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Inspirational Quotes...got One?

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After reading jphanna's thread thought I would kick off a thread dedicated to quotes that mean something to you....feel free to share yours.

 

They could be specific to slotcars or life in general.

 

Here is one I use sometimes..."It is nice to be important but it is more important to be nice"

 

Call me a softy, a philosopher or a pain in the aris.

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John Warren

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Sorry, deleted, not inspirational, I didn't read the 1st post properly

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Steve McQueen

 

"Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting."

 

Parnelli Jones

 

"If you are under control your're going too slowley

 

"I've never retired. And I've never said, "I quit"

 

Ayrton Senna

 

"I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence"

 

“On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, 'Okay, this is the limit'. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”

 

 

Jeremy Clarkson

 

“Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that’s what gets you.”

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As Parnelli Jones the Indy 500 winner once said "If you are not out of control you are not going fast enough!"

 

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"You can always afford to win"

 

This is my positive play on the saying "You can't afford to lose"


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My favorite, and like epsix, I try to live by,

 

The only person to ever get anything done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.

 

Well that's what I tell my clients anyway.


Cheers Grant

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Dear Madam,"the difficult we can do straight away, the impossible takes a little longer"


John Warren

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"It is what it is"

 

Has provided me with comfort on many occasions recently.

 

Although I do also like the old Polish?? proverb.

 

"Not my monkey, not my circus" (used when someone tries to make their problem, your problem)


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i love the quotes mentioned, also historical quotes, and not all are racing related.

 

What about CLINTONS famous......'i did not have sexual relations with that woman'

 

also from that movie, When Harry met Sally.......'i'll have what she having'

 

then you got that famous old school movie with Mae West......'is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me'

 

on a serious note, i look at my racing peers, and i note what each ones specialty is, and i try and copy them into a one stop shop of great tricks. that is where i get a lot of my real inspiration from in racing circles.


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Perhaps not quite what you were after, but I've always liked the following...

 

Woman to Winston Churchill: "If you were my husband I would put arsenic in your coffee"

Churchill: "And if you were my wife Madam, I would drink it."

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A wise man once said... "Its not the mistakes you make , its how you respond to them that matters."

(It wasn't me)

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And playing along properly now...

"Buy right or buy twice" heard this from Frankie J Holden of all people.


A wise man once said... "Its not the mistakes you make , its how you respond to them that matters."

(It wasn't me)

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A Quote from Mildred after she found a pono magazine that belonged to George, "What's she got that I haven't"

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"Show me a sane man and I'll cure him" ;)

 

"Two wrongs don't make a right but three lefts do."


Computers. They'll never catch on.

 

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To me - this is an inspirational quote:

 

Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.

Jake: Hit it.

 

 

As a philosophy - I'll go with "No where to go, and all day to get there..."

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Cheers,

 

Tony.

 

There's only two questions:

 

1. What direction do you go

2. What's the Lap Record?

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Various sources, possibly none of these can be classified as "Inspirational", but "Inspired" might serve -

 

"I like children, but I can't eat a whole one" (a variation of a W C Fields quote. I used this at the local fruit shop recently, very satisfying to see the horrified look on the little terrorists mother)

 

"I was married by a judge, I should have asked for a jury" (Groucho Marx)

 

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it" (Groucho Marx)

 

"I don't drink water, fish fornicate in it" (another variation of a W C Fields quote, somewhat sanitised. Fields actually said "poop", not the obvious alternative)

 

"You can't teach a dog to walk on one leg" (Jimmy, a guy I used to work with, referencing the cerebral limitations of certain apprentices)

 

"Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill" (unknown, from my signature)

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Cheers,

 

Garry J

 

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"...and the greatest of these is love"

 

We also had one to remind Club members that we played with toy cars - "...it's not sheep stations, remember"

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This is a gem I pinched off an old work mate.

I love going to work & I love going home from work,its the bit in the middle I hate.

This one comes from Russell Ingell I think.

Driving like Skafey,not going fast enough to crash.which sometimes explains my driving.

Cheers Jimmy


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Footy - its not a matter of life and death, its far more important than that.


A wise man once said... "Its not the mistakes you make , its how you respond to them that matters."

(It wasn't me)

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good parts are not cheap, and cheap parts are not good.

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A man without a woman is like a neck without a pain.

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Thanks for the contributions so far, chaps. Please keep them coming.

 

I would like to tell you I got panned for this thread at our race night last night.

 

They are hardened bunch of poofters at HBMRC and dont take to this new age stuff.


John Warren

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Being as I'm such an obnoxious prick (at least this is what I've been told), I try to live by ... 'treat others the way you'd like to be treated' ...

 

but it just ain't too easy sometimes ... especially when I meet another obnoxious prick

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I would like to tell you I got panned for this thread at our race night last night.

 

Might be time to adjust your meds Munter.

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Podiums are for short people.

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Watching the Rugby League game on Monday night -

 

My better half (indignantly) - "WHY do we have football on Monday night?"

 

Me - "Because we live in a civilised society, dear"


Cheers,

 

Garry J

 

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Might be time to adjust your meds Munter.

 

I was high on ....gloat?


John Warren

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