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The following are some favorite quotes, along with their Almost-World counterparts.


Hunter S. Thompson: When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

John Dalston: When things become too predictable, the pros turn weird.


Mark Twain: The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.

John Dalston: The human race is ninety-nine percent monkey, genetically speaking. That should make you almost-laugh (like this: Eee-eee-eee, ahh-ahh-ahh!).


George Bernard Shaw: He who can does — he who cannot, teaches.

John Dalston: He who can typically delegates to someone slightly less capable — he who cannot, still feels the urge to make recommendations.


George Bernard Shaw: Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

John Dalston: Without almost-art, art would be almost-unbelievable.


Japanese Proverb: Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.

John Dalston: Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with the person who can tell you what will be on the exam.


Thomas Edison: Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.

John Dalston: Genius is mostly just warm salty water.


Robert Frost: All the fun is in how you say a thing.

John Dalston: Almost all the fun is in how you say a thing.

John Dalston: A lot of almost-fun can be had speaking in almost-speak (like I am now).


Billy Joel: We didn't start the fire. It was always burning since the world was turning.

John Dalston: Sure. That's what they all say. But surprise, surprise. We have you on videotape! Thought you could get away with it, did you?


Oscar Wilde: No artist is ever morbid. The artist can express everything.

John Dalston: No almost-artist is ever perplexed. The almost-artist only expresses surface-simple concepts.


Stewart Brand: Information wants to be free.

John Dalston: Information may want to be free, but much of it needs to be only almost-free. ("Free-range," or inexpensive.)


Yoda: Do or do not, there is no try.

John Dalston: Try. Give it your best shot. You will only ever have limited resources. Even if you don't finish you may still accomplish what really needs to get done. Take some of the credit, but don't forget to recognize those who helped. And beware of those binary thinkers that try to convince you that the world is only black and white, good and bad, in or out, and done and not done.


Boeing, Inc. (television advertisement - August, 2002): The final frontier is not space, it is the human imagination.

John Dalston: The almost-final almost-frontier is imagining planes going a little bit higher and faster than they do now, until we don't need NASA anymore.


Peter Drucker: The best way to predict the future is to create it.

John Dalston: A pretty good way to guess at what might happen in the future is to start talking. (Of almost-course.)


Clifton Fadiman: We are all citizens of history.

John Dalston: We are all "boat people."


Monty Python: And now for something completely different . . .

John Dalston: And now for something almost-completely different . . .


Friedrich Nietzsche: That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

John Dalston: What doesn't kill you may still almost-kill you.


Saying: Nice guys finish last.

John Dalston: The penultimate finishers are probably still almost-nice.

John Dalston: Anyone who actually finishes something deserves a medal.


Hunter S. Thompson: The Edge. . . . There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.

John Dalston: The closer we get to an end, the more like a new beginning it becomes.


An almost-shirt or almost-mug may be available with your almost-favorite saying on it. See the Almost-World almost-store.


 

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