Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hillary Clinton/Harriet Tubman

If you hear the dogs, keep going.
If you see the torches in the woods, keep going.
If there’s shouting after you, keep going.
Don’t ever stop.
Keep going.
If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

(Some dispute the authenticity of the quote, but I still like the sentiment)

Monday, August 25, 2008


I have no need for religion, I have a conscience.

Penn Jillette

Believing there is no God gives me more room for belief in family, people, love, truth, beauty, sex, Jell-o, and all the other things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have.

Mark Twain

I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Isaac Asimov

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.

Monday, August 11, 2008

I looked the man in the eye. I was able to get a sense of his soul.

So, back in 2001 Bush said of Vladimir Putin, "I looked the man in the eye. I was able to get a sense of his soul.", implying that Putin was a decent guy.  After recent events in Georgia I suspect that Bush might need glasses.  I can only hope that we don't get pulled into this mess any time soon. 

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Václav Havel

Keep the company of those who seek the truth, and run from those who have found it.