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"August night pressed down on him like a clinging, warm-breasted succubus." -- from The Nets of Space by Emil Petaja

Anger

Mar. 4th, 2010 03:28 pm
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From a self-reflective doodle:
"Frustration is for things. Anger is only for other people."

Ebert

Feb. 22nd, 2010 01:11 pm
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His words, from the fabulous Esquire article:

"I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out."

He posted a response to the article (and everyone asking about it) on his blog, and got the following reader comment:

By Geoff on February 18, 2010 8:35 AM
I read my eight year old daughter your quote about making others happy. It now occupies a place on our refrigerator; surrounded by crayon drawings, water color paintings and pictures of children. Thank you Roger.

To which he responded: "Please tell your daughter she has honored me."

Another one

Feb. 2nd, 2010 08:26 pm
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Picard: "Permission for an onboard wedding granted. Nothing would please me more than to give away Mrs. Troi."

ETA: Also: "The higher... the fewer!"

Wow

Jan. 15th, 2010 08:51 am
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"NEGRO Member of a subgroup of the human race who hails, or whose ancestors hailed, from a chunk of land nicknamed--not by its residents--Africa. Superior to the Caucasian in that negroes did not invent nuclear weapons, the automobile, Christianity, nerve gas, the concentration camp, military epidemics, or the megalopolis. -- The Hipcrime Vocab by Chad C. Mulligan"

From Stand on Zanzibar by Brunner, of course.
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"This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be." - James Stockdale
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"(Ayn) Rand said a lot of things, but I've always found her to be pedantically self-contradictory. She would have excelled at Internet discussion forums." -- Arcanaville (from the CoX forums)

Quote

Dec. 19th, 2009 08:48 am
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"Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
- Sir Winston Churchill
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"I don't think suicide is so terrible. Some rainy winter Sundays when there's a little boredom, you should always carry a gun. Not to shoot yourself, but to know exactly that you're always making a choice." -- Lina Wertmuller

I groaned

Nov. 25th, 2009 01:39 pm
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"'Jesus Christ Superstar' ends with Jesus crucified, then everyone boards a tour bus. That ending just leaves me hanging. I'm sure Jesus would agree." -- David Garcia

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