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Popularity comes from allowing yourself to be bored by people while pretending to enjoy it.

--Karol Newlin

(heehee, no, it's nothing personal)

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeed@yahoo.com), October 13, 2001


Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same.

--Franz Schubert

(ok, that's two quotes today, sue me)

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeed@yahoo.com), October 13, 2001.

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

--Alfred Adler

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), October 14, 2001.

"The greatest discovery of my life is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude."-- William James

-- (cin@cin.cin), October 14, 2001.

Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.

--Mary Ellen Kelly

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), October 15, 2001.

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters." - Frank Lloyd Wright

-- The Dog (dogdesert@hotmail.com), October 15, 2001.

Stop the world; I want to get off.

-- (garfield@commercial.tv), October 15, 2001.

Be not afraid of going slowly; be only afraid of standing still.

--Chinese Proverb

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), October 16, 2001.

"It's not your job to die for your country, it's your job to make that poor son of bitch over there die for his" - George Patton

-- Greybear (greybear@worldemail.com), October 16, 2001.

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

--Victor Hugo.

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), October 17, 2001.

"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid." - Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

scratchin' an itch...

The Dog

-- The Dog (dogdesert@hotmail.com), October 17, 2001.

Only the shallow know themselves.

--Oscar Wilde

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), October 18, 2001.

Life is like an onion,it can taste so good but still make ya cry.


-- capnfun (capnfun1@excite.com), October 18, 2001.

Very good Capn, you ole filosofer. I may use that without crediting you.

-- (lars@indy.net), October 18, 2001.

Life is like a shit sandwich, the more bread ya got the less shit ya eat.


-- capnfun (capnfun1@excite.com), October 18, 2001.

I've learned-
that you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.

I've learned-
that it's taking me a long time to
become the person I want to be.

I've learned-
that you should always leave loved ones with loving
words. It may be the last time you see them.

I've learned-
that you can keep going long after you can't.

I've learned-
that we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

I've learned-
that either you control your attitude
or it controls you.

I've learned-
that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship
is at first, the passion fades and there had
better be something else to take its place.

I've learned-
that heroes are the people who do
what has to be done when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.

I've learned-
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I've learned-
that my best friend and I can do anything
or nothing and have the best time.

I've learned-
that sometimes the people you expect to kick you
when you're down will be the ones
to help you get back up.

I've learned-
that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be
angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I've learned-
that true friendship continues to grow, even over
the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I've learned-
that just because someone doesn't love you the
way you want them to doesn't mean they
don't love you with all they have.

I've learned-
that maturity has more to do with what types of
experiences you've had and what you've learned
from them and less to do with
how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I've learned-
that your family won't always be there for you. It may
seem funny, but people you aren't related to can take
care of you and love you and teach you to
trust people again. Families aren't biological.

I've learned-
that no matter how good a friend is, they're going
to hurt you every once in a while and you must
forgive them for that.

I've learned-
that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others,
Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I've learned-
that our background and circumstances may have
influenced who we are, but we are responsible
for who we become.

I've learned-
that just because two people argue, it doesn't
mean they don't love each other. And just
because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

I've learned-
that we don't have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.

I've learned-
that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret,
It could change your life forever.

I've learned-
that two people can look at the exact same thing
and see something totally different.

I've learned-
that your life can be changed in a matter of minutes,
by people who don't even know you.

I've learned-
that even when you think you have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.

I've learned-
that credentials on the wall do not
make you a decent human being.

I've learned-
that the people you care about most
in life are taken from you too soon.

-- (cin@cin.cin), October 19, 2001.

I've learned that cin's quotes are always h-way cool.

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), October 19, 2001.

Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

--Roger Babson

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), October 20, 2001.

“ Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

-- capnfun (capnfun1@excite.com), October 20, 2001.

This is the most profound spiritual truth I know: that even when we're most sure that love can't conquer all, it seems to anyway."

Anne Lamott

-- Aunt Bee (Aunt__Bee@hotmail.com), October 20, 2001.

