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

Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts
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Mac Plus running After Dark™

1657 quotes by 561 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

 I exist because I think… and I can't prevent myself from thinking. 
J'existe parce que je pense ... et je ne peux pas m'empêcher de penser.
 Hell is other people. 
L'enfer, c'est les Autres.
 Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take Hofstadter’s Law into account. 
 Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. 
 My ambition is handicapped by my laziness.