to fall in love

August 26th, 2015

To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.

-Jorge Luis Borges, writer (24 Aug 1899-1986)

Democracy is the theory

March 15th, 2014

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."

H. L. Mencken, American writer and critic, 1880 – 1956

your mission

January 11th, 2014

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.

Richard Bach, American writer (1936-)

religion will legislate

January 11th, 2014

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.

Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988)

once again, thanks to Anu Garg with A-Word-A-Day.

you are the easiest person

January 11th, 2014

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.

Richard P. Feynman, Nobel laureate physicist, 1918-1988

Heard on this episode of econtalk concerning global warming.  See more Feynman quotes here.