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"The past is always changing, but few realize it."

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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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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 307 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. Knowledge is an unending adventure on the edge of uncertainty.
    Children of Dune, Leto II
  14. Every judgement teeters on the brink of error.
    Children of Dune, Leto II
  15. A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.
    Cloud Atlas, Letters from Zedelghem
  16. 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
  17. Be prudent; oft the random jest recoils upon the jester's head.
    Don Quixote
  18. Truth suffers from too much analysis.
    Dune Messiah, ancient Fremen saying
  19. To use raw power is to make yourself infinitely vulnerable to greater powers.
    Dune Messiah, Bene Gesserit axiom
  20. 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
  21. Survival is the ability to swim in strange water.
    Dune, Bene Gesserit axiom
  22. 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
  23. Ima trava okolo! I korenja okolo!
    Dune, chanted by a Fremen
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
    Dune, from "Manual of Muad'Dib" by the Princess Irulan
  28. Before the Bene Gesserit, the Jesuits were the best at it.
    God Emperor of Dune, Leto II
  29. In the shadow of every religion lurks a Torquemada.
    God Emperor of Dune, Leto II
  30. The only past which endures lies wordlessly within you.
    God Emperor of Dune, Leto II
  31. The past is always changing, but few realize it.
    God Emperor of Dune, Leto II (The Stolen Journals)
  32. The best prophets lead you up to the curtain and let you peer through for yourself.
    God Emperor of Dune, Leto II (The Stolen Journals)
  33. Are they gods? Or are they eaters of gods?
    Imperial Earth, spoken by Karl Helmer
  34. Beware of had-I-wyst, whose fine brings care and smart.
    Paradise of Dainty Devices, poem by S. Barnards
  35. 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
  36. Understanding is but the sum of our misunderstandings.
    Sputnik Sweetheart, Sumire
  37. DIASPAR WAS NOT ALWAYS THUS
    The City and the Stars
  38. 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
  39. It is lovely to watch the coloured shadows on the planets of eternal light.
    The City and the Stars, The Master's last words
  40. I one of all other without philosophy, / Have shaped for many a philosophical city.
    Utopia, Thomas More
  41. The pleasures of the mind lie in knowledge, and in that delight which the contemplation of truth carries with it.
    Utopia, Thomas More
  42. Thought in movement has for its only conceivable motive the attainment of belief, or thought at rest.
    Varieties of Religious Experience
  43. Give me an analysis, Joey...
    Beneath a Steel Sky, Foster
  44. You saw the blades; what did you think was gonna happen?
    BloodRayne 2, Rayne
  45. May the road rise to meet your feet, Mr. Member.
    Commander Keen: Secret of the Oracle, Keen
  46. A crowbar. Hit someone or something with it. Repeat.
    Deus Ex, description for crowbar
  47. Defenestrated during the Night of Flung Shutters.
    Dishonored, plaque in High Overseer's palace
  48. Far distant eyes look out through yours.
    Half-Life 2, Vortigaunt
  49. Gallum galla gilla ma.
    Half-Life 2, Vortigaunt
  50. How many are there in you? Whose hopes and dreams do you encompass?
    Half-Life 2, Vortigaunt
  51. With my brains and your brawn we'll make an excellent team!
    Half-Life, scientist's reply when asked to follow you
  52. Names are for friends, so I don't need one.
    Hitman: Blood Money, Agent 47
  53. All that moves is easily heard in the void.
    Homeworld, The Bentusi
  54. They're everywhere!
    Marathon
  55. Somewhere in the heavens... they are waiting.
    Marathon
  56. 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
  57. Frog blast the vent core!
    Marathon, simulacrum B.O.B.
  58. 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
  59. Tell me what I want or I'll blast your virtual ass into actual dust!
    Mass Effect, Krogan warrior
  60. Oh, I'm just too good for my own bad self. Hello, Earth. Who's your daddy? Why, yes, I am.
    MDK2, Scwang Scwing
  61. I am the Shotmaker! No one has ever escaped from here!
    Metal Gear (1987), after which the protagonist promptly escapes.
  62. This is Big Boss... A body armor? If you were a man you wouldn't need that! ...Over.
    Metal Gear (1987), radio communication.
  63. 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?
