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.
"My three delightful children are my only chance at a second life, or even an immortal one. And I'll tell you something; if I was told to sacrifice them to prove my devotion to God and admire the man who said, "Yes, I'll GUT MY KID to show my love of God."
Science is more then a body of knowledge, it's a way of thinking,
a way of skeptically interrogating the Universe with a fine understanding of human fallibility.
If we are not able to ask skeptical questions, to interrogate those tho tell us that something is true,
to be skeptical of those in authority, then we are up for grabs for the next charlatan,
political or religious, that comes ambling along. - Professor Carl Sagan
V:Who? Who is but the form following the function of what and what I am is a man in a mask.
Evey:Well I can see that.
V:Of course you can. I'm not questioning your powers of observation I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.
V:But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace sobriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona.
Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.
The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.
Evey:Are you like a crazy person?
V:I am quite sure they will say so.
And would you believe I still haven't seen that movie? Lol.
Oh, and my absolute favoritest quote of ALL TIME!!!
Quote from "Epicurus" »
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
"People get into relationships for the wrong reasons. The idea is to develop something different, something better, something that you can't share with just anyone. They should be the ones sitting next to you with their arm around your shoulder running their fingers through your hair when it looks like things could get no worse, to comfort you when you need it most. They should be there for the kisses hello and kisses goodbye, to tell you that you're missed and never forgotten. Above all else, more than anything, they should be there to show you that despite being so small and so insignificant in the grand scheme of things, you are so much more important than you could possibly realize, that your life means more than the world, the moon, the sun and all the stars combined, that your existence here means something, means everything."
Goddamn that's romantic dude. Reminds me of me and my girl... Hehe...
"What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them." --Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, 1787.
"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere." --Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams, 1787.
"If our country, when pressed with wrongs at the point of the bayonet, had been governed by its heads instead of its hearts, where should we have been now? Hanging on a gallows as high as Haman's." --Thomas Jefferson to Maria Cosway, 1786.
"[An occasional insurrection] will not weigh against the inconveniences of a government of force, such as are monarchies and aristocracies." --Thomas Jefferson to T. B. Hollis, July 2, 1787.
"Cherish... the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them." --Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1787.