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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Pithy words from Steve Martin

"Always remember that a day without sunshine is like... night." -- Steve Martin

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Confucius say - Find a job you love

"Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life." -- Confucius

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Monday, January 24, 2005

Johnny Carson's final 'Tonight Show' monologue

Johnny Carson's final 'Tonight Show' monologue

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President Bush on Johnny Carson's Death

"Laura and I are saddened by the death of Johnny Carson. Born in Iowa and raised in Nebraska, Johnny Carson was a steady and reassuring presence in homes across America for three decades. His wit and insight made Americans laugh and think and had a profound influence on American life and entertainment. He was a patriot who served in the United States Navy during World War II and always remembered his roots in the heartland of America. We send our prayers and condolences to the entire Carson family." -- President George W. Bush

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Celebrate Dissent

"I like to think of this festival as a festival of dissent, and I'd like to celebrate that." -- Robert Redford, Sundance Film Festival founder, kicking off the annual event in Park City, Utah, with a political tone

via Reuters Notable Quotes

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Creative Well Runs Dry

"We are bone dry." -- -Phil Rosenthal, "Everybody Loves Raymond" co-creator, saying the show is ending after nine years because the creative team has simply run out ideas.

via Reuters Notable Quotes

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

'American Idol' Banter

"Sitting between the two of them I have to hear the guy banter that goes on, and sometimes, I have to say, 'Excuse me, in case you forgot, there is a female sitting in the room.'" -- Paula Abdul telling the New York Daily News about her experiences as an "American Idol" judge with Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson, via Reuters Notable Quotes

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Thursday, January 06, 2005

Youth and Charity - Tsunami Relief

"I just thought maybe those people really needed the money." -- Daniel Kushner, 6, of Cincinnati, who raided his piggy bank for $10 to help the victims of the tsunami disaster. [via NYT], found on ME AND OPHELIA

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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Intellectuals (actual or supposed)

"People who refer to themselves as intellectuals are automatically committing a social crime and, also, usually an error." -- Tracy Young

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Nouveau riche

"Nouveau is better than no riche at all." -- Monsieur Marc

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Twain on Health

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." -- Mark Twain

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Acting Advice

"The important thing in acting is to be able to laugh and cry. If I have to cry, I think of my sex life. If I have to laugh, I think of my sex life." -- Glenda Jackson

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Keeping a Halo

"What, after all, is a halo? It's only one more thing to keep clean." -- Christopher Fry

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Elbert Hubbard on Friends

"Your friend is the man who knows all about you and still likes you." -- Elbert Hubbard

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Thomas Mann on War

"War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace." -- Thomas Mann

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Kauffman on Dating

"She was a lovely girl. Our courtship was fast and furious -- I was fast and she was furious." -- Max Kauffman

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Mae West on Marriage

"Marriage is a great institution; but I'm not ready for an institution." -- Mae West

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Longworth on Gossip

"If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me." -- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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Mencken on Cynicism

"A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin." -- H. L. Mencken

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Laughing Last

"He who laughs last has not yet heard the bad news." -- Bertolt Brecht

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Woody Allen on Death

"It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be around when it happens." -- Woody Allen

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"Familiarity breeds contempt... and children. -- Mark Twain

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