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Cherub Sting
posted 05-18-99 06:35 PM ET (US)         
I was just curious. So many of you have different signatures with different quotes, so for all you who dont have a quote in your signature (like me) what is your favorite quote?

Mine would probably have to be:
"I believe that there comes a time in every man's life where an event of such importance occurs that it literally splits time itself; into everything that happened before this and everything that will happen after this"

I dont know who said this, but one of my teachers had this quote up in like 5th grade and it really stuck with me.

posted 06-07-99 05:32 PM ET (US)     51 / 60       
Doh, I hate to bring this up, Knight Morning, but ... Lions don't live in the jungle, and I'm pretty sure gazelles don't either! Didn't you see the Lion King? Ok, bad example, that lion lived in the jungle for awhile, but he wasn't supposed to be there. Bah, now I'm rambling...

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posted 06-07-99 06:40 PM ET (US)     52 / 60       
Yeah, Kurtie, it should probably be, "In the veldt..." The Veldt. Cool story. Who wrote it, anyone know? Bradbury? Thx.

Keep your stick on the ice.

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Tiger Lily
posted 06-07-99 08:56 PM ET (US)     53 / 60       
Are you talking about the one where those two kids had that 3-D room where everything is alive and they trick their parents into going in and they get eaten by lions? If that's it ( cause I can't remember the title) yes, Bradbury wrote it.
Did you read the one that he wrote about the futuristic automated house that kept running after a nuclear holocaust? I can't remember the title of that either, but it is my favorite I have never been able to get those images out of my head.

O quam te memorem, virgo?
O dea certe.
{By what name should I call thee, maiden? O goddess, surely.}

posted 06-07-99 09:25 PM ET (US)     54 / 60       
When FDR was asked why conservatives always seemed to be united, and liberals always seemed to be divided, he said, "

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still."

that's always a cute one to remember =)

"I stand alone in Camelot." (my own from a poem of same name)


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[This message has been edited by DaRqKurt (edited 06-07-99).]

posted 06-08-99 01:53 AM ET (US)     55 / 60       

"slomo fo sho" - dat iz da one I made up

"If u know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles." - Sun Wu, The Art of War

"Bronzing fast iz good, winning iz better." - by me

"Dat iz da bottom line cause Stone Cold said so..." - for all u out there who like wrestling... Stone Cold Steve Austin

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yea, an u know dis

posted 06-08-99 02:33 AM ET (US)     56 / 60       
"Tho you can fret me, you cannot play upon me..." Shakespeare, of course

and TigerLilly, not sure if this is the right one, but when I read you question, Bradbury's short story came to mind. It was titled something like: "And When the Soft Rains Fall..." Not sure if this is the right one tho...

posted 06-08-99 06:14 AM ET (US)     57 / 60       
"I never saw a situation so bad that a policeman couldn't make it worse", by....errrr......some English bloke who I've forgotten

Parmenionscot>>>For whom the bell tolls, often and quickly

posted 06-08-99 11:37 AM ET (US)     58 / 60       
ABSTAINER, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying
himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from
everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the
affairs of others.

ACCORD, n. Harmony.

ACCORDION, n. An instrument in harmony with the sentiments of an

ACHIEVEMENT, n. The death of endeavor and the birth of disgust.

ADMIRATION, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to

ALONE, adj. In bad company.

APOLOGIZE, v.i. To lay the foundation for a future offence.

GRAVITATION, n. The tendency of all bodies to approach one another
with a strength proportion to the quantity of matter they contain --
the quantity of matter they contain being ascertained by the strength
of their tendency to approach one another. This is a lovely and
edifying illustration of how science, having made A the proof of B,
makes B the proof of A.

HOMICIDE, n. The slaying of one human being by another. There are
four kinds of homocide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and
praiseworthy, but it makes no great difference to the person slain
whether he fell by one kind or another -- the classification is for
advantage of the lawyers.

WAR, n. A by-product of the arts of peace.

All quoted from Ambrose Bierce

For the full dictionary, goto The Devil's Dictionary

I should note that after the A's I just skimmed very quickly, there are many more gems among the other letters.

posted 06-08-99 12:57 PM ET (US)     59 / 60       
Wow, Foistie, that's really very close. It's "There Will Come Soft Rains". I read the story, but so long ago, ('68 or '69) that I wouldn't have remembered the name without your being that close... That's teamwork!

Keep your stick on the ice.

posted 06-09-99 10:38 PM ET (US)     60 / 60       
mine is "your arrows cannot peirce me"

your arrows cannot peirce me.

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