Quotation Of The Day


Quotation Of The Day

A place to post quotations that inspired you, made your day better, or made you pause and think.

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Mark Twain's War Prayer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Andrew Apr 13. 9 Replies

The Last American

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Dan Rather on "Alternative Facts"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by eric stone Mar 6. 37 Replies

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Sunday

 If you ever wonder why the sixties cultural revolution was necessary, listen to a hit album by the Ray Conniff Singers, watch a Bob Hope variety special from NBC, try on a pair of Sansabelt polyester slacks, or choke down a Wonder Bread sandwich made with Welch’s grape jelly and Skippy creamy peanut butter spread. The hippies had a point.

--Andrew Ferguson

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Sunday

Charming old coot, wasn't he? When asked why he didn't kick J. Edgar Hoover's ass the hell out of the FBI, he famously said I'd rather have him inside the tent pissing out that outside the tent pissing in.

Comment by Loren Miller on Sunday

I remember that one all too well, Bertold, and it's one among many reasons why I don't hold his memory very high, the Civil Rights Act notwithstanding.  There's also a matter of the following:

I don’t want loyalty. I want loyalty. I want him to kiss my ass in Macy’s window at high noon and tell me it smells like roses.
-- LBJ

Comment by Idaho Spud on Sunday

"Religion... the last mental-illness we don't treat."
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Sunday

If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.

--Lyndon Baines Johnson

Comment by Loren Miller on Sunday

We all ought to understand we're on our own. Believing in Santa Claus doesn't do kids any harm for a few years but it isn't smart for them to continue waiting all their lives for him to come down the chimney with something wonderful. Santa Claus and God are cousins.
― Andy Rooney

About as straightforward as one might expect from such a plainspoken man. Thank you, Andy.

Comment by Alan Perlman on Sunday

Thanks, Daniel.  When I look back on my life, it's appalling how much time and energy I devoted to other people's agendas.  But hey, everything I did seemed like a good idea at the time.  

My few remaining days are inviolable.  No time for telemarketers. Always more time for music. 

Comment by Daniel W on Sunday

Alan, your Kelly quote really spoke to me.  There have been times when I could have said that, and the sentiment has been a driving force foe me.  Not as fear, per se, but as motivation and drive, maybe.  Thank you for posting that.

As for Ingersoll's influence,  we have been in many wars since his time, recession and depression, and a lot more.  Industry, government, and religious propaganda over the generations, and our short cultural memories, have faded his influence.  And I think in general people were less religious then. 

Comment by Alan Perlman on Saturday

Great quotes from Ingersoll!  He was a giant.  Questions: If he was so powerful, why hasn't his influence been more lasting?  Why isn't Ingersoll Day nationally recognized? Did any of his followers spread the word?  Or have atheists and skeptics been marginalized, like homosexuals?  And: with all the televangelists and other charlatans raking in big bucks...how come no atheist TV networks?  

And were people more tolerant then? Today, I fear, Ingersoll would be picketed, vilified, and cyber-stalked.  

Here 's another:

"Those who love God are not always the friends of their fellow-men."

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Saturday

Our new favorite dino has been compared in size to the space shuttle. That is like, the coolest thing ever. Imagine how long it took Jesus to make a saddle to fit that mofo.

--Comment on a blog thread


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