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This page is dedicated to Dr. Ben E. Hoffmeyer
(It is almost unknown that he was the school's principal 8 years prior to becoming the school's superintendent, 1955 through 1970.)
"We have the responsibility of modeling a future deaf citizen. Are we going to add another handicap or are we going to be able to say: "Here, world, is an asset to your society, give him a chance and he will not fail you?" - quoted in 1958

Quotes are added we stumble on them, we may add a quote or two a month...
or a week...heck we might even post a new quote tomorrow.
The newest are on top (just below this line) and was
last updated on 04/23/2014.


In llinois, there's a law on the books that requires you to notify the police before
entering any city in an automobile. (The only law that Obummer was present to vote
for during his term in State Government.) ~

Obama does not have a law license.... as a matter of fact... neither does his wife.... ~

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable ~ James A. garfield

Limit all politicians to two terms. One in office and one in prison. Illinois already does this ~ unknown

Illegal immigration is ruining America, look what it has done to the white house ~ unknown

'Two Out of Three Ain't Bad' -- Meat Loaf (1977)
The Kiss-Off: "I want you, I need you/But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you"
Writer Jim Steinman wrote this after hearing Elvis' 'I Want You, I Need You, I Love You' on the radio. "Baby, we can talk all night," sings the Loaf, rather sweetly, speaking for all men in relationships. "But that ain't getting us nowhere." - quip from the VH1 Classic series Classic Albums - Meat Loaf

(End of catching up 04/09/14)

We have the hunger of the mind. We ask for all of the knowledge around us and the more we
get, the more we desire - Maria Mitchell - First female US professional astronomer

Everything changes, Everything's the same - Prof. Charlie Eppes portrayed by David Krumholtz
in the TV series NUMB3RS - "Cause and Effect" episode

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They
must be felt with the heart - Helen Keller

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we love deeply - Helen Keller
The above two quotes were obtained from Sam McCord, III's Memorial Pamphlet, October 17, 2012

Just a thought….it is interesting to see that DEAF people can function in the hearing
world very well while hearing people cannot function well in the DEAF world
- Gil Eastman

I'm not afraid of dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens - Woody Allen

A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move to higher levels
- Albert Einstein

“First off it’s none of your business. I don’t ask you where you send your kids to school.
Don’t bother me about where I send mine.” – June 17, 2011, Chris Christie on not
wanting to discuss where he sends his kids to school

“Man up and say I’m fat.” – Oct. 29, 2009, Chris Christie on then-Gov. Jon Corzine’s
campaign ad that hinted at Christie’s weight.

Mouse potato - The online generation version of a couch potato - Keith W.

Microsoft - making stuff that breaks, so us geeks have something to do - from the
creators of 'F4UBCD Remixed', a band of geeks helping PC enthusiasts

Strangers in the party: Ex-President Bill Clinton has twice endorsed an Obama challenger.
One of those challengers, if you recall, happened to be Clinton's wife - Jilian Fama of
Otus News (A division of ABC News) Sept. 5, 2012

Politicians are employees of ours......And when somebody does not do the job, we got
to let them go - Client Eastwood's speech at RNC 09/28/12

So here's the question: Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years
be any different from the last four years? - Paul Ryan's stump speech at RNC 09/28/12

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun,
Shine on you crazy diamond - Roger Waters, David Gilmore, & Rick Wright of
Pink Floyd - from the song "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", from the album "Wish You
Were Here"

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground
What have we found? The same old fears
How I wish, how I wish you were here - David Gilmore & Roger Waters of Pink Floyd
 - from the song "Wish You Were Here", again, from the album of the same name

I had a friend, was a big baseball player back in high school
He could throw that speedball by you
Make you look like a fool boy
Saw him the other night at this roadside bar
I was walking in, he was walking out
We went back inside sat down had a few drinks
but all he kept talking about was....

