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grapoAn undefined problem has an infinite number of solutions.-Robert A. Humphrey
grapoLive in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip-Will Rogers
grapoNothing you can't spell will ever work.-Will Rogers
grapoNowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation -James Thurber
grapoAlways do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.-Mark Twain
bipClothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.- Mark Twain
bipI was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso - Rita Rudner
bipThe best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.- Dorothy Parker
bipA child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.-Groucho Marx
bipI love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.Douglas Adams
bipLife... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast.-Douglas Adams
bipPeople who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.-Brendan Francis
bipAdvice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't-Erica Jong
bipSo you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.- Brendan Ueland
bipCreativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with it apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence - Norman Podhoretz
bipCreativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep- Scott Adams
bipDon't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend- Albert Camus
bipFriendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it- Cicero
bipYou can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you - Dale Carnegie
rocknrollgoddessReality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein
rocknrollgoddessGod is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. ~ Voltaire
rocknrollgoddessIn heaven all the interesting people are missing. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
bipTo laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to find the best in others; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived... this is to have succeeded.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
rocknrollgoddess"It's the good girls who keep the diaries; the bad girls never have the time." ~ Tallulah Bankhead-- (1903-1968)
rocknrollgoddess"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious; It is the source of all true art and science" - Albert Einstein
rocknrollgoddess"I tell you: one must have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star. "~Nietzche~
rocknrollgoddessThere are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle The other is as though everything is a miracle.~ Albert Einstein
rocknrollgoddessWhen the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix
rocknrollgoddess"You have faith and hope and love as a child and lose them very early. You spend your whole life with just fragments of them left." ~ Joni Mitchell
rocknrollgoddessPeople who never get carried away should be. ~ Malcolm Forbes
rocknrollgoddessI don't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs. ~ Nancy Reagan
denjimWhen your going through hell...keep moving! W. Churchill
rocknrollgoddessYou need nothing on the outside if you carry enough inside.~Jose Marti
rocknrollgoddessWe need a reason for speaking; we need none for keeping silent.~Pierre Nicole
rocknrollgoddessSatisfaction is calmness of the heart under the course of destiny.~Al-Muhasibi
rocknrollgoddessWhenever you find youself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain
rocknrollgoddessThere is a craft and a power in listening. ~ Glenn Gould
rocknrollgoddessParadise is exactly like where you are right now ...only much much better ... ~ Laurie Anderson
rocknrollgoddess"Passwords are like underwear. You shouldn't leave them out where people can see them. You should change them regularly. And you shouldn't loan them out to strangers."
rocknrollgoddessFervor without profound knowledge is fire without light. ~ Thomas Fuller
rocknrollgoddess"The soul does not love. It is love itself. It does not exist. It is existance itself. It does not know. It is knowledge itself." ~ Patanjali
bipHe who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past-George Orwell
bipThat cynicism I acquired the day I discovered i was different that little boys- All About Eve
bipFasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night. - All About Eve
AllyMake the most of the best and the least of the worst.
AllyBeing happy doesn't mean everything's perfect, it's being able to see beyond the imperfections.
AllyNever underestimate yourself, everyone else is far too eager to.
AllyWork wouldn't be called work if it wasn't hard.
akidaDreams are Goals not yet achieved
akidaI am Nobody....Nobody's perfect.......so I am perfect!
Erin_SueIf you love something set it free. If it doesn't come back to you, hunt it down and kill it!
neicyo"A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for" ~Grace Murray Hopper, US Navy Captain
bipI've got very good relations with President Mubarak and Crown Prince Abdallah and the King of Jordan, Gulf Coast countries."—GW Bush, Washington, D.C., May 29, 2003
bipI'm also not very analytical. You know I don't spend a lot of time thinking about myself, about why I do things."—G W Bush- Aboard Air Force One, June 4, 2003
bip"The shortest distance between two points is usually under construction." --Wayne H.
bip"I refuse to answer the question on the grounds that I don't know the answer- Douglas Adams
bipShow me a man with both feet on the ground and I'll show you a man who can't put on his pants
neicyo"I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point." ~Susan Sarandon
neicyo"Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
neicyoWhen life gives you lemons, keep them, 'cause hey, free lemons!
