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March 10, 2015

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Hello

Sometimes in life we come across philosophies or inspirational quotes that make an impact on our outlook on life and/or cause us to confront our own beliefs and prejudices.

I have too many to list.

However, today is my birthday, and at this time of year I’m often pensive and philosophical.

So today, I was given pause to reflect on things, and this quote came to mind..

“first of all nothing will happen
and a little later
nothing will happen again” …

~ Leonard Cohen

Do you have any quotes or philosophies that are meaningful to you…?

 

 

 

 

 

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27 Comments leave one →
  1. March 10, 2015 8:28 pm

    Many happy returns, Reb.

    This is a quote: “Sex and drugs and rock and roll are all my body needs. Sex and drugs and rock and roll are very good indeed.” ~ Ian Dury

  2. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 10, 2015 8:30 pm

    “Do you have any quotes or philosophies that are meaningful to you…?<"

    There’s an old saying that people say to me quite often – “F**K OFF!!”

  3. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 10, 2015 8:30 pm

    Happy Birthday!!

  4. March 10, 2015 8:51 pm

    “Whaaaa” ~ Bruce Lee

  5. TB Queensland permalink
    March 10, 2015 8:52 pm

    Happy Birfday, sreb!

    My third g/son shares his birthday with you … he’s 17 …

    BTW would you like any tips on filling in the Age Pension application?

    Quote

    “Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.” – Jim Rohn

  6. March 10, 2015 9:22 pm

    “I’m going to Jackson. I’m going to mess around.” ~ J. Cash

  7. March 10, 2015 9:46 pm

    Firstly…Happy Birthday!

    Secondly…”Could Be Worse”…is a useful motivational quote which I often consider.

  8. March 10, 2015 9:48 pm

    Thirdly…Leonard is a bit of a wordsmith, for a monotone droner ( 😉 ). The rest of my family love him.

  9. March 10, 2015 9:49 pm

    “Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.”

    * gold!

  10. March 11, 2015 8:33 am

    Thank youse for birthday wishes.. 🙂

  11. Tom R permalink
    March 11, 2015 8:43 am

    Happy belated b’day reb.

    I personally like this little snippet

    You can be anything you want to be
    Just turn yourself into anything you think that you could ever be
    Be free with your temple, be free, be free
    Surrender your ego – be free, be free to yourself

    Yea, they reckon it says tempo, but I like my version better 😉

  12. March 11, 2015 9:03 am

    Thanks Tom, that’s a nice little verse..

  13. Tom R permalink
    March 11, 2015 9:15 am

    that’s a nice little verse..

    But then there is always this one 😉

  14. March 11, 2015 10:16 am

    Conan makes an excellent point!

  15. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 11, 2015 11:50 am

    Happy Birthday, reb. I love your blog. 🙂 It is a big part of my life these days.

    Leonard Cohen was my first and most enduring musical obsession. The quote you used was bleakly typical of a lot of his stuff. This line of his has been in my head for over thirty years: “And your love is some dust in an old man’s cough as he taps his foot to a tune”. In that telling something happened but it didn’t amount to much in the end.

    On a more positive note, two things I heard long ago have stuck with me:

    “every act of kindness is a little bit of love we leave behind”

    “Two things stand like stone:
    Kindness in another’s trouble
    And courage in your own”

  16. Walrus permalink
    March 11, 2015 11:59 am

    Yes……..happy birthday for Yesterday

    My favourite quote is

    “”In order for you to insult me I would have to first actually value your opinion””

  17. March 11, 2015 12:07 pm

    “”Happy Birthday, reb. I love your blog. 🙂 It is a big part of my life these days.””

    Thank you Splatter.. Youse are all a big part of my life too… 🙂

  18. March 11, 2015 12:07 pm

    Thanks Walrus..

  19. March 11, 2015 10:22 pm

  20. March 12, 2015 8:38 am

    Happy Birthday Reb. (don`t drink too much, ha-ha)

    ”””Training alone is not enough. If you have a teabag and you train it to lie, all you will really end up with is another lying teabag.””’730reportland

  21. TB Queensland permalink
    March 12, 2015 12:00 pm

    “Two things stand like stone:
    Kindness in another’s trouble
    And courage in your own”

    I like that, sb … it’s very true

  22. armchair opinionator permalink
    March 12, 2015 12:32 pm

    Happy Birthday to you reb!

    …“Two things stand like stone:
    Kindness in another’s trouble
    And courage in your own”…

    Liking that too sb, sage advice for life.

    “”In order for you to insult me I would have to first actually value your opinion”

    walrus – thumbs down [typical though]

  23. March 12, 2015 5:27 pm

    Thank you AO and #bagz.

    I am currently at the epicentre for retired people who are 5 minutes away from kicking the bucket – The RACV “Country Club” in the Yarra Valley. Putting the tree back into country.

    I would like to say that I am enjoying myself but that just wouldn’t be true.

  24. March 12, 2015 5:28 pm

    “”thumbs down [typical though]””

    Agreed.

  25. TB Queensland permalink
    March 12, 2015 7:24 pm

    “”thumbs down [typical though]””

    Quite retrospective introspective … I thought …

    Putting the tree back into country.

    WTF? Does that mean they bury instead of cremate there?

    Or are they part of the Direct Action Plan?

  26. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 19, 2015 8:29 pm

    The dreadful murder of the young woman in Doncaster… another example of a young life lost due to the hopeless penal system.

    Anyone convicted of a violent crime against women should wear a tracking device after release for 10+ years.

    There are just too many examples of murder by convicted criminals that should not be roaming the streets.

    In 2004, Mr Price turned himself in to police and then pleaded guilty to 22 charges of raping, indecently assaulting and threatening to kill young women in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
    He attacked six women and a 13 year old girl in daylight hours in suburbs incuding Kew, Camberwell and Balwyn between February 2002 and June 2003.
    The court heard at the time that he sexually assaulted a mother of two in her home, attacked a 13-year-old schoolgirl and raped a 21-year-old woman on a footpath.

    http://www.newslocker.com/en-au/region/melbourne/doncaster-teenager-masa-vukotic-suspect-sean-price-threatened-to-kill-officers/view/

  27. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 20, 2015 9:04 am

    From time to time f**kwits have argued that the warrior President Putin and the freedom fighters had no involvement in the shooting down of MH17.

    The evidence is now starting to come out.

    MH17 evidence: Dutch journalist discovers fragments of Russian missile amid wreckage
    FRAGMENTS from a Russian surface-to-air missile have been recovered from the wreckage of Flight MH17.
    The distorted scrap of metal was picked up by a Dutch journalist visiting the village of Hrabove where the stricken aircraft ploughed into the ground, killing all 298 aboard.

    http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/mh17-evidence-dutch-journalist-discovers-fragments-of-russian-missile-amid-wreckage/story-fnpjxnlk-1227270469205

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