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Offline paris_hilton

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #200 on: August 08, 2007, 11:53:11 PM »
 ???
That's hot.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #202 on: August 10, 2007, 07:44:21 PM »
To live, live, live.
It's after all the most important thing. Every day is precious.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #203 on: August 10, 2007, 08:29:51 PM »
"The wise man asks himself the reason of his mistakes - The fool asks others" Chinese proverb.

Or

"It's not because things are difficult that we don't dare; It's because we don't dare things are difficult"

Or (this fits good for mucisians)

"With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes silk" Chinese proverb (again)

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #204 on: August 10, 2007, 08:47:51 PM »
read your scriptures and pray.
For us musicians, the music of Beethoven is the pillar of fire and cloud of mist which guided the Israelites through the desert.  (Roughly quoted, Franz Liszt.)

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #205 on: August 19, 2007, 09:22:08 AM »
at the time my motto is: IC. This can have many meanings and aspects. "I see" is what I'd like to be able to say one day.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #206 on: August 19, 2007, 06:30:07 PM »
Don't let idiots get away with saying stupid crap.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #207 on: August 19, 2007, 06:37:54 PM »
i suppose you're revved up.  someone kick you lately?

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #208 on: August 19, 2007, 06:45:05 PM »
Don't let idiots get away with saying stupid crap.

Cool that I seem to be an idiot for you. It's actually quite a compliment 8) Would be doubting myself if you thought differently.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #209 on: August 19, 2007, 06:47:40 PM »
soliloquy, i watched a female tennis match all because of you.  i wanted to say something about the match - but i forgot their names.

never underestimate someone with a high forehead.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #210 on: August 19, 2007, 07:02:16 PM »
i was basically watching gavrilov get creamed by her. 


I think you should keep your pornography out of here really.

You are old enough to know better.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #211 on: August 19, 2007, 07:44:19 PM »
?  they are both girls.  i thought you knew that.  and, btw, you are the one with the alleged aforemention 'crap.'

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #212 on: August 19, 2007, 08:03:03 PM »
Thanks, and thanks for a "Jesus" free week.

Its been very nice.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #213 on: August 19, 2007, 08:19:50 PM »
jesus has always been free.  you're being scammed if you're told otherwise.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #214 on: August 19, 2007, 08:22:21 PM »
HAHA, me the one being scammed.

Thats funny.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #215 on: August 19, 2007, 10:47:37 PM »
Does that mean Thal is Jesus then?
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 #216 on: August 19, 2007, 10:49:12 PM »
Does that mean Thal is Jesus then?
That is almost more likely than my being Pianistimo...

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #217 on: August 20, 2007, 12:08:11 AM »
if he was Jesus - i'd want to see him climb mt blanc and survive the last bit of height without oxygen.  well, maybe i'd like to see him walk on water, too.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #218 on: August 20, 2007, 02:08:41 AM »
Cool that I seem to be an idiot for you. It's actually quite a compliment 8) Would be doubting myself if you thought differently.

Hello.  As far as I know I've never spoken to you in chat or on the forum, nor do I know anything whatsoever about who you are except for the pictures of you on your bike.  I am tangently glad you are happy with you thinking I think you're an idiot, although I'm not sure I understand the second part of that sentence, mostly due to its lack of making sense.  I know you and Susan are best e-buddies, so is it possibly my use of logic and... oh what's the opposite of susan... sanity, that seems to so get under your skin?  Although I don't understand why that would make you doubt yourself.  Does it make you doubt your insanity, and if this is what you refer to, why is that bad?


Back to the point.  Seeing as how I don't know you, I obviously didn't think you were an idiot.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #219 on: August 20, 2007, 04:46:16 AM »
"The deepest thing in life is romance."    G.K. Chesterton



For in that sleep of death what dreams may come

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #220 on: August 20, 2007, 06:15:16 AM »

Back to the point.  Seeing as how I don't know you, I obviously didn't think you were an idiot.

So whom where you referring to, then?  :)

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #221 on: August 20, 2007, 06:27:00 AM »
if he was Jesus - i'd want to see him climb mt blanc and survive the last bit of height without oxygen.  well, maybe i'd like to see him walk on water, too.
What? - at the same time? Anyway, when did Jesus climb Mont Blanc? And, if He did, how do you know that he did it without an oxygen supply? Did He tell you as much when last you conversed with Him? Anyway, if Thal could indeed satisfy the latter of your desires here, he could presumably be capable of getting across to PA without the need to purchase a plane ticket; now wouldn't that be nice for him?!...

jesus has always been free. you're being scammed if you're told otherwise.
Yes, we know, dear Susan; a free Jesus with almost every posting from Pianistimo. And, while we're about it, if Jesus really did say something along the lines of "suffer little chldren to come unto me", can't you (since you obviously have a direct line of contact with Jesus) persuade Him to take all those kindergartners away and then you could close the place?

