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The True Joy in Life

George Bernard Shaw
As seen on http://members.iinet.net.au/~howard.silcock/quotes.html

George Bernard Shaw "The true joy of life is being used for a purpose recognised by yourself as a mighty one, being a force of Nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."

"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and that as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me: it is a sort of splendid torch which Ive got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to the next generation."

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Law of linguistic apathy

Michael Lewis
As seen on www.freelists.org/archives/austechwriter

Lewis's second law of linguistic laxity:

"Language is capable of surgical precision, but most people use it like a blunt axe."

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Cole Enquiry

As seen on www.freelists.org/archives/austechwriter (20/04/06)

On the 2006 Australian Federal government enquiry headed by Justice Cole investigating the Australian Wheat Board (AWB) alleged "bribes" paid to Saddam Hussein's Judanian based transport company for "trucking fees" per tonnage added to the cost of transporting Australian wheat to Iraq in the years during the UN trade restrictions on Iraq, and leading up to (and including) the "coalition of the willing" war on Iraq in which Australia participated.  

"The Cole enquiry has to separate the wheat from the chaff because the AWB couldn't see the wood for the trucking fees."

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Star Wars

Interviewed by Mike Restaino, Thursday October 13, 2005
as seen on http://www.dvdfile.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5073&Itemid=26

xyzActor Ian McDiarmid about his character role 'The Emperor of the Universe!' in 'Star Wars III Revenge of the Sith':

"It slowly dawned on me that if Vader was really the worst creature, the most evil, the darkest, the blackest villain in movie history, I was worse than him—I'm still coming to terms with that, actually."





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