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Postby DarkLink » Fri May 09, 2008 1:34 pm

Oscar Wilde is also famous for his aphorisms and witticism so I chose him as my favourite author of quotes. Here are some written after The Picture Of Dorian Gray:

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.

Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

The supreme vice is shallowness.
Whispering my given name.
Unfurls the fingers of flame.
Nameless sons and daughters of sin.
Step forward when you hear the bells ring.
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Postby J1 » Tue May 20, 2008 9:10 am

Ezzi Lunara wrote:"We can`t solve the problems created by ourselves by using the same thinking what created the problems" Albert Einstein


He's a great source of quotes. One of my faves by Einstein:

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."

"Inventions has reached their limits a long time ago and I do not see any hope of developement in the future" Julius Sextus Frontinus, A.D. 10 (a Roman engeneer) :D

The more modern counterpart to that:

"640K of memory should be enough for anybody." -- Bill Gates

(although to be fair, apparently he never actually said this)
"We have art that we do not die of the truth"
             -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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Postby Lycaon » Thu May 22, 2008 12:39 am

"You own a 100.000 forks but you need a spoon"
(Can't remember who I'm quoting.)

"In the long run we are all dead"
(Keynes)

"Haben Sie Feur? Dann können wir ficken!"
(Only funny if you understand Dutch and German, but still)

"A liar should have a good memory"
(Quintilian)

"Supergosse adore le jus d'orange"
(never left my mind after one of my first French classes.)

": Shut the door!
: Je t'aime aussi!"
( Speaking of French)

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the god"
(Albert Einstein)

"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything"
(Friedrich Nietzsche)

"The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others"
(Nietzsche as well)

And many more...
"There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man."
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Postby DarkLink » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:04 pm

Life is a whore, you have to know how to pay it.
Whispering my given name.
Unfurls the fingers of flame.
Nameless sons and daughters of sin.
Step forward when you hear the bells ring.
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Postby Larth » Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:42 pm

"May you live in interesting times" (ancient Chinese curse)

I love it.. it's so malevolent, yet subtle. :whip:
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Postby Danhod » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:41 pm

God saved me from drowning, Then kicked me to death on the beach - John Balance
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Postby muskurov » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:36 pm

“If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.”
Jack Welch
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Postby Danhod » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:16 am

Heinrich Heine has some very 8) quotes

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/autho ... heine.html

'I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom'
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