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MoJoRiSin 01-10-2009 07:24 PM

So I went from day to day
Tho my life was in a rut

Stephi_B 01-12-2009 03:00 PM

The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.

A. Crowley

12"razormix 01-12-2009 04:17 PM


Originally Posted by meeny miny mo (Post 404226)
“The soul has greater need of the ideal than of the real.”

—Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Stephi_B 01-12-2009 04:35 PM

However, one cannot put a quart in a pint cup.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

12"razormix 01-12-2009 04:56 PM

you have to fill your cup. you then give away the overflowing but you keep a cupful for yourself.

wynonna judd

zero 01-12-2009 05:42 PM

frank chambers: smells good in here today...

Anna 01-12-2009 07:07 PM

GALVIN: "You know, so much of the time we're lost. We say,"Please, God, tell us what is right. Tell us what's true. There is no justice. The rich win, the poor are powerless." We become tired of hearing people lie. After a time we become dead. A little dead. We start thinking of ourselves as victims. And we become victims. And we become weak and doubt ourselves, and doubt our institutions, and doubt our beliefs. We say for example, "The law is a sham there is no law I was a fool for having believed there was.""

zero 01-13-2009 03:16 PM

ned flanders: exacty tickely tackely!

Marcus Bales 01-13-2009 03:58 PM

Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination. -- Moll Flanders

zero 01-13-2009 04:10 PM

in flanders fields the poppies blow
between the crosses, row on row,
that mark our place; and in the sky
the larks, still bravely singing, fly
scarce heard amid the guns below.

we are the dead. short days ago
we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
loved and were loved, and now we lie
in flanders fields.

take up our quarrel with the foe:
to you from failing hands we throw
the torch; be yours to hold it high.
if ye break faith with us who die
we shall not sleep,
though poppies grow
in flanders fields.

- john mccrae

MoJoRiSin 01-14-2009 01:53 AM

"Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric;
out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry."

~William Butler Yeats

12"razormix 01-14-2009 02:29 PM

into my heart an air that kills
from yon far country blows:
what are those blue remembered hills,
what spires, what farms are those?

a. e. housman

Marcus Bales 01-14-2009 02:59 PM

AE Housman and a Few Friends
Humbert Wolfe

When lads have done with labor
In Shropshire one will cry
“Let’s go and kill a neighbor!”
And t’others answer “Aye!”

So this one kills his cousins
And that one kills his dad
And, as they hang by dozens
At Ludlow, lad by lad,

Each of them one-and-twenty
All of them murderers,
The hangman mutters: “Plenty
Even for Housman’s verse.”


12"razormix 01-15-2009 07:06 PM

if you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you.

billy wilder

Marcus Bales 01-17-2009 05:42 PM

I believe I found the missing link between animal and civilized man. It is us. -Konrad Lorenz

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