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bansaisequoia
12-03-2009, 10:09 AM
Eventually, Stephen will have to add another 1,000 quotes to the mix. This site can always use a bit more color. I'm not trying to rush him (I hope Stephen isn't pulling his hair out reading this post), but I know we all look forward to seeing new quotes on this site. But, sometimes, it seems we could use a little more variety. Let's face it--we all hate Benny the Frank. Some of us have expressed a little disdain for H.L. Mencken in the commentary for the quotes. We know at least one cryptedian really abhors the musings of Jack Handey. Here's my challenge to all you cryptediennes & cryptedians: Name three personalities you would like to see among the new quotes on this site. I'm about to name my top three picks. C'mon everybody, give me your threeple peeple!



U2 and Talking Heads producer, Brian Eno.
http://kenwoode.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/brianenoeno.jpg




Marvel Comics guru, Stan Lee. (He played Hugh Hefner in the Iron Man movie)
http://www.geekjive.com/blog/images/stan_lee.jpg



And, finally, colorful physicist Richard Feynman.

AmberRose
12-04-2009, 11:31 PM
As per Bansaisequoia's request, my three people would be:

William Shakespeare (although I fear all the thou's and thee's)

Elizabeth I

George Ballanchine

bansaisequoia
12-04-2009, 11:46 PM
Geroge Ballanchine sounds like a good idea to me!

LiveLoveLaugh
12-06-2009, 02:55 AM
Barack Obama

http://www.idmap.net/image/users/106967/ftp/my_files/IDmap_images/who-is-barack-obama.jpg

bansaisequoia
12-06-2009, 07:13 AM
http://blogs.pcworld.com/gameon/archives/arnie.bmp




Sounds good to me. If we have quotes on this site by the Governator, it seems only fair we should have quotes by the Obamanator. Plus, I like his comic book better.





http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/25/alg_comics.jpg

mark
12-07-2009, 03:30 AM
Hey, how about a few Stephen King quotes? I'm sure he's said a thing or two worth remembering, long winded as he is. We can replace some of these poets. OMG how I hate deciphering poet quotes...they use words I've never heard of and I hate being hung up by one errant word. Another of my three would have to be Mike Tyson...I'm sure this guy doesn't know a lot of big words and would likely be an easy solve. My third would have to be Solomon. The wisdom shared in Proverbs would be beneficial for all of us and I love the way he put things.

bansaisequoia
12-07-2009, 04:43 AM
Thanks for your submission, Mark. I can't recall having seen any quotes by Mike Tyson on this site. I just looked at a webpage devoted to quotes by him. I also just looked at your personal profile to see what you put under the heading, "Allow possibly offensive quotes?" It's a good thing your response was, "Yes - show all quotes," or you probably wouldn't be seeing most of these quotes by Iron Mike!!!:D

http://commentariesonthetimes.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/mike-tyson-ripped.jpg

Angie
12-07-2009, 05:17 AM
this is probably not the best spot in this thread to voice my opinion, talking about Mike Tyson quotes and all... :p BUT...i like quotes from the bible once in a while. the NIV version though (new international version(?). it's a little easier to decipher!) NOT the King James Version. thou's and shant's throw me off something wicked.

as far as Mike Tyson quotes...i don't know much about him but...i thought he has a lisp. wouldn't that make his quotes difficult to decipher!?! [i sure hope you all know i'm just kidding...]


http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo293/CCWeazle/th129025456995338221.jpg

bansaisequoia
12-07-2009, 09:58 AM
Sounds good to me, Angie. And maybe there are other cryptediennes & cryptedians who would like to see more quotes from Habukkuk, Haggai & Baruch.

