Try not to turn your life into a race, least of all an obstacle race.
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.
Joan D. Vinge
Please understand the reason why Chinese vegetables taste so good. It is simple. The Chinese do not cook them, they just threaten them!
Jeff Smith (chef)
Brilliantly lit from stem to stern, she looked like a sagging birthday cake.
He plants trees to benefit another generation.
Beautiful... as the fortuitous encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on a dissecting table.
Comte de Lautréamont
You take a number of small steps which you believe are right, thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction, you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps.
When all is said and done, monotony may after all be the best condition for creation.
Lady Margaret Sackville
When debts are not paid because they cannot be paid, the best thing to do is not talk about them, and shuffle the cards again.
Camilo José Cela
Faith is not trying to believe something regardless of the evidence; faith is daring to do something regardless of the consequences.
The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering-that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man's good.
L. Sprague de Camp
Misery's fine - as long as you know you can get out of it when you want to.
When urbanity decays, civilization suffers and decays with it.
James Norman Hall
I am naturally taciturn, and became a silent and attentive listener.
William Hamilton Maxwell
Whenever one reads of the determination of the species, or opens a book on natural science and history, in whatever language, one inevitably comes across the name of Linne.
Johannes V. Jensen
In November, 1964 when I was a patient at the Mayo Clinic I though seriously about killing myself.
There was a positive side to not trying at something: you could always pretend that your life would have been different if you had.
To the east, under the spreading sunrise, are more mesas, more canyons, league on league of red cliff and arid tablelands, extending through purple haze over the bulging curve of the planet to the ranges of Colorado — a sea of desert.
Though Duty's face is stern, her path is best: They sweetly sleep who die upon her breast.
Quote of the day
A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.
G. H. Hardy
Predictions that didn't happen
If it's on the Internet it must be true
Remarkable Last Words (or Near-Last Words)
Philip James Bailey
Letitia Elizabeth Landon