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most quoted re "wisdom": other (21), Jonathan North Washington (19), Tristan Alexander McLeay (17), professors (7), Rianna (7)

other categories found with "wisdom": linguistics (32), sadness (20), language (18), gradschool (14), computers (11)



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[link] heard: 25 January 2013
[edit] added: 25 January 2013

"If we put it in the carrier sentence first, we might have confounding variables—like thinking."

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[link] heard: 16 December 2012
[edit] added: 16 December 2012

(21:39:17) firespeaker: but it's worth seeing what the people who've spent time on this think

(21:39:23) spectie: aye

(21:39:25) firespeaker: "particles" is probably not the way to go

(21:39:41) spectie: "particle" stands for "defeat"

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[link] heard: 30 May 2010
[edit] added: 30 May 2010

(13:44:30) jonorthwash: anyway, the Kyrgyz side of the invitation's going to be very different

(13:44:42) Aaron B: make sure to put the same date ;)

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[link] heard: 11 September 2009
[edit] added: 11 September 2009

"As a consequence, Postmodernists' judgment about the invalidity of judgments must also be invalid, but the idea of criticizing Postmodernist dogma does not seem to be popular among them."

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[link] heard: 11 August 2009
[edit] added: 11 August 2009

(20:06:04) kesuari: i wish someone would work out a universal definition of word, and make english orthography agree with it

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[link] heard: 23 March 2009
[edit] added: 23 March 2009

(16:55:43) [me]: speaking of which, the dotted line that's normally on buttons and other non-entry things to show focus (very useful if you're using tab instead of the mouse) have recently stopped dispalying at all for me

(16:56:10) [me]: mostly on buttons

(16:56:16) [me]: at least that's where it bothers me the most

(16:59:13) thecartographers: hm, that sounds bad

(16:59:31) [me]: well, it's not bad in that it breaks anything really

(16:59:36) thecartographers: i'm sure it's been discussed ad nauseum in the past, and everyone knows it's important

(16:59:38) [me]: it just makes me feel like I'm drunk when doing things

(16:59:46) thecartographers: it breaks thinsg for people who can't use mice...

(16:59:50) [me]: true

(17:00:00) [me]: or who just don't :-P

(17:02:08) thecartographers: yeah but gnome people, who are in charge of gtk for better or worse

(17:02:14) thecartographers: don't care about what you want, jsut what you can do

(17:02:34) thecartographers: if you say "i can't use the mouse" then they accomodate: if you say "i won't use the mouse" then they say "use kde"

(17:03:31) thecartographers: and then you say "now i've tried using kde, but i've gone blind from the hideous sight. can you accomodate me?" and they'll say "yes, but you can still use your hands, so you only get a text-to-speech engine system, but no outlines on the buttons"

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[link] heard: 26 February 2009
[edit] added: 26 February 2009

(20:47:07) Michael T: well every dictionary needs a little chuvash

(20:47:08) Michael T: that's a feature

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[link] heard: 13 January 2009
[edit] added: 13 January 2009

(16:45:41) kesuari: there's a whole ton of different types of most linguistic things

expanding from definiteness
wisdom, profoundness
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[link] heard: 16 December 2008
[edit] added: 16 December 2008

(17:29:30) Michael T: vowels are always plotting against me.. especially ɯ. you never know what ɯ is thinking.

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[link] heard: 14 September 2008
[edit] added: 14 September 2008

"Have at least one other obsession than linguistics."

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[link] heard: 12 September 2008
[edit] added: 14 September 2008

"You have to like what you do. There's really no other reason to study linguistics."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 25 August 2008
[edit] added: 14 September 2008

"I'm thinking of getting a new game console. Basically the reason being that I don't have a girlfriend. Not that I think it'll help me get one..."

