Sunday, October 08, 2006

Quotes Collection 8

A collection of some of my favorite quotes:

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving in words evidence to the fact.
-George Eliot

This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
-Winston Churchill

MTV has transformed itself from a kind of video jukebox into a programming service pandering to teens and their legions of base instincts. The channel is now defined more by shows like the stunt-moron showcase Jackass, the shockingly kinky ( and even more shockingly tedious) soap opera Undressed, and the dull bacchanalian throb of its annual (and nearly perpetual) Spring Break programming....Only by a definition written under the influence of hyperactive hormones is fare like this good entertainment.
-Media critic Steve Johnson, Chicago Tribune, March 21

[Israeli women] always invite me to their functions, and I categorically refuse because I hate Israel.
-Soha Arafat, wife of Yassar Arafat, on the possibility of peace with Israel, Time, May 24

I was looking at this woman and I was trying to figure out what was on her forehead. At first I thought you were in the [Seattle] earthquake. I realized you're just Jesus freaks, You ought to be working for Fox.
-Ted Turner, when he attended a retirement party for CNN anchor Bernard Shaw on Ash Wednesday, EP News Service, Mar. 16

I apologize to all Christians for my comment about Catholics wearing ashes on their foreheads. I do not believe in any form of prejudice or discrimination, especially religious intolerance.
-Ted Turner, after being chastised for his comments at the retirement party for CNN anchor Bernard Shaw, EP News Services, Mar. 16

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