Wednesday, February 01, 2006

To Start With, Quotes

From my little black book.

Sign outside Branxton:
"Drive carefully, we have two cemetaries, no hospital"

Tombstone, Tilba cemetary:
"Whiffo gone fishing
A free spirited man who is forever in our hearts"

"Heinz tomato ketchup makes food taste KETCHUPPY" - tomato sauce bottle

"I was just wondering how I ever could have laughed at you"
"I hope you'll always laugh at me"
The Day Will Dawn, cheesy movie from 1942

"Each man kills the thing he loves"
The Ballad of Reading Gaol, Oscar Wilde

Ad outside Japanese restaurant in Sydney city
"Sexy chicken on rice"

"I don't own a house or a car, all I have is a borrowed tv, but that's what you get when you take off and travel."
Random bus stop conversation

“She had a voice with hormones”

‘A Woman’s Secret’, 1949 movie

“Oolong Imperial: A work of tea art”

Tea rooms in the city

“The burdens and the joys of being chosen to be more than a fluttering heartbeat on an ultrasound screen”
Vivian’s blog. I really liked this line Viv!

“I have the strength to face all conditions by the power Christ gives me”
Phillipians 4:13

“Wear your make-up like a weapon”
“Bit by bit, the city devours us”
Newtown graffiti

“Ideas about the treatment of the insane and the education of the young have many similarities”
‘Madness and Morals’, Skultans

“Far off th’Empyreal Heav’n, extended wide,
In circuit, undetermined square or round,
With Opal Tow’rs and Battlements adorn’d
Of living sapphire, once his native seat,
And fast by hanging in a golden chain
This pendant world, in bigness as a star”
Paradise Lost’, John Milton

“…and then be out of it, and fall in love with someone else. I didn’t believe in that, but now I do”

“Nature never set forth the earth in such diverse tapestries as poetry has done”
Sir Philip Sidney

“It is only lazy carnivores that will persist”- from an Archaeology seminar

“Tyranny Oppression
Anger is a gift, use it to fight these”
Desk graffiti

The Artistic Annex of Finland, a group of arty types from uni, published a little magazine and gave it away for free. Pretty pretentious stuff, but I liked this:
“-Play the cello in the dark
-watch the rooftops weep for the sun
-dance to the accompaniment of the night
-stay up forever
-then sleep”

“How different would our perception of reality be if, instead, we discarded the mundane events that cannot co-exist with our dreams?”
‘Shaman’s Crossing’, Robin Hobbs

“This is the first time you’ve ever felt anything”
Psychologist to patient, as related in a Psych lecture. It sounds sad…

“If I was a girl who like cute guys then I’d… but they really don’t…”- overheard

A Current Affair Billboard:
“Terrorism: are we prepared enough?” which becomes, with graffiti “Terrorism: are we paranoid enough?”

“The price of wisdom is beyond rubies, the topaz of Cush cannot compare with it; it cannot be bought with pure gold” Job 28: 18-19

“Why do I feel so much pain
For you it was all a stupid game
Now I am lost and need a light
I won’t give up, not without a fight”
More desk graffiti, could you tell from the quality? ;p It’s wrong to laugh at someone else’s angst though…

“Another of my relatives used to take off his trousers in the street to give them to the poor, and a photograph of him in his undershorts, though properly attired in hat, jacket, and tie, appeared more than once in newspapers”
‘My Invented Country’, Isabel Allende. Maybe this is the explanation behind that guy I saw?

“Inverell Pioneer Village-… A beautiful recreated village with all local buildings holding district treasurers” hehehe, gives me a strange mental image J
Inverell Tourist board

“I is for Iceland.
There’s an island
The ocean’s so
Time is frozen”
Deviant art, sporadictouchofennui


  1. I'll still post... just less often
    maybe :)

  2. hyallooo! Congrats on the new blogspot. Who shall post on spampage then?? Perhaps we could turn it into a RR blog?? Or 6 degrees??

  3. Harro! Greetings new blogspot *blesses blogspot*

  4. Hrmm...did Cat just reply to a comment that came after hers??

    Whaaa, I got quoted!

    I like that sign outside Branxton, hehehe...

  5. it's because i'm psychic, and can see into the future :)

  6. Yes it's true, she's psychic *cough*

    NOTE FOR CAT, V. IMPORTANT: was at Max Brenner Parra today. They're looking for more people to staff coz the ones there will be heading back to uni when semester starts. Some have barista experience (coz of the coffee machine) but not all. I seriously suggest you apply there.

  7. In parra? I mean... really... Doesn't she have to travel like 1.5 hours to get there?

  8. (Although to work in Max Brenners... maybe...)

    Why are all the word verifications so long! I've refreshed 4 times already!

  9. hmmmm.... what a dilemma...
    max brenner, but parra, *weighs options*
    may as well apply, right?

  10. cat has succumbed to the dark, dark side of having her own blog...

    hello Cat!

  11. *waves back*

    ok, this is getting silly...

  12. *whacks everyone's hands with a gigantic schtick* now now, all that waving looks very silly. :P

  13. Too bad Leach doesn't have her surfboard with her :P

  14. Heeeeeeyyyyy!!! People surf here... I'm going to a uni surf club meeting on Wednesday... I saw a guy at the CU (Christian Union) meeting tonight wearing a "Christians in Surfing UK" jumper and was like - hey, you surf? and then he told me there was a meeting on...


  15. In Edinburgh?? Really? But where, you'll find out, but yes it is a shame you didn't bring the surfboard, if surfing is possible. ;)