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November 18, 2005

Thinking cap . . . on.

Danny had this list of his favorite quotations on his desktop. The first one was used quite often around the house, as I often do not get it. Feel free to share your own favorite quotation(s).

"I don't get it, Big Dan..." -John Goodman in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Not all who wander are lost. – John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. — Thomas a Kempis

"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well." — Antoine Saint-Exupery

Our revels now are ended: these our actors
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yes, and all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a wrack behind: We are such stuff
As dreams are made of, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep. –William Shakespeare, The Tempest

May you live in interesting times. — Chinese Curse

Clearly he had his own strange way of judging things. I suspect he acquired it from the gospels. — Les Miserables

How can we lose when we're so sincere. — Charlie Brown

“Evangelism is one beggar showing another beggar where to find bread.” –DT Niles

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 1 scene 5

The rest is silence.
William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 5 scene 2

If you're gonna be stupid you gotta be tough. — Joe Byrd

If you want what I have, do what I do. – unknown

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
- General George S. Patton

"I'm tingling with the secondary fame that comes from your mere acquaintance." - Mnar

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."
-- H.L. Mencken

You miss 100% of the shots you never take. — Wayne Gretzky

Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it, except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book. — from The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. — African proverb

Exit, pursued by a bear.
William Shakespeare, Stage direction in "The Winter's Tale"

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. Mark Twain

“It’s over already? It seemed so short.” “You got what everyone gets. You got a lifetime.” – Death (in The Sandman by Neil Gaiman

"The world is poor because her fortune is buried in the sky and all her treasure maps are of the earth."
--Calvin Miller

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW -- What a Ride!" --Anonymous

I've looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes.
Douglas MacArthur

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
Douglas MacArthur

In war there is no substitute for victory.
Douglas MacArthur

Posted by Stephanie at November 18, 2005 01:48 AM

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OK, I'll go first.

Do not speak- unless it improves on silence.

Get busy livin, or get busy dyin.
Red in The Shawshank Redemption

The hardest thing in this world is to live in it. Be brave. Live. For me.
Buffy in The Gift

Dan then explained how the wisdom of Tao Teh Ching had sustained him after his doctors had given him up for dead in his first struggle with cancer. It was his reading of the Tao The Ching that convinced Dan to begin living and to stop trying to avoid dying.
Professor William Herzog from his sermon on Dan's life at CRCDS

Posted by: Mrs. Popping Culture [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 18, 2005 02:11 AM

If it's something I want
Then it's something I need
I wasn't built for comfort
I was built for speed.
-Meat Loaf (written by Jim Steinman)

Life's a bitch and then you marry one.

I love this song. It's so great. In fact, if I knew the words, I'd sing along.
-Janelle O'Rourke

"Bastard. Oh you bastard. Bastard, bastard, bastard. Oh bastard. There you are bastard. Bastard, bastard, bastard."
-Dr. David Herstein, while trying to unblock a cat. (We two technicians involved in this procedure somehow managed to keep from collapsing in hysterics until after it was finished. But to this day hearing the words 'Bastard, bastard, bastard" sends both of us into screaming fits of laughter.

Posted by: Killer Kitten [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 18, 2005 10:27 AM

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