and the rest:

You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world. - Tyler Durden

The torch of Chaos and doubt - this is what the sage steers by - Chaung-Tzu

When old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders. - Rabindranath Tagore

"Television allows thousands of people to laugh at the same joke and still remain alone." - Bertrand Russell

"It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them." - Alfred Adler

"The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crises maintain their neutrality." - Dante

"All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income." -Butler

We are not ourselves, actually there is nothing we can call self. We are manifold, we have as many selves as there are groups to which we belong - JH VandeBerg

The free mind must have one policeman, irony. - Elbert Hubbard

If I had more time, I would have written you a shorter letter. - Blaise Pascal

I have never had a large respect for good spelling. Before the spelling book came with its arbitrary forms, men unconsciously revealed shades of their characters, and also added enlightening shades of expression to what they wrote. - Mark Twain.

"Since emotions are few and reasons many the behavior of a crowd can be more easily predicted that the behavior of the individual." - Isaac Asimov.

Is it progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork? - Stanislaw Lec

An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought. - Pablo Picasso

Everywhere children are schooled to be masters at answering questions and to remain novices at asking them - Bob Dillon

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. - Robert Louis Stevenson

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. - Carl W. Buechner

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Lieutenant, not the end of it - Spock

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to loose site of the shore for a very long time." - Andre Gide.

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

Living is like licking honey off a thorn. - Louis Adamic

We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool. So you have to be very careful about that. After you've not fooled yourself, it's easy not to fool other scientists. You just have to be honest in a conventional way after that. - Richard Feynman

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." - Mohamed Gandhi.

Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up once in a while then a layer of scum rises to the top - Ed Abbey.

I am shocked only by what offends me aesthetically - R A Heinlein.

'You only blinched inside' said Pooh (to piglet) 'and that's the bravest way for a very small animal not to blinch that there is.' - Benjamin Hoff

It's amazing what you can accomplish if you don't mind who takes the credit - H Truman.

Time delay is emerging as an aesthetic asset. - Ken Goldberg

If you don't know how to make it, you don't understand it. - Richard Feynman

What happens when mutant materials encounter ambient intelligence? Shouldn’t we ask that in advance? - John Thackara

Over a three year period we create significantly more information than has been created since the beginning of time. - Joe Tucci

The factory of the future will have two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to stop the man touching the equipment. - Warren Bennis.

Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable. - Joseph Wood Krutch

Prohibition...goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded. - Abraham Lincoln December, 1840

I do not believe in a God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil - Albert Einstein

Specialization is for insects. - R.A Heinlein

Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. - Bertrand Russell

Annual drug deaths: tobacco: 395,000, alcohol: 125,000, 'legal' drugs: 38,000, illegal drug overdoses: 5,200, marijuana: 0. Considering government subsidies of tobacco, just what is our government protecting us from in the drug war?? - William Turnbow

What was done with the seed saved from the India Hemp last summer? It ought, all of it, to have been sewn again; that not only a stock of seed sufficient for my own purposes might have been raised, but to have disseminated the seed to others; as it is more valuable than the common Hemp. - George Washington - Writings of Washington, Vol. 35, pg. 72

I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection. - Charles Darwin

Which is it, is man one of Gods blunders or is God one of mans? - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

When a human being is himself, flowing with his inner nature, wearing his natural appropriate masks, integrated into his environment he is normally unaware of the subtleties in others behaviour. Only if the other person breaks a conventional pattern is awareness stimulated - Luke Rheinhart

We are the middle children of history, with no purpose or place. Our generation has had no Great Depression, no Great War. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives. - Tyler Durden, “Fight Club“

Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot even make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens - Montaigne

I have yet not been able to answer ... the great question that has never been answered : What does a woman want - Sigmund Freud

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung. Voltaire

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. Pablo Picasso

You are not a special snowflake. You are the same rotting organic matter as everything else. - Tyler Durden, Fight Club

If God made us in His image we have certainly returned the compliment. - Voltaire










I used to be with it, then they changed what it was. Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me. It'll happen to you too. - Grandpa Simpson













If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new. - Voltaire

What luck for the rulers that men do not think - Adolph Hitler

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal - Albert Einstein

There were once many kind people and even the unkind ones pretended to be good because that was the thing to do. Such pretence, hypocrisy and dishonesty was exposed as people were unmasked and the ulterior motives behind their actions revealed. The result was that the kind people disappeared. Kindness is not after all an inborn quality it has to be cultivated and this only happens when it's in demand.

Belief in the paranormal is due to a lack of imagination.

I am not popular enough to be different - Homer Simpson

Philosophy is to the real world what masturbation is to sex - Karl Marx

Every action causes an equally significant reaction - 1st law of social dynamics

The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference. - Audre Lord

We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that. - Charlotte, "Charlotte's Web" (E. B. White)

"The most alive is the wildest." - Thoreau

"Force, my friends, is violence; the supreme authority from which all other authority is derived. naked force has resolved more issues throughout history than any other factor. the popular opinion which says 'violence never solves anything' is wishful thinking at its worst. people who forget that always pay." R.A Heinlein

When the going gets tough; And the stomach acids flow. The cold wind of conformity; Is nipping at your nose. When some trendy new atrocity; Has brought you to your knees. Come with us; We'll take away and sail the Seas of Cheese - Primus

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it. - Lewis Carroll

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven. - John Milton

Another way in is the other way out; Never doubt where to exit; it is another entrance out. - Andrew S. Pudliner

Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion. - Barry Lopez

Everything is but a dream within a dream. - Edgar Allen Poe

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Ghandi

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Henry David Thoreau

The ultimate result of shielding man from the effects of folly is to people the world with fools. - Herbert Spencer

When I meet people from other cultures I know that they too want happiness and do not want suffering, this allows me to see them as brothers and sisters. - Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. - Oscar Wilde

It takes a great deal of character to be able to endure adversity while others are in happier circumstances without wishing they were suffering equally.

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. - Dr. Martin Luther King,

What does not kill me makes me stronger. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Don't take life too seriously, you won't survive it anyway. - Roy Lent

I keep six honest serving-men; (They taught me all I knew); their names are What and Why and When; And How and Where and Who. - Rudyard Kipling

Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone. - Spinoza (1632-1677)

Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.

The fundamental nature of reality is outside language. Language splits things into parts while true nature is undivided.

People would worry less about what other think of them if only they realized how seldom they do.

Trust is contagious.

The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

Freedom that must be defined is freedom denied.

Habit is the best of servants or the worst of masters. - Nathaniel Emmons

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. - Victor Borge

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Yield to temptation, it may not pass your way again. - Robert Heinlein

Many men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln

Men rarely manage to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most Gods have the manners and morals of a spoilt child. - Robert Heinlein

The early worm gets caught by the bird

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. - Basho

Avoid contradicting in general, especially people you love. - Maurice Baring

Crime does not pay - as well as politics. - Alfred E. Neuman

Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help. - Alex Haley

[Training] doesn't get easier; you just get faster.- Greg Lemond (Three time winner of Tour d' France)