Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004


"Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent." -- Jean Kerr, via How Stuff | Quote of the Day

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Truth About Teen Angst

"And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds;
are immune to your consultations, they are quite aware of what they are
going through."
-- David Bowie, found on Crazy Credits for The Breakfast Club

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Criticizing the President

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile but is morally treasonable to the American public." -- Teddy Roosevelt, found on Maglia!

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Monday, December 27, 2004

Some Kind of Marriage

"He sparred with me every once in a while. I hit him a couple of times and he couldn't believe it. He was, "Where'd that come from?' I was like, "Yeah, watch it. There's more where that came from.'" -- Hillary Swank, who used husband Chad Lowe as a part-time sparring partner while learning to box for "Million Dollar Baby," quoted in the Boston Herald, found via Reuters Notable Quotes

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The Critic Within

"If critics weren't happy with some of my films, they have no idea of how unhappy I am with some of my films." -- Kevin Spacey in the San Francisco Chronicle, via Reuters Notable Quotes

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Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Harry Potter Announcement

"I know you all expected this to happen on Christmas Day, but I was sure that those of you who celebrate Christmas have better things to do on the day itself than fight your way into my study, whereas those of you who don't celebrate Christmas would definitely prefer not to wait until the 25th." -- J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, announcing that she has finished the sixth book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

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Monday, December 20, 2004


"Things turn out best for those that make the best of the way things turn out." -- Art Linkletter

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Idea Lives On

"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on." -- John F. Kennedy, found on Webshots Daily - Free Photo Screensavers & Wallpaper Every Day!

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Thursday, December 16, 2004

"Hope all is well, kiss the plaintiff and the wifey." -- Ludacris raps on his new album to Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News anchor who cost Ludacris a lucrative endorsement deal two years ago by denouncing his lyrics as 'garbage.' found on Reuters Notable Quotes

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"As rewarding as a good film role can be, there is just nothing like getting up on a stage and taking an audience for a ride. You make a movie, and the audience may not see it for another 10 months. Here, you know immediately their reaction." -- Kevin Pollak, actor and comedian, as found in Biography for Kevin Pollak

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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Going Back to Ohio

"When I was growing up in Ohio all I wanted to do was play guitar and sing in a rock band. I went to England and it happened but sadly our glory days were short lived." -- Chrissie Hynde, leader of the rock band "The Pretenders", who will accept the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on behalf of late bandmates James Honeyman Scott and Pete Farndon, via Reuters Notable Quotes

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

"I've truly been blessed to have this career. I thank the Lord and the fans who have been so good to me over the years. I don't take all the credit for myself; so many have helped me get in this position." -- Percy Sledge, "Shocked" soul singer, on being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, via Reuters Notable Quotes

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Wednesday, December 08, 2004

"Bill Clinton had visions of death during his open heart surgery. Then the nurse asked Hillary to leave the room." -- Bob Zany, comedian

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"I've been married so long I don't even look both ways when I cross the street anymore." -- Mike Armstrong, comedian and former police officer

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"It's fun going to Sorority parties until the first time you hear somebody ask 'who's dad is here?'" -- Bill Engvall

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"Campers are just homeless people with good credit." -- Kenny Smith

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Tuesday, December 07, 2004

"I don’t talk about my faith very much, because the people you might want to talk with, you don’t want to hang out with." -- Bono, lead singer for U2, via SteelerDirtFreak

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