perjantaina, elokuuta 17, 2007

Hauskoja lainauksia muistettavaksi

Yksi hauskoista tilaamistani blogeista on Quotations-blog tai ystävällisemmin quotes of the day. Muutaman päivän aikana on tullut muutamia hyviä lainauksia. Näiden sitaattien arvo piilee joko arvoihin, jotka tahattomasti huokuu sanojen lävitse tai sitten niiden syvän eksistentialistisessa tavassa nähdä syitä, miksi olemme täällä. Suurta tyydystä saan myös fiksujen ihmisten tavasta popularisoida tiedettä. Tällä kertaa en ole jaksanut suomentaa lainauksia. Yksi syy on siihen puujalat, jotka tuottavat helposti sellaista harmia, että joutuu soittamaan töihin, että tulen vähän myöhässä tänään, kun on yksi juttu kesken.

"I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty." -Nancy Reagan.
"Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon." -Susan Ertz
"If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me" -Jimmy Buffett
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy." -Ernest Benn
"Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining." -Jef Raskin
"The price of freedom of religion, or of speech, or of the press, is that we must put up with a good deal of rubbish." -Robert Jackson
"Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water." -W.C. Fields
"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat." -Albert Einstein
"I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something." -Jackie Mason
"History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind." -Edward Gibson
"Nothing says, 'I have no idea what to get you,' quite like giant beige bath towels." -missbhavens
"How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?" -Charles de Gaulle
"I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my shelf." -Robert Bloch
"Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat." -John Leman

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