# Colophon — hermiene.net

"The important thing is not to stop questioning."

## Construction

All of these pages are made from scratch in HTML in conjunction with CSS, using Notepad++. No WYSIWYG programs like Frontpage or Dreamweaver were involved.

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Almost all images on these pages are in the wonderful PNG image format, except for images that are better suited in JPG (mostly for the Books page).

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## Favicon

The favicon, a black circle with three smaller cirles embedded within (two white with another black embedded within the largest of the white ones), is the insignia of the Sjet kiith, a fictional political unit in the Homeworld computer game series. (An 816 x 816 PNG version is found here. If, like me, you believe that SVG is the future, here's an SVG version, courtesy of Alexander K. Schrøder.) I chose their insignia as the favicon for my site because I adore their history of science and pascifism. In addition, I have a crush on their greatest neuroscientist, Karan Sjet, who has the cutest voice ever.

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## Purpose

The purpose of this web site is to spread all (or mostly all) of the information that I find interesting to other people who might find it interesting as well.

## Random quotes

At the top of every page is a randomly generated quote. There are currently 295 quotes. They are as follows:

1. Everything you know is wrong. Black is white, up is down and short is long.
2. A thirty-two bit extension and graphical shell to a sixteen-bit patch to an eight-bit operating system originally coded for a four-bit microprocessor which was written by a two-bit company that can't stand one bit of competition.
3. At the chasm of infinity, our cow glances past its precipice, stares down its abyss.
4. If you can't take the heat, get out of the rocket propulsion test chamber!
5. The references have been deleted in order to protect the guilty and avoid enriching the lawyers.
6. Mind you, the Null Packet is not created by compressing a packet until it disappears into nothingness. Such a compression scheme might not be reversible.
7. If you are aware that you have made a mistake, then you should repeat your experiment. "Human error" is not a valid source of uncertainty. If you know that you did something "wrong", then why don’t you do it correctly?
8. ..- -. ... -.-. .-. . .--
A Fall of Moondust
9. The explosives experts had known their job, as is highly desirable that explosives experts should.
A Fall of Moondust
10. What the two drank together, between Hilary Term and Michaelmas, might have floated a king's ship.
A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
11. He must not try to understand — only to observe. Understanding would come later, or not at all.
Childhood's End, spoken by Jan Rodricks
12. If all artists are abnormal, and all men are artists, we have an interesting syllogism...
Childhood's End, spoken by The Inspector
13. A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.
Cloud Atlas, Letters from Zedelghem
14. Sometimes the fluffy bunny of incredulity zooms round the bend so rapidly that the greyhound of language is left, agog, in the starting cage.
Cloud Atlas, The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish
15. Be prudent; oft the random jest recoils upon the jester's head.
Don Quixote
16. Truth suffers from too much analysis.
Dune Messiah, ancient Fremen saying
17. To use raw power is to make yourself infinitely vulnerable to greater powers.
Dune Messiah, Bene Gesserit axiom
18. How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Dune, "The Collected Sayings of Muad'Dib" by the Princess Irulan
19. Survival is the ability to swim in strange water.
Dune, Bene Gesserit axiom
20. Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test that it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.
Dune, Bene Gesserit proverb
21. Ima trava okolo! I korenja okolo!
Dune, chanted by a Fremen
22. The hands move, the lips move—Ideas gush from his words, And his eyes devour! He is an island of Selfdom.
Dune, description from "A Manual of Muad'Dib" by the Princess Irulan
23. Do you wrestle with dreams? Do you contend with shadows? Do you move in a kind of sleep? Time has slipped away. Your life is stolen. You tarried with trifles, Victim of your folly.
Dune, dirge for Jamis on the Funeral Plains, from "Songs of Muad'Dib" by the Princess Irulan
24. The vision of time is broad, but when you pass through it, time becomes a narrow door.
Dune, from "Arrakis Awakening" by the Princess Irulan
25. What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Dune, from "Manual of Muad'Dib" by the Princess Irulan
26. Are they gods? Or are they eaters of gods?
Imperial Earth, spoken by Karl Helmer
27. Beware of had-I-wyst, whose fine brings care and smart.
Paradise of Dainty Devices, poem by S. Barnards
28. When I talk about myself, all sorts of other factors — values, standards, my own limitations — make me, the narrator, select and eliminate things about me, the narratee.
