Saturday, January 10, 2009

FAVORITE JOKES 'N' QUOTES 'N' STUFFS [Part 2 Of 2]

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[From the STMcC archive: 2006, February]

QUOTES 'N' STUFFS (Continued...)

It is the nature of the human being to love self-indulgence: ease, comfort, riches, intemperance, gluttony, indolence, and sensuality. These operate in our consciousness as a sense of separation from God. It is not actually separation from God, because we can no more be separated from God than a gold ring can be separated from the gold of which it is formed. Gold is the ring; gold constitutes the ring. There is no possible way to remove the gold from the ring without destroying the ring, because there is not gold and a ring; there is only a gold ring.

So it is with us. We cannot be separated from God, because there is no we. Actually, there is no such thing in all the world as you or me as individuals standing alone. God being infinite, God is all there is. God constitutes you and me; God constitutes our life, mind, soul, and being, just as gold constitutes the ring. Gold is the substance; the ring is the form. God is the substance; the individual is the form as which God appears. God is the essence of our being – the life, soul, mind, spirit, law, continuity, and activity. God is the all and all of individual being, whether of saint or sinner. The degree of sainthood expressed by an individual is wholly dependent upon the degree of conscious realization of oneness with the Father. The capacity for sin in an individual is dependent upon the degree of his sense of separation from God. As a matter of fact, this sense of separation is all there is to humanhood.

We are not human beings as we seem to be; we are pure spiritual being. It is not that there are two separate beings, the human being and the spiritual being; it is only that a human being is entertaining a sense of separation from God. We cannot be separated from God, but we can entertain a sense of separation from God. The moment that sense of separation begins to disappear, Christhood or Divine sonship is revealed. The return of the prodigal takes place wholly within one’s self as an activity of consciousness, and the moment one sets his feet in the direction of the Father’s house, he has entered the spiritual path.

Let no one take credit for being on the spiritual path. Were it not for the grace of God, one would not be reaching out toward the realization of his Divine sonship. In the experience of every person, there comes a certain moment when he is penetrated by a ray of God, when a touch of God breaks through into his consciousness, not because of himself, but in spite of himself. From the moment that ray touches him, the end is inevitable: he will find his way right to the throne of God.

~ Joel S. Goldsmith
[*Note: The paragraphs above, from a book by Joel Goldsmith, greatly enhanced my spiritual understanding in 1994.]


I was strongly influenced early on by Joel Goldsmith and I guess I'm sort of a “Bad Christian Meets A Christian Science Laboratory Explosion.”
~ Stephen T. McCarthy


“Every generation of Americans needs to know that freedom exists not to do what you like, but having the right to do what you ought!”

“The only thing lacking in you is that you don’t want to be Holy.”

“Set yourselves apart from this corrupt generation, my Brothers and Sisters. You weren’t made to fit in. You were born to stand out!”
~ Jim Caviezel



On to the theater!
~ Honest John
(from the Disney movie "Pinocchio")


No one [political] party can fool all of the people all of the time. That’s why we have two parties.
~ Bob Hope



My favorite beer is...
always the one I had just before I had the one that was one too many.
~ Al K. Holic
 



Expensive beer and cheap women – that’s for me!
~ Trummy Tewksbury




“Stonewall” Jackson: Tell me, Colonel Stuart, do you use tobacco?
J.E.B. Stuart: No, sir, not in any form.
Jackson: Nether do I.  I find I like it too much.
(from the movie “Gods And Generals” – 2003)




GUILTY! Thank you. That is all.
~ The Judge
(from "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" at Disneyland)




But I tried, didn’t I? …Damn it! At least I did that.
~ R. P. McMurphy
(from the movie "One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest")


It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth ... For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and to provide for it.
~ Patrick Henry


That shit could really happen!
~ 'Sneakin' In The Movies' reviewer
(from the movie "Hollywood Shuffle")


I don't know - I guess maybe it’s just the booze or something.
~ Terry “The Toad” Fields
(from the movie “American Graffiti”)


Yeah, well, I guess they do those things.
~ Mr. Carter
(the bank examiner in the movie "It's A Wonderful Life")


Really? Worst film you ever saw? Well, my next one will be better.
~ Ed Wood
(from the movie of the same name. “When it came to making bad movies, Ed Wood was the best.”)


