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You mentioned this in the other thread, and I didn't want to rain on the parade... but actually Lemmy is not doing so well as far as health these days.
I know. He postponed the tour for the latest album. He has diabetes and heart problems I believe and some other stuff maybe. He gave up smoking, not sure if drinking as well. He says "he is paying the price" as he is just as always. I am praying for him these days.
He actually had a defibrillator inserted in his chest (so Lemmy). And suffered a hematoma. Had to cancel some shows, yet it's so amazing that he didn't stop altogether (again, so Lemmy). He quit smoking and drinks only wine.
 

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"We should have a world government, but only when the Messiah arrives. Any attempt to achieve world order before that time must be the work of the devil!" Pat Robertson
 

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Quotes from a dear friend:

"No, I don't have any regrets. I don't see the point of them."
"I don't think as far as the future."

 

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"Why"s are simultaneously the charm and the stoppage of the mind. They signal the innocent curiosity of a febrile species, in perpetual intellectual expansion, but also the paralyzing stupor of gratuitous interrogation. "Why" -- is asked both by smart people and stupid people. "Stupid people" produce what is called the castrating "why", meaning a question to which no answer can be given and which blocks any efficient production: there is no solution, but the smallest sign of a solution prior to the question is also suspended. It's as if you are saying: I am not going into the elevator until I understand how it works. You might spend your whole life climbing stairs... By Andrei Plesu. Source, my blog: http://romanianorthodoxyinenglish.blogspot.ro/2014/02/about-angels-book-quotes.html


We no longer define ourselves by what we are, but by what we reject. By Andrei Plesu. Source, my blog: http://romanianorthodoxyinenglish.blogspot.ro/2014/02/about-forgotten-beauty-of-living-book.html
 

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"All the important parts in your life are accidents. Everything that you plan isn't ...."(removed bad word) Lemmy Killmister
 

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My favorite funny quotes:

"It's not about how smart you are (insert my real name), it's about how dumb everyone else is"

-My friend, to me

"(insert my real name), you are a lazy piece of s***"

-The very same friend, to me

"(Insert my real name), you have your own gravitational force"

-My physics/chemistry teacher, to me

"Shut up, (insert my real name)"

-My physics/chemistry teacher, to me, after I said absolutely nothing

"Life s**ks and then you die"

-my physics/chemistry teacher, on life in general

"Listen kid, I still think you're a jerk"

-OC.net poster, to me

:D

My favorite serious quotes include:

"Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me."

"These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

"And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst."

"Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."

Our Lord's words, especially those in St. John's Gospel, are such an inspiration for me.
 

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"I'll tell you what it was that drove us on. The certainty that we were right and the enemy was wrong." Motorhead
 

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The Lacedaemonians fought a memorable battle; they made it quite clear that they were the experts, and that they were fighting against amateurs.  -Herodotus

It is the right of the conqueror to impose any condition on the defeated.  -Julius Caesar

Silent are laws in times of war.  -Cicero

Aemilianus, you'll always be poor if you're poor.
These days, they only give wealth to the rich.
-Martial

It is convenient that there be gods.  As it is convenient, let us believe that there are.  -Ovid

I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be.  -Diogenes of Sinope

It was said of Diogenes: He once begged alms of a statue, and, when asked why he did so, replied, "To get practice in being refused."

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy, the mad daughter of a wise mother.  These daughters have too long dominated the Earth.  - Voltaire

To-day a democrat of the old school would demand, not freedom for the press, but freedom from the press; but mean-time the leaders have changed themselves into parvenus who have to secure their position vis-a-vis the masses.  -Spengler (1928)

More on the press from Spengler:

The press to-day is an army with carefully organized arms and branches, with journalists as officers, and readers as soldiers. But here, as in every army, the soldier obeys blindly, and war-aims and operation-plans change without his knowledge. The reader neither knows, nor is allowed to know, the purposes for which he is used, nor even the role that he is to play. A more appalling caricature of freedom of thought cannot be imagined. Formerly a man did not dare to think freely. Now he dares, but cannot; his will to think is only a willingness to think to order, and this is what he feels as his liberty.