Sputnik Sweetheart
29. Understanding is but the sum of our misunderstandings.
Sputnik Sweetheart, Sumire
30. DIASPAR WAS NOT ALWAYS THUS
The City and the Stars
31. Judge me by my deeds, though they are few, rather than my words, though they are many.
The City and the Stars, Khedron the Jester
32. It is lovely to watch the coloured shadows on the planets of eternal light.
The City and the Stars, The Master's last words
33. I one of all other without philosophy, / Have shaped for many a philosophical city.
Utopia, Thomas More
34. The pleasures of the mind lie in knowledge, and in that delight which the contemplation of truth carries with it.
Utopia, Thomas More
35. Thought in movement has for its only conceivable motive the attainment of belief, or thought at rest.
Varieties of Religious Experience
36. Give me an analysis, Joey...
Beneath a Steel Sky, Foster
37. You saw the blades; what did you think was gonna happen?
BloodRayne 2, Rayne
Commander Keen: Secret of the Oracle, Keen
39. A crowbar. Hit someone or something with it. Repeat.
Deus Ex, description for crowbar
40. Defenestrated during the Night of Flung Shutters.
Dishonored, plaque in High Overseer's palace
41. Far distant eyes look out through yours.
Half-Life 2, Vortigaunt
42. Gallum galla gilla ma.
Half-Life 2, Vortigaunt
43. How many are there in you? Whose hopes and dreams do you encompass?
Half-Life 2, Vortigaunt
44. With my brains and your brawn we'll make an excellent team!
45. Names are for friends, so I don't need one.
Hitman: Blood Money, Agent 47
46. All that moves is easily heard in the void.
Homeworld, The Bentusi
47. They're everywhere!
Marathon
48. Somewhere in the heavens... they are waiting.
Marathon
49. If a large bomb is allowed to detonate in the Engineering Section, the Marathon would be ^&2~<Colloquialism Search Error #F9C>
Marathon, on clearing the level Bob-B-Q
50. Frog blast the vent core!
Marathon, simulacrum B.O.B.
51. We're two friends who haven't seen each other since college. Remember that time so-and-so did that thing? Haha!
Mass Effect, Gianna Parasini
52. Tell me what I want or I'll blast your virtual ass into actual dust!
Mass Effect, Krogan warrior
53. Oh, I'm just too good for my own bad self. Hello, Earth. Who's your daddy? Why, yes, I am.
MDK2, Scwang Scwing
54. I am the Shotmaker! No one has ever escaped from here!
Metal Gear (1987), after which the protagonist promptly escapes.
55. This is Big Boss... A body armor? If you were a man you wouldn't need that! ...Over.
56. Hidden so deep in veils of deceit, imprisoned in twisting spells. / Are we the plaything of fiends, or merely the dreams that we're telling ourselves, telling ourselves?
57. Wanted: Bullet catchers and grenade testers. Apply in person to General Dripik. Qualified recruits only.
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, LCD poster
58. A little hard work never killed anyone important.
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, LCD poster
59. Don't play with your food, unless it plays with you first.
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, LCD poster
60. If fate frowns, we all perish.
Penumbra: Overture
61. Ooh, that thing has numbers on it.
Portal
62. When aren't they heavily armed?
Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction, Ratchet
63. A saved-game file takes about 20 Kbytes on disk, so be sure you've got room for it somewhere.
Scarab of Ra for the Macintosh
64. Literature might call them ghosts. I call them self-hypnotic defects in the R-grade unit.
System Shock 2, Dr. Janice Polito
65. A thousand eyes look.
System Shock 2, Human/Annelid Hybrid
66. That's the TriOptimum way!
System Shock 2, Protocol Droid
67. Look at you, Hacker… A pathetic creature of meat and bone. Panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?
System Shock 2, SHODAN
68. What is a drop of rain compared to the storm? What is a thought compared to a mind?
System Shock 2, The Many
69. Glory to the flesh. Glory to the mass.
System Shock 2, Xerxes
70. This elevator serves me alone. I have complete control over this entire level. With cameras as my eyes and nodes as my hands, I rule here, insect.
