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Posted by: LCARS24 Mar 23 2014, 06:31 PM
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.

--Paul McCartney

Posted by: LCARS24 Mar 23 2014, 06:36 PM
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

--Winston Churchill

Posted by: LCARS24 Mar 23 2014, 06:49 PM
You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think.

--Milton Berle

Posted by: LCARS24 Mar 23 2014, 10:59 PM
The beatings will continue until morale improves.

(Source unknown)

Posted by: LCARS24 Mar 24 2014, 10:23 AM
I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.

--Groucho Marx

Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse.

--Groucho Marx

Posted by: Section47 Mar 25 2014, 05:49 AM
Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Posted by: Roysten Mar 29 2014, 10:04 PM
QUOTE (Section47 @ Mar 25 2014, 05:49 AM)
Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not being overly cultured I'd never heard of Emerson until quite recently, I heard about him in Kim Stanley Robinson's Science in the Capital trilogy. I've now read a few quotes and have found him quite profound!

Normal is what everyone else is and you're not

-Dr Tolian Soren

Posted by: LCARS24 Mar 30 2014, 04:11 PM
I love Soran's answer to Geordi's question. That's definitely a memorable quote.

Posted by: Section47 Apr 2 2014, 10:07 AM
Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.
--Theodore Roosevelt

Posted by: sector001 Apr 2 2014, 03:49 PM
Make it so.
-Jean Luc Picard

Posted by: horatio Apr 2 2014, 10:13 PM
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it. - Upton Sinclair

Posted by: LCARS24 Apr 2 2014, 10:31 PM
QUOTE (horatio @ Apr 2 2014, 10:13 PM)
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it. - Upton Sinclair

Yeah. That says a lot, especially about how the mass media let politicians get away with such outrageous things. Don't get me started.

Posted by: LCARS24 Apr 5 2014, 05:58 AM
The Andorian Mining Consortium runs from NO ONE!

--Commander Thy'lek Shran, Andorian Imperial Guard

Posted by: LCARS24 Apr 6 2014, 11:44 PM
"Will it hurt to be a drone?"
--Annika Hansen (VOY: Dark Frontier)

Posted by: Sloan Apr 7 2014, 04:35 AM
Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.

--Bill Watterson

Posted by: LCARS24 Apr 8 2014, 01:16 AM
Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.
--Salvador Dali

Posted by: Tuesday Apr 8 2014, 09:04 AM
We could have saved the Earth, but we were too damned cheap.
--Kurt Vonnegut

Posted by: LCARS24 Apr 9 2014, 03:50 AM
I have nothing to declare except my genius.
--Oscar Wilde (to a U.S. Customs officer, 1882)

Posted by: Sloan Apr 9 2014, 04:18 AM
You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing--after they have tried everything else.
--Winston Churchill

Posted by: Sloan Apr 9 2014, 02:56 PM
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'
--Theodore Roosevelt

Posted by: Steve5618 Apr 9 2014, 03:03 PM
Truth hurts. Maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with a seat missing, but it hurts.
-Leslie Nielson

Posted by: Section47 Apr 9 2014, 04:03 PM
The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.
--Al McGuire, noted basketball coach

Posted by: LCARS24 Apr 12 2014, 08:55 AM
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
--Albert Einstein

Posted by: highwarp Apr 14 2014, 09:52 AM
On this site a powerful engine will be built, an engine that will someday help us to travel a hundred times faster than we can today. Imagine thousands of inhabited planets at our fingertips. And we'll be able to explore those strange new worlds and seek out new life and new civilizations. This engine will let us go boldly where no man has gone before.

--Zephram Cockran, at the dedication ceremony for the Warp Five Complex

Posted by: Steve5618 Apr 21 2014, 07:02 PM
Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?
--Al Boliska, actor & writer


Posted by: maindeflector Apr 23 2014, 05:17 PM
Do something wonderful. People may imitate it.
--Albert Schweitzer

Posted by: doublehawk Apr 25 2014, 02:11 PM
If music be the food of love, play on.
- William Shakespeare

Posted by: Steve5618 Apr 26 2014, 11:58 PM
Time you enjoyed wasting was not wasted.
-John Lennon

Posted by: Section47 Apr 27 2014, 12:28 AM
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
--Benjamin Franklin

Posted by: LCARS24 May 4 2014, 01:43 AM
There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.

--George Orwell

Posted by: VolatileVulcan May 4 2014, 03:55 PM
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
--George Orwell

Posted by: dancer May 4 2014, 06:08 PM
I call everyone 'Darling' because I can't remember their names.

-Zsa Zsa Gabor

Posted by: LCARS24 May 6 2014, 02:31 AM
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
--George Bernard Shaw

Posted by: Section47 May 8 2014, 10:30 AM
One of the reasons that I accepted, once asked to do Star Trek, was to give a single child a chance to see the long thought, to see themselves some 400 years hence. It occurred to me that we must ensure that we keep in front of children the ever-changing horizon.