Glory days, well they'll pass you by
Glory days, yeah goin' back
Glory days, aw he ain't never had
Glory days, glory daaaaayyss - Bruce Springsteen

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he
disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical - Thomas Jefferson

Found on a tombstone in England:
Remember man, as you walk by,
As you are now, so once was I.
As I am now, so shall you be,
Remember this and follow me.
to which someone replied by writing on the tombstone:
To follow you, I'll not consent,
Until I know which way you went. ~

Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up - Joseph Barth

The most dangerous food is wedding cake - James Thurber

Men always want to be a woman's first love...Women have a more subtle instinct...
What they like is to be a man's last romance - Oscar Wilde

A happy marriage is the union of two forgivers - Ruth Bell Graham

All life is an experiment - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Animals are such agreeable friends---they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms - George Elliot

I am easily satisfied with the very best - Winston Churchill

If allowed to survive this grass will produce enough oxygen for 2 students to
breathe for 1 semester - Lawn sign, University of Iowa

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace,
abolishing strife - Kahlil Gibran, from the comic strip 'Lio"

Our lives begin to end when we become silent about things that matter - MLK

Women. They are a complete mystery - Stephen Hawking - Theoretical Physicist

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned - an insensitive man

Time for Misquotes:
I invented the internet - Misattributed to Al Gore, what he actually said was -
"During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet."

"Far from the maddening crowd" is actually the title of a novel by Thomas Hardy

"Because it's there" - George Mallory on why he wanted to climb Mount Everest. It may
have been invented by a newspaper reporter.

"Beam me up, Scotty" – was never said during the run of the original Star Trek series.
However, the quote was uttered in Star Trek: The Animated Series. James Doohan, the
actor who played Scotty, did choose this phrase as the title of his 1996 autobiography.

"Damn it, Jim! I'm a doctor not a..." – Leonard McCoy - From the Star Trek science
fiction television series. McCoy had several lines of this sort, except that he never said
"damn it".

"Play it again, Sam" - Actual quote: "Play it once, Sam, for old times' sake, play 'As Time
Goes By'." – Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca)

"Greed is good" - Actual quote: "The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack
of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works." – Michael Douglas (Wall Street)

"Houston, we have a problem" - This phrase, supposedly uttered by Apollo 13
commander, Jim Lovell was actually reworded for the movie, "Apollo 13". Actual quote
was "Houston, we've had a problem"
End of misquotes

Guinness Book of Records holds the record for the book most often stolen from Public
Libraries - Guinness Book of Records

Undertakers report that human bodies do not deteriorate as quickly as they used to. The
reason for this, many believe, is that the modern diet contains so many preservatives
that these chemicals tend to prevent the body from decomposing too rapidly after
death - taken from Ah ha! Remember the adage 'You are what you
eat"? So true, so true - Lester

Lady Gaga thinks everyday is Halloween...please note that she calls her fans "Little
Monsters" smart marketing moves if you ask me - Lester

Thanksgiving is America's national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when
gluttony becomes a patriotic duty - Michael Dresser

Forever on Thanksgiving Day, the heart will find the pathway home - Wilbur D. Nesbit

But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie;
Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie! - Margaret Junkin Preston

Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey - until Thanksgiving - Mike Connolly

Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to remember; no one can give thanks
who has a short memory - Author Unknown

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
- Author Unknown

Taylor Swift is one smart cookie - Lester after watching her "60 Minutes" interview on 11/20/11

As the attacks by the Taliban in Kabul are getting more brazen and increasingly deadly,
the commander of international forces in Afghanistan, Marine General John Allen, issued a
statement saying "The enemies of peace are not martyrs, but murderers".... he continued
"They attack because they are losing territory, support, and the will to fight." - reported by
Jake Tapper in Afghanistan, ABC World News Sunday - 10/30/2011

Every new beginning comes from some another beginning's end - from a UNC-TV ad
"Birth of a Colony: North Carolina"

I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts ~ Orson Welles

Back to grilling:
I've always been fascinated by fire. Ever since I was a kid I loved fire. And this seems to
be a way to channel that fascination with fire into an act that's as old as humanity itself,
cooking with fire, and it's completely universal, people grill all over the world. They do
it differently everywhere, but they're bound together by this fascination with fire ~

Steak brings out the inner cave man in all of us. You know, take a slab of red meat and
you throw it on a fire, it's grilling at it's best and it's primal ~ Steven Raichlen, host of
Primal Grill on PBS

Webmaster's note: Normally this area is reserved for quotes. Steve Jobs
 passing has made this an exception...he was full of quotes, futuristic,
 critical, and critically acclaimed quotes.
 Steve Jobs, a modern day Thomas Edison for his technological
 innovations and already labeled as a modern day Einstein for his
futuristic thinking. Re-inventing the telephone may have come about
because he read those Dick Tracy comics? And predicting the future of computing is an
Einstein thinking in and of itself.

Already impacting everyday people, Apple is sure to continue the innovations that he
has started. Mr. Jobs will be looking down and waiting for the iPhones to replace
wristwatches, iPods to replace the CD and DVD players, the iPads to replace laptops
and maybe desktop PCs and don't forget Apple TV. This can happen faster than you
think. Maybe goodbye Microsoft?

