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December 19th, 2003

Quotes of the Day [Dec. 19th, 2003|10:52 am]
Peter Sheil
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Pygmalion (1916) preface

The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand.
Lewis Thomas (1913 - 1993)

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
John Adams (1735 - 1826), Journal, 1772

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
John Erskine (1879 - 1951)
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Quotes of the Day (yesterday) [Dec. 19th, 2003|10:53 am]
Peter Sheil
Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
Sir Ralph Richardson (1902 - 1983), quoted in New York Herald Tribune, May 19, 1946

Estimated amount of glucose used by an adult human brain each day, expressed in M&Ms: 250
Harper's Index, October 1989

When we got into office, the thing that surprised me the most was that things were as bad as we'd been saying they were.
John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves.
Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)
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