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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:12 AM
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"Society is not a disease, it is a disaster. What a stupid miracle that one can live in it."

- Emile M. Cioran




posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:15 AM
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"I don't believe in intuition, but I have a feeling someday I will."



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:19 AM
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"...we've given you a Republic, if you can keep it."

-Benjamin Franklin, speaking to an inquisitive citizen.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:20 AM
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“Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.”

- Benjamin Franklin

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

- Edgar Allen Poe

"All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry."

- Edgar Allen Poe

[edit on 12-5-2009 by TheAscension]



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:23 AM
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"Endurance is the hardest discipline, but for those who endure the final victory will come."
-Buddha

That has actually helpled me out from time to time.

"If you live to survive, you will only accomplish your own death."
-me


"When intelligence dominates compassion there will always be suffering."
-me


"The world is the reflection of yourself"

or better

"As above, so below."
-thoth

"Truth is the Ultimate Truth."
-me
which really means that to be truthful or honest is the ultimate truth.

[edit on 12-5-2009 by Wisen Heimer]



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:24 AM
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To be honest I didn't even look to see if someone posted it... BUT...

Next time a drunken brawl breaks out start telling the brawlers this...

“Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. now, heres Tom with the Weather."
— Comedian : Bill Hicks

Hopefully the mods understand the Acid part isn't so necessary, especially considering the philosophy that was spit out after dropping such a fowl fowl word in a joke...



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:32 AM
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So true! I think that is quite an understatement to say it takes guts to be gentle and kind. IMO, it takes a lot more.

That's awesome you got that quote hanging on your wall. It probably has quite an influence on people who come to your house, or room. I'm thinking about making a t-shirt with that quote from the Dalai Lama btw (a little too excessive? probably...)



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:32 AM
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religion needs a god but god does not need a religion - unknown



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:41 AM
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"My Karma Ran Over Your Dogma"

--ANON


"Either that wallpaper goes, or I do!"

--Oscar Wilde, on his death bed



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:45 AM
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"But I don't want to go among mad people, Alice remarked.
Oh, you can't help that, we're all a little mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.
How do you know I'm mad? said Alice.
You must be, said the Cat, or you wouldn't have come here.'


Lewis Carroll



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by Dewm0nster
"Talk is cheap when supply exceeds demand."


I like that alot.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:48 AM
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"You can't sin and pray at the same time"

- on a sign outside a Catholic Church.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:48 AM
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**** L Ron Hubbard and **** all his clones.
**** all these gun-toting Hip gangster wannabes.
-Maynard James Keenan, Ænema, Ænema


-Bill Hicks:See I think, drugs have some done good things for us. I really do. And if you don't believe drugs have done good things for us. Do me a favor, go home tonight, take all your albums, all your tapes, and all your CDs, and burn them. 'Cause you know what? The musicians who made all that great music that's enhanced your lives throughout the years? Reeeeeeeal ****ing high on drugs.-

-Today young men on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one conciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only dream, and we're the imagination of ourselves. Here's Tom with the weather.-

-It's not a war on drugs, it's a war on personal freedom is what it is, okay? Keep that in mind at all times, thank you.-

Dreaming of that face again.
It's bright and blue and shimmering.
Grinning wide and comforting me with it's three warm and wild eyes.

On my back and tumbling
down that hole and back again
rising up and wiping the webs and the dew from my withered eye.

{indistinct}
In Out In Out
Innnnnnnnnn!

-A child's rhyme stuck in my head.
It said that life is but a dream.
I've spent so many years in question,
to find I've known this all along.-

"So good to see you.
I've missed you so much.
So glad it's over.
I've missed you so much.
Came out to watch you play.
Why are you running away?
Came out to watch you play.
Why are you running?"