Click on pic to see larger detailed image
Apple's first logo




He changed life. He changes lives. Yours and Mine. - John Berman, ABC News - Oct. 6, 2011

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to
help me make the big choices in life...No one wants to die. Even people who want to
go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all
share. No one has ever escaped it...Stanford commencement speech, June 2005

The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of
its current predicament - Apple Confidential: The Real Story of Apple Computer Inc., May 1999

Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D (Research & Development) dollars you
have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on
R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how
much you get it - Fortune, Nov. 9, 1998

For something this complicated, it’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot
of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them -
BusinessWeek, May 25, 1998

I am saddened, not by Microsoft’s success — I have no problem with their success.
They’ve earned their success, for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that
they just make really third-rate products - Triumph of the Nerds, 1996

"The desktop computer industry is dead. Innovation has virtually ceased. Microsoft
dominates with very little innovation....The desktop market has entered the dark ages,
and it’s going to be in the dark ages for the next 10 years, or certainly for the rest of
this decade.

It’s like when IBM drove a lot of innovation out of the computer industry before the
microprocessor came along. Eventually, Microsoft will crumble because of complacency,
and maybe some new things will grow..." - Wired, February 1996

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night
saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me - The Wall Street
Journal, May 25, 1993

The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to
link it to a nationwide communications network. We’re just in the beginning stages of
what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people––as remarkable as the
telephone - Playboy, Feb. 1, 1985

Steve Jobs - 1955 - 0211

I fear that all I have done is awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible
resolve. - Admiral Yamamoto after the Pearl Harbor attack, December 7, 1941

Exerpts from Obama's speech May 1, 2011:
"(U.S. troops) killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body."

his death does not mark the end of our effort. There’s no doubt that al Qaeda will continue to pursue
attacks against us. We must –- and we will -- remain vigilant at home and abroad.

United States is not –- and never will be -– at war with Islam. I’ve made clear, just as President Bush
did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was
a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al Qaeda has slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries,
including our own. So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.

The American people did not choose this fight. It came to our shores, and started with the senseless
slaughter of our citizens.

"Americans can do whatever we set our minds to. ... We are one nation, under god, indivisible for
liberty and justice for all." May 01, 2011 11:44pm

The destruction and planning were on their terms, but the ending will be on ours.
- Tom Brokaw NBC Nightly News 9/11/01

Terrorism against our nation will not stand. - George W. Bush – Remarks at Emma
Booker Elementary School. Sarasota, Florida – delivered 11 September 2001, 9:30

Our enemies have made the mistake that America’s enemies always make. They saw
liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now, they see defeat.
- George W. Bush, President of the United States

More 9/11 Quotes can be found here

NASA = Never A Straight Answer. What do you expect them to say? LOL! ` source unknown

Blessed are the Geeks, for they shall internet the Earth - Signature line from a technical
forum responder

Deaf people can do anything except hear! - I. King Jordon

Comments from folks at a download/giveaway of the day site, in this case, about
software getting ride of unused (garbage) files on your hard drive:

From their website: “These options are represents whole parts of cleaning logic
(temporary files, windows internal, third-party application garbage) and you can turn on
or turn off before running.” The commenter continues by saying "I sometimes able to
avoid garbage by not installing it".

The best way to remove junk files is to format your hard drive. Then you have to
format your ISP’s hard drives and then format the whole internet and all the backups.
That way you’re covered. Where is the command for that?

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I saved a girl from being attacked last night. I controlled myself
- Rodney Dangerfield

I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap - Rodney Dangerfield

I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it
- Rodney Dangerfield

All the friends I used to run with are gone.
Though I hadn’t planned on livin’ this long.
Have to learn to live my life one day at a time.
- Joe Walsh, member of the group, Eagles, from the song One Day at a Time

Jesus loves the little children,
All the little children of the world.
Red and yellow, black and white,
They are precious in his sight.
Jesus loves the little children of the world.
- Prelude to Ray Stevens, "Everything is Beautiful", who wrote and recorded this song, was a major departure for Stevens, as "Everything is Beautiful" is a more serious and spiritual tune, unlike some of his earlier recordigs, ("Gitarzan" and
"Ahab the Arab") and later ("The Streak") which were more in the style of
comedy/novelty songs. Webbyman note:
This Ray Stevens quip was originally
planned to be inserted here in the spring of 2010 to coincide with the 40th
Anniversary release if the song as well our own 40th Anniversary. This placement
was sidetracked because of my operation and was "rediscovered" during the web-
site semi-annual maintenance during the Fourth of July, 2011.

