Monday, June 26, 2006

Fun with quotes

Oooo, I've been so delinquent. I have lots of things to say - I just haven't been near the computer much lately. Actually it has probably been a healthy break.

To get back into the blogging mode I thought I'd start off with a few quotations selected completely at random (OK, well, as random as opening a book to some page that's probably more likely to be near the beginning than towards the end can be, which if you're a statistician is probably not random at all, but ANYWAY) from

Quotations on the

Compiled, Annotated and Introduced by Oline Luinenberg & Stephen Osborne

Here goes:
  1. ON THE SALUBRIOUS EFFECTS OF CERTAIN VEGETABLE LIFE-FORMS... Flowers in the city are like lipstick on a woman - it just makes you look better to have a little colour -Lady Bird Johnson, 1988
  2. A ROSE IS A ROSE, ETC.... A tree is a tree. Now how many more do you need to look at? -Ronald Reagan, 1965
  3. ON THE DESTRUCTION OF THE WORLD'S FORESTS... It's as though the nations of the world decided to burn their libraries without bothering to see what is in them. -Daniel Janzen, biologist, Univ. of Penn., 1989
  4. A TAUTOLOGICAL APPROACH TO NUCLEAR SAFETY... The record of the nuclear industry in this country has been excellent because in civil installations there have been no fatalaties in this country -Margaret Thatcher, 1990

There are more. Many more - but I'll save them for another day.

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