Quotes, 2018 Edition, Volume W

Alice Walker
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

Andy Warhol
“Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.”

Jay Weinberg
“The agenda is clear. They even transformed Jesus from pure protein to a carbohydrate.”
“You glorify the rebel spirit of your forefathers, but then as blind “Patriots” exclaim “if you don’t like it then leave!” And I say forefathers as if some of us weren’t bastard children. But…
Where shall I go? To the moon?
Is it not possible, to be critical, to aspire towards a grander social landscape in your own country? Does complacency light a fire? Are we not “free” to expect more without guilt and coercive flag waving?
If not. If space is the final frontier and we are to colonize Mars, let not the Martians in ages to come use our names in vain. Do not allow them the trumpets and hot air; the parade and pomp.
I implore you space travelers to question and engage. And don’t let anyone tell you “if you don’t like it then leave”. If you don’t like it, then light your fire. Be proud to be a Martian. God Bless Mars.”

Justin Weinberg
“This is normally inappropriate but the context is penises and I have a weakness for wordplay. Ruling: Allowed.”

Alfred North Whitehead
“For mathematics is the science of the most complete abstractions to which the human mind can attain.”

Oscar Wilde
“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
“We never get back our youth… The pulse of joy that beats in us at twenty becomes sluggish. Our limbs fail, our senses rot. We degenerate into hideous puppets, haunted by the memory of the passions of which we were too much afraid, and the exquisite temptations that we had not the courage to yield to.” (tPoDG)
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”
“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” (tPoDG)
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”
“A good friend will always stab you in the front.”
“I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.”
“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
“You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.” (tPoDG)
“I am not young enough to know everything.”
“The heart was made to be broken.”
“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.” (tPoDG)
“I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”
“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” (The Importance of Being Earnest)

Timothy Williamson
“However, that sympathy sometimes has little effect on their philosophical practice: they still philosophize in the grand old manner, merely adding naturalism to their list of a priori commitments.” (Philosophy of Philosophy)

James E. Wilson (House)
“Some doctors have a messiah complex, they need to save the world. You have a Rubik’s complex, you need to solve the world.”

Winnie the Pooh
“How good it is to have something that makes it difficult to say goodbye.”
“People say nothing’s impossible, but I do nothing every day!”

Wnderer
“From what I can tell from the hype, Windows 8 stinks like that Ubuntu dashboard crap where in order to check what programs you have, you first have to wade through ‘What’s New’ at the Ubuntu store. Or to find programs on your computer you use a Google like search. That’s like dumping all my bookmarks in my browser and using Google to find everything on the web. I’m sure Google would love that. This crap isn’t an improvement. It’s somebody’s business model. Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe etc. would love to merge the web into every activity on my computer, monitor what I’m doing and use the information to offer me products and services. The fact that Ubuntu is pioneering this stuff makes wonder who is really running that show. I hate the direction computers and the internet are going and I don’t see anyone offering an alternative.”

David Wong
“And as you get colder and lonelier and more powerless, you decide you’ll find ways to be powerful. If the system is going to try to ignore you in hopes you’ll just wither away and die, then you’ll make yourself impossible to ignore. If that means throwing a brick through a window at school, that’s what you do. If it means getting really good at insulting people, or fighting, or stealing, then so be it. When you’ve been frozen out of the system — or perceive that you’ve been frozen out, to the point that swallowing a bottle of your grandma’s pain pills seems like a reasonable exit — what else do you have to lose?”

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