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Monday, August 14, 2006 

Fun meme

From Ian: Go here and look through random quotes until you find 5 that reflect who you are or what you believe.

"A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval." - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

"There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity." - General Douglas MacArthur (1880 - 1964)

"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of." - Burt Bacharach (1928 - )

"Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories." - Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - )

"Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny." - Carl Schurz (1829 - 1906)

Other quotations I found along the way that I like:

"The creative person basically has two kinds of jobs: One is the sexy, creative kind. Second is the kind that pays the bills. Sometimes the task in hand covers both bases, but not often. This tense duality will always play center stage. It will never be transcended." - Hugh Macleod, How To Be Creative: 7. Keep your day job., 08-22-04

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there." - Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." - Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

"If this was easy it wouldn't be so hard." - Yogi Berra (1925 - )

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." - Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818), 1780