--Avery Brooks

Posted by: LCARS24 May 9 2014, 07:59 PM
Maybe if I stare at this piece of paper long enough people will think I can read.
--Daffy Duck

Posted by: Section47 May 10 2014, 01:46 PM
I think the potential for man is so enormous, if we can stay alive long enough, we're going to be seeing a lot of what Star Trek is projecting.
--Brent Spiner

Posted by: dancer May 12 2014, 12:39 AM
It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.

--Neil Armstrong

Posted by: Sloan May 13 2014, 12:28 PM
Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.
--Franz Kafka

Posted by: Section47 May 14 2014, 08:51 AM
We have genuflected before the god of science only to find that it has given us the atomic bomb, producing fears and anxieties that science can never mitigate.
--Dr. Martin Luther King

Posted by: Steve5618 May 15 2014, 11:42 AM
Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.

-Will Rogers

Posted by: Sloan May 16 2014, 10:16 AM
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
--Issac Asimov

Posted by: Section47 May 20 2014, 12:12 PM
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
--Charles Dickens

Posted by: dancer May 21 2014, 12:56 AM
You can't arrest me! I'm a rock star!

--Sid Vicious

Posted by: Sloan May 22 2014, 09:34 AM
You can never learn less; you can only learn more.
--R. Buckminster Fuller

Posted by: LCARS24 May 25 2014, 06:58 AM
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
--Harry s. Truman

Posted by: dancer May 26 2014, 04:37 AM
When I came out to L. A., I got a part in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager, and I hired an acting coach.

--Sarah Silverman

Posted by: Gowron Jun 3 2014, 12:01 PM
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
--Pablo Picasso

Posted by: Orion_trader Jun 4 2014, 03:36 AM
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.


Posted by: Gowron Jun 5 2014, 12:34 AM
When you cease to exist, then who will you blame?
--Bob Dylan

Posted by: Section47 Jun 5 2014, 07:03 PM
It think it's better than a religion, if I may be so bold. It's a cultural uplifting that all peoples can feel connected to.
--Nichelle Nichols, talking about Star Trek

Posted by: Sloan Jun 7 2014, 06:21 AM
A little suffering is good for the soul.
--James T. Kirk

Posted by: sector001 Jun 7 2014, 11:11 AM
The bureaucratic mentality is the only constant in the universe.
--Dr. Leonard McCoy


Posted by: dancer Jun 8 2014, 02:03 PM
When all else fails there's always delusion.
--Conan O'Brian

Posted by: dancer Jun 10 2014, 11:27 AM
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

Posted by: LCARS24 Jun 11 2014, 07:27 AM
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
--Mahatma Gandi

Posted by: Sloan Jun 11 2014, 05:07 PM
Sex is like money; only too much is enough.
--John Updike

Posted by: Q Jun 13 2014, 09:45 AM
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
--Will Rogers

Posted by: JTK Jun 13 2014, 04:03 PM
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
-Lawrence J. Peter, author of The Peter Principle

Posted by: Q Jun 14 2014, 02:07 AM
Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.
--Ronald Reagan

Posted by: VolatileVulcan Jun 14 2014, 06:10 AM
My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.
--Billy Connolly

Posted by: Sloan Jun 16 2014, 08:59 AM
True friends stab you in the front.
--Oscar Wilde

Posted by: Section47 Jun 17 2014, 09:25 AM
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
--Mark Twain

Posted by: sector001 Jun 18 2014, 12:14 PM
Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.
-Henry Ford

Posted by: JTK Jun 19 2014, 06:04 PM
You fake something until you're good at it.
-Weird Al Yankovic

Posted by: Logician Jun 21 2014, 01:22 AM
This thread has given me much to ponder.
You may quote me on that.

Posted by: Section47 Jun 21 2014, 04:38 PM
Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
--F. Scott Fitzgerald

Posted by: Sloan Jun 22 2014, 04:19 PM
To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
--Mark Twain

Posted by: Steve5618 Jun 23 2014, 03:12 AM
Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.
--George Carlin

Posted by: Section47 Jun 24 2014, 02:44 AM
Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
--Amelia Earhart

Posted by: Sloan Jun 25 2014, 07:32 AM
If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.
--Andy Rooney

Posted by: LCARS24 Jun 28 2014, 04:34 PM
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
--Benjamin Franklin

Posted by: Sloan Jun 29 2014, 04:23 PM
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
--Albert Einstein

Posted by: LCARS24 Jul 2 2014, 03:55 AM
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
--Alan Kay, computer scientist, pioneer of object-oriented programming

Posted by: Section47 Jul 3 2014, 04:50 AM
In art, the obvious is a sin.
--Edward Dmytryk, Hollywood director (The Caine Mutiny, 1954)

Posted by: Sloan Jul 5 2014, 10:30 PM
Anyone who watches golf on television would enjoy watching the grass grow on the greens.
--Andy Rooney

Posted by: LCARS24 Jul 7 2014, 04:45 AM
I'd give real money if he'd shut up.
--Dr. Leonard McCoy


Posted by: JTK Jul 11 2014, 05:17 AM
Life doesn't imitate art. It imitates bad television.

