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“I couldn't find the Quotations thread and so decided to start a new one.
I always thought, 'You're not drunk until you can;t lie on the floor without holding on.' was a W.C. Fields quote, but I found this while reading Wade Davis's Into the Silence(a must-read, BTW):
(from JohenMorse, transport officer for the 1922 British Everest Expedition)
'We decided that a man was not drunk' he reported, 'so long as he could lie on the ground without holding on. It was, we felt, a generous interpretation, but there was one porter who was consistently unable to comply even with this simple test.'
Morse, John: RGS [Royal Geographical Society] Box 31, File 3 [no further details in Davis's Annotated Bibliography, quoted:
Davis, Wade: Into the Silence: The Great
War, Mallory, and the conquest of Everest; New York (Random House), 2 011; p.447”
“Well, edit doesn't work worth a tinker's damn, but you'll understand it.”
“Far too many apostrophes to edit.
We normally call them 'quotes' below the 49th parallel:
Tell the truth and shame the Devil
I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
Why, so can I, or so can any man;
But will they come when you do call for them?
Why, I can teach you, cousin, to command The devil.
And I can teach thee, coz, to shame the devil
By telling truth: tell truth and shame the devil.
If thou have power to raise him, bring him hither,
And I'll be sworn I have power to shame him hence.
O, while you live, tell truth and shame the devil!
Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Part 1”
“Hiking is just walking where it's okay to pee. ~Demetri Martin”
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