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I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a
week sometimes to make it up.
-- Mark Twain, "The Innocents Abroad"
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I must have slipped a disk -- my pack hurts!
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I must have slipped a disk; my pack hurts.
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I myself have dreamed up a structure intermediate between Dyson spheres
and planets. Build a ring 93 million miles in radius -- one Earth orbit
-- around the sun. If we have the mass of Jupiter to work with, and if
we make it a thousand miles wide, we get a thickness of about a thousand
feet for the base.
And it has advantages. The Ringworld will be much sturdier than a Dyson
sphere. We can spin it on its axis for gravity. A rotation speed of 770
m/s will give us a gravity of one Earth normal. We wouldn't even need to
roof it over. Place walls one thousand miles high at each edge, facing the
sun. Very little air will leak over the edges.
Lord knows the thing is roomy enough. With three million times the surface
area of the Earth, it will be some time before anyone complains of the
-- Larry Niven, "Ringworld"
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I need another lawyer like I need another hole in my head.
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I needed the good will of the legislature of four states. I formed the
legislative bodies with my own money. I found that it was cheaper that
-- Jay Gould
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I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted
something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something.
-- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil
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I never deny, I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
-- Benjamin Disraeli, British PM, on dealing with the
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I never did it that way before.
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I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the
places they do today.
-- Will Rogers