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This collection of quotes started life in the early nineties for an After Dark™ screen saver module. The quotes had to be short enough to fit on a 9" Macintosh screen and pithy enough to warrant the trouble of typing them in. People requested copies but, at that time, there was no After Dark for Windows and only Macintosh users enjoyed the collection.

To allow a wider distribution, a slow conversion to a text file was started (there was no easy way of exporting the quotes from After Dark) which in 1997 became this website. It was created using plain HTML which made updating a laborious process. It had a quite a bit of success but interested tapered off as there were no new additions. In 2009 it was revamped to use a MySQL database to provide flexibility, a search option, and to slowly include new quotes found over the last twelve years.

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People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Never trust a man who, when left alone with a tea cosy, doesn't try it on.
Billy Connolly (1942- )

I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.
Susan Sontag (1933-2004)

Two rules you must always remember: 1; Never give out all the information.
Anonymous

Is it possible to mistake schizophrenia for telepathy; I hear you ask.
Jordan Brookes

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