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ojai22 11-17-2014 08:25 PM

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"I used to be Irish-Catholic, now I'm an American. You know, you grow."


George Carlin

ojai22 11-17-2014 08:26 PM

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"Electricity is just organized lightning."


George Carlin

ojai22 11-17-2014 08:29 PM

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"Well, if crime fighters fight crime and firefighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?"


George Carlin

ojai22 11-17-2014 08:30 PM

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"So far, this is the oldest I've been."


George Carlin

ojai22 11-17-2014 08:36 PM

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"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me Liberty or give me death!"


Patrick Henry

ojai22 01-21-2015 03:30 PM

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"Live on, survive, for the Earth gives forth wonders. It may swallow your heart, but the wonders keep on coming. You stand before them bare-headed, shriven. What is expected of you is attention."


Salman Rushdie
"The Ground Beneath Her Feet"

ojai22 01-21-2015 03:33 PM

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"Men carry with them all the time the secret place where they might meet their God."

Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ 40:6

ojai22 01-21-2015 03:35 PM

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"A woman is like a teabag. She only knows her strength when put in hot water."


Nancy Reagan

ojai22 01-22-2015 04:24 PM

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"Does not effort mean a struggle to change what is into what it is not, or what it should be, or what it should become? We are constantly escaping from what is, to transform or modify it. . . .Only when there is no awareness of exactly what is, then effort to transform takes place. So, effort is non-awareness. Awareness reveals the significance of what is, and the complete acceptance of the significance brings freedom. So, awareness is non-effort; awareness is the perception of what is without distortion. Distortion exists whenever there is effort."

Jiddu Krishnamurti
1895-1986
kfa.org
Collected Works, Vol. IV,117,Choiceless Awareness

ojai22 03-28-2015 10:42 PM

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In Death Is Immortality

Surely, in ending there is renewal, is there not? It's only in death that a new thing comes into being. I am not giving you comfort. This is not something to be believed or thought about or intellectually examined and accepted, for then you will make it into another comfort, as you now believe in reincarnation or continuity in the hereafter, and so on. But the actual fact is that that which continues has no rebirth, no renewal. Therefore, in dying every day there is renewal, there is a rebirth. That is immortality. In death there is immortality, not the death of which you are afraid, but the death of previous conclusions, memories, experiences, with which you are identified as the 'me'. In the dying of the 'me' every minute there is eternity, there is immortality, there is a thing to be experienced -not to be speculated upon or lectured about, as you do about reincarnation and all that kind of stuff. When you are no longer afraid, because every minute there is an ending and therefore a renewal, then you are open to the unknown. Reality is the unknown. Death is also the unknown. But to call death beautiful, to say how marvelous it is because we shall continue in the hereafter and all that nonsense, has no reality. What has reality is seeing death as it is, an ending; an ending in which there is renewal, a rebirth, not a continuity. For that which continues decays; and that which has the power to renew itself is eternal.


Jiddu Krishnamurti
1895-1986
kfa.org

The Book of Life

ojai22 03-29-2015 01:05 PM

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"You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear."


Sammy Davis, Jr.

ojai22 04-21-2015 09:39 PM

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"It is easy to live for others; everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

ojai22 04-21-2015 09:39 PM

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"Hang onto your youthful enthusiasms -- you'll be able to use them better when you're older."

Lucio Anneo Seneca

ojai22 04-21-2015 09:40 PM

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"The imaginary friends I had as a kid dropped me because their friends thought I didn't exist."

Aaron Machado

ojai22 04-21-2015 09:41 PM

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"I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they are the first to be rescued off of sinking ships."


Gilda Radner

ojai22 04-21-2015 09:41 PM

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"Did you ever see the customers in health food stores? They are pale skinny people who look half dead. In a steak house you see robust, ruddy people. They're dying, of course, but they look terrific."

Bill Cosby

ojai22 04-21-2015 09:42 PM

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"Stupidity is far more fascinating than intelligence. After all, intelligence has it's limits."


Anonymous

ojai22 04-21-2015 09:43 PM

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"The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity."


Voltaire

ojai22 04-21-2015 09:43 PM

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"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."


Thomas Jefferson

ojai22 04-21-2015 09:45 PM

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"I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it."


Clint Eastwood

ojai22 04-21-2015 09:47 PM

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"The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything."


Friedrich Nietzsche

ojai22 04-21-2015 09:49 PM

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"Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music."


Ronald Reagan

ojai22 04-21-2015 09:50 PM

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"Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do 'practice'?"


George Carlin

ojai22 04-21-2015 09:52 PM

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"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."


Lao Tz

ojai22 04-30-2015 01:53 AM

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"When you have a hammer in your hand everything around you starts looking like a nail."


Mark Twain


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