I have often been asked about the quotes I use when writing to the newsgroups. These come from a file called quotes.txt, and are placed under my messages by my news client, XanaNews, by some kind of random process. Although, sometimes the quotes are so appropriate, that I still suspect that Colin Wilson (the author of XanaNews) has secretly put a small, hidden artificial intelligence machine into the sources.
The format is simple: quotes are free form, and are separated by a lines with a single . character on them. If you enhance the quote file with many new and nice quotes, I'd like you to notify me.
Have fun with it.