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“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™

1608 quotes by 543 authors in 133 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. 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 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.

Last five quotes added or amended

 My son has taken up meditation – at least it's better than sitting doing nothing. 
 'My country right or wrong' is like saying 'My mother drunk or sober'. 
 That is not only not right; it is not even wrong. 
 Silence slammed in like a thunderclap. 
 Silence is the virtue of fools.