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Where I'm from we don't trust paper. Wealth is what's here on the premisis. If I open a cupboard and see, say, 30 cans of tomato sauce and a five-pound bag of rice, I get a little thrill of well-being--much more so than if I take a look at the quarterly dividend report from my mutual fund.
--Garrison Keillor, Humorist, Author, and Vocalist, on investments, 1998










Revenge does not long remain unrevenged.
--German Proverb










What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are.
--Alanis Morissette, singer, 1995
Suggestions for Searching the Collection

The good news - there is a search engine. The bad news - you have to have some idea of what you are looking for. The other bad news - there is so much material on this website that most search engines only skim the surface - so you also have to be a little lucky.

If you are looking for a specific name, you're in luck. Names are easy. If you only have a phrase, and it contains only 'generic' words ( for example, he she it a and the is are am yes no an to from for that.....) it will be very difficult to find what you want. If you know that the phrase is exact, you could have better luck. You will have better luck still if there is a specific, less common word in the title or phrase you are searching for. 'Hamewith' will lead you straight to the poems of Charles Murray, for example, while 'Crocodiles' finds about 18 matches at last count, including one of my favorite Malay proverbs.

In general, if you need something by a specific person, or would like to fine several quotes from someone, try browsing collection #17, Alpha by Author. If it is a well-known or historical person, there might be a match.

If you are looking for something on a specific subject, try collection #21, Alpha by Topic, which has many, many categories. The category list alone takes a while to load. Remember to look for synonyms.

If you are in need of something funny, try the Best of Anonymous. Or, for some more original humor, Miscellaneous Malapropisms will probably both catch your eye and stay with you for a while.

If you are in need of inspiration, good bets are Wisdom and Aphorisms.

Remember, if at first you don't succeed, check your spelling.......

Good Luck,

--Steve
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