• if you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in the kingdom of the blind
  • humor is an almost physiological response to fear
  • beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before... he is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way
  • 1492. as children we were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of north america. actually, people had been living full and imaginative lives on the continent of north america for hundreds of years before that. 1492 was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them.
  • i think that novels that leave out technology misrepresent life as badly as victorians misrepresented life by leaving out sex
  • maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything
  • another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and no one wants to do maintenance
  • just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, doesn't mean we deserve to conquer the universe
  • a purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.
  • how nice - to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.
dec 17 2009 ∞
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