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"Gallum galla gilla ma."

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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 335 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. There are weapons you cannot hold in your hands. You can only hold them in your mind.
    Chapterhouse: Dune, Darwi Odrade to young Miles Teg ghola
  12. You cannot manipulate a marionette with only one string.
    Chapterhouse: Dune, The Zensunni Whip
  13. He must not try to understand — only to observe. Understanding would come later, or not at all.
    Childhood's End, spoken by Jan Rodricks
  14. If all artists are abnormal, and all men are artists, we have an interesting syllogism...
    Childhood's End, spoken by The Inspector
  15. Knowledge is an unending adventure on the edge of uncertainty.
    Children of Dune, Leto II
  16. Every judgement teeters on the brink of error.
    Children of Dune, Leto II
  17. A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.
    Cloud Atlas, Letters from Zedelghem
  18. 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
  19. Be prudent; oft the random jest recoils upon the jester's head.
    Don Quixote
  20. Truth suffers from too much analysis.
    Dune Messiah, ancient Fremen saying
  21. To use raw power is to make yourself infinitely vulnerable to greater powers.
    Dune Messiah, Bene Gesserit axiom
  22. 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
  23. Survival is the ability to swim in strange water.
    Dune, Bene Gesserit axiom
  24. 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
  25. Ima trava okolo! I korenja okolo!
    Dune, chanted by a Fremen
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
    Dune, from "Manual of Muad'Dib" by the Princess Irulan
  30. Before the Bene Gesserit, the Jesuits were the best at it.
    God Emperor of Dune, Leto II
  31. In the shadow of every religion lurks a Torquemada.
    God Emperor of Dune, Leto II
  32. The only past which endures lies wordlessly within you.
    God Emperor of Dune, Leto II
  33. The past is always changing, but few realize it.
    God Emperor of Dune, Leto II (The Stolen Journals)
  34. 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)
  35. It is unsettling to dream another's dreams.
    Heretics of Dune, Taraza
  36. You have only one awareness here—the screen of the magi: Imagination! Here, you learn what it is to be human. You are a creator of order, of beautiful shapes and systems, an organizer of chaos.
    Heretics of Dune, The Atreides Manifesto, Bene Gesserit Archives
  37. Are they gods? Or are they eaters of gods?
    Imperial Earth, spoken by Karl Helmer
  38. Beware of had-I-wyst, whose fine brings care and smart.
    Paradise of Dainty Devices, poem by S. Barnards
  39. 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
  40. Understanding is but the sum of our misunderstandings.
    Sputnik Sweetheart, Sumire
  41. DIASPAR WAS NOT ALWAYS THUS
    The City and the Stars
  42. 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
  43. It is lovely to watch the coloured shadows on the planets of eternal light.
    The City and the Stars, The Master's last words
  44. I really hate this damned machine; / I wish that they would sell it / It never does quite what I want / but only what I tell it.
