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Topic: Favorite quotes
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Mar 15, 2009 11:25PM)
About anything, such as "a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle" (Irina Dunn, but I thought it was Gloria Steinhem...), or "no one expects the Spanish inquisition" (Monty Python)


No rules, except who said the quote.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Mar 15, 2009 11:44PM)
"No rules, except who said the quote."--Kgc5
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Mar 15, 2009 11:50PM)
[b][i]Hofstadter's Law[/i][/b]:

[i]It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take [b]Hofstadter's Law[/b] into account.[/i]

- [i]Douglas Hofstadter[/i]
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Mar 15, 2009 11:58PM)
Yes, John, I thought I might be hit up on that one... Can you forgive me, just this once?

Okay, [b]one[/b] rule, provide who said the quote...


And you may call me Kevin.
Message: Posted by: ying (Mar 16, 2009 12:14AM)
"Seeing is intentional analysis."

-Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Mar 16, 2009 12:28AM)
"If you are not in bed by 10 o'clock you might as well go home"
MagicSanta to Santa Jr. at age 17
Message: Posted by: pepka (Mar 16, 2009 12:36AM)
"They have the internet on computers now?" -Homer Simpson
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Mar 16, 2009 12:38AM)
(when prompted to use the word 'horticulture' in a sentence)...

"You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think."

-Dorothy Parker
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Mar 16, 2009 01:09AM)
Nice one Michael!

:online:
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Mar 16, 2009 02:17AM)
What's your damage heather?
Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (Mar 16, 2009 07:53AM)
[quote]
On 2009-03-16 01:38, Michael Baker wrote:
(when prompted to use the word 'horticulture' in a sentence)...

"You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think."

-Dorothy Parker
[/quote]

That lady has a slew of great quotes, two that come to mind...

" This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." from a book review...

"I like to have a martini
Two at the very most
Three, I'm under the table
Four, I'm under the host"

Jim
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Mar 16, 2009 09:55AM)
"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe, the more often and the more seriously reflection concentrates upon them: the starry heaven above me and the moral law within me."--Immanuel Kant


John
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jul 26, 2018 11:33PM)
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need- Cicero
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Jul 27, 2018 11:14AM)
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers.

- Socrates
Message: Posted by: TomBoleware (Jul 27, 2018 12:04PM)
“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” --Abraham Lincoln


Tom
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Jul 27, 2018 01:25PM)
"Cherchez les femmes!" ("Keep an eye peeled for broads!")

Mike Doonesbury's grandfather
Message: Posted by: karnak (Jul 27, 2018 04:36PM)
“To be is to do.” - Socrates
“To do is to be.” - Sartre
“Do be do be do.” - Sinatra
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jul 27, 2018 07:06PM)
[quote]On Jul 27, 2018, karnak wrote:
“To be is to do.” - Socrates
“To do is to be.” - Sartre
“Do be do be do.” - Sinatra [/quote]
Lol. Awesome!
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Jul 28, 2018 06:56PM)
Win if you can,
Lose if you must,
but always cheat!"

Jesse Ventura
Message: Posted by: imgic (Jul 29, 2018 01:32PM)
“Do not worry about perfection. You will never achieve it.” -Salvador Dali
Message: Posted by: slowkneenuh (Jul 29, 2018 03:50PM)
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Ludwig Jacobowski 
Message: Posted by: The great Gumbini (Aug 18, 2018 01:22AM)
"It takes a big dog to weigh a ton" by Glen Stewart.

Good magic to all,


Eric
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Aug 18, 2018 09:57AM)
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain.

"Success is uncommon and not to be enjoyed by the common man. I’m looking for uncommon people because we want to be successful, not average." – Coach Cal Stoll
Message: Posted by: R.S. (Aug 18, 2018 02:37PM)
[I]"You can't believe everything you read on the internet."[/I] - Abraham Lincoln

Ron
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Aug 18, 2018 03:55PM)
Oh come on now. How could he even read the Internet in the dark?
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Aug 20, 2018 06:36PM)
He read the Internet by firelight. Everyone knows that.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Aug 20, 2018 06:39PM)
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Aug 20, 2018 07:56PM)
[quote]On Aug 20, 2018, ed rhodes wrote:
He read the Internet by firelight. Everyone knows that. [/quote]
Oh oh oh. How stupid of me. Yep got it! Thanks.
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (Aug 21, 2018 03:49AM)
A mans got to know his limitations
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Aug 22, 2018 03:12PM)
[quote]On Aug 21, 2018, rowdymagi5 wrote:
A mans got to know his limitations [/quote]

good one!
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Aug 22, 2018 04:16PM)
The older I get, the easier that is.
Message: Posted by: The Hermit (Aug 22, 2018 06:21PM)
You can't fix stupid
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Aug 22, 2018 06:34PM)
"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes!" Walt Whitman
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Aug 22, 2018 09:03PM)
"Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination."