Licensed to grill BBQ quotes - just in time for the 4th - 2011
Kill a cow, Start a fire, The magic begins - Nate's BBQ Magic

Vegetarian is an Indian word meaning "Bad Hunter" - Vegetarian BBQ Apron From: Amazed Creations

If it ain't barbecue it ain't food - BBQ Apron From: LJBarbeque3

Our team motto: "Cookin' everything from butts to guts -- and sometimes nuts" -
Steve (not the Steve we know)

"Horrifying Vegetarians Since 1995" ...Boss Hawgs Barbeque & Catering, in Topeka, KS - Steve in Denver

BBQ Contest: The only place you spend $500.00 for a $2.00 ribbon - VMac

When its brown its cookin', when its black its done - MamaPat

A Forum member from yesteryear (Scott in Carolina) had this one on his web site...(URL not posted) "if there ain't no wood , it ain't no good!" - Posted by SaySeeBone

I Love Animals. They Taste Good ~ From a bumper sticker on a beat up old pickup parked in front of a vegetarian restaurant in Asheville, NC - WooDoggies

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I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest - Rodney Dangerfield

If I don't die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow - Eddie Murphy

Well, excuuuuuuuuuuuuse me! - Steve Martin

That bin Laden was killed — rather than captured — was a victory itself for U.S. officials, who had dreaded the prospect of a long and complicated legal battle if he was taken into U.S. custody ~ ABC News blogpost

"We've had difficult times in the past. We will have difficult times in the future. It is not the end of violence; it is not the end of lawlessness; it is not the end of
disorder." ~ Robert F. Kennedy, April 3rd 1968

For about 10 years, I was battling wild onions growing in a corner piece in my front yard which
had low growing evergreen growing no more than 3 inches well as two "Christmas trees" which I would sometimes decorate with Christmas lights as part of the annual Christmas decorations that I would do most years...ew, ugly green stems, them wild onions. Yes...I tried killing them but if I did, the trick would have killed the evergreens. After werking for US of A this year = TAXES, I decided to google wild onions in lawn WHAAAT!? Them dad gum thangs are edible! I don't think so, says my mind...I googled and googled some more....if it don't smell like an onion then it ain't an onion....thus I found this quote how wild onion tastes....hilarious!
"hot as the fleas in Satan's armpits' HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! from:

Life of a tech-support specialist-
"..Tech Support: "Use the right button to click on the shortcut--"
Customer: "I don't have a right button."
Tech Support: "You should have a right button."
Customer: "I'm sure. I have 'ctrl', 'alt', 'backspace'..."

Never waste any time you could spend sleeping - Frank Knight

It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire and ice. There are two other possibilities:
one is paperwork and the other is nostalgia - Frank Zappa

With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden,
the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably - Jean-Luc Picard

I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded...
I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed... I have seen children starving. I
have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war. - Dwight D Eisenhower

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way
around the laws - Plato

America is returning to the values Scouting never left - seen on a bumper sticker along with
another Boy Scout emblem sticker

Is the autumn cruel for letting the flowers die, or is that just nature's way? - Leonard (Johnny
Galecki) in the "The Prestidigitation Approximation" episode of "The Big  Bang Theory" CBS aired
on 03/10/11

But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I go to sleep - Robert Frost

It's nice to be important, but it's important to be nice - Unknown

Quotes from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis:
- I want to live my life, not record it
- The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse
- I'll be a wife and mother first, then First Lady
- Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then, suddenly, to be
   living alone as the President's widow? (1974, in McCall's)
- There are two kinds of women: those who want power in the world, and those who want
   power in bed
Her most notable quote: After the president's death, she refused to remove her blood-stained
clothing as she went on board Air Force One and stood next to Johnson when he took the oath of
office as President. She told Lady Bird Johnson, "I want them to see what they have done to Jack"
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Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
- from the song 'Time' by Roger Waters,
Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd although David Gilmour sang the
lyrics on their "Dark Side of the Moon" album which remained in the charts for 741 weeks from
1973 to 1988, (14 1/4 years) longer than any other album in history

If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it - Dalai Lama

"Mr. Watson—Come here—I want to see you" - first words spoken to assistant, Watson, on phone
- Alexander Graham Bell - Believe it or not, in addition to his wife, his mother was also Deaf and
Mr. Bell was also a private tutor for Helen Keller. 

