Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Favourite Quote



" You have a merry heart!"

" Yea, my lord, I thank it......poor fool
    It keeps on the windy side of care"



What's yours?

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  2. The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.
    ... Audrey Hepburn ...

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  3. "Liberty is the luxury of self discipline."
    "Live and let live."

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  4. "Liberty is the luxury of self discipline."
    "Live and let live."

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    1. Good ones even repated

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    2. you can say that again !

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    3. Sorry...lol My comments here always appear twice. I said my comments here always appear twice...!

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    4. Sorry...lol My comments here always appear twice. I said my comments here always appear twice...!

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  5. Hard to pick just one, but I do like:
    "If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic." - Gregory House

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    1. Sounds almost wilde ish

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    2. This is not original to House, a TV series that started in 2004. It's a ripoff of a question posed by actress Lily Tomlin several years before that, specifically: "Why is it that when we talk to God It is said we are praying but when God talks to us it is said we are schizophrenic?"

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  6. “The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I? Light up the darkness” Bob Marley

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  7. “Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love.”

    "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light."

    Albus Dumbledore

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    1. Harry Potter has a great deal to answer for

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    2. As I sit here with my green Slytherin socks and Gryffindor hooded top! lol (obviously with other clothes on, I am not that nutty!)

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    3. I totally agree with the turn on the light part ~

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  8. "Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
    And you'll never walk alone"

    Sorry it's not more highbrow!

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    1. But its moving nevertheless

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    3. I cried every time I saw that film (
      Carousel )and heard that song

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  9. "If you are going to do a job half-assed don't bother to do it at all"
    My Dad.

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    1. My mother
      " you found it before it was lost"
      " she folowed a muck cart and thought it was a wedding"

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  10. "This too shall pass".

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    1. One of the best bits of MY BEST FRIENDS WEDDING

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  11. "That's what I do - I drink and I know things" - Tyrion Lannister

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    1. There's no cure for being a c@&t - Bronn

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    2. Yes excellent, i am googling like mad

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  12. "Wander where there is no path".

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  13. "Better out than in, better here than there, better now than later." my mother

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    1. Mothers seem to be featuring here

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    2. Because Mother knows Best ...

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  14. America is a lonely crock of shit - Jack Kerouac
    Our faults, dear Cassius, lie not in our stars, but in ourselves - Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
    I take a lot in, throw away some and keep the best - me
    Et tu, Brute? see above
    Don't cast your pearls before swine - My Great Aunt Fran who set up and ran hospitals in GB during the war. She retired as a Colonel in the USAF when women were not supposed to be colonels in the USAF. I loved and admired her in life and I honor her in death.
    Man proposes, God disposes - Father John, priest at the church where I played the organ.
    Always have two nickels to rub together -Me Mum
    Here's lookin' at you, kid - Humphrey Bogart
    It's the stuff that dreams are made of - see above
    Be careful what you wish for, you might get it - anonymous sage written on the stockroom wall where I worked as a young man.

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    1. Wonderful....you are getting my film quote memories going here.. ALL ABOUT EVE alone could fill the page

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    2. Did I mention that Joe Mankiewicz who wrote and directed the screenplay for All About Eve was born right here in NEPA (Northeast Pennsylvania) in Wilkes-Barre? There's a reference in a dialogue between BD (Margo) and her real life husband playing the director (Gary Merrill) where she refers to opening in Wilkes-Barre. Mankiewicz was also director for what I've always thought was a pretty good movie - Cleopatra. a little pricey, but quite a spectacle.
      So, John, fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night.
      Funny business, a woman's career - the things you drop on your way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you'll need them again when you get back to being a woman.
      I’ll admit I may have seen better days…but I’m still not to be had for the price of a cocktail, like a salted peanut.

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    3. Thank you for that..as youknow I adore " EVE"
      I so wanted my life to be a little like that screenplay........i turned into celeste Holm

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  15. What doesn't kill me makes me stronger. - Albert Camus

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    1. Camus, whilst turning in his grave, may agree with the sentiment yet will, rightly, attribute it to Friedrich Nietzsche "That which does not kill us, makes us stronger."

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    2. It is a good quote whoever said it

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  16. It's a line of de Musset's that Karen Blixen loved: "Il faut, dans ce bas monde, aimer beaucoup de choses Pour savoir, après tout, ce qu'on aime le mieux..."

    Which is, more or less: "We must, in this low world, love many things, so that we can know, in the end, what we have loved the most."

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    1. Im getting quotes in French now! how absolutely spiffing

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  17. The first one that came to mind today:

    "Two tears in a bucket...motherf*ck it" - the Lady Chablis

    (From Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil)

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  18. I haven't got a clue.
    Actually, that's probably it.
    'I haven't got a clue'

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  19. a bit of talcum
    is always walcum

    and

    My little dog
    A heartbeat at my feet

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Thankyou Parsnip..that is my little dog to a T

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    2. thehamish was at my feet as I wrote this.

