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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:27 pm

Quote of the Day - 14th February:

"For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse
are becoming our cultural norms, even our cultural ideal."


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(02/14/1944 – )
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Bob » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:26 pm

Colin B wrote:Quote of the Day - 12th February:

"Be grateful for luck.
Pay the thunder no mind -
listen to the birds.
And don't hate nobody."


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Eubie Blake
(02/07/1883 – 02/12/1983)
US songwriter


I take the words of someone who lived to be 100 years old very serious!
As of today I will start listening to the birds.
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:57 pm

Quote of the Day - 15th February:

"As to the evil which results from censorship,
it is impossible to measure it,
because it is impossible to tell where it ends."


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Jeremy Bentham
(02/15/1748 – 06/06/1832)
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:49 pm

Quote of the Day - 16th February:

"Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding
arguments for going on believing as we already do."


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James Harvey Robinson
(06/29/1863 – 02/16/1936)
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:23 am

Quote of the Day - 17th February:

"One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age
is that it's such a nice change from being young."


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(02/17/1879 – 11/09/1958)
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Bob » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:39 am

Those February 15th and 16th quotes are very much alive today.
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:30 am

Bob wrote:Those February 15th and 16th quotes are very much alive today.


Yes !

The secret of a good 'quote' is that it is equally relevant no matter how many years later...
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:01 am

Quote of the Day - 18th February:

"When the flower blooms,
the bees come uninvited."


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(02/18/1836 – 08/16/1886)
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby John » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:30 am

Colin B wrote:Quote of the Day - 18th February:

"When the flower blooms,
the bees come uninvited."


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Not on Phoenix, they don't !

It's still blooming....

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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:46 am

Colin B wrote: Not on Phoenix they don't !

John wrote:It's still blooming....


Yes, it is !

Up to 66 members now !

Our 'bees' needed a little nudge, that's all !
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:37 pm

Quote of the Day - 19th February:

"Language must resound with all the harmonies of music.
The writer must always, at all times, find the tremulous
word which captures the thing and is able to draw a sob
from my soul by its very rightness.
A word can be transformed into a colour, light, a smell.
It is the writer's task to use it in such a way that it serves,
never fails, can never be ignored.
The writer must be able to revel and roll in the abundance of words.
He must know not only the direct but also the secret power of a word.
There are overtones and undertones to a word, and lateral echoes, too."


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I could have said all that...................... but nobody asked.
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:08 am

Quote of the Day - 20th February:

"Lux and I have always been reckless and sought out thrills,
taken risks, probably blown our minds in certain pursuits.
It's only from living this way that we come up with this stuff."


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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:58 am

Quote of the Day - 21st February:

"If there are any of you at the back who do not hear me,
please don't raise your hands because I am also nearsighted."


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W. H. Auden
(02/21/1907 – 09/29/1973)
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Err....................... yes.
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:06 am

Quote of the Day - 22nd February:

"The next best thing to being witty one's self,
is to be able to quote another's wit."


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Christian Nestell Bovee
(02/22/1820 – 01/18/1904)
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And moving swiftly on............
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Re: Quote of the Day

Postby Colin B » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:33 am

Quote of the Day - 23rd February:

"A rattlesnake that doesn't bite teaches you nothing."


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(07/18/1902 – 02/23/1984)
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Whereas the lesson you learn from one that does, might be your final one...........
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