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Initial post: May 11, 2009, 10:13:25 PM PDT
thames says:
Being a little bit tongue and cheek, but you get the idea. Nothing uplifting or sunshiny.

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Posted on May 11, 2009, 10:31:30 PM PDT
Hell is other people - Sartre

Everything by Rochefoucauld and Dorothy Parker, and most of the stuff by W. Somerset Maugham. I don't have my copy of "The Portable Curmudgeon" with me, but I recommend it heartily.

Another favorite of mine is from Orwell's essay "Inside the Whale," about Henry Miller: "He is fiddling while Rome is burning, and, unlike the enormous majority of people who do this, fiddling with his face towards the flames."

In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2009, 2:46:45 AM PDT
kphopp says:
kinda applies- it's my favorite anyway:

'I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians, they are so unlike your Christ.'

In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2009, 1:18:31 PM PDT
J.V.M. says:
"Two things are infinite, the universe and man's stupidity. Though, I'm not sure about the universe." Albert Einstein

Posted on May 13, 2009, 11:07:39 PM PDT
%#(&)^& says:
"Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid." -- Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)

Posted on Jun 7, 2009, 3:12:48 PM PDT
%#(&)^& says:
"Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!" -- George Carlin

Posted on Jul 4, 2009, 2:54:20 PM PDT
On his death bed FMA De Voltaire was asked if he would repent the sins of his life and renounce satan. To which he replied "Now Now my good man, nows not the time to be making enemies."

Posted on Jul 4, 2009, 8:20:15 PM PDT
%#(&)^& says:
When the world turns its back on you, STAB IT. - Anonymous

Posted on Jul 15, 2009, 9:21:52 AM PDT
What the hell difference does it make?

little ol' me.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009, 11:50:25 AM PDT
thames says:
Pretty dark quote here if you think about it. We ARE barbarians. The Gandhi reply when asked what he thought of Western Civilization:

"I think it would be a good idea".

Posted on Jul 16, 2009, 9:56:01 AM PDT
The problem with the gene pool is that there's no lifeguard. ~David Gerrold

Posted on Aug 24, 2009, 10:44:19 AM PDT
ColdShot says:
"The real trouble with war (modern war)
is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people."
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound October 30, 1885 - November 1, 1972

Posted on Aug 24, 2009, 10:46:50 AM PDT
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Posted on Aug 24, 2009, 10:54:50 AM PDT
ColdShot says:
"[The task is to] covertly lower the standard of living, the whole social
structure, of America so that we can be merged with all other nations."

Quote by: Rowan Gaither
[Horace Rowan Gaither, Jr.] (1909-1961) Attorney, investment banker, President of the Ford Foundation (1953-1956)
Date: 1954
Source: stated to Congressional Reese Commission investigator Norman Dodd

Posted on Oct 28, 2009, 3:15:25 PM PDT
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Posted on Nov 3, 2009, 5:39:12 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 16, 2009, 5:59:29 PM PST
briefcandle says:
At yalta, when asked to consider the views of the vatican in some matter:
"the pope, how many divisions has he"-Stalin

Posted on Nov 16, 2009, 10:14:07 PM PST
An inimitable quote by my brother, when we were both kids being driven by our parents to the train station at 3 in the morning.

"No earthly thing has pleasure forever"

Posted on Nov 24, 2009, 8:58:50 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 27, 2009, 8:10:33 AM PST
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PhoenixAsh21 says:
"We're all about as unique as a one dollar bill."
-----Chuck Pahlaniuk

That is to say, with the exception of minute (nearly unnoticable) differences, we're all identical and none of us is special.

Posted on Nov 30, 2009, 1:27:05 PM PST
"If I don't get a strange piece of ass every day...i get a migraine." JFK (;-D)
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Posted on Dec 9, 2009, 8:06:38 AM PST
god made man because he loves stories

Posted on Apr 30, 2010, 6:05:08 AM PDT
D. Duarte says:
"The fundamental cause of the trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt." -- Bertrand Russel

Posted on Apr 30, 2010, 8:42:37 AM PDT
Gino says:
Gallows- a stage for the perfomance of miracle plays in which the lead actor is transported to Heaven- Ambrose Bierce, from "The Cynic's Wordbook"
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