System Shock, SHODAN
71. I am Quater. Read my words, and be my friend.
The Neverhood, first words of the preamble to the Neverhood Chronicles
72. With how hard my head's pounding, I think they opened my skull and crawled out of my nightmares.
Thief (reboot), random guard commenting on where he thinks the Abominations came from
73. In time of peril, breaketh glass.
Thief 2: The Metal Age, plaque above emergency supplies, Precious Cargo
74. Let thine arrow fly into mine crystal eye.
Thief 2: The Metal Age, plaque under a painting in Shipping... and Receiving
75. There is nothing so promising as the opening of a book. There is nothing so final as its shutting.
76. When are they gonna bring me my dinner, that's what I want to know. When are they gonna bring me my dinner?
Thief: The Dark Project, Anonymous Guard
Thief: The Dark Project, briefing for The Sword
78. ALARUS
Thief: The Dark Project, Down In The Bonehoard
79. EDINE
Thief: The Dark Project, Down In The Bonehoard
Thief: The Dark Project, Down In The Bonehoard
81. Hammer, anvil, forge and fire, chase away The Hoof'ed Liar. / Roof and doorway, block and beam, chase The Trickster from our dreams.
Thief: The Dark Project, Hammerite chant
82. Cook — Remember to serve the ballerinas only a light supper the night of a performance, lest we have a repeat of little Catherine's unwelcome addition to Thursday night's show. Consider this your first and only warning.
Thief: The Dark Project, Mr. Cribs, Director of Music
83. Keeper brethren — stand not against us lest you feel the sting of ignorance's barbs.
Thief: The Dark Project, on the map for Songs of the Caverns
84. Hadst I a hammer, wouldst I hammer in the morning. Wouldst I hammer in the evening, all over this land.
Thief: The Dark Project, Strange Bedfellows, book in library
85. The stone cannot know why the chisel cleaves it; the iron cannot know why the fire scorches it. When thy life is cleft and scorched, when death and despair leap at thee, beat not thy breast and curse thy evil fate, but thank the Builder for the trials that shape thee.
Thief: The Dark Project, Strange Bedfellows, briefing
86. To use thy chisel is to blunt its edge 'gainst the stone. To not use thy chisel is to waste its edge.
Thief: The Dark Project, Undercover, book in library
87. What is a tree but a tower that withers and dies? What is a pond but a cistern that stagnates and fills with muck? What is a patch of ground but a road which cracks and washes away?
Thief: The Dark Project, Undercover, book in library
88. Here lies the unhappy Brother Dale: buried here as a symbol of lessons not learned.
Thief: The Dark Project, Undercover, plaque in graveyard
89. Death by irony is always painful.
Tomb Raider: Legend, Lara Croft
90. PRIORITY OVER-RIDE. NEW BEHAVIOR DICTATED. MUST BREAK TARGET INTO COMPONENT MATERIALS.
Ur-Quan Masters, Slylandro probe
91. This is a place for crazy people. I'm not crazy.
12 Monkeys
92. I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.
2001, HAL
93. I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
2001, HAL
94. Another helpful hint for living.
A Boy and His Dog, propaganda speaker
95. Why, Lord, did you encapsulate so transcendent a composer in the body of an asshole?
96. From the multiplication tables to calculus in less than an hour. It's like five years at Caltech in less than fifteen seconds!
Colossus: The Forbin Project
97. I'm an average nobody. I get to live the rest of my life like a schnook.
Goodfellas, spoken by Henry Hill
98. I need a computer!
Johnny Mnemonic, Johnny
99. One is glad to be of service.
The Bicentennial Man, Andrew
100. Piety is not what the lessons bring to people, it's the mistakes they bring to the lessons.
The Man From Earth, John Oldman
101. What if a man from the Upper Paleolithic survived until the present day?
The Man From Earth, John Oldman
102. I know Kung Fu.
The Matrix, Thomas A. Anderson
103. Zac Hobson, July 5th. One: there has been a malfunction in Project Flashlight with devastating results. Two: it seems I am the only person left on Earth.
