Quotes which I like....

*you probably think I'm crazy for hoarding so many quotes. But hey, it keeps me occupied.

-In a world of compromise, there are some that don't.

-No backup plan, no second chance-no one else to blame.

-Avoid any action with an unacceptable outcome.
	-George E. Nichols

-A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next 
	-George S. Patton

-"Love is a single soul inhabiting two bodies."

-"There is always something at the end of the road:
  If you're not willing to see what it is,
  you probably shouldn't be out there in the first place."

-"In the end one is responsible for what is made of one"

-"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness 
     consists of.  You will never live if you are looking for the meaning 
     of life."

-"The value of life can be measured by how many times your soul has been 
     deeply stirred." 
        -S. Honda

-"Life isn't measured the number of breaths you take, but by the moments 
      that take your breath away."

-If there is any way to do it wrong, he'll find it.
        -Capt. Edward A. Murphy

-The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an
 incredible miracle.
        -Col. John P. Stapp

-One thing only I know, and that is I know nothing.

-i'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be 
 living apart. 
        -e. e. cummings 

-"You are given the dreams you have now, because you have the ability
  to make them come true."

-Always remember to forget the things that made you sad
 but never forget to remember the things that made you glad.
 Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue
 but never forget to remember those that have stuck by you.
 Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away
 but never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.
	-Old Irish Saying 

-A man lives for one geneartion: his name lives until the end of time.
	-Yamamoto Tsunetomo, "Hagakure"

-"This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time."
	-Fight Club

-"He who wishes to fight must first count the cost."

-"To be is to do."
	-I. Kant

-"To do is to be."

-"Lotta people go through life doing things badly. 
  Racing's important to men who do it well. 
  When you're racing, it's life. 
  Anything that happens before or after is just waiting."
	-M. Delaney (Steve McQueen, "Le Mans")

-To race is to live.  All the rest is simply waiting.
	-Rudolph Caracciola

-Winning is everything: anything else is only failure.

-Love instilled into solid materials by loving craftsmanship is the only 
 creation of mankind to defeat time.
	-Loyd-Paxton Gallery, Dallas

-The faster one goes, the less one cares about the machinery or the 
	-James Truslow Adams

-Experience varies directly with equipment ruined.

-Good judgement comes from experience. 
 Experience comes from bad judgement.
	-Mulla Nasrudin

-"There is no price on your dream bike."
 "But we can come up with a nice round number for insurance purposes..."
	-S. Essl

-"I won't say that lifes a bitch and then you die,     
   Because I will do my best to enjoy mine."
	-Beastie Boys                       

-"What have you got to lose?  I mean, you came from nothing, you go back 
      to nothing--what have you lost?  Nothing!"

-"Battle not with monsters, 
  lest ye become a monster, 
  and if you gaze into the abyss, 
  the abyss also gazes into you."

-"The perfect way is only difficult for those who pick and choose.  Do not
     like, do not dislike; all will then be clear.  Make a hairbreadth 
     difference and heaven and earth are set apart; if you want the truth to 
     stand clear before you, never be for or against."
	-Bruce Lee

-"I never did mind about the little things..."
	-Nikita, "La Femme Nikita"

-"On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur.  L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."
	-Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "Le Petit Prince"

-"A thing of beauty is a joy forever;
  Its lovliness increases; it will never
  Pass into nothingness."
	-J. Keats

-Do not bother comparing yourself to others; those greater than you will
   eventually be eliminated, and those lesser than you are dead already.

-"You think you have a limit, and then you go for this limit and you 
     touch this limit, and you think OK, this is the limit.  As soon you
     touch this limit, something happens to you; suddenly you can go a little
     bit further.  With your mind power, your determination, your instinct
     and your experience as well, you can fly very high."
	-Ayrton Senna

-"Winning is the most important. Everything is consequence of that."
	-Ayrton Senna

-"Correr, competir, eu levo isso no sangue, parte de minha vida"
	-Ayrton Senna

-"I have no idols. I admire work, dedication an competence." 
	-Ayrton Senna

-"These things bring you to reality as to how fragile you are; at the same 
  moment you are doing something that nobody else is able to do. The same 
  moment that you are seen as the best, the fastest and somebody that 
  cannot be touched, you are enormously fragile. Because in a split 
  second, it's gone. These two extremes are feelings that you don't get 
  every day. These are all things which contribute to - how can I say? - 
  knowing yourself deeper and deeper. These are the things that keep me going." 
	-Ayrton Senna

-"If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be 
    amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.
	-V. Lombardi

-"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." 
	-V. Lombardi

-"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of 
     strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will." 
	-V. Lombardi

-"In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail." 
	-V. Lombardi

-"To achieve success, whatever the job we have, we must pay a price."
	-V. Lombardi

-"Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the 
         price to win and you have to pay the price to get to the point 
         where success is possible. Most important, you must pay the price 
         to stay there." 
	-V. Lombardi

-"Mental toughness is essential to success." 
	-V. Lombardi

-"There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it 
	-V. Lombardi

-"The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. Hard 
     work is the price we must all pay for success."
	-V. Lombardi

-"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender."
	-V. Lombardi

-"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to his commitment 
     to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor."
	-V. Lombardi

-"If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, why do they keep score?"
	-V. Lombardi

-"Winning isn't everything--but wanting to win is."
	-V. Lombardi

-"What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to 
      getting better."
	-V. Lombardi

