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Quotations to me are compressed brilliance. But we're still talking about human life and experience in some way. But anyway. The point is. If it's a paragraph, it's a paragraph. But if it has to be one continuous wall of text, then that is only genius as a whole. That's it: brilliance. Pick a unit and run it.
What I Mean Is 
Some genius can be recognized instantly, but my point was, whatever. Here's my opener anyway, and again I want a whole paragraph:

"He who despises himself respects himself because he despises himself." 
Oscar Wilde. 
All art is quite useless. 
Iain M. Banks - Surface Detail 
Almost every developing species had a creation myth buried somewhere in its past, even if by the time they�d become space-faring it was no more than a quaint and dusty irrelevance (though, granted, some were downright embarrassing). Talking utter drivel about thunderclouds having sex with the sun, lonely old sadists inventing something to amuse themselves with, a big fish spawning the stars, planets, moons and your own ever-so-special People � or whatever other nonsense had wandered into the most likely feverish mind of the enthusiast who had come up with the idea in the first place � at least showed you were interested in trying provide an explanation for the world around you, and so was generally held to be a promising first step towards coming up with the belief system that provably worked and genuinely did produce miracles: reason, science and technology. 
RickyT23 
For me the glass is always half full, probably because my glass has always been half empty. 
Similitude ?? 
For me the glass is always half empty, probably because my glass has always been half full.

errr.. or the opposite .... :P 
Suppose 
That depends on your point of view. 
 
No problem is too small or too trivial if we can really do something about it.
--Richard Feynman 
 
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do more, and you are not yet decrepit enough to turn them down.
--T. S. Eliot 
 
I was sitting in a chair in the patent office at Bern when all of sudden a thought occurred to me: If a person falls freely he will not feel his own weight. I was startled. This simple thought made a deep impression on me. It impelled me toward a theory of gravitation.
--Albert Einstein 
 
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
-Gandhi 
 
Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
--Jesus of Nazareth 
 
Un peuple qui trafique de ses enfants est encore plus condamnable que l�acheteur: ce n�goce d�montre notre sup�riorit�; ce qui se donne un ma�tre �tait n� pour en avoir.
--Voltaire 
 
All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
--Leo Tolstoy 
 
Caccianli i ciel per non esser men belli,
n� lo profondo inferno li riceve,
ch'alcuna gloria i rei avrebber d'elli.
--Dante Alighieri 
 
The basis of a democratic state is liberty.
--Aristotle 
 
The bulk of the world�s knowledge is an imaginary construction.
--Helen Keller 
 
"Parties are intended to be celebrations, and celebrations should be only for those who have something to celebrate".
--Ayn Rand 
 
Following a dream I had three years ago, I have become deeply moved by the plight of the Tibetan people, and have been filled with a desire to help them. I also awoke from the same dream realizing that I had subconsciously gained knowledge of a deductive technique, involving mind-body coordination operating hand-in-hand with the deepest level of intuition.
--Dale Cooper 
 
Were kisses all the joys in bed, one woman would another wed.
--William Shakespeare 
 
There is object proof that homosexuality is more interesting than heterosexuality. It's that one knows a considerable number of heterosexuals who would wish to become homosexuals, whereas one knows very few homosexuals who would really like to become heterosexuals.
--Michel Foucault 
 
If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.
--Harvey Milk 
 
I AM A FAGGOT!
HUMP MY RUMP!

---czg 
... 
this clearly shows Spirit is not a reader of teh books but true interweb person... 
 
At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.

— Friedrich Nietzsche 
 
The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.

Samuel Butler 
 
I was so drunk, I thought I was Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole 
 
'Never tangle with anything that's got more teeth than the entire Osmond family.' 
Czg 
regarding post #12: please do not use Google translate, it is awfully translated 
 
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us" - Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Wars: A New Hope) 
Grab A Brew. Don't Cost Nothin'. 
Bluto Blutarsky. 
Yeah, Stuff... 
> A true genius does not need boundaries such as 'common sense'

> "It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove." 
 
there's no succes like failure..,
and failure's no succes at all.


Bob Dylan. 
Crap Rephrases 
The first man to put a fence around his tobacco field, should have been shot - Voltaire.

Not to touch the earth not to see the sun, nothing left to do but run run run - Jim Morrison

In the shadowplay acting out your own death knowing no more, as the assassins all grouped in four lines dancing on the floor, and with cold steel odour on their bodies made a move to connect, I could stare in disbelief as the crowds all left...
-Ian Curtis, aka only for Joy Division fans 
Metal Quotation 

And when you kill a man, you're a murderer
Kill many, and you're a conqueror
Kill them all...Ooh...Oh you're a god!


