quotes Archives

"We're all just temporarily in a very unnatural not-dead state."

         - Paul Ford (@ftrain)

Posted on October 9, 2012 at 09:54 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

Is that a closet or a phonebooth? 2012

RT @rolldiggity: Since so many people who speak out against gay marriage end up being gay, I've decided to start speaking out against superhero marriage.

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 11:46 PM in quotes, tweets | Permalink | Comments (0)

Welcome to the future 2012

"Complexity is becoming our native habitat." - @neb

Posted on May 10, 2012 at 01:32 AM in quotes, tweets, Web/Tech | Permalink | Comments (0)

My president 2012

RT @BarackObama: "Same-sex couples should be able to get married."—President Obama

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 01:01 PM in politics & philosophy, quotes, tweets | Permalink | Comments (0)

"And I have asbestos underpants"

    -- Heather Champ (at SXSW session on community management a year or two ago)

Posted on February 14, 2011 at 01:18 PM in quotes, The Web | Permalink | Comments (2)

Albany is the Martinez of Berkeley.

- Paul Nordstrand, in 1980

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 12:07 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (2)

To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct is for it.

            --Samuel Butler

Posted on July 14, 2009 at 11:49 AM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

"I have often had the impression that, to penguins, man is just another penguin - different, less predictable, occasionally violent, but tolerable company when he sits still and minds his own business."

- Bernard Stonehouse

Posted on June 16, 2009 at 04:15 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

What we need is a rebirth of satire, of dissent, of irreverence, of an uncompromising insistence that phoniness is phony and platitudes are platitudinous.

     --Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

And I have to wonder, is this on the wall in The Daily Show offices? Specifically intentional or no, thanks, you guys.

Posted on September 6, 2008 at 09:27 AM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if Labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

          --Abraham Lincoln (1861 State of the Union address)

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 07:29 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (2)

"All you have to do is read Yelp reviews to know how many morons there are."

- Robert A. to me, over a perfectly nice dinner

Posted on August 22, 2008 at 04:59 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

No man who is in a hurry is quite civilized.

                                     --Will & Ariel Durant

Posted on August 17, 2008 at 10:23 AM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

To my extreme mortification, I grow wiser every day.

                                              --Lord Byron

Posted on August 13, 2008 at 11:43 AM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

Torture is not particularly complicated or mysterious. A tool of the crudest kind of coercion, it crops up with great predictability whenever a local despot or a foreign occupier lacks the consent needed to rule.... The widespread abuse of prisoners is a virtually foolproof indication that politicians are trying to impose a system ... that is rejected by large numbers of the people they are ruling.

            --Naomi Klein

Posted on August 11, 2008 at 08:35 AM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

With children no longer the universally accepted reason for marriage, marriages are going to have to exist on their own merits.

                    --Eleanor Holmes Norton

Posted on July 26, 2008 at 01:46 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

A share in two revolutions is living to some purpose.

                                            --Thomas Paine

Posted on July 14, 2008 at 07:56 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.          

--Mark Twain

Posted on July 5, 2008 at 11:36 AM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.

    --Bill Gates

Posted on June 24, 2008 at 08:43 AM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

Curiosity endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will.

    --Alistair Cooke

Posted on June 22, 2008 at 11:02 AM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.

                                --John Lubbock

Posted on June 21, 2008 at 11:24 AM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

It's hard to convince people that you're killing them for their own good.

                          --Molly Ivins

Posted on June 15, 2008 at 10:06 AM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

                  --Mitch Ratcliffe

Posted on June 14, 2008 at 04:58 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (1)

"Oh yeah, it's got all kinds of uses. I use it to clean my bar utensils."

-- Jamie Boudreau on vodka

Posted on May 26, 2008 at 10:21 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

Campaigns to bearproof all garbage containers in wild areas have been difficult because, as one biologist put it, "There is a considerable overlap between the intelligence levels of the smartest bears and the dumbest tourists."

    --source unknown

Posted on May 24, 2008 at 11:05 AM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

"I didn't touch yo tongs!"

- Jane to Joe, during dinner preparations tonight

Posted on March 15, 2008 at 07:54 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

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