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  • "What an artist the world is losing in me!" — Nero Claudius Caesar

    kb83 on 2014-12-29 09:37:47
    Even then, he was thinking of others.


    • "The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do itas long as you really believe 100 percent." Arnold Schwarzenegger

      ernests on 2010-02-19 00:53:07
      I believe I can fly. I really really do. I'm just going to go and jump off the roof.

      LiveLoveLaugh on 2011-05-15 21:51:54
      you can't believe him, don't do it.

      jnoodles on 2013-05-09 19:57:20
      I'm envisioning beating bansaisequoia. Every puzzle in less than two seconds. Wait. I should learn to type fast first. I'm envisioning boifhg ablbeiy to tyhprd fersyt.


      • "Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past. "
        Gilbert Chesterton

        maradnu on 2009-03-03 10:49:48
        Maybe he should clean his pockets out occasionally.

        kat on 2009-05-15 17:33:19
        O coins, O lint, O set of keys...

        debzhaus on 2012-09-17 03:10:31
        love g.k.

        montyb on 2013-06-09 15:11:34
        Thy chapstick and thy cell phone, they comfort me.

        Prezkot on 2014-06-05 12:13:27
        The heroine of this adventure is named Polly.

        JD_1947 on 2014-12-02 03:33:45
        Humorous man . . . oh safety matches, thy watch fob, an ode to my can of snoose . . a scant bit of paper and a picture of my beau . . . .

        dovid1946 on 2015-02-18 09:44:23
        being a good Catholic, I am sure that there were no condoms in his pockets.

        LLapp on 2015-04-01 20:09:07
        david, watch that dangling modifier! (Favorite example of same: "Being in a dilapidated condition, I was able to buy the house very cheap." - Strunk & White)

        abra on 2015-04-28 09:34:30
        It's like you people (the grammarians) speak another language. I never understand, but I stand in awe.

        dovid1946 on 2015-05-19 09:43:03
        I have been chastised by the grammarian in our midst.

        larry149 on 2015-08-24 05:44:27
        abra, the language we grammarians speak is called English.

        wvwoman on 2015-11-10 08:46:05
        i like to write a comment here the way i might speak it: prepositions at the ends of sentences, slang, sentence fragments and all. anything, grammatically speaking, should be ok here. please don't be tempted to correct me!

        marnita on 2016-03-23 04:09:56
        There are reasons for grammar. A lack of it tends to create nonsense, or convey a meaning one does not intend, as in dovid's comment and LLapp's example. There is nothing wrong with slang and informal speech, but it needs to hang together. And there is no rule in English grammar against ending a sentence with a preposition.


        • "Behold, my son, with what little wisdom the world is ruled." Count Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna

          Lurker on 2011-07-27 23:59:20
          I think this quote was picked just for the author's name. That's certainly a mouthful.

          mumu on 2011-09-16 19:23:10
          The Count was my great uncle, and he was a fine man.

          kb77 on 2011-09-25 18:56:04

          bazinga on 2012-02-21 00:15:17

          Queethebean on 2013-02-21 18:57:24
          Surely you've heard of mumu Oxenstierna?

          Annamariah on 2014-06-07 23:22:18
          Oxenstierna is a noble Swedish name.

          tskaggs6 on 2014-09-27 10:33:40
          Well, the count is NOT my great-uncle. In case anyone was wondering.

          cherylab1963 on 2014-10-21 01:28:05
          Great great great great great great great great *takes a deep breath* great great uncle.

          drebosy4eto on 2015-02-19 04:17:24
          That's a rare case in which the name of the author is almost as long as the quote itself.

          kb83 on 2015-07-08 08:59:18
          Ah yes, poor Axie, we knew him well.

          puzzleme on 2015-07-13 19:47:46
          "Gustafson" is missing its 3rd "s". I'll let you all guesss where to put it...

          viktoria on 2015-07-24 03:14:12
          Axel was cool. He was Gustavus Adolphus's right hand man and they had a great partnership. He often acted as his viceroy when Gustavus was away fighting in the Thirty Years' War. Gustavus was an incredible king,,,not just militarily, but in economics, education and other domestic reforms that caused Sweden to become a dominant power at that time.

          wvwoman on 2015-08-16 20:47:49
          thanks, viktoria--i wish we had bios for all the quote authors.


          • "Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung. "

            bansaisequoia on 2009-10-17 23:09:26
            I'm wondering what lyrics he considered to be too stupid to be spoken in the 18th Century. What if he had lived to hear Tim Pan Alley, scat singing and rock and roll? Who put the bop in the bop-she-bop-she-bop?

            wordloon on 2011-10-19 03:09:23
            Would he be insulted that his own words are sung in Leonard Bernstein's "Candide"?

            skoogie2 on 2014-04-14 03:39:15
            hahhaha I found this 16th century humor hysterical! It applies today too in many cases!

            debzhaus on 2014-10-16 16:14:51
            LOL, wordloon

            LLapp on 2015-02-15 21:41:44
            Someone left the cake out in the rain. I don't think that I can it 'cause it took so long to bake it, and I'll never have that recipe again. OH NO.

