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Offline pianistimo

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #150 on: December 16, 2005, 04:07:16 AM »
never read a medical dictionary or you'll think that you have more ailments than you do.

(hubby bought one because it was 'on sale.'  he's kinda sweet because i was curious about my leg - but, out of boredom i read practically the whole thing today.)

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #151 on: December 17, 2005, 03:38:49 AM »
An amateur is someone who practices until they can get it right...
A professional is someone who practices until they can't get it wrong.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #152 on: February 15, 2006, 05:52:55 AM »
"I'm right until proven wrong with facts"
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #153 on: February 24, 2006, 10:14:36 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 #154 on: February 25, 2006, 01:14:12 PM »
Moderation is key.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #155 on: February 25, 2006, 05:59:22 PM »
if it ain't broke, go break it.  (not really) :-\

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #156 on: February 25, 2006, 06:11:26 PM »
Life is a B.@#8£ and then you marry one. :-*
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #157 on: February 27, 2006, 03:01:09 AM »
Quote
Moderation is key.

Modulation is key ::)

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #158 on: March 05, 2006, 11:25:55 AM »
Aurum est Potestas

Gold is Power

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #159 on: March 05, 2006, 12:19:46 PM »
knowledge is gold

necessity is the mother of invention

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #160 on: March 05, 2006, 06:01:32 PM »
Before you criticise a man, walk a mile in his shoes. Than youll be a mile away and have his shoes.  ;D
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #161 on: March 05, 2006, 11:44:42 PM »
no jesus, no life
know jesus, know life


challenge everything

- "Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself."

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #162 on: March 11, 2006, 02:11:03 AM »
Argue everything and anything  anyone says.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #163 on: March 25, 2006, 01:52:22 PM »
Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #164 on: April 01, 2006, 08:27:57 PM »
Chance favours the prepared mind-Louis Pasteur

You either do or do not there is no try- yoda

If A is the measure of your success in life then A= X+ Y+ Z where X is work, Y is play and Z is keeping your mouth shut.- Albert Einstein

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #165 on: April 02, 2006, 05:22:30 AM »
When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #166 on: November 01, 2006, 06:16:39 PM »
My mottos follow:

1. love
2. always think positively
3. gossip not, my dear
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #167 on: July 07, 2007, 04:38:13 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 #168 on: July 07, 2007, 04:39:58 AM »
Don't rush me.   I can't go when I feel rushed.
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 #169 on: July 07, 2007, 04:40:29 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 #170 on: July 07, 2007, 04:46:06 AM »
I might make a mistake if I go too soon.
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 #171 on: July 07, 2007, 04:46:53 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 #172 on: July 07, 2007, 04:53:57 AM »
Death is a long and slow process.
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 #173 on: July 07, 2007, 04:55:26 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 #174 on: July 07, 2007, 05:01:50 AM »
don't make the same mistake as last time.

that's my motto - not an answer to you and bob's dillemma.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #175 on: July 07, 2007, 05:39:06 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 #176 on: July 07, 2007, 05:44:56 AM »
A quick death is better than a long, tortured one.  



You said it pianistimo.

Technology sucks.

Did what?
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #177 on: July 07, 2007, 05:45:47 AM »
I can't believe you did that, Bob.

nice motto

You said it pianistimo.

That is also a good one ;D
I'm an optimist... but I don't think it's helping...

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #178 on: July 07, 2007, 05:48:26 AM »
Die with honor.  Go down fighting.

(I didn't do anything.)
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #179 on: July 07, 2007, 05:50:16 AM »
Hmmm... I didn't do anything... that's another one many people live by.
I'm an optimist... but I don't think it's helping...

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #180 on: July 07, 2007, 05:58:28 AM »
How about, "It's not my fault." ?
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #181 on: July 07, 2007, 09:35:33 AM »
My motto ~ "Knowledge is power" - Sir Francis Bacon.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #182 on: July 07, 2007, 10:21:42 AM »
Nobody is so crazy, that there isn't another one, who understands him.  :D
If it doesn't work - try something different!

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #183 on: July 08, 2007, 12:54:47 AM »
Nothing's foolproof to a sufficently tallented fool.
I'm an optimist... but I don't think it's helping...

