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#1 JLukeW

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 05:23

Hi all! I'm giving English lessons to an Iranian man who loves to jot down quotes and expressions that he finds interesting. Last week, he said he wanted to learn how to write and read cursive -- something he's worked on before, but has struggled with.

 

I'd love it if you'd pitch in and jot down a quote or two on paper for him to practice reading! I'll send him this way, and he can practice deciphering our beautiful (and often not-so-beautiful) writing.

 

I'll jump in soon... is someone brave enough to get us started?



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Posted 15 August 2015 - 05:46

This is one of my favourites....



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#3 Lord Epic

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 06:02

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:45

"Everybody's gotta die, but nobody's gotta give up."

 

"They can't hunt you if you don't run."

 

 

I know it's not on paper, but not even I can read what I write, so let us be fair to him.


Edited by Ursus, 15 August 2015 - 09:59.


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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:52

Sorry, but Goethe wrote this in German:

 

"Was glänzt ist für den Augenblick geboren; das Echte bleibt der Nachwelt unverloren."

 

(What glitters is born for the sake of the moment; what's true shall not be lost to posterity.)



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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:56

And another western:

 

- "You've just kicked the s... out of an innocent man!"

- "Innocent of what?"

 

- "Well, I guess they had it comming."

- "We all have it coming, Kid."

 

(Gene Hackman and Clint Eastwood in The Unforgiven, by the way)



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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:57

And this one is great (Oscar Wilde, I think):

 

"Every saint has a past; every sinner has a future."



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Posted 15 August 2015 - 12:02

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 12:29

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You did it! You have beautiful handwriting too!!  :D


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Posted 15 August 2015 - 14:25

Hahaha. Thanks Fountainpenlady :D

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#11 Tas

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 15:30

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 20:01

          

Off the top of me head for your student............

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 Hello, I must be going. I cannot stay, I came to say.

I must be going. I'm glad I came  but just the same,

I must be going...........................Groucho Marx

and...............................................

 

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#13 Fabienne

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 21:10

Give him the best, don't settle for less:

 

It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.” — Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Paul Clifford (1830)



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 00:33

A few more before me midnite swim................

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                                              Fred

Black bird singing in the dead of night

Take these broken wings and learn to fly

All your life  You were only waiting for

this moment to arise........................

Lennon/McCartney, sung by Kenny Rankin rip bud



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 03:28

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I love the smell of fountain pen ink in the morning.

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 16:06

A couple of many favorite quotes

 

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 16:15

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(Actually my most favorite quotes are in Latin and wouldn't fit in here ...)


Edited by Andreas Weber, 22 August 2015 - 16:54.

the cat half awake

and half sleeping on the book

"Quantum Mechanics"

 

(inspired by a German haiku by Tony Böhle)


#18 Fabienne

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 16:50

"I will not talk in class.

I will not talk in class.

I will not talk in class..."

Repeat 500 x.



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#19 Tas

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 17:05

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(Actually my most favorite quotes are in Latin and wouldn't fit in here ...)

 

Ooo, nice blue. Now that I'm all about the blue may I ask what it is . . . ?



#20 Fabienne

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 17:18

That first quote above (about opportunity) is soooo true.



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