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Things you've heard or read. Things that famous or not so famous people have said. It doesn't have to be stupid. They can be enlightening or philosophical or insightful or absolutely asinine. Or they can be just plain stoopid.
posted by Clint Phipps on Nov 16, 2000 03:51PM

.... the punch-card ballots used in counties like
Broward and Palm Beach counties are so prone to
inaccurate counting that a National Bureau of
Standards report recommended their elimination
more than a decade ago. The bureau stated in
1988: "It is generally not possible to exactly
duplicate a count obtained on pre-scored punch
cards."
posted by -- -- on Nov 16, 2000 04:14PM


The so-called "Votomatic" system developed in
the 1960s is based on technology that has been
considered obsolete for years. Now, the outcome
of the November 7 presidential race hangs on
whether as few as two Florida counties are
allowed to conduct manual recounts of
punch-card ballots to include those wrongly
discarded due to "hanging" chad.
posted by Bert Phipps on Nov 16, 2000 04:18PM

"I smoked, but I never inhaled." -William Jefferson Clinton
posted by -- on Nov 16, 2000 04:47PM

"I am not a thief." --Tricky Dick Nixon
posted by Clint Phipps on Nov 16, 2000 05:00PM

"Don't Drink The Brown Water!" ~ Woodstock '99
posted by Nick Smith on Nov 16, 2000 05:44PM

Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and give to God what is God's." -Jesus "buddy" C.
posted by StU aRt on Nov 17, 2000 08:35AM

God is dead. --Nietzsche
posted by Clint Phipps on Nov 17, 2000 03:42PM

"He is no fool who gives that which he can never keep to gain that which he can never lose." -- Jim Elliott
posted by Ever Curious on Nov 17, 2000 08:42PM

Suffer the dreams of a world gone mad/ I like it like that and I know it
---R.E.M. "Leave"
posted by Chris Hancock on Nov 17, 2000 09:17PM

"What you feel is what you are, and what you are is beautiful."
-John Rzeznik
posted by -- on Nov 18, 2000 12:04AM

'Each self is a divine creation.'
-Sir John Eccles
posted by Piper -- on Nov 18, 2000 05:18PM

'My one regret in life is that I'm not someone else.'
-Woody Allen
posted by Piper -- on Nov 18, 2000 05:18PM

"Oh I could drink a case of you, darling
And I would still be on my feet
I would still be on my feet."
Joni Mitchell
posted by Mia Silverthorne on Nov 18, 2000 09:43PM

"And you know that you're so beautiful and so untouchable, and I want to get in so bad but I don't know how."
-John Rzeznik
posted by Mia Silverthorne on Nov 18, 2000 09:51PM

Let those who will love us - love us. And for those who will not love us let God turn their hearts and if not their hearts then their ankles so that we may know them by their limping.
posted by Chris Hancock on Nov 18, 2000 11:21PM

"He was too good for the job." -- Frank Lloyd Wright when asked why he didn't vote for a particular presidential candidate.
posted by Clint Phipps on Nov 19, 2000 01:24AM

"Well everybody's sayin that hell's the hippest way to go-
Well I don't think so. I'm gonna take a look around it though."
-the deservingly exalted Joni Mitchell
posted by Piper -- on Nov 19, 2000 01:39PM

"It is possible to fly without engines, but not without knowledge"- Wright Bros.
posted by Nick Smith on Nov 19, 2000 08:25PM

"The Christian conception of God... is one of the most corrupt conceptions of God arrived at on earth..." And, when he was already close to insanity, he called himself "the ANTI-CHRIST."
-Friedrich Nietzsche
posted by StU aRt on Nov 20, 2000 09:06AM

"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence."
-- Gandhi
posted by Zach Beane on Nov 20, 2000 12:12PM

"You can lead a horse to water but a pencil must be lead."
-??? (My father often says this when it is most out of context. He follows it with...)
posted by Piper -- on Nov 20, 2000 01:05PM

"You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink."
posted by Piper -- on Nov 20, 2000 01:06PM

"I think I love you, but I ain't sayin', nothing you don't know."
-John Rzeznik
posted by -- on Nov 20, 2000 05:46PM

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgement." -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 'Sherlock Holmes.'
posted by Clint Phipps on Nov 20, 2000 06:45PM

"It is better to shut your mouth and appear stupid, than to open it and remove all doubt." -Mark Twain
posted by -- on Nov 20, 2000 09:26PM

Behind every successful man is a good woman. And that's only because men cut in line.
posted by Chris Hancock on Nov 21, 2000 11:49AM

"What the hell did you expect to find? Aphrodite, on a barstool by your side.."
posted by Mia Silverthorne on Nov 23, 2000 07:09PM

"I almost fell into that hole in your life"
John Rzeznik
posted by Mia Silverthorne on Nov 23, 2000 07:10PM

"The stars are souvenirs you never lose, the past is never far, and did you lose yourself somewhere out there, did you get to be a star..."

John Rzeznik

posted by Mia Silverthorne on Nov 23, 2000 07:15PM

"And If I had an hourglass, I'd save the grains of time I spent with you." -Robby Takac and John Rzeznik
posted by -- on Nov 24, 2000 01:01AM

"You take all your lies and wish them all away"
John Rzeznik
posted by Mia Silverthorne on Nov 24, 2000 06:18PM

"Hold on, dream away, you're my sweet charade"
John Rzeznik
posted by Mia Silverthorne on Nov 24, 2000 06:19PM

"I'd give up forever to touch you, cause I know that you feel me somehow. You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be and I dont want to go home right now."
-John Rzeznik
posted by -- on Nov 25, 2000 12:44AM

"It always rains like hell on the loser's day parade." -John Rzeznik
posted by -- on Nov 25, 2000 03:18PM

"We were but stones....Your light made us stars."

-Eddie Vedder

posted by Mia Silverthorne on Nov 25, 2000 06:31PM


"speak, i don't get it
should i ignore the fashion
or go buy the book
i dont want it,
i just want your eyes fixated on me"
-Camillo Moreno
posted by Evan Ackley on Nov 26, 2000 04:22PM

"when you walk in to this world
walk in to this world, with your head up high"
Max Cavalera
posted by Evan Ackley on Nov 26, 2000 04:25PM

"I want to be just like you
Then I'd be cool, maybe not"
-Camillo Moreno
posted by Evan Ackley on Nov 26, 2000 04:29PM

"I've got an electric guitar
I play my stupid songs
I write these stupid words
and I love every one"
-Rivers Cuomo
posted by Evan Ackley on Nov 26, 2000 04:45PM

"And the angel of the lord came unto me, snatching me up from my place of slumber. And took me on high, and higher still until we moved to the spaces betwixt the air itself. And he brought me into a vast farmlands of our own midwest. And as we descended, cries of impending doom rose from the soil. One thousand, nay a million voices full of fear. And terror possesed me then. And I begged, "Angel of the Lord, what are these tortured screams?" And the angel said unto me, "These are the cries of the carrots, the cries of the carrots! You see, Reverend Maynard, tomorrow is harvest day and to them it is the holocaust." And I sprang from my slumber drenched in sweat like the tears of one million terrified brothers and roared, "Hear me now, I have seen the light! They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers!" Can I get an amen? Can I get a hallelujah? Thank you Jesus. "
-"reverend" Maynard J. K.
posted by Evan Ackley on Nov 26, 2000 04:47PM

