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    Relationships--of all kinds--are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.
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    "I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love." Red Cloud


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    'life is a waste of time and time is a waste of life so lets all get wasted and have the time of our lives.'-some guy at school
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    "A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
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    "Lose your temper and you lose a friend; lie and you lose yourself."
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    "If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you."
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    'When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.'
    Albert Einstein

    'I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally.'
    W. C. Fields

    'The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.'
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    "I love this land and the buffalo and will not part with it. I want you to understand well what I say. Write it on paper...I hear a great deal of good talk from the gentlemen the Great Father sends us, but they never do what they say. I don't want any of the medicine lodges (schools and churches) within the country. I want the children raised as I was. I have heard you intend to settle us on a reservation near the mountains. I don't want to settle. I love to roam over the prairies. There I feel free and happy, but when we settle down we grow pale and die. A long time ago this land belonged to our fathers, but when I go up to the river I see camps of soldiers on its banks. These soldiers cut down my timber, they kill my buffalo and when I see that, my heart feels like bursting."

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    TANSTAAFL
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    For the unitiated There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
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    Cats Have Nine Lives. Which Makes Them Ideal For Experimentation.
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    Of Course i don;t hold true to this!

    There are three kinds of lies: lies, whitelies, dammed lies!
    (not acurate.. but close ish!) Old british pm, loyd gorge!
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    If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research, would it?
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    A man is only as old as the woman he feels.
    --Groucho Marx

    I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
    --Groucho Marx

    I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
    --Groucho Marx

    Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
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    Nietzsche, from Der Wanderer und sein Schatten:

    Tod. - Durch die sichere Aussicht auf den Tod könnte jedem Leben ein köstlicher, wohlriechender Tropfen von Leichtsinn beigemischt sein - und nun habt ihr wunderlichen Apotheker-Seelen aus ihm einen übelschmeckenden Gift-Tropfen gemacht, durch den das ganze Leben widerlich wird!

    Für die "Wahrheit" sterben. - Wir würden uns für unsere Meinungen nicht verbrennen lassen: wir sind ihrer nicht so sicher. Aber vielleicht dafür, daß wir unsere Meinungen haben dürfen und ändern dürfen.

    Hard to translate. The first is on death being the ultimate motivator, the second that we should not die for our truths, but perhaps the right to have and change an opinion.

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    Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
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    The Courage of Integrity

    The highest courage is to dare to be yourself in the face of adversity, choosing right over wrong, ethics over convenience, and truth over popularity....these are the choices taht measure your life. Travel the path of integrity without looking back, for there is never a wrong time to do the right thing.
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    The Essence of Destiny

    Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, for they will become your character. Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny.
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    The Essence of Change

    Learn to embrace change, and you'll begin to recognize that life is in constant motion, and every change happens for a reason. When you see boundaries as opportunities, the world becomes a limitless place, and your life becomes a journey of change that always finds its way.
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    "Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter." Yoda - EST
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    "Oh what a tangled web we weave, when at first we do decieve."
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    So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

    That time of year thou may'st in me behold,
    When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
    Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
    Bare, ruin'd choirs where late the sweet birds sang ...
    [I've loved that since I was fourteen]
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    Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist.
    Harrison Ford

    The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.
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    In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
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    One true measure of a persons life is in the ratio between what we have decided, and what we allow others to decide for us.
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    WLHack: "Good life is a bad compromise"
    Machina multa minax minitatur maxima muris

    Carminis Iliaci libros consumpsit asellus. O Fatum Troiae! Aut ecus aut asinus!

    Vita regit Fortuna, non sapientia!
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    If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

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    "I swear if someone make fun of me i´ll jump of this building"
    "i wont clean you up"
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    "shut up bozo"
    "okey one more, she didnt know the rules"
    I am zelos. Destroyer of planets, exterminator of life, conquerer of worlds. I have come to rule this uiniverse. And there is nothing u pathetic biengs can do to stop me

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    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Than there are in your tiny mind Yorick!"

    [Eric Idle misquoting Shakespeare in an episode of Monty Python].
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    "We are the borg. you will be assimilated. We will add your biological and technological distinctivness to our own. resistence is futile"
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    I am zelos. Destroyer of planets, exterminator of life, conquerer of worlds. I have come to rule this uiniverse. And there is nothing u pathetic biengs can do to stop me

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    "If you can't poke fun at yourself then don't poke fun at others!"

    me dad said that!
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    me dad said that!
    isnt it supposed to be "my dad"?
    I am zelos. Destroyer of planets, exterminator of life, conquerer of worlds. I have come to rule this uiniverse. And there is nothing u pathetic biengs can do to stop me

    On the eighth day Zelos said: 'Let there be darkness,' and the light was never again seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelos
    me dad said that!
    isnt it supposed to be "my dad"?
    no, teh crect termr is "me dad said that".
    If you carnt get wor I rite on the net you sholdtn b on it 8)

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    i say that if you cant handle missusage of grammar on the net dont be on it. this is the net and people are less precis with grammar since
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    ""The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible."

