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Monday, September 24, 2007

Quotsters: At Your Mark!

I like quotes and use them in my work quite a lot (facilitating meetings and gatherings and so on). Some of you like them too - I see them on your blogs. So here's the deal - let's have some quotes on friendship and love (to counter all my bleak posts below). Silly, stupid, profound or even stupidly profound...

Here are a few to get you started:

True friends stab you in the front.
- Oscar Wilde

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

The Eskimo has fifty-two names for snow because it is important to them; there ought to be as many for love.
- Margaret Atwood

If I hold you any closer, I'll be on the back of you.
- Groucho Marx

Your turn.
“With love, we sleep with doubt.
The vicious circle turns
And burns
Without you, I cannot live
Forgive the yearning burning.
I believe it's time.
Too real to feel.
So touch me now.”
-Patti Smith
Well, here's one for our Madcap friend:

"Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends."
- Jacques Delille (1738 - 1813) French poet.

I like this one, too:

"All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand."
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Hi Gary
One I made up today flippantly to a friend who complained about a mention of a “pencilled entry “

The day most Accountants stopped using pencils with erasers was a very sad day for creative accounting.

-What my deceased Mother often used to quote.

Love many, trust few, but always paddle your own canoe.

Happiness is overrated. The most important thing in life is to be able to get along with one another.

Speech by Rudyard Kipling

Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.

And From Duc De La Rochefoucauld

We seldom attribute common sense except to those who agree with us`

The intellect is always fooled by the heart.

Everyone complains of his memory, but no one complains of his judgment.

Best wishes
I do like quotes, and I quite like friends. So here goes:

this I remind myself every now and then when I have that materialistic urge for something I can't afford:

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.

Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus

and lastly - one of my favourite "friend" songs called "dear friend" by a Norwegian band called Midnight Choir:
As I wait alone
By the telephone
For you to call me up
I've been thinking about
All the times we had
Together me and you
Dear friend (*3)
And it makes me glad
To think about
All the things that we've been through
And it seems to me
That it seems to be
No friendship quite like this
Dear friend (*3)

May you sleep tight my friend
May the Lord watch over you
As I bid farewell
There's nothing more to tell
Than that I remember you
Dear friend (*3)
May you sleep my friend
Dear friend
Cannibal: ''Mum, I find my enemy disagreeable''

Mum: ''well, dear, just eat your friends''.

''...go on, and I'll be your bestest friend!''
(childhood bribe, UK)

''you know your friends by the company they keep''

just catching up on your posts here, Gary. :o)
"The best often die by their own hand just to get away, and those left behind can never understand why anyone would want to get away from them." Bukowski

“you fit into me like a hook into an eye. a fish hook, an open eye.” Margaret Atwood (That one is for Nvisible)

"Don't get me wrong I like him just fine, but he's a mouthbreather." David Yow

"Let's Roll!" Wingnut Loons

"Dyin' ain't much of a livin' boy."
The Outlaw Josie Wales
Thanks Nvisible!

I can never think of these things when I'm on the spot like this - I'll have to go away and see if I get the delayed reaction.
Fairlane: good choice with the Atwood there. I wouldn't have thought of it in this context, but...yeah.

MM, you're welcome.
Dont need a whore
I dont need no booze
Dont need a virgin priest
But I need someone I can cry to
I need someone to protect
Making love and breaking hearts
It is a game for youth
But Im not waiting on a lady
Im just waiting on a friend

-Mick & Keith
Welcome Veronica - nice eye...moving bit of Patti.

Wow! Wonderful quotes, poems and sayings team!

It's been awhile Nerdine and Ian - nice to hear from you.

Nvisible and Madcap - nice to see you relating through quotation posts.

Fairlane: I love the Bukowski.

Lindsay, you're a pretty funny accountant (and deep too :)

Bohemian - "I'm just waiting on a friend..." Fantastic line.
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." -- Anon.

Lots of good ones here, I may have to write a few down to remind myself of later!
Oh, and let's not forget "You've got a friend" by James Taylor.
Good friends settle their accounts speedily.
-Chinese proverb

A good friend also forgives those friends who don't "settle their accounts."
-Personal experience

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