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#1 2020-08-20 23:58:17

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Quote Of The Day

Inspired by bunsen-quotes and Cheery Pic Of The Day, something you would like to quote.

Rules...

  1. Only one quote submission in a 24 hour period.

  2. No fake/half-true quotes, like Ben Frankin's  "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Quotes should be reasonably verified.

  3. Name the author.

Example and I'm out for 24 hours...

Jim Morrison wrote:

Indians scattered on dawn's highway, bleeding. Ghosts crowd the young child's fragile, egg-shell mind.

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#2 2020-08-21 06:12:27

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Re: Quote Of The Day

Zap Brannigan wrote:

“If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.”


One of the ArchLabs dudes
Obssesive Metalhead and practiced beer drinker
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#3 2020-08-21 08:46:05

unklar
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Re: Quote Of The Day

^Already published in 2013:

Judith Holofernes, Member of the music group "We are heroes" wrote:

The Bild-Newspaper is a dangerous political instrument - not just a high-magnifying telescope into the abyss, but a malignant being that does not describe Germany, but makes it. With an agenda.

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#4 2020-08-21 10:34:49

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Re: Quote Of The Day

See Piet Hein quote below.

/Martin


"Problems worthy of attack
prove their worth by hitting back."
Piet Hein

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#5 2020-08-21 17:29:19

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Re: Quote Of The Day

Somebody here on these forums quoted Isaac Asimov:

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."

(1980)


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#6 2020-08-21 17:58:43

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Re: Quote Of The Day

Been reading people doing gpt3 experiments and it appears gpt3 did memorize a lot of jokes

https://www.gwern.net/GPT-3#turing-dialogue wrote:

Q. Why was 6 afraid of 7? A. Because 7 8 9!

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#7 2020-08-21 21:14:42

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The young lady (upper twenties? Hard to tell as she was wewaring a mask, of course.) During our conversation I mentioned how perception of time is really weird. She responded...

It's like the days are long but the years are short.

"That's it!" I replied. She's an old soul, apparently.

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#8 2020-08-22 17:08:17

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Re: Quote Of The Day

Oh, so we're not limited to historical royalty and famous scholars (that Asimov quote was me btw, ohnonot)? In that case, here's a couple that (probably originated on social media somewhere) have been stuck in my head ever since I read em in one of the newsletters I subscribe to;

bobby wasabi wrote:

y’all worried about 5G towers but haven’t eaten a vegetable since 2013

MurderBryan wrote:

A group of white men is called a podcast

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#9 2020-08-22 20:31:21

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^ Great!

And no, it's not "Famous Quote" or "Celebrity Quote". Just the three rules. You cheated by posting two at once, I'll let it slide this time. tongue

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#10 2020-08-23 02:00:04

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Re: Quote Of The Day

I still get one. Something cheesy/poignant...

Sting in Message In A Bottle wrote:

Love can mend your life or love can break your heart.

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#11 2020-08-23 02:06:36

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Re: Quote Of The Day

It's small
But angry

One quote I found on another board.


Real Men Use Linux

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#12 2020-08-23 02:14:24

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^ That's what she said.

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#13 2020-08-23 06:27:00

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Re: Quote Of The Day

@glittersloth: if you say so.
Nice quotes btw.

Some quotes from a song I like for its lyrics (and its groove):

The truth is hidden in a complex series of offshore companies
The truth is encrypted
The truth is your browsing history
The truth is an unnamed source
The truth is not available for comment at this time
The truth is an infinite playlist

... and so on ...


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#14 2020-08-23 08:18:56

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Re: Quote Of The Day

John Wayne wrote:

Life’s hard.  It’s even harder if you’re stupid.

(For the Latinos he didn’t mean estupido but tonto, willfully ignorant types)

Last edited by cog (2020-08-23 08:26:19)


The worst day of fishing is better than the best day at work.

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#15 2020-08-23 08:36:11

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The Lone Ranger wrote:

Tonto, I've just found out what 'Kemo Sabe' means...

