Blessed are the easily amused, for we shall be easily amused -- noressa
I shall desire, and I shall find the best of my desires -- Rupert Brooke
A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!"
"However," replied the universe,
"The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation."
-- Stephen Crane
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. - Abraham Joshua Heschel
I am effervescent, playful, and fluid
In a world increasingly dominated by image culture (TV, movies, .jpg files), UNIX remains rooted in the culture of the word. -- Thomas Scoville
There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses -- Bjarne Stroustrup
Every act of creation is an act of joy -- Catherine Faber
The reward is: *I did a thing*, and I doubt I'll ever do anything like it again. -- Paul Ford [http://www.ftrain.com/SiteLaunch.html]
And I'll get me another man!
-- Dorothy Parker
Nine times seven, thought Shuman with deep satisfaction, is sixty-three, and I don't need a computer to tell me so. The computer is in my own head.
And it was amazing the feeling of power that gave him.
-- Isaac Asimov
Variety is the spice of life -- Anon
Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book. -- Jane Smiley, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel"
There are at least five sets of goals, which we may call basic needs. These are briefly physiological, safety, love, esteem, and self-actualization. In addition, we are motivated by the desire to achieve or maintain the various conditions upon which these basic satisfactions rest and by certain more intellectual desires. -- A. H. Maslow
Call us hackers, call us wizards,
With derision or respect,
Still our souls are marked by something
That your labels can't affect.
-- Steve Savitsky
The worthwhile problems are the ones you can really solve or help solve, the ones you can really contribute something to. ... No problem is too small or too trivial if we can really do something about it. -- Richard Feynman
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead
Give me a lever long enough, and a place on which to stand, and I will move the earth -- Archimedes
The first fine careless rapture -- Browning
our airiest castles tumbled over,
because of lines we neatly drew
and later neatly stumbled over.
-- Piet Hein