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YsaPur EsChomuw 05-13-2008 01:45 PM

'Fish,' he said, 'I love you and respect you very much. But I will kill you dead before this day ends.'

Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea

zero 05-13-2008 02:01 PM

aquaman: my ability to talk to fish is of no use to us, wonder woman.

brightpearl 05-13-2008 02:02 PM

The magical path to Atlantis is a van?!?
~Squidward Tentacles

YsaPur EsChomuw 05-14-2008 04:35 AM

Now, driving in the tiny white van along those rolling miles, she thought that one day she might go back into the Kalahari, into those empty spaces, those wide grasslands that broke and broke the heart.

Alexander McCall Smith: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

zero 05-14-2008 02:55 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?

that is the land of lost content,
i see it shining plain,
the happy highways where i went
and cannot come again.

- a. e. housman 1896

Marcus Bales 05-15-2008 12:41 AM

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.”

YsaPur EsChomuw 05-15-2008 12:55 AM

Early one morning
With time to kill
I borrowed Jeb's rifle
And sat on the hill
I saw a lone rider
Crossing the plain
I drew a bead on him
To practice my aim
My brother's rifle
Went off in my hand
A shot rang out
Across the land
The horse he kept running
The rider was dead
I hung my head I hung my head

I set off running
To wake from the dream
My brother's rifle
Went into the stream
I kept on running
Into the salt lands
And that's where they found me
My head in my hands
The sheriff he asked me
Why had I run
Then it came to me
Just what I had done
And all for no reason
Just one piece of lead
I hung my head I hung my head

Here in the courthouse
The whole town is there
I see the judge
High up in his chair
"Explain to the courtroom
What went through your mind
And we'll ask the jury
What verdict they find"
I said "I felt the power
Of death over life
I orphaned his children
I widowed his wife
I beg their forgiveness
I wish I was dead"
I hung my head I hung my head

Early one morning
With time to kill
I see the gallows
Up on the hill
And out in the distance
A trick of the brain
I see a lone rider
Crossing the plain
He's come to fetch me
To see what they done
We'll ride together
'Til kingdom come
I pray for God's mercy
For soon I'll be dead
I hung my head I hung my head

brightpearl 05-15-2008 01:06 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen....Stingy.
~Steve Martin, introducing Sting on Saturday Night Live

Anna 05-15-2008 03:24 AM

“Boy, those French: They have a different word for everything!”

Stephi_B 05-16-2008 10:54 AM

When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain.

William Shakespeare

YsaPur EsChomuw 05-16-2008 10:59 AM

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

Elbert Hubbard

12"razormix 05-16-2008 02:18 PM

drawing on my fine command of language, i said nothing.

mark twain

YsaPur EsChomuw 05-16-2008 02:22 PM

Blessed are they that have nothing to say, and who cannot be persuaded to say it.

James Russell Lowell

brightpearl 05-16-2008 04:22 PM

Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.
~Ira Gassen

zero 05-17-2008 02:08 PM

annie: i've heard you help people with horse problems.
tom booker: truth is, i help horses with people problems.. knowing is the easy part; saying it out loud is the hard part.

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