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Old 04-27-2015, 11:35 AM   #21
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"Life is like a sh*t sandwich, the more bread you have the less sh*t you have to eat." Skip Drake, my first boss, circa 1973.

"The good life is expensive; there is another, but it isn't good."
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Old 04-27-2015, 01:54 PM   #22
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Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.

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Old 04-27-2015, 01:57 PM   #23
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What does a man need-really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in-and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. Thatís all-in the material sense. And we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages and preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention from the sheer idiocy of the charade. The years thunder by. The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed. Where then lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?

Sterling Hayden, Wanderer
I wasn't sure who Sterling Hayden was, so I Googled him. Reading his bio, I recognized who he was from several of his movie roles. I also found a site with a few other of his quotes:
Sterling Hayden Quotes (Author of Wanderer)

Sounds like an interesting guy; I'm going to see if our library has his autobiography, The Wanderer.
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:21 PM   #25
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What does a man need-really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in-and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. Thatís all-in the material sense. And we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages and preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention from the sheer idiocy of the charade. The years thunder by. The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed. Where then lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?

Sterling Hayden, Wanderer
Excellent choice. I had not read that one before.
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:54 PM   #26
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[QUOTE=Winemaker;1586731]"Life is like a sh*t sandwich, the more bread you have the less sh*t you have to eat." [QUOTE]

Loved this quote

"Money often costs too much." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:31 PM   #28
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My favorite quote was told by a sales manager of mine (from some other source) but can be applied to tons of different life scenario's including saving for retirement -

"You never have to recover from a good start"
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:55 AM   #31
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"You can always make more money, but you can't make more time"

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opposite basically of this: I would rather cry in a BMW - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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"I'd rather spend seven days a week doing something I love, than two days a week playing golf and five days a week doing something I hate."

-Alex Stone, "The Donna Reed Show" c1963, although I heard it this morning in reruns.

Ironically, it was in reference to an old lady doctor who refused to retire because she was so passionate about her work. But, I think it could apply to early retirement as well...having every day of your life to be free to do whatever you desire, rather than being trapped by something 5 days a week with a 2-day respite.
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How about some song lyrics?

"We shout for the seasons, follow the lines.
We don't ask for reasons, we just waste the time.
I don't wanna live in a world like that!
I don't wanna live in a world like that!

When the beat and the rhythm of somebody's drum,
Is making you ask their permission to run.
I don't wanna live in a world like that!
I don't wanna live in a world like that!"

...

"So we beat to our own drummer in the sun;
We ask for nobody's permission to run.
I just wanna live in a world like that;
Now I'm gonna live in a world like that!"

"When you beat to your own drummer in the sun,
You break from the darkness and tell everyone:
'I don't wanna live in a world like that!
I don't wanna live in a world like that!'"

- World Like That, O.A.R.

I like that song so much for obvious reasons... and made it my sig!
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