Friday, July 31, 2009

Steve Ballmer: Quote for July 31, 2009

My children - in many dimensions they're as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Barack Obama: Quote for July 30, 2009

We cannot continue to rely on only our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Chuck Swindoll: Quote for July 29, 2009

Honesty has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it. No ulterior motives. No hidden meanings. An absence of hypocrisy, duplicity, political games, and verbal superficiality. As honesty and real integrity characterize our lives, there will be no need to manipulate others.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Caroline Jimenez: Quote for July 28, 2009

For her full heartfelt message to gangbangers, Click here.

Monday, July 27, 2009

George Bernard Shaw: Quote for July 27, 2009

Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.

Never resist temptation: prove all things: hold fast that which is good.

Do not love your neighbor as yourself. If you are on good terms with yourself it is an impertinence: if on bad, an injury.

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
from: Maxims for Revolutionists (1903)
Read George Bernard Shaw's "Maxims for Revolutionists." Click here.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Steve March: Quote for July 26, 2009

Is that what you want?

Power, that's what everyone wants. That's why the office boy wants to be the boss. That's why the private wants to be the general. Power, and I've got it!
John Agar acted as Steve March
Joyce Meadows appears in this clip acting as Sally Fallon.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Kahlil Gibran: Quote for July 25, 2009

On Self-Knowledge

And a man said, "Speak to us of Self-Knowledge."
And he answered, saying:
Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge.
You would know in words that which you have always know in thought.
You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.
And it is well you should.
The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea;
And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.
But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;
And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.
Say not, "I have found the truth," but rather, "I have found a truth."
Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path."
For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.
Read Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet." Click here.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Michael C. Ruppert: Quote for July 24, 2009

On the issue of Republican versus Democrat. What is it they don't get? And I say: look, here's the way you get it. It's organized crime -- all you do is call the Republicans the Genoveses and the Democrats the Gambinos...

The people at the top they treat it like a crap game, its their crap game, like they're making lots of money. Occasionally somebody at the table shoots each other. But the moment anything threatens their crap game they all unite to protect it...

They're both controlled by the same financial, economic, and corporate interest.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

C. S. Lewis: Quote for July 23, 2009

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Nero: Quote for July 22, 2009

I am one with the gods immortal.
I am Nero the artist who creates with fire,
That the dreams of my life may come true.
To the flames now I give the past,
To the flames and soil.
Take thou this Rome,
Oh receive her now, ye flames.
Consume her as would a furnace.
Burn on, oh ancient Rome.
Burn on, burn on!
-- Nero
from: Quo Vadis (1951)
Peter Ustinov acted as Nero
Nicholas Hannen appears in this clip acting as Seneca.
Leo Genn appears in this clip acting as Petronius.

It is uncertain whether Nero started the great fire of Rome in 64 A.D., or whether he sang and played the lyre while Rome burned.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Walter Cronkite: Quote for July 21, 2009

When Moses was alive, these pyramids were a thousand years old. Here began the history of architecture. Here people learned to measure time by a calendar, to plot the stars by astronomy and chart the earth by geometry. And here they developed that most awesome of all ideas -- the idea of eternity. ( Referring to Egypt. )

Monday, July 20, 2009

Benjamin Tyson: Quote for July 20, 2009

The Legal System, they're more concerned about winning, then they are about justice. My God, we got a news media that's an international disgrace, owned by behemoth corporations that profiteer on human tragedy. They try and pass it off as some sort of crusade for the truth; well that's a bunch of crap.
from: Word of Honor (2003)
Don Johnson acted as Benjamin Tyson
Jeanne Tripplehorn appears in this clip acting as Maj. Karen Harper.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bruce Sterling: Quote for July 19, 2009

Using Twitter for literate communication is about as likely as firing up a CB radio and hearing some guy recite 'The Iliad.'

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Morpheus: Quote for July 18, 2009

The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inert, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.
from: The Matrix (1999)
Laurence Fishburne acted as Morpheus
Keanu Reeves appears in this clip acting as Neo.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Gen. Douglas MacArthur: Quote for July 17, 2009

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Adolf Hitler: Quote for July 16, 2009

Many mistakes have been made. Be ruthless. Life doesn't forgive weakness. This so-called humanity is priests' drivel. Compassion is an eternal sin. To feel compassion for the weak is a betrayal of nature.

Joseph Goebbels Interjects: The strong can only be victorious by eradicating the weak.

Being loyal to this law, I've never had compassion. I've always been ruthless when faced with internal opposition from other races. That's the only way to deal with it.
from: Downfall (2004)
Bruno Ganz acted as Adolf Hitler
Ulrch Matthes appears in this clip acting as Joseph Goebbels.
Alexandra Maria Lara appears in this clip acting as Traudl Junge.