Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts
This collection of quotes started life in the early nineties for an After Dark™ screen saver module. The quotes had to be short enough to fit on a 9" Macintosh screen and pithy enough to warrant the trouble of typing them in. People requested copies but, at that time, there was no After Dark for Windows and only Macintosh users enjoyed the collection.
To allow a wider distribution, a slow conversion to a text file was started (there was no easy way of exporting the quotes from After Dark) which in 1997 became this website. It was created using plain HTML which made updating a laborious process. It had a quite a bit of success but interested tapered off as there were no new additions. In 2009 it was revamped to use a MySQL database to provide flexibility, a search option, and to slowly include new quotes found over the last twelve years.
Last five quotes added or amended
People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, and all their life for happiness.
A man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking nonsense not to himself.
Tom Stoppard (1937- )
Men will always be mad, and those who think they can cure them are the maddest of all.
Poets do not go mad; but chess players do.
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me.
Nathaniel Lee (1653-1692)