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Guelila
Well, sometimes I feel like having a good phrase at my sig or my messenger.
I see very good phrases time to time, but when I want it, I never remember it.
I'll post some I can remember and you can follow up.

While playing Counter-Strike, someone once said
" The impatient don't see headshots" and I liked it.

My friend once had this in his sig. I think someone else said this, but I'm not sure now...
"But If Knowledge is power, Know this is Tyranny."

I know there are a lot of better phrases there, so I want to learn more.
Post em. Smile
Dustin
"every breath you use is one less for my car"

my friend said that yesterday and it made me laugh, probably the wizest thing ever said in my opinion.
riv_
"Trying is the first step toward failure."
-Homer Simpson

"It's better to be pissed off than pissed on."
-Name withheld
carlokes
"Shit Happens"

I love this phrase and i love even more using it in the apropriate context. Its inventor?? Maybe Forest Gump lolololollol Wink Very Happy Razz
PTF
hi all

my favourite response/phrase is:

"shall i pretend i'm interested or are you ok just rambling?"
had mymates in tears first time i used it!!! and its also really effective and shutting the person up!!! lol

another good one is:

"are you as think as confused i am?"
it just annoys people and makes them stop and think for a while!!!
startsomething
I can't take credit for this:

.=The World Will Still Be Broken Tomorrow=.
mele
I find it the best to use part of the some song's lyric that has deep meaning to it.
Nameless
I've got a million of those things, most of which were written by me. Even more of which kind of suck.

You can't buy peace. Don't spend live, save lives.
Since can prove anything, but that doesn't make it true.
The devil's in the details, that's why I do all that I can to neglect them.

For example.
iridios
My favorite phrase is as folows

Accept the things you cannot change,
change the things you cannot accept.


I also like the lines "I don't want my pain taken away, I need my pain!"

And also,

"They're[painful experiences] the things we carry around with us, they're the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves!"
izcool
I have three good ones.

Two of my friends had a conversation together, one of my friends asked my other friend "What would you do if someone called you a cracker ?". The friend of mine who was questioned replied "Well the chicks would love me when they're eating soup". I just love that one.

I forget where I found this one, but I think it's good. "Knowledge is power. Power corrupts."

The last one I forgot where I've found also, but it's cool. "I'm a few feet from the edge. I haven't relized that a few feet isn't that far down."

Very cool. Smile

- Mike.
Animal
The truest saying I know:

What's the key to success? Two words: good decisions.
What's the key to good decisions? One word: experience.
how do i get experience? Two words: bad decisions.

Applicable to work and life in general!
tsukiyuuki
I like "Knowledge is Power. Power corrupts. Study hard, be evil!" My friend has it on her fridge.

And long that line: "Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat."

I have no idea who said those, though. But on a more serious note, I'm particularly fond of the following.

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand,
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And Eternity in an hour."
(William Blake, Auguries of Innocence)

"And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep."
(read in Takashi Matsuoka's Cloud of Sparrows)

I'm also particularly fond of the poems "If" by Rudyard Kipling, and "Desiderata" by Max Ehrmann.

If-> http://www.swarthmore.edu/~apreset1/docs/if.html
Desiderata-> http://www.fleurdelis.com/desiderata.htm
Jack_Hammer
'Don't hit a man with Glasses, Hit a man with a baseball bat.'
Karver
"Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heav'n" - from Paradise Lost

"I know you have come to kill me. Shoot, coward, for you are only going to kill a man." - last words of Che Guevara
netwatch
"Final destiny is Death"
ocalhoun
Ocalhoun@linux>fortune



What? This isn't a shell?
All you linux geeks out there will know what I'm referring to.

Anyway, Here's one:
despair.com wrote:

No single raindrop believes it is responsible for the flood.
Alienz
"If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
- Maya Angelou


Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.
- Dilbert
loserfest
"Whoever said that nothing's impossible never tried to nail jello to a tree."
-Lisa Bryant

"Excuse me... I forgot to take my happy pills today."

"The best part of 'believe' is the 'lie'."

