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  • Originally posted by montyb View Post
    My lord, what have I created?

    "A mind all logic is like a knife all blade."
    — Rabindranath Tagore

    montyb on 2012-08-28 00:58:18
    I can't quite get a handle on this one.

    wvwoman on 2012-12-06 17:16:45
    the full quote is: "A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it." is that helpful? (it doesn't help me much.)

    geeko321 on 2013-10-21 09:17:20
    Monty's comment was a joke. And a quite clever one I might add.

    universalmom on 2014-06-09 12:46:46
    (can't believe I even got here…:P)

    chopstix on 2014-07-03 06:38:51
    hahahahaha to the thread of the first 3 comments!

    kb83 on 2014-10-20 06:46:57
    As a user of logic, I feel shafted.

    tjsrc on 2015-02-19 06:39:03
    And a mind without any logic is like a knife with no blade: useless.

    LLapp on 2015-07-04 14:02:36
    And a mind all anecdotal evidence is a knife all handle. (What a fun metaphor -- it can work all kinds of ways.)

    judy100 on 2015-07-27 12:14:47
    There are many dull logicians.

    GtrZan on 2016-05-06 04:47:15
    a) I really like this quote. b) I really like montyb's comment, very punny. c) I got nuthin' to add but Mr Spock would love this conversation
    I don't get the point!

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    • "He never is alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts."
      — Fletcher

      kjmcaj
      April 11, 2013, 5:39 pm
      52 seconds
      figmo
      June 2, 2013, 7:40 pm
      ...or imaginary friends.
      montyb
      February 10, 2014, 1:19 pm
      Noble imaginary friends.
      LLapp
      March 16, 2015, 10:43 am
      Or "It's a Small World After All" running endlessly through his brain.
      oddcouple
      March 5, 2017, 12:54 am
      Oh, no Llapp! Why'd you have to do that to me? Here's my revenge-I wish I were a Oscar Meyer wiener.
      NotTooOld
      March 5, 2017, 2:13 am
      STOP IT! Both of you!
      Persephone59
      July 30, 2017, 6:20 pm
      Actually I changed that a little, long ago... oh I wish you were an Oscar Meyer wiener! Then I could just throw you to the dog! Of course I saved it for appropriate occasions.
      writeon
      February 27, 2018, 1:39 am
      Yeah, but they are lousy conversationalists.
      LLapp
      December 10, 2018, 5:56 pm
      C'mon guys! There's so much that we share that it's time we're aware, it's a small world after all. Everybody!!

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      • "When life throws you scraps, make a quilt."
        — Unattributed


        montyb
        February 28, 2015, 1:34 pm
        I wonder if iltquilt has seen this one.
        kb83
        May 4, 2016, 2:57 am
        That's a scrappy attitude.
        jimdgar
        September 13, 2016, 7:47 am
        Save the scraps and throw me lemons.
        maradnu
        November 30, 2016, 1:27 pm
        I'd like some lemonade
        universalmom
        December 4, 2016, 1:44 pm
        My dogs love it when I throw them scraps!
        artcnet
        April 3, 2017, 5:00 pm
        or make a stew
        MamaB
        April 30, 2017, 2:16 am
        Cozy and warm, and full! I like it.
        SippyGurl
        August 23, 2018, 11:26 am
        soup time!
        glassguy
        April 2, 2019, 8:45 am
        Two "quilt" puzzles in a row!

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        • "Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. "
          — Albert Camus
          abra
          September 9, 2016, 1:50 pm
          I can't hear the word despicable without thinking of Daffy Duck.
          NotTooOld
          May 8, 2017, 5:53 am
          Hard to take this quote seriously now.
          skeeter
          February 1, 2018, 3:44 am
          Thankth, abra.
          DrCryptell
          April 22, 2018, 2:54 pm
          However most respect is based on fear.
          jason jiujitsu
          June 13, 2018, 3:30 am
          I can't her the name daffy duck without thinking about despicable barack doofus Hussein.
          montyb
          March 2, 2019, 9:31 pm
          I think Camus just described the current cabinet.

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          • Credit darkyr on this one.

            "Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights."
            — Pauline R. Kezer

            darkyr
            May 4, 2017, 10:09 am
            Logging turns us into furniture.
            Persephone59
            May 16, 2017, 9:49 pm
            That was funny, darkyr.
            Persephone59
            August 9, 2018, 3:13 pm
            I still think that's funny.
            Eureka
            November 14, 2018, 5:11 am
            Ha ha to both of you.

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            • A salute to Pootie's wit and spirit.

