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:
Categories: arts & entertainment, ethics & philosophy, history, language, Life, Sociology
One that seems rather appropriate for here:
From Moab is My Washpot: An Autobiography, by Stephen Fry, Random House, 1999.
Like that Stephen Fry, Ricky.
Another video worth watching: Flight of the Conchords, A Kiss Is Not A Contract.
Woman to Dorothy Parker: “I’m sorry, Dorothy. I’m not coming to your party. I can’t bear fools.”
Dorothy Parker to Woman: “That’s strange. Your mother could.”
Groucho Marx: “Outside, a dog is a man’s best friend. Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read.”
Groucho, again: “One day, I shot an elephant in my pyjamas. How it got in my pyjamas, I’ll never know.”
Alexander Pope: “Know then thyself, presume not God to scan
The proper study of mankind is man.”
Pope, again, on Queen Anna: “Hear thou, great Anna! Whom three great realms obey
Doth sometimes council take, and sometimes tea.”
Jonathan Swift, in a mock obituary poem: “And that’s the reason, somee folks think,
He left behind so great a stink.”
S J Perelman: “I’ve got Brights Disease, and he’s got mine.”
I LOVE quotes!
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