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Posted 03/07/11 - 2:17 PM:
Subject: Quote of the Day: Redux
"Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun." --'Ash' Williams (from the 'Evil Dead' franchise)
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Posted 03/08/11 - 12:21 AM:

One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.

--Michael Cibenko
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Posted 03/09/11 - 7:54 PM:

My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.

--Pablo Picasso

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Posted 03/09/11 - 8:54 PM:

As a child, I was an imaginary playmate.

--Tom Robbins
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Posted 03/10/11 - 2:40 PM:

What if Pinocchio said, "My nose will now grow"?

--Philosoraptor
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Posted 03/21/11 - 9:04 AM:

"I learned there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind...
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready, you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"

--'I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew', Dr. Seuss

Edited by henry quirk on 03/21/11 - 2:18 PM. Reason: reinstated the italics
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Posted 03/21/11 - 3:30 PM:

"Only the dead have seen the end of War."

--Plato
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Posted 03/25/11 - 12:09 AM:

"I adopted the theory of Reincarnationwhen I was twenty six.

Religion offered nothing to the point. Even work could not give me complete satisfaction.

Work is futile if we cannot utilise the experience we collect in one life in the next.
When I discovered Reincarnation it was as if I had found a universal plan.
I realised that there was a chance to work out my ideas.
Time was no longer limited. I was no longer a slave to the hands of the clock.
Genius is experience.Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives.

Some are older souls than others, and so they know more.

The discovery of Reincarnation put my mind at ease. If you preserve a record of this conversation, write it so that it puts men' s minds at ease. I would like to communicate to others the calmness that the long view of life gives to us ."

~~ Interview with Henry Ford in The San Francisco Examiner.August 26, 1928
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Posted 03/25/11 - 4:46 PM:

"Denying that emotions are illnesses is an illness. It's called Pharmashrinkoscepticism and is affecting an increasingly large proportion of the population. Fortunately there's a treatment, but it's very expensive."

--Herring
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Posted 03/25/11 - 6:02 PM:

"Pharmashrinkoscepticism"

HA!

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"there's a treatment, but it's very expensive"

Sure: lobotomy (actual or chemical)... whatever
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Posted 04/07/11 - 11:28 PM:

“For fast-acting relief try slowing down.”

--Lily Tomlin
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Posted 04/11/11 - 6:10 AM:

That which permeates all, which nothing transcends and which, like the universal space around us, fills everything completely from within and without, that Supreme non-dual Brahman -- that thou art.
-Sankaracharya
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Posted 04/12/11 - 1:03 AM:

He who is born in imagination discovers the latent forces of Nature. . . .

Besides the stars that are established, there is yet another -- Imagination -- that begets a new star and a new heaven.

~~ Paracelsus
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Posted 04/14/11 - 6:42 PM:

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Posted 04/21/11 - 5:41 AM:

Health or reputation: which is held dearer?
Health or possessions: which has more worth?
Profit or loss: which is more troublesome?

Great love incurs great expense,
And great wealth incurs great fear,
But contentment comes at no cost.
For who knows when to stop
Does not continue into danger,
And so may long endure.

TAO TE CHING.
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Posted 04/26/11 - 12:35 AM:

That was a simple riddle used by Zen Masters in the training of monks, Joe remembered. You take a newborn gosling and slip it through the neck of a bottle. Month after month you keep it in there and feed it, until it is a fullgrown goose and can no longer be passed through the bottles neck. The question is: Without breaking the bottle, how do you get the goose out?

-----Never Whistle While You're Pissing by Hagbard Celine, H.M., S.H.
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Posted 04/26/11 - 12:37 AM:

"He [Hegel] is perfect... Unlike Kant, who makes sense only in German, this man doesn't make sense in any language."

-----Never Whistle While You're Pissing by Hagbard Celine, H.M., S.H.
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Posted 04/26/11 - 9:52 AM:

HA!

From the 'Illuminatus Trilogy', yes?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celine%27s_Laws

Edited by henry quirk on 04/26/11 - 10:04 AM. Reason: expansion via added link
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Posted 04/26/11 - 11:03 AM:

henry quirk wrote:
HA!

