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Quotes of the Day [Sep. 3rd, 2004|09:46 am]
Peter Sheil
Somehow number two makes me think of the USA right now ... although it can equally well apply to the UK :) Number three also made me smile.


I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place.
Steven Wright (1955 - )

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.
Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980)

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
Ray Bradbury (1920 - ), advice to writers

[User Picture]From: motherwell
2004-09-03 08:13 am (UTC)

Another saying, perhaps a bit dated...

"Under Capitalism, man is oppressed by man. Under Communism, the reverse is true."
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-09-03 08:30 am (UTC)

Re: Another saying, perhaps a bit dated...

Of course "reverse" is a word that's flexible enough to allow for a number of interpretations :)

I actually think that Communism has the potential for being a better system than Capitalism, it's just that the implementations [of Communism] always seem to have problems! [That's not to say that Capitalism is problem free.]

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[User Picture]From: invader_kitty
2004-09-04 12:04 pm (UTC)
I cant remember who said it by one of my favourite quotes is "Television is a medium. Called so because it is neither rare, nor well done."

Btw, I like your LJ. Mind if I add you?
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-09-04 04:12 pm (UTC)
You are welcome to add me ... in fact I see you've already done so :) I'm not quite sure what interests we have in common, so I may not add you back unless I find your posts interesting - nothing personal :)

My favourite quote site says :-
Television is a new medium. It's called a medium because nothing is well-done.
Fred Allen (1894 - 1956), on the radio program The Big Show, Dec. 17, 1950

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