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May 2nd, 2002, 01:34 PM
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"The food was terrible...and in such small portions!"

"Poor George, he was born with a silver foot in his mouth." (Ann Richards)

"Do you like Kipling?" "I don't know, I've never kippled!"

"A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle." (Gloria Steinem)
May 2nd, 2002, 01:35 PM
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"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself."

Mark Twain (1835-1910)
May 2nd, 2002, 01:36 PM
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You can't soar with the eagles in the daytime and hoot with the owls at night--Hubert Humphrey
May 2nd, 2002, 01:36 PM
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"As the Spanish proverb says, 'He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him.' So it is in travelling; a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge."
-- Samuel Johnson
May 2nd, 2002, 01:39 PM
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No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main.

John Donne
May 2nd, 2002, 01:51 PM
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"what do we get for our trouble and pain?
just a rented room in Whally Range,
W H A L L Y R A N G E "

May 2nd, 2002, 01:52 PM
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May 2nd, 2002, 02:07 PM
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"Make voyages. Attempt them. There is nothing else. --Tennessee Williams"

"Be careful going in search of adventure -- it's ridiculously easy to find.--William Least Heat Moon"

"What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do -- especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. --William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways"

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure. --Helen Keller"

"The world is a great big book,
of which those who never travel read only one page."
-- St. Augustine
May 2nd, 2002, 02:08 PM
Book Chick
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"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds."

(This quotation has been attributed to both Albert Einstein and Ralph Waldo Emerson.)
May 2nd, 2002, 02:14 PM
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"Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road. Healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever I choose. Henceforth I ask not good fortune, I myself am good fortune."

Walt Whitman
From Leaves of Grass
May 2nd, 2002, 02:25 PM
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Speed bonny boat like a bird on the wing,
Onward the sailors cry.
Carry the lad who was born to be King
over the sea to Skye~

an old Scottish aire.
May 2nd, 2002, 02:27 PM
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A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. --
Mark Twain

May 2nd, 2002, 02:38 PM
Uncle Sam
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"If you're going to move forward, you've got to leave the past behind."

Forest Gump

"I can resist anything except temptation."

Oscar Wilde

"Madame, I may be drunk and digusting. However tomorrow I will be sober and you will still be ugly."

Winston Churchhill to Lady Astor

"Mr. Gobachev, if you love freedom...then tear down this wall."

President Ronald Reagan

And the wall came tumbling down!
May 2nd, 2002, 02:46 PM
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Orson Wells to Robert Blake on the Johnny Carson show a long time ago...

" I'm fat and you are ugly, but I can lose weight."
May 2nd, 2002, 03:22 PM
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"Be on alert to recognize your prime in whatever time of life it may occur."

- Muriel Spark
May 2nd, 2002, 03:27 PM
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Another one from Goa.

Beach vendor to me holding up a handmade beach mat ( Said with no pause ): "Hello folding beach mat".

Me: "Don't call me folding beach mat".

I put these in another thread but will repeat them here.

Notice in a Japanese bathroom: "Please close a door or take bath, it's time to close a door or we will ring sound fire alarm". I think this was supposed to mean If showering close the door or the steam may set off the smoke detector.

Printed on a free toothbrush in another Japanese hotel: "Good material for your fitness life".

Sign on a door in a Japanese railway station: "Excellent Room".

Sign on a building in Kyoto: "Luminous Nose".

Notices from the dressing room walls of some clubs in the North of England. ( I play Guitar ).

( This club must have had strip shows a lot ): "To all girls, no masturbation, no simulated sex, do not undress the customers".

"Will artistes please cease the filthy habit of urinating in empty beer glasses as there are adequate toilet facilities located in the foyer".

On the wall of the filthiest dressing room I have ever used: "Please leave this room as you found it". I almost added "OK, we're not cleaning it !".

Some performers have publicity shots taken with the slogan "There's only one Johnny Fontaine/Tommy Throb etc.".
Whenever I've seen one of these someone has always written underneath "Thank F**K !".

May 2nd, 2002, 03:46 PM
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And then there was the following in a men's loo in a London pub:

A sign on the dispenser of condoms stated:

Made to exacting British Industry Standards.

Below it, scribbled in magic marker:
"So was the Titanic"
Oct 2nd, 2002, 01:52 PM
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any more?
Oct 2nd, 2002, 02:19 PM
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Why don't we do it in the road.
Oct 2nd, 2002, 02:37 PM
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If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.--Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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