From the 'Illuminatus Trilogy', yes?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celine%27s_Laws


To a T. thumb up
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Posted 04/27/11 - 1:05 AM:

April 23 - How do we know whether the Universe is getting bigger or the objects in it are getting smaller? You can't say that the universe is getting bigger is relation to anything outside it, because there isn't any outside for it to relate to. There isn't any outside. But if the universe doesn't have an out-side, then it goes on forever. How do you know it doesn't, shithead? You're just playing with words, man. -No I'm not. The universe is the inside without an outside, the sound made by one eye opening. In fact, I don't even know that there is a universe. More likely, there are many multiverses, each with its own dimensions, times, spaces, laws and eccentricities. We wander between and among these multiverses, trying to convince others and ourselves that we walk together in a single public universe that we can share. For to deny that axiom leads to what is called schizophrenia. Yeah, that's it: every man's skin is his own private multiverse, just like every man's home is supposed to be his castle. But all the multiverses are trying to merge, to create a true universe such as we have only imagined previously. Maybe it will be spiritual, like Zen or telepathy, or maybe it will be physical, one great big gang-fuck, but it has to happen: the creation of a universe and the one great eye opening to see itself at last. Aum Shiva! -Oh, man, you're stoned out of your gourd. You're writing gibberish. No, I'm writing with absolute clarity, for the first time in my life. -Yeah? Well what was that business about the universe being the sound of one eye opening? Never mind that. Who the hell are you and how did you get into my head?

---Illuminatus Triology. Robert Shea and Robert Wilson.
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Posted 05/02/11 - 5:07 AM:

If someone believes that he has flown from America to England in the last few days, then, I believe, he cannot be making a mistake.

And just the same if someone says that he is at this moment sitting at a table and writing.

But even if in such cases I can’t be mistaken, isn't it possible that I am drugged? If I am and if the drug has taken away my consciousness, then I am not now really talking and thinking. I cannot seriously suppose that I am at this moment dreaming. Someone who, dreaming, says "I am dreaming," even if he speaks audibly in doing so, is no more right than if he said in his dream "it is raining," while it was in fact raining. Even if his dream were actually connected with the noise of the rain.

The last quotation by Ludwig Wittegenstein.
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Posted 05/06/11 - 6:26 AM:

I will say that the God concept is at the heart of 2001 but not any traditional, anthropomorphic image of God. I don't believe in any of Earth's monotheistic religions, but I do believe that one can construct an intriguing scientific definition of God, once you accept the fact that there are approximately 100 billion stars in our galaxy alone, that each star is a life-giving sun and that there are approximately 100 billion galaxies in just the visible universe. Given a planet in a stable orbit, not too hot and not too cold, and given a few billion years of chance chemical reactions created by the interaction of a sun's energy on the planet's chemicals, it's fairly certain that life in one form or another will eventually emerge. It's reasonable to assume that there must be, in fact, countless billions of such planets where biological life has arisen, and the odds of some proportion of such life developing intelligence are high. Now, the sun is by no means an old star, and its planets are mere children in cosmic age, so it seems likely that there are billions of planets in the universe not only where intelligent life is on a lower scale than man but other billions where it is approximately equal and others still where it is hundreds of thousands of millions of years in advance of us. When you think of the giant technological strides that man has made in a few millennia—less than a microsecond in the chronology of the universe—can you imagine the evolutionary development that much older life forms have taken? They may have progressed from biological species, which are fragile shells for the mind at best, into immortal machine entities—and then, over innumerable eons, they could emerge from the chrysalis of matter transformed into beings of pure energy and spirit. Their potentialities would be limitless and their intelligence ungraspable by humans.

--Stanely Kubrick
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Posted 05/07/11 - 6:47 PM:

Your face is neither infinite nor ephemeral.
You can never see your own face,
only a reflection, not the face itself.

So you sigh in front of mirrors
and cloud the surface.

It's better to keep your breath cold.
Hold it, like a diver does in the ocean.
One slight movement, the mirror-image goes.

Don't be dead or asleep or awake.
Don't be anything.

What you most want,
what you travel around wishing to find,
lose yourself as lovers lose themselves,
and you'll be that.

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"Looking for your own face", by Farid al Din Attar
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Posted 05/12/11 - 6:13 AM:

RITUAL

Well established hierarchies are not easily uprooted;
Closely held beliefs are not easily released;
So ritual enthralls generation after generation.

Harmony does not care for harmony, and so is naturally attained;
But ritual is intent upon harmony, and so can not attain it.

Harmony neither acts nor reasons;
Love acts, but without reason;
Justice acts to serve reason;
But ritual acts to enforce reason.

When the Way is lost, there remains harmony;
When harmony is lost, there remains love;
When love is lost, there remains justice;
And when justice is lost, there remains ritual.

Ritual is the end of compassion and honesty,
The beginning of confusion;
Belief is a colourful hope or fear,
The beginning of folly.

The sage goes by harmony, not by hope;
He dwells in the fruit, not the flower;
He accepts substance, and ignores abstraction

TAO TE CHING
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Posted 05/13/11 - 5:35 AM:

Cinema is an old whore, like circus and variety, who knows how to give many kinds of pleasure. ~ Federico Fellini
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