-"A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and 
   have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive 
   drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life 
   and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done."
	-V. Lombardi

-"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, 
            a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
	-V. Lombardi

-"The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined 
     effort of each individual." 
	-V. Lombardi

-"It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a 
      winner, when you're number one. What you've got to have is faith and 
      discipline when you're not yet a winner."
	-V. Lombardi

-"Success demands singleness of purpose."
	-V. Lombardi

-"Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be 
      judged by only one thing-the result.
	-V. Lombardi

-"I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in 
      his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is 
      something good in men that really yearns for discipline." 
	-V. Lombardi

-"Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its 
        qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, 
        it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to 
        give in. It's a state of mind-you could call it character in 
	-V. Lombardi

-"Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch 
	-V. Lombardi

-"Strength does not come from physical capacity.  
  It comes from an indomitable will."
        -Mahatma Gandhi

-Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that 
    we are powerful beyond measure.

-"It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that 
    should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs."

-"How are we doing?..Same as Always..."
 "That bad, huh?" 
	-H. Solo (ROJ) 

-"Don't cry for me, I'm already dead."
	-Barney Gumbel

-"No matter what it is that you do best, there are always a million people 
    doing it better"
	-Homer J. Simpson

-How can you get very far,
 If you don't know Who You Are?
 How can you do what you ought,
 If you don't know What You've Got?
 And if you don't know Which To Do
 Of all the things in front of you,
 Then what you'll have when you are through
 Is just a mess without a clue
 Of all the best that can come true
 If you know What and Which and Who.
	-The Tao of Pooh

-There was a young man who said "God,
 I find it exceedingly odd,
         That the willow oak tree
         Continues to be,
 When there's no one about in the Quad."

 "Dear Sir, your astonishment's odd,
 For I'm always about in the Quad;
         And that's why the tree,
         Continues to be,"
 Signed "Yours faithfully, God."

-"You don't take no action--you don't get no action."
	-Kevin Quinn

-"God does not play dice with the universe."
	-A. Einstein

-"God not only plays dice, he sometimes throws the dice where they cannot 
     be seen."
	-S. Hawking

-It seems our lives are but a game, my friend.
 Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.
 But never forget that, like any game,
 This game we call life has rules.

-There are 4 things you must never do: lie, steal, cheat, or drink. 
 But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. 
 If you must steal, steal away from bad company. 
 If you must cheat, cheat death. 
 And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away. 

-I figured maybe if my heart stops beating, it wouldn't hurt so much. 

-"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and
  so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which 
  open for us."
	-A. Bell

-"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have
  problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot."
	-D. Smith

-"It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail."
	-G. Vidal

-"Handing over a bank note is enough to make a bicycle belong to me,
  but my entire life is needed to realize this possession."
	-J. Sartre

-Independence is for the very few; it is a privilege of the strong.
        -F. Nietzsche, "Beyond Good and Evil"

-No one can have his duty proved to him, but that each must take his
 courage in both hands and choose as best he can.
        -S. Kierkegaard

-The irony of life is that it is lived forward, but understood backward.
	-S. Kierkegaard

-Man would not be man unless his dreams exceeded his grasp.
        -L. Eisley

-Ignore the awful times, and concentrate on the good ones.
        -K. Vonnegut

-The "paradox" is only a conflict between reality and your feeling of what 
 reality "ought to be".
	-R. Feynman

-Math is like love -- a simple idea but it can get complicated.
        -R. Drabek

-Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be.

-Remember: If it was easy, then everybody would be doing it.

-No limits. No fears. No substitues.

-Smoothness above all else.

-The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

-Despise no one, and call nothing useless, for there is no one whose hour
 does not come, and nothing that does not have its place.
        -Rabbi Ben Azai

-Cycling rolls through the world as it finds it. It is a dangerous profession.
        -R. Legeay

-"It's just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All 
  year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for the winter, while the 
  octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. But then the winter 
  came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns. And 
  also he got a racecar. Is any of this getting through to you?"
	-Fry, "Futurama"

-"Progress means simplifying, not complicating."
	-B. Munari

-"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."
	-B. Russell

-"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one 
  perists in trying to adapte the world to himself.  Therefore all 
  progress depends on the unreasonable man."
	-George Bernard Shaw

-"Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a
  fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc
  players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol,
  and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortage repayments. Choose a
  starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching
  luggage. Choose a three-piece suite on hire purchase in a range of 
  fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on a 
  Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing,
  spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth.  
  Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last in a 
  miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, 
  fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourself.

  Choose your future.

  Choose life."
	-J. Hodge, "Trainspotting"

-"This isn't right.  This isn't even wrong."
        -- W. Pauli

-This is my rifle.
 There are many like it, but this one is MINE.
 My rifle is my best friend. It is my life.
 I must master it as I must master my life.
 My rifle without me is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless.
 I must fire my rifle true.
 I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me.
 I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will...
 My rifle and myself know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire,
   the noise of our bursts, nor the smoke we make.
 We know it is the hits that count. We will hit...
 My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life.
 Thus, I will learn it as a brother.
 I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its parts, its accessories,
  its sights, and its barrel.
 I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage.
 I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready.
 We will become part of each other. We will...
 Before God I swear this creed.
 My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country.
 We are the masters of our enemy.
 We are the saviors of my life.
 So be it, until there is no enemy, but PEACE.
	-Maj Gen WH Rupertus