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06-15-2002, 08:34 PM
Okay, there are those of you who will be disappointed in me, but here it is. I'm tired of my quote. I'm tired of the controversy it engenders, I'm tired of being accused of arrogance, elitism, and a host of other epithets that simply don't apply, but most of all, I'm just tired of it. I gotta figure if I change my haircolor once a year (at least!), I should probably be changing my quote at least as often, right? So I'm opening myself to suggestions (and probably a bit of abuse too, but what the hell!) who's got a quote I can use? Cheesemouse sent me "It's not what you mean, but what's inbetween" . Another kind member sent " The more doubtful a belief, the stronger it is held" . So, any of you guys have something that can top these? /ccboard/images/icons/laugh.gif

Jay M
06-15-2002, 08:36 PM
I still favor Mark Twain's comment "People who act as if they know everything annoy the hell out of those of us who do."

or O'Toole's commentary on Murphy's Law - Murphy was an optimist

Jay M<-- j/k, there are a zillion quotes available, sun tzu has a ton of good ones that apply in the Art of War.

Harold Acosta
06-15-2002, 08:44 PM
I wouldn't change it to please people but then you say you are tired of it. Maybe you should find something pool related.

Just a thought.

PQQLK9
06-15-2002, 09:01 PM
Personally I'm a fan of Yogi Berra (isms)...in his lastest commercial he says "money is as good as cash"...I also like "everybody has to be someplace sometime" ???
Actually I like what you have now....been waiting for the opertune time to try it on some pool room Mensa type (oxymoron)

heater451
06-15-2002, 09:05 PM
Here's a couple examples, of what you can find at http://www.quotationspage.com/ :

"To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains."--Mary Pettibone Poole, A Glass Eye at a Keyhole, 1938

"How do you like that guy? Can't run six balls and he's President of the United States."--Pool hustler Johnny Irish on Nixon

Or, you can find stuff at http://www.famous-quotations.com/ (WARNING: this site forces a pop-up, every time you click. Not as crazy as stumbling on a porn site, but annoying enough nonetheless.)

"Well done is better than well said."--Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Chris Cass
06-15-2002, 09:33 PM
Hi Lorri,

I kind of liked your saying thing. I doubt I can beat the Cheese, he's way cooler than I. How about, "hit the one and it's all fun, ride the nine your butt is mine" LOL

Told ya,

C.C.

06-15-2002, 09:41 PM
hmmm, I like your style too Chris!

Troy
06-15-2002, 09:53 PM
Well Lorri, you could not have a tag line and/or create a litle ditty on the fly as the spirit moves you.

Troy...~~~ Just a thought... /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

Q-guy
06-15-2002, 11:43 PM
Why do you need a quote at all. If you feel the need, wouldn't it be better if you wrote one yourself?

06-16-2002, 03:11 AM
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stickman
06-16-2002, 07:55 AM
I have not failed. I've only found 10,000 ways that won't work.

If you're on, keep shooting. If you're not, keep shooting til you are.

Chris Cass
06-16-2002, 08:12 AM
Don't take on a hemi with a 4 cylinder.

Nostroke
06-16-2002, 08:40 AM
Here is one of my own that i will lease to you for one cent per year if you are interested.

"nothing takes too long if you start right away"

06-16-2002, 11:19 AM
Lorri:

One of Napoleon's generals sent a letter to his leader containing something like the following:

'Our left flank is collapsing. Our right flank is done for. The center cannot hold. We attack at dawn.'

I'm quoting from memory and cannot remember where I saw it.

Steve

rackmup
06-16-2002, 04:29 PM
A few favorites:

"Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious."

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."

"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough."

"Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance."

"There are three faithful friends—an old wife (or Husband), an old dog, and ready money."

"A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking."

"Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake
when you make it again."

Good Luck in your search!

Regards,

Ken

cueball1950
06-16-2002, 06:25 PM
walk softly and break like a God

Sid_Vicious
06-16-2002, 06:30 PM

Sid_Vicious
06-16-2002, 06:39 PM
Lorri...Already posted below but just had to say, you already have a great quote. I've always believed in originality...sid~~~gotta figure I was strongly considering a name change but Frambo(Ms Crimi) switched me into reality with one reply to an old post of mine a while back,,,thx Fran. sv

phil in sofla
06-16-2002, 08:28 PM
I've always liked these:

The race isn't always to the swift, or the contest, to the strong-- but that is the way to bet!

Experience and treachery beats youth and skill every time.

Don't lie, cheat, or steal unnecessarily.

Vapros
06-16-2002, 09:46 PM
Lorri, there is a whole lot besides pool discussed here on the CCB, and many, many posts that could be omitted for one of various reasons, being irrelevant or uninformed or out of line. I might suggest this quote, which is similar to the tag you have decided to abandon. It is brief and clear, and a good reminder to those who may have posted badly.
"At least make an effort to grasp the obvious."

06-16-2002, 10:59 PM
"A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED"...... "A GAMBLER'S MONEY HAS NO HOME"........."HE WOULDN'T BET 2 MULES HAD 2 ASSES"..... AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST...... "I FEAR NO MAN'S FACE AND NO WOMAN'S ASS".......

