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Special Props Go Out To Phaedrus

July 2nd, 2007 by Laura Moncur in Quotations

Just a note to everyone about a moderator in our Quotations Forum. Phaedrus has been helping us in the forum, deleting spam and answering questions.

When I am stumped on a quotation question, I am always surprised at how quickly and accurately Phaedrus is able to answer. For example, we recently had this question in the Who Said That? Forum:

Can anybody help me!

I am looking for the reference for Mary Field Belenky’s quote.

“Really listening and suspending one’s own judgment is necessary in order to understand other people on their own terms… This is a process that requires trust and builds trust.”

I would be eternally grateful if you can tell me.

Regards, Jenny

After looking through my records, I was unable to provide a reference for her, but Phaedrus pulled through with more accuracy that I could have hoped for:

It’s from Women’s Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind By Mary Field Belenky, p. 187. The full passage is here:

Google Books – really listening and suspending one

Now, that quote is in our collection with more accuracy than before and it’s all because of Phaedrus’ untiring devotion to quotations.

Thanks again, Phaedrus, you’re the best!

Quotes on Religion from Skeptics

June 7th, 2007 by Laura Moncur in Quotations

An interesting collections of quotes set to music and including pictures of those quoted. With skeptics ranging from our founding fathers to contemporary scientists, it’s a nice collection.

Quote Unquote

May 25th, 2007 by Laura Moncur in Quotations

For some Friday silliness, I thought I’d give you this video by Mr. Bungle called Quote Unquote. Enjoy the disturbing psychedelics while waiting for the weekend!

AFI 100 Movie Quotes

May 23rd, 2007 by Laura Moncur in Quotations

If your fill for movie quotes hasn’t been satiated, here is a montage of quotes from the AFI’s 100 Greatest Movies. How Moonstruck was ranked higher than The Wizard of Oz is a mystery to me, but I love to see lists like this.

Strangely, these are FAMOUS quotes, but they aren’t really inspirational or particularly funny. I found myself agreeing that certain quotes HAD to be on the list, but I don’t find them particularly compelling. It makes me want to make a collection of my own most inspirational quotes from movies and television.

100 Movies, 100 Quotes, 100 Numbers

May 21st, 2007 by Laura Moncur in Quotations

If you have ever been the type to notice numbers in the spoken word, you’ll want to watch this video. It has quotes from 100 movies that all mention numbers. It’s a countdown from 100 to 1. I thought it would be stupid, but it’s strangely enjoyable watching. I found myself eagerly listening for the next number in the list. Here is a link to the list of movies:

I would have like to see the quotes listed as well. Are there any quote-(and number)-obsessed fans out there willing to transcribe this?

Via: 100 quotes from 100 movies featuring the numbers 1 through… (kottke.org)

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