Another from H.L. Mencken, because on some level I am in love with him:

The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and it's good-bye to the Bill of Rights.

And another:

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
 

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"Only God exists; the rest is all hypothesis. " monk Nicolae Steinhardt
 

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"Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon." - Susan Ertz

"Good taste is the worst vice ever invented." - Dame Edith Sitwell
 

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"That priest," she muttered and was silent for a minute. Then she said, "In Europe they probably got some different ways to make liquor but I reckon they know all the ways. They're full of crooked ways. They never have advanced or reformed. They got the same religion as a thousand years ago. It could only be the devil responsible for that."

From The Displaced Person by Flannery O'Connor


Selam
 

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"You can't really dust for vomit." - Spinal Tap
 

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"That idea has sunk very deep into your unconscious – that you are not deserving, that you are utterly worthless. Naturally, the best way is to get away from yourself. Everybody is doing it in different ways: somebody is running for money, somebody is running for power, somebody is running for respectability, somebody is running for virtue, saintliness." - Osho
 

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Mahoney: 'I'm trapped here?'
Lassard: 'Yes, we all are.'

Police Academy. I tried to find a video of this scene, but no dice.
 

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IoanC said:
"That idea has sunk very deep into your unconscious – that you are not deserving, that you are utterly worthless. Naturally, the best way is to get away from yourself. Everybody is doing it in different ways: somebody is running for money, somebody is running for power, somebody is running for respectability, somebody is running for virtue, saintliness." - Osho
Don't forget the sex!
 

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Mor Ephrem said:
IoanC said:
"That idea has sunk very deep into your unconscious – that you are not deserving, that you are utterly worthless. Naturally, the best way is to get away from yourself. Everybody is doing it in different ways: somebody is running for money, somebody is running for power, somebody is running for respectability, somebody is running for virtue, saintliness." - Osho
Don't forget the sex!
How could one forget THAT?!
 

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"It's good to be me." -- Austin Powers
 

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"You're a goody little two-shoes! Goody little two-shoes! Goody little two-shoes! Goody little two-shoes!"

*BOOM*

"Good? Bad? I'm the guy with the gun."
 

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"Let it control you hold you mold you
Not the old, the new, touch it, taste it
Free your soul let it invade you
Gotto to be what you wanna
If the groove don't get you the rhyme flow's gonna
I'm serious as cancer when I say
"Rhythm is a dancer"

Snap - Rhythm Is A Dancer Lyrics | MetroLyrics
 

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'His wife was so jealous of his devotion to Chrysostom that she threatened to burn his manuscripts.'

-- Said of Henry Savile, Englishman, knight, mathematician, Greek scholar, and KJV translator
 

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"Life can only be lived dangerously – there is no other way to live it. It is only through danger that life attains to maturity,growth.
One needs to be an adventurer,always ready to risk the known for the unknown. And once one has tasted the joys of freedom and fearlessness one never repents (!!!) because then one knows what it means to live at the optimum.
Then one knows to burn your life’s torch from both ends together.
And even a single moment of that intensity is more gratifying than the whole eternity of mediocre living" (Osho)
 

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The Little Boy and the Old Man, by Shel Silverstein

Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon."
Said the old man, "I do that too."
The little boy whispered, "I wet my pants."
"I do that too," laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, "I often cry."
The old man nodded, "So do I."
"But worst of all," said the boy, "it seems
Grown-ups don't pay attention to me."
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
"I know what you mean," said the little old man.
 

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Asteriktos said:
"But worst of all," said the boy, "it seems
Grown-ups don't pay attention to me."
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
"I know what you mean," said the little old man.
Where is he?  I want to hug him. 
 