--Woody Allen

Posted by: LCARS24 Jul 11 2014, 05:36 AM
QUOTE (JTK @ Jul 11 2014, 02:17 PM)
Life doesn't imitate art. It imitates bad television.

--Woody Allen


You're all astronauts, on some kind of star trek.
--Zephram Cochrane, Star Trek: First Contact

Posted by: Section47 Jul 13 2014, 01:47 AM
A smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose.

--Tom Wilson (Biff in Back to the Future)

Posted by: Sloan Jul 15 2014, 06:00 AM
Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
--W.C. Fields

Posted by: LCARS24 Jul 16 2014, 02:11 AM
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
óAlbert Einstein

Posted by: LCARS24 Jul 18 2014, 07:24 AM
Vulcans are just Romulans with ice down their shorts.
(old one, source unknown)


Posted by: Section47 Jul 19 2014, 02:51 PM
Never give up. Never surrender.
--Commander Peter Quincy Taggart, captain of the NSEA Protector (in the fictional fictional TV series Galaxy Quest)

Posted by: LCARS24 Jul 22 2014, 05:28 AM
Itís kind of fun to do the impossible.
--Walt Disney

Posted by: Steve5618 Jul 23 2014, 02:42 PM
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
--Lucille Ball

Posted by: JTK Jul 26 2014, 11:33 AM
Women are made to be loved, not understood.
--Oscar Wilde

Posted by: Q Jul 28 2014, 07:01 AM
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Posted by: Steve5618 Jul 28 2014, 09:17 AM
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
--Isaac Asimov

Posted by: Thunderchild Jul 29 2014, 08:07 PM
Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
--Aldous Huxley

Posted by: LCARS24 Jul 29 2014, 08:46 PM
It's not a lie if you believe it.
--George Costanza, fictional character of TV sitcom Seinfeld

Posted by: Sloan Jul 31 2014, 11:11 AM
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
--Abraham Lincoln

Posted by: Thunderchild Aug 2 2014, 04:16 AM
If your culture doesn't like geeks, you are in real trouble.
--Bill Gates

Posted by: Sloan Aug 4 2014, 07:17 AM
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
--Henry Ford

Posted by: LCARS24 Aug 5 2014, 06:32 AM
To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.
--Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist

Posted by: Thunderchild Aug 7 2014, 07:00 AM
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
--Carl Sagan

Posted by: Q Aug 9 2014, 08:08 AM
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
--Steven Wright, Academy Award winning comedian, actor, and writer

Posted by: Section47 Aug 13 2014, 03:34 AM
Reality--what a concept!
--Robin Williams

Posted by: Section47 Aug 19 2014, 03:54 AM
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
--Robin Williams

Posted by: LCARS24 Aug 20 2014, 12:01 PM
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
--Ludwig van Beethoven

Posted by: Section47 Aug 20 2014, 09:18 PM
How do I stay so healthy and boyishly handsome? It's simple. I drink the blood of young runaways.
--William Shatner


Posted by: LCARS24 Aug 22 2014, 12:59 PM
I wanted to send a message to the television industry that excitement is not made of car chases.
--Gene Roddenberry


Posted by: dangerduck Aug 23 2014, 09:21 AM
All the people in Star Trek will always be known as those characters. And what characters to have attached to your name in life! The show is such a phenomenon all over the world.
--Nichelle Nichols


Posted by: Steve5618 Aug 23 2014, 10:10 AM
If I'm not mistaken, I think Data was the comic relief on the show.
--Brent Spiner

Posted by: Sloan Aug 24 2014, 08:02 PM
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
--William Shakespeare

Posted by: sector001 Aug 26 2014, 12:36 PM
Grownups are weird.
--Dakota Fanning, at age 8

Posted by: Gowron Aug 28 2014, 01:49 AM
I have not been recognized.
--Michael Dorn

Posted by: Sloan Aug 29 2014, 08:26 AM
The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.
--Igor Sikorsky

Posted by: dancer Aug 29 2014, 08:49 PM
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
--Thomas Jefferson

Posted by: Section47 Aug 31 2014, 06:53 AM
I was a huge fan of the original 'Star Trek,' and I'd never even dreamed that I would someday be captain of a starship.
--Scott Bakula

Posted by: JTK Sep 1 2014, 12:36 PM
There would be no Star Trek unless there were transporter malfunctions.
--Levar Burton

Posted by: Q Sep 4 2014, 01:47 AM
I've always thought that we, as human beings, would be naive and arrogant to pretend that we're the only lifeform in the galaxy.
--Jonathan Frakes

Posted by: Gint Sep 5 2014, 05:10 PM
The lack of money is the root of all evil.
--Mark Twain

Posted by: Steve5618 Sep 8 2014, 06:23 AM
People who can't get laid watch Star Trek and eat Twinkies!
--Harlan Ellision


Posted by: JTK Sep 8 2014, 07:03 PM
The future ain't what it used to be.
--Yogi Berra

Posted by: Q Sep 10 2014, 11:47 PM
Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
--J. K. Rowling

Posted by: jimhadar Sep 13 2014, 12:50 AM
So this is America. They must be out of their minds.

