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BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes

MGM·Lion 13 Aug 14 - 06:49 AM
GUEST,Ed 13 Aug 14 - 07:19 AM
MGM·Lion 13 Aug 14 - 07:24 AM
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Lighter 13 Aug 14 - 09:43 AM
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Subject: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 06:49 AM

Not all great quotations come from works of literature. This thread is to record some from other sources:-

Cartoons, for instance: I have always loved the speech bubble from Charles Schulz's incomparable 'Peanuts' --- "A good education is the next best thing to a pushy mother."

Some are witty things people have said — or maybe quoted; I wonder if the late Robin Williams's "Cocaine is God's way of telling you that you are making too much money", quoted in his Times obit, was indeed his own invention or from another source. Either way, there it is.

More examples?

≈Michael≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 07:19 AM

Do you know when that Williams quote dates from?

I remember hearing it said by a pop star in the early '80s, but whether he just lifted it from Williams, I know not.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 07:24 AM

Good question, Ed. Regret all I have to go on is today's obit of Williams.

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,#
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 09:28 AM

His 'Live at the Met' performance from 1986 used the line.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Lighter
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 09:43 AM

David Sipress cartoon in current New Yorker. Maybe you have to be an American to appreciate it:

"Politics is the art of nothing is possible."

(Bismarck famously said that "Politics is the art of the possible.")


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 09:53 AM

"It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours."

                   --Harry Truman

"Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up."

                         --Charles Schulz


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 10:11 AM

LBJ on J. Edgar Hoover: "It's probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 11:11 AM

It depends what you class as literature. Charles Shultz had his literature presented in the philosophy of a cartoon, as did Reg Smythe and many more. It's still literature unless pretentious elitist definitions are in use.

So, here's a literary quote from Reg Smythe, in the words of Andy Capp;

"Half the world is trying to have fun and the other half are trying to stop them."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 11:54 AM

Apropos -- Andy to Flo

"Woman, you'd be a much better wife if you'd stop trying to make me a better husband."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 12:22 PM

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it" - Yogi Berra


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 12:28 PM

"Don't do too good of a job, folks will begin to expect it!"
                     ---- Talkin' John...an old carpenter I knew

He also was heard to say, when the foreman noted some fairly wide gaps in a plywood floor he was installing: "Aw, Walt, it ain't like they're gonna take pictures of it, They're just gonna walk on it."
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"The secret to effective online research isn't locating someone with the answer, but filtering out the masses of people who think they have the answer."

"A person who won't think has no advantage over one who can't think."

                         Paul Lutus


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Don Firth
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 12:44 PM

Another Yogi Berra: "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."

From Walt Kelly, philosopher and Shakespeare of the swamp, through his character Pogo Possum as Pogo gazes at a huge pile of trash dumped in the swamp: "We have met the enemy and he is us."

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 06:15 PM

"I didn't touch that picnic basket, Mr Ranger Sir!" - Yogi Bear


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 08:05 PM

"I'm retiring because there are more pleasant things to do than beat up people."Muhammad Ali


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 09:27 PM

"Brother, you say there is but one way to worship and serve the Great Spirit. If there is but one religion, why do you white people differ so much about it? Why not all agreed, as you can all read the Book?"
                         --Sogoyewapha


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,#
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 01:29 AM

The words bullshit and howzit come to mind.

Seneca

I'm tired of you white-folk quoting Indians that never existed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Don Firth
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 02:36 AM

But methinks Sogoyewapha DID exist. Google him.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 02:39 AM

"If arseholes were solid gold, only the rich would have them."

Rex, a bloke who used to drink in my old local.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 06:48 AM

"To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy." Cus D'Amato


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 09:58 AM

"Courtship is when a young man gets tripped by
a girl who's putting her best foot forward."
       - Franklin P. Jones


"He that falls in love with himself will have
no rivals."
-- Benjamin Franklin


"A friend is someone who sees right through you,
yet still enjoys the show."
-- Farmer's Almanac


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 10:30 AM

Why do you assume I'm white? Why do you assume someone is fictional without any attempt to find out anything about them? Why do you assume anything? It's a sign of ignorance (which can be corrected if you will take the trouble).


