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Quotes of the Day [Aug. 9th, 2005|09:57 am]
Peter Sheil
Good morning. The first quote caught my attention so here are today's four.


Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called 'rain'.
Michael McClary

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.
Jackie Mason (1934 - )

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
Tom Stoppard (1937 - ), "Artist Descending a Staircase"

[User Picture]From: wren08
2005-08-10 12:33 am (UTC)
Thank you. Now I will be content with my craftsmanship and not worry that my quilts are mostly derivative.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2005-08-10 07:58 am (UTC)
There are very few things that are not derivative, to a greater or lesser extent, so carry on being creative. :) In fact it is the "mistakes" in a perfect pattern that show the individuality of any thing be it manufactured or living. (My that's getting deep for first thing on a Wednesday morning - the coffee must be working :) )

I'm a bit like that with computer languages - each time someone comes up with a "new" one it seems to me that it's quite like something I learnt 20 years ago - showing my age maybe?

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