Saturday, January 30, 2010

I am a part of all that I have met.
--Lord Alfred Tennyson
I'm bad and I'm going to Hell, and I don't care. I'd rather be in Hell than anywhere you are.
-- April 6, 1928, William Faulkner
Between grief and nothing, I will take grief.
-- William Faulkner
Guilt is what small-minded men use when they run out of excuses.
-- Gaius Baltar, Battlestar Gallactica
What does not kill me makes me stronger.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life.
-- Calvin & Hobbes, Bill Watterson
After I quit drinking, I realized I am the same asshole I always was; I just have fewer dents in my car.
-- Robin Williams
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!
-- J.G. Ballard
If you can't find a friend, make a friend.
-- May, May
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints; sinners are much more fun.
-- Only the Good Die Young, Billy Joel
Having your book turned into a movie is like having your oxen turned into boullion cubes.
-- John LeCarre'
If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
-- Florence Kennedy
Evil men have no songs.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
From beneath you it devours.
-- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
-- Mary Wortley Montague

Friday, January 29, 2010

When am I dead, I hope it may be said: "His sins were scarlet, but his books were read."
-- Hilaire Belloc
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
-- Noel Coward
Time is the fire in which we burn.
-- Gene Roddenberry
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.
-- Joan Borysenko
I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry, too.
-- Thomas Jefferson
Biology is the last of what makes someone a mother.
-- Oprah Winfrey
Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime & a fool's excuse for failure.
-- Ambrose Pierce
In Germany, they first came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then, they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics. I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak up.
-- Rev. Martin Neimoller, German Lutheran pastor, arrested by the Gestapo in 1937

Friday, January 15, 2010

I diapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
-- Voltaire
Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn people.
-- Heinrich Heine
There are two kinds of artists. Those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won't.
-- Annie Lennox
Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
-- Peter DeVries
Grace under pressure.
-- Definition of guts, Ernest Hemingway
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
-- Noam Chomsky
He who allows oppression shares the crime.
-- Erasmus Darwin
Only two things are infinite; the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure of the former.
-- Albert Einstein
No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed, and love of power.
-- P.J. O'Rourke
It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.
-- E.M. Cioran