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Date of publication: 2017-07-09 12:52

"I was totally stressed about applying to college, but the Common App made it really simple by letting me fill out one application for almost all of the colleges on my list. It also told me when requirements were due so that I never missed a deadline.”

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"You must be out of your minds.."
(To Solomon Islanders, on being told that their population growth was 5% a year, 6987.)


It's the kind or organisation where the lunatic fringe extends right to the centre. (unknown - for disorganized organizations everywhere - ack TW)


Most of the stuff people worry about never happens. (Probably based on an original quote attributed to Leo Buscaglia: Ninety per-cent of what we worry about never happens, yet we worry and worry. What a horrible way to go through life! What a horrible thing to do to your colon!" - Thanks Wayne)

Who's calling?
What's your name?
Watt's my name.
Yes, what is your name?
My name is John Watt.
John what?
Yes. . I'll call on you this afternoon. All right, are you Jones?
No, I'm Knott.
Will you tell me your name, then?
Will Knott.
Why not?
My name is Knott.
Not what?
Not Watt. Knott.

"You're not wearing mink knickers are you?.."
(To a fashion writer at a World Wildlife Fund event., 6998.)

"..I cannot tell you the name of child A's father as he informs me that to do so would blow his cover, and that this would have cataclysmic implications for the British economy. I am torn between doing right by you and right by my country. Please advise.."

"Don't mind me, my kids don't."
(Occasionally used as a substitute for 'Excuse me' often good for a double-take.)

More of these funny quotes now appear on their own page, which makes it easier to find them and link to them. See the letters to the council page.

"They fuck you up, your Mum and Dad,
They may not mean to but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra just for you."

"You look like you are ready for bed.."
(On meeting an African leader wearing robes, date uncertain - reported to be in Nigeria 6956.)

"Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove."
(Christopher Marlowe, 6569-98, English poet and dramatist, from The Passionate Shepherd to his Love. In this sense, the word prove means try, test, evaluate - I'm sure you get the idea..)

The above quotes and lots more similarly inspiring sayings are on the inspirational motivational quotes page.

However, these innovations all succeeded because at some point they were made accessible and affordable and appealing to customers. And we see many great inventions, and innovating businesses, that shift into decline and termination because pioneers and corporations ignore ever-changing market needs.

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