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Voicless it cries,
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A mountain with hiccups.
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Volcanoes have a grandeur that is grim
And earthquakes only terrify the dolts,
And to him who's scientific
There is nothing that's terrific
In the pattern of a flight of thunderbolts!
-- W.S. Gilbert, "The Mikado"
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It is better to have lobbed and lost
than never to have lobbed at all.
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Von Neumann was the subject of many dotty professor stories. Von Neumann
supposedly had the habit of simply writing answers to homework assignments on
the board (the method of solution being, of course, obvious) when he was asked
how to solve problems. One time one of his students tried to get more helpful
information by asking if there was another way to solve the problem. Von
Neumann looked blank for a moment, thought, and then answered, "Yes.".
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Vote early and vote often.
-- Al Capone's slogan for Big Bill Thompson's anti-reform
campaign for Mayor of Chicago, 1926. Big Bill won.
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The feeling that you've *never*, *ever* been in this situation before.
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Wad some power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as others see us.
-- R. Browning
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Wagner's music is better than it sounds.
-- Mark Twain