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So. While wandering (trolling? lol) the net, I found this list of quotes, and thought I'd share.

"The three most common elements in the universe are hydrogen, stupidity, and duct-tape. And we're not sure about the first."
- Unknown

"I am a nobody. Nobody is perfect. Therefore, I am perfect."
- Unknown

"A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author."
- G.K. Chesterton

"Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite."
- C.S. Lewis

"Books contain knowledge. Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. Corruption is a crime. Crime never pays. So... if I keep reading, I'm gonna go broke!"
- Unknown

“Drawing on my fine command of the language, I said nothing.”
- Robert Benchley

“The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist.”
- Unknown

"Inside every sane person there's a madman struggling to get out. That's what I've always thought. No one goes mad quicker than a totally sane person."
- Terry Pratchett, in The Light Fantastic

"Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of owned by the folk."
- Henry Jenkings, director of media studies, MIT

“A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
- Thomas Mann

“I think, therefore I am... dangerous.”
- Anonymous

“I would like to ask forgiveness in advance for anything I may say or do that may be construed as offensive while I slowly go NUTS!” – Jack O’Neill, in Stargate SG-1

"The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile."
- Robert Cormier

“Where were you fellows when the paper was blank?”
- Fred Allen (speaking of either editors or critics, I'm not certain which)

“Will you tell me my fault, frankly as to yourself, for I had rather wince, than die. Men do not call the surgeon to commend the bone, but to set it, Sir.”
- Emily Dickinson (from what I can find, speaking to her editor)

“Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible.”
- Anthony Hope Hawkins

“You can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.”
- Jack London

"Wit is educated insolence."
- Aristotle

"It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts."
- G. B. Burgin

"The covers of this book are too far apart."
- Ambrose Bierce

“You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.”
- G. K. Chesterton

“No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.”
- Henry Ward Beecher  

“There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.”
- Oscar Levant

“English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education -- sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.”
- E.B.White

“It is vainglorious to reproach yourself for lacking omniscience.”
- Nero Wolfe

“Did I wake you?” (Woman who just called Archie on the phone)
“Not quite, why don’t you go ahead and finish it?” Archie

“I’ll try to use words you have met before, but when I don’t, when one of them is a stranger to you, kindly do not interrupt. If you are smart enough to be a good detective, you are smart enough to guess accurately the meaning of a new word by the context – which means the other words I use with it. Also there is usually a clue.”
- Nero Wolfe

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