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Codger Quotes:


135
"You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks."

Ludwig Wittgenstein
134
"I piss on you all from a considerable height."
Louis-Ferdinand Celine


133
"A person could be fooled into thinking he or she was in France."
Dana Loren, http://www.st-pierre-et-miquelon.com/en/


132
"There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast."
Charles Dickens

131
"...when you step out of the pulpit, you have to meet people where they are and try to walk with them."
Donald Wuerl


130
"People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to."
Robert Half


129
"Whatever is not commonly seen is condemned as alien".

Iris Chang

128
"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."
John C. Maxwell


127
"
...what rocks beset the channel; we know not..."
[John  Wesley Powell]

126
"You don't reconcile the poles, you just recognize them
."
[Orson Welles]


125
"Rock pools, so-named because they have been hammered out of rocks at the ocean's edge, are one of Sydney's defining characteristics, along with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, though not as well known."
[Raymond Bonner]


124
"Thence up he flew, and on the Tree of Life.
The middle tree and highest there that grew."
[Milton]

123
"When we walk slowly, the World can fully appear ... the fine detail of fern and flower becomes visible."
[Joan Halifax]


122
"A quarking bog in a mist - stark snapped trees, and the dark Somme flowing."
(Vance Palmer)


121
"Lost terrible silent comrades, we, who might have died, salute you" 
(Rich Aldington)



120
"I follow the yellow brick road. I don't know where it's going to lead me, but I follow it."
 
Grace Jones


119
"I came upstairs into the world: for I was born in a cellar."
 
William Congreve


118

"I came upstairs into the world: for I was born in a cellar."
  
William Congreve

118
"And isn't your life extremely flat
With nothing at all to grumble at!"

 
Sir William Schwenk Gilbert


117
"Where does one not find that bland degeneration which beer
produces in the spirit! "




116
"Only when you're in that ditch, lying there in the muddy runoff you've made of your life, gazing up at the peak you fell from, do you truly know how small you are and understand how tall you used to be."ad more at http://www.brainyquote.



115
"This is a mad Age, there are many fitter for Bedlam than these." 
[Peter Ackroyd]




114
"Kanbyugal Reserve is named after a Tharawal leader who met with explorer George Caley in the area in the early 19th century."


113
"My last word could be end quote."


112
"...if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move
you, ...rejoice, for your soul is alive." 


111
"Nature, whose sweet rains fall on just and unjust alike, will have clefts in the rocks where I may hide."


110:
"Any time I feel lost I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I remind myself that life is a giant adventure. So much to do, to see."

109:
"Life is a series of steps. Things are done gradually. Once in a while there is a giant step, but most of the time we are taking small, seemingly insignificant steps on the stairway of life." brainyquote.com/quotes/ke

108:
"I am often lost in my own world, with a frown on my face."
107:
"My stylist coached me on how to stand for photos. Always put one
leg forward and a hand on your hip."


106:
"Every step of life shows much caution is required."

105:
"People are so difficult. Give me an elephant any day."

104:
"The greatest risk is really to take no risk at all. You've got to go out there, jump off the cliff, and take chances."
Patrick Warburton

103:
"To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old."
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

102:
"Anythin' for a quiet life, as the man said  wen he took the sitivation at the lighthouse ."
Patrick Warburton

101:
"Going around under an umbrella interferes with one's looking up at the sky."

Jerzy Kosinski


100:

"While one with moderate haste may tell a hundred."

William Shakespeare.


099:
"This paper will no doubt be found interesting by those who take an interest in it."
(
John Dalton)


098:

"If you are looking down while you are walking it is better to walk up hill the ground is nearer." 

(Gertrude Stein)


097:

"A well-spent day brings happy sleep." 

(Leonardo da Vinci)


096:

"Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock." 

(Willi Rogers)


095:

"Stop kookaburra, stop kookaburra, save some there for me." 

(Marion Sinclair)


094:

"We feel uncertain, unclad and incomplete in the urban compound." 

(Marshall McLuhan)


093:

"It is only the first step which is troublesome" 

(Marquis Du Marie Anne De Vichy-Chamrond Defand)


092:

"But which is the stone that supports the bridge?" 

Kublai Khan
091:

"The only time I can really
relax is up a tree..." 

Tom Felton

090:

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."


Aristotle


089:

"Ive always been a stubble man; I don't do clean shaven."
Jonas Armstrong


088:

"It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs."


