Quote Of The Day Thread

July 3, 2019 at 14:55 (UT/GMT)
(Pisces) fishscales
Quote Of The Day Thread
Post your favorite quotes: anything you find insightful, meaningful, funny, etc.

"These are the days that must happen to you" - Walt Whitman, from "Song of the Open Road"

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September 18, 2021 at 12:40
(Pisces) fishscales » Wolfmoon
"Ideas are more powerful than guns. We wouldn´t let our enemies have guns. Why would we let them have ideas?"

Joseph Stalin

Idiot stooge or not...


It sounds like something a movie villain would say in a darkened room to his closest henchman/advisors...

The kind of line that makes you almost laugh when you think of the magnitude of perversity in it...

Unfortunately, it´s not from a movie...
September 18, 2021 at 12:03
(Pisces) fishscales
"Where words fail, music speaks."

Hans Christian Andersen
September 17, 2021 at 16:16
(Aquarius) Leo Moon » LotusStar
Yeah, ..I get what You’re saying LotusStar. Too much tolerance isn’t good.

It’s all a matter of degree……What kind of situation we’re talking about.

Cannibalism isn’t a valid lifestyle choice in my view. I’d say it’s generally a bad thing. I don’t tolerate it.

Tolerance is all about nuance. What’s bad depends on the situation. We can’t fight against every little annoying thing other people do.

Let’s Say there’s a woman…and she’s really mad that her husband is always leaving the toilet seat up.

Day after day she tells him to put the toilet seat down as a courtesy to her.

Time after time he just keeps leaving it up.

Other people can be annoying. That’s where tolerance comes into play.

After months…maybe years of telling him to “Put the seat down”…..she kills him and gives the corpse to her cannibal friend.

Tolerance depends on the situation. See…… She tolerates her cannibal friend.


I’ve been watching too many clips of Norm Macdonald on YouTube.

RIP Norm.
September 17, 2021 at 09:53
(Pisces) fishscales
"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere."

September 17, 2021 at 02:57
(Virgo) LotusStar
"tolerance" is not a virtue, if it means tolerating something bad or destructive
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September 17, 2021 at 00:08
(Aries) Wolfmoon » fishscales
So very true. I´ll add some from the past... they may very well be our future.

"Ideas are more powerful than guns. We wouldn´t let our enemies have guns. Why would we let them have ideas?"

Joseph Stalin

"The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of a million is a statistic"

Joseph Stalin

"The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything"

Joseph Stalin

I personally think Stalin was an idiot stooge. A character played on the stage much like George W Bush.

"How do you tell a communist? Well, it´s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. How do you tell an anti-communist? Someone who understands Marx and Lenin"

Ronald Regan

"Keep people from their history and they´re easily controlled"

Karl Marx.

The last I find quite fitting regarding the whole BLM movement and managing to convince an entire populace of indeginous persons that they were kidnapped from another continent.
September 16, 2021 at 12:57
(Aquarius) Leo Moon » fishscales
"At no time in history have the people forcing others into compliance ever been the good guys..."

Matt Couch

Ain’t that the truth!

Forcing people is the antithesis of Zen and Taoism.
A big part of why I find them so appealing.
September 15, 2021 at 11:33
(Pisces) fishscales
"At no time in history have the people forcing others into compliance ever been the good guys..."

Matt Couch
September 15, 2021 at 07:48
(Virgo) rohini moon
"We have to protect the vaccinated from the unvaccinated" -That makes perfect sense, must be a good vaccine!"

- random comment I read. Concise sums it up for me.
September 15, 2021 at 06:25
(Aries) Wolfmoon
"There are so many people who will tell you, "you can´t". What you´ve got to do is turn to them and say "watch me""
September 15, 2021 at 03:11
(Pisces) fishscales
"Indeed, vaccines are not what is needed in order to fight against diseases. What is urgently needed are VITAMINS, good nourishment, pure water, and sun.

It is necessary to defend the organism; any organism is immune when it develops wonderful organic defenses. Let the immune system be fortified, this way vaccines will become worthless, that is all."

Samael Aun Weor
September 13, 2021 at 16:50
(Cancer) Victor_Valiant_
"Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the Gods made for fun."

"This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now.
And instead of calling it work, realize it is play."

"The world is filled with love-play, from animal lust to sublime compassion."

"Society is our extended mind and body."

"Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know."

- Alan Watts
September 13, 2021 at 16:33
(Cancer) Victor_Valiant_
"In the land (kingdom) of the blind, one eyed man is king"
Desiderius Erasmus´s Adagia (1500)
September 13, 2021 at 16:30
(Cancer) Victor_Valiant_ » fishscales
Love George Carlin ^^
September 13, 2021 at 16:30
(Cancer) Victor_Valiant_ » fishscales
That´s beautiful ;) Am saving that ;D
September 13, 2021 at 03:25
(Pisces) fishscales
Neptune likes escaping from reality, which can be a real problem.

However, a glimmer of hope exists for the Neptunian person when they realize that "reality" is not neccesarily reality...

September 12, 2021 at 12:56
(Pisces) fishscales
"Studying originally meant aspiring to discover the meaning of life. These days studying has become all about getting a job."

Kodo Sawaki
September 11, 2021 at 19:35
(Pisces) fishscales » LotusStar
I´ve always liked seeing it too, but never formulated the words in my mind to go along with the feeling...

The first time I heard George Carlin say it, I was like, "oh yeah, right...I know exactly what he´s talking about!“
September 11, 2021 at 18:06
(Virgo) LotusStar » fishscales
^ Love that quote, and also seeing it when it happens. :1:

´´No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot´´ - Mark Twain
September 11, 2021 at 12:03
(Pisces) fishscales
“I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It’s so fuckin’ heroic.”

George Carlin
September 11, 2021 at 03:59
(Pisces) fishscales » Leo Moon
"Too many contradictions, hypocrisies, disjointed thoughts, words and actions."

And "talking points"...
September 11, 2021 at 02:42
(Virgo) LotusStar » Leo Moon
“Tyranny is the deliberate removal of nuance.”

Good one. On point...
September 11, 2021 at 02:17
(Aquarius) Leo Moon » fishscales
The excellent documentary film maker Al Maysles
said it but I couldn’t agree more.

I had been thinking quite a bit about the lack of nuance in today’s world.

Discernment requires nuance.

Understanding the nuance of a situation requires time, knowledge and wisdom.

When I was younger I didn’t appreciate this. I was brash, rash and quick to judge.

So I have achieved one tiny sliver of wisdom.

You are so right regarding the Covid situation. Politicians, corporate media, many individuals, do not consider the complexities of anything.

Too many contradictions, hypocrisies, disjointed thoughts, words and actions.

Literally and symbolically the treatment is worse than the disease.
September 10, 2021 at 23:11
(Pisces) fishscales
"It´s a magical thing, the guitar. It allows you to be the whole band in one, to play rhythm and melody, sing over the top. And as an instrument for solos, you can bend notes, draw emotional content out of tiny movements, vibratos and tonal things which even a piano can´t do."

David Gilmour
September 10, 2021 at 23:04
(Pisces) fishscales » Leo Moon
Wait...I thought if you DON´T wear a mask and DON´T get vaccinated against covid you ARE a murderer and a menace to society...

You´re saying there is room for "nuance" on this subject?

That´s not what Biden and the media say... :63:
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