    The Compleat Computer by Dennie L. van Tassel
  45. I one of all other without philosophy, / Have shaped for many a philosophical city.
    Utopia, Thomas More
  46. The pleasures of the mind lie in knowledge, and in that delight which the contemplation of truth carries with it.
    Utopia, Thomas More
  47. Thought in movement has for its only conceivable motive the attainment of belief, or thought at rest.
    Varieties of Religious Experience
  48. Give me an analysis, Joey...
    Beneath a Steel Sky, Foster
  49. You saw the blades; what did you think was gonna happen?
    BloodRayne 2, Rayne
  50. Feeding time is scheduled for noon every day, or whenever a zookeeper falls into a holding cell.
    Borderlands 2, Experimentation Greeter
  51. If you hear screaming coming from the research labs, stop listening so hard.
    Borderlands 2, Experimentation Greeter
  52. Reload: verb, 1. Something you do after your target is dead.
    Borderlands, S&S Munitions
  53. May the road rise to meet your feet, Mr. Member.
    Commander Keen: Secret of the Oracle, Keen
  54. A crowbar. Hit someone or something with it. Repeat.
    Deus Ex, description for crowbar
  55. Defenestrated during the Night of Flung Shutters.
    Dishonored, plaque in High Overseer's palace
  56. Far distant eyes look out through yours.
    Half-Life 2, Vortigaunt
  57. Gallum galla gilla ma.
    Half-Life 2, Vortigaunt
  58. How many are there in you? Whose hopes and dreams do you encompass?
    Half-Life 2, Vortigaunt
  59. With my brains and your brawn we'll make an excellent team!
    Half-Life, scientist's reply when asked to follow you
  60. Names are for friends, so I don't need one.
    Hitman: Blood Money, Agent 47
  61. All that moves is easily heard in the void.
    Homeworld, The Bentusi
  62. They're everywhere!
    Marathon
  63. Somewhere in the heavens... they are waiting.
    Marathon
  64. 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
  65. Frog blast the vent core!
    Marathon, simulacrum B.O.B.
  66. Our borders are determined by the range of our guns.
    Mass Effect 2, Chief Scout on Tuchanka
  67. Square root of 912.04 is 30.2... it all seemed harmless...
    Mass Effect 2, David
  68. 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
  69. Tell me what I want or I'll blast your virtual ass into actual dust!
    Mass Effect, Krogan warrior
  70. Oh, I'm just too good for my own bad self. Hello, Earth. Who's your daddy? Why, yes, I am.
    MDK2, Scwang Scwing
  71. I am the Shotmaker! No one has ever escaped from here!
    Metal Gear (1987), after which the protagonist promptly escapes.
  72. This is Big Boss... A body armor? If you were a man you wouldn't need that! ...Over.
    Metal Gear (1987), radio communication.
  73. 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?
  74. Wanted: Bullet catchers and grenade testers. Apply in person to General Dripik. Qualified recruits only.
    Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, LCD poster
  75. A little hard work never killed anyone important.
    Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, LCD poster
  76. Don't play with your food, unless it plays with you first.
    Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, LCD poster
  77. If fate frowns, we all perish.
    Penumbra: Overture
  78. Ooh, that thing has numbers on it.
    Portal
  79. The Well of Wishes awaits in the Crypt of Decay!
    Quake, secret message in Nightmare level select
  80. When aren't they heavily armed?
    Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction, Ratchet
  81. 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
  82. Literature might call them ghosts. I call them self-hypnotic defects in the R-grade unit.
    System Shock 2, Dr. Janice Polito
  83. A thousand eyes look.
    System Shock 2, Human/Annelid Hybrid
  84. That's the TriOptimum way!
    System Shock 2, Protocol Droid
  85. 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
  86. What is a drop of rain compared to the storm? What is a thought compared to a mind?
    System Shock 2, The Many
  87. Glory to the flesh. Glory to the mass.
    System Shock 2, Xerxes
  88. 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
  89. You've been trying too hard, thinking too much. Relax. Trust your instincts. Just be yourself. Do the little things, and the big things take care of themselves.
    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, message upon reaching level 16.
  90. You realize all your life you have been coasting along as if in a dream. Suddenly, facing the trials of the last few days, you have come alive.
    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, message upon reaching level 2.
  91. It's all suddenly obvious to you. You just have to concentrate. All the energy and time you've wasted — it's a sin. But without the experience you've gained, taking risks, taking responsibility for failure, how could you have understood?
    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, message upon reaching level 4.
  92. The secret does seem to be hard work, yes, but it's also a kind of blind passion, an inspiration.
    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, message upon reaching level 8.
  93. No lollygaggin'.
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, guards
  94. I used to be an adventurer like you. Then I took an arrow in the knee...
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, guards
  95. I'm not a man, I'm a weapon in human form. Just unsheathe me and point me at the enemy.
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Hrongar
  96. I am sworn to carry your burdens.
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Lydia
  97. What is better? To be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Paarthurnax
  98. I am Quater. Read my words, and be my friend.
    The Neverhood, first words of the preamble to the Neverhood Chronicles
  99. 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
  100. In time of peril, breaketh glass.
    Thief 2: The Metal Age, plaque above emergency supplies, Precious Cargo
  101. Let thine arrow fly into mine crystal eye.
    Thief 2: The Metal Age, plaque under a painting in Shipping... and Receiving
  102. 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
  103. 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
  104. 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
  105. ALARUS
    Thief: The Dark Project, Down In The Bonehoard
  106. EDINE
    Thief: The Dark Project, Down In The Bonehoard
  107. MARAD
    Thief: The Dark Project, Down In The Bonehoard
  108. 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
  109. 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
  110. 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
  111. 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
  112. 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
  113. 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
  114. 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
  115. Here lies the unhappy Brother Dale: buried here as a symbol of lessons not learned.
    Thief: The Dark Project, Undercover, plaque in graveyard
  116. Death by irony is always painful.
    Tomb Raider: Legend, Lara Croft
  117. 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.
