“My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
Monty Python

Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts
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Mac Plus running After Dark™

1683 quotes by 569 authors in 136 categories

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.

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 interest tapered off as there were no new additions. In 2009 the website was revamped to use a MySQL database to provide flexibility, a search option, and to slowly include new quotes found over the previous twelve years. Now twenty-seven years old and still adding new quotes.

Last five quotes added or amended

 If I fall asleep, it's to stop dreaming. 
Si je m'endors, c'est pour ne plus rêver.
 There is another world, but it is in this one. 
Il y a assurément un autre monde, mais il est dans celui-ci…
 Silence is the wit of fools, and one of the virtues of the wise. 
Le silence est l'esprit des sots
Et l'une des vertus du sage.

 Every loaf of bread is a tragic reminder of cereals that never became beer. 
 He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.