Fortune Cookie Files


These are collections of quotes in the UNIX fortune format which I collected, and that can be used with the UNIX fortune program. Most of the quotes here are funny, and the rest are such that I found especially enlightening, and/or could not find in the other fortune collections.

They have been converted to a custom XML-based grammar, based on XML-Grammar-Fortune .

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Commentary and Disclaimer

Please report any typos or inaccuracies to me by E-mail. The quotations here are owned by their respective copyright holders, and come with no warranty of any kind.


As far as Shlomi Fish, who is collecting and maintaining these quotes, is concerned, this collection of fortune cookies is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0 (CC-by-sa) Unported (or at your option any later version of that licence). However, as noted earlier, these fortune cookies were collected from various sources, many of them are not original or under incompatible or “All Rights Reserved” licences, and some of them (like the many IRC conversations there) contain text by many authors. So one should take care.

If you feel any of these quotes is doing you damage, and you wish it to be removed or modified, then contact Shlomi Fish and he’ll see what he can do.

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