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    Default Poems,quotes,and alternative signatures

    What are some of your favorite quotes,poems,maybe an alternative signiture that you've been thinking about,or whatever.Ok.....I'll kick it off.

    These things are good
    ice cream and cake,a ride on a harley
    seeing monkeys in the trees,rain on my tongue
    and the sun shinning on my face

    These things are a drag
    dust in my hair,holes in my shoes
    no money in my pocket
    and the sun shinning on my face

    Read by Rocky Dennis~Mask,1985 starring Eric Stoltz

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    Read my signature, pretty much sums it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john gault View Post
    Read my signature, pretty much sums it up.
    Ain't that the truth!

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    This might be of some guidance when contemplating the purchase of yet more cherry hiking gear -- or an expensive tank of gas to get to the mountains.

    “If thou of fortune be bereft,

    and in thy store there be but left
    two loaves, sell one, and with the
    dole, buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.”
    John Greenleaf Whittier

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    Getting out as much as I can..which is never enough. :) Mags's Avatar
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    My favorite poem is "nothing gold can stay" by Robert Frost.

    Thanks RS for reminding me of that movie, one of my favorites!
    skinny d

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mags View Post
    I love this.
    We are here on Earth to fart around. Don't let anyone tell you any different!
    - Kurt Vonnegut

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    One of my favorites is this 1806 poem by William Wordsworth, and I often carry a copy in my backpack:

    The world is too much with us; late and soon,
    Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
    Little we see in Nature that is ours;
    We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
    The Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
    The winds that will be howling at all hours,
    And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
    For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
    It moves us not.--Great God! I'd rather be
    A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
    So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
    Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
    Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
    Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.

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    " I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach and not, when I came to die, discovered that I had not lived" Henry David Thoreau

    My favorite of his, of many too numerous to list.

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    So many good ones! Here are a few I've used in journals, etc

    A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.
    —JOHN LE CARRÉ, English writer, 1931

    Most people are pantywaists. Exercise is good for you.
    —EMMA ‘GRANDMA’ GATEWOOD, at age 67 first woman to thru-hike the
    Appalachian Trail (1955), 1887–1973

    I want to see what’s on the other side of the hill—then what’s beyond that.
    —EMMA ‘GRANDMA’ GATEWOOD, at age 67 first woman to thru-hike
    the Appalachian Trail (1955), 1887–1973

    All other things being equal, choose a john with a view.
    —COLIN FLETCHER, The New Complete Walker, 1974

    If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live."
    Lin Yu-t'ang

    Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
    Ferris Bueller, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

    Duct tape is like The Force. It has a light side, and a dark side, and it holds the universe together. Carl Zwanzig

    Standin on top of the world... For a little while.
    Van Halen

    It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great."
    Character Jimmy Dugan in movie A League of Their Own

    Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."
    Dave Barry
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    A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.
    —SPANISH PROVERB

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    ARTHUR 'CODY' JARRETT (James Cagne): "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!"
    WHITE HEAT, Warner Bros., 1949
    "Hiking is as close to God as you can get without going to Church." - BobbyJo Sargent aka milkman Sometimes it's nice to take a long walk in THE FOG.

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    "You don't stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing" --Anonymous
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    There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.
    Ezekiel 23:20 NIV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerosene View Post
    "You don't stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing" --Anonymous

    Absolutely true. A lot of old fuddy-duddies on here need to learn that lesson

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    The thing about smart people is that they seem like crazy people to dumb people.
    Getting lost is a way to find yourself.

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    "I had better admit right away that walking can in the end become an addiction, and that is as deadly in its fashion as heroin or television or the stock exchange. But even in this final stage it remains a quite delectable madness, very good for sanity, and I recommend it with passion." Colin FLetcher, The Complete Walker
    "It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how." ---Dr. Seuss

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    "Life is so precious because of it's finality"~Anonymous

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    "wherever you go, there you are" -Mike Brady

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    "life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."-john lennon

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    there is a path
    no simple highway
    between the dawn
    and the dark of night
    and if you go
    no one may follow
    it is meant for your
    footsteps alone

    grateful dead lyrics

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