The Quiet Earth
104. Aaaaah, wire.
105. Christians don't believe in gravity.
Family Guy, Peter Griffin
106. Math, my dear boy, is nothing more than the lesbian sister of biology.
Family Guy, Peter Griffin
107. If you squeeze me, I make bad people go away!
Family Guy, Petie the pistol
108. Well, that activates my hilarity unit.
Futurama, Bender
109. The good will cry and the evil will laugh. That's what they say!
Riget
110. Next time, prepare to take the good with the evil.
Riget, Lars von Trier, every epilogue
111. Sanctuary for all. Community for all. Those who arrive survive.
112. 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0
AACS encryption key
113. It seems you've come across an alien spacecraft. Now things are beginning to make sense. More later.
114. I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
Albert Einstein
115. I never worry about the future. It comes soon enough.
Albert Einstein
116. One can't teach a cat not to catch birds.
Albert Einstein
117. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Albert Einstein
118. Words are uttered, but fail to enlighten.
Aldous Huxley, Doors of Perception
119. To make this mundane world sublime, take half a gram of phanerothyme.
Aldous Huxley, letter to Humphrey Osmond
120. Their's not to make reply, Their's not to reason why, Their's but to do and die.
Alfred Tennyson, "The Charge of the Light Brigade"
121. Every moment dies a man, Every moment one is born.
Alfred Tennyson, "The Vision of Sin"
122. I have honestly endeavored not to laugh at the actions of men, nor to bemoan them, nor to abhor them, but to understand them.
Baruch Spinoza, Tractatus Politicus
123. A fart is just shitting wind.
BEEPOWER
124. Oh! So that's the deal, eh, fellow? Well, why don't we duke it out in a melee battle of fisticuffs?
BEEPOWER
125. There is an artist imprisoned in each one of us. Let him loose to spread joy everywhere.
Bertrand Russell, 1967
126. The question is how to arrive at your opinions and not what your opinions are.
Bertrand Russell, Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic?
127. I can't help praising the Lord. As I go along the street, I lift up one foot, and it seems to say 'Glory'; and I lift up the other, and it seems to say 'Amen'; and so they keep up like that all the time I am walking.
Billy Bray
128. If they were to put me in a barrel, I would shout glory out through the bunghole! Praise the Lord!
Billy Bray
129. But do you wish, Lord, that I should inclose in poor and barren words sentiments which the heart alone can understand?
Biography of Marie-Alphonse Ratisbonne
130. I looked for myself in myself and did not find myself.
Biography of Marie-Alphonse Ratisbonne
131. Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry.
Black Sabbath, "Paranoid"
132. Come on baby. (And she had no fear.) And she ran to him. (Then they started to fly.) They looked backward and said goodbye. (She had become like they are.) She had taken his hand.
Blue Öyster Cult, "Don't Fear the Reaper"
133. Just as you cannot do very much carpentry with your bare hands, there is not much thinking you can do with your bare brain.
Bo Dahlbom
134. The love the liveliest, the life the lovliest.
Bob Crosby, "Way Back Home"
135. How many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?
Bob Dylan, "Blowin' in the Wind"
136. One push of the button and a shot the world wide. / And you never ask questions when God's on your side
Bob Dylan, "With God On Our Side"
137. I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves.
Bobby Fischer
138. Not all bits have equal value.
Carl Sagan, Cosmos
139. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Carl Sagan, Cosmos
140. Genies of death, patiently awaiting the rubbing of the lamps.
Carl Sagan, Cosmos
141. If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
Carl Sagan, Cosmos
142. From somewhere, a transmission...
Cave Story
143. I was so smart when I was a kid that I learnt that I was dumb fast.
Charles Manson
144. Look down at me and you see a fool; look up at me and you see a god; look straight at me and you see yourself.
Charles Manson
145. To the dumb question 'Why me?' the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: Why not?
Christopher Hitchens, Mortality
146. Aren't you supposed to follow the Three Laws?
Ctrl+Alt+Del, Ethan
147. Don't wipe my memory! I keep all the stuff I remember there!
Ctrl+Alt+Del, Ethan
148. It's a level eighty female-only persuasion spell. We try not to overuse it.
Ctrl+Alt+Del, Lilah
149. If you don't relax your face muscles, you're going to invert your entire skull.
Ctrl+Alt+Del, Lucas
150. I would rather understand one cause than be King of Persia.
Democritus of Abdera
151. Just because you are unique does not mean you are useful.
deviantART, "Unique" by `krash
152. Why don't you let the word 'machine' conjure up images of patterns of dancing light rather than of giant steam shovels?