My main purpose in life is to make enough money to create ever more inventions.... The dove is
my emblem.... I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it.... I am proud of the fact
that I have never invented weapons to kill.... - Thomas Edison

The best thing in life is doing the things people say you can't do - unknown

Well, me, myself, I'm happy here, in my own company just 'cause I like me - Matt Zarb

Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars - Casey Kasem

I just wanted to say that, as a history teacher, I have been using your page with
information on the 1960s () for my classes. It's
been very useful; thanks for making it! - Ms. Sarah Golding, a history teacher in
Maxy Hall, somewhere in America.

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. ~ Neil Postman
Above quote, an e-mail signature line, also from Ms. Sarah Golding
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In reference to the Egypt protest movement that had succeeded in forcing
President Mubarak to resign, Obama quoted American civil rights icon Martin Luther King:
"There's something in the soul that cries out for freedom."

Obama went on: "Today belongs to the people of Egypt, and the American people are
moved by these scenes in Cairo and across Egypt."

Lyrics in my head for the past week or so (02/11/11):
I'm gonna harden my heart....
I'm gonna swallow my tears....
- Quarterflash - from the song "Harden My Heart" - 1981 - Rindy Ross, female lead
singer who also plays the saxophone and was supposedly a third grade teacher.

From "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad"
I want you, I need you but there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you,
Don't be sad, 'cause two out of three ain't bad
- Marvin Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf, an American rock musician and
actor, song released in 1977. Written by Jim Steinman, after hearing Elvis singing
the words in the song "'I Want You, I Need You, I Love You".

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth - Buddha

Sleep is the best meditation - Dalai Lama

I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if
Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress - Ronald Reagan

The thing in the world I am most afraid of is fear - Montaigne

I can forgive a mistake once anyway, but God help me if you ever lie to me
- US Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay in a speech to his men during WW II

A collection of eight quotes from Albert Einstein:
Failure and deprivation are the best educators and purifiers.

Race is a fraud. All modern people are a conglomeration of so many ethnic mixtures that no pure
race remains.

Before God we are all equally wise and foolish.

We have to do the best we are capable of. This is our sacred human responsibility.

(On aging [getting old])
I lived in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in maturity.

Even (old) age has very beautiful moments.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the

Why is it that nobody understands me, yet everybody likes me?

We need to stop being indifferent to this planet, earth, as we have nowhere to go
- Stephen Hawkins

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years
- Abraham Lincoln

"High school....Best years of your life"....Simon Baker as Patrick Jane in the
introduction segment of the "Rose Colored Glasses" episode of the The Mentalist
rerun, aired on October 16, 2010, 9pm on CBS

October 2010 (Oh, what a night)...with apologies to the Four Seasons - Lester

Now we already seen what happened.......I got "pied"! - DC
The above two lines references our 40th Anniversary Reunion night on day 2 of our 3 day event.

I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap - Bob Hope

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it - W. C. Fields

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol,
caffeine, sugar and fat - Alex Levine

Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem
-Ronald Reagan

Mark Twain: I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year,
and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if
I don't go out with Halley's Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Now here are
these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.'

His prediction was accurate – Twain died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910 in
Redding, Connecticut, one day after the comet's closest approach to Earth - fact

Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the
chess piece - source unknown

All Fur One and One Fur All...a play on our own Class Motto 'All for One & One for All'
from the movie "Cats & Dogs - Revenge of Kitty Galore" which debuted in July 2010...
say...a 40th anniversary resurgence?...

Made good decisions from experiences of bad decisions made - A

Years are fleeing (running away) from us, and time takes pleasure in mocking us as
we try to find it....from anonymous in response to my e-mail postscript after
explaining to him of not having the time to do the projects that I wanted to do;
Every year is getting shorter, Never seem to find the time - From Pink Floyd's
'Time' - from the Dark Side of the Moon album, which stayed on the Billboard
charts for 14 years in a row. Now that's a lot of Time!

If there's anything I've learned it is that we Americans do have a way of rising to
the challenges that confront us, just when it seems we're most divided, we
suddenly show our remarkable  solidarity. The 20th century may be leaving us
with a host of problems, but I've also noted that it does seem darkest before the
dawn. There's reason to hope for the 21st century. And that's the way it will be.
- Walter Cronkite taped his thoughts, in 1996, on the amazing century he'd seen.

