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Most profound quotation you have read or heard?

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posted on May, 14 2009 @ 03:49 PM

Originally posted by paxnatus

Funny, Orwell knew who would be president in 2008 and had this to say about him.

Originally posted by kinda kurious
To be clear, that was a reference to GWB, correct?

Originally posted by paxnatus
No that would be the Big "O"!!! as in Obama!

Hmmmmm. President Obama did not take office until 2009, GWB was sitting President in 2008. Just stating facts.

BTW, it was a fun little quote thread until you had to impart your partisan vitriol.


[edit on 14-5-2009 by kinda kurious]

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 04:56 PM
oooh here's a good one

"I'm the decider"

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 06:31 PM
Its more the 'tude than the words themselves that I dig here:

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 06:50 PM
"...seems when you realize you’re nobody, that’s when you’re free to be anybody."

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 06:56 PM
"What you do speaks so loudly I can't hear what you say"

"..... and a Profit will lead them.... "

posted on May, 14 2009 @ 08:44 PM
Check out below I

[edit on 5/14/2009 by Frank_Rizzo]

posted on May, 15 2009 @ 04:37 AM

Originally posted by Now_Then
'Wait, we can't stop here... This is bat country'

Johnny Depp

You better believe it.

posted on May, 15 2009 @ 05:19 AM
reply to post by Grumble

Here is the one I always come back to...

"The universe is shaped exactly like the earth, if you go straight long enough you'll end up where you were".

- Issac Brock

Modest Mouse - 3rd Planet

[edit on 15-5-2009 by drock905]

posted on May, 15 2009 @ 05:50 AM
Sorry this is kind of Long

Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"...

Damn kids. They're all alike.

But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950's technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him?

I am a hacker, enter my world...

Mine is a world that begins with school... I'm smarter than most of the other kids, this crap they teach us bores me...

Damn underachiever. They're all alike.

I'm in junior high or high school. I've listened to teachers explain for the fifteenth time how to reduce a fraction. I understand it. "No, Ms. Smith, I didn't show my work. I did it in my head..."

Damn kid. Probably copied it. They're all alike.

I made a discovery today. I found a computer. Wait a second, this is cool. It does what I want it to. If it makes a mistake, it's because I screwed it up. Not because it doesn't like me... Or feels threatened by me... Or thinks I'm a smart ass... Or doesn't like teaching and shouldn't be here...

Damn kid. All he does is play games. They're all alike.

And then it happened... a door opened to a world... rushing through the phone line like heroin through an addict's veins, an electronic pulse is sent out, a refuge from the day-to-day incompetencies is sought... a board is found.

"This is it... this is where I belong..."

I know everyone here... even if I've never met them, never talked to them, may never hear from them again... I know you all...

Damn kid. Tying up the phone line again. They're all alike...

You bet your ass we're all alike... we've been spoon-fed baby food at school when we hungered for steak... the bits of meat that you did let slip through were pre-chewed and tasteless. We've been dominated by sadists, or ignored by the apathetic. The few that had something to teach found us willing pupils, but those few are like drops of water in the desert.

This is our world now... the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud. We make use of a service already existing without paying for what could be dirt-cheap if it wasn't run by profiteering gluttons, and you call us criminals. We explore... and you call us criminals. We seek after knowledge... and you call us criminals. We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias... and you call us criminals. You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat, and lie to us and try to make us believe it's for our own good, yet we're the criminals.

Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for.

I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto. You may stop this individual, but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike.

posted on May, 15 2009 @ 06:06 AM
"life is simple, you make choices and you dont look back" This actually came from a Fast and Furios movie lol

However, it does portray the need to live in the NOW and not in the past. Be the best you can be.


posted on May, 15 2009 @ 09:42 AM
"We're all born with an expiration date and No one lasts forever. Life is nothing but a grace period"

"We must decide now which monstrosity will have the privilege of survival"

I take it as the NWO and the Citizens

"When the torch is passed on from parent to child... it extends beyond DNA; information is imparted as well. All I want is to be remembered. By other people, by history "

posted on May, 15 2009 @ 10:04 AM
This is by far the most thought provoking thread ibe read so far. Good job. So here are some of my favorite and original quotes.

"Sleep is the cousin of death" -nas
"Have no fear or perfection you'll never reach it"-Salvador dali
"Same ol # just a different day"-dmx
" Imma call u gravity cause your always keeping me down"-me
"If u learned from your mistake in the end is it still a mistake?"-me
"Life is what you make it"-unknown(I try to life by this. So I got it tattooed across my collar bone as a reminder)

posted on May, 15 2009 @ 10:47 AM
"We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions."

--Adolf Hitler

posted on May, 15 2009 @ 10:50 AM
"It is better to have people think you a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." Mark Twain

posted on May, 15 2009 @ 12:05 PM
Dr. House:

"Occam's Razor! The simplest answer is almost always somebody screwed up."

[edit on 15-5-2009 by Welfhard]

posted on May, 15 2009 @ 01:09 PM
“If you are going through hell, keep going.” - Winston Churchill

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy? – Gandhi

“You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who does it or who says it.” – Malcolm X

"He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat" - Napoleon Bonaparte

posted on May, 15 2009 @ 07:34 PM
reply to post by Mystic Wolf

Sure reminds me of school thirty years ago.

And the non college grad kids who made the computer revolution happen, were kicked out of their high paying jobs, and replaced with college educated immigrants willing to work for far less money. Since then, technology has been at a stand still.

posted on May, 15 2009 @ 07:40 PM
Two of my favorites would have to be:

“Carpe Diem, Quam Minimum Credula Postero.”
“Seize the day; put no trust in the future.”
Horace – Odes Book I

“Shikata ga nai”
Japanese saying for: “It cannot be helped”

posted on May, 15 2009 @ 07:59 PM
"The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying This is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society. From how many crimes, wars, and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows: Beware of listening to this imposter; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody."

Jean Jacques Rousseau, A Dissertation On the Origin and Foundation of the Inequality of Mankind

posted on May, 15 2009 @ 09:10 PM
Wonderful ones added, so a few that have not been yet:

"Some people stumble over the truth once or twice in their lifetimes,
But they quickly get back up, dust themselves off and carry on."

Winston Churchill

"Watch Your thoughts, They Become your Words,
Watch your words they become your actions,
Watch your actions they become your character,
Watch your Character it becomes your

Anon (Ancient Chinese)

" Eat less,
Taste more"

Anon (Ancient Chinese)

"The wise man prefers life,
To Possessions"

Nie Que (?) Zhou Dynasty

And two of my own:

Elf's old ATS sig in response to Blair and Mandelson...

"Is the spin making you dizzy yet?"

When asked if OK when apparent bad things arise, or a task lies ahead....

"Relax, It's easy really, we make it difficult"


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