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“Your worship has apparently attended the schools; what sciences have you studied?”
“That of knight-errantry,” said Don Quixote, “which is as good as that of poetry, and even a finger or two above it.”
“I do not know what science that is,” said Don Lorenzo, “and until now I have never heard of it.”
“It is a science,” said Don Quixote, “that comprehends in itself all or most of the sciences in the world, for he who professes it must be a jurist, and must know the rules of justice, distributive and equitable, so as to give to each one what belongs to him and is due to him. He must be a theologian, so as to be able to give a clear and distinctive reason for the Christian faith he professes, wherever it may be asked of him. He must be a physician, and above all a herbalist, so as in wastes and solitudes to know the herbs that have the property of healing wounds, for a knight-errant must not go looking for some one to cure him at every step. He must be an astronomer, so as to know by the stars how many hours of the night have passed, and what clime and quarter of the world he is in. He must know mathematics, for at every turn some occasion for them will present itself to him; and, putting it aside that he must be adorned with all the virtues, cardinal and theological, to come down to minor particulars, he must, I say, be able to swim as well as Nicholas or Nicolao the Fish could, as the story goes; he must know how to shoe a horse, and repair his saddle and bridle; and, to return to higher matters, he must be faithful to God and to his lady; he must be pure in thought, decorous in words, generous in works, valiant in deeds, patient in suffering, compassionate towards the needy, and, lastly, an upholder of the truth though its defence should cost him his life. Of all these qualities, great and small, is a true knight-errant made up; judge then, Senor Don Lorenzo, whether it be a contemptible science which the knight who studies and professes it has to learn, and whether it may not compare with the very loftiest that are taught in the schools.”
"If that be so," replied Don Lorenzo, "this science, I protest, surpasses all." 
"How, if that be so?" said Don Quixote. 
"What I mean to say," said Don Lorenzo, "is, that I doubt whether there are now, or ever were, any knights-errant, and adorned with such virtues." 
"Many a time," replied Don Quixote, "have I said what I now say once more, that the majority of the world are of opinion that there never were any knights-errant in it; and as it is my opinion that, unless heaven by some miracle brings home to them the truth that there were and are, all the pains one takes will be in vain (as experience has often proved to me), I will not now stop to disabuse you of the error you share with the multitude. All I shall do is to pray to heaven to deliver you from it, and show you how beneficial and necessary knights-errant were in days of yore, and how useful they would be in these days were they but in vogue; but now, for the sins of the people, sloth and indolence, gluttony and luxury are triumphant."
From Don Quichot, vol II, chapter XVIII
 

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Marie came that evening and asked me if I'd marry her. I said I didn't mind; if she was keen on it, we'd get married.

Then she asked me again if I loved her. I replied, much as before, that her question meant nothing or next to nothing — but I supposed I didn't.

"If that's how you feel," she said, "why marry me?"

I explained that it had no importance really, but, if it would give her pleasure, we could get married right away. I pointed out that, anyhow, the suggestion came from her; as for me, I'd merely said, "Yes."

Then she remarked that marriage was a serious matter.

To which I answered: "No."

She kept silent after that, staring at me in a curious way. Then she asked:

"Suppose another girl had asked you to marry her — I mean, a girl you liked in the same way as you like me — would you have said 'Yes' to her, too?"

"Naturally."

-- Albert Camus, The Stranger
 

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"I am as broken and ashamed as a bride who is not a virgin on her wedding night." - Lt. Colonel of the Iraqi Army.

http://news.yahoo.com/humiliation-rout-hits-iraqi-military-hard-201712326.html
 

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TheTrisagion said:
"I am as broken and ashamed as a bride who is not a virgin on her wedding night." - Lt. Colonel of the Iraqi Army.

http://news.yahoo.com/humiliation-rout-hits-iraqi-military-hard-201712326.html
The perfect quote for this forum!
 