I had to show him a lesson.
~ Oscar De La Hoya
(after knocking out Fernando “Steroids” Vargas)


Everyone is normal until you get to know them.
~ Dave Sim


I would describe her as a very proper Jewish intellectual, who suddenly decided to take up gun collecting and NASCAR recently. I was told she no longer is that into shooting on the weekends and devotes her spare time to following Jimmie Johnson on Twitter. Apparently guns were the gateway drug leading to the true hillbilly heroin of NASCAR racing.
~ The Flying Aardvark
(speaking of an old friend of hers whom she seldom gets to see)


They are who we thought they were!
~ Dennis Green


If you don't think that's funny, you'd better not go to college.
~ Jo Van Fleet
(from the movie "East Of Eden")


It was presumptuous of me to think it would be I.
~ Raymond Massey
(from the movie "East Of Eden")


There are only two kinds of people in the world.
I don’t like either of them.
~ Miss Ann Thrope


LOVE IS: when I refrain from killing someone I'd love to kill.
~ Mr. Intense


Alright, m-m-m-ove along now. Th-th-there's nothing left to see here. That's all folks. Hmmm... I like the sound of that... Th-th-th-that's all, folks!
~ Porky Pig
(from the movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit")


Sorta makes you want to treat me with more respect, doesn't it?
~ Pigpen


All I want is what I have coming to me; All I want is my fair share.
~ Sally Brown


Outta the way, Ragamuffin!
~ A Roman Centurion


Our baby's the best baby of them all.
~ Dingle Kringle


Ooh, I've been bamboozled!
~ Burgermeister Meisterburger


Duyp-duyp-duyp-duyp. ...Nuthin'!
~ Yukon Cornelius


Great bouncing icebergs!
~ Yukon Cornelius


Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?
~ Gary Coleman


Throughout his career, Csonka played fullback like a horse ploughs a field: doggedly, with a high pain threshold and with great determination.
~ John Doremus



Sometimes it's hard to live like I was raised,
Trying to survive these modern days the old-fashioned way.
~ Ol' Waylon
(from the song “Where Do We Go From Here?” written by Waylon and R. Murrah)


I don't explain if you don't understand.
~ Waylon
(from the song “Trouble Man” written by Ol’ Waylon and T.J. White)


Alright, let's get on it.
~ Howlin' Wolf
(from his song "The Red Rooster")


Let’s get ON this thing!
~ “Lonesome Dogg” McMe
[Inspired by Lightnin’ Hopkins’ “Step ON this thing!”]



Forgiveness? Uh, yeah, well, I think it's certainly a viable option... if you've run out of ammo and still haven't managed to hit your target.
~ Mr. Intense


There's a sadness in the heart of things.
~ Warren Zevon
(from his song “The Heartache”)


Ought to hang my picture in the all-time Losers' Hall of Fame.
~ Warren Zevon
(from his song "Bad Karma")
[*Note: Put it on my Tombstone!]


Some have the speed and the right combinations
If you can’t take the punches, it don’t mean a thing.
~ Warren Zevon
(from his song “Boom Boom Mancini”)


It ain't that pretty at all.
~ Warren Zevon
(from his song “Ain’t That Pretty At All”)

[*Note: My friend Pooh and I got a lot of mileage out of that particular line in the early 1980s. Here are a few examples of how we’d employ it:

“You hungover?”
“Yeah… and it ain’t that pretty at all.”
. . .

“How was your date last night?”
“Well, she wasn't that pretty at all.”
. . .

“Did you pick up your paycheck?”
“I did. And it ain’t that pretty at all.”
. . .

Pooh and I even went to see Zevon perform live once at a small theatre in Los Angeles. But Zevon don’t perform live anymore ‘cause he’s dead.]



We drank.
We drank a lot.
We drank more than we did not.
~ General Poohregard


He's not our breed!
~ Pooh


Sorry for making you all koyaanisqatsi and all.
~ Pooh


I remember you from last night.
~ Bucket Of Blood Saloon bartender
(speaking to Pooh on the morning after the night before)


There is no one in this world who hates anything more than I hate "this world".
~ Mr. Intense


You non-money-havin' motherf#cker!
~ Wino Woman on Venice Beach to her Wino Boyfriend


I'll get you, you Conway Twitty-actin' sonofabitch!
~ George Jones
(while heavily intoxicated and after being tied down by Waylon Jennings)


If you’re only going to have one beer, you might as well make it six Mickey’s Big Mouths.
~ Moody McMe


I was falling-down liquored-up.
~ Trummy Tewksbury


You ol' bilge rat!
~ Pipps Terwilliger


That's nothing that a little Grand Marnier wouldn't fix.
~ Chix O'Tipplin


You know what Merle Haggard says: "F#ck 'em!"
...
Drive fast, take chances.
~ Kelly "Andy" Anderson



All the salty margaritas in Los Angeles,
I'm gonna drink 'em up.
~ Warren Zevon
(from his song "Desperados Under The Eaves")


Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin' is gone.
~ John Cougar Mellencamp
(from his song "Jack And Diane")


Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
~ Calvin Coolidge
(Floyd, this is what Calvin Coolidge said.)


