Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Project - I Need Your Help...

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Hello, my friends.

I’m currently working on a little project, but what I need is your help. What I’m asking you to do is to make up either funny or serious quotes on certain subjects that I’ll be posting several times a day on both my main Facebook page and blog fan page. I will continue to do this until I have enough of the quotes I need. (I will be asking for help thirty or forty times).

Why am I asking you to do this? Well, first off, I’d like to have you all involved in my project—and second—if I use quotes by famous people without permission, it’s most likely a violation of copyright.

If you would like to submit a quote, two, three, or even more on any given subject, that would be appreciated. I’ll be using the quotes that best fit the subject matter (and by posting your made-up quote, you are giving me permission to use it). I will—of course—give you credit by first name if I use your quote in the project.

Please don’t be offended if yours isn’t chosen, but be creative and keep on submitting them. Ask your grandparents to make something up, your kids, or somebody else you think could come up with a good one. Just make sure that you provide their name (the first is all I need) if you’re submitting one for them.

Remember though, I can’t use quotes by famous people…I need your quotes!

I’m sure this goes without saying, but please keep your quotes to a G or PG rating.

Below are some of the quotes I wanted to use, but like I said before, copyright violations aren't any fun.

Oh, and I will be deleting the posts on Facebook a few hours/a day after I post them so that they aren't cumbering up the pages. I will copy over the quotes that are the most applicable.

“We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk, and the next twelve years telling them to sit down and shut up.”

— Phyllis Diller

“When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name it means trouble.”

— Mark Twain

“Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only that the cat died nobly.”

— Arnold Edinborough

“I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know.”

― Bill Watterson

“I think you learn more if you’re laughing at the same time.”

― Mary Ann Shaffer

“I’d hate to have a kid like me.”

― Bill Watterson

“Life’s disappointments are harder to take when you don’t know any swear words.”

― Bill Watterson

“Girls are like slugs—they probably serve some purpose, but it’s hard to imagine what.”

― Bill Watterson

“If good things lasted forever, would we appreciate how precious they are?”

― Bill Watterson

“The way Calvin’s brain is wired you can almost hear the fuses blowing.”

― Bill Watterson

There’s no problem so awful, that you cant add some guilt to it and make it even worse.

― Bill Watterson

Careful. We don’t want to learn from this.

― Bill Watterson

Years from now, when I’m successful and happy, ...and he’s in prison... I hope I’m not too mature to gloat.

― Bill Watterson

As far as I’m concerned, if something is so complicated that you can’t explain it in 10 seconds, then it’s probably not worth knowing anyway.

― Bill Watterson

You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.

― Bill Watterson

I hate to think that all my current experiences will someday become stories with no point.

― Bill Watterson

An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.

— Roald Dahl

I am only 8 years old, I told myself. No little boy of 8 has ever murdered anyone. It’s not possible.

— Roald Dahl

I’ve never let my school interfere with my education.

— Mark Twain

I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.

— Yogi Berra

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.

— Edgar W. Howe

The only difference between me and a madman is that I’m not mad.

— Salvador Dali

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.

— Franklin P. Jones

Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It’s made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!”

― Roald Dahl

Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.

― Roald Dahl

My report card always said, ‘Jim finishes first and then disrupts the other students’.

— Jim Carrey

A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn’t act that way very often.

— Author Unknown

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.

— Harold Hulbert

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.

— Barbara Kingsolver

Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.

— Yogi Berra

When I get into trouble at school I’d like to take an invisibility cloak, drape it over me and sneak out the door. Or I’d like to have a 3 headed-dog because then no one would argue with me.

— Daniel Radcliffe

If you had asked me back in grade school what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said my first choice was an actor, but if I couldn’t be that, I’d want to be a superhero.

— Vin Diesel

After a fellow gets famous it doesn’t take long for someone to bob up that used to sit by him in school.

— Kin Hubbard

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.

— Katharine Hepburn


Kalei's Best Friend said...

After seeing Peaceful Warrior, I have love this line Nolte says:"A warrior does not give up what he loves. he finds the love in what he does" movie "Peaceful Warrior"

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Thought of another.. my neighbor had said this to his 4 year old:" Common sense isn't that common"... he said this to him when his son had done something and his son had questioned him on it.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Jason: as far as the common sense quote, i thought it was an original.. don't know if my neighbor knew of Voltaire's quote or even Voltaire! lol

wendy said...

I always had to say to my kids:
LISTEN TO WHAT I MEANT, not to what I said.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

ok, this is silly.. watching The Way a character said " If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much"... googled it and its a mantra repeated by the Dutch.. No famous person said it- and to me its universal and can fit any group of people...

Mary Gene Atwood said...

ha older gentleman at the gym always told me "if you aren't Dutch, you aren't much" he's Dutch.

I used to tell co-workers in private, "hims not smart, but hims cute"

Karen M. Peterson said...

I love this idea and I'm definitely going to share some of mine. I just can't think of any of them right this moment.

tammy said...

This is going to require me to actually remember what's been said.

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