ssgNever wait or hesitate - Get in gear before its too late - you may never get another chance ....Rod Stewart
neicyo"Apparently, Congress is drafting a constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? It's served us well for two hundred years and we don't seem to be using it anymore." ~ Jay Leno
bipJohn Ashcroft's Big Lie- "No one believes in our First Amendment civil liberties more than this administration."
bipMy vision is to make the most diverse state on earth, and we have people from every planet on the earth in this state. We have the sons and daughters of every, of people from every planet, of every country on earth- Gov Gray Davis, California
AllyThe heart that loves is always young - Greek Proverb
AllyNothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm - Ralph Waldo Emerson
AllyThe most exquisite pleasure is giving pleasure to others - Jean de La Bruyere
AllyOne can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay "in kind" somewhere else in life - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
AllyThink big thoughts but relish small pleasures - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
AllyHappiness makes up in height what it lacks in length - Ralph Waldo Emerson
AllyMost people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be - Abraham Lincoln
AllyThe purpose of life is a life of purpose - Robert Byrne
AllyA stumble may prevent a fall - Thomas Fuller
AllyGreat spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds - Albert Einstein
AllyComputers are useless, they can only give you answers - Pablo Picasso
AllyThose things that hurt, instruct - Benjamin Franklin
bip''We dare not let the evil dreams of the terrorists be achieved by ourselves destroying the freedom that they despise- Abner J Mikva
AllyIt may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
AllyIf you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
AllyThere are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.
bipOnly when lions get to write history will hunters cease to be heroes.-African proverb
acidqweenNo one respects the flame quite like the fool who`s badly burned / Pete Townshend
bipChildren are the living messages we send to a time we will not see- Neil Postman
RavenHolding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned. ~ Buddha
Mia"Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you want, but you can only spend it once." Unknown
bip"Any people that would give up liberty for a little temporary safety deserves neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin
bipend corporate rule. restore democracy.
bipIn the midst of winter I discovered within me an invincible summer. Albert Camus
bipTime cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours. -Mark Twain
Sandytoo"Save a boyfriend for a rainy day--and another, in case it doesn't rain."- Mae West
Sandytoo"Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it. "- Danny Kaye
Sandytoo"I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it. ."- Dwight D. Eisenhower
bipIf this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just as long as I'm the dictator."---George War Bush, 18 December 2000
bipOne of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.-George W Bush
bipIt's clearly a budget. It's got lots of numbers in it - G W Bush
bipMaybe I'm missing something here. I mean, we're going to have kind of a nation-building corps from America? Absolutely not. It needs to be in our vital interest, the mission needs to be clear, and the exit strategy obvious. I'm not so sure the role of the United States is to go around the world and say this is the way it's got to be. I think the United States must be humble … in how we treat nations that are figuring out how to chart their own course." -GW Bush pre-stealing election
bip"For bureaucratic reasons, we settled on one issue -- weapons of mass destruction because it was one reason everyone could agree on."-Wolfowitz, Vanity Fair May 2003 on how the Iraq war would be sold to the American public
bipIntelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised."-Colin Powell March 7, 2003 on Iraq
bip"The best way to get the news is from objective sources," Bush said. "And the most objective sources I have are the people on my staff who tell me what's happening in the world."-G W Bush Oct 17, 2003 to Fox News
bipSo, what's the difference?-GW Bush on being asked Saddam having WMD versus merely saying he might acquire them
bipThere is no question we have evidence and information that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, biological and chemical."-March 17, 2003, GW Bush, 3 days before entering Iraq
bipBumper Sticker- If you Can Read This, You're Not the President
AllyNo one is ever going to care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
bipA popular Government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy-James Madison, father of America's Constitution
bipMarriage hath in it less of beauty but more of safety, than the single life; it hath more care, but less danger, it is more merry, and more sad; it is fuller of sorrows, and fuller of joys; it lies under more burdens, but it is supported by all the strengths of love and charity, and those burdens are delightful.- Jeremy Taylor
AllyDon't worry about what people think; they don't do it very often.
AllyFor every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.
AllyA conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel good.