Godfather of nothing, ancestors of none.
Black glasses and feedback took my sense of fun.
- Originally posted by Carolynanna - a posting in

Ain't no right way to do a wrong thing.
- The Mad Dogtender

"Who can fathom the feminine mind?" -Calvin "I like `em anyway" -Hobbes
- believed to be from the comic strip Calvin

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they
must be felt with the heart - Helen Keller

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious
of our treasures - Thornton Wilder

"come on gravity, you were cool once..." - Homer Simpson

Outstanding job on the Raleigh school on the COS website (COS - Class of Seventy).....- Anonymous

01/16/10 - Yes, this page has not been updated since the first of December of 2009 'cause Ye Ole
Webmiester is wearing many, many hats...although I'll have to admit that this website is my
favorite webby project, I think the following quote sent by Mr. Anonyman sums up time, that
we...or I never seem to have: "Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives..."
- original quotor is unknown

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning. You
burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television - Source unknown

Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first U.S. president whose name contains all  the
letters from the word "criminal."  The second? William Jefferson Clinton. (You're
not surprised are you?) - Source unknown

Procrastination is the mother of desperation
- Anonymous

Mo quotes from Thomas Jefferson:
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall
become as corrupt as Europe.

Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to
work and give to those who would not.

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle
which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too
much government.

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is,
as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
End of this section of Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson (b-1824 - d-1863) quotes

Frankly, I don't mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is.
- Edward Kennedy

The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.
- Edward Kennedy

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the Government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

I dream for a living.
- Steven Spielberg

Background info: Website work is a lot of work, obtaining permissions to post, waiting for answers, there's a lot of hurry up and wait and some hassling are some humor is injected in my communications with the helping of which I'm enjoying....
er....sharing here..hee, hee, and well yes, wonderfully learnt from Creative Writing class during our last year in school: The following is asking of a posting date of an article that I was working on which will remain unidentified in order to keep the informant anonymous: The informant was worried that I was "pushing" for an OK, but I told him/her I was really flexible:
Ah, care to learn me about the special date & the day it falls on?"
So here was my response:
Oohkayee, I'll hold off...
Don't make me wait,
It's a very important date

Whatever you find,
I'm sure it would be fine.
As soon as you let me know,
A publishing I will go.

Later on, he/she responded in kind:
Now it's fine
And you can bide the time
To go a' publishin'

Hear the sighs
As they find
The time is fine
As webmiester a rushin'
And soon there'll be smiles....


Cats are like Potato Chips.... You Can't Have Just One!
- Anonymous, from Taswell, Indiana

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it again.
- F. P. Jones

If your parents never had children, chances are... neither will you.
- Dick Cavett

Life is not all lovely thorns and singing vultures, you know.
- Morticia, The Addams Family

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered..'
- Thomas Jefferson in 1802 (was he looking into a crystal ball?)

'If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.'
- Mark Twain

...thank you for Buildings Then and Now and Memories in your web site (that puts
us to be loyal to our alma mater)
- Jim Gibbs

All ya gotta do is put your mind to it
Knuckle down, buckle down do it, do it, do it
- Roger Miller, singer, songwriter, from the 1966 song 'You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd'

If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
- George Carlin

...thank you for putting aerial view of NCSD campus from Clock Tower
- Jim Gibbs

I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight
- Rita Rudner

Well good Old Microsoft, they do it to us all the time. Just when they get things nearly right and we get used to it, they abandon it
- author unknown - Australia

They say I'm lazy but it takes all my time
- Joe Walsh, a member of the group, Eagles, a line from his song 'Life's Been Good'

In the 1980's, Michael Jackson's music videos were not just music videos, not only did they had stories in them...they were epics.
- Jim Sheaer, VH1 Classic video jockey in-between videos during the weekend music video retrospective after MJ's death

No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it
- chorus from one of Michael Jackson's runaway hits, "Beat It"

Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son
- chorus from the second of Michael Jackson's runaway hits, "Billie Jean"

You and I must make a pact
We must bring salvation back
Where there is love, I'll be there
- opening lyrics to MJ's 1970 hit "I'll Be There"

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
so let's start giving
- "We are the World" - written along with Lionel Richie and recorded by a supergroup of popular musicians billed as USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa). The recording session in January 1985 was held during and after the American Music Awards

"I am afraid that I am going to end up like him, the way he did."
- Michael Jackson, refering to Elvis Presley, during conversations with Lisa Marie Presley as mentioned in her blog over the weekend