  64. Wanted: Bullet catchers and grenade testers. Apply in person to General Dripik. Qualified recruits only.
    Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, LCD poster
  65. A little hard work never killed anyone important.
    Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, LCD poster
  66. Don't play with your food, unless it plays with you first.
    Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, LCD poster
  67. If fate frowns, we all perish.
    Penumbra: Overture
  68. Ooh, that thing has numbers on it.
    Portal
  69. The Well of Wishes awaits in the Crypt of Decay!
    Quake, secret message in Nightmare level select
  70. When aren't they heavily armed?
    Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction, Ratchet
  71. 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
  72. Literature might call them ghosts. I call them self-hypnotic defects in the R-grade unit.
    System Shock 2, Dr. Janice Polito
  73. A thousand eyes look.
    System Shock 2, Human/Annelid Hybrid
  74. That's the TriOptimum way!
    System Shock 2, Protocol Droid
  75. 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
  76. What is a drop of rain compared to the storm? What is a thought compared to a mind?
    System Shock 2, The Many
  77. Glory to the flesh. Glory to the mass.
    System Shock 2, Xerxes
  78. 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
  79. I am Quater. Read my words, and be my friend.
    The Neverhood, first words of the preamble to the Neverhood Chronicles
  80. 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
  81. In time of peril, breaketh glass.
    Thief 2: The Metal Age, plaque above emergency supplies, Precious Cargo
  82. Let thine arrow fly into mine crystal eye.
    Thief 2: The Metal Age, plaque under a painting in Shipping... and Receiving
  83. There is nothing so promising as the opening of a book. There is nothing so final as its shutting.
    Thief: Deadly Shadows, Keeper Scribe Lessons, Part 4
  84. 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
  85. Builds your roofs of dead wood. Builds your walls of dead stone. Builds your dreams of dead thoughts.
    Thief: The Dark Project, briefing for The Sword
  86. ALARUS
    Thief: The Dark Project, Down In The Bonehoard
  87. EDINE
    Thief: The Dark Project, Down In The Bonehoard
  88. MARAD
    Thief: The Dark Project, Down In The Bonehoard
  89. 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
  90. 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
  91. 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
  92. 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
  93. 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
  94. 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
  95. 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
  96. Here lies the unhappy Brother Dale: buried here as a symbol of lessons not learned.
    Thief: The Dark Project, Undercover, plaque in graveyard
  97. Death by irony is always painful.
    Tomb Raider: Legend, Lara Croft
  98. PRIORITY OVER-RIDE. NEW BEHAVIOR DICTATED. MUST BREAK TARGET INTO COMPONENT MATERIALS.
    Ur-Quan Masters, Slylandro probe
  99. This is a place for crazy people. I'm not crazy.
    12 Monkeys
  100. 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
  101. I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
    2001, HAL
  102. Another helpful hint for living.
    A Boy and His Dog, propaganda speaker
  103. Why, Lord, did you encapsulate so transcendent a composer in the body of an asshole?
    Amadeus, Antonio Salieri
  104. 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
  105. I'm an average nobody. I get to live the rest of my life like a schnook.
    Goodfellas, spoken by Henry Hill
  106. I need a computer!
    Johnny Mnemonic, Johnny
  107. One is glad to be of service.
    The Bicentennial Man, Andrew
  108. Piety is not what the lessons bring to people, it's the mistakes they bring to the lessons.
    The Man From Earth, John Oldman
  109. What if a man from the Upper Paleolithic survived until the present day?
    The Man From Earth, John Oldman
  110. I know Kung Fu.
    The Matrix, Thomas A. Anderson
  111. 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
  112. Aaaaah, wire.
    Breaking Bad, Jesse Pinkman
  113. Christians don't believe in gravity.
    Family Guy, Peter Griffin
  114. Math, my dear boy, is nothing more than the lesbian sister of biology.
    Family Guy, Peter Griffin
  115. If you squeeze me, I make bad people go away!
    Family Guy, Petie the pistol
  116. Well, that activates my hilarity unit.
    Futurama, Bender
  117. The good will cry and the evil will laugh. That's what they say!
    Riget
  118. Next time, prepare to take the good with the evil.
    Riget, Lars von Trier, every epilogue
  119. Sanctuary for all. Community for all. Those who arrive survive.
    The Walking Dead , Terminus' broadcast
  120. It seems you've come across an alien spacecraft. Now things are beginning to make sense. More later.
    Admiral Terence Jefferson, Maabus
  121. I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
    Albert Einstein
  122. I never worry about the future. It comes soon enough.
    Albert Einstein
  123. One can't teach a cat not to catch birds.
    Albert Einstein
  124. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
