Extra Quotes

Most of these are a rehash, but I like them….

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A ZDNet News article from December 2003 remarks: “Apple buyers tend to have higher incomes and greater technological sophistication than the PC audience as a whole.”

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Regarding the first time her phone was hacked, a spokesperson for Paris Hilton is said to have claimed:

She was pretty upset about it. It’s one thing to have people looking at your sex tapes, but having people reading your personal e-mails is a real invasion of privacy.

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Upon considering Wei Hui’s first book, Shanghai Baby, Chinese government censors called her “a decadent and a debauched slave of foreign culture” and immediately banned the title which went on to receive great critical acclaim abroad.

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About bridge jumpers:

The would-be suicides were identified as women, who gave “unrequited love, unhappy matrimonial experiences, and a struggle for existence” as reasons they wanted to jump off the bridge. The unemployed were all men, hoping to land a job. One of them reasoned that if he survived he would get a good position, and if he did not survive he would not need work, and it could be “given to some other unfortunate.”

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Regarding the changes in language patterns over time:

…no nineteenth century journalist with any self-respect would ever write that a house had burned down, but must instead say that ‘a great conflagration consumed the edifice.’

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No, the images from Flickr have nothing to do with the quotes.

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