"I'm just gonna start punching the air like this and walking towards you. If you get hit, it's your own fault."
-the Simpsons
Reaper
eh I got a few to add myself

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction."
"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before."
"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. "
"We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them."

Of course all of these are from people who are all long dead but they all stand true even today Smile
kevin
Jules Winnfield: ENGLISH, ******! DO-YOU-SPEAK-IT?
KHO
Fear is the mind killer.

Fav. quote, don't know who said it first though. l have a few more that l can't remember right now, but if l ever do l will post them here Neutral
thedon12991
Family Guy- Stop hogging all the ugle

Unknown- Abortion is for quitters

"vicis vigoratus totus" its latin and pretty sweet
Reaper
kevin wrote:
Jules Winnfield: ENGLISH, ****! DO-YOU-SPEAK-IT?


Er is that a quote or are you refering to my post? If so those are all official quotes said by some of the most smartest men or women both alive and dead, so that is how they choose to spell it, though I do admit some of them are worded a little odd Question
LandShark
sound like a quote to me. . . Im going to look up some good geroge carlin or chris rock quotes and put them in here
Revolution
i found a quote i liked in my agenda once.. used it as my sig for a while..

"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."
blake
"There's no life without humour. It can make the wonderful moments of life truly glorious, and it can make tragic moments bearable."
lockwolf
"Are you Hurt? Do you need an ambulance?"

"How many Dozons of sugar cubes do you need?"

"When you catch a football, you catch with all your fingers and put all down except your middle finger"

"OMG Im the Team Killing ******!"
IAMED_2
Quote:
Fear is the mind killer.

That's from the Dune series by Frank Herbert.

"I am entitled to my entitlements" - David Dingwall, former president of the Royal Canadian Mint who resigned over large, frivolous expenses.

"Ich bin ein Berliner." (Translation: I am a jelly doughnut) - JFK

"Until Ace Ventura, no actor had considered talking through his ass." - Jim Carrey

"Your medical assistance is cancelled beginning 9/24/84 because of your death." - Iowa Department of Human Services

"the last two soldiers on the battlefield
survivors of the war
they aim at one another while their mothers beg the lord
'if you're listening, i'm missing him
so somehow bring him home
how did it come to this?'
so the soldiers lift their rifles and
they're aiming at the head
they think of their first love before they take their final breaths
and somewhere in the distance
they hear something someone said: 'how did it come to this?'" - Streetlight Manifesto

"how many more examples until we break?
how many sacrifices must we make?
'cause we've all been there once before
and it looks like we've returned once more
is this the beginning or the end?" - Streetlight Manifesto
please.be.quiet
well this is more of a quote but here it is: "dreams are the eraser dust I blow off my page" by edgar allen poe.
seodfac
Don't put the cart before the horse

I can only please one person per day, today is not your day.

The mysteries of life can be solved with a cup of coffee

Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
CompactHaven
Once a cheater, always a cheater.

"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for HIS country." General George S. Patton

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
Albert Einstein

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Albert Einstein
ccarter24
If money can't buy happiness, I guess I'll have to rent it.
-Weird Al Yonkovic

By the way, y-o-u apostrophe e is you are. Y-o-u-r is your.
-Ross Gellar

Wakey wakey, hands off snakey
-Earl Hickey
broken2144
Linus Torvalds wrote:
Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect.


I peeled off my sticker saying "Designed for Microsoft Windows XP"
and stuck it on my desktop shredder.

I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the
end and think, "Well, that's not going to happen."
TonkPilz
Tennessee Ernie Ford- "If you see me comin' better step aside
A lotta men didn't, a lotta men died"

"One fist of iron, the other of steel
If the right one don't getcha then the left one will"

"This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time."
Narrator, Fight Club

"There is only one success -to be able to spend your life in your own way."
-Christopher Morley

"Life becomes useless and insipid when we have no longer either friends or enemies."
-Queen Christina of Sweden

unknown

The most common things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.

If a fool says he's a fool, we believe it. If a genius says he's a genius, we want him to demonstrate it.

