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#22507 - 12/19/01 12:22 PM Misc. Quotes (Any Topic)
Jalapeño Offline
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From this month's issue of Reader's Digest:

The first step to getting the things you want ouf of life it this: Decide what you want. (Ben Stein)

When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness. (Nicole Kidman in The Scotsman)

People call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have. Anne Tyler, Celestial Navigation (Knopf)

Humor is a rubber sword--it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
(Mary Hirsch)

When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less. (Paul Brown)

The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself. (Rita Mae Brown, Venus Envy (Bantam)

Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
(Henry Winkler)

Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger. (Arnold Palmer)

I catnap now and then, but I think while I nap, so it's not a waste of time. (Martha Stewart in McCall's)

It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation. (Roberto Benigni in Newsweek)

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. (Robin Williams)

Happiness? That's nothing more than health & a poor memory. (Albert Schweitzer)

#22508 - 12/19/01 12:46 PM Re: Misc. Quotes (Any Topic)
John Offline
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"People who live in trailor parks should NOT throw 40-ouncers." ~ Aisha Taylor from "The 5th Wheel".

"They say that heaven is like TV; a perfect little world, that doesn't really need you." ~ Laurie Anderson (from Strange Angels)

#22509 - 12/19/01 02:41 PM Re: Misc. Quotes (Any Topic)
Eric Offline
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“I love pianos, too, but not as much as I love Jesus.” –Jalapeno

“Celibacy can help, but not a requirement.” -John

#22510 - 12/19/01 04:02 PM Re: Misc. Quotes (Any Topic)
Lisa Kalmar Offline
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#22511 - 12/19/01 05:00 PM Re: Misc. Quotes (Any Topic)
John Offline
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Interesting fixation, Eric! :p
But WHY do these 2 quotes interest you so?

#22512 - 12/19/01 08:33 PM Re: Misc. Quotes (Any Topic)
Rhapsody Offline
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Suzanne Guy's current quote of the week:
  • Beethoven’s birthday is December 16. Carl Czerny described Beethoven (by then totally deaf) as he conducted a rehearsal. “Often when he reached a forte he gave a violent downbeat even if the note were the unaccented one. He was in the habit of marking a diminuendo by crouching down lower and lower, and at a pianissimo he almost crept under the stand. With a crescendo he, too, grew, rising as if out of a stage trap, and with the entrance of a fortissimo he stood on his toes and seemed to take on gigantic proportions, while he waved his arms about as if trying to soar upwards to the clouds.”
There is no cure for boring.

#22513 - 12/19/01 10:11 PM Re: Misc. Quotes (Any Topic)
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[ 08-02-2002: Message edited by: MeLisa ]

#22514 - 12/20/01 11:17 AM Re: Misc. Quotes (Any Topic)
Rhapsody Offline
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These quotes/comments are from an eBay seller in an eBay High Bidder Notification which began with "Howdy from Texas!" Some are very amusing. \:\)

A Few Pointers About Texas

Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.

Roadrunners don't say "Beep Beep."

There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live in Texas.

There are 10,000 types of spiders. 10,001 live in Texas.

Armadillos love to dig holes under tomato plants.

Racoons will test your crop of melons and let you know when they are ripe.

If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.

Nothing will kill a mesquite tree.

You cannot find a country road without a curve from corner to corner.

A tractor is NOT an all-terrain vehicle. They do get stuck.

Texas has 5 seasons:
Spring, Feb 16 to April 15
Summer, April 16 to July 15 (temp 90 to 98 degrees)
Super Summer, July 16 to Sept 10 (temp 100 to 115 degrees)
Summer, Sept. 11 to Oct 1 (temp 90 to 98 degrees)
Fall, Oct 2 to Dec. 1
Winter Dec. 2 to Feb 15

The wind blows at 90 MPH from Oct. 2 until July 15, then it stops totally.

Onced and Twiced are words.

It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy.

Fire ants consider your flesh as a picnic.

Graduating 1st in your class means you left in the 8th grade.

Coldbeer is one word.

People actually grow and eat Okra.

Texans really don't have an accent.

When the world ends, only cockroaches and mesquite trees will survive.

Green grass DOES burn.

When you live in the country, you don't have to buy a dog. City people drop them off at your gate in the middle of the night.

The sound of coyotes howling at night only sounds good for the first couple of weeks.

When a buzzard sits on the fence and stares at you, it's time to go to the doctor.

Fixinto is one word.

A tank is a dirt hole in the ground that holds water for irrigation.

Backards and Forards means I know everything about you.

You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until you're done or it's too dark to see.

And the most important thing......There's no place I'd rather be than

I thought about omitting the last line since it isn't amusing but it is needed to provide balance. \:D
There is no cure for boring.

#22515 - 12/20/01 07:07 PM Re: Misc. Quotes (Any Topic)
OKMusician Offline
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Sounds a lot like Oklahoma and I agree with the last line (substitute OK for TX) \:\)

#22516 - 12/20/01 11:55 PM Re: Misc. Quotes (Any Topic)
sdps Offline
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Posts: 316
Loc: Whitehouse, Texas USA
"Rhapsody, thanks for the laugh." ~sdps

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