Favorite Quotes

166 posts / 0 new
Last post
Danglerb
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 2 weeks ago
Joined: 10/07/2012 - 04:39
Posts: 578
Location: SoCal

Pain is weakness leaving the body, USMC tshirt.

Still a bit dim

Bucketthead
Bucketthead's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 12/06/2013 - 12:40
Posts: 114
Location: KC MO

Joke em if they can’t take a f**k.
???

Funerals are cheaper than college.
Me

I no longer need a wallet. Thanks BLF! 

VFMaddict
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 2 weeks ago
Joined: 06/03/2011 - 08:47
Posts: 1451
Location: London

“The most practical and dramatic victory of science over religion occurred in the 17th Century, when churches began to put up lightning conductors” – Issac Asimov

"You are making progress if each mistake you make is a new one."

Remember - Most great discoveries start with maki

Boaz
Boaz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 35 min ago
Joined: 11/07/2010 - 09:31
Posts: 6537
Location: Birthplace of Aviation

 

 

 How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat ?

                                                                                           - bill cosby

 



 Flashlights ? Flashlights ??   We no need no stinking flashlights 

καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

Boaz
Boaz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 35 min ago
Joined: 11/07/2010 - 09:31
Posts: 6537
Location: Birthplace of Aviation

 

Anything worth doing well is worth more done wrong .... 

                                                                                               chinese flashlight manufacturers 


 Wheat wheat ..an amazing amount of wheat  


“I don't wanna sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't wanna sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed, you know, as a career, I don't wanna do that...right now I just wanna be with your daughter, sir.”

 

Kickboxing ...sport of the future

καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

saypat
saypat's picture
Online
Last seen: 1 min 45 sec ago
Joined: 07/13/2011 - 20:32
Posts: 2809
Location: Calif

Beauty is life in excess of what we can manage or control…

djozz
djozz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 38 min ago
Joined: 09/07/2012 - 17:04
Posts: 12482
Location: Amsterdam

Boaz wrote:

 

 

 How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat ?

                                                                                           - bill cosby

 

I remember that one from 'The Wall' (Pink Floyd)

link to djozz tests 

“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that.”   (Gus Speth)

old4570
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 3 min ago
Joined: 09/06/2010 - 02:44
Posts: 3322
Location: Land of Oz

“It is not the critic who counts;
not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly;
who errs and comes short again and again;
who knows great enthusiasms,
the great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly
so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

TR


Do onto others - As you would have others do onto you ! 

God 

 


 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

jacktheclipper
jacktheclipper's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 10 hours ago
Joined: 10/31/2010 - 21:18
Posts: 4836
Location: Florida , U.S.A.

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.

Ruth E. Renkel




We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.

Anais Nin

 

 

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.

John A. Shedd

RAW74
RAW74's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 07/23/2012 - 16:01
Posts: 809
Location: east coast USA

When will then be now? Soon!

Bort
Bort's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 1 day ago
Joined: 06/01/2012 - 17:15
Posts: 7450
Location: Holding the proverbial flashlight
RAW74 wrote:
When will then be now? Soon!

Tell them to comb the desert, do you hear me? Comb the desert!
Are we being too literal?
No, you fool, we’re following orders, we were told to comb the desert, so we’re combing it

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

rojos
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 4 months ago
Joined: 07/18/2012 - 19:22
Posts: 996

Boaz wrote:
“I don't wanna sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't wanna sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed, you know, as a career, I don't wanna do that...right now I just wanna be with your daughter, sir.”

Words to live by.

texas shooter
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 12 min ago
Joined: 08/26/2012 - 02:14
Posts: 1064
Location: Texas

“I drank what?” Socrates

Boaz
Boaz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 35 min ago
Joined: 11/07/2010 - 09:31
Posts: 6537
Location: Birthplace of Aviation

 

   

       Yesterdays a memory

 

        Tomorrow's a dream

 

 

 

 

        Todays a bitch

καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

Bort
Bort's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 1 day ago
Joined: 06/01/2012 - 17:15
Posts: 7450
Location: Holding the proverbial flashlight

LaForge: The tank can’t handle that much pressure
Scotty: Where’d you get that idea?”
LaForge: What do you mean where did i get that idea, its in the impulse engine specifications
Scotty: Regulation 42/15: ‘Pressure Variances in IRC Tank Storage’?”
LaForge: Yeah
Scotty: Forget it, i wrote it

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

MontyPyfon
MontyPyfon's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 23 hours ago
Joined: 05/03/2015 - 05:46
Posts: 321
Location: QLD. Australia

Religion: Advertising agencies for a non existing product.