    Ultima 1: The First Age of Darkness manual, description of Invisible Seeker
  118. You hear someone say, "TURIS-SCIENTIA-MAGNOPERE"
    Ultima 1: The First Age of Darkness, Tower of Knowledge
  119. All your character needs now is a name, and the only stipulation here is that the name be no longer than Rumpelstiltskin.
    Ultima 2: The Revenge of the Enchantress manual
  120. With the greater sophistication of a cosmopolitan atmosphere come the products of human innovation; the sword, the mail, and the tankard of ale.
    Ultima 2: The Revenge of the Enchantress manual, description of towns
  121. The Code is thy touchstone, for without it thou are but a speck of dust in the whirlwind of Chaos.
    Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar manual "The History of Britannia", Ethics of War
  122. PRIORITY OVER-RIDE. NEW BEHAVIOR DICTATED. MUST BREAK TARGET INTO COMPONENT MATERIALS.
    Ur-Quan Masters, Slylandro probe
  123. This is a place for crazy people. I'm not crazy.
    12 Monkeys
  124. 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
  125. I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
    2001, HAL
  126. Another helpful hint for living.
    A Boy and His Dog, propaganda speaker
  127. Why, Lord, did you encapsulate so transcendent a composer in the body of an asshole?
    Amadeus, Antonio Salieri
  128. 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
  129. I'm an average nobody. I get to live the rest of my life like a schnook.
    Goodfellas, spoken by Henry Hill
  130. I need a computer!
    Johnny Mnemonic, Johnny
  131. One is glad to be of service.
    The Bicentennial Man, Andrew
  132. Piety is not what the lessons bring to people, it's the mistakes they bring to the lessons.
    The Man From Earth, John Oldman
  133. What if a man from the Upper Paleolithic survived until the present day?
    The Man From Earth, John Oldman
  134. I know Kung Fu.
    The Matrix, Thomas A. Anderson
  135. 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
  136. Aaaaah, wire.
    Breaking Bad, Jesse Pinkman
  137. Christians don't believe in gravity.
    Family Guy, Peter Griffin
  138. Math, my dear boy, is nothing more than the lesbian sister of biology.
    Family Guy, Peter Griffin
  139. If you squeeze me, I make bad people go away!
    Family Guy, Petie the pistol
  140. Well, that activates my hilarity unit.
    Futurama, Bender
  141. The good will cry and the evil will laugh. That's what they say!
    Riget
  142. Next time, prepare to take the good with the evil.
    Riget, Lars von Trier, every epilogue
  143. Sanctuary for all. Community for all. Those who arrive survive.
    The Walking Dead , Terminus' broadcast
  144. It seems you've come across an alien spacecraft. Now things are beginning to make sense. More later.
    Admiral Terence Jefferson, Maabus
  145. I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
    Albert Einstein
  146. I never worry about the future. It comes soon enough.
    Albert Einstein
  147. One can't teach a cat not to catch birds.
    Albert Einstein
  148. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
    Albert Einstein
  149. Words are uttered, but fail to enlighten.
    Aldous Huxley, Doors of Perception
  150. To make this mundane world sublime, take half a gram of phanerothyme.
    Aldous Huxley, letter to Humphrey Osmond
  151. We think in generalities, but we live in details.
    Alfred North Whitehead
  152. A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems.
    Alfréd Rényi
  153. 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"
  154. Every moment dies a man, Every moment one is born.
    Alfred Tennyson, "The Vision of Sin"
  155. 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
  156. A fart is just shitting wind.
    BEEPOWER
  157. Oh! So that's the deal, eh, fellow? Well, why don't we duke it out in a melee battle of fisticuffs?
    BEEPOWER
  158. There is an artist imprisoned in each one of us. Let him loose to spread joy everywhere.
    Bertrand Russell, 1967
  159. The question is how to arrive at your opinions and not what your opinions are.
    Bertrand Russell, Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic?
