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Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 11, 2018 - 07:55am PT
Don Paul's quote is quite poignant. As a matter of fact, I've said that myself!

Anyhooo...
If you think you’re enlightened go spend a week with your family.
-- Ram Dass
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 11, 2018 - 07:05pm PT
"Oh Shutup, and go play with yourself!" - Locker
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 16, 2018 - 12:06pm PT

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations — one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it — you will regret both.

What if everything in the world were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears?

Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.

A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it's a joke.
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - May 9, 2018 - 12:24pm PT
"The slum is the measure of civilization."
 Jacob Riis
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 9, 2018 - 01:37pm PT
"There isn't a woman player in the world I can't give knights-odds to and still beat." -- Robert James Fischer
L

climber
A place with cats...lots and lots of cats
May 13, 2018 - 05:30pm PT
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.

~ Karl von Clausewitz
RURP_Belay

Big Wall climber
Bitter end of a bad anchor
May 14, 2018 - 05:07am PT
"After all, being lost is a state of mind rather than an actual physical reality."

A variation on TLP's quote:

Being bored is a state of mind, not a state of being. Change your mind.
perswig

climber
Jul 4, 2018 - 06:19am PT
They do not want your life, bwana. They want your shoes.

Truth, often.
Dale
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Jul 4, 2018 - 07:05am PT
If there is a 50-50 chance which way something goes, there is a 90% chance of getting it wrong the first time.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 5, 2018 - 09:23am PT

“My mother was born in San Juan. So I’m Puerto Rican, Jewish, colored and married to a white woman. When I move into a neighborhood, people start running four ways at the same time.”

Sammy Davis Jr.
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Aug 5, 2018 - 10:00am PT
"There are 2 kinds of tragedy in life:
One is not getting what you want.
The other is getting what you want."
Unknown
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 5, 2018 - 10:22am PT

Sounds like Kierkegaard. If you don't want to hear it all, jump to 21:00...

Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person - Alain de Botton



And to add one:


perswig

climber
Aug 15, 2018 - 12:44pm PT
...for oft it may chance that old wives keep in memory word of things that once were needful for the wise to know.

Dale
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 15, 2018 - 12:47pm PT
”Clean-up on Aisle 3!” - Berta at Piggly Wiggly
perswig

climber
Aug 18, 2018 - 06:16am PT
But it wasn't the bullet that laid him to rest; was the low spark of high-heeled boys

Dale
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 18, 2018 - 08:58am PT
“Whoever loveth me, loveth my hound.” - Sir Thomas More
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 18, 2018 - 09:23am PT

Democrat hound (Maine): An otherwise intelligent animal who takes up the wrong scent, as when a rabbit hound chases a fox.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 18, 2018 - 10:36am PT

Decca to The Beatles 1962: "We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Aug 18, 2018 - 12:19pm PT
"I was going to open a hairdressing salon. Who knew any of this would last?"
Ringo Starr.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 1, 2018 - 09:29am PT

A long one:

They sat side by side holding their hats, she the sombrero of woven straw, he the dusty black fedora. She was crying. He sighed and seemed himself weary and cast down. He said that while one would like to say that God will punish those who do such things and that people often speak in just this way it was his experience that God could not be spoken for and that men with wicked histories often enjoyed times of comfort and that they died in peace and were buried with honor. He said that it was a mistake to expect too much of justice in this world. He said that the notion that evil is seldom rewarded was greatly overspoken for if there were no advantage to it then men would shun it and how could virtue then be attached to its repudiation? It was the nature of his profession that his experience with death should be greater than for most and he said that while it was true that time heals bereavement it does so only at the cost of the slow extinction of those loved ones from the heart’s memory which is the sole place of their abode then and now. Faces fade, voices dim. Seize them back, whispered the sepulturero. Speak with them. Call their names. Do this and do not let sorrow die for it is the sweetening of every gift.
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