Quotes of the Day

Selected from Michael Moncur's Collection of Quotations - May 23, 2013
The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
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Paul Fix  
I loathe the expression "What makes him tick." It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.
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James Thurber (1894 - 1961)  
If you think something is boring, try doing it for two minutes. If you still think it's boring, try it for four. If you still think it's boring, try it for eight, then sixteen, then thirty-two, and so on and so forth. Soon enough you'll find that it's really not boring at all.
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John Cage (1912 - 1992)  
I wanna hang a map of the world in my house. Then I'm gonna put pins into all the locations that I've traveled to. But first, I'm gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won't fall down.
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Mitch Hedberg (1968 - 2005)  
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