    Albert Einstein
  125. Words are uttered, but fail to enlighten.
    Aldous Huxley, Doors of Perception
  126. To make this mundane world sublime, take half a gram of phanerothyme.
    Aldous Huxley, letter to Humphrey Osmond
  127. We think in generalities, but we live in details.
    Alfred North Whitehead
  128. 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"
  129. Every moment dies a man, Every moment one is born.
    Alfred Tennyson, "The Vision of Sin"
  130. 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
  131. A fart is just shitting wind.
    BEEPOWER
  132. Oh! So that's the deal, eh, fellow? Well, why don't we duke it out in a melee battle of fisticuffs?
    BEEPOWER
  133. There is an artist imprisoned in each one of us. Let him loose to spread joy everywhere.
    Bertrand Russell, 1967
  134. The question is how to arrive at your opinions and not what your opinions are.
    Bertrand Russell, Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic?
  135. 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
  136. If they were to put me in a barrel, I would shout glory out through the bunghole! Praise the Lord!
    Billy Bray
  137. 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
  138. I looked for myself in myself and did not find myself.
    Biography of Marie-Alphonse Ratisbonne
  139. Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry.
    Black Sabbath, "Paranoid"
  140. 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"
  141. 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
  142. The love the liveliest, the life the lovliest.
    Bob Crosby, "Way Back Home"
  143. How many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?
    Bob Dylan, "Blowin' in the Wind"
  144. 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"
  145. I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves.
    Bobby Fischer
  146. Always err on the side of what's awesome.
    Brandon Sanderson's Zeroth Law of Magic
  147. Not all bits have equal value.
    Carl Sagan, Cosmos
  148. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
    Carl Sagan, Cosmos
  149. Genies of death, patiently awaiting the rubbing of the lamps.
    Carl Sagan, Cosmos
  150. If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
    Carl Sagan, Cosmos
  151. From somewhere, a transmission...
    Cave Story
  152. I was so smart when I was a kid that I learnt that I was dumb fast.
    Charles Manson
  153. 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
  154. To the dumb question 'Why me?' the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: Why not?
    Christopher Hitchens, Mortality
  155. Aren't you supposed to follow the Three Laws?
    Ctrl+Alt+Del, Ethan
  156. Don't wipe my memory! I keep all the stuff I remember there!
    Ctrl+Alt+Del, Ethan
  157. It's a level eighty female-only persuasion spell. We try not to overuse it.
    Ctrl+Alt+Del, Lilah
  158. If you don't relax your face muscles, you're going to invert your entire skull.
    Ctrl+Alt+Del, Lucas
  159. I would rather understand one cause than be King of Persia.
    Democritus of Abdera
  160. Just because you are unique does not mean you are useful.
    deviantART, "Unique" by `krash
  161. 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
  162. God is powered by irony.
  163. I have reservations about reconciling a quantum mechanics thought experiment with Egyptian mythology.
  164. I must decline your girlish advances, as your brain is filled with sawdust and lies.
  165. I am 87% confident you will burst into flames.
  166. Arousing from the most profound of slumbers, we break the gossamer web of some dream.
    Edgar Allan Poe, The Pit and the Pendulum
  167. Ignorance exists in the map, not in the territory.
    Eliezer Yudkowsky
  168. I like your tactics. They are similar to mine.
    Even Alander
  169. 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
  170. 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
  171. 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
  172. 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
  173. *puckered lips* *head twitch*
    General Bullshit
  174. He's fine! The dreadlocks saved him!
    General Bullshit
  175. 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
  176. 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
  177. If you don't move your own tounge, no one else will do it.
    General Bullshit
  178. There's a fine line between serenity and ennui.
    General Bullshit
  179. Wherever you wander, wherever you roam, be happy and healthy and glad to come home.
    General Bullshit
  180. Wikipedia is always there for you, like a reliable friend with a heroin stash.
    General Bullshit
  181. Your arm's only physical when you're thinking about it.
    General Bullshit
  182. 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
  183. When the rubber meets the road, we're really cooking with gas.
    General Bullshit
  184. What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.
    George Berkeley
  185. 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
  186. If you really wanna see inside your mind, / open every door you find.
    Gong - Pinkle Ponkle
  187. I'm a 57% pure Homer Simpson ninja.
    Google Current, Conor Knighton
  188. 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.