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[link] heard: 15 May 2008
[edit] added: 15 May 2008

(19:13:11) kesuari: well, i suppose they say one way to become a great artist is to copy everyone else

(19:13:26) kesuari: well, copy the great artists i mean

(19:13:37) kesuari: someone who wanted to paint well shouldn't copy any drawings i've done

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[link] heard: 1 May 2008
[edit] added: 1 May 2008

(14:15:48) [me]: every time I think back to how I thought about things in high school, central asia makes a lot more sense

(14:15:56) [me]: very provincial and uninformed about things

(14:16:12) Michaela: heh

(14:16:55) Michaela: you know, it's true--even thinking about things like the way people used to write in middle/high school--the quality of their writing makes a lot more sense

(14:17:45) Michaela: i remember telling my mom, "It's like, there's no one here that knows how to think outside the box." she said, "Honey, they don't even know that there is a box."

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[link] heard: 27 April 2008
[edit] added: 27 April 2008

(16:14:09) kesuari: if i agreed with everything you said, why not just talk to yourself?

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[link] heard: 27 March 2008
[edit] added: 26 March 2008

Thatcher: "The funniest quote of the night was:

Thatcher: ‘Do you want a valium?’

Jonathan: ‘What's that?’

"

Jonathan: "I have enough quotes of myself under stupidity. Though all my friends seem to think that when I say something that should be under stupidity, I put it under wisdom or profoundness instead."

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[link] heard: 26 February 2008
[edit] added: 26 February 2008

(22:39:11) [me]: well, we all know the French are chauvinists. They even invented the word.

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 13 February 2008
[edit] added: 12 February 2008

(10:03:38) Michael: people think that the internet is the closed system of pipes, but it's more like mail-carriers all running around, out in the open

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[link] heard: 30 January 2008
[edit] added: 30 January 2008

"Can you imagine knowing a language and not wanting to hear music in that language, however bad it is?"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 24 December 2007
[edit] added: 24 December 2007

"I think when you hit a human being, that's sub-standard driving."

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[link] heard: 17 December 2007
[edit] added: 17 December 2007

(17:04:21) kesuari: (and also, not even irregularity is regular, so there's going to be some regularity somewhere)

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 17 December 2007
[edit] added: 17 December 2007

(17:01:15) kesuari: nothing's regular in english, not even irregularity

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[link] heard: 8 December 2007
[edit] added: 7 December 2007

(13:21:23) Brenda: don't listen to people in love!!! they always give bad advice

(13:21:42) Brenda: their brains go into deep freeze

(13:21:57) Brenda: it's like, tengri all over the frontal lobe, if you know what i mean

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[link] heard: 12 October 2007
[edit] added: 23 October 2007

"Кантип жаңгак ача албайсың? Таш бар го?"

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[link] heard: 18 July 2007
[edit] added: 18 July 2007

(21:43) Tristan: you realise of course that what you're doing here is filing bugreports for linguistic theories, which are kind of like computer programs

(21:43) Tristan: so the "maintainers" are probably going to call you mad

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 29 June 2007
[edit] added: 29 June 2007

(05:54:49) kesuari: i was saying it was evidence i was right, just saying it was what some sourte said

(05:55:00) [me]: sourte?

(05:55:04) kesuari: source

(05:55:08) [me]: oh :-P

(05:55:22) [me]: it processed semantically something like "bloke" would've in that context :-P

(05:55:49) kesuari: yeah, well, this is the internet so it might as well have been some bloke

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[link] heard: 24 April 2007
[edit] added: 24 April 2007

(02:13:14) kesuari: who who knows what xml and tex is doesn’t know what syntax is?

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 19 April 2007
[edit] added: 19 April 2007

Jonathan: "Four languages: America never expects anything close to that."

Joyce: "Yeah, we don't even like dialects."

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[link] heard: 29 March 2007
[edit] added: 30 March 2007

Anara, Palao isn't Kazakh for plov, plov is Russian for palao. Don't ever forget that.