"Organized religion is good for two things: Pissing, and Moaning."
-Ted Nugent
posted by Evan Ackley on Nov 26, 2000 04:58PM

"I'm standing here on the ground.
The sky above won't fall down.
Even though we fall in all directions." -John Rzeznik

posted by -- on Nov 26, 2000 05:53PM

"We are stardust, billion-year-old carbon. We are golden, caught in the Devil's bargain- and we've got to get ourselves back to the Garden."
Joni Mitchell
posted by Piper -- on Nov 26, 2000 09:13PM

"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity. And if you want to stir up a resentment tomorrow that may rankle across the decades and endure till death, just indulge in a little stinging criticism- no matter how certain you are that it is justified."
-Dale Carnegie
posted by Piper -- on Nov 26, 2000 09:27PM

Nobody stopped to hear him
Though he played so sweet and high
They knew he had never been on their TV
So they passed his music by
I meant to go over and ask for a song
Maybe put on a harmony....
I heard his refrain
As the signal changed
He was playing real good, for free.
posted by Piper -- on Nov 26, 2000 09:43PM

Ooops. That was Joni Mitchell.
posted by Piper -- on Nov 26, 2000 09:49PM

"Every word is part of a picture.
Every sentence... is a picture.
All you do... is let your imagination connect them together.
If you have an imagination, that is." Kevin Dillon(Kieran Culkin) in The Mighty
posted by Patricia Saucier on Nov 28, 2000 07:05PM

"No matter how bad things look there is always a train full of rainbows at the end of the line." Will McCollugh(Will Estes)in the New Lassie
posted by Patricia Saucier on Nov 28, 2000 07:07PM

"Know your role, shut your hole." (Unknown)
posted by Latricia Saucier on Nov 28, 2000 07:11PM

"If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain."(Emily Dickinson)
posted by Latricia Saucier on Nov 28, 2000 07:21PM

"Everything you are.... falls from the sky like a star.
Everything that you are...whatever-ever you are."
---John Rzeznik
posted by Mia Silverthorne on Nov 29, 2000 09:04PM

"I remember that time you told me, you said, "Love is touching souls" Well surely you touched mine, 'cause part of you pours out of me, in these lines from time to time"
--Joni Mitchell
posted by Mia Silverthorne on Nov 29, 2000 09:09PM

When forty winters shall besiege thy brow,
And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field,
Thy youth's proud livery, so gaz'd on now,
Will be a tatter'd weed, of small worth held:
Then being ask'd where all thy beauty lies,
Where all the treasure of thy lusty days,
To say, within thine own deep-sunken eyes,
Were an all-eating shame and thriftless praise.
How much more praise deserv'd thy beauty's use,
If thou couldst answer, 'This fair child of mine
Shall sum my count, and make my old excuse,'
Proving his beauty by succession thine!
This were to be new made when thou art old,
And see thy blood warm when thou feel'st it cold. (William Shakespeare)
posted by Latricia Saucier on Nov 29, 2000 10:19PM

God gave every man one brain and one penis...but not enough blood to use them both at the same time.

- Robin Williams -

posted by Beckie Seeley on Nov 30, 2000 12:26AM

"No man wants a drink, but a good drink."
--Plato
posted by Cody Phipps on Nov 30, 2000 12:30AM

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. "
-- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
posted by Cody Phipps on Nov 30, 2000 12:50AM

"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."
-- Frank Zappa
posted by Cody Phipps on Nov 30, 2000 12:52AM

"Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting. "
-- Karl Wallenda
posted by Cody Phipps on Nov 30, 2000 01:13AM

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
-- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962
posted by Cody Phipps on Nov 30, 2000 01:14AM

"To live is to suffer, but to survive....well, thats to find meaning in the sufferin'"
-DMX
posted by StU aRt on Nov 30, 2000 09:25AM

"I'm not like them, but I can pretend"...."I think I'm dumb, or maybe just happy."
-Kurt Cobain
posted by StU aRt on Nov 30, 2000 09:36AM

"Finally I suppose, he'd be able to see the sun, not images of it in water or some alien place, but the sun itself, in its own place, and be able to study it."
--Plato, Book VII, (allegory of the Cave)
posted by Cody Phipps on Nov 30, 2000 01:55PM

Words from the Venezuelan vernacular:

Your day will come: "A cada cochino le llega su sabado"--literally, "To every pig comes his Saturday."

Pay what you owe : "Bjate de la mula"--literally, "Get off the mule."

Take a leak : "Cambiarle el agua al canario" Literally, "Change the water in the canary."

Never : "Cuando la rana eche pelos" literally, "when the frog grows hair."

posted by Ever Curious on Nov 30, 2000 07:28PM

Can someone please tell me why in the hell all of the quotes on this board were put in the stupid shit section?
posted by -- on Nov 30, 2000 10:14PM

Because when applying certain rules of majority, it was discovered that most of this is just stupid shit.
posted by Piper -- on Dec 01, 2000 02:37PM

"Hey you two, those aren't quotes.....lets not start another argument on here, lets stick to the quotes."
--StU
posted by StU aRt on Dec 01, 2000 03:23PM

"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."

-- Wm. S

posted by Zach Beane on Dec 01, 2000 03:29PM

Thanks Piper
posted by -- on Dec 01, 2000 05:49PM

Like an eagle I would like to fly,
Although sometimes you may wonder why.
It is to be free,
so I can be me,
and be able to look beyond of what I see.
(Latricia Saucier) ( written in honor of my uncle, who is a great artist and died 5 years ago of AIDS and today just happens to be AIDS day.
posted by Latricia Saucier on Dec 01, 2000 06:41PM

"Playing without Ringo is like driving a car on three wheels" -George Harrison
posted by Nick Smith on Dec 02, 2000 11:37AM

"Touch your lips just so I know
In your eyes, love, it glows so
I'm bare-boned and crazy for you
When you come crash into me, baby
And I come into you"
-Dave himself
posted by Mia Silverthorne on Dec 02, 2000 09:24PM

this isn't who it would be if it wasn't who it is...
Phish~
posted by Paul Baker on Dec 02, 2000 11:14PM

Iamination is more important that knowledge.
Al-
posted by Paul Baker on Dec 02, 2000 11:27PM

" Bite my lip and close my eyes
Take me away to paradise
I'm so damn bored I'm going blind
And I smell like shit!!!" -Green Day
posted by Nick Smith on Dec 03, 2000 01:06PM

"It all keeps adding up, I think I'm cracking up, am I just paranoid? I'm just stoned" -Green Day
posted by Nick Smith on Dec 03, 2000 01:08PM

"I'll never be the same, breaking decency
Don't be tree trunk, don't fall on my living roots
I've been humming too many words, got a weak self esteem
That's been stomped away from every single dream
But it's something else that brought us feaze
Keep it all inside until we feel we can't unleash
I think that you made it up, I think that your mind is gone
I think you shouldn't have glorified, now your wrong"
-Chino Moreno
posted by Evan Ackley on Dec 03, 2000 10:53PM

"I hate the way I am around you
(I'm so nervous and weird)
sometimes I feel like I'm
breathing underwater
you treat me like I am on fire
like I'm something to eat
you make me hate what I see
when I see me"
-Art Alexakis
posted by Evan Ackley on Dec 03, 2000 10:54PM

"you know I like to die for awhile
everyday in the afternoon
I like to let the arms of a bar
wrap around me tight
I'm just going to sprawl
in the front booth
big drink above my head
cross eyes and smiling as
I watch the world
go twisting by
I don't want to die with you,
or live in the same dark room
I don't want to see your
bloodshot eyes no more, no more
I just want to take this girl-
all curls and big brown eyes
man I can't take the pain
of wanting her, needing her"
-Art Alexakis
posted by Evan Ackley on Dec 03, 2000 10:55PM

the song "summerland" by everclear. I don't wanna post it here, it's really big, but it's my favorite everclear song. Go find it.
posted by Evan Ackley on Dec 03, 2000 10:57PM

"I believe that we should all know each other; we human carriers of so many pleasurable differences...To not know is to doubt, to shrink from, sidestep or destroy."

