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17 years Ago


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“You can kill a flock of sheep with witchcraft, provided you also feed them arsenic.”

Elite Intellectuals

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“[The attitude towards Haiti] is a depressing illustration of how a highly disciplined intellectual class can reframe even the most depraved actions as yet another opportunity for self-adulation.”
Noam Chomsky


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“The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.”
Jorge Luis Borges


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“A comedian has to be one of the most serious of people, for he must be able to understand implicitly and to mimic his fellow man, and still be able not to hate him.”
Red Skelton


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“As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.”


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“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”
Martin Luther King


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“You don’t run an empire; it runs you.”


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“God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.”

Being anti-war

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“Just because you’re against a war, doesn’t necessarily mean you’re for the other side.”
- Lewis Black


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“If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember anything.”
- Mark Twain

Mother Nature

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“Nature doesn’t care how smart you are. You can still be wrong.”
− Richard Feynman


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“Tact is for those who aren’t witty enough to be sarcastic”

- Unknown (quoted by Eric Sandblom)


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“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
Upton Sinclair


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“Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo”

H. G. Wells

The difference between American and Europeans

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“Americans think 100 years is a long time; Europeans think 100 miles is a long way”

18 years Ago

From Data to Music

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No, I’m sorry, but that’s way too much *data* by 87C751 (Plastic):

“Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.”

- Clifford Stoll & Gary Schubert

Yes, and before someone chides me…

“…Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best.”

- Frank Zappa

Barry Goldwater

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“Small men, seeking great wealth or power, have too often and too long turned even the highest levels of public service into mere personal opportunity.”

The Usual Suspects

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“The greatest trick the devil pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist”
Verbal Kint


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“There is hope… but not for us.”


Quotes from Truman and Gandhi

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“The only thing new in this world is the history you don’t know.”

- Harry Truman

“I think it would be a good idea.”

- Mahatma Gandhi (when asked what he thought of Western civilization)

Oscar Wilde

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The story is probably apocryphal, but it is said that Wilde was at a dinner party seated next to a young woman. He said, “I’ve recently come into a small bequest of 40,000 pounds which I do not need. I have, alas, never had sex with a woman. If I were to give you the bequest, would you have sex with me?”

She responded, “Yes, Mr. Wilde, I would.”

“Well, will you do it for 2 pounds?”

“Mr. Wilde, what do you take me for?”

“Oh, we know what you are. Now we are simply haggling over the price.”


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Kids are like a hangover; they’re the punishment you get for having fun.

Altruism is a myth

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Beware of those who believe in altruism. It’s a quick step from believing it may exist, to seeing it everywhere, to believing yourself capable of it. If you think you are being altruistic, you have more than likely failed to examine your own motives properly.

19 years Ago

Misc. Quotes

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There are only 10 kinds of people in this world… those who understand binary and those who don’t.

Arguing on the Internet is like running a race in the Special Olympics. Even if you win, you’re still a retard.

Frederick Douglass Freedom quote

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“Let me give you a word of the philosophy of reforms. The whole history of the progress of human history shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of struggle. […] If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning, they want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral... [More]”
Frederick Douglass in 1857

20 years Ago

America’s Goal

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“Our overriding purpose, from the beginning through to the present day, has been world domination − that is, to build and maintain the capacity to coerce everybody else on the planet: nonviolently, if possible; and violently, if necessary. But the purpose of US foreign policy domination is not just to make the rest of the world jump through hoops; the purpose is to facilitate our exploitation of resources.”
- Ramsey Clark, former US Attorney General

George Orwell quote

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“If you want a picture of the future—just imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever.”


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Lifted from Network (IMDB).

“You’re beginning to believe the illusions we’re spinning here, you’re beginning to believe that the tube is reality and your own lives are unreal. You do. Why, whatever the tube tells you: you dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube, you even think like the tube. This is mass madness, you maniacs. In God’s name, you people are the real thing, WE are the illusion.”
“I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are... [More]”

Neal Stephenson Quote

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If you don’t like having choices made for you, you should start making your own. − Neal Stephenson