Hilariously Flippant Lecture Quotes !!!

Sometimes looking back at your class notes from University is really enlightening… other times… it goes like this:

don’t blame Catherine, Henry…we’ll get you some fertility counselling” (on Henry VIII)

wife #4 was just butt ugly, you know, being Dutch” (on Anne of Cleves (@ a Dutch Uni))

stronger the orthodoxy, stronger the proof” (on Fresian gin)

gold is worth s****!” (on colonization in Virginia)

these guys can’t organize lunch!” (on colonists)

you don’t love me – you’ve never charged me before” (on America toward England)

he can’t even commit suicide, he’s such a schmoe” (on Archie Jones in White Teeth)

shut up, boy, I know better” (to student)

I know how you feel, whatever your name is…” (to same student)

you’re just being cynical, ____ – I’m shocked” (dead pan)

there are some that disagree with me, but you know, they’re stupid”

never has my inner woman been more pleased” (pub-quote)

so piracy…like pirates?” (student)

So many belly laughs… maybe it helps to have been there. But still…

 

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At the profoundest depths in life men talk not about God, but with Him. ~Elton Trueblood

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Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. ~Corrie Ten Boom

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Our greatest danger in life is permitting the urgent things to crowd out the important. ~Charles E. Hummel

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Truth, Joy, Love, and Peace. that’s the order. You have to cherish life at the same time you struggle to endure it. ~Flannery O’Conner

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“Truly, he who possesses little is so much the less possessed: praised be a moderate poverty!” ~Nietzche, Thus spoke Zarathustra.

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“We have done so much with so little for so long that we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.” ~?

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Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace like the ticking of a clock during a thunderstorm. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage. ~Anais Nin

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“Tree of blood, man feels, thinks, flowers,
and bears strange fruits: words.
What is thought and what is felt entwine,
we touch ideas: they are bodies and they are numbers.”
~o. paz

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It seems that there is a stream of limitless meaning flowing into our lives if we can but patiently entrust ourselves to it. There is no hurry, only the need to be true to what comes to mind, and to explore the current carefully in which one presently moves. There is a constant fluency of meaning in the instant in which we live. One may learn of it from rivers in the constancy of their utterance, if one listens and is still. ~H. Bugbee

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If might is right, then love has no place in the world. ~ The Mission

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The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on. ~J G Holland

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Beauty does not conceal the flaws, nor do flaws conceal the beauty.~Confucius

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There is nothing artificial about a moment of inspiration. ~Winton Marsalis

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To struggle does not mean to suffer, for a struggle brings forth gain. ~Maricarda

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Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study
and begin reading.Take down a musical instrument.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

~Rumi (1207-1273)
*trans. fr. persian by coleman barks

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