--Gwendolyn Brooks

posted by Mia Silverthorne on Dec 05, 2000 03:56PM

Gettin crazy with the cheezewiz...

-Beck

posted by Paul Baker on Dec 06, 2000 08:37PM

"So she fills her sails with my wasted breath each one's more wasted than the others you can bet...."

-Robin Wilson

posted by Mia Silverthorne on Dec 07, 2000 04:04PM

"Twelfth night we go
After something everyone should know
Somewhere in the distance out of sight..
Then I saw: gin mill rainfall
What do you remember if at all
Only pieces of the night...
And is it any wonder in the middle of the crowd
If you let your feet get trampled on
and the music is that loud
But you wanted to be where you are
It looked much better from afar
A hillside in shadow
Between the people and the stars"

-Doug Hopkins

posted by Mia Silverthorne on Dec 07, 2000 04:10PM

"Never give up. And never, under any circumstances, face the facts."

-Ruth Gordon

posted by Piper -- on Dec 07, 2000 04:20PM

"If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."
(traditional quote)

"If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten."
(George Clooney)

(This may be related to the current Republican proceedings in Florida)

posted by Bert Phipps on Dec 07, 2000 07:05PM

a pink flamingo walks with a gated limp yet a dry fish swims alone
posted by pat McCrocth on Dec 11, 2000 04:04AM

"We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
Lee Iacocca
posted by Cody Phipps on Dec 12, 2000 05:12PM

I have seen ads for the Wonder Bra. Is that really a problem in this country? Men not paying enough attention to women's breasts?
Hugh Grant
posted by Bert Phipps on Dec 13, 2000 04:28PM

"If I could wish for life to be perfect, it would be tempting, but I would have to decline, for life would no longer teach me anything."
-Allyson Jones
posted by StU aRt on Dec 14, 2000 03:08PM

"The position by the majority of this court can only lend credence to the most cynical appraisal of the work of judges throughout the land ... Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's election, the identity of theloser is perfectly clear. It is the nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law." -- Justice Stevens
posted by Clint Phipps on Dec 14, 2000 05:23PM

"I dissent." --Justice Ginsburg. (The other dissenting justices "respectfully dissent".)
posted by Clint Phipps on Dec 14, 2000 05:25PM

"he's the one, who likes all the pretty songs, and he likes to sing along, and he likes to shoot his gun"
-KC
posted by Evan Ackley on Dec 14, 2000 09:31PM

"say what you will, say what you mean, you could never offend, your dirty words come out clean"
-Brandon Boyd
posted by Evan Ackley on Dec 14, 2000 09:37PM

"It was good.It was good... But I could have really used some more cowbell there"
Christopher Walken-
posted by Paul Baker on Dec 14, 2000 10:56PM

Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
(Andy Rooney)

posted by Bert Phipps on Dec 15, 2000 08:15AM

"I want answers now, or I want them eventually!"
-Homer J. Simpson
posted by -- on Dec 17, 2000 12:32PM

"They used to call me Griffty McGriff. I wrote the book on flim flammin'." -Abe Simpson
posted by -- on Dec 17, 2000 12:34PM

On a cold winter morning, Laqueina sits on her bed and is looking out the window. She dreams about a perfect guy as her face starts to glow.
He has brown hair, eyes that are so warm, and always seem to draw her near.
She starts to think, "if only he were here. I would tell him how much I like him, if I dared. I don't want to lose what I don't have, I am too scared."
Every time she sees him, she can barely speak. She can barely walk up to him, she is too weak.
There is too many people at stake.
It is definetly not going to be a cake.
She wouldn't mind if their relationship started to bake.

(Here is something a little cheesy for you all to read, written by Latricia Lee Saucier)

posted by Latricia Saucier on Dec 17, 2000 01:24PM

"Only the educated are free."
- Epictetus
posted by Piper -- on Dec 17, 2000 09:36PM


Opportunities are never lost;
someone will take the ones you miss.
(Andy Rooney)
posted by Bert Phipps on Dec 18, 2000 03:41PM

"what I want, and what I need, is and will always be free"

-Incubus

posted by Paul Baker on Dec 18, 2000 10:41PM

You look different....sober.

-- Colin Powers --

posted by Beckie Seeley on Dec 20, 2000 01:09AM

"'Poco a poco,' slowly but surely. Thank God I'm not a Mexican."
-my beloved father, upon becoming frustrated at the task of pulling a drawstring through my sister's gym shorts
posted by Piper -- on Dec 20, 2000 08:05PM

"Think who designs spell checkers for a moment. Were these people ever good spellers?"
(Peter H. Davies)
posted by Bert Phipps on Dec 21, 2000 11:55AM

"And if I had an hourglass, I'd save the grains of time I've spent with you."
--Robby Takac
posted by Mia Silverthorne on Dec 28, 2000 09:40AM

posted by suzie elder on Dec 30, 2000 06:24PM

"...the election result is good for me. Bush is this stable hard target. It's as if Quayle had won. Plus you have the wonderful narrative of how he got where he is now. It took his brother, his father, his father's friends, the Florida secretary of state, and the Supreme Court to pull it off. His entire life gives fresh menaing to the phrase 'assisted living'."
(Garry Trudeau, cartoonist & Yale graduate)
posted by Bert Phipps on Jan 03, 2001 11:01AM

Sometimes in life you are going to get turned down/rejected. In order to turn the rejection around, you should accept the negative feedback in a positive way.
posted by Latricia Saucier on Jan 09, 2001 11:00PM

"Life wouldn't be worth living if we didn't have pretty women."
(Strom Thurmond, 98 years of age)
posted by Bert Phipps on Jan 16, 2001 11:32AM

"I wrote my name at the top of the page. I wrote down the number of the question "1." After much reflection I put a bracket round it thus "(1)." But thereafter I could not think of anything connected with it that was either relevant or true. Incidentally there arrived from nowhere in particular a blot and several smudges. I gazed for two whole hours at this sad spectacle."
(Winston Churchill, describing his encounter with a Latin exam)
posted by Bert Phipps on Jan 16, 2001 04:39PM

"I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them Sam I am!"
-Dr. Seuss
posted by Cody Phipps on Jan 16, 2001 08:42PM

Positive anything
is better than
negative nothing.
~Elbert Hubbard
posted by Latricia Saucier on Jan 17, 2001 06:33PM

The secret of success
is to do the things
unsuccessful people will not do.
~Lewis R. Timberlake
posted by Latricia Saucier on Jan 17, 2001 06:34PM

Health is an active process
where by we attain maximum
performance from what is available to us. ~George Sheehan M.D.
posted by Latricia Saucier on Jan 17, 2001 06:35PM