Vance Havner



087:
"They Look, but they do not see."
Matthew 13:13


086:

"Never look backwoods or you'll fall down the stairs."

Rudyard Kipling



085:

"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."

Edgar Allan Poe



084:

"You have to step up when your number is called." 

Reggie Lewis


083:

"... the end of the World is a liitle bit like death: We all know it's going to come eventually and as we get older, we feel we see the signs more and more distinctly."

John Hodgman
082:

"Let thy step be slow and steady, that thou stumble not."

Tokugawa Ieyasu

081:    

"It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents."

Eric Hoffer

080:
"Golf is a game in which you claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood."

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)


079:

"I'm searching, as we all are, for ways to feel good about myself. Certainly, looking in the mirror doesn't do it!"

Ani DiFranco

078:
"Always remember the last words of my grandfather, who said: 'A truck!' ''

Emo Philips


077:
"The bars are awash with people throwing their lives away in the desperate hope of finding a shortcut, any shortcut. And a lot of them aren't even young anymore."

Hugh Macleod


076:
"If you keep looking over your shoulder, it won't be long before you are going backwards."

Wayne Bennett


075:
"Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once."
Lillian Dickson.



074:
"Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men."
Theodore Drieser.


073:
"The only way most people recognize their limits is by trespassing on them."
Tom Morris


072:
"Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So. . . get on your way.
"

[Dr Seuss]



071:
"There's a silver lining through the dark clouds shining,
Turn the dark clouds inside out, til the boys come home."

[Lena Guilbert Ford]



070:
Geocaching is ... a great way to be outdoors, enjoy the environment and revel in the thrill of the hunt!"  [http://geocaching.com.au/]

069:
"We don't bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we don't dress well and we've no manners"

George Bernard Shaw


068:
"It's a bomb. I've already called law enforcement. Let's get out of here"

Richard Jewell


067:
"But an old age serene and bright.
And lovely as a Lapland night,
Shall lead thee to thy grave."


William Wordsworth

066:
"At my age, flowers scare me."

George Burns


065:
"Being on a boat that's moving through the water, it's so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what's important and what's not."

James Taylor


064:
"I'm one of those people who when I go over a bridge, I want to jump. It's just this intense tickle in the back of my throat. It's like I'm on the verge the whole time I'm walking over that bridge, and I'm not going to get a release until I jump."

Willem Dafoe


063:
"As you know, I'm androgynous. I can wear a jacket that most guys wouldn't put on.''

Steven Tyler



062:
''The rain it raineth on the just
And also on the ujust fella:
But chiefly on the just, because
The unjust steals the just's umbrella.''

Bowen of  Colwood,
Charles Synge Christopher Bowen



061:
'I've had a good day when I don't fall out of the cart.'

Buddy Hackett


060:
'Tax reform means "Don't tax you, don't tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree'
 
- Russell Long

059:
"Cease, rude Boreas, blustering railer!
List, ye landsmen, all to me;
Messmates hear a brother sailor
Sing the dangers of the sea."

 
-  George Alexander Stevens

058:
"Come forth, Paladins!
Fulfill your destiny!"


Andry Chang (Sang Pemburu)

057:
"... if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel." 
Terry Pratchett, Eric


056:
'One starts to get young at the
age of sixty and then it is too late.'


Pablo Picasso

055:
"A hat should be taken off when you greet
a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat."
P. J. O'Rourke



054:
"Nature abhors a vacuum, but not as much as cats do."
Lee Entrekin
053:
"If you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, you are looking the wrong way.'"
Barry Commoner
052:
''Wetlands are often referred to as nature's kidneys because of their valuable role in the natural ecosytem. They filter and purify water, trapping potential pollutants and removing excess nutrients."
Anne Pidcock

051:
"What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks ..."
David Lloyd George

050:
"Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product."
Jigme Singye Wangchuck (King of Bhutan)

049:
"I once said cynically of a politician, 'He'll doublecross that bridge when he comes to it.'
Oscar Levant

048:
"The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand."
George Eliot


047:
"It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe."
Robert Service

046:
"Who hath desired the Sea? - the sight of salt water unbounded -
The heave and the halt and the hurl and the crash of the comber wind-hounded?.
"
Rudyard Kipling The Sea and the Hills


045:
"Genius is a bend in the creek where bright water has gathered, and which mirrors the trees, the sky and the banks."
Edgar Lee Masters


044:
"Many were the men whose cities he saw and whose mind he learned."
Homer


043:
"What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and of wilderness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wilderness and wet;
Long live the weeds and wilderness yet.
"
Gerard Manley Hopkins


