Saturday, February 25, 2006

Just some quotes

Ok, enough of the depressed stuff, it's time for fun with quotes:

Myths, not least of all Jurassic Park itself, have suggested that dinosaurs are not really exctinct at all. Significantly no one has made a film bringing back Dodo's, Moa's, Pigmy Elephants, or Mosasaurs-- only dinosaurs and Hitler are popular for the reawakening myth. Both at the same time would be a good trick.
Terry Pratchett

Marrige is when 2 people become joined to become one boring person.
Ardel O'Hanon

To be honest means that everything said must be true, not that everything true must be said.
Dr. Laura

I love the idea of giving in without a fight. I've fought for ten years and giving in without a fight is what I've always wanted to do.
Terry Pratchett

The only thing scientists admit is what they know. What they don't know-what might be, all the stuff in the realm of possible but unproven- they dismiss as myths.
Peter Benchley (RIP the writer of one of the best horrors ever-Jaws)

The world has no room for cowards. We must all be ready to toil, to suffer, to die. And yours in no less noble because no drum beats before you when you go out into your daily battlefields and no crowds shout about your coming when you return from your daily victories or defeats.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Herbert Spencer coined the phrase 'SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST' to describe evolution. The phrase had the advantage of convincing everybody that they understood what Darwin was saying, and it had the disadvantage of convincing everybody that they understood what Darwin was saying.
Terry Pratchett

I've wrestled with reality for 34 years and am glad to say that I finally won out over it.
Elwood P. Dowd

Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell.
Kathrine Paterson

Beside the big worry was that if the Allies didn't get nuclear fission working soon the Germans might beat them to it. Given the chance of our blowing up the world or the enemy blowing up the world, it was obvious what to do.
That is, on reflection, not a happy sentence.
Terry Pratchett

"We shall come together again" said Lancelot trying to consol him.
"Some of us" said the King. "but it shall not be the same; never the same again... We shall have served our purpose; made a shinning time between the Dark and the Dark. Merlin said that it would be as though all things drew onto the golden glory of the sunset. But then it will all be over."
Lancelot said "We shall have made such a blaze that men will remember us on the other side of the Dark."
Rosemary Sutcliff

It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Woody Allen

To a scientist a Thought experiment is an argument that you can run through in your head, after which you understand whats going on so well there's no need to do a real experiment, which of course is great in saving time and money and prevents you from getting embarassing inconvenient results.
Terry Pratchett

Lastly (for now):

And I'm up while dawn is breaking
Even though my heart is aching
I should be drinking a toast to absent friends
Instead of these comedians
Elvis Costello

Damn the Broccoli, Damn You, and Damn the Wright Brothers!

6 Voices In The Darkness:

Blogger Libby Screams...

hey, this is a neat idea!! i like these!

6:50 PM  
Blogger MomThatsNuts Screams...

LOL thanks for the pick me up AZ...

dont forget my favorite quote: You know that little white speck on the top of chicken shit? Its STILL chicken shit....


12:13 AM  
Blogger Burfica Screams...

And my favorite is way simple.

Mongo only pawn in game of life.

2:58 PM  
Blogger She Must be Full of BS Screams...

"Nice in a bodyguard," lectured the marquis, "is about as useful as the ability to regurgitate whole lobsters."

From Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

4:50 PM  
Blogger BeckoningChasm Screams...

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I’ve watched sea-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost, in time…like tears, in rain. Time…to die.”

I know he's the bad guy, but that little speech always gets to me. Hope I can say something half as pithy when I go.

1:04 AM  
Blogger The Creeping Unknown Screams...

I love these. I have a few favorites:

"Self is the only prison that can bind the soul" Henry Vandyke AND also the opening quote in the Dragonwing - Deathgate Cycle Book 1 by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (what a geek)

"Amor Vincit Omnia" (Love Conquers All) - Virgil

"Fate protects fools, little children and ships named Enterprise" - Commander Riker

I don't know why but that always makes me laugh!

4:41 PM  

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