Fred Sanford

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    "This morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know."
    -Groucho Marx

    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    lmao, elephant in my pajamas xD

    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."

    "When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile."
    Happy Holiday

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    None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
    --- Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
    --- e e cummings

    The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.

    --- Thomas Szasz

    The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.
    --- Thomas A. Edison

    Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
    --- Groucho Marx

    I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me....Failure always made me try harder next time.
    --- Michael Jordan

    It is not our abilities that show what we truly are, it is our choices.
    --- Dumbledor

    I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life! To put to rest all that was not life... And not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived...
    ---Henry David Thoreau (Dead Poet's Society)
    All the best,
    You must do the thing you think you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Californian in DC DrWurm's Avatar
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    awww, my quote doesnt pass the filter.....

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