    "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts."

    "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."

    All three by einstein
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    every now and then, say "What the fuck." Saying "What the fuck" gives you freedom. Freedom brings opportunity, opportunity makes your future...


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    If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off... No matter what they say (Barbara McClintock).

    When you know you are right, you don't care what others thing. You know sooner or later it will come out in the wash (Barbara McClintock).

    Imagination is more important than knowledge (Albert Einstein).

    Friendship begins when the silence between two people results pleasant (D. Tyson Gentry).
    If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off... No matter what they say (Barbara McClintock).

    When you know you are right, you don't care what others thing. You know sooner or later it will come out in the wash (Barbara McClintock).
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    "If you can't laugh at yourself then don't laugh at anybody else".

    Which today would be more like "If you can't take the piss out of yourself..."
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    "witout deviation from the norm, progress is not possible" - frank zappa
    "religion is like the government; it should be abolished" - M.E.
    "what we observe is not nature itself but nature observed through our method of thinking" - Cant Remember The Autors Name
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    "Religion is the opiate of the masses." Karl Marx

    "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein

    "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought with, but I know for sure than World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." Albert Einstein.
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    "Since the advent of time, so many people have uttered so many things... some of the gibberish is bound to carry meaning by chance."

    M, 10/13/06, 4:00pm


    "Why do people reject wisdom when spoken by a common person, yet submit to any meaningless word uttered by a celebrity?"

    M, 10/13/06, 4:09pm



    Alright, enough of that sarcasm. What's the shortest most (unexpectedly) deep and consequential statement you have heard? I like this one:


    "Panta rei."

    (Everything flows)

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    Take an Idiot and educate him and all you finish up with is an educated Idiot, my nice tutor.
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    does anyone know who came up with "Knowledge is power"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelos
    me dad said that!
    isnt it supposed to be "my dad"?








    blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God
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    row row row your boat, gently down the stream
    merrily merrily merrily merrily, life is but a dream
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    oh good, i was kind of looking for this thread...

    "There is a kind of lazy pleasure in useless and out-of-the-way erudition." -Jorge Luis Borges

    edit: oh, i forgot that i had it in my signature. oh well.
    "There is a kind of lazy pleasure in useless and out-of-the-way erudition." -Jorge Luis Borges
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    I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A bird will fall frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. ~ D.H. Lawrence

    If you would be a real seeker of truth, you must at least once in your life doubt, as far as possible, all things. ~ Descartes
    "... the polhode rolls without slipping on the herpolhode lying in the invariable plane."
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    "I am become Death, destroyer of worlds" i like this quote from Oppenheimer
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    Becareful when gazing into the void,
    For the void also gazes into you !
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    A monster lies in wait in me, a stew of wounds and misery.
    But firecer still in life and limb, the me that lies in wait in him !
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    "Every now and then you gotta say what the heck"

    another one i just remembered:

    "The way it works is, you do the thing you're scared shitless of, and you get the courage AFTER you do it, not before you do it."

    -Archie Gates, 3 kings
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    "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."

    "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."

    ohh, here's a good one,

    "Women are like bus's, you wait for ages and then two come along at once"
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    "A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing"

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    "By the time you are old enough to have your head together, the rest of you is falling apart!"
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    Light travels faster than sound, which is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
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    “If men knew each other, they would not idolize or hate each other.”

    That might not be exact. I heard it on tv last night, and I love it, but I didn't hear who it was by. Anyone know?
    "There is a kind of lazy pleasure in useless and out-of-the-way erudition." -Jorge Luis Borges
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    Alright, enough of that sarcasm. What's the shortest most (unexpectedly) deep and consequential statement you have heard? I like this one:


    "Panta rei."

    (Everything flows)

    Heraklit, ca. 500 BC
    "Shit happens"

    (Shit happens)

    "He was a man who acted from the best motives. There is one born every minute."
    P. G. Wodehouse, "My Man Jeeves"

    Also my forum signature is one of my favourite quotes.
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    "...I am painting pictures which make me die for joy, I am creating with an absolute naturalness, without the slightest aesthetic concern, I am making things that inspire me with a profound emotion and I am trying to paint them honestly." -- Salvador Dal*
    "There is a kind of lazy pleasure in useless and out-of-the-way erudition." -Jorge Luis Borges
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    I know most of these by heart...

