“Son, never trust a man who doesn’t drink because he’s probably a self-righteous sort, a man who thinks he knows right from wrong all the time. Some of them are good men, but in the name of goodness, they cause most of the suffering in the world. They’re the judges, the meddlers. And, son, never trust a man who drinks but refuses to get drunk. They’re usually afraid of something deep down inside, either that they’re a coward or a fool or mean and violent. You can’t trust a man who’s afraid of himself. But sometimes, son, you can trust a man who occasionally kneels before a toilet. The chances are that he is learning something about humility and his natural human foolishness, about how to survive himself. It’s damned hard for a man to take himself too seriously when he’s heaving his guts into a dirty toilet bowl.”
― James Crumley
Thread: Favourite Quotes
10-30-2013, 06:08 PM #351Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
- Edmund Burke
10-30-2013, 06:12 PM #352
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"...Big Bang which was really the roaring laughter of God voluntarily getting lost for the millionth time." ~ Ken Wilber
11-01-2013, 07:43 AM #353
"If you do the right thing for the wrong reasons, the work becomes corrupted, impure, and ultimately self-destructive."
-- Lennier in "Comes the Inquisitor"
"The molecules of your body are the same molecules that make this station and the nebula outside, that burn inside the stars themselves. We are star-stuff. We are the Universe, made manifest, trying to figure itself out. And, as we have both learned, sometimes the Universe needs a change of perspective."
--Delenn (Babylon 5)
/reveals geeky version of Stockholm Syndrome
Edit: Oh and this one was epic!
"This is Ambassador Delenn of the Minbari. Babylon 5 is under our protection. Withdraw or be destroyed."
"Negative. We have authority here. Do not force us to engage your ship."
"Why not? Only one Human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else!"
---Delenn in Severed Dreams★ڿڰۣ✿ℒoѵℯ✿ڿڰۣ★
"Be careful what you believe, because that is the world you'll create - Cassie Nightingale
11-01-2013, 07:55 AM #354
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
"You cannot save people, you can only love them."
"Not everyone thinks the way you think, knows what you know, believes what you believe, or acts the way you would act. Remember this and you will go a long way in getting along with others."
"If you love a flower, don't pick it up. Because if you pick it up, it dies and ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession, love is about appreciation"You hem me in -- behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
11-01-2013, 09:44 AM #355
"Don't marry a man to reform him. That's what reform schools are for." Mae WestIt takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings
7w6, 4w5, 9w8
11-02-2013, 09:13 AM #356
"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best." - Tim Duncan
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11-02-2013, 09:18 AM #357GinkgoGuest
"Fahkin Boolshit!!" ~ some Russian fellow
11-02-2013, 09:29 AM #358
11-02-2013, 05:55 PM #359GinkgoGuest
“There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious—makes you so sick at heart—that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all.”
― Mario Savio
11-02-2013, 06:52 PM #360ndovjtjcaqidthiGuest
Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.