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Offline Bob

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #50 on: May 23, 2005, 05:16:58 AM »
Work smarter, not harder.
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 #51 on: May 23, 2005, 10:10:37 AM »

don't prepare your piano, prepare yourself (to understand this saying, look up john cage)

ps. john cage thought various objects should be inserted in between the strings to make it sound better.  things like spoons and forks. 
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 #52 on: May 23, 2005, 12:36:54 PM »
Everything that's worth doing is worth doing well.
when words fail, music speaks

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #53 on: May 23, 2005, 07:18:33 PM »
Dream as you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #54 on: May 23, 2005, 08:20:32 PM »
what's gone is gone.
but i don't know why i can't get over it

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #55 on: May 23, 2005, 08:23:33 PM »
Life is like a pubic hair on a toilet seat. Sometimes you just get pissed off.

looooooooooooool l ;D :D ;) :P :-* l

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #56 on: May 24, 2005, 02:48:33 AM »
Everything is a luxury.


Read carefully for the ture meaning:
I have a certain phrase I think right before I perform.  After I think it, with the adrenalin rush of being on stage, I feel much freer and relaxed.  What's the phrase?  "Eff__ it."  At that point, I've done I can do and it's time to perform.  No point holding back or worrying about what the audience thinks or what didn't go right with the piece.  Eff it -- Just go out there and do it.
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 #57 on: May 24, 2005, 06:00:58 AM »
eff-it

that's right

people think self is cool to the core when it comes to anything

but that's self attitude

even if it goes in a direction you dont like eff-it and go with it
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #58 on: May 24, 2005, 07:33:04 AM »
"Turmoil and tribulation are prerequisits to mental gain."

self thinks self will reffer to self as self from now on..

self is being  a copycat and will stop reffering to self as self once i_m_robot threatens self with harsh language and a finger..
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #59 on: May 24, 2005, 06:35:01 PM »
why would self do such a horrible thing :o

using the finger

self would never

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #60 on: May 25, 2005, 12:26:21 AM »
self believes that I M robot is completely blown away by self's orginality and style ;)
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #61 on: May 26, 2005, 02:22:49 AM »
Trust no one.

The only person you can rely on is yourself.




(Bob is in a bad mood.  And he's speaking in third person. :( )
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #62 on: May 26, 2005, 02:38:16 AM »
never were more true words spoken

cept by one man truly broken
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #63 on: May 26, 2005, 05:08:14 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 #64 on: May 26, 2005, 09:56:22 PM »
In a world so full of reality
I endeavor to be remembered best
as one who dared to dream.

Jef
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #65 on: May 27, 2005, 02:44:57 AM »
Quality, not quantity.

(although there's something to be said for quantity if you want to build some endurance.)
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 #66 on: May 27, 2005, 01:29:14 PM »
You start with a bag full of luck
And and empty bag of experience.

The trick is to fill the bag of experience
Before you empty the bag of luck.
Don't let your music die inside you.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #67 on: May 29, 2005, 06:23:22 PM »
I got another one:

We will have this day only once before it is gone forever.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #68 on: May 29, 2005, 06:53:53 PM »
Carpe Diem  -  Seize the day

Having spent most of my life not not doing this I turned over a new leaf a few years ago and made a start on the piano.

An old guy I know once said he'd reached an age where he can say "I'm not going"
I love that. I'm trying to pluck up the courage to make it my motto.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #69 on: May 29, 2005, 11:04:58 PM »
this has absolutely nothing to do with 9/11 ... a teacher once freaked out because this text was on my agenda, but it has been for a long time before 9/11
anyway here it goes :)

In a fall from a burning tower
What would you do with just one more hour?
Live that hour out everyday
Like it was your last you'll live much better that way

and also

We are not the images we see

Greetz

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #70 on: May 30, 2005, 02:32:23 AM »
Be the ball.

But read carefully.  "The" and "a" can make a world of difference. 

It's "Be THE ball," not,"Be A ball." 

Learn from me.  Don't make the same mistakes I did. 

Most importantly, don't try it on stairs. 

Oh!, how many years I wasted being a plain, regular ball instead of being "the" ball.  How stupid I was...  For there is nothing like being "the" ball.  It's... I can't describe it.  It's exquisite.
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 #71 on: May 30, 2005, 03:42:02 AM »
Talent is an illusion. :o
You need more than a piano, two hands and a brain to play music.  You also need hot sauce.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #72 on: June 16, 2005, 02:31:52 AM »
Music is life.
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 #73 on: June 16, 2005, 12:30:42 PM »
don't look back or you'll trip.

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 #74 on: June 16, 2005, 12:32:35 PM »
if you adjust the bench too much, you'll strip the knobs and be left holding the ball that bob's talking about.
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 #75 on: June 16, 2005, 12:35:45 PM »
don't look at the lights or you'll see stars and fall in the orchestra pit.

