Quotes Archive 2002

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Post by zaphod » Wed Apr 24, 2002 3:36 pm

"Knowledge is the correct interpretation of reality, anything else is just Scientology."




Post by Anonymous » Sun May 19, 2002 4:58 pm

Scientology, how about that? You hold on to the tin cans and then this guy asks you a bunch of questions, and if you pay enough money you get to join the master race. How's that for a religion?

--Frank Zappa

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Post by charlotte » Mon May 20, 2002 2:31 pm




Post by Flutterby » Sun May 26, 2002 11:42 pm

A hypocrite always practices what
he preaches---against. -Unknown

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Post by andy » Mon May 27, 2002 9:14 am

Something to Think About

1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not
walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk
beside me, either. Just leave me the hell alone.
2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a
broken fan belt and a leaky tire.
3. It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're
going to steal your neighbour's newspaper, that's the
time to do it.
4. Sex is like air. It's not important unless you
aren't getting any.
5. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced,
you can't be promoted.
6. No one is listening until you fart.
7. Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone
8. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
9. It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply
to serve as a warning to others.
10. It is far more impressive when others discover
your good qualities without your help.
11. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try
missing a couple of car payments.
12. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a
mile in his or her shoes. That way, when you criticize
them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
13. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not
for you.
14. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat &
drink beer all day.
15. If you lend someone $20, and never see that
person again, it was probably worth it.
16. Don't squat with your spurs on.
17. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember
18. If you drink, don't park; accidents cause people.
19. Some days you are the bug; some days you are the
20. Don't worry; it only seems kinky the first time.
21. Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a
lot of that comes from bad judgment.
22. The quickest way to double your money is to fold
it in half
and put it back in your pocket.
23. Timing has an awful lot to do with the outcome of
a rain dance.
24. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
25. Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side
& a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
26. There are two theories to arguing with women.
Neither one works.
27. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when
your mouth is moving.
28. Experience is something you don't get until just
after you need it.
29. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
30. We are born naked, wet, and hungry. Then things
get worse.

- Unknown

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Post by Tigger » Mon May 27, 2002 2:14 pm

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.

But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.

For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 42 B.C

"If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 500 million people in the world."

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Post by charlie » Mon May 27, 2002 3:49 pm

Now, THAT'S a good one, Tigger, and sort of hits the proverbial nail on the head.



Post by Flutterby » Mon May 27, 2002 4:55 pm

Cicero's Six Mistakes Of Man

1. The delusion that personal gain is made by crushing others.

2. The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected.

3. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.

4. Refusing to set aside trivial preferences.

5. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind and not acquiring the habit of reading and studying.

6. Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)

Have a good one everyone.
Cya on the flipside 8)

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Post by blarney » Thu May 30, 2002 8:32 pm

Author Gore Vidal was one of the signers of the open letter to Helmut Kohl in the International Herald Tribune, a public letter expressing concern over the German government's treatment of the CoS.

'It's got me into endless trouble in Germany,' he sighs. 'I had been led to believe by Bert Fields, my lawyer - he asked would I put my name to it - that it was a civil liberties gesture, not approbation of Scientology as a religion or a scam. I regard it as the second, personally, but then I'm not an authority.'

Vidal said he agreed to sign when he was told that children of Scientologists were barred from kindergartens.

And, Vidal wants it known, he once met with Hubbard in the 1950s, when Scientology was in its infancy. 'He exuded evil, malice, and stupidity,' says the historical novelist, 'but perfectly amiable to talk to.'"

- George magazine, "Clash of the Titans: Scientology vs. Germany" by Russ Baker; April 1997.

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Post by jarboy98 » Fri May 31, 2002 12:05 am

Vidal is a critic of the cult. I didn't know he had signed the open letter to Kohl but I sense he regrets it. Live and learn. And Gore, (gently) next time, be good to yourself and do the research. JB

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Post by merlin » Fri Jun 28, 2002 5:08 am

"Cogito ergo sum"
- René Descartes, Principles of Philosophy, 1644

"A rock does not think..."
- Freeborn, OCMB, 2002

"Help! I'm a rock!"
- Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Freak Out, 1966 (Double Album)

"Me tink, mon, derefore rock I..."
- Alfred I Loki, Cognitions, 1966-73

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Post by freeborn » Fri Jun 28, 2002 1:27 pm

Now I know why I never liked rock music. :crazy:

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Post by merlin » Fri Jun 28, 2002 4:36 pm

Freebs, you are a sturdy and uprightful lady, but you have no spirit of adventure.

Bet I can get more of my tongue in my cheek than you can! ;)

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Post by freeborn » Fri Jun 28, 2002 11:05 pm

Oh, I have a spirit of adventure, all right, but I like MUSIC, not auto shop noises. And if a rock "musician" thinks he IS a rock, that must mean he can't think. So I don't have time for him.

(How in the heck did I get into this silly conversation, anyway?) :lame: (This is why they make chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla.)

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Post by merlin » Fri Jun 28, 2002 11:45 pm

You snapped at the bait, Dear. "Auto shop noises"? LOL! But don't judge it all by 'heavy metal'. Frank Zappa was a transcendant musical genius. In another fifty years or less, his compositions will be considered 'classical' and he will be enshrined in the pantheon of the greats. Mark my words! At first, people scoffed at Debussy, Stravinsky, Bartok, too...

Make mine vanilla with hot fudge, black walnuts in pure maple syrup, topped with real whipped cream and a fresh black cherry. Perhaps we should move this to the Kozy Kitchen, or just kick back and let it digest.


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