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Old 06-13-2005, 09:09 AM   #1651
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There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for ones own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didnt, but if he was sane he would have to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didnt have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle. Thats some catch, that Catch-22, he observed. Its the best there is, Doc Daneeka agreed.

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Old 06-13-2005, 09:23 AM   #1652
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when I read something saying I've not done anything as good as catch-22 I'm tempted to reply "who has?"

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Old 06-13-2005, 09:57 AM   #1653
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i can't read and i can't write down
i don't know a book from countdown
i don't care which shadow gets me
all i've got is someone's face

i said
i can't read shit anymore
i just can't read shit anymore
no matter i just can't get it right
i can't reach it
i can't reach it
no
no
uh
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Old 06-13-2005, 10:13 AM   #1654
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OSM. we are lost! undone! discover'd!
retire, my life, with speed - alas, we're seen!
speak of compassion, let her hear you speak
of interceding for me to conceal our loves
if possible

ALM. I cannot speak

OSM. let me
conduct you forth, as not perceiving her
but 'till she's gone; then bless me thus again

ZARA. trembling and weeping as he leads her forth!
confusion in his face, and grief in hers!
'tis plain, I've been abus'd - death and destruction!
how shall I search into this mystery?
the bluest blast of pestilential air
strike, damp, deaden her charms and kill his eyes
perdition catch 'em both, and ruine part 'em

OSM. this charity to one unknown, and in
distress, heav'n will repay
all thanks are poor

ZARA. damn'd, damn'd dissembler! yet I will be calm
choak in my rage, and know the utmost depth
of this deceiver - you seem much surpriz'd

OSM. at your return so soon and unexpected!

ZARA. and so unwish'd, unwanted too it seems
confusion! yet I will contain my self
you're grown a favourite since last we parted

OSM. madam!

ZARA. I did not know the pincess favourite
your pardon, sir - mistake me not; you think
I'm angry; you're deceiv'd. I came to set
you free: but shall return much better pleas'd
to find you have an interest superiour

OSM. you do not come to mock my miseries?

ZARA. I do.

OSM. I could at this time spare your mirth.

ZARA. I know thou cou'dst, but I'm not often pleas'd
and will indulge it now. what miseries?
who would not be thus happily confin'd
to be the care of weeping majesty?
to have contending queens, at dead of night
forsake their down, to wake with wat'ry eyes
and watch like tapers o'er your hours of rest
o curse! I cannot hold

OSM. come, 'tis much.

ZARA. villian!

OSM. how, madam!

ZARA. thou shalt die

OSM. I thank you

ZARA. thou ly'st; for now I know for whom thou'dst live

OSM. then you may know for whom I'd die

ZARA. hell! hell!
yet I'll be calm - dark and unknown betrayer!
but now the dawn begins, and the slow hand
of fate is stretch'd to draw the veil, and leave
thee bare, the naked mark of publick view

william congreve
the mourning bride
act III, scene 2


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Old 06-13-2005, 10:20 AM   #1655
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when the curtain falls, the best thing an actor can do is to go away

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Old 06-13-2005, 05:01 PM   #1656
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Quote:
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when the curtain falls, the best thing an actor can do is to go away

- harold macmillan
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Old 06-14-2005, 01:12 AM   #1657
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What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself.

-- Mark Twain
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Old 06-14-2005, 05:05 PM   #1658
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Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.

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Old 06-14-2005, 05:49 PM   #1659
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Old 06-17-2005, 03:48 PM   #1660
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Old 06-17-2005, 05:57 PM   #1661
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There is no subjugation so perfect as that
which keeps the appearance of freedom
for in that way one captures volition itself.

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Old 06-17-2005, 07:49 PM   #1662
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Old 06-18-2005, 06:29 AM   #1663
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It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

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Old 06-18-2005, 11:31 AM   #1664
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Old 06-21-2005, 08:19 PM   #1665
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Pigs treat us as equals."
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