Now, ah’m not sayin’ it was yer people but . . . I’d appreciate it.
~ A Security Guard in North Hollywood


If I exorcise my devils
my angels may leave, too.
~ Tom Waits
(from his song "Please Call Me, Baby")


All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
~ attributed to Arthur Schopenhauer


A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous, and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.
~ William James


You lie!
~ Congressman Joe Wilson


Our motto is: Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happy Hour.
~ Captain Benjamin Pierce


Women!
~ Medford Evans


Women! Can't live WITH them, can't live with them!
~ Torch
(An old friend of mine.)


Who was Joe McCarthy?
He led the Fight for America. He lost. Which means that you and I lost.
~ Medford Evans


Nothing is more germane to the decline of the American Republic in the second half of the Twentieth Century than the ease with which a Joe Welch could hoodwink so many of the American public.
~ Medford Evans


Many if not all of those who destroyed McCarthy knew that he was a good man. Indeed, that was the reason why he was destroyed - he was too fearless to be intimidated, too innocent to be corrupted, too charismatically gifted to be ignored.
~ Medford Evans


The restoration of McCarthy … is a necessary part of the restoration of America, for if we have not the national character to repent of the injustice we did him, nor … the intelligence to see that he was right, then it seems unlikely that we can or ought to survive.
~ Medford Evans


Liberals characteristically label things the opposite of what they are.
~ Medford Evans


The great commandments of Communism are: Thou shalt hate God, and thy neighbor as thyself.
~ Medford Evans


Commies make pretty pathetic warriors. In fact, when it came to being warriors, communists were more like "agrarian reformers".
~ Stephen T. McCarthy


Oh, guess the storm was too much for them.
~ Charlie-In-The-Box


Oh, another tumbleweed asking me for help.
~ Wylie Burp
(from the movie “An American Tail: Fievel Goes West”)


Time flies when you're having rum.
~ Anonymous


Allah's Unholy Trousers!
~ Mr. Intense


Someone has stolen my country and I want her back! The thieves have been actively carrying out an agenda that is remaking my country into a liberal, leftist, globalist, communist, socialist, fascist, new age, atheist, anarchist, baby-killing, pornographic, sex-confused, drug-demented, covenant-breaking, and completely un-American something else.
~ Garrett Lear, ‘The Patriot Pastor’


Here it is noon already and I haven’t even been
drunk once yet today.
~ Brother Napoleon


In the home of the brave
Jefferson’s turnin’ over in his grave
~ Bob Dylan
(from his song “Slow Train”)


God don't make promises that He don't keep.
. . .
Counterfeit philosophies have polluted all of your thoughts
Karl Marx has got ya by the throat
And Henry Kissinger’s got you tied up in knots.
When you gonna wake up?
. . .
Adulterers in churches and pornography in the schools
You got gangsters in power and lawbreakers making rules
When you gonna wake up?
~ Bob Dylan
(from his song "When You Gonna Wake Up?")


They say I shot a man named Gray
and took his wife to Italy
She inherited a million bucks
and when she died it came to me.
I can’t help it if I’m lucky
~ Bob Dylan
(from his song “Idiot Wind”)


I've said it before and I'll likely say it again; this ain't "Inherit the Wind".
~ Anniee McPhee


70X7, if there's ever any need for it.
~ Anniee McPhee
[See Matthew 18:21 & 22]


If two people agree on everything, one of them is unnecessary.
~ Anonymous via Saint Anniee


There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done”, and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done”. All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. To those who knock it is opened.
~ C.S. Lewis
(from his book “The Great Divorce”)




The very act of prayer honors God and gives glory to God, for it confesses that God is what He is.
~ Charles Kingsley
(from June 5th of 'The Promises Of God' daily calendar) 