Mark Twain (Allegedly. People love to attribute it to him yet it was never in his writings or speeches. It was attributed ti him for a couple decades prior to his death though.)
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Aug 22, 2018 09:13PM)
One of my all time favorites is from Jay Marshal. We were at a magic awards banquet of all things. When the next act was announced he grumbled an expletive for Intercourse. Naturally I asked what was wrong he said "I've already eaten anything I could throw."
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Aug 24, 2018 07:51PM)
“When Destiny speaks, she speaks to ME!”

“She says; “Hi!” by the way.” - The Tick
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Aug 26, 2018 08:26PM)
Understand life before it's to late. (author unknown ... by me, anyway).
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 28, 2018 11:41PM)
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society which honors the servant and has forgotten the gift"
-Albert Einstein
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Sep 29, 2018 10:45AM)
[quote]On Aug 22, 2018, Dannydoyle wrote:
One of my all time favorites is from Jay Marshal. We were at a magic awards banquet of all things. When the next act was announced he grumbled an expletive for Intercourse. Naturally I asked what was wrong he said "I've already eaten anything I could throw." [/quote]

I just dropped in here, almost by accident.

Danny, you have made my day, week, month!!! Thank you!

I was fortunate to know Jay, and, further, be his FRIEND, for almost 40 years.

We shared our thoughts. We laughed together, and, shed a tear together.

BUT, THAT'S THE FIRST TIME THAT I EVER HEARD THAT LINE!!!!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Sep 30, 2018 02:36PM)
Heard on TV: "Next time, break the Prozac's in half!"
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Oct 2, 2018 12:26AM)
"A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel, or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”
- Shane
Message: Posted by: funsway (Oct 2, 2018 05:52AM)
Just found ...
"The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule." Samuel Adams
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Oct 2, 2018 07:21PM)
Don't hate da playa, hate da game.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Oct 3, 2018 02:15AM)
I'm not familiar with this one but it sounds fun. Can you parse it for me and explain the word "da" and "playa"?Who/where is this from?
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Oct 3, 2018 08:37AM)
[quote]On Oct 3, 2018, magicfish wrote:
I'm not familiar with this one but it sounds fun. Can you parse it for me and explain the word "da" and "playa"?Who/where is this from? [/quote]

Sure, no problem.
"Don't hate the playa, hate the game." - Ice T: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Don%27t%20Hate%20The%20Playa%2FPlayette%20Hate%20The%20Game
"Don't hate da playa, hate da game." - Dynamike. It means the same thing. It is a shortcut for when a person is too lazy to say "the" at the moment.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Oct 3, 2018 10:45AM)
He tries to shoehorn this quote at every opportunity.
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 3, 2018 07:31PM)
"Ultimately, all guns were ruled by old splitfoot."

Stephen King (The drawing of the three)
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Oct 3, 2018 10:30PM)
[quote]On Oct 3, 2018, Dynamike wrote:
[quote]On Oct 3, 2018, magicfish wrote:
I'm not familiar with this one but it sounds fun. Can you parse it for me and explain the word "da" and "playa"?Who/where is this from? [/quote]

Sure, no problem.
"Don't hate the playa, hate the game." - Ice T: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Don%27t%20Hate%20The%20Playa%2FPlayette%20Hate%20The%20Game
"Don't hate da playa, hate da game." - Dynamike. It means the same thing. It is a shortcut for when a person is too lazy to say "the" at the moment. [/quote]
Interesting, however "the" has the same number of syllables as "da", so how does one take more effort than the other? Where does laziness enter into It?
Message: Posted by: NicholasD (Oct 5, 2018 08:17AM)
Everybody wanna' be a bodybuilder, nobody wanna' lift the heavy-ass weights! ( Ronnie Coleman, 8 time Mr. Olympia )
Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (Oct 10, 2018 09:15AM)
[quote]On Oct 3, 2018, magicfish wrote:
[quote]On Oct 3, 2018, Dynamike wrote:
[quote]On Oct 3, 2018, magicfish wrote:
I'm not familiar with this one but it sounds fun. Can you parse it for me and explain the word "da" and "playa"?Who/where is this from? [/quote]

