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Offline ahinton

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #250 on: September 19, 2007, 10:32:49 PM »
susan, susan?  am i cloned now?
Not at all - or at least not by me, anyway; Susan subject and Susan object in the same sentence for the reasons that should be obvious from the sense of that sentence (and I use the terms subject and object in the purely grammatical sense here, since I would never refer to you as any kind of object in any other sense, as I assume you would realise).

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.
Soap opera? I thought you didn't usually watch such things. In case you weren't entirely sure if I read your posts, I distinctly recall your writing "i got sidetracked yesterday with  a soapopera.  i NEVEr watch soapoperas.  i think something is going wrong with me." I cannot imagine how a soap opera would help anyone, including you, to "externalise emotion", especially if it is not being watched. And to save your fertile imagination working even more overtime than usual, let me assure you that you need not trouble yourself to wonder how I might look with bagpipes hanging from my mouth , for I do not possess any bagpipes and cannot in any case play them or any other wind instrument.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #251 on: September 20, 2007, 12:38:46 AM »
today it was the spanish channel soaps.  i can't understand many words - but am impressed at how they are so obviously putting it on.  i actually want to star in a soap opera.  a spanish one.  ok. the first thing i noticed is that they pick wigs for their hairstyles - so obviously right away one feels as though they are watching an opera.  there's the diva and then there's the person with bandages around the head - laid up in a hospital bed.  the emotion comes in when the diva visits.  i cried when she cried.  it felt so good to cry over someone that had a headbandage with no blood on any part of it - and the person who was in the hospital bed looked actually healthier than the other lady.  i would have liked - for a brief moment to just see what they would look like switching spots.  no matter.  there's always a cute latin looking guy in these shows too - but i became bored and fell asleep.  then, i had to dash off to catch my first-graders coming home bus.

'star in your own soap opera.'  that's my new motto 

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #252 on: September 20, 2007, 07:08:59 AM »
Ah ha!

Susan and *pianistimo* are one and the same person - Aaaaccchhh! My bad....... :-[ :-[ :-[

Saw a Scottish Terrier today at the Mall pet shop.  The pup was 1.5 months old and sooo very cute.  Methinks I shall purchase it and name it McCleod.

Now for a wee dram or two of Bruichladdich single malt whiskey.


Ta-ta.......


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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #253 on: September 20, 2007, 07:13:55 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 #254 on: November 05, 2007, 07:06:02 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 #255 on: November 06, 2007, 07:13:42 PM »
My words to live by....

When someone asks me why my wife is cutting the grass on a hot summer day, I tell them, 'Why keep a dog and do your own barking!'  hahahahaha ;D ;D

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #256 on: November 07, 2007, 09:14:44 PM »
"If you ever become a mother, can I have one of the puppies?"
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #257 on: November 08, 2007, 04:40:30 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 #258 on: November 08, 2007, 05:13:30 AM »
(joins in)  Yippee!


I know what I'm celebrating.  What are you celebrating?
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #259 on: November 08, 2007, 05:23:45 AM »
"If life gives you lemons, evaporate them into citric acid, and create an explosion of dust."
Cogito eggo sum. I think, therefore I am a waffle.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #260 on: November 08, 2007, 06:58:46 AM »
I live by the motto of "Eagles may soar but weasles don't get sucked into jet engines"

It sounds stupid at first, but if you contemplate it is has a deeper meaning.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #261 on: November 08, 2007, 09:47:04 AM »
I live by the motto of "Eagles may soar but weasles don't get sucked into jet engines"

It sounds stupid at first, but if you contemplate it is has a deeper meaning.
in the sense of "stay modest, if you fly too high you'll end up falling deep"?
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #262 on: November 08, 2007, 11:12:00 AM »
pretty much.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #263 on: November 29, 2007, 06:53:32 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 #264 on: November 29, 2007, 10:52:07 PM »
"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." - William Shakespeare, from Hamlet, Act 2 Scene 2
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #265 on: November 29, 2007, 10:57:39 PM »
We had to do something like this in my English12 class, by coming up with a life philosiphy.

I pretty much thought this suited me.

Neutrality can be worse,have an idea, your mind is powerful

I try to apply this everyday  :P
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Offline chopininov

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #266 on: December 01, 2007, 02:06:12 AM »
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #267 on: December 01, 2007, 05:25:07 AM »
"All of you leave me alone!"

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #268 on: December 01, 2007, 06:06:43 AM »
Sleep and Eat

Offline pianowolfi

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #269 on: December 01, 2007, 08:16:39 AM »
My coffee pot is broken. I have to get a new one asap. ;D

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #270 on: December 01, 2007, 01:32:14 PM »
  Never say never.


  Life is not a dress rehearsal.



  It aint over till the fat lady sings.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #271 on: December 02, 2007, 08:15:29 PM »
My coffee pot is broken. I have to get a new one asap. ;D

Another fellow who lives by the principle of coffee ;D <- (my coffee stained teeth)

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #272 on: December 03, 2007, 09:39:31 AM »
Another fellow who lives by the principle of coffee ;D <- (my coffee stained teeth)

Yes. Coffeinists of all countries, get united ;D

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #273 on: December 03, 2007, 01:12:50 PM »



  Life is not a dress rehearsal.


