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Old 06-12-2004, 12:01 PM
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Fun thread--favorite quotes

Just for the fun of it, I thought it might be interesting to share some of our favorite quotations, be they from the world of literature, politics, whatever. We might offer commentary on their meaning to us, or not. Or we might comment on someone else's selections.

I'll start the ball rolling: From Kurt Vonnegut: "We are what we pretend to be, so be very careful what you pretend to be."

To me, this seems particularly relevant on an Internet forum, where some people assume all sorts of poses. It reminds me of a cartoon I saw a few years back. Two dogs are sitting at adjoining computers. One dog turns to the other and says: "This is great! We can be anybody on this thing!"

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Old 06-12-2004, 12:13 PM
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Old 06-12-2004, 12:36 PM
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Winston Churchill was told by a women member of parliament that "if she was his wife, she would poison his tea" to which Churchill replied "Madam, if I were your husband, I would drink it."
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Old 06-12-2004, 08:10 PM
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Another one from Churchill. As he came out of a pub late one night he bumped into a woman. She said "Mr Churchill you are drunk". To which he replied. "My good lady yes I am and you are ugly, but in the morning I will be sober"
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Old 06-12-2004, 08:24 PM
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Dick Feynman:

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the chemists have a complicated way of counting: instead of saying "one, two, three, four, five protons", they say, "hydrogen, helium, lithium, beryllium, boron."
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Old 06-13-2004, 09:35 AM
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"what this world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left."
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Old 06-13-2004, 10:21 AM
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"Four things come not back.The spoken word,the sped arrow,time past nor opportunity neglected."
From Michael Crighton's book "Eaters of the Dead"
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Old 06-13-2004, 12:25 PM
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I don't know who said this first. "When you are up to your a$$ in alligators you have a tendency to forget that the original reason you were there was to drain the swamp"
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Old 06-13-2004, 08:39 PM
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Katherine Hepburn: "If you want to trade the love and admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married."
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Old 06-14-2004, 12:02 AM
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I think W.C. Fields gets credit for his one. "Ah yes I love kids.... If their're cooked right."
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Old 08-29-2004, 02:31 PM
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I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
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