Barbara Kafka Quotations

-Overweight is one of America’s major health problems; I think that is because we love our food too little, not too much. If it tastes fabulous, if every bite delights, if we really pay attention, we will end up eating … Read the rest

Alan Watts

Rigid people feel some basic disgust with wiggles. They want to get things straight. But who can straighten out water? Water is the essence of life.

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E. L. Doctorow Quotations

-The great civilizer on Earth seems to have been doubt. Doubt, the constantly debated and flexible inner condition of theological uncertainty, seems to have held people in thrall to ethical behaviour, while the true believers, of whatever stamp, religious or … Read the rest

Lucretius Quotations

Look at a man in the midst of doubt and danger, and you will learn in his hour of adversity what he really is. It is then that true utterances are wrung from the recesses of his breast. The mask … Read the rest

Plato Quotations

-Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.

-A society cultivates what is honoured there. It is important to know what we honour.

-Life must be lived as play.

-There are three classes of men: lovers … Read the rest

Mel Brooks Quotations

-I really don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive, you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, you’ve got to make a lot of noise, because life … Read the rest

William Gibson Quotations

-It’s impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.

-Time moves in one direction, memory in another.

-The deadliest bullshit is odorless and transparent.

-The future has already … Read the rest

Tara Parker-Pope Quotations

Excessive clutter and disorganization are often symptoms of a bigger health problem. People who have suffered an emotional trauma or a brain injury often find housecleaning an insurmountable task. Attention deficit disorder, depression, chronic pain and grief can prevent people … Read the rest

Joan of Arc

-I know this now. Every man gives his life to what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, so they give their lives to little or nothing.

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Hafiz

There are so many gifts
Still unopened from your birthday,
There are so many hand-crafted presents
That have been sent to you by God.
The Beloved does not mind repeating,
“Everything I have is also yours.”
There are so many … Read the rest

Charles Babbage Quotations

On two occasions I have been asked [by Members of Parliament], “Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?” I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of … Read the rest

Kent M. Keith

The Paradoxical Commandments

1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
3. If you are successful, you win false friends and true … Read the rest

Grace Murray Hopper

From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it.
ATTRIBUTION: On the removal of a 2-inch-long moth from an experimental computer at Harvard in 1945, quoted in Time 16 Apr 84
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William Raspberry Quotations

-Your best shot at happiness, self-worth and personal satisfaction – the things that constitute real success – is not in earning as much as you can but in performing as well as you can something that you consider worthwhile.
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Marie Curie Quotations

-Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

-I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena … Read the rest