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Leave the gun, take the cannoli's

Peter Clemenza
Joined: 5/12/2006
Msg: 3684
Posted: 8/20/2011 5:57:28 AM
A "connoisseur" should never be in doubt about anything. It is ruinous. I will give you a few hints. Attribute all the royal blank verse, with a martial ring to it, to Shakspeare; all the grand ponderous ditto, with a solemn lustre as of holiness about it, to Milton; all the ardent love poetry, tricked out in affluent imagery, to Byron; all the scouring, dashing, descriptive warrior rhymes to Scott; all the sleepy, tiresome, rural stuff, to Thomson and his eternal Seasons; all the genial, warm-hearted jolly Scotch poetry, to Burns; all the tender, broken-hearted song-verses to Moore; all the broken-English poetry to Chaucer or Spenser - whichever occurs to you first; all the heroic poetry, about the impossible deeds done before Troy, to Homer; all the nauseating rebellion mush-and-milk about young fellows who have come home to die - just before the battle, mother - to George F. Root and kindred spirits; all the poetry that everybody admires and appreciates, but nobody ever reads or quotes from, to Dryden, Cowper and Shelley; all the grave-yard poetry to Elegy Gray or Wolfe, indiscriminately; all the poetry that you can't understand, to Emerson; all the harmless old platitudes, delivered with a stately and oppressive pretense of originality, to Tupper, and all the "Anonymous" poetry to yourself. Bear these rules in mind, and you will pass muster as a connoisseur; as long as you can talk glibly about the "styles" of authors, you will get as much credit as if you were really acquainted with their works. Throw out a mangled French phrase occasionally, and you will pass for an accomplished man, and a Latin phrase dropped now and then will gain you the reputation of being a learned one. Many a distinguished "connoisseur" in belles lettres and classic erudition travels on the same capital I have advanced you in this rather lengthy paragraph. Make a note of that "Anonymous" suggestion - never let a false modesty deter you from "cabbaging" anything you find drifting about without an owner. I shall publish a volume of poems, shortly, over my signature, which became the "children of my fancy" in this unique way.
- "Answers to Correspondents," The Californian, June 17, 1865
Joined: 5/12/2006
Msg: 3685
Posted: 8/21/2011 8:03:52 PM
the most intelligent thought that I ever had was to kiss
the illiterate gal. yeah.. take your pick
Joined: 5/16/2011
Msg: 3686
Posted: 8/23/2011 8:12:57 AM
I LOVE the poem by Karen Ravn and here's another along those same lines that touches my heart.I hope it'll touch other people's,too. " For long you live and high you fly, Smiles you give and tears you cry, For all you touch and all you see,Is all your life will ever,make it a good one!"
Joined: 5/12/2007
Msg: 3687
Posted: 9/7/2011 9:17:49 AM
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body.
It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression.
It is a business asset.
It attracts and keep friends.
It lightens human burdens.
It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
~ Greenville Kleisser
Joined: 7/18/2011
Msg: 3688
Bedtime Story (Squeaky Clean)
Posted: 9/14/2011 8:03:22 PM
as sand on the beach.
With the waves rocking you, rolling you
Where the waters will wash you
As fresh and warm as the sun.

(by TL, used without permission)
Joined: 5/12/2006
Msg: 3689
more Twain~
Posted: 9/17/2011 12:15:50 AM
...the trouble about arguments is, they ain't nothing but theories, after all, and theories don't prove nothing, they only give you a place to rest on, a spell, when you are tuckered out butting around and around trying to find out something there ain't no way to find out...There's another trouble about theories: there's always a hole in them somewheres, sure, if you look close enough.
Joined: 12/28/2009
Msg: 3690
Posted: 3/16/2012 10:42:26 AM
"I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undifined, I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned!'

"The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings!"--Unknown
Joined: 12/28/2009
Msg: 3691
Daily Quotes
Posted: 3/18/2012 2:00:27 AM
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Wayne Gretzky
Joined: 1/22/2012
Msg: 3692
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Posted: 3/18/2012 2:25:44 AM
'The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.'
Karl Marx
Joined: 11/24/2010
Msg: 3693
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Posted: 3/19/2012 9:09:07 PM
Susie, u dont need to toughen, take this venue as a no expectations way of meeting new friends and never give more of your self then is comfortable. It's a adjustment I had to make and have made some good friends out of all the dating. The only way to get to know someone is in person, trust your gut feelings. just enjoy getting to know someone. The rest happens if anything is there. There is a quote but I can't go word for word but it says that some people walk away from us, thats all they were meant to do. Something like that...Lisa P.S. Don't give up enjoy the joy of others.
Joined: 2/28/2012
Msg: 3694
Posted: 3/21/2012 5:56:33 PM
when society makes you feel as if you shouldn't
have a threesome with a much older couple... do it with pride

when people claim one ecstasy pill is enough
swallow three trying to be tough...

when society tells you not to abort
listen, fall in line, be straight

when you find out your mama was right
sit there
imagining new things.
Joined: 12/28/2009
Msg: 3695
Posted: 3/21/2012 8:47:12 PM
"The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be."
Joined: 3/18/2008
Msg: 3696
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Posted: 4/15/2012 5:27:03 AM
found this lovely quote in a card given to me yesterday....

"Think freely. Smile often
Tell those you love that you do.
Rediscover old friends.
Make new ones. Hope. Grow. Give.
Give in. Pick some daisies. Share them.
Keep a promise. Laugh heartily.
Reach out. Let someone in. Hug a kid.
Slow down. See a sunrise.
Listen to rain. Trust life.
Have faith. Enjoy. Make some mistakes.
Learn from them. Explore the unknown.
Celebrate life. Be alive."

~~ Jan Michelsen ~~
Joined: 12/28/2009
Msg: 3697
Posted: 4/15/2012 8:46:44 PM
"Never underestimate the power of love"-ME
Joined: 1/19/2007
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Posted: 12/29/2012 9:21:15 PM
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

~~~Leo Tolstoy
Joined: 9/23/2009
Msg: 3699
Posted: 1/18/2013 7:59:01 AM
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller
Joined: 1/19/2007
Msg: 3700
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Posted: 1/19/2013 7:59:04 PM
Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.

Joined: 1/19/2007
Msg: 3701
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:45:31 PM
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.

~~~Leo Tolstoy
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