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06-23-2009, 03:28 AM
I found some quotes that I liked and some that I found interesting because of who said them.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
-- George Bernard Shaw (http://www.farid-hajji.net/books/en/Shaw_George_Bernard/).

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!
-- Benjamin Franklin.


06-23-2009, 03:33 AM
I found some quotes that I liked and some that I found interesting because of who said them.

lambs have arms???

06-23-2009, 03:38 AM
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
-- Thomas Alva Edison.

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, 'Press on,' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
-- Calvin Coolidge.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr. (http://www.farid-hajji.net/books/en/King_Martin_Luther_Jr/)

06-23-2009, 03:39 AM
The only thing required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
-- Unknown.

To sit back and do nothing is to cooperate with the oppressor.
-- Jane Elliot.

06-23-2009, 03:44 AM
I don't want to die without scars.
-- Tyler Durden.

How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?
--Tyler Durden.

06-23-2009, 06:01 AM
George Bernard Shaw is an Athiest.

06-23-2009, 06:21 AM
If you reject the food,
ignore the customs,
fear the religion,
and avoid the people,
you might better stay home.

James Michener

06-23-2009, 06:27 AM
If you reject the food,
ignore the customs,
fear the religion,
and avoid the people,
you might better stay home.

James Michener
"when in Rome, do as the Romans do."

same point, much shorter.

06-23-2009, 06:33 AM
The drama of poetry huh? :laugh:

"when in Rome, do as the Romans do."

same point, much shorter.

County Mike
06-23-2009, 12:31 PM
Sitting here
broken hearted
Came to poop
but only farted

06-24-2009, 04:06 AM
Sitting here
broken hearted
Came to poop
but only farted
This was carved into the door in the ladies' loo in my high school, but slightly different...

Here I sit
Broken hearted
paid a dime (for those of you who remember pay washroom stalls)
and only farted

Second time,
took a chance
Saved the dime
and *^&( my pants

I love poetry!

06-24-2009, 04:25 AM
I found some quotes that I liked and some that I found interesting because of who said them.

This is the coolest thread ever!! I have a ton of neat, cool, or funny quotes and sayings. A friend of mine named Dave & I have a thing going with our statuses on our Blackberrys, so I collected a bunch to use. Here are a few:

"Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room."

"Never say anything you wouldn't write down, never write anything you wouldn't want everybody to read, and always sign your name."

Its better to say nothing and look a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
Alexander the Great

06-24-2009, 04:39 AM
"It is the doer of deeds who actually counts in the battle for life, and not the man who looks on and says how the fight ought to be fought, without himself sharing the stress and the danger." - T.R.

"Ninety percent of the fight game is half mental." – former UFC Champ Tim Silvia

“Champions are not made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.” -Muhammad Ali

Let me just quote the late great Colonel Sanders who said "I'm too drunk, to taste this chicken"

"The World Breaks Everyone and Afterward Many Are Strong at the Broken Places"—Hemingway

"The significant problems we face in life can not be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." – Einstein

Good, better, best never leave it rest, until your good is better and your better is best.

06-24-2009, 04:42 AM
"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in immitation"

"We confide in our strength without boasting of it; we respect that of others without fearing it." T. Jefferson

"There can be no doubt that a society rooted in the soil is more stable than
one rooted in pavements."-Aldo Leopold

"Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied."

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former" ~Albert Einstein

"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life" ~Frank Zappa

"How fortunate for leaders that men do not think" ~Adolf Hitler

06-24-2009, 04:44 AM
And one more group of quotes to end the night (Still have pages more, lol):

"This world is a curious madhouse." -- Albert Einstein

"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights." -Muhammad Ali

“Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.”
- Malcolm X

"You can say what you want and act how you want, but what you do in the end is what you meant all along."

I hated every minute of training but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." – Ali

“Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.”
- Dan Gable

Miss Foxy
06-24-2009, 06:49 PM
"Never let a man sweep you off your feet, it only puts you in the perfect position to land on your ass."

Miss Foxy
06-24-2009, 07:00 PM
"With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity."


06-24-2009, 07:02 PM
I learned that in my teens thankfully :laugh:

"Never let a man sweep you off your feet, it only puts you in the perfect position to land on your ass."

06-24-2009, 07:26 PM
"Never let a man sweep you off your feet, it only puts you in the perfect position to land on your ass."

great advice for MMA too.