— Clive James

To many flashlights, too many batteries. Wife is going to kill me Smile
Q8 (Still coming), S2+: 10, SRK style: 6, C8: 10, L2: 3,  L6: 2, Couri XM-L2: 1 LuckySun BLF SE: 3, EagleEye X6: 2   and lots more....

Monty

VFMaddict
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 2 weeks ago
Joined: 06/03/2011 - 08:47
Posts: 1451
Location: London

Some of my favorites -

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
― Albert Einstein

*******************************************************

“In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.”
― Terry Pratchett

*******************************************************

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”
― Carl Sagan

*******************************************************

“In my opinion, we don’t devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.”
― Bill Watterson

*******************************************************

“[In the Universe it may be that] Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare. Some would say it has yet to occur on Earth.”
― Stephen Hawking

*******************************************************

“The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.”
― Delos McKown

*******************************************************

“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
- Douglas Adams

*******************************************************

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”
- Douglas Adams

"You are making progress if each mistake you make is a new one."

Remember - Most great discoveries start with maki

Jackasper
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 8 months ago
Joined: 03/28/2011 - 00:27
Posts: 65
Location: Pacific Northwest

“Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.”

John Wayne
Danglerb
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 2 weeks ago
Joined: 10/07/2012 - 04:39
Posts: 578
Location: SoCal

Jackasper wrote:
“Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.” John Wayne
Not Wayne, but some other old movie.

Still a bit dim

Streamer
Streamer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 12/01/2011 - 21:06
Posts: 3415
Location: TX

Danglerb wrote:
Jackasper wrote:
"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid." John Wayne
Not Wayne, but some other old movie.

John Wayne as SGT. STRYKER * Sands of Iwo Jima 1949

Tbxxx
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 5 months ago
Joined: 11/30/2014 - 02:05
Posts: 18
Location: Northern California

Don’t worry about avoiding temptation. As you get older, it will avoid you.

Danglerb
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 2 weeks ago
Joined: 10/07/2012 - 04:39
Posts: 578
Location: SoCal

“Not everything on the internet is true” Abraham Lincoln.

Origins: The phrase “Life is hard; it’s harder when you’re stupid” (also variously rendered as “Life is hard; it’s even harder when you’re stupid” or “Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid”) has long been a favorite of
memists, nearly all of whom attribute the saying to iconic Western film actor John Wayne. It sounds like something the blunt-speaking Duke would have said, and that’s sufficient for most people. But John Wayne didn’t actually say this, either as a line of character dialogue in a film or speaking as himself.

This line has been claimed of various characters played by Wayne in a number of movies, most commonly the 1949 release Sands of Iwo Jima, in which Wayne portrayed the battle-hardened Marine sergeant John M. Stryker — the IMDb even lists this saying as one of the film’s memorable quotes. But no character in Sands of Iwo Jima, Sgt. Stryker or otherwise, speaks such a line. And no one has yet turned up a film clip or script documenting the phrase as something spoken by a Wayne character in any other movie.

So where did the phrase come from? Is it yet another great saying thought up by that witty sage, Anonymous?