There is an accumulative cruelty in a number of men, though none in particular are ill-natured.

--Lord Halifax

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), October 21, 2001.

Teh P.I.N. is greater than the s-word.


-- Greybear (greybear@worldemail.com), October 21, 2001.

Be good and you will be lonesome.

Mark Twain

-- capnfun (capnfun1@excite.com), October 21, 2001.

"Maybe this world is another planet's Hell." - Aldous Huxley

bitin' at a flea...

The Dog

-- The Dog (dogdesert@hotmail.com), October 22, 2001.

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.

Will Rogers

-- capnfun (capnfun1@excite.com), October 22, 2001.

A hospital is no place to be sick.

--Samuel Goldwyn

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), October 22, 2001.

"If you figure out that you don't need to figure it all out, then you are finally getting your shit together."


-- capnfun (capnfun1@excite.com), October 23, 2001.

Reading departure signs in some big airport
Reminds me of the places I've been.
Visions of good times that brought
so much pleasure
makes me want to go back again.
If it suddenly ended tomorrow,
I could somehow adjust to the fall.
Good times and riches and son of a bitches,
I've seen more than I can recall...

It's those changes in latitudes,
changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same.
With all of our running and all of our cunning,
If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), October 23, 2001.

The heart is the place where we live our passions. It is frail and easily broken, but wonderfully resilient. There is no point in trying to deceive the heart. It depends upon our honesty for its survival.

--Leo Buscaglia.

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), October 27, 2001.

My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.

--Erma Bombeck

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), October 28, 2001.

"Some days it's like bein' up shit crick.....with a paper paddle"


-- capnfun (capnfun1@excite.com), October 28, 2001.

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in justice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.

--Richard Bach

-- Aunt Bee (Aunt__Bee@hotmail.com), October 29, 2001.

Its been a rough day. I got up this morning .... put on a shirt and a button fell off. I picked up my briefcase and the handle came off. I'm afraid to go to the bathroom.

--Rodney Dangerfield

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), October 29, 2001.


-- (cin@cin.cin), October 29, 2001.

Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.

--Don Schula.

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), October 30, 2001.

A man is only as old as the woman he feels :)

--Groucho Marx

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), October 30, 2001.

When I heated my home with oil, I used an average of 800 gallons a year. I have found that I can keep comfortably warm for an entire winter with slightly over half that quantity of beer.

--Dave Barry

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), October 31, 2001.

(Explaining to toddler: "We are AMERICANS. We are CWY. We are CATHOLICS. etc)

Toddler interrupts: "NO! WE ARE PEOPLE!"

-- helen's house (we@are.people), October 31, 2001.

One day at a time -- this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.

--Ida Scott Taylor.

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), November 01, 2001.

"People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim." --Ann Landers

-- (cin@cin.cin), November 01, 2001.

They tell me that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they dont tell you is that you wont miss it very much.

------Malcom Cowley


-- Lon Frank (lgal@exp.net), November 01, 2001.

"I wasn't knee crawlin', slip slidin', Reggie Young'n, comode huggin' drunk, I was God's Own Drunk and a fearless man......"


-- capnfun (capnfun1@excite.com), November 01, 2001.

A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he's finished.

--Zsa Zsa Gabor

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), November 02, 2001.

Heehee Pammy! Does Mr Pammy feel that way?

"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves."

--Abraham Lincoln

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), November 02, 2001.

Unk, Mr. Pammy loves it when I finish him off. ;)

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), November 02, 2001.

Where is laydown when ya need a good psycho-analyzing?

-- (man you@are. gross), November 02, 2001.

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

--Sir James Barrie

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), November 03, 2001.

No hurt heals by itself. So although we do not choose the ways we are hurt, we can choose the ways we will heal.

-- (cin@cin.cin), November 03, 2001.

"Theres a thin line between Saturday night and Sunday morning"


-- capnfun (capnfun1@excite.com), November 03, 2001.

Hollywood is a place where they pay you $50,000 for a kiss and 50 cents for your soul.

