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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 09:06 AM
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Let's play 'Whose Quote is this?"
Simple, list a quote, and people have to guess whose wisdom (or otherwise) it is. Try and find some controversial, stupid, funny or insightful ones. Here's a selection from one individual. Should be fairly easy for a start.

'Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so'.

'You live and learn. At any rate, you live'.

'Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job'.



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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 09:12 AM
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1. "I would work with our friends in OPEC to convince them to open up the...
spigots"

(As mentioned by TPM today)

You guessed it.

http://www.bushwatch.com/gas.htm
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 09:14 AM
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2. Ok, let's see
Those are all Douglas Adams!!!

Ok, how about:

"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."

"The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary."

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

:D


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mikey_1962 Donating Member (263 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 09:36 AM
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3. Benjamin Franklin
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 09:44 AM
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5. One of the founding fathers, right? Maybe Ben Franklin?
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mikey_1962 Donating Member (263 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 10:00 AM
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7. How about these
"We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed."

"let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own."

"Freedom comes not as a gift of the State but from the hand of the Almighty."
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 09:38 AM
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4. Oscar Wilde
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 09:45 AM
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6. Nope. Not Wilde. Douglas Adams. How about these?

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' -- probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.

Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it.

His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.

I am at two with nature.

I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.

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Don Claybrook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 10:34 AM
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14. Woody Allen n/t
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 10:37 AM
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15. Yep. And these?

A Hospital is no place to be sick.

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 10:05 AM
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8. "Do you like your chili with or without crushed Oreos?"
:-)
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 10:24 AM
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9. A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.


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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 10:32 AM
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12. Winston Churchill?
The last one is anyway, I think.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 10:33 AM
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13. That's it. Try these.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith.

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 11:01 AM
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17. Bertrand Russell?
or maybe Albert Einstein?
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 11:03 AM
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18. Einstein. How about these.
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.

Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped.

From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.

Go, and never darken my towels again.

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.

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C_eh_N_eh_D_eh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 11:07 AM
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19. Peter Sellers?
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SPQR Donating Member (315 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 11:24 AM
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21. The one, the only
Groucho.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 11:33 AM
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22. But of course.
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 10:28 AM
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10. "Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things."
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 10:31 AM
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11. "Never ever under any circumstances take a sleeping pill
and a laxative on the same night"
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 10:46 AM
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16. Whose quote's are these?

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force."

"Scratch an actor - and you'll find an actress."

"I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true."


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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 11:07 AM
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20. Oscar Wilde?
:shrug:
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 04:20 PM
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26. Close, It's the female Oscar Wilde
Dorothy Parker
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SPQR Donating Member (315 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 11:45 AM
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23. Sounds like
Dorothy Parker....
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 04:19 PM
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25. Yep, Dorothy Parker!
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 11:56 AM
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24. Groucho?
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