Your favourite quotes

Dead Boss

Okey. So what are your favourite quotes?
These are my favourite(notice, they're all about computer):

“Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.” - Larry Wall
“Computers aren't intelligent, they only think they are.”
“Don't anthropomorphize computers. They don't like it.”
"Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow." - Mark Twain
My least favourite is "shrouds don't have pockets"  because my wife usually says it when she's spent a ridiculous amount of money!
"Football is not a matter of life and death....'s more important than that"

Bill Shankly.
"Madam, if you were my wife I would drink it" - Sir Winston Churchill (a response to Lady Nancy Astor who said to him "Sir, If you were my husband I would poison your tea")
He had another one (directed at Astor as well):

"Sir, you are drunk."

"And Madam, you are ugly - but I will be sober in the morning."
Evey: Who are you?

V: Who? Who is but the form following the function of what,
and what I am is a man in a mask.

Evey: Oh, I can see that.

V: Of course you can. I'm not questioning your powers of observation.
I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.

Evey: Oh, right.

Not my one of my favorite's but just watched the movie the other day and found this cool.
Oh, are we on Churchill quotes?  I like all the classics, of course...

"The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the World War by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. All hearts go out to the fighter pilots, whose brilliant actions we see with our own eyes day after day…"

"Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their Finest Hour.'"

And my favourite:

"This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."

Franklin D. Roosevelt:

"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward."

"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."

"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved."

Theodore Roosevelt:

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president."

"Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!"


"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance."

Albus Dumbledore:

"After all, to the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."

Some mottos I like:
"Ad astra per aspera." (A difficult road leads to the stars.)
"Qui audet adipiscitur." (Who dares, wins.)
"Ton Bras Sait Porter L'Epée." (Ready to fight.)
One more motto:

"Facta non verba." (Action, not words.)
"I've come to kick ass and chew bubble-gum.  ...and I'm all out of bubble-gum"  -- Rowdy Roddy Piper playing Nada in They Live

"Karma is a Mother Fucker"  -- Unknown to me who said this
Regan: "We're the Sweeney, son, and we've haven't had any dinner yet, so unless you want a kickin'..."
Perun said:
"If it exists, there is porn of it."
i.e. Rule 34


For some reason, I had to think of these today.

A Slovak student was telling me about his country. About crime in Slovakia:

They stole my bike. They even stole the pole it was tied to.

And about the state of his country:

Half the people in Slovakia are notorious alcoholics. The other half are children under five years.

A Hungarian, about crime in his country:

Crime in Hungary, my beloved home, is not so bad. I've been driving my car to Budapest every month for the past two years, and now was the first time it got stolen.

And my favourite, a Norwegian who, I believe, advised me to take what I can get:

In Norway, we don't mind. Sixteen or sixty, woman is woman.
From the Guardians of the Flame series:

When the universe doesn't give a fuck, don't be mad: it's being as friendly as it ever gets.
Perun said:
And my favourite, a Norwegian who, I believe, advised me to take what I can get:

In Norway, we don't mind. Sixteen or sixty, woman is woman.

Are you sure this doesn't come from a certain English footballer named Rooney?  :D
There's three types of lies: Fibs, blatant lies and statistics.
RAM: Rarely Adequate Memory.
98% of statistics are made up on the spot.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
"This room holds all the world's biggest secrets." "Like why they drive on the left side in England?"

The following statement is true.
The previous statement is false.

"I missed you", said the sniper to his mother-in-law.

And a more serious one...
"That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons, even death may die..."