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Title: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: Dragon on November 30, 2010, 12:18:04
I was reading through an article and came across a quote that I thought was cool. Every once in a while I come across another quote and don't know where to save it. Sometimes I think, 'that would be cool to put in my signature line... but I don't want to remove the one I have and I don't want a huge stack of quotes.' So here's my solution... start a forum thread where I can post the quotes and links to some articles that have caught my interest.  :D  Feel free to join in. No specific topic requirement.

"Technology has the 'shelflife of a banana', by the time you buy it, it is brown and rotting." - Matt Harrison's Panela Blog (http://panela.blog-city.com/scott_mcnealy_keynote_at_pgwest.htm), quoting Scott McNealy (SUN CEO)

Additionally geeky goody: Matt has materials for teaching Python to 3-6 Graders at https://github.com/mattharrison/ElementaryPython (https://github.com/mattharrison/ElementaryPython). I never thought about getting kids that young involved in programming.
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: Wyldwing on November 30, 2010, 20:47:45
Anger comes from unmet expectations.
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: TylerChuit on December 01, 2010, 03:41:21
Anger comes from unmet expectations.

hmm...  someone in therapy? ;)
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: TylerChuit on December 01, 2010, 11:53:30
I've finally started watching Big Bang Theory after years of hearing how great it was, and how it's just the sort of thing that I'd enjoy.  

Pausing in-between episodes, I stumbled across Chuck Lorre's "vanity plates" and found them fascinating and delightful.  They are probably the first nationally televised blog and he aparently puts them at the end of every show he's done since Dharma & Greg, filling them with his views on whatever, which brings me to my point.  Some of them are very good as quotes, and if no one objects, I'll put some of the ones I enjoy up here.

Starting with:

"Don't believe that crap that you're as young as you feel. Your feelings lie."

"I believe I'm growing skeptical of cynicism."

"In all three film versions of the basic story, we are led to believe that Kong regularly feasts on native girls. Female human sacrifice is how the locals appease him. Then, in each re-telling, he is transformed from mindless, blood-thirsty carnivore to smitten, suicidal love monkey by a skinny, blonde-haired white girl (Fay Wray, Jessica Lange, Naomi Watts). Given this behavioral trend, it is my contention that King Kong would eat Halle Berry. This troubles me deeply and I wanted to share it with you."
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: Dragon on December 01, 2010, 12:17:24
I like his 111 card.  ;D 

Oh... and I also like the quote that you currently have in your signature line... Gotta save that before you change it and I forget what it was:

"If you line up all the variations of Monopoly boards end to end, you'll have a very long road that leads to nowhere; and you will have had more fun than actually playing Monopoly."  --Scott Nicholson
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: Ernie on December 02, 2010, 14:22:21
Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.  ~Ludwig Börne
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: czstycor/c on December 02, 2010, 14:50:47
"If there is no such thing as a stupid question, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? do they suddenly become smart right before they are about to ask a question?"
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: tampamac2002 on December 02, 2010, 20:15:21
Here are a few of my favorites. They go back quite a ways, yet, to me are still relevant.


George Washington, one of our founding fathers.

"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder."
-- George Washington

"I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man."
-- George Washington

"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."
-- George Washington

General Robert E. Lee, Confederate General. Born a yankee, I find it ironic that I am right in step with each of the below quotes.

??Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.? 
-- Robert E. Lee

"I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing, than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity."
-- Robert E. Lee

"Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character."
-- Robert E. Lee

"My chief concern is to try to be an humble, earnest Christian."
-- Robert E. Lee

"I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, that our only hope is in God."
-- Robert E. Lee
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: TylerChuit on January 24, 2011, 22:30:40
This one means alot to me on a very personal, experience based level:

"You really got to hand it to short people... because they often can't reach it."   --Rob Delaney
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: TylerChuit on February 27, 2011, 19:05:14
"Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame."   --Benjamin Franklin
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: TylerChuit on March 11, 2011, 18:53:25
Caught this one on the Daily Show, thought it was too good not to mention...

"Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost."  --Ronald Reagan
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: TylerChuit on March 14, 2011, 16:43:14
"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology."   --Carl Sagan
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: TylerChuit on March 22, 2011, 07:52:04
This is not exactly a quote, but it was a quick bit of improv I thought was pretty funny:

Pete Johansson - "I can tell what Asian country somebody is from, you know, by their name or the way they look."
Dave Shumka    - "You've got 'the Chining'."
(from "Stop Podcasting Yourself" Episode 148)
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: TylerChuit on April 08, 2011, 23:15:13
"There's an old story about the person who wished his computer were as easy to use as his telephone. That wish has come true, since I no longer know how to use my telephone" ?? Bjarne Stroustrup
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: TylerChuit on July 27, 2011, 20:37:00
Actually, a watched pot will eventually boil... now watching water freeze that takes commitment.
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: TylerChuit on July 30, 2011, 05:01:54
I was just watching 2001: A Space Odyssey for the first time and thought of something...

"I touched the black monolith and all I got was the idea for this lousy t-shirt."
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: Dragon on August 03, 2011, 20:08:43
Here's something that made me chuckle, related to computer programming:

"To paraphrase P. J. O'Rourke, making fun of VB is like hunting dairy cows with a rifle and high-powered scope."

Source: http://thedailywtf.com/Comments/Manuallypropagating-Worm.aspx#355844
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: TylerChuit on September 20, 2012, 16:05:39
Heard this on an episode of a TV show I like, and thought it was appropriate for the site:

"When the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box."
                                                                                  --Italian proverb
Title: Re: Favorite Quote of the Day
Post by: Dragon on October 07, 2012, 23:37:40
I came across this interesting one on StackOverflow:

"Once you think you completely understand something (like the notion of "polygon"), a generalization will turn up that shows you that you're just getting started. This principle applies even when you've already taken this principle into account, which is to say: You're never done."
-- http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/208603/what-is-a-hexagon#answer-208972 - Stack Exchange User: Blue, paraphrasing mathematician Branko Grünbaum