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    Another Henry Rollins on fast food!

    "These people want you gassy, lazy, stupid, intellectually incurious, forever watching reruns, just farting into the couch doing nothing with your life."

    Best reminder to cook and eat healthy food!!

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    "Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men, for the nastiest of motives, will somehow work to the benefit of us all." --John Maynard Keynes, or a contermporary

    The Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose. -- by J. B. S. Haldane, in Possible Worlds and Other Papers (1927)

    “The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.” –Albert Einstein

    "He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him, the spinal cord would fully suffice."- Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein once spoke of intuition as a sacred gift and likened rationality to a faithful servant. Our basic purpose was to shift the tendency to worship the servant and ignore the sacred.--Bob Samples

    “Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy”.
    H. L. Mencken

    "Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on." - Samuel Butler

    “I still live…Pretty.” –Daniel Webster, at death

    "To me, nature is sacred. Trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals." --Mikhail Gorbachev

    “A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you will look for them, they will not be found. But the meek will inherit the earth and enjoy great peace.” Psalm 37 10-11

    “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” --Ellen Parr

    “Real friends fluff your aura.” Dottie Billington

    "If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm any hostility."--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." President Dwight D. Eisenhower April 16, 1953

    "All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." –Charles A. Beard

    “The idea that makes life so wonderful is that you never stop learning.” YoYo Ma

    "I don't think I'll get married again. I'll just find a woman I don't like and give her a house."
    Lewis Grizzard

    "There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse." --Quentin Crisp

    You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave. Ibid

    "It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, 'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.' By then, pigs will be your style." Ibid (The story of my employment history)

    "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." - Carlos Castaneda
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    "The difference between communism and socialism is that under socialism central planning ends with a gun in your face, whereas under communism central planning begins with a gun in your face." - Kevin Williamson

    “War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography”. – Ambrose Bierce

    “Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

    “Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.” William F Buckley

    “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” – William James

    “You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.” – Ogden Nash

    “We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.” Abraham Lincoln

    “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde

    “I always have a quotation for everything – it saves original thinking.” – Dorothy Sayers

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    "In our world,” said Eustace, “a star is a huge ball of flaming gas.”

    “Even in your world, my son, that is not what a star is but only what it is made of. " (Ramandu)

    From The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    I love this. Everything is more than just the stuff it is made of.

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    Also this, by Harvey Specter. Don't know who he is, but like the thought:

    Ever loved someone so much, you would do anything for them? Yeah, well, make that someone yourself and do whatever the hell you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardenarian View Post
    Also this, by Harvey Specter. Don't know who he is, but like the thought:

    Ever loved someone so much, you would do anything for them? Yeah, well, make that someone yourself and do whatever the hell you want.
    On the subject of loving ourselves and others, here are two:

    "Self-hatred is also the hatred of God, because God and ourselves are united." —Thomas Keating

    "Love [people] even in [their] sin, for that is the semblance of Divine Love and is the highest love on earth. Love all God’s creation, the whole and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you have perceived it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love." —Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov [1]

    But my all time favorite "love" quote is from MLK's speech The Drum Major Instinct. I taught it to my kids, and my son included it in his valedictory speech when he graduated from college.

    “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s Theory of Relativity to serve. You don’t have to know the Second Theory of Thermal Dynamics in Physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”
    "Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it--every, every minute?" Emily Webb, Our Town
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    David Letterman: “What is that thing you get from eating raw meat?”
    Julia Child: “Health.” --from a segment on the preparation of steak tartare

    "Who do you think made the first stone spear? That wasn't the yakkity yaks sitting around the campfire. It was some Asperger sitting in the back of a cave figuring out how to chip rocks into spearheads." –Temple Grandin

    “Never blend in.” –Harvey Milk

    "Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many... Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders... But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it." --Buddha

    Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest persons uneasy is the best bred in the company. –Jonathan Swift

    “I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to BE alive is a grand thing.”--Agatha Christie

    "Fear is the parent of cruelty." - James Anthony Froude

    “Smiles, at least in human society, are gestures of submission and routinely demanded of women as a token of subordinate status. The happy slave smiles; the well-trained “lady” smiles; now even the male white-collar striver has to keep his lips pulled back in an expression of eager compliance. Only the top guys get to snarl and snap their way through the day.”—Barbara Ehrenreich, in This Land is Their Land

    Drug companies have to stop making up diseases. I don't know what the the terrorists are planning next for America but if I had every problem they talk about in medicine commercials: breathing, lifting, walking, sitting, sleeping, crapping, not crapping I would welcome death. Bring it on! Deadly nerve gas? Please, I've got seasonal allergies! –Bill Maher

    "Everybody's friend is nobody's." - Arthur Schopenhauer

    The job of the physician is to amuse the patient while the body heals itself.
    Voltaire
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    "The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit." -David Lee Roth
    “I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    A common mistake that people make when trying to make something completely foolproof, is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. Douglas Adam's

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    "I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny." ~ Dr. Seuss
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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