Sure, no problem.
"Don't hate the playa, hate the game." - Ice T: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Don%27t%20Hate%20The%20Playa%2FPlayette%20Hate%20The%20Game
"Don't hate da playa, hate da game." - Dynamike. It means the same thing. It is a shortcut for when a person is too lazy to say "the" at the moment. [/quote]
Interesting, however "the" has the same number of syllables as "da", so how does one take more effort than the other? Where does laziness enter into It? [/quote]

When one is writing...
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 10, 2018 01:15PM)
No good deed goes unpunished.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Oct 10, 2018 10:51PM)
No act of charity goes unresented!

Oh, I’m sorry. I thought this was the “Broadway Show Tunes Lyrics” thread!

um, let’s see;

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs,
then you’ve misjudged the situation... badly!
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Oct 13, 2018 04:27PM)
For many, many years in modern life we prided ourselves on greater morals and being smarter than we were in the Middle Ages, but I think that online mannerisms are very close to open-square stonings many hundreds of years ago when people were f---ing barbarians."
-Tobias Forge
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Oct 13, 2018 05:24PM)
Man had always considered himself to be smarter than the dolphins because he had invented so much; the wheel, New York City, nuclear warfare. Where as all the dolphins had ever done is muck around in the water, having a good time. Oddly enough, the dolphins felt exactly the opposite, for exactly the same reasons! - Douglas Adams
Message: Posted by: David Bond (Oct 24, 2018 02:09PM)
I once decided to come up with my own "quote". Here is what I came up with:

Scientists change our perception of reality. Engineers change reality
- David Bond
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Oct 24, 2018 11:20PM)
I think you ought to know, I’m feeling very depressed. - Marvin, the paranoid android.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (Oct 30, 2018 10:56AM)
[quote]On Oct 24, 2018, David Bond wrote:
I once decided to come up with my own "quote". Here is what I came up with:

Scientists change our perception of reality. Engineers change reality
- David Bond [/quote]

Good one!
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Oct 30, 2018 12:11PM)
“Let joy be unconfined! Let there be singing in the tavern, dancing in the street, and necking in the parlor!”-Groucho Marx
Message: Posted by: tomd (Oct 31, 2018 10:27PM)
"The guy who invented the wheel was an idiot and a fool.. the guy who invented the other 3 was the genius." - can't remember
Message: Posted by: funsway (Nov 4, 2018 02:54AM)
My wife reminded me of an Ashleigh Brilliant quote, "I only want the chance to prove that money won't make me happy."
Message: Posted by: gypsyfish (Nov 4, 2018 03:13AM)
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!" - Hunter Thompson

Sadly, I've had to use this twice this past week.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Jan 10, 2019 08:44PM)
[quote]On Nov 4, 2018, funsway wrote:
My wife reminded me of an Ashleigh Brilliant quote, "I only want the chance to prove that money won't make me happy." [/quote]

“Dear Lord, please let me prove to you that winning the lottery won’t spoil me!” - Anonymous
Message: Posted by: Roberto Juan (Jan 15, 2019 05:34PM)
We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning.

Jean Baudrillard
Message: Posted by: Inert (Jan 16, 2019 11:24AM)
Great thread.

Common sense isn't so common.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jan 17, 2019 09:46PM)
THE MOST IMPORTANT ENDEAVOR IS THE
STRIVING FOR MORALITY IN OUR ACTIONS. OUR
INNER BALANCE AND EVEN OUR VERY EXISTENCE
DEPEND ON IT. ONLY MORALITY IN OUR ACTIONS
CAN GIVE BEAUTY AND DIGNITY FOR LIFE.

-ALBERT EINSTEIN
Message: Posted by: Shoreline99 (Jan 18, 2019 05:56PM)
"If you know one way of locating a chosen card which has been shuffled back into the deck and fifty ways of revealing that card, to the audience you know fifty tricks."