---Ringo Starr

Posted by: Sloan Sep 13 2014, 09:56 PM
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
--Jim Carrey

Posted by: Thunderchild Sep 17 2014, 08:43 PM
Laughter is an instant vacation.
--Milton Berle

Posted by: Sloan Sep 18 2014, 11:16 AM
I never watched Star Trek. I have not even seen any of the Star Trek movies. I don't watch myself.
--William Shatner


Posted by: Steve5618 Sep 20 2014, 03:56 AM
I would defy people to find a more beautifully developed character than Seven of Nine.
--Jeri Ryan

Posted by: LCARS24 Sep 21 2014, 02:08 AM
With all the weird surroundings of outer space the basic underlying theme of the show is a philosophical approach to man's relationship to woman. There are both sexes in the crew, in fact, the first officer is a woman.
--Jeffrey Hunter


Posted by: Thunderchild Sep 26 2014, 01:08 AM
I didn`t take anything from the set at the end of Deep Space Nine. I wanted to remember everything the way it was.
--Armin Shimerman


Posted by: LCARS24 Sep 28 2014, 12:32 PM
Don't retreat. You reload with truth, which I know is an endangered species at 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue, anyway truth. The media's favorite president. He just can't stop telling lies.
--Sarah Palin, at the Value Voters Summit, Washington, D.C., September 25, 2014


Posted by: Steve5618 Sep 29 2014, 05:00 AM
Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
--Mick Jagger


Posted by: LCARS24 Sep 29 2014, 12:56 PM
QUOTE (Steve5618 @ Sep 29 2014, 02:00 PM)
Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
--Mick Jagger


Love it. And, as with most of these quotes, knowing the source doubles the impact.


Posted by: LCARS24 Oct 1 2014, 07:44 AM
The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
--Theodore Roosevelt

Posted by: Section47 Oct 2 2014, 08:34 AM
I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
--Nikola Tesla

Posted by: Sloan Oct 3 2014, 08:44 AM
Every cripple has his own way of walking.
--Brendan Behan, Irish writer

Posted by: LCARS24 Oct 4 2014, 10:01 PM
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
--Oscar Wilde

Posted by: Steve5618 Oct 7 2014, 05:22 AM
My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.
--Jack Nicholson

Posted by: Gowron Oct 8 2014, 12:29 AM
Always borrow money from a pessimist. He wonít expect it back.
--Oscar Wilde

Posted by: Gint Oct 9 2014, 06:10 AM
There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.
--Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft, 2007

Posted by: Steve5618 Oct 10 2014, 08:55 AM
First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me.
--Steve Martin

Posted by: Gint Oct 10 2014, 06:40 PM
There is no reason any individual would want a computer in their home.
--Ken Olson, founder, Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

Posted by: Gint Oct 12 2014, 03:46 AM
There's just not that many videos I want to watch.
--Steve Chen, cofounder of YouTube, 2005

Posted by: JTK Oct 13 2014, 07:18 AM
Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.
--Douglas MacArthur

Posted by: Gint Oct 14 2014, 12:24 PM
Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
--Harry Warner, cofounder of Warner Bros., 1927

Posted by: sector001 Oct 16 2014, 07:01 AM
It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.
--Marilyn Monroe

Posted by: Section47 Oct 18 2014, 06:49 PM
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
--Bertrand Russell

Posted by: LCARS24 Oct 20 2014, 06:21 AM
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
--Benjamin Disraeli

Posted by: Sloan Oct 21 2014, 06:42 AM
Knowledge is knowing the tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

--Miles Kington

Posted by: LCARS24 Oct 23 2014, 06:53 AM
Philosophy is common sense with big words.
--James Madison

Posted by: Yelgrun7 Oct 24 2014, 02:40 PM
I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.
-Elon Musk

Posted by: sector001 Oct 25 2014, 04:07 PM
I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
--Thomas Jefferson

Posted by: VolatileVulcan Oct 26 2014, 04:48 PM
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
--Wilson Mizner

Posted by: Q Oct 27 2014, 07:29 PM
Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
--Oprah Winfrey

Posted by: Section47 Oct 29 2014, 01:57 PM
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.

