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— Mike Monteiro
- E: :*
- E: X5
- U: Ak tu! (viegli pieskaras degunam)
- E: Tu raksti kā romānā.
- U: Mēs arī esam romānā.
- U: Un tu esi lieliskākais personāžš kurš jelkādreiz uzrakstīts.
- E: Aww!
- E: Un kurā tad lapaspusē esam?
- U: Pirmajā, vienmēr pirmajā.
— Roger H. Lincoln
- Janet Coquette: The rumor is that you went up to someone that was eating french fries, and took a french fry and ate it and said: "No one will believe you." Did this really happen, or is it an urban legend?
- Bill Murray: Well I have no idea what you're talking about.
Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?
That you are here—that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
— O Me! O Life!
BY WALT WHITMAN
- trollitc: What, above all other things, is the neatest most fascinating and cool thing you get to do on a daily basis?
- Seinfeld: WOW. First of all, GREAT question.
- That I get to do on a daily basis? Probably walk to work. I think that's about the coolest thing that there is. Or take my bike. If you can walk to work or take your bike on a daily basis, I think that's just about the coolest thing that there is. Every morning I listen to the traffic on the radio, and they talk about how they are jammed and I just laugh. I love traffic. I love traffic reports because I'm not in any of them.