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alan_ri 05-29-2011 02:23 PM

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.
:D

Jeebizz 05-29-2011 02:31 PM

"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)

silvyus_06 05-29-2011 03:25 PM

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 !

odiseo77 05-29-2011 04:01 PM

"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).

MrCode 05-29-2011 04:27 PM

"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"

:p <- clicky :D

trademark91 05-30-2011 12:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrCode (Post 4370435)
"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"

:p <- clicky :D

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 :p

it was fun though.

16pide 05-30-2011 03:53 AM

There are only 10 kinds of persons, those who understand binary, and those who don't!

brianL 05-30-2011 05:10 AM

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

H_TeXMeX_H 05-30-2011 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4370841)
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.

Hangdog42 05-30-2011 06:47 AM

"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

H_TeXMeX_H 05-30-2011 07:23 AM

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.

alan_ri 05-30-2011 07:25 AM

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.

MTK358 05-30-2011 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 16pide (Post 4370780)
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.

H_TeXMeX_H 05-30-2011 08:46 AM

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.

baldy3105 05-30-2011 09:43 AM

"The company of those seeking the truth is infinitely preferable to that of those who think they've found it."

~ Terry Pratchet


"There is no such thing as a free lunch."

"If it looks to good to be true, it probably is."

"Never underestimate the power of human stupidity."

"Belief gets in the way of learning"

"When all is said and done, a lot more is said than done."

"You live and learn, or you don't live long."

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

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

~ RA Heinlein


"If you don't know stuff, you're not stupid, just ignorant. Stupidity is when you don't want to know stuff. No resemblance."

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


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