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"
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.
'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
"The soul is the prison of the body."
– Michel Foucault
"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 :))))))))))))).
"doesn't have a point of view; knows not where he's going to; isn't he a bit like you and me?"
'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
"You see things; and you say "Why?"
But I dream things that never were;
and I say "Why Not?"
-George Bernard Shaw
"If music be the food
of love, play on."
'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