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As the title says simply post a quote that means something in your life today, or previously, or something that you think is simply important outside of you. Afterwards just briefly explain why. I think this would be a cool opportunity to get into the minds of some of the users here.


The interesting thing is why we're so desperate for this anesthetic against loneliness.

- David Foster Wallace


Posted this for obvious reasons. I can't tell you how much time I've spent in my life trying to accumulate people in my life who ultimately didn't care much for me. I think simply said it was a blanket over something more then what I was realizing at the time. Which was that I didn't know how to be alone with myself without casting doubt and nihilism to who I was.

Being lonely is a blessing because it means the times where you are with people who you like is worth more. And being alone with someone who you love brings people who are worth more to the table.


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I've never really been into quotes.
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HateKillingCamels wrote:

I've never really been into quotes.


So, language isn't your thing?
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Fall down seven times, stand up eight.

- Japanese Proverb



This has always been my go-to quote. It is simple, but has a strong message of perseverance.

I've struggled with depression since I was young, and always try to think of this quote when I feel like giving up.
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Is fearr an tsláinte ná na táinte.


"Health is better than wealth.".
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"Although people may behold the same object, ever will they see different things. There is no right
or wrong to it, for it is a question of perspective."
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mxdan wrote:

So, language isn't your thing?


More nothing anyone has ever said made me feel like 'damn that was wise', 'wow what a great saying' or affected me in a similar manner in anyway. Unless song lyrics count I guess.
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"Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience". - Mark Twain

I think of this when I converse with people with whom logical arguments have no effect.
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"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash". Bruce Lee.

This quote is important to me because it basically means you are limitless. According to Bruce Lee there are no limits only plateaus and you must not stay there. It means you can achieve anything and that is what water is like. It can become all forms or no form at all. Water is completely programmable and you can program it via your intent/thoughts/actions/emotions/energy. We can do the same thing with the water in our bodies or the water we drink.



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1. This sentence every third, but it still comprehensible.
2. This would easier understand fewer had omitted.
3. This impossible except context.
4. 4'33" attempt idea.
5.

-Douglas Hofstadter, Godel, Escher, Bach

This informed and inspired all of my work during graduate school, and is still something I think about when in the studio.
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Obligatory Bible quote:

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

Luke 10: 36-37

Not something I always practice, but my general principle in dealing with others in compassion.

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Also:


Knowing that mentality, taking straightforwardness as basic, taking the real mind as the Way, practicing martial arts in the broadest sense, thinking correctly, clearly, and comprehensively, taking emptiness as the Way, you see the Way as emptiness.
In emptiness there is good but no evil. Wisdom exists, logic exists, the Way exists, mind is empty.

-The Scroll of Emptiness, The Book of Five Rings, Miyamoto Musashi

Because what's a good philosophical quote without opening yourself to the easy jabs about being empty headed?
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It's a good thing we don't all like the same things. Think of what a haggis shortage there would be.
-- Bobby Burns.

My favourite way of acknowledging a tolerance for difference.
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I guess all of Ecclesiastes. I just "know those feels", as the young people say.



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sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me


reason:2016-2017 triggered snowflakes/SJwS liberals
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redokami wrote:

sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me


reason:2016-2017 triggered snowflakes/SJwS liberals


it's funny how to conservatives. it's liberals who have a monopoly on being thin-skinned. But so much offends the right too.


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