Douglas R. Hofstadter, A Coffeehouse Conversation on the Turing Test
154. I have reservations about reconciling a quantum mechanics thought experiment with Egyptian mythology.
156. I am 87% confident you will burst into flames.
157. Arousing from the most profound of slumbers, we break the gossamer web of some dream.
Edgar Allan Poe, The Pit and the Pendulum
158. Ignorance exists in the map, not in the territory.
Eliezer Yudkowsky
159. I like your tactics. They are similar to mine.
Even Alander
160. We don't like it when the city pigeons break wings. When the pigeons break wings, then we can't get down.
Evil Nine - Crooked
161. I'm the voice inside your head you refuse to hear. / I'm the face that you have to face, mirrorin' your stare.
Foo Fighters - The Pretender
162. So I'm watchin' and I'm waitin' / Hopin' for the best / Even think I'll go to prayin' / Every time I hear 'em sayin' / That there's no way to delay / That trouble comin' every day
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Trouble Every Day
163. What will you do if the people you knew were the plastic that melted, and the chromium too?
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Who Are The Brain Police
General Bullshit
165. He's fine! The dreadlocks saved him!
General Bullshit
166. Holding a key, you may infer the existence of a lock. However, do not make the mistake of assuming that yours is the only key.
General Bullshit
167. If it is to close your eyes that you seek, to become deaf to the truth, to dismiss the obvious - then you have succeeded most thoroughly.
General Bullshit
168. If you don't move your own tounge, no one else will do it.
General Bullshit
169. There's a fine line between serenity and ennui.
General Bullshit
170. Wherever you wander, wherever you roam, be happy and healthy and glad to come home.
General Bullshit
171. Wikipedia is always there for you, like a reliable friend with a heroin stash.
General Bullshit
General Bullshit
173. There is no greater joy than soaring high on the wings of your dreams, except maybe the joy of watching a dreamer who has nowhere to land but in the ocean of reality.
General Bullshit
174. When the rubber meets the road, we're really cooking with gas.
General Bullshit
175. What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.
George Berkeley
176. You don't have to know to understand, if you come from a faraway star. If you feel like a stranger in a strange land, that's probably who you are.
Gong - Escape Control Delete
177. If you really wanna see inside your mind, / open every door you find.
Gong - Pinkle Ponkle
178. I'm a 57% pure Homer Simpson ninja.
179. The wheel is turning and you can't slow down. / You can't let go and you can't hold on. / You can't go back and you can't stand still. / If the thunder don't get you then the lightnin' will.
180. In the Country of the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is King.
H. G. Wells, The Country of the Blind
181. The wind was the scream of a great mad bird, as it flapped its immense wings.
Harlan Ellison, I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
182. We are brothers of the boulders, cousins of the clouds.
Harlow Shapley
183. Ah! You seen one Earth, you've seen them all.
Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17
184. Well, I haven't learned to pick up rocks, which is a very embarrassing thing for a geologist.
Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17
185. Everyone is guilty, though not everyone is bad.
Hawkwind, "Festivals"
186. How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Henry David Thoreau
187. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
188. There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
189. Simplicity in operation—because the masses are not mechanics.
Henry Ford, My Life and Work
190. Our bullets to Batmans ratio is fucked.
Hockey Zombie
191. To fathom hell or soar angelic, just take a pinch of psychedelic.
Humphrey Osmond, in reply by letter to Aldous Huxley
192. Star X, spectral class G0, 4 planets plus debris.
Isaac Asimov, View from a Height, By Jove!
193. Theories are not so much wrong as incomplete.
Isaac Asimov, The Relativity of Wrong
194. INSUFFICIENT DATA FOR MEANINGFUL ANSWER
Isaac Asimov, The Last Question
195. Sometimes what we know gets in the way of what could be.
196. Being prepared to receive what thought is not prepared to think is what deserves the name of thinking.
Jean-François Lyotard
197. Now I get it.
John, Understanding Space and Time
198. At least it's not polio.
Jones Avenue
199. The lawyers insisted.
Jones Avenue
200. A semaphore is like a nightclub: it has a certain capacity, enforced by a bouncer.
201. The dead escape death in heaven, and the living escape life in dreams.
Kabe, Look to Windward
202. If you wish to study a granfalloon, just remove the skin of a toy balloon.
203. Tiger got to hunt, Bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder, "Why, why, why?" Tiger got to sleep, Bird got to land; Man got to tell himself he understand.
204. We do, doodley do, doodley do, doodley do / what we must, muddily must, muddily must, muddily must. / Muddily do, muddily do, muddily do, muddily do / until we bust, bodily bust, bodily bust, bodily bust.
