The late George Carlin -- "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that"
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"I believe in the sand beneath my toes. The beach gives a feeling, an earthy feeling. I believe in the faith that grows, And the four right chords can make me cry. When I'm with you I feel like I could die, and that would be alright"
Go back a little to leap further. - John Clarke
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. - Theodore Roosevelt
Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success. - Napoleon Hill
They fail, and they alone, who have not striven. - Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. - Euripides
They can because they think they can. - Virgil
"you want the truth??"
"you cant handle the truth!!"
A Few Good Men. This comes from the scene where Tom cruise is interviewing Jack Nicholson in court
Some of my favorite movie quotes:
Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world? - The matrix
I love French wine, like I love the French language. I have sampled every language, French is my favorite. Fantastic language. Especially to curse with. Nom de dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperie de connard d'enculer ta mère. It's like wiping your arse with silk. I love it. - Matrix Reloaded
- Has anybody read 'Animal Farm'?
- No, but I fucked a sheep once. (Come from 187, a great movie with Samuel L Jackson)
The general misunderstanding of what Fawkes actually stood for and who he is and what he actually wanted to do, which was to end the slightly more egalitarian Protestant revolution in England by restoring Catholic domination (and had that worked, modern-day Britain would look more like a fascist police state than it would an anarchist commune), pisses me off to a certain extent. As a movie though, it wasn't that bad.
I think it's more a reference to what Guy Fawkes represents to the English than to his actual personal political goals. Alan Moore knows his history, can't comment on the movie though.
If you think you understand Quantum Theory, you don't understand Quantum Theory.
We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.