“For all that we have done, as a civilization, as individuals, the universe is not stable, and nor is any single thing within it. Stars consume themselves, the universe itself rushes apart, and we ourselves are composed of matter in constant flux. Colonies of cells in temporary alliance, replicating and decaying and housed within, an incandescent cloud of electrical impulse and precariously stacked carbon code memory. This is reality, this is self knowledge, and the perception of it will, of course, make you dizzy.”
― Richard K. Morgan,
You live that long, things start happening to you. You get too impressed with yourself. Ends up, you think you’re God. Suddenly the little people, thirty, maybe forty years old, well, they don’t really matter anymore. You’ve seen whole societies rise and fall, and you start to feel you’re standing outside it all, and none of it really matters to you. And maybe you’ll start snuffing those little people, just like picking daisies, if they get under your feet.
You are still young and stupid. Human life has no value. Haven’t you learned that yet, Takeshi, with all you’ve seen? It has no value, intrinsic to itself. Machines cost money to build. Raw materials cost money to extract. But people?” She made a tiny spitting sound. “You can always get some more people. they reproduce like cancer cells, whether you want them or not. They are abundant, Takeshi. Why should they be valuable? Do you know that it costs us less to recruit and use up a real snuff whore than it does to set up and run the virtual equivalent format. Real human flesh is cheaper than a machine. It’s the axiomatic truth of our times
“Is it a wolf I hear,
Howling his lonely communion
With the unpiloted stars,
Or merely the self importance and servitude
In the bark of a dog?
How many millenia did it take,
Twisting and torturing
The pride from the one
To make a tool,
And how do we measure the distance from spirit to spirit?
And who do we find to blame?”
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss
“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” — James Dean
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” — Maria Robinson
“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by every moment that takes your breath away.” – Anonymous
“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” — Randy Pausch
“Why are you trying so hard to fit in, when you’re born to stand out.” — Oliver James
“You live but once; you might as well be amusing.” — Coco Chanel
I went to see the 15 year remastered edition of Donnie Darko last night. If you have been living in a cave and have not heard of this movie, it’s about a troubled paranoid schizophrenic teenager named Donnie Darko and his last days in his life as he experiences visions of a giant bunny rabbit named Frank.
In the middle of the night, Frank leads Donnie outside onto a golf course and tells him the world will end in exactly 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. While Donnie is outside, a jet engine from an airplane crashes into his bedroom. Continue reading “Donnie Darko’s best quotes”
“Heal the past; live the present; dream the future.”
“We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.”
“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”
-Lyndon B. Johnson
“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
-William Jennings Bryan
Here’s to the nights we’ll never remember with the friends we’ll never forget that jet fuel can’t melt steel beams.
There are good ships, and there are wood ships, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be Continue reading “Some great toasts to give for drinking!”
We need to love ourselves first in all of our glory and imperfections – John Lennon
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“The road and the tale have both been long, would you not say so? The trip has been long and the cost has been high… but no great thing was ever attained easily. A long tale, like a tall Tower, must be built a stone at a time.”
I have finally finished watching all 5 seasons of Breaking Bad and besides the Door Painting story which really touched me, I found that the show taught me a few life lessons as well.
Continue reading “10 things I learned from Breaking Bad”
I recently (belatedly) started watching Breaking Bad and while I could not get into the show for a while, I started seeing why people loved it. Below is a transcript of a discussion about a door. Yes, a door, painted by Georgia O’Keeffe.