Posted by: LCARS24 Oct 31 2014, 06:23 PM
The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
--James Madison

Posted by: LCARS24 Nov 1 2014, 11:28 PM
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
--Colin Powell

Posted by: Section47 Nov 3 2014, 03:19 AM
Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
--Henry Clay

Posted by: Yelgrun7 Nov 5 2014, 01:55 AM
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
--Oscar Wilde

Posted by: Section47 Nov 7 2014, 06:40 AM
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
--Mark Twain

Posted by: sector001 Nov 8 2014, 12:16 AM
Elvis Presley is the greatest there ever was, is, or will be.
--Chuck Berry

Posted by: Sloan Nov 11 2014, 09:16 PM
We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it.
--Robert Louis Stevenson

Posted by: Yelgrun7 Nov 13 2014, 11:54 AM
Every cripple has his own way of walking.
--Brendan Behan, Irish poet (1923-64)

Posted by: Sloan Nov 15 2014, 09:23 AM
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
--James Madison

Posted by: Sloan Nov 18 2014, 10:11 PM
Democracy is when the people keep a government in check.
--Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted by: Steve5618 Nov 20 2014, 10:35 PM
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
--Margaret Mead

Posted by: LCARS24 Nov 21 2014, 01:21 PM
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
--George Bernard Shaw

Posted by: Steve5618 Nov 22 2014, 01:11 PM
If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
--Steven Wright

Posted by: LCARS24 Nov 24 2014, 02:09 AM
The real chances of winning [the lottery are] akin to getting struck by lightning at the same time you're getting eaten by a shark.
--John Oliver, on Last Week Tonight, HBO

Posted by: Gint Nov 26 2014, 03:34 AM
Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
--George Carlin

Posted by: sector001 Nov 27 2014, 04:35 AM
You can't stay mad at somebody who makes you laugh.
--Jay Leno

Posted by: LCARS24 Nov 28 2014, 04:49 AM
Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.
--Groucho Marx

Posted by: JTK Nov 29 2014, 12:14 PM
You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
--Al Capone

Posted by: Roysten Nov 29 2014, 06:09 PM
If at first you don't succeed, destroy any evidence that you ever tried.

Posted by: LCARS24 Nov 30 2014, 03:52 AM
Learning to read music in braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory.
--Ray Charles

(His teacher Mrs. Lawrence taught him how to read music with braille, a difficult process that requires learning the left hand movements by reading braille with the right hand and learning the right hand movements by reading braille with the left hand, and then synthesizing the two parts.)

Posted by: Roysten Nov 30 2014, 08:46 PM
QUOTE (LCARS24 @ Nov 30 2014, 03:52 AM)
Learning to read music in braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory.
--Ray Charles

(His teacher Mrs. Lawrence taught him how to read music with braille, a difficult process that requires learning the left hand movements by reading braille with the right hand and learning the right hand movements by reading braille with the left hand, and then synthesizing the two parts.)

That is an impressive feat and I imagine that was such a rewarding long term skill to have learned.

Hats tipped to Mrs Lawrence.


"Wherever you go, there you are."

Posted by: Q Dec 1 2014, 03:40 PM
Facts and truth really donít have much to do with each other.
--William Faulkner

Posted by: Sloan Dec 2 2014, 07:12 AM
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
--Mark Twain

Posted by: Thunderchild Dec 4 2014, 06:12 AM
I worship the quicksand he walks in.
--Art Buchwald

Posted by: Q Dec 5 2014, 11:39 AM
The Detroit String Quartet played Brahms last night. Brahms lost.
--Bennett Cerf

Posted by: Section47 Dec 6 2014, 02:26 PM
Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.
--Theodore Roosevelt

Posted by: Sloan Dec 7 2014, 03:16 PM
The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
--Robert Louis Stevenson

Posted by: dangerduck Dec 9 2014, 08:48 AM
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
--Tony Robbins

Posted by: Sloan Dec 10 2014, 05:35 AM
I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.
--Jim Garrison

Posted by: Yelgrun7 Dec 12 2014, 06:01 AM
I intend to live forever, or die trying.
--Groucho Marx

Posted by: LCARS24 Dec 13 2014, 09:01 PM
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
--Benjamin Franklin

Posted by: dancer Dec 15 2014, 02:55 AM
War does not determine who is right--only who is left.
--Bertrand Russell

Posted by: pianoman Dec 16 2014, 02:26 AM
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
--Friedrich Nietzsche

Posted by: Steve5618 Dec 17 2014, 08:09 AM
I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.
--Steve Martin

Posted by: maindeflector Dec 18 2014, 11:07 PM
Gun control? We need bullet control! I think every bullet should cost 5,000 dollars. Because if a bullet cost five thousand dollars, we wouldn't have any innocent bystanders.
--Chris Rock

Posted by: LCARS24 Dec 21 2014, 02:13 AM
The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.
--Benjamin Disraeli

Posted by: Roysten Dec 21 2014, 10:55 PM
You can't get any movement larger than five people without including at least one f*cking idiot.
―Kim Stanley Robinson, Green Mars

Posted by: VolatileVulcan Dec 22 2014, 02:56 PM
You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is.
--Will Rogers

Posted by: LCARS24 Dec 23 2014, 02:21 AM
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
--Benjamin Disraeli

