• How to be perfectly unhappy - The Oatmeal

    Sep 4, 2016
  • 七転び八起き (Fall seven times and stand up eight)
    — Japanese Proverb
    
    Aug 22, 2016
  • You think your present sorrow is solid, like a sphere of diamond encasing
    your soul. But, the nature of sorrow is closer to that of ice. Ice melts
    when warmth is applied.
    — Prospero Regained: Propspero's Daughter
    
    Jul 23, 2016
  • I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings
    total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and
    through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
    — Litany Against Fear -- Dune
    
    Jun 15, 2016
  • because failure is interesting.
    — The Burning Wheel Adventure Burner
    
    May 14, 2016
  • You plunge into the challenge wholeheartedly, no matter the danger. You don't
    hide or evade.
    — The Burning Wheel Adventure Burner
    
    May 14, 2016
  • When you accept authority, you must be willing to take responsibility for it at
    all times -- even when you don't particularly feel like it.
    — Elantris
    
    May 14, 2016
  • Be willing to get fired.
    — Mike Monteiro
    
    May 14, 2016
  • You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you
    have.
    — Anonymous
    
    May 14, 2016
  • Wield your anger like a steel fist and smash in their faces.
    — All you need is kill
    
    May 3, 2016
  • To succeed, planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well.
    — Foundation
    
    Apr 16, 2016
  • Because the farther down you go, the bigger and scarier the turtles get,
    with sharper and sharper beaks. Until eventually they start looking less
    like turtles and more like dragons
    — Professor March (The Magicians)
    
    Feb 28, 2016
  • it is better to do something than nothing, even if the cost is great.
    — Sabriel
    
    Feb 1, 2016
  • Everyone and everything has a time to die.
    — Abhorsen (Sabriel)
    
    Jan 24, 2016
  • You should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans.
    — Tim Robbins
    
    Jan 19, 2016
  • The best way out is always through.
    — Robert Frost
    
    Dec 15, 2015
  • The most important art is to omit.
    — Robert Louis Stevenson
    
    Jul 27, 2015
  • We are all inventors, each sailing out
    on a voyage of discovery,
    guided each by a private chart,
    of which there is no duplicate.
    The world is all gates, all opportunities.
    — Ralph Waldo Emerson
    
    Sep 3, 2013
  • Don’t Blink. Blink and you’re dead. Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away.
    And don’t Blink. Good Luck.
    — Dr. Who
    
    Jul 17, 2013
  • The terrible and wonderful reasons why I run long distances - The Oatmeal

    Jul 16, 2013
  • The trick is to never stop looking. There is always another secret.
    — Mistborn
    
    Jun 26, 2013
  • If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you’ll never learn.
    — Faber, Fahrenheit 451
    
    Jun 26, 2013
  • Then I had another thought: Physics disgusts me a little bit now, but I used
    to enjoy physics.  Why did I enjoy it? I used to play with it.  I used to do
    whatever I felt like doing - it didn’t have to do with whether it was important
    for the development of nuclear physics, but whether it was interesting and
    amusing for me to play with.  When I was in high school, I’d see water
    running out of a faucet growing narrower, and wonder if I could figure what
    determines that curve.  I found it was rather easy to do. I didn’t have to do
    it; it wasn’t important for the future of science; somebody else had already
    done it.  This didn’t make any difference: I’d invent things and play with
    things.
    
    So I got this new attitude.  Now that I am burned out and I’ll never
    accomplish anything, I’ve got this nice position at the university
    teaching classes which I rather enjoy, and just like I read the Arabian Nights
    for pleasure, I’m going to play with physics, whenever I want to, without
    worrying about importance whatsoever.
    
    Within a week I was in the cafeteria and some guy, fooling around, throws a
    plate in the air.  As the plate went up in the air I saw it wobble, and I
    noticed the red medallion of Cornell on the plate going around. It was pretty
    obvious to me that the medallion went around faster than the wobbling.
    
    I had nothing to do, so I start to figure out the motion of the rotating plate.
    I discovered that when the angle is very slight, the medallion rotates twice
    as fast as the wobble rate  -  two to one.  It came out of a complicated
    equation!  Then I thought, “Is there some way I can see in a more fundamental
    way, by looking at the forces or the dynamics, why it’s two to one?
    
    I don’t remember how I did it, but I ultimately worked out what the motion of
    the mass particles is, and how all the accelerations balance to make it two
    to one.
    
    I still remember going to Hans Bethe and saying, "Hey, Hans!  I noticed
    something interesting.  Here the plate goes around so, and the reason it’s two
    to one is ..." and I showed him the accelerations.
    
