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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by The Voice of Reason, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. Bastet

    Bastet Vile Stove-Toucher

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    Some quotes from an old tv show called 'Dr. Who'. It was a British sci-fi show that ran from the early 60s - late 80s:

    The Doctor: A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.
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    The Doctor: First things first, but not necessarily in that order.
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    The Doctor: [to Leela after she almost knifes him] It's a good thing your tribe never invented firearms... they'd've woken with a start one morning and wiped themselves out.
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    The Doctor: What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?
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    Jamie: Have you thought up some clever plan, Doctor?
    The Doctor: Yes Jamie, I believe I have.
    Jamie: What are you going to do?
    The Doctor : Bung a rock at it
    .

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    The Doctor: When we were on the river we heard the unearthly babble of inhuman voices, didn't you, Romana?
    Professor Chronotis: Oh, undergraduates talking to each other, I expect. I'm trying to have it banned.

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    [on oil]
    The Doctor : It's about time the people who run this planet of yours realized that to be dependent on a mineral slime just doesn't make sense.

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    The Doctor: Never cared much for the word "impregnable." Sounds a bit too much like "unsinkable."
    Harry: What's wrong with "unsinkable"?
    The Doctor: Nothing. As the iceberg said to the Titanic.
    Harry : What?
    The Doctor : Gloop, gloop, gloop, gloop, gloop, gloop, gloop.

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    The Doctor: You want me to volunteer, is that it? And if I don't?
    White Guardian: Nothing.
    The Doctor : You mean nothing'll happen to me?
    White Guardian : Nothing. Ever.

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    The Doctor: Logic, my dear Zoe, merely enables one to be wrong with authority.
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    The Doctor: That is the dematerializing control, and that over yonder is the horizontal hold; up there is the scanner, those are the doors, and that is a chair with a panda on it. Sheer poetry, dear boy. Now please stop bothering me.
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    The Doctor: You see, if you take any progressive series, it can be converted into binary notation. Now, if you take the sum of the integrants and express the result as a power series, then the indices show the basic binary blocks, only I wouldn't do it if I were you.
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    Benton: What do we do now?
    The Doctor : Keep it confused. Feed it with useless information. I wonder if I have a television set handy?

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    The Doctor: Still, while there's life, there's six of one, half dozen of the other.
    Master: Woolly thinking, Doctor.
    The Doctor : Yes, but very comforting when worn next to the skin.

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    The Doctor: Allow me to congratulate you, sir. You have the most totally closed mind that I've ever encountered.
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    The Doctor: My theories appall you, my heresies outrage you, I never answer letters and you don't like my tie.
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    The Doctor: You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don't alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit their views. Which can be uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that need altering.
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    The Doctor: I wonder...
    Leela: What?
    The Doctor : Shh. I'm wondering.

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    Hutchinson: You speak treason.
    The Doctor: Fluently.



    Eeks, sorry! :eek: I know that's a lot, but like Spinkles with his Simpsons quotes, I could go on for pages...
     
  2. Lightkeeper

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    We don't like to censor so do what you feel is right.
     
  3. Sunstone

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    On the whole, I think it's best to leave it in. It's harsh, but it's also the truth. And it calls attention not only to the crime of female circumcission, but it also raises an important question about whether anything and everything can be justified in terms of "culture". I think it's too thought-provoking to edit it out.
     
  4. QTpi

    QTpi Mischevious One

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    The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
    - Moliere


    No one knows what he can do until he tries.
    - Latin Proverb
     
  5. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason Doctor of Thinkology

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    It's fine Sunstone, a little raw, but fine.

    TVOR
     
  6. Bastet

    Bastet Vile Stove-Toucher

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    "Life is a mystery to be explored, not a problem to be solved."

    I'm not sure where this originally came from, but a woman said it to me a few months ago...I like it. :)
     
  7. meogi

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    Those are a few my favorite movie quotes... there's really too many to mention though.
     
  8. cardero

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    "If you talk to GOD, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia."

