[LINK] The future of Link
svandore at iinet.net.au
Tue Jun 14 16:11:05 EST 2005
Ah, but ...
"How do I know what I think until I see what I say?"
- E.M. Forster
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From: <rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au>
To: "Link" <link at anu.edu.au>
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 1:18 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [LINK] The future of Link
> And ... (this may not be verbatim) ...
> "If you have nothing to say, say nothing. Better still, have something to
> say, and say it no matter what the question was."
> - Jim Hacker, Yes Prime Minister.
> (ie, Jonathan Lynn and the co-writer)
>> From: Bernard Robertson-Dunn <brd at iimetro.com.au>
>> Date: 14/06/2005 8:17:06
>> To: Link <link at anu.edu.au>
>> Subject: Re: [LINK] The future of Link
>> Antony Barry wrote:
>> > Bernard might know who once said -
>> > "When you have nothing to say, say it."
>> OK, I'll bite.
>> When you have nothing to say, say it with conviction
>> -- Edmont's Rule
>> If you have nothing to say, or, rather, something extremely stupid and
>> obvious, say it, but in a 'plonking' tone of voice - i.e. roundly, but
>> hollowly and dogmatically.
>> -- Stephen Potter
>> It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has
>> something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the
>> less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an
>> -- Horace
>> Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and
>> can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
>> -- Robert Frost
>> Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to
>> say it.
>> -- James Russell Lowell
>> Bernard Robertson-Dunn
>> Sydney Australia
>> brd at iimetro.com.au
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