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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!


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

      April 11, 2013, 5:39 pm
      52 seconds
      June 2, 2013, 7:40 pm
      ...or imaginary friends.
      February 10, 2014, 1:19 pm
      Noble imaginary friends.
      March 16, 2015, 10:43 am
      Or "It's a Small World After All" running endlessly through his brain.
      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.
      March 5, 2017, 2:13 am
      STOP IT! Both of you!
      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.
      February 27, 2018, 1:39 am
      Yeah, but they are lousy conversationalists.
      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!!


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

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


        • "Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. "
          — Albert Camus
          September 9, 2016, 1:50 pm
          I can't hear the word despicable without thinking of Daffy Duck.
          May 8, 2017, 5:53 am
          Hard to take this quote seriously now.
          February 1, 2018, 3:44 am
          Thankth, abra.
          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.
          March 2, 2019, 9:31 pm
          I think Camus just described the current cabinet.


          • 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

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


            • 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

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

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

              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.

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

              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


              • 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

                June 12, 2013, 10:37 pm
                ... oh, and BYOB too!

                skoogie2 February 17, 2014, 11:39 am

                montyb May 17, 2014, 10:13 am
                Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I can rhyme with "Nantucket"?

                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.

                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)
                Last edited by Eureka; 05-19-2019, 05:25 PM.


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

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

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

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

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

                  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.

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


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

                    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


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

                      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.
                      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.
                      March 30, 2014, 1:49 pm
                      Hahaha...nice, monty!
                      June 9, 2014, 4:58 am
                      Perhaps the spelling is wrong?
                      December 16, 2015, 3:23 pm
                      Ball, dirt, club, sand, hole, walk, what else?
                      August 30, 2016, 8:15 am
                      Monty, we're going to miss you when you're gone! Great line.
                      November 1, 2016, 11:45 am
                      do you know something about montyb that we don't know, quizzical?!
                      March 13, 2017, 12:49 pm
                      Monty? Monty, are you there? Hello?
                      May 25, 2017, 4:24 pm
                      It's spring - he's golfing.
                      June 2, 2017, 8:54 pm
                      lol, lol, agreed, p'raps lol, lol, WTH?, right?, hullo?, prolly
                      October 5, 2017, 10:35 am
                      I thought monty meant four letter words like X@#!
                      January 9, 2018, 5:11 pm
                      Yes, I think Monty's golf vocabulary is surely rather colorful.
                      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".
                      April 19, 2018, 5:45 am
                      Oh, thank goodness your back!
                      November 27, 2018, 2:44 pm
                      I had a feeling monty was back when I saw the empty pizza boxes.
                      December 15, 2018, 2:02 am
                      December 26, 2018, 9:19 am


                      • Dark humor

                        "When the water reaches the upper level, follow the rats." — Claude Swanson

                        September 1, 2014, 7:43 am
                        That's what they did on the Titanic.

                        October 2, 2014, 12:28 am
                        Yeah, why go down alone?

                        July 8, 2017, 12:41 pm
                        Alas, I had trouble with upper. Did they really follow the rats on the Titanic?

                        June 9, 2018, 9:58 am
                        Only the first class rats.

                        August 3, 2018, 11:16 am
                        To the lobsters in the kitchen, the sinking of the Titanic was a miracle.


                        • "It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas." — George Santayana

                          December 27, 2013, 9:48 am
                          Well, I don't like to brag.....

                          September 24, 2015, 3:15 am

                          June 9, 2016, 6:47 am
                          Shucks, monty, when ya' got it, flaunt it.


                          • A dozen people have probably asked this already, but how do I know if I am repeating a previous post. There are 70 pages or comment on quotes here. I'm sure if I see some interesting, somebody would have posted it already. Who knows, maybe I'll end up posting a repeat with new comments.


                            • Nothing wrong with that Doctor. I suppose you could use the search function, but it's fun to get a chuckle even if it is a repeat.


                              • Originally posted by MadDoctor View Post
                                A dozen people have probably asked this already, but how do I know if I am repeating a previous post. There are 70 pages or comment on quotes here. I'm sure if I see some interesting, somebody would have posted it already. Who knows, maybe I'll end up posting a repeat with new comments.
                                MadDoctor, everyone has their own approach. What I do is search the thread first to see if it's already been posted. If it has, I don't re-post it, because this thread is so long already that I don't want to bulk it up with repeats -- unless new comments have been added; then maybe I'll post it as an update. (The Forum search function is at top of the page while you're in the Forum thread you want to search. It works best if you search for just one distinctive word, not a phrase.)

                                Anyhoo, that's just my preference; it's not a rule. I could easily see it the way Oddcouple does, because this thread is so long that nobody is going to read the whole thing all at once. And on the third hand it doesn't really matter, unless Forum threads have a post limit. Hmmm, I don't think they do.