Posted by: LCARS24 Dec 24 2014, 02:25 PM
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
--Mark Twain

Posted by: Sloan Dec 24 2014, 08:43 PM
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic but creatures of emotion.
--Dale Carnegie

Posted by: Thunderchild Dec 26 2014, 05:57 AM
I think we are at the dawn of a new era in commercial space exploration.
--Elon Musk

Posted by: Gowron Dec 27 2014, 02:51 AM
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
--Jim Rohn

Posted by: LCARS24 Jan 12 2015, 05:10 AM
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
--Elon Musk

Posted by: Section47 Jan 13 2015, 11:32 AM
I don't accept the status quo. I do accept Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
--Stephen Colbert

Posted by: LCARS24 Jan 17 2015, 06:56 PM
It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract.
--Alan Shepard

Posted by: sector001 Jan 18 2015, 03:29 AM
If freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led like sheep to the slaughter.
--George Washington

Posted by: Section47 Jan 19 2015, 02:18 PM
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
--Orville Wright

Posted by: Section47 Jan 20 2015, 07:11 PM
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
--George Washington

Posted by: Sloan Feb 7 2015, 06:21 AM
I'm sort of a pessimist about tomorrow and an optimist about the day after tomorrow.
--Eric Sevareid

Posted by: Steve5618 Feb 8 2015, 05:48 AM
I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex.
--Erma Bombeck

Posted by: dangerduck Feb 9 2015, 02:06 AM
When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.
--Rodney Dangerfield

Posted by: Sloan Feb 12 2015, 02:56 AM
Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own.
--Chuck Yeager

Posted by: Yelgrun7 Feb 12 2015, 01:06 PM
In 1966 NASA took over in space, and it has been a bureaucratic mess ever since.
--Chuck Yeager

Posted by: pathfinder Feb 13 2015, 02:39 PM
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
--Dale Carnegie

Posted by: LCARS24 Feb 15 2015, 10:53 PM
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
--Stephen Hawking

Posted by: pathfinder Feb 17 2015, 06:39 PM
The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it.
--Joan Rivers

Posted by: LCARS24 Feb 19 2015, 01:51 PM
I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor.
--Michael J. Fox

Posted by: Logician Feb 21 2015, 02:45 AM
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
--James Joyce

Posted by: Sloan Feb 25 2015, 08:10 PM
Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.
--Vince Lombardi

Posted by: LCARS24 Feb 26 2015, 07:32 PM
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
--Thomas A. Edison

Posted by: dancer Feb 28 2015, 05:56 AM
Spock was the sex symbol. A lot of people think it was Kirk. But, no, it was really Spock.
--Jolene Blalock

Posted by: Steve5618 Mar 1 2015, 10:02 AM
My first crush was Spock. I thought it didn't get any better than Spock.
--Selma Blair

Posted by: LCARS24 Mar 1 2015, 10:22 PM
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP.
--Leonard Nimoy

Posted by: LCARS24 Mar 4 2015, 03:01 PM
As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions.
--Al Gore

On climate change, we often don't fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen.
--Kofi Annan

One of the big questions in the climate change debate: Are humans any smarter than frogs in a pot? If you put a frog in a pot and slowly turn up the heat, it won't jump out. Instead, it will enjoy the nice warm bath until it is cooked to death. We humans seem to be doing pretty much the same thing.
--Jeff Goodell

Climate change is the Everest of all problems, the thorniest challenge facing humankind.
--Lewis Gordon Pugh

Posted by: Section47 Mar 5 2015, 08:39 AM
Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.
--Jim Morrison

Posted by: LCARS 24 Mar 25 2015, 03:01 AM
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Posted by: Q Mar 30 2015, 02:26 AM
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
--Walt Disney

Posted by: Sloan Apr 1 2015, 11:19 AM
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
--John F. Kennedy

Posted by: dangerduck Apr 2 2015, 04:08 PM
There is no distinctly American criminal class--except Congress.
--Mark Twain

Posted by: LCARS 24 Apr 4 2015, 06:57 PM
Never, never underestimate the power of corruption to rewrite history.
--Oliver Stone

Posted by: LCARS 24 Apr 5 2015, 11:18 AM
To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men.
--Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Posted by: Roysten Apr 6 2015, 10:53 AM
Loving some of these quotes!

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
Ė-Winston Churchill

Posted by: LCARS 24 Apr 6 2015, 02:11 PM
QUOTE (Roysten @ Apr 6 2015, 07:53 PM)
Loving some of these quotes!

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
Ė-Winston Churchill

Can't beat Winston Churchill when it comes to quoits!