205. Ubi dubium, ibi libertas.
Latin motto
206. So the world is spinning faster. Are you dizzy when you're stoned? Let the music be your master. Will you heed the master's call?
Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy
207. Talk and song from tongues of lilting grace, whose sounds caress my ear. / But not a word I heard could I relate, the story was quite clear.
Led Zeppelin, Kashmir
208. Dear Lord, forgive me the sin of arrogance, and Lord, by arrogance I mean the following...
Leon Lederman, The God Particle, The theoretician's prayer
209. Damn you, quantum physics!
210. Not many people know, but after Vatican 2, Hell became kickass!
211. The world is a sensitive place. You need to use non-denominational festive salutations.
212. I'm a woman, and sometimes, that's hard!
213. I'm sure with the proper training, a bear could probably hold its own in a firefight.
214. Christmas in Hell is great. Instead of turkey, we have doom!
215. One can see no farther into a generalization than just so far as one's previous acquaintance with particulars enables one to take it.
Louis Agassiz
216. Could you condemn a man if your faith he doesn't hold? / Say the colour of his skin is the colour of his soul?
Manfred Mann Chapter Three - Mister You're A Better Man Than I
217. Could you tell a wise man by the way he speaks or spells? / Is this more important than the stories that he tells?
Manfred Mann Chapter Three - Mister You're A Better Man Than I
218. I'm a clown without a circus. There's no one to see my act. / I can laugh and sing and stand on my head. Nobody knows where I'm at.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Circles
219. My frozen toes are beginning to melt, I believe I'm catching a cold. / Got oil on my feathers and I can't fly, I gotta get back to your love.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Circles
220. Man, man, your time is sand. Your ways are leaves upon the sea. / I am the eyes of Nostradamus; all your ways are known to me.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Eyes of Nostradamus
221. Just no place to run and hide. Time is right for quittin' time.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Time Is Right
222. Among the most dangerous of the denizens of the catacombs below our land is the Invisible Seeker. None have ever seen one of these horrific slayers, for they are—as their name implies—unseeable. Their presence is usually first detected when open wounds suddenly begin appearing on the body of a victim.
Manual of Ultima 1: The First Age of Darkness, description of Invisible Seeker
223. Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don't read the lines.
Margaret Millar
224. There is a river in the ocean.
Matthew Fontaine Maury, Physical Geography of the Seas and Its Meteorology
225. That's what windows and m4d ninja skillz are for.
MegaTokyo, Largo
226. Laughter may be the best medicine, but it's no substitute for the Heimlich maneuver.
Mighty Wombat
227. I'm so metal I piss mercury.
MildlyHotPeppers
228. Weaving Spiders Come Not Here
Motto of the Bohemian Grove, taken from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
229. Nullius in verba.
Motto of the Royal Society (Latin: "Take nobody's word for it.")
230. Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms
Motto of the World's Fair in 1933
231. Ec a u7lqć ližć
My son's "first words".
232. The doors of heaven and hell are adjacent and identical.
Nikos Kazantzakis, The Last Temptation of Christ
Oceanlab - I Am What I Am
234. You've got your own homegrown philosophy. / It works for you, but please don't try to make it work for me.
Oceanlab - I Am What I Am
235. They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
Oscar Gamble
236. What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky?
Pablo Neruda
237. Good runners still get tired; they just get tired at higher speeds.
Paul Graham, Is It Worth Being Wise?
238. Is this bass really strong enough?
Pendulum - Slam
239. If an advisor says to me 'My liege, he is but one man. What can one man possibly do?', I will reply 'This.' and kill the advisor.
Peter Anspach, Evil Overlord List
240. My force-field generators will be located inside the shield they generate.
Peter Anspach, Evil Overlord List
241. The explanation of a lesser entity in terms of a greater one is a perversion of what it means to explain.
242. The Internet is filled with people trying to make a name for themselves by breaking your code, crashing your site, posting inappropriate content, and otherwise making your day interesting.
