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For the Ayn Rand crowd, I still haven't snagged a copy of The Fountainhead yet, and am wary of going out on a limb without having read it. I did, however, have fun with the quote provided by reddragonqueen:

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I apologise that they look nasty next to one another. One stays white for a half second, then flicks black; the other is the inverse; the original stays solid.

chaos_lynn gets pascal, with my apologies for its resemblence to a cheesy hallmark card; I was trying to be very graphic, and I'm not particularly proud of the result. It's the font; it's wrong. I can always try again:

maxim_lebedev chose Bertrand Russell, a particularly challenging quote to interpret, but I tried:

Here's pair of (what I hope are what wildcat_eman had in mind when referencing) "renaissance men":


I haven't forgotten about nightspore's Wittgenstein, in two variations:


The bewitchment of intelligence both intrieged and stumped me.

As for Plato and Marx, they've both said so many fabulous things that I might throw up a poll, because I honestly can't narrow down the selections I've already narrowed down! This has been fun, and good inspiration, and I may dig back into the original request pile from time to time....
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On February 7th, 2006 09:30 am (UTC), sapientmusings commented:
Would it be possible for you to make a .gif of the opening lines of Dylan Thomas' "The Hand that Signed the Paper"? It's not strictly philsophical, but a definite link could be made with political theory/ethical philosophy...

"The hand that signed the paper felled a city;
Five sovereign fingers taxed the breath,
Doubled the globe of dead and halved a country;
These five kings did a king to death."

Preferably #66cccc on black or black on #66cccc, but hey, beggars can't be choosers - do as you will if you choose to, and I will be very grateful. I need something beside a Canid to grace my journal ;-)
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On February 7th, 2006 09:36 am (UTC), sapientmusings replied:
I feel like I didn't ask nicely enough, so please append a "please", a "por favor," and a "请问 (qingwen)" where necessary ;-D
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