            LLapp on 2015-02-19 17:14:21
            (^ that I can TAKE it . . . )

            abra on 2015-08-11 15:33:45
            Those are some of the most stupid lyrics ever, LLapp, but sung with SO much drama.

            oddcouple on 2015-12-05 06:35:05
            Marezy doats and doesy doats and liddle lambesedivy


            • "Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens to stumble upon it. "
              Lord Byron

              kat on 2009-11-17 21:08:33
              Stinging snakes?

              kat on 2009-12-20 16:34:01
              Again I say, stinging snakes?

              bansaisequoia on 2010-01-10 01:32:37
              I can't believe he said it either. Leapin' lizards!

              kat on 2010-03-29 16:03:34
              Ah those stinging snakes and leaping lizards....

              fishbum on 2012-03-31 21:59:39
              I got bite by a snake once and it stung like hell.

              Lurker on 2012-07-10 23:27:05
              How small are the snakes in England? For that matter, how big are the bees?

              JenDiaz72 on 2015-07-10 12:15:51
              Aw... I've been bitten by them a few times during feeding days (my fault though... I didn't wash my hands well enough after I handled the mouse). They are just small corn snakes and the bite is like a needle pricking you... It's the sudden strike that scares the hell out of you...

              montyb on 2016-01-24 12:20:49
              I hate it when snakes go on strike.

              LLapp on 2016-06-03 20:32:03
              Jen, in response to your comment: EEEEK!!

              pegxpeg on 2016-06-21 12:56:21
              Self-love sounds like narcissism, but it smells like team spirit.


              • "A schoolteacher or professor cannot educate individuals, he educates only species. "
                Georg Lichtenberg

                montyb on 2013-12-26 06:45:14
                And you should see some of the squirrels in my classes.

                universalmom on 2015-02-22 12:42:02
                Along with the Common Ringtailed Doofus


                • "Never fall out with your bread and butter."
                  English Proverb

                  wvwoman on 2014-01-25 23:40:09
                  or...never call out with your great ant gutter.

                  msswitch on 2014-07-22 10:50:43
                  come to think of it, I believe it's time to call out my great ant gutter

                  bansaisequoia on 2014-10-08 12:59:18
                  I was at attention in the mess hall, when the sergeant dismissed us. I had to fall out with my bread and butter.

                  debzhaus on 2014-10-25 15:22:12
                  rofl everybody


                  • "Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns."

                    kb83 on 2014-09-07 17:01:21
                    And then knocks you on the head if you are not looking?

                    JenDiaz72 on 2014-10-16 09:06:08
                    Well... they say "kill them with kindness"...

                    abra on 2016-04-27 17:46:08
                    ^ LOL.
                    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." -- Albert Einstein


                    • Body Building

                      "Every man is the builder of a temple called his body. "
                      Henry David Thoreau

                      LLapp on 2015-08-11 16:26:44
                      Finally, a quote from Thoreau's body-building phase. I hear he was hot!

                      montyb on 2016-03-04 15:05:01
                      I fear my nave is expanding.


                      • "Opportunities? They are all around us... There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it. "
                        — Orison Swett Marden

                        Queethebean on 2012-06-21 20:39:56
                        I found a little piece of it behind my couch the other day.

                        BeeAre on 2012-09-23 14:05:08
                        the cat left that

                        ednak on 2016-06-24 17:08:13
                        I have been doing cryptograms for years. Will someone please tell me how to post a comment

                        mmfs83 on 2016-07-03 03:04:07
                        You did it!


                        • "Meditation is not for him who eats too much, nor for him who eats not at all; not for him who is too much addicted to sleep, nor for him who is always awake." Bhagavad Gita

                          dovid1946 on 2015-06-05 05:30:19
                          sounds like meditation for Goldilocks


                          • "Repeating a lie doesn't make that lie true. "

                            wvwoman on 2013-04-13 02:22:52
                            i had "reheating a pie"...

                            crossland68 on 2013-06-11 00:03:43
                            Reheating a pie is more reliable than repeating a lie. Tastier, too!

                            montyb on 2013-06-20 16:23:29

                            wvwoman on 2014-05-31 09:27:43
                            got it right this time, but speaking of pie...

                            JD_1947 on 2014-12-15 02:09:49
                            . . alamode for me . . .

                            debzhaus on 2015-12-02 15:59:53
                            Reheating a pie doesn't make that pie true either.


                            • "It's very dangerous if we start accepting lower and lower forms of behavior as the normal."
                              Sean Hannity

                              dmford60 on 2014-02-14 15:13:22
                              Yep, 'cause those lower forms of life reproduce...and vote.

                              cindidido on 2014-04-06 08:37:22
                              So we cancel your show? Okay.

                              montyb on 2015-05-30 03:33:38
                              Lower and lower forms of behavior sounds like the current political talk show business.

                              montyb on 2016-04-04 04:41:51
                              I wonder which lower form of behavior Hannity will endorse this year for President.

                              abra on 2016-04-23 14:35:31
                              So, you all think it's a good thing to accept worse and worse behavior, to keep lowering the standard for what is acceptable? I have problems with Sean Hannity, but I'd say he's right on here.

                              larry149 on 2016-07-01 03:49:15
                              I agree with abra.


                              • "Beware, so long as you live, of judging people by appearances."
                                Jean de la Fontaine

                                pootie49 on 2011-04-27 20:26:37

                                montyb on 2013-12-19 15:15:16
                                Right Fontaine, ya long-haired hippie freak.

                                chopstix on 2014-02-25 07:02:11
                                The hair's one thing, but that ascot - what was he thinking?

                                JD_1947 on 2014-11-24 11:04:41
                                . . its like looking in a mirror . . . but don't judge me by that . . .

                                GramBow on 2015-07-23 13:40:48
                                The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7

                                IlLatino on 2015-11-10 15:46:52
                                ha haaaaaaaaaaa, right on, montyb