Telephone Quotes

“I would rather be governed by the first 2,000 pe...

“I would rather be governed by the first 2,000 people in the telephone directory than by the Harvard University faculty.” -- William F. Buckley, Jr. (1961)
📅︎ Apr 11
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History, as we know, ...

History, as we know, is just one long game of Telephone. - Ben Bowlin
📅︎ Oct 20
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"A telephone suddenly rang. One of the Russian soldiers answered it. Th...

"A telephone suddenly rang. One of the Russian soldiers answered it. The caller was evidently a senior German officer asking what was happening, 'Ivan is here'. The officer replied in Russian, and told him to go to hell."
📅︎ Oct 21
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"The Americans have need of the tel...

"The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys." — Sir William Preece
📅︎ Jul 10
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"I could pick up the telephone, and in 25 minut...

"I could pick up the telephone, and in 25 minutes, 70 million people would be dead." - Richard Nixon, alluding to his newfound power to nuke the USSR
📅︎ Feb 27
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‘As the telephone rang he wondered again what kept him from suicide. Was it something as contempt...

‘As the telephone rang he wondered again what kept him from suicide. Was it something as contemptible as sentimentality, or hope, or narcissism? No. It was really the desire to know what would happen next, despite the conviction that it was bound to be horrible: the narrative suspense of it all.’
📅︎ May 17
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"I have always wished that my computer would be as ea...

"I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone." — Bjarne Stroustrup
📅︎ Jun 17
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