I was wondering what everyone's favorite quote (from a movie, person, song, whatever) is. I guess I'll start it off.
The personification of the Devil as the symbol if all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew." - Adolf Hitler
The Great Leveller
"Hitler didn't kill 6million Jews,he killed 4million" - Josemaria Escrivá de Balaguer
"Iohan the Mullere hat ygrounde smal, smal, smal;
The Kynges sone of heuene schal paye for al.
Be war or ye be wo;
Knoweth your freend fro your foo;
Haueth ynow, and seith "Hoo";
And do wel and bettere, and fleth synne,
And seketh pees, and hold you therinne;
And so biddeth Iohan Trewman and alle his felawes."
"Whanne Adam dalf and Eve span;
whare was thanne a gentilman" -John Ball
Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving worthy evidence of the fact - George Eliot.
Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame - Benjamin Franklin.
The Great Leveller
‘[They claim] Give us the right of life and death over your persons and property and we will make you free . . . Kings and priests have been telling us the same thing for six thousand years!’
‘To be governed is to be watched over, inspected, spied on, directed, legislated over, regulated, docketed, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, assessed, weighted, censored, ordered about by men who have neither right, nor knowledge, nor virtue. . . It is to be, on the pretext of the general interest, taxed, drilled, held to ransom, exploited, monopolised, extorted, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the least resistance, at the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, abused, annoyed, followed, bullied, beaten, disarmed, garrotted, imprisoned, machine-gunned, judged, condemned, deported, flayed, sold, betrayed and finally mocked, ridiculed, insulted, dishonoured. That is government, that is its justice, that is its morality.’
8. ‘the government of man by man, under whatever name it is disguised is oppression: the high perfection of society consists of the union of order and anarchy.’
‘We must not suppose the revolutionary action is the means of social reform because this so-called means would simply be an appeal to force, to arbitrariness, in short a contradiction.’
For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command or faith a dictum. I am my own God. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
- Charles Bukowski
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
"I can believe things that are true and I can believe things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not. I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and Marilyn Monroe and the Beatles and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectible, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkledy lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women. I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in sex in America in coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state. I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste. I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like the Martians in War of the Worlds. I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman. I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumblebee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself. I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck. I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too. I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system. I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it." -- American Gods, Neil Gaiman.
"If every bodies thinking were the same, then somebody obviously isn't thinking." Patton
"We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true." - Robert Wilensky
Outside of a dog, a man's best friend is a book. Inside a dog it's too dark to read.
"The difference between myself and the socialists is that the socialists only want freedom for those who don't have something they want--in other words, no one--while I want freedom for everyone--in other words, everyone."--Me
"Live crazy. E-mail naked. But use encryption - practice safe text." - Anon
"This job would be great if it weren't for the fuck ing customers." - Randal from Clerks
"There are many monsters in the Universe. But the worst of them is man."
A day in the marine corps like a day on the farm, every paycheck a fortune, every meal a banquet every formation a parade I love the corp!
I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit, it's the only way to be sure
From the Mohican Chief Aupumut, circa 1725
"When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of
death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live
their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero
My grandfather sang this to me before I went off to Vietnam...it still holds true for both my sons are also Marines in harm's way.
"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
Seemed appropriate given the times we live in ..:)
"Enough is as good as a feast" - Kim Stanley Robinson (unless he was quoting someone else...)
"Tell the truth, but tell it slant." - Emily Dickinson
"Work is the curse of the drinking classes." - Oscar Wilde
West - Europa
Man is polygamous
Woman is monogamous
Revelation of a nitrous oxide user.
Rise early, strike oil.
- John D. Rockefeller
"A true lady takes off her dignity with her clothes and does her whorish best."
-Robert A. Heinlein
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot, from Little Gidding
quoted by Robert McNamara at the end of The Fog of War.
"Let's hunt and kill Billy Ray Cyrus" - Bill Hicks