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Topic: Favorite Quote of the Day...
Message: Posted by: Marduke Kurios (Apr 5, 2002 01:49PM)
What is your favorite quote?

My favorite quotes change occasionally. Today this is mine...

"Good...bad...I'm the guy with the gun."

(Army of Darkness movie)
Message: Posted by: Jason Fleming (Apr 5, 2002 03:21PM)
"I don't want to make the wrong mistake."

-Yogi Berra
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Apr 5, 2002 10:51PM)
"I wouldn't join a club that would have me as a member." -- Groucho Marx

"I don't believe in an afterlife, but I am bringing a change of underwear." --- Woody Allen

"It's like deja vous all over again." -- Yogi Berra.
Message: Posted by: Scott O. (Apr 5, 2002 11:05PM)
God accepts you just the way you are, but He loves you too much to leave you that way.
--Max Lucado
Message: Posted by: RangeCowboy (Apr 5, 2002 11:12PM)
{ With respects to Star Trek }

As I wave the wand over the hat...

"Now folks I'm gonna go beyond behind where no magician has gone beyond behind before.."
Message: Posted by: John Pezzullo (Apr 6, 2002 03:49AM)
"It can't be the creation of a genius, it's only a card trick."

-Karl Fulves (?)
Message: Posted by: Rodan (Apr 6, 2002 07:07AM)
See sig. below for my favourite of the moment.
Message: Posted by: Maynooth (Apr 6, 2002 09:13AM)
Quote of the moment,

Success comes in cans.
Failure comes in can'ts.
Message: Posted by: Stephen Long (Apr 7, 2002 01:10AM)
"The stupidity of what you just did is directly proportional to the number of people who just saw you doing it."

- ?
Message: Posted by: Mr. Ed (Apr 9, 2002 01:46PM)
"You could mess up a steel ball with a feather" --Grandpa

Not very inspirational but I think it's funny.
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Apr 9, 2002 02:59PM)
Time flies like an arrow; but fruit flies like a banana. -- Groucho Marx.

Peter Marucci
Message: Posted by: Cacoal (Apr 10, 2002 12:04AM)
Here a few favorites:

Cowards and fools are always quick to use the word "tasteless" ~ Mel Brooks

I had a lovely evening. Unfortunately, this wasn't it. ~ Groucho Marx

Here's one that was I was inspired to leave by someones signature here at the Cafe:

Sure everyone always said 'Socrates, What is the meaning of life?' 'Socrates, How will I find happiness?' But did anyone ever say'Socrates, hemlock is poison. ~ Socrates shortly before his death

And here's one just for fun
It is a good thing for uneducated men to read books of quotations ~ Winston Churchill

Message: Posted by: The Reverend (Apr 10, 2002 03:56AM)
Here are two of my favourites.

"Wherever you go - there you are" (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

"Madam, I could dance with you until the cows come home.....in fact, I'd rather dance with the cows until you come home" (Groucho Marx)

Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Apr 10, 2002 05:17AM)
While this is hardly my favorite quote (or anybody's, for that matter!), it remains one of the most famous of the movie quotes:

"Badges? We don't need no steenkin' badges."

Now, for a virtual coffee and donut, who said it originally and what was the movie.

(It has been parodied several times, including in Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles)
Peter Marucci
Message: Posted by: The Reverend (Apr 10, 2002 06:59AM)
Alfonso Bedoya - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre?

decaff with one sugar please.

cheers, Stevie
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Apr 10, 2002 09:27AM)
Stevie, you've got too much free time on your hands! :lol:
You are, of course, right.
Now, for a free virtual coffee and donut, take your pick below!
Peter Marucci
Message: Posted by: Doug Byrd (Apr 10, 2002 12:32PM)
"No good deed ever goes unpunished." I've been using that saying for 20+ years. Don't know if anyone famous ever said it though.

