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hi

..just wanted a place on DU where I could share my favourite quotes, and so..thought it would be nice to start a thread where people can share their faves ^-^

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"My father is well but his sight has almost gone, he can no longer read or write; nevertheless the doctors' advice is to wait a few months longer before attempting an operation -- for him the winter will be nothing but a long night" - Charlotte Bronte (Selected Latters)

..thought the last part was absolutely breathtaking

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Well here is one personal favorite:

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Unknown

Many think it could be one of Albert Einstein quotes but it was never proven.
Hope you like it.

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mhm, I do! ...(always thought it was one of Einstein's :p)

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few more quotes:

“This is my letter to the world, that never wrote to me,” -- Emily Dickinson

"I wish you a kinder sea." -- Emily Dickinson

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one of the quotes in an American diary my dad gave me in the 90's - can't remember the author

"to get something done a committee must not constitute of no more than  three members, two of whom are absent"

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hah! -- quite clever ( ..I like it)

I actually also wanted to post a quote whose author I could not find/remember (you've encouraged me to do so xD)

"the smell of lilacs rising from the half moons of his teeth"
(if anyone knows where this is from, would appreciate a link)

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Umm said:hah! -- quite clever ( ..I like it)

I actually also wanted to post a quote whose author I could not find/remember (you've encouraged me to do so xD)

"the smell of lilacs rising from the half moons of his teeth"
(if anyone knows where this is from, would appreciate a link)


well.. clever actually is the person the author...to have stuck this in my mind for over 20 years now...

another gem of an initiative Eliza! am sure there'll be a flood soon...

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yea xD ..pretty sure its gonna be stuck in my head now as well..it seems so on point/true
(...and thank you! ..am mostly just being selfish, absolutely love good quotes :p )

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Umm said:haha, yea..pretty sure its gonna be stuck in my head now (it seems so on point/true)
...and thank you! ..am mostly just being selfish, absolutely love good quotes :p


lol! way i see it...coz we humans need constant reminders of the stuff the important, true, valueable and useful stuff we already KNOW... this will certainly help quite a few of us...  knowing is one thing..key is remembering to use it..
another one from that diary..again sorry author unknown... google search is giving some dubious dude credit for it.. it is NOT Navjot Sidhu  who said this...

"Experience is the comb that life gives you when you are bald" ... a few variants of this do exist purporting to be the original ones...

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“Fuck you and the horse you rode in on”

“... I don’t think that’s very appropriate language for a lady”

“There are times when those are EXACTLY the right words to say.”

- Changeling, 2008

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A man after my own heart.

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i reckon about time we had a like button for the posts... 'like' the above one!

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completely agree (and how!! ...*sighs*)..like the quote
(but also, very much like the idea of a like button)

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@Mr.Fusion ..what you were saying before, about how a quote thread is a good way to remind ourselves of important truths -- I think that's an awesome way of looking at it! ..(appreciate you saying so)

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