Quotes of the Day for 8 June 2003 – Vacuum
On this day in 1869, Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago was issued US Patent No. 91,145 for an "Improved Sweeping Machine," the first suction vacuum cleaner. Being hand cranked it really wasn't all that effective and it was thirty years later that he came back with a motorized model. It was a start, but it just didn't suck as well as today's machines.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with
sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
- Henry David Thoreau, 1817 - 1862
A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff
that nature replaces it with.
- Tennessee Williams, 1911 - 1983
Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an
hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.
- Gaston Bachelard, 1884 - 1962
Comfort and convenience possess a magical power; little by
little they suck in even people with strong wills.
- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, 1860 - 1904
You've got to have a gimmick if your band sucks.
- Gary Giddens
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