Posts Tagged ‘quotes’

Slip, Thud, Slip, Thud

February 12, 2010

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” he used to say. “You step into the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

JR Tolkien – Lord of the Rings

I know exactly where the icy road swept me off to this morning.  My back.  Not thirty seconds after leaving the house I found myself laying on the sidewalk.  Aren’t mornings like this usually reserved for Mondays?

– J

Political Quote

January 19, 2010

I keep an eye on politics the same way I keep an eye on a guy I don’t like at a party.  I have no desire to interact with him but I always want to know what he’s up to.

– J

Funny Because it’s True?

September 21, 2009

Long standing quote:

“Why is there a hole in the roof of Texas Stadium?  So God can watch his favorite football team.”

Quote explaining last night’s loss in the new stadium:

“God must be pissed because of that big screen blocking his view.”
 – My roommate

You know, he might be on to something there…

– J

Duty Vs. Expectation

June 9, 2009

“Do not confuse “duty” with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect. But there is no reward at all for doing what other people expect of you, and to do so is not merely difficult, but impossible. It is easier to deal with a footpad than it is with the leech who wants “just a few minutes of your time, please–this won’t take long.” Time is your total capital, and the minutes of your life are painfully few. If you allow yourself to fall into the vice of agreeing to such requests, they quickly snowball to the point where these parasites will use up 100 percent of your time–and squawk for more! So learn to say No–and to be rude about it when necessary. Otherwise you will not have time to carry out your duty, or to do your own work, and certainly no time for love and happiness. The termites will nibble away your life and leave none of it for you. (This rule does not mean that you must not do a favor for a friend, or even a stranger. But let the choice be yours. Don’t do it because it is “expected” of you.)”

Robert Heinlein – Time Enough for Love

My dad sent me this quote in an email years ago.  It’s been on my mind a lot lately, so I decided to share. 

Your thoughts?

– J

Pearls of Wisdumb

February 26, 2009

They say nice guys finish last.  What they don’t tell you is what exactly you’re finishing or how to tell when you’re done and how well you did.

I believe that internet pop ups are this generation’s magazine inserts.

Getting into heaven is a lot like getting a job in NYC.  It’s not who you are, it’s who you know.

Sometimes love is like skydiving without a parachute.  It’s not the falling that hurts, it’s the sudden stop at the end.

In difficult times like these, you have to ask what can be learned from them.  It’s the only way to keep them from happening again.  Never in recent history have people been so grateful for their jobs, clung so tightly to their families and looked so desperately to God for help.  Our priorities are becoming very clear to us and we’re learning what we can and cannot do without.

Speaking of which, it’s time to cut all the unnecessary spending that goes on in the world so we can use that money for more productive things.  Some money-wasting things we as a planet should get rid of include (but are not limited to):

  • Sesame Seeds (The worlds most useless food)
  • Anything sold in Sky Mall magazine
  • Paris Hilton
  • Those little cardboard things that wrap around Startbucks cups (Man up, people.  Your coffee isn’t that hot)
  • Arena Football
  • Reality Television
  • Most television shows, now that I think about it.
  • PETA

Hope you’ve enjoyed this random and mildly sarcastic glance inside my head.  Feel free to add to the above list in the comments.

Y’all be good,

– J

My Thoughts Exactly

May 8, 2008

“This must be Thursday,” said Arthur musing to himself, sinking low over his beer, “I never could get the hang of Thursdays.”

– Douglas Adams; The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Can I quote you on that?

September 18, 2007
 I love quotes.  Everyone loves quotes.  Quotable movies, songs and even comic strips.  While other kids were reading “See Spot Run” I was reading The Far Side comic strips and they are still a regular point of reference in my family.  Anyway, I have quite a large collection of quotations collected through the years.  It’s a very lengthy word document of them (excluding The Notebooks of Lazarus Long which is separate).
As I scanned through them yesterday, I noticed a sad truth.  Nearly all of the quotes I have are from people I have never met and probably never will.  A couple from family members and one or two from friends, but I want more!!  So here’s the request:  Everyone (yes, that means you), even if you don’t know who the heck I am, hit me with YOUR best quotes.  Give me one or twenty-one; the more the merrier.  And if you have no originality at the moment, your favorite quote from someone else is more than welcome too.
Thanks for playing along!

Preach on, Bucky

April 18, 2007
Different World – Bucky Covington
We were born to mothers who smoked and drank
Our cribs were covered in lead based paint
No child proof lids no seat belts in cars
Rode bikes with no helmets and still here we are, 
still here we are
We got daddy’s belt when we misbehaved Had three TV channels you got up to change No video games and no satellite All we had were friends and they were outside,
playin’ outside

Chorus

It was a different life When we were boys and girls Not just a different time It was a different world
School always started the same every day The pledge of allegiance then someone would pray Not every kid made the team when they tried We got disappointed and that was all right, we
turned out all right
Chorus
Bridge

No bottled water, we drank from a garden hose And every Sunday, all the stores were closed

Chorus

Chorus

It was a different world
 
Mom, Dad & Richard - thank you for my childhood and 
all the happy memories of my youth