Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Don't Take My Word For It

"It is only the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to be obscene, they could never have dared to be great."
- Havelock Ellis -

"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered."
- G. K. Chesterton -

"The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we have of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us."
- Quentin Crisp -

"When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion."
- C. P. Snow -

"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties."
- Sir Francis Bacon -

"Dance like it hurts, love like you need money, work when people are watching."
- Scott Adams: The Way of the Weasel -

"2 is not equal to 3, not even for large values of 2."
- Grabel's Law -

"Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity."
- Albert Camus -

"Why do writers write? Because it isn't there."
- Thomas Berger -

"The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson -

"Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it."
- Alfred North Whitehead -

"The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action."
- Frank Herbert -

"The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool."
- Jane Wagner -

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