  160. 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
  161. If they were to put me in a barrel, I would shout glory out through the bunghole! Praise the Lord!
    Billy Bray
  162. 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
  163. I looked for myself in myself and did not find myself.
    Biography of Marie-Alphonse Ratisbonne
  164. Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry.
    Black Sabbath, "Paranoid"
  165. 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"
  166. 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
  167. The love the liveliest, the life the lovliest.
    Bob Crosby, "Way Back Home"
  168. How many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?
    Bob Dylan, "Blowin' in the Wind"
  169. 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"
  170. I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves.
    Bobby Fischer
  171. Always err on the side of what's awesome.
    Brandon Sanderson's Zeroth Law of Magic
  172. Not all bits have equal value.
    Carl Sagan, Cosmos
  173. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
    Carl Sagan, Cosmos
  174. Genies of death, patiently awaiting the rubbing of the lamps.
    Carl Sagan, Cosmos
  175. If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
    Carl Sagan, Cosmos
  176. From somewhere, a transmission...
    Cave Story
  177. I was so smart when I was a kid that I learnt that I was dumb fast.
    Charles Manson
  178. 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
  179. To the dumb question 'Why me?' the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: Why not?
    Christopher Hitchens, Mortality
  180. Aren't you supposed to follow the Three Laws?
    Ctrl+Alt+Del, Ethan
  181. Don't wipe my memory! I keep all the stuff I remember there!
    Ctrl+Alt+Del, Ethan
  182. It's a level eighty female-only persuasion spell. We try not to overuse it.
    Ctrl+Alt+Del, Lilah
  183. If you don't relax your face muscles, you're going to invert your entire skull.
    Ctrl+Alt+Del, Lucas
  184. I would rather understand one cause than be King of Persia.
    Democritus of Abdera
  185. Just because you are unique does not mean you are useful.
    deviantART, "Unique" by `krash
  186. 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
  187. God is powered by irony.
  188. I have reservations about reconciling a quantum mechanics thought experiment with Egyptian mythology.
  189. I must decline your girlish advances, as your brain is filled with sawdust and lies.
  190. I am 87% confident you will burst into flames.
  191. Arousing from the most profound of slumbers, we break the gossamer web of some dream.
    Edgar Allan Poe, The Pit and the Pendulum
  192. Ignorance exists in the map, not in the territory.
    Eliezer Yudkowsky
  193. I like your tactics. They are similar to mine.
    Even Alander
  194. 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
  195. 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
  196. 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
  197. 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
  198. *puckered lips* *head twitch*
    General Bullshit
  199. He's fine! The dreadlocks saved him!
    General Bullshit
  200. 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
  201. 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
  202. If you don't move your own tounge, no one else will do it.
    General Bullshit
  203. There's a fine line between serenity and ennui.
    General Bullshit
  204. Wherever you wander, wherever you roam, be happy and healthy and glad to come home.
    General Bullshit
  205. Wikipedia is always there for you, like a reliable friend with a heroin stash.
    General Bullshit
  206. Your arm's only physical when you're thinking about it.
    General Bullshit
  207. 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
  208. When the rubber meets the road, we're really cooking with gas.
    General Bullshit
  209. What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.
    George Berkeley
  210. 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
  211. If you really wanna see inside your mind, / open every door you find.
    Gong - Pinkle Ponkle
  212. I'm a 57% pure Homer Simpson ninja.
    Google Current, Conor Knighton
  213. 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
  214. In the Country of the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is King.
    H. G. Wells, The Country of the Blind
  215. 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
  216. We are brothers of the boulders, cousins of the clouds.
    Harlow Shapley
  217. Ah! You seen one Earth, you've seen them all.
    Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17
  218. Well, I haven't learned to pick up rocks, which is a very embarrassing thing for a geologist.
    Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17
  219. Everyone is guilty, though not everyone is bad.
    Hawkwind, "Festivals"
  220. How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
    Henry David Thoreau
  221. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden
  222. There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden
  223. Simplicity in operation—because the masses are not mechanics.
    Henry Ford, My Life and Work
  224. Our bullets to Batmans ratio is fucked.
    Hockey Zombie
  225. To fathom hell or soar angelic, just take a pinch of psychedelic.
    Humphrey Osmond, in reply by letter to Aldous Huxley
  226. Star X, spectral class G0, 4 planets plus debris.
    Isaac Asimov, View from a Height, By Jove!