Tonto had been getting his own back for his own nickname I guess.


...elevator in the Brain Hotel, broken down but just as well...
( a boring Japan blog (currently paused), idle Twitterings and GitStuff )

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#16 2020-08-23 09:10:21

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^ lol,  I just added that because stupid and dumb mean very different things in Spanish and English

Stupid in Spanish leans more towards disability which I have a lot of compassion for, where willful ignorance is well you know...

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#17 2020-08-24 06:46:55

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glittersloth wrote:
MurderBryan wrote:

A group of white men is called a podcast

Not sure what this means.
I heard yesterday that a group of architects is not a flock, but "a jealousy of architects" - is this what that refers to? "A podcast of men"?
I remembered it while listening to podcasts yesterday; the majority of them have also female speakers, but your quote might apply to Linux podcasts.


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#18 2020-08-24 15:51:10

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Re: Quote Of The Day

Upton Sinclair wrote:

It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.

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#19 2020-08-24 18:51:05

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Re: Quote Of The Day

My periodontist today.

Dr. Cochran wrote:

It's not good.

Get regular dental checkups, folks. Advice Of The Day.

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#20 2020-08-29 04:18:31

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Re: Quote Of The Day

Matthew Arnold wrote:

Our inequality materialises our upper class, vulgarises our middle class, brutalises our lower class.

Last edited by glittersloth (2020-08-29 04:18:45)

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#21 2020-08-29 21:00:14

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KGIII on LQ:

I think the polite way to say this is, "The Internet was a lot different when it required a degree of skill to access it."

I'm not really entitled to use that quote (haven't been around the internet back then) but it's such a well-behaved yet potentially insulting phrase big_smile

elcore from LQ:

As the old saying goes "If you give a man a fish he can eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish he can eat for a lifetime".

Very noble thing to do, only these days there are fishing companies profiting on fishing contracts.
So I guess if you look at it from their perspective, diluting a fishing forum until it's nothing more than an advert for canned fish would be your top priority.

(this is about a suspicion of systematic trolling on LQ)

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#22 2020-08-29 22:29:51

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Re: Quote Of The Day

Hmm. Another two-fer (US slang meaning two-for-the-price-of-one). It looks like Rule 1 says "quote submission", so I should allow it. One post per 24 hours, put ten quotes in that post if you want. smile

USAF U-2 /Dragonlady internal slogan wrote:

In God We Trust, all others we monitor.

Source, and I highly recommend this video, BBC4's "James May at the Edge of Space". It has many notable quotes from May...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtsZaDbxCgM

James May wrote:

I've been given... makes sour face briefly ... a schedule...

I assume he's sour because he knows he's about to say US "skedjule", because it was handed to him by the US Air Force, instead of British "shedjule" and not because he doesn't like schedules.

How do they pronounce it in Australia and New Zealand? In Canada it's like in the US. South Africa?

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#23 2020-08-30 07:27:01

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Re: Quote Of The Day

Comatonse Recordings wrote:

We guarantee you will be 100% satisfied with every Comatonse product or service, or we will help you define and accept your dissatisfaction in relation to the shortcomings of post-industrial consumer society

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#24 2020-08-30 07:28:13

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Re: Quote Of The Day

Oh, I missed the bit about rules. big_smile
Added the authors.


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#25 2020-08-31 06:19:17

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Re: Quote Of The Day

glittersloth wrote:
Comatonse Recordings wrote:

We guarantee you will be 100% satisfied with every Comatonse product or service, or we will help you define and accept your dissatisfaction in relation to the shortcomings of post-industrial consumer society

http://www.comatonse.com/index_comatonse.html

Admit It's Killing You (And Leave) (Piano Solo)...

http://www.comatonse.com/soundfiles/c027/c027_03.mp3

I skipped the Gay Porn Reading track, but you boys have at it.

^ That's my Quote Of The Day. hhh.

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