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Old 10-08-2000, 03:36 PM   #1
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Dear all,
What is your favourite quote,one liner,or cliche?

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Old 10-08-2000, 07:19 PM   #2
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Frank, This one's easy; but most people misread it.

"Time wounds all heels"

Here's another one I like and use often.

"Take my advice, I'm not using it"

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Old 10-09-2000, 01:43 PM   #3
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Two all-purpose, any occasion remarks:

"Remember, no matter where you go....there you are." (from "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai")

"Oh, you're a HEDGE!" (from "Arthur". See it again or for the first time, it'll make more sense.)

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Old 10-10-2000, 06:10 AM   #4
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"Tis better to have loved and lost than not to loved at all."
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Old 10-10-2000, 07:11 AM   #5
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I agree. (despite the pain)!
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Old 10-10-2000, 04:02 PM   #6
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"Better you than me" and "it's all for the best".
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Old 10-15-2000, 07:56 PM   #7
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I've always thought that "I can resist anything except temptation" was pretty funny.

I also love "God Save The Queen".

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Old 10-22-2000, 02:58 AM   #8
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Right now its either "Never ruin an apology with an excuse" or "Showing up is 80% of life"(Woody Allen)

"An Eye for an Eye only ends up making the whole world blind" Mohandas Gandhi

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Old 10-27-2000, 07:42 AM   #9
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I like the Woody Allen line! Charles Manson is credited with originally saying, "No matter where you go, there you are". One of my favorite lines is one I absent mindedly said to my dog one day on a walk: "Don't just stand there analyzing -- pi** on it and move along!"
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Old 10-27-2000, 04:54 PM   #10
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"The one thing I know Rita...is that I know ...absolutely nothing"-Michael Caine
in "Educating Rita"

and

"When thou findest a friend and his adoption tried...grapple him to your soul with hoops of steel."-Shakespeare

and

"Time is but the stream I go a fishin' in"-Thoreau



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Old 11-22-2000, 02:56 PM   #11
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"No good deed goes unpunished." (?)

"Deep down, I'm shallow" (the epitaph for my tombstone, making it a triple pun)

"Never attribute to design or conspiracy that which can be attributed to error." Uffelman's Razor.

"Bear left"
"Right frog"
traffic directions from Kermit to Fozzie, with response (The Muppet Movie), another triple pun.



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Old 11-22-2000, 03:00 PM   #12
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Horse goes into tavern, bartender says "Why the long face?"

Two peanuts walked down the street and one was a salted.

Termite goes into tavern and asks "Is the bar tender here?"

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Old 11-22-2000, 05:06 PM   #13
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Bette Midler - "if they can't take a joke...(insert bad word!here) ".... 'em!"
Billy Joel - "Don't take no (another bad word) S..t"
Gordon Lightfoot - "Do the best with what ya got"

"Life ain't a dress rehearsal" is pretty good too!

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Old 03-03-2001, 05:23 AM   #14
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Strother Martin's line from "Cool Hand Luke":
"What we got here is failure to communicate".

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Old 02-13-2005, 12:50 PM   #15
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the one I used here in my signature'

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Old 02-13-2005, 04:59 PM   #16
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"Genuine goodness is threatning to those at the opposite end of the moral spectrum."

Princess Diana's brother The Earl of Spencer at her funeral in 1997.

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Old 02-14-2005, 02:23 AM   #17
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"It's much better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission"

"Let the beauty (of what) you love be what you do" by Rumi

and on my refridgerator "Those who indulge - Bulge"
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Old 02-15-2005, 12:59 AM   #18
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"Intelligence is a lot like 4 wheel drive - it just allows you to get stuck in more remote places."
- Garrison Keillor
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Old 02-15-2005, 08:44 PM   #19
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HA! I love the one by Garrison Keillor.
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Old 02-16-2005, 04:55 PM   #20
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On October 29, 1941, U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited Harrow School to to hear the traditional songs he had sung there as a youth, as well as to speak to the students. This became one of his most quoted speeches, due to distortions that evolved about what he said.

The myth is that Churchill stood before the students and said, "Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, give up. Never give up. Never give up. Never give up." Then he sat down.

In reality, he made a complete speech that included words similar to what are often quoted. Here is what he said close to the end of his speech. These are words to live by.

"Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."

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Old 02-17-2005, 12:32 AM   #21
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"He who hesitates is lost."

It was one of my father's favorite phrases. The older I get, the more I take it to heart.
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Old 02-17-2005, 01:20 AM   #22
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I figure the latest two favorites are those ones from Itzack Pearlman (sp) right after he broke the fiddle's high string broke. He looked at the conductor and said, "Resume."

And, quieting the audience, after the thrilling 3 string performance he said, "Sometimes it is the role of the artist to make the most music you can with what you have left."

"Resume . . . "

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Old 02-17-2005, 08:24 AM   #23
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that's kinda like what Lightfoot says - "do the best with what ya got"
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:52 PM   #24
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Nice to see Winstone quoted here. One of my favourite Churchill quotes involves his old parliamentary sparring partner Lady Astor Whilst at a social gathering, Lady L said to Churchill "Winston, you are drunk." Churchill's response was, "Madam, you are ugly, but in the the morning will shall be sober."

A classic.

My favourite Oscar Wilde quote, "There is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."

To follow the Lady Astor link above.

During the 2nd WW soon after D Day, she stood up in the British parliament made a speech during which she made an ill considered remark, referring to the troops fighting in Italy as D-Day dodgers. Needless to say this did not go down too well with said troops. To the degree that they wrote some words that they sang to the tune of Lili Marlene.


The D-Day Dodgers,

We are the D-Day Dodgers way out in Italy
Always on the vino, always on the spree
Eighth Army scroungers and their tanks
We live in Rome among the Yanks
We are the D-Day Dodgers in sunny Italy

We landed at Salerno, a holiday with pay
The Jerries brought the bands out to greet us on the way
Showed us the sights and gave us tea
We all had girls and the beer was free
We are the D-Day Dodgers in sunny Italy

Naples and Cassino were taken in our stride
We didn't go to fight there, we just went for the ride
Anzio and Sangros they're just names
We only went to look for dames
We are the D-Day Dodgers in sunny Italy

Dear Lady Astor, you think you know a lot
Standing on a platform and talking tommyrot
You're England's sweetheart and her pride
We think your mouth's too bloody wide
That's from your D-Day Dodgers in sunny Italy

Look around the mountains in the mud and rain
You'll see the scattered crosses, there's some that have no name
Heartbreak and toil and suffering gone
The boys beneath them slumber on
They are the D-Day Dodgers who'll stay in Italy
They are the D-Day Dodgers who'll stay in Italy.


Foolish woman.
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:35 PM   #25
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"The only man who has all of his problems behind him is a school bus driver"

(A priest said that one)
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