-Shrouding all the ground around me.
Is this holy crow above me.
Black as holes within a memory
and blue as our new second sun.
I stick my hand into his shadow
to pull the pieces from the sand.
Which I attempt to reassemble
to see just who I might have been.
I do not recognize the vessel,
but the eyes seem so familiar.
Like phosphorescent desert buttons
singing one familiar song... -

"So good to see you.
I've missed you so much.
So glad it's over.
I've missed you so much.
Came out to watch you play.
Why are you running away?
Came out to watch you play.
Why are you running away?"

(Prying open my third eye. 4x)

So good to see you once again.
I thought that you were hiding.
And you thought that I had run away.
Chasing the tail of dogma.

(Opened my eye 3x) And there we were (Opened my eye 3x) And there we were

So good to see you once again
I thought that you were hiding from me.
And you thought that I had run away.
Chasing a trail of smoke and reason.

{whispering voices}

(Prying open my third eye. 10x)



[Lateralus]

Black then white are, all i see in my infancy.
Red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me.
Lets me see.

As below, so above and beyond, I imagine
drawn beyond the lines of reason.
Push the envelope. Watch it bend.

Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.
Withering my intuition, missing opportunities and I must
Feed my will to feel my moment drawing way outside the lines.

Black then white are, all i see in my infancy.
red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me.
lets me see
there is so much more and beckons me
to look thru to these infinite possibilities.
As below, so above and beyond, I imagine
drawn outside the lines of reason.
Push the envelope. Watch it bend.

Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.
Withering my intuition leaving opportunities behind.

Feed my will to feel this moment, urging me to cross the line.
Reaching out to embrace the random.
Reaching out to embrace whatever may come.
---------------->Continued


[edit on 12-5-2009 by Gweedy]



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:52 AM
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I embrace myyy
desire to 2x)
feel the rhythm, to
feel connected,
enough to step aside and,
weep like a widow, to
feel inspired, to
fathom the power, to
witness the beauty, to
bathe in the fountain, to
swing on the spiral, to
swing on the spiral, to

swing on the spiral of
our divinity and
still be a humannnnnnnnn

With my feet upon the ground I move myself between the sounds and open wide to suck it in.
I feel it move across my skin.
I'm reaching up and reaching out. I'm reaching for the random or what ever will bewilder me.
what ever will bewilder me.
And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been.
We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.
(Spiral out. Keep going. 4x)



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:53 AM
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"Life has a funny way of making regrets impossible..."

- that's mine.


I posted it under the pictures of my children on my website.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:53 AM
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Hi,

Not necessarily quoations but;

1) "This rock salt is over 200 million years old, formed through ancient geological processes in the the German mountain ranges. Best before 04 2003'" (Product label)

2) "I have opinions of my own - strong opinions - but I don't always agree with them." G W Bush

3) "The first thing to realise about parallel universes... is that they are not parallel. It is important to realise that they are not, strictly speaking, universes either, but it is easiest if you try and realise that a little later, after you've realised that everything you've realised up to that moment isn't true." Douglas Adams

Peace!



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by felonius
Mine would have to be Rudyard Kiplings "IF"


The poem is very deep. It is also a very high bar to measure yourself by.


here it its in its completeness....

[IF]

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,

If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;

If all men count with you, but none too much,

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!


--Rudyard Kipling



Felonius, I thank you for beating me to the punch on my favorite poem! Such a deep, and meaningful one it is! A high bar to live by, but also the best!

All men/women should live and learn by this example!

J



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:54 AM
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"I would prefer to meet random people, who actually do something important with their time in life, unlike those who play a life on someone else's time."
- Armour For Victor



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 12:02 PM
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"A little bit of some thing, is better then a whole lot of Nothing"

"Better to die believing, then to live not knowing"



[edit on 12-5-2009 by Beowolfs]



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by DataWraith
" 'Mother' is the name for God on the lips and hearts of all children"

Brandon Lee -- THe film ' The Crow'..[edit on 12/5/09 by DataWraith]


Correct attribution would be to the comic The Crow written by James O'Barr.





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