    Grateful Dead - The Wheel
  189. In the Country of the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is King.
    H. G. Wells, The Country of the Blind
  190. 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
  191. We are brothers of the boulders, cousins of the clouds.
    Harlow Shapley
  192. Ah! You seen one Earth, you've seen them all.
    Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17
  193. Well, I haven't learned to pick up rocks, which is a very embarrassing thing for a geologist.
    Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17
  194. Everyone is guilty, though not everyone is bad.
    Hawkwind, "Festivals"
  195. How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
    Henry David Thoreau
  196. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden
  197. There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden
  198. Simplicity in operation—because the masses are not mechanics.
    Henry Ford, My Life and Work
  199. Our bullets to Batmans ratio is fucked.
    Hockey Zombie
  200. To fathom hell or soar angelic, just take a pinch of psychedelic.
    Humphrey Osmond, in reply by letter to Aldous Huxley
  201. Star X, spectral class G0, 4 planets plus debris.
    Isaac Asimov, View from a Height, By Jove!
  202. Theories are not so much wrong as incomplete.
    Isaac Asimov, The Relativity of Wrong
  203. INSUFFICIENT DATA FOR MEANINGFUL ANSWER
    Isaac Asimov, The Last Question
  204. Sometimes what we know gets in the way of what could be.
  205. Being prepared to receive what thought is not prepared to think is what deserves the name of thinking.
    Jean-François Lyotard
  206. Now I get it.
    John, Understanding Space and Time
  207. At least it's not polio.
    Jones Avenue
  208. The lawyers insisted.
    Jones Avenue
  209. A semaphore is like a nightclub: it has a certain capacity, enforced by a bouncer.
  210. The dead escape death in heaven, and the living escape life in dreams.
    Kabe, Look to Windward
  211. If you wish to study a granfalloon, just remove the skin of a toy balloon.
    Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle
  212. 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.
    Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle
  213. 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.
    Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle
  214. Ubi dubium, ibi libertas.
    Latin motto
  215. 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
  216. 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
  217. 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
  218. Damn you, quantum physics!
    Loading-Ready-Run, Graham Stark
  219. Not many people know, but after Vatican 2, Hell became kickass!
    Loading-Ready-Run, Graham Stark
  220. The world is a sensitive place. You need to use non-denominational festive salutations.
    Loading-Ready-Run, Graham Stark
  221. I'm a woman, and sometimes, that's hard!
    Loading-Ready-Run, Kathleen De Vere
  222. I'm sure with the proper training, a bear could probably hold its own in a firefight.
    Loading-Ready-Run, Kathleen De Vere
  223. Christmas in Hell is great. Instead of turkey, we have doom!
    Loading-Ready-Run, Paul Saunders
  224. 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
  225. 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
  226. 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
  227. 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
  228. 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
  229. 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
  230. Just no place to run and hide. Time is right for quittin' time.
    Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Time Is Right
  231. 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
  232. Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don't read the lines.
    Margaret Millar
  233. There is a river in the ocean.
    Matthew Fontaine Maury, Physical Geography of the Seas and Its Meteorology
  234. That's what windows and m4d ninja skillz are for.
    MegaTokyo, Largo
  235. Laughter may be the best medicine, but it's no substitute for the Heimlich maneuver.
    Mighty Wombat
  236. I'm so metal I piss mercury.
    MildlyHotPeppers
  237. Weaving Spiders Come Not Here
    Motto of the Bohemian Grove, taken from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
  238. Nullius in verba.
    Motto of the Royal Society (Latin: "Take nobody's word for it.")
  239. Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms
    Motto of the World's Fair in 1933
  240. Ec a u7lqć ližć
    My son's "first words".
  241. The doors of heaven and hell are adjacent and identical.
    Nikos Kazantzakis, The Last Temptation of Christ
  242. Leave your armor behind. / Free your vulnerable mind.
    Oceanlab - I Am What I Am
  243. 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
  244. They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
    Oscar Gamble
  245. What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky?
    Pablo Neruda
  246. Good runners still get tired; they just get tired at higher speeds.
    Paul Graham, Is It Worth Being Wise?
  247. Is this bass really strong enough?
    Pendulum - Slam
  248. 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
  249. My force-field generators will be located inside the shield they generate.
    Peter Anspach, Evil Overlord List
  250. The explanation of a lesser entity in terms of a greater one is a perversion of what it means to explain.
    Peter Atkins, Awesome Versus Adipose
  251. 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.
