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Old 04-05-2009, 11:20 PM
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Freepath, great choice of quotes.
Continuing the general theme here are some from Napoleon Hill


Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win - essential to success.

It is always your next move.

It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
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I put this in the random thread by mistake. dang

"Human relationships didn't work anyhow. Only the first two weeks had any zing, then the participants lost their interest. Masks dropped away and real people began to appear: cranks, imbeciles, the demented, the vengeful, sadists, killers. Modern society had created its own kind and they feasted on each other. It was a duel to the death...in a cesspool."

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Ah, Windy. Once again you have inspired me to see the positive side of people.
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Originally Posted by gneiss View Post
Ah, Windy. Once again you have inspired me to see the positive side of people.
Yes, kinda makes you want to do the yippy skippy dance in a field of fresh spring flowers doesn't it?
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Holy Jeebus I love Bukowski.

“Boring damned people. All over the earth. Propagating more boring damned people. What a horror show. The earth swarmed with them.”
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Allow me to add the spring flowers to the yippy skippy dance for the Bukowski quote




ahhhhhh, there, much better
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If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
~Mary Engelbreit
What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't, it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.
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There are no prescriptive solutions, no grand designs for grand problems. Life's solutions lie in the minute particulars involving more and more individual people daring to create their own life and art, daring to listen to the voice within their deepest, original nature, and deeper still, the voice within the earth.
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Wink Bukowski

Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.
Do you hate people?
I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around.
What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.
Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink.

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I went to his San Pedro house for a party...I started some chit with him...got kicked out along with everybody else...LOL...Outside of his house a Swedish guy wanted to fight me...LOL.
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I love Bukowski and his pizza face and his rancid breath and is crustyness. He's a big ole lovable derelict. Gawd bless him.

Another favorite is Burroughs. Never could get enough of that guy....."this here, that's kid stuff, but this here....God bless you"....as junkie priest Bob. Excellent stuff.


"I am getting so far out one day I won't come back at all." - WSB
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congrats, Chinaski - Bukowski

as I near 70
I get letters, cards, little gifts
from strange people.
congratulations, they tell
me,
congratulations

I know what they mean:
the way I have lived
I should have been dead in half
that time

I have piled myself with a mass of
grand abuse, been
careless toward myself
almost to the point of
madness,
I am still here
leaning toward this machine
in this smoke-filled room,
this large blue trashcan to my
left
full of empty
containers

the doctors have no answers
and the gods are
silent

congratulations, death,
on your patience.
I have helped you all that
I can

now one more poem
and a walk out on the balcony,
such a fine night there

I am dressed in shorts and stockings,
gently scratch my old
belly,
look out there
look off there
where dark meets dark

it's been one hell of a crazy
ballgame

from "Third Lung Review" - 1992


I no longer subscribe to the lifestyle but I love this poem - I guess the quiet triumph and the FU attitude are still familiar to me LOL

Very cool you got to meet him, whatever the outcome Zencat.
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:28 AM
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Ask a deeply religious Christian if he’d rather live next to a bearded Muslim that may or may not be plotting a terror attack, or an atheist that may or may not show him how to set up a wireless network in his house. On the scale of prejudice, atheists don’t seem so bad lately.
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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
~Andre Gide


There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings.
~Dorothy Thompson


And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
~Friedrich Nietzsche


It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of truth.
~John Locke



I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say that one is an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow it was better to say one was a humanist or agnostic. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect that he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:42 AM
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In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.

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I predict in the near future right-wingers will use drug hysteria as a pretext to set up an international police apparatus. - WS Burroughs as Bob the Priest in Drugstore Cowboy
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I'll offer one:

"It is not that we aim too high and miss it; it is that we aim too low and hit it."

Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Man, I've been depressed, angry, resentful....The kind of stuff that makes me kind of squirrelly.

How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, sh!t, p!ss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?
—Factotum, 1975

Charles Bukowski

"There's nothing to mourn about death any more than there is to mourn about the growing of a flower. What is terrible is not death but the lives people live or don't live up until their death. They don't honor their own lives, they p!ss on their lives. They sh!t them away. Dumb f*ckers. They concentrate too much on f*cking, movies, money, family, f*cking. Their minds are full of cotton. They swallow God without thinking, they swallow country without thinking. Soon they forget how to think, they let others think for them. Their brains are stuffed with cotton. They look ugly, they talk ugly, they walk ugly. Play them the great music of the centuries and they can't hear it. Most people's deaths are a sham. There's nothing left to die."
—The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship, 1998

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I hope I end up a blithering idiot cursing the sun - hallucinating, screaming, giving obscene and inane lectures on street corners and public parks. People will walk by and say, "Look at that drooling idiot. What a basket case." I will turn and say to them "It is you who are the basket case. For every moment you hated your job, cursed your wife and sold yourself to a dream that you didn't even conceive. For the times your soul screamed yes and you said no. For all of that. For your self-torture, I see the glowing eyes of the sun! The air talks to me! I am at all times!" And maybe, the passers by will drop a coin into my cup.”

Henry Rollins

Every form of happiness is private. Our greatest moments are personal, self motivated, not to be touched.
-Ayn Rand


Contentment is the enemy of invention
-I don't know
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:25 AM
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Freepath, on the food for thought menu that was a main course.
The following can only be considered an after dinner mint.


There is no such thing as "fun for the whole family."
- Jerry Seinfeld
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“Freed from a tedious life,
I lie below,
Ask not my name,
but take my curse and go”
-Inscribed on the tomb of
Timon of Athens
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"Not being able to govern events, I govern myself, and apply myself to them, if they will not apply themselves to me."
~Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 1588


The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins. ~Bob Moawad


There is no allurement or enticement, actual or imaginary, which a well-disciplined mind may not surmount. The wish to resist more than half accomplishes the object. ~Charlotte Dacre, The Passions, 1811

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