"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass --
it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
My favorite quote for today made me cry.
Richard Rescorla was the security chief for Morgan Stanley, a company that occupied 22 floors of the World Trade Center. When the planes struck the Towers, Rescorla had his people prepared. They ignored Port Authority instructions to remain in their offices, and listened to their security chief... You see, he'd already lived through the 1993 bombing. His people had drilled evacuation plans and Rescorla went from floor to floor with a bull horn and got people moving by singing to them. An Englishman, Rescorla sang my new favorite quote;
Men of Cornwall stand ye steady.
It cannot be ever said
Ye for the battle were not ready.
Stand and never yield.
Rescorla got all 2,687 Morgan Stanley employees out. He was last seen on the tenth floor - heading back up into the burning tower - to see if he could help save any more people. His remains have never been recovered.
:cool2::smile2: Words of encouragement and peace that can help anyone, with anything:
"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
Sen. Robert F Kennedy, at University of Cape Town, South Africa June 6, 1966.
He was assassinated June 6, 1968.
'Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.'
I don't know who said this, but I like it.:smile2:
'Hey, wanna come with us and have some fun?'
and when she said she was gonna be with her boyfriend tonight,
'he can come too if he wants...'
Best pickup line in the world. I mean, honestly, are relationships all cages these days? The day my woman won't let me go play, is the same day I don't have a woman. Are we that scared and threatened as beings? Honestly?
Imagination is far more important than knowledge.
[points to a specific location on his temple, one where maybe horns mayhap would grow]
It's getting bigger...
Sorry about the floods. :0/ I'm in one of those moods. I'm tryin to be quick witted at least...
This one is from a great protector.
"We get them to raise their flags."
I loved how he said, "we".
"We can cure physical diseases with medicine but the only cure for loneliness, despair and hopelessness is love."
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
If a man is not a liberal when he is young, he does not have a heart.
If he is not a conservative when he is old, he doesn't have a brain.
Winston Churchill (not a direct quote, just the jist of it)
Mother Teresa was a warrior spirit on the front line.
I hope I didn't bust this quote out already. But it is soooo one of my favorites...
"Originally, all martial art belts were only white. There was no color belt reward system for martial arts. That was invented for when the arts were brought to america, so we could see a students progression.
So, when you saw a guy with a grungy dark nasty belt that was falling apart, you understood immediately he was one you did not want to anger."
Hehe... The other day a friend of mine said the following. The woman the quote was about, once slipped her tongue and explained how because an ex boyfriend owed her money, she had called the police and got him arrested. She said, "Oh, I had a baby in the car, and I just had to swerve to avoid him, help!" to the police, or something like that.
So at one point this friend states to me,
"I pulled a Joe on her at some point last night. I don't even know how we got to this in the conversation, but I let it out, just how far out of my way I would go, if someone blatently used police in an attempt to destroy my life."
Myself, I'm like a living 'Tales From the Crypt' episode when it comes to vindication. If something enters my world, and dangerously upsets or seriously inconviences my life, when I honestly didn't earn it... *sigh* Let's just say, I pray we'll never need to set foot on that path.
Although, driving drunk and endangering the lives of everyone else out there, is just about as disgusting as playing the system to scar someones life to begin with.
If you ask for it, don't be suprised when you get it. -- Me
Let me put it this way...
Stephen King doesn't need to write about Seth MacFarlane.
"The army of samuari, who had completely mastered the art of fighting with a long katana, was pitted up against another army. This other army, fought with two swords, one in each hand.
And the outcome? The samuari all died. They had all of their arms cut off laying on the battlefield. The ones with a sword in both hands, were unscathed..."
A story of an ancient battle. I don't remember which groups were which, I only remember the story of the battle, so I didn't put their country of origin names in. I feel horrible getting things like that wrong.
But yeah, they all lost their arms, even though before that, they were the dominant warriors of the world.
-M-O-O-N- spells moon :love:
Children aren't happy
with nothing to ignore,
And that's what parents
were created for.
Good job they're (h)armless.
Can't believe I said that, sorry.
Long days and pleasant nights
Hickory Dickory Dock
Three mice ran up the clock
The clock struck one
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't. ~ Mark Twain
More Mark Twain.
It is easier to stay out than get out.
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.Euripides
"Time's fun when you're having flies." -- Kermit the Frog
THE SPARROWS ARE FLYING AGAIN
-Fornit Some Fornus-
"...Go ahead then, be a GODDAMN HOLY MARTYR!!!...:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:"
-------------------------------------------------------------- The Original Mrs. Black
-------------------------------------------------------("Queen MotherBitch Extroirdinair")
A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she's a tramp.
Jesus saves. Allah forgives. C'thulu thinks you'd make a good sandwich.
“I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me.”
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has just crushed it. Mark Twain
"They all float down here...."
SK in IT
"You're about as bright as night."
don't ask :blush:
"And you'll be able to defend against anything..."
Quoted while watching one master, go about attacking another master with sticks representing swords in both hands. No matter which attack the second master took against the first, it's defense was as natural as a breeze. He wasn't even looking while he did it, to be honest. It just came out that way.
I'm sure I've done this one before, but this is raw power. More wind, from a throat, than should come.
"You should take an enemy, and stand next to them, and laugh about the problem. Look at it together, and make them on your side."
but then he went on to say
"Well, the other day someone threw a rock through my window. Believe me when I say, that guy was outta there."
I went up to Montreal with someone who trained under this man. He can do a move, that's older than The Christ by a thousand years. It's called, 'Monkey Climbs A Tree', where the dude runs up your arm, muckles on, and crocks his body, where if you resist an inch further, your arm leaves your body.
This guy dissappeared for a while, between strip clubs and bars and stuff. Eventually he made it back to the hotel. I asked him, "Where have you been? What have you been up to?"
His response was, "I can't say." And he stuck to that response too.
All I could picture was someone telling him they wanted his money (he didn't have any, I carried most of the bread that day), and threatening him with a knife, and picturing him, drunk on beer that's a higher percentage than we get down here in the states, and picturing him take that blade right out of his hands as if he was a child, and placing it wherever he wanted on the other guys body. Probably laughing hard as this was happening too. Maybe. I've never really seen him fight. Only practice a bit.
But yeah, "that guy was outta there" is a good straight way to put it.
Got this quote from 'Devil May Care', a witchy mystery by Elizabeth Peters.
"A dog might occasionally bite the hand it feeds, but it will never stab it in the back."
Yeah, I'm not insulted by getting called a dog. Quite the contrary actually.
I saw Kermit the Frog the other day, joking with the guy from A & E, on some interview between shows.
Kermit, was very concerned with his kind ending up in the road, and getting flattened. He looked right into the camera, quite seriously, and stated,
"Stay out of the road. Seriously."
I probably misquoted, but the meat and potatoes is still there. He was serious about it. It got me to stop and drop what was on my mind, and listen. And he's right. Stay out of the road froggers. There's better places to be.
Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your butt tomorrow.
"Could be meat, could be cake...could be meatcake"-George Carlin
RIP, pal. You were the best.
A few from George Carlin:
"People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point."
"All patriarchal societies are either preparing for war, at war, or recovering from war."
"When it comes to God's existence, I'm not an atheist and I'm not an agnostic. I'm an acrostic -- the whole thing puzzles me."
"There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."
“God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.” -- SK (Desperation)
"The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out." SK (The Body)
"The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn't real. I know that, and I also know that if I'm careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle." - SK
"His heart had been broken. And now all these years later, it seemed to him that the most horrible fact of human existance was that broken hearts mended." - SK (DT : W&G)