06-24-2009, 08:02 PM
"When I played in the sandbox, the cat kept covering me up." - Rodney Dangerfield

06-24-2009, 11:13 PM
"Know your role and shut your mouth!"--The Rock

octagon junkie
06-24-2009, 11:51 PM
There is no normal life, there's just life.

Play The Man
06-24-2009, 11:53 PM
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

--Theodore Roosevelt, "The Man In The Arena", The Sorbonne, April 23, 1910

Although Roosevelt wasn't literally referring to the combat arena in his speech, it sure does fit Mr. Hughes and his critics nicely, don't you think?

Jason 16
06-25-2009, 02:58 AM
are Bush quotes allowed?:Whistle:

Black Mamba
06-25-2009, 03:19 AM
"I never saw a wild thing feel sorry for itself. A bird will dead from a bough without ever feeling sorry for itself." ~ D.H. Lawrence

"He who angers you-controls you."~ Unknown

"The juice is worth the squeeze." Forrest Griffin

"One shot. One kill." ~ Sniper Slogan

"Kill 'em and grill 'em."~ Ted Nugent

"Kiss my glock."~ Mr. Nugent

There's one by James Dean..."Live as if you die tomorrow. Dream as if you'll live forever." I think I screwed that up.

"In my kingdom, there will be blingdom." Shonie Carter

"Go with the flow and flow with the go."~ No Idea Who Said That

"Great ideas, lure with bait, strike with chaos." Suni something (the dude who wrote The Art of War)


06-25-2009, 04:49 AM
"Pain? What you call pain is only a shadow. Pain has a face. Allow me to show it to you gentlemen. I....AM....PAIN!"--Pinhead

06-25-2009, 05:03 AM
The plaque for the alternates is down in the ladies room


06-25-2009, 03:12 PM
The plaque for the alternates is down in the ladies room


I feel the need...the need for speed!

Top Gun has tons of good quotes!

06-26-2009, 02:46 AM
Top Gun is probably the best movie of all time, at least I think so.

Plenty of action, flying, and HOT GUYS!!! At least they were in 1986. But since I was 3 at the time, no moves were made.

Here are quotes from imdb

Iceman: You two really are cowboys.
Maverick: What's your problem, Kazanski?
Iceman: You're everyone's problem. That's because every time you go up in the air, you're unsafe. I don't like you because you're dangerous.
Maverick: That's right! Ice... man. I am dangerous.

Charlie: Excuse me, Lieutenant. Is there something wrong?
Maverick: Yes ma'am, the data on the MiG is inaccurate.
Charlie: How's that, Lieutenant?
Maverick: Well, I just happened to see a MiG 28 do a...
Goose: We!
Maverick: Uh, sorry Goose. WE happened to see a MiG 28 do a 4g negative dive.
Charlie: Where did you see this?
Maverick: Uh, that's classified.
Charlie: It's what?
Maverick: It's classified. I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.

Maverick: Tower, this is Ghost rider requesting a flyby.
Air Boss Johnson: That's a negative Ghost rider, the pattern is full.

Viper: Good morning, gentlemen, the temperature is 110 degrees.
Wolfman: Holy ****, it's Viper!
Goose: Viper's up here, great... oh ****...
Maverick: Great, he's probably saying, "Holy ****, it's Maverick and Goose."
Goose: Yeah, I'm sure he's saying that.

Viper: In case some of you are wondering who the best is they are up here on this plaque.
[turns to Maverick]
Viper: Do you think your name will be on that plaque?
Maverick: Yes sir.
Viper: That's pretty arrogant, considering the company you're in.
Maverick: Yes sir.
Viper: I like that in a pilot.

Viper: I flew with your old man. VF-51, the Oriskany. You're a lot like he was. Only better... and worse. He was a natural heroic son of a bitch that one.
Maverick: So he DID do it right.
Viper: Yeah, he did it right... Is that why you fly the way you do? Trying to prove something? Yeah your old man did it right. What I'm about to tell you is classified. It could end my career. We were in the worst dogfight I ever dreamed of. There were bogeys like fireflies all over the sky. His F-4 was hit, and he was wounded, but he could've made it back. He stayed in it, saved three planes before he bought it.
Maverick: How come I never heard that before?
Viper: Well that's not something the State Department tells dependents when the battle occurred over the wrong line on some map.
Maverick: So you were there?
Viper: I was there. What's on your mind?
Maverick: My options, Sir.
Viper: Simple. First you've acquired enough points to show up tomorrow and graduate with your Top Gun class, or you can quit. There'd be no disgrace. That spin was hell, it would've shook me up.
Maverick: So you think I should quit?
Viper: I didn't say that. The simple fact is you feel responsible for Goose and you have a confidence problem. Now I'm not gonna sit here and blow sunshine up your ass, Lieutenant. A good pilot is compelled to evaluate what's happened, so he can apply what he's learned. Up there, we gotta push it. That's our job. It's your option Lieutenant. All yours.
Maverick: Sorry to bother you on a Sunday, Sir, but thank you very much for your time.
Viper: No Problem. Good luck.

