Presumably a few of you have noticed the random quote block towards the bottom of the sidebar? I’ve been having a bit of fun with that. Via fillyjonk:
Speaking of stages, I think there are stages of perception:
1. When all you know or notice is yourself;
2. When you think everything that you have felt applies to others as well;
3. When you realize that others can go through the same thing as you but not feel the same way as you did;
4. When you can put yourself in other’s positions and understand what they feel.
Everyone knows Stage 1 is obnoxious, but people stuck in Stage 2 can almost be more so, because they think they know something about you.
Carolyn Hax, Washington Post advice columnist
So, open quotes thread. What are a few of your favourites? They don’t have to be serious stuff – funny stuff is good.
Addendum: The skit below is too long to go into a quotes file, but it’s a masterpiece. From the Long Johns (Fortune and Bird) first broadcast on the South Bank Show in October last year (via TonyD on LP), explaining the subprime mortgages market crisis: