There are many far worse things that can happen to you than being alone for the rest of your life. I realize this is not comforting.
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.– Mohandas K. Gandhi
Shit. The system has become sentient. Friggin’ Python.– xkcd
I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its...– Faramir from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to...– Gandalf the Grey, from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Wanda: Go to hell.
Beuadray: I been there before.
Wanda: Then go back.
Beuadray: Most likely I will.
The unknown, the unforetold, the unproven, that is what life is based on....– from The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin (via thresca)
If they do their business, and you’ve got some poop, you don’t just...– President-elect Barack Obama
If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made.– Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of Germany, 1871-1890, via my cousin J’s Gmail status.
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making...– Max Planck
Peter Griffin: Oh my god, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits. It says, 'Oooooo.'
Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.
This always makes me LOL.
My administration will value science. We will make decisions based on facts.– Barack Obama - Making Light: Reality-based community (h/t @twalk) (via ayse) I can’t believe he has to explicitly state this.
Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.– Mike Tyson (as mentioned by Chris Brogan on Twitter)
Nevertheless, it is vital to remember that information - in the sense of raw...– Sir Arthur C Clarke, ‘Is There Life After Television’ in Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!, 1999 I finally figured out where that aphorism “Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, wisdom is not truth” may have come from.
I don’t believe there’s any cloud that hangs over me. I think...– Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL), the day before he was arrested for trying to sell President-elect Obama’s Senate seat
What kind of society isn’t structured on greed? The problem of social...– Milton Friedman
We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now...– Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Rosa sat so Martin could walk. Martin walked, so Obama could run. Obama is...– Ed Welch, quoting a text message from a friend, on NPR’s “All Things Considered”, also attributed to Jay-Z (with more information about this quote on Daily Kos)
But 18 armed people intent on killing lots of innocents will be able to do just...– Bruce Schneier on the Mumbai terrorist attacks (link from Earthman, Come Home)