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    Just a bit of fun really - please add any quotations you particularly like - one-liners preferred please. No full-length speeches, however memorable.

    "I am as pure as the driven slush" - Tallulah Bankhead.
    Last edited by Bridewell; 11-02-2020, 06:41 PM.
    "It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins twisting facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (as Sherlock Holmes).

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    "Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker." Ogden Nash
    "It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins twisting facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (as Sherlock Holmes).

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    • #3
      "Lord, if you wish me to eat this delicious donut give me absolutely no sign.........thy will be done!" Homer J Simpson
      "It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins twisting facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (as Sherlock Holmes).

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      • #4
        "Bugger Bognor!" King George V
        "It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins twisting facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (as Sherlock Holmes).

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        • #5
          "I went to my lawyer the other day. He said, 'Sign your name on the sanity clause'. Sanity Clause? I didn't even know it was Christmas!"

          W.C.Fields
          Last edited by Bridewell; 11-02-2020, 07:21 PM.
          "It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins twisting facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (as Sherlock Holmes).

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          • #6
            "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap!" Dolly Parton
            "It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins twisting facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (as Sherlock Holmes).

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            • #7
              "What - you mean he's still out there?"

              Unknown American tourist on being told (on a Ripper Tour) that Jack the Ripper was never caught (so I'm told).
              Last edited by Bridewell; 11-02-2020, 07:05 PM.
              "It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins twisting facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (as Sherlock Holmes).

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              • #8
                "If I could write the beauty of your eyes and, in fresh numbers, number all your graces". William Shakespeare.
                "It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins twisting facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (as Sherlock Holmes).

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                • #9
                  "The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable." Oscar Wilde (on foxhunting).
                  "It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins twisting facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (as Sherlock Holmes).

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                  • #10
                    "All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." John Dalberg-Acton (1st Lord Acton).
                    "It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins twisting facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (as Sherlock Holmes).

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                    • #11
                      "That government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth." Abraham Lincoln.
                      "It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins twisting facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (as Sherlock Holmes).

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                      • #12
                        "Abraham Lincoln here....he's got a dog whistle as big as a foghorn!" Joe Biden (when Donald Trump likened himself to his illustrious forebear).
                        "It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins twisting facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (as Sherlock Holmes).

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                        • #13
                          "Life is drawing breath; in and out we puff it. But what know we of death? Nothing - till we snuff it." Colin Macdonald.
                          "It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins twisting facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (as Sherlock Holmes).

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                          • #14
                            I used to kiss my girlfriend on the hand - but now it’s all over.

                            Max Wall

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                            • #15
                              Okay, this cannot go on without a Swedish contribution. Author Fritiof Nilsson Piraten in my translation:

                              "There is nothing that has never happened - but a lot that has never been told."

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