You recognize yourself as a person
who was born not as a peak performer, but as a learner. With the capacity to grow, change and reach for the highest possibilities of human nature, you regard yourself as a person in progress. Not perfect, but a person who keeps asking What more can I be?.......
.......And answering for yourself.
~Charles Garfield
posted by Latricia Saucier on Jan 17, 2001 06:39PM

"Does impeachment mean theyre gonna turn him into a peach? If so, can I eat him?"
(Sinead OConnor, with characteristic reserve, asking about Bill Clinton during his recent troubles)
posted by Bert Phipps on Jan 18, 2001 08:53AM

Life in itself is a game, you are always taken chances, you just hope you are doing the right thing, and eventhough sometimes you don't, you learn from it either way in the end, which makes you who you turn out to be.
~Latricia Lee Saucier
posted by Latricia Saucier on Jan 21, 2001 11:48PM

Here is a two-for-one deal..I'm posting two quotes...lol

***DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT CLAIMING TO LIKE OR DISLIKE EITHER OF THE FOLLOWING GROUPS, I JUST THOUGHT THE QUOTES WERE PRETTY COOL***

"There is no man that is worth your tears and the one who is won't make you cry"-Brian Littrell (BSB)

"Never frown because you never know when someone is falling in love with your smile"-Justin Timberlake (NSYNC)

posted by Laura Woodman on Jan 25, 2001 10:42PM

How could I have not heard of Phlux?? There posters are all over the place!-resident of Portland
posted by Cat Bartash on Feb 05, 2001 02:30PM

Watch your thoughts, for they become your words.
Watch your words, for they become your actions.
Watch your actions, for they become your character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
~unknown~
posted by Latricia Saucier on Feb 14, 2001 07:55AM

Just for the sake of Valetines Day, here are two cheesy poems.
I wrote them when I was 15 years old. I was interested in this guy so I wrote them for him. He said he liked them, but I am sure he was lying. They are that bad.

Roses are Red, violets are blue.
When I think of you I sneeze hachu.

Second poem: Roses are red, violets are blue.
When I think of you I get goose bumps going up and down my spine.
What a chill, will you be mine.

Happy Valentines day to all.

posted by Latricia Saucier on Feb 14, 2001 08:00AM

Eat, Drink and be Merry, for tomorrow we die. -Epicurians
posted by Mike McGarvey on Feb 28, 2001 06:32PM

This is the way the world ends,
This is the way the world ends,
This is the way the world ends,
This is the way the world ends,
Not with a bang, but a whimper.
-T.S. Elliot
posted by Mike McGarvey on Feb 28, 2001 06:33PM

"Fret for your figure and
Fret for your latte and
Fret for your hairpiece and
Fret for your lawsuit and
Fret for your prozac and
Fret for your pilot and
Fret for your contract and
Fret for your car."
-M Keenan
posted by Paul Baker on Mar 01, 2001 08:43PM

"If ignorance were bliss, this would be a much happier world than it is."
-Morris Cohen (1880 - 1947)
posted by ann athema on Mar 02, 2001 04:18PM

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
Frank Zappa
posted by Cody Phipps on Mar 14, 2001 04:26PM

I've been doing it since I was a kid, and I'm gonna keep doing it, till I can't do it no more.-Bill Clinton
posted by Galen Blake on Apr 10, 2001 09:15PM

Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards. Make anarachy and disorder your trademarks, cause as much chaos and disruption as possible, but don't let them take you alive! - Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols
posted by Jess Chahanovich on Apr 11, 2001 09:48PM

"Friendship is more tragic than love. It lasts longer."
-Oscar Wilde-
posted by sam aritan on May 05, 2001 03:52PM

"Success is a man whose children love him and have made him proud of them."
(David Brown)
posted by sam aritan on May 18, 2001 09:48AM

"old songs stay til the end, sad songs remind me of friends, and the way that it is, i could leave it all and i ask myself would you care at all?" -Mogwai(from the song "Cody"[aka "Come On Die Young"])
posted by Evan Ackley on May 23, 2001 03:42PM

Here are five quotes that I got off a calendar where I work. I work in a fitness center so as you read these quotes you will realize that they fit with my job. To all of you out there wish me luck, I am going for my ace certification so I can become a personal trainer. Take care, enjoy the quotes.
"Be courageous!
Have faith!
Go forward." ~Thomas Edison

"Remember when life's path is steep, keep your mind even."
~Horace

"Press on: Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance."
~Calvin Coolidge

"The secret is this: Strength lies solely in tenacity."
~Louis Pasteur

"Run with endurance the race that's set before you."
~Hebrews: 12:1

posted by Latricia Saucier on Jun 03, 2001 09:36AM

"you never know how much you love them until they are gone"
posted by Dan Gallagher on Jun 10, 2001 06:38AM

"why can't we not be sober?" -MJK
posted by Evan Ackley on Jun 19, 2001 06:16PM

"I've been baptized by your voice.
it screams from deep beneath the endless water.
and it's half as high as heaven
and half as clear as reason.
it's cold and and black like silt on the riverbed.
But I'm so comfortable.
Far too comfortable.
Why don't you kill me,
I'm weak and numb and insignificant,
and I'm back on my knees."-MjK

posted by Evan Ackley on Jun 19, 2001 06:19PM

"I had a friend once he took some acid
Now he thinks he's a fire engine
It's okay until he pisses on your lighter
Kinda smells kinda cool kinda funny anyway" -MjK

posted by Evan Ackley on Jun 19, 2001 06:25PM

Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines!
posted by Terry Avey on Jun 21, 2001 04:30PM

"Trying is the first step towards failure" - Homer Jay Simpson
posted by James Greene on Jul 06, 2001 10:48PM

"Eat shit and bark at the moon."
-Ozzy Osbourne

"I'm trying my f*cking hardest to live like Jesus, and all I get for it is abused."
-Anonymous, crying me a river.

posted by Jon Look on Aug 01, 2001 02:52AM

"Played it till my fingers bled
When I picked it up I couldn't put it down
Felt like holding dynamite
It lit my fuse and knocked me to the ground
Flesh and blood, sweat on steel, so alive
I can't describe how it makes me feel
Plug it in strap it on, let me show 'em what I've got
Somethings coming over me, time to let it roll
Let it rock"

-Giant, from "Time to Burn"

posted by Cody Phipps on Aug 02, 2001 10:38AM

"Punks not dead, Joey Ramone is." Skateboarder Magazine
posted by J. Wells on Aug 02, 2001 10:42AM

"Everyone needs an anti-drug. ...Mine is alcohol."
--some guy named zach.
posted by Clint Phipps on Aug 09, 2001 04:02PM

TEN MINUTES!
GET REAAAAADY!
Outboard personnel, STAND UP!
Inboard personnel, STAND UP!
Hoooook uuuuup!
Check static lines!
SOUND OFF for equipment check!
(ok, ok, ok, ok, ok, ALLOKJUMPMASTER!!!!)
STAND in the door!
....
GO!
posted by Jacob Jones on Aug 10, 2001 02:06PM

"If the foo shits, wear it."
-some guy named Dave T.
posted by Cody Phipps on Aug 11, 2001 09:07PM

Murphy's Law "Nothing is as easy as it looks, Everything takes longer than you expect, And if anything can go wrong- it will, At the worst possible moment!"
posted by Natalie -- on Sep 03, 2001 07:25AM


If it weren't for electricity we'd all be watching television by candlelight.
(Lonesome George Gobel)
posted by sam aritan on Sep 05, 2001 03:45PM

Television: A medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well done.
(Ernie Kovacs)
posted by sam aritan on Sep 05, 2001 03:48PM

"Kill your T.V."
-Slogan on various clothing.
posted by Cody Phipps on Sep 10, 2001 11:53AM

"...and who's to judge that what a clebrity has to say is of less consequence than what you're likely to find on the editorial pages of the Washington Post or the New York Times? Match the credentials of Sting against those of George Will....and who comes to the microphone with a clearer view of postmodern politics or a shrewder understanding of the global economy? The odds favor the testimony of Sting, a witness more widely traveled, considerably richer, and capable of backing up his evidence with an accompaniment on electric bass."
(Lewis Lapham)
posted by sam aritan on Sep 17, 2001 07:34PM

"I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the beginning and the end,
But I do not talk of the beginning or the end.

