|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|Aren't we lucky our documentation is so sparse noone can accuse us of being|
- Rusty Russell on linux-kernel
|Coach: What would you say to a beer, Normie?|
Norm: Daddy wuvs you.
-- Cheers, The Mail Goes to Jail
Sam: What'd you like, Normie?
Norm: A reason to live. Gimme another beer.
-- Cheers, Behind Every Great Man
Sam: What will you have, Norm?
Norm: Well, I'm in a gambling mood, Sammy. I'll take a glass of whatever
comes out of that tap.
Sam: Oh, looks like beer, Norm.
Norm: Call me Mister Lucky.
-- Cheers, The Executive's Executioner
|If rabbits' feet are so lucky, what happened to the rabbit?|
|Think lucky. If you fall in a pond, check your pockets for fish.|
-- Darrell Royal
|Fortune favors the lucky.|
| "I'll tell you what I know, then," he decided. "The pin I'm wearing|
means I'm a member of the IA. That's Inamorati Anonymous. An inamorato is
somebody in love. That's the worst addiction of all."
"Somebody is about to fall in love," Oedipa said, "you go sit with
them, or something?"
"Right. The whole idea is to get where you don't need it. I was
lucky. I kicked it young. But there are sixty-year-old men, believe it or
not, and women even older, who might wake up in the night screaming."
"You hold meetings, then, like the AA?"
"No, of course not. You get a phone number, an answering service
you can call. Nobody knows anybody else's name; just the number in case
it gets so bad you can't handle it alone. We're isolates, Arnold. Meetings
would destroy the whole point of it."
-- Thomas Pynchon, "The Crying of Lot 49"
|Every company complaining about Microsoft's business practices is simply a|
rose bush. They look lovely and smell nice. Once a lucky company dethrones
Microsoft they will shed their petals to expose the thorns underneath. A
thorn by any other name would hurt as much.
|<Knghtbrd> QF is going to get zipfile support today|
<Coderjoe> heh... infozip?
<Knghtbrd> If I'm lucky yes
<Deek> knghtbrd: You're kidding, right? ;)
* Deek takes away Knghtbrd's crack pipe. ;)
|In the future, you're going to get computers as prizes in breakfast cereals.|
You'll throw them out because your house will be littered with them.
-- Robert Lucky
|BOOK What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in |
underneath a giant boulder you can't move, with no
rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has
been good to
you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good
to you so
far, which given your current circumstances seems
consider how lucky you are that it won't be
troubling you much
- Comforting advice for Ford and Arthur in this current
situation, Fit the Eighth.
|I'm a lucky guy, and I'm happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to|
thank everyone for making this night necessary.
-- Yogi Berra at a dinner in his honor
|Dear Mister Language Person: I am curious about the expression, "Part of|
this complete breakfast". The way it comes up is, my 5-year-old will be
watching TV cartoon shows in the morning, and they'll show a commercial for
a children's compressed breakfast compound such as "Froot Loops" or "Lucky
Charms", and they always show it sitting on a table next to some actual food
such as eggs, and the announcer always says: "Part of this complete
breakfast". Don't that really mean, "Adjacent to this complete breakfast",
or "On the same table as this complete breakfast"? And couldn't they make
essentially the same claim if, instead of Froot Loops, they put a can of
shaving cream there, or a dead bat?
-- Dave Barry, "Tips for Writer's"
|What office are you in? Oh, that one. Did you know that your building was built over the universities first nuclear research site? And wow, are'nt you the lucky one, your office is right over where the core is buried!|
|I'm successful because I'm lucky. The harder I work, the luckier I get.|
|Surprise! You are the lucky winner of random I.R.S. Audit! Just type|
in your name and social security number. Please remember that leaving
the room is punishable under law:
|Rattling around the back of my head is a disturbing image of something I|
saw at the airport ... Now I'm remembering, those giant piles of computer
magazines right next to "People" and "Time" in the airport store. Does
it bother anyone else that half the world is being told all of our hard-won
secrets of computer technology? Remember how all the lawyers cried foul
when "How to Avoid Probate" was published? Are they taking no-fault
insurance lying down? No way! But at the current rate it won't be long
before there are stacks of the "Transactions on Information Theory" at the
A&P checkout counters. Who's going to be impressed with us electrical
engineers then? Are we, as the saying goes, giving away the store?
-- Robert W. Lucky, IEEE President
|If anyone has seen my dog, please contact me at x2883 as soon as possible.|
We're offering a substantial reward. He's a sable collie, with three legs,
blind in his left eye, is missing part of his right ear and the tip of his
tail. He's been recently fixed. Answers to "Lucky".
|There's no justice in this world.|
-- Frank Costello, on the prosecution of "Lucky" Luciano by
New York district attorney Thomas Dewey after Luciano had
saved Dewey from assassination by Dutch Schultz (by ordering
the assassination of Schultz instead)
|Among the lucky, you are the chosen one.|
|It's a very *__UN*lucky week in which to be took dead.|
-- Churchy La Femme
|It's lucky you're going so slowly, because you're going in the wrong direction.|
|Next Friday will not be your lucky day. As a matter of fact, you don't|
have a lucky day this year.
|Your lucky color has faded.|
|Your lucky number has been disconnected.|
|Your lucky number is 3552664958674928. Watch for it everywhere.|