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Shakspear Et Al
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Grove r    Posted 09-09-2004 at 09:02:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Noticed a post below, quotes from historys prominant writers....good stuff...... personaly, would rather be original..or at least restrict my quotes to the ones stenciled on the sides of hippy vans of the sixtys in parking lots. One of my all time favourites is, "dennial is the first sign of guilt", [one of mine]......"shoot lower, they're riding shetlands", relates to someone not getting the was noted, I like Alfred E. Neuman's, " What, me worry"? Realy don't think we have to delve into historys "moldy oldys" for appropriate qoutes.... but then.....when one needs crutches.... have a gooder, R.E.L.

Alias    Posted 09-09-2004 at 14:34:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thou most assuredly type in jests. Wouldst thou ever so erronously contemplate comparison of the nobel bard to the witticism of misinformed wanders with flowered chariots. Speak unto the wind, and if there be wisdom in thy words, such will return, time and time again. But, speak as a fool and thy words shall plummet to the dust and there they shall remain, without hope of resurrection.

didnst thy fathers and forefathers, for generation after generation, hear the words of the great one from avon? And, hath not his words keenly pierced the ear of all civilations of the world. So, I appeal to your intellect, answer me in truth; "What single phrase uttered in the past fify years will be known by so many five hundred years into the future"?

Ponder this question for a fortnight and at the end, relate as to your conclusion. Just bear in mind, it matters not what you say to the world. But, to thine own self, be true........Wm. Shakespear.

~Lenore    Posted 09-09-2004 at 14:02:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some people just happen to be Shakespeare fans.
When certain situations arise their minds just seem to recall the situation in some Shakespeare writting which fits perfectly. I guess using the Bard's words is just a way of saying things may change but human situations pretty much stay the same. I notice there are a few of his fans on board here. I think those same people if Christians are the ones who would never dream of using anything but the King James bible written at that time and using old English.

I dont mind Shakespeare but I find frequently I could use a translater to understand his meaning.
Two of my friends, clod is one, just love Shakespeare and his insight on humanity in his plays and writtings.

I instead of Shakespeare find so many similarities in the words of old songs. Things happen or are said and a song pops into my head instead of a quote from Shakespeare. :-)

Sid    Posted 09-09-2004 at 09:49:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Why do you consider it a crutch to look back at history and remember quotes that are just as relative today than they were back then?

Ron/PA    Posted 09-09-2004 at 12:42:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sid I know alot of quotes that are "relative" but certainly not "appropriate" and vice versa. Perhaps the crutch comes from the lack of original ideas. Or mebbe not,,,,,
Remember, If it feels good,,, yer wife will whack yer head if she catches ya.

Sid    Posted 09-09-2004 at 16:50:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I am not a good rider and I guess the shetland Grover mentioned done bucked me off. Is the point then that a few people quoting Shakespeare and enjoying each others company not appropiate? Because that is what I saw when I read those post.

~Lenore    Posted 09-09-2004 at 18:41:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sid, it's like the saying goes "it's always something". I am sure there is a Shakespeare quote that would fit perfectly but like I said that is not my forte'. I can't even think of a song that fits. LOL

Grove r    Posted 09-09-2004 at 15:10:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
At last an individual with insite.....was not going to answer Sids post...thought it was too obvious......."shoot lower, they're riding shetlands"........and here I was under the impression that I was the only one that was mentaly last I have ferreted out an equal.....thanks Ron.....have a gooder, R.E.L.

JDK    Posted 09-09-2004 at 09:32:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have quite a collection of colloquialisms,however as some are quite"frank" as rural folks tend to be,posting here would be "inappropriate"

Paula    Posted 09-09-2004 at 09:25:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
LOL. I like that "shoot lower, they're riding shetlands." If you don't mind, I might borrow that.


Grove r    Posted 09-09-2004 at 10:12:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Paula, be my guest, please...maybe this puts me in the realm of the greats......think not...have a gooder, R.E.L.

puldeau    Posted 09-09-2004 at 09:09:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
true love is just like the morning dew, just as soon settle on a horse turd, as it would a rose. old country philosopher.ummmmmm

Grove r    Posted 09-09-2004 at 10:18:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ahh...'tis misty eyed I grow at reading a "frank" statement....thank you for perusing the realm of "taday"..'tis a grand thing, this thing we do....have a gooder, R.E.L.

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