There was never any more inception than there is now,
Nor any more youth or age than there is now,
And will never be any more perfection than there is now,
Nor any more heaven or hell than there is now."

--Walt Whitman, from "Song of Myself"

posted by Cody Phipps on Sep 18, 2001 05:56PM

...And indeed there will be time
To wonder, "Do I dare?" and, "Do I dare?"
Time to turn back and descend the stair,
With a bald spot in the middle of my hair
[They will say: "How his hair is growing thin!"]
My morning coat, my collar mounting firmly to the chin,
My necktie rich and modest, but asserted by a simple pin
They will say: "But how his arms and legs are thin!"]
Do I dare
Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse...
-TS Eliot, The lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock
posted by Clint Phipps on Sep 19, 2001 11:10AM

"Oh Lisa...you and your stories. Barts a vampire, beer kills braincells. Now lets go back to...where our....beds.......and T.V...........is..."
posted by StU aRt on Sep 19, 2001 02:51PM

If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; But the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of everyone, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light with- out darkening me. That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, when she made them, like fire, expansible over all space, without lessening their density at any point, and like the air in which we breath, move, and have our physical being, incapable of confinement or exclusive appropriation. Inventions then cannot, in nature, be a subject of property.
Thomas Jefferson
posted by Zach Beane on Sep 20, 2001 03:49PM

Il ne faut jamais rien outrer.
(You should never overdo anything)
-Dostoyevsky
posted by Clint Phipps on Sep 20, 2001 04:24PM

"If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is FOREVER." ~The Crow
posted by Mikki Blanchette on Sep 20, 2001 08:07PM

"When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced, live your life so when you die the world will cry and you will rejoice." ~?
posted by Mikki Blanchette on Sep 20, 2001 08:17PM

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
posted by sam aritan on Sep 21, 2001 01:42PM

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
(W. Somerset Maugham)
posted by sam aritan on Oct 02, 2001 02:14PM

"... I look into your eyes like a cat looks into a fish tank.
But all I can ever see is the spectre of me reflected upon a monument of the friendship that we never had erected... I wanted to take up lots of room.
I wanted to loom."

Ani, Little Plastic Castle

posted by Piper -- on Oct 11, 2001 12:29PM

"What more can I say. Stay indie, stay DIY. There's 2 many shitty bands on the radio and too many good bands that are not. Cheers to the good ones that made it to radio (Blink 182/ MxPx etc.) and to the 1s with no integrity...(SR-71, etc.) Kids are smart enough to know the difference. so f**k you." ~The Ataris
posted by J. Wells on Oct 31, 2001 08:18PM

"If I wasn't a musician, I'd take up the law. They are the rottenest, wealthiest people in America." Chuck Berry
posted by sam aritan on Dec 05, 2001 04:34PM

"...[A]nything worth doing is worth overdoing."
--Ian Rogers (a la the Beastie Boys website fame)
posted by Clint Phipps on Dec 05, 2001 05:50PM

"Know what you want to do is important. Knowing how to do it is secondary."
-Zach Beane
posted by Cody Phipps on Dec 05, 2001 09:32PM

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream--Edgar Allan Poe
posted by Sonja Trott on Dec 06, 2001 08:34AM

Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, Today is a gift that why they call it the present!
posted by Devin Brown on Dec 09, 2001 10:19PM

You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

-- Al Capone

posted by Zach Beane on Dec 13, 2001 09:14AM

A pirate walked into a bar with a steering wheel sticking out of the crotch of his pants. The bartender took one look at it and said, "Did you know you have a steering wheel sticking out of your pants. The pirate replied, "Aye, it's drivin' me nuts."
posted by giovanni ribisi on Dec 18, 2001 02:45AM

"pick a song and sing a yellow nectarine,
take a bath, I'll drink the water that you leave,
if you should die before me
ask if you can bring a friend,
pick a flower, hold your breath
and drift away..." -Scott Weiland


posted by Evan Ackley on Dec 22, 2001 04:54PM

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
~Benjamin Franklin~
posted by Natalie Murphy on Jan 05, 2002 07:11AM

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
- Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)
posted by Natalie Murphy on Jan 05, 2002 07:28AM

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."
- Jimi Hendrix
posted by Natalie Murphy on Jan 05, 2002 07:30AM

"A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking." Arthur Block
posted by Natalie Murphy on Jan 21, 2002 12:12PM

"There is no God.
But it does not matter.
Man is enough."
Edna St. Vincent Milay, Conversation at Midnight
posted by Clint Phipps on Feb 28, 2002 12:22PM

DAWN, n.

The time when men of reason go to bed. Certain old men prefer to rise at about that time, taking a cold bath and a long walk with an empty stomach, and otherwise mortifying the flesh. They then point with pride to these practices as the cause of their sturdy health and ripe years; the truth being that they are hearty and old, not because of their habits, but in spite of them. The reason we find only robust persons doing this thing is that it has killed all the others who have tried it.

-- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictioanry

posted by Zach Beane on Mar 01, 2002 02:06PM

Define Irony: watching 80 preps wearing the same clothes singing "i dont wanna waste my time become a casulty of society, become a victim of conformity"

I'm sorry that I made you mad,
the things I did just didn't seem that bad
Except for maybe when I blew up your car. ~ Ataris

posted by J. Wells on Mar 01, 2002 07:15PM

"Doh!"
-Homer Simson
posted by Cody Phipps on Mar 04, 2002 11:41PM

All the "Best Deceptions", and the "Clever Cover Story" awards go to you..
-Chris Carrabba
posted by Josey Cary on Mar 10, 2002 01:25AM

"Uncertainty in meaning is incipient poetry."

-from 'Translations' by Brian Friel

posted by Piper -- on Mar 11, 2002 11:34AM

I went looking for a cause
or a strong cat without claws-
or any reason to resume.
And I found this empty seat
in this crowded waiting room.

Joni Mitchell

posted by Piper -- on Mar 11, 2002 11:42AM

"Listen to silence, touch absence, hold chaos, embrace distance, understand darkess."
-Michael Alpert, poet from Bangor ME, from the book "A Night Sea Journey"
posted by Josey Cary on Mar 12, 2002 12:17PM

"Hello, Derek? This is George
Am I wearing lipstick?
I said 'Am I wearing lipstick?'
Because when I'm getting fucked, I want to make sure my face is pretty".
-Johnny Depp, from the film "Blow"
posted by Josey Cary on Mar 12, 2002 12:20PM

"Transcription of Organ Music" from the book of poems "Howl" by Allen Ginsburg. It's too long to post, but check it out...
posted by Josey Cary on Mar 12, 2002 12:22PM

"i know someday you'll have a beatiful life, i know you'll be a star in somebody elses sky, but why, why cant be miiiine?"
Sir Edward Vedder
posted by Mitch Farren on Mar 18, 2002 12:03PM

"I cannot live without books."
-Thomas Jefferson
posted by Cody Phipps on Mar 21, 2002 06:21PM

"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts."