Stinger: Maverick, you just did an incredibly brave thing. What you should have done was land your plane! You don't own that plane, the tax payers do! Son, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash. You've been busted, you lost your qualifications as section leader three times, put in hack twice by me, with a history of high speed passes over five air control towers, and one admiral's daughter!
Goose: Penny Benjamin?
[Maverick shrugs]
Stinger: And you asshole, you're lucky to be here!
Goose: Thank you, sir.
Stinger: And let's not bull**** Maverick. Your family name ain't the best in the Navy. You need to be doing it better, and cleaner than the other guy. Now what is it with you?
Maverick: Just want to serve my country, be the best pilot in the Navy, sir.
Stinger: Don't screw around with me Maverick. You're a hell of an instinctive pilot. Maybe too good. I'd like to bust your butt but I can't. I got another problem here. I gotta send somebody from this squadron to Miramar. I gotta do something here, I still can't believe it. I gotta give you your dream shot! I'm gonna send you up against the best. You two characters are going to Top Gun.

[watching a video of planes being shot down]
Wolfman: This gives me a hard on.
Hollywood: Don't tease me.

[Discussing Maverick]
Viper: Let me ask you something, if you had to go into battle, would you want him with you?
Jester: I don't know, I just don't know

Carole: Hey Goose you big stud!
Goose: That's me, honey.
Carole: Take me to bed or lose me forever.
Goose: Show me the way home, honey.

Slider: Goose who's butt did you kiss to get in here anyway?
Goose: The list is long, but distinguished.
Slider: Yeah, well so is my Johnson.

Goose: The defense department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid.

Iceman: The plaque for the alternates is down in the ladies room.
Maverick: I think I'll go embarrass myself with Goose

Maverick: This is what I call a target rich environment.
Goose: You live your life between your legs Mav.
Maverick: Goose, even you could get laid in a place like this.
Goose: Hell, I'd be happy to just find a girl that would talk dirty to me.
Maverick: [spots Charlie for the first time] She's lost that loving feeling.
Goose: She's lo...
[catches up]
Goose: No she hasn't.
Maverick: Yes she has.
Goose: [objecting] She's not lost that lo...
Maverick: Goose, she's lost it man.
[walks off]
Goose: [to Mav] Come on!
[to himself]
Goose: Aw sh... I hate it when she does that.

Maverick: I feel the need...
Maverick, Goose: ...the need for speed!

Maverick: You don't have time to think up there. If you think, you're dead.

Stinger: And if you screw up just this much, you'll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog **** out of Hong Kong!
Maverick: Yes sir!

Iceman: You can be my wingman any time.
Maverick: Bull****! You can be mine.

Stinger: They gave you your choice of duty son, anything, anywhere. Do you believe that ****? Where do you think you wanna go?
Maverick: I thought of being an instructor, sir.
Stinger: Top Gun?
Maverick: Yes, sir.
Stinger: God help us.

Charlie: What do you wanna do? Just drop down on the tile and go for it?
Maverick: No, actually I had this counter in mind.
Charlie: Great, that would be very, very comfortable, yeah.
Maverick: It could be.

Goose: No. No, Mav, this is not a good idea.
Maverick: Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz a tower.

Viper: Top Gun rules of engagement are written for your safety and for that of your team. They are not flexible, nor am I. Either obey them or you are history. Is that clear?

Goose: Come on, Mav, do some of that pilot ****!

Maverick: Too close for missles, I'm switching to guns.
Merlin: What are you doing? You're slowing down, you're slowing down!
Maverick: I'm bringing him in closer, Merlin.
Merlin: You're gonna do WHAT?
[Flying above MiG upside down]

Goose: Is this your idea of fun, Mav?

Charlie: I'll have what he's having. Hemlock is it?
Maverick: Ice water.

[to Cougar and Merlin while up in the air]
Maverick: Any of you boys seen an aircraft-carrier around here?