We were born naked and hungry. Then things get worse.

Why to sterilize needles before the lethal injection?

Life would be better if I had the source code (true true:D )
Reaper
Heres another one, one who revives old posts is a fool indeed.
Vrythramax
KHO wrote:
Fear is the mind killer.

Fav. quote, don't know who said it first though. l have a few more that l can't remember right now, but if l ever do l will post them here Neutral


I may be wrong, but I think that was from the book/movie Dune.
Vrythramax
Seen on a bumper sticker: "If you can read this I could slam on my brakes and sue you"

"Bad Cop, no donut"

"Just when you think you have the rat race beat, along come faster rats"

"If you build something idiot-proof someone else will build a better idiot"

"Friendly fire isn't"

I've used up all my sick days so I am going to call in dead"

An actual epitaph: "I told you I was sick"

I could go on all day with these things Very Happy
hades9366
Here's a couple of one-liners

Those who do not read are no better than those who cannot.
Chinese proverb

Some cause happiness wherever they go; Others, whenever they go. -- Oscar Wilde.

“The problem with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat.”
Lily Tomlin
baldheadedgames
Some words of wisdom:

"Never step on a cow pie, you can't scrape that off with your fingers." - me

"An atomic bomb can ruin your whole day." - NOT SURE WHO WROTE THIS

"If at first you don't succede, then skydiving isn't for you"

"Suicide Hotline...Please hold."

"The number you have dialed ... 911 ... cannot be reached, please hang up and try again."

More coming soon Very Happy
smile4me
Me, my brother and my mom were at clothes shop and my brother tryed some coat on and asked:
"do i look good?" and my mom said:
"well, you loook good, but we're looking at that coat now".

And there are some i found somewhere i don't remember Smile :

In everyone of us is sleeping genius just not in everyone he wakes up.

If tiger is showing teeths to you it doesn't mean that he's smilling.
Zombie
Here's a few:

A dog is a man's best friend.

A dose of adversity is often as needful as a dose of medicine.

A girl with cotton stockings never sees a mouse.

A malignant sore throat is a danger; a malignant throat not sore is worse.

A man can die just once.

A man can't do more than he can do. What says Don Ferdinando?

A man is as big as the things that made him mad.

A man never becomes an orator if he has something to say.

A miss is as good as a mile.

A poor man is always behind.
jmaninc68
dont piss in the wind.......and also.. never EVER play leapfrog with a unicorn!
standready
"When all else fails, give up!"
vineeth
"Words are meant to convey an idea. When it is done, words has no meaning. Where can I find such a person who stopped talking? I want to talk to him only" - A Zen thought
Kaseas
"If you lend a friend $100, and you never see him/her again, that was a good investment"

"Porn is the most accurate representation of what sex is not like, what your girlfriend won't do, and how you're not built."
sana618
1) Billie Burke:
Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.


2) Powerful Mind Control Techniques That Work! (don't know who said it)

3) Franklin D. Roosevelt:
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

4) Hugh Miller:
Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.

5)Margaret Chase Smith:
When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it.

6) May Sarton:

... without darkness
Nothing comes to birth,
As without light
Nothing flowers.


7) Mary Pickford:
If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.


Cool Mary Pettibone Poole:
To repeat what others have said, requires education, to challenge it,
Rajiev

I'm Like a Dog Chasing cars.
I don't know what I'm gonna do if I catch one


- Joker: Film The Dark Knight

There 10 types of people in the world.
Ppl who understand binary and ppl who don't :p
- Unknown
Xaferrow
NOBODY is perfect.

And im NOBODY.


Very Happy i love this phrase
deanhills
My mom used to say it a lot, and it is still with me when an instant decision needs to be made: "He who hesitates, is lost". She had a number of sayings. This one usually came when she was at a four stop intersection or dicing an amber traffic light. Another saying she used to use very regularly was: "You gotta be positive". Totally alien to me. I prefer: "Keep on trucking". Sounds less of a prescription, less of a judgment, more of common sense.
tony
startsomething wrote:
I can't take credit for this:

.=The World Will Still Be Broken Tomorrow=.