042:
"...respectable people are the ... ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art."
John Updike


041:
"We shall meet, but we shall miss him.
There will be one vacant chair."
Henry Stevenson Washburn

040:
"Where the pools are bright and deep,
Where the grey trout lies asleep,
Up the river and o'er the lea,
That's the way for Billy and me."
James Hogg, A Boys Song


039:
"Bridges were made for wise men to walk over and fools to ride over."
J Ray, English Proverbs 1670


038:
"No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned... a man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company."
Samuel Johnson

037:
"A Foil'd circuitous wanderer - till at last
The long'd-for dash of waves is heard."

[Matthew Arnold]


036:

"Cold weather and crafty knaves come out of the north."
[J. Howell, Proverbs, 1659]


035:

"A chieftain to the Highlands bound
Cries 'Boatman do not tarry!
And I'll give thee a silver pound
To row us o'er the ferry.'"

[Thomas Campbell]


034:
"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
[Kenneth Grahame]


033:

"Gray hair is God's graffiti."
[Bill Cosby]

032:

"My own adventures are restricted chiefly to making swift progress toward growing into a little old man, you know, with wrinkles and a tough beard and a number of false teeth, and so on."
Vincent Van Gogh

031:

"I Shall Return."

Douglas MacArthur


030:

"You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old. "
George Burns

029:

'Old is when you can say what you mean. Do what you like.'
  - Leslie Thomas

028:

'My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.'
  - Ellen DeGeneres

027:

"There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot."
Steven Wright

026: 

"A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done."

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

025:

"This was a gentleman no longer young, of a stiff and portly appearance, and a cautious and sour countenance."

(Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment)

024:

I'm counting on my old age, it will average me."
Ingress

023:
It is not much for its beauty that makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit."

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)
 

022:
Till the Devil whispered behind the trees
'It's pretty but is it art?'

[Rudyard Kipling]


021:
'
O for a beaker full of the warm South.''
[John Keats.]


020:
'
The absent are always kept in the dark.''
[Old Proverb.]


019:
'If all be true that I do think,
There are five reasons we should drink:
Good wine - a friend - or being dry -
Or lest we should be by and by -
Or any other reason why.''

[Henry Aldrich.]


018:
'
It is often the young and inexperienced who are most prone to race blindly ahead, regardless of whether there may be a necessary change of direction decided by the leader. Therefore firm discipline may be necessary to curb impetuosity that will otherwise unduly string out the party, or may result in people becoming seperated from the group.'
[F. W. Halls, Bushwalking, Rigby, 1978, p. 9.
]


017:

"The flowers, anew, returning seasons bring!
But beauty faded has no second spring."

[Ambrose Philips, The First Pastoral, 55.]


016:
"... any Sydney citizen has a mental image of the kind of person you are likely to be, if you say you live in Double Bay, St Ives or Granville."

[Jan Morris, Sydney, Viking 1992. p.77.]


015:

There was an old codger named Smutty
Who was decrepit and just a bit Nutty

His behaviour bizzare
He fell asleep at the bar

And was bounced out in the Street on his butty.
The Prez


014:
"I will hold my house in the high Wood,
Within a walk of the sea,
And the men that were boys when I was a boy
Shall sit and drink with me."
Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, The South Country


013: "And we see how David and all the saints have wrought their godly thoughts into verse, rhyme, and song."
Luther


012: "Golf is a good walk spoiled."
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)


011: "Gray skies are just clouds passing over."
[Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974)]


010: "My hat and wig will soon be here - they are upon the road."
[William Cowper]


009: "I never saw so many shocking bad hats in my life."
[Wellington]


008: "It is not white hair that engenders wisdom."
[Menander]


007: "For in my youth I never did apply Hot and rebellious liquors to my blood."
[Shakespeare, As You Like It, iii, 48.]


006: ""An old man never wants a tale to tell."

[Old proverb.]


005: "There are black sheep in every flock."
[19th Century proverb.]


004: "... What find you better or more honourable than age?
Take the pre-eminence of it in everything:
in an old friend, in old wine, in an old pedigree.

[Shackerly Marmion]


003: We're Young again tho' we're very old.
[Seventies popular song?]


002: "If youth knew what age would crave,it would both get and save."
[J. Ray, English Proverbs]


001: "How happy he who crowns in shades like these, A youth of labour with an age of ease."
[Oliver Goldsmith]