Monday, November 28, 2005

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 13

"Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine."
--Sir Arthur Eddington

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 12

"Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation."
--James Thurber

Monday, November 21, 2005

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 11

"I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises."
--Neil Armstrong

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."
--Ray Bradbury

"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."
--Albert Einstein

"All can hear, but only the sensitive can understand..."
--Kahlil Gibran

"Tempt not a desperate man."
--Romeo in Romeo and Juliet

"It is easier to stay out than to get out."
--Mark Twain

"Is deartháir don phaidir an fonn
The tune is brother to prayer."

"We shall never learn to know ourselves except by endeavoring to know God; for, beholding His greatness, we realize our own littleness; His purity shows us our foulness; and by meditating upon His humility we find how very far we are from being humble."
--Teresa of Avila

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."
--Kahlil Gibran

Friday, November 18, 2005

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 10

"When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him."
--Thomas Szasz

"Rhubarb is a vegetable, no matter what the government says: a member of the buckwheat family of herbaceous plants including buckwheat, dock, and smartweed, which are characterized by having swollen joints, simple leaves, small petalless flowers, and small, dry, indehiscent fruit. Indehiscent means 'not dehiscent', not opening at maturity to release the seed. So 'indehiscent' means 'hard, dry, holding onto the seed', which actually describes Norwegians quite well. Most Norwegians consider dehiscence to be indecent. They hold the seed in. But rhubarb pie comes along in the spring, when we're half crazed from five months of winter -- it's the first fresh vegetable we get, and it makes us dehisce."
--Garrison Keillor

"All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people."
--Alexis Carrel, Reflections on Life

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 9

"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions."
--GK Chesterton

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Quotations from Brainy Smurf 8

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."
-- Robert Heinlein, in Stranger in a Strange Land

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 7

"...maybe it was going to be my responsibility to keep upping the ante. I was in an automobile accident in 1960 with three other guys...All I know is that I was sitting in the car... and the next thing, I was in a field, far enough away from the car that I couldn't see it. The car was crumpled like a cigarette pack... and inside it were my shoes. I'd been thrown completely out of my shoes and through the windshield.

"...I had the feeling that my life had been spared to do something... not to take any bullshit, to either go whole hog or not at all. Before that, I had been living at less than capacity. That event was the slingshot for the rest of my life. It was my second chance, and I got serious."

--Jerry Garcia

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 6

"We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us."
--Maurice Maeterlinck

Monday, November 07, 2005

Quotations from Brainy Smurf 5

"Pain heals; Chicks dig scars; Glory lasts forever."
--The Replacements

Thursday, November 03, 2005

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Quotations from Brainy Smurf 4

"When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it."
--Bernard Bailey

"It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations."
--Walter Bagehot