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May 31, 2021

#2470: Next Slide Please

Next Slide Please

[A list of 12 quotes is given. Above is a large header with a question, and then a description, before the quotes follows. The text above the quotes is centered:]

Did you know?

Transcripts of famous quotes often

leave out the slideshow instructions.

Here’s how these lines actually sounded:

[The first six quotations, are written so they fit around an image of Ronald Reagan standing next to his slide showing six segments of the Berlin Wall. A large arrow points down on to the middle segment of the wall. There is something on the ground in front of the wall, could be puddles or debris. The image is to the right, and the two first and last quote goes above and below the image, while the other three stops to the left of the image:]

“Give me liberty or give me—Next slide, please—death!”

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down—Next slide, please—this wall.”

“It was the best of times—Next slide, please—It was the worst of times.”

“We have nothing to fear but—Next slide, please—fear itself.”

“To be or—Next slide, please—not to be, that is the question.”

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art—Next slide, please—more lovely and—Next slide, please—more temperate.”

[Below those five quotations is three more quotes to the right of an image showing Winston Churchill standing next to his slide showing a beach. The sun and three small clouds are over the ocean which has white waves on the black water. Ponytail is sitting under a parasol to the left, Cueball is sitting on the sand to the right with a drink in his hands, and behind him is a kid running after a large beach-ball.]

“We shall fight—Next slide, please—on the beaches, we shall fight on—Next slide, please—the landing grounds…”

“Read my lips—Next slide, please—no new taxes.”

“That’s one small step for man—Next slide, please—one giant leap for mankind.”

[Below this picture is the last three quotations, without any pictures:]

“Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears! Next slide, please. I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.”

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of—Next slide, please—a good fortune, must be in want of—Next slide, please—a wife.”

“Veni, vidi—Velim, pictura proxima—vici.”