-Einstein

posted by Cody Phipps on Apr 01, 2002 12:21AM

"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
Cause none of them can stop the time"
-Bob
posted by Cody Phipps on Apr 02, 2002 07:24PM

"Expose yourself to your deepest fear. After that, fear has no power and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free."
- Jim Morrison
posted by Amanda Fickett on Apr 02, 2002 08:08PM

"Ride the snake."
Jim
posted by Clint Phipps on Apr 03, 2002 12:28AM

"One repays a teacher badly if one always remains a pupil." Friedrich Nietzsche
posted by sam aritan on Apr 03, 2002 09:20AM

try to see the world through the eyes of a child and it will never grow old......bruce willis
posted by tabitha morse on Apr 04, 2002 10:34AM

"Meet me at the back of the blue bus..."
Jim Morrison
posted by Piper -- on Apr 04, 2002 01:52PM

Use a minute
feel some sorrow
for the folks
who think tomorrow
is a place that they
can call up
on the phone.
Take a month
and show some kindness
for the folks
who thought that blindness
was an illness that
affected eyes alone.

Maya Angelou
(feliz cumple, Maya!)

posted by Ever Curious on Apr 04, 2002 07:20PM

"Fuck the G-ride, I want the machines that are making them"
-Rage Against the Machine
posted by Cody Phipps on Apr 15, 2002 11:07AM

Anyone can copulate. It's what happens before that's interesting.
(Miss Martha)
posted by sam aritan on Apr 22, 2002 09:21PM

"Don't Sell Out."
--Stephen Bright (death row criminal defense attorney)
posted by Clint Phipps on Apr 22, 2002 10:15PM

There is no greater sorrow
than remembering happy times
in misery.

-- Dante

posted by Zach Beane on Apr 30, 2002 01:26PM

Britney Spears. I wouldn't hit her because she's a girl. w|d |k her rm wth |ts f ss sdrs d mk hr thk bt wht sh hs d to tds th.
Brandon Boyd, Incubus
posted by Amy S. on May 21, 2002 01:33AM

Blues is a chair, not a design for a chair or a better chair or a bigger chair. It is the first chair. It is a chair for sitting on, not for looking at or being appreciated. You sit on that music.
-John Lennon
posted by Jess Chahanovich on Jun 06, 2002 08:25AM

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutley no good.
posted by sam aritan on Jun 06, 2002 04:22PM

I got a little plan,
now listen up,
we can write a four chord wonder
and make a million bucks ~ The Ataris
posted by J. Wells on Jun 12, 2002 05:49PM

"I'd fall asleep and things in class and they'd lecture me about the reality of their classroom. I said, 'You want to see my reality?' I opened up my backpack to where you usually keep your pencils. That's where I kept my bills... electric bills, rent...That was my reality." - Eddie Vedder
posted by James Greene on Jul 23, 2002 11:36PM

You won't hear RUSH being played in a supermarket. Unless it was a really WEIRD supermarket.

--Geddy Lee

posted by Jess Chahanovich on Jul 24, 2002 10:46AM

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters." - Frank Lloyd Wright
posted by Jess Chahanovich on Jul 24, 2002 12:17PM

"I have a cold. And the only way to cure it is with MORE COW BELL!"
-the greatest, Christopher Walken
posted by Jess Chahanovich on Aug 01, 2002 01:34PM

"we're so trendy that we can't even escape ourselves." -Kurt Cobain
posted by Marnie Lesbines on Aug 18, 2002 08:21PM

"I don't need drugs to make my life tragic."
-Eddie Vedder
posted by Marnie Lesbines on Aug 18, 2002 08:22PM

"Yup... lugnut... fixed it." -Jack Black
posted by Marnie Lesbines on Aug 18, 2002 08:25PM

"Give an inch, take a smile." -Kurt Cobain
posted by Marnie Lesbines on Aug 18, 2002 08:27PM

"I definitely have a problem with the average macho man, because they've always been a threat to me." -Kurt Cobain
posted by Marnie Lesbines on Aug 18, 2002 08:47PM

"It's like evian water and battery acid. I'm just happier than I've ever been. I've finally found someone that I'm totally compatible with. It doesn't matter whether she's a male, female or hermaphrodite or a donkey. We're compatible."
-Kurt Cobain
posted by Marnie Lesbines on Aug 18, 2002 08:49PM

"I liked anything that was a little bit weird, a little bit different. I always went for the psychotic, weird, 'dingey' bands."
-Kurt Cobain
posted by Marnie Lesbines on Aug 18, 2002 08:50PM

"The odds were good, but the goods were odd..."
-Geniuses shall remain nameless...
posted by Cody Phipps on Sep 12, 2002 07:21PM

"Music is at the core of our being. Can you imagine a woman rearing a child and not humming to it? It's as natural as breathing."
(George Martin, the"Fifth Beatle," who produced every Beatles album except Let It Be.
posted by sam aritan on Dec 19, 2002 03:46PM

"I'm never alone, I'm alone all the time."- Gavin Rosdale (Bush)...that one line means so much to me.
posted by Amanda Fickett on Jan 02, 2003 07:55PM

the truth is that you could slit my throat and with my one last gasping breath id apologize for bleeding on your shirt

-taking back sunday

posted by krystal sorensen on Jan 06, 2003 02:26PM

'Mind the Gap' - British underground transportation system
posted by Jess Chahanovich on Jan 07, 2003 08:00AM

"This, too, shall pass."- i have no idea who said that first.
posted by Amanda Fickett on Jan 25, 2003 06:06PM

"The world is crazy." Richard Feynman
posted by Clint Phipps on Feb 10, 2003 12:28PM

"I wish I was special, your so fucking special"
posted by Marnie Lesbines on Feb 10, 2003 05:18PM

"Now maybe, I didn't mean to treat you oh so bad, but I did it anyway." -Candlebox "Far Behind"
posted by Marnie Lesbines on Feb 10, 2003 05:23PM

"I want the feeling of peace that will carry me through the day." -Zac Gage-Croll, formally of Constructive Interference
posted by Marnie Lesbines on Feb 10, 2003 05:33PM

"Burn down my soul" -Silver Fusion "Burn"
posted by Marnie Lesbines on Feb 10, 2003 05:35PM

(Goodbye Ruby Tuesday) Who could hang a name on you? When you change with every new day...still i'm gonna miss you... - The Rolling Stones
posted by Amanda Fickett on Feb 15, 2003 09:40PM

According to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld: "Going to war without the French is like going deer hunting without your accordion."
posted by sam aritan on Feb 21, 2003 09:37AM

"Live simply that others may simply live."
-Gandhi
posted by Cody Phipps on Feb 26, 2003 12:07AM

When a fool's lips enter into contention, then his mouth calleth for strokes.