  227. Theories are not so much wrong as incomplete.
    Isaac Asimov, The Relativity of Wrong
  228. INSUFFICIENT DATA FOR MEANINGFUL ANSWER
    Isaac Asimov, The Last Question
  229. Sometimes what we know gets in the way of what could be.
  230. Being prepared to receive what thought is not prepared to think is what deserves the name of thinking.
    Jean-François Lyotard
  231. Now I get it.
    John, Understanding Space and Time
  232. At least it's not polio.
    Jones Avenue
  233. The lawyers insisted.
    Jones Avenue
  234. A semaphore is like a nightclub: it has a certain capacity, enforced by a bouncer.
  235. The dead escape death in heaven, and the living escape life in dreams.
    Kabe, Look to Windward
  236. If you're going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance.
    Karin Gillespie
  237. If you wish to study a granfalloon, just remove the skin of a toy balloon.
    Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle
  238. 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
  239. 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
  240. Ubi dubium, ibi libertas.
    Latin motto
  241. 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
  242. 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
  243. 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
  244. Damn you, quantum physics!
    Loading-Ready-Run, Graham Stark
  245. Not many people know, but after Vatican 2, Hell became kickass!
    Loading-Ready-Run, Graham Stark
  246. The world is a sensitive place. You need to use non-denominational festive salutations.
    Loading-Ready-Run, Graham Stark
  247. I'm a woman, and sometimes, that's hard!
    Loading-Ready-Run, Kathleen De Vere
  248. I'm sure with the proper training, a bear could probably hold its own in a firefight.
    Loading-Ready-Run, Kathleen De Vere
  249. Christmas in Hell is great. Instead of turkey, we have doom!
    Loading-Ready-Run, Paul Saunders
  250. 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
  251. 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
  252. 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
  253. 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
  254. 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
  255. 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
  256. Just no place to run and hide. Time is right for quittin' time.
    Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Time Is Right
  257. Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don't read the lines.
    Margaret Millar
  258. There is a river in the ocean.
    Matthew Fontaine Maury, Physical Geography of the Seas and Its Meteorology
  259. That's what windows and m4d ninja skillz are for.
    MegaTokyo, Largo
  260. Laughter may be the best medicine, but it's no substitute for the Heimlich maneuver.
    Mighty Wombat
  261. I'm so metal I piss mercury.
    MildlyHotPeppers
  262. Weaving Spiders Come Not Here
    Motto of the Bohemian Grove, taken from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
  263. Nullius in verba.
    Motto of the Royal Society (Latin: "Take nobody's word for it.")
  264. Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms
    Motto of the World's Fair in 1933
  265. Ec a u7lqć ližć
    My son's "first words".
  266. The doors of heaven and hell are adjacent and identical.
    Nikos Kazantzakis, The Last Temptation of Christ
  267. Leave your armor behind. / Free your vulnerable mind.
    Oceanlab - I Am What I Am
  268. 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
  269. They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
    Oscar Gamble
  270. What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky?
    Pablo Neruda
  271. Another roof, another proof.
    Paul Erdős
  272. I've finally stopped getting dumber.
    Paul Erdős, epitaph
  273. Good runners still get tired; they just get tired at higher speeds.
    Paul Graham, Is It Worth Being Wise?
  274. Is this bass really strong enough?
    Pendulum - Slam
  275. 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
  276. My force-field generators will be located inside the shield they generate.
    Peter Anspach, Evil Overlord List
  277. 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
  278. 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.
