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Favorite Quotes

These are two of my favorite quotes:

“Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.” – Barry Switzer

“You run into an assh*le in the morning, you ran into an assh*le; you run into assh*les all day, you’re the assh*le.” – Raylan Givens

I use the second one all the time… on myself.

What are some of your favorite quotes?

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A paraphrase of the real quote….

‘He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither’

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Wow, where to start. I have quite a few favourite quotes and mottos… let’s see…

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.
(Bodybuilding/fitness motivation – if you’re not getting results, you need to do something differently. Doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result is the definition of insanity!)

Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.”
Churchill: “Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.”
(Hahaha, classic Churchill!)

If you are going through hell… keep going!
(Another Churchill quote? Not 100% sure if that’s legit.)

If you judge a goldfish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will spend it’s whole life believing it’s stupid.
(Probably paraphrased a bit… I think it’s a quote from Einstein.)

Not exactly a quote, but I really like this:

Picasso was in a park when a woman approached him and asked him to draw a portrait of her. Picasso agreed and quickly sketches her. After handing the sketch to her, she is pleased with the likeness and asks how much she owed to him. Picasso replies $5,000. The woman screamed, “but it took you only five minutes!” “No, Madam, it took me all my life”, replied Picasso.

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“If you’re not a liberal by 20, you have no heart. If not conservative by 40, you have no brain” – Churchill

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear” – Mark Twain

“I never think of the future, it comes soon enough” – Einstein

“Drinking rum before noon does not make me an alcoholic, it makes me a pirate.” – T-shirt at a Jimmy Buffet concert

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Haha!  Some of these were really great!

Here is one...

"Build a man a fire and you keep him warm for a day.  Set that man on fire and he'll be warm the rest of his life."

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@rojos: "Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple."  - Barry Switzer

I use that one all the time when describing my boss.

@Jack: "I want to look him straight in the eye and tell him what a cheap, lying, no good, rotten, four flushing, snake licking, dirt eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood sucking, dog kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat assed, bug eyed, stiff legged, spotty lipped, worm headed, sack of monkey shit he is!!!

Halleluah!! Holy shit!! Where's the Tylenol??"

One of my all time favorites!

@Steve: "Why do it today when you can do it tomorrow."

My lifetime motto!


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Pinetreebbs wrote:
My Pop often said: "If we had some ham, we could have some ham and eggs, if we had some eggs."
Nice!

That reminds me of something my grandpop once said to me as he paused on the steps one night... "I'm headin' up stairs now to f#ck your grandma".  Still brings a tear to my eye.

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Telman2 wrote:

Don't let the door slam you in the ass on the way out.

In my neck of the woods we use that but with a twist... "Don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you"

I will always remember my father yelling "shit or get off the pot!" when he'd be driving on the highway behind some jackass in the passing lane who was driving slow. Fond memory indeed!  :bigsmile:

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