Sometimes you come across a quote, a line, a statement that just nails it, at some level. Cosmic, comic, whatever. If you'd like to share it, post it here, duly credited!
"Might and Glory gonna be my name" -Grateful Dead
'Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.'
'It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry "I could have thought of that" is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.' - Dirk Gently
I'm not as think as I stoned I am. – Anonymous
'Civilised life, you know, is based on a huge number of illusions in which we all collaborate willingly. The trouble is we forget after a while that they are illusions and we are deeply shocked when reality is torn down around us.' - J.G. Ballard
"If music be the foodof love, play on." -William Shakespeare
"You see things; and you say "Why?"But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why Not?" -George Bernard Shaw
'Quietism, Buddhism, Christianity, and other religions, everything which denies the flesh - is the great inferiority to God in ourselves, an escapism seeking sanctuary through fear of life and inability to accept 'this reality'. They were hurt? Or was the odalisque unsatisfactory or too expensive? They expected too much for too little, or were too mean to pay - therefore: "All is illusion". But the stoic smilingly awaits the next shower of shit from heaven. Stoics are not Saviours, Saints or Heroes and are often confused and weary, yet they prefer to find their own way and to accept life as they find it. The schizophrenics, the melancholics and psychotics - they at least are secretive and inflict no religion on others. They prove the possibilities and utilities of 'as if' when totally accepted.' - Austin Osman Spare
"doesn't have a point of view; knows not where he's going to; isn't he a bit like you and me?" beatles rubber soul
"photosynthesis is the cornerstone of all past and present civilizations" dr. nadakavukaren............inspirational botany professor-guru (thank you!) (almost 30 yrs. ago lsd, carl sagan and dr. "n" came together and shook up my little world..........and some time after came along the gd family and you all.. :))))))))....finished the job :))))))))))))).
"The soul is the prison of the body." – Michel Foucault
'I saw an advertisement the other day for the secret of life. It said "The secret of life can be yours for twenty-five shillings. Send to Secret of Life Institute, Willesden". So i wrote away, seemed a good bargain, secret of life, twenty-five shillings. And i got a letter back saying, "If you think you can get the secret of life for twenty-five shillings, you don't deserve to have it. Send fifty shillings for the secret of life".' - E.L. Wisty
1.When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. 2.The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. 3.Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. I rely on the third law way too much for comfort these days.
a retired friend of mine recently gave her younger sister some sage advice for her upcoming job interview: "don't use any big words; take a bath; and smile" mjw.......... :)....lol
"Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil; rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Love never faileth" – 1 Corinthinans 13 (American Standard Version)
'For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.' - Jean Dubuffet
"Take care, brethren, that therenot be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God. But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called "Today" so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Hebrews 2 3:12-13
I guess that's me then. Thanks for clearing that up ;-)
'The slow-witted approach to the HIV epidemic was the result of a thousand years of Christian malpractice and the childlike approach of the church to sexuality. If any single man was responsible, it was Augustine of Hippo who murdered his way to sainthood spouting on about the sins located in his genitals.' - Derek Jarman
"Debate then is everything,much like intent." -sher------------------------------------------------------------------------------(----@
'Just because a cat has her kittens in the oven doesn't make them biscuits.' - Andrew McKenzie
"Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
'It's a funny thing about looking for things. If you hunt for a needle in a haystack you don't find it. If you don't give a darn whether you ever see the needle or not it runs into you the first time you lean against the stack.' - P.G. Wodehouse
"the reason that some fish grow to be old and large is not due only to genetics or good luck, it is also due to the fact that they were paying attention to what happened to the fish..... who tugged on the bait". -anonymous
an excellent article on an incredible human being! his combination of scientific knowledge and personal wisdom is unique and always a joy to read. (always wanted to be his personal lab assistant...........back in '43 :) )
"act of God" since 1635 AD "Courts have recognized various events as acts of God—tornadoes, earthquakes, death, extraordinarily high tides, violent winds, and floods. Many insurance policies for property damage exclude from their protection damage caused by acts of God." West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
'The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive.' - Kenneth Williams
is a concept by which we measure our pain - John Lennon
Symbolic Interaction involves Interpretation "ASK, ASK, ASK - "What do you mean!" -F. O'Mara
That I was channel-surfing last weekend and ran into Ferris Bueller's Day Off just in time to hear one of Ferris's monologues that dovetails with your Lennon quote... "I do have a test today. That wasn't bullshit. It's on European socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So who gives a crap if they're socialists? They could be fascist anarchists. It still wouldn't change the fact that I don't own a car. Not that I condone fascism, or any "ism" for that matter. "Isms" in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an "ism", he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon: "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the Walrus. I could be the Walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off of people."
1 Peter2 Peter -Peter
"What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence." – Ludwig Wittgenstein
EPHESIANS 6 Aww I love that part, xo!
"You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose." – George Carlin
All you have to do is say so - Daryl Hall and John Oates
'It's so easy for propaganda to work, and dissent to be mocked.' - Harold Pinter
"the democrats are the party that says government will make you taller, richer, smarter and remove the crabgrass from your yard. the republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it". - p.j. o'rourke
Man cannot make a worm, yet he will make gods by the dozen. Michel de Montaigne (1533 –1592)
'Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because there is something unnatural in it, for nature demands personal progress, evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy.' - August Strindberg
"My heart is ever at your service." -William Shakespear
'How long will this last, this delicious feeling of being alive, of having penetrated the veil which hides beauty and the wonders of celestial vistas? It doesn't matter, as there can be nothing but gratitude for even a glimpse of what exists for those who can become open to it.' - Alexander Shulgin
"People who don't smoke pot, don't smoke pot." -Bill Borkney
"What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and; anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished, and which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding. Truths are illusions which we have forgotten are illusions- they are metaphors that have become worn out and have been drained of sensuous force, coins which have lost their embossing and are now considered as metal and no longer as coins." – Friedrich Nietzsche
'Throughout my life, I have seen narrow-shouldered men, without a single exception, committing innumerable stupid acts, brutalizing their fellows and perverting souls by all means. They call the motive for their actions fame.' - Isidore Ducasse
"Look at the ships also, thoughthey are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires." -James 3:4
"And that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will." -II Timothy 2:26
"it's like running after the horizon; the faster you go, the faster it moves away from you. one day, you realize that you are standing on it. what you were running after is where you already are and always will be" page 7 of "the present"
"it's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see."
'It is impossible not to love someone who makes toast for you.' - Nigel Slater