--Marilyn Monroe

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), November 03, 2001.

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.

--Kin Hubbard

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), November 04, 2001.

lol Unk, that is so true.

"A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing."

--Joey Adams

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), November 04, 2001.

A ship is always referred to as "she" because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.

--Chester Nimitz

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), November 06, 2001.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

--Terry Pratchett.

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), November 06, 2001.

The happiest 2 days in a boaters life:The day it was bought and the day it was sold.


-- capnfun (capnfun1@excite.com), November 06, 2001.

"My head hurts, my feet stink, and I don't love Jesus" - Buffett


The Dog

-- The Dog (dogdesert@hotmail.com), November 06, 2001.

Cry Havoc and let slip the dogs of war

-- William Shakespeare, Julius Ceasar

-- (lars@indy.net), November 06, 2001.

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.

--P. J. O'Rourke

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), November 07, 2001.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.

--Helen Keller

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), November 07, 2001.

Teacher of Zen to a student who would not stop talking:

"Don't walk in my mind with your dirty feet!"

-- Rich (living_in_interesting_times@hotmail.com), November 07, 2001.

"Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. " - Flannery O'Connor



The Dog

-- The Dog (dogdesert@hotmail.com), November 07, 2001.

My Mother taught me...

My Mother taught me LOGIC...
"If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can't go to the store with me."

My Mother taught me MEDICINE...
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they're going to freeze that way."

My Mother taught me TO THINK AHEAD...
"If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good job!"

My Mother taught me ESP...
"Put your sweater on; don't you think that I know when you're cold?"

My Mother taught me TO MEET A CHALLENGE...
"What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you... Don't talk back to me!"

My Mother taught me HUMOR...
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT...
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up.

My mother taught me about GENETICS...
"You are just like your father!"

My mother taught me about my ROOTS...
"Do you think you were born in a barn?"

My mother taught me about the WISDOM of AGE...
"When you get to be my age, you will understand."

My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION...
"Just wait until your father gets home."

My mother taught me about RECEIVING...
You are going to get it when we get home.

And my all time favorite thing--JUSTICE...
"one day you will have kids, and I hope they turn out just like YOU..then you'll see what it's like."

sorry I just couldn't wait until mother's day =)

-- (cin@cin.cin), November 09, 2001.

okay , one more


1. At least 5 people in this world love you so much they would die for you.
2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.
3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.
4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
6. You mean the world to someone.
7. If not for you, someone may not be living.
8. You are special and unique.
9. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.
10. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.
11. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.
12. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won't get it, but if you believe in yourself, probably, sooner or later, you will get it.
13. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.
14. Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know.
15. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.

-- *hoggin the board* (cin@cin.cin), November 09, 2001.

Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), November 09, 2001.

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. " - Galileo Galilei

scratchin' an itch...

The Dog

-- The Dog (dogdesert@hotmail.com), November 09, 2001.

Adam was but human--this explains it all.

He did not want the apple for the apple's sake,

He wanted it only because it was forbidden.

The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent;

Then he would have eaten the serpent.


Best Wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), November 09, 2001.

Another Twain:

How solemn and beautiful is the thought that the earliest pioneer of civilization, the van leader of civilization;

is never the steamboat, never the railroad,

never the newspaper, never the Sabbath-school teacher,

never the missionary---

but always whisky!

Best Wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), November 09, 2001.

On asked the secret of his success: "I skated to where the puck was going to be."

-Wayne Gretzky

-- Debbie (dbspence@pobox.com), November 09, 2001.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

--Thomas Edison

-- Aunt Bee (Aunt__Bee@hotmail.com), November 10, 2001.

If you're not trying to get ahead you're getting left beind.


-- capnfun (capnfun1@excite.com), November 10, 2001.

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

--Mae West

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), November 10, 2001.

"Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Chasin' the idiot up the hill...

The Dog

-- The Dog (dogdesert@hotmail.com), November 10, 2001.