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Lighter
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 10:41 AM

Sogoyewapha looks pretty trustworthy in his Wikipedia portrait.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Gda Music
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 10:54 AM

Is life worth living?
It all depends on the liver!

Brought up at an AA meeting.

GJ


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 12:17 PM

""I'm not God, but I am something similar."" 
Roberto Duran

""The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income.""
 George Foreman


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 02:32 PM

"God didn't create the universe. It was some other supreme being using his name."

..... heard in several places.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 02:59 PM

Derek Brimstone about another folksinger.....that guy could empty a room faster than a trapeze artist with diarhoea!


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 03:07 PM

Dominic Behan on AL Lloyd's Australian songs.....you can see how transportation might have had its good points


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: LadyJean
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 01:20 AM

Banjo will get you through times with no money, but money will not get you through times with no banjo.
                                 John Hartford

St. Theresa of Avilla, supposedly, suffered a mishap and asked God why, since she was doing his work, he allowed it to happen. God, supposedly told her, "This is how I treat my friends." The saint, supposedly responded, "No wonder you have so few of them."

"And the rhythym method does not woik!"

Dr. Lila Boyarski, professor of Biology at Transylvania University


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 09:24 AM

"One nice thing about egotists: They don't talk
about other people."
            -- Anonymous


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 09:31 AM

Stop doing that or you'll go craz...never mind, no one could tell.
                               --Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Lighter
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 10:37 AM

Spinoza: "If a stone flung by a human hand could think, it would certainly imagine that it flew because it wished to fly."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Airymouse
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 11:13 AM

"A fool and his father's money are soon parted"
"Man created God in his own image"
"There are two things in life you cannot afford: a Lear jet and a divorce."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Don Firth
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 07:14 PM

Movie ratings explained:

"In a G-rated movie, the good guy gets the girl.
In an R-rated movie, the bad guy gets the girl.
In an X-rated movie, everybody gets the girl!"
                                                    --Kirk Douglas

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 07:31 PM

""As she lay there dozing next to me, one voice inside my head kept saying, "Relax... you are not the first doctor to sleep with one of his patients, " but another kept reminding me, "Howard, you are a veterinarian."Dick Wilson 


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 07:37 PM

""They all laughed at Albert Einstein. They all laughed at Columbus. Unfortunately, they also all laughed at Bozo the Clown.""
Carl Sagan


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 07:50 PM

Artur Schnabel, the great pianist, to Einstein, who was trying to play a Mozart piece on his fiddle but mistiming his entry: "Albert! Can't you count?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 08:04 PM

speaking of Einstein:

" It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
Albert Einstein
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"Strive for simplicity, but learn to mistrust it."
               Alfred North Whitehead

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"Good is better'n evil, 'cause it's nicer."
             Mammy Yokum

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" If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize."
       Richard P. Feynman


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 08:09 PM

"I'm the only guy at this school that more people don't like than don't know."
             - a friend of mine ...almost 60 years ago


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 08:21 PM

" If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late."
            Henny Youngman
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"My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger."
            Billy Connolly

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AND!
" I never said most of the things I said."
          Yogi Berra


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 16 Aug 14 - 09:30 AM

Marion Barry quotes:

""If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate.""

""The brave men who died in Vietnam, more than 100% of which were black, were the ultimate sacrifice.""

""I am a great mayor; I am an upstanding Christian man; I am an intelligent man; I am a deeply educated man; I am a humble man.""


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Aug 14 - 09:39 PM

Don't believe everything you read on the internet.

--Abraham Lincoln


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 02:53 AM

"It was a once-in-a-lifetime-experience. I'm ready to go up again."

(Young lad interviewed on local news after his first ride in a light aeroplane)


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 04:32 AM

I learned as part of the 18C Social History Special Paper component of Higher Schools [predecessor of A-level], the sign displayed outside 18C gin shops at ther time of Hogarth's Gin Lane --

Drunk for a penny
Dead drunk for twopence
Straw for nothing

And I remember one misunderstanding classmate saying innocently, "Did they drink through straws way back then?"