Proverbs 18:6

posted by Limon Gello on Mar 02, 2003 12:18PM

"I'll kick your ass so hard you'll have to unbutton your collar to shit!!!"
-Clint Eastwood
posted by -- on Mar 05, 2003 11:51PM

"I oughta split your nuts from your head to the back of your ass!!!"
-Frank Rizzo
posted by -- on Mar 06, 2003 12:07AM

"Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes.

That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes."
--Anon.

posted by Matthew St.John on Apr 15, 2003 11:50AM

"HELL FIRE RAIN ON YOOOOU,
HELL FIRE RAIN'TH AND ROCK'TH YOOOOOOU
HELL FIRE RAIN ON YOU,
HELL FIRE...RAIN'TH AND ROCK'TH YOU!"
-sifl and ollie
posted by StU aRt on Apr 16, 2003 09:02AM

"You will be sitting on top of a pile of ruins even if you are victorious."
-Buenaventura Durruti, to Pierre Van Passen, August 5, 1936.
posted by Cody Phipps on Apr 17, 2003 09:53PM

"Hey! I'm going to be the next Canadian dracula!"
"Dude, you're not Canadian"

Sify and Ollie <3333

posted by Jess Chahanovich on Apr 18, 2003 01:35PM

that was supposed to be sifl and ollie, sorry
posted by Jess Chahanovich on Apr 18, 2003 01:35PM

"I voted Republican this year. The Democrats left a bad taste in my mouth."
Monica Lewinsky
posted by sam aritan on May 27, 2003 01:23PM

Laws are like spiderwebs, they catch the fly and let the hawk go free. --Spanish Proverb
posted by Clint Phipps on Aug 13, 2003 05:58PM

The bigger they are the harder they fall...
posted by Cody Phipps on Aug 14, 2003 10:33PM

i dunno if this one is already up here, but here goes
"float like a butterfly, sting like a bee"
it's a classic!
posted by Cean Lakranski on Aug 18, 2003 01:41PM

the one i came up with and told people for advice whenever they asked me for it in relationship problems,
"follow your heart, and it will lead you the right way."
posted by Cean Lakranski on Aug 18, 2003 04:59PM

"Terminological inexactitude..." (Winston Churchill, describing discourse that does not rise to the level of a bare-assed lie...)
posted by sam aritan on Sep 09, 2003 04:15PM

Know what my favorite part of Clint is? The way he waves his magic! Such delicate yet assertive motions which to most of the crowd, look like nothing more than high quality showmanship. Ahhh, the layman....The layman....."But wait!", scream the layman. "I am you and you are me! Without one, we both shall perish in the quiet ,colorless void." Wave on, my good friend. Wave on!
--Big Mamma
posted by Cody Phipps on Sep 25, 2003 10:25PM

A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you.
Francoise Sagan
posted by sam aritan on Sep 30, 2003 08:44AM

Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
posted by Erica Davis on Nov 20, 2003 07:35PM

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. -E. E. Cummings
posted by Erica Davis on Nov 20, 2003 07:36PM

A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need the advice. - Bill Cosby
posted by Cody Phipps on Nov 24, 2003 06:16PM

"We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true."
-Robert Wilensky
posted by Cody Phipps on Nov 24, 2003 06:25PM

If at first you don't succeed, try not to look astonished.-- I have it on my wall. I don't know who said it, but Stu liked it!
posted by Erica Davis on Dec 04, 2003 04:38AM

at first you don't succeed, there's always other people who will for money
~also~
at first you don't succeed, have somebody else do it
~me n cory on a night of alotta drinking
posted by Cean Lakranski on Dec 05, 2003 08:20PM

We must become the change we want to see.
posted by Erica Bennett on Jan 01, 2004 05:29PM

Are you looking for the truth? than........ SHUT UP cause truth is a wishper....
( John Rzeznik )
posted by ann Knowles on Jan 11, 2004 02:33PM

He said that jesus Christ was just like a cop...
You know, you never know when they'll come
( John Rzeznik )
posted by ann Knowles on Jan 11, 2004 02:37PM

Before death came, the liars were made to feast upon the hands of the thieves, and the thieves were made to ingest the tongues of their fellow brother liars.j And we praised thy lord for thee judgements he hath made.
-book of tenets

The essence of balance is detachment. To embrace a cause, to gro fond or spiteful, is to lose ones balance. After which, no action can be trusted. Our burden is not for the dependant of spirit.
-Mayar

posted by Cean Lakranski on Jan 14, 2004 01:09PM

why kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?
-scott aka burnoutt

"this kid in florida raped and killed this girl and didn't get a death penalty cause in that state they abolished it. here in texas if three or more people saw you do what you did, you don't wait on death row for a few years, you go to the front of the line. other states are trying to abolish the death penalty, my states putting in an express line." ~Ron White

posted by Cean Lakranski on Jan 14, 2004 01:13PM

Growing old is manditory. Growing up is optional.
posted by Erica Davis on Jan 15, 2004 04:35PM

throughout human history, as our species faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authoritiesm the political, the religious, the educational authorities who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing, forming in our minds their view of reality. to think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable, open-mindedness; chaotic, confused, vulnerability to inform yourself.
think for yourself... question authority
posted by Cean Lakranski on Jan 20, 2004 04:27PM

Good call Cean. However, I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
posted by Tim - on Jan 28, 2004 08:37AM

"The Passion of Christ is a sickening death trip, a grimly unilluminating procession of treachery, beatings, blood, and agony."
(David Denby)
posted by sam aritan on Mar 19, 2004 03:22PM

Yo "B". Is this your view of the movie too? I have yet to see it and have no desire too. Just wondering...?
posted by Nick Heintz on Mar 22, 2004 12:59PM

i don't want to see a movie about jesus.... i can do that for free by going to the church down the road... though i'd rather burn it :/
posted by Cean Lakranski on Mar 25, 2004 09:15PM

woah people, let's get back to quotes here. you want to talk about Passion, start another forum...thank you
posted by Jess Chahanovich on Mar 25, 2004 10:00PM

Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself. Therefore, I support legislation amending Federal law to eliminate all Federal penalties for up to 1 ounce of marijuana.- President Jimmy Carter, Aug. 2, 1977 Message to Congress
posted by c -- on Sep 22, 2004 11:26AM

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check. - M.C. Escher
posted by c -- on Sep 22, 2004 11:28AM

"If you cant take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. Its not safe out here. Its wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But its not for the timid." - Q (Star Trek Next Generation)
posted by c -- on Sep 22, 2004 11:39AM

enjoy being
posted by c -- on Sep 22, 2004 11:40AM

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS!" - Mahatma Gandhi
posted by c -- on Sep 22, 2004 11:44AM

If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room. - Anita Koddick
posted by c -- on Sep 22, 2004 11:46AM

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
posted by c -- on Sep 22, 2004 11:47AM

"Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence." - Dorothy Thompson
posted by c -- on Sep 22, 2004 11:50AM

"Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bonds of reason in that it attempts to control a mans appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded." - Abraham Lincoln
posted by c -- on Sep 22, 2004 11:52AM

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Benjamin Franklin
posted by c -- on Sep 22, 2004 11:52AM

"I read somewhere that 77 percent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 percent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves." - Jerry Garcia
posted by c -- on Sep 22, 2004 11:55AM

If we were south of the border, ya'll would be retarditos. -Drill Sgt Fisk on privates

