Not being racist is not some default starting position. You don’t simply get to...– (via katoleary » smart-tart » dendroica » bebrightasyellow)
Regret to me means something that you feel like you did wrong, and I don’t...– Daniel Sparks, former head of Goldman’s mortgage unit
The path you can walk upon is not the true path The name you can say is not the...– from Chapter 1 of the Tao Te Ching
This is the end of my life, but it’s not the end of my love.– Eva Markvoort
That was where he wanted to be if he had to be there at all, instead of hung out...– from Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Reasonable suspicion. Two words. One gigantic impact. That simple phrase...– Phoenix Vice Mayor Michael Nowakowski Interesting times. No way I’m even going near Arizona until someone fixes this.
How can he see he’s got flies in his eyes if he’s got flies in his...– Orr, discussing Appleby, from Catch-22 by Joseph Heller This quote immediately came to mind while reading more about the phenomenon of epistemic closure in conservative intellectual circles.
Love is more powerful than kicking ass.– Jet Li So… if I can’t have love, then I guess my only option is to kick ass.
There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern...– from Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Captain Black knew he was a subversive because he wore eyeglasses and used words...– from Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.– from Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Texan turned out to be good-natured, generous and likable. In three days no...– from Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care...– Marcus Aurelius (via 5oh7, justbesplendid) (via misterjt)
…it seemed to all but ignore the most obvious counter-arguments that could...– Jim Manzi, “Liberty and Tyranny and Epistemic Closure”, via Balloon Juice
…si volet usus quem penes arbitrium est et jus et norma loquendi.– Horace (Translation: …if it be the will of custom, the power of whose judgment is the law and the standard of language.)
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.– Albus Dumbledore (via srsly)
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would...– Douglas Adams (via thebaffled), describing the inventor of the Total Perspective Vortex
As you can tell by my radio silence, I really have nothing to offer on this fine...– When you ain’t got nothin’, you got nothin’ to lose | TBogg (via silas216)
WALL STREET MAKES ME SO MAD. Yeah, but they're...
(via inothernews) I think it’s an unwarranted assumption that these dickholes are necessary for the world to survive. Surely, the world did a pretty good job surviving for billions of years and even human civilization flourished for a few thousand before these dickholes came into existence. I say we gut the fuckers and burn it to the ground. Who’s with me? :D
On the one hand information wants to be expensive, because it’s so...– Stewart Brand It’s funny how no one ever quotes the entire context of the quote “information wants to be free.”
Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a...– Charlie Brown (via jessicachu) (via alexelizabeth) (via anatomyofamuse)