Author Topic: Quotes that hit home  (Read 90388 times)

Travoli

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #315 on: May 09, 2020, 01:55:51 AM »
“If you’re the smartest person in the Zoom, you’re in the wrong Zoom.” -anonymous

littleman

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #316 on: May 15, 2020, 07:04:19 PM »
This one is mostly for Ergo:

"There is a considerable overlap between the intelligence of the smartest bears and the dumbest tourists." -Yosemite Park Ranger on why it's hard to design a bear-proof garbage can.

From here.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #317 on: May 16, 2020, 05:10:38 PM »
This one is mostly for Ergo:

"There is a considerable overlap between the intelligence of the smartest bears and the dumbest tourists." -Yosemite Park Ranger on why it's hard to design a bear-proof garbage can.

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When park rangers could be international diplomats.
Civilisation is a race between disaster and education ...

ergophobe

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #318 on: May 17, 2020, 03:21:04 AM »
One of my favorites. Gets said a lot around here.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #319 on: May 17, 2020, 04:14:49 PM »
Another of my favorite ranger quotes. Carl Sharsmith worked as a seasonal ranger for 64 years (he was a botany professor in the winter). He was still leading flower walks in his last year of life at 91 years old. When your work the visitor center desk, sometimes people will ask you, "If you had just one day to spend in Yosemite, what would you do?"

Sharsmith's answer was, "If I had only one day to spend in Yosemite, I would walk to the Merced River, put my face in my hands, and cry."

Much more so than the bear one, that one really did hit home for me. It's a beautiful response. I never dared to use it, though, because it's also a bit negative.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sharsmith
« Last Edit: May 17, 2020, 04:19:38 PM by ergophobe »

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #320 on: May 25, 2020, 05:10:21 PM »
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

 -- The Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear (Frank Herber, Dune)

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #321 on: May 26, 2020, 02:16:45 AM »
Leonardo Da Vinci: As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings a happy death.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #322 on: June 01, 2020, 02:46:07 PM »
"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." -Eden Phillpotts, (1862 - 1960)