---Never conform. Adapt, yes, but don't conform.
---The quickest way to get someone to stop talking is simply to agree
with the person.
---The three safest words in the English language: nice, different,
---When in doubt or in trouble, be vague.
---How can we learn non-conformity when, for every course in school we
take, we are playing only to one critic-- not ourself, but our professor?
---Before one learns how to use the gas pedal, one must first know
how to use the break.
---Don't deny my feelings.
---Beware of people wanting to know of your love life; they may want to
be a part of it.
---I fear civilization (the word, for starters) was built on the
---It's unfortunate how self-destructive behavior leads to
confinement in a mental institution, yet society is showing the same
behavior (perhaps we are suffering the same fate).
---The amount of advice one receives on a subject without asking for
is inversely proportional to the amount of knowledge one can actually
learn about that subject.
---Contrary to popular belief, the "Christian thing to do" is not
always synonymous with the "right thing to do."
---The person we claim to be "always" late is more often than not on time.
---Why do the accounts of near-death experiences have the people only
going to heaven all of the time?
---Maturity begins when we stop blaming our parents for our faults
and start blaming ourselves for not changing them.
---Religion is largely hereditary. What's more, is that in this case it
usually doesn't evolve for the better.
---We often look back in our past and see how stupid and intolerant we
were towards other people and see how far we have progressed since then.
Hopefully in the future, we'll be able to say the same things about how
we are now.
---No ascribed roles.
---Nice can sometimes be so damn boring.
---We Don't Like Your Motives.
---If you don't want an uncensored version, you won't get any version.
---"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" may be the
Golden Rule, but it is only 14-carat.
---It's amazing to see what people will do or say when they know they
are in the majority.
---The minutes pass slower than do the weeks.
---Some people have a gift to be able to tell if they like a person
as soon as they meet that person. It is called prejudgment.
---Beware of the closed minded. They are in the majority.
---Beware of those who don't know how to think. They outnumber you.
---There is more than one "way."
---The stages: being dependent on other, being dependent on oneself
(independent), being for others who need to depend (dependent) on you.
---Diogenes Revisited: Looking for an objective/unbiased person (I'll
probably have as much success as he did).
---If you give me what I don't deserve now, I definitely won't deserve it
when you are sure to give it to me later.
---Before you start your new life, you must end your old.
---If you are making sure you're safe from crying, you are also blocking
yourself from loving.
---While categorization does have its merits, it is behavior that
should lead to categorization, not categorization that leads to
behavior. Too many people think that the label Dictates behavior; where
it should instead merely Describe it.
---There are three types of temperature in the midwest winters: cold,
damn cold, and what the hell am I doing here!
---Ice cream tastes even better when you are sharing it with someone. /Katie/
---The problem is that people don't know the difference between hunches
and hypotheses. They mistakenly take the former to be the latter. As a
result they have hunches masquerading as hypotheses to shape their
premises of how they live.
---Don't substitute or confuse can't for won't. It's probably the
---True knowledge is not gained by what we are taught; it is by what
---don't assume they are as reasonable about [things] as you are /Todd/
---it seems my whole life is an existential crisis
---how are we protecting liberty by outlawing more [actions]?
---Why is it that when someone disagrees with me they think I don't
understand? I DO understand. And I simply disagree.
---When someone tells you that you should look at a situation from
their perspective, it is probably because they are unwilling to try to
look at it from yours.
---don't wish to have things "the same as how they used to be."
Haven't you LEARNED something from this experience?
---Just because I am (still) looking for something doesn't mean that I
haven't already found it.
---If you already know the answer, you are asking the wrong question.
---Have respect for the dead? If I didn't have respect for them when they
were living, why should they gain respect for something that everyone will
do anyway? If they DIDN'T die, well then, THAT would be something to talk
---I don't believe there is one true person for me, but I do believe there
is someone for everyone. There are perhaps millions of women who can
make me very happy, hundreds of thousands who can make me very very happy,
tens of thousands who can make me very very very happy, thousands who can
make me very very very very happy, and so forth. The question for me, and
for anyone else, remains: how many very's do you want?
---Common sense, unfortunately, sometimes isn't as common as one may
---I create my own coincidences.
---Why is it that people can act uninhibited in front of a camera, yet
cannot during the rest of their life?
---Why is it, that if the first part of the sentence a person says is "I'm
not one to say x," that the second part of the sentence is "x" almost all
of the time?
---things don't just smoothly FALL into place overnight, they are PUT
into place by the hard work behind it, however un-smooth it might be
---My life is just a subsection of reality!
---There are very few NEEDS in life. Most are just wants & desires,
and you will be better off when you learn to tell the difference.
---Don't fault them for not telling you. Most of them don't know and
of the few that do most don't know how to express it.
---Most people think that distance racing is about pushing yourself, but
they are wrong. It is about restraining yourself. It's only at the end of
the race when you unleash all that you were holding back.
---If you are in serious training, you can never take a day off from
running. Its perfectly okay though, if some are zero-mile days.
---Everyone makes mistakes, it's how they deal with them that displays
their true character.
---Over 300 runners finished in front of me. But, I know I won the race.
---It's interesting how usually the conservatives have opposed many ideas
such as the right for women and blacks to vote, child labor laws,
environmental policy, etc. As a liberal, I can see opposition from that
side in today's issues. It is my hope that when I am old, there will be
issues where I stand on the opposite site of the younger liberals. Not
because I will have become conservative, but because I hope that society
will progress to a point where it is not satisfied with the status quo,
and that this progression will have surpassed a point with me that I am
completely comfortable. To me, when we get to a point where I am
uncomfortable with the liberal view on some issues, we are continuing to
make real progress.
---Sometimes you've just got to let her ramble. She'll get to her
point eventually. It might not be the same exact point she had intended to
make when she started rambling. That's okay though. She's not the exact
same person either.
---Everything has both good and bad aspects. If you haven't thought of
any bad aspects to your great idea, you haven't thought it through enough.
---it's actually difficult to be a food (music, movie, art, etc.) critic; most people are probably just food whiners
---She's so totally obsessed with cycling, her idea of cross-training involves riding a different bike. /Anne/
---I race marathons because I need an excuse to eat pasta twice a day.
---It doesn't matter the weather. The weather will NOT impact my goal time. I'm resigned to know that it will not make me slower... it will just make it hurt more.
---Experience is necessary for innovation. You need to do something 1,000 times before you get creative with it.
---You know you are a good storyteller if they already know the ending and you can still make them cry.
---Nothing is guaranteed when it comes to a Marathon. Except pain.
---Sometimes I wonder if I'm actually becoming a physically better runner, or if I'm just increasing my pain threshold.
---Marathoners don't consider Marathoning an extreme sport like the rest of the world does, and seem puzzled that they do.
---Getting the car to propel itself from 1-60 is easy, it's getting it from 0-1 that takes the credit.
---ready to have fun? no... ready to suffer, to feel pain, anguish, to wish at times that I've never had to confront these possibilities before me. THAT is how I know I'm ready to love. not because I'm ready to have fun and enjoy; I'm always ready for that! /Coll/
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