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knorl05
Wasnt sure where to put this..

"In the beginning was Woman, and Woman was all. She was the Source of Life, the Primal Creatrix, Mother Earth, Queen of Heaven, the Lady of the Beasts.

In the beginning, fathers were unknown and fatherhood an unknown concept. The connection between sex and procreation is obvious to the modern woman, but was not so obvious to ancient peoples. Women were magical, alluring creatures: they could create life within their own bodies, of their own accord, and draw it forth into the world. They nursed this new life at their breasts, fed this life, clothed it and cared for it. Women were honored as manifestations of the Lady Who supplied the streams and the fish, the trees and the beasts of the hunt, the fields of grain and the fruits of the bough."

-http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/1582/
voodoo_princess
This is just something a girlfriend sent me in an email that I found hilarious. Maybe someone else will think so too.

"To often, we lose sight of life's simple pleasures. Remember, when someone annoys you it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown, BUT, it only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and bitch slap that mother&*%$@% upside the head!"

Not to be offensive, but I just thought this too funny!
peterbilt
"At the age of 11 or thereabouts women acquire a poise and ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies."

-PG Wodehouse
electric
" Education is something which should be apart from the necessities of earning a living, not a tool therefore. It needs contemplation, fallow periods, the measured and guided study of the history of man's reiteration of the most agonizing question of all: Why? Today the good ones, the ones who want to ask why, find no one around with any interest in answering the question, so they drop out, because theirs is the type of mind which becomes monstrously bored at the trade-school concept."

- John D. MacDonald
peterbilt
"Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible."

-Lawyer Jamie Raskin, responding to Senator Nancy Jacobs's biblical justification for supporting a ban on same-sex marriages.
crazyoldcatlady
(i LOVE the quote, peterbilt)
peterbilt
:-) Jamie Raskin is my hero right now.
peterbilt
Such are thy habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of thy mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.

-Marcus Aurelieus
peterbilt
OK, Google quote, but worth commemorating, and coincidentally, how I've been feeling lately.

"Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life."

-John F. Kennedy
beansalad
Do poems count? These have helped me make sense of what I'm feeling today. Sorry to be a little melodramatic.

You fit into me
Like a hook into an eye.
A fish hook.
An open eye.

- Margaret Atwood

I cannot forgive you. Even if I could,
You would not pardon me for seeing through you.
But yet, I cannot cure myself of love
For what I thought you were before I knew you.

- Wendy Cope
peterbilt
Each indecision brings its own delays
and days are lost lamenting over lost days....
What you can do or think you can do, begin it.
For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
voodoo_princess
Kiss My A#@ Troll-y Boy..... you can quote me on that if you like! hee hee hee
lucizoe
ba-bump...hee hee...Hi Voodoo_princess!!
zora
Remember me is all I ask
and if remembered be a task
forget me...

-18th century valentine
peterbilt
"If at first you don't succeed, try again. Then quit. There is no point making a fool of yourself."

-WC Fields
ladyb
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

Jonathan Swift
peterbilt
Ahhh, ladyb, that's a great quote. And unfortunate how many ready examples one may find around...

One of which (IMHO) is the source of this quote:

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."

-Upton Sinclair, Quoted on the website for Al Gore's ass-kicking, name taking new movie on Global Warming, " An Inconvenient Truth."


peterbilt
“You have to bring some funk to get some. You just can’t walk in a place and expect to get some funk. If you ain’t bring no funk, then you can’t get no funk… Another thing is, you can’t fake the funk or your nose will grow.”

-Bootsy Collins

Word, Bootsy.
gigikinks
"If you're keeping score at home, so far our war in Iraq has created a police state in that country and socialism in Spain. So, no democracies yet, but we're really getting close." -Jon Stewart
auralpoison
Behind the corpse in the reservoir,
behind the ghost on the links,
behind the lady who dances
and the man who madly drinks,
under the look of fatigue
the attack of migraine and the sigh
there is always another story,
there is more than meets the eye…

W H Auden
nereid
"A witty saying proves nothing." ~Voltaire
peterbilt
Albert Einstein, upon being informed that a group of 100 scientists were publishing a paper that disproved relativity:

"Why? It would only take one."
amazing_bass
Here's one I made up:

"I may have stepped in it, but I was wearing someone else's shoes." :-)
saktii
"How typical your perverse heart that longs only for what is out of reach."-- Choleros De Laclos
peterbilt
There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect.

