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Some quotes that I have enjoyed

"The differences between male and female in man (as in most species), however conspicuous or however important in practice, are not really profound" -Editorial, Lancet, July 1, 1962.

"We are born mad, acquire morality and become stupid and unhappy. Then we die" -P. Elder.

"...the still too common view that science is some kind of sacred cult whose mysteries should be kept for the personal gratification of its properly ordained priests and their chosen acolytes"- is "dangerous nonsense. Science and things of science are no one's private property. They are a central part of the common heritage of modern man. And anyone who obfuscates this truth is not only a traitor to his kind but a blazing idiot to boot." -D. Gould, New Scientist, April 15, 1971

"... science in general can be considered a technique with which fallible men try to outwit their own human propensities to fear the truth, to avoid it, to distort it."- A. H. Maslow, The Psychology of Science, 1966.

"The wonderful thing about being a pessimist is that you are often proven right or are pleasantly surprised." - George Will.

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." - Lao Tzu.

"We look for things...Things that make us go." - Pacild, Star Trek the Next Generation.

"Vögel sich von Fischen nährene Exkremente sind der Anfang einer Oase, die Menschen bewohnen können eine nächste alles erstickt." - Max Frisch

"We all assume that the reality with which we are presented is the truth"-- From The Matrix (I think)

"If I don't start procrastinating now, I'll never get around to it." - Niel Langille

"Trust no one, believe nothing, and trust yourself half the time" - Temple Smith

"The only certainty is that nothing is certain. Lucky Numbers 2, 14, 30, 31, 33, 36" - Chinese fortune cookie

"All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly." - Thomas Aquinas

"You can't live on hope alone, but without it life is not worth living " - Harvey Milk

"It is the mark of educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle

"If she's feminine, she may be seen as weak. If she's tough, she may be seen as bitchy or grasping " - Johanna Kandi (painting of a woman 1999)

"Now, we head for the mall, where we choose particular things to give our lives meaning... consumerism has become the driving force of the culture itself" - Johanna Kandi 1999, painting of a market place.


"When you do things right people won't be sure that you did anything at all" - "God" on Futuromia

"Civilization was just an attempt to empress the opposite gender" - Film about not dating robots on Futuromia

"Scientists are a special breed. They have the capacity to question themselves as a matter of practice" - Shirley Tilghman

"Alcohol is like sandpaper, it takes the edges off " - Tyler Heibeck

"Religion is the most malevolent of all mind viruses" - Authur C. Clark

"It there are any gods whose chief concern is man, they can't be very important gods."" - Authur C. Clark

"The best proof that there's intelligent life in the universe is that it hasn't come here."" - relayed Authur C. Clark

"For it is not only indolence that causes human relationships to be repeated from case to case with such unspeakable monotony and boredom; it is timidity before any new, inconceivable experience, which we donŐt think we can deal with. but only someone who is ready for everything, who doesnŐt exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being." Ń Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet,

Last Updated: 01/05/2006