Saturday, December 27, 2008

A special contribution of Zen to Eastern thought was it's recognition of the mundane as of equal importance to the spiritual.

- Kazuko Okakura, quoted by Laurence G. Boldt in "Zen and the art of making a living".

Friday, December 26, 2008

What is your favorite instrument?

My soul.

Aaron Behrens - Ghostland Observatory

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Only through forgetfulness can a man ever achieve the illusion of possessing a 'truth'

- Nietzsche

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Happy are men who yet before they are killed
Can let their veins run cold

Wilfred Owen, "Insensibility"
- Quoted in "Bodies" by Jed Mercurio

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"I contend we are both atheists, I just believe in one fewer gods than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours." - Stephen F. Roberts


Monday, July 21, 2008

I got nothing against no Viet Cong. No Vietnamese ever called me a nigger.

- Muhammad Ali

Friday, May 09, 2008

"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats." - Howard Aiken

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Nothing is true unless it makes you laugh, but you don’t really understand it until it makes you cry. — _Illuminatus_, Robert Anton Wilson & Robert Shea

Friday, April 11, 2008

"In many ways, the environmental crisis is a design crisis. It is a consequence of how things are made, buildings are constructed, and landscapes are used. Design manifests culture, and culture rests firmly on the foundation of what we believe to be true about the world... It is clear that we have not given design a rich enough context. We have used design cleverly in the service of narrowly defined human interests, but have neglected it's relationship with our fellow creatures. Such myopic design cannot fail to degrade the living world, and, by extension, our own health."

Sim Van der Ryn, quoted in The Philosophy of Sustainable Design, by Jason McLennan

Thursday, February 28, 2008

"Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?"

- Marine Corp Sargeant Dan Daly at the battle of Belleau Wood, leading his men into a storm of German machine gun fire.

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