AllyIf you must choose between two evils, chose the one that you've never tried before.
bipAmong those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.-W H Auden
bipTo inform the minds of the people and to follow their will is the chief duty of those placed at their head-Thomas Jefferson
AllyI never remember being this forgetful.
bip"Frankly,I find it outrageous that the president is running for re-election on the grounds that he's done such great things about terrorism. He ignored it. He ignored terrorism for months, when maybe we could have done something to stop 9/11. Maybe. We'll never know. I think he's done a terrible job on the war against terrorism-Richard Clarke
bipPatriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official. Theodore Roosevelt
bipThe test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. FDR
bipI don't know that atheists should be considered citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God. George H. W. Bush
bipThere is a terrific disadvantage in not having the abrasive quality of the press applied to you daily. Even though we never like it, and even though we wish they didn't write it, and even though we disapprove, there isn't any doubt that we could not do the job at all in a free society without a very, very active press. John F. Kennedy
bip"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers." - Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
bip"The victor will not be asked whether he told the truth. When starting and waging a war it is not right that matters, but victory." Adolf Hitler, 22 August 1939
bip"I'm the commander—see, I don't need to explain—I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being president." -George Bush to Bob Woodward
RavenBurke's Rule - Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.
bip"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths and how many, what day it's gonna happen? It's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?" — George W. Bush's mother Barbara on ABC/Good Morning America, March 18, 2003
neicyo"I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my Grandfather ... Not screaming in terror like all his passengers! "
AllyTo receive information is to involuntarily form an opinion on it - Georgette Heyer
AllyThe unconscious of an artist is [her] greatest treasure. - Erica Jong
AllyConventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. - Charlotte Bronte
AllyMen must be stripped of arrogance and women must become independent for any happily-ever-after to endure between the sexes. - Erica Jong
AllyRecklessness is almost a man's revenge on his woman. He feels he is not valued, so he will risk destroying himself to deprive her altogether. - D. H. Lawrence "Sons and Lovers"
AllyThere are some things that just are what they are; they aren't meant to last. They just take their place in your heart and make you a little smarter next time. - "Alex & Emma"
bipTreat them with humanity, and let them have no reason to Complain of our Copying the brutal example of the British army in their Treatment of our unfortunate brethren- George Washington
bipHell is other people at breakfast- Sartre
bipYou know back in 2000 a Republican friend of mine warned me that if I voted for Al Gore and he won, the stock market would tank, we'd lose millions of jobs, and our military would be totally overstretched. You know what? I did vote for Al Gore, he did win, and I'll be damned if all those things didn't come true." -- James Carville
bipIn every government on earth is some trace of human weakness, some germ of corruption and degeneracy, which cunning will discover and wickedness insensibly open.Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves therefore are its only safe depositories. AND TO RENDER THEM SAFE, THEIR MINDS MUST BE IMPROVED-Thomas Jefferson
bipThose who would sacrifice their liberty for some temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."-Benjamin Franklin
bip"The Bush administration's rap on John Kerry is that he is inconsistent. The president's virtue, on the other hand, is supposedly his consistency. But to stick to the same rhetoric when the facts have changed, to insist on what is palpably false, to render black as white and to say it all with a childlike faith in civics class bromides is not commendable consistency. It is instead the mark of a narrow mind overwhelmed by large events." -Richard Cohen
bip"I don't care what the international lawyers say, we are going to kick some ass." President George W. Bush, Sept. 11, 2001
MunchkinUNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. --Dr. Seuss
Munchkin"How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." William Shakespeare (King Lear)
Munchkin"The first thing we do: let's kill all the lawyers." William Shakespeare - Henry VI
bipYou can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you need to concentrate on- G W Bush
bip"Go fuck yourself!" ...to Sen. Patrick Leahey on the Senate Floor...on the very day they passed the "Broadcast decency act" that increased fines for profanity in the broadcast media - Dick Cheney
bip-"There's Adam Clymer, major-league asshole from the New York Times"-GW Bush
bipTucker Carlson: "Did you meet with any of them ?"GWB: "No, I didn't meet with any of them. I didn't meet with Larry King either when he came down for it (the interview). I watched his interview with her though. He asked he real difficult questions, like 'What would you say to Governor Bush?' "Carlson: "What was her answer?"GWB: "Please < whimpering, lips pressed together in mock desperation>, don't kill me." -Tucker Carlson 'Devil May Care', Talk Magazine 9-99.
