dimarts, de maig 02, 2006


I've collected these over the last 9 months:

If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon. - George Aiken
Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth!
- Henry David Thoreau
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it. - CP Snow
A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.
- Bertrand Russell
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. - Soren Kierkegaard
Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised.
- Marilyn Manson
I improve on misquotation. - Cary Grant
You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too. - John Kenneth Galbraith
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
-Oscar Wilde
It gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head. -Warren Buffet (talking of gold)
A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.
- Daniel Webster
If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done. - Peter Ustinov
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. - Umberto Eco
That's the secret to life... replace one worry with another.... - Charles M. Schulz
Typos are very important to all written form. It gives the reader something to look for so they aren't distracted by the total lack of content in your writing.
- Randy K. Milholland
When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained. - Edward R. Murrow
Maybe this world is another planet's hell. - Aldous Huxley
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. - Bertrand Russell
My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared. - PJ Plauger
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. - Bertrand Russell
I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system. -Noam Chomsky
If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged. -Noam Chomsky
If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion. -Noam Chomsky
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. -Noam Chomsky
Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.
-Noam Chomsky
As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss. -Noam Chomsky
Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever. -Noam Chomsky
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune. -Noam Chomsky
Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it. -Noam Chomsky
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. -Noam Chomsky
Never confuse movement with action. - Ernest Hemingway
The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. - Albert Einstein