  252. Every sentence deserves a good save.
    Piled Higher and Deeper, Cecilia
  253. 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
  254. File! Exit! Format C! Enter! Yes! Enter!
    Player vs Player, Cole Richards
  255. Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
    Plutarch Parallel Lives ‘Solon’ bk. 5, sect. 2
  256. The bell that rings inside your mind / is challenging the doors of time.
    Queen - A Kind Of Magic
  257. Apparently knowing someone's name doesn't make it easier to set them on fire with your mind.
    Questionable Content, Faye
  258. There are no save points when it comes to ladies, honey.
    Questionable Content, Faye
  259. You try being funny when your life is flashing before your eyes!
    Questionable Content, Marten Reed
  260. That is what a 404 error feels like.
    Questionable Content, Pintsize
  261. 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)
  262. Sup dawg, I herd u didn't liek forming babby, but I accidentally in your base.
    Randall Munroe, xkcd, Density (550)
  263. Some nights typing '*hug*' just doesn't cut it.
    Randall Munroe, xkcd, Far Away (352)
  264. 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)
  265. Communicating badly and then acting smug when you're misunderstood is not cleverness.
    Randall Munroe, xkcd, Words that End in GRY (169)
  266. Do not meddle in the affairs of webmasters, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
    Real Life, Greg Dean
  267. I may be full of crap, but it's superior crap.
    Real Life, Tony
  268. My curiosity and patience just ran out simultaneously. Have fun.
    Real Life, Tony
  269. 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
  270. The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
    René Descartes
  271. I am going to a commune in Vermont and will deal with no unit of time shorter than a season.
    Resignation note.
  272. Words are our servants, not our masters.
    Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker
  273. There is no obvious limit to human gullibility.
    Richard Dawkins, The Devil's Chaplain
  274. 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
  275. Physics is to math what sex is to masturbation.
    Richard Feynman
  276. 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
  277. Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause.
    Richard Francis Burton
  278. How shall the Shown pretend to ken aught of the Showman or the Show?
    Richard Francis Burton
  279. The heavens above do not equal one half of me. Have I been drinking soma?
    Rig Veda
  280. Narrowness of experience leads to narrowness of imagination.
    Rob Pike, "Systems Software Research Is Irrelevant"
  281. Every pulpit is a pillory, in which stands a hired culprit, defending the justice of his own imprisonment.
    Robert Green Ingersoll, Individuality
  282. Here's insanity. Here's genius. You're somewhere.
    Robert Herjavec, Shark Tank
  283. Noe 2 thynges can be moare equalle.
    Robert Recorde, inventor of the equals (=) sign
  284. 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"
  285. Beyond yonder oak is a lady...
    Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (1290)
  286. You have bad case of the suffering. Yes. I recommend happiness.
    Sinfest, God
  287. Loserdom is a bottomless pit of infinite lameness.
    Sinfest, Slick
  288. Whoever invented boredom must've been mad at life for being so amazing.
    Sinfest, Squigley
  289. The soup of life is salty enough without adding tears to it.
    Spoken by Visquile quoting a Sysan saying, Look to Windward
  290. Douglas Adams thinks space is big; maybe he should have used Asimov's bibliography as an analogy.
    Talk Origins' jargon file
  291. My life isn't my message, my message is my message.
    Terence McKenna
  292. Take it easy, dude. But, take it!
    Terence McKenna
  293. I'd rather be a climbing ape than a falling angel.
    Terry Pratchett
  294. Calling all. This is our last cry before our eternal silence.
    The last message sent in Morse by the French.
  295. Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.
    Thomas Gray, "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College"
  296. You don't need oxygen when you look this good!
    VG Cats
  297. Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
    William Blake, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"
  298. Excess of sorrow laughs. Excess of joy weeps.
    William Blake, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"
  299. Truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believ'd.
    William Blake, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"
  300. Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure: Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.
    William Congreve, The Old Bachelor
  301. 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.
  302. You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
    Winston Churchill
  303. Éí 'Aaníígóó 'Áhoot'é
    X-Files, S02E25, Anasazi, opening tag line (Navajo for "The Truth is Out There")
  304. 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
  305. Existence is meaningless, but it doesn't have to be tasteless. Drink Coca-Cola.
    YouTube video
  306. The Universe is notorious for not giving a shit what people think.
    YouTube video
  307. 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0
    AACS encryption key