acidqweenMay I be matched with you again. Without your match there is no flame. -Pete Townshend
bipAt some point the Iraqis will get tired of getting killed -Donald Rumsfeld 9/14/2004
atypicalOh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keeping what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blowing the rest away.
atypicalOh, for so short a time, we are on loan to each other.
atypicalUse today wisely - it's the only time we get.
bipI heard Senator Kerry say that there was some kind of 'global test' that you ought to be able to pass to support preemption, and I don't understand what that means," Rice told CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer."
bip"I don't understand 'proving to the world that you did it for legitimate reasons,' -Condi Rice
bip"In short, we invaded a country, thousands of people have died, and Iraq never posed a grave or growing danger," said Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va
bip"They are willing to say left is right and up is down. The vice president and the president need to recognize that the Earth is actually round and that the sun is rising in the east." -John Edwards
bipRight now we have a lot of people who are desperate to justify Bush's decision to go to war. They will focus on issues such as intent. Look, Saddam was delusional. He had a lot of intent.He didn't have capabilities. Intent without capabilities is not an imminent threat." David Kay, Weapons Inspector
SarikuDissent is the highest form of patriotism. -Thomas Jefferson
bipThe best defense against voter suppression is to flood the polls. As Jim Hightower says, 'There are only so many votes they can prevent or steal -- a massive turnout will overwhelm their perfidy.'-Katrina vanden Heuvel
bipA political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your commander in chief.-GWBush-"Mr President, I agree with you" -John Kerry
bip“I never told my own religion nor scrutinized that of another. I never attempted to make a convert, nor wished to change another’s creed. I have ever judged another’s religion by their lives…for it is in our lives, and not from our words, that our religion must be read.” Thomas Jefferson
bip"Christianity...(has become) the most perverted system that ever shone on man. ...Rogueries, absurdities and untruths were perpetrated upon the teachings of Jesus by a large band of dupes and importers led by Paul, the first great corrupter of the teaching of Jesus."-Thomas Jefferson
bip"I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between church and state." Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association, January 1, 1802-Thomas Jefferson
bip"Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced an inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth." "Notes on Virginia"-Thomas Jefferson
bipThere is, in fact, nothing about religious opinions that entitles them to any more respect than other opinions get,-H L Mencken
Ally"Ignorance is not innocence but sin." Robert Browning.
bipThis is like something you'd see in a Banana Republic." -George Will about Bush's Inauguration
bipWe put those payroll contributions in so as to give the contributors a legal, moral, and political right to collect their pension and unemployment benefits with those taxes in there. No damned politician can ever scrap my Social Security Program.”-FDR
bipThe liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of the government by an individual, by a group or any controlling private power." -FDR
bip"Maybe there are different ways I would define myself. But I can tell you that my biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person."-Mike Tyson, who once bit off a boxer's ear in a match
bipWhether mainstream media will survive, or whether it should survive, or in what form, or how, is irrelevant. I don't care."-Rebecca MacKinnon:
bipIt is part to strive to see to it that nothing is kept hidden of that which any subject says or does, but that everywhere he will be spied upon,... and further, to set man against man and friend against friend, and the common people against the privileged and the wealthy. Also it is part of these tyrannical measures, to keep the subjects poor, in order to pay the guards and the soldiers, and so that they will be occupied with earning their livelihood and will have neither leisure nor opportunity to engage in conspiratorial acts... Also, the tyrant is inclined constantly to foment wars. - Aristotle, "Politics"
bip"The tax which will be paid for education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up if we leave the people to ignorance." - Thomas Jefferson
bipAt the Gridiron, Mr. Bush slyly joked that he had the "dangedest puppy" who would roll over on command - but only some of the time. "I renamed him 'John McCain.' "-Bush
bip"For Senator Frist to say he could make a diagnosis based on the videotape certainly is not medically sound. I would not want my doctor making any diagnosis of me on videotape, and I'm speaking as a doctor."-Howard Dean
bipOne thing that God has brought to us is Terry Schiavo-Tom Delay
bipWell, I really think that he shatters the myth of white supremacy once and for all..."-C Rangel (NY) about Bush
bipCourage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared." -Eddie Rickenbacker