If it wasn't for pickpockets I'd have no sex life at all.
--Rodney Dangerfield

Posted by: Positronic Thinker Apr 8 2015, 03:32 AM
Congress never loses its capacity to disappoint you.
--John Oliver

Posted by: Logician Apr 9 2015, 01:17 PM
We would all like to vote for the best man, but he is never a candidate.
--Kin Hubbard

Posted by: Dr. Soong Apr 10 2015, 01:32 PM
Most people are religious. Most liberals still follow a religion. Most Democrats do. I'm the only one sneering at you.
--Bill Mahar, to Mike Huckabee

Posted by: Logician Apr 11 2015, 07:17 AM
A good listener is usually thinking about something else.
--Kin Hubbard

Posted by: Logician Apr 12 2015, 09:22 AM
It's going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the Earth once they inherit it.
--Kin Hubbard

Posted by: Beldar Apr 12 2015, 10:20 PM
The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath.
--W. C. Fields

Posted by: Logician Apr 13 2015, 04:42 PM
Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable.
--Kin Hubbard

Posted by: Pon Farr Hero Apr 14 2015, 06:17 AM
Children today will grow up taking for granted that an African-American or a woman can, yes, become the President of the United States.
--Hillary Clinton

Posted by: Harcourt Apr 15 2015, 01:58 PM
Being president is like running a cemetery: you've got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening.
--William J. Clinton

Posted by: Fairlane500 Apr 19 2015, 03:34 AM
Every man who is high up likes to think that he has done it all himself, and the wife smiles and lets it go at that.
--James M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan

Posted by: Dr. Soong Apr 20 2015, 12:57 AM
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
--Mahatma Gandhi

Posted by: sector001 Apr 22 2015, 04:59 PM
Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
--Nathaniel Hawthorne

Posted by: Arbiter Apr 23 2015, 08:11 AM
Star Trek characters never go shopping.
--Douglas Coupland

Posted by: Section47 Apr 24 2015, 11:16 AM
If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn't have a job if he was any smarter.
--John Gotti

Posted by: Logician Apr 25 2015, 12:07 AM
We're running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.
--Elon Musk

Posted by: Yelgrun7 Apr 25 2015, 12:56 PM
I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
--Nikola Tesla

Posted by: Harcourt Apr 26 2015, 09:00 AM
It is not sufficient that I succeed. All others must fail.
--Genghis Khan

Posted by: Arbiter Apr 27 2015, 02:00 AM
Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now, and do it.
--William Durant, cofounder of General Motors, creator of the concept of holding companies

Posted by: Section47 Apr 28 2015, 08:22 AM
I trust no one, not even myself.
--Joseph Stalin

Posted by: Dr. Soong Apr 29 2015, 03:43 PM
You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy bar.
--George Carlin

Posted by: Galaxy class Apr 30 2015, 04:22 PM
The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
--George Bernard Shaw

Posted by: pathfinder May 1 2015, 04:02 PM
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
--George Washington

Posted by: maindeflector May 2 2015, 09:12 AM
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
--John Adams

Posted by: sector001 May 7 2015, 03:03 PM
Michelle Obama: Where's HER birth certificate? I hear 'Obama' isn't even her real last name.
--Stephen Colbert

Posted by: LCARS 24 May 8 2015, 10:09 AM
One failed attempt at a shoe bomb and we all take off our shoes at the airport. Thirty-one school shootings since Columbine and no change in our regulation of guns.
--John Oliver

Posted by: Section47 May 8 2015, 06:26 PM
I wasn't trying to be rebellious in those days; I was just being me. I wasn't trying to push the edge of anything. I'm being me and ordinary, the guy from suburbia who sings in this band.
--Mick Jagger, Vanity Fair, February 1992

Posted by: LCARS 24 May 9 2015, 03:32 PM
Weíll love it if someone comes up with a better chemistry. But itís worth noting that no one has sent us a cell that is better than what we currently use.
--Elon Musk, commenting on the many claims being made by battery researchers, May 6, 2015

Posted by: Sloan May 10 2015, 07:38 AM
The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them.
--Bill Maher

Posted by: LCARS 24 May 15 2015, 11:07 PM
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Posted by: Harcourt May 17 2015, 01:13 AM
You know what? You float like a bee and sting like a butterfly.
--Mitt Romney, to Evander Holyfield, after their mock bout for charity in Salt Lake City, May 15, 2015

Posted by: Section47 May 17 2015, 02:42 PM
War is a racket.
--Smedley D. Butler, retired USMC Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient

Posted by: Yelgrun7 May 18 2015, 12:43 PM
Lunch is for wimps.
--Oliver Stone

Posted by: Captain Mudd May 20 2015, 01:32 AM
I am never offended when I see the drag queens dressed up like me.

Posted by: Dr. Soong May 25 2015, 10:25 AM
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
--Charles M. Schulz

Posted by: Sloan May 25 2015, 06:45 PM
It is needless to say that women make the most patient as well as the most dangerous pickpockets.
--Harry Houdini

Posted by: Yelgrun7 May 26 2015, 12:28 PM
I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane.
--Waylon Jennings

Posted by: LCARS 24 May 28 2015, 01:27 AM
If you want your wife to listen to you, then talk to another woman; she will be all ears.
--Sigmund Freud

Posted by: Sloan May 29 2015, 06:01 AM
Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.

