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Well, lucky me, I have a persuasive essay due tomorrow and nothing to write about.... My English teacher wants me to use a quote to help prove a point.... As of now I'm just going to find some Lennon quote and make it anti-war but I would prefer to write about a different topic, so where is better to turn than the intellectual genius found in The Pit? Anyway, post some of your favorite/most moving quotes.
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I've always thought there was something profound about the exchange between Royal and Richie after Royal gets kicked out of the house in the Royal Tenenbaums:

Royal: "This sickness, this closeness to deatth has really given me a new lease on life!"
Richie: "Dad, you were never dying."
Royal: "...But I'm gonna live!"
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"When the power of love overcomes the love for power, only then will the world know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
And we will send you to whatever God you wish...
#9
That which doesn't kill me, ... pisses me off!!!


Dear God, do you actually answer prayers?

Yes, but only in a way indistinguishable from random luck or the result of your own efforts.
#10
"America: Just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable."

"For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled."

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

"A word to the wise is infuriating."

You can't fucking top Hunter S. Thompson.
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Churchill: Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?
Socialite: My goodness, Mr. Churchill... Well, I suppose... we would have to discuss terms, of course...
Churchill: Would you sleep with me for five pounds?
Socialite: Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!
Churchill: Madam, we've already established that. Now we are haggling about the price.


"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
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Your teacher is an idiot for the following obvious reasons:

1. Using someone else's point to argue yours does not encourage independent thought.
2. Anecdotes (or quotes or what have you) are often misconstrued.

If you must, however, a favourite of mine is "Peace sells, but who's buying?"
#14
I forgot my Vonnegut quotes!

"True is waking up one day to find that your high school class is running the country."

"Here we are in the amber of the moment, there is no why."

"We are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anyone tell you different."
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Churchill: Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?
Socialite: My goodness, Mr. Churchill... Well, I suppose... we would have to discuss terms, of course...
Churchill: Would you sleep with me for five pounds?
Socialite: Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!
Churchill: Madam, we've already established that. Now we are haggling about the price.


"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
Churchill's great.

Bessie Braddock: Sir, you are drunk.
Churchill: And you, madam, are ugly. But in the morning, I shall be sober.
#17
"Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile." - Vince Lombardi
#18
"I like to put women on a pedestal so I can look up their skirts." - Hugh Cornwell.

Or something like that, Hugh is a bloody legend...he just knew what to say to raise hackles effortlessly.
#19
"Cool means being able to hang with yourself. All you have to ask yourself is 'Is there anybody I'm afraid of? Is there anybody who if I walked into a room and saw, I'd get nervous?' If not, then you're cool." - Prince
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I'm not just a dick, I'm a man, with a dick. I'm a man with a dick, and feelings. ~ Sione's Wedding (funny movie)

Before you insult someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you insult them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes. ~ A book.
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Churchill: Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?
Socialite: My goodness, Mr. Churchill... Well, I suppose... we would have to discuss terms, of course...
Churchill: Would you sleep with me for five pounds?
Socialite: Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!
Churchill: Madam, we've already established that. Now we are haggling about the price.


"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."


Churchill's the don

Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea.
Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it.

Elizabeth Braddock: Mr. Churchill, this is a disgrace. You are quite drunk.
Churchill: This may be well and true, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.

I love this one
Churchill: We are all worms, but some of us glow
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"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe. " - Frank Zappa

Remember there's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over.
-- Frank Zappa

If your children ever find out how lame you really are, they'll gonna murder you in your sleep.
-- Frank Zappa

Fight Club:

**** off with your sofa units and strine green stripe patterns, I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say let... lets evolve, let the chips fall where they may.

Tyler Durden: Did you know if you mixed equal parts of gasoline and frozen orange juice concentrate you can make napalm?
Narrator: No. I did not know that. Is that true?
Tyler Durden: That's right; one can make all kinds of explosives using simple household items...
Narrator: Really?
Tyler Durden: If one were so inclined.

