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Postby Nevermore on November 10th, 2012, 8:28 pm 

"Nothing says hello quite like a coconut traveling near the speed of light." --something my brother said once, dunno if he got if from somewhere or if he just made it up.

"There is no wealth but life." --John Ruskin
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Postby weakmagneto on November 16th, 2012, 9:22 pm 

"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality." - Unknown
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Postby weakmagneto on November 24th, 2012, 10:40 am 

"We're sitting on our blessed Mother Earth from which we get our strength and determination, love and humility, all the beautiful attributes that we've been given. So turn to one another; love one another; respect one another; respect Mother Earth; respect the waters-because that's life itself!"
--Phil Lane, Sr. YANKTON SIOUX
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Postby skakos on November 24th, 2012, 7:50 pm 

"Rational is the familiar"

-- William James
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Postby skakos on November 24th, 2012, 8:14 pm 

"Man has to awaken to wonder - and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again..."

-- Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Postby moranity on December 5th, 2012, 7:30 pm 

passion overpowers reason, reason outlasts passion
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Postby kantebuymeluv on December 10th, 2012, 12:20 am 

Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.
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Postby Watson on December 10th, 2012, 2:22 am 

The mind awakens, thought and time proceed.
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Re: Favorite Quotes - Add yours!

Postby Whut on December 13th, 2012, 8:00 am 

You know, Plato says philosophy’s a meditation on and a preparation for death. By death what he means is not an event, but a death in life, because there’s no rebirth, there’s no change, there’s no transformation, without death, and therefore the question becomes: How do you learn how to die?

You can’t talk about truth without talking about learning how to die because it’s precisely by learning how to die, examining yourself and transforming your old self into a better self, that you actually live more intensely and critically and abundantly.

That’s why love is so inseparable from any talk about truth and death, because we know that love is fundamentally a death of an old self that was isolated and the emergence of a new self now entangled with another self, the self that you fall in love with.

We’re beings towards death, we’re featherless two-legged linguistically conscious creatures born between urine and feces whose bodies will one day be the culinary delight of terrestrial worms. That’s us; we’re beings towards death.

At the same time, we have desire while we are organisms in space and time and so it’s desire in the face of death. And then, of course, you’ve got dogmatism, various attempts to hold on to certainty, various forms of idolatry. And you’ve got dialogue in the face of dogmatism. And then of course structurally and institutionally you have domination and you have democracy. You have attempts of people trying to render accountable elites, kings, queens, suzerains, corporate elites, politicians, trying to make these elites accountable to everyday people, to ordinary people.

So if you’ve got on the one hand death, dogmatism, domination, and on the other you’ve got desire in the face of death, dialogue in the face of dogmatism, democracy in the face of domination, then philosophy itself becomes a critical disposition of wrestling with desire in the face of death, wrestling with dialogue in the face of dogmatism, and wrestling with democracy, trying to keep alive a very fragile democratic experiment in the face of structures of domination, patriarchy, white supremacy, imperial power, state power, all those concentrated forms of power that are not accountable to people who are affected by it.

-Cornel West in Examined Life
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Re: Favorite Quotes - Add yours!

Postby Whut on December 13th, 2012, 8:06 am 

desire in the face of death.




six words.

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Postby Whut on December 13th, 2012, 10:19 am 

oh, i made a quote


life. for the sake of life.

also,


why must we ask?
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Postby moranity on December 13th, 2012, 1:28 pm 

when you find yourself in hell keep going - Winston Churchill
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Postby sponge on December 18th, 2012, 7:07 am 

‘Pure intellect is impressive, wisdom moves mountains.’ - the guy that delivered our groceries.
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Postby weakmagneto on January 14th, 2013, 9:58 pm 

David Suzuki said it best when he said "Economics is an unnatural man made system & should serve the Environment not be above the Environment."
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Postby Plaguefoot on January 14th, 2013, 11:42 pm 

I think, therefore I am single
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Postby Watson on January 15th, 2013, 1:16 am 

Or is it, "I didn't think, therefore I am single."
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Postby TerryStonefield on January 27th, 2013, 3:42 pm 

"It's Never Future Enough" - Terry Stonefield
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Postby TerryStonefield on January 27th, 2013, 4:23 pm 

"If anything is possible, and does happen, then everything is true and untrue at the same time." - Terry Stonefield
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Postby Watson on January 27th, 2013, 4:40 pm 

"It is uncertainty that gives life balance."-Watson
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Postby skakos on February 26th, 2013, 8:43 am 

"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy"
-- Ludwig van Beethoven
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Re: Favorite Quotes - Add yours!

Postby Whut on February 26th, 2013, 10:04 am 

"Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity"

- Augustine

"You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star"

- Nietzsche
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Re: Favorite Quotes - Add yours!

Postby Whut on February 26th, 2013, 10:06 am 

Think straight,
love many,
work hard:
Live forever.


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Re: Favorite Quotes - Add yours!

Postby skakos on February 26th, 2013, 10:32 am 

"Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open"
--Wittgenstein, Ludwig
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Re: Favorite Quotes - Add yours!

Postby yadayada on February 26th, 2013, 2:29 pm 

"Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use."
. . . ~ Charles Schulz


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Re: Favorite Quotes - Add yours!

Postby Obvious Leo on February 26th, 2013, 7:57 pm 

"Homo hominis lupus est" -- Plautus. Man is the wolf of man.
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Re: Favorite Quotes - Add yours!

Postby Obvious Leo on February 26th, 2013, 8:37 pm 

A few from Albert Einstein, my guiding light.

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage, to move in the opposite direction".

" It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid".

"The more success the quantum theory has, the sillier it looks".

"He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice".

"The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible".

"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education".

"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves"

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Re: Favorite Quotes - Add yours!

Postby ronjanec on February 26th, 2013, 8:58 pm 

Leo,

Two of my favorites from Einstein: "What is the definition of insanity?" "Someone doing the exact same thing over and over again and then expecting a different result"(or something like that) This could also be the definition of stupid imo.

""What is time? "Time is the movement of a clock"
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Re: Favorite Quotes - Add yours!

Postby mtbturtle on February 26th, 2013, 9:31 pm 

"To gain an integrated individuality, each of us needs to cultivate his own garden. But there is no fence about this garden: it is no sharply marked-off enclosure. Our garden is the world, in the angle at which it touches our manner of being. By accepting the corporate and industrial world in which we live, and by thus fulfilling the pre-condition for interaction with it, we, who are also parts of the moving present, create ourselves as we create an unknown future." John Dewey - "Individuality in Our Day"
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Re: Favorite Quotes - Add yours!

Postby scherado on February 26th, 2013, 11:05 pm 

"I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken."

-Oliver Cromwell
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Re: Favorite Quotes - Add yours!

Postby cajun on April 3rd, 2013, 9:36 am 

“Sometimes, in doing philosophy, one just wants to utter an inarticulate sound.

Wittgenstein
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