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 08:02 AM

Olympic diving commentator on Tom Daley in 2012: "So far, the other divers are out-degree-of-difficultying him..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 08:12 AM

""The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with ONLY a loaf of bread are three billion to one. ""Erma Bombeck


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 08:13 AM

Store sign: Entire store on sale, everything $1 or more.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 08:29 AM

""The only English words I saw in Japan were Sony and Mitsubishi"". Bill Gullickson


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 08:31 AM

""I always help my wife out with housework such as washing the dishes. She washes them, and I let them dry."" Anonymous


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 08:38 AM

""He grabbed her hand and held it tightly, and she thought, "he loves me!" And he thought, "wow this sidewalk is icy!""
Anonymous


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Owl Glass
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 09:14 AM

"An optimist is a pessimist with no imagination."
   Anon


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 09:57 AM

""Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.""
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 10:07 AM

"The problem with the French is that they don't have a word for 'entrepreneur.'" (Dubya, allegedly, confided to Blair after a meeting with Chirac)


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 11:47 AM

"It puzzles me how they know what corners are good for filling stations. Just how did they know gas and oil was under there?"

"The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing."

"Sure I eat what I advertise. Sure I eat Wheaties for breakfast. A good bowl of Wheaties with bourbon can't be beat."

          - Dizzy Dean, former great pitcher, 'interesting' broadcaster


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 12:26 PM

""God, God, why did you put so many assholes in the world at the same time?" Quote from The Great Santini


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Aug 14 - 10:54 AM

We need more of these, Kirk. Many more - said by the alien in a Star Trek Original Series episode, used whenever you have a few of something you just realized you liked.

Och, I was savin' ye - Scotty, said whenever you are about to finish something you thought you were going to have more of.

Me poor wee bairns! Pronounced "bearings" - another Scotty line, said whenever there is engine trouble. The pronunciation dates back to someone who was a strong Trek fan not knowing the word Bairn because he had always misheard this one line, in a way that made more sense.

Many other lines from Old Trek would not count as literature.

Also, which came first, the banjo quote above or the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers' Freewheelin Franklin saying Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope? Also not literature.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,petr
Date: 18 Aug 14 - 07:19 PM

I used to be sad because I had no shoes.

and then I met a man who had no feet.

And I said, Hey? Can I have your shoes?


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 18 Aug 14 - 07:35 PM

Bones to Captain Kirk in the 23rd century, looking at an ancient 20th century photo of a bunch of nubile young women working out:

"It's gym life, but not as we know it..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Aug 14 - 11:44 PM

Boo hiss, I only got that after I had typed the rest of this post.

Back to the thread: Bones claiming to be a doctor, not a(n)...

Also, I've heard that they say you shouldn't judge a man till you've walked a mile in his shoes, and then, who cares, he's a mile away and you have his shoes!

J2B: But why all the secrecy? People are smart, they can handle it.
K: A *person* is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals. And you know it.

Or are quotes from TV/movies literary because they are written in the script? In which case we still have much Robin Williams (man, I can't get my head around there won't be any more), and Bill Murray's wonderful "Yes, it's true. This man has no dick." in Ghostbusters, which wasn't scripted.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 19 Aug 14 - 03:22 AM

"If music be the food of love, why don't rabbits sing like buggery?"

Possibly either Mike Harding or Tony Capstick.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 19 Aug 14 - 08:07 AM

another quote from Capstick....

'Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger.......they say every man carries his cross around with him....'


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 19 Aug 14 - 08:14 AM

""A lot of people don't believe in yellow-spotted lizards either, but if one bites you, it doesn't make a difference whether you believe in it or not.""
― Louis Sachar, Holes


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 19 Aug 14 - 08:16 AM

""When the mouse laughs at the cat there is a hole nearby""
Nigerian Proverb quotes


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 19 Aug 14 - 08:18 AM

"Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it"


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 19 Aug 14 - 09:00 AM

If music be the food of love, get your fish and chips off my piano." [Peter Glaze, Crackerjack]


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 19 Aug 14 - 09:15 AM

"An incompetent attorney can delay a trial
for months or years. A competent attorney
can delay one even longer."
-- Evelle J. Younger


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 19 Aug 14 - 12:39 PM

"If music be the food of love, that'd better an oboe you are waving at me."

You could go on forever.

Oh shit, nearly forgot..

CRACKERJACK!