Compromise: An amiable arrangement between husband and wife whereby they agree to let her have her own way.


-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), November 11, 2001.

"fight and slay the pagans (infidels) wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war."

-- Qu'ran, Sura 9:5.

-- (R.Gupta@Bombay.India), November 11, 2001.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

--Lao Tzo.

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), November 12, 2001.

When women go wrong, men go right after them.

--Mae West

-- Pammy (what@funny.woman), November 12, 2001.

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.

--Hada Bejar

-- Aunt Bee (Aunt__Bee@hotmail.com), November 13, 2001.

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight,

The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.


-- Rich (living_in_interesting_times@hotmail.com), November 13, 2001.

Bumper sticker quotes:

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.

Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

If You Think I'm A Bitch, Wait until You Meet My Mother

-- (it's@only.me), November 13, 2001.

"What is the sound of one hand clapping?"

--Zen Master Hakuin

-- (lars@indy.net), November 14, 2001.

It is the same sound as two hands clapping, only less noisy.

-- Zen Master D (unkeeD@yahoo.com), November 14, 2001.

"It is better to be looked over than overlooked." --Mae West

-- Pammy (lol@Zen.Master D), November 15, 2001.

"Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed." - George Burns

-- The Dog (dogdesert@hotmail.com), November 15, 2001.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), November 17, 2001.

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

--Albert Einstein

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), November 21, 2001.

Quid quid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur
Whatever is said in Latin sounds important.

-- Debbie (dbspence@pobox.com), November 22, 2001.

"Children should be like waffles--you should be able to throw the first one away." ;)

--Mary Alice Messenger

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), November 23, 2001.

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.

--W. H. Auden

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), November 30, 2001.

Gawd pammy I hope you don't have children.

-- (sick@and.sad), November 30, 2001.

You ARE sick, and sadly lacking a sense of humor.

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), November 30, 2001.

Some things aren't funny. This: "Children should be like waffles-- you should be able to throw the first one away." is not funny Pammy. Do you realize how many children are murdered in this country.

What the HELL is funny about that? You are one sick and spun chick.

-- (sick@and.sad), November 30, 2001.


You are going straight to Hell, you will NOT pass Go and collect eternal salvation and even Purgatory is not an option for someone as sick and depraved as you!

Quote of the Day

"Keep 'em coming, I think the qoutes are funny, even Quite Humorous. If it wasn't for twisted people like us the Righteous would have no one to Lord their Beliefs over and feel Superior. Long live the Sinners"

Jack Booted Thug

-- Jack Booted Thug (governmentconspiracy@NWO.com), November 30, 2001.

Yeah keep 'em comin pammy...I'm sure there is someone here with a psych background who would love to help you.

-- (sad@and.sick), November 30, 2001.

The simile -- throwing the first waffle away -- is a little clever, because children can be frustrating (more interrelated with parental response actually) but becomes tragic because children are also precious AND especially hapless to fate because of their age and innocence.

Now, on the other hand,

Mistakes should be like waffles ..

or downs and strikes ...

Consider the obscenity of such concepts as: (You finish the sentences)

Soldiers should be like waffles ... you should be able to thow the first one away ...

Cripples should be like waffles ...

etc., etc.

My own thought:

If you're not careful, even a grain of truth can become the yeast of atrocity. -- Oxy

-- Oxy (Oxsys@aol.com), November 30, 2001.

Sunrise doesn't last all morning

A cloudburst doesn't last all day

Seems my love is up and has left you with no warning

It's not always going to be this grey

All things must pass

All things must pass away

Sunset doesn't last all evening

A mind can blow those clouds away

After all this, my love is up and must be leaving

It's not always going to be this grey

All things must pass

All things must pass away

All things must pass

None of life's strings can last

So, I must be on my way

And face another day

Now the darkness only stays the night-time

In the morning it will fade away

Daylight is good at arriving at the right time

It's not always going to be this grey

All things must pass

All things must pass away

All things must pass

All things must pass away

George Harrison

-- Aunt Bee (Aunt__Bee@hotmail.com), November 30, 2001.