Somebody's coming who don't need your vote
Gonna rattle your cage and rock your boat
Somebody's coming like a thief in the night
Gonna stand by His people when we're too weak to fight
~ Todd Snider
(from his song “Somebody’s Coming”)


If you pray from your heart, there will be return mail. I've seen that happen to me.
~ Glen Campbell


It was you, Charley.
~ Marlon Brando
(from the movie “On The Waterfront”)


Sometimes my evil alter ego escapes and wreaks havoc until I am able to coax it back in with promises of whipped cream and dirty women.
~ Louie Banana


Why don’t you just be YOU so someone else doesn’t have to?
~ Louie Banana


Well, I try my best to be just like I am
But everybody wants you to be just like them.
~ Bob Dylan
(from his song “Maggie’s Farm”)


It is not he or she or them or it that you belong to.
~ Bob Dylan
(from his song “It’s Alright, Ma, I’m Only Bleeding”)


An infallible sign of [Senator Joseph] McCarthy’s ire was when he addressed the witness as “Mister” – as in, “Mister, we’re going to repeat the queston until we get an answer.”
~ M. Stanton Evans
(from his book “Blacklisted By History”)


You're OUTTA HERE!
~ Wally George


You can't pray a lie - I found that out.
~ Huck Finn
(from the book “The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn”;
chapter 31)


I have talent on loan from God.
~ Rush Limbaugh


The foremost issue of our time is to restore Constitutional government.
. . .
It’s the Constitution, stupid.
. . .
If you are going to maintain a large national security state, there must be a threat to justify its continued existence. … For the security state to continue, there must sometimes be large terrorist acts in the U.S. The last thing the national security state wants is peace and no enemies.
. . .
Amazingly, Clinton said . . . “You cannot be a patriot and despise your government.” He would probably consider the Founders dangerous radicals.
. . .
In 1857 Frederick Douglass warned: “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will . . . Find out just what people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them. These will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”
. . .
The response of the Washington crowd is to call protesters racists and paranoid, passing more laws to take away more rights. Criticism of the government is called criticism of the nation.
~ Gurudas (real name: Ronald Lee Garman)


Our forefathers would think it's time for a revolution. This is why they revolted in the first place. ... They revolted against much more mild oppression.
~ Congressman Ron Paul
(commenting on HR-3162, The USA/PATRIOT Act)


Members and front organizations must continually embarrass, discredit and degrade our critics. … When obstructionists become too irritating, label them as fascist or Nazi or anti-Semitic. … Constantly associate those who oppose us with those names that already have a bad smell. The association will, after enough repetition, become “fact” in the public mind.
~ A 1943 Communist Party Directive
(as quoted by the 1956 Report of the House Committee on Un-American Activities; volume 1, page 347)


Mom would say things like, "There's a path the Lord wants you to go on, and if you fall off, he will rub your nose in it, and then you'll know what's wrong with that situation, and he'll try to help fix it."
~ Jane Russell


Absinthe makes the liver grow harder.
~ Louie Banana


It is well to remember that evil is a pretty bad thing!
~ The 1960s Batman


I’m an actor… follow me!
~ Ty Lookwell


It's life, and life only.
~ Bob Dylan
(from his song “It's Alright, Ma, I'm Only Bleeding”)


I said, "You know, they refused Jesus, too."
He said, "You're not Him!"
~ Bob Dylan
(from his song "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream")
[*Note: Ha! Talk about someone missing the point!]


He not busy being born
Is busy dying.
~ Bob Dylan
(from his song “It’s Alright, Ma, I’m Only Bleeding”)



People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care
But things have changed
~ Bob Dylan
(from his song “Things Have Changed”)



Music is spirit that becomes flesh when it's vocalized. ... What can you say about a melody, except that you worship the air it vibrates in?
~ Paul Williams
(from his book "Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys: How Deep Is The Ocean?")



