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The flaw with that is if you are then asked to back up that statement with examples and incontrovertible evidence. Are you such a master debater that you could outargue, for example, Nelson Mandela (or any professional politician for that matter)? If so, please explain what basis you have for this rather bold claim, with accompanying examples of arguments, analysis of your hypothetical opponent's known debating patterns and certificate of omniscience from any recognised body responsible for that sort of thing. Wait, come back, I haven't finished...

Transfix that within your pipe and fulminate it.

Oh, no idea who said it either. Sorry.
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"WHO ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE; ME OR YOUR LYING EYES?

Said by a criminal who we saw committing a crime.

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Ok, who said this one?

"Every man is a *** fool for five minutes a day; Wisdom comes from not exceeding the limit!"

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"better to keep your mouth shut and appear to be stupid then to open it and remove all doubt"-(easy one)

"Outside of a dog, mans best friend is a book. Inside of a dog its hard to read"
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"Every true patriot will be prepared at all times to defend his country against its own government."
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Firedice it was Edward Abbey
Who said In a war the winner is not he who is right but he who is left.
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"I once shot an elephant in my pajamas; how he got into my pajamas, I will never know."

"Time flies like an arrow... fruit flies like a banana."

"I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members."

"Who are you going to believe? Me or your own eyes?"

"I never forget a face, but in your case, I'm willing to make an exception."

"I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it."

"Hello, I must be going."

"I was married by a judge; I should have asked for a jury."

"Time wounds all heels."

"Quote me as saying I was misquoted."

All by the same guy...
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Groucho Marx
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On 2004-05-31 15:32, GypsyPirate wrote:
"I once shot an elephant in my pajamas; how he got into my pajamas, I will never know."


I believe the actual quote is "One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas, I don't know." Small difference, but changes a lot in the timing/delivery/response to the joke.

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"Who are you going to believe? Me or your own eyes?"


This was actually not spoken by Groucho, but by somone else. Extra special bonus points to the one who can name the person who actually spoke this line.

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On 2004-05-31 01:45, totalpackage56 wrote:
"better to keep your mouth shut and appear to be stupid then to open it and remove all doubt"-(easy one)


This has actually been attributed to so many people that it's extremely difficult to pin it down to one person. Most often, it seems to be credited to Mark Twain and Groucho Marx, but no one seems to be quite certain. It can even be found, in a somewhat different form, in the Bible -- Proverbs 17:28.

Not so easy, huh? Smile

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"Outside of a dog, mans best friend is a book. Inside of a dog its hard to read"


This one, however, is most definitely from Groucho. (Though again, minor correction on the phrasing of it: "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.")

-Jim
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Jim,
I am not sure was it Richard Pryor? I thought he came later. LOL
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Nope, not Richard Pryor.

If you know the situation in which the quote was spoken, it's easy to see why it has been incorrectly attributed to Groucho.

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You gave it away.
Bill Clinton when his wife walked in on him and Monica.
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Ha!

But, no. Smile

Funny Groucho story related to that, though. Apparently Groucho's wife (which one, I'm not sure) walked in on him kissing the maid. When she confronted him he denied it and said "I was just whispering in her mouth."

Here's a hint: Groucho was nearby when the "Who are you going to believe..." line was spoken.

-Jim
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I am floored.
Who said it?
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Groucho's brother, Chico Marx.

The line comes from the movie "Duck Soup". The scene involves Groucho in his pajamas watching over Margaret Dumont and the war plans. Chico and Harpo, spies for the other country, are trying to steal the plans. They both dress up exactly like Groucho (mustache and all) in an attempt to get into Margaret Dumont's bedroom and steal the plans.

The scene is hilarious with typical Marx mayhem. Margaret Dumont only sees one of them at a time and gets confused when Groucho apparently goes from talking in his regular voice, to talking with an Italian accent (Chico), to not talking at all (Harpo). The line comes when Groucho leaves the room, and Chico pops out from under the bed where he was hiding. Margaret Dumont, whose back was turned, is surprised to see "Groucho" back in the room. She tells Groucho/Chico that she just saw him leave, to which Chico replies, "Well, who are you going to believe, lady, me or your own eyes?"

This scene was followed shortly by the famous mirror scene between Groucho and Harpo, which Harpo reproduced with Lucille Ball when he appeared on I Love Lucy.

I'd highly recommend watching the movie (as well as any of the other Marx Brothers movies, especially the early ones at Paramount and the first few MGM movies).

-Jim
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One person said all the following quotes:

"Avoid employing unlucky people - throw half of the pile of CVs in the bin without reading them."

"There are limits to my comedy. There are things that I'll never laugh at. The handicapped. Because there's nothing funny about them. Or any deformity. It's like when you see someone look at a little handicapped and go 'ooh, look at him, he's not able-bodied. I am, I'm prejudiced.' Yeah, well, at least the little handicapped fella is able-minded. Unless he's not, it's difficult to tell with the wheelchair ones."

"Don't assume. It makes an "ass" out of "u" and "me"."

There are ones much funnier, but I just quickly picked up those from the website.
Any guesses?

K of D
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Now I am tempted to search google but I will wait for a response and take a guess later.
Is it a good site?
Jim I am downloading some Marx stuff as you read this and if you are not Jim I am still downloading so call the FBI.
I am in Taiwan come get me! LOL
Why do people share Magic like Roth and McBride on the web if half the people want to download magic to see not to learn and the stuff is too dificult in any case for any laymen to even try not to mention master.
Just a thought.
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David Brent! The handicapped one was the only one I recognised I'm afraid but one of my fave's from the one series I've seen!

-Francisco
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Here's a great quote:

"Remember that bank I used to cry all the way to? Well, I bought it!"

Know who said that many, many times???
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