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Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by redravin, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. Street Pattern

    Street Pattern Very Tilted Donor

    The following Clarence Darrow quotes all come from his comments during a debate about capital punishment in 1924.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014
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  2. Street Pattern

    Street Pattern Very Tilted Donor

    Found this on Reddit:
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  3. Plan9

    Plan9 Standing in the Door Donor

    This Island Earth
    These diamonds in the rough always echo in the back of my head:

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  4. CinnamonGirl

    CinnamonGirl The Cheat is GROUNDED! Donor

    From The Ordinary Princess, a book I first read when I was around 8 or 9, and have continued to read at least yearly since then:

    And from The Magician King :

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  5. Street Pattern

    Street Pattern Very Tilted Donor

    “The aim of the joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.” -George Orwell
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  6. Baraka_Guru

    Baraka_Guru Möderätor Staff Member Donor

    BvH's quote is certainly a gem.
  7. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member

    Every introvert in the world lives with the same feelings that Nixon had.​
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  8. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor


    Gotta luv Douglas Adams (RATEOTU)
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  9. DamnitAll

    DamnitAll Wait... what? Donor

    Central MD
    “I’m your huckleberry.” —Doc Holliday (attr.)

    “I happened to stumble across a case of bourbon—and went right on stumbling for several days thereafter.” —W. C. Fields
  10. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    Ray Bradbury, The Autumn People
    “For these beings, fall is ever the normal season, the only weather, there be no choice beyond. Where do they come from? The dust. Where do they go? The grave. Does blood stir their veins? No: the night wind. What ticks in their head? The worm. What speaks from their mouth? The toad. What sees from their eye? The snake. What hears with their ear? The abyss between the stars. They sift the human storm for souls, eat flesh of reason, fill tombs with sinners. They frenzy forth....Such are the autumn people.”
  11. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member

    Knowledge is not skill; skill is knowledge plus ten-thousand times.
    Shinichi Suzuki