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    3. My little dog, is a quote by Edith Wharton ..

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  20. "you can stand me up at the gates of hell but I won't back down" - tom petty

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    1. That sounds like meat loaf

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    2. nope, tom petty and the heartbreakers, 1989. it was and is my cancer fight song.

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    3. I like both tom petty and meat loaf

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    4. I like ( Mr) Meat Loaf.

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  21. Jesus loves you, but I think you're a c&nt.

    Chin up tits out!

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    1. Love these..where on earth are THEY from

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    2. love - chin up, tits out! lmao

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    3. A friend sent me the Jesus love you saying as I work with a woman who's husband is violent towards her but they both think it's ok as they are 'committed Christians'!
      The chin up one came from one of my blog readers.

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  22. Recently adopted:

    "What fresh hell is this?" - John Gray of Going Gently fame.

    Not only do I relish the phrase for how it rolls off the tongue, I think it every morning when - with trepidation - I check the news online.

    U

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    1. Id love to remember where i stole this from? Probably a movie

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    2. According to Wikiquote, the humorist Dorothy Parker would say "What fresh hell can this be?" whenever she answered her doorbell. "What fresh hell is this?"

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  23. I am not really sure... but I did think of you this morning, as a client left a Walking Dead quilt here to have the quilting done. John would love this, I thought.
    Barb

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    1. Id bloody love to sleep under daryl dixon

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  24. "The only thing that separates mankind from the animals is our ability to accessorize."

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    1. Ahhhh afan of STEEL MAGNOLIAS, !

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  25. "Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president". Theodore Roosevelt

    right now this is my favorite quote!

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  26. If a jobs worth doing badly - its worth doing. And - Things never stay the same. Both mine own.

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  27. "All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

    Or how about: "I always thought it'd be better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody."

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    1. The talented mr ripley is the second one

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    2. The other sounds depressing? Zola?

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    3. I should have guessed

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  28. I've always liked - Life's a bitch and then you die! My long passed and much loved Nan always used say - The path of true love never runs smoothly and nor does any other sort of love. She also used say - My head will never save my legs, bless her.

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    1. I used to say this one a lot

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    2. lol, say it with a Southern accent and you will hear my Aunt Claudia ...

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  29. All things must change and only that which changes remains true.
    Carl Jung

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  30. " The mind is like a parachute, It works best when open". Dalai Lama

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  31. "Somebody got flowers. Or as I like to call them, poor people jewelry". Karen Walker, Will and Grace

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  32. https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/karen-walker-quotes/

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    1. https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/190136415489052162/

      Oh honey I would, but I don't want to

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  33. No one has guessed mine?

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    1. Lol...no.....the original quote above.....
      Funny sol funny

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    2. John, could your quote be, "Do to others as you would have them do to you" ?
      Greetings Maria x

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    3. google says Don Pedro and Beatrice. (At least you said funny, not that I am a half wit! lol)

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    4. Maria! Yes!

      Sol got it in one!,

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  34. "All the world is queer save thee and me and even thou art a little queer." - Robert Owen

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  35. "So often in the past I would look in your eyes and I would find there forgiveness. Perhaps one day in the future it will be there again. But now I won't be with you, I won't see it."

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    1. Dont tell me...fucking CAMELOT?

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  36. "Alternative Facts"
    Kellyanne Conway............

    WHAT ????!!!!!?????

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  37. "Boldness, again boldness, ever boldness." Can't remember who the author is. Anyone know?

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  38. Couldnt find this on google? Anyone help?

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    1. Apparently its the English translation from the French Revolution.

      De l'audace, et encore de l'audace, et toujours de l'audace! Boldness, and again Boldness, and always Boldness!

      Georges Jacques Danton - Speech to the French Legislative Committee of General Defense (1792)

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  39. "If you tell the truth, you never have to remember anything."
    Mark Twain...and my Mother.
    X

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  40. "Be not another, if thou canst be thyself." ~~Paracelsus

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    1. I can feel " i am what i am" coming on

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  41. "Where flowers bloom, so does hope." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    1. I never heard that one. Simple and graceful

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  42. When I remember bygone days
    I think how evening follows morn;
    So many I loved were not yet dead,
    So many I love were not yet born.

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    1. Thats rather sweet

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    2. It's by Ogden Nash who wrote a great deal of humorous poetry. This one showed his serious side. It's called "The Middle".

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  43. "for the days pass, and never return"
    "I will linger and look back; and at last I will surely see you coming, eager and lighthearted, with all the South in your face!"
    The Sea Rat

    "I am so angry, I could spit nails"
    My Nan

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    1. Nan spoke a great deal of sense

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  44. I saw this on a t-shirt recently:

    Don't believe everything you think.

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    1. Welcome to my world

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    2. My Gugging post of today will interest you.

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  45. " she's tuppence lookin down her nose at a'penny "

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    1. Can you translate that for our " foreign" readers Jason?

