September 06, 2004

the quotebox

Very simple to understand what I mean to do opening this topic.

I consider myself a quotaholic. Almost Fetiche that of saying something with other person´s words just for the pleasure of using quotation marks. It feels better to the eye, and sounds better too. So I bookmark and archive quotes everywhere. Frustration goes hand in hand with achievement... Certainly, I have tons of quotes but not tons of situations to use them. Therefore I open this space.

Feel free to post those brilliant things dropped from you, too. No modesty, pliz.


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  • Blogger Gisela Giardino ::

  • To begin:

    "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve." Napoleon Hill

    "Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius." Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." Mark Twain

    10:00 PM  


  • Blogger Bill Duddy ::

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    1:02 PM  


  • Blogger Bill Duddy ::

  • “So act as to treat humanity, whether in thine own person or in that of any other, in every case as an end withal, never as a means only.” Immanuel Kant

    “He who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks but does not learn, is in peril.” Confucious

    1:08 PM  


  • Blogger Gisela Giardino ::

  • From Illusions (richard bach):

    "You are never given a wish without being given
    the power to make it true.

    You may have to work for it, however."

    "The world is your exercise-book, the pages
    on which you do your sums.

    It is not reality, although you can express
    reality there if you wish.

    You are also free to write nonsense, or lies,
    or to tear the pages."

    "Every person, all the events of your life,
    are there because you have drawn them there.

    What you choose to do with them is up to you."

    "The truth you speak has no past and no future.
    It is, and that's all it needs to be."

    "Here is a test to find whether your mission
    on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't."

    "The mark of your ignorance is the depth
    of your belief in injustice and tragedy.

    What the catepillar calls the end of the world,
    the master calls a butterfly.

    12:15 AM  


  • Blogger epp ::

  • Watch your thoughts,
    thoughts become words.
    Watch your words,
    words become deeds.
    Watch your deeds,
    deeds become habits.
    Watch your habits,
    habits become character.
    Watch your character,
    your character becomes your destiny...

    (Quoted from memory, author unknown)

    1:33 AM  


  • Blogger Gisela Giardino ::

  • Eight Gifts That Don't Cost a Cent:

    The Gift of Listening
    But you must really listen. Don't interrupt, don't daydream, don't plan your response. Just listen.

    The Gift of Affection
    Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends
    The Gift of Laughter
    Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."

    The Gift of Solitude
    There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.

    The Gift of a Favor
    Everyday, go out of your way to do something kind.

    The Gift of a Written Note
    It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime.

    The Gift of a Compliment
    A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super job," or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.

    The Gift of a Cheerful Disposition
    The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone.

    1:59 PM  


  • Blogger kasimir-k ::

  • I like to throw in some Bible quotes, my favourite stuff comes from Ecclesiastes where one can find pearls like:
    "Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity."
    "he who increases knowledge increases sorrow"

    One thing I've picked up from Song of Solomon (quite interesting piece by the way) is that some times speaking to ladies I refer to their breasts as "twins of a gazelle".

    4:55 PM  


  • Blogger Gisela Giardino ::

  • I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on the way.

    - Carl Sandburg

    4:16 AM  


  • Blogger epp ::

  • Although I do not necessarily agree completely with the conclusion, I am struck by the process described here:

    "Was it an awful war?"
    "It was a terrible war."
    "Were many people killed?"
    "One man was killed."
    "What did you do?"
    "We decided that those of us who had done the killing should never meet again because we were not fit to meet one another."

    - San (an aboriginal)describing war to Laurens van der Post

    In a world
    where champagne
    is more accessible
    than water

    you can't
    sell poems
    about thirst.

    - Eileen Myles

    This is it
    and I am it
    and you are it
    and so is that
    and he is it
    and she is it
    and it is it
    and that is that

    - James Broughton

    4:25 PM  


  • Blogger Popa ::

  • "I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together."

    "Isn't it good to be lost in the wood? Isn't it bad so quiet there, in the wood?"
    Syd Barret

    7:46 PM  


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