Ship Quotes File (New Drawer)

AristonAriston Circus Host
The old one's still kicking over here, but it's only a matter of moments before Someone says Something worth remembering.

Remember it here.


  • Mr SmiffMr Smiff Shipmate
    I suppose it's appropriate that the first entry in the new drawer should be from our esteemed captain - from the "Why did you join the Ship" thread in Purg:
    Simon wrote: »
    KarlLB wrote: »
    Indeed, it was around the time of the meteor hitting Yucatán disruptive poster whom ancient texts name as "Joanne" singlehandedly caused its implementation.

    Karl, you know as well as I do that there was no historical "Joanne". We believe in her by faith.

    (Formerly Stejjie)
  • Here's Leaf, on Steve Langton and Gamma Gamaliel's rather verbose interactions:
    Leaf wrote: »
    You are homeopaths of shit.

  • I was so much hoping that 'body is required' was going to be an eschatology thread.
  • aliehsaliehs Shipmate
    From "The Library" by Stuart Kells. Text Publishing. Melbourne 2017.
    Sebastian Brandt's 1494 Ship Of Fools is a roll call of dunces, and the foremost dunce is the man who collects "useless books" he cannot read.
    Just thought you'd like to know.
  • I don't often post outside Purgatory, so if this one isn't appropriate please delete it. Adeodatus on "Why did you join the Ship?"
    Adeodatus wrote: »
    September 2003: the powers that be (were?) at Manchester Cathedral got themselves into a spot of bother with the LGBTQ community by uninviting Bishop Gene Robinson to an event. I joined the Ship to join the discussion. So I suppose I came for the homosexuality, stayed for the banter.
  • aliehsaliehs Shipmate
    another gem from The Library[ see above for details] :
    "membranaceous bijoux" .
    Used by 19th century bibliophile Thomas Frognall Dibdin to describe precious vellum bound books. I've been dying to use it in one of the word games, but after 3 days , no opportunity has presented itself.They don't write like that any more.
  • kingsfoldkingsfold Shipmate
    aliesh, I'm afraid you may be missing the point of this thread. The quotations of the title are those of our fellow shipmates we consider worthy of preserving for posterity due to their wit or irony or cleverness, rather than being quotes from learned tomes.
  • aliehsaliehs Shipmate
    Sack cloth and ashes. But aren't they delicious phrases. Will confine myself to the appropriate messages i8n future. May be start one of my own?
  • LydaLyda Shipmate
    Curiosity killed:
    I'm someone else that thinks it's too much like hard work to be this paranoid.
  • mousethiefmousethief Shipmate
    RooK wrote: »
    [N]ot only does nobody have any fucks left to give about your particular special story, you are personally responsible for a global collapse of the sub-prime fuck-lending market.

  • Changing gears, I found this from @ThunderBunk just too profound to go unremarked:
    To my mind, faith is entirely itself: it shared characteristics with knowledge, relationships, inspiration, and gift, but it is all of those and more. To me, it's what grows when the received faith, coming through both the bible and the body of believers (i.e. the church), goes into an individual, takes root in them and dies. The last is the heart of the mystery, and to me is the key to why faith is both shared and intensely, irrevocably personal
  • mousethiefmousethief Shipmate
    KarlLB, on comments pages on the web:
    KarlLB wrote: »
    The problem with comments pages is they're like when the cat brings in a partially disemboweled mouse, you know closer examination will be truly disgusting but somehow your curiosity gets the better of you. Then you realise you can't unsee it and you knew what was there all along.

  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    edited April 20
    North East Quine on gender-balance on the Aging Parents thread in AS:
    I may have a law degree and be a qualified, though non practising, solicitor but I don't have a penis and so my brother has the Power of Attorney. Lucky him!! :)
  • Twilight wrote: »
    Why shut the toilet? ... most important, is to avoid "toilet plume." That's the cloud forced up from the flushing action that contains small particles of water mixed with tiny particles of waste. ...

    It's the thought of living with an open toilet that deters me from criminal activity.

    [killingme smiley]

    And there's another law enforcement strategy I didn't know about...
  • mousethiefmousethief Shipmate
    Short but sweet.
    Remember, God loves unsupported assertions.
  • HedgehogHedgehog Shipmate
    Sometimes you just need to put it into perspective...
    Republicans, 2016: "It's not like Trump is going to round people up into Concentration Camps."

    Republicans, 2018: "Frankly, I find it offensive that you call them Concentration Camps."
  • mousethiefmousethief Shipmate
    We like to think that we are rational beings, when in fact most of the time we are rationalizing beings.
  • from Graven Image:

    In the meantime when God closes a door, dance in the hallway.
  • PigwidgeonPigwidgeon Shipmate
    from Graven Image:

    In the meantime when God closes a door, dance in the hallway.

    I'm definitely stealing that!
  • LeoLeo Shipmate
    me too! Brilliant!
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    Love it! :smiley:
  • :smile: Shaking my groove thang in a hallway right now
  • A gem.
    Eutychus wrote: »
    Kerygmania, meanwhile, is about the Bible and why it doesn't apply to us ;)
  • I could have sworn that "the Bible and why it doesn't apply to me" used to be the subtext under the main title of Kerygmania on the old boards. It doesn't seem to have been the last one used, but I'm sure it's not mine to own.
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    This is one I will keep to use at a later time IRL!
    Ohher in Purgatory:
    Ohher wrote: »
    He has all the intellectual depth of the meniscus on a drop of morning dew.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    I was impressed by that one too.

    Where's that "notworthy" smilie gone?
  • TukaiTukai Shipmate

    Ohher wrote (in the Purg thread about Trump): »
    As to nomenclature, GOP now stands for Greedy Old Perverts.
  • This is just sheer bloody makes-you-weep-with-pleasure genius.
    Starting on SOF on the Hell Board is like going up a pig's ass to get a ham sandwich. There are easier and better ways.
  • mousethiefmousethief Shipmate
    edited September 18
    You or I could have posted this, maybe, but we didn't.
    lilbuddha wrote: »
    Issues are addressed by confronting them.
  • CK tells it the way it is:
    on the Ship we're more than three times more interested in discussing sex than unfair business practices
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host
    edited November 13
    Culinary optimism from Graven Image in All Saints:
    I enjoy reading cook books as they always have happy endings.

    although Pigwidgeon isn't quite so sure:
    You wouldn't think that if I actually cooked one of those recipes!

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