(And if anyone would like to see quotes from the Vedas and Upanishads, the Qur'an, the Kojiki, Dianetics, the Wiccan Rede or the Tao Te Ching, feel free to express yourself in this forum)

Angie
12-07-2009, 07:35 PM
Pardon my ignorance, bansai, but when i tried to google all your suggestions, my computer started to smoke and spit sparks! it's not used to intellectual inquiries!:p

Lurker
12-08-2009, 01:57 AM
How about Dubya? All Stephen would have to do is go through the annual Doonesbury quote-fest. Some of them could put Dan Quayle to shame.

bansaisequoia
12-08-2009, 08:28 PM
Definitely a lot of great source material there. Thanks for your submission, Lurker!

http://z.about.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/9/d/bush_propaganda_catapult.jpghttp://images-1.redbubble.net/img/clothing/bodycolor:white/size:small/view:main/956830-4-where-our-wings-take-dream-from-the-surreal-george-dubya-bush-series.jpg

LiveLoveLaugh
12-09-2009, 04:11 PM
is my second submission.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/06/books/review/Gewen-t.html

http://www.coastal-jazz.org/images/196_JohnnyMercer.jpg

BTW he was my grandmother's first cousin.

bansaisequoia
12-09-2009, 05:16 PM
Thanks for your submission, "my huckleberry friend."
http://www.johnnymercer.com/sheets/44.jpg

LiveLoveLaugh
12-11-2009, 03:30 AM
“Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive”

bansaisequoia
12-21-2009, 06:52 PM
They seem like sound choices to me.

“A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe.”--Pierre Berton

(I'd probably just get capsized)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_mJ4lc_Q9Q6k/RfwaGbQ95MI/AAAAAAAACfI/fRWdlHb601I/s400/bugs-bunny-7.jpg

MoreMadMunch
01-03-2010, 06:05 AM
Johnny Mercer, for sure, come rain or come shine.

Jane Austen

A woman especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything,
should conceal it as well as she can.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession
of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

And ditch Jack Handey's deep verbose thoughts.

Andrea

spellbinder
01-05-2010, 12:54 PM
Maybe the site administrator could post some really funny quotes by say...people like Harpo Marx,dan Quayle.

There are some really funny quotes by great statesmen like De Gaulle when he gave this comment on the eve of his visit to China-

"China is a vast country inhabited by many Chinese."

OR an Australian Trade Minister who once said-

"Traditionally most of Australia's imports have come from overseas"

Solving a cryptogram and smiling at the end of it would be nice.:D

spellbinder
01-05-2010, 01:00 PM
Two quotes by Harpo Marx come to mind-

"The recent reports of my death are vastly exaggerated."

"I refuse to join any club that will have me as a member."

That should make some of OUR members smile.:D

bansaisequoia
01-07-2010, 12:03 AM
JCarlos, quotes by Joseph Stiglitz sounds like a good idea to me. I think he'd make a worthy addition to this site.

"If stability and efficiency required that there existed markets that extended infinitely far into the future - and these markets clearly did not exist - what assurance do we have of the stability and efficiency of the capitalist system?"--Joseph Stiglitz

http://complessita.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/joseph-stiglitz.jpg

Spellbinder, you'll be glad to know that one of your Marx quotes is already used on this site.

"I refuse to join any club that will have me as a member."

Actually, this quote was said by Groucho and not Harpo. Some of the most famous Harpo Marx quotes include:

"[loud, shrill whistling]"


and

"[blows antique auto horn]"

pootie49
01-09-2010, 03:53 AM
For my threeple peeple and take out Bugs, and put in Don Cherry.
In keeping with my Canadian themed choices.

“I think the people, the working-man people, made a statement here, that you don't have to be a college graduate to be a good Canadian.”

http://femmefan.com/site/images/Don_Cherry.jpg

And YES that is how he dresses. Its not a gag picture.

bansaisequoia
01-09-2010, 09:47 AM
I don't know who this Canadian is, but there's definitely a Great American named Don Cherry. He first came to fame when he played with Ornette Coleman in 1958. Everyone should dig this crazy cat.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Cherry_%28jazz%29

http://www.jazz.com/assets/2009/2/15/albumcoverDonCherry-LiveAtCafeMontmartre1966Volume3.jpg

pootie49
01-09-2010, 10:51 AM
Or the "Grapes" as he is sometimes referred, was a coach for the Boston Bruins and has been a long time hockey commentator for Hockey Night in Canada.

He would be a comical and unique addition to our crypto puzzle database.

On who should have been the game's three stars in a particularly bad hockey game:
"No. 1 - the Zamboni driver. No. 2 - an usher. No 3. - a guy selling popcorn." :D

spellbinder
01-09-2010, 09:19 PM
I think Don Cherry's quotes (coats) are funny too.:D