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Diane, Leska, other people who have access to far better media than I have time to sift through..
When writing an article (or a presentation, I would assume), being able to quote someone else makes you sound more intelligent and has a beneficial effect on getting your point across.
Are there any particularly good quotes that anyone has used in writing things, that they would like to recommend to others? Or their own quotes, that they think are good and want to use? (be immodest.. I am!)
-- Leo (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 12, 1998
The Lord helps those who help themselves.
-- RGI (RGI@aspen.com), December 12, 1998.
The most quotable thing I've come across on Y2K is a speech given by Peter de Jager at the Center For Strategic And International Studies this past summer.
The speech does not talk about personal preparation or TEOTWAWKI, but it briefly, concisely and logically states the case for taking Y2K as a serious issue that must be dealt with.
This is VERY quotable. It has many good lines in it to use on DGI's who just don't understand how two little digits could be important or so difficult to take care of in time.
I highly recommend it as a source of quotes.
-- Kevin (email@example.com), December 12, 1998.
Leo, Steve has done a truly AWESOME job of collecting quotes. Contact him. This is from another thread...
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Asked by Steve Hartsman (firstname.lastname@example.org) on December 11, 1998.
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), December 12, 1998.
Leo,...if you are looking for quotes,...just quotes...get yourself a couple reference books specifically for use in your own writings...There are many wonderful collections out there...You can commit many to memory. I keep all my reference books near my computer/writing desk. Invaluable.
I think also if you scout this forum you'll find a great thread or two of quotes that are germaine to Y2K, and such.
-- Donna Barthuley (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 12, 1998.
http://www.infoadvn.com/inspire/bartlett.html is a site where you can type in a keyword and up pops a quotation from Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.
Bobbi http://www.buzzbyte.com/ Got beans? Got water?
-- Bobbi (email@example.com), December 12, 1998.
Hi Leo: Have you gone to Ed's other site? There is a link on the home page called Y2K Quotes that is a list of some good ones. The url is http://www.readyfory2k.com
-- Rob Michaels (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 12, 1998.
Leo...this site is a good one and remember, "Never trust anyone over 30."...Jerry Rubin. ;)
-- MVI (email@example.com), December 12, 1998.
When all else fails, use a search engine.
Google is new, but very efficient.
-- Tom Carey (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 12, 1998.
RGI (The Lord helps those who help themselves) I know a fair amount of scripture but have yet to find those words in the Bible even though alot of people "quote" it (including me up to a couple years ago). This one is more accurate - "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your path." Proverbs 3:5-6 God Bless All! Diana
-- Diana (email@example.com), December 12, 1998.
You could probably also pick up some quotes at this Article Index:
-- Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 1998.
I don't think RGI even mentioned the Bible. I think the statement just said "The Lord helps those who help themselves." So it was really not necessary for you to start preaching to everyone. Anybody could have said it.
-- JMHO (JMHO@jet.com), December 15, 1998.
ALSO: (from Ed Yardeni's Netbook:
On June 4, 1998, in a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, John Hamre, Deputy Secretary of Defense, testified, "We plan to field a proposal this summer to ensure exchange of vital nuclear command and control information with other nuclear states." Mr. Hamre said that Russias early warning system is "fragile." He added that the Pentagon is likely to share early-warning data from US satellites with other countries, including China. Here are some more unnerving excerpts from his testimony:
1) "Our concern is that Russia and China have only a very rudimentary understanding of the Year 2000 problem, which is why we need to reach out to them to make sure they have custodial confidence in their own systems."
2) "Were very concerned, for instance, that the military leadership in Russia right now is coping with serious funding constraints. They are increasingly falling back on nuclear weapons to safeguard their national security; their early-warning system is fragile; and they dont have any program to deal with the year 2000."
3) "We dont want to enter into the nightmare scenario where everyones screen suddenly goes blank. That would be a very uncertain and worrisome environment for all of us. Frankly, I think well be lucky if on January 1, 2000, the system just doesnt come on, because then well know we have a problem. Our bigger fear is going to be that the system seems to work fine, but the data are unreliable. Thats a far worse problem."
4) "Weve also shifted from largely dedicated defense communications systems to commercial networks. So if Ma Bells or Bell Atlantics system fails on Year 2000, were going to have mission failure, and I dont have any control over that."
5) "I would be the last person to suggest were not going to have some nasty surprises, because I definitely think we will. This is going to have implications for American society and the world that we cant even comprehend."
-- Scott Johnson (email@example.com), December 15, 1998.
"Today's as good a day as any to die."
- Billy Jack
-- runway cat (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 16, 1998.