    He says, "Feynman, that’s pretty interesting, but what’s the importance of it?
    Why are you doing it?"
    
    "Hah!" I say.  "There’s no importance whatsoever.  I’m just doing it for the
    fun of it."  His reaction didn’t discourage me; I had made up my mind I was
    going to enjoy physics and do whatever I liked.
    
    I went on to work out equations of wobbles.  Then I thought about how electron
    orbits start to move in relativity.  Then there’s the Dirac Equation in
    electrodynamics.  And then quantum electrodynamics.  And before I knew it (it
    was a very short time)  I was "playing" - working, really - with the same old
    problem that I loved so much, that I had stopped working on when I went to
    Los Alamos: my thesis-type problems; all those old-fashioned, wonderful things.
    
    It was effortless.  It was easy to play with these things.  It was like
    uncorking a bottle: Everything flowed out effortlessly.  I almost tried to
    resist it!  There was no importance to what I was doing, but ultimately there
    was.  The diagrams and the whole business that I got the Nobel Prize for came
    from that piddling around with the wobbling plate.
    — Richard Feynman (Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman)
    
    Jun 26, 2013
  • Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
    — Bertrand Russell
    
    May 2, 2012
  • Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed.
    — Bertrand Russell
    
    May 2, 2012
  • That’s the thing. If I don’t dare, everyone dies.
    — The Doctor
    
    Mar 27, 2012
  • Adam Savage - How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries

    Mar 21, 2012
  • You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on
    the way down.
    — Ray Bradbury
    
    Mar 9, 2012
  • The choice isn’t always about what you do, son, but why you do it.
    — Tam al''Thor (The Gathering Storm)
    
    Mar 1, 2012
  • Bret Victor - Inventing on Principle

    Feb 29, 2012
  • People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take
    a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings
    and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply
    you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else.
    They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to
    the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you
    with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.
    
    You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property
    rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they
    like with total impunity.
    
    Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you
    see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do
    whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock
    someone just threw at your head.
    
    You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them
    any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves
    in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start
    asking for theirs.
    — Banksy
    
    Feb 29, 2012
  • You don’t need planning permission to build castles in the sky.
    — Banksy
    
    Feb 29, 2012
  • Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
    — Hermann Hesse
    
    Feb 19, 2012
  • Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
    — Plato
    
    Feb 18, 2012
  • Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for,
    if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper
    agreement than the latter.
    — Bertrand Russell
    
    Feb 12, 2012
  • Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary
    authorities to be found.
    — Bertrand Russell
    
    Feb 12, 2012
  • Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was
    once eccentric.
    — Bertrand Russell
    
