Some Things I’ve Been Meaning To Post

And one really depressing one from today. (More next post)

First, a whole bunch of my favorite quotes:

– I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word and thought throughout our lifetime.
– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Fuckety fuck fuck
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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you melons.. you might be a little dyslexic.
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Memento mori – “Remember to die” (i.e. remember your mortality)
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“You do it because you have to. It breaks your heart, but without them… Without people to love and care for and to love you and care of you in their own little ways, you’re not living. Not really.” Doctor Who
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Enlightenment is a very ordinary thing.
It is nothing extraordinary, it is nothing special – because the special is the search of the ego.
There is no demand, no hankering for anything, no clinging.
Simply you are, and you are happy – happy without any cause.

Osho

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German theologian, was executed by the Nazis in 1945. He famously said, “First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.”

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I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.
“We are nearer to Spring”
Than we were in September.
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December

Oliver Herford (1863 – 1935) writer, artist and illustrator
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My memory’s not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my memory’s not as sharp as it used to be.
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‘The surest sign that there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.’ Calvin and Hobbes
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Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world’s problems? – Calvin and Hobbes
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It only makes sense that every facet of our daily lives should depend upon the position of celestial bodies hundreds of millions of miles away. – Calvin and Hobbes
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98% of us Americans are hard-working people. It’s the other 2% that give us a bad reputation. Then again, we did elect them.
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If I had half a mind, I would be a Republican.
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Every country has the government it deserves. – Joseph de Maistre
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If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure. – George W. Bush
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More and more of our imports come from overseas. – George W. Bush
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In politics, stupidity is not a handicap. – Napoleon Bonaparte
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Worry is a misuse of the imagination.- Sean Maher
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98% of the population is asleep. The other 2% are staring around in complete amazement, abject terror, or both.
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A dyslexic, agnostic insomniac – one who lies awake at night wondering if there really is a dog…
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Freedom *OF* religion includes freedom *FROM* religion.
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Here’s to the sun God, He sure is a fun God, Ra, Ra, Ra
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Morality is doing what is right no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told no matter what is right.
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Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.
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Sometimes I think I understand everything, and then I regain consciousness.
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My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely.
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“The philosophy of minimalism, as I see it, is having exactly what you need, when you need it, for as long as you need it. It’s not about just less, it’s about just right.”

– Patrick Rhone
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I’m so out of my element, I’m not even in the same periodic table.
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I don’t just have issues, I have the full subscription. Paraphrased from Teleen’s Fiction Journal
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‘This is a large crisis. In fact, if you have a moment…
It is a twelve storey crisis, with a magnificent entrance hall, carpeting throughout, twenty-four hour porterage, and a sign on the roof saying “This Is A Large Crisis”.’

Edmund Blackadder – Blackadder Goes Forth
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The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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Ninety-nine percent of your problems are created by you because you take life seriously. Seriousness is the root cause of problems. Be playful, and you will not miss anything.

Osho
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“You have to keep pushing yourself when you don’t want to anymore, or even when you can’t anymore. You have to keep going.” Joseph Gordon Levitt
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I’m slightly more productive now than previous because…
I’m slightly more efficient than I previously was…
Doing things is what I like to do, YES!

-Dunkin Donuts
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Never take life seriously.
Nobody gets out alive anyway.

Unknown
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Nothing Disappears Though All Is Rearranged
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Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss
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The Theology Shop: All Your Gods Are Belong to Us
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When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said, ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.

Bishop Desmond Tutu (b. 1931) spiritual leader,activist, writer
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In spring, hundreds of flowers;
in autumn, a harvest moon;
In summer, a refreshing breeze;
in winter, snow will accompany you.
If useless things do not hang in your mind,
any season is a good season for you.

Ekai
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“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people, and monkeys do too (if they have a gun).” ~Eddie Izzard
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“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.” — Gandhi
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“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey… stuff.”
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President Obama: “You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.”
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“Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.”
— Anthony Bourdain,
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“Life is not the way it’s supposed to be.. It’s the way it is..
The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference.
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“You have to take what you’re given in life. Nothing is guaranteed, and the end could be tomorrow. It’s best to enjoy what you have. That much I know.” Ianto Jones
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Science adjusts its views based on what’s observed, faith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved.
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— Tim Minchin

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