miscellaneous quotes

"By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
Actually, that seemed pretty easy!
"Big people talk about ideas. Medium-sized people talk about things. Little people talk about other people."
--quoted by Bob Lawrence
The originator of this proverb was obviously a little person.
"A witty saying proves nothing."
--Voltaire
So?
"I hate quotations."
--Emerson again
He contradicted himself! He never did that!
Here's one more:
  • I've always been in favor of long sentences because when you are busy typing it doesn't slow you down to add in all that crazy and seemingly unnecessary punctuation that we had to sit through trying to learn in English class in high school not to mention college so I for one think when Hillary becomes president because she's so sweet who else could you vote for that she should along with new healthcare demand that the Constitution or is it the Bill of Rights be amended so run-on sentences become the standard way and speaking of photos here's one I took with my Blackberry but the zoom leaves something to be desired.
    --Debra Bentley*

The group that had a "spring fling" on the 18th is called "PrimeTimers," meaning retired aged folks.

I guess the calendar updater thinks it's for the "fringe" members!


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* Debra was being funny on purpose, but here are examples of run-on sentences from people who might not have known any better.