- Predictably unpredictable
"God decreed that she kick ass and chew bubblegum. But the Kingdom of Man was all out of bubblegum."
- "All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." ~Lawrence of Arabia
"The sun gave a great shout of light and then after several hours of thought, quietly retracted the statement." ~Welcome to Nightvale
"When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!" -Cave Johnson
"The world is my country, science my religion." -Christiaan Huygens
"I do love nothing in the world so well as you: is not that strange?" -Benedick
"Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily." -Napoleon Bonaparte
"Did you ever stop to think that eventually there's a point where your name gets mentioned for the very last time?" -GLaDOS (allegedly)
"Here I am, love me!" (from Cars)
Westley: Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.
Vizzini: Wait till I get going! (from The Princess Bride)
"Computer over? Virus equals very yes?! That's not a good prize!" -Strong Bad
"I CAN'T SPELL YOU!" -Strong Mad (you'd have to see it to get it so: http://
"Grandma! You put a curse on my turnip!" -Klinger
"How is that possible?!" -Rebecka (played by Ann from our home movie)
"I have a PhD in dance!" -Dr. Cockroach
"Our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now!" -Elwood Blues
Classmate: Maybe we could model the players' performance on the graph.
Teacher: If we're talking about Chris Simms, the graph would be one of exponential decay.
Me: This guy I don't know keeps talking to me about his girlfriend, and I don't know why.
Joseph: Maybe he wants relationship advice and you're the geekiest girl he knows.
Me: But how can he tell I'm a geek?
Joseph: That's like 5 Alive asking, "How can they tell I'm a robot?"
Me: I can read minds.
Joseph: No you can't.
Me: Sure I can. Think of a number, any number.
Joseph: Okay, I've got it.
Me: It's sixty-nine.
"Never underestimate the power of a cute shirt." -Sherri
"The world must be peopled!" -William Shakespeare
"When I was little, I thought a lot more of those words were real." -Joseph (on Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll)
"Keep in mind, dear reader, that anyone who lives in great times like these and cannot imagine how discoveries of this kind are made does not deserve to take part in this era." -Aaron Bernstein
"Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter." -Hector of Troy (Iliad XVII, lines 304-305)
Joseph [stretching in his uber-tight jeans]: I probably shouldn't be lunging in these.
John: It's as if a thousand strings cried out at once.
"I'm sorry, I was distracted by the number three." -Ann
Agatha: "Any sufficiently analyzed magic becomes indistinguishable from science!"
Zeetha: Wait, what's with the quotes? Who said that?
"I am still learning." -Michelangelo (1560, at age 85)
"Why should I live? Why should I do anything? Is there in life any purpose which the inevitable death which awaits me does not undo and destroy?" -Leo Tolstoy
"Captain of our fairy band,
Helena is here at hand,
And the youth, mistook by me,
Pleading for a lover's fee.
Shall we their fond pageant see?
Lord, what fools these mortals be!" -Puck (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
"I love the mountains,
I love the clear blue skies,
I love big bridges;
I love when Great Whites fly!
I love the whole world,
and all its sights and sounds!
I love to try stuff,
I love real dirty things,
I love tornadoes;
I love Egyptian kings!
I love the whole world,
it's such a brilliant place!" -Discovery Channel song.
"The results of their thought world flow through their fingers or from their tongues into the external world. This is true of Michelangelo's chisel, and it is true of a dictator's sword." -Francis Schaeffer ("How Should we Then Live?)
Oghren: "Drunk again, Oghren?" You sound like my father. He was all, "You're drunk; stop wetting on the table."
Zevran: How dare he.
"The day is cold, and dark, and dreary
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.
My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.
Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence." -Henrik Tikkanen
"In a mad world only the mad are sane." -Akira Kurosawa
"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." -Robin Williams
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." -Krishnamurti
"This is my letter to the world,
That never wrote to me,—
The simple news that Nature told,
With tender majesty.
Her message is committed
To hands I cannot see;
For love of her, sweet countrymen,
Judge tenderly of me!"
"We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies—
The Heroism we recite
Would be a daily thing,
Did not ourselves the Cubits warp
For fear to be a King—"
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
"Damn thee spam! DAMN THEE!!" -Doctor Steel
"Scintillate, scintillate, globule vivific,
Fain would I fathom thy nature specific!
Loftily poised in the ether capacious,
Strongly resembling a gem carbonaceous!"
"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand
"I have a son?! This is wonderful! I must see him!!" -Vader (HISHE's version of The Empire Strikes Back).
"Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars — mere globs of gas atoms. Nothing is "mere". I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more? The vastness of the heavens stretches my imagination — stuck on this carousel my little eye can catch one-million-year-old
light. A vast pattern — of which I am a part... What is the pattern or the meaning or the why? It does not do harm to the mystery to know a little more about it. For far more marvelous is the truth than any artists of the past imagined it. Why do the poets of the present not speak of it? What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?" - Richard Feynman
"Less invasions, more equations!" -Professor Farnsworth
“Once upon a time, my dear, power existed. It existed in the biggest muscle, it existed in the shortest skirt, it existed in the strongest poison, and it existed in the fastest mind. Now, there is no power, not even in knowledge. Not unless you know how to use it.” -Valery Jones
"It's amazing how a familiar smell can wrap you in its arms and cuddle away any ugly memories between now and the last time you smelt it!" -Charlotte "Chuck" Charles
"The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together. The cosmos is also within us - we’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." -Carl Sagan
"Compilers are a lot like...well, you. You have to define everything in the proper order or they get cranky." -Ken Qualls (to me)
"Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every 'superstar,' every 'supreme leader,' every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there - on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam." -Carl Sagan
"All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name." -Andre Breton
"People need loving the most when they deserve it the least." -John Harrigan
Annie Besant: Plenty of people wish well to any good cause, but very few care to exert themselves to help it, and still fewer will risk anything in its support. "Some one ought to do it, but why should I?" is the ever reechoed phrase of the weak-kneed amiability. "Some one ought to do it, so why not I?" is the cry of some earnest servant of man...
William James: True enough! And between these two sentences lie also the different destinies of the ordinary sluggard and the psychopathic man. Thus, when a superior intellect and psychopathic temperament coalesce...in the same individual, we have the best possible condition for the kind of effective genius that gets into the biographical dictionaries.
"But if you will think of ourselves as coming out of the earth, rather than having been thrown in here from somewhere else, you see that we are the earth, we are the consciousness of the earth." -Joseph Campbell