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littleman

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #285 on: June 13, 2019, 05:10:48 PM »
So many Pooh quotes are great.

littleman

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #286 on: June 30, 2019, 03:01:40 AM »
When everyone is screaming it is hard to hear a quiet voice.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #287 on: July 04, 2019, 11:46:52 AM »
Spotted on Twitter:

"Formal education will earn you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune."

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #288 on: July 11, 2019, 05:10:55 PM »
Be aware of the difference between doing things in stages and doing them piecemeal.

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« Reply #289 on: July 11, 2019, 06:12:05 PM »
That reminds me of one of my favorite heuristics - "on purpose," as in "It looks like it was designed on purpose."

And ironically, I came here because I was frustrated trying to find something in an image library that was built piecemeal, with no rhyme or reason, rather than in stages. It's a momentary time savings for the people who file images randomly (as it appears to me anyway), but a colossal waste of time for everyone trying to find an image, including the original random filer.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #290 on: August 14, 2019, 04:43:38 PM »
Power doesn't always corrupt. Power always reveals. When you have enough power to do what you always wanted to do, then you see what the guy always wanted to do.

Robert Caro

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #291 on: August 19, 2019, 04:44:00 PM »
I used to be a psychopath, now i'm in marketing ;+}
Civilisation is a race between disaster and education ...

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #292 on: August 25, 2019, 06:22:15 PM »
"The moment you stop caring is the moment you start living."

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #293 on: August 25, 2019, 10:58:10 PM »
"The moment you stop caring is the moment you start living."

I've found it to be the opposite. Though not caring is a large component of inexperience, unless you're wired to not care, maybe not caring is what's needed as a youthful risk-taker, so it has its time and place. But ultimately you have to care, it's harder to care than it is to not care so it has more meaning.
Civilisation is a race between disaster and education ...

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #294 on: October 02, 2019, 10:20:12 PM »
"When I die bury me face down so the whole world can kiss my a##." - unknown

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #295 on: November 03, 2019, 09:00:24 PM »
Spotted on Twitter:

"It's like Watergate but with morons"

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #296 on: November 04, 2019, 04:04:15 AM »
"It's like Watergate but with morons"

My grandmother always said that the cast of characters was unparalleled and considered Iran-Contra an utter disappointment in comparison. She made me sit down and watch John Dean testify (I had just turned 10) "because your president is a crook and what's happening is history. You'll be glad you saw this when it happened," and she was right (and she was also the only person in the extended family who voted against Nixon, contending that he was a crook, and crowed her I-told-you-sos incessantly to her husband and children).

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #297 on: November 14, 2019, 05:23:49 PM »
Edward Abbey and friends were traveling to LA when they heard a ranger talking about Havasu falls. In Desert Solitaire, Abbey write:

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My friends said they would wait. So I went down to Havasu fourteen miles by trail and looked things over. When I returned five weeks later I discovered that the others had gone on to Los Angeles without me.

That's quoted in David Gessner's book "All the Wild that Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West." It has another great Abbey quote, which of course dates from before we actually had cell phones, WWW and personal computers:

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Never before in human history have slaves been so well fed, thoroughly medicated, lavishly entertained but we are slaves nonetheless.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #298 on: November 16, 2019, 08:50:12 AM »
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Never before in human history have slaves been so well fed, thoroughly medicated, lavishly entertained but we are slaves nonetheless.

Nice! Going to tweet it or something.  :D