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"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible"

    --- frank zappa

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

    --- Margaret Mead

"The will to be stupid is a very powerful force, but there are always alternatives."

    --- Lois McMaster Bujold

 
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"It is necessary; therefore, it is possible."

Borghese
 
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"The future is purchased by the present."

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There are so many good quotes out there I use them all the time in meetings and presentations. One good snippet can create a mood or enhance an idea.

"Learning is not compulsory....neither is survival."
                                                             Deming

"o what you can, with what you have, where you are."
                                                                  T Roosevelt

"Regardless of your lot in life, you can build something beautiful on it."
                                                                                           Ziglar

"ecision is the spark that ignites action, until a decision is made nothing happens."
                                                                                                 Petersen
 
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i so wanted to post a quote from Pulp Fiction but I just can't do it.  But it would be so, so funny and cool.

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"Freedom means putting up with stuff that pisses you off."  --Frank Zappa
 
                              
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Great music is written by people who are either running toward or away from God--BONO
 
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Loved this quote I found from a link posted by a permie on here (can't recall which thread or who posted the link--sorry!):

"If you're a simple person today, and want to live simply, that is awfully seditious. And to advise people to live simply is more seditious still."
--Bill Mollison

From http://www.context.org/ICLIB/IC28/Mollison.htm, 1991.
 
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Better to die while living, then be dead while alive. Me

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Believe it or not, me - in a Sunwise lecture a few decades ago. I think someone else said something similar though.

You can't impress the ignorant. Me too, said after I worked very hard writing an incredible piece of software, the the client chose a piece of junk instead.

Keep your words short and sweet, they go down better when you have to eat them - Jim McGuiggan, a teacher of mine

 
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You can't make anything "fool proof". Fools can be so ingenious at times.
 
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Good ones, Fred and John!

Many folks know this one by Joseph Campbell:

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.



But did you know he also said:

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.

I don't have to have faith, I have experience.

I think the person who takes a job in order to live - that is to say, for the money - has turned himself into a slave.

Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purposes?


 
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"Sooner or later you're gonna hafta face up to them... the fact is, you know too much already... you're no ignoramus... you know what they're doing all over the world is terribly, terribly wrong!"—R. Crumb.


For those of you too young to know R. Crumb's works, he was (primarily) a satirical cartoonist. He founded Zap Comix, created "Fritz the Cat", "Keep on Truckin" and illustrated dozens of musical album covers (including Big Brothers & the Holding Company's "Cheap Thrills").
 
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2 good ones by Thomas Edison that might be applied to Paul's project.

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


Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.

 
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