Archive for the ‘Quotations’ Category
(A Dilbert, to introduce a recently-finished inventory of Dilbert postings about language matters on Language Log and this blog, here on this blog.)
Yesterday’s Dilbert, in which Dogbert offers a (not very encouraging) inspirational, motivational saying to Dilbert:
This particular aphorism is a quote (“In the long run, we are all dead”) — from John Maynard Keynes in 1923.
A play on the quote “Lions and tigers and bears! Oh, my!” from the 1939 movie of The Wizard of Oz, in a scene involving Dorothy Gale (the Kansas farm girl), the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man), on the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City.
From Chris Ambidge, four more Jane Austen quotations (three from the novels, one from a letter), probably the last of the set.
Two recent items in my mail from Chris Ambidge (both entirely G-rated): a Xmas penguin, and a quotation from Jane Austen:
Another quotation from Jane Austen (once again via Chris Ambidge), this time from a letter of 11 December 1815 to James Stanier Clarke, about Austen’s novel Emma.
Surely this is false modesty — and couched as a boast, so that it looks like what we’d now call humblebragging.