Originally Posted by Halsey
"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."
"No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."
Madison was effing brilliant! My fave of his like the 2 quotes above is relevant to today:
Our nation is more greatly imperiled by business interests at home than from all the princes & empires of Europe.
My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends - it gives a lovely light.
- That's from Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet
Down the funny stairs
A. A. Milne
Last line in Winnie the Pooh
"Its only after we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything."
"I want you to hit me as hard as you can."
Any other Fight Club Quote.
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Our possessions end up possessing us.
Animal House is golden for quotes...
Yes it is:
Dean Wormer: What's your GPA?
Flounder: 0.0, sir....
Dean Wormer: Fat, drunk & dumb is no way to go through life, son.
Some more faves:
Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
You will be fired with intensity, or you will be fired, with intensity.
Green Bay, WI
Art is not a mirror to hold up to society but a hammer with which to shape it.
If you're gonna be a w*h*o*r*e, be the highest priced w*h*o*r*e you can be.
When sorrows come, they come
Not as single spies
But in battalions
Nothing is either right or wrong that thinking does not make it so.
Men can never be free b/c they're weak, corrupt, worthless, & restless.
The Smoking Man, The X-Files
And this is how we burn the fat off our souls.
Never regard people as a means.
The strongest force in the world is a man with right on his side who keeps coming.
There is no present, there is no future. There is only the past, happening over & over again.
Indian casinos: taking America back one nickel at a time.
You are who you pretend to be, so be very careful who you pretend to be.
Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, 3 times is enemy action.
If you show me your eyes after you look at your cards, I own you.
Doyle Brunson, original Texas Rounder poker master
I go see a doctor, pay him $50, it don't do no good, I go see another doctor, pay him $75, still don't so no good. Then I go see a man in a house & pay him only $10 for a little bag of stuff, my stomach don't hurt, my liver don't hurt, so I ask you, my comrade in arms, this is the man I'm supposed to say away from?
Bird, Clint Eastwood
Nowhere in the world except America do people expect things to get better....
David Chase, The Sopranos
There ain't a horse who can't be rode, & there ain't a cowboy who can't be throwed.
Old Rodeo Adage
Disfunctional? No, I'm not disfunctional, I'm evolving to the next level.
The life of man in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, & short.
The mind, stretched by a new idea, will never return to its original dimension.
It is a stiff wind which blows against the empire.....
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Chief Justice, US Supreme Court
The moment you can do just what you like, there is nothing you care about doing.
D. H. Lawrence, Studies In Classic American Literature, 1923
The good old days weren't good every day & the future isn't as good as you thought it would be.
I'll tell you everything ... later. I'll tell you in another life, when we are both cats.....
He's a poet
He's a picker
He's a prophet
He's a pusher
He's a pilgrim & a preacher
And a problem when he's stoned
He's a walking contradiction
Partly truth & partly fiction
Taking every wrong road
On his lonely way back home
Kris Kristofferson, 1970
We are all in the same boat on a stormy sea, & we owe each other a terrible loyalty.
G. K. Chesterton
Sacred cows make the best hamburgers.
The greatest lies are told before the marriage, after the hunt, & before the election.
Otto von Bismarck
Every loss for the ego is a triumph for the soul.
There ain't no right
Last line in Axis: Bold As Love
I'm from the future... come with me if you want to live.
The Terminator, to Sarah Conner
Conscience & cowardice are really the same things.
You don't have to swim faster than the shark to survive a shark attack. You just have to be able to swim faster than the person you're with.
They say 76% of insane people are having trouble coping with daily life & require incarceration or chemical therapy.... it's the 24% of crazy people who are doing OK for themselves who interest me.
When there's blood in the streets, buy property.
Baron de Rothschild
One man's magic is another man's engineering.
You can't hold on
And you can't stand still
If the thunder don't get ya
The lightnin' will
....& the road goes on forever
Allman Bros. Band