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Icon Group International, Incorporated
June 03, 2008
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Familiar Quotations Hoops I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames. -Les Brown I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind. -Kareem Abdul Jabbar Hoops - "Bands" Define irony. A bunch of guys dancing around on a plane to a song made famous by a band who died in a plane crash. -Con Air Rock and roll doesn't necessarily mean a band. It doesn't mean a singer, and it doesn't mean a lyric, really. It's that question of trying to be immortal. -Malcolm McLaren Even a band of angels can turn ugly and start looting if enough angels are unemployed and hanging around the Pearly Gates convinced that all the succubi own all the liquor stores in Heaven. -P. J. O'Rourke Take off my shirt before you jinx the band and they break up. -The Wedding Singer Hoops - "Circle" Strange things are a foot at the circle-k. -Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure The good deed you do today For a brother or sister in need Will come back to you some day For humanity's a circle in deed. -Robert Alan When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight. -Michael Bridge In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us. -Flora Edwards