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

—Oscar Wilde

-- ; ) (cin@cin.cin), November 30, 2001.

JBT, does that mean I don't get the $200? Darn! ;)

Oxy, I understand what you're saying. I don't know who Mary Alice Messenger is, but I'm sure she was only kidding. It's the stuff television sitcoms (Roseanne, Married with Children, etc.) used for laughs. They were successful, and many new programs were born. People enjoy humor. They want to laugh and forget their problems for awhile.

Are there sick people out there who do horrible things? Of course, but they were unstable to start with. It's like the old debate about kids and the influence of lyrics in a song. A normal, healthy kid isn't going to listen to a song and go kill someone.

Different people have different 'tastes' in humor. The same is true for everything else. I personally think the quote is funny.

-- Pammy (pamela_sue57@hotmail.com), November 30, 2001.

Quotes posted on the internet made me do it. Now it all becomes clear.

-- Jack Booted Thug (governmentconspiracy@NWO.com), December 01, 2001.

Children should neither be seen or heard from -- ever again.


I like children. Properly cooked.


I never met a kid I liked. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Madam, there's no such thing as a tough child -- if you parboil them first for seven hours, they always come out tender.

--W.C. Fields

-- (lars@indy.net), December 01, 2001.

Lars, you are evil and sick. Next thing you know everyone will be roasting children.

-- Jack Booted Thug (governmentconspiracy@NWO.com), December 01, 2001.

JBT you are such a goofball

-- (cin@cin.cin), December 01, 2001.

It's nice to know that I am loved.

-- Jack Booted Thug (governmentconspiracy@NWO.com), December 01, 2001.

"I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be "happy." I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honourable, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all."- - Leo C. Rosten

-- (cin@cin.cin), December 05, 2001.

"If you think that something small cannot make a difference - try going to sleep with a mosquito in the room."

-- (cin@cin.cin), December 06, 2001.

"There are two ways of being rich. One is to have all you want, the other is to be satisfied with all that you have."

-- (cin@cin.cin), December 07, 2001.

"The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less. We buy more, but enjoy less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted our souls. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.

We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there.

Give time to love, give time to speak and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

To all my friends in my life, thanks for being there. I appreciate you."

-- (cin@cin.cin), December 08, 2001.

Some days you're the fan dancer. Some days you're the fan.

Some days you're the windshield. Some days you're the bug.

Some days you're the statue. Some days you're the pigeon.

-- (just an@anonymous.one), December 08, 2001.

No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which one is true.

--Nathaniel Hawthorne

-- (cin@cin.cin), December 11, 2001.

Things that are obtained easily are not valued.

--Dr. Laura

-- (cin@cin.cin), December 12, 2001.

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness or ablities that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

--William Penne

-- (cin@cin.cin), December 13, 2001.

A faithful friend is the medicine of life.

-- (cin@cin.cin), December 15, 2001.

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.

--Frederick Douglass

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeeD@yahoo.com), December 15, 2001.

What I have learned as I mature is that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.

I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people are just assholes. I've learned that it takes years to build up trust, and it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.

I've learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you'd better have a big weenie or huge boobs. I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to others - they are more screwed up than you think. I've learned that you can keep puking long after you think you're finished. I've learned that we are responsible for what we do, unless we are celebrities.

I've learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades, and there had better be a lot of money to take its place.

I've learned that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get arrested and end up in the local paper.

I've learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon and all the less important ones just never go away.

I've learned to say "F___'em if they can't take a joke" in 6 languages.

-- (hee@hee.hee), December 17, 2001.

Found this one today:

It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies. — Mike Royko

-- Buddy (buddydc@go.com), December 19, 2001.


And this is Ward 27a, and what did you say you were doing here? ;-)

-- Debbie (dbspence@pobox.com), December 19, 2001.

"To view totality, one has to be a total outsider."

--Bruce Lee

-- (lars@indy.net), December 19, 2001.

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