Saturday, May 31, 2008

Living IV

"I'd rather die living than live dying."
--Anon

Friday, May 30, 2008

Advances II

"Most advances in science come when a person for one reason or another is forced to change fields."
--Peter Borden

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thinking

"To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing."
--Eva Young

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Anything

"A politician will do anything to keep his job, even become a patriot."
--William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) American journalist and publisher

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

"As I approach the gates of heaven;
St. Peter I will tell;
one more soldier reporting sir;
I've served my time in Hell."
--Mark Anthony Gresswell

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Puritanism

"Puritanism - The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy."
--H. L.Mencken (1880-1956) US editor, author, and critic

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Responsibility II

"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility."
--Sigmund Freud

Friday, May 23, 2008

Disguised

"Opportunity’s favorite disguise is trouble."
--English proverb

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mistakes II

"To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas."
--Leo Burnett (1891-1971), Advertising Pioneer

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Created

"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men."
--Alice Walker

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Standing

"The person who stands up and says, 'This is stupid,' either is asked to behave or, worse, is greeted with a cheerful 'Yes, we know! Isn't it terrific!'"
--Frank Zappa

Monday, May 19, 2008

Power

"The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use - of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public."
--Robert F. Kennedy, 'I Remember, I Believe,' The Pursuit of Justice, 1964

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Resumes

"Typos are very important to all written form. It gives the reader something to look for so they aren't distracted by the total lack of content in your writing."
--Randy K. Milholland, Something Positive Comic, 07-03-05

Friday, May 16, 2008

Patterns

"If we don't continually evaluate and re-evaluate ourselves, we fall into patterns and believe that what we're doing is right. You fall into movements where no one questions the company line That's how fascism began. We have to constantly look at the ways we deal with each other."
--Neil LaBute

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Change

"We cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life's morning; for what in the morning was true will in evening become a lie."
--Carl Jung

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Commonest

"The most common characteristic of all police states
is intimidation by surveillance.
Citizens know they are being watched and overheard.
Their mail is being examined. Their homes can be invaded."
-- Vance Packard
(1914-1996) American journalist, social critic, and author
Source: The People Shapers, 1977

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

(Inter)net

"As a net is made up of a series of ties, so everything in this world is connected by a series of ties. If anyone thinks that the mesh of a net is an independent, isolated thing, he is mistaken. It is called a net because it is made up of a series of interconnected meshes, and each mesh has its place and responsibility in relation to other meshes."
--Buddha (568-488BC) Indian Mystic, Philosopher, Founder of Buddhism

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Conformity II

"The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself."
--Rita Mae Brown, "Venus Envy"

Sweater

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
--Ambrose Bierce

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Normal

A "Normal" person is the sort of person that might be designed by a committee. You know, "Each person puts in a pretty color and it comes out gray."
--Alan Sherman

Friday, May 09, 2008

Conformity

"Every society honors its live conformists, and its dead troublemakers."
--Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Hopeless

"There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them."
--Clare Boothe Luce
1902-1987, American Diplomat and Writer

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Understanding II

"It is nice to know that the computer understands the problem. But I would like to understand it too."
--Eugene Wigner (1902-1995) Hungarian-born US physicist

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Security IV

"Security is when everything is settled.
When nothing can happen to you.
Security is the denial of life."
-- Germaine Greer, (1939- ) Australian feminist

Monday, May 05, 2008

Dreams

"The only opinion about your dream that really counts is yours. The negative comments of others merely reflect their limitations - not yours."
--Cynthia Kersey, Author of "Unstoppable"

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Freed

"I freed thousands of slaves.
I could have freed thousands more
if they had known they were slaves."
-- Harriet Tubman
[Araminta Ross] (c.1820-1913) African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the U.S. Civil War. After escaping from captivity, she made thirteen missions to rescue over seventy slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Play

"I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself... and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part."
--Shirley MacLaine

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Ambition

"I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom."
--Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) English author