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 19 Aug 14 - 05:00 PM

Woody Allen: "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."

≈M≈

More meaningful to me with every day that passes...


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Mrrzy
Date: 19 Aug 14 - 06:15 PM

Don't test the water with both feet - Another Nigerian proverb.

Are proverb quotes, though, pedantically speaking? You aren't citing a source, you are repeating something that, I think, cannot *be* attributed to any one person, or they WOULD be quotes, and not proverbs?


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 03:31 AM

"A hotel that doesn't serve baked beans as part of full English breakfast needs taking off the list of Whitby places to stay on the festival literature."

Musket.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: fat B****rd
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 04:21 AM

"The secret of a happy life is not to do what you like but to like what you do" On a toilet wall South Bank Jazz Club, Grimsby c.1966


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 04:27 AM

""Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play."" Willie Nelson


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 05:00 AM

Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere.Van Wilder Party Liason 


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 04:39 PM

Well if we're doing toilet walls I saw this one in the gents at the Queen Vic in Loughton in about 1983-ish: Linda Lovelace has got the nicest teeth I've ever come across


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 04:47 PM

""I wish I was as much of a slut as people say I am""
Courtney Love, 1995


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 04:56 PM

Another toilet wall one, in a cubicle this time, from Imperial College, 1969, reflecting the canteen's terrible reputation for inedible food: Shit hard - it's a long way to the refectory...


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 04:56 PM

Ah, well now, loo walls: I recall from long since -- late-1940s iirc, a literary-historical dispute, I take it fortuitous, in two adjacent stalls in the Men's at corner of Oxford St & Charing X Road.

One read

One would think for all this wit
That Shakespeare had been here to shit
And after all that might be true
For Shakespeare had an arsehole too

The other

A man's ambition must be small
To write his name upon this wall
For even Shakespeare did not write
When he sat down to have a shite

Yer pays yer money...

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 06:26 PM

walls? Ok...sure

"Peanut butter sandwiches are insoluble in gasoline"
             - from the wall of the Men's room at the Methodist Student Union in Lawrence, Kansas- about 1972


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 07:18 PM

""Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in""
Ellen Goodman


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 07:26 PM

"Divorce is a fire exit. When a house is burning, it doesn't matter who set the fire. If there is no fire exit, everyone in the house will be burned!"
Mehmet Murat ildan


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 09:04 PM

One of my physics/chemistry professors in (French) high school once quoted someone as saying, La science progresse d'erreur en erreur (science advances from mistake to mistake), which I love, but have not been able to find an attribution for... anybody know it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Mrr at work
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 09:07 PM

oops that was me


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,
Date: 21 Aug 14 - 04:15 AM

Conversation overheard between cubicles in the toilets at a festival:

"Any toilet paper in yours?"

"No"

"Can you change a tenner?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 21 Aug 14 - 09:11 AM

"A miser isn't much fun to live with, but he makes
a wonderful ancestor. "
-- Anonymous


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 22 Aug 14 - 03:27 AM

Back to bog walls.

If music be the food of love, play on.
Shakespeare

Fuck
D H Lawrence


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Silas
Date: 22 Aug 14 - 03:42 AM

It's a small world - unless you've got to paint it.

Les barker


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Mrrzy
Date: 22 Aug 14 - 11:56 AM

Hot is just cold that makes you go Aah, and cold is just hot that makes you go Ooh!

-My then 3-year old nibling now an emergency vet


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Aug 14 - 12:04 PM

"Fuck"
D H Lawrence"

And I thought that was from Henry Miller!


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 22 Aug 14 - 01:09 PM

It was from me too, according to a rather priggish Mudcat member...

There again, If I were saying it, I'd put Philip Larkin.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Lighter
Date: 22 Aug 14 - 01:18 PM

Don't condemn a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes.

Then it's safe because he has no shoes and you're a mile away.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 22 Aug 14 - 03:13 PM

Never buy a video player from a man in the street.

Who's out of breath....


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 23 Aug 14 - 11:35 AM

"No sir, we don't have quotas anymore. We used
to have quotas, but now we're allowed to write as
many tickets as we want."
-- Anonymous


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 23 Aug 14 - 11:40 AM

Everybody laughed when I said I wanted to do comedy...but no one's laughing now.