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 21 March 2007
[edit] added: 21 March 2007

(05:34:00) kesuari: yeah. i get really bored when i’ve nothing to do; i simply can’t procrastinate from *nothing*

(05:34:13) kesuari: soon as you give me work, then *bamn* i’m not doing it

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 3 March 2007
[edit] added: 4 March 2007

Derek: "Blood sucks."

Jonathan: "Then it'd be a vampire, but blood can't be a vampire—then it'd be cannibalistic."

[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 1 March 2007
[edit] added: 1 March 2007

Jonathan: "Kazakh isn't that hard—I don't know why all the materials that teach it are so bad."

Ardak: "I think it's because the Soviet system made things unnecessarily complicated."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 17 February 2007
[edit] added: 18 February 2007

"IE 6 is the Netscape 4 of today."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 29 January 2007
[edit] added: 11 February 2007

"Kazakh is sweet piece of cake comparing to Russian.. Russian is even more harder than English..."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 5 January 2007
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

"And you're going to think, ‘Oh, the big thing is OT Pragmatics—I should do that.’"

Mark Aronoff, at the 2007 LSA annual meeting
weirdness, linguistics, conferences, gradschool
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[link] heard: 5 January 2007
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

me: "That's an abstract?!"

anonymous: "It's a very abstract..."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 4 January 2007
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

"[In phonology,] you can't just say ‘Oh, that's PF.’"

Paul Kiparsky, at the 2007 LSA annual meeting
irony, insults, wisdom, linguistics, tautologies
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[link] heard: 4 January 2007
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

"Why do we keep weird strong verbs around for thousands of years?"

Paul Kiparsky, at the 2007 LSA annual meeting
wisdom, conferences
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[link] heard: 4 January 2007
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

"Linguistic theory is your friend."

Bruce Hayes, at the 2007 LSA annual meeting
wisdom, friends, linguistics, gradschool
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[link] heard: 4 January 2007
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

"I myself am a theoretical phonologist, but in the late '80s, my eyes were beginning to glaze over and I was saying ‘I don't care where to hang [lateral].’"

Bruce Hayes, at the 2007 LSA annual meeting
linguistics, sadness, wisdom, conferences, gradschool
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[link] heard: 1 December 2006
[edit] added: 2 December 2006

"Let's call this the Chomskian response; no linguistics talk is complete without a massive quote from Chomsky."

[massive Chomsky quote appears on slide]

Laura, in her colloquium talk
wisdom, sadness
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[link] heard: 27 November 2006
[edit] added: 27 November 2006

"Languages are big."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 13 November 2006
[edit] added: 14 November 2006

"When you put people in a booth like that, they're desperate to please you. Unless they're a psychology undergrad—then they might be trying to mess with you."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 15 September 2006
[edit] added: 15 September 2006

"When you are forced to read books for school, other pastimes besides reading become that much more appealing."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 8 June 2006
[edit] added: 8 June 2006

Jonathan: "Yeah, it's a couple people taking advantage of one group's suffering to take advantage of another group's generosity to take advantage of another group's money."

Rianna: "It's like one big orgy of screw-overage."

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[link] heard: 5 June 2006
[edit] added: 6 June 2006

"Basically, if you can read a double entendre into it, do it. No pun intended."

giving advice for how to read Shakespearean comedy
puns, books, bad-ideas, hormone-driven, euphamisms, language, wisdom
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[link] heard: 2 June 2006
[edit] added: 2 June 2006

Jonathan: "You know how the saying goes, three Jews in a room, four opinions."

Rianna: "Three Americans in a room, two opinions. I mean, I'd rather be stereotyped as having lots of opinions instead of…not thinking."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 30 May 2006
[edit] added: 30 May 2006

"Formatting in LaTeX is like spending the extra couple of bucks to have a good liquor in your cocktail."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 28 May 2006
[edit] added: 28 May 2006

"This is, like, the ultimate incarnation of toast."

toast with avocados, extra sharp cheddar, cilantro, spices
wisdom, burning, insightfulness, philosophy, omnipotence
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[link] heard: 28 May 2006
[edit] added: 28 May 2006

Rianna: "What should we do with the bread?"