Life is a performance? hmmmmm.....

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #274 on: December 08, 2007, 09:03:19 AM »
Yes, everyone is dying to  be someone else.  I'll live my own life if it kills me.

--e.e. cummings

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #275 on: December 08, 2007, 09:44:58 AM »
"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." - William Shakespeare, from Hamlet, Act 2 Scene 2

This is brilliant.  Lately my life has been really bad, but I've discovered that if I just don't think about it, then it's not so bad.  It's like a magical coping skill--not thinking.   I hope I don't become stupid from this, though, that's the only worry.

Offline ahinton

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #276 on: December 08, 2007, 12:18:16 PM »
Life is a performance? hmmmmm.....
If so, it's probably being recorded for training purposes...

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #277 on: December 08, 2007, 01:03:16 PM »
Time is too long for life,
For knowledge, not enough.

(The first line of a poem by Rosario Castellanos)

This line (the entire poem) has followed me my entire life.  When I was a moody teenager, I took it the pessimistic way and figured, what was the point of anything?

Thankfully, I've grown up quite a bit since then, and now it's taken on a new meaning: life is short, live it fully, and you'll never stop learning - in fact, you can never learn too much.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #278 on: December 12, 2007, 08:39:15 PM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #279 on: January 02, 2008, 02:07:00 AM »
my motto is " your needy or greedy
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #280 on: January 05, 2008, 02:28:46 AM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #281 on: March 23, 2008, 11:45:02 AM »
Just being curious here...how many of you actually follow your motto? I know I don't.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #282 on: March 23, 2008, 11:56:41 AM »
I sort of do.

Sometimes I just can't help being too smart though :P
my maths class is full of idiots, If I flew as low as them, I'd be driven underground.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #283 on: March 23, 2008, 06:57:32 PM »
Sleep and Eat

along the same lines - - - "Sleep 'till you're hungry; eat 'till you're tired!!"

Seriously - - - "Fortifications are monuments to man's stupidity" - Gen. George Patton
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #284 on: March 23, 2008, 07:01:28 PM »
EDIT: "FIXED fortifications . . . . "  ;)
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #285 on: March 24, 2008, 08:22:00 PM »
Just being curious here...how many of you actually follow your motto? I know I don't.


If I wouldn't follow it it wouldn't be my motto.

At the time my motto would be a piece: Scherzo no 2 by Chopin.




Offline pianochick93

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #286 on: April 26, 2008, 05:38:54 AM »
I have a new motto:

An open mouth gathers no foot.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #287 on: August 14, 2010, 07:54:22 PM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #288 on: August 19, 2010, 01:34:00 PM »
being a foodie I have one that will really annoy vegetarians. it is " I don't judge food by what it is, I judge it by how it tastes.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #289 on: August 20, 2010, 01:13:31 AM »
being a foodie I have one that will really annoy vegetarians. it is " I don't judge food by what it is, I judge it by how it tastes.

Not being a vegetarian, I like this. 
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #290 on: August 20, 2010, 04:49:04 AM »

"I have often regretted my speech, never my silence."
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #291 on: August 21, 2010, 10:55:43 PM »
being a foodie I have one that will really annoy vegetarians. it is " I don't judge food by what it is, I judge it by how it tastes.
I'm sorry, I'm off topic since I don't have any motto to present, but really, this is really a stupid quote.   I'm wondering if there are other effects than annoy vegetarians on the one hand, and gain some sort of feeling of cleverness by stating this quote.   No frankly, wow, "by how it tastes";  sounds a little bit silly.
And actually, this word "foodie", it smells.

Kindly.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #292 on: August 22, 2010, 03:02:39 AM »
" One cannot understand and disagree at the same time."
"The biggest risk in life is to take no risk at all."
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #293 on: August 27, 2010, 08:41:40 PM »
Care only about the clarity of your message.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #294 on: October 23, 2010, 03:40:13 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 #295 on: December 19, 2010, 06:25:20 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 #296 on: December 20, 2010, 06:56:59 PM »
"YIPPPPPEEEEEEEEE" !!!!
YIPPPPPEEEEEEEEE!!!!
I'm sorry. It was just the only thing that caught my attention here. That and the horrible crucifixion video. *eughhh.*
You are breathing. But now, your doing it manually. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxFI2cphuN0 <-- That's not music, it's a trip to heaven and back. :)

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«Reply #297 on: December 20, 2010, 07:00:43 PM »
You are breathing. But now, your doing it manually. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxFI2cphuN0 <-- That's not music, it's a trip to heaven and back. :)

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #298 on: December 20, 2010, 09:08:14 PM »

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«Reply #299 on: December 21, 2010, 02:52:19 AM »
Of course HE would say that.........




"Practice makes perfect! Waita.... If nobodies perfect... Why practice! :S"
You are breathing. But now, your doing it manually. :)
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