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“Suddenly I was abuzz with ideas,” “...What about telling people to shin up ladders at dead of night with an apostrophe-shaped stencil and a tin of paint?”-Lynn Truss, on a meeting with a grammar vigilante from the Apostrophe Protection Society

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"Fashion is a concept so terrible that it needs to be changed every other week."
- Claire Jones

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"Someday I'll be heralded as the savior of mankind. Or I'll be locked in a padded cell for running around some guy's yard with a broadsword stabbing ant mounds."
- Lord President Moorluck

“It’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left. Never give up and never give in.”

– Hubert Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. politician

“If you work very hard, and give life everything you’ve got, you may not quite make it.”

– Elwy Yost

“People must not do things for fun. We are not here for fun. There is no reference to fun in any Act of Parliament.”

– A.P. Herbert

“Life begins at 40, but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight and the tendency to tell a story to the same person three or four times.”

– Helen Rowland, journalist

“Not only are we not at the centre of the universe, but we’re not even made of the same stuff as most of the universe.”

– Prof. David Caldwell, University of California

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Reporter: "And what's your I.Q.?"
Stephen Hawking: "I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers."

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"Of all man's miseries the bitterest is this, to know so much and to have control over nothing."
- Herodotus

“What is the good of having a nice house without a decent planet to put it on?”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-62), author and naturalist

“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”

– Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-79), British portrait photographer

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”


“What we think, or what we know or what we believe in is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.”

– John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic and writer

“While the press can’t tell people what to think, it certainly can tell them what to think about.”


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"In my world, if something seems too good to be true, it's best to shoot it, just in case."
- Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar), 'Burn Notice'

But the flexibility of down is not to be played down, or even downplayed.-Warren Clements

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"If they can't take a joke, f$++ 'em."
- Scott Roberts

"Air is for COWARDS!!"

I miss gaming...smurf?

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"There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality."

"Science works. Planes fly, magic carpets and broom sticks don't."

-Richard Dawkins

“Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.”

Will Rogers (1879-1935), humorist

In short, if you hear a celebrity say, “I’m not myself today,” nod sympathetically. The person may genuinely believe it.-Warren Clements

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

Robert Brault, veteran U.S. freelance writer

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”

Naguib Mahfouz (1911-2006), Egyptian writer and Nobel laureate

“The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals.”

Madame de Staël (1766-1817), author and intellectual

“I attribute my success to this – that I never gave or took any excuse.”

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), British nurse and educator

“Prior to the Internet, the last technology that had any real effect on the way people sat down and talked together was the table.”

Clay Shirky (1964-), U.S. writer and Internet consultant

“No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.”

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), playwright

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Sam Axe - "You should look at the menu here--foie gras? Lap-in?"
Michael Westen - "It's pronounced 'la-pan'."
Sam Axe - "Whatever, it's still French for bunny rabbit!"

"Have I inadvertently said something evil?" - Phocion, regarded as the most honest politician in Athens at the time of Alexander the Great made a speech and this was his comment to a friend after the audience cheered

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"Move over. You're lying on my C-4."
- Fiona Glenanne, Burn Notice

“Dude, you are speaking Romulan,” - Chris Reddy, a chemist working on the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill


''You're dead, live with it.''

''Insanity is simply a unique sense of perspective.''

''Fear large numbers of small minds.''

''I did that, that was me. Pay up.''

''Never let a child borrow your socks nor a woman wash your wallet.''

''Yes and by yes I mean No.''

*shakes fist*

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"Chuck Finley is forever."
- Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell), Burn Notice

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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
– R. Buckminster Fuller

November the 5th has come and gone
But thoughts of it still linger
I held a banger in my hand
Has anyone seen my finger!?

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From the latest episode of Sanctuary:

Will Zimmerman - "What's this stuff called?"
Big Guy - "Twilight."
Will Zimmerman - "Hey, what did you think of those movies, anyway?"
Big Guy - "Well, I liked Marcus..."

Sanctuary's Big Guy and Twilight's Marcus are both played by actor Christopher Heyerdahl. Epic win.


"Man is timid and apologetic; he is no longer upright; he dares not say "I think," "I am," but quotes some saint or sage".

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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From the latest Atomic Array:

"If you borrow five bucks from me, it's just five bucks, but I expect you to pay it back. But if I give you five hundred dollars, I'm not going to expect it back--if you give it back to me, that's cool. It's not about the amount of money, it's about the common decency involved in the situation, you know?"
- Ed Healy

Truer words ain't been said in recent memory.

"There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him."
Robert A. Heinlein

"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall down an open manhold and die."

- Mel Brooks

"Fear is like a goldfish.
If you feed it,
it won't flush down the toilet."

I forgot what rules of poetry or haiku my friend thought she was following when she made this up, but I thought it was worth remembering.

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"All you see when you walk into Google headquarters is, at each space, a computer monitor and an exercise ball, which, I think, is how they're hatching new employees."
- Robin Williams

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"We always say that these church and state separation arguments really aren't about making the world safe for atheists--they're about making religions safe from each other."
- Jeff Dee

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"I was looked down on for being a poor kid that doesn't know s*@@, and now I'm like, a rich, successful a#%+$#*."
- Axl Rose

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"We're not going back to a "consumer" economy. We're heading into a hard work economy in which people derive their pleasures and gratification more traditionally – mainly through the company of their fellow human beings."

"I think the young people, especially, need to discover, eventually, that hope is not something that is given to them by a politician or a corporation or anybody else. Hope is something you generate inside yourself by demonstrating to yourself that you are COMPETENT. That you understand the signals that are coming to you from, you know, the UNIVERSE, and that you can respond to them intelligently. And when you can DO that, and when you can act, respond intelligently to these things, you can become a confident person. And when you're confident, competent, you become hopeful. Because you have reason to believe that you can affect what's the future."

- James Howard Kunstler

Why aren't more people from my generation listening to this guy?

In every corner of conversation, we gravitate to words that sound alike except for their opening letters, and if we can’t get there honestly, we’ll invent the words we need: Humpty Dumpty, Henny Penny, hanky-panky.-Warren Clements

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"Sic Semper Tyrannosaurus."
- J. Edwin Stevens

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"Hey, you can't swear, there's old folks around! Ix-nay on the f@*&-yay!"
- Paul Harvey

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