Jason "The Kilted Wonder" Shick (optimsprm) wrote in better_quotes,
Jason "The Kilted Wonder" Shick

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A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balanceaccounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, giveorders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly.

Specialization is for insects.

~ Robert Heinlein


The whole principle [of censorship] is wrong; it's like demanding that grown men live on skim milk because the baby can't eat steak.

~ Robert Heinlein


When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

~ Johnathan Swift

The difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad.

~ Salvador Dali


A true philosopher will never turn down a lass, a glass, or an hour of conversation.


When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Well I believe in the soul... the cock... the pussy... the small of a woman's back... the hangin' curveball... high fiber... good scotch... that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent overrated crap... I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a Constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve, and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days. Goodnight.

~ Crash Davis


We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible, for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, that we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.


Life is always walking up to us and saying, "Come on in, the living's fine," and what do we do? Back off and take its picture.

~ Russle Baker


Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

~ Mark Twain


Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.

~ Danney Kaye


Whenever you find that you can't laugh at yourself, there's always someone around to show you how it's done.


Laughing at ourselves is possible when we are able to see humanity as it is - a little lower than the angels and at times only slightly higher than the apes.

~ Tom Mullin


Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

~ Gandhi


Life isn't about the breaths we take, it's about the moments that take our breath away.

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