Chris Cass
06-17-2002, 12:11 AM
Hey Railbird,

I have one I use constantly to some of the players I play with. Got it from a old school player.

"Quit beggin! Your old enough to steal."

Fell free to use it. Especially to whinners.

Regards,

C.C.~~sorry but the word railbird turns my stomache. please take no offence, it's me.

Kato
06-17-2002, 06:14 AM
Don't change, I like you just the way you are.

Kato

Eric.
06-17-2002, 08:54 AM
Hey Lor,

Here's a couple I borrowed:

Keep honking, I'm reloading.

The horn's broken, watch for the finger.

Marriage- the screwing you get, for the screwing you got.

A fool and his money are soon PARTYING.

Sit down, shut up and hang on.

Eric >knows Lorri is partial to the last one

Fred Agnir
06-17-2002, 09:19 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Lorri:</font><hr> Okay, there are those of you who will be disappointed in me, but here it is. I'm tired of my quote. I'm tired of the controversy it engenders, I'm tired of being accused of arrogance, elitism, and a host of other epithets that simply don't apply, but most of all, I'm just tired of it. <hr></blockquote>

How 'bout "I'm tired of explaining."

Fred

06-17-2002, 01:12 PM
how bout...

"You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose. But you can't.........." Ahhh nevermind...

Rod
06-17-2002, 01:38 PM
Quote Lorri, I gotta figure if I change my haircolor once a year (at least!), I should probably be changing my quote at least as often, right?

Lorri, you explained your situation, but I cannot comprehend your situation. So I cannot be of any help.
Have you found a new tag line, or are you still looking?
Not much help huh? Keep the same one, something new will pop up soon.

06-17-2002, 01:44 PM
I think that "Mess with me, you'll get a foot in your ass" would be appropriate for you /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

Nostroke
06-17-2002, 02:35 PM
Funniest thing i've ever seen on this board Jason.

Lorri is tough for sure.

If im in a rock fight, man i hope she is on my team!!

Mr Ingrate
06-17-2002, 03:02 PM
Why not the same saying in different words?

"I just tells em, I don't explain em."

Alfie
06-17-2002, 03:28 PM
"You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length." Karl Friederich Gauss.

06-17-2002, 06:22 PM
More quotes from great mathematicians that may pertain to posting messages on this board:

There is no scorn more profound, or on the whole more justifiable, than that of the men who make for the men who explain. Exposition, criticism, appreciation, is work for second-rate minds.
- G.H. Hardy

A habit of basing convictions upon evidence, and of giving to them only that degree of certainty which the evidence warrants, would, if it became general, cure most of the ills from which the world suffers.
- Bertrand Russell

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
- Bertarnd Russell

[upon losing the use of his right eye]
Now I will have less distraction.
- Leonhard Euler

jjinfla
06-18-2002, 07:28 AM
How about? "I won't waste time arguing with idiots" Jake~~~perhaps you might replace arguing with debating and idiots with "the uninformed" have to be politically correct you know. LOL

stickman
06-18-2002, 08:03 AM
The trouble with wrestling with pigs is you both get dirty, and the pig likes it.

Fred Agnir
06-18-2002, 08:55 AM
Procrastination pays off immediately.

'common sense' most often is neither.

Anything "fool proof" has no chance against a fool.

Believe it or not, this isn't my first paper route.

One word: plastic

If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.

If all else fails, cheat like hell.

Good things come to pool players with tattoos.

It's amazing what you can accomplish with just one roll of duct tape and a rubber hose.

Before installing a skylight, you might want to ask your upstairs neighbor first.

You've never lived until you've eaten Spam Loaf.

(correlation)
The new Spam Museum is proof positive: any goal is possible.

and finally the most profound words to live by:

Everybody, have fun tonight. Everybody, Wang Chung tonight - Dr. Frazier Crane, Cheers


Fred

Alfie
06-18-2002, 09:49 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font><hr> "You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length." Karl Friederich Gauss. <hr></blockquote>
Too many characters? Try his motto-

"Few, but ripe."

Doctor_D
06-19-2002, 07:14 AM
Good morning:

Close, only counts in Horse Shoes &amp; Hand Grenades!

Dr. D.

Licensing Fees extra ...

heater451
06-19-2002, 10:10 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Doctor_D:</font><hr> Good morning:

Close, only counts in Horse Shoes &amp; Hand Grenades!
<hr></blockquote>

. . .and thermonuclear weapons.

Doctor_D
06-19-2002, 10:18 AM
Good afternoon:

Thermo-Nuclear weapons have redefined the "Paradigm" we have come to know as close !!!

Dr. D.

Troy
06-19-2002, 10:24 AM
and Nuclear Warfare

<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: Doctor_D:</font><hr> Good morning:

Close, only counts in Horse Shoes &amp; Hand Grenades!

Dr. D.

Licensing Fees extra ...
<hr></blockquote>

cheesemouse
06-19-2002, 01:54 PM
Doc D,
Close counts in dancing /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

stickman
06-19-2002, 02:40 PM
Satisfying sex is like a Chinese dinner. It ain't over til you both get your cookies. /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

06-19-2002, 07:01 PM
Now That's a quote I can get with!!

Alfie
06-20-2002, 08:47 PM
Let the little girl dance
She never danced before
So let her on the floor