Electric Grandmother

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"High expectations are the key to everything."
(Sam Walton)

"Whenever things sound easy, it turns out there's one part you didn't hear."
(Donald E. Westlake)

"Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it."
(Sam Ewing)

"The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools."
(Doug Larson)

"Good, Fast, Cheap: Pick two."

"Every old idea will be proposed again with a different name and a different presentation, regardless of whether it works."

"If there is something you've got to do and a way to enjoy it, you'd be a fool to do it any other way."
(Thomas M. Disch)

"Sometimes we are inclined to class those who are once-and-a-half witted with the half-witted, because we appreciate only a third part of their wit."
(Henry David Thoreau)

"Try, try again, then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it."
(W.C. Fields)

"Reality is an illusion sustained by those who put limits on their imaginations."

"I brake for no apparent reason."
"Horn broken. Watch for finger."
"I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian."
"A bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory."
"Reality is a crutch for people who can't handle drugs."
"Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off NOW."
"It's lonely at the top, but you eat better."
"Make it idiot-proof and someone will make a better idiot."
"Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else."
"There are 3 kinds of people: those who can count & those who can't."
"Ever stop to think and forget to start again?"

If there is one thing that I hope you will take away from all this, it is how trivial and useless numerical metrics are. Don't let the -----s tell you that your GPA, or the amount of money you make, or ... is any measure of your worth; you are the only judge of that. And most
important: Question All Authorities. Don't take anything for granted.
--Shamim P. Mohamed

"The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!" -- Bill Watterson's Calvin

"It is an ill wind that blows no minds" -- Malaclypse the Younger

It can be shown that for any nutty theory, beyond-the-fringe political view, or strange religion there exists a proponent on the Net. The proof is left as an exercise for your kill-file.

"The only thing that can console one for being poor is extravagance. The only thing that can console one for being rich is economy. -- Oscar Wilde

"Just because it's my gun doesn't mean I'm the one who fired it. OK, I fired it, but I didn't think I'd hit any civilians. Well, yes, it did occur to me that I might hit one or two civilians. But I really never thought I
would hit all of them." -- Axly

"Oh where is the sea?", the fishies cried, as they swam its clearness through.

I think sex is better than logic, but I can't prove it.

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