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Quotes of the Day [Sep. 29th, 2005|09:58 am]
Peter Sheil
Today's quotes are brought to you by a bleary-eyed typist ... bright sunlight and sore eyes don't mix well!

Peace
peter

I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.
Stephen Leacock (1869 - 1944)

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)

No one goes there nowadays, it's too crowded.
Yogi Berra (1925 - )

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.
Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001), "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
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[User Picture]From: becky44
2005-09-29 11:28 am (UTC)
This rating is #4... everything else in 2nd place! Douglas Adams had a lovely way with words!
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2005-09-29 12:04 pm (UTC)
I think I'd go for 3 myself ... the inbuilt contradiction in the sentence makes me grin.
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[User Picture]From: tamnonlinear
2005-09-29 01:10 pm (UTC)
Regarding #1, a friend of my Dad's had his will made out to start with "IF I die..."
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From: fruitbatz
2005-09-29 04:58 pm (UTC)
I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.
Stephen Leacock (1869 - 1944)
...i agree
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[User Picture]From: mentalageof_4
2005-09-30 12:19 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking about the Frost quote and it occurs to me that I've heard some *highly* educated people rant on and on quite arrogantly, too.

If the word 'education' was changed to 'poise' or 'maturity', I'd agree heartily. Nice character trait to have.
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[User Picture]From: roxy641
2005-10-04 12:04 pm (UTC)

Douglas Adams and bad news!

Just bought the "Hitchhikers guide..." movie
on DVD.

Esp. love that quote from Douglas :)))
True about bad news traveling fast.
I think even snails could overtake
good news (it's THAT slow).

Roxy641
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