**** damnation, man! **** redemption! We are God's unwanted children? So be it!

Tyler Durden: [pointing at an emergency instruction manual on a plane] You know why they put oxygen masks on planes?
Narrator: So you can breath.
Tyler Durden: Oxygen gets you high. In a catastrophic emergency, you're taking giant panicked breaths. Suddenly you become euphoric, docile. You accept your fate. It's all right here. Emergency water landing - 600 miles an hour. Blank faces, calm as Hindu cows.
Narrator: That's, um... That's an interesting theory.

I am Jack's smirking revenge.

Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off

It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.

In the world I see - you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway.

You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your ****ing khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.

A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one.

Listen to me! You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you. He never wanted you. In all probability, he hates you. This is not the worst thing that can happen.

I felt like putting a bullet between the eyes of every Panda that wouldn't screw to save its species. I wanted to open the dump valves on oil tankers and smother all the French beaches I'd never see. I wanted to breathe smoke.

it's a dildo. Of course it's company policy never to, imply ownership in the event of a dildo... always use the indefinite article a dildo, never your dildo.
I got in everyone's hostile little face. Yes, these are bruises from fighting. Yes, I'm comfortable with that. I am enlightened.
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"Too many of our imports come from abroad."

"I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them."

- George Bush
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my fav.

I've always liked Saturn. But I also have some sympathy for Pluto because I heard it's been downgraded from a planet, and I think it should remain a planet. Once you've given something planetary status it's kind of mean to take it away."

that's from jared leto.
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"When the power of love overcomes the love for power, only then will the world know peace." -Jimi Hendrix



id go with that one or...

This world is run by love, and absolutely nothing more- Marc Roberge ~ o.a.r.

^love for power, love for life, love for peace etc.
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If Fascism ever is to come to this country (America) it will come under the guise of patriotism
--Forgot Who
I got in everyone's hostile little face. Yes, these are bruises from fighting. Yes, I'm comfortable with that. I am enlightened.
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anything said by Frank Zappa

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"Practice makes perfect, but nobody's perfect. So why practice?"- I have no idea who said that, but it's so true...
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god gave men a brain and a penis.... and unforunatly not enough blood to operate both at once.....


-some chick
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"Man's unfailing capacity to believe what he wants to, rather than what evidence has shown has always astounded me. Man has, since the beginning of time, searched for answers to his common questions in the most unlikly of places. Yet, God hasn't been proven not to exist so, in a way, He must."

-Sid Meier
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god gave men a brain and a penis.... and unforunatly not enough blood to operate both at once.....


-some chick


That was actually Robin Williams. A dude.
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What matters an eternity of damnation to someone who has found in one second the infinity of joy?

-Charles Baudelaire
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From CALL OF DUTY single player on the PC

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
- Winston Churchill

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that
counts."
- Winston Churchill

"In war there is no prize for the runner-up."
- General Omar Bradley

"Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war
than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living."
- General Omar Bradley

"It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it."
- General Douglas MacArthur

"In war, you win or lose, live or die-and the difference is just an eyelash."
- General Douglas MacArthur

"The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must
suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war."
- General Douglas MacArthur

"They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay. They were
filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them."
- General Douglas MacArthur

"So long as there are men there will be wars."
- Albert Einstein

"We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we
make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important
or closer to my heart."
- Albert Einstein

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded
state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is
much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight,
nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable
creature, and has no chance of being free unless made or kept so by the
exertions of better men than himself."
- John Stuart Mill

"Future years will never know the seething hell and the black infernal
background, the countless minor scenes and interiors of the secession war; and
it is best they should not. The real war will never get in the books."
- Walt Whitman

"There's no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. There is nothing
good in war. Except its ending."
- Abraham Lincoln

"The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic."
- Joseph Stalin

"Death solves all problems - no man, no problem."
- Joseph Stalin

"In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance."
- Joseph Stalin

"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard
die for his."
- General George S. Patton

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God
that such men lived."
- General George S. Patton

"Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a
crime."
- Ernest Hemingway

"Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and
how he died that distinguish one man from another."
- Ernest Hemingway

"All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers."
- Francois Fenelon

