Friday, May 30

Quotes of Note


Imagine a world in which generations of human beings come to believe that certain films were made by God or that specific software was coded by him. Imagine a future in which millions of our descendants murder each other over rival interpretations of Star Wars or Windows 98. Could anything --anything -- be more ridiculous? And yet, this would be no more ridiculous than the world we are living in.

Sam Harris, author (1967- )


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A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., jurist (1841-1935)



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Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head.


Chinese Proverb



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It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.

Rollo May, psychologist (1909-1994)


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Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.

Gladys Browyn Stern, writer (1890-1973)

14 comments:

Ginnie said...

I love the Sam Harris quote. I don't know how you keep coming up with such good ones...and always different !

Grannymar said...

We women are and have the neck to turn men's heads.

utenzi said...

I agree with Ginnie. Great quote, Judy.

Seamus said...

The Rollo May quote could not be more apropos than today!

Bob-kat said...

I loved these! I especially liked the first one and the one about running faster. So true.

vicki said...

The chinese proverb reminds me of a saying by Margaret Mead I need to find for you. I like coming here and finding good quotes! The vodka tips are funny- I'm not sure I'd be willing to use it for cleaning my feet when I could be mixing it with orange juice.

Do you remember when we were kids and if we got a bit of mercury from a broken thermometer we found it absolutely fascinating. I distinctly remember rolling it around and separating it and poking it back together? Egads! Reading that link on the lightbulbs made me wonder if that accounts for all sorts of strangeness. :-)

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

These are great and the comic was funny. We are an interesting species us humans....

db grin said...

Good quotes!

Never heard of Rollo before, I shall have to educate m'self.

Oh, and today is Tiff's birthday! Would you wish her a happy one?

Jean-Luc Picard said...

The Sam Harris quote is worth thinking about.

Granny Annie said...

I may have to borrow that Sam Harris quote and put it on my blog permanently. All good quotes. Judy, you've done it again and the cartoon is so great!

Bear Naked said...

What a great cartoon and all the quotes are good also.
Thank You

sage said...

I'll be in NC tomorrow! Interesting quotes.

rosemary said...

I'm with the Chinese on this one.

PI said...

I'll drink to that - especially the last one.