Jonathan: "Well, we could toast it."

Rianna: "Yeah, that's what I was thinking—that'll make it easier to spread the avocado joy."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 27 May 2006
[edit] added: 27 May 2006
"It's really weird to see a ‘y’ used like a /j/… It throws me in English."
[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 23 May 2006
[edit] added: 27 May 2006

23:39:17 amosblock: english has a crap shoot, not an orthography :P

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[link] heard: 3 May 2006
[edit] added: 3 May 2006

00:43:21 [me]: agh. I was stupid

00:43:33 [aladnsane]: ?

00:44:01 [aladnsane]: I mean, I believe you and all ;)

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[link] heard: 20 April 2006
[edit] added: 27 April 2006

"There's really no solution to anything."

Jurgen, pointing out that linguists make a living by redefining things and solving nothing(?)
wisdom, gradschool
[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 18 April 2006
[edit] added: 20 April 2006

00:35:10 [sn withheld]: Listening to Blümchen on a crowded bus is like having pink toenails.

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 14 April 2006
[edit] added: 14 April 2006

01:28:50 [sn withheld]: Seattle has one MAJOR downside.. how the hell do you ask a girl out for coffee if you ONLY EVER SEE HER IN A COFFEE SHOP!?!

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[link] heard: 31 March 2006
[edit] added: 31 March 2006

"I should run a seminar: 'I'm ugly and foul-mouthed and I get laid.'"

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[link] heard: 22 March 2006
[edit] added: 22 March 2006

01:02:01 [Tristan]: (it occurs to me i've probably spent more money on free software than many people have spent on pay-for software)

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 25 February 2006
[edit] added: 25 February 2006

15:48:24 [oberon]: The opposite of extreme is extreme

in reference to creepy people who were creepy in opposite ways
creepiness, brandeis, wisdom, insightfulness
[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 23 February 2006
[edit] added: 23 February 2006

05:23:50 [me]: (I'm rather fond of pre-revolution Russian. It's almost proto-eastern slavic)

05:24:29 [Tristan]: yeah, well just wait till the english languages break up, our spelling will be proto-english :)

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 9 February 2006
[edit] added: 9 February 2006

05:11:37 [Tristan]: and i would think that if you need to tell people to distinguish two symbols it's usually an indication that you shouldn't be :)

in reference to the American English phonetics custom of distinguishing /ə/ and /ʌ/ based on stress
wisdom, phonetics
[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 7 January 2006
[edit] added: 8 January 2005

"Phonology happens."

Mark Aronoff in response to a comment on his presidential address at the 2006 LSA conference
science, wisdom, time-travel, conferences
[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 16 August 2005
[edit] added: 16 August 2005

"This should be a warning to all the groups out there—don't write inane lyrics when you're young, because when you're older you'll be performing them on PBS and you'll look like a fool."

in response to the Grass Roots performing on PBS
tv, stupidity, wisdom, insults
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[link] heard: 30 July 2005
[edit] added: 31 July 2005

"Everything is a euphamism; you can't really say it; you have to do it."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 25 July 2005
[edit] added: 25 July 2005

"Measuring an artlang by the number of speakers is like measuring the importance of a painting by the number of postcards sold with its picture on it."

Jan van Steenbergen
analogies, artsiness, wisdom, conlangs
[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 15 December 2004
[edit] added: 15 December 2004

"You see, we're edumacatifying you."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 8 November 2004
[edit] added: 8 November 2004

(02:56:58) Оберон: well, my client suppresses your stylistic choices anyway

(02:57:16) Оберон: So you can type in vomit on vomit with 57 point dingbats for all I care

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 2 October 2004
[edit] added: 2 October 2004

"Actually, I think Cuba's biggest export is Floridians."