It's a good, and very true quote. But should we live by that?
furtasacra
These aren't quite random sayings, but here's a few of my collection of evil quotes:

"The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues." - Elizabeth Taylor

"It's very expensive to be me. It's terrible the things I have to do to be me." - Anna Nicole Smith

"I find the idea of today's icons being teenagers incredibly uninspiring." - Kathleen Turner

"Without gay men, I am nothing." -Janice Dickinson

"Drugs make you make bad fashion choices." - Courtney Love (in a public service announcement)

"Just because I have my standards, they think I'm a bitch." -Diana Ross
pashmina
CompactHaven wrote:
Once a cheater, always a cheater.

"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for HIS country." General George S. Patton


Nice one.
mk12327
"A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering."

"However many holy words you read,
However many you speak,
What good will they do you
If you do not act upon them."

"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world."

-Buddhism quotes
DJonDemand
"hey" 75% of the world, who can we really credit for this quote! I want to know, this person should be greatly rewarded!
sondosia
If your heart were broken, you'd be dead.
bigt
"I have enough money to last the rest of my life, unless I buy something." ~Jackie Mason
PatTheGreat42
A horse with no nose does not win close races.
Vladalf
please.be.quiet wrote:
well this is more of a quote but here it is: "dreams are the eraser dust I blow off my page" by edgar allen poe.


Edgar Allan Poe is one of my favourite writers.

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." (Albert Einstein). This man had alot of good phrases.
Vladalf
some_random_russian
these phrases are the best i ever heard...

i hope you will enjoy it!

"Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who'll never find it out."

"It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness."

"Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends."

"I would rather die on my feet than continue to live on my knees."

"Some of us learn from the mistakes of others; the rest of us have to be the others."

"
Every man dies. Not every man lives."

"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."

"A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking."

i have some more phrases witch i will post soon...
saratdear
How about -

"I thought the brain was the most important organ in the body, then I realised who was saying that to me."
speeDemon
saratdear wrote:
How about -

"I thought the brain was the most important organ in the body, then I realised who was saying that to me."


good one!!
guissmo
I want my food DEAD. I don't want them sick, I don't want them dying, I want them dead. -Oscar Wilde
Xaferrow
Don't think of yourself as an ugly person. Think of yourself as a beautiful monkey!
ankitdatashn
I like phrases which are obscure and still dealing with real.

they are the OK kinds, sorry I am not too well with grammer either

Because the truth is, today's immigrants, as they have for generation after generation, work the longest hours at the hardest jobs for the lowest pay, jobs that are just about impossible to fill.
Luis Gutierrez


Boyhood is the longest time in life for a boy. The last term of the school-year is made of decades, not of weeks, and living through them is like waiting for the millennium.
Booth Tarkington


People take the longest possible paths, digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes. Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy, nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple, straight line.
Dean Kamen
Abz-v3
The only place where success comes befor work.... is in the dictionary.
MarzEz
If at first you don't succeed, you fail.
better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open your mouth and prove it.
Rajiev
speeDemon wrote:
saratdear wrote:
How about -

"I thought the brain was the most important organ in the body, then I realised who was saying that to me."


good one!!

it put you to a loop of thinking. Its like the classic egg or hen dilemma :S

Here is my one.

Don't Give advice. No one listens until they realism for them themselves.
Ghost900
Many of these are very good, I have had much enjoyment in reading these. Nice article.

"Peoples are peoples wherever you go."
- Some foreigner visiting the U.S.

Sorry but i don't have any good ones. Confused
Parkour_Jarrod
2 is the only number that can be added to itself, squared and doubled and equal the same answer.
Xanify
There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't.
jigoku05
"Everything will be ok in the end, if it's not ok, then it's not yet the END..." - Patrick Star
rinks
"shall i pretend i'm interested or are you ok just rambling?"
had mymates in tears first time i used it!!! and its also really effective and shutting the person up!!! lol
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