    "Help youself" -- The Buddha

    "Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
    Do not belive in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
    Do not believe in anything because it is spoken and rumored by many.
    Do not believe in anything simply because it is found in your religious books.
    Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
    But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason, and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it." --The Buddha

    "The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men." --The Dhammapada

    "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" --John 8:32

    "I claim to be a passionate seeker after the truth, which is but another name for God." --Gandhi

    "The best mind-altering drug is truth." --Lily Tomlin

    "Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead... only realize the truth. There is no spoon. Then you'll see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself" --Spoon Boy

    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." --Albert Einstein

    "I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world." --Albert Einstein

    "Not only does God play dice with the Universe; he sometimes casts them where they can't be seen." --Stephen Hawkings

    "Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?... Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing? Is the unified theory so compelling that it brings about its own existence? Or does it need a creator, and, if so, does he have any other effect on the universe? And who created him?" --Stephen Hawkings

    "There is no avoiding war, it can only be postponed to the advantage of your enemy." --Niccolo Machiavelli

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    "...a man who knows how to live has no place for death to enter." --Master Po (Kung Fu TV Series)

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    "But I have heard that he who is skilful in managing the life
    entrusted to him for a time travels on the land without having to shun
    rhinoceros or tiger, and enters a host without having to avoid buff
    coat or sharp weapon. The rhinoceros finds no place in him into which
    to thrust its horn, nor the tiger a place in which to fix its claws,
    nor the weapon a place to admit its point. And for what reason?
    Because there is in him no place of death." --From the Tao Te Chi
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    I don't really understand that one but I like it anyways.
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    this being a science forum, i'm surprised no-one has come up with any of the following gems by Lord Kelvin :

    "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." (8 years before the Wright Brothers made their first powered flight in 1903)
    "There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement." (5 years before Albert Einstein's special theory of relativity was published in 1905)
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    Better is often the enemy of the good - and the best can be the enemy of both, as it is always too late.

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    i've always loved Mark Twain's wit :

    "Man has been here for 32,000 years. That it took a hundred million years to prepare the world for him is proof that that is what it was done for. I suppose it is. I dunno. If the Eiffel Tower were now representing the world's age, the skin of paint on the pinnacle knob at its summit would represent man's share of that age; and anybody would perceive that the skin was what the tower was built for. I reckon they would, I dunno."
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    The creative process is a cocktail of instinct, skill, culture and a highly creative feverishness. It is not like a drug; it is a particular state when everything happens very quickly, a mixture of consciousness and unconsciousness, of fear and pleasure; it’s a little like making love, the physical act of love.-Francis Bacon

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    "Strictly speaking, one immortal monkey would suffice." -Jorge Luis Borges (on the Infinite Monkey Theorem) I love this quote...it shows so well what kind of a thinker he was. If you've never read any of his works, check him out.
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    I'll have to check him out
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    Came across this in my Latin homework today...

    "Vita humana est supplicium" -Seneca

    "Human life is punishment"

    Quite the pessimist, that Seneca... It really is an interesting quote though, if you think about it...
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    that line makes me want to get into metaphysical discussion
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    "cars are like lions - it's the one you haven't seen that is most dangerous"
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    "Life without a friend is death without a witness..
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    the best quote iv ever heard had to be tricking my friend to say
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    Evolutionary biologist JBS Haldane when asked what he had learned from studying creation.

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    Mine would have to be when a CNN coresponder was interviewing a U.S. Army Special Forces Sniper asking him what he felt as he shot Taliban insurgents. The SF Sniper simply shrugged his sholders and reliped "recoil".

    Also a few others:

    "It is alright to be killed with you own gun but they should have to beat you to death with it cause its empty."
    SF Soldier

    "To find us you have to be smart, to catch us you have to be quick, but to beat us you got to be fuckin kidden me."
    US Navy SEAL when asked about SOF capiblitys.

    "When pin is pulled Mr. Grenade is no longer our friend."
    US Army Field Manual.

    "Carpet bombing is extremly accurate, the bombs always hit the ground."
    US Air Force B-2 Bomber Squadron

    A US Politican was being interviewed over the radio about the ill treatment of some Taliban insurgents and the use of torture to retrive information, for the quote below he lost his job.

    "If attaching a car battery to some, insurgents nuts will save even one American soldiers life. I have only two things to say.

    Black is negitive, and Red is postive." Give that man a beer.

    I have lots more but those are some of my favroits I am a big fan of the art of smart ass remarks.
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    "When I grew up I put away such childish things, such as the fear of childishness and the desire to be grown up"-C.S. Lewis

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    "People say life is short but it's the longest thing you'll ever do". I think it was Billy Connolly
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshinewarrior
    "I want to be thoroughly used up when I die"

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    Me not :P

    Burn me, dun leave a trace behind!!!

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