You can't reason with a person who forms their beliefs without reasoning.
~ Yoey O’Dogherty
Doggtor Of Debate


William Holden was what men were back when men were men.
~ Trummy Tewksbury



He doesn't know it's a damn show. He thinks it's a damn fight.
~ Apollo Creed's trainer
(from the 1976 movie "Rocky")


I am afraid Americans have lost their manhood and their valor. Oh, here and there there are still some signs of it, but we are getting womanish. The small comforts and cozinesses of life are now beginning to be of the utmost importance to us, and the little amusements. ... Men have forgot how to be brave, stern, masters of their government, their families, and their lives. ... Now men want safety and happiness.
~ Taylor Caldwell
(from her book “Ceremony Of The Innocent”)


Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!
~ The Wizard of Oz


Put 'em up! Put 'em up! Which one of ya first? I'll fight ya both together, if you want. I'll fight ya with one paw tied behind my back! I'll fight ya standing on one foot! I'll fight ya with my eyes closed! Oh, pullin' an axe on me, eh? Sneakin' up on me, eh? Why...
~ The Cowardly Lion
(from the movie "The Wizard Of Oz")


Black-and-white cat, black-and-white cake!
~ Mrs. Clark from 4a
(from the movie "The Sentinel")


Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges!
~ Alfonso Bedoya
(from the movie "The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre")


So, is somebody going to go to bed with somebody, or what?
~ "Nuke" LaLoosh
(from the movie "Bull Durham")


I believe there ought to be a Constitutional amendment outlawing AstroTurf and the Designated Hitter.
~ "Crash" Davis
(from the movie "Bull Durham")


Mister, I've been in a really bad mood for the last few years, so I'd appreciate it if you'd just leave me alone.
~ Wyatt Earp
(from the movie "Wyatt Earp")


I would rather KNOW an unpleasant truth than BELIEVE a pleasant lie.
~ "Lonesome Dogg" McMe


When a person finds a shtick that works for them, they shtick with it.
~ “Lonesome Dogg” McMe


Incongrutiating:
Listening to Michael Medved while reading THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND.

Incongrutiating:
Watching ESPN while snacking in a La-Z-Boy chair.

Hyperincongrutiating:

Reading Chomsky while listening to the Star-Spangled Banner.

Nonincongrutiating (synonymous with Congrutiating):

Listening to U2 while reading The Struggles of Northern Ireland.
Listening to Pete Seeger while reading Chomsky (I think my head would explode!!).
Listening to "Born to Run" or "Eye of the Tiger" while watching Marcus Allen reverse field in the Super Bowl.
~ A-DogG


Told my girl I'll have to forget her
Rather buy me a new carburetor
~ Queen
(from the song “I’m In Love With My Car”)


Hokey-Smoke!
~ Rocket J. Squirrel


Hoo-Wee!
~ Deputy Dawg


Whoop!-Whoop!
~ Waylon Jennings


Woke up with my shoes on
Couldn’t find my pants or my knees
Coffee’s gone
And my aspirin is just nowhere to be seen.
One warm beer in the fridge now
Warm because that bill’s overdue
I’ve lived through mornings like this before
Guess I’ll live through this one too.
...
I don't think about money
'Cause it depresses me when I do
I don't think about women
I'm just takin' lumps for hard nights, rhythm and blues
~ Rock 'N' Roll Johnny
(from his song “Hard Nights.”)


Life is too long to take sh#t from people!
~ Louie Banana


Since I gave up hope
I feel much better.
~ Anonymous


Well, a man’s gotta do SOMETHING to keep warm.
~ the Drunken Santa Claus
(from the movie “Miracle On 34th Street”)



I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, and I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people and I require the same from them.
~ J. B. Books
(from the movie “The Shootist”)


When policemen break the law then there isn’t any law... just a fight for survival.
~ Billy Jack
(from the movie… uh… Hmmm. I forget.)


Tell them it's going to be a new place. It's going to be a nice place to live. I'm the new judge. There's going to be law, there's going to be order, progress, civilization, and peace. Above all, peace. And I don't care who I have to kill to get it.
~ Paul Newman
(from the movie "The Life And Times Of Judge Roy Bean")


I'm so pissed off at the American people; I'm so pissed off at this government because of this cover-up!
~ Bob McIlvaine
(from the movie "9/11: Press For Truth")


Uncle Sam's "official" 9/11 story is so full of holes it's useful only as a colander.
~ Louie Banana


You can sell almost any form of tyranny to the American public as long as you wrap a flag around it, sing "Yankee Doodle" and "God Bless America", and call it patriotism.
~ Jack Kenny


Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.
~ Hermann Goering


Never trust anyone over the age of nine.
~ Louie Banana


Even the losers get lucky sometimes
.~ Tom Petty
(from his song “Even The Losers”)


Now I wonder if dreams are just dreams.
~ Tom Petty
(from his song “Letting You Go”)


Most things I worry about never happen anyway.
~ Tom Petty
(from his song “Crawling Back To You”)


