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Old 05-29-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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OK, let's have a "Quotes" thread!


Been reading some lately... and oh... there are some inspiring, some stupid, some funny... but I always find them somehow interesting to read.

OK, if you post here don't forget to mention the original author, be it you or someone else.

So, here's one from me for start;
Quote:
An infinite number of monkeys typing into GNU Emacs would never make a good program. Linus Torvalds.
 
Old 05-29-2011, 02:31 PM   #2
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"When it's time to stop living, I will certainly make Death my number one
choice!"
-- (Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent)

"Rincewind had always been happy to think of himself as a racist. The One
Hundred Meters, the Mile, the Marathon -- he'd run them all."
-- (Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent)

"If the Creator had said, "Let there be light" in Ankh-Morpork, he'd have
gotten no further because of all the people saying "What colour?""
-- (Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms)

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Old 05-29-2011, 03:25 PM   #3
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It's better to give more than receive. I know that one from my father. And he wasn't a writer, he was a street fighter !
 
Old 05-29-2011, 04:01 PM   #4
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"Oh, well, the devil makes us sin
But we like it when we're spinning in his grin"

(From the song Paradise Circus, by Massive Attack).
 
Old 05-29-2011, 04:27 PM   #5
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"If the question of what it all means doesn't mean anything, why do I keep coming back to it?"

"She's getting existential again."

"It's okay, I have a super-soaker"

<- clicky
 
Old 05-30-2011, 12:30 AM   #6
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Quote:
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"If the question of what it all means doesn't mean anything, why do I keep coming back to it?"

"She's getting existential again."

"It's okay, I have a super-soaker"

<- clicky
way to go, i clicked the link, went to xkcd, and read backwards from the latest one all the way to 681, wasting my entire night

it was fun though.
 
Old 05-30-2011, 03:53 AM   #7
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There are only 10 kinds of persons, those who understand binary, and those who don't!
 
Old 05-30-2011, 05:10 AM   #8
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Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

--W.Shakespeare: MacBeth, act V, scene V
 
Old 05-30-2011, 06:43 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brianL View Post
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

--W.Shakespeare: MacBeth, act V, scene V
I had to memorize that in high school. It's cool tho.
 
Old 05-30-2011, 06:47 AM   #10
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"Don't look back, something might be gaining on you."

--Satchel Paige


"Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
--Mark Twain
 
Old 05-30-2011, 07:23 AM   #11
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I like this quote from a video game:

Quote:
On the first day
man was granted a soul and with it, clarity
On the second day, upon the earth was planted an irrevocable poison
a soul devouring demon
~ Demon's souls, a good, hard, and somewhat buggy game.
 
Old 05-30-2011, 07:25 AM   #12
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Quote:
When a man lies he murders
Some part of the world
These are the pale deaths
Which men miscall their lives
All this I cannot bear
To witness any longer
Cannot the kingdom of salvation
Take me home
To Live Is To Die, by Metallica (my favourite band btw) from the album ...And Justice For All.
 
Old 05-30-2011, 08:10 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 16pide View Post
There are only 10 kinds of persons, those who understand binary, and those who don't!
There are 10 kinds of people: those who understand trinary, those who don't, and those who mistake it for binary.
 
Old 05-30-2011, 08:46 AM   #14
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Here's a M$ one, dunno the original author:

Windows is now a 64 bit tweak of a 32 bit extension to a 16 bit user interface for an 8 bit operating system based on a 4 bit architecture from a 2 bit company that can't stand 1 bit of competition.
 
Old 05-30-2011, 09:43 AM   #15
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"The company of those seeking the truth is infinitely preferable to that of those who think they've found it."

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"Belief gets in the way of learning"

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"Its amazing how much 'mature wisdom' resembles simply being too tired."

"Why do people who know the least know it the loudest?"

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"If you follow the flock, you'll step in shit."
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