What It's Got
QuoteMonger's database contains possibly the biggest and most varied quote database to be found. There's some absolutely great stuff here comprising over 2,800 separate items. There is no obscenity or pornography, and in fact very little here could even be considered off-color.
271 of Murphy's (and related) Laws
|After the last of 16 mounting screws have been removed from |
an access cover, it will be discovered the wrong access cover
has been removed.
After an access cover has been secured by 16 hold-down screws,
it will be discovered the gasket has been omitted.
|-- de la Lastra's Law (with Corollary) |
471 fortune cookie messages
Some are serious attempts to give wise advice. Many most certainly are not
|Your resume will be used on the "Tonight Show" monologue. |
|-- Today's Fortune|
833 humorous or interesting sayings
Most of these are funny but unattributed quotes
|Don't wrestle a pig in a mud hole. |
You both get all dirty, and the pig enjoys it.
867 attributed quotes
on various subjects. Humor abounds here, along with thought-provoking comments from famous or infamous historical figures
|"Like the ski resort full of girls looking for husbands |
and husbands looking for girls,
the situation is not as symmetrical as it might seem."
|-- Alan McKay |
|"To sin by silence when they should protest |
makes cowards out of men."
|-- Abraham Lincoln|
|"One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic." |
|-- Joseph Stalin |
399 quotes from various characters in the classic Star TrekTM television series
Like most of the quotes in this tag (Particularly the Murphy stuff, which was also quite well known at the time), these quotes were originally released into the public domain as part of various free DOS programs distributed via BBS networks; pre-dating the Internet. The ST'TOS portion of this collection collection was unofficially but commonly attributed to Susan Sackett, whose name you can see as Production Associate in the credits of Star TrekTM: The Next GenerationTM. It is difficult to envision a major corporation giving away such a treasure trove in this day and age, and to my knowledge this is the first time this collection has resurfaced in the last decade.
|He's dead, Jim. |
|-- McCoy, "The Devil in the Dark," stardate 3196.1. |
|... the things love can drive a man to -- |
the ecstasies, the miseries, the broken rules, the desperate chances,
the glorious failures and the glorious victories.
|-- McCoy, "Requiem for Methuselah," stardate 5843.7. |
|They used to say, if man could fly, he'd have wings. |
But he did fly; he discovered he had to. Do you wish that
the first Apollo mission hadn't reached the moon, or that
we hadn't gone on to Mars and then to the nearest star?
That's like saying you wish that you still operated with
scalpels and sewed your patients up with catgut, like your
great, great, great-grandfather used to do... Dr. McCoy
is right in pointing out the enormous danger potential in
any contact with life and intelligence as fantastically
advanced as this. But I must point out that the
possibilities, the potential for knowledge and advancement
is equally great.
Risk... risk is our business.
|-- Kirk, "Return to Tomorrow," stardate 4768.3. |
Let us all pause for a moment and reflect on the fact that Star TrekTM and all related materials are collectively "the Star Trek properties" and are exclusively owned by Paramount Pictures