The trouble with most folks isn't so much their ignorance, as knowing so many things that ain't so
- Josh Billings

Government will not fail to employ education to strengthen its hands and perpetuate its institutions
- William Godwin (1756 - 1836)

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river
- Nikita Khrushchev

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad
- Aldous Huxley

It's hard to beat somebody when they don't give up
- Babe Ruth

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure
- Clarence Darrow

...that's the way you do it
- partial line from song "Money for Nothing" from the Classic Rock group, Dire Straits

The NCSD Class of 1970's own quote aka our motto, One for All, All for One, so far has been quoted in one TV program, Star Trek: Enterprise, in episode titled "Porthos' Gaffe" quoted in Archer's dream sequence 38 minutes into the program. In the same week, the same motto was mentioned 7 times in the movie "Man in the Iron Mask".

Electricity is really just organized lightning.
- George Carlin

We have plenty of freedom in this country but not a great deal of independence
- John W. Raper

I make myself rich by making my wants few
- Henry David Thoreau

The difference between a politician and a pickpocket is that the pickpocket doesn't get indignant when you tell him to keep his hands to himself
- Joseph Sobran

It wouldn't take much to seriously damage the space station or the space shuttle. Orbital debris is considered the biggest threat to each shuttle mission, and every orbiter comes back with a number of small dings.
- - News From Space and Beyond section

Mission Control has had to move the space station several times during the years to keep it from colliding with floating debris.
- - News From Space and Beyond section

ABC News - Where more Americans get their news from ABC News than from any other source.
- Advertising slogan of ABC News in the '80s.

I have promises to keep; and miles to go....
- "Immortal lines from" Robert Frost - sent in by Mr. A~

"A government without newspapers, a government without a tough and vibrant media of all sorts is not an option for the United States of America"
- President Barack Obama in reference to the financially struggling media industry at the end of his speech during the annual White House Correspondents'  Association dinner, May 9, 2009.

“Actors don’t retire! People who HATE their jobs retire!”
- Bea Arthur - part of an interview during a CBS Sunday Morning tribute - 04/26/09

15 hours of videos is uploaded every single minute of everyday
- Leslie Stohl, CBS Sunday Morning segment celebrating youtube's 4th year

"There are two things you will never escape in your life, TAXES, and death!"
- Jane Taylor, Upper School history teacher; her favorite quote around tax time

- Ann Starret, Upper School English teacher, when flustered by a student

- Albert Mehl, printing instructor, when trying to get a student to understand a task being taught to him

"Always be prepared...."
- Paul Crutchfield, Scoutmaster, in one of his lectures to a group of scouts....

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in.
- unknown

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned in life; it goes on.
- Robert Frost

We are what we think. All that we are arises from our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
- Buddha

Your website is always greatly entertaining and informational ! Keep up with your wonderful work !
- Marion and Jeannie Parris

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
- Bernard Baruch

The beauty of chainsaw is: you don't usually have to start'em up or anything… just showing up with one is all it takes.
– Joe Walsh - 2005.5.17: 01:16, Late Late Show with Craig Furguson, CBS

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
– Carl Sagan, PBS

Gosh...what an editor you are! Or is it webmeister????
- Mr. A~

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
– Aesop - 620-550 BC

Ahhhhh Les, Les, Lester!
You are good! Even Machiavelli would be proud of your cunning slyness of deflecting responsibilities or blame for whatever you did.
You re good!
(Shaking my head) you're goooood!
- DC in reference to the Ross Johnson Trick

Freedom is the opportunity to improvise life infinitely within the boundary of love.
– Mark Smollin - 2001.11.17, one sentence of a book I never finished writing.

Wanna to say many thanks for what you have done over the years. In face (sic) the 1970 (website) is one of my few sources in keeping up with the happenings. Thanks!!!!
- Mr. Anonyman

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

Time keeps on slippin, slippin, slippin into the future
- Steve Miller (Fly Like an Eagle)

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
- Albert Einstein

Fish and visitors smell in three days.
– Benjamin Franklin - 1736

...and you're..a great guy is puttin it mildly...hard to find the right descriptive words at the moment, but this will do.
- Mr. A~

Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.
- Robert Half

Stand up wherever you are, go to the nearest window and yell as loud as you can, 'I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore.'
- Howard Beale (Peter Finch) in the 1976 movie 'Network'

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett (Clark Gable) speaking to Scarlett (Vivien Leigh) in 'Gone With The Wind'

Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter.
– Bono - U2 lead singer

you did a great job on the pixs on the "new" upper school. a regular Jimmy Olsen you are! ;-) [if you know who he is, I'll "put" a gold star on your forehead]...
- Mr. Anonyman

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

You may say that I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us and the world will be as one
- John Lennon (Imagine)

Every time we open our hearts, we create the space for a global alternative.
– Marianne Williamson

I sure learned quite a bit about "webtasking". Sure didn't realize how much time is involved! Humbly, my hat s off to you!
- Anonymous

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones who need advice.
– Bill Cosby

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

- Randy Caines

Learn from the past, Live for today, Look for tomorrow, take a nap this afternoon.
- Lester Latkowski

Hey Lester, when are you gonna get VRS?
- Lee McDaniel

I visit our C70 website everyday!
- Cathy Cooper

- Jimmy Gibbs and Lester Latkowski

- Louise Isenhour Luther

- Don Crump

Hot damn, Lester....
- John Smith

I miss NCSD...
- Brenda Davis Proctor

Oh, snap!
- Joy (Jaime Pressly) in 'My Name Is Earl", NBC

Just do it to it
- Lester Latkowski

on the flip flop....
- David Latkowski

eye no it!
- Kim Latkowski

... *** ...
- Bert Latkowski

I'm getting too old for this s**t.
- MamaPat

Adults are obsolete children.
– Dr. Seuss

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
– Derek Bok

You're not really drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
– Dean Martin

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

When we put enough effort into being beautiful – we all shine more brightly
– Mark Smollin

Never thought I'll be going down the memory lane. ;-) ahh! friends are like appreciate them as time goes by.
- Anonymous

There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles.
- Anonymous

I never met a chocolate I didn't like.
- Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) in Star Trek: The Next Generation

Oh boy!
- Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) in Quantum Leap, NBC

How come anything you buy will go on sale next week?
- Erma Bombeck

Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of it's troubles, it empties today of it's strength
– unknown

Peace, remember peace is how we make it
- Ringo Starr (It Don't Come Easy)

Mama always said life was like a box a chocolates, never know what you're gonna get.
- Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) in Forrest Gump (1994)

I can't understand why I flunked American history. When I was a kid there was so little of it.
- George Burns

The Sixties, of course, was the worst time in the world to try and bring up a child. They were exposed to all these crazy things going on.
- Nancy Reagan

...damn you all to hell!
- George Taylor (Charlton Heston) at the end of the first movie of the series Planet of the Apes

I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, human liberty as the source of national action, the human heart as the source of national compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our ideas.
– John F. Kennedy

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't
mind. - Dr. Seuss

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
– Jean Houston

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain

I can't remmy all what I did at NCSD! Bomb my brain!
- Randy Caines

Madam, there's no such thing as a tough child -- if you parboil them first for seven hours, they always come out tender.
– W. C. Fields

People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got.
- Richard M. Nixon, November 17, 1973

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule.
- President Gerald Ford on Taking the Oath Of Office As President, August 9, 1974

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
- President Ronald Reagan to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, June 12, 1987, shortly after 2pm.

Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome.
– Samuel Johnson

Never been a sinner, I never sinned...a line from the song, "Spirit in the Sky"
- Norman Greenbaum - a Jewish writer and singer of the song

An anonymous member of the Debris Team paid us a visit today and wanted to
see us at work so we created 4 pages inspired by John Smith. "Mind boggling" says
- As posted on the front page of this website on 03/06/06

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives.
– Maurice Chevalier

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming: WOO HOO, WHAT A RIDE!
– Unknown

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water-bath is to the body.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes (Town of Wendell in North Carolina is named after this fella).

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
– Victor Borge

There is no such thing as something alien within this Cosmos.
– Nillmos Kram - 2002

Favorite Patriotic Quotes #1
... ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
- John F. Kennedy

Favorite Patriotic Quotes #2
A politician will do anything to keep his job -- even become a patriot.
- William Randolph Hearst

I think more people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.
- Nancy Reagan

You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
- Warren Buffett

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
- Sir Winston Churchill

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
- Bill Cosby

And thank you for your support.
- Frank Bartles (David Joseph Rufkahr) at the end of each Bartles & Jaymes Wine Cooler commercials from 1985-91.

One Small Misstep:
And perhaps the most scrutinized quote in history: Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon...
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"... Neil maintains to this day he said -
"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind".
Read all about it, it remains one of the worlds's most famous sentences.


Notes: Quotes by Anonymous are not necessarily by the same person

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