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kelly said:
TheTrisagion said:
"I am as broken and ashamed as a bride who is not a virgin on her wedding night." - Lt. Colonel of the Iraqi Army.

http://news.yahoo.com/humiliation-rout-hits-iraqi-military-hard-201712326.html
The perfect quote for this forum!
Who knew the Iraqi Military posted here?
 

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Mor Ephrem said:
kelly said:
TheTrisagion said:
"I am as broken and ashamed as a bride who is not a virgin on her wedding night." - Lt. Colonel of the Iraqi Army.

http://news.yahoo.com/humiliation-rout-hits-iraqi-military-hard-201712326.html
The perfect quote for this forum!
Who knew the Iraqi Military posted here?
Well, clearly they are not out defending their country, so they might as well post on oc.net.
 

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"Thus, with regret our whole Church has had to endure powerful disturbances hitherto unseen. As if from deep within the bosom of the body of the Church cracks began to appear, though they have not yet developed into deep fissures. We look on with fear as in places they are trying to transform these chinks into rifts which split apart not only the flock, but even the clergy." - Address of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to Its Flock (2001)
 

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"Many of us no longer lack food, water, clothing, or shelter; nor do we regularly face life-threatening physical danger. As a result, the protective energies have adapted toward defending the individual psychologically, rather than physiologically. We now experience the daily need to defend our self-concepts rather than our bodies. Our major struggles end up being with our own inner fears, insecurities, and destructive behavior patterns, and not with outside forces." - Michael A. Singer
 

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I like that observation, although I'm not clear how ideological wars like the current war in Iraq where it is essentially a war of self-concepts as opposed to a war of resources factor into his assessment.  Certainly the people of that country have been lacking in sufficient basic resources to warrant a war over that as opposed to a war to establish a Caliphate.  Of course, perhaps the reason they are advocating Caliphate is because they see it is a way out of their current physical deficiencies.  And now, I think I'm just talking to myself.  Good bye!
 

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"My thoughts turn to something I read once, something the Zen Buddhists believe. They say that an oak tree is brought into creation by two forces at the same time. Obviously, there is the acorn from which it all begins, the seed which holds all the promise and potential, which grows into the tree. Everybody can see that. But only a few can recognize that there is another force operating here as well – the future tree itself, which wants so badly to exist that it pulls the acorn into being, drawing the seedling forth with longing out of the void, guiding the evolution from nothingness to maturity. In this respect, say the Zens, it is the oak tree that creates the very acorn from which it was born." Elizabeth Gilbert
 

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"To be thus constantly coming to be is infinitude's deceptiveness in existence. It is enough to bring a sensate person to despair, for one feels a constant urge to have something finished, but this urge is of evil and must be renounced. The continual becoming is the uncertainty of earthly life, in which everything is uncertain." - Soren Kierkegaard
 

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"I do not speak about Christ unless others want to, unless they ask. I pray for those people, I will even work miracles for them, but I do not speak to them." - Elder Porphyrios Bairaktaris
 

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TheTrisagion said:
"I do not speak about Christ unless others want to, unless they ask. I pray for those people, I will even work miracles for them, but I do not speak to them." - Elder Porphyrios Bairaktaris
What's the context? I like that but it does seem to be in stark contrast with various historical precedents. Both biblical and hagiographical.
 

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Alpo said:
TheTrisagion said:
"I do not speak about Christ unless others want to, unless they ask. I pray for those people, I will even work miracles for them, but I do not speak to them." - Elder Porphyrios Bairaktaris
What's the context? I like that but it does seem to be in stark contrast with various historical precedents. Both biblical and hagiographical.
Oops, I didn't get the whole thing. Here is the full quote.


"I do not speak about Christ unless others want to, unless they ask. I pray for those people, I will even work miracles for them, but I do not speak to them. I want their soul to open up and to ask me. By asking to hear something, a person willingly listens."
- Elder Porphyrios Bairaktaris
 
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