Sunday, January 31, 2010

Robert Crain: Quote for January 31, 2010

I don't believe that war is ever a solution to political conflict. What do wars ever prove? Men, women, and children are slaughtered, and a generation later friends are enemies and enemies are friends and the whole stupid cycle starts over again.
from: Morituri (1965)
Marlon Brando acted as Robert Crain
Trevor Howard appears in this clip acting as Colonel Statter.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Woody Allen: Quote for January 30, 2010

Today I saw a red and yellow sunset and thought, how insignificant I am! Of course, I thought that yesterday too, and it rained.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Ghost Hunters: Quote for January 29, 2010

Jason Hawes: We were both nonbelievers until we had our own personal experiences, which thrust us into the field and made us believers. No, we're trying to come in and debunk things...there's so much garbage out there. Everyone is so willing to say a place is haunted but they never have any proof to solidify those claims.

Grant Wilson: We do what we do because if someone breaks into your house, you can call the cops. If your house is on fire, you can call the fire department. But who do you call if you have paranormal activity? You have to have someone you can go to who will approach it from the right angle. And that's what we're here for and the message we're trying to spread.
Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson are professional plumbers as well as professional paranormal investigators.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Jane Goodall: Quote for January 28, 2010

Thinking back over my life, it seems to me that there are different ways of looking out and trying to understand the world around us. There's a very clear scientific window. And it does enable us to understand an awful lot about what's out there. There's another window, it's the window through which the wise men, the holy men, the masters, of the different and great religions look as they try to understand the meaning in the world. My own preference is the window of the mystic.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Will Rogers: Quote for January 27, 2010

Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

John Lennon: Quote for January 26, 2010

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Quote for
January 25, 2010

We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hillary Clinton: Quote for January 24, 2010

Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change, it can be somewhat daunting - it's kind of like trying to lose weight, which I know something about.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mencius: Quote for January 23, 2010

To act without clear understanding, to form habits without investigation, to follow a path all one's life without knowing where it really leads -- such is the behavior of the multitude.

Friday, January 22, 2010

John Steinbeck: Quote for January 22, 2010

It always seemed strange to me that the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first, they love the produce of the second.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bill Gates: Quote for January 21, 2010

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thomas Jefferson: Quote for January 20, 2010

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Martin Luther King: Quote for January 19, 2010

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
A civilization that produces Twitter and Facebook can only produce soft-minded men.

To listen to Dr. King's historical speech click here.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mr. Chips: Quote for January 18, 2010

I've seen the old traditions dying one by one. Grace, dignity, feeling for the past. All that matters here today is a fat banking account. You're trying to run the school like a factory for turning out moneymaking machine-made snobs! You've raised the fees, and in the end the boys who really belong to Brookfield will be frozen out, frozen out. Modern methods, intensive training, poppycock! Give a boy a sense of humor and a sense of proportion and he'll stand up to anything.
from: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
Robert Donat acted as Mr. Chips
Mr. Chips was referring to Brookfield, a boarding school, in early twentieth century England. But things haven't changed very much in the last hundred years. Most schools and colleges of today are no more than factories for turning out a work force that conforms to the current social order.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Margaret Mead: Quote for January 17, 2010

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Rabindranath Tagore: Quote for January 16, 2010

The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.

Friday, January 15, 2010

John Keats: Quote for January 15, 2010

Give me women, wine, and snuff
Untill I cry out "hold, enough!"
You may do so sans objection
Till the day of resurrection:
For, bless my beard, they aye shall be
My beloved Trinity.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Senator: Quote for January 14, 2010

You know it's not vigilance anymore, general, it's surveillance. Eternal surveillance is the price of liberty.
from: The Brain Machine (1977)
Stuart Lancaster acted as The Senator
Many cities world-wide have adopted Eternal Surveillance to pay the price of maintaining our Liberty.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

George Orwell: Quote for January 13, 2010

The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

General Omar Bradley: Quote for January 12, 2010

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.

Monday, January 11, 2010

John Adams: Quote for January 11, 2010

When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking, I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.