“My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
Monty Python

Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts
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1638 quotes by 554 authors in 136 categories

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.

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 interest tapered off as there were no new additions. In 2009 the website was revamped to use a MySQL database to provide flexibility, a search option, and to slowly include new quotes found over the previous twelve years. Now twenty-six years old and still adding new quotes.

Last five quotes added or amended

 Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad name. 
 Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. 
 Intellectuals are cynical and cynics have never built a cathedral. 
 There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, hire someone, or forbid your kids to do it. 
 There are three rules for writing a novel; unfortunately, no one knows what they are.