Quote Archive for: Dec 28, 2000 to Sep 7, 2000

Thursday, Dec 28, 2000

"I shall carry this memory carefully in my hands as if it were a bowl brimful of fresh milk."

Max von Sydow as Antonius Block in The Seventh Seal, written by Ingmar Bergman

Monday, Dec 25, 2000

"All that had constituted his life, even to his name, was effaced; he was no longer even Jean Valjean; he was number 24,601."

-Victor Hugo, Les Miserables (Isabel F. Hapgood trans.)

Thursday, Dec 21, 2000

"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Monday, Dec 18, 2000

"When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is."

- Ayn Rand

Thursday, Dec 14, 2000

"It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I'm right."

- Moliere

Monday, Dec 11, 2000

"When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."

- Mark Twain

Thursday, Dec 7, 2000

"A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity."

- Robert Frost

Monday, Dec 4, 2000

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

- Hunter S. Thompson

Thursday, Nov 30, 2000

"And I find, given time, I can bend like a willow"

-Ian Anderson, from Jethro Tull's Bends Like a Willow

Monday, Nov 27, 2000

"Friendship is much more tragic than love. It lasts longer."

-Oscar Wilde

Thursday, Nov 23, 2000

"I am a rock, I am an island."

-Paul Simon

Monday, Nov 20, 2000

"Do or do not. There is no try."

-Yoda, the Jedi master

Thursday, Nov 16, 2000

"All the strangers look like family. All the family look so strange. The only thing that I am sure of is this accelerating rate of change."

-Peter Gabriel, from Downside Up

Monday, Nov 13, 2000

"If it's about the present, then it's probably hype. If it's about the future, then no amount of hype can do it justice."

-Scott McCloud from Reinventing Comics

Thursday, Nov 9, 2000

"You've got a great imagination."

-from Open Your Eyes by Yes

Monday, Nov 6, 2000

"I don't watch TV. It's a cultural wasteland filled with inappropriate metaphors and an unrealistic portrayal of life created by the liberal media elite."

-Earthforce security guard from an episode of Babylon 5 written by J. Michael Straczynski

Thursday, Nov 2, 2000

"All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others."

- Douglas Adams

Monday, Oct 30, 2000

"K is for Kate who was struck with an axe."

- Edward Gorey, "The Gashlycrumb Tinies"

Thursday, Oct 26, 2000

"All love is unrequited...all of it."

-Susan Ivanova from an episode of Babylon 5 written by J. Michael Straczynski

Monday, Oct 23, 2000

"It was just at this time that Gandalf reappeared after his long absence."

-from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Thursday, Oct 19, 2000

"In this life, Elwood, you can be oh, so clever or oh, so pleasant. For years I was clever. I recommend pleasant."

-Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey (written by Mary Chase)

Monday, Oct 16, 2000

"I?m just as determined as you are, so you might just as well come with me."

-Katherine Hepburn as Susan in Bringing Up Baby

Friday, Oct 13, 2000

"Life goes on... the book stops here."

-from Alec by Eddie Campbell

Monday, Oct 9, 2000

"Having a simply wonderful time. Wish you were here, but sort of glad you're not."

-Ian Anderson

Thursday, Oct 5, 2000

"You're the one who sings, right?"
"Well, right or wrong, I sing either way."

-David Bowie & Bing Crosby

Sunday, Oct 1, 2000

"I like to take a chocolate-covered St. Joseph's baby aspirin and groove myself out of my skull."

-Woody Allen

Saturday, Sep 30, 2000

"If life is a bowl of cherries, why am I stuck with the pits?"

- Erma Bombeck

Thursday, Sep 28, 2000

"All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain."

-Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner

Monday, Sep 18, 2000

"Fresh from God's garden, I bring a gift of roses. To stand in sweet spring water and press them to your heart. "

-Ian Anderson, from Jethro Tull's Gift of Roses

Thursday, Sep 14, 2000

"The trouble with computers, of course, is that they're very sophisticated idiots."

-Tom Baker as the 4th Doctor Who

Monday, Sep 11, 2000

"But nobody can handle...the possibility that any freak with $1.98 can walk into the Circus-Circus and suddenly appear in the sky over downtown Las Vegas twelve times the size of God, howling anything that comes into his head. No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs."

-Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Thursday, Sep 7, 2000

"The thing to do- when you're running along about a hundred or so and you suddenly find a red-flashing CHP-tracker on your tail- what you want to do then is accelerate. Mash it down and make the bastard chase you at speeds of 120 all the way to the next exit. He will follow. But he won't know what to make of your blinker-signal that says you're about to turn right."

-Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas