quotes with the word "pages"
Mark Twain in Eruption: Hitherto Unpublished Pages About Men and Events (1940) ed. Bernard DeVoto.
Mark Twain      Date: unknown  Source vote up this quote facebook share quote tweet this quote
Mark Twain in eruption: hitherto unpublished pages about men and events, 1940, Mark Twain, Bernard Augustine De Voto, Harper & brothers. This appears to be the origin of the variant:If you would have your work last forever, and by forever I mean fifty years, it must neither overtly preach nor overtly teach, but it must covertly preach and covertly teach. Attributed to Twain by J. Michael Straczynski in The complete book of scriptwriting, 2002, Writer's Digest Books.
Mark Twain      Date: unknown  Source vote up this quote facebook share quote tweet this quote
Also quoted as "History does not repeat itself, It rhymes" and "History may not repeat itself, but it rhymes a lot." According to this notes on sourcing, Twain scholars agree that it sounds like something he would say, but they have been unable to find the actual quote in his writing. Twain did write: "It is not worth while to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man's character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible." (Mark Twain in Eruption: Hitherto Unpublished Pages About Men and Events (1940), ed. Bernard DeVoto.)
Mark Twain      Date: unknown  Source vote up this quote facebook share quote tweet this quote
Lenin's Collected Works, Volume 35, pages 246-247
Vladimir Lenin      Date: unknown  Source vote up this quote facebook share quote tweet this quote
Speech to the Parliamentary Labour Party, the 'leadership' referred to was that of his successor, who was widely assumed to be Gordon Brown.
Tony Blair      2005-05-11  Source vote up this quote facebook share quote tweet this quote
Here's another one of these civic customs: swearing on the Bible. Do you understand that shit? They tell you to raise your right hand, place your left hand on the Bible. Does this stuff really matter? Which hand? Does God really give a fuck about details like this? Suppose you put right hand on the Bible, you raise your left hand. Would that count? Or would God say: "Sorry, wrong hand! Try again!" Why does one hand have to be raised? What is the magic in this gesture? This seems like some sort of a primitive voodoo mojo stick. Why not put your left hand on the Bible, let your right hand hang down by your side? That's more natural. Or put it in your pocket. That's what your mother used to say. "Don't put your hands in your pockets!" Does she know something we don't know? Is this hand shit really important? Let's get back to the Bible: America's favorite national theatrical prop. Suppose the Bible they hand you to swear on is upside-down. Or backwards. Or both! And you swear to tell the truth on an upside-down backwards Bible. Would that count? Suppose the Bible they hand you is an old Bible and half the pages are missing. Suppose all they have is a Chinese Bible, in an American court! Or Braille Bible, and you're not blind! Suppose they hand you an upside-down, backwards Chinese Braille Bible with half the pages missing! At what point does all of this stuff just break down and become just a lot of stupid shit that somebody made up? They fucking made it up, folks! It's make-believe!
It's Bad for Ya (2008) "Swearing On The Bible"
George Carlin      2008  Source vote up this quote facebook share quote tweet this quote

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