Archive for March, 2015

Quote of the day, March 21

March 21, 2015

Bill Nye, on science

“Everything you can touch and depend on in our society goes back to science.”

 

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Quote of the day, March 20

March 20, 2015

Izaak Walton, from The Compleat Angler (1653)

“Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.”

Quote of the day, March 19

March 20, 2015

Mark Twain, from Pudd’nhead Wilson (1894)

“Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”

Quote of the day, March 18

March 18, 2015

Herman Melville, from Moby Dick

“Delight is to him whose strong arms yet support him, when the ship of this base treacherous world has gone down beneath him.”

Quote of the day, March 17

March 17, 2015

T.S. Eliot, from Dante

“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.”

Quote of the day, March 16

March 17, 2015

Sigmund Freud, on the mind

“The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until is has gained a hearing.”

Quote of the day, March 15

March 15, 2015

Alan Partridge, on panic attacks

“Do I look like I suffer from panic attacks? I’ve had one panic attack in a car wash. It was a perfect storm of no sleep, no wife, and angry brushes whirring towards me. By the time the giant hair dryer came on, I was in the footwell.”

Quote of the day, March 14

March 14, 2015

From Ecclesiastes

“Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in a few words.”

Quote of the day, March 13

March 12, 2015

John Mellencamp, “The Real Life” (1987)

Suzanne divorced her husband
She got the keys to the car and the home
But her friends were really his friends
No one stops by to see her much anymore
So one night she goes back down to the old haunts
That once upon a time were her own
She didn’t know nobody out there no more
And the whole experience just made her feel so old
She says: (more…)

Quote of the day, March 12

March 12, 2015

Francis Bacon, on knowledge (from Valerius Terminus: of the interpretation of Nature, 1603)

“Knowledge, that tendeth but to satisfaction, is but as a courtesan, which is for pleasure, and not for fruit or generation.”