-Kevin Fitzgerald


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 23 Aug 14 - 11:54 AM

""Are you thinking what I'm thinking, that I think that you're thinking I'm thinking, because if you think that I think what I think I'm thinking,then we've got a problem?""
Unknown source


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 23 Aug 14 - 11:55 AM

""I understand that Scissors can beat Paper, and I get how Rock can beat Scissors, but there's no fucking way Paper can beat Rock. Paper is supposed to magically wrap around Rock leaving it immobile? Why the hell can't paper do this to scissors? Screw scissors, why can't paper do this to people? Why isn't notebook paper constantly suffocating students while they take notes in class? I'll tell you why: because paper can't beat anybody; a rock would tear that shit up in 2 seconds. When I play rock/paper/scissors, I always choose rock. Then when somebody claims to beat me with their paper I can punch them in the face with my already clenched fist and say, "Oh shit, I'm sorry. I thought paper would protect you, you asshole!"" Source unknown


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 23 Aug 14 - 11:57 AM

"An article should be like a mini skirt: long enough to cover everything, but short enough to keep it interesting."" Source unknown


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 23 Aug 14 - 12:24 PM

"Nostradamus predicted you'd be a loser."" Source unknown


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 23 Aug 14 - 12:28 PM

""Don't stick that out unless you're going to use it...""

Seen on a washroom wall


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 23 Aug 14 - 12:46 PM

More bathroom graffiti:

She offered her honor,
He honored her offer,
And all through the night,
It was on her and off her.

Frequently seen over urinals around here:

Don't look up here, the joke is in your hand.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 23 Aug 14 - 08:53 PM

""Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake""
W. C. Fields (Janu


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Aug 14 - 05:40 PM

"A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you're talking real money."
... supposedly said by Senator Everett Dirksen on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.. (no direct recording exists, but the remark has become legendary)


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 24 Aug 14 - 06:32 PM

""Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.""
Ross Perot


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 24 Aug 14 - 06:35 PM

""War has rules, mud wrestling has rules - politics has no rules.""
Ross Perot


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Aug 14 - 06:44 PM

"Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else."

Margaret Mead
---------------------------
"It's impossible to say 'I wasn't talking to you' politely"

   anon


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 24 Aug 14 - 06:48 PM

""Success is like Halley's comet, you know. Every now and then it just comes around.""


""Nobody gets paid extra for staying alive. (On seniority-based raises for teachers)""

Ross Perot


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Aug 14 - 06:56 PM

"Smart people look like crazy people to dumb people"
....anon


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 24 Aug 14 - 06:56 PM

Ok my last Ross Perot:

""I'm excess baggage on this company now. I could shake hands with everyone today and never come back, and you would never see the difference.""


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 03:37 AM

Freddie Mercury said that fat bottomed girls make the rocking world go round. I suppose Doncaster needs recognition for its contribution to astrophysics.

Viz


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: DMcG
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 03:44 AM

My ex-boss "the scary thing is maybe this IS as good as it gets".


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 11:12 AM

"In God we trust, all others are suspects."
          -- Police Anonymous


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 11:47 AM

"In God we trust, all others pay cash."

... sign behind cash register in small store


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Donuel
Date: 25 Aug 14 - 12:37 PM

If you ever sound like or repeat ideas of a talking head on Fox News,
you are either defending the indefensible or excusing the inexcusable.
dh


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 26 Aug 14 - 03:36 AM

Donuel, I would add "see Mudcat various threads on Palestine / Israel for examples."

Sorry, non literary quotes, let me see now....

Twos company. Threes fun.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Aug 14 - 12:17 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Don Firth
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 12:49 AM

Seen on a men's room wall in northern British Columbia, circa 1955:

In case of nuclear attack, dive under the urinal.
It hasn't been hit yet.

Seen on a men's room wall in a coffeehouse near the campus of U.C. Berkeley, 1959:

"To be is to do"—Socrates.
"To do is to be"—Jean-Paul Sartre.
"Do be do be do"—Frank Sinatra.

Seen on the wall of the men's room in the Blue Moon Tavern near the U. of Washington campus in Seattle, around 1965:

Too many freaks. Not enough circuses.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bert
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 02:45 AM

Another bog wall one.

