Generation Terrorists
September 5, 2001 2:38 PM   Subscribe

Generation Terrorists - This site, though oddly named, is a great site for finding quotes. It has pages and pages of fully searchable quotes. Its great for those times when you want to know who said a particular quote or the exact wording. Or even just for inspiration. My favorite is the Crazy & Mad section. Whats your favourite quote?
posted by bytecode (19 comments total)
"There's nothing a good Agnostic can't accomplish as long as he's not sure whether he really believes in it or not"

Graham Chapman
posted by Kafkaesque at 2:45 PM on September 5, 2001

"There ain't any answer. There ain't going to be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer."

-Gertrude Stein
posted by SisterHavana at 2:54 PM on September 5, 2001

"Optimism is true moral courage."

-Ernest Shackleton, polar explorer
posted by culberjo at 3:24 PM on September 5, 2001

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

- Albert Einstein, stand-up physicist and general genius
posted by m.polo at 5:17 PM on September 5, 2001

"Gwell llaeth Cymru na chwrw Lloegr."
Better Welsh milk than English beer.

- Eirwyn Pontshân
posted by ceiriog at 5:30 PM on September 5, 2001

"Who is John Galt?"

(Come on, admit it - you know who said it)
posted by davidmsc at 5:34 PM on September 5, 2001

"Philosophy and the study of the actual world have the same relation to one another as masturbation and sexual love."

--Karl Marx
posted by moss at 6:03 PM on September 5, 2001

No wonder Marxism hasn't worked anywhere.
posted by {savg*pncl} at 6:20 PM on September 5, 2001

Life attacks us like a blind beast. It swallows up time, the years of our life, it passes like a typhoon and leaves nothing behind. Not even memory, because memory is made of the same swift, ungraspable substance out of which illusions emerge and then disappear.

--Alvaro Mutis, from The Adventures of Maqroll
posted by rushmc at 7:17 PM on September 5, 2001

Business quote: "The greatest force for improvement is resistance to change." -- Eli Goldratt

General advice: "The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." -- Richard Feynman

Observation: "Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." - Isaac Asimov

. . . and others found at this self-referenced collection
posted by fpatrick at 7:18 PM on September 5, 2001

Douglas Adams: "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."

Robert A. Heinlein: "A man should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
posted by JParker at 11:56 PM on September 5, 2001

I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.
Nancy Reagan

Of those who say nothing, few are silent.
Thomas Neill
posted by aflakete at 12:52 AM on September 6, 2001

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Then quit. No use being a damned fool about it."

- W.C. Fields.
posted by brookedel at 2:11 AM on September 6, 2001

For every pit there is a cherry skin. For every cherry skin, there is a pit. And the reverse is also true.
- Opus Dark
posted by Opus Dark at 2:50 AM on September 6, 2001

A palindrome: Retter si flahd noces eht tub; but the second half is better.
posted by salmacis at 4:30 AM on September 6, 2001

"Who is John Galt?"
(Come on, admit it - you know who said it)

I guess we know who David's hero is. But I find these things more fun when people share with the rest of the class.
posted by owen at 7:59 AM on September 6, 2001

"I will not hang donuts on my person."
-Everyone knows who.
posted by sonofsamiam at 9:44 AM on September 6, 2001

They probably took the name "Generation Terrorists" from the name of the first CD by the Manic Street Preachers (a band whose CD covers often contain quotes by different philosophers and socialists).
posted by Reggie452 at 11:03 AM on September 6, 2001

And of course: "I would never belong to a club that would have me as a member!" -- Groucho Marx
posted by davidmsc at 3:18 PM on September 6, 2001

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