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Wayne Busby


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What is your favourite quote and why?

I would like to begin here a compendium of those bits of wisdom humanity perceives to be most true or without exception.

It is not necessary to name who might be credited with saying your selection, as no such person can honestly claim to have been without some outside inspiration, which catalyzed their creativity and moved them to express their insight.
Much like what you are called here to do.

If you yourself have distilled some wisdom through reflection, please allow me to present you this moment to pass it on here for consideration or perhaps start your own string.

The purpose of all this is to provide a most efficient tool for correlating the most valid ideas about morality and what we perceive to be real or important across culture or socialization. I would then like to work with you to turn this soil and see what new things (ideas) might grow. Food for the soul.

You are encouraged to emulate the creative process here so: COPY, COMBINE and TRANSFORM! Help me correlate.

Please comment in a constructive way if you agree or not with anything posted here and explain why.

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Herein you will find over 700 quotes and comments full of inspiration and wisdom, from Tedsters motivated by positivity and the betterment of mankind.
I am blessed and humbled to have consorted with them.
Get yourself your favourite comfort drink and stay a while, this is one of 'Ted Conversations' longest strings ever.

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    Mar 22 2012: It wasn't said by a famous person, but my mom. A bit of an explanation first: I moved home after my father died to help mom out with the house, etc. The utilities were in my name alone. When the phone companies were calling trying to get people to move to another service, they would call while I was at work. My mom would answer the phone and tell the reps "I don't have a phone" and hang up. (You can picture the person at the other end of the conversation wondering what just happened.)

    Every time it happened, it made me laugh for days. I told my brother, he laughed for days. She never understood why we thought it was funny - and we laughed some more.

    When she died, we remembered that line and laughed through our tears. That makes it my favorite quote ever.
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      Mar 22 2012: Beautiful Deborah....thank you for sharing this.

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