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Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for the night. Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
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Dickens, as you know, never got round to starting his home page.
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'Educational' refers to the process, not the object. Although, come to think of it, some of my teachers could easily have been replaced by a cheeseburger.
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Eight years involved with the nuclear industry have taught me that when nothing can possible go wrong and every avenue has been covered, then is the time to buy a house on the next continent.
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Freedom without limits is just a word.
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Go on, prove me wrong. Destroy the fabric of the universe. See if I care.
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However, you do need rules. Driving on the left (or the right or, in parts of Europe, on the left and the right as the mood takes you) is a rule which works, since following it means you're more likely to reach your intended rather than your final destination.
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I always call it 'Tour Flu', because two or three weeks in hot bookshops with hundreds of people usually produces an ailment of some kind. Going on tour is like a box of rare diseases - you never know what you're going to get.
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I didn't go to university. Didn't even finish A-levels. But I have sympathy for those who did.
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I have, before now, waited for a pen to perform a macro.
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I mean, I wouldn't pay more than a couple of quid to see me, and I'm me.
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I once absend-mindedly ordered Three Mile Island dressing in a restaurant and, with great presence of mind, they brought Thousand Island Dressing and a bottle of chili sauce.
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I reckon that Stonehege was build by the contemporary equivalent of Microsoft, whereas Avebury was definitely an Apple circle.
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I think I would like to go into modelling. Of course, I don't know how to do it, and wouldn't be any good at it if I did, so I'm going to employ someone to walk the catwalks on my behalf. It would still be me, of course.
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I think perhaps the most important problem is that we are trying to understand the fundamental workings of the universe via a language devised for telling one another when the best fruit is.
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I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.
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If it wasn't for the fun and money, I really don't know why I'd bother.
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It's not Brits who think American readers are a bunch of whinging morons with the geo-social understanding of a wire coathanger, it's American editors.
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Mind you, the Elizabethans had so many words for the female genitals that it is quite hard to speak a sentence of modern English without inadvertently mentioning at least three of them.
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My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.
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Never trust any complicated cocktail that remainds perfectly clear until the last ingredient goes in, and then immediately clouds.
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Opera happens because a large number of things amazingly fail to go wrong.
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"Out of Print" is bookseller speak for "We can't be hedgehogged".
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Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil... prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon.
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Personally, I think the best motto for an educational establishment is: 'Or Would You Rather Be a Mule?'
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That seems to point up a significant difference between Europeans and Americans. A European says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with me?" An American says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with him?"
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This isn't life in the fast lane, it's life in the oncoming traffic.
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You can't remember the plot of the Dr Who movie because it didn't have one, just a lot of plot holes strung together. It did have a lot of flashing lights, though.
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You will have to look a long way before you find a bunch of scum-suckers more greedy, humourless and deserving of death than the suits in the music business.
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