Argument closes off the door to the senses. It always masks violence. Continued too long, argument leads to violence. I have no violent intentions toward you.
The God Emperor of Dune
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
It used to be framed on the wall of my office when I worked for the Clamshell Alliance against the Seabrook nuclear power plant on the seacoast of NH.
It wasn't a bad credo to have on tour, either.
in the GD Almanac:
"When in doubt, twirl"
"Steal Your Jazz"
"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, therefore is not an
act but a habit." ~Aristotle
nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.
Luck ain't a lady, life is a bitch. I may never be wealthy, but I'll always be rich. - Asylum Street Spankers
I always liked the mid-1980s tour t-shirt that subverted a Nike advertisement of the time:
Life is short; trip hard.
"Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with assholes."
(or, gee, I hope he really did say this somewhere along the line, because it's a truly inspirational quote...)
has written many such words, but what actually brought this on was a post that came up in somebody's thread on Facebook about a week ago that was a quote from William Gibson, who's no slouch himself. So sources outside the canon are encouraged!