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Re: Favorite Quotes
« Reply #150 on: January 01, 2020, 03:00:40 AM »
Aristotle:
The human brain is like a car with a stick, not everyone knows how to use it.

I do have to ask- who taught that car how to use that stick!? And how did it transfer that knowledge to us? :???:

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Re: Favorite Quotes
« Reply #151 on: January 01, 2020, 03:07:46 AM »
Abraham Jefferson, the eleventeenth president. Abraham had detailed knowledge of the Transfer Case of the Covenant.

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Re: Favorite Quotes
« Reply #152 on: January 02, 2020, 06:16:59 AM »
'This be the verse'

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another's throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself.

Philip Larkin



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Re: Favorite Quotes
« Reply #153 on: January 03, 2020, 06:42:45 PM »
This quote by my favorite author seems fitting these days.

"All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal". - John Steinbeck
...inhabitants are, as the man once said, 'whores, pimps, gamblers, and sons of bitches,' by which he meant everybody. Had the man looked through another peephole he might have said, 'saints and angels and martyrs and holy men,' and he would have meant the same thing.”

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Re: Favorite Quotes
« Reply #154 on: January 05, 2020, 06:52:14 AM »
“Who is to say that pleasure is useless?”
― Charles Eames

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Re: Favorite Quotes
« Reply #155 on: January 05, 2020, 10:11:09 PM »
"You know enough about a subject to believe that you are right, but not enough about the subject to know that you are wrong": Neil DeGrasse Tyson

That is the long way of saying: " A little knowledge is dangerous".

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Re: Favorite Quotes
« Reply #156 on: August 03, 2020, 03:07:04 AM »
"Stephen Miller is such a deplorable human being. Like Voldemort and Mr. Burns had a baby."
(~Some guy on the internet.)
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Re: Favorite Quotes
« Reply #157 on: August 03, 2020, 03:32:42 AM »
I don't know who those people are, but I am a fan of the Steve Miller Band.



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Re: Favorite Quotes
« Reply #158 on: October 17, 2020, 06:43:36 AM »
Egad. I suggest spoilering any further images of Mr Miller.  :maskwink:

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