Can't remember who said this,
People have forgotten poetry because poetry has forgotten people.
I believe this to be true of basically all the fine arts.
The quotes on my signature are pretty much my most favortie as well.
Thread: Favourite Quotes
01-13-2009, 08:01 AM #31
01-13-2009, 08:24 AM #32
I read this yesterday, and it is my new all-time favorite quote:
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible." -Thomas E. LawrenceIf you are interested in language, words, linguistics, or foreign languages, check out my blog and read, post, and/or share.
01-13-2009, 08:33 AM #33
01-13-2009, 09:08 AM #34
Again let me remind you Jeet Kune Do is just a name used, a boat to get one across, and once across it is to be discarded and not to be carried on one's back.
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
If I tell you I'm good, you would probably think I'm boasting, If I tell you I'm no good, You know I'm lying.
Out of chaos, find simplicity, From discord, find harmony.
Using no way as way, having no limitation as limitation.
01-13-2009, 10:16 AM #35
I'm just a fan of a bunch of Vegeta quotes from Dragonball Z. They're a bit hard to understand unless you know the context:
Thats why I needed Babidi. I wanted him to reawaken the evil in my heart. I wanted him to return me to the way I was BEFORE!!! I WAS THE PERFECT WARRIOR, COLD AND RUTHLESS; I LIVED BY MY STRENGTH ALONE, UNINHIBITED BY FOOLISH EMOTION!!! But slowly... over the years... I became one of you, my quest for greatness gradually giving way to this life of mediocrity. I awoke one day to find that I had settled down, formed a family - I had even grown quite fond of them. Would you believe, I almost started to think the Earth was a nice place to live? You understand now, Kakarot? That's why I needed Babidi to set me free. By releasing the evil in my heart he has freed me of the petty attachments... and I have to say, it feels pretty good."
Goku: "Do you really believe what you're saying"[To the Supreme Kai, in the stadium after he called Vegeta and Kakarot's squabble meaningless] "Meaningless, huh? What do you know of meaningless!? Spend most of YOUR life ruled by another - Watch YOUR race dwindle to a handful... and THEN tell me what has more meaning than your OWN strength! I have in me the blood of a Saiyan Prince. HE is nothing but a joke! Yet, I've had to watch him surpass me in strength... my destiny THROWN to the wayside! He... he's even saved my life as if I were a helpless child. He has stolen my honor. And his debts... must be... paid!""NO, the Super Saiyans of legend were an invinsible warrior race....I am their son.... and at long last I have risen to claim my birthright.....I have stepped into the ranks of greatness....all my life I have worked towards this goal and for what? To be brushed aside as easily as a common house fly by an Android?..... A true Super Saiyan would not have fallen....maybe I'm not who I think I am?....perhaps there are still new plateaus for me to reach, far greater heights to which I must ascend......YES....I will ascend....The universe will marvel to see the ultimate Saiyan pertential once again realised, and I will be....Legendary, and then Kakarot... then I'll see you bow down before your Prince."
01-13-2009, 10:38 AM #36
01-13-2009, 10:48 AM #37
01-13-2009, 12:03 PM #38
A Japanese doctor said, 'Medicine in my country is so advanced that we
can take a kidney out of one man, put it in another, and have him
looking for work in six weeks.'
A German doctor said, 'That's nothing, we can take a lung out of one
person, put it in another, and have him looking for work in four weeks.'
A British doctor said, 'In my country, medicine is so advanced that we
can take half of a heart out of one person, put it in another, and have
both looking for work in two weeks.'
A Texas doctor, not to be outdone said, 'You guys are way behind. We
took a man with no brains out of Texas, put him in the White House, and
now half the country is looking for work.
- QDB: Quote #875655
Mightier than the tread of marching armies is the power of an idea whose time has come
01-13-2009, 01:02 PM #39
01-13-2009, 04:32 PM #40
"I never LIE! It is just that sometimes I am not telling you the truth."
One high ranking politician from my country.