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will alter the original to include "Permies.com" under Paul's name, will that work?
 
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sure, even better: permies.com/quotes will point people to this thread.
 
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okie dokie!

Thank you!
 
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A version of that quote is on the dailyish email.

"This is paul wheaton's daily-ish email that is usually about
permaculture and making a better world through learning good things
rather than being angry at bad guys."

Also on one of the earlier (I think, did not listen to them in order, but I have listened to them all ) podcasts he mentions and I'm paraphrasing and forgetful 'that a girl from his first PDC mentioned this idea to him'. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Also I will say it is my favorite quote, (the dailyish version) because it actually changed my way of interacting, thinking and living. The first dailyish email I got after signing up, I read that and then reread it, paused, said it out loud, paused again, clankings and whirrings inside my head then went about my life different and better for it. Before that I was beating my head against many walls trying to wake people up with a huge info arsenal I had collected about bad guys and bad guy goings on. I kept thinking there had to be a better way due to my lack of success. My friend woke me up that way, but it took years! Then I get that email and it all fell into place. So simple. That girl definitely payed it forward with that phrase and I plan on continuing it. It is almost self-propagating in a way.
 
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Sam Barber wrote:"The permaculturist is the seed that I want to plant on my property." -Paul Wheaton

 
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And here I was, thinking I would be clever by starting a thread with my clever Paul meme...

Well here is my contribution.






I can't get the picture to show up, but it was funny...
 
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Dan Broun wrote:And here I was, thinking I would be clever by starting a thread with my clever Paul meme...

Well here is my contribution.






I can't get the picture to show up, but it was funny...



Here you go Dan. It is funny.

 
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Hm, somehow the links to the pics in the previous couple posts are now broken.

This originally came from the Permaculture Voices Conference FaceBook page, though I've downloaded and attached it here just in case the FB link breaks or doesn't work for people!
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it's not gonna get done if you don't try. And it's a forgone conclusion that it won't happen if no one tries
 
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Paul Wheaton memes
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the real beauty of permaculture is developing a deep romatic relationship with nature
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If common sense is common, why does anybody ever use the term common sense?
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I think that most conflict comes from a difference of knowledge set. Therefore, true conflict resolution comes from the sharing of knowledge.
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There are hundreds of arguments for the infinite number of paths. I just wish to encourage everybody to have a strong preference to get out of debt and stay out of debt.
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If you try to please everybody, the only action is to do nothing. Be okay with pissing off icky people and suddenly you have license to do epic shit.
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I see people digging up perennials or choosing to do no earthworks because they don't want to disturb their perennials. Please, everybody... do your earthworks first!
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The truly humble contemplate the word
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when people insist that permaculture won't work, or that isa fools errand, my response in : then don't do it. Follow whatever path you think is great and the rest of us will follow a path we think is great.
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All of human history and 90% of human psychology fits into one sentence: Most people need to hear their own opinion from all other people,and are frustrated when they don't have the might to make it
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Make a better world by learning good things rather than being angry at bad guys.
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Wea each have the ability to make a massive positive difference.
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I hope that all gardeners and farmers everywhere grow lots of stuff they think is cool. And I hope that one group of farmers and gardeners does not try to impede joy of other farmers and gardeners.
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there are so many schools of thought under the permaculture umbrella.
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Recipe for success. A triple dose of
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I think that if anybody cares deeply about the worlds problems and tries to think of real tangible solutions, the best solutions will almost always be within the playspace of permaculture and homesteading.
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When I try to think through the world problems, I think of all the paths I can travel where I can make a very real difference.
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Replacing electric heat with a rocket mass heater will reduce your carbon footprint as much as parking seven cars.
 
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More Paul Wheaton quotes





















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backyard solutions
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weeds
 
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Here's a new one.
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A forest a woodland
 
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No picture (not really worthy of one, I suppose), yet this seemed the best thread for putting this down.

A few minutes ago, I found Paul at his computer, in his office, with bits of sawdust in his beard. (He'd been using the chainsaw earlier.)

paul:  I seem to be decorated with sawdust! It's like glitter, or sparkles, only--
me:  --only more manly!
paul:  next I'm gonna rub some bacon grease on me! [in a deep, ridiculous voice:] Hey, baby!!

Edited to add:  there might have been a "hubba, hubba!" next, but I was walking away. (Hahaha!)

 
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Jocelyn Campbell wrote:No picture (not really worthy of one, I suppose), yet this seemed the best thread for putting this down.

A few minutes ago, I found Paul at his computer, in his office, with bits of sawdust in his beard. (He'd been using the chainsaw earlier.)

paul:  I seem to be decorated with sawdust! It's like glitter, or sparkles, only--
me:  --only more manly!
paul:  next I'm gonna rub some bacon grease on me! [in a deep, ridiculous voice:] Hey, baby!!

Edited to add:  there might have been a "hubba, hubba!" next, but I was walking away. (Hahaha!)



This NEEDS a photo! :D
 
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