Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Jake Sully: Quote for November 30, 2010

The Sky People have sent us a message... that they can take whatever they want. That no one can stop them. Well, we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Makto calls to them! You fly now, with me! My brothers! Sisters! And we will show the Sky People... that they can not take whatever they want! And that this... this is our land!
from: Avatar (2009)
Sam Worthington acted as Jake Sully

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Quote for November 29, 2010

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Patricia Cross: Quote for November 28, 2010

The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate apparently ordinary people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

James Inhofe: Quote for November 27, 2010

Man-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Gerald Brenan: Quote for November 26, 2010

Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Arthur Guiterman: Quote for November 25, 2010

So once in every year we throng
   Upon a day apart,
To praise the Lord with feast and song
   In thankfulness of heart.
To get Mark Twain's reasons for thanksgiving click here.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ella Wheeler Wilcox: Quote for November 24, 2010

So many gods, so many creeds,
rnSo many paths that wind and wind,
rnWhile just the art of being kind,
rnIs all this sad world needs.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sloan Wilson: Quote for November 23, 2010

Courses in education given at teachers' colleges have traditionally been used as a substitute for genuine scholarship. In my opinion, much of the so-called science of "education" was invented as a necessary mechanism for enabling semi-educated people to act as tolerable teachers.

Monday, November 22, 2010

G. K. Chesterton: Quote for November 22, 2010

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Edward Abbey: Quote for November 21, 2010

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI: Quote for November 20, 2010

A large number of young people... establish forms of communication that to do not increase humaneness but instead risk increasing a sense of solitude and disorientation.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Samuel Goldwyn: Quote for November 19, 2010

Anyone who would go to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Susanna Kaysen: Quote for November 18, 2010

Don't separate the mind from the body. Don't separate even character - you can't. Our unit of existence is a body, a physical, tangible, sensate entity with perceptions and reactions that express it and form it simultaneously. Disease is one of our languages. Doctors understand what disease has to say about itself. It's up to the person with the disease to understand what the disease has to say to her.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

H. G. Wells: Quote for November 17, 2010

Wealth, personal freedom and education, may and do produce wasters and oppressive people, but they may also release creative and administrative minds to opportunity. The history of science and invention before the nineteenth century confirms this. On the whole if we are to assume there is anything good in humanity at all, it is more reasonable to expect it to appear when there is most opportunity.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Jane Austen: Quote for November 16, 2010

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to grow sufficiently unlike afterwards to have their share of vexation; and it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life.
from: Pride and Prejudice (Book 1813)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ray Bradbury: Quote for November 15, 2010

I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wilhelm Reich: Quote for November 14, 2010

The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Charles Peters: Quote for November 13, 2010

Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dr. Joseph Mercola: Quote for November 12, 2010

Health officials have leapt ahead with recommendations of "flu shots for all" without safety studies—so by getting a flu shot, you are effectively offering yourself up as a laboratory rat. In other words, YOU are the safety study!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sun Tzu: Quote for November 11, 2010

Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thomas Edison: Quote for November 10, 2010

Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you're working on.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dave Barry: Quote for November 9, 2010

If you asked me to name the three scariest threats facing the human race, I would give the same answer that most people would: nuclear war, global warming and Windows.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Phyllis McGinley: Quote for November 8, 2010

For the wonderful thing about saints is that they were human. They lost their tempers, got angry, scolded God, were egotistical or testy or impatient in their turns, made mistakes and regretted them. Still they went on doggedly blundering toward heaven.