"I have never advocated war except as a means of peace."
- Ulysses S. Grant

"Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die."
- Herbert Hoover

"Only the dead have seen the end of the war."
- Plato

"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."
- Bertrand Russell

"Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily."
- Napoleon Bonaparte

"Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their
country."
- Bertrand Russell

"All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing."
- Edmund Burke, British statesman and philosopher

"It is well that war is so terrible, or we should get too fond of it."
- Robert E. Lee

"A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon."
- Napoleon Bonaparte

"He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat."
- Napoleon Bonaparte

"You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your
art of war."
- Napoleon Bonaparte

"There's a graveyard in northern France where all the dead boys from D-Day are
buried. The white crosses reach from one horizon to the other. I remember
looking it over and thinking it was a forest of graves. But the rows were like
this, dizzying, diagonal, perfectly straight, so after all it wasn't a forest
but an orchard of graves. Nothing to do with nature, unless you count human
nature."
- Barbara Kingsolver

"If we don't end war, war will end us."
- H. G. Wells

"From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is
eternity."
- Edvard Munch

"He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one
enemy will meet him everywhere."
- Ali ibn-Abi-Talib

"For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,
And breathed in the face of the foe as he pass'd;
And the eyes of the sleepers wax'd deadly and chill,
And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!"
- George Gordon Byron, "The Destruction of Sennacherib"

"They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's
country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying.
You will die like a dog for no good reason."
- Ernest Hemmingway

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is
all hell. You can bear this warning voice to generations yet to come. I look
upon war with horror."
- General William Tecumseh Sherman

"War is delightful to those who have not experienced it."
- Erasmus

"War is as much a punishment to the punisher as it is to the sufferer."
- Thomas Jefferson

"War would end if the dead could return."
- Stanley Baldwin

"When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite."
- Winston Churchill

"Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more
he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter."
- Winston Churchill

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
- Winston Churchill

"Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."
- Winston Churchill

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that
counts."
- Winston Churchill

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the
beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields
and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
- Winston Churchill

"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes
longer."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we
fail."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The characteristic of a genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have
wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved
to be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself
with the world. The heroic cannot be the common, nor the common the heroic."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall
disarm it ourselves."
- Joseph Stalin

"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard
die for his."
- General George S. Patton

"Better to fight for something than live for nothing."
- General George S. Patton

"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer."
- General George S. Patton

"If a man does his best, what else is there?"
- General George S. Patton

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God
that such men lived."
- General George S. Patton

"Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and
how he died that distinguish one man from another."
- Ernest Hemingway

"All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers."
- Francois Fenelon

"I have never advocated war except as a means of peace."
- Ulysses S. Grant

"We happy few, we band of brothers/For he today that sheds his blood with
me/Shall be my brother."
- William Shakespeare, King Henry V

"Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death
but once."
- William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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"There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long
run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit."
- Napoleon Bonaparte

"There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so
fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the
fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death,
will be appalled, and so abandon war forever."
- Thomas A. Edison

"There are no atheists in foxholes" isn't an argument against atheism, it's an
argument against foxholes."
- James Morrow

"If we don't end war, war will end us."
- H. G. Wells

"Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave
hearts."
- Cicero

"Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties
disappear and obstacles vanish into air."
- John Quincy Adams

"Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway."
- John Wayne

"Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is
himself afraid of you at that very moment."
- Andre Maurois

"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my
enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it."
- Voltaire

"Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a
human being."
- Kahlil Gibran, "The Voice of the Poet

"He conquers who endures."
- Persius

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!"
- Emiliano Zapata

"You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war."
- Kosovar

"Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that
men have died to win them."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"In war there is no substitute for victory."
- General Douglas MacArthur

"War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory."
- Georges Clemenceau
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or any quotes of Voltaire, Newton, Oscar Wilde, Bernard Shaw, Einstein
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"Physics is like sex. Sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it." - Richard Feynman
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"I Dont like like to advocate drugs alcohal and violence but theve always worked for me" HST
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Elwood Blues:
"It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses."
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