  279. Every sentence deserves a good save.
    Piled Higher and Deeper, Cecilia
  280. 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
  281. File! Exit! Format C! Enter! Yes! Enter!
    Player vs Player, Cole Richards
  282. 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
  283. The bell that rings inside your mind / is challenging the doors of time.
    Queen - A Kind Of Magic
  284. Apparently knowing someone's name doesn't make it easier to set them on fire with your mind.
    Questionable Content, Faye
  285. There are no save points when it comes to ladies, honey.
    Questionable Content, Faye
  286. You try being funny when your life is flashing before your eyes!
    Questionable Content, Marten Reed
  287. That is what a 404 error feels like.
    Questionable Content, Pintsize
  288. Does the outer space into which we dissolve / taste of us at all?
    Rainer Maria Rilke, "Second Elegy"
  289. 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)
  290. Sup dawg, I herd u didn't liek forming babby, but I accidentally in your base.
    Randall Munroe, xkcd, Density (550)
  291. Some nights typing '*hug*' just doesn't cut it.
    Randall Munroe, xkcd, Far Away (352)
  292. 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)
  293. Communicating badly and then acting smug when you're misunderstood is not cleverness.
    Randall Munroe, xkcd, Words that End in GRY (169)
  294. Do not meddle in the affairs of webmasters, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
    Real Life, Greg Dean
  295. I may be full of crap, but it's superior crap.
    Real Life, Tony
  296. My curiosity and patience just ran out simultaneously. Have fun.
    Real Life, Tony
  297. 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
  298. The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
    René Descartes
  299. I am going to a commune in Vermont and will deal with no unit of time shorter than a season.
    Resignation note.
  300. Words are our servants, not our masters.
    Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker
  301. There is no obvious limit to human gullibility.
    Richard Dawkins, The Devil's Chaplain
  302. 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
  303. Physics is to math what sex is to masturbation.
    Richard Feynman
  304. 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
  305. Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause.
    Richard Francis Burton
  306. How shall the Shown pretend to ken aught of the Showman or the Show?
    Richard Francis Burton
  307. The heavens above do not equal one half of me. Have I been drinking soma?
    Rig Veda
  308. Narrowness of experience leads to narrowness of imagination.
    Rob Pike, "Systems Software Research Is Irrelevant"
  309. Every pulpit is a pillory, in which stands a hired culprit, defending the justice of his own imprisonment.
    Robert Green Ingersoll, Individuality
  310. Here's insanity. Here's genius. You're somewhere.
    Robert Herjavec, Shark Tank
  311. Noe 2 thynges can be moare equalle.
    Robert Recorde, inventor of the equals (=) sign
  312. 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"
  313. Beyond yonder oak is a lady...
    Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (1290)
  314. You have bad case of the suffering. Yes. I recommend happiness.
    Sinfest, God
  315. Loserdom is a bottomless pit of infinite lameness.
    Sinfest, Slick
  316. Whoever invented boredom must've been mad at life for being so amazing.
    Sinfest, Squigley
  317. The soup of life is salty enough without adding tears to it.
    Spoken by Visquile quoting a Sysan saying, Look to Windward
  318. Douglas Adams thinks space is big; maybe he should have used Asimov's bibliography as an analogy.
    Talk Origins' jargon file
  319. My life isn't my message, my message is my message.
    Terence McKenna
  320. Take it easy, dude. But, take it!
    Terence McKenna
  321. I'd rather be a climbing ape than a falling angel.
    Terry Pratchett
  322. Calling all. This is our last cry before our eternal silence.
    The last message sent in Morse by the French.
  323. Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.
    Thomas Gray, "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College"
  324. You don't need oxygen when you look this good!
    VG Cats
  325. Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
    William Blake, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"
  326. Excess of sorrow laughs. Excess of joy weeps.
    William Blake, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"
  327. Truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believ'd.
    William Blake, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"
  328. Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure: Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.
    William Congreve, The Old Bachelor
  329. 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.
  330. You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
    Winston Churchill
  331. Éí 'Aaníígóó 'Áhoot'é
    X-Files, S02E25, Anasazi, opening tag line (Navajo for "The Truth is Out There")
  332. 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
  333. Existence is meaningless, but it doesn't have to be tasteless. Drink Coca-Cola.
    YouTube video
  334. The Universe is notorious for not giving a shit what people think.
    YouTube video
  335. 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0
    AACS encryption key