A few lines which have caught me...


YEGO n. (acronym) Your Eyes Glazeth Over; a reaction to OLE, the DDK, DirectX or similar incomplete, error ridden, unnecessarily complex computer documentation.


"So, do you want to sell sugar water? or do you want to change the world?" -Steve Jobs to John Sculley


"Democracy means to us Indian people, `I am going to steal your land'." - Bernard Omniyak (Chief of the Lubicon)


"Abstract words are ancient coins whose concrete images in the give and take of talk have worn away with use." -Julian Jaynes


"People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made." -FDR


"They say time is the fire in which we burn." - Soran


"The goal of art is to make the truth unavoidable." - Kellog


"In all our searching, the only thing that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other." -Sagan


"There's no more war between man and nature: we live with the land or we don't live at all." - L. Fish


"Hey laser lips! Your mother was a snow blower!" - Johnny Five


"Please understand I never had a secret chart, to get me to the heart, of this, or any other matter." -Cohen


"Which way is up, sucker?" - Richard Prior


"So we start from New Orleans past iridescent lakes and orange gas flares and swamps and garbage heaps; alligators crawling around in broken bottles and tin cans; neon arabesques of motels. Pimps scream obscenities at passing cars form islands of rubbish. New Orleans is a dead museum." - William Burroughs


"The Internet views censorship as damage and routes around it." -old hackish epithet


"...the games grown men play in corporate life I find revolting and I cannot personally participate." - Seymour Cray [in his letter of resignation from CDC]


"There are beings in the universe billions of years older than us and we have as much chance of communicating with them as we do with an ant." - G'Kar


"Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly." - Henry Spencer


"'Mommy, mommy, the evil person won't let me take advantage of him'. Whine whine whine." - Linus, responding to someone complaining about Linux being GPL'd


"The meek can have the earth. We're going to the stars!" - Master X


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