Category Archives: Quotes

Quotes From Here and There

You people are so crunchy, I can’t even keep up with you.here (Ha! Reference to people being crunchy reminds me of this tshirt)

After consulting many blogs and wardrobe planning books, I have learned that I am what is called a “table top dresser.”there

But let’s be honest, it’s impossible to study the past without feeling something. Confusion, fascination, excitement—this is what motivates historians to spend their days poring over obscure manuscripts.here

Word spacing, one assumes, was not quite so high on their list of priorities.there

In one of those crazy coincidences that can fuel an entire cottage industry preying up those easily duped by conspiracy theories, April 22 also happened to be the birth date of the leader of communist revolution in Russia, Vladimir Lenin.here

Quotes From Here and There

Dr. Boli hardly knows what to say, not least because he seldom thinks about what he is doing when he writes. This reader’s question has led him to undertake an exhaustive analysis of his own handwriting for the first time, and he has concluded that his goal in forming letters is the same as his goal in everything else: to achieve the greatest effect with the least effort.here

Like an ice skater, the Earth leans into its curve, tipping its northern continents towards the Sun, packing more sunlight into every square inch of surface.there

Sorry. Only two this week. I’ll try to make up for it next week. Or the next. Maybe.

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I kind of love it. A lot. Maybe because the wings are FULL OF POCKET, but probably mostly because I’ve always wanted a carapace.here

I personally have always considered committees as proof that human beings evolved from animals that had tails and liked to chase them.there (via)

” My theory with dresses and fashion is all about everyday is a celebration, everyday is worth dressing up for, everyday is awesome.”here

While melody is certainly important in classical music , nice hummable melodies alone do not great music make . What matters is what the composer DOES with those melodies or themes. This is what creates masterpieces.there

If you’re wondering what that repeated thumping sound is, it’s echoes of me hitting my head against my desk.here

Now I can’t even afford my third yacht!”there

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Trains Are Wonderful And People Are Garbagehere (First seen here)

…it’s easier to outsmart people than it is to outdumb them.there

For all that I bitch about going to work in the dark, I do love being able to skip normal people driving time.here

And once again, man is done in by his obsession with quarterly revenue reports.there

All is well, but nothing is complete. It goes on forever and I can only stand, watch and wonder.here

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It’s a shame that term fell into disuse, inasmuch as we now find ourselves with a surfeit of such individuals.here

Maybe we can think of this clothing item as the equivalent of a slice of pie—it can be a simple diner treat or dressed up for an elaborate dinner party.there

You have to want it. And you have to be willing to sacrifice for it, if only for a time.here

“SOMEONE GO GET JOHN CONNOR. IT’S BEGINNING. STAY HUMAN.”there

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It is Ash Wednesday today and the start of Lent. God knows, I can’t give up chocolate or coffee. What can I say? I’m flawed.here

… have you ever noticed how subtly offensive “flattering” can sound?there

One of the most distressing characteristics of education reformers is that they are hyper-focused on how students perform, but they ignore how students learn.here

Behold the creepiest damn thing in the entire world of sports, anywhere, on the ENTIRE PLANET.there

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When I feed new sacrifices to the Textile Hoarding annex, I like to buy 5 yards of something. You just never know. Maybe I want a tank top, maybe I want to make a car cover. I will not be limited!!!here

Darlene: Oh, my goodness. I can’t believe it.

Marlene: So you’re seeing it too? I thought I was hallucinating.

Darlene: No — she’s actually wearing a dress without any pockets.there

Oh good, I’m sharing crazy-people conversations I have with myself online, nowhere

I kinda had a theme going there, but then I found this:

…you simply cannot apologize quickly or profusely enough to obtain the forgiveness of people who derive their identities from being easily offended.there

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I want my brownie points for not using the huge claw hammer I had at my disposal.here

As is so often the case, our eagerness to invoke Eurocentrism displays a certain bias of its own…there (via ALD)

Orange is The New Blackhere

“I suppose many authors do write fiction with a message in mind, but I’ve always thought that to be the straight road to fictional wrack and ruin.”there

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…they’re convinced that if they can spout the right platitudes, they too can drive women off bridges in the dead of night and be lionized for it.here

All of the hugger-mugger about how the human race will curl up and die without the goad of getting out of bed in the morning and dragging its ass down to the ditch or the office is, of course, hysterical hooey.there