Did you get those other texts, by the way? (and no, I don't mean either Biblical or mobile phone ones); if so, please send me a message and let me know what you thought...

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #222 on: August 20, 2007, 07:42:55 AM »
i just needed a fair moment to do so alistair.  of course, i will respond.  do not become despondent (i ahve been reading too much of 'the sorrows of werther').  if anyone should feel the highs and lows of life - t'would be you.  for all others - merely the existence of being. 

oops.  wrong thread.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #223 on: August 20, 2007, 08:26:16 AM »
i just needed a fair moment to do so alistair.  of course, i will respond.  do not become despondent
Fine! Thanks. All in good time. I am not despondent, by the way.

I have to admit that I don't understand the rest of what you write in your last post...

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #224 on: August 20, 2007, 08:34:49 AM »
So whom where you referring to, then?  :)

Nobody specific.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #225 on: August 20, 2007, 09:13:20 AM »
Nobody specific.
Okay. Poor "nobody specific" then, I guess ;) But I admit that it makes me very confused to see a post like this one exactly after my Motto post. Apparently that belongs to the things on this forum (or even on the internet) that I don't understand at all. ??? did I miss anything? :P

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #226 on: August 20, 2007, 09:46:11 AM »
Okay. Poor "nobody specific" then, I guess ;) But I admit that it makes me very confused to see a post like this one exactly after my Motto post. Apparently that belongs to the things on this forum (or even on the internet) that I don't understand at all. ??? did I miss anything? :P

lol!  Well, it had to come directly after somebody's, now didn't it ;)  Sorry for making you a temporary accidental casualty ;D

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #227 on: August 20, 2007, 09:53:15 AM »
One possible way to reduce the risk of such potential or actual misunderstandings might be to ensure the use of a quotation before any such remark if the remark is specifically intended to be directed at the person whose post is quoted before it.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #228 on: August 20, 2007, 10:37:54 AM »
One possible way to reduce the risk of such potential or actual misunderstandings might be to ensure the use of a quotation before any such remark if the remark is specifically intended to be directed at the person whose post is quoted before it.

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Alistair

True. Though, in this case, I see, since soliloquy actually didn't intend to address someone specifically, why he didn't quote anybody. Anyway okay, apologize accepted :) I am easily getting suspicious of people after all :P

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #229 on: August 20, 2007, 12:02:38 PM »
True. Though, in this case, I see, since soliloquy actually didn't intend to address someone specifically, why he didn't quote anybody. Anyway okay, apologize accepted :) I am easily getting suspicious of people after all :P
That's rather what I intended to imply; if no quotation preceds the remark, it could and perhaps should be accepted that no one in particular is being singled out.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #230 on: September 16, 2007, 08:57:10 PM »
My current motto: To do something because I have no other possibility is a fact in my life, but not enough reason for doing it. To do something against any opinions of many people around me is a fact in my life but not enough reason for doing it. To do something to survive is a fact in my life but not reason enough for doing it. But to do something because I *want*: that is enough reason for doing it.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #231 on: September 18, 2007, 01:24:37 AM »
"Life is short, so learn from your mistakes; And stand behind the choices that you make."

From a Dream Theater song.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #232 on: September 18, 2007, 03:41:41 AM »
"Go out of your mind and come to your senses"------  :o
"Music is the pen of the soul"

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #233 on: September 18, 2007, 08:32:56 AM »
L'Audace, L'Audace, Toujours L'Audace

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #234 on: September 18, 2007, 04:16:07 PM »
People who rip off my name and make crazy varatitions thereon are just jealous 8)
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 #235 on: September 18, 2007, 04:34:49 PM »
If the nihilists are right, then so what.

Pragmatism is okay, as long as it works.

Two good mottos.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #236 on: September 18, 2007, 04:35:16 PM »
People who rip off my name and make crazy varatitions thereon are just jealous 8)
Perhaps they are also quite clever if they know how to make "varatitions"...

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #237 on: September 18, 2007, 04:37:28 PM »
paris_hilton (who initiated this thread) to Dmitry Shostakovich: Hey, what's your motto?
Dmitry Shostakovich to paris_hilton: My God - can't you spell?...

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #238 on: September 19, 2007, 07:05:55 AM »
Hi rach n bach,

I'm sorry that you feel that I have ripped off your name.  I did not know that you had that combination.  Furthermore, since these were the composers whose music I first learned and in that name-order I felt comfortable with my decision to use it as my forum moniker.  Again, I regret any pain this has caused you. 

Btw, which was the first Rachmaninoff piece you learned? Mine was the g-minor prelude.

