Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
- Woody Allen

Monday, May 23, 2016

Quote of the Day

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
- Machiavelli

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Quote of the Day

What was it that Adam ate that he wasn't supposed to eat? It wasn't just an apple - it was the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The subtle message? Get smart and I'll fuck you over - sayeth the Lord. God is the smartest - and he doesn't want any competition. Is this not an absolutely anti-intellectual religion?
- Frank Zappa

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

What’s the point of wearing your favorite rocketship underpants if nobody ever asks to see ‘em?
- Bill Watterson, American cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"

Friday, May 20, 2016

Quote of the Day

Selfhood begins with a walking away,
And love is proved in the letting go.
- C. Day Lewis (from "Walking Away")

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.
- Pearl Buck

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Quote of the Day

Sin lies only in hurting other people unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense.
- Robert Heinlein

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Quote of the Day

We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.
- Joseph Epstein

Monday, May 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

You don’t let the fox guard the chickens just because he has experience from the henhouse.
- Harry Truman

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Quote of the Day

Anything beyond the limits and grasp of the human mind is either illusion or futility; and because your god having to be one or the other of the 2, in the 1st instance I should be mad to believe in him, and in the 2nd a fool.
- Marquis de Sade

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Quote of the Day

The fundamental error of their matrimonial union: that of having based a permanent contract on a temporary feeling.
- Thomas Hardy

Friday, May 13, 2016

Quote of the Day

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived, and dishonest - but the myth - persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Quote of the Day

Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong.
- David Fasold

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Quote of the Day

As against having beautiful workshops, studios, etc., one writes best in a cellar on a rainy day.
- Van Wyck Brooks

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Quote of the Day

To think is to differ.
- Clarence Darrow

Monday, May 9, 2016

Quote of the Day

Of all those arts in which the wise excel,
Nature’s chief masterpiece is writing well.
- John Sheffield, Duke of Buckinghamshire

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Quote of the Day

How happy can you be when you think every action and thought is being monitored by a judgmental ghost?
- Dan Barker

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Quote of the Day

How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied.
- Heroditus

Friday, May 6, 2016

Quote of the Day

It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be.
- Virgil

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Quote of the Day

The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.
- Shakespeare, "King Henry VI"

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
- Rudyard Kipling

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Quote of the Day

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is so.
- James Branch Cabell

Monday, May 2, 2016

Quote of the Day

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
- Robert Frost

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

Taxation of earnings from labor is on a par with forced labor. Seizing the results of someone's labor is equivalent to seizing hours from him and directing him to carry on various activities.
- Robert Nozick

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Quote of the Day

'Tis an old maxim in the schools,
That flattery's the food of fools
Yet now and then your men of wit
Will condescend to take a bit.
- Jonathan Swift

Friday, April 29, 2016

Quote of the Day

Whenever anyone says, "theoretically", they really mean, "not really".
- Dave Parnas

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Quote of the Day

Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
- Henry Steele Commager

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Quote of the Day

If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Alva Edison

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
- Derek Bok

Monday, April 25, 2016

Quote of the Day

One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
- James Watson

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; Or he can, but does not want to; Or he cannot and does not want to. If he wants to, but cannot, he is impotent. If he can, but does not want to, he is wicked. But, if God both can and wants to abolish evil, Then how come evil in the world?
- Epicurus, 350-270 BC