During this time, I have come to believe that expressing and accepting one’s self fully, be it understated or outrageous and everything in-between, improves well being, decreases fear and changes lives for the better.here

“One of the quickest ways to make people think differently about something is to change the visuals around it.”there

I’ve “hated” Evgeni Plushenko for years…not really, but in that sense of “hate” in which, if you were a Bills fan during the 1980s and 1990s, you “hated” Dan Marino, or in the way I “hate” Tom Brady now. You “hate” the guy who wins a ton while committing the crime of not being your guy.here

… researchers from the University of Amsterdam accidentally ended up mapping a severe case of snack addiction.there

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Also, I’m yet to understand the equation: Somebody wearing these shoes in a magazine = They Work. I’ve seen pictures of Katy Perry attempting to wear clothes in a magazine, doesn’t mean it works.here (via)

If I get caught shaking my head in bemused wonderment once more, the sherrif’s department will probably arrest me for ‘Mocking Texas’.there

Can someone tell me just what the last panel there is demonstrating, by way of Things They Don’t Want You Doing In Their Bathroom?here

Everyone needs a Holy Grail.there

UPDATE: Oops. Found one more that I must add.

It’s okay now to be an alpha male because of your geekiness — to have swagger because you’re good at using your brain. You don’t have to be humble and self-effacing because your achievements aren’t athletic.here

(I haven’t seen the episodes that led to this tempest-in-a-teapot but I must say I’m not fond of “swagger” or especially rudeness. That’s not being an alpha; that’s just being a jerk.)

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I don’t read their books to feel accepted or rejected, to have my lifestyle choices affirmed, but to appreciate their distance from me, their difference.here

…weather (it’s schizoid where I live and I want to murder it on an almost daily basis)…there

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Sorry, only two this week. I have been spending a lot of time reading a book and not so much reading blogs and other online stuff.

Quotes From Here and There

I had a brief exchange on Twitter about me writing episodes of Dr Who, to which my reply was something along the lines of, ‘The Doctor would be dead a few seconds after his first encounter with a Dalek’.here

Your soul is currently on a trip in an exotic location (Earth) with canyons, oceans, stars, and snow. Are you enjoying your journey?there

When as grownups we fall and rise again, hopefully each time closer to the angels, it is to us a matter of integrity, of struggle and betterment, of progress and growth, the rooted aims of a living life…here

But agents, like insurance companies, and members of Congress, and the President, neglected to provide a photo of the devil to their customers.there

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And I’m going to relish explaining to people what an octothorpe is.here (I love it!)

Truth be told, I don’t think I could get both those steaks and a spud into my Seventies-vintage blender, but now I’m keen to try.there

” Even with familiar everyday odors, such as coffee, banana, and chocolate, English speakers only correctly name the smells around 50% of the time.”here

Futurism is an imperfect craft in which the most earnest and educated individual must practice a fair amount of hand-wavy illusion building to even begin the process of prediction.there

We never know the impact of our actions.here

If Einstein had not discovered relativity, someone else would have done so, and probably soon. If Picasso had not painted his works of art, no one else would have done so.there

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…but people, I have to tell you: do NOT operate sewing patterns while under the influence of cold medicine.here

Artistic nomenclature doesn’t work like biological classification, no matter how much we all might wish it did.there

What if you just sat and looked out at the night for a few minutes?here

Some Princetonians believe that simply living within the 08540 postal zone adds at least 20 points to an IQ. And they must be convinced that even the resident geese that loiter at the office parks and on the outskirts of town are literate.there

Two Quotes

These are both from The Technician, by Neal Asher.

“I think, Shree, that you’ve lost sight of what we were fighting for.”
I haven’t, it’s freedom.”
An airy concept often used by people who are really saying: I’m fighting for the freedom to tell you what to do.”

Too true in the real world. Then there’s this one, my favorite of the two, although I do somewhat understand the appeal of mysticism.

“That everything can be analysed, catalogued and understood does not destroy its value. Mysticism is the function of a mind looking for alternatives to reality.”