    –Thomas Szasz from “Schizophrenia” in The Second Sin, 1973

    HAVE A TALK WITH GOD



    There are people who have let the problems of today

    Lead them to conclude that for them life is not the way

    But every problem has an answer and if yours you cannot find

    You should talk it over to Him

    He'll give you peace of mind

    When you feel your life's too hard

    Just go have a talk with God



    Many of us feel we walk alone without a friend

    Never communicating with the One who lives within

    Forgetting all about the One who never ever lets you down

    And you can talk to him any time, He's always around

    When you feel your life's too hard

    Just go have a talk with God



    Well he's the only free psychiatrist that's known throughout the world

    For solving the problems of all men, women, little boys and girls

    When you feel your life's too hard

    Just go have a talk with God



    When you feel your life's too hard

    Just go have a talk to God

    When your load's too much to bear

    Just go talk with GOD. He cares

    I know he does



    When you feel your life's too hard

    Just go have a talk to God

    Thank you

    Thank you very much

    -Stevie Wonder, “Songs in the Key of Life”



    All that we see or seem,

    is but a dream

    within a dream

    -Edgar Allen Poe



    “Our lives are the dreams of GOD.”

    -Rev. Patrick J. Cardero



    “The Bible is not my Book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.”

    – Abraham Lincoln



    “God's Word is true and abides forever, and no man or any human organization will ever come close to this. Man's word passes away; God's does not.”

    – (1 Peter 1:24-25).



    “Beware, the man of one book.”

    – St. Thomas Aquinas

    “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”

    – H.H. the Dalai Lama



    “One man's religion is another man's belly laugh.”

    – Robert A. Heinlein



    “It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.”

    – Thomas Jefferson

    "God is the universal substance in existing things. He comprises all things. He is the fountain of all being. In Him exists everything that is."

    – Giordano Bruno

    "Whatever happens at all happens as it should; you will find this true, if you watch narrowly."

    – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, IV, 10

    “Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say that there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.”

    -- Frank Zappa

    “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”

    – John Powell

    “Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't.”

    -- Richard Bach

    "Don't wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day."

    – Albert Camus, The Fall

    "Homosexuality, whether it is between men or between women, is not improper in itself. What is improper is the use of organs already defined as inappropriate for sexual contact."

    – Dali Lama



    "I know that God created in me a need to love, the ability to love. I cannot believe that God would be so spiteful to say 'Ha! you're gay, you can't do anything about it.’"

    – Chris Ambidge, co-convener of Integrity's Toronto chapter, a support group for Anglican gays and lesbians

    “Psychic ability has been nothing more than a basic human capacity that can be developed by just about anyone.”

    -Belleruth Naparstek

    “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

    -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)



    “Beauty is truth, truth beauty; that is all ye know on Earth, and all ye need to know.”

    -- John Keats (1795-1821)

    “Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.”

    -- Voltaire

    “Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.”

    -- Proverbs 4:1

    “The conclusion of belief is not so much a conclusion as a resolution, and it is for that reason that belief excludes doubt.”

    -- Robert Adams

    “A Great Escape into faith is no retreat to safety. It is nothing less than surrender.”

    -- Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist

    “Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.”

    -- Robert G. Ingersoll



    “Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.”

    -- Friedrich Nietzsche

    "Joys divided are increased."

    -- Josia Gilbert Holland
     
  9. cardero

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    "Do not look for rest in any pleasure, because you were not created for pleasure: you were created for Joy. And if you do not know the difference between pleasure and joy you have not yet begun to live."

    -- Thomas Merton

    “Yet for learning,

    It seems there's a price to pay.

    People get hurt.

    People get killed.”

    -- Dick Foreman DC/Vertigo Black Orchid #8 April 1994

    "I think the best proof of intelligent life on other worlds is that they haven't actually tried to contact us!"

    -- Calvin in Bill Watterson's 'Calvin & Hobbes' comic strip

    “If there is one really beautiful trait which belong to all our (spirit) guides, it is that they are completely nonjudgmental and are ready to recognize the true motives of you and yours.”

    – Iris Belhayes with spiritual guide Enid



    “Our purpose is to inspire, teach and encourage you. Our advice is for guidance. What you do with it will be your own decision.”