243. Every sentence deserves a good save.
Piled Higher and Deeper, Cecilia
244. The radiation from your monitor will not replenish you, no matter how long you sit in front of it.
Piled Higher and Deeper, Mike Slackenerny
245. File! Exit! Format C! Enter! Yes! Enter!
Player vs Player, Cole Richards
246. The bell that rings inside your mind / is challenging the doors of time.
Queen - A Kind Of Magic
247. Apparently knowing someone's name doesn't make it easier to set them on fire with your mind.
Questionable Content, Faye
248. There are no save points when it comes to ladies, honey.
Questionable Content, Faye
249. You try being funny when your life is flashing before your eyes!
Questionable Content, Marten Reed
250. That is what a 404 error feels like.
Questionable Content, Pintsize
251. A million people can call the mountains a fiction, yet it need not trouble you as you stand atop them.
Randall Munroe, xkcd, Beliefs (154)
252. Sup dawg, I herd u didn't liek forming babby, but I accidentally in your base.
Randall Munroe, xkcd, Density (550)
253. Some nights typing '*hug*' just doesn't cut it.
Randall Munroe, xkcd, Far Away (352)
254. Things are rarely just crazy enough to work, but they're frequently just crazy enough to fail hilariously.
Randall Munroe, xkcd, The Race: Part 4 (580)
255. Communicating badly and then acting smug when you're misunderstood is not cleverness.
Randall Munroe, xkcd, Words that End in GRY (169)
256. Do not meddle in the affairs of webmasters, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
Real Life, Greg Dean
257. I may be full of crap, but it's superior crap.
Real Life, Tony
258. My curiosity and patience just ran out simultaneously. Have fun.
Real Life, Tony
259. It will be happened, it shall be going to be happening, it will be was an event that could will have been taken place in the future.
Red Dwarf, "Future Echoes", Arnold Rimmer
260. I am going to a commune in Vermont and will deal with no unit of time shorter than a season.
Resignation note.
261. Words are our servants, not our masters.
Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker
262. There is no obvious limit to human gullibility.
Richard Dawkins, The Devil's Chaplain
263. We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born.
Richard Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow
264. Physics is to math what sex is to masturbation.
Richard Feynman
265. Conquer thyself, till thou hast done this, thou art but a slave; for it is almost as well to be subjected to another's appetite as to thine own.
Richard Francis Burton
266. Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause.
Richard Francis Burton
267. How shall the Shown pretend to ken aught of the Showman or the Show?
Richard Francis Burton
268. The heavens above do not equal one half of me. Have I been drinking soma?
Rig Veda
269. Narrowness of experience leads to narrowness of imagination.
Rob Pike, "Systems Software Research Is Irrelevant"
270. Every pulpit is a pillory, in which stands a hired culprit, defending the justice of his own imprisonment.
Robert Green Ingersoll, Individuality
271. Here's insanity. Here's genius. You're somewhere.
Robert Herjavec, Shark Tank
272. Noe 2 thynges can be moare equalle.
Robert Recorde, inventor of the equals (=) sign
273. Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light. I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
Sarah Williams, "The Old Astronomer"
274. Beyond yonder oak is a lady...
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (1290)
275. You have bad case of the suffering. Yes. I recommend happiness.
Sinfest, God
276. Loserdom is a bottomless pit of infinite lameness.
Sinfest, Slick
277. Whoever invented boredom must've been mad at life for being so amazing.
Sinfest, Squigley
278. The soup of life is salty enough without adding tears to it.
Spoken by Visquile quoting a Sysan saying, Look to Windward
279. Douglas Adams thinks space is big; maybe he should have used Asimov's bibliography as an analogy.
Talk Origins' jargon file
280. My life isn't my message, my message is my message.
Terence McKenna
281. Take it easy, dude. But, take it!
Terence McKenna
282. I'd rather be a climbing ape than a falling angel.
Terry Pratchett
283. Calling all. This is our last cry before our eternal silence.
The last message sent in Morse by the French.
284. Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.
Thomas Gray, "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College"
285. You don't need oxygen when you look this good!
VG Cats
286. Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
William Blake, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"
287. Excess of sorrow laughs. Excess of joy weeps.
William Blake, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"
288. Truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believ'd.
William Blake, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"
289. Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure: Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.
William Congreve, The Old Bachelor
290. Yesterday upon the stair I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today. Oh, how I wish he'd go away.
291. You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Winston Churchill
292. Éí 'Aaníígóó 'Áhoot'é
X-Files, S02E25, Anasazi, opening tag line (Navajo for "The Truth is Out There")
293. In the desert, things find a way to survive. Secrets are like this, too. They push their way up through the sands of deception, so men can know them.
X-Files, S02E25, Anasazi, spoken by Albert Hosteen
294. Existence is meaningless, but it doesn't have to be tasteless. Drink Coca-Cola.