Posted by: LCARS 24 May 31 2015, 03:36 PM
Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world except money.
--Johnny Cash

Posted by: Yelgrun7 Jun 2 2015, 05:07 AM
Where's your will to be weird?
--Jim Morrison

Posted by: LCARS 24 Jun 2 2015, 09:24 PM
Thirty percent of all fuel burned in cities comes from cars looking for a parking spot.
--William Clay Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company

Posted by: sector001 Jun 4 2015, 10:51 AM
No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.
--Mignon McLaughlin

Posted by: pathfinder Jun 5 2015, 02:15 PM
The aisle is your plank to walk.
--David E. Kelley, about the uncertainty of marriage

Posted by: dancer Jun 6 2015, 04:49 AM
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

Posted by: Empress_Sato Jun 7 2015, 03:01 PM
The remedy is worse than the disease.
--Francis Bacon

Posted by: Sloan Jun 8 2015, 01:21 AM
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.
--Adolf Hitler

Posted by: LCARS 24 Jun 10 2015, 10:36 AM
Why are we running this massive chemical experiment on our oceans and atmosphere when we know we have to find an alternative, anyway? It's the stupidest thing I could possibly imagine.
--Elon Musk, 2012

Posted by: pianoman Jun 13 2015, 12:52 PM
If music be the food of love, play on.
--William Shakespeare

Posted by: Khan01 Jun 14 2015, 02:11 AM
First of all, I try to be a positive role model.
--Bruce Jenner

Posted by: Dr. Soong Jun 14 2015, 04:17 PM

Posted by: LCARS 24 Jun 15 2015, 09:11 AM
There won't be any more Earth unless we do something.
--Bill Maher

Posted by: Sloan Jun 16 2015, 09:00 AM
Any fool can criticize, condemn. and complain. And most fools do.
--Benjamin Franklin

Posted by: Positronic Thinker Jun 18 2015, 04:38 AM
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
--Nikola Tesla

Posted by: dancer Jun 19 2015, 05:58 AM
One in four corporations doesn't pay any taxes.
--Bernie Sanders

Posted by: Sloan Jun 19 2015, 05:28 PM
One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
--Robert F. Kennedy

Posted by: sector001 Jun 20 2015, 07:40 PM
So whereís the Cannes film festival being held this year?
--Christina Aguilera

Posted by: Thunderchild Jun 21 2015, 09:55 PM
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
--Publius Syrus

Posted by: Sloan Jun 23 2015, 01:15 AM
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

Posted by: dancer Jun 24 2015, 01:59 AM
We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
--Sir Isaac Newton

Posted by: LCARS 24 Jun 24 2015, 07:09 PM
Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil, and the love of possessions is a disease in them.
--Sitting Bull

Posted by: General Chang Jun 26 2015, 08:12 AM
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
--Napoleon Bonaparte

Posted by: LCARS 24 Jun 27 2015, 02:14 AM
The worst-tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong.
--David Letterman

Posted by: Sloan Jun 28 2015, 12:03 PM
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.

Posted by: Arbiter Jun 29 2015, 02:18 PM
To be is to do.
--Immanuel Kant

Posted by: sector001 Jun 30 2015, 08:38 AM
All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.
--Alexandre Dumas

Posted by: Captain Mudd Jul 1 2015, 12:17 PM
Alís a good boy.
--Al Caponeís mother

Posted by: Kruge Jul 2 2015, 03:09 AM
Total paranoia is just total awareness.
--Charles Manson

Posted by: pianoman Jul 2 2015, 03:12 AM
Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.
--Jim Carrey

Posted by: fastford Jul 3 2015, 04:46 AM
The ballparks have gotten too crowded. That's why nobody goes to see the game anymore.
--Yogi Berra

Posted by: VolatileVulcan Jul 4 2015, 05:51 AM
To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.
--Leonard Bernstein

Posted by: LCARS 24 Jul 5 2015, 04:48 PM
The Earth will end only when God declares its time is over.
--Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), explaining why itís unnecessary to worry about climate change.

Posted by: sector001 Jul 6 2015, 06:55 PM
The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom.
--Jon Stewart

Posted by: Logician Jul 7 2015, 07:03 PM
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
-- Felix Frankfurter, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice

Posted by: Pantera Rosa Jul 8 2015, 01:36 PM
Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.
--Warren Buffett

Posted by: Sloan Jul 9 2015, 05:45 AM
For you see, the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.
--Benjamin Disraeli, 1844

Posted by: LCARS 24 Jul 10 2015, 07:58 AM
There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
--Sun Tzu

Posted by: Captain Teague Jul 11 2015, 01:57 AM
When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy.' They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life.
--John Lennon

Posted by: Yelgrun7 Jul 12 2015, 03:05 PM
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
--Groucho Marx

Posted by: Captain Teague Jul 13 2015, 03:53 PM
I don't want a nation of thinkers. I want a nation of workers.
--John D. Rockefeller

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