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Parkour and Freerunning => Parkour And Freerunning => Topic started by: Mark Toorock on February 22, 2006, 06:13:38 AM

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Post by: Mark Toorock on February 22, 2006, 06:13:38 AM
Vaclav Havel:
Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.
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Post by: willgrind747 on February 22, 2006, 06:44:35 AM
"Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied." --Alexander the Great's Chief Physican
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Post by: Josh Klute on February 22, 2006, 09:19:42 AM
"Carpe Diem" Seize the day.  I don't know where it came from, but I love it.
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Post by: Deft on February 22, 2006, 11:05:10 AM
It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable of- Socrates

It is not because things are difficult that we don't dare; it's because we don't dare that things are difficult- Seneque

By trying often, the monkey learns to jump from the tree- Cambodian Proverb
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Post by: Skipper on February 22, 2006, 01:03:09 PM
"What are you going to do with all that junk, all of that junk inside of your trunk?"
-Will.i.am
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Post by: Gareth EE Field on February 22, 2006, 01:31:05 PM
"dare to know" - kant

"As foretold during Tsa-cup-bee, the weather in 1718 produced drought." - Carter: Caddo Indians: Where We Come From     :-X :-\    ;)
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Post by: Cliff Boz on February 22, 2006, 01:55:45 PM
"What are you going to do with all that junk, all of that junk inside of your trunk?"
-Will.i.am

"...something something something something my hump. my hump my hump my hump. my hump my hump my HUMP."
-Wil.i.am's girl or whatever

Damn that song gets stuck in my head from that commercial. I hate it so, too.
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Post by: Brian Belida on February 22, 2006, 02:09:07 PM
"Those who rely on the quotes of others, often cannot think for themselves."
-Brian Belida

I'm just jonesin' :p
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Post by: Josh Klute on February 22, 2006, 04:59:37 PM
"pain is weakness leaving the body" - track teams across the globe ;)
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Post by: The Manilla Gorilla on February 22, 2006, 09:05:14 PM
those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it- i have no idea
                            OR
Those who ignore history...wll they're in for a big surprise- stephen colbert's version ;D
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Post by: Josh Klute on February 22, 2006, 10:02:58 PM
"If you take everything too seriously you're about as fun as my pet rock" - Josh Klute
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Post by: Altimot on February 22, 2006, 10:22:30 PM
Here are some that i like.

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."
                                                                                                                                             -Albert Einstein
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."  -Anatole France

"When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it."- don't know

"Nothing happens unless first we dream."- Carl somethin or another

"To succeed, we must first believe that we can." - no idea

"belief is not faith, belief is passive, faith is active." -forgot


I have more if you want them, i just thought that "too much of a good thing is never good" -don't know who.  :)
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Post by: Deft on February 27, 2006, 08:52:20 AM
"A widely-read man never quotes accurately. Misquotation is the pride and privilage of the learned" -Hesketh Pearson
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Post by: Valigon on March 02, 2006, 03:30:03 PM
"I regret nothing, for i have lived as few have dared to dream"
                       -RvB
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Post by: Mike "Pyro" Araujo on March 02, 2006, 03:37:54 PM
"Who dares, wins."- I think it has to do with one of the millitary branches don't know which though.
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Post by: Chewy on March 03, 2006, 06:25:29 PM
"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."  - Vince Lombardi
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Post by: Josh Klute on March 03, 2006, 08:00:38 PM
"What happened to all of the food!" - My dad
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Post by: Stereo29 on March 04, 2006, 10:04:44 AM
"Nothing in life is as underrated as a good shit."
                                                   -George Carlin
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Post by: Quazar on March 05, 2006, 01:52:26 PM
"I'll Kick Your Teeth In!"
                                            -Stuart McKenzie/Altimot's Mom
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Post by: Steez on March 05, 2006, 07:53:09 PM
"Those skilled at the unorthodox are infinite as heaven and earth, inexhaustible as the great rivers."-Sun Tzu

"A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth gets a chance to put its pants on." -winston churchill

"only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, though i'm not sure about the former."-Albert einstein

"Disorder arises from order, cowardice arises from courage, weakness arises from strength." -Sun Tzu

"The victories of good warriors are not noted for cleverness or bravery." -Sun Tzu

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Post by: Mike "Pyro" Araujo on March 06, 2006, 12:34:04 PM
courage is facing what you are scared of, without fear there is no courage - I don't know

i saw it on the history channel is was a fighter pilot during the WWII that said it. It may not be 100% correct since i saw it two days ago.
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Post by: The Manilla Gorilla on March 06, 2006, 07:36:18 PM
"I'll abstain from using profanity, if you'll try to abstain from stupidty"- M2
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Post by: Gareth EE Field on March 08, 2006, 06:47:59 PM
I don't understand the last sun tzu quote, anyone want to take a shot?
and whoever quoted RvB, that was beautiful!
"What, like a blue spider? Get it off! BOOM!" - Donut, RvB
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Post by: Riz on March 08, 2006, 07:48:16 PM
" Many beleive that a sucessfull life is one that encompasses wealth, in fact a successfull life is one that betters soiciety an the future generations" - Me
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Post by: IwishIcould on March 08, 2006, 09:29:56 PM
This is my sig from nypk..

