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QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Posted: 26 Jan 2012, 14:57
by Stanley
"The art of quotation requires more delicacy in the practice than those conceive who see nothing more in a quotation than an extract"
Isaac D'Israeli, 'Curiosities of Literature.

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Posted: 28 Jan 2012, 04:32
by Julie in Norfolk
You didn't win the ebay item. Ebay. :laugh5:

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Posted: 28 Jan 2012, 06:13
by Stanley
Do they really class not bidding enough as not 'winning'? I knew that auctioneers like to engender competition in the sale room, didn't realise Ebay do the same thing.

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Posted: 29 Jan 2012, 06:54
by Stanley
"I can calculate the motions of the planets but not the madness of people"
Isaac Newton after losing money in the South Sea Bubble. Quoted by Philip Coggan in his book 'Paper Promises'.

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Posted: 31 Jan 2012, 15:52
by Tripps
General de Gaulle 1963 -
"England in effect is insular, she is maritime, she is linked through her exchanges, her markets, her supply lines to the most diverse and often the most distant countries; she pursues essentially industrial and commercial activities, and only slight agricultural ones....In short, the nature, the structure, the very situation that are England's differ profoundly from those of the continentals."

President Sarkozy - last week -
"Britain has no industry"

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Posted: 31 Jan 2012, 16:59
by Callunna
“Quite often the authenticity of quotations gathered from the Internet leaves a lot to be desired.”
Leonardo da Vinci 1547.

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Posted: 01 Feb 2012, 06:41
by Stanley
Heather, mine come mainly from memory but I check them in 'Stephenson's Quotations' or the Oxford Book of quotations. Both published after 16th C.

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Posted: 05 Feb 2012, 23:09
by Tripps
Re - authenticity

The first post is from the autobiography of one Margaret Roberts, whilst the second - I heard him say it on the television.
I don't want to spoil it if you haven't read the book, but it's quite interesting - I'm up to Ch 3, and she' just met this chap called Dennis - looks quite promising..... :wink:

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Posted: 05 Feb 2012, 23:23
by Callunna
Er, people have twigged that the authenticity/internet/Leonardo thing was, like, ironic ... haven't they? It's just that someone accused me of being pompous till I pointed out that tinterweb wasn't invented when Leonardo was quoted as saying it wasn't authentic... kinda spoils the joke when you have to explain it! :disappointed: :disappointed:

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Posted: 06 Feb 2012, 11:12
by Bradders Bluesinger
Got it immediately , Heather !......Made me laugh out loud, honest .....(or LOL as he would have said , eh )

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Posted: 06 Feb 2012, 12:58
by Tripps
The message is in the song...

Here's hoping it works -this is quite advanced for me..

http://audioboo.fm/boos/418436-misunderstood

Well it seems to work in the preview - just press play. I see hours of innocent fun ahead.

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Posted: 08 Feb 2012, 20:49
by Tizer
It's OK Heather, we are watching and enjoying your posts, even when they are misattributed - everyone knows it was William Shakespeare of Stratford and not some pasta-eating Italian.

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Posted: 09 Feb 2012, 11:54
by Tizer
Florence Green, who was the oldest living veteran of World War 1 and had been in the Women's Royal Air Force in 1918, died earlier this month, just short of her 111th birthday. Asked what it was like to be 110, she replied: "Not much different from 109".

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Posted: 11 Feb 2012, 10:46
by Tardis
"I am not young enough to know everything" Oscar Wilde

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Posted: 11 Feb 2012, 16:38
by Callunna
Tardis - that Oscar Wilde quote is superb! The man was a genius.

Not quite in the same league but I heard this on Emmerdale t’other day:

Val: “He’s madder than a snake that married a hosepipe."

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Posted: 11 Feb 2012, 16:47
by Tizer
Was it someone on here recently who used the phrase `Mad as a bag of spanners"?

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Posted: 11 Feb 2012, 17:50
by Wendyf
"Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now."
Bob Dylan

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Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 04:50
by Stanley
"She has about her the remains of a fine woman" George Bernard Shaw. (From memory, may not be exactly right)

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Posted: 13 Feb 2012, 06:21
by Stanley
"Nobody knows more about the NHS than Andrew Lansley and David Cameron" Michael Fallon, deputy chairman of Conservative party yesterday.
Really?

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Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 10:50
by catgate
"No one knows less about reality than Michael Fallon" ....me.

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Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 12:25
by Tizer
Queen Elizabeth I on the Catholic/Protestant issue...
"I have no desire to make windows into men's souls"
Quoted this morning on Radio 4 in a debate between Richard Dawkins and Giles Fraser on the current fuss over new research suggesting Britons who declare themselves Christian display low levels of belief and practice. The survey was conducted for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

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Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 07:10
by Stanley
Tiz, we listen to the same programmes!

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Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 12:03
by Bradders Bluesinger
Some one posted this on my Facebook page ......I nicked it !

"If you can't explain something simply , you don't understand it well enough"....Albert Einstein.

G ' lad Albert ...eh !

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Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 12:46
by Tizer
"There is not the slightest indication that [nuclear energy] will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will." (Albert Einstein, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 29 December 1934).

Even Einstein could get things wrong!

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Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 15:04
by Tardis
"The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them."
Mark Twain