Amo, amas, amattress.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 08:57 AM

"Being politically correct means always having
to say you're sorry."
          -- Anonymous


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 09:02 AM

"If you don't mind smelling like peanut butter for two or three days, peanut butter is darn good shaving cream." —Barry Goldwater


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 09:04 AM

""Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you. ""  Pericles 430 B.C.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 09:11 AM

A few from Prince Philip:


Prince Philip quotes 


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 10:52 AM

""I'd completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.""
George Carlin


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 01:07 PM

"Another day, another pair of underpants"

Michael's diary entry 23 June 2014


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 02:54 PM

""You know, if you just say, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, you could probably knock a good four hundred pages out of the rule book right there."" The Merged Void, Dave Sim.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 04:02 PM

The Golden Rule: "He who has the gold, makes the rules"

that one is pretty well known.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Kim C
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 05:17 PM

Something my fiddle teacher told me about fiddling, but it applies to so many other things.

"If you need to get there, you'll make yourself get there somehow."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 08:58 AM

"The best way to win an argument is to begin
by being right."
-- Jill Ruckelshaus


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 09:32 AM

"When you see a man opening the car door for his wife, the odds are he either has a new car, or a new wife" source unknown.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 01:25 PM

A bird in the hand shits on your wrist.

Source, every cynical bugger I drink with.



This thread could keep going if we aren't careful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 02:43 PM

Advice given to me over 40 years ago, by an instructor in an apprentice trqaining school, on the importance of taking pride in your work:

          If it's neat, it's probably right;
          If it's not neat, it can't possibly be right


I have repeated these wise words to many hundreds of Scouts over the years when showing them how to put up tents, build structures with ropes & poles and the like.

DC


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 03:01 PM

"Why is it that heat makes you sleepy in the daytime, but keeps you awake at night?"

.....................anon from many years ago.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 03:55 PM

Be careful not to speak more clearly than you think.

-Howard Baker


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 09:08 PM

"All the exaggerations are right, if they exaggerate the right thing." 
― G.K. Chesterton


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Don Firth
Date: 03 Sep 14 - 10:36 PM

"There comes a time in the affairs of a man when he has to take the bull by the tail and face the situation."

--W. C. Fields

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 04 Sep 14 - 09:03 AM

"Resistance is useless! (If < 1 ohm)"
               -- Anonymous


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 04 Sep 14 - 09:23 AM

...""the person that had took a bull by the tail once had learnt sixty or seventy times as much as a person that hadn't, and said a person that started in to carry a cat home by the tail was getting knowledge that was always going to be useful to him, and warn't ever going to grow dim or doubtful.""
-Tom Sawyer Abroad


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 04 Sep 14 - 07:51 PM

In memorium:

"Calling Jean Redpath a Scottish Folksinger is like calling Michaelangelo an Italian house painter"


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Sep 14 - 08:17 PM

from a little ditty about mules and their legs

♫"When we're behind the two behind,
We find what these be for!
So stand before the two behind
Behind the two before!"♫


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: JennieG
Date: 04 Sep 14 - 11:26 PM

Said to me when I was young and lovely by a bloke who had designs on my person:

"Don't ever run yourself down. You'll find that other people are more than willing to do it for you, and they will do a better job than you could ever do."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Mo the caller
Date: 05 Sep 14 - 11:01 AM

On a tv quiz in answer to
'Who was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas?'
'JR'


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Sep 14 - 12:02 PM

"If a hen and a half could lay an egg and a half in a day and a half, how long would it take a cross-eyed grasshopper with a wooden leg to kick the seeds out of a dill pickle?"

         question my daddy used to pose when I was small

(yes, I know there are variants of this...but his always seemed more... ummmm.. interesting_


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 08 Sep 14 - 06:30 PM

"You can't have everything... where would you
put it?"
          -- Stephen Wright


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Sol
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 03:02 PM

Life is cheap, except with those who are dear.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 03:17 PM

""Do you think the guy who invented the vibrator heard voices saying, "If you build it, they will come?"" Source unknown


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 06:15 PM

"Poker may be a branch of psychological warfare, an art form or indeed a way of life – but it is also merely a game, in which money is simply the means of keeping score." (Anthony Holden)


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 06:18 PM

"I hope to break even this week. I need the money." (VETERAN GAMBLER)


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 07:07 PM

Is it just me, or is this thread the perfect illustration of yanks not understanding humour?