"I never made but one prayer to God, a very short one, O lord make my enemies rediculous'. And God granted it."
- Voltaire

 ;D
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Post by: InvasionANC on March 09, 2006, 09:56:14 AM
“Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent.� - R. D. Laing

Not as upbeat (or as applicable) as most of these but still one of favorite quotes.
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Post by: coastal96 on March 09, 2006, 10:56:24 AM
"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." - unknown
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Post by: IwishIcould on March 12, 2006, 08:21:55 PM
"SOON/ BIENTOT"
                                   - PAWA

 I'm sorry but I had to do it......  ;)



 Don't kill me, I like "OF" them.
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Post by: Avararda on March 13, 2006, 08:34:15 PM
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."                          -George Orwell
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Post by: Dicere on March 13, 2006, 08:53:33 PM
"When the pupil is ready to learn, a teacher will appear" - Zen Proverb
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Post by: Quazar on April 12, 2006, 09:01:41 PM
The Freerunner's Prayer:

       "Lord, may my stupidity not be the end of me"

Altimot, the last quote on your list there, where you cited it as "forgot" that was me  ;)




and yes I'm ressurecting an old thread, I hope it's not a problem, I came looking for a quote and ended up posting.
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Post by: tinnmann on April 12, 2006, 10:09:06 PM
"Carpe Diem" Seize the day.  I don't know where it came from, but I love it.

thats from the movie out cold

"some people are like slinkies, no matter how useless the may seem, you cant help but to smile when you see one tumble down sa flight of stairs"-i anonymous
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Post by: TheBear on April 13, 2006, 03:09:26 AM
"Do or do not; there is no try." -Yoda

"Who's more foolish? The fool, or the fool who follows him?" Obi-wan Kenobi

"Beep! boop beep blopin bleepeity bloop" R2D2
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Post by: Olloth Kenson on April 13, 2006, 06:31:30 AM
Carpe Diem is just latin, I don't remember if anyone important said it or not.

Carpe Noctem is sieze the night though, and in my opinion a better quote. ^_^
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Post by: Flippusmn on April 13, 2006, 02:59:39 PM
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Carpe Diem
It could possobly be maybe um sieze the day?  ;D

"The who ashames a fool is a fool"- Alexander the great I think.

"One who misleads one misleads another"- heard it on a Stephen Seagal movie.

"Tell to no one for truth can only be prooven"- don't know but I like this one.
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Post by: Olloth Kenson on April 13, 2006, 03:23:51 PM
Yeah it means seize the day, I just don't remember if anyone important said it. Cheetah said he didn't know where it came from. I said latin =D
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Post by: TheBear on April 13, 2006, 10:42:53 PM
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Carpe diem

Original Literary Appearance:the Poet Horace (Rome ca.68 B.C.)
Though later popularized By Shakespeare in Twelfth Night

Literal Meaning: "Pluck the Day"
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Post by: Foofaraw on April 15, 2006, 09:16:56 PM
This may seem like more of a trickster mantra, but I really enjoy it for its implications towards the way people should live.

"It is better to travel well than to arrive." Buddha
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Post by: FreeStyleFox on April 15, 2006, 10:47:59 PM
"And they will beat there swords into plowshares and there spears into pruning hooks, Nation shaw not lift ups sword against nation nor shaw they learn war any more."     8)
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Post by: Foofaraw on April 16, 2006, 04:35:09 PM
"Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn and see fear's path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."

From the book Dune.
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Post by: Altimot on April 17, 2006, 06:57:20 AM
"committing suicide isn't good for you"-- My health teacher.
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Post by: Quazar on April 17, 2006, 01:31:31 PM
"Note to self...Don't Spin Phone on Nose"   
                                                   -Altimot just now, laying on my floor in pain, with bleeding nose
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Post by: Maltese on April 18, 2006, 08:41:32 PM
Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
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Post by: Quazar on April 19, 2006, 02:21:15 PM
Oh yes, that's a good one Maltese

and Freestyle, what is the background on the one you posted?
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Post by: The Manilla Gorilla on April 19, 2006, 02:31:49 PM
This could be seen as polticaly inncorect, so don't hold it against me ;D

"arguing over the internet is like competing in the special olympics because even if you win, your still retarded"- no clue who said it
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Post by: Altimot on April 19, 2006, 04:04:09 PM
This could be seen as polticaly inncorect, so don't hold it against me ;D

"arguing over the internet is like competing in the special olympics because even if you win, your still retarded"- no clue who said it

oh thats mean...lol :o
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Post by: FreeStyleFox on April 20, 2006, 05:32:09 AM

and Freestyle, what is the background on the one you posted?