Everybody's waiting on something that hasn't come yet.
~ Tom Petty
(from his song "You Can Still Change Your Mind")


You know L.A. Habra be jammin'!
~ Some Unknown Illiterate Woman
(at a battle-of-the-bands competition in Los Angeles)


Everything I've ever really needed to know,
I've found in one Waylon Jennings song or another.
~ Professor Yoey O'Dogherty


I don’t always knock the ball over the fence.
~ Hank Williams Jr.
(from his song “Won’t It Be Nice”)


Ten o'clock - that's when the monsters come out!
~ Bill Cosby

OK . . . Don't lie . . . Anymore.
~ Bill Cosby


Oh, no. Uh-uh. ... Not me. Not old Carol.
~ Carol
(from the movie "American Graffiti")


Yeah. For me it was.
~ Pop
(from the movie "The Longest Yard" - 1974)


You must get your living by loving.
~ Henry David Thoreau
(from "Life Without Principle")



There have been some very, very intellectual people that have gone around saying God is dead. Well, He’s not dead, because I talked to Him this morning.
~ Mahalia Jackson
(from the book ‘Just Mahalia, Baby’) 



Dare to be a Daniel;
Dare to stand alone;
Dare to have a purpose firm,
And dare to make it known.
~ Anonymous


The Bible, the supreme spiritual textbook of life, is above all creeds, dogmas, and differences in religious beliefs. It is written to meet the needs of both the wise and the simple. There are surface truths, and wisdom that is veiled. There is guidance to the spiritual life in its pages for every degree of understanding. As consciousness unfolds, its revelations multiply. It is indeed the Wonder Book of all time. The deepest wisdom contained in the Bible is accessible only to those who have attained a personal first-hand knowledge of the Spiritual world and the fundamental laws operative in it.
~ Corinne Heline.
[*Note: Although I would disagree with Heline about many things, I concur with her assessment of The Bible.]


The grandest illusion of all: fear - False Evidence Appearing Real.
~ Michael C. Ruppert
(from his book "Crossing The Rubicon")


We have fallen asleep in God's embrace,
having a nightmare that we are elsewhere.
~ Stephen T. McCarthy (Doh! Sorry, it's me again.)


As a dog returns to his own vomit,
so a fool repeats his folly.
~ Proverbs 26:11
(from "The Holy Bible")


For I was ashamed to ask of the king a band of soldiers, an army and horsemen to help us against the enemy on the way, because we had spoken to the king, saying, "The Hand of our God is with all of those who seek Him for good; but His Power and His Wrath are against all who forsake Him." So we fasted and besought our God for this; and He hearkened to us.
~ Ezra 8:22 & 23
(from "The Holy Bible")



God is love.
~ 1st John 4:8 & 16
-ibid.


Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
~ Jesus
(Matthew 23:24)


Fear not, only believe.
. . .
Therefore, I say to you, anything you pray for and ask, believe that you will receive it, and it will be done for you.
. . .
Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I can do this?" They said to him, "Yes, our Lord." Then He touched their eyes and said, "Let it be to you according to your faith." And immediately their eyes were opened...
. . .
And He [Jesus] could not perform even a single miracle there, except that He laid his hand on a few sick people and healed them. And He wondered at their lack of faith.
~ Jesus
(Mark 5:36; Mark 11:24; Matthew 9:28-30; Mark 6:5,6)


What do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you glory as if you had not received it?
~ Saint Paul
(1 Corinthians 4:7)


And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
~ Jesus
(John 8:32)


Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine...
~ Jesus
(Matthew 7:6)


A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.
~ Jesus
(Mark 6:4)


It is written...
~ Jesus
(Matthew 4:4,7,10; Mt. 11:10; Mt. 21:13, et al.)


The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
~ Jesus
(Matthew 13:45,46)


Seek first the Kingdom of God ...
The Kingdom of God is within you.

~ Jesus
(Matthew 6:33; Luke 17:21)


Well, I hope the jokes tickled you pink
and the quotes made you think.


Return to Part 1 by clicking HERE...

~ Stephen T. McCarthy.

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2 comments:

Dixie@dcrelief said...

>>... What do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you glory as if you had not received it?
~ Saint Paul
(1 Corinthians 4:7)

I think I'll check this one out to understand more. Thank you, and all of these are wonderful.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

dp ~
Thanks! Glad you liked 'em. I know I did.

Going offline now, yak when back.

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'