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 08:02 PM

Oh, it's just you...


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Sep 14 - 06:49 PM

Ha. American humour. The art of the unfunny.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Sep 14 - 07:00 PM

And Bill, please don't force me to quote about a dozen examples from this thread to illustrate.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Sep 14 - 07:30 PM

I would not dream of such a thing.

I 'might' tease you to explicate just how the arcane art of humor became so highly developed in the UK as to produce Benny Hill.

Google tells me I can read this fellow and discern the difference.


".There's a received wisdom in the U.K. that Americans don't get irony. This is of course not true. But what is true is that they don't use it all the time. It shows up in the smarter comedies but Americans don't use it as much socially as Brits. We use it as liberally as prepositions in every day speech. We tease our friends. We use sarcasm as a shield and a weapon. We avoid sincerity until it's absolutely necessary. We mercilessly take the piss out of people we like or dislike basically. And ourselves. This is very important. Our brashness and swagger is laden with equal portions of self-deprecation. This is our license to hand it out."

I am particularly taken with the last 2 sentences. It reminds me of my ex wife 40 years ago explaining why she bought some odd item we really couldn't afford... "Well, if YOU bought it, I wouldn't argue! So I get to go whatever I want if I allow you the same privilege!"

[you had an extra space before the final backslash- fixed]


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 11 Sep 14 - 05:09 PM

You can do better than to abjectly chuck Benny Hill at us. I note you don't chuck Fawlty Towers or Blackadder or Dad's Army or Monty Python or Billy Connolly at us. And do try to fathom more precisely what irony is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Sep 14 - 05:30 PM

Hmmm... Blackadder is wonderful...Monty Python was 'mostly' wonderful. (Some skits just didn't translate well.)

Fawlty Towers was just too...... frenetic?? for my taste.

Dad's Army I never heard of, and Billy Connolly we don't seem to get, though I 'think' I've seen bits on You Tube.. I may go educate myself on that.

Our NPR station gives us a selection of mostly older comedies like "Last of the Summer Wine", "Keeping Up Appearances", "Are You Being Served" and a couple more which I see only bits of.

I understand irony... I just don't care for it as a standard, steady diet. There is much humor that doesn't depend on it, and IF I don't know as a given that comedy/humor is intended, it is not always clear that irony is intended. Irony as a staple of conversation must be the rule in some places. Tossed into an international online forum, it is all to easy to mistake for just disagreeable cleverness.

YMMV


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Sep 14 - 05:47 PM

I will add this: some British humor, like some Italian drama, just doesn't seem to bother with clear transition and reference. One is expected to know little cultural references and linguistic remarks and slang. (I have gotten into the habit of watching "Last of the Summer Wine" almost every afternoon, and I always used 'closed captions' to get past the accent and idiom...(though I am pretty sure when Bill Owen calls someone a "right pillock" or "right tulip" or right almost anything else, that most of the terms are interchangeable.)

Blackadder, for some reason, seems to make it clear why and when a non sequitur is used.

Maybe it's my philosophy showing, but I LIKE jokes, stories, skits and movies to 'hang together' with most references being clear.

I had a long discussion with a very nice Brit a few years ago, who remarked to me: "I don't LIKE to think in a straight line!" It explained a lot.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 11 Sep 14 - 08:02 PM

Utterly on a tangent or two, I should like to point out that my accent is virtually identical to those you would hear on Last Of The Summer Wine, that my sister lives two miles from where it was filmed and that I am frequently required, as my party piece, to play that bloody tune on the harmonica!

More darkly, anyone who doesn't get Billy Connolly doesn't, in my opinion, "get" humour at all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Sep 14 - 08:36 PM

Well, so I will check out anything I can find on Connolly. I really want to know how different humor concepts are exemplified. (I led a workshop at the FSGW Getaway on jokes & humor once, though we had no clear examples of UK to compare.)