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“I’m utterly committed to the idea that capitalism has to be the way we generate mass wealth in the coming century. That argument’s over. But the idea that it’s not going to be married to a social compact, that how you distribute the benefits of capitalism isn’t going to include everyone in the society to a reasonable extent, that’s astonishing to me.”here

What do we call the woman who is no longer young?there

I want to know about the man, but the myth keeps getting in the way.here

We stumble around in this world like galoots with other whole universes –- the very big, the very small –- unseen around us.there

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I don’t know why I would want to wear drab colors when I can already see them all around me on the bare trees and in the grey clouds.here

I remain persuaded that this is a plot by the Death Panels™ to make us all wish we were dead and thereby save them some work.there

He ends his rant by suggesting government should not meddle in our private lives. How odd given his stances on many issues deemed private.here

There’s a saying that goes “No one can be a genius 24 hours a day “.there

“There are moments when there is nothing more urgent than the defense of what has already been accomplished”here

I’ve even decided I like this little piece enough to make it the cover of our Christmas cards this year so if you’re on our list, beware!there

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“Under the amended ordinance, it is now illegal to feed all wild mammals, including pigeons and Canada Geese.”here

But I do think it’s strange that there’s this long list of men who do lots of things well, and the main woman they come up with is a synonym for unrealistic, wish-fullfillment, self-insertion fantasy.there

Listen sweetie, in the real world, there’s math.here

It’s somewhat preordained that Ursula would find herself drawn to bears.there

Is this the geekiest list you’ve ever seen, or what?!here

Now pause a moment and consider the tens of millions of Tejanos, Mexican-Americans and Mexican nationals who grew up playing this game and have a deep-seated affection for it? And how would they respond to something many consider kitschy folk art being elevated, if not venerated, as high art? there

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It’s like being around an OCD Martha Stewart tranny on meth.here (What a mental image!)

This morning is chilly, and the Queens of May like it not.there

The sullen machine started a fire in their apartment and after burning for nearly an hour, the robot’s charred remains were left smoldering on the stove. We should’ve seen it coming.here

I don’t actively look for these things. No, sometimes I just happen to be visiting family in New Jersey when I pull off the highway to skirt some traffic, drive through an unfamiliar downtown, and HOLY CROWthere (WOW!)

Just a Quote

I saw this on Facebook. I don’t know who Marianne Williamson is but I like the quote.

The world we want for ourselves and our children will not emerge from electronic speed but rather from a spiritual stillness that takes root in our souls. — Marianne Williamson

Quotes From Here and There

“Don’t wear beige— it might kill you.”here

If I could have one research wish, it would be to have all the Sears catalogs available in a searchable data base on line.there

The best infographics are those infographics that make fun of infographics.here

… if I limited my reading and other entertainment to the product of only those I agreed with I’d have missed out on some wonderful stuffthere

…anyone who takes really seriously the inextricable tangle of human thought can only respond with “ironic tenderness and silence.”here

There have been women composers from the very beginning of what we call western classical music , centuries ago . And far more than most people realize.there

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It seems to me that there needs to be a name for this mini-genre of writing, in which writers make you miss places you’ve never been.here

Life is about living and there are special people who show us the way.there

I had no inkling, when I blindly began, that blogging would be so liberating. Not only was I freed from begging letters to editors (if I wanted to review a book, I could review it without anyone’s permission). But also I no longer had to worry about what the chairman of the English department referred to as “career logic,” wherein every printed word must contribute to the building of a limited but national reputation.here

In brighter news, saying that a fellow member “scuttles for his political funk hole” was deemed allowable in 1974.there

Even in a neighborhood where few others hear them, the echoes of the Middle Ages never end.here

…I just learned, or relearned because I have known this for quite a while and use it daily, if you are the Captain Crazypants in your sea, most people will not rock the boat.there

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“You must dress for the theater of your life everyday.”here

One of the tragedies of our modern society is, the people with thin skins get to tell the people with thick skins how they’re supposed to live, work, learn and recreate.there (via)

For one of them in particular – 14-year-old Yamamoto Otokichi – this would prove to be only the beginning of a decades-long accidental circumnavigation of the globe.here

…INNER CALM and WORLD PEACE may be achieved by a faithful observance of the Two Fundamental Principles of Tranquility…there

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“If someone calls you a ‘Super-Star’ what they’re really saying is you’re an immense ball of gas and it hurts to look at you.”here

I give myself nice things to look forward to, throughout the day. The moment you give in and let yourself get dragged down by misery you are closer to death.there

I’m interested in pushing for the role of culture to have an equal place at the table of politics and economics.here

And what has replaced this lovely palace? Weep, world, weep.there