1. I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous
and give the wrong answers.
-- A Bit of Fry and Laurie
2. A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your
3. The hypothalamus is one of the most important parts of the brain, involved in many kinds of motivation, among other functions. The hypothalamus controls the
1. fighting; 2. fleeing; 3.feeding; and 4. mating.
-- Psychology professor in neuropsychology intro course
4. What is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the
unfit, to do the unnecessary.
-- Richard Harkness, The New York Times, 1960
5. Slogan of 105.9, the classic rock radio station in Chicago:
"Of all the radio stations in Chicago...we're one of
6. With every passing hour our solar system comes forty-three thousand miles closer to globular cluster M13 in the constellation Hercules, and still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress.
-- Ransom K. Ferm
7. Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change.
8. Applying computer technology is simply finding the right wrench to pound in the correct screw.
9. The graduate with a Science degree asks,
"Why does it
The graduate with an Engineering degree asks,
The graduate with an Accounting degree asks,
will it cost?
The graduate with a Liberal Arts degree asks,
want fries with that?
10. Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.
-- Dave Barry
11. I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a
vegetarian because I hate plants.
-- A. Whitney Brown
12. A great many people think they are thinking when they are
merely rearranging their prejudices.
-- William James
13. Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of
tapes hurtling down the highway.
-- Andrew Tannenbaum
14. We should be careful to get out of an experience only the
wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that
sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot
stove-lid again---and that is well; but also she will never sit down
on a cold one anymore.
-- Mark Twain
15. There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy
in the streets?
-- Dick Cavett, mocking the TV-violence debate
16. If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and
saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life
without even considering if there are men on base.
-- Dave Barry
17. I am sick unto death of obscure English towns that exist
seemingly for the sole accommodation of these so-called limerick
writers -- and even sicker of their residents, all of whom suffer
from physical deformities and spend their time dismembering relatives
at fancy dress balls.
-- Editor of The Limerick Times
18. When cryptography is outlawed, bayl bhgynjf jvyy unir
19. Lazlo's Chinese Relativity Axiom: No matter how great your triumphs or how tragic your defeats---approximately one billion Chinese couldn't care less.
20. 668: The Neighbor of the Beast
21. Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps.
-- Emo Phillips
22. Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
23. Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it again.
-- F. P. Jones
24. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to
learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their
apparent disinclination to do so.
-- Douglas Adams, Last Chance to See
25. As your attorney, it is my duty to inform you that it is not
important that you understand what I'm doing or why you're paying me
so much money. What's important is that you continue to do so.
-- Hunter S. Thompson's Samoan Attorney
26. When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an
atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said,
"Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of
the Protestants in whom you don't believe?
-- Quentin Crisp
27. Boundary, n. In political geography, an imaginary line between
two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the
imaginary rights of another.
-- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
28. I think that all right-thinking people in this country are
sick and tired of being told that ordinary, decent people are fed up
in this country with being sick and tired. I'm certainly not! But I'm
sick and tired of being told that I am!
-- Monty Python
29. May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your
-- George Carlin
30. Sorry, but my karma just ran over your dogma.
31. Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
-- John F. Kennedy
32. Life may have no meaning. Or even worse, it may have a meaning
of which I disapprove.
-- Ashleigh Brilliant
33. My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I am
-- Ashleigh Brilliant
34. Her kisses left something to be desired -- the rest of
35. Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.
36. Always try to do things in chronological order; it's less confusing that way.
37. Based on what you know about him in history books, what do you think Abraham Lincoln would be doing if he were alive today?
1. Writing his memoirs of the Civil War.
2. Advising the President.
3. Desperately clawing at the inside of his coffin.
38. Once at a social gathering, Gladstone said to Disraeli,
"I predict, Sir, that you will die either by hanging or
of some vile disease
"That all depends, sir, upon whether I
embrace your principles or your mistress.
39. For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
-- Johnny Carson
40. I think that the team that wins game five will win the series.
Unless we lose game five.
-- Charles Barkley
41. My initial response was to sue her for defamation of
character, but then I realized that I had no character.
-- Charles Barkley, on hearing Tonya Harding proclaim herself
"the Charles Barkley of figure skating
42. The most important thing in the programming language is the
name. A language will not succeed without a good name. I have
recently invented a very good name and now I am looking for a
-- D. E. Knuth, 1967
43. A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when
you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's
left of your unit.
-- In the August 1993 issue, page 9, of PS Magazine, the Army's magazine of preventive maintenance.
44.1. People are animals.
2. The body is mortal and subject to incredible pain.
3. Life is antagonistic to the living.
4. The flesh can be sawed, crushed, frozen, stretched, burned, bombed, and plucked for music.
5. The dumb are abused by the smart and the smart destroyed by their own cunning.
6. The small are tortured by the large and the large destroyed by their own momentum.
7. We are able to walk on air, but only as long as our illusion supports us.
-- E. L. Doctorow, The Book of Daniel
45. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of
Congress. But I repeat myself.
-- Mark Twain
46. Calvin: People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but
they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in
Hobbes: Isn't your pants' zipper supposed to be in the front?
47. On one occasion a student burst into his office.
"Professor Stigler, I don't believe I deserve this F
you've given me.
" To which Stigler replied,
"I agree, but unfortunately it is the lowest grade the
University will allow me to award.
48. The overwhelming majority of people have more than the average (mean) number of legs.
-- E. Grebenik
49. Old Yiddish proverb:
"If triangles had a God,
He'd have three sides.
50. Don't worry about temptation--as you grow older, it starts avoiding you.
-- Old Farmer's Almanac
"If we do happen to step on a mine, Sir, what
do we do?
"Normal procedure, Lieutenant, is to jump 200 feet
in the air and scatter oneself over a wide area.
-- Somewhere in No Man's Land, BA4
52. The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be
53. Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask,
have I gone wrong?
" Then a voice says to me,
"This is going to take more than one
-- Charlie Brown, Peanuts [Charles Schulz]
54. The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not
-- Salvador Dali55. What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
-- Sigmund Freud
56. I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to
anyone, but they've always worked for me.
-- Hunter S. Thompson
57. Sacred cows make the best hamburger.
-- Mark Twain
"Time's fun when you're having
-- Kermit the Frog
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