Most of the accents in Summer Wine are fairly clear, I just lose the pattern in sentence structure and jargon sometimes. "Wesley Pegden" seems quite clear, but he 'projects'. Of course most of the 'stars' don't actually live in that area, and many episodes don't have 'locals' in speaking roles.

(2 miles from Holmfirth proper? There are entire websites on characters, plots and locations of "Summer Wine"... even a link to Google Maps with all the locations plotted. The filming seems to have been done over quite a large area for many scenes. All the way from High Bradfield to Grassington. (I use Google Earth to zoom in and drive some of the roads. Pretty country.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bert
Date: 12 Sep 14 - 02:16 AM

Monty Python is just a degenerate TV copy of The Goon Show.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Sep 14 - 10:10 AM

I found a lot of Connolly material on YouTube. He is quite the animated character. He looks funny before he opens his mouth.

I watched one interview which was hilarious... he was exchanging quips and telling stories and was a real delight.

Then I began watching a full stand-up routine on stage. He had presence, great delivery, clever commentary........... and every 4th word was "fuckin'". I suppose that some comedians feel that they have to do that, as audiences expect it when they are not constrained by TV rules. We have American comedians who do essentially the same thing. I seldom watch them. It's not even 'sexual humor', which can be very funny if done right.... it's just 'fuckin' for the sake of saying 'fuckin'.
(An American, Buddy Hackett, was similar.... he was funny all the time, but his stage/club shows were full of obscenities. And Andrew Dice Clay's shows were nothing BUT obscenities.)

So... I am convinced that, with effort, I could find some really great humor from Connolly's routines... if I cared to plow thru the parts that distract me from the point.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Sep 14 - 06:41 PM

My sister lives in Netherton.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Michael
Date: 13 Sep 14 - 06:03 PM

"My sister lives in Netherton." Hey yo Chicken on a raft!


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 14 Sep 14 - 12:22 PM

""If it's in this store, it costs a dollar, son""
A dollar store employee, overheard responding to a clients request for a price check on a product.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 14 Sep 14 - 07:58 PM

"Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot." 
― Groucho Marx


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Sep 14 - 10:35 PM

"A handsome man look good in anything he happen to throw on!"

.... Albert the Alligator, admiring in the mirror his cummerbund, orange galoshes and Samurai sword


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Michael
Date: 15 Sep 14 - 04:56 AM

When I started work in the '60's there was'Old Bill', in his late 70's. If anyone referred to some one as 'a bit odd' he would respond "If we were all going t'same road we'd never meet nobody".

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Sep 14 - 12:35 PM

"Oh, it's six dozen of the other."

    said by Virgil Plute, electrician, when asked for an opinion. He had many of those compacted aphorisms....but one always knew what he meant.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: mayomick
Date: 16 Sep 14 - 09:20 AM

Newly-elected Prime Minister ,Tony Blair , after being advised to brush-up on his Portugese ahead of a trip to Brazil.

"Why Portugese"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Sep 14 - 12:00 PM

when they circumsised you they threw away the wrong bit


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Mr Red
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 03:52 AM

science advances from mistake to mistake
the nearest I got was Buckminster Fuller

Most of my advances were by mistake.
You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.
- R. Buckminster Fuller
http://www.quotes-positive.com/quote/advances-were-mistake-you-uncover-113/


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 11:38 AM

"The older you get, the better you realize you were."
-- Anonymous


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 12:01 PM

The more you know, the more you know you don't know


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 02:15 PM

there is a quote which has morphed and been attributed to various: I heard it as (paraphrased):

"Universities are full of knowledge. The freshmen arrive knowing it all, and the seniors take so little away that knowledge just accumulates."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 05:01 PM

Fool me once -- Shame on you!


Fool me twice - Shame on me!



≈M≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 05:54 PM

"I'm a doctor. I'm a doctor and I want my sausages."


"Do you like Cavalleria Rusticana, Terry?

Never 'ad it, Mr Fawlty..."


"I know nothing. I come from Barcelona..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Norval
Date: 02 Oct 14 - 11:24 AM

A farting horse will never tire.
A farting man is the man to hire.



An apology to the ladies who read here, as the second line
is gender specific and the author appears not to be an
Equal Opportunity Employer.


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