The earliest known cinematic use of this thought (whatever its precise expression) appears in the 1973 crime film The Friends of Eddie Coyle, which was in turn based on the 1970 novel of the same name by George V. Higgins. The book’s title character is an aging, small-time criminal and informant who works as a gun runner in Boston’s Irish-American underworld; but it is another character, the young gun runner Jackie Brown, who ends up saying, “This life’s hard, but it’s harder if you’re stupid.” That line comes through almost intact in the film version, rendered by actor Steven Keats (playing Jackie Brown) as “This life’s hard, man, but it’s harder if you’re stupid”:

Read more at http://www.snopes.com/quotes/johnwayne/lifehard.asp#w2qyaMyiPVMF1sbr.99

Still a bit dim

DavidEF
DavidEF's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 22 min ago
Joined: 06/05/2014 - 06:00
Posts: 5638
Location: Salisbury, North Carolina, USA

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Albert Einstein

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle

Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.
-Ayn Rand

Rufusbduck
Rufusbduck's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 04/04/2012 - 15:34
Posts: 10365
Location: Golden state

“Crazy people who are productive are geniuses. Crazy people who are rich are eccentric. Crazy people who are neither productive nor rich are just plain crazy. Geniuses and crazy people are both out in the middle of a deep ocean geniuses swim, crazy people drown. Most of us are sitting safely on the shore. Take a chance and get your feet wet. – Michael J. Gelb
Actually, I think most of us are being taken for a ride.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

Scott

Ronin42
Ronin42's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 3 hours ago
Joined: 12/17/2014 - 22:17
Posts: 1736
Location: Alameda, CA
ryan wolff wrote:
“Being neither jealous nor greedy, being without desires, and remaining the same under all circumstances, this is nobility.” My motto.

It may be your motto but it is not your quote. Smile

just so we are clear:

its from

Siddhartha Gautama

He said the same thing many different ways so on that note

Do not go by revelation;
Do not go by tradition;
Do not go by hearsay;
Do not go on the authority of sacred texts;
Do not go on the grounds of pure logic;
Do not go by a view that seems rational;
Do not go by reflecting on mere appearances;
Do not go along with a considered view because you agree with it;
Do not go along on the grounds that the person is competent;
Do not go along because “the recluse is our teacher.”
Kalamas, when you yourselves know: These things are unwholesome, these things are blameworthy; these things are censured by the wise; and when undertaken and observed, these things lead to harm and ill, abandon them…
Kalamas, when you know for yourselves: These are wholesome; these things are not blameworthy; these things are praised by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to benefit and happiness, having undertaken them, abide in them.
Kalama Sutta – Angutarra Nikaya 3.65

(“It’s good that most people can’t remember their previous lives. Otherwise
things would be a lot more complicated than they already are.”
Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo)

Rufusbduck
Rufusbduck's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 04/04/2012 - 15:34
Posts: 10365
Location: Golden state

Bort wrote:
mhemling33 wrote:
“I have the key in my hand, all I have to find is the lock”

whats that from?
I think its the opposite in real life, you have the lock and have to find the key

Just rereading a few. Actually I think he’s right, we are the key but the locks are hidden behind a veil of apathy and fear.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

Scott

Bort
Bort's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 1 day ago
Joined: 06/01/2012 - 17:15
Posts: 7450
Location: Holding the proverbial flashlight

Rufusbduck wrote:
Bort wrote:
mhemling33 wrote:
“I have the key in my hand, all I have to find is the lock”

whats that from?
I think its the opposite in real life, you have the lock and have to find the key

Just rereading a few. Actually I think he’s right, we are the key but the locks are hidden behind a veil of apathy and fear.

i think the social issues (including apathy and fear) are the locks and its up to us to find the keys to conquering them

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

jacktheclipper
jacktheclipper's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 10 hours ago
Joined: 10/31/2010 - 21:18
Posts: 4836
Location: Florida , U.S.A.

He who has seen present things has seen all, both everything which has taken place from all eternity and everything which will be for time without end; for all things are of one kin and of one form.

Marcus Aurelius

jacktheclipper
jacktheclipper's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 10 hours ago
Joined: 10/31/2010 - 21:18
Posts: 4836
Location: Florida , U.S.A.

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

Dr Seuss

Lazy-R-us
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 1 day ago
Joined: 09/13/2015 - 00:30
Posts: 673
Location: Carolinas, USA

From here on BLF in the thread :
Pop/soda can aluminum

“If you find yourself in a dark room with molten aluminum… hold very still… and re-evaluate your decision-making ability.”

- Joshk

Lazy-R-us

Pages