    – Liza. M. Weimer's spiritual guide Wil

    “You are already more musically inclined than you think. Everyone is. The world is inherently musical. Cutting across all ages, sexes, races, religions, and nationalities, music is a language with universal components.”

    – Don Campbell from The Mozart Effect



    "We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of the dream"

    – Gene Wilder from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”



    Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

    – Berthold Auerbach (1812-1882)



    "Without music, life would be a mistake."

    -- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900)

    “God blesses still the generous thought

    And still the fitting word He speeds,

    And truth, at His requiring taught,

    He quickens into deeds.”

    -- Whittier



    “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”

    -- Phyllis Diller

    "Our ego is our silent partner--too often with a controlling interest."

    -- Cullen Hightower

    "Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man."

    -- C. S. Lewis

    "What is pride? A whizzing rocket that would emulate a star."

    -- William Wordsworth

    "Our true nationality is mankind."

    -- H. G. Wells

    "My chief want in life is someone who shall make me do what I can."

    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson



    "Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose."

    -- John Marm Brown

    “It's not only children who grow. Parents do, too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it myself.”

    -- Joyce Maynard



    “Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.”

    -- Roger Lewin

    "Have we not all one Father? Did not one God create us?"

    -- The Bible, Malachi 2:10

    “Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. “

    -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman



    “I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is. “

    -- Alan Watts

    “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”

    -- Albert Einstein



    “Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.”

    -- Aldous Huxley



    “Technology [is] the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.”

    -- Max Frisch



    "There is more difference within the sexes than between them."

    -- IVY COMPTON-BURNETT, Mother and Son



    "Life is but thought."

    -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge



    "The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it."

    -- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, IV, 3

    "To him who hearkens to the gods, the gods give ear."

    – Homer



    "A generous prayer is never presented in vain; the petition may be refused, but the petitioner is always, I believe, rewarded by some gracious visitation."

    – Robert Louis Stevenson


    "Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms."

    – George Eliot, Scenes of Clerical Life

    “Revelation, as I know it, is what happens when GOD tries to get our attention and we, reluctantly or enthusiastically or even inadvertently, give it.... We expect revelation to explain, solve our puzzles, provide assurance in the face of doubt. But when GOD calls attention, explanation is seldom what we get. What is offered instead is conversation and challenge.”

    – Patrick Henry
     
  10. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason Doctor of Thinkology

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    "I see a day when children are judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
     
  11. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    "Actually, it does say 'Adam and Steve.' That's what you get for reading the translation." ~ God.

    And pretty much anything on bash.org is good. Bash.org is my crack. ;)
     
  12. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason Doctor of Thinkology

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    Jensa - man, I just LOVE that quote. I believe I'll just scoot on over to bash.org and take a little look-see around. Thanks.

    Carrdero - I think the album "Songs In The Key of Life" by Stevie Wonder may be one of the greatest albums ever recorded - great music and unbelievable lyrics.

    TVOR
     
  13. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason Doctor of Thinkology

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    "Knowledge is good." -
    On the statue of Emil Faber (Founder of Faber College) at the opening scene of Animal House

    TVOR
     
  14. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    Voice: Be sure to click on the Top 100, otherwise you might miss the best ones...

    "You're unique, just like everyone else."

    Another good site is despair.com... they have great "motivational" posters. :D
     
  15. Ardhanariswar

    Ardhanariswar I'm back!

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    i dont think anyone has mentioned this. if not, its worth repeating.

    "dont let school get in the way of your education"
    ~mark twain.
    or something like that.
     
  16. Sunstone

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    Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. -- Oscar Wilde
     
  17. Mister Emu

    Mister Emu Emu Extraordinaire
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    Some of those are just hilarious.

    "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

    - Jesus, recorded in the Gosple of John, Chapter Three, Verse Sixteen.
     
  18. cardero

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    If you enjoy the album there is DVD series that recognizes great albums of our time and SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE was showcased. It is a “behind the scenes” look at how the magic was created, I’m not sure if you are interested in the technical aspects of that album but I do know it was an interesting documentary.

     
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