 :-\  Its a bible quote.  I heard it originally in a book called peacekeepers.  Just the other day I heard it in a disturbed song.
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Post by: Daniel Faulkner on April 20, 2006, 11:05:07 AM
i think this is actually in my sig but anyway's its one of my favorites

"Not all who wander are lost." J.R. Tolkien
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Post by: Quazar on April 21, 2006, 08:09:35 AM
No Kidding?  Do you know where in the Bible it is?
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Post by: Flippusmn on April 21, 2006, 11:12:17 AM
Patience is a virtue- You tell me ;)
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Post by: psycosis12 on April 23, 2006, 02:14:15 PM
i hate when ppl start clans and they suck!- happybuda (dylan)
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Post by: Johnny Boy on April 23, 2006, 05:11:25 PM
"to join the clan, you have to kill somebody. Until then, no, you can't have any gatorade" - Dylan
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Post by: Dicere on April 23, 2006, 05:19:18 PM
"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful" - Joshua J Marine
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Post by: Olloth Kenson on April 23, 2006, 05:24:21 PM
"1000 matches, 1000 wins, know thyself, know thy enemy" Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" (That line varies on the translation)
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Post by: Asa Liebmann on April 24, 2006, 04:59:14 AM
Freestyle's quote (minus the typographical errors ;)) can be found in the bible in two places:

Isaiah 2:4 and Micah 4:3
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Post by: Mark Toorock on April 24, 2006, 05:06:23 AM
Dicere that quote is awesome!! Definitely being added to our front page feature "Reflections".
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Post by: Altimot on May 08, 2006, 08:10:51 AM
"PANCAKE!"-pysocosis.
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Post by: psycosis12 on May 08, 2006, 06:31:40 PM
 ;D  :o 8) IM AWESOME!
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Post by: FreeStyleFox on May 10, 2006, 09:08:24 PM
Sorry it took me so long but yeah, ASA is right.  And sorry my spell checker wasn't working at the time I think I was out a plug in or had it blocked as a pop up.  :-\  But the only one I knew it was from was Isaiah 2:4.  I am curently thinking about getting it as a tattoo.    OMG where is my spell checker  :o sorry for any mistakes in the spelling guys.
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Post by: Quazar on May 11, 2006, 01:23:06 PM
No worries, as long as they spell it right on the tattoo, right :)
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Post by: psycosis12 on May 11, 2006, 03:35:30 PM
"i can do a 540 kick, biotch!"-psycosis12
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Post by: FreeStyleFox on May 11, 2006, 06:36:59 PM
No worries, as long as they spell it right on the tattoo, right :)

Lol better be I am thinking a good gothic style font one with lots of lines or something nice like that.
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Post by: Altimot on May 14, 2006, 07:45:07 PM
No worries, as long as they spell it right on the tattoo, right :)

Lol better be I am thinking a good gothic style font one with lots of lines or something nice like that.

the more lines, the more pain lol. though it would be a pretty sweet tatoo.
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Post by: FreeStyleFox on May 15, 2006, 08:45:19 PM
Yeah, I think right sholder blade.  I plan on wating till I move out tho just so it wont upset my sick father. *bad heart and other stuff that I am less shure about*   I think tho that will be the tattoo I get.
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Post by: Matthew Menze on May 24, 2006, 06:53:21 PM
"You can't change the world, but you can put a dent in it." - Some guy on Diablo II.

"If you don't live on the edge, or in this case flying off it, your taking up to much space"

"Gravity is a habit that is hard to shake off." -- (Terry Pratchett, Small Gods) "Is that a bet?" - Me.
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Post by: FreeStyleFox on May 26, 2006, 04:24:01 PM
DISKWORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Hybernianous on May 26, 2006, 06:12:37 PM
"To try is to fail" - I heard it from a friend of mine

"It's not how many years, but how many hours you train" -Grand Tuhon Gaje

"You only live twice, once when you are born and once when you look death in the face" - Suzuki

"Not all who wonder are lost" - modified by me
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Post by: Matthew Menze on May 27, 2006, 04:40:47 PM
"the trick to flying, is to throw yourself at the ground and miss." (probably not exact) - Douglas Adams
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Post by: houston on May 27, 2006, 05:35:32 PM
"everything i did in my life that was worth while i caught hell for" Earl Warren

"who cares about tomarrow, cause tomarrow may never come  and yesterday thats history f*** yesterday." sammy hagar ;D
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Post by: Valigon on June 03, 2006, 04:42:46 AM
"I'm the Juggernaut Bitch"
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Post by: Quazar on June 03, 2006, 09:53:17 AM
"SIMBA!"
                -Mufasa
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Post by: The Manilla Gorilla on June 03, 2006, 05:15:42 PM
"Smoking is just a procrastonators way of commiting Suicide"- Kurt vonnegut


I hate typos
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Post by: CyanideSoda on June 03, 2006, 05:17:44 PM
Commiting. And yeah i love that quote. Just thought i'd comment on that. I live in KY and everyone here smokes.

