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Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:52 am
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LilyJamey says...

"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.” - Mark Twain
"Better to remain silent and appear stupid, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." -Mark Twain.

I think it would be a good idea.
Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization

That made me laugh.
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Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:51 am
luverly says...

"Firelight might not let you read fine stories, but you'll stay warm and you won't see the dust on the floor."- Irish Proverb

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Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:55 pm
Ducati says...

Favourite book related quote:
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx.
When you look at your life, in a strange new room, maybe drowning soon, is this the start of it all?

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Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:07 am
Carlito says...

I'm not sure if this is a perfect quote, but it's really close...

"The difference between the right word and almost the right word is like the difference between lightening and a lightening bug." - Mark Twain
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

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Wed May 20, 2009 2:11 pm
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Phantomofthebasket says...

I have three. My top two are my signature.
My other ones is:

"Every fight is a food fight when you're a cannibal."
I think Demetri Martin said this, but I'm not one hundred percent sure...
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Thu May 21, 2009 12:35 am
200397 says...

"There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein." ~Walter Wellesley Smith

"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much." —Oscar Wilde

"Absolute power corrupts absolutely. It rocks absolutely, too." ~Anonymous


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Thu May 21, 2009 2:23 am
Carlito says...

"Expect nothing. Appreciate everything."

If everyone lived by that, think of how different the world would be.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

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Sun May 31, 2009 7:08 pm
ZaddieCaso says...

"I was kidnapped. My parents snapped into action... then rented my room"

cracks me up everytime
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.

Jean-Paul Sartre

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Bickazer says...

"While there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; and while there is a soul in prison I am not free." --Eugene V. Debs

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." --Isaac Asimov

"Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain." --Friedrich Schiller
Ah, it is an empty movement. That is an empty movement. It is.

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Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:00 pm
Ruth says...

Okay, well none of these are famous, just random people who are more or less everywhere.

"Your brother forgot his wooly mammoth leg" - my History teacher

"My stick broke" - my PE teacher

"Size doesn't matter, it's what you do with it!"

"Barack Obama isn't the first black President... what about Winston Churchill?"

"It's like photosynthesis, except this is for plants!"

and, last but absolutely not least (drum roll please)...

"How do you spell GCSE?"
She's alive because she is not dead,
and junk."

It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.
— Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind