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Favorite Quotes

Mr BeechMr Beech Florida, USAPosts: 1,748MI6 Agent
edited August 2012 in Off Topic Chat
I wanted to know some of your favorite quotes/slogans/philosophies from any source. It can be humorous or particularly meaningful.

It can be Bond, but it goes without saying, "Bond... James Bond," is on the list.

I'll start:

"The little things... there's nothing bigger, is there?" David Aames, Vanilla Sky (and many more from Vanilla Sky)


"Live every week like it's Shark Week." - Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock

"Nemo vir est qui mundum non reddat meliorem." (Original Latin)
"What man is a man who does not make the world better?" - Kingdom of Heaven


"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
-Marianne Williamson (I'm not religious, but I think this one is nice. Often misquoted as being by Nelson Mandela, but he was reciting it in his speech. Can be interpreted to be yourself or to let your ego run wild because it will somehow help people. I think Jack Donaghy would believe the latter :)) )


"The World you have entered was created by The Walt Disney Company and is dedicated to Hollywood—not a place on a map, but a state of mind that exists wherever people dream and wonder and imagine, a place where illusion and reality are fused by technological magic. We welcome you to a Hollywood that never was—and always will be. ”
—Michael Eisner, May 1, 1989, Dedicating Disney's Hollywood Studios

Angela: Extension 128.
Creed: [over phone] Hiya Pumpkin, it's Creed.
Creed: Say, we're gonna ditch this bitch. You in?
Angela: No.
Creed: Are you out? [Angela hangs up] Pumpkin's out, let's go gang! [they all make a run for the door, Dwight re-enters room with only Angela left]


Not a quote, but one of my favorite cold opens from The Office (US)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkRSBwiP2vE
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  • Mr MartiniMr Martini That nice house in the sky.Posts: 2,658MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I need to put my favorite quote back into my signature:

    Admit nothing, deny everything and make counter-accusations.
    Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope
  • JamesbondjrJamesbondjr Posts: 462MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    The bad new is time flies, the good news is you're the pilot - Michael Althsuler
    1- On Her Majesty's Secret Service 2- Casino Royale 3- Licence To Kill 4- Goldeneye 5- From Russia With Love
  • DaltonFan1DaltonFan1 The West of IrelandPosts: 503MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    "It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking."
    "You cannot lead a man to a desert, then give him water and call that compassion."
    "Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither."
    "Commerce with all nations, alliance with none."
    And my favourite, "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

    Can anyone identify these people?
    “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.” - Carl Jung
  • ke02ewwke02eww USPosts: 2,064MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    :D
    DaltonFan1 wrote:
    "It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking." Ron Paul
    "You cannot lead a man to a desert, then give him water and call that compassion." Ronald Reagan
    "Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither." Ben franklin
    "Commerce with all nations, alliance with none." Thomas Jefferson
    And my favourite, "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." George w bush

    Can anyone identify these people?

    As above...

    Though the Reagan quote should be "Believe me, you cannot create a desert, hand a person a cup of water and call that compassion"

    It was made in this speech, which contains one of my favourite quotes - "covered" by Reagan

    "And in those moments when we grow tired, when our struggle seems hard, remember what Eric Liddell, Scotland's Olympic champion runner, said in Chariots of Fire: "So where does the power come from to see the race to its end? From within. God made me for a purpose, and I will run for His pleasure."
    http://reagan2020.us/speeches/Our_Noble_Vision.asp

    Where are all the ronnie reagans when we need them?
  • DaltonFan1DaltonFan1 The West of IrelandPosts: 503MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    ke02eww wrote:
    :D
    DaltonFan1 wrote:
    "It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking." Ron Paul
    "You cannot lead a man to a desert, then give him water and call that compassion." Ronald Reagan
    "Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither." Ben franklin
    "Commerce with all nations, alliance with none." Thomas Jefferson
    And my favourite, "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." George w bush

    Can anyone identify these people?

    As above...

    Though the Reagan quote should be "Believe me, you cannot create a desert, hand a person a cup of water and call that compassion"

    It was made in this speech, which contains one of my favourite quotes - "covered" by Reagan

    "And in those moments when we grow tired, when our struggle seems hard, remember what Eric Liddell, Scotland's Olympic champion runner, said in Chariots of Fire: "So where does the power come from to see the race to its end? From within. God made me for a purpose, and I will run for His pleasure."
    http://reagan2020.us/speeches/Our_Noble_Vision.asp

    Where are all the ronnie reagans when we need them?

    Excellent knowledge (I assume you didn't look them up), those are all heroes of mine except one, no prizes for guessing.

    Regarding Reagan, I think his name is regularly used by people who don't hold any of his values but want some of his tremendous popularity.
    “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.” - Carl Jung
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Heaven hath no Rage like a love to hatred turned, Nor Hell a Fury like a woman scorned.
    William Congreve

    Darkness can't drive out Darkness; Only light can do that.
    Hatred Can't drive out hatred; Only love can do that.
    Martin Luther King

    Men never plan to be Failures, They simply Fail to plan for success.
    Willian A Ward

    If ifs and ands where Pots and pans, then we'd all have a pot to P*ss In.
    This is Mine, ( as far as I know )
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Mr BeechMr Beech Florida, USAPosts: 1,748MI6 Agent
    edited April 2012
    "Heaven is a place on Earth."

    The bold part below is my conclusion on what this means to me.

    I am not very religious despite being raised Christian. These days I live with facts and evidence, and for the things unproven, I'll stick to the I don't know category. I just sort of lost that innocence where you can say there are angels and blessings of God making life pleasurable when there is no evidence for those things and as a rational human being, I just can't conclude that they are there. It sort of gives me a chuckle when someone says they are blessed to have done well in classes or to get a promotion because in my life, I credit myself with those successes. They are things I put effort into and I am not able to blindly credit them to someone else as blessings and plans that I am not responsible for.

    Don't get me wrong, I think a lot of things are good in religion, but I just can't believe much of the stories for fact. I'd still raise my own family on religion, even if I am not within it myself these days.

    Anyways, I take evidence and anything that has no evidence is just in the unknown category for me, which is why I like this quote. Despite not being certain if the wonderful idea of Heaven exists after life, or even Hell, I'd like to think we do get to experience them on Earth, preferably Heaven for those of us who are respectful and responsible as we do our best.

    So the quote really just makes me think of these unbelievable moments of perfection that happen while we are here and certain. Things like playing with your smiling kids on a beautiful day, having a great laugh with your father, eating that good-enough homemade cake that your mother baked for you, warm sun on your skin during a wonderful cool breeze, feeling absolutely in love to the point where just staring at the love of your life feels like 'magic soaking your spine', driving at sunset and noticing that gorgeous rustle that the leaves make, listening to a song that makes you want to walk slow because it just feels so good to take it in, and so on...

    I just think for me, no matter what goes on in the parts of existence I don't know about, and no matter how awful the fear is that no one you were hoping to see again will be waiting for you on the other side, you have got what I'd call Heaven right now by being here, by having what it means to be alive, which stands out so well once we tread through the hard stuff and our own personal depths.

    I believe that, at the very least, Heaven is a place on Earth.
  • Ammo08Ammo08 Missouri, USAPosts: 384MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I don't know if the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or imbeciles who mean it.=Mark Twain
    "I don't know if the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or imbeciles who mean it."-Mark Twain
    'Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect.'- Benny Hill (1924-1992)
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    From Ammo08,
    I don't know if the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or imbeciles who mean it.=Mark Twain

    I'd never seen this one before, amazing how even many years after it's still so True. :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Ens007Ens007 EnglandPosts: 858MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    "I'm on the verge of tears by the time we arrive at Espace, since I'm positive we won't have a decent table. But we do, and relief washes over me in an awesome wave."

    "Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it." ;)

    Patrick Bateman


    "Drivers exist in a world where decisions made in fractions of seconds could mean the difference between life and death; you do not allow yourself to be held ransom by emotions, especially fear."

    Ayrton Senna
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,732MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    "never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed, by so many to so few"

    I don't think any explanation is needed for that one.
    'Force feeding AJB humour and banter since 2009'
    Vive le droit à la libre expression! Je suis Charlie!
    www.helpforheroes.org.uk
    www.cancerresearchuk.org
  • thesecretagentthesecretagent CornwallPosts: 2,151MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Train hard, fight easy.
    Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. If you enjoy crime, espionage, action and fast-moving thrillers follow this link:

    http://apbateman.com
  • Moore ThanMoore Than EnglandPosts: 3,173MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    "Of course I was delighted and honoured to be chosen as Bond. I've always said that I owe a lot to 007 coming in to my life, and continue to be associated with the franchise very happily giving interviews and taking part in documentaries and PR events. I had a bit of a career before Bond, but those films really took my life to another level and I'm very grateful to them and everyone involved."

    Sir Roger Moore
    Moore Not Less 4371 posts (2002 - 2007) Moore Than (2012 - 2016)
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,732MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Moore Than wrote:
    "Of course I was delighted and honoured to be chosen as Bond. I've always said that I owe a lot to 007 coming in to my life, and continue to be associated with the franchise very happily giving interviews and taking part in documentaries and PR events. I had a bit of a career before Bond, but those films really took my life to another level and I'm very grateful to them and everyone involved."

    Sir Roger Moore

    What a thoroughly bloody nice bloke. -{
    'Force feeding AJB humour and banter since 2009'
    Vive le droit à la libre expression! Je suis Charlie!
    www.helpforheroes.org.uk
    www.cancerresearchuk.org
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Don't train, Fight Dirty. :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • thesecretagentthesecretagent CornwallPosts: 2,151MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Don't fight, watch trains...
    Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. If you enjoy crime, espionage, action and fast-moving thrillers follow this link:

    http://apbateman.com
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Make Love not War.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,732MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Make trains, watch war films
    'Force feeding AJB humour and banter since 2009'
    Vive le droit à la libre expression! Je suis Charlie!
    www.helpforheroes.org.uk
    www.cancerresearchuk.org
  • DaltonFan1DaltonFan1 The West of IrelandPosts: 503MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    "Make tea, not war."
    from Monty Python
    “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.” - Carl Jung
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,732MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    "measure twice, cut once"
    'Force feeding AJB humour and banter since 2009'
    Vive le droit à la libre expression! Je suis Charlie!
    www.helpforheroes.org.uk
    www.cancerresearchuk.org
  • LexiLexi LondonPosts: 2,973MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Never ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, EVER give up. Winston Churchill
    She's worth whatever chaos she brings to the table and you know it. ~ Mark Anthony
  • LexiLexi LondonPosts: 2,973MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    minigeff wrote:
    "measure twice, cut once"
    Like
    She's worth whatever chaos she brings to the table and you know it. ~ Mark Anthony
  • Moore ThanMoore Than EnglandPosts: 3,173MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    "You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing."

    Michael Pritchard


    Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!"

    Kenneth Williams as Julius Caesar in Carry On Cleo
    Moore Not Less 4371 posts (2002 - 2007) Moore Than (2012 - 2016)
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,732MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    "He who never makes mistakes never makes anything."
    'Force feeding AJB humour and banter since 2009'
    Vive le droit à la libre expression! Je suis Charlie!
    www.helpforheroes.org.uk
    www.cancerresearchuk.org
  • thesecretagentthesecretagent CornwallPosts: 2,151MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    One man's raisin is another man's rabbit sh*t...
    Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. If you enjoy crime, espionage, action and fast-moving thrillers follow this link:

    http://apbateman.com
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,732MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Can't polish a turd
    'Force feeding AJB humour and banter since 2009'
    Vive le droit à la libre expression! Je suis Charlie!
    www.helpforheroes.org.uk
    www.cancerresearchuk.org
  • thesecretagentthesecretagent CornwallPosts: 2,151MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    minigeff wrote:
    Can't polish a turd

    I know someone who did. He sh*t in a pot of resin and catalyst, fished it out and polished it when it had set hard. Then put it on his shelf. He was progressing nicely towards insanity when I last saw him...
    Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. If you enjoy crime, espionage, action and fast-moving thrillers follow this link:

    http://apbateman.com
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    along the lines of polishing a turd, Has anyone seen the x Faxtor, they tend to do it every series. :v
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,732MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    minigeff wrote:
    Can't polish a turd

    I know someone who did. He sh*t in a pot of resin and catalyst, fished it out and polished it when it had set hard. Then put it on his shelf. He was progressing nicely towards insanity when I last saw him...

    your mate needs committing. i mean yeah, we all like a joke n that and i've got a reputation for lowering the tone....

    but sh*tting in a pot and coating it with resin? :o
    'Force feeding AJB humour and banter since 2009'
    Vive le droit à la libre expression! Je suis Charlie!
    www.helpforheroes.org.uk
    www.cancerresearchuk.org
  • GrindelwaldGrindelwald Posts: 1,250MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    "Rehearsed routine lacks the ability to adapt" (Game of Death ' 72)

    "Dragon seeks path , dragon whips his tail !" (Way of Dragon)

    MASH :

    Charles: Sir, my father knows Harry Truman. He doesn't like him, but he knows him.

    Col. Potter: Fine, you have dad call Harry, then have Harry call me, and then we will work something out. In the mean time, vamoose.

    Charles: Yes, sir, I am... vamoosing. But know this. You can cut me off from the civilized world. You can incarcerate me with two moronic cellmates. You can torture me with your thrice daily swill, but you cannot break the spirit of a Winchester. My voice shall be heard from this wilderness and I shall be delivered from this fetid and festering sewer.
    Col. Potter: I think he's starting to get the hang of this place.
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