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>>>>> "Roland" == Roland Mas <lolando@debian.org> writes:

Just a comment...

    Roland> Branden Robinson (2001-08-30 21:26:18 -0500) :
    >> On Thu, Aug 30, 2001 at 09:40:03PM +0100, Jules Bean wrote:

    >> > Build a fire for a man, an he'll be warm for a day.  Set a
    >> > man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

    >> Bwa ha, this should be my epitaph.

    >> Did you make that up yourself?  It's going in my sig file.

    Roland> I read it in a book by Terry Pratchett (Jingo).  I think
    Roland> Mr. Pratchett is original enough not to have copied that
    Roland> elsewhere.

    Roland> <URL:http://www.co.uk.lspace.org/books/pqf/jingo.html>

I know that "proverb"(?) as "Give a man fire and he will be warm for a
day.  Set a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his
life." (have it in my quotes file)

Don't know where I got that from, but it was surely not from Jingo
(even though I love everything by pterry, I haven't read it yet).

Don't know *when* I came across it, so can't say whether it was before
or after Jingo came out.

Bye, J

PS: Yes, pterry is great, and pretty original... but I don't think
he's above using a great quote when he sees one. ;-)

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