"Smoking is horrible, it tastes shitty, and i don't even enjoy it." -My aunt

"Then are you quitting?" -Me

"Hell no"- My aunt.


Left me confused as hell.

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Post by: ERI1044 on June 03, 2006, 06:21:41 PM
haha that's why i'll never try a cigarette.
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Post by: houston on June 03, 2006, 06:40:17 PM
the smell of smoking make my feel like im i bought to hurl :-X
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Post by: Jim B on June 04, 2006, 12:42:15 PM
"my strength lies solely in my tenacity"
-Louis Pasteur


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
-Mahatma Gandhi
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Post by: Pat Kerby on June 07, 2006, 09:46:41 AM
A few of my favorites.

"When seeking your role in life, don't ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive, because what the world needs is more people who have come alive." - no idea

"Never underestimate the power of a small group of determined, committed people to change the world, because indeed, that's all that ever has". -this one either.

"I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every from of tyranny over the mind of man" - Thomas Jefferson

Thanks to everyone for posting.  Some good stuff in here.
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Post by: Polecat on June 07, 2006, 09:56:55 AM
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. - Buddha

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them." --Henry David Thoreau


The second one is a bit dark but I like it, just because life hasn't been that great to me lately.
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Post by: Maltise on June 07, 2006, 02:51:34 PM
Not really a quote, as in whats been posted, but I can see it belonging in the thread. I find it quite inspiring at times.

I am very impressed my Traceur Brothers. Each of you has presented a sound defense to the critic in the midst, using both passion and careful thought, as well as doing so with the utmost pose and patience, avoiding the ever too common pitfall of blasting the disparager with derisive lashings for a lack of understanding. Here I see the true spirit of champions shining forth. For it is the true champion who understands that everything he does must be rooted in a balance between passion and contemplation. To have too much passion is to be driven by wild and misguided instinct and to have too much contemplation is to sit around all day and do nothing. I likewise applaud the critic, for the critic serves as an anchor that keeps the passionate from plummeting over the edge to their demise, teaching them that with the proper balance of contemplation and passion they can jump over the edge and fly away. We now have in mind the necessity to not forget the reason we are Traceurs. With this understanding tempering our passion for the art we can ward off the ensuing storm, whether that storm brings breeding grounds for inflated egos and pride or potential deflation of spirit and ego, we shall come through unscathed and stronger than before. So...shall we fly?
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Post by: The Manilla Gorilla on June 08, 2006, 05:14:07 AM
"If you take someone's thoughts & feelings away, bit by bit, consistantly, then they have nothing left, except some gritty, gnawing, shitty little instinct, down there, somewhere, worming round the gut, but so far down, so hidden, it's impossible to find. Imagine, if you will, a worldwide conspiricy to deny the existence of the colour yellow. And whenever you saw yellow, they told you no, that isn't yellow, what the f#ck's yellow? Eventually, whenever you saw yellow, you would say: that isn't yellow,course it isn't, blue or green or purple, or....You'd say it, yes, yes it is, it's yellow, and become increasingly hysterical, and then go quite berserk."
-David Edgar
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Post by: Nico! on June 08, 2006, 05:18:35 AM
"we don not stop playign because we get old, we get old because we stop playing." dont't know from where i got this one
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Post by: Quazar on June 08, 2006, 09:09:17 PM
"Be Excellent to Eachother"

                        - Bill & Ted
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Post by: Mark Toorock on June 09, 2006, 04:38:54 AM
Heard this on public radio last night, it's from a high school coach, but tey didn't say his name ...

"Don't judge someone by their mistakes, judge them by how they fix their mistakes"

this is SO true .. everyone f#cks up,  it takes a real man (or woman) to stand up, shake themself off, admit they made a mistake, and work to correct it. That's character.
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Post by: Mark Toorock on June 27, 2006, 06:17:11 AM
"Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems."
Brian Tracey (The Treasury of Quotes)
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Post by: shiroboi on June 27, 2006, 10:37:05 AM
"What a queer bird da frog are.  Him don't got no tail almost hardly.  When him hops him runs.  When him don't hop, him sit on him's tail which him don't got almost hardly."

-Dad
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Post by: pointman323 on June 27, 2006, 01:38:37 PM
"Its not that we're the best, its that everybody else sucks."
                                         -US Navy SEALs