    Feb 12, 2012
  • Fear is a useful spur. To the wits, and to determination, when well controlled.
    If we have no fear of our enemies, that leaves only contempt, and contempt
    leads to the enemy’s victory.
    — Masuri (Crossroads of Twilight)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be
    trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s
    thinking. Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner
    voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
    They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is
    secondary.
    — Steve Jobs
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Hit hard. Hit fast. Hit often.
    — Admiral WF Halsey
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • The truth will set you free.
    — Unknown
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • We have met the enemy and he is Us.
    — Walt Kelly
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • I believe in, and I will fight for, the Charter of Rights. I believe in, and I
    will fight for, a Canada that respects the foresight and vision of those who
    created and entrenched the Charter. I believe in, and I will fight for, a
    future in which generations of Canadians to come, Canadians born here and
    abroad, will have the opportunity to value the Charter as we do today - as an
    essential pillar of our democratic freedoms.
    — Paul Martin
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Do not go quietly into the night, rage, rage, rage, against the dying of the
    light.
    — Dylan Thomas
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • I am the devil, and I come to do the devils work.
    — V for Vendetta
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stuipd. Human beings are
    incredibly slow, inaccurate and briliant. Together they are powerful beyond
    imagination.
    — Albert Einstein
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • It does not do to rely to much on silent majorities, Evey, for silence is a
    fragile thing one loud noise and it’s gone.
    — V for Vendetta
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • There are times when all you can do to survive is one single thing, however
    unlikely it may be, and so you act as if it can be done.
    — Guy Gavriel Kay [Last light of the Sun]
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • ... this is the Great Theater of Life. Admission is free but the taxation is
    mortal. You come when you can, and leave when you must. The show is
    continuous. Good-night.
    — Robertson Davies
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • I’m not going there to die. I’m going to find out if I’m really alive.
    — Cowboy Bebop (Spike)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • I don’t believe one can show greater respect than to weep for a stranger
    — Jose Saramago (All the names)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Like an angel from the underworld, or a demon from paradise.
    — Cowboy Bebop
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Sometimes insanity is the only alternative.
    — Unknown
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you
    look at it right.
    — The Grateful Dead
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Hell is other people.
    — Jean-Paul Sartre
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • The truth you speak has no past and no future. It is, and that’s all it
    needs to be.
    — Unknown
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • If you do not survive what you do now, you will not reach the future. If you
    do not think now about where you go, you will have precious few choices when
    you reach next year or the years after.
    — Colors of Chaos
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • First you must survive.
    — Colors of Chaos
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the
    most important.
    — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Once expanded to the dimensions of a larger idea, [the mind] never returns to
    its original size.
    — Oliver Wendall Holmes
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • When the situation is passed all remedies, it is righteousness to take to
    sword.
    — Guru Gobind Singh
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • You’re walking on gallows ground, and there’s a rope around your neck and a
    raven bird on each shoulder waiting for your eyes, and the gallows tree has
    deep roots, for it stretches from heaven to hell, and our world is only the
    branch from which the rope is swinging.
    — Neil Gaiman
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Everything has a beginning and an end. Life is just a cycle of starts and
    stops. There are ends we don’t desire, but they’re inevitable, we have to face
    them. It’s what being human is all about.
    — Cowboy bebop (Jet)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • As sure as waters wet and days are long and a friend will always disappoint
    you in the end.
    — Neil Gaiman
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • I believe life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what
    happens when you’re alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.
    — Neil Gaiman
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Its easy, there’s a trick to it, you do it or you die.
    — Neil Gaiman
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • The trick is to just keep moving.
    — M*A*S*H
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Living was struggling to do something impossible - to succeed, or die,
    knowing you had tried!
    — Dragonflight
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Don’t think you are, know you are.
    — Morphious
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Just so. Opening your eyes is all that is needed. The heart lies and the head
    plays tricks with us, but the eyes see true. Look with your eyes. Hear with
    your ears. Taste with your mouth. Smell with your nose. Feel with your skin.
    Then comes the thinking, afterward, and in that way knowing the truth.
    — A Game of Thrones
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Do not stand at my grave and weep,
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glint on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    
    When you wake in the morning hush,
    I am the swift, uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circling flight.
    I am the soft starlight at night.
    
