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Quotes of the Day for 23 July 2004 – Ice Cream

On some "this day in history" calendars you will find today identified as Ice Cream Cone Day. Although the claim that the ice cream cone was invented on this day at the 1904 World's Fair in Saint Louis was debunked when a 1903 patent was found, it certainly was at that fair that it was popularized. Fifty ice cream stands and a lot of waffle stands in one place: I suppose it was almost inevitable. Well, here I am at midnight, sweating in front of my computer, and there's not a scoop to be had without at least an hour's drive. But I've got some quotes ...

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The quotes:

Despite the warnings of the ancient Greeks - nothing in excess - there are a few things in the world that you just can't have too much of. In addition to currency, I would mention, in no particular order, health, warm weather, ice-cream flavors, free time, second chances, and good taste.
     - Joe McGarvey, Inter@ctive Week

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate - that's my philosophy.
     - Thornton Niven Wilder, 1897 - 1975

I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream.
     - Heywood Campbell Broun, 1888 - 1939

What really distinguishes ice-cream parlors is their atmosphere and therein lies the difference between a sundae that satisfies the palate and one that satisfies the soul.
     - Fran R. Schumer

Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal.
     - François Marie Arouet (Voltaire), 1694 - 1778

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
     - Jim Fiebig

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