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Journal of quotes:

  • April 29, 2007: When you're looking at clouds, civilization just gets in the way.
  • February 11, 2007: "I hope you don't mind. I hope you don't mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is now that you're in the world." "Your Song" by Elton John.
  • October 22, 2006: "I love nonsense! Talking nonsense is man's only privilege that distinguishes him from all other organisms. If you keep talking big nonsense you will get to sense! I am a man, therefore I talk nonsense. Nobody ever got to a single truth without talking nonsense fourteen times first." Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
  • August 25, 2006: "Some people there are who fatigue themselves in learning, and investigating that which, when learned and investigated, is not worth a farthing either to the memory or understanding." Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.
  • August 17, 2006: "But, now, sloth triumphs over activity, idleness over toil, vice over virtue, arrogance over valour, and the theory over the practice of arms, which obtained and shone resplendent in those golden ages that produced knights-errants." Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.
  • August 1, 2006: "I'm simple. It's complicated." On a t-shirt.
  • July 25, 2006: "Every knight-errant, said Don Quixote, is obliged to quarrel with those who are out of their senses, as well as those who are in them, if they asperse the humour of women, watsoever they might be." Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.
  • June 26, 2006: "death awaits/the innocent masses/those alive and invincible/for now." "For Now" by me.
  • June 15, 2006: "Celebration of cerebration is not what the public wants. Indeed, the opposite is probably true. We are suspicious of excess smartness." David E. Slavitt.
  • April 13, 2006: There comes a point when anything you've forgotten you can live without.
  • March 26, 2006: "And, as individuals get into trouble by making too great a show of liveries, or as slaves when they are too numerous rise against their masters, so I think I could mention a nation that has got into many great difficulties, and will get into many greater, from maintaining too large a retinue of words." David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.
  • March 19, 2006: "When a man is drawing on to a time of life, where the two ends of life meet, when he finds himself, however hearty he is, being wheeled about for the second time, in speeches of go-cart, he should be over-rejoiced to do a kindness if he can." David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.
  • March 4, 2006: "When in doubt, take a bath. It can calm your mind, relax your tired, tense body, and soothe your stressed soul. Baths are as necessary for spiritual replenishment and centering as are prayer and meditation." Sarah Ban Breathnach.
  • February 26, 2006: "Don't fear your best friends because a best friend would never try to do you wrong. And don't fear your worst friends because a worst friend's just a best friend who's done you wrong." "Never Too Late" by Michael Franti and Spearhead.
  • February 24, 2006: "Since we cannot know all there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything." Blaise Pascal.
  • February 6, 2006: "That about the price of wheat per bushel, I modestly felt was too much for my strength, and quite settled the question. I have never, to this hour, got the better of that bushel of wheat. It has reappeared to annihilate me, all through my life, in connexion with all kinds of subjects. I don't know now, exactly, what it has to do with me, or what right it has to crush me, on an infinite variety of occasions, but whenever I see my old friend the bushel brought in by the head and shoulders (as he always is, I observe), I give up the subject for lost." David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.
  • January 27, 2006: Why is it OK to change the future but wrong to change the past if by changing the past you change the future?
  • January 17, 2006: "He said, 'Son can you play me a memory? I'm not really sure how it goes, but it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete when I wore a younger man's clothes.'" "Piano Man" by Billy Joel.
  • January 7, 2006: "The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear." Socrates.
  • November 11, 2005: "So we make stories of our own, in fevered and envious imitation of our Maker, hoping that we'll tell, by chance, what God left untold." Sacrament by Clive Barker.
  • October 11, 2005: "They think they know me, but how can they know me? I'm getting to know myself. I'm finally ready to be somebody with a story to tell." "Alive" by Melissa O'Neil.
  • September 25, 2005: "Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them, and you have their shoes." Frieda Norris.
  • September 21, 2005: "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." Galileo Galilei.
  • August 25, 2005: "It's a joke in the zoo business, a weary joke, that the paperwork involved in trading a shrew weighs more than an elephant, that the paperwork involved in trading an elephant weighs more than a whale, nad that you must never try to trade a whale, never." Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
  • July 10, 2005: Well, you know what they say about falling off horses; You just have to get right back on.
  • July 9, 2005: "A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams.
  • July 6, 2005: "Oh, and I can sense my mother's sadness." Laryssa.
  • June 9, 2005: Hunger is but a reminder that you're mortal.

Note: Unquoted quotes are either common sayings or just thoughts of my own.