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Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto? (Read 39910 times)

Offline Mayla

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #350 on: February 07, 2012, 04:50:13 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 #351 on: February 14, 2012, 03:17:57 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 #352 on: February 26, 2012, 03:41:29 AM »
"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 #353 on: February 26, 2012, 04:33:41 AM »
*Bob wonders if the Mayla is juicing, i.e. using steriods.*
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 #354 on: March 11, 2012, 01:45:18 AM »
I have so many! Here are a few...

Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life.

"I don't drink these days. I am allergic to alcohol and narcotics. I break out in handcuffs." - Robert Downey Jr.

Love is like playing the piano, first you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.

You treat the air as a canvas and the paint is the chords that come through your fingers, out of the keyboard.

"Time is still the best critic, and patience the best teacher." - Frederic Chopin

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #355 on: March 11, 2012, 04:29:16 PM »
It's not a big deal
Live large, die large.  Leave a giant coffin.

Offline Mayla

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #356 on: April 06, 2012, 01:17:18 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 #357 on: April 06, 2012, 01:52:28 PM »
Lol here's a good one!

Life is NOT short...  It's the longest thing you do!
Live large, die large.  Leave a giant coffin.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #358 on: April 18, 2012, 03:08:34 PM »
I used to have loads of these but now I don't remember any...  :(

But I have a couple of documents taped on the wall over this computer, which I haven't read in a while either. These passages strike home at the moment:

17. There are no great men.
18. If you have a hero, look again: you have diminished yourself in some way.
I'm sinking like a stone in the sea,
I'm burning like a bridge for your body

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #359 on: April 23, 2012, 10:37:57 PM »
My motto since I started playing piano:

"If you can play it in octaves, play it in octaves" A very Lisztian way of thinking  ;D
“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” - Thelonious Monk

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #360 on: April 24, 2012, 11:58:43 AM »
An it harm none, do what you will

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #361 on: May 02, 2012, 03:27:12 AM »
"f*ck b*tches."

Minus the asterisks, period intentional.

I have it tattooed. On my foot.

You'd be surprised how often it keeps me from going insane with stress/getting wrapped up in others' useless drama.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #362 on: May 28, 2012, 11:24:33 AM »
"the important thing is to never stop questioning"
Albert Einstein
"e^ix=cosx+isinx"
Leonhard Euler

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #363 on: November 20, 2012, 12:10:27 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 #364 on: November 20, 2012, 08:44:06 AM »
You're hired. :)

With one caveat. :)
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 #365 on: November 20, 2012, 01:35:27 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 #366 on: November 20, 2012, 08:12:26 PM »
"Oh well."

I make a lot of mistakes in general. This is my way of seamlessly shaking them off.  ;D

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #367 on: November 21, 2012, 08:28:33 AM »
Which is?

The aforesaid endeavors bringing vocational joy and personal fulfillment shall be subordinate to what we shall provisionally call the Eternal Mystery.

 :)

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 #368 on: November 21, 2012, 02:20:36 PM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #369 on: August 05, 2013, 05:27:57 PM »
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #370 on: August 05, 2013, 05:47:33 PM »
Don't eat yellow snow.
If you have to ask the question, "Is it wrong to....", it probably is.
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