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Some "Quotes" from my .sig file.

Some folks have asked me for copies of the quotes that appear, in my e-mail's .sig file. I use the free version of Pegasus Mail and it has a feature built in that semi-randomly selects a single quote out of this selection.... please use what you will from this page.... NOTE: All of these quotes were found on the internet... Enjoy, George

The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. (Steve Biko)

Preserve your independence, write boldly, and tell your truth fearlessly. (Joseph Medill, 1867)

It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to mark it up... (watAGE, 1996)

That I essentially am not in madness, but mad in craft. (William Shakespeare Hamlet, Act IV Scene III)

Nobody loves me but my mother, And she could be jivin' too. (B.B. King)

I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you. (Anon)

Better Decisions Through Information Acquisition & Analysis (Unknown)

Power concedes nothing without a demand (Frederick Douglass)

Opposition is true friendship (William Blake)

Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed. [Constitution of UNESCO(excerpt)]

I can't give you a brain, but I can give you a diploma. (The Wizard of Oz to the Scarecrow) In the age of the internet there is even greater truth to the old saw that a lie can get halfway around the world before the truth even gets its boots on. (La Lucha Sigue - Christopher Day and Jessica Parsons)

Information is the currency of Democracy. (Thomas Jefferson)

Freedom from tyranny through a democratic process is IMPOSSIBLE without a truly informed citizenry. (Errol Vagrom)

I am part of the sun as my eye is part of me, That I am part of the earth my feet know perfectly, and my blood is part of the sea... There is nothing of me that is alone and absolute, except my mind, and we shall find that the mind has no existence by itself, it is only the glitter of the sun on the surface of the waters. (D.H. Lawrence, as quoted by Eduardo Galleano in the intro to WE SAY NO no more dress rehearsals, improv for your life)

Stand before it and there is no beginning. Follow it and there is no end. Stay with the ancient Tao, Move with the present. (tao te ching - lao tse)

The products of modern science are not in themselves good or bad; it is the way they are used that determines their value. That is the voice of the current somnambulism. McLuhan

If the TV tube fires the right ammunition at the right people it is good. I am not being perverse. (McLuhan)

Boldness has genius in it. If you can dream it, do it. (Goethe)

People have the power to redeem the work of fools. (Patti Smith)

The dread of censure is the death of genius. (unknown)

The true poem is the daily paper. (Walt Whitman 1852)

The first time I read the dictionary, I thought it was a poem about everything. L'ennui en ce monde, c'est que les imbéciles sont sûrs d'eux et les gens sensés pleins de doutes (Bertrand Russell)

A dog's best friend is anyone with food.

It doesn't bother me and I suggest that if it bothers you - that's why God (or Bill Gates) gave us a delete key. (David NL Day)

Thought for the day: A penny saved is ridiculous.

Thought for the day: The only thing that hurts more than paying income tax is not having to pay income tax.

Thought for the day: Intuition (n): an uncanny sixth sense which tells people that they are right, whether they are or not.

Thought for the day: Dictatorship (n): a form of government under which everything which is not prohibited is compulsory.

Thought for the day: Concerto (n): a fight between a piano and a pianist.

Thought for the day: Communist (n): one who has given up all hope of becoming a Capitalist.

Thought for the day: Book (n): a utensil used to pass time while waiting for the TV or computer repairman.

Thought for the day: Bagpipes (n): an octopus wearing a kilt.

Thought for the day: Advertising (n): the science of arresting the human intelligence for long enough to get money from it. (Stephen Leacock)

Ministry of health warning: Boring tagline follows!!! Archaeologists take sedimental journeys.

My are opinions are my own and are subject to periodic, unpredictable change - reader beware.

Caution: Cape does not enable user to fly. - Instructions on Kenner Products Batman costume (Sig line from Jennifer Whitehair, On-line news editor, Las Vegas Sun)

Conversation is not an enterprise designed to yield an extrinsic profit, a contest where a winner gets a prize, nor is it an activity of exegesis; it is an unrehearsed intellectual adventure. (Michael Oakeshott, from The Voice of Poetry and the Conversation of Mankind)

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun. (Katharine Hepburn)

Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else, unless it is an enemy. (Albert Einstein)

Love is a better teacher than duty. (Albert Einstein)

The difference between being in love and falling out of love is as follows: When you are in love, everything that you see, everything that you say and everything that you do reminds you of your partner, whereas when love fades it is exactly the same.

And remember keep your stick on the ice. (Red Green Show)

The memories of men are too frail a thread to hang history from. (John Still)

Dr. Sam Johnson, one of the greatest ever, whose watchword was never to write anything unless it would sell, once said, Always read over what you have written, and when you come upon something that you think particularly fine, be certain to strike it out.

*Dogs walked for a fee.

Hark, the Herald Tribune sings, Advertising wondrous things. (Tom Lehrer)

Screw the Post Office -- Use Electronic Mail Instead

Serendipity RULES!

Man did not weave the web of life - he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. (Chief Seattle 1854)

There is only one trait that marks the writer. He is always watching. It's a kind of trick of mind and he is born with it. (Morley Callaghan)

A day without freelancing is a day to keep secret from the bank manager.

I have had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it. (Groucho Marx)

Paper is dead----except for toilet paper. (Nam June Paik)

A mind is like a parachute. It only works when it is open...

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug. (Mark Twain)

On the internet, no one knows you're a God.

