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    marye
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    Sometimes you come across a quote, a line, a statement that just nails it, at some level. Cosmic, comic, whatever. If you'd like to share it, post it here, duly credited!

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    slo lettuce
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    "Jazz isn't dead. It just smells funny". - Frank Zappa
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    Randall Lard
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    "If somebody told me I only had one hour to live, I'd spend it choking a white man. I'd do it nice and slow. If I got tired I’d stop, have a glass of water, and choke him some more." - Miles Davis
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    The Beautiful Path
    Take what you need leave the rest, a positive path...words to live by "We taste your honey and fly around as happy as bumblebees. You remember what was agreed upon before the the universe began. You hear the sound of those praise-words, Am I not (Yes!) your lord? Poisonous people, you have little to do with, only what is necessary. You make your own oil as you cook, beyond any recipe or idea of soul growth" -Rumi
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    mkav
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    Grateful Dead career songs
    you want the cup but you're chicken to race don't waste your breath to save your face when you have done your best. when even more is asked of you, fate will decide the rest work hard in the daytime, sho' get stoned at night
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    "All of this was sung beforeand shall be sung again Forgotten songs reclaim their tunes when leaving Terrapin Orion sparkles overhead but just a bit misplaced Visions rescued from the dead speak from your living face" -Hunter
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    SoCalDeadFan
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    keep your Head
    IF- If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools: If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’ If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son! R. Kipling
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    johnman
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    Eat anything bigger than your head...
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    “Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words "make" and "stay" become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.” -Tom Robbins
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    Randall Lard
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    "I don't know if you have found this yet but for me it's like you reach the point where your accumulated knowledge is there and you realise: actually, I don't know the answer to much at all anymore. Because I've accumulated so much that has contradicted what I thought, or what I thought I thought, along the way, that I'm beginning now to ask more questions rather than think I have got answers to anything. I now accept that I know nothing.Looking back you always wanted things explained. You wanted to know things, to have a stance on something or the option of a stance. Now I want the opposite of that. I want to keep the discussion open. I don't want to limit it. I don't want to close it down like that. I'm not into closing my life down at all. I want to embrace knowing nothing." - Cosey Fanni Tutti
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    Without LOVE in the dream it will never come true!
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"Why use a big word when a diminutive one will do?"
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"The constructive use of riches is better than their possession." - unknown
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There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. - George Carlin/D.R. Davenport/Gurney Norman
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Words To Live By acceptance affirmative case antecedent argument argumentation argumentative context argumentative argument from direction argument from function argument from principle argument from quality case categorical arguments complementary reasons conclusion connectives consequent consideration cues deductive diagramming dilemma disjunctive distributed terms emotional appeal end term enumeration evidence evidence case indicator words inductive arguments infer / inference intermediate conclusion linguistic consistency logical sense middle term modus ponens modus tollus necessary condition pluralism poisoning-the-well population premises presumptions proposition of fact proposition of value proposition of policy question begging reason rebuttal refutation repudiation reservation scanning slippery-slope-argument standardizing statement status-quo stipulations sufficient condition support universal affirmative validity values virtue Words are so plentiful, like a... Thanksgiving cornucopia, enjoy some today, xo!
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Well said, sherbear.
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'Wouldn't it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn't have tea?' - Noël Coward
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"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes." – H.D. Thoreau
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Man is like athletes that keep on striving in order to win the race of life.
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Never tired of doing good if you want to sow the priceless trophy.
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and found myself wishing some version of Weir's band would cover it. How's that bricklayin' comin'? How's your engine runnin'? Is that bridge gettin' built? Are your hands gettin' filled? Won't you tell me, my brother? 'Cause there are stars Up above We can start Moving forward --The Head and the Heart, Seattle band
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"You can get anything you want at Alice's restaurant." – Arlo Guthrie
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Well I moved into this room if you could call it that a week ago I never do what I'm supposed to do Hardly even know my name anymore When no one calls it out it kind of vanishes away Jason Isbell -- Alabama Pines
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"Look... Reality is greater than the sum of it's parts, also a damn site holier. And the lives of such stuff as dreams are made of may be rounded with a sleep but they are not tied neatly with a red bow. Truth doesn't run on time like a commuter train, though time may run on truth. And The Scenes Gone By an The Scenes To Come flow blending together in the sea-green deep while Now spreads in circles on the surface. So don't sweat it. For focus simply move a few inches back or forward. And once more...look" (That is pure zen folks. RIP Ken Kesey. Died 2001)
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'The first step towards mastering time is always to make time meaningless.' - Robert Aickman
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"There was self-inflicted turmoil, on the subject, at hand. In a if-then experience... does one relate upon a truth or a lie as a deduction. Still there's always a card in play---until its like the last throw in a pitch game. Still if and still then. What is to be seen is then unchangeable when, if then applies." -SAB
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'We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won't do harm - yes, choose a place where you won't do very much harm, and stand in it for all you're worth, facing the sunshine.' - E. M. Forster
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First there is a mountain.Then there is no mountain. Then there is. - Donovan (mollomed)
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'Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.' - John Betjeman
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"look again at that dot. that's here. that's home. that's us. on it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was lived out their lives. the aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar", every "supreme leader", every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-- on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. :))))))))))) -carl sagan
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'An involuntary return to the point of departure is, without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys.' - Iain Sinclair
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Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once
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Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once
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Phil Lesh said at the Grateful Dead’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994: "Sometimes you don't merely have to endure. You can prevail."
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'At my age I do what Mark Twain did. I get my daily paper, look at the obituaries page and if i'm not there I carry on as usual.' - Sir Patrick Moore
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"all who joy would win must share it. happiness was born a twin". -lord byron
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"A Divine Guide urges us as we go." -F. O'Mara Socrates felt he had a Divine Guide; an Oracle to him, for him, uniquely and unparalleled. The Oracle says human wisdom is worth little or nothing. Oh then, to be Divine, now a wish for every star.
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'Well, what was i to do? For the well-bred gentleman there was clearly only one recourse. I fucked him.' - Mark Gatiss
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-----------------------------------(----@--------------------------------------(----@ "The most powerful sex organ is your brain." -F. O'Mara
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"Early in the morning, today, the sun shonemagnificently through the rain-stained window-pane. The light upon my skin must have a small shadow of the rain it passed through to reach me in it. There was a cool in the warmth of it. I am this light now and it is me, like vitamins and the beach." -sherbear
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'Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.' - E. M. Forster
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"Today, I just went outside and let the lightshine right on to my skin. Then I went to shower." -sherbear
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"if we have no peace,it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other". -mother teresa
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'It is my considered opinion that the human race (soi disant) is cruel, idiotic, sentimental, predatory, ungrateful, ugly and egocentric to the last ditch and that the occasional discovery of an isolated exception is as deliciously surprising as finding a sudden brazil nut in what you know to be five pounds of vanilla creams. These glorious moments, although not making life actually worth living, perhaps, at least make it pleasanter.' - Noël Coward