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #184 on: July 08, 2007, 03:20:16 AM »
Don't worry, I'm on top of it  ;)
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #185 on: July 18, 2007, 02:57:08 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 #186 on: July 18, 2007, 03:09:53 PM »
There's a fine line between bravery and stupidity
I'm an optimist... but I don't think it's helping...

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #187 on: August 03, 2007, 12:59:28 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 #188 on: August 03, 2007, 05:19:18 PM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #189 on: August 03, 2007, 07:32:49 PM »
50-70% off - means 50-70% off the rack that is outside.  not the stuff in the store.  and that was after parking in a wee parking lot.

'don't believe everything you read.'

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #190 on: August 03, 2007, 07:41:54 PM »
'don't believe everything you read.'

I hardly think that is your motto somehow.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #191 on: August 03, 2007, 07:45:58 PM »
let's not get started on dating egyptian dynasties again.  my bible has these odd dates all over the place - but i had to decide on several and only change my mind when circumstantial evidence seems to indicate impossibilities.  seems that egyptian paint is something i overlooked.  it evolved.  more intricate and careful painting and handiwork with the later stuff - sort of modified thrift store look with more ancient stuff.  statues are wooden instead of stone. eyes look straight ahead and don't follow you.

'do not follow the man who looks like he knows where he is going.'  (you'll probably end up at a library).

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #192 on: August 03, 2007, 08:13:39 PM »
let's not get started on dating egyptian dynasties again. 

Why not, it is very interesting.

Why don't you start a new thread?

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #193 on: August 03, 2007, 08:52:29 PM »
Pianistimo - are you obsessed with Egyptians? Almost every post I've looked at that involves you, you mention Egyptians! Like Thalbergmad said: start another post.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #194 on: August 03, 2007, 08:55:20 PM »
i'd probably put in too many biblical references and the posts wouldn't be concise. 

new motto:  'be concise and precise.  nobody wants to hear the details.'

gwk - after visiting the 'king tut' exhibit - my curiosity has been peaked again.  i must make it to central park and do a pencil etching of the obelisk of king tuthmosis III.  the thing is - i don't think they allow ladders.  and, one side of this thing is rubbed out completely.  probably the side it was shipped on?  travesty.  at least that is what i see in recent pics.  there is the companion on the thames and a third obelisk of the tuthmosis period in france.

to answer your question more precisely - the egyptians recorded much of ancient history in stone/granite - and it is a way to put benchmarkers on israel during several periods of history when they were either 'in' egypt or 'sojourning.'  it is interesting to me how many times biblical characters went 'into egypt.'  even Jesus Christ, after he was born, fled to egypt.  why?  i think to be recorded in history as having been born during a particular year.  (even though another recording was also done in judea - luke 2:1 - the census from caesar augustus taken of all the inhabited earth).

recently discovered places in israel are also of interest to me.  the recent finding of ehud netzer of 'herod the great' 's tomb was very intrueging.  also, prof. mazar's finding of the palace of king david.  proving that he was a king and not just some nomadic shepherd who had a small following (which was often promoted in historical articles).


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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #195 on: August 03, 2007, 09:53:43 PM »
even Jesus Christ, after he was born, fled to egypt.  why? 

Extremely interesting and needs SENSIBLE discussion.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #196 on: August 03, 2007, 10:46:18 PM »
Here's my top ten mottos
#1 uh....
#2 what's ur point
#3 Why do I have to?
#4 Make me
#5,6,7 & 8 It's not your business, just walk away....
#9 Mozart is modern art
#10 I think therefore I am  ???
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #197 on: August 04, 2007, 04:38:29 AM »
Here a few from a former piano teacher that have stuck with me:

"Give yourself every possible advantage."

"Don't take chances." (i.e., don't gamble when you have nothing to gain)

"Only play with the best musicians." (i.e., be a snob so that you can learn something)

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #198 on: August 07, 2007, 01:50:09 PM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #199 on: August 08, 2007, 11:30:41 PM »
Grow a moustache.  That is my motto.
I highly recommend that everyone at least tries growing a moustache.  It will do wonders for your piano playing.