A day without freelancing is like a day without money.

this signature being renovated ... excuse the mess

You know you're a success if you can't tell the difference between work and play.

The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made many people angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

When you finally discover all of Life's answers, they'll change the questions.

LIFE, n. A spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay. (Bierce, Ambrose; THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY (1911))

Travel is one way of lengthening life, at least in appearance. (Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790)

All writers are vain, selfish and lazy and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. (George Orwell)

Click this! -- Round up the usual disclaimers.

Sex is dirty only when it's done right. (Woody Allen)

When I get a little money, I buy books, and if there is any left, I buy food and clothes. (Desiderius Erasmus)

Every week our reviewers see more movies than Siskel & Ebert. And eat at more restaurants than Ebert. (NY Subway ad for Time Out magazine)

All writers are vain, selfish and lazy and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. (George Orwell)

Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. (Gene Fowler (1890-1960))

Mark Toscani, You're idea of art is the fruit in the slot machine! (Ms. Crawford in TORCH SONG (1953))

Ducharme's Precept: Opportunity always knocks at the least opportune moment.

Do not write so that you can be understood, write so that you cannot be misunderstood. (Epictetus)

Every third American devotes himself to improving and uplifting his fellow citizen, usually by force. (H.L. Mencken)

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. (William James)

...I drifted into photography the way one drifts into prostitution. First I did it to please myself, then I did it to please my friends... and eventually I did it for money. (Philippe Halsman)

ADVENTURE: The land between entertainment and panic.

If you're not learning something, you shouldn't be teaching anything.

Empty wagons make the most noise. -- Farmer's Almanac

No generalization is true. (Alan Dawson)

Every man's work, whether it be literature or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a a portrait of himself. (Samuel Butler)

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.

I speak for myself and not for the company who so graciously pays me. Even on my bad days.

I have great faith in fools --self confidence my friends call it. (Edgar Allan Poe)

As in the case of a seance peopled with nonbelievers, Watson and Bell had to prove that the telephone actually had spoken, that this was not a rehearsed hallucination. Each began recording what was said at his end of the wire. (Avital Ronell in 'The Telephone Book')

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. (John Lennon)

Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take BIG bites. Moderation is for monks. (From the Note Books of Lazarus Long by: Robert A. Heinlein)

I am a journalist and, under the modern journalist's code of Olympian objectivity (and total purity of motive), I am absolved of responsibility. We journalists don't have to step on roaches. All we have to do is turn on the kitchen light and watch the critters scurry. (P.J. O'Rourke)

Koichi Tohei [who documented Aikido] was in the Japanese Army in WWII, in China. His Ten Rules Of Daily Life: Universal mind Love all creation Be grateful Do good in secret Have merciful eyes and a gentle body Be forgiving and big hearted Think deep and judge well Be calm and determined Be positive and vigorous Persevere

One of the strangest things about life is that the poor, who need money the most, are the very ones that never have it (Finley Peter Dunne)

Advice is a dangerous gift; be cautious about giving and receiving it.

If you can't beat them, join them, then beat them. (Peter Diamandis)

Before Xerox, five carbons were the maximum extension of anybody's ego.

Alan Dawson - I think sex is better than logic, but I can't prove it.

A. J. Liebing once intoned, Freedom of the Press belongs to the (man) person who owns one.

All erroneous ideas would perish of their own accord, if expressed clearly. (Marquis de Vauvenargues)

You make the world you move through as you move through the world that makes you.

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. (John Lennon)

So this is really me? A no-style gimbo with teeth druids could use as a place of worship. (Duaine Dibley (Red Dwarf - Back to Reality))

...The function of art has always been to break through the crust of conventionalized and routine consciousness. Common things --- a flower, a gleam of moonlight, the song of a bird, not things rare and remote - - are means with which the deeper levels of life are touched so that they spring up as desire and thought. This process is art. (John Dewey, The Public and Its Problems, 1934)

No generalization is true. (Alan Dawson)

Advice is a dangerous gift; be cautious about giving and receiving it.

Loyalty to petrified opinion never broke a chain or freed a human soul. (Mark Twain)

World War III will be a guerrilla information war, with no division between military and civilian participation. (Marshall McLuhan)

One man with courage makes a majority. (Andrew Jackson)

Look it up - you'll remember it longer. Screw it up, and you'll remember it forever!

I was supposed to choose a practical profession, but this was simply unbearable to me. (Albert Einstein)

For years we thought that a million monkeys sitting at a million keyboards would produce the Complete Works of Shakespeare; today, thanks to the Internet, we know that's not true. (Unknown)

The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. (Steve Biko)

Preserve your independence, write boldly, and tell your truth fearlessly. (Joseph Medill, 1867)

It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to mark it up... (watAGE, 1996)

That I essentially am not in madness, but mad in craft. (William Shakespeare - Hamlet, Act IV Scene III)

Nobody loves me but my mother, and she could be jivin' too. (B. B. King)

I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you. (Anon, but thanks to my friend LaTrecia Ransom)

Better Decisions Through Information Acquisition & Analysis (Unknown)

Power concedes nothing without a demand. (Frederick Douglass)

Opposition is true friendship. (William Blake)

Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed. [Constitution of UNESCO(excerpt)]

I can't give you a brain, but I can give you a diploma. (The Wizard of Oz to the Scarecrow)




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