Shocking, isn't it. My second update, and a month hasn't gone by yet.
Anyway, I figure I'm collecting so many neat quotes, I might as well put them down here, so I won't forget them. I'll start at the beginning, I suppose.
***I am resisting an intense urge to spread my wings and pretend to be an airplane...***
"Beware, for I shall smite thee with my Umbrella of Doom!"
"Mwahahahaha... eh... lemme get back to you on that..."
***Beware my flaming barrels of pickled fish!***
"The problem with defending the purity of the English
language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse
whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English
has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat
them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new
vocabulary." -- James D. Nicoll
"It was pleasant to me to get a letter from you the
other day. Perhaps
I should have found it pleasanter if I had been able
to decipher it. I
don't think that I mastered anything beyond the date
(which I knew) and
the signature (which I guessed at). There's a singular
and a perpetual
charm in a letter of yours; it never grows old, it
never loses its novelty ....
Other letters are read and thrown away and forgotten,
are kept forever -- unread. One of them will last a
reasonable man a lifetime."
-- Thomas Aldrich
And there you have it! I'll add more as they arrive. I've actually got more floating around somewhere. I'll add them later, I suppose.
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