Cheers,

B&R

p.s.  Thanx Alistair for your kind comment.  Being clever is not one of my strong points - The Italian word "arrangiarsi" is somewhat more indicative of my "modus operandi".

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«Reply #239 on: September 19, 2007, 08:22:20 AM »
p.s.  Thanx Alistair for your kind comment.  Being clever is not one of my strong points - The Italian word "arrangiarsi" is somewhat more indicative of my "modus operandi".
No offence intended! Just abit of fun, that's all.

Anyway, isn't B-A-C-H also a well-known motto? So maybe in that sense you live by half of yourself?...

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #240 on: September 19, 2007, 02:31:34 PM »
Hi rach n bach,

I'm sorry that you feel that I have ripped off your name.  I did not know that you had that combination.  Furthermore, since these were the composers whose music I first learned and in that name-order I felt comfortable with my decision to use it as my forum moniker.  Again, I regret any pain this has caused you. 

Btw, which was the first Rachmaninoff piece you learned? Mine was the g-minor prelude.

Cheers,

B&R

p.s.  Thanx Alistair for your kind comment.  Being clever is not one of my strong points - The Italian word "arrangiarsi" is somewhat more indicative of my "modus operandi".

No prob man... I really don't mind, I've seen several variatons on my name, no worries 8)
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 #241 on: September 19, 2007, 02:48:09 PM »
No prob man... I really don't mind, I've seen several variatons on my name, no worries 8)
But none too many "varatitions", I suspect.

Oh, sorry - I know that I shouldn't have said that...

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #242 on: September 19, 2007, 03:33:30 PM »
Hi Alistair,

No offence was ever taken.  I fully know that I'm not the sharpest blade in the toolbox, however, I didn't just fall off the turnip truck yesterday  ;D ;D ;D

Your witticism's and eventempered demeanour always brighten up this forum - even when some other commentators get a little hot-headed.  It's nice when a senior member of the forum can "relieve" some of the "steam pressure" - like a safety valve - on this forum.

Cheers,

B&R

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #243 on: September 19, 2007, 03:40:19 PM »
Hi rach n bach,

Thou art of a noble demeanour.  'Tis great to be able to bridge over "the troubled waters" that will always ebb and flow on a forum.

Be at peace,

B&R

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #244 on: September 19, 2007, 04:44:37 PM »
"live your life to the fullest"

"per aspera ad astra"

*points to his sig*
"We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come."

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«Reply #245 on: September 19, 2007, 05:04:01 PM »
Hi Alistair,

No offence was ever taken.
I am relieved to hear it.

I fully know that I'm not the sharpest blade in the toolbox,
Which of us is?! Whoever it is will probably cut him/herself, anyway...

however, I didn't just fall off the turnip truck yesterday  ;D ;D ;D
Falling off turnip trucks? Running across rail tracks in PA? This is getting to be abit like a dangerous sports forum!

Your witticism's and eventempered demeanour always brighten up this forum - even when some other commentators get a little hot-headed.  It's nice when a senior member of the forum can "relieve" some of the "steam pressure" - like a safety valve - on this forum.

Cheers,

B&R
Thanks for the compliment. I do my best. Maybe Susan doesn't think so right now, but...

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #246 on: September 19, 2007, 05:32:17 PM »
Hi Alistair,

I wish to share, as a point of info, that those who fell off the turnip truck are often rubes with very few skills necessary to compete in this dog-eat-dog world.  Running across railtracks in Britain as opposed to PA, especially the one for the high-speed Chunnel Trains...well...FHWUMP...the emergency crews would probably just hose the affected areas down where there used to be a human in the middle of the track.  At over 200 km/h, a 1000 ton train - mass x speed - is quite an explosive force.

Btw, who is Susan? a Scottish Terrier?  ;D ;D ;D


Cheers.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #247 on: September 19, 2007, 05:40:48 PM »
excuse moi?  'ruff ruff'  - mm - alistairs pant leg is getting a knawing.

'if you can't beat them, bite them'  - scottish terrier motto

ps and who, might i ask, is driving the turnip truck?

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #248 on: September 19, 2007, 05:45:34 PM »
excuse moi?  'ruff ruff'  - mm - alistairs pant leg is getting a knawing.
Ooh! That could be exciting!

'if you can't beat them, bite them'  - scottish terrier motto
That didn't do James VI a whole lot of good, did it? Mind you, had that motto applied to inflated bagpipes...

To be serious for a moment, however, I suspect that "bachundrach" may not have realised that your name is Susan, Susan.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #249 on: September 19, 2007, 05:49:25 PM »
susan, susan?  am i cloned now? 

james the VI.  hmm. have to look into that.  after my soap opera.  these things help me externalize emotion.  *wonders what he looked like with bagpipes hanging from his mouth.