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry.
    I am not there, I did not die!
    — Mary Frye (1932) [Do not stand at my grave and weep.]
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • You look at where you’re going and where you are and it never makes sense, but
    then you look back at where you’ve been and a pattern seems to emerge
    — Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Don’t ask permission. Just do it! It’s easier to apologize for having done
    something than it is to get permission to do it.
    — Admiral Grace Hopper
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • If you would take a mans life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear
    his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does
    not deserve to die.
    — A Game of Thrones
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • They can because they think they can.
    — Virgil, Aeneid
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.
    — William Goldman
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • All worlds draw to an end and that noble death is a treasure which no one is
    to poor to buy.
    — C.S. Lewis
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Let’s make these machines do something they’ve never done before, lets make
    them sing!
    — Microserfs
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • For every fact there is a infinity of hypotheses. The more you look the more
    you see.
    — Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • What I was I no more remain.
    — Mary Queen of Scots
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Tell me and I may forget, Show me and I may remember, Involve me and I’ll
    understand.
    — Chinese Proverb
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Just a fading fucking reminder of who I used to be.
    — NIN
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Any dream worth having, is worth fighting for.
    — Professor Xavier
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • There comes a point in every mans life when he must stop thinking and start
    doing.
    — Ben Sisko
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
    — Shakespeare
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Only he can command who has the courage to disobey.
    — William McDougall
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • It’s a good day to die.
    — Worf son of Mogh
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Plan to throw one away; you will anyhow.
    — Fred Brooks
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • I’m a thief, I’m a liar, I’m an angel in the fire.
    — Our Lady Peace
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Perfection (in design) is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but
    rather when there is nothing more to take away.
    — Antoine de Saint-Enupery
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Even if it’s a stupid dream holding on to it is my only proof of who I am. If I
    run away now all that I’ve been – all that I’ve tried to be –
    will become a lie.
    — Battle Angel (Hugo)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Too fucked up to care anymore.
    — NIN
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that
    matters, in the end.
    — Ursula K. Le Guin
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Pain is a thing of the mind. The mind can be controlled.
    — Spock
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • In order to attain the impossible one must attempt the absurd.
    — Miguel do Unamun
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Any view of things that is not strange is false.
    — Sandman
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • It is sometimes a mistake to climb; it is always a mistake never even to make
    the attempt.
    — Sandman
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or
    more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a
    new order of things.
    — Niccold Machiavelli
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Funny, as grim as things look right now I kind of like the challenge.
    — Dragonball Z (Goku)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • There’s nothing in this world of value. Nothing worth risking our lives for
    except perhaps what little we can create ourself.
    — Battle Angel (Ido)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Everyone’s out to get you mother fucker.
    — Beck
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • I’ve never been one to play it safe. I choose to try.
    — Picard, ST:TNG
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • She’s got everything delightful, she’s got everything I need.
    — The Grateful Dead (Sugar Magnolia)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • You who chose to lead must follow, but if you fall you fall alone. If you
    should stand who’s to guide you? If I knew the way I would take you home.
    — The Grateful Dead (Ripple)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • You can only be what you are.
    — Battle Angel (Ido)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Smile pretty and watch your back.
    — Ani Defranco
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • As a nation of free men, we will live forever or die by suicide.
    — Unknown
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Anything can be made to work if you fiddle with it long enough.
    — Wyszkowski’s Second Law
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Rules and responsibilities: these are the ties that bind us. We do what we do
    because of who we are. If we did otherwise, we would not be ourself. I will do
    what I have to do. And I will do what I must.
    — Sandman
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • His eyes were cold. As cold as the bitter winter snow that was falling outside.
    Yes, cold and therefore difficult to chew.
    — Unknown
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • What have I become my sweetest friend? Everything goes away in the end.
    — NIN
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • There are no responsibilities too small for your concern, nor none too
    great to be borne.
    — Timegod (Martel)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • You sing when you can, not when someone wants you to.
    — Timedivers Dawn (Stammis)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • We reject kings, presidents and voting. We believe in rough consensus and
    running code.
    — David Clark
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you.
    — Unknown
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • I wish I felt something.
    — NIN
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • We walk the narrow path
    Beneath the smoking skies
    Sometimes you can barely tell the difference
    Between the darkness and the light
    Do we have faith in what we believe?
    The truest test is when we cannot,
    When we cannot see.
    — Jane Silberry
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Truth is lived, not taught.
    — The Glass Bead Game
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Head like a hole, black as your soul, I’d rather die then give you control.
    — NIN
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Always the principle of a thing is more important than the thing itself.
    — Lord of the Isles (Sharina)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • The sweetest tounge, has the sharpest tooth.
    — Unknown
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • The power comes in response to a need, not a desire. You have to create
    that need.
    — Dragonball Z (Goku)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • We will honour the past, and fight to the last, it will be a good way to die.
    — Bruningee Song - Lexx
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Krishna answers. “I am Time, Arjuna – and now, here at this place of battle,
    I am the mighty world-destroying Time. With or without you, the warriors are
    arrayed to fight, and whether on the righteous or corrupt side, they are
    readied for their ruin and must die. The destruction of enemies is inevitable.
    It is not possible for an individual person to avert the design of Divinity.”
    — The Bhagavad Gita
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Nothing can hurt me, nothing can hurt me, nothing can stop me now.
    — NIN
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • It’s better to burn out than to fade away.
    — Kurt Cobain
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • If we do not step forward, then we step back. If we do not protect a right,