[Charlie has just given Maverick her address while pretending to turn down his date offer]
Slider: Crashed and burned! Huh, Mav?
Maverick: Hey, Slider.
Maverick: You stink!

Charlie: Listen, can I ask you a personal question?
Maverick: That depends.
Charlie: Are you a good pilot?
Maverick: I can hold my own.
Charlie: Great, then I won't have to worry about you making your living as a singer.
Maverick: I'm going to need a beer to put these flames out. Yo! Great Mav, real slick.

Maverick: Jesus Christ, and you think I'm reckless? When I fly, I'll have you know that my crew and my plane come first.
Charlie: Well, I am going to finish my sentence, Lieutenant. My review of your flight performance was right on.
Maverick: Is that right?
Charlie: That is right, but I held something back. I see some real genius in your flying, Maverick, but I can't say that in there. I was afraid that everyone in the tax trailer would see right through me, and I just don't want anyone to know that I've fallen for you.

Carole: God, he loved flying with you Maverick. But he would've done it anyway... without you. He'd have hated it, but he would've done it.

Charlie: So lieutenant, where exactly were you?
Maverick: Well, we...
Goose: Thank you.
Maverick: Started up on a 6, when he pulled from the clouds, and then I moved in above him.
Charlie: Well, if you were directly above him, how could you see him?
Maverick: Because I was inverted.
Iceman: [coughs whilst saying] Bull****.
Goose: No he was man, it was a really great move. He was inverted.
Charlie: You were in a 4g inverted dive with a MiG28?
Maverick: Yes ma'am.
Charlie: At what range?
Maverick: Um, about 2 meters.
Goose: It was actually about 1 and a half I think. It was 1 and a half, I've got a great Polaroid of it, and he's right there, must be 1 and a half.
Maverick: Was a nice picture.
Goose: Thanks.
Charlie: Eh lieutenant, what were you doing there?
Goose: Communicating.
Maverick: Communicating. Keeping up foriegn relations. You know, giving him the bird!
Goose: [Charlie looks puzzled, so Goose clarifies] You know, the finger
[gestures apprpriately]
Charlie: Yes, I know the finger, Goose.
Goose: I-I'm sorry, I hate it when it does that, I'm sorry. Excuse me.

Viper: How ya doin'?
Maverick: I'm all right.

Viper: Goose is dead.
Maverick: I know.
Viper: You fly jets long enough, something like this happens.
Maverick: He was my R.I.O., my responsibility.
Viper: My squadron we lost 8 of 18 aircraft. 10 men. First one dies you die too, but there will be others. You can count on that. You gotta let him go. You gotta let him go.

Cougar: Got dammit mustang! This is Ghost Rider 117, this bogey is all over me. He's got missile lock on me. Do I have permission to fire?
Stinger: Do not fire until fired upon...

Goose: It's the bottom of the 9th, the score is tied its time for the big one.
Iceman: You up for this one, Maverick?
Maverick: Just a walk in the park Kazansky.

Maverick: I can see it's dangerous for you, but if the government trusts me, maybe you could.
Charlie: It takes a lot more than just fancy flying.

Goose: (checking out the plaque with names of the best of the best) No, boys. There's two "O"s in Goose.

Goose: Yeeha, Jester's dead!
Wolfman: Won this bull****?
Goose: Didn't everybody?
Hollywood: Hell no, man. We got our butts kicked.
Wolfman: Thirty seconds. We went like this, he went like that. I said to Hollywood, "Where'd he go?" Hollywood says, "Where'd who go?"
Hollywood: Yeah, and he's laughing at us, right on the radio, he's laughing at us.
Slider: That was me laughing, dickhead.

[Merlin sees the last two MiGs flying away at the end of the dogfight]
Merlin: Mustang, this is Voodoo 3. Remaining MiGs are bugging out.

[to Maverick after the last dogfight]
Stinger: How's it feel to be on the front page of every newspaper in the english-speaking world, even though the other side denies the incident? Congratulations.

[Iceman shoots down a MiG]
Slider: Splash that sucker, yeah!

Officer: [In the midst of the MIG battle] Both Catapults are broken Sir.
Stinger: How long will it take?
Officer: It'll take ten minutes.
Stinger: Bull **** ten minutes! This thing will be over in two minutes! Get on it!

Goose: Great balls of fire!
Maverick: Standby, Viper's coming down.

Maverick: Jesus, this guy's good!
Viper: Damn, this kid is good!

