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A new book called They Never Said

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 25, 2006

A new book called They Never Said That debunks some famous phrases that were never actually said by those that supposedly coined them. “Hundreds of pithy remarks from ‘Let them eat cake’ to ‘Elementary, my dear Watson’, turn out to be adaptations of comments that were more clumsy or more boring — or which were never said by those thought to have coined them.”

We Work Remotely

List of great insults. It may be

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 06, 2006

List of great insults. It may be apocryphal, but I’ve always loved the exchange between Lady Astor and Winston Churchill: “Lady Astor: ‘Sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink.’ Churchill: ‘Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it.’” (via dooce)

Brian Beatty: “Nobody important is keeping score,

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 30, 2006

Brian Beatty: “Nobody important is keeping score, so do what you think is interesting.”

Five quotes

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 22, 2006

A quick meme I found on Rivers are Damp:

Go here and look through random quotes until you find five that you think reflect who you are or what you believe.

Here are my five:

The world’s best short inspirational quotes including “

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 19, 2006

The world’s best short inspirational quotes including “no great thing is created suddenly” and “well done is better than well said”.

QuotationsBook offers its quotations and search results

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 12, 2005

QuotationsBook offers its quotations and search results via RSS. If someone were to write a plug-in for Movable Type for this, you could display related quotations alongside blog posts using tags (e.g. tag an entry with “friends” and you get a quotation about friends). Cool.