-Henry David Thoreau
dani837

"When you're a little kid, you're a little bit of everything. Artist, scientist, athlete, scholar... Sometimes it seems like growing up is the process of giving those things up. One by one. I guess we all have one thing we regret giving up. One thing we really miss. That we gave up because we were too lazy or, we couldn't stick it out or, because we were afraid ."
- The Wonder Years tongue.gif
roseviolet
Bumped up for Peterbilt
peterbilt
QUOTE(roseviolet @ Oct 31 2006, 09:21 PM) *

Bumped up for Peterbilt


Oh, thank you! I couldn't find it for some reason...thought it had gone awayyyyyy... Happy.
roseviolet
Well, the new software for The Lounge makes it a bit harder to find our old threads, so I don't blame you one bit for the confusion! smile.gif

"Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
peterbilt


Edward Bulwer-Lytton - "Talent does what it can; genius does what it must."
roseviolet
"Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves." - Rudyard Kipling
lunasol
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice."


- Thedore Parker, American abolitionist and Unitarian minister (and repeated by Martin Luther King Jr.)
peterbilt
"A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married." -H. L. Mencken
stephanie_erin
"the true test of character is to give a man power."
-- abe lincoln
snafooey
"I know a wise old Buddhist monk who, in a speech to his fellow countrymen, once said he'd love to know why someone who boasts that he is the cleverest, the strongest, the bravest or the most gifted man on earth is thought ridiculous and embarrassing, whereas if, instead of 'I', he says, 'we are the most intelligent, the strongest, the bravest and the most gifted people on earth', his fellow countrymen applaud him enthusiastically and call him a patriot."

- E.H. Gombrich, A Little History of the World
peterbilt
"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn." - Bill Watkins, CEO Seagate
grenadine
"Bush has led us into a dishonorable war that has caused the deaths of tens of thousands of people...What is the difference between that terrorist and other terrorists?"

- Harry Belafonte, speaking in Venezuela in January, 2006.
pepper
Harry Belafonte is my hero.

"If the definition of beauty gets any thinner no one will fit!"
peterbilt
“The future is here; it’s just not widely distributed yet.”
-William Gibson
tesao
"(S)he had delusions of adequacy." -- Walter Kerr

mandolyn
"but when you know that you've got a real friend somewhere
suddenly all the others are so much easier to bear."


jackson browne - "the late show"
snafooey
“For some reason, the military seems more afraid of gay people than they are of terrorists. If the terrorists ever got ahold of this information, they’d get a platoon of lesbians to chase us out of Baghdad.”

Rep. Gary Ackerman (D - NY)

culturehandy
Snaf, that quote is fantastic!
culturehandy
JOKEBOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now the joke!
roseviolet
"You can't make footprints in the sands of time if you're sitting on your butt. And who wants to make buttprints in the sands of time?" - Bob Moawad
stephanie_erin
"wherever you are, that's where you'll be."

-- [my sisters friend said this to her in like 7th grade.. but it's something that has always stuck. to me it means, you can't hide from the situation, you're stuck with it right there. it makes me happy too that a 7th grader said it.]
missladyj
" Before you were sad as a rat with a muddy cheese. but now your happy as a horse with a new job!"

from a birthday card my friends little sister sent her.
humanist77
Seen on a church marquee~
"How often does the Devil lead you into the wilderness?"

I just thought that was pretty cool and visual, it probably did not effect me the way they intended.
juls
"People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk."

Stephen King
WildWoman
" Be kinder than necessary for everyone you meet is fighting some sort of battle."
-anonymous-


I try to live my life by this quote.
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