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Quotes of the Day for 25 January 2003 – Printing

A reader pointed out that today concludes International Printing Week. I spent more of my adult life in the printing business than doing anything else, but haven't collected a lot of quotes on the subject. But the deadline is here, it's time to "go to press" with this issue, and like anyone trained in the printing world, I've come up with the goods at the last minute.

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The quotes:

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
     - Carol Burnett

The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.
     - Edwin Conklin

The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.
     - James Matthew Barrie, 1860 - 1937

If we think we regulate printing, thereby to rectfy manners, we must regulate all regulations and pastimes, all that is delightful to man.
     - John Milton, 1608 - 1674

My pappy told me never to bet my bladder against a brewery or get into an argument with people who buy ink by the barrel.
     - Lane Kirkland


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