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Quotes of the Day for 10 June 2004 – Moving

It has been said that "Three moves equals one fire." I can't find an authoritative source for that, and you can imagine how aggravating that is to your Quotemaster, but I've seen it attributed to both Seneca and Ben Johnson, and called an "old military adage". Well, I'm not buying it. I've just moved everything I own and I didn't destroy nearly a third of it. As we were going to the new house I somehow managed to leave the garage door open several times. I didn't feel too bad about it, I was at the point of thinking that anything that was stolen wouldn't have to be moved. We moved so much stuff I kept looking at my watch to see if I could take more aspirins. Now we're moved, the whole house is shoulder high in boxes (some with meaningful labels), and the first few systems are up and working. With any kind of luck we'll survive this, and the quotes will go back to the regular schedule.

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The quotes:

It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
     - Bertrand Russell, 1872 - 1970

Stuffwise we are not a lean operation. We're the kind of people who, if we were deciding what absolute minimum essential items we'd need to carry in our backpacks for the final, treacherous ascent to the summit of Mount Everest, would take along aquarium filters, just in case.
     - Dave Barry

Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions.
     - Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867 - 1959

Keep moving.
     - Hunter S. Thompson

Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists, when you can ignore them like wise men?
     - Natalie Clifford Barney, 1876 - 1972

Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife.
     - Euripides, 484 - 406 BC

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