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 #76 on: June 17, 2005, 05:28:25 AM »
My all-time favourite is still Calvin's (of Calvin and Hobbes cartoon) philosophy of life...

'Who cares!' You have to say it to bring out what it means and in a medium like this it is difficult to express it but what Calvin is saying is he doesn't give a care what life or anything for that matter is about or you might call it the 'couldn't care less attitude'. He's one jerk you'll grow to love.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #77 on: June 17, 2005, 01:27:55 PM »
This one is from my music teacher:

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When life gets a bit too much, do a figured bass or two. :)

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #78 on: June 17, 2005, 07:15:56 PM »
This one is from my music teacher:


figured bass? blah.... hate it

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #79 on: June 18, 2005, 11:24:44 AM »
figured bass? blah.... hate it

Well, the reason behind it was that he could never get us to do them, so he tried to think of some other way:

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It wouldn't hurt you know. When life gets a bit...

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #80 on: June 25, 2005, 11:16:31 PM »
If life hands you a bag of lemons, make some lemonade  :P

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #81 on: June 26, 2005, 09:36:05 PM »
come in peace, or depart in pieces.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #82 on: June 27, 2005, 02:21:32 PM »
work work work work work
I wish i was what i was when i wanted to be who i am now.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #83 on: June 27, 2005, 03:45:27 PM »
hehe...

"Remember....what you eat in private will show in public!"

lol i read this in one of those womens weeklies - "Chat" i think it was called, it's such a funny magazine (don't think it's meant to be!)- some of the real life stories are quite unbelievable. They have a "this weeks motto" written in by a reader.
"Mozart makes you believe in God - it cannot be by chance that such a phenomenon arrives into this world and then passes after 36 yrs, leaving behind such an unbounded no. of unparalled masterpieces"

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #84 on: June 27, 2005, 08:40:15 PM »
Just because it's simple does not mean it's easy.
Don't let your music die inside you.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #85 on: June 27, 2005, 09:13:37 PM »
Just because it's simple does not mean it's easy.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #86 on: June 27, 2005, 09:20:18 PM »
stealing is bad
"Phenomenon 1 is me"
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #87 on: June 27, 2005, 10:14:05 PM »
Be here now.
Don't let your music die inside you.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #88 on: June 27, 2005, 10:23:40 PM »
Focus on where you want to go, not on where you are.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #89 on: June 27, 2005, 10:53:02 PM »
They say you will only change when the pain of remaining the same is greater than the pain of changing.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #90 on: June 28, 2005, 08:32:35 PM »
perception is 9/10 of reality...

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #91 on: June 29, 2005, 02:07:03 PM »
Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. Study hard. Be evil

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #92 on: June 29, 2005, 02:49:38 PM »
as solomon said:  'there is no end to books...'  but the end of the matter is to love God and keep the commandments.  then, when all is said and done - you come out in the wash.
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 #93 on: July 01, 2005, 01:25:53 PM »
Whatever hits the fan is not evenly distributed.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #94 on: July 01, 2005, 01:26:31 PM »
Don't compare yourself to others - they are more screwed up than you think.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #95 on: July 01, 2005, 01:27:15 PM »
Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #96 on: July 01, 2005, 01:28:54 PM »
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
Don't let your music die inside you.

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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #97 on: July 01, 2005, 01:30:29 PM »
You're responsible for what you do, unless you're a celebrity.
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Re: Words to live by... Hey, what's your motto?
«Reply #98 on: July 01, 2005, 04:00:31 PM »
if you're a mature celebrity, you're not responsible

ps torp, about the age thing.  age isn't a high price if you take care of yourself.  the only problem (i think) i have is that i can't remember words, names, and have to go through the alphabet.  this happens at least once a day.  sometimes i think about it and wonder why i can remember music better than some words and names.  my strategy when unable to remember something - is to pretend not to be bothered by it.  say, if someone walks by (unsquint eyes, stop staring at the wall, start doing something while finishing the task, just act ho hum).  works every time. 
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 #99 on: July 01, 2005, 04:41:38 PM »
isn't a high price if you take care of yourself.

I agree that taking care of yourself can certainly be beneficial.  Age, however, does catch up eventually though.  I'm thinking of my Grandfather who had to give up Lacrosse at the young age of 75.  Doctor said it was just too much contact for him.  Then, in the prime of his life, at the age of 87 he fell and cracked his head while playing tennis.  This put an end to both his tennis and hockey playing.  Yup, doctor said he couldn't do either of those any more.  I think the lack of hockey hit him the hardest though.  So now, at 90, he's left with nothing but golf.  If the doctors take that from him, I'll give him six months...

Although it was meant to be humorous, I do think age is high price to pay for maturity.
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