Peter Sheil (petersheil) wrote,
Peter Sheil
petersheil

Quotes of the day

A good set today plus a bonus, my comments :)

What ought to be done to the man who invented the celebrating of anniversaries? Mere killing would be too light.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Maybe we should give him a birthday party?

A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
Sir Barnett Cocks (ca. 1907)
I'm sure a lot of you will recognise that.

Fall not in love, therefore; it will stick to your face.
National Lampoon, "Deteriorata"
... what? don't understand.

Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president.
Johnny Carson
YES! Although the president seems childlike sometimes as well.

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
Poul Anderson
Nor a computer system which is less complicated than the user actually wanted.

When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.
C. P. Snow
So go out there and rebel against something today.
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