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Quotes.

Postby lliam » Mon Dec 29, 2003 11:46 am

Hows about some quotes by famous people?

Such as:


It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!
--Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)


Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
--Friedrich Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil.

The Famous Bill Austin
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06-23-1963 "Somebody has to be in charge"
11-15-1975 "We just flew in from Los Angeles, and boy are our arms tired."
06-23-1976 "Everything changes, everything stays the same."
11-17-1979 "The first two years of college are vocabulary lessons. The second two years are spent learning who to ask and where to look it up."
10-06-1983 "When you take dancing lessons, you learn steps and you learn steps and you learn steps. It can go on for a long time. And then one day, you just learn to dance, and it is so different."
04-21-1985 "I'm on a mission from George!"
12-22-1986 "Nothing is a problem"
06-04-1987 "I have a mind like a steel trap. Stuff gets in there and WHAM! it never gets back out again."
07-15-1991 "Rio Salado? Salad River?"
03-25-1992 "Wireless home communications is a marketable product which we have the technology to build"
10-06-1993 "Why would I lie about a thing like that?"
08-01-1994 "No, I am not the Bill Austin of "Beth and Bill", I am the famous Bill Austin"
10-01-1994 "Hey, I'm a Chemist, remember?"
12-01-1994 "People Ask Me, "Why is it free?" and I tell them (really slowly) "Because it doesn't cost anything."
09-06-1996 "There are no problems, only opportunities"
06-30-1997 "There are no opportunities, only problems"
03-30-1998 "Nothing is decided"
06-25-1998 "Something is decided but no one is talking"
09-06-1998 "It has been declared a success, it is a success"
12-01-1998 "A priest, a minister and a rabbi walk into a bar. The bartender says ... What is this, a joke?"
12-14-1998 "Somebody has to be in charge"
05-07-1999 "A picture is not worth 1000 words on the Internet. The information is in the text."
01-12-2000 "At Motorola, punishment for success far exceeds punishment for failure."
09-21-2002 "If you don't believe that we are in immediate danger of additional horrific acts of state-sponsored terrorism then you are deluding yourself and you are deluding anyone you sell that idea to.
10-29-2002 "Lack of vision and strategic thinking at the top poisons the entire seed stock of company management."
"I only laugh when it hurts."

*And some things I only wish I had said:

If the minimum wasn't acceptable it wouldn't be called the minimum.
--George Muncaster
The people who say I told you so are winning.
--Laron Reynolds
186,000 miles per second. It's not just a good idea, it's the law
Give me ambiguity or give me something else
Think honk if you're a telepath
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I spent 90% of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted - George Best
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Re: Quotes.

Postby 1st_oboe » Tue Dec 30, 2003 2:28 am

One of my favorites:

"Never look at the trombones, you'll only encourage them." - R. Strauss on conducting
Insert creative phrase here.
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Re: Quotes.

Postby Serenity » Tue Dec 30, 2003 8:03 am

If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn't have a job if he was any smarter ~ Albert Grant.
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Re: Quotes.

Postby lliam » Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:57 am

Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.
--Simeon Strunsky

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted.
--Hesketh Pearson

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation
--Oscar Wilde

An aphorism is never exactly true. It is either a half-truth or a truth and a half.
--Karl Kraus
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Re: Quotes.

Postby Marye » Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:20 pm

Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
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Re: Quotes.

Postby Serenity » Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:31 pm

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit ~ Somerset Maugham

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read a book of quotations ~ Winston Churchill

A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool ~ Joseph Roux

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Re: Quotes.

Postby dai bread » Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:43 am

"Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for loan doth often lose both self and friend".

- William Shakespeare, "Hamlet".

And still as true as the day it was written.
We have no money; we must use our brains. -Ernest Rutherford.
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Re: Quotes.

Postby lliam » Wed Dec 31, 2003 9:22 am

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
--Sir Winston Churchill

Please note that "quotes" is a verb and "quotations" is the noun. One quotes someone and in doing so makes a quotation.
--Susan T. Case

Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
--Unknown

A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a witty person, but a pebble in the hands of a fool.
--Colette

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
--W. Somerset Maugham

I often quote myself, it adds spice to my conversation.
--George Bernard Shaw

After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.
--Henry Louis Mencken, on Shakespeare

Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted.
--Fred Allen

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations.
--Isaac Disraeli

Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
--Groucho Marx

A book of quotations . . . can never be complete.
--Robert M. Hamilton

Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?
--Philip G. Hamerton
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