random ramblings
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The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.
     J.D. Salinger in The Catcher in the Rye

Any brain that does not make its owner wear a helmet while cycling probably isn't worth having anyway.
     Mitch Ratcliffe, Technology Review, April, 1992
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
     Jerry Seinfeld
"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever."
     Carl Sagan
"Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple."
     Willy Wonka
The sea is dangerous and it's storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore... Unlike the mediocre, intrepid spirits seek victory over those things that seem impossible... it is with an iron will that they embark on the most daring of all endeavors... to meet the shadowy future without fear and conquer the unknown.
     Ferdinand Magellan, Explorer (c.1520)
Humans are at their creative best when they cannot have their way.
     Eric Hoffer
Everyday, you must say: "how do I feel about my shoes?"
     Stephen Morrissey
If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have to drown too?
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.
     Clifford C. Clavin (Cheers)
Perfection uncanned
Like a beautiful woman
Fresh from her trailer
Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
     Abraham Lincoln
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life
     Charles Darwin
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
     Dr. Seuss
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