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Offline pianonut

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #100 on: July 01, 2005, 06:54:31 PM »
excepting falling and breaking a hip, i don't think i'll be laid up for a few years.  when you have a family to take care of, you don't have time to get old.  if you focus on other people, work hard at what you do, and stay active and passionate...at least as you get older you won't get senile and all that stuff that comes with boredom.  good for your grandfather to stay active - and social!!  my grandmother was like him and just wouldn't quit.  she climbed the chilkoot trail three times (amongst other hikes) - found a boyfriend at like 75 (after her 2nd husband died) who followed her around like a schoolboy - and they had various assundry sailboating excursions where they were gone for days and no one knew where they went.   

i don't mean to brag, but i sit at the chiropractors (while my son gets adjustments due to heavy backpack - and we're learning to adjust the pack and the shoulder straps) with crossed legs.  then i go home and eat something that has butter in it.  i try to ride my bicycle down hillls very fast, and can manage to get up a hill almost as bicyclists half my age (albeit not as fast).  passed up an 'iron man' jersey the other day and said 'see you later iron man.'

if i die soon, it will not be natural occurance.   

do you know why benches fall apart?  it is because they have lids with little tiny hinges so you can store music inside them.  hint:  buy a bench that does not hinge.  buy it for sturdiness.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #101 on: July 01, 2005, 07:13:19 PM »
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"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #102 on: July 01, 2005, 11:52:43 PM »
yes, the only thing that bothers me is my heart.  sometimes i think of a friend of my mom's that died at 42.  so, if i get light headed or dizzy, i try to drink some water and sit down.  heat is a stress for me.  but, as you get older you have to accustom yourself to all the different weathers or it is really bad.  when i lived in the desert - i went outside anyway (despite extreme lethargy when returning).  if you drink lots of water, at least you don't dehydrate.

motto:  if you can't take the heat, go in the shade
 

 

do you know why benches fall apart?  it is because they have lids with little tiny hinges so you can store music inside them.  hint:  buy a bench that does not hinge.  buy it for sturdiness.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #103 on: July 07, 2005, 08:24:07 PM »
yes, the only thing that bothers me is my heart.

Well, that's a fairly critical piece of plumbing.

As for a motto, here's one that seems to be true for me lately....

Same ****, different pile.
Don't let your music die inside you.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #104 on: July 09, 2005, 01:56:00 AM »
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"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #105 on: July 09, 2005, 12:12:48 PM »
you mean like orange juice?
do you know why benches fall apart?  it is because they have lids with little tiny hinges so you can store music inside them.  hint:  buy a bench that does not hinge.  buy it for sturdiness.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #106 on: July 09, 2005, 03:41:49 PM »
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"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #107 on: July 13, 2005, 07:44:46 PM »
Whatever works

What it takes  (difficult to stick to)

Whatever gets the job done


Mine is similar:

       Whatever it takes.

Another good one --

       Never stop learning.
The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.  - Pascal

    ^-->o<-^
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Hello Kitty rulz!!!

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #108 on: July 15, 2005, 04:14:12 PM »
Act naked.  ;D

Act?  How about get? :o
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #109 on: July 22, 2005, 11:57:38 PM »
Things can always get worse.

Everything is a luxury.
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #110 on: July 23, 2005, 04:21:35 PM »
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"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #111 on: July 23, 2005, 04:22:51 PM »
winners are those who do what losers won't.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #112 on: July 23, 2005, 05:02:36 PM »
“If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.. It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it”

Albert Einstein

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #113 on: July 30, 2005, 01:12:25 AM »
All the world's a stage...

You've got nothing to worry about. It's all a circus. A three-ring circus... ...the whole world... is all a show business.

Win the crowd.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #114 on: July 30, 2005, 01:43:55 AM »
bob, what about strength and honor?  you know that comes from prov. 31 about the virtuous woman.  of course, it goes for valor and strength for men, too. 

'but, above all, get wisdom..."   this is a hard saying, because usually the wise don't speak too much.  have you ever met a really smart person and had to keep the conversation kind of rolling - whilst they ponder each thing you say (as well as taking in extra-sensory information).

i don't know...maybe something inbetween.  not too stuffy, not too stupid - just basic english.  unless you speak spanish - in which case you can use more hand movements be just a bit more dramatic.  i think the french and italians take the cake.  no one seems to care if they ramble. 
do you know why benches fall apart?  it is because they have lids with little tiny hinges so you can store music inside them.  hint:  buy a bench that does not hinge.  buy it for sturdiness.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #115 on: July 30, 2005, 02:11:38 AM »
Oh yeah...

Strength and honor!
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #116 on: July 30, 2005, 03:08:34 PM »
Vomitting is very motivating.    Keep those keys clean and don't eat the food gifts.
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #117 on: July 30, 2005, 05:03:59 PM »
The five things that are most important in life are music, women, food, women, and music.

Phil

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #118 on: July 30, 2005, 07:30:12 PM »
Just do it.

