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05-10-2014, 01:12 PM
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(21-09-2014 01:18 AM)Can_of_Beans Wrote:  "Glitter never goes away. It's the herpes of craft supplies. "

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My grandmother was a carrier.

You should have seen those pictures of roosters on the kitchen wall! Nothing says 'art' like a blue piece of metal with a glitter rooster on it. Thumbsup

God, I wish I had photos of those. Sadcryface

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05-10-2014, 10:09 PM
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(03-10-2014 07:31 PM)Deidre32 Wrote:  
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He wouldn't have liked Wal-Mart. Confused
Can you get that on a Tee shirt at Wal-Mart?

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05-10-2014, 10:16 PM
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It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt

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05-10-2014, 10:27 PM
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“What would you have me do?
Seek for the patronage of some great man,
And like a creeping vine on a tall tree
Crawl upward, where I cannot stand alone?
No thank you!

Dedicate, as others do,
Poems to pawnbrokers? Be a buffoon
In the vile hope of teasing out a smile
On some cold face? No thank you!

Eat a toad
For breakfast every morning? Make my knees
Callous, and cultivate a supple spine,-
Wear out my belly grovelling in the dust?
No thank you!

Scratch the back of any swine
That roots up gold for me? Tickle the horns
Of Mammon with my left hand, while my right
Too proud to know his partner's business,
Takes in the fee? No thank you!

Use the fire
God gave me to burn incense all day long
Under the nose of wood and stone? No thank you!

Shall I go leaping into ladies' laps
And licking fingers?-or-to change the form-
Navigating with madrigals for oars,
My sails full of the sighs of dowagers?
No thank you!

Publish verses at my own
Expense? No thank you! Be the patron saint
Of a small group of literary souls
Who dine together every Tuesday? No
I thank you!

Shall I labor night and day
To build a reputation on one song,
And never write another? Shall I find
True genius only among Geniuses,
Palpitate over little paragraphs,
And struggle to insinuate my name
In the columns of the Mercury?
No thank you!

Calculate, scheme, be afraid,
Love more to make a visit than a poem,
Seek introductions, favors, influences?-
No thank you! No, I thank you!

And again
I thank you!-But...
To sing, to laugh, to dream
To walk in my own way and be alone,
Free, with a voice that means manhood-to cock my hat
Where I choose-At a word, a Yes, a No,
To fight-or write.To travel any road
Under the sun, under the stars, nor doubt
If fame or fortune lie beyond the bourne-
Never to make a line I have not heard
In my own heart; yet, with all modesty
To say:"My soul, be satisfied with flowers,
With fruit, with weeds even; but gather them
In the one garden you may call your own."
So, when I win some triumph, by some chance,
Render no share to Caesar-in a word,
I am too proud to be a parasite,
And if my nature wants the germ that grows
Towering to heaven like the mountain pine,
Or like the oak, sheltering multitudes-
I stand, not high it may be-but alone!”

― Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

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06-10-2014, 06:08 AM
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I love those contributions, f stop! Thank you.
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07-10-2014, 06:42 PM
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“The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices.”
― Aleister Crowley

“Five percent of the people think;
ten percent of the people think they think;
and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
― Thomas A. Edison

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
― Isaac Asimov

"one of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.”
― Richard Dawkins

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.”
― Charles Darwin

“To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.”
― Isaac Asimov

“The scripture worshippers put the writings ahead of God. Instead of interpreting God's actions in nature, for example, they interpret nature in the light of the Scripture. Nature says the rock is billions of years old, but the book says different, so even though men wrote the book, and God made the rock and God gave us minds that have found ways to tell how old it is, we still choose to believe the Scripture.”
― Sheri S. Tepper

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07-10-2014, 09:43 PM
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"If you get into hot water... Make like a teabag, and be strong." - Some Welsh bloke I heard on the radio.

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07-10-2014, 10:24 PM
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"A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for everything."

-Irish Proverb

P.S. I didn't think there were any Irish proverbs that didn't involve drinking, yet here we are. Thumbsup

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08-10-2014, 08:09 AM
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The quote in my sig. I love butterflies. They represent freedom to me.

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08-10-2014, 11:33 AM (This post was last modified: 08-10-2014 12:38 PM by Deidre32.)
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For whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

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