Quotes 2/19/13

lilosophieDecember 19, 2013

The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it's as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues."
â Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving."

Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry."
â Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

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lilosophie

I forgot to attribute the #2 quote, it's also Terry Pratchett - sorry.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2013 at 9:47AM
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rob333

Terry is one observant person. Right on!

    Bookmark   December 19, 2013 at 10:51AM
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anneliese_32(6)

Good ones. Love Pratchet..

    Bookmark   December 19, 2013 at 6:32PM
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west_gardener

" Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving." He is right about that.
Talking about the mundane here, DH and I get out of our cozy easy chairs, dash to the store, max 1/2 hour, come back with goodies. Plop down in our easy chairs, and say "we're back home". Everything is the same, except we have added something.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2013 at 6:53PM
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petaloid(SoCal 10a/24)

The second quote reminds me of T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land," where he says: "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."

    Bookmark   December 19, 2013 at 11:40PM
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mawheel

And I just noticed that the date reads "2/19/2013", not "12/19/2013! Talk about being non-observant, or reading what you think will be there.

Quote #3 is 'right-on'; rare is the person who can resist not touching, when the sign says "Don't touch". :>)

    Bookmark   December 20, 2013 at 9:13AM
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don_socal

Human curiosity comes through in all three.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 11:58AM
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