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Discussion in 'Social Discussion' started by Vanyanka, Jul 29, 2016.
This is beautiful, @JenniLeigh.
"And she's got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need."
"The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun."
ee cummings for my Boo @Vanyanka
I know more historical figure quotes than I do literary figures. Is that allowed?
Since were in an election year, I always laugh at this.
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." - Winston Churchill.
Then on the other side of things.
"Have you ever seen anything as big as this?" - Lyndon B. Johnson. He liked to call his dick Jumbo.
Sonnet 116 by Mr. Shakespeare:
Here's a lighter one called "I Wanna Be Yours" by John Cooper Clarke. Sorry, I cracked up at the end.
Roses are red
I suck at poetry..
It was only when you walked away I saw you had the perfect ass.
Forgive me for not falling in love with your face or your conversation.
-- Leonard Cohen, The Energy of Slaves (1972)
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
and before the street begins,
and there the grass grows soft and white,
and there the sun burns crimson bright,
and there the moon-bird rests from his flight
to cool in the peppermint wind.
Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
and the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
we shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow
and watch where the chalk-white arrows go
to the place where the sidewalk ends.
Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
and we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
for the children, they mark, and the children, they know,
the place where the sidewalk ends.
I love Mark Twain so much that I had a difficult time choosing a quote. I think he's pretty great.
"I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.”
Here's an English translation of one of the most famous poems by my fave, Mario Benedetti
"She had a pretty gift for quotation, which was a serviceable substitute for wit."
-W. Somerset Maugham
This quote has many variations and attributions but I like this version the best.
I'm not familiar with this poet so thank you for the introduction.
Love him too. I'm thinking of giving "Huckleberry Finn" another go...
A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?