Captive Honor - Megadeth




To secure peace is to prepare for war


Don't Tread on Me - Metallica




Give praise to Satan, he has won


Cruxifixation - Deicide





Free from my jail of flesh,
Far from my earthly trips. Disincarnate...
Free from my carnal being, Nearer the Celestial Empire.


Shaped Images Of Disincarnate Spirits - Loudblast




A man lies in the corner, covered with blood
Bloody wounds on his body, praying to his god
People pass him by, but they say
Why should we care about him? he will die today


Riot of Violence - Kreator





For more stuff please visit http://www.darklyrics.com/ ;) 
Just Remembered This One Today 
"Death is not the end - there remains division of the estate." - Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce is so awesome. Anyone that hasn't checked out "The Devil's Dictionary" yet is missing out. "Birth - the first and worst of all accidents." 
Queens Of The Stone Age 
You're solid gold, and I'll see you in hell. 
Stephen King 
You must not come lightly to the blank page. 
John Cleese 
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat? 
Winston Churchill 
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. 
Iain Banks 
They speak very well of you.
They speak very well of everybody.
That so bad?
Yes. It means you can�t trust them. 
 
It takes two fools at least to argue.

Chesshire ~ Alice2 
Ijed 
thumbs up for those except the meat one ;-) 
Frank Zappa 
If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it. 
 
An optimist, he looks at the glass of milk and says, it is half full.
A pessimist, he looks at the glass and says, it is half empty.
I look at the glass and say it is sour.

Jacques 'Jacques' Liverot 
H.L. Mencken 
Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem; neat, plausible, and wrong 
Maarten Luther 
pestis eram vivus,moriens tuas mors ero.

as long as pest was alive, your death will be dying. 
... 
They say that eons ago, a superior species evolved from the apes.

Can someone please tell me where to find them?

Cuz I'm stuck hanging out with these guys. 
Er... Madfox... Google Says: 
"Living, I was your plague -- dying, I shall be your death" 
Silent 
I translated as it came to me,
but google didn't read Edgar Allen Poe. 
Erika Hall 
Do not speak unless you can improve the silence. 
William Pannapacker 
One probably could not devise a better system for keeping people with humanistic values away from power than by confining them to decade-long graduate programs with a long future of transient adjunct positions making less than the minimum wage.

Been watching the spurt of "So you want to be a..." youtube videos from a couple years ago lately, where people bitch about their professions. My favourite opening:

Q: I want to become an electrical engineer.
A: Are you completely insane? Have you no human soul?
Lol. 
 
"Ow, my sperm!"
- Fry 
Huh 
"it didn't hurt that time..." 
 
�There is indeed a great deal of futility amongst the human race which we do not commonly see, for it all forms part of our illusion; but let a man be much annoyed by something that others do, so that he is separated from them and has to leave them, and looks back at what they are doing, and he'll see at once all manner of whimsical absurdities that he had not noticed before.�
-Lord Dunsany 
 
I can't change the world but I can describe the world and let them think about it

Axl Rose 
Testis Unos Testis Nullos 
no witness evidence alone 
 
The most veritable proof for existence of intelligent life in space is the lack of contact.
-- Stanislaw Lem 
About The Masque Of The Red Death 
'I think the overall highlight was that it used a standard theme, standard monsters, standard weapons, no fancy-assed engine faggotry(...)'

-Shambler 
 
"It's always night, or we wouldn't need light" -- Thelonious Monk 
Re Meaning Something .. 
Axl Rose quote beats the philosopher's, pants down.

Been digging up a few anti-religion quotes -

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours." - Stephen Roberts

�Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.� - Voltaire

Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know." Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?" - Annie Dillard 
Maxim Of The Sea #1 
The sea doesn't care. It doesn't care if you are thirsty. It doesn't care if you are hungry or have a full belly. It doesn't care if you are too hot, or too cold. It doesn't care if you can breathe or not breathe. It will try to rot you, crush you, wash away everything that matters to you and when it's done it still won't care whether or not you make it past it's challenges. It shall continue to attack you because that's the nature of the sea.

Forget this and you will rue the day that you did. 
 
"Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment." 
#Je Suis Charlie 
 
 
�Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.�


― Mark Twain 
George Orwell 
Totalitarianism demands, in fact, the continuous alteration of the past, and in the long run probably demands a disbelief in the very existence of objective truth. The friends of totalitarianism in this country usually tend to argue that since absolute truth is not attainable, a big lie is no worse than a little lie. It is pointed out that all historical records are biased and inaccurate, or on the other hand, that modern physics has proven that what seems to us the real world is an illusion, so that to believe in the evidence of one's senses is simply vulgar philistinism.

God, how this describes the most misguided of my colleagues... 
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