Monday, September 24, 2007
Quotsters: At Your Mark!
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
The vicious circle turns
Without you, I cannot live
Forgive the yearning burning.
I believe it's time.
Too real to feel.
So touch me now.”
"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
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.
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.
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
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)
“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
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.
MM, you're welcome.
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
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.
Lots of good ones here, I may have to write a few down to remind myself of later!
A good friend also forgives those friends who don't "settle their accounts."
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