    then we deny it. Mr. Speaker, together as a nation, together as Canadians:
    Let us step forward.
    — Paul Martin
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Being drunk is a good disguise. I drink so I can talk to assholes. This
    includes me.
    — Jim Morrison
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • I’m not like them
    But I can pretend
    The sun is gone
    But I have a light
    The day is done
    But I’m having fun
    I think I’m dumb
    Or maybe just happy.
    — Kurt Cobain
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your
    eternity in each moment.
    — Henry David Thoreau
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • The future is just a fucking concept that we use to avoid living today.
    — 6 Feet Under
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • What does it mean to succeed? Most people see success as being rich and famous
    or powerful and influential. Others see it as being at the top of their
    profession and standing out from the rest. The wise see success in a more
    personal way; they see it as achieving the goals they have set for themselves,
    and then feeling pride and satisfaction in their accomplishments. True success
    is felt in the heart, not measured by money and power. So be true to yourself
    and achieve the goals you set. For success is reaching those goals and feeling
    proud of what you have accomplished.
    — Tim Tweedie
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • The night of the fight, you may feel a slight sting. That’s pride fucking with
    you. Fuck pride. Pride only hurts, it never helps.
    — Pulp Fiction (Marcellus Wallace)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.
    — Juan Ramon Jimenez
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • That’s the good part of dying; when you’ve nothing to lose, you run any
    risk you want.
    — Farenheit 451 (Montag)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Those who don’t build must burn. It’s as old as history and juvenile
    deliquents.
    — Farenheit 451 (Faber)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Now you will apologize to me, and you will call me by my right name, or I
    will - with enormous pleasure - devote the rest of my life to hunting you down
    and destorying everything that you care for and everything that you are.
    — Neil Gaiman (Stardust)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • When angels go bad, Richard, they go worse than anyone. Remeber Lucifer
    used to be an angel.
    — Neil Gaiman (Neverwhere)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Love must not entreat”, she added, “or demand. Love must have the strength to
    become certain within itself. Then it ceases merely to be attracted and begins
    to attract.
    — Hermann Hesse (Damian)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • In the land of the dark the Ship of the Sun is driven by the Grateful Dead.
    — Egyptian Book of the Dead
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of
    patriots and tyrants.
    — Thomas Jefferson
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Life is boring. People are vengeful. Good things always end. We do so many
    things and we don’t know why, and if we do find out why, it’s decades later
    and knowing why dosen’t matter any more.
    — Douglas Coupland (All families are Psychotic)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • My story is not a plesant one; it is neither sweet nor harmonious, as invented
    stories are; it has the taste of nonsense and chaos, of madness and dreams -
    like the lives of all men who stop deceiving themselves.
    — Hermann Hesse (Demian)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Where I come from, we believe in using what is closest to an enemy or what
    comes from him, as a weapon against him.
    — Terry Goodkind (The Pillars of Creation)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Surt; he has a flaming sword, and at the end of the world he will come and
    harry and will vanquish all the gods and burn the whole world with fire.
    — Snorri Sturluson
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Never give in. Never give in. Never. Never. Never.
    — Winston Churchill
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • If the situation or problem is such that it can be remedied, then there is no
    need to worry about it. Alternatively if there is no way out, no solution, no
    possibility of resolution, then there is also no point in being worried about
    it, because you can’t do anything about it.
    — The Dalai Lama
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Beauty often seduces us on the road to truth.
    — House M.D.
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Reality is almost always wrong.
    — House M.D.
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Gravity is a harsh mistress.
    — The Tick
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • You’re going sane in a crazy world.
    — The Tick
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Of course I’m crazy, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong. I’m mad but not ill.
    — Robert Anton Wilson (Werewolf Bridge)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Knowledge is a weapon John. Arm yourself well before you ride forth to battle
    — Maester Aemon (A Feast for Crows)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • The worst isn’t done. The worst is just beginning, and there are no happy
    endings.
    — Samwell Tarly (A Feast for Crows)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to
    frighten you.
    — Eric Hoffer
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • To this I will make reply although he be a god and it will mean my death.
    — Kevin Laine (The Wandering Fire)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • A friend is someone who will help you move. A real friend is someone who will
    help you move a body.
    — Unknown
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.
    — Philip K. Dick
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.
    — Doctor Who
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • In preparing for battle, plans are useless but planning is indispensable.
    — Dwight Eisenhower
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • It is at this point that Shaftoe makes his big decision. It is surprisingly
    easy - but then, really stupid decisions are always the easiest
    — Neil Stephenson (Cryptonomicon)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • To know one thing, you must know the opposite.
    — Henry Moore
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Sometimes, you know, you’ve just got to let go.
    — Richard Morgan (Blackman)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Freedom is something you have to take for yourself.
    — Cory Doctorow (Little Brother)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Do not try to imitate the old masters. Seek what they sought.
    — Basho
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
    — Sir Winston Churchill
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only
    how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not
    beautiful, I know it is wrong.
    — R. Buckminster Fuller
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • If you’re not prepared to be wrong you’ll never come up with anything original.
    — Ken Robinson
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to
    say something.
    — Plato
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • No matter how far down the wrong road you’ve gone, turn back.
    — Turkish proverb
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple
    system that worked. The inverse proposition also appears to be true: A complex
    system designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work. You have
    to start over, beginning with a working simple system.
    — John Gall
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Force your way down a path you choose to take and do it all yourself.
    — Simon (Gurren Lagann)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • You know, I was once belted like that too. At the time, you might think it’s a
    mistake you can never undo. Even if it is, if we kick and scream and fight
    like hell, we move forward a little bit. I was taught to believe in the me
    that believes in myself!
    — Simon (Gurren Lagann)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Kick logic out and do the impossible.
    — Kamina (Gurren Lagann)
    
    Feb 6, 2012
  • Veritas Vos Liberabit (The truth will set you free.)
    
    Feb 5, 2012