The best way of getting things done.
Im Himmel gibts keinen Vibrato.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #119 on: July 31, 2005, 05:11:48 AM »
These four are good ones to live by:

Whatever you do in life doesn't matter.

There is no god.

There is no good.

Everyone and everything will eventually die.

What I dont understand is people who think "everything is possible". If everything were possible, then it would be possible that not everything was possible, which contradicts the given. And yeah, a lot of things are impossible, like me receiving 1 million dollars....yesterday.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #120 on: July 31, 2005, 06:33:25 PM »
All glory comes from daring to begin.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #121 on: August 01, 2005, 02:38:38 AM »
My own personal motto, which I think is very relevant to music especially:

"Be yourself, then nobody can say you're doing it wrong."

Also, a fun one:

"Burn out, don't fade away."

Linked to that:

"The star that burns twice as bright, burns half as long."

That one worries me slightly, 'cos if it's true, I'm buggered, figureatively speaking.
"My advice to aspiring musicians? Wear sunblock and use a condom!" - Steve Vai

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #122 on: August 01, 2005, 11:07:33 AM »
"I'm not like others.. I am much worse!"
"The only love affair I have ever had was with music." - Maurice Ravel

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #123 on: August 03, 2005, 08:57:45 AM »
Time is never time at all  :-\

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #124 on: August 03, 2005, 01:17:39 PM »
"All them fritters is not cold...."

John

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #125 on: August 06, 2005, 08:42:29 PM »
If you want it done right, do it yourself.

You have to put up with a lot of garbage when you do things the right way.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #126 on: August 06, 2005, 09:37:20 PM »
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"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #127 on: August 06, 2005, 09:42:05 PM »
"Do unto others, as they're gonna do unto you...Only do it FIRST......"

John

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #128 on: August 06, 2005, 10:41:13 PM »
Growing old is mandatory.  Growing up is optional.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #129 on: August 13, 2005, 04:54:47 AM »
Anything IS possible.   (Such an inspiring and scary statement isn't it?)

There is nothing like hard work and discpline for getting things done.  There is also nothing like taking a break.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #130 on: August 13, 2005, 05:40:34 AM »
 If god gives hard bread, he gives sharp teeth.
(theory of evolution according to the Bible... ;D Just playing, an old German proverb)

Order and Progress.
(Brazil's Motto)

Ad astra per Aspera.- To the stars through difficulty.

Ad augusta per angusta.- To high places by narrow roads.

My motto as a message for terrorists:  ;)
"He who strikes terror in others is himself continually in fear." - Claudius Claudianus

Mario Barbosa  ;)
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #131 on: August 14, 2005, 05:53:04 PM »
Less is more

Moderation in all things

Let go and let God

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #132 on: August 14, 2005, 06:34:47 PM »
wow.  i like those. 

life doesn't have to be so complicated...study musicology!   ?  ok  i made that one up.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #133 on: August 15, 2005, 12:25:53 AM »
When in doubt, ask Bernhard. :)
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #134 on: August 18, 2005, 08:21:38 AM »
"I'm not like others.. I am much worse!"

I've got another one: "Better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for who you're not.."
"The only love affair I have ever had was with music." - Maurice Ravel

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #135 on: August 18, 2005, 08:37:22 AM »
So that a sanctuary can be erected, a sanctuary must be shattered - Nietzsche

Keep on truckin'!!! yeehaw - old southern saying

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #136 on: August 22, 2005, 01:16:56 AM »
Music is about compromise, yet music does not compromise.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #137 on: August 22, 2005, 05:31:54 AM »
Words to live by??

How about "illigitimus non carborudum"  , roughly translated as "don't let the bastards wear you down."

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #138 on: October 13, 2005, 09:12:39 PM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #139 on: October 13, 2005, 10:14:12 PM »
Those who hesitate will get left behind.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #140 on: October 13, 2005, 10:22:19 PM »
"Acknowledge and move on."
There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music and cats.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #141 on: October 14, 2005, 04:35:49 AM »
Look out for Number 1.

In whatever you do, make sure you benefit in some way.  Do not give your all unless you can afford to lose all that.

No good deed goes unpunished.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #142 on: October 18, 2005, 02:37:20 AM »
Don't play it too fast, and not too slow---just half-fast.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #143 on: October 18, 2005, 01:23:02 PM »
"life is hard; after all it kills you"

Thats my somber motto of life :(

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #144 on: October 19, 2005, 03:54:26 AM »
"He is no fool to give what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot, martyr for the sake of Christ, missionary to Ecuador.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #145 on: November 19, 2005, 08:00:20 PM »
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"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #146 on: November 19, 2005, 08:31:17 PM »
my thoughts exactly - especially re-reading what i said about breaking a hip.  at least it wasn't my hip.   

*motto for the day - pianists should never 'break a leg.'

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #147 on: November 20, 2005, 12:54:46 AM »
"My only regret in life is that I am not someone else"

"You don't realise how good the bad was until things get worse"

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #148 on: December 04, 2005, 04:24:25 PM »
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"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #149 on: December 15, 2005, 09:09:43 PM »
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