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[link] heard: 2 February 2004
[edit] added: 2 February 2004

(04:17:24) Kesuari: o ... kay... i have come to the conclusion that you, sir, are insane, and forget the difference between yourself and the rest of the world :)

Tristan, in reference to Jonathan after he rambled about Turkic orthography for a few minutes
wisdom, scariness, insanity, craziness, insults, linguistics, writing, gradschool
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[link] heard: 31 January 2004
[edit] added: 1 February 2004

"If he put a good on that paper, then you could take a piece of paper and wrap doodoo with it and turn it in and you'd do pretty well."

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[link] heard: 9 January 2004
[edit] added: 9 January 2004

(22:18:11) Peter: heh i'm not a database query i can filter through them

Peter reminds me that he isn't a python script; similar to quote #297
humanity, wisdom, programming
[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 1 December 2003
[edit] added: 1 December 2003

(08:36:17) Kesuari: and maths, too. that's another one i'd want to do. except that i hate calculus. or rather find doing it tedious and irritating.

(08:36:51) Kesuari: hell... i should just do everything possible and be known as He Who Knows All.

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[link] heard: 30 November 2003
[edit] added: 30 November 2003

Cem: "I've written 12 pages for a 5-page paper that's probably going to be 20 pages long."

Jonathan: "Wow, what are you writing about?"

Cem: "Wisdom and the bible and philosophy and socrates and shit. It's fucked up."

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[link] heard: 22 November 2003
[edit] added: 23 November 2003

(18:43:06) Mark: There comes a point where you can reduce anything to anything. I mean, reconstructions of reconstructions of reconstructions - they're building a PIE in the sky

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 14 November 2003
[edit] added: 14 November 2003

(18:38:24) Aaron: why is it that a topic search for stupidity brings up almost the same results as a search for kathryn harris?

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[link] heard: 4 November 2003
[edit] added: 4 November 2003

(18:48:17) Aaron: my my... there is ALSO a connection b/w Jess Frisch and freudian/sex

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 22 July 2003
[edit] added: 22 July 2003

(03:36:43) Casoar: everyone has insane days. some have insane lifetimes.

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 19 July 2003
[edit] added: 19 July 2003

"I just want something that's `I can't believe it doesn't taste like crap.'"

Spencer Alexander, shopping for butter
wisdom
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[link] heard: 10 July 2003
[edit] added: 10 July 2003

"You're only so good as your last sound byte."

Nigel de Gruchy, in a speech on 05 April 2002
wisdom
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[link] heard: 6 July 2003
[edit] added: 6 July 2003

(17:13:06) Qatharsis: Then again, you live in a country where knowing some French make you a Sex God.

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[link] heard: 4 June 2003
[edit] added: 4 June 2003

"Cun vas en vija ys ueda, nau oeble ouvaeger eas rosae in maerne."

"As you walk the road of life, don't forget to smell the roses on the side."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 22 April 2003
[edit] added: 22 April 2003

"An image is one thing; a human is another."

Elvis Presley
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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: 19 August 2003

"They are not interested in many things which are interesting. And that's the American way."

Vitaly V. Shevoroshkin, referring to American linguists
politics, linguistics, people, provincialism, patriotism, sadness, indifference, insults
[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"If that bounces up and hits me I'm going to bounce up and hit you."

warning Cem about throwing a napkin
omnipotence, wisdom, weirdness
[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Cheerleaders are dancers who have gone retarded."

Chorreographer from Bring It On
wisdom, movies, inappropriateness
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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Have you ever fought an idea, Picard? It has no weapon to destroy, no body to kill!"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

[05:49:52] (sn withheld): You're a genius

[05:49:59] (sn withheld): in that you're insane in the same way my operating system is

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: 18 April 2003

"Dreams die hard and you hold them in your hand even long after they turn to dust."

Bowen, in Dragonheart
movies
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Faith is believing what ya know ain't so."

Mark Twain
philosophy, wisdom
[comment] [rate] 4/5




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