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Discussion in 'Non-Dama Drama' started by goenKendama, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Nick Lectura

    Nick Lectura Moderator Staff Member

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    found another one off of a photography video that actually kind of relates to kendama a lot

    "a good swordsman is more important than a good sword."
    -amit kalantri
     
    Aug 6, 2018
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  2. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    I ran across another variation of this quote and tried to find some history on it and found it here: Quote Investigator

    "In conclusion, this saying with the words “amateur” and “professional” was in circulation by 1944, and its originator was anonymous. It has been particularly popular in the music domain."

    Amateurs Practice Until They Get It Right; Professionals Practice Until They Can’t Get It Wrong
     
    Aug 9, 2018
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  3. Sam Strohmyer

    Sam Strohmyer Slayer

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    May you live in interesting times....

    May you find what you have been looking for...

    Chinese proverb/curse.
     
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  4. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Be picky with who you invest your time in, wasted time is worse than wasted money.
    - Unknown
     
    Sep 4, 2018
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  5. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    First Law of Holes: if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging
    -unknown (famous usage- Denis Healey, Will Rogers)



     
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  6. Matthew Rice

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    "its not a lie if you believe it"
     
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  7. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    If nothing we do matters then all that matters is what we do.
    - Angel

     
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  8. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's an interesting explanation of the quote from BruceLee.com.

    "Within the context of Bruce Lee’s philosophy of harmony, the “strength” Bruce is referring to is one of calm and flow. An easy life is not something you get because you pray for it or fight for it, the ease comes when you practice self-actualization and achieve peace of mind."
     
    Dec 14, 2018
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  9. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

    -Greek Proverb
     
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  10. Emil Apostol

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    "I dissent."

    Not really a quote attributed to anyone, but for me, it's a very powerful statement used in law.
     
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  11. Emil Apostol

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    "A good craftsman never blames his tools."

    -Sub Zero, Mortal Kombat 11
     
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  12. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    "He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence."

    -William Blake, Proverbs of Hell
     
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  13. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing

    (often attributed to Edmund Burke but closer to a quote from Charles F. Aked 1916)
     
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  14. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
    -Lao Tzu
     
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  15. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Prayer for Serenity

    Lord, Grant me the serenity to
    accept the things I cannot change,
    Courage, to change the things I can, and
    Wisdom to hide the bodies of those people
    I had to kill because they pissed me off.

    And also,
    Help me to be careful of the toes I step on today,
    As they may be connected to the ass that I may
    have to kiss tomorrow.

    -anonymous
     
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  16. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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  17. Geezer

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    Said by chef Julia Child while making Crepes Suzette: "Yes that is a lot of butter; but you don't eat this every day.....

    I believe in moderation in all things...including moderation"

    Geezer--Your other hand is bored!
     
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  18. goenKendama

    goenKendama Moderator Staff Member

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    Two is one, and one is none.
    -Unknown

    Don't believe that one just try bringing 1 kendama to a competition or having only 1 Blitz clock. This kind of plays on the Murphy's Law adage: Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.
     
    May 20, 2019 at 9:43 AM