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    2. It's something claire's mum used to say ....universally translates into ' her with nothing is looking down her nose at her with absolutely nothing ' .....hope that makes sense :)

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    3. Yes...havent you got one of your own jason?

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    4. I don't do quotes or predictions ...you can quote me on that I never will...

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  46. F**kem if they can't take a joke.
    Author, unknown, said since the 70's

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    1. In a similar vein to
      " dont let the bastards grind you down"

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  47. "I don't usually advocate alcohol, drugs, guns and insanity, but it's always worked for me."
    Hunter S. Thompson

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  48. How about a little Ray Davies?
    "I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man and so is Lola"
    Xoxo
    Barbara

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    1. Shall I call you 056 for short?

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  49. Life's a bitch and then you marry one
    She's all fur coat and no knickers
    He's so ugly he's got a face like a bag of spanners.

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    1. The last two are so northern English

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  50. To any male that is bemoaning not finding something..."Go and have a little girl look!"

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  51. It's later than you think.

    Doris Day ... well she sang it! Not sure who wrote it.

    "Nothing matters very much and most things don't matter at all" - Arthur Balfour

    "Life is mostly sobs, sniffles and smiles, with sniffles predominating. "
    O Henry

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    1. Sobs and sniffles ....aint THAT the truth

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  52. She looks like she was rode hard and put away wet.

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    1. Now that sounds like mae West.....but isnt

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  53. "Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night." -- Dave Barry

    It's not my favorite but it's the first that came to mind for some strange reason.

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    1. I would always invite you to a dinner party for exactly the same reason

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  54. Did I not put my quote here ? My favorite of favorites ?

    You plan and you plan, then Life happens.

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  55. Shit too old friend?

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  56. Good guys finish last. Only cream and bastards rise

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  57. I don't know if this counts:

    "It's bound to be someone verrrrrrry important!" (Hyacinth Bucket)

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    1. "The Bucket residence, the Lady of the house speaking!"
      Love that series.

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    2. "It's me sister Daisy. That's NOT the one with the pool and the pony."

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  58. "Knowledge is Power." - Auntie Mame

    While this is not always true as there are lovely wealthy people, I love this one:
    “If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”
    ― Dorothy Parker

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  59. "I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly."

    - Winston Churchill


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  60. "Never piss into the wind."

    ((Overhead at a fish market in Sydney...))

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  61. When some asks me why, my response is usually " for shit and giggles".

    And "never postpone joy," jackson browne.
    Proverbs: he who has a merry heart ; life is a continual feast.

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  62. Absence makes the heart go wander.

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  64. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
    My mother.

    Nil bastardum carborundum-
    My father ... on the back of an envelope to me at boarding school, knowing full well the nuns read Latin... but perhaps couldn't read his atrocious medical script!

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    1. Every child on the way to his first day of school should be told this by a loved one :)

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  65. I thought yours might be from where your blog title came: Do not go gently into that dark night,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light. (Dylan Thomas?)
    I kind of like this one: Comparison is the thief of joy.
    Also, This too shall pass.

    Favourite movie quotes are often something from Monty Python. -Jenn

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  66. Pretty much anything by Dorothy Parker. She was a quote machine.

    I forgot that the Prof is from Broadstairs! If I run into him in the street I'll tell him hi. I feel certain I would recognize him!

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    1. Parker was an A one bitch!

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  67. Ditto anything by Dorothy Parker especially if it's about smoke and burning bridges.
    My current favourite quote is a bit schmaltzy:
    “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

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  68. Pretty Woman: " I was in here yesterday. You wouldn't wait on me. You work on commission right ? Big mistake. Big. Huge. I must go shopping now "

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  69. "Don't wizz on the electric fence" - Ren & Stimpy

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  70. How can I pick one . . .
    I save wise words and quotes . . .
    Finding tiny pieces of paper where I have scratched down words,
    pieces of wisdom, saved in drawers, files, book marks . . . brings me a smile or two, three or more.
    And now this entry of yours fills me with more . . .
    Here is one . . .
    "The only thing you actually have to know,
    is the location of the library." ~ alfred einstein

    and words I found handwritten on an 1887 postcard . . .

    "Friendship is the best college of which you can graduate."
    July 8, 1887, Geertje D. Swygman

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    1. All quality entries lynne

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  71. I once had 'rudeness is a weak mans attempt to appear strong' in a frame on my desk at work. I went into work one morning and my colleague asked me what it was that the boss had taken from my desk..... The boss confiscated it as he thought it was directed at him.... he felt such a twit when I explained that it was to remind me why the bus driver on my way to work was an ignorant and obnoxious pig.

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    1. Rudeness is a weak mans weapon
      Was one of my mothers!

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  72. A recently found one....the chains on her mood swing just snapped!
    And an old Northern Irish one "he's got a quare leg for a button boot" meaning both having a good figure ,and implying they're a bit vain about it...

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  73. Great quote, John, and from one of my favourite Shakespeare comedies, "Much Ado about Nothing."

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