you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes.
That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and
you have their shoes."
— Ann Brashares
"So tell me, what is it you intend to do with your one wild and precious life?"
—Mary Oliver, American poet
may not believe in irony, but irony believes in you."
—anonymous, quoted by Eric Alterman
must have chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star."
"No artist tolerates reality."
a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less
but to dream more, to dream all the time."
"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act."
"It's not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true."
"I do know I'm ready for the job. And if not, that's just the way it goes."
—George W. Bush 8.21.00
"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."
—Edward R. Murrow
"Those who have the privilege to know, have the duty to act."
"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility."
"A country is not only what it does—it is also what it puts up with, what it tolerates."
"We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom."
—Stephen Vincent Benét
"The older we get, the more we become like ourselves."
once a man indulges himself in murder,
very soon he comes to think little of robbing;
and from robbing he comes next to drinking and sabbath-breaking,
and from that to incivility and procrastination."
—Thomas DeQuincey, 1785-1859
greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal,
well-meaning but without understanding."
—Louis D. Brandeis
"Life is short; live it up!"
I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help
I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff."
"If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom."
"What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know, it's what we know for sure that just ain't so."
"Judge me on the content of my character, not the underwear on my head."
—Bill of Portland, ME (dailykos.com)
who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world
is either a madman or an economist."
—Kenneth Boulding, economist
“The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”
universe is full of magical things,
patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
"Where am I going? And why am I in this hand basket?"
"We're lost but we're making good progress."
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
"Even if you win the rat race, you're still a rat."
—attributed to both William Sloane Coffin and Lily Tomlin
don't know what weapons World War Three will be fought with,
but World War Four will be fought with sticks and stones."
"To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business."
"Humor is reason gone mad."
Time is a good idea because the extra hour of sunlight
in the spring and summer months is good for the crops."
—Jim Greene, Letter to Editor, SF Chronicle
"Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see."
—John Lennon, "Strawberry Fields"
than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads.
One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness.
The other, to total extinction.
Let us pray we have the wisdom
to choose wisely."