"Do I look like I care? People get the hiv and they didn't want it, but it happens!"
"Drill Sergeant, I don't know what that is..."
"the hiv? You know, H-I-V, It's kinda like aids, you get it from dirty sex?" - Drill Sgt Truitt with a really dumb private

"Did I tell ya'll that I hate you today?"
"NO DRILL SERGEANT!"
"I hate you all. Equally. Fuckers."
-Drill Sgt Willis

posted by Jess Chahanovich on Sep 26, 2004 01:12PM

omfg.
posted by Tim - on Sep 26, 2004 10:12PM

"I expect the Special Olympics team to come out here and knock this shit out and they could probably still kick your ass at it. The only thing about them coming here is that you'd have to give them a hug at the end. eew. And then take them to McDonald's. See, that's why privates are like retards. Their two favourite things: Hugs and McDonald's."
-Drill Sgt Truitt on PECS (Physical Endurance Course) and privates
posted by Jess Chahanovich on Sep 28, 2004 05:50PM

Guess it's no wonder about private Pyle...
posted by Clint Phipps on Sep 29, 2004 02:14AM

Jess: I need a boy to cuddle with.
Krista: That's because you're drunk. And whenever there is drunk, the is supposed to be a boy.
posted by Jess Chahanovich on Oct 03, 2004 05:20PM

My favorite quote from the first presidential debate:

"You cannot lead if you send mexed missages." - George Bush

posted by c -- on Oct 04, 2004 12:59PM

"Don't you get it, its all about love." -Krystal Lee Higgins (April 17, 1987 - August 8, 2004)
posted by Marnie Lesbines on Oct 09, 2004 11:19AM

"If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts" -Counting Crows-
posted by Mitch Farren on Jun 03, 2005 09:47PM

Rock N' Roll
posted by Paige Gross on Jun 14, 2005 04:17PM

"What cant be cured must be indured so just shut up and do it!"
posted by Natalie Murphy on Jun 18, 2005 09:17PM

'For smart people there is college. For dumb people there is clown college. What one do you think I want to go to?'
posted by Paige Gross on Jun 21, 2005 01:58PM

In the garage, where I belong no one hears me sing this song. In the garage. -Weezer (off one of the GOOD albums)
I'm on fire and now I think I'm ready to bust a move. -Motion City Soundtrack
posted by Paige Gross on Sep 04, 2005 04:25PM

"We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job. That's what I'm telling you." Dubya, Gulfport, Miss., Sept. 20, 2005.
posted by sam aritan on Sep 29, 2005 09:01AM

"Trample the weak, hurdle the dead."
posted by Mountain Robicheau on Oct 02, 2005 07:31AM

Heaven is where the police are English, the cooks are French, the mechanics are German, the lovers are Italian and everything is organized by the Swiss. Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and everything is organized by the Italians. anon
posted by sam aritan on Oct 07, 2005 09:20AM

"wanting to be someone your not is a waste of the person you are" -Kurt Cobain
posted by Kalarr -- on Dec 18, 2005 09:47PM

"The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enought to stare up the steps-we must step up the stairs." Vance Havner
posted by Latricia Saucier on Dec 23, 2005 05:01PM

In Oregon, it is illegal to make your donkey sleep in a bath tub. true fact. read the blue book.
posted by pickle style on Dec 28, 2005 12:17AM

"When you see multiple viewpoints, you are less attached to your own."
-- Newz Crew Member
http://www.newzcrew.org/
posted by Cody Phipps on Dec 30, 2005 02:19AM

I was so deadly serious about what I was doing.... I was in it to save the Fucking world! I wanted to tell the world about the blues and to get it right. Even then, I thought I was on some kingd of mission, so in a way I thought, yes, I am God, quite right. ----------- Eric Clapton

posted by pickle style on Dec 31, 2005 01:22PM

If you aren't getting the grades you want, I am not getting the work I want.

Anonymous teacher

posted by pickle style on Dec 31, 2005 01:23PM

I DONT KNOW AND I DONT KARY
posted by JAKE FULL on Apr 30, 2006 07:17PM

"civil disobedience. . . is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. . Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem."
-Howard Zinn
posted by Bobbi-Jo Bourdeau on May 17, 2006 11:26AM

Zinn is one of my favorite authors. Everyone in America should be reading his work right now...
posted by Cody Phipps on May 17, 2006 11:51AM

We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children -Howard Zinn
posted by Bobbi-Jo Bourdeau on May 17, 2006 12:16PM

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
--Albert Einstein
posted by Clint Phipps on May 18, 2006 04:22PM

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. ---Einstein
posted by Clint Phipps on May 18, 2006 04:27PM

"Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves." -- Romans 13:1-2
posted by Clint Phipps on May 18, 2006 04:34PM

"The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion." -Tom Wolfe
posted by Bobbi-Jo Bourdeau on May 18, 2006 05:39PM

"We must bear in mind that imperialism is a world system, the last stage of capitalism-and it must be defeated in a world confrontation. The strategic end of this struggle should be the destruction of imperialism. Our share, the responsibility of the exploited and underdeveloped of the world, is to eliminate the foundations of imperialism: our oppressed nations, from where they extract capital, raw materials, technicians, and cheap labor, and to which they export new capital-instruments of domination-arms and all kinds of articles, thus submerging us in an absolute dependence."
Che Guevara
posted by Bobbi-Jo Bourdeau on May 18, 2006 05:46PM

"Our programme is cultural revolution thorugh a total assault on culture, which makes use of every tool, every energy and every media we can get our collective hands on... our culture, our art, our music, our books, our posters, our clothing, the way our hair grows long, the way we smoke dope and fuck and eat and sleep-it's all one message-the message is freedom."
John Sinclair
posted by Bobbi-Jo Bourdeau on May 18, 2006 05:47PM

"The war against terrorism is terrorism. The whole thing is just bullshit!"
Woody Harrelson
posted by Bobbi-Jo Bourdeau on May 18, 2006 05:54PM

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
posted by Bobbi-Jo Bourdeau on May 23, 2006 10:42AM

"In music the passions enjoy themselves."
-Nietzsche
posted by Cody Phipps on May 25, 2006 02:44PM

"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."
-Victor Hugo
posted by Cody Phipps on May 25, 2006 02:45PM

"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind...War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today."
-- John F. Kennedy
posted by Cody Phipps on May 25, 2006 02:46PM

"At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
posted by Cody Phipps on May 25, 2006 02:47PM

"There is no way to peace. Peace is the way."
-- A.J. Muste.
posted by Cody Phipps on May 25, 2006 02:50PM

"Five enemies of peace inhabit with us -- avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace."
-- Petrarch (14th century)
posted by Cody Phipps on May 25, 2006 02:51PM

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. ~Leopold Stokowski
posted by Bobbi-Jo Bourdeau on May 25, 2006 04:42PM

Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart! Else it may be their miserable fortune, when some mightier touch than their own may have awakened all her sensibilities, to be reproached even for the calm content, the marble image of happiness, which they will have imposed upon her as the warm reality. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne,
posted by Bobbi-Jo Bourdeau on May 25, 2006 04:43PM

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. ~Benjamin Franklin
posted by Bobbi-Jo Bourdeau on May 25, 2006 04:44PM

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination. ~Robert Fulghum
posted by Bobbi-Jo Bourdeau on May 25, 2006 04:46PM

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. ~P.J. O'Rourke
posted by Bobbi-Jo Bourdeau on May 25, 2006 04:48PM