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Briarscratch

Too many to list!

But here's a current favorite -

"I got 350 heads on a 305 engine

I get ten miles to the gallon

I ain't got no good intentions."

Zip City by Mike Cooley of the Drive-by Truckers

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"He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it."
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"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."   Albus Dumbledore.
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DennisMcFeely

"I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex."

   -Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

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DennisMcFeely

"I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex."

   -Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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"We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.  I remember saying something like “I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive….” And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas.  And a voice was screaming: “Holy Jesus! What are these goddamn animals?”

- HST

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Matt Crawford

"Mr Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liver slices fried with crustcrumbs, fried hencods' roes. Most of all he liked grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of faintly scented urine."

— James Joyce

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A bunch of hemingway quotes I like, but one favorite is from a movie:

"Dead things go downstream, Mother.  Life is upstream!"

From The Moskito Coast

Good one - but wouldn't that be Paul Theroux?

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"Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry."

Mark Twain

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bosco mctavitch
Probably right, he wrote the book I believe.  I'm embarrassed to say that I forgot that was based on a real live (gasp) BOOK!
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If you can keep your head,

When all about you are losing theirs

And blaming it on you, ...

Kipling.

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"We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.  I remember saying something like “I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive….” And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas.  And a voice was screaming: “Holy Jesus! What are these goddamn animals?”

- HST

Harry S Truman??

Just kidding Hunter had some great lines!!

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