Thursday, January 01, 2004

random lines

a collection of other people's thoughts

  • It is better to be inadequate than totally bloody useless
    - my GP

  • If life's given you a belly, go dancing.
    - Victoria Wood

  • Better drowned than duffers. If not duffers won't drown.
    - Cdr Walker, "Swallows and Amazons"

  • Never give up on a goal because of the time it will take to achieve it - the time will pass anyway
    The Calorie, Carb and Fat Bible

  • "The wife has three great attributes
    Intelligence, a Swiss army knife and charm"
    - Billy Bragg


  • "Do or do not, there is no try"
    - Yoda

  • "Some will rob you with a six-gun,
    And some with a fountain pen.
    And as through your life you travel,
    Yes, as through your life you roam,
    You won't never see an outlaw
    Drive a family from their home."
    - Woody Guthrie

  • "We can be heroes now
    For more than just one day
    Here's how
    Look both ways when crossing roads
    Don't wear slippers till you're old
    Never do what you are told"
    - Chumbawamba

  • "work like you don't need the money
    love like you've never been hurt
    dance like nobody's watching"
    - anon


  • one day every day will be a best knickers day
    - Annie Lawson


  • I'll tell you one thing that I know
    you don't face your demons down
    you gotta grapple 'em Jack
    and pin 'em to the ground
    - Joe Strummer


  • "I am sure of nothing, and find myself having to say "I don't know" very often. After all, I was born not knowing and have only had a little time to change that here and there. It is fun to find things you thought you knew, and then to discover you didn't really understand it after all."
    - Richard Feynman

  • Your children are not your children
    They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself
    They come through you but they are not from you
    And though they are with you
    They belong not to you
    You can give them your love but not your thoughts
    They have their own thoughts
    You can house their bodies but not their souls
    For their souls dwell in a place of tomorrow
    Which you cannot visit not even in your dreams
    You can strive to be like them
    But you cannot make them just like you
    Strive to be like them
    But you cannot make them just like you
    - 'On Children' : performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock
    Lyrics: Kahlil Gibran, Music: Ysaye M. Barnwell
    listen to an mp3 at ritualwell.org


  • "if you trust in yourself ... and believe in your dreams ... and follow your star ... you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy"
    Miss Tick, The Wee Free Men

  • Every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain!
    - Homer J Simpson"

1 comment:

Mrs Woman said...

Ha! : ) Loving your Wee Free Men quote - and your blog generally. A mate recently passed me WFM as an intro to 'real' Pratchett after loving 'Good Omens', but not had the time to finish it yet.