              "If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty one. I am become Death, the shatterer of worlds."
              — Hindu Spiritual

              pootie49
              April 6, 2009, 11:38 pm
              oppenheimer was said to have quoted that when the first test bomb was dropped

              maradnu
              July 9, 2009, 12:03 am
              The last sentence of that is what he said, I believe.

              pootie49
              May 18, 2011, 4:31 pm
              yes. its now a quote on the site. profound man. wonder if he knew what he had unleashed? the consequent ramifications of the entire project. the invention of a doomsday clock. nuclear proliferation treaties, fear, deterrence. the fact that in the almost seventy years since that test that bomb was only used twice. thankfully. to keep peace by the use of fear...odd concept. one that words apparently. yet so tenuous. and now that bomb and the technology lies in the hands of people who wouldnt think twice about what oppenheimer said.

              pootie49
              June 22, 2012, 2:43 pm
              *works not words. and my hamsters were running at full tilt when i left that comment. lol

              pootie49
              July 22, 2012, 3:10 pm
              ** chipmunks not hamsters. I have two of them. they run the wheel in my brain in shifts. verbose lil gaffers aint they?
              "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." -- Albert Einstein

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              • That time when everyone got carried away with poetry, of all things....


                "You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you. "

                — Joseph Joubert

                Barnabas
                June 12, 2013, 10:37 pm
                ... oh, and BYOB too!
                skoogie2 February 17, 2014, 11:39 am
                BYOP
                montyb May 17, 2014, 10:13 am
                Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I can rhyme with "Nantucket"?
                puzzleme
                May 30, 2015, 5:36 pm
                Go stick your head in a "bucket"?
                darkyr April 16, 2017, 3:30 pm
                Soon you were down on your luckit.
                writeon
                December 11, 2017, 1:16 pm
                Every poem I chuck it Because I really suck it. In the trash I tuck it Before someone can pluck it And say I should have stuck it. Iambic pentameter is not my middle name.
                kb83 January 18, 2018, 3:40 am
                and on her landing, she stuck it?
                blueladyblue July 2, 2018, 8:07 am
                There once was a man in a bucket Who played crypto, yet boy did he suck it! He was slow, yet he tried; 'Til his brain became fried. All the commenters told him to duck it. (alt end: He finally decided to just ... uh, never mind)

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                • "Where the law is uncertain there is no law." — Proverb

                  skoogie2
                  July 27, 2013, 2:12 am
                  I love this! Structure and consistency work! (I guess I right away saw it as raising kids!)

                  LLapp
                  October 19, 2014, 12:34 pm
                  Definitely true for raising kids!

                  LLapp
                  April 23, 2016, 10:22 am
                  This time I started with "Where the cow is uncertain there is no cow."

                  BriddlesBob
                  July 31, 2016, 6:22 pm
                  I had Paw

                  mmfs83
                  January 3, 2018, 8:30 am
                  I did the same thing Llapp. I'll bet the cow was brown. I used to tell my kids that brown cows gave chocolate milk, and spotted ones gave root beer floats. They never questioned me.

                  Roxanne
                  July 2, 2018, 1:51 am
                  This 'uncertain cow = no cow' proverb is another way of expressing the famous Schrödinger's Cow paradox.

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                  • "Men trust their ears less than their eyes." — Herodotus


                    GtrZan
                    June 24, 2016, 1:50 am
                    this is why we say "the eyes have it" and not "the ears have it", at least i think so but I may have heard that wrong

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                    • "Through years of experience I have found that air offers less resistance than dirt."
                      — Jack Nicklaus

                      Barnabas
                      March 30, 2012, 3:17 pm
                      Over the past two days, I have come across two puzzles of quotes attributed to Jack Nicklaus. Both times I checked the four letter words to see if the word 'golf' would work, and in neither quote did that word actually come up.
                      montyb
                      August 18, 2012, 5:55 pm
                      There are a lot of 4-letter words associated with golf that are, indeed, not "golf". I've used them all.
                      universalmom
                      March 30, 2014, 1:49 pm
                      Hahaha...nice, monty!
                      abracadebra
                      June 9, 2014, 4:58 am
                      Perhaps the spelling is wrong?
                      LLapp
                      December 16, 2015, 3:23 pm
                      Ball, dirt, club, sand, hole, walk, what else?
                      Quizzical
                      August 30, 2016, 8:15 am
                      Monty, we're going to miss you when you're gone! Great line.
                      wvwoman
                      November 1, 2016, 11:45 am
                      do you know something about montyb that we don't know, quizzical?!
                      puzzleme
                      March 13, 2017, 12:49 pm
                      Monty? Monty, are you there? Hello?
                      LLapp
                      May 25, 2017, 4:24 pm
                      It's spring - he's golfing.
                      SippyGurl
                      June 2, 2017, 8:54 pm
                      lol, lol, agreed, p'raps lol, lol, WTH?, right?, hullo?, prolly
                      NotTooOld
                      October 5, 2017, 10:35 am
                      I thought monty meant four letter words like X@#!
                      Persephone59
                      January 9, 2018, 5:11 pm
                      Yes, I think Monty's golf vocabulary is surely rather colorful.
                      montyb
                      April 11, 2018, 2:01 am
                      Yes, my colorful 4-letter golf vocabulary includes blue, gold, cyan, aqua, etc. As you can see, my lexicon tends toward the "blue".
                      MamaB
                      April 19, 2018, 5:45 am
                      Oh, thank goodness your back!
                      LLapp
                      November 27, 2018, 2:44 pm
                      I had a feeling monty was back when I saw the empty pizza boxes.
                      jbb33054
                      December 15, 2018, 2:02 am
                      49
                      rnodding
                      December 26, 2018, 9:19 am
                      48

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