"Whether you believe you can or you believe you can't.... You're right!" Quote given to Napoleon Hill by Henry Ford

"Life is too short for the man who never goes out and lives every day to the fullest." Again another one of my sayings, but I'm sure someone else has probably said it more eloquently somewhere else.
Message: Posted by: Steve Brooks (Apr 10, 2002 02:10PM)
I saw the following, it is written by one of my magical heros, and though it's not my absolute favorite quote, it helps to support and validate my attitude regarding some of the NEW breed of so-called magicians.
"I recently heard some kid complain (after buying the Dover, cheapo-version of Bobo's MODERN COIN MAGIC) that it was over-priced and of dubious value. He says: "Not that much new stuff in there...Lots of old-fashioned moves and obsolete routines..."

The wheel turns.
The mill grinds exceeedingly fine" - Jon Racherbaumer
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Apr 10, 2002 02:58PM)
Oh, yes, Steve, how painful that sort of thing can be!
First of all, it was not a video but a book, which probably confused him!
Second, some thought was required.
And third -- well, do we really NEED a third?

The only saving grace is that someday, we can hope, he'll see just what a jewel Bobo is. Maybe.

"Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it."

Peter Marucci
Message: Posted by: Jason Fleming (Apr 11, 2002 04:35PM)
For the mentalists...

"Predictions are difficult. Especially when they involve the future."
-Yogi Berra

Message: Posted by: Baz94 (Apr 12, 2002 09:02AM)
I am goin to leave you with this thought
" "
Message: Posted by: Jim Morton (Apr 12, 2002 01:04PM)
Peter, the actual quote from [i]The Treasure of Sierra Madre[/i] is as follows:

"Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!"

The "Badges? We don't need no steenkin' badges!" quote you give is like [i]Casablanca's[/i] "Play it Again, Sam"; nobody said it, but it's the way people remember it. Actually, "We don't need no steenkin' badges!" [i]was[/i] used in a film: [i]Blazing Saddles[/i].

Here's a quote of my own that I used as the motto for a book I published:

"Those who remember the mistakes of history are condemned to watch others repeat them."

Message: Posted by: Rob Wallis (Apr 15, 2002 06:04PM)
My most recent favorite:
"There are moments when everything goes well. Don't be frightened; it won't last."
Message: Posted by: Michael Peterson (Apr 16, 2002 12:18PM)
"It is not being able to give the right answer that shows wisdom, but being able to ask the right question".

Message: Posted by: Stephen Long (Apr 16, 2002 05:30PM)
"A closed mouth gathers no foot."
- Anon

"If it weren't for electricity we'd all be watcing television by candle light."
- George Gobel

"Nothing ever goes away."
-- Barry Commoner

Oooooo... here's a magic related one for you:
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
-- Arthur C. Clarke, "Technology and the Future"

"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to
say something."
-- Plato

"Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn
anything from history."
-- George Bernard Shaw

"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering
from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're
okay, then it's you."
-- Rita Mae Brown

"Against logic there is no armor like ignorance."
-- Laurence J. Peter
(I live my life by that one...)

"The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him."
-- Robert Benchley
Message: Posted by: MarkAllison (Apr 19, 2002 09:12AM)
Here's one to remember when dealing with a difficult spectator:

"Never put down to maliciousness that which can be much more easliy explained as ignorance"


Message: Posted by: Mikael Eriksson (Apr 23, 2002 09:23AM)
"Medical science of today is so advanced that there are hardly any healthy persons anymore."

Donīt know who said it, but anyway.

Message: Posted by: davisjr (May 8, 2002 04:12PM)
Here's one for work. I know it as "Dinersteins' 32nd Law":

The more time you spend reporting on what you're doing, the less time you have to do anything. Equilibrium is reached when you spend all of your time doing nothing but reporting on the nothing that you're doing.
Message: Posted by: Marduke Kurios (May 9, 2002 11:50AM)
Fortune cookies I have known...

God has given you one face, and you make for yourselves another.

Confucious say: Show-off always shown up in showdown.

Our first and last love is...self-love.
Message: Posted by: aznviet6uy (May 10, 2002 08:34AM)
"yea i know im so beautiful, dont hate, because your girlfriend told me so"

"Im an angel! Honest! The horns are just there to keep the halo up straight!"