This is quoted in Lee Earle's First Impressions. It seems that a certain veteran performer once said. His name is unknown.
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Jan 18, 2019 06:17PM)
[i]

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.[/i]

[b]~ Martin Niemoller[/b]
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Jan 19, 2019 06:46PM)
"That's so ridiculous, it must be true." - Maxwell Smart
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Jan 21, 2019 05:38PM)
“Anger, is nothing but fear, in drag!” - Spider Robinson
Message: Posted by: Steven Keyl (Jan 23, 2019 06:22AM)
This one can be easily worked into a magical performance.

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant but has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein
Message: Posted by: Wx4usa (Jan 23, 2019 10:44AM)
Who said, "A goat full of dynamite! What are we gonna do?"

Definitely not magical.... oh ok, yes it was...
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jan 23, 2019 11:30AM)
It's free!
Message: Posted by: Roberto Juan (Jan 24, 2019 11:58AM)
Magic is about transformation. Transformation is one of the most fundamental symbols and metaphors of magic.
This raises the question of my own transformation and your own transformation. Will there be transformation in our lives?

Eugene Burger
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jan 24, 2019 01:00PM)
To steer the barque of this life over the
rough seas of passion without quitting
the helm of rectitude is one of the
highest degrees of perfection to which
human nature may attain.
-William Harvey
Message: Posted by: Wx4usa (Jan 24, 2019 01:38PM)
[quote]On Jul 27, 2018, karnak wrote:
“To be is to do.” - Socrates
“To do is to be.” - Sartre
“Do be do be do.” - Sinatra [/quote]

"Ya ba da ba do." - Flintstone
Message: Posted by: Roberto Juan (Jan 31, 2019 09:40AM)
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Message: Posted by: Wx4usa (Feb 1, 2019 05:50AM)
[quote]On Jan 31, 2019, Roberto Juan wrote:
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.

Ralph Waldo Emerson [/quote]

Wow !
Message: Posted by: gallagher (Feb 1, 2019 08:01AM)
“There are only two mantras, yum and yuck. Mine is yum".

Tom Robbins 'Still Life with Woodpecker'

p.s.: While we're by Tom Robbins,...
"You should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans.”
Message: Posted by: Roberto Juan (Feb 11, 2019 10:00AM)
If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you.

Groucho Marx
Message: Posted by: gallagher (Feb 11, 2019 12:36PM)
"Fine and Fancy words,
are inspiring.
But those 'getting it done',
aren't talking.....
they're perspiring."
Message: Posted by: karnak (Feb 13, 2019 05:50PM)
[quote]On Feb 11, 2019, Roberto Juan wrote:
If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you.

Groucho Marx [/quote]

“I never forget a face. But in your case, I’ll make an exception.”

- also Groucho
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Feb 14, 2019 03:51AM)
[quote]On Feb 13, 2019, karnak wrote:
[quote]On Feb 11, 2019, Roberto Juan wrote:
If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you.

Groucho Marx [/quote]

“I never forget a face. But in your case, I’ll make an exception.”

- also Groucho [/quote]

"Time flies like an arrow! Fruit flies like a banana!" - still Groucho
Message: Posted by: Wravyn (Feb 14, 2019 04:53AM)
“Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.“
Marcel Marceau
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Feb 14, 2019 11:14AM)
" ... "

~Teller
Message: Posted by: Inert (Feb 14, 2019 02:06PM)
Howling Mike!
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Feb 14, 2019 04:43PM)
[quote]On Feb 14, 2019, Mike Gainor wrote:
" ... "

~Teller [/quote]

Obviously, Teller was paraphrasing Snake Eyes from G. I. Joe when HE said; "..."
Message: Posted by: Roberto Juan (Mar 27, 2019 10:51AM)
I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.

Lewis Carroll
Message: Posted by: karnak (Mar 27, 2019 03:22PM)
Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Aug 2, 2019 03:01AM)
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company"
- George Washington
Message: Posted by: karnak (Aug 2, 2019 01:18PM)
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Aug 3, 2019 09:53PM)
[quote]On Aug 2, 2019, karnak wrote:
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt." [/quote]
Awesome. Who said it?
Message: Posted by: funsway (Aug 4, 2019 02:55AM)
Lincoln is credited
Message: Posted by: karnak (Aug 4, 2019 10:01AM)
"If one's words are no better than silence, one should keep silent."

- Kwai Chang Caine
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Aug 4, 2019 08:23PM)
“It's not the despair, Laura. I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand." ~ Brian Stimpson (John Cleese), Clockwise