Unquiet Desperation

Unquiet Desperation => The Wilderness => Topic started by: Mr. Goldberg on September 30, 2008, 01:52:07 PM



Title: Crusty Quotations...
Post by: Mr. Goldberg on September 30, 2008, 01:52:07 PM
I've got a special  dictionary of all these, one of the first I ever came across was this;

"No man but a fool ever wrote except for money"  - Dr Samuel Johnson

( mind you  he also said, "When a man is tired of London he is tired of life" - which I find very hard to go along with )

Which Crusty Quotation  has floated your boat/ flown your saucer ? Do you think everyone has at least one good quotation in them - if so what would yours be ?


Title: Re: Crusty Quotations...
Post by: simon nemeth on September 30, 2008, 05:21:58 PM
When facing an impossible task one quote I like "You've more chance of platting piss"


Title: Re: Crusty Quotations...
Post by: The Bolshevik Dandy on October 09, 2008, 07:22:57 PM
I like this one for it's wit and,yet not for its obvious-ness.
Goethe:
'Life and Art are differant things,that's why one is called Life and the other Art'


Title: Re: Crusty Quotations...
Post by: Mr. Goldberg on October 10, 2008, 01:43:43 PM
Ha ! I heard a similar one by Hemingway when someone was intently discussing the finite differences in his works between rich and poor, that there is indeed a difference...

"Yes." said Hemingway, "The rich have more money."


Title: Re: Crusty Quotations...
Post by: The Bolshevik Dandy on October 17, 2008, 06:33:24 PM
Hemingway said alot of things and most,in this case,were dreadfully trite...


Title: Re: Crusty Quotations...
Post by: Mr. Goldberg on October 18, 2008, 10:36:43 AM
Indeed.


Title: Re: Crusty Quotations...
Post by: The Bolshevik Dandy on October 19, 2008, 11:07:29 AM
Denis Diderot once said,despite his genius:


'There is a bit of testicle at the bottom of our most sublime feelings and our purest tenderness'


Title: Re: Crusty Quotations...
Post by: The Bolshevik Dandy on November 04, 2008, 08:44:00 PM
There can be no society without poetry, but society can never be realized as poetry, it is never poetic. Sometimes the two terms seek to break apart. They cannot. 
Octavio Paz