Opening title card: On March 3, 1969 the United States Navy established an elite school for the top one percent of its pilots. Its purpose was to teach the lost art of aerial combat and to insure that the handful of men who graduated were the best fighter pilots in the world. They succeeded. Today, the Navy calls it Fighter Weapons School. The flyers call it: TOP GUN.

Jester: That was some of the best flying I've seen to date - right up to the part where you got killed.
Hollywood: Gutsiest move I ever saw, Mav.
[first lines]
Flight Captain: [spoken as flight captain walks into control room]
[said to first controller on his left while hand is placed on controllers shoulder]
Flight Captain: Good morning Scott
[last lines]

Charlie: Hello, Pete Mitchell. I heard the best of the best were going to be back here, so uh...
Maverick: This could be complicated. You know on the first one I crashed and burned.
Charlie: And the second?
Maverick: I don't know, but uh, it's looking good so far.

Cougar: I'm gonna break high and right, see if he's really alone.
Maverick: I'll hit the brakes, he'll fly right by.

06-26-2009, 02:51 AM
i think Kim posted the entire script

06-26-2009, 02:55 AM
i think Kim posted the entire script

only half of it. I copied it from imdb....:wub:

06-26-2009, 03:23 AM
only half of it. I copied it from imdb....:wub:

06-26-2009, 03:31 AM
:laugh: :wink:

06-26-2009, 04:37 AM
Or only the best line in the whole movie!

"Do you mind if I take a shower?"

I think that's the only one Kim missed!

06-26-2009, 05:16 AM
Top Gun is like the best movie ever!! I was 15 years old (far from 3, lol)..but Kelly McGillis wasn't really that hot, so I left her alone, lol. My friend bought a volleyball net after we saw Top Gun, & we played volleyball, quoted the movie, and did the Navy fighter pilot workout all summer after that!! Honestly, I think that movie had the greatest effect on pop culture of any movie in the 80's....at least it did for me & my friends. Heck, one of us even did become a fighter pilot...but he coped out & went with the Air Force, lol.

06-26-2009, 05:26 AM
Ok now that was ridiculous :laugh:

06-26-2009, 05:27 AM
Ok now that was ridiculous :laugh:

I can't place where that quote comes from. :unsure-1:

06-26-2009, 05:30 AM
Me. It was about Kim's post :laugh:

I can't place where that quote comes from. :unsure-1:

Play The Man
06-26-2009, 05:44 AM
Top Gun is like the best movie ever!! I was 15 years old (far from 3, lol)..but Kelly McGillis wasn't really that hot, so I left her alone, lol. My friend bought a volleyball net after we saw Top Gun, & we played volleyball, quoted the movie, and did the Navy fighter pilot workout all summer after that!! Honestly, I think that movie had the greatest effect on pop culture of any movie in the 80's....at least it did for me & my friends. Heck, one of us even did become a fighter pilot...but he coped out & went with the Air Force, lol.

Good call about Kelly McGillis. A couple of months ago she came out as a lesbian.

06-26-2009, 05:57 AM
Good call about Kelly McGillis. A couple of months ago she came out as a lesbian.

Yeah, I saw that. Not to sound like I'm stereotyping, but in her coming out pic, she looked the part to me

06-26-2009, 01:50 PM
Ok now that was ridiculous :laugh:

Thanks for the compliment! Ridiculous is my middle name :wink:

My own Top Gun story? It came out when I just turned 3, so my dad took me to see it. Then it came out on tape and my mom bought it for Christmas. We watched it really often and my dad showed it to all his buddies. They flew helicopters, but still felt proud of it.

There is a story that Michael Ironside and Tom Skerritt (Jester and Viper) were at a bar one night and two guys had enlisted in the Navy--these guys walked up to the actors and said the Navy was 'nothing' like the movie. What these characters didn't realize that Top Gun is 1) Hollywood, and 2) only officers who went to college, got commissioned, passed flight school, and were in the top 1% of all Naval aviators made it to Navy Fighter Weapons School.

I could go on and on, but I'll save it for later.

06-26-2009, 02:18 PM
When I was in the Navy and stationed in San Diego, one of the guys I went to church with was actually a rear (navigator) in an F-14 stationed at Miramar. He & I actually became really good friends. His name was John Manser, and his call sign was Necromanser (which he hated, btw). I have lost contact with him since then, but he was a really cool guy. He couldn't be a pilot because he wore glasses