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Ten years of rejection slips is nature's
way of telling you to stop writing.
-- R. Geis
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Terence, this is stupid stuff:
You eat your victuals fast enough;
There can't be much amiss, 'tis clear,
To see the rate you drink your beer.
But oh, good Lord, the verse you make,
It gives a chap the belly-ache.
The cow, the old cow, she is dead;
It sleeps well the horned head:
We poor lads, 'tis our turn now
To hear such tunes as killed the cow.
Pretty friendship 'tis to rhyme
Your friends to death before their time.
Moping, melancholy mad:
Come, pipe a tune to dance to, lad.
-- A.E. Housman
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Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave
school, and then work, work, work till we die.
-- C.S. Lewis
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Termiter's argument that God is His own grandmother generated a surprising
amount of controversy among Church leaders, who on the one hand considered
the argument unsupported by scripture but on the other hand were unwilling
to risk offending God's grandmother.
-- Len Cool, "American Pie"
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Tertullian was born in Carthage somewhere about 160 A.D. He was a pagan,
and he abandoned himself to the lascivious life of his city until about
his 35th year, when he became a Christian. [...] To him is ascribed the
sublime confession: Credo quia absurdum est (I believe because it is absurd).
This does not altogether accord with historical fact, for he merely said:
"And the Son of God died, which is immediately credible because it
is absurd. And buried he rose again, which is certain because it
Thanks to the acuteness of his mind, he saw through the poverty of
philosophical and Gnostic knowledge, and contemptuously rejected it.
-- C.G. Jung, "Psychological Types"
[Tertullian was one of the founders of the Catholic Church. Ed.]
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Test for paraquat:
Take amount of grass used in one joint, and wash in 5 cc's
of water, agitating gently for 15 minutes. Strain out leaves,
leaving a brownish-yellow solution. Add 100 mg each of sodium
bicarbonate and sodium dithionite. If paraquat is present,
the solution will turn blue-green.
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Testing can show the presense of bugs, but not their absence.
-- Edsger W. Dijkstra
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Test-tube babies shouldn't throw stones.
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Not enough gin.
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TEX is potentially the most significant invention in typesetting in this
century. It introduces a standard language for computer typography, and in
terms of importance could rank near the introduction of the Gutenberg press.
-- Gordon Bell