neicyo“I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re going and hook up with them later.” ~Mitch Hedberg
bipWhen a symbol of liberty becomes more important than actual liberty, America has ceased to be a free nation. Better our enemies burn a million flags than our leaders rape the First Amendment.-David Allen
bipWhoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech-Ben Franklin
bip"We can support the troops without supporting the President."-Trent Lott 1998
neicyoMiracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see. ~C.S. Lewis
bip"I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees."-Bush Sep 1, 2005
SheilaATL1"I don't think anyone anticipated the POWER of the blogosphere!" - Geminess May 11, 2006
bipA democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage." - Alexander Tyler
MunchkinIt is an evil paradox that men with the lowest motives can launch wars by appealing to the highest ideals of better men. --Charley Reese
SheilaATL1"The right of representation in the legislature [is] a right inestimable to [the people], and formidable to tyrants only." --Thomas Jefferson
SheilaATL1"I deem no government safe which is under the vassalage of any self-constituted authorities, or any other authority than that of the nation, or its regular functionaries." --Thomas Jefferson
SheilaATL1“Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.” - Jean-Paul Satre
SheilaATL1The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group. - FDR
bipI do not take a newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely happier for it-Thomas Jefferson
bipThe government's power to censor the press was abolished [by the First Amendment] so that the press would remain forever free to censure the government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people.- Justice Hugo Black
bipRadio has no future. - Lord Kelvin
bipthere is now a widespread tendency to argue that one can only defend democracy by totalitarian methods ... These people don’t see that if you encourage totalitarian methods, the time may come when they will be used against you instead of for you. Make a habit of imprisoning Fascists without trial, and perhaps the process won’t stop at Fascists." - George Orwell, The Freedom of the Press
OhioDemocrat"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little” Franklin Delano Roosevelt
bipNever doubt that one random crackpot going apechit over nothing can change the world. Indeed, nothing else ever does." Simon Malthus
bipLife is like arriving late for a movie, having to figure out what was going on without bothering everybody with a lot of questions, and then being unexpectedly called away before you find out how it ends.” - Joseph Campbell
bipThere are three kinds of people: Those who see; those who see when they are shown; those who do not see
neicyoForgiveness is having given up all hope of having had a better past. ~Anne Lamott
bipBy the way, We're the Deciders- Frank Dwyer
bipThe romantic – that was what I wanted. I hungered for the romance of the sea, and foreign ports, and foreign smiles. I wanted to follow the prow of a ship, any ship, and sail away, perhaps to China, perhaps to Spain, perhaps to the South Sea Isles, there to do nothing all day long but lie on a surf-swept beach…. “ -Richard Halliburton
bipLet's just say that when one is accused of being unpatriotic because one opposes an Evangelical administration which favours torture, we are all the way through the Looking Glass-Kung Fu Monkey
bipAmerica does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all-John Quincy Adams
bipA bad marriage is like a horse with a broken leg; you can shoot the horse, but it don't fix the leg.
bipA cat can maintain a position of curled up somnolence on your knee until you are nearly upright. To the last minute she hopes your conscience will get the better of you and you will settle down again.-Pam Brown
bipA day without sunshine is, like, night.-Steve Martin
bipA gossip talks about others. A bore talks about himself. A brilliant conversationalist talks about you.
bipMoralizing and morals are two entirely different things and are always found in entirely different people.-Don Herold
bipDepend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully-Boswell
bipIf any question why we died/ Tell them, because our fathers lied." -Rudyard Kipling
bipPolitics is the process by which we decide whose version of reality prevails in a society.-Majesta Majorca
bipNo one has ever succeeded in keeping nations at war except by lies-Salvador de Madariaga
bip'It cannot happen here' is always wrong - A dictatorship can happen anywhere.-Karl Popper
bipWhat can you do against the lunatic, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?-George Orwell
polly_styreneYou have soured the milk of human kindness with your buffoonery of late - from an Amazon.com seller to a troll
polly_styreneThe squeaky wheel doesn't get the grease around here; the squeaky wheel gets a kick in the ass. - Polly
polly_styreneSome cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde
polly_styreneYou can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. Stephen King


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