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  • There's a lot of wisdom out there in a multitude of styles and flavours. Phrases from literature, a verse from a poem, a well chosen lyric.....
    Some of it is annoying, some silly but some stays with you and resonates inside for the years to come.

    Here's two from me to get the ball rolling.

    Henry Miller:-

    Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there.


    Cop Shoot Cop - "Room 429":-

    Don't look to the ocean, restless in its dreaming
    Don't look to the heavens; for they will tell you nothing
    If living is for learning, then dying is forgetting
    Once we have forgotten, then we can go on living
    Post edited by The_Carpathian at 2013-10-01 16:27:30
    A million fires before your harvest comes. To burn out.
    Wear the mask of a heathen. For the moon's lonely eyes.
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  • People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
    Soren Kierkegaard.
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • For those of you who work in large corporate organisations.
    The Romans did not build a great empire by having meetings
    The Romans built a great empire by killing all those who opposed them.
    Anon.
    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ.
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit.
    Shall lure it back to cancal half a line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
  • Oh, I love those Carp! Here's another from Henry Miller-

    “Everybody says sex is obscene. The only true obscenity is war.”
    ― Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

    Here's one I made up..."God did not distort Man, Man distorted God"
    U R I E L
    What is done in the dark will always come to light
  • This is driving me crazy, Carps. Please, change to title to read Quotations. Quote(s) is a verb unless you're talking about an estimate for work on your car, home heating system,etc.; quotation is the noun form.
    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • iuventus said:

    This is driving me crazy, Carps. Please, change to title to read Quotations. Quote(s) is a verb unless you're talking about an estimate for work on your car, home heating system,etc.; quotation is the noun form.



    quote  (kwimaget)

    n.
    1. Informal A quotation.
    2. A quotation mark.
    3. Used by a speaker to indicate the beginning of a quotation.
    4. A dictum; a saying.
    Post edited by Whickwithy at 2013-10-03 05:43:24
  • "Oh fuck , this won`t end well"  (this is a quote for introspective reflection before any circumstance that would be suitable for the use of the quote at the bottom , in a speculative Dr Who time travel fashion)

    "Never eat fish on Tuesdays"

    "Never underestimate people`s capacity to be stupid"   (a bastardisation of another quote)

    "Bullshit baffles brains" a quote from an old friend of mine circa `88 , it was almost as if he knew the internet was coming 

     And my personal favourite -
      "What`s the worst that could happen"
    Post edited by Sartori at 2013-10-03 07:28:23
    "Read my posts and see why we`re not allowed nice things anymore"
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    "Brought to you straight from the People`s Republic of There`s Something Wrong With You . The Hoi Polloi Capital of the World"
  • " always my soul hungered for less than it had" 

    T.E.Lawrence
  • Yes, Whick. Dictionaries are descriptive these days. They also acknowledge the common use of the word irregardless. That doesn't make it any less grating to the ears and eyes. Quote as a noun just sounds so common, especially in a thread that, itself, strives to be erudite.
    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • Sartori said:

    And my personal favourite-
    "What`s the worst that could happen"



    At work, this might just be my motto.

    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • Sartori said:

    And my personal favourite-
    "What`s the worst that could happen"


    ......meanwhile back in 1985


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    Post edited by Sartori at 2013-10-03 11:19:52
    "Read my posts and see why we`re not allowed nice things anymore"
    photo 5a6eb769-bc12-4596-bbe8-709fc2bb0d5e.jpg
    "Brought to you straight from the People`s Republic of There`s Something Wrong With You . The Hoi Polloi Capital of the World"
  • I have often eased the minds of my fellow teacher with the following: "The worst that could happen to us is that we all lose our jobs and find ourselves working as baristas together at a local coffee shop while living a Bohemian lifestyle until we all die of consumption at an early age due to lack of health care."
    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • You may not quotation me.
    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • Meh !

    My mum used to calm any situation with "Well , you could get hit by a bus tomorrow" . Way to go Mum .
    Post edited by Sartori at 2013-10-03 11:33:17
    "Read my posts and see why we`re not allowed nice things anymore"
    photo 5a6eb769-bc12-4596-bbe8-709fc2bb0d5e.jpg
    "Brought to you straight from the People`s Republic of There`s Something Wrong With You . The Hoi Polloi Capital of the World"
  • Sartori said:

    Sartori said:


    ......meanwhile back in 1985


    image



    that reminds of a daft safety comercial that ran something like 



    "think once, think twice....think BIKE"

    good job you didn't have those leg protectors that the government wanted bikers to have to fit, fitted!