Random Quotes

Milan Kundera

For love, by definition, is an undeserved gift if being loved without merit is precisely the proof of true love. If a woman tells me: love you because you're smart because you are honest because you give me gifts, why are not you in clutch because wash the dishes, I feel disappointed, this love has the air of being interested in anything. It's much nicer to hear: I'm crazy about you despite you not being smart or not serious, and though you are a liar, selfish bastard.

Egyptian Proverbs

Often said when people spend a great deal of time preparing for a normal or usual event.

Rudolf Steiner, fully Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner

Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

I always remind myself that what one observes is at best a combination of variance and returns, not just returns.

Pema Chödrön, born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown

Even if you don't feel appreciation, just look. Feel what you feel; take an interest and be curious.

Jean de La Bruyère

Next to sound judgment, diamonds are pearls are the rarest things to be met with.

Debasish Mrida

Swim in the stream of beauty of love to reach the shores of life.

William F. Buckley, Jr.

The more complicated and powerful the job, the more rudimentary the preparation for it.

Chinese Proverbs

Aged ginger is more pungent.

Robert Ingersoll, fully Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll

The theologians dead, knew no more than the theologians now living. More than this cannot be said. About this world little is known,?about another world, nothing. Our fathers were intellectual serfs, and their fathers were slaves. The makers of our creeds were ignorant and brutal. Every dogma that we have, has upon it the mark of whip, the rust of chain, and the ashes of fagot. Our fathers reasoned with instruments of torture. They believed in the logic of fire and sword. They hated reason. They despised thought. They abhorred liberty.

Hebrew Proverbs

Be the day weary or be the day long, at last it ringeth to evensong.

William Shakespeare

Slander's mark was ever yet the fair; the ornament of beauty is suspect, a crow that flies in heaven's sweetest air, so thou be good, slander doth but approve thy worth the greater.

Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.

There live a great man named Joe who was belittled by a loudmouth foe. While his rival would taunt and tease Joe silently bore the stings. and then fought like gladiator in the ring.

Turkish Proverbs

One must ask about the delight of opium from one who smokes it.

Hebrew Proverbs

Small children, a headache. Big children, heartache.

Paul Valéry, fully Ambroise-Paul-Toussaint-Jules Valéry

Sometime I think; and sometime I am.

Michael Ellis

I think we need a global revolution which comes from the heart and soul of each individual. I hope this paper will show that consciousness is defined as the perception of the true nature of things or true reality and that consciousness is imminent in the Universe and is inseparably connected with all phenomena and matter, just as the mind is inseparably connected with the body and spirit.

William Shakespeare

It will have blood, they say: blood will have blood. Stones have been known to move and trees to speak; augures and understood relations have by maggot-pies and choughs and rooks brought forth the secret'st man of blood. What is the night? Macbeth, Act iii, Scene 4

Ed Yong, fullyEdmund Soon-Weng Yong

The microbiome is infinitely more versatile than any of our familiar body parts. Your cells carry between 20,000 and 25,000 genes, but it is estimated that the microbes inside you wield around 500 times more. This genetic wealth, combined with their rapid evolution, makes them virtuosos of biochemistry, able to adapt to any possible challenge. They help to digest our food, releasing otherwise inaccessible nutrients. They produce vitamins and minerals that are missing from our diet. They break down toxins and hazardous chemicals. They protect us from disease by crowding out more dangerous microbes or killing them directly with antimicrobial chemicals. They produce substances that affect the way we smell. They are such an inevitable presence that we have outsourced surprising aspects of our lives to them. They guide the construction of our bodies, releasing molecules and signals that steer the growth of our organs. They educate our immune system, teaching it to tell friend from foe. They affect the development of the nervous system, and perhaps even influence our behaviour. They contribute to our lives in profound and wide-ranging ways; no corner of our biology is untouched. If we ignore them, we are looking at our lives through a keyhole.

Lewis Carroll, pseudonym for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin,' thought Alice 'but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!

Steven Pinker, fully Steven Arthur Pinker

The slate cannot be blank if different genes can make it more or less smart, articulate, adventurous, shy, happy, conscientious, neurotic, open, introverted, giggly, spatially challenged, or likely to dip buttered toast in coffee.

Paulo Freire

The culture of the dominant class hinders the affirmation of men as beings of decision.

David Schmidtz

People who know they are terminally ill often seem to live more meaningfully. Though dying, they somehow are more alive. They cherish each morning and are vividly aware of each day’s passing. They see despair as a self-indulgent waste, and they have no time to waste.

Norman Ralph Augustine

Law Number XXIII: Any task can be completed in only one-third more time than is currently estimated.

Gabriel García Márquez, aka Gabo

Old age began with one's first fall and the death came with the second.