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Month September 2011

When you have nothing important or interesting to say, don’t let anyone persuade you to say it. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr  

Remember, every commercial transaction stems from a disagreement in something’s worth. When you buy a loaf of bread for a dollar from a grocer, you’re saying the loaf is worth more to you than the dollar; the grocer is saying the dollar is worth more to him than the loaf. ~ John Brewer  

…each gravestone has a few things on it:  a date of birth, a dash, and a date of death.  Well, that dash is our life. ~ Lt. Terry Roberts, U.S.N.  

Resistance isn’t futile, it’s voltage divided by amperage.  

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, / the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’ ~ John Greenleaf Whittier  

We accept the love we think we deserve. ~ Stephen Chbosky  

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. ~  Bob Marley  

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. ~ Mother Teresa  

The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be. ~ Douglas Adams  

He who thinketh he leadeth and has no one following is only taking a walk. ~ Shannon O’Del  

I’ve known many beings who were perfectly human, but no perfect human beings. ~ F. Paul Wilson  

Those who are easily shocked…should be shocked more often. ~ Mae West  

It is such a secret place, the land of tears. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid.  Only the unknown frightens men. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery 

When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

It is folly to plant an acorn in the morning and expect to rest that evening in the shade of a giant oak. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery  

Find your place in the games we play / No-one’s safe when it’s ‘safe to say’ / The perfect motive has another — ulterior / Check yours twice when you’re feeling superior. ~ Bryan Duncan (“Mr. Bailey’s Daughter”, Anonymous Confessions of a Lunatic Friend)

Well, it may be all right in practice, but it will never work in theory. ~ Warren Buffett  

Not everyone who wears a beard is already a Prophet. ~Arabic proverb

Language services three functions. The first is to communicate ideas. The second is to conceal ideas. The third is to conceal the absence of ideas. ~ Otto Jespersen  

The only thing we can never know is how to know how to ignore what we can never know. ~ Rousseau  

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar. ~ Bradley Millar  

When an elephant flies, it shouldn’t be criticized for doing it badly. ~ Anonymous  

Nitwit ideas are for emergencies. You use them when you’ve got nothing else to try. If they work, they go into the Book. Otherwise you follow the Book, which is largely a collection of nitwit ideas that worked. ~ Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (The Mote in God’s Eye)  

Knowledge is something you can use, belief is something that uses you. ~ Idries Shah  

You only pay attention to things that are meaningful to you,  so the meaning of your life is what you pay attention to. ~ Alistair Cockburn    

Nonsense, after all is just nonsense, but the study of nonsense is science. ~ Anonymous

How can you be in two places at once when you are not anywhere at all? ~ Firesign Theater  

Time is that quality of nature which keeps events from happening all at once.  Lately, it doesn’t seem to be working. ~ Anonymous  

Knowing how people grow, does not mean we know how to grow them. ~  Richard Farson  

Beware of quantum ducks (quark! quark!).  

There is no difference between theory and practice in theory, but there is often a great deal of difference between theory and practice in practice. ~ Yogi Berra  

Ethernet is what you use to catch the Ether Bunny.  

Cogito ergo sum…cogito.    ++  

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~ Albert Einstein  

It has been conclusively proven that smoking is a leading cause of statistics.  

Franklin D. Roosevelt never said, “The only thing we have to sphere is sphere itself.”  

186,000 miles per second. It’s not just a good idea; it’s the law.  

Sex is the most fun you can have without logging